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Old 06-28-15, 11:37 AM
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four corners of America ride.

I am dead set on riding the four corners of America. I'm just looking for some tips. I know I am going to start in northern Indiana on the northern tier route. I will have 15,000 grand saved and 1 year to complete it. Maybe six months.
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Old 06-28-15, 11:42 AM
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Sounds like a great idea. Have a great time! Tell us all about it. Good luck.
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In only 1 place do the borderlines of 4 states* meet at their corners ..

15,000 grand is 15 million.

*AZ, NM, UT, & CO.

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15,000 grand is 15 million.
Ha!
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Sounds like a heck of a trip. We're looking forward to seeing progress reports.
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Cool! I've done three in separate tours. Still need southwest for set. $15,000 & one year sounds doable to me. Stay focused and you'll do it!
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Soooo... Are you just announcing your trip or are you asking for advice/inspiration as well?
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Originally Posted by RedandBlack View Post
Soooo... Are you just announcing your trip or are you asking for advice/inspiration as well?
I was hoping for both. I just crossed the U.S. through the middle and am now hooked on following them frigin aca maps.
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Originally Posted by justinknies View Post
I am dead set on riding the four corners of America. I'm just looking for some tips. I know I am going to start in northern Indiana on the northern tier route. I will have 15,000 grand saved and 1 year to complete it. Maybe six months.

Originally Posted by RedandBlack View Post
Soooo... Are you just announcing your trip or are you asking for advice/inspiration as well?
I have a fantasy trip akin to, but beyond a four corner ride. I do have the experience of one cross-country trip:

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Ö When I win the big lottery, I want to buy a luxury RV as my sag wagon and cycle the perimeter of the country, so Iíll need a driver.

I have daydreamed about it to the extent of defining the perimeter as riding within 50 miles of the border all around the country. The only other definition I know of is in the motorcycle community, where I have read the definition as traveling from the cornermost towns in the country. This would obviously be a shorter route since it would bypass the additional contours of Michigan, upstate New York, and Texas.

I'd like to try for a continuous ride: starting in Boston around September and down the east Coast to Florida in December; across the South though to March or April, the West Coast to June/July (though North to South is apparently the preferred direction), then across the North in the heat of the summer (or start in Boston in around June or July for the counterclockwise route).

In the course of my fantasizing, I have discovered The Perimeter Bicycling Association of America Inc. which maintains perimeter cycling records for various political and geographic entities. For the USA, the record is 12,092 miles in 180 days held by Richard J. DeBernardis (date and route not specified).
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Originally Posted by justinknies View Post
I was hoping for both. I just crossed the U.S. through the middle and am now hooked on following them frigin aca maps.
I'm confused. Are you about to start or have you already? What ACA routes look interesting to you? What tips are you looking for? Route? Equipment? Camping? Mindset? Since you said 6 months or a year I'm going to assume that you either are in the beginning stages of planning and don't know how long it'll take to finish what you had in mind or you're going to pedal until you run out of money/motivation.

I don't mind playing detective, but it would help if you could be more specific. Good luck on your travels. I plan on starting my adventure next spring. Hopefully our paths will cross.
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