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Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,356
Posted By Turkey222

I did at a small campground in Yellowstone. They...

I did at a small campground in Yellowstone. They only took cash and I failed to have any. The camp host pretty much said she wouldn't know if I paid or not. She had also picked up some hitchhikers on...
Forum: Touring
06-01-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,611
Posted By Turkey222

no signs, just 20 cars stopped trying to see a...

no signs, just 20 cars stopped trying to see a bear.
Forum: Touring
06-01-17, 12:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,611
Posted By Turkey222

yea, that might have been the term. The ones that...

yea, that might have been the term. The ones that I saw were about bears and moose though. Bison seemed to be on every corner so not many people stopped for them past the entrance areas.

They...
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,523
Posted By Turkey222

The rear ones, I had no problem with. The front...

The rear ones, I had no problem with. The front ones came lose on any bump. I partially secured them for 500 miles with 5-50 cord til I got fed up and tossed them, (hiking trail and bouncing panniers...
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,611
Posted By Turkey222

The bigger campgrounds took card, if i remember...

The bigger campgrounds took card, if i remember correctly. The smaller ones were cash only. I didn't have cash for one of them and the camp leader(whatever it's called) pretty much said that she...
Forum: Touring
04-29-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,479
Posted By Turkey222

I spent $7000 on my trip from Fairbanks, Ak to...

I spent $7000 on my trip from Fairbanks, Ak to Whittier and Bellingham, WA to Lynchburg, Virginia. I probably used hotels 40% of the time. Did Olympic Pennisula Loop and Yellowstone Loop so that...
Forum: Touring
04-29-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,837
Posted By Turkey222

Believe I actually rode a little bit of 50 when...

Believe I actually rode a little bit of 50 when passing through Missouri and picked up the Rail to Trail in Jefferson City.
Forum: Touring
04-28-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,679
Posted By Turkey222

Some of us with a lot of actual miles and nice...

Some of us with a lot of actual miles and nice butts.
Forum: Touring
04-21-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,745
Posted By Turkey222

I found a roadside picnic table somewhere along...

I found a roadside picnic table somewhere along route 1. Stopped at a church in Ft Lauderdale, but there was a homeless guy on every corner of it and decided to keep riding. Found two churches on Key...
Forum: Touring
04-01-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,655
Posted By Turkey222

If invasive species is the stupid excuse...you...

If invasive species is the stupid excuse...you can spread invasive species with a car more easily than a bicycle. If it passes, push for your senators to withhold highway funds.
Forum: Touring
02-26-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,725
Posted By Turkey222

I've discovered churches as the perfect place to...

I've discovered churches as the perfect place to camp. Unless it has chains blocking the lot or posted no trespassing.
Forum: Touring
02-26-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By Turkey222

Technically, I was quitting my job already and...

Technically, I was quitting my job already and decided to use the Tran-Am as my way to move back home.
Forum: Touring
01-31-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Turkey222

I did Virginia to Key West. It was rather flat...

I did Virginia to Key West. It was rather flat from Charleston all the way to Key West. I did get a puncture twice on the 7-mile bridge during a few store runs. The storms on the coast of Florida can...
Forum: Touring
10-16-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Turkey222

I don't really care for books, but I have read...

I don't really care for books, but I have read your first two post on Crazy... and now I'm hooked...I was supposed to be studying for physics...darn you.
Forum: Touring
06-14-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By Turkey222

national forests skirt it and you can do some...

national forests skirt it and you can do some stealth camping there.
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By Turkey222

Reminds me of the time that I climbed Tiger...

Reminds me of the time that I climbed Tiger Mountain, Washington in the dark and rain. There was a start park with day-use only. My back brake was disconnected due to it rubbing. I decided to pitch...
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By Turkey222

I wear light running shorts and tennis shoes....

I wear light running shorts and tennis shoes. Usually put in 10-12 hrs a day. I really don't feel sore after the first two days.
Forum: Touring
06-11-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Turkey222

There are some routes, but its usually faster to...

There are some routes, but its usually faster to just follow the normal routing system for cars and know which states allow you to be on the interstates and restricted highways(Wyoming, Washington,...
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,748
Posted By Turkey222

Jacksonville, Fl. 526461

Jacksonville, Fl. 526461
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Turkey222

I would ride either I-90(mix with frontage...

I would ride either I-90(mix with frontage roads/bike paths) or US 2 to Spokane, I-90 (bike paths) to Missoula. Use the Transamerica route to Yellowstone. Take the north loop to the west side. Find...
06-08-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,433
Posted By Turkey222

Out of all the bicycle paths that I have ridden,...

Out of all the bicycle paths that I have ridden, they are used more frequently by walkers and joggers. Plus, I usually prefer to ride with traffic over a bike path anyway. The bike path in my...
Forum: Touring
06-08-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By Turkey222

that reminds me of sleeping on the river beside a...

that reminds me of sleeping on the river beside a kind homeless man in Missoula.
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,004
Posted By Turkey222

I started my last tour with maybe 30 in the...

I started my last tour with maybe 30 in the saddle for all of winter. did 92 painful miles the first day and 100 soar miles the second. After that, I was doing 100+ pain-free everyday.

If you get...
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By Turkey222

My day on the road on my first tour, 30 miles...

My day on the road on my first tour, 30 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska. I was climbing a pass and very exhausted since i had never ridden more than 20 miles before. I came across a bar and Inn named...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By Turkey222

Take google maps with a shaker of salt. Google...

