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Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By jamawani

I have ridden over in Louisville. The old Big...

I have ridden over in Louisville.
The old Big Four railroad bridge is now a maghificent bike/ped crossing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Four_Bridge

In western Kentucky, the US 45 bridge at...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By jamawani

Raybo - Done US 50 a bunch of times across...

Raybo -
Done US 50 a bunch of times across Nevada.
But US 6 is even more remote - 168 miles with zero services Tonopah to Ely.
But certainly worth it.
...
Forum: Touring
04-14-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By jamawani

In my 30s, I could regularly do 80+ miles per day...

In my 30s, I could regularly do 80+ miles per day - sometimes nudging a century.
Fully loaded, will all the camping gear & stuff.
30 years later, I can't do as many miles for some reason.
Forum: Touring
04-13-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By jamawani

I love Yosemite - and have biked / hiked it many...

I love Yosemite - and have biked / hiked it many times.
One trip, the concession services took my bike & gear up to Tuolumne and I hiked up the John Muir Trail.
But this year is different - record...
Forum: Touring
04-13-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By jamawani

Yosemite National Park has already announced that...

Yosemite National Park has already announced that Tioga Pass will probably not open until July.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

Here's what the Tuolumne Backcountry Rangers have...
Forum: Touring
04-13-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By jamawani

J'ai quelques questions - Allez-vous camper...

J'ai quelques questions -

Allez-vous camper or sejourner dans les motels?
On peut camper gratuitement aux terrains publiques dan l'Ouest - mais, pas dans l'Est.
Le camping est plus dificil a...
Forum: Touring
02-10-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,111
Posted By jamawani

I have toured the Great Plains extensively -...

I have toured the Great Plains extensively - especially Nebraska.
And I am a historian of rural communities - primarily in the West.
I agree - there is spectacular beauty and wonderful small towns....
Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,296
Posted By jamawani

Indy - Back between 2014 to 2016 I was...

Indy -

Back between 2014 to 2016 I was diagnosed Stage IV.
(I still don't think they were right, but it was a shocker all the same.)
My first series of treatments - in 20212 - went south after a...
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By jamawani

It can be yea, nay, or anywhere in between - I...

It can be yea, nay, or anywhere in between - I would hope.

I'm about 62.3% nay and 37.6% yea.
(Rounding may not result in 100%)
Forum: Touring
12-30-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By jamawani

1988 Oregon Bicycling Guide

Wayback time machine -
I love the guy with the penny farthing on the cover.

Happy New Year!
...
Forum: Touring
12-26-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,283
Posted By jamawani

Sergei Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto, 1st...

Sergei Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto, 1st Movement -
And Martha Argerich is a goddess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0SwRoYAW0

Photo - Argerich, 1966...
Forum: Touring
09-30-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By jamawani

Do you mean to say that I can't make $1000 a day...

Do you mean to say that I can't make $1000 a day working from home?
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,037
Posted By jamawani

Different strokes for different folks. Also, it...

Different strokes for different folks.
Also, it depends on your experience and comfort level riding on roads.
In rural areas with low traffic, I find roads far more interesting.
Yes, roads tend to...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,037
Posted By jamawani

The Great American Rail Trail is a huge...

The Great American Rail Trail is a huge promotional gimmick by Rails-to-Trails. Obviously, I'm not a big fan of RTC.
I'm of the opinion that RTC is another Washington-based heavy that sucks the...
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By jamawani

Freestanding = fast set-up. Also, stakes are...

Freestanding = fast set-up.
Also, stakes are not essential so you can do hardpan.

Pic - Payette River, Idaho, Sawtooth Mtns...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By jamawani

Righto! That applies to Pittsburgh and many...

Righto!

That applies to Pittsburgh and many other metro areas.
In the city itself, there are bike trails, bike lanes, and residential streets.
In the country, there are farm roads - often paved...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By jamawani

Just FYI - Bicycles are permitted on interstates...

Just FYI - Bicycles are permitted on interstates in most western states - except on urban freeways.
In many parts of the West, interstates were built over the old highway, so there is no other...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jamawani

Sprague Creek has always had a hiker/biker...

Sprague Creek has always had a hiker/biker campsite in my many visits to Glacier.
In 2019 they also had wonderful camp hosts who kept comfy camp chairs in the bear boxes for cyclists to use.
It's...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - Not sure what your overall route is...

Gauvins -
Not sure what your overall route is at this juncture - -
Still planning a Calgary down to Yellowstone tour?

