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Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By jamawani

Although I have lived in Wyoming and elsewhere in...

Although I have lived in Wyoming and elsewhere in the West for the past 30 years, my Southern roots go back 350 years.
Before I move out west, I biked all over the South and did a 2008 tour across...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By jamawani

Oh, honey chile - I would jus' daaaah - if...

Oh, honey chile -

I would jus' daaaah - if found mah self in 94 degree weather.
Mah collards an' cornbread come out mighty fine at high altitude.
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
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
05-10-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By jamawani

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Lake Josephine at Many Glacier
KayCee -

You don't mention where you...
Forum: Touring
05-09-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By jamawani

There are two ways to connect US 40 and US 6 in...

There are two ways to connect US 40 and US 6 in eastern/central Utah.

From Duchesne:

1) US 191 south to Kyune Pass Road to US 6 to Spanish Fork

US 191 is very remote with a high divide...
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By jamawani

Live in Wyoming, toured San Juans multiple times....

Live in Wyoming, toured San Juans multiple times.
Engineer, Cinnamon, Stony, Ophir Passes - other high country.
One trip in mid-September - - truly gorgeous.
But cold. (And I'm from Wyoming, don't...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By jamawani

Big, big storms in May in the Great Plains. ...

Big, big storms in May in the Great Plains.
Just ask Dorothy.
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By jamawani

Das tut mir leid. Mein herzlichstes Beileid. ...

Das tut mir leid.
Mein herzlichstes Beileid.

John
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,961
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By jamawani

I feel similarly. When I saw that they didn't...

I feel similarly.
When I saw that they didn't even have his name right or where he was from, I posted here and at two other sites.

Unfortunately, the only news item that went out identified the...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,961
Posted By jamawani

Tot ziens!

Tot ziens!
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,961
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
04-26-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By jamawani

Thanks, Bent.

Thanks, Bent.
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
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
04-12-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,384
Posted By jamawani

Hello Yellow Velo

Hello
Yellow
Velo
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By jamawani

Please do not cook in or near your tent. You...

Please do not cook in or near your tent.
You will not starve if you eat granola bars and bananas.

Yes, I camp in bear country regularly.
But raccoons are more of a problem almost everywhere.
If...
Forum: Touring
04-08-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By jamawani

No, no, no, no. There is a BIG difference...

No, no, no, no.

There is a BIG difference between jackalopes and antalabbits.
Jackalopes are crosses between male jack rabbits and female antelopes and are extremely dangerous.
Antalabbbits are...
Forum: Touring
04-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By jamawani

Antalabbits are harmless.

Antalabbits are harmless.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,164
Posted By jamawani

Dangers from Jackalopes?

I will be cycling in the West this summer and hear that jackalopes can be quite dangerous.
Has anyone had any bad experiences with them?
Is bear spray effective against them or is there jackalope...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By jamawani

Just sayin' - - - ...

Just sayin' - - -

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Very few trees
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By jamawani

Change of Plans

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Sonora Pass in late May Don't count on getting across Tioga Pass this year...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By jamawani

Please be aware that there is already significant...

Please be aware that there is already significant flooding along the middle Missouri River.
The Missouri Basin has a near-record snowpack with spring rains still to come.
There may be long closures...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
Posted By jamawani

Mercy - Based on your posted journals at...

Mercy -

Based on your posted journals at CGOAB, I have done much longer, much more remote touring.
I hardly think it accurate to suggest that I shouldn't leave my house.
I simply prefer quieter...
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
Posted By jamawani

Sigh - - I wish I were permitted my own opinion...

Sigh - -
I wish I were permitted my own opinion here.

I think Highway 17 in the San Luis Valley is a terrible route choice.
It has practically no shoulders, traffic going well over the speed...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
Posted By jamawani

Cyccommute has argued with practically everything...

Cyccommute has argued with practically everything I have ever posted here.
Simply put - I have 100,000 of riding - much of it in the West.
My routings are not for everyone - and certainly not for...
Forum: Touring
02-24-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamawani

Nor would I wish to talk someone out of a...

Nor would I wish to talk someone out of a perfectly good routing option.

But, unless Denver is a fixed point on their route, then Fort Collins is not 60 miles out of their way.
Especially if they...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamawani

CC - I agree with you that riding on the...

CC -

I agree with you that riding on the interstate shoulders is pretty safe.
(Although with the growth in texting I am increasingly careful - even on the shoulder.)
Also, one needs to vigilant...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By jamawani

According to 473 touring cyclists' testimonies - ...

According to 473 touring cyclists' testimonies -
A set of Arkel Grand Touring with racks is 97.33 lbs.
(Actually rear - 6.6; front - 5.4; handlebar - 3.0 = 15 lbs plus racks)

I suspect most...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By jamawani

I have always toured with panniers, but have...

I have always toured with panniers, but have frequently toured with others using trailers/bobs.
It really is a matter of personal choice.

