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    transamerica ride this spring?

    i'm just starting to work out the details, but i'm looking a partner to bike across the US with me this spring (late april/early may start date). not particular about the route, but would prefer transamerica or northern i guess. low budget, mostly camping and eating beans, rice, and pb. i have no touring experience. i'm in my mid-20s. c'mon, quit your job and have the best time of your life. i might want to take a few side trips to go skydiving and check out some breweries.

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    Mmmm.. sounds tempting, but I don`t have the huevos to quit my job in this economy- call back later in case I`ve gotten laid off. Really, you`d be better off posting on bikeforums.net or, better still, the classifieds on CGOAB.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=47http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/class...&sub_locales=1

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    This is something I'd like to do someday.

    Here's a great website with a lot of helpful tips. http://www.bicycletouring101.com/

    Also, check out Adventure Cycling's magazine and website.
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 May 16, 2010

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    did it in 2003, and if i could afford it, i'd do it again in a heartbeat. read a bunch about touring, do a few overnight "tours" to double check gear and set up, then hit the road. when i did it i didn't exactly skimp on stuff, but mostly camped and ate cheaply, and i think i spent about $10/day total, mostly on food.
    mtbr says you should know: i work in a bike shop.
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    I Ride for Donuts
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    I'm up for retirement in about 15 years, can you wait until then?
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    DO IT! We did in 03 too and can't wait to do it again!

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    Adventure Cycling has a board for people who are looking for riding partners. I am pretty sure you have to be a member to use it, but there's usually one or two people looking for riding partners for their northern route.

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