Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: jamawani
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.00 seconds.
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By jamawani

There has been some moisture in the Northern...

There has been some moisture in the Northern Rockies this week,
A shower or two in southern Oregon, northern Calif.
The heat has diminished as the heat dome has moved east.
It appears that the...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamawani

SW Colorado - Mesa Verde NP - El. 7100 ft. 94...

SW Colorado - Mesa Verde NP - El. 7100 ft.
94 yr. Averages
SEP - Hi 76.4F, Lo 48.7F, Snow 0.1 in.
OCT - Hi 64.5F, Lo 38.3F, Snow 1.3 in.

NW Wyoming - Yellowstone NP - El. 7300 ft.
112 yr....
Forum: Touring
07-17-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,472
Posted By jamawani

Astoria has been the traditional western end...

Astoria has been the traditional western end point of the TransAm for 45 years.
(Yorktown is the traditional eastern end point.)
The route used to run down the coast all the way to Florence before...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,285
Posted By jamawani

I am less concerned about bears in the North than...

I am less concerned about bears in the North than in the Lower 48.
Why? Because they are still hunted and fear humans.
I've biked a up to Alaska and the Yukon a half dozen times.
Remote camped by...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamawani

I'm so glad Dan Burden was in Missoula and not...

I'm so glad Dan Burden was in Missoula and not Austin, Texas or Athens, Ohio.
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamawani

St. Mary, Rising Sun, and Cut Bank campgrounds...

St. Mary, Rising Sun, and Cut Bank campgrounds are all closed this year - -
And Many Glacier Rd. is under major reconstruction - -
So the east side is really problematic.
Which makes riding Going...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamawani

APK - Leaving from the west coast, you will...

APK -

Leaving from the west coast, you will have plenty of time to get through the Rockies without the need to rush.
Why rush, anyhoo? You are having dessert first.

Everything that was...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamawani

Are you 20, 40, 60 or 80? Do you have much...

Are you 20, 40, 60 or 80?
Do you have much touring experience?
Because it is way different riding a bike with 50 lbs of gear.

It sounds as though you have little experience in the West....
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By jamawani

Why would Oregon or California parks open up...

Why would Oregon or California parks open up showers when they are facing a desperate water shortage and a huge budgetary shortfall?
If anything, I suspect services may be further curtailed.
...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By jamawani

90 Day % of Normal Precipitation as of 06-11-21

By August the wildfire risk in southern Oregon and northern California will be extreme.
It has been a record low precipitation in many areas of the West -
esp. since early March when almost no rain...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By jamawani

Cooper - It is doable, but you offer little...

Cooper -

It is doable, but you offer little specific information.
San Fran - Denver - New York is one of the tougher options and directions.
Also, what season? Late spring/summer has the longest...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By jamawani

There are just not any good options. Metro...

There are just not any good options.
Metro Denver stretches north along the Front Range for 75 miles - past Fort Collins.
County roads are quickly overwhelmed with new developments.

I'd take the...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By jamawani

Tom - All I can say is, "Yikes!" Not sure if...

Tom -
All I can say is, "Yikes!"
Not sure if you are heading east, north, or south from Cheyenne.
Ot whether Cheyenne, itself, is a must.
As Mich Jagger would say, "Tought, tough, tough, tough."...
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,640
Posted By jamawani

I am looking forward to the day - when they...

I am looking forward to the day -
when they close I-495 for 6 months -
to build a bike trail.
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By jamawani

Skagit Transit - Route 90X Express bus...

Skagit Transit - Route 90X

Express bus service, connects in Everett with connections to Seattle
https://www.skagittransit.org/90x/...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By jamawani

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently...

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently late.
Also, summer timetables may involve arrival/departure time changes.
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,979
Posted By jamawani

Well, NWC - You is still young. If you...

Well, NWC -
You is still young.

If you are leaving early-ish - early to mid May -
You might consider driving east and starting from the Atlantic coast.
That way you might miss some late bad...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,979
Posted By jamawani

NWC - Glad to hear you are going to ride...

NWC -
Glad to hear you are going to ride X-USA, but you don't give us much to go on.
I doubt you are 19, but are you 45? 65? 85? It makes a difference.
Also, how much riding/touring experience do...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By jamawani

A note about small towns. They need to be...

A note about small towns.
They need to be really small.
Small enough so that there are no pay campgrounds or mom & pop motels.
Obviously, if the town has lodging facilities, Andy Griffith will ask...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By jamawani

Camping on someone's private property does...

Camping on someone's private property does constitute trespassing.
In more populated areas it may bring a visit by the county deputy at 3 a.m.
Or by a landowner who doesn't look too kindly on...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By jamawani

I use both. The mapping info available online...

