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Old 04-05-16, 03:46 PM
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Cross-USA Traveling Partner?

Hey Everyone,

I realize this may not be the typical "Bike Forums" post but giving it a try anyhow.

I'm looking for a cross-USA winter traveling partner - someone who maybe wants to see the sights and do something interesting during the otherwise less eventful winter months.

If anyone would be interested in going transam at more of a sightseeing pace (I'm aiming for 35 miles/day) let me know. I'm aiming to run the distance, so as a cyclist you could go at your own pace and just meet up every so often (i.e. start/end of days).

Or, if you know someone interested in a leisurely road trip (non-cycling) and wanting to drive a vehicle while I labor away, that would be a possibility if noone wants to cycle it.

I am aiming for a Cali to Florida route since it will be winter and weather would be rather mild. Let me know if this intrigues you!

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by joe503
Hey Everyone,

I realize this may not be the typical "Bike Forums" post but giving it a try anyhow.

I'm looking for a cross-USA winter traveling partner - someone who maybe wants to see the sights and do something interesting during the otherwise less eventful winter months.

If anyone would be interested in going transam at more of a sightseeing pace (I'm aiming for 35 miles/day) let me know. I'm aiming to run the distance, so as a cyclist you could go at your own pace and just meet up every so often (i.e. start/end of days).

Or, if you know someone interested in a leisurely road trip (non-cycling) and wanting to drive a vehicle while I labor away, that would be a possibility if noone wants to cycle it.

I am aiming for a Cali to Florida route since it will be winter and weather would be rather mild. Let me know if this intrigues you!

Cheers!
HOWD UP, You are planning on running the distance while someone bikes? Wiggity wiggity watchu talkin' bout willis? I like the pace you have set it is reasonable so you can see stuff and have a good time and not get totally shagged out but trying to run while someone else bikes and just occasionally meet up doesn't sound all that great. If you were riding I might dig it more but I think you would be more at home with a running partner than what you seem to want?

Good luck and if you decide to bike, I might be down.
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Good luck with that. How do you plan to carry your gear, food, and water? There will be places that will be at least two days between water stops at that pace. You might check out Bjorn Suneson's journals of his runs across the USA. He seemed to be managing well using a baby jogger to carry his stuff. YMMV, but I found the Southern Tier's scenery to be pretty dreary and unchanging most of the way and found things to be a very long way in between even at more like 80 miles per day (on a bike).

That said if you follow the ACA Southern Tier Route, or even if you improvise a route close to it you will meet some cyclists along the way. Most will be doing 60-80 or more miles per day, since the route doesn't lend itself so well to short mileage days. It would be a Summer trip, but I think the longer Trans America Route would be more suitable if you could possibly go then. There will be more cyclists going and a few might be doing low mileage. I don't recall meeting any doing 35 mile days on average though.
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