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Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
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: 1,255
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: 2,011
Posted By jamawani

Fig newtons - definitely. Pop tarts - never.

Fig newtons - definitely.
Pop tarts - never.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

Does the "NJ" stand for New Jersey? You...

Does the "NJ" stand for New Jersey?

You know, I'm also a classical pianist and have studied most of Debussy's Preludes, Book 1.
If someone were to ask me about how to play a prelude from Book 2,...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

I taught. lived, and rode there. Openstreet may...

I taught. lived, and rode there.
Openstreet may "say" one thing, but they are county roads.

That reminds me of electric company reps three states away.
You entire side of town is in the dark and...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

I did three quick test routes that I know. All...

I did three quick test routes that I know.
All have errors. All county-maintained roads.
Test2 errors are a glitch in the app.
Test1 & Test3 have errors on about half the miles.
YMMV

Test2 -...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
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
08-19-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

Hey Fishboat - - I've been using RWGPS for...

Hey Fishboat - -

I've been using RWGPS for years - and paying for it, too.
Yes, I can go elsewhere, but as a long-term paying customer, I expect better.
And, no, I shouldn't have to go out and...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

It's beginning to look like another Edsel...

It's beginning to look like another Edsel roll-out.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x400/edsel_ad_76adef42f48ea6744609c9ef3792d16ac14ac618.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By jamawani

For many people it may be nice. But I have...

For many people it may be nice.
But I have hundreds of routes filed - some for cycling organizations -
And I should not have to go back and "fix" all of them.
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
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
08-09-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By jamawani

Been there. Double layer of clothes and a...

Been there. Double layer of clothes and a mosquito net.
And still, the biting flies could get through to my shoulder blades.
So I cycled one-handed and used the other with a bandana to swat....
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
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: 1,048
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
07-30-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
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: 2,051
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: 68
Views: 3,278
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: 3,393
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: 2,051
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: 2,051
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: 2,051
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: 2,051
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: 69
Views: 3,620
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: 69
Views: 3,620
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: 611
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: 787
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: 787
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: 1,698
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: 621
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: 2,643
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: 2,016
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: 2,016
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: 4,887
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: 4,887
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: 1,303
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: 1,064
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: 3,583
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: 2,551
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: 2,551
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: 1,983
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: 1,983
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: 1,983
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: 16,838
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: 16,838
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: 595
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: 2,296
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: 2,206
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: 2,384
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: 2,384
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: 6,445
Posted By jamawani

But you live in a civilized country.

But you live in a civilized country.
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