I use both.
The mapping info available online is amazing.

The one thing about paper maps I love is to spread one out on the table and look at the big picture.
It's hard visualizing the big...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By jamawani

SFG - Not entirely clear about some things. ...

SFG -

Not entirely clear about some things.
I'm guessing that if your daughter starts in mid May, you'd ride in late April/early May.
Also, the "68" in your username is probably not your...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,388
Posted By jamawani

Well, here's one person who isn't on the Ortlieb...

Well, here's one person who isn't on the Ortlieb bandwagon.
And I have 35 years touring experience.
Although, I will admit that many people swear by them.

I prefer panniers with multiple pockets...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamawani

I disagreed with the entire premise of Bike Route...

I disagreed with the entire premise of Bike Route 66 - - precisely for the reasons you mentioned & more.
The US Highway 66 of song and lore hasn't existed for 50 years.
US 66, more than most US...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamawani

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums. I've done...

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums.
I've done routing for many years and can share some general ideas on routes.

ACA routes - especially the well-established ones like the Trans Am and Northern...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By jamawani

Here's a rubric I use for traffic colume and...

Here's a rubric I use for traffic colume and riding comfort:
(AADT - Average Annual Daily Traffic)

Less than 500 - Magical
500-999 - Pleasant
1000-1999 - Satisfactory, shoulders helpful...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By jamawani

https://iowadot.gov/maps/msp/pdf/bikemap.pdf

https://iowadot.gov/maps/msp/pdf/bikemap.pdf
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By jamawani

Davenport has the lovely Centennial Bridge. ...

Davenport has the lovely Centennial Bridge.
Plus the westward bend of the Mississippi River lets you ride the bike trail
for 20 miles right alongside the river.
Seems counter-intuitive riding...
12-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,847
Posted By jamawani

Actually not. Unless the driver was impaired...

Actually not.

Unless the driver was impaired - which apparently he was not -
Or was texting - he will probably will not serve any time.

Rarely are people who kill cyclists convicted of...
12-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,847
Posted By jamawani

A note about Nevada rumble strips - I have...

A note about Nevada rumble strips -

I have been in touch with Nevada DOT for many years about the design of their rumble strips.
Not only are they deeply cut, but they are continuous - without...
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By jamawani

Morton, Washington - A perfect town to camp in

Just wondering - -

Has anyone else camped at Backstrom Park in Morton, Washington?
The tent sites are right on the Tilton River, $15, hot showers.
The little town has a range of services right...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
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
07-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By jamawani

Je dois dire, aussi - la France. The French...

Je dois dire, aussi - la France.

The French country lanes are picture book - day after day.
Plus, French drivers are very courteous towards cyclists.
Little villages nicely spaced for lunch and...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
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: 2,304
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: 6,157
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: 6,157
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: 1,985
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
06-17-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By jamawani

Mr. Fabz - For years I have tried to tell...

Mr. Fabz -

For years I have tried to tell folks about June in the Northern Rockies.
I have x-c skied on fresh, deep snow many years in June.
People from Peoria and Pittsburgh have a hard time...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
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
06-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By jamawani

Mike - There are many, many challenges -...

Mike -

There are many, many challenges - over and beyond the Covid-19 risk
On that issue - what would you do if you got seriously sick in Peoria?
How would you get back home? Not on a plane or...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By jamawani

That's why there are tents.

That's why there are tents.
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,580
Posted By jamawani

For a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s the...

For a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s the Ste. Genevieve ferry was not operating.
I suspect that they switched the route then.

Even when the ferry resumed - it was hit-or-miss for a while....
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,580
Posted By jamawani

In St. Louis, you should always take the historic...

In St. Louis, you should always take the historic Eads Bridge if you are biking X-USA.
The supports are underneath with no superstructure - so you have a panoramic view of the Arch and the city.
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,580
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
05-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,580
Posted By jamawani

Best Bridge Across the Mississippi

(Because there really needs to be a fresh thread.)

My vote for the best bridge across the Mississippi is the Centennial Bridge between Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa.
3 reasons -
1....
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By jamawani

Great story!

Great story!
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By jamawani

It seems it is not a technical issue from my end....

It seems it is not a technical issue from my end.
Thanks, everybody.
I checked to see if I could pull this thread - don't see how to do it.
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By jamawani

No. Neither my chromebook nor my laptop will...

No.
Neither my chromebook nor my laptop will load CGOAB even after clearing browsing.
Interestingly enough, my phone didn't work either - using my Wifi.
But when I switched off the Wifi, it did...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By jamawani

Crazyguy

Is CGOAB offline right now?
Hasn't loaded for two days.
Thanks.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.