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transamerica - oregon to virginia starting july 2018

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transamerica - oregon to virginia starting july 2018

hi i'm michael ... i'm a 62 year old uk citizen.  my family of four chldren (8 grandchildren) have grown up and now have their own lives and whilst i shall miss being away from them, i'm starting to plan a trip across america along the transamerica cycle route (bikecentennial).  i expect to be ready to head off by the end of july this year 2018.  i expect the trip to take around 75 days, travelling around 60 - 65 miles per day with a few days off.    

i've solo cycle camped and backpacked a fair bit, but never undertaken anything on this scale before, so that aspect will be new for me. i shall be carrying camping gear and so i expect to be self sufficient in terms of accomodation, however its always good to meet up with people when travelling to see another perspective on life and share experiences.  i've never been to the states before so i don't really know what to expect. but i expect it to be a fantastic trip seeing some amazing sights and meeting many interesting people.

so ... any offers of accomodation from hosts along or near the transmerica route would be gratefully recieved.  i'm very easy going and extremely low maintenance, so pretty much anything works well for me.  i have no food fads or dislikes ... i just like food!  i'm happy to dig in and help with stuff around the house and bring along food / beers / wine.  not sure what else i can say except pls drop me a line if you would like to host me on my journey.  

as a footnote to this, if anyone has cycled the transamerica route astoria, oregon to yorktown, virginia i would love to hear from you.  any tips and advice would be a great help especially from anyone in the uk who has comleted this trip.  i'm trying to get an extended visa so i can stay longer than 90 days if i choose to so again any advice on that would be handy

best wishes to all the cycle touring community and thanks in advance

michael

 

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Hi Michael

 

We rode the Transamerica in 2013, it was an amazing experience. In fact we loved it so much we went back and rode the Southern Tier 2yrs later!

Here is the link to our journal of the Transam ride.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/pinotour

It contains lots of info and tips.

If you have any questions please ask

kind regards

Julie and Mark

 

 

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thanks julie and mark ... sorry taken a while to get back to you.  i have been getting a bit bogged down in the nitty gritty of organising the trip.  

fantastic trip ... well done guys!  thanks for sharing.

i set off next week 25th july ... so the big day is approaching fast!

happy cycling

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hi Michael,

two years ago I cycles teh Transam west-east and I had the time of my life. Read all about it in my blog : www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/joop.  If you have any questions just mail me.

Joop

 

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hi joop

thaks for that ... great trip ... well done!

sorry taken me a while to get back to you but i've been bogged down in the nitty gritty of organising stuff for the trip

i set off next week ... 25th july so the big day appoaches fast

best wishes and happy cycling

michael