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Old 04-24-05, 01:13 PM
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I'm stuck

I don't know if it is some crazy desrie to try and talk myself out of heading off or if it is just me being crazy, but I'm stuck. I can't wait to start out, but I have a couple weeks yet, and I am muling over the direction I want to head. I want to do the four corners, and sort of want to land somewhere on the west coast. I'm in Minnesota, almost halfway between coasts, and can go either. Up until now I've been leaning towards a westward trek. I'm now thinking east to get it out of the way and be able to head south and do the deep south in the fall and hopefully the southwest in the winter.
I could just toss a coin and go, that's basically what I'm doing any way.
Now for another, I've got a dozen bikes, and have really enjoyed my commuting done on a fixed gear. I've heard of touring on a fixie, but I get to thinking that's a crazy idea. I suppose I could give myself the pleasure of trying it out before making the decision. I'm really leaning towards the geared tourer I have, especially with an extended tour, but then the fixed gear on an extended tour has less components to worry about breaking down.
You, know I should JFDI.
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NM in MN -

How about starting out in St. Augustine and heading up the Atlantic seaboard along with the warm weather, taking a left in Maine, and running across the northern tier in the summer? That would leave you a late summer / early fall ride down the Pacific coast with ideal weather and tailwinds and a fall / winter run across the southern tier.

Whatever you do - enjoy! - - J

PS - I'm antsy to get started, too.
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Take the geared tourer. You'll appreciate it when you are cycling up a mountain with all your panniers.
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jfdi and quityerb!chn.....(i'm leaving tomarrow for a 5 day ,200 miles. cant hardley wait!)
there was a thread recently about a german fella...hans? doing it single or fixed with a trailer. on crazyguy on a bike......sean grady,endless summer. did it from jersey to way south in mexico on a singlespeed.
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https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/feb/taylor.htm his name was gordy
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