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Old 07-20-18, 11:24 AM
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When Your Ship Comes In...

you can cross the country in 47 days with Trek for a mere $17,699.

https://trektravel.com/trip/cross-co...usa-bike-tour/

"It's easy to grin when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat. But the man who's worthwhile is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat."--Judge Smails
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Old 07-20-18, 11:30 AM
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Fully Catered , all you do is ride... Back Roads & Cycle Oregon does similar,
for shorter trips..


Of course you can be on that ship, that comes in, and own your own
Condo-Stateroom, Suite, on it ,

The World - Luxury Residences at Sea


makes a great tax shelter too ..




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Old 07-20-18, 11:43 AM
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too fancy for me. at an average cost of $25/day. that would fully cover a two-year independent no-camping/no-cooking tour in this part of the world.
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Old 07-20-18, 11:44 AM
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All you do is ride for $376.60/day. And I'll bet that doesn't include beer money.
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Old 07-20-18, 11:46 AM
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too fancy for me. at an average cost of $25/day. that would fully cover a two-year independent no-camping/no-cooking tour in this part of the world.
But how far would that take you on the Katy Trail?
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Old 07-20-18, 12:00 PM
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Ha! it took me exactly 47 riding days in 1991 to go from San Francisco to Boston. I recall only spending approximately $1000. (my airfare was free)
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Old 07-20-18, 12:10 PM
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I’m in! Planning to do this as a charity ride, so I’ll need about $20k in donations to get started. I’ll let you know which charity I have chosen at a later date.
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Old 07-20-18, 12:12 PM
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Iím in! Planning to do this as a charity ride, so Iíll need about $20k in donations to get started. Iíll let you know which charity I have chosen at a later date.
Cool. I will donate at a later date. A date that falls after the date you have chosen your charity.
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Old 07-20-18, 12:13 PM
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Does that price include evening massages?
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Old 07-20-18, 12:22 PM
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Ha! it took me exactly 47 riding days in 1991 to go from San Francisco to Boston. I recall only spending approximately $1000. (my airfare was free)
But this is Portland to Portland. Starting and ending in cities with the same name justifies the slightly higher price tag. Far greater bragging rights than the Bay City to Bean Town.
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Cool. I will donate at a later date. A date that falls after the date you have chosen your charity.
The Lame Armstrength Fund.
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Old 07-20-18, 12:28 PM
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Does that price include evening massages?
Doesn't appear to since there are only two guides. You have to arrange for your own massage and happy ending if so desired.

You know what else is not included? Tips for the guide staff. The site recommends tipping the team 7.5%-10% of the tip price, or $1,327-$1,769.

Also, not all meals are included: "Daily breakfast, 40 lunches and 36 dinners" 10 dinners on your own. 7 lunches on your own.

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Doesn't appear to ...
Don't overlook the fine print: " $17699 / Person, Double Occupancy / Single occupancy not guaranteed for 3-5 nights on our Cross Country trip". So you really need a partner and $40K to make this a pleasant trip.
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So you really need a partner and $40K to make this a pleasant trip.
I know a few women who would be my partner for $40K.
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Doesn't appear to since there are only two guides. You have to arrange for your own massage and happy ending if so desired.

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...So you really need a partner and $40K to make this a pleasant trip.
not really. as your ship has come in, by which i mean your brother in law's check has cleared, money is no object. book two slots on the tour...one for self, and one for your instrument. and don't forget to practice one-handed concertos, for those midnite micturating moments!

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You know what else is not included? Tips for the guide staff. The site recommends tipping the team 7.5%-10% of the tip price, or $1,327-$1,769.

Also, not all meals are included: "Daily breakfast, 40 lunches and 36 dinners" 10 dinners on your own. 7 lunches on your own.
When you have $17K to toss around for a bicycle ride, what is another lousy $1,7K in tips?
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A friend of mine did northern tier last year with ACA, also finished in Portland Maine. This route looks quite different. I think he paid a lot less to ACA even though it was a lot more days of food that they had to provide. But he usually provided his own tent for lodging, and his tent was at the single occupancy rate.

Looks like they are cheating by taking the ferry across Lack Michigan.

I did not notice, do they give you a hefty discount on a new Trek for that price?
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Looks like they are cheating by taking the ferry across Lack Michigan.
Wouldn't be the first time Trek was associated with cheating. They were a major sponsor of Lame Armstrength, the soon to be sponsor of my awareness tour.
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I did not notice, do they give you a hefty discount on a new Trek for that price?
It looks like you get "use of a Trek Domane" for the ride, not a Domane to keep.
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Here is a question. How many people that can afford $17K + for a tour can do 126 miles in a day, even if it is only one day?
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So you are saying it's ********? 😅
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All you do is ride for $376.60/day. And I'll bet that doesn't include beer money.
Hey, that's a bargain! Backroads has a 5 day/4 night "Tuscany & Umbria Bike Tour (Italy) for a mere $3,798 to $4,198 (depending on dates) per person/double occupancy.

https://www.backroads.com/trips/BTSI...tes-and-prices
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Here is a question. How many people that can afford $17K + for a tour can do 126 miles in a day, even if it is only one day?
I think I know three of them.

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The Trek tour goes through Madison WI where I live. I was curious so I checked the itinerary and found they are staying at one of the more expensive places in town, it looked like they were not scrimping on lodging in communities that are large enough to offer a choice. But the place they are staying at, I did not think of them as a bike friendly hotel so I wonder where they are keeping the bikes at night?
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Pricey, but worth it.
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