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Anyone ridden cross country? Looking for logistical advice(5 posts)

Anyone ridden cross country? Looking for logistical advicepeloton
Jul 18, 2002 12:42 AM
I'm seriously thinking about riding across the country next summer from coast to coast. I'm in the infomation gathering phase of consideration, and was wondering if anyone here had done this already? Anyone have any reccomendations for routes? Things you wish you had thought to bring? Any other logistical advice? Any thoughts would be appreciated. How long did it take you to finish? (I'm not planning on racing) Does anyone know of any good places to gather information on this subject?

I've got some idea of what I'm in for if I do go ahead with it. I feel pretty good about the training/riding part. It's the best routes and other parts that I have a lot of questions about. Anything that anyone could contribute would be appreciated. Thanks.
re: Anyone ridden cross country? Looking for logistical adviceMJ
Jul 18, 2002 4:13 AM
this should help

I'm interested in eventually doing this - can you keep us posted re progress etc.?
also, PAC TourDougSloan
Jul 18, 2002 5:26 AM
re: Anyone ridden cross country? Looking for logistical advicecycle63
Jul 18, 2002 5:35 AM
Last summer I went from Oregon to Kansas. I pulled a BOB trailer on the back of a Cannondale T800 touring bike. My advice is to pack light. At first you think you need everything but your really don't. Just bring enough so you won't be stranded on the side of the road and enough cycling clothes for 2-3 days.

In addition to the adventure cycling site (be sure to check out the journals), another excellent site is: . Check out the "Touring Archives" section. This section is basically a chat site and has a wealth of info.
Hope this helps.
Jul 18, 2002 6:24 PM
Thanks for the ideas. Right now it seems like a huge undertaking, but I'm intrigued by the idea of pulling it off. A year should be enought time to figure it all out. I could keep anyone who wants to know about what I find out posted if they would like.

Thanks again.