As a pannier guy, I am jealous of a few aspects of...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamawani

Fort Collins has a metro population of 200,000...

Fort Collins has a metro population of 200,000 with a paved bike trail from east to west.
Denver has a metro population of 3 million; OK trails from Brighton, but tough from Bennett.

Highway 14...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamawani

And US 50 is hardly the "Loneliest Road" even...

And US 50 is hardly the "Loneliest Road" even though it has that title.
US 6 south of US 50 is far emptier. 168 miles between services.
US 50 has traffic counts of 600 daily vehicles in eastern...
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamawani

Looks as though you are new around here. ...

Looks as though you are new around here.

Unless you have a really big reason to cycle through Denver,
You should consider crossing the Rockies west of Fort Collins. (60 miles north of Denver)
...
Forum: Touring
02-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,486
Posted By jamawani

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
02-04-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,486
Posted By jamawani

West to east has a slight advantage - maybe 55%...

West to east has a slight advantage - maybe 55% to 45%.
Especially true in the High Plains of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado; Four Corners, and Columbia Gorge -
Where there can be some truly killer...
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By jamawani

Yes - AYH - now Hosteling International -...

Yes -

AYH - now Hosteling International - is only a shadow of what it once was.
Throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast there were dozens of rural hostels.
In Washington state,...
Forum: Touring
01-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By jamawani

I have lived in Wyoming since 1990 - anywhere...

I have lived in Wyoming since 1990 - anywhere from 5000 to 7500 ft.
Ridden and hiked much higher.

I've encounter many people from low altitudes who get altitude sickness.
Once sick, the ONLY...
Forum: Touring
01-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By jamawani

Please do not eat in your tent. Not while you...

Please do not eat in your tent.
Not while you are in Yellowstone.
Not for weeks before.
Forum: Touring
12-27-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By jamawani

Actually, Old Faithful is almost 7500 ft. - one...

Actually, Old Faithful is almost 7500 ft. - one of the "lower" points in the park.
Much of the park is 7500-8500 ft. - so summer comes late and departs early.
One should expect snow and freezing...
Forum: Touring
12-21-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By jamawani

I live in Wyoming and have biked the park for 30...

I live in Wyoming and have biked the park for 30 years.
From before the roads are opened to cars until closing date in the fall.

Yellowstone is doable - but there is considerable traffic and...
Forum: Touring
12-11-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,722
Posted By jamawani

Dear, Dear, Dear Moderator . . .

Dear, Dear, Dear Moderator . . .
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By jamawani

You do know that riding from Hood River TO...

You do know that riding from Hood River TO Portland may involve killer headwinds ??
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By jamawani

Neither is great. US 30 on the Oregon side...

Neither is great.

US 30 on the Oregon side has heavy traffic, but it has wide shoulders, too.
The route also stays in the Columbia River Valley - so it's a level ride with prevailing northerly...
Forum: Touring
12-03-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,722
Posted By jamawani

98.3% of rural Missourians have shotguns.

98.3% of rural Missourians have shotguns.
Forum: Touring
11-24-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By jamawani

US 14 is not a loop - there's US 14 and US 14A. ...

US 14 is not a loop - there's US 14 and US 14A.
US 14A has a brutal grade on the western slope.
US 14 is incredibly scenic - esp. eastbound - but narrow.
US 16 has usable shoulders - plus great...
Forum: Touring
11-24-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By jamawani

Cloud Peak is in the Bighorn Mountains - in the...

Cloud Peak is in the Bighorn Mountains - in the Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Access from US 16 or US 14.

The Bighorns are an upthrust block with fantastic wildflowers in June -
and stupendous canyons...
Forum: Touring
11-23-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,428
Posted By jamawani

You know - I posted the photo of Yellowstone...

You know - I posted the photo of Yellowstone because of the word play - "Log off"?
But the Yellowstone region can have pretty heavy traffic in summer with all the tourists.
Are you interested in...
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,428
Posted By jamawani

Chief Joseph Highway is insanely steep - ...

Chief Joseph Highway is insanely steep -
especially on the switchbacks coming north off of Dead Indian Pass.
It gives me the heebie-jeebies - - and I've been in a lot of heebie-jeebie places.
...
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,428
Posted By jamawani

Log off of Soda Butte Creek - Yellowstone N.P. ...

Log off of Soda Butte Creek - Yellowstone N.P.

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Forum: Touring
11-15-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By jamawani

Puis, peut-etre avril?Je crois que le temps sera...

Puis, peut-etre avril?Je crois que le temps sera bien meilleur.
La difference entre difficile et assez agreable.

Par example -
La route Chesapeake & Ohio est non-pavee, mais merveilleuse.
Bien...
Forum: Touring
11-15-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,282
Posted By jamawani

The actual history of the name "Death Valley" is...

The actual history of the name "Death Valley" is not hard to find - -
https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/historyculture/the-lost-49ers.htm
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