Because of the routes mentioned, Hwy 83 has the least traffic and is the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - I have done traffic count work for...

Gauvins -

I have done traffic count work for a number of cycling organizations.
I love poring over spreadsheets filled with numbers.(Sad, but true)
I hate programs that give you only one or two...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,539
Posted By jamawani

Grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier

A Montana man was killed this week just north of Yellowstone.
Most likely by a grizzly bear - probably a bear just coming out of hibernation.
...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - It's a great ride and there are...

Gauvins -

It's a great ride and there are many ways to do it.
BUT - - when are you planning on doing this?
My guess is June 15 to August 15?

Two things about the start:
1) It's dicey at the...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,470
Posted By jamawani

Solo or more than one? Low budget or mid...

Solo or more than one?
Low budget or mid budget?

A lot of folks who ride solo find cooking and clean-up a chore.
Plus being alone all day, it's nice to have a hot cafe meal.
Granted, eating out...
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By jamawani

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone...

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone since that's what the OP requested??)

I have lived in Wyoming since 1990 and have cycled every mile of Yellowstone over dozens of trips....
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By jamawani

You're out of luck, buddy. My style and...

You're out of luck, buddy.
My style and creativity account is already overdrawn.
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By jamawani

I've biked the C&O when it was a muddy morass and...

I've biked the C&O when it was a muddy morass and when it was a magical moment.
Although the section out to Great Falls is the best maintained,
March is more likely to be on the muddy side rather...
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,627
Posted By jamawani

Strava and touring are not the same thing. ...

Strava and touring are not the same thing.
Commuters want a direct fast route and are willing to put up with more traffic and hassles.
Speedsters want good pavement and a minimal number of stops,...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By jamawani

I once took out an AAA paper map of the U.S. and...

I once took out an AAA paper map of the U.S. and put a red marker dot in ever place I got wasted. Needless to say, when I finished the map looked like it had chicken pox. Some cyclists can have one...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By jamawani

That's what I said to my therapist ... And then...

That's what I said to my therapist ...
And then she asked me, "Do you always hear these voices?"
11-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By jamawani

Square Curbs

Just wondering what you think of square curbs?

I think they are death traps for cyclists -
and cannot understand why some cities continue to use them on higher-speed arterials.
They also cause...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,627
Posted By jamawani

What I miss? Three or four cyclists sitting...

What I miss?

Three or four cyclists sitting around a big table at Ernie's Birchwood Hostel in Missoula
poring over a map folded out all the way - taking up the entire tabletop.
Nowadays, it...
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By jamawani

Congratulations! And Gladys Knight sends her...

Congratulations!
And Gladys Knight sends her best, too.
(Not to mention she wishes your midnight train ride was better ...)
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,950
Posted By jamawani

Massachusetts Out-of-State Camping Fees

Just ran across this beauty today -
Nickerson State Park on southern Cape Cod



Well, that tells me - a Wyoming resident - "Get lost!"
Which is probably the same attitude I will have towards...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By jamawani

I wanted to respond sooner - But I had to...

I wanted to respond sooner -
But I had to finish the bag of Doritos
And the carton of Haagen Daz.

Yep - I've put off two long tours - in 2020 & 2021.
After two serires of treatments, I have...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By jamawani

Fig newtons - definitely. Pop tarts - never.

Fig newtons - definitely.
Pop tarts - never.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By jamawani

NN - You've already answered the question. You...

NN - You've already answered the question.
You don't mind riding on unpaved - whether it's 20%, 25% or 30% doesn't matter.
But really, that's hardly any difference.

I tour with unpaved sections...
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By jamawani

RWGPS Paved/Unpaved Modality

Just discovered today that RWGPS has implemented a new paved/unpaved modality.
It is automatically implemented in all maps - current & previous - with dotted lines.
It's lousy and inaccurate - and...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By jamawani

Who eats "cookies" while touring?

I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
But when I'm climbing a big mountain pass - I must confess -
I sneak a package of Oreos into my handlebar bag.
And I reward...
Forum: Touring
07-31-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By jamawani

May I suggest a few classic films? "East of...

May I suggest a few classic films?

"East of Eden" with James Dean
"West Side Story" with Natalie Wood
"North by Northwest" with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
"South Pacific" with music by...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,936
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
06-28-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,936
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
04-01-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
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, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
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
03-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
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: 1,210
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: 4,761
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: 4,374
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: 4,374
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...
12-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 22,139
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: 889
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...
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