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Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,578
Posted By jamawani

Hostels were never quite as popular in the U.S....

Hostels were never quite as popular in the U.S. as they are in Europe.
But in the 1970s and 1980s American Youth Hostels (AYH) had more than 100, maybe 200.
I've long ago thrown out my guidebook,...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By jamawani

I view it as a question of access. Many in...

I view it as a question of access.

Many in the cycling argue for safe access on roadways for bicyclists.
There are frequent discussions about hiker/biker campsites or a "No turn-away" policy in...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By jamawani

Touring, Health Insurance, and Tough Questions

The possibility of illness or injury on a longer bike tour has been discussed often.
It is even more germane now with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When touring internationally, many...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,762
Posted By jamawani

But you live in a civilized country.

But you live in a civilized country.
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,762
Posted By jamawani

Hello ??? Are you aware that a growing...

Hello ???

Are you aware that a growing number of states are reinstituting a 14 day quarantine?
For some states there is a list of restricted states, other states have a blanket quarantine.

I...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By jamawani

Mike - A number of states that had reopened parks...

Mike - A number of states that had reopened parks are shutting them back down.
Also,, stores, motels, and restaurants may face new limitations.
It's just impossible to say where things will be 2 -...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By jamawani

June 15 - Madiison - Oct 18 June 17 - Grant...

June 15 - Madiison - Oct 18
June 17 - Grant Village - Sept 13
June 17 - Bridge Bay - Sept 7
June 19 - Canyon - Sept 20
July 1 - All others - late Sept to mid Oct
(Tower & Fishing Bridge closed...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By jamawani

That's why there are tents.

That's why there are tents.
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By jamawani

There is the Rock Island Arsenal Bridge - which...

There is the Rock Island Arsenal Bridge -
which is a low-slung, combined railroad bridge.
Ugly as sin.
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,792
Posted By jamawani

US 36? Why? When there are far better...

US 36?

Why? When there are far better choices.
You haven't said, but I'm guessing you are going between Denver and K.C. metros.
I did grad work in Lawrence and live in Wyoming.
I know the...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,792
Posted By jamawani

Back in 1987, halfway through my first X-USA trip...

Back in 1987, halfway through my first X-USA trip in Nebraska
I saw a guy pedaling westbound on a three speed, wearing oxford shoes, and with plastic kiddy panniers.
He only had a tarp and asked to...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By jamawani

The corn growing ...

The corn growing ...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,708
Posted By jamawani

In the West you can have chilled water all day -...

In the West you can have chilled water all day - - cheap, easily.
A wet sock not only provides evaporative cooling, but blocks the sun.
My experience is that water is up to 40 degrees cooler - i.e....
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,535
Posted By jamawani

Nevada has airport runway downhill stretches in...

Nevada has airport runway downhill stretches in lots of places with very little traffic.
With my Trek 8000 Aluminum frame - I probably topped 45 mph loaded down.
It was rock solid, 26", used 1.95...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,740
Posted By jamawani

I hear you Raybo. But if I have to bark out...

I hear you Raybo.
But if I have to bark out orders like a drill sergeant,
and have a 17-page contract like a Hollywood pre-nup,
then I'm not so sure I want to host.
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,740
Posted By jamawani

I work largely from my home. And the office is...

I work largely from my home.
And the office is also the spare bedroom with a double futon.

I tell people that the guest room is my office.
And I tell them that I need to get started by 8:00....
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By jamawani

Nearly all state departments of transportation...

Nearly all state departments of transportation have traffic volume information online.
It is usually referred to as AADT - average annual daily traffic.
Some states now have interactive map apps.
...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,716
Posted By jamawani

Ah, Monsieur Staehpj, Le Greyhound is a...

Ah, Monsieur Staehpj,

Le Greyhound is a rather fearsome beast.

I have had a few encounters and seek to avoid the dog if at all possible.
As one of our co-conspirators here says, "Riding the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By jamawani

Memorial Day Snow in Wyoming

For years I have tried to warn folks from London and Atlanta and Sidney that May touring in the Rockies is risky.
This week, the mountains of Wyoming are getting FEET of snow. Heavy, wet, brutal...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,214
Posted By jamawani

Oh, let's be real. When I am soaking wet,...

Oh, let's be real.

When I am soaking wet, drenched like a wet dog - and finally make it to a c-store -
And somebody says, "Little bit wet out today, eh?" -
It is a miracle that I am not up on...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,214
Posted By jamawani

Tot ziens!

Tot ziens!
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,214
Posted By jamawani

I have the power to bring rain wherever I tour. ...

I have the power to bring rain wherever I tour.
I am going to change careers to "rainmaker".
Sorry to hear.
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,691
Posted By jamawani

Touring Cyclist, Johann Astner, Killed

On Monday, April 8, Johann Astner was hit while riding and killed just north of Portales, NM.
New Mexico State Police initially released erroneous information about his nationality.
At present,...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 200,193
Posted By jamawani

CGOAB rocks. If you want to see good bicycle...

CGOAB rocks.
If you want to see good bicycle touring photos - -
Plus, if you are interested in reading, indeed, reading - -
It is the go-to website.

Kudos to Neil
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 200,193
Posted By jamawani

Neil is absolutely right. If people are going...

Neil is absolutely right.
If people are going to disparage him and Crazyguy - then he has the right to respond.
Neil has made a major contribution to the touring community -
And some people who...
Forum: Touring
04-23-06, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,031
Posted By jamawani

I've done it both ways! (O.K., so arrest me.) ...

I've done it both ways! (O.K., so arrest me.)

I've ridden across the U.S. twice on a touring bike and four times on my Trek 8000 that I converted to touring. And I've been touring on the Trek...
Forum: Touring
03-16-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 319,917
Posted By jamawani

Chilled Water on Your Tour No need to spend...

Chilled Water on Your Tour

No need to spend $15 for an insulated water bottle that holds half the water.
An old sock works much better and is cheaper.
And if you have two water bottles, you can...
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