Take google maps with a shaker of salt. Google usually doesn't recognize that you can ride on interstates in some states and will try to send you down graveled, dirt, or non-existent routes. I still...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,664
Posted By Turkey222

Yes it is. For stealth, it was great. In hotter,...

Yes it is. For stealth, it was great. In hotter, regions, I would make sure you can get a breeze through the opening. Also test out setting it up with just the bike or without.
Forum: Touring
06-02-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,664
Posted By Turkey222

525091 My Bivy in Bahia Honda, Fl. Slept on...

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My Bivy in Bahia Honda, Fl. Slept on top of the table in order to receive the ocean breeze.
Forum: Touring
06-02-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,030
Posted By Turkey222

525080525081525082 Tour from Virginia to Key...

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Tour from Virginia to Key West.
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Turkey222

Ya'll are making miss that 23 hours of sunlight...

Ya'll are making miss that 23 hours of sunlight riding. Think I'll have to go back someday and ride to Alaska instead of cheating with the ferry.
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turkey222

Google Maps should be taken with the whole shaker...

Google Maps should be taken with the whole shaker of salt...especially in the Pacific Northwest.
Almost all restricted access roads allow bicycle access up there. Olympic Peninsula, it will take...
Forum: Touring
01-31-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Turkey222

I made sure to eat lunch in Twin Bridges because...

I made sure to eat lunch in Twin Bridges because they had that setup, though I didn't stay the night.
Forum: Touring
01-30-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,748
Posted By Turkey222

200+ Miles in, 300+ Miles left. 501608 501609

200+ Miles in, 300+ Miles left.
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Forum: Touring
01-30-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Turkey222

things are great. Would plug the bank into a...

things are great. Would plug the bank into a solar panel to charge it on the move as well.
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,650
Posted By Turkey222

even if a campground says full in Yellowstone,...

even if a campground says full in Yellowstone, stop and ask. Bicycle/hiker sites aren't included when they say that.
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,737
Posted By Turkey222

I plan on riding down to Key West in May...

I plan on riding down to Key West in May depending on the bank account. Stop in Charleston for a wedding as well. Hop on a plane either in Key West or Miami. Hopefully, I can get back up to 100 mile...
Forum: Touring
01-27-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,650
Posted By Turkey222

I would do the TransAmerica route into...

I would do the TransAmerica route into Yellowstone and ride the northern loop (old faithful is a bore compared to the rest of the park) around and exit on the east side. (unless you want to add a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

462909Sorry, packed up my desktop before I could...

462909Sorry, packed up my desktop before I could update and phone wanted to play games with the site.

On April 26, I left Fairbanks, Alaska headed down the Parks Highway to Whittier, Alaska. On...
Forum: Touring
03-09-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

Finally added my Planet Bike touring fenders;...

Finally added my Planet Bike touring fenders; they were a little tricky to figure out (not sure if i did them right).

I've also decided to shave some miles off the trip by biking to either...
Forum: Touring
02-26-15, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,845
Posted By Turkey222

Compasses dont always work well, if there is high...

Compasses dont always work well, if there is high metal quantities in the ground, you may get bad readings.
Forum: Touring
02-25-15, 12:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

Im gonna take days off as well; I'm gonna be...

Im gonna take days off as well; I'm gonna be jobless and cant dip too far into my savings.
Forum: Touring
02-22-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By Turkey222

Yea the 2014 Safari's paint job sucks too; the...

Yea the 2014 Safari's paint job sucks too; the 2015 paint job looks way better.
02-22-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Turkey222

Don't pay them. They let you use their bikes...

Don't pay them. They let you use their bikes without saying that you were going to be charged for them. Even if they made a mistake, businesses must learn from mistakes like people do. Plus, it might...
Forum: Touring
02-21-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By Turkey222

Cotton is really good for holding the sweat and...

Cotton is really good for holding the sweat and so you will stay cooler in hot temperatures. Its the colder temperatures that cotton will be detrimental. I'm definitely gonna bring some cotton shirts...
Forum: Touring
02-21-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

Front rack installed with panniers barely hanging...

Front rack installed with panniers barely hanging on.
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Two screws are still out of it because the bike screw points did not line up. I may throw some zip ties on it just to be safe....
Forum: Touring
02-20-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

Picked up a used army cold weather Sleep system...

Picked up a used army cold weather Sleep system for 100 bucks today. Its bulky, but it will do for the price.
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Tomorrow, my front rack should be here :)
Forum: Touring
02-18-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By Turkey222

to bad, you just missed the last of the 2014...

to bad, you just missed the last of the 2014 Randonee, think it was around $800.
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Turkey222

This sounds like good news for my ride this year....

This sounds like good news for my ride this year. Long as i get passed Canada, sounds like the passes in the lower 48 are gonna be clear.
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

I think he was joking about that. At least, that...

I think he was joking about that. At least, that is how I took it.
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

37, thats what i was thinking would be better....

37, thats what i was thinking would be better. Not sure if ill be able to ride the full length of Glacier Highway though.

Update though:
Ordered a Tubus Tara Front Rack (should get here by...
Forum: Touring
02-14-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Turkey222

Decision Pt 1: Right before crossing into British...

Decision Pt 1: Right before crossing into British Columbia, there is a fork. should I take 97 or 37? Which one is the most scenic? Trafficable?

When i get to Washington, Im gonna take a ferry to...
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