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Bicycle touring

pedxing

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A co-worker and I were talking about doing multi-day bicycle trips. He might go cross country one day. I'm more likely to do something in New England and/or the Maritimes.

Are there good websites for people who do this? Other sites where I could learn useful stuff about routes, gear, camp sites, etc...?
 

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You might try Active.com- they list out all the biking/running events going on, by locality. I got on their mailing list when I did the NY Century, and never unsubscribed- maybe, just maybe, I'll see something interesting. Or buy a bike.
 

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There are a few mountain Bikers around here. AndyZee, Ga2ski. I bought 3 mountain bikes last month. None for me I hike. Family likes it. Try a pm to them also.
 

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pedxing,

I did a fun tour once, went from NJ up through Albany, across VT, NH, Mass. to Boston, took the ferry to Cape Cod, then to Martha's Vineyard. Stayed on MV for 3 days, then took took the ferry back to the coast and biked back via RI, CT, and NY. One of the best vacations of my life. It was a total of about 1000 miles in 2 weeks. I did my best to take everything I needed on the bike, tent, food, inflatable mattress, cooking utensils, etc.... A lot of the planning was just common sense, for things I was unceratain about, the biggest help preparing for this trip was a book put out by the Sierra Club, "Bike Touring, TheSierraClubGidetoOutings on Wheels", by Raymond Bridge. My trip was 12 years ago, at that time the book was $10.95 .

At the time, there wasn't as much on the web, so not sure about web sites. Wish I had time for another trip like this. I envy you and wish you the best of luck.
 

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pedxing said:
Thanks Andy, Ctand Bob. Andy, that sounds like a fantastic trip!

Yeah, it was a great trip and a good test. I wasn't sure if I would be able to accomplish this, after I was done, it was a great sense of accomplishment and I was starting to think about going to Florida, California, etc... Unfortunetly, I got a job before I had a chance to do anything more. :lol: Damn work always gets in the way of a good time.
 

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Jobs! They really do interfere with even the best plans. I haven't been able to find a cure for my paycheck addiction either.

Actually, there was a stretch of time when I couldn't work - and I really did stress out over it (unfortunately I couldn't hike or take long bike trips either).
 

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Right now, I'm just considering. My big getaway for this year is an attempt to hike the Long Trail (starting at the Canadian border). I leave in a week. For a variety of reasons (mostly related to age and injury) I'm thinking I need to add some more low impact trekking into the mix.
 
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