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Cross Country Trip - Looking for Companion(s)

kmehrzad2011-03-04 16:15:45 +0000 #1
I've always wanted to do a cross country ride (probably the Trans Am route), and I'm looking for others who may have the same interest. Thinking next year I'd ride from Virginia, Oregon bound. Are there any other TE'ers who've got the same burning desire to see the US by bike? Please contact me if so.
Zen2011-03-04 16:30:07 +0000 #2
I'm not quite up to that but if it was a road trip by car I'd so be there.

Cataboo2011-03-04 16:52:36 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by kmehrzad

I've always wanted to do a cross country ride (probably the Trans Am route), and I'm looking for others who may have the same interest. Thinking next year I'd ride from Virginia, Oregon bound. Are there any other TE'ers who've got the same burning desire to see the US by bike? Please contact me if so.

You fight the wind going west to east - you might want to consider starting in Oregon...
sfa2011-03-04 16:25:10 +0000 #4
Sounds like fun! I so wish I could join you, but I'm stuck in that part of life where kids and work keep me tethered pretty close to home. At this point I'd have to do the trip in a series of long weekends!

Have you checked the crazyguy boards? People post on there looking for riding companions quite a bit.

Sarah
7rider2011-03-04 17:53:59 +0000 #5
A friend of ours is currently doing this ride: www.abbike.com/

He started in San Francisco, heads to New Hampshire.

He's having a great time and blogging about daily. He's currently in Ohio.
divingbiker2011-03-04 18:02:42 +0000 #6
Would love to, but it's not in the cards until I retire.
kmehrzad2011-03-04 16:46:33 +0000 #7
Zen, I've considered going by car, but one day as I sit the grandkids on my knee I want to say I've crossed the country by bike.

Cat, I've read that it doesn't really make much difference west to east or east to west with regard to the winds. I realize the Jetstream flows west to east, though. I'm open to whichever direction and will do more research.

sfa, I've been there and done that with kids and totally understand how things get put on hold until after they're grown and gone.

7Rider, Will check your friend's blog. I always enjoy reading other people's travel experiences and try to glean whatever advice I can from them.

DB, Why not retire next year? Then re-enter the workforce again after the ride? Professional athletes do it all the time.
kmehrzad2011-03-04 16:54:58 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Zen

I'm not quite up to that but if it was a road trip by car I'd so be there.



Zen, that's totally you and me in that car. I'm the driver and shouting, "Get the **LL back in this car, woman."

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