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Old 01-19-2016, 09:04 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Uh, isn't that our question? You ain't said shit until today, and don't seem to have a plan together.

Mental Masturbation Much?

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Have you ever mountain biked? Don't underestimate the amount of it, nor how much harder it is to pedal. From the moment you kit the Rockies, it will be one mountain range after another

If you make it that far, I'll meet you in Middlegate NV after you've gone over roughly half the state.



Sure we can arrange a meet and greet, with the (old) prostitutes that own the place.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:10 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Uh, isn't that our question? You ain't said shit until today, and don't seem to have a plan together.

Mental Masturbation Much?

Back to the original post....

Have you ever mountain biked? Don't underestimate the amount of it, nor how much harder it is to pedal. From the moment you kit the Rockies, it will be one mountain range after another

If you make it that far, I'll meet you in Middlegate NV after you've gone over roughly half the state.



Sure we can arrange a meet and greet, with the (old) prostitutes that own the place.
You are derping pretty hard this morning.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:03 AM   #128 (permalink)
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I took back roads from NC to Santa Monica Pier last summer on a motorcycle and it was the best trip I've ever been on. No way id do it on a bicycle but I can see the attraction if that's your thing. Go for it while you can.

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:03 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Do it! But come up with something besides a backpack, you'll regret wearing one on that ride.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:39 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Do it! But come up with something besides a backpack, you'll regret wearing one on that ride.
He's looking at a proper bike to run panniers. Please tell us that the backpack is a no-go. And, I cannot emphasize fitment of the bike enough. It's not enough that the bike is the right size and the seat feels about right. There are proper angles/distances that are critical for comfort. You get it setup with a pro, and then you dial it in to your best comfort from there. A friend was complaining about discomfort on his mountain bike. Four or five miles was killing his butt. I got him dialed in on fit, and the pain is gone. He was reaching for the pedals, and it was chewing up his ass. Also, while reaching each stroke (and not realizing it) the pressure (psi) that would normally be on both cheeks was only on one. When you half the area you double the downward force on each side. That makes a big difference, but is difficult to diagnose while on the bike.
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You should consider packing an entire 1/2 barrel keg of beer on your back for "nutrition"
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:55 AM   #133 (permalink)
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#1 prob take you longer to get home on amtrak
#2 the snow hasnt melted in the mountains in april
#3 your boohole is gonna be sore
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:24 PM   #136 (permalink)
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No, the padded shorts I finally picked up help a lot. Most of the soreness is in the tops and sides of my thighs, so I've started to incorporate more lifting into my schedule.

First, congratulations on getting in shape/losing the weight!

If you don't mind me asking, what shorts are you using? I'm almost finished with my bike and need to acquire some riding gear. I am nowhere near as serious as you but I need the padded shorts!

Best of luck on your training and ride, and if you decide to make it a fundraiser I'd love to chip in!
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First, congratulations on getting in shape/losing the weight!

If you don't mind me asking, what shorts are you using? I'm almost finished with my bike and need to acquire some riding gear. I am nowhere near as serious as you but I need the padded shorts!

Best of luck on your training and ride, and if you decide to make it a fundraiser I'd love to chip in!
They are Cannondale riding shorts with the padded crotch/butt/taint area. Makes a world of difference.

Thanks! I'm still in the first stages of planning, so a departure date is still unknown.

Hell, I still don't even have a proper bike or equipment, lol. Was just bumping this up to seek opinions, mostly from rugger as he seems to be a wealth of information on this shit, on the motobecane bike.
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He's looking at a proper bike to run panniers. Please tell us that the backpack is a no-go. And, I cannot emphasize fitment of the bike enough. It's not enough that the bike is the right size and the seat feels about right. There are proper angles/distances that are critical for comfort. You get it setup with a pro, and then you dial it in to your best comfort from there. A friend was complaining about discomfort on his mountain bike. Four or five miles was killing his butt. I got him dialed in on fit, and the pain is gone. He was reaching for the pedals, and it was chewing up his ass. Also, while reaching each stroke (and not realizing it) the pressure (psi) that would normally be on both cheeks was only on one. When you half the area you double the downward force on each side. That makes a big difference, but is difficult to diagnose while on the bike.
I've settled on the trek 520. I got fitted, and it's the closest bike to ideal frame size/top tube length.
Once I have the bike, I'll go through the professional fitting process.
I'll be doing the RAIN ride which is 160 miles in a day. I'm doing a half marathon in early November 2016, so realistic departure is not until spring/summer 2017.
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A friend of mine did Tx to Portland on somewhat of a 23 year olds whim. Slept on the roadside or where ever a bed was offered. Went north then the Colorado rt. I posted about it on here but I can ask him anything you need to know. He did minimal training though and I'm sure everything wrong. He is going to move to Uganda next.
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HIGHLY consider getting a Brooks saddle. Take care of it, break it in properly (500mi min). It's comfortable for atleast 40 miles wearing jeans and boxers; with riding shorts, it's like sitting on the couch.

Buy one, you can thank me later.
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