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03-12-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,224
Posted By jamawani

Indy - Mid-June can be a smidgen early some...

Indy -
Mid-June can be a smidgen early some years. Especially at higher elevations.
Last year we had cold/damp weather until late June in northern Wyoming.
Bring along warm clothes just in case....
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jamawani

Right.

Right.
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jamawani

Couple of things - - Low-traffic roads usually...

Couple of things - -
Low-traffic roads usually do not imply a great deal of accommodations.
The really sweet low-traffic roads have considerable distances between services.

Also - -
What time...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By jamawani

You could do the Southern TIer - but it is the...

You could do the Southern TIer - but it is the least scenic of any of the ACA cross-country routes.
My first X-USA was from Astoria, Oregon to North Carolina - starting Sept. 1.

Fall trips are...
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By jamawani

About shipping your bikes - - Yes, it can be...

About shipping your bikes - -
Yes, it can be challenging.

1. More than once I have tossed my bike and gear into the back of my pick-up -
Driven to where I wanted to start, And asked around for a...
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By jamawani

Matt - You are new here and offer no info...

Matt -

You are new here and offer no info about yourself.
Would this be your first tour?
Are you just out of college or newly retired?
Do you have much experience in the remote West?
Or have...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By jamawani

Booking ahead removes a great deal of serendipity...

Booking ahead removes a great deal of serendipity - one of the joys of cycle touring.
It may make more sense on the first night or last night - but for Tuesday night??
Yes, there's the possibility...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,256
Posted By jamawani

The corn growing ...

The corn growing ...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By jamawani

Northern Idaho - kinda driving distance. Trail...

Northern Idaho - kinda driving distance.
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes - paved, excellent for inexperienced riders.
Then Trail of the Hiawathas - packed gravel - to make a loop.
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By jamawani

But riding from the Golden Gate Bridge to the...

But riding from the Golden Gate Bridge to the ferry terminal is so nice.
And then the ferry ride simply can't be beat.
Not to mention the Carquinez Scenic Drive - which is bike/ped only in the...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,866
Posted By jamawani

There are plenty of nice people who run and who...

There are plenty of nice people who run and who stay at RV parks - - -
But they usually are not that pleasant for tent camping and can be expensive.
For me they are the choice of last resort -...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By jamawani

Raybo is right. Cold & wet. North - Napa - is...

Raybo is right. Cold & wet.
North - Napa - is wetter than south - San Juan Bautista.
Coastal - Santa Cruz is wetter than Inland - Rio Vista.

You don't even want to consider up north, Ukiah....
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,941
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: 3,138
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
10-07-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By jamawani

P.S. It is a deceptive 70 today and may be 75...

P.S. It is a deceptive 70 today and may be 75 tomorrow.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By jamawani

Dangerous Blizzard in N. Rockies

Anyone out there in the Northern Rockies -
On the TransAm, the Northern Tier, the Lewis & Clark
And especially anyone still on the GDMBR -

A brutal early blizzard will hit Wed in the northwest,...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jamawani

Well, well, well. 5th CS guest since I got...

Well, well, well.

5th CS guest since I got back from my bike tour in late August.
5th time I am debating whether to holler out, "Time to get up!"
5th time I explained clearly in writing before...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jamawani

Yeah, but Sheldon is soooooo compulsive, no?

Yeah, but Sheldon is soooooo compulsive, no?
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jamawani

TJ - I used to do both but bagged WarmShowers...

TJ - I used to do both but bagged WarmShowers after a difficult encounter with the website owner.
A guy was coming thru and when I Googled him there were news articles reporting
he had pled a...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jamawani

Raybo - I think that "This is my office." ...

Raybo -

I think that "This is my office."
And "I need to start working at 8:00."
Is pretty darn direct info.

Some people and most dogs have selective hearing.
Or maybe it's - Some dogs and...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
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
10-04-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jamawani

Disappointed with WarmShowers and CouchSurfing

Don't know if I have ever stayed with WS or CS hosts.
But I have hosted quite a few people at my home over the past few years.

What disappoints me is how unthinking some of my guests have been....
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By jamawani

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Jama at Cedar Breaks
I have done both. Multiple times.

Fact is, you...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
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: 2,536
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
06-18-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By jamawani

Loud obscenities directed upwards to the Weather...

Loud obscenities directed upwards to the Weather Goddess.
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By jamawani

You have a number or considerations: 1....

You have a number or considerations:

1. Where to cross the Columbia River
2. Where to cross the Cascades

Not as easy as it seems.

There are great crossings over the Columbia at Wenatchee,...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
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: 1,530
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: 1,530
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: 1,134
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: 916
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: 987
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: 1,249
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: 4,529
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: 5,970
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: 4,529
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: 5,970
Posted By jamawani

Tot ziens!

Tot ziens!
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,970
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: 4,529
Posted By jamawani

Thanks, Bent.

Thanks, Bent.
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,529
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: 41
Views: 7,330
Posted By jamawani

Hello Yellow Velo

Hello
Yellow
Velo
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,219
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: 843
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: 843
Posted By jamawani

Antalabbits are harmless.

Antalabbits are harmless.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,492
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: 2,138
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: 599
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: 1,273
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...
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