Usa C2C

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Bikersalive, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Bikersalive

    Bikersalive New Member

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    Hi

    Do you have experience of this trip? I'm considering riding C2C either later this year or 2011. I'd be pleased for advice and information relating to best way to do it, best time of year, type of accommodation, distance/day and some idea of costs. I have relatives in NJ so a start in the East may be preferable.

    I'm quite prepared to consider any suggestions and look forward to hearing from all you C2C Vets!

    Thanks folks,

    Malc
     
  2. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    Are you planning to ride across the US or the UK?
     

  3. Bikersalive

    Bikersalive New Member

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    The USA either later this year or 2011.

    Will be riding C2C of UK in May or June this year.

    Malc
     
  4. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    I have done it... crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: Miller Family Bike Ride, by Mike Miller

    that ride was supported... and I just (this fall) did a 1649 mile west coast ride (Seattle to San Diego)
    crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: Pacific Coast -- Seattle to San Diego, by Mike Miller
    which was unsupported.

    Tips:
    Go WEST to East -- the prevailing winds will help you instead of be in your face

    travel light --be prepared mentally for some tough days *you can do it - it is just not easy*

    do not schedule too many miles per day -so that you can see the country and enjoy the fabric it is made from

    buy Bag Balm for your back side ( | ) it is the best butt stuff out there and inexpensive

    go to Crazy Guy on a bike and read journals from others who have done it
    crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: Journals by Category: Routes / North America / United States

    enjoy the planning it is fun to do....

    Good Luck.
     
  5. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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  6. Bikersalive

    Bikersalive New Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Great web sites recommended. Can't stop reading the C2C postings!!

    M
     
  7. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    I know this is a couple months old, but keep us posted on what you finally decide... I would be interested in seeing your progress with the planning and execution of your ride!
     
  8. Bikersalive

    Bikersalive New Member

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    Thanks

    I will keep you informed.

    M
     
  9. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I went from Jersey shore to Cal. shore and back to Jersey on a motorcycle and I thaught that going E to W was easer because of the houre you gain each time zone. but what mikebike said about the wind makes good sence as the wind is verry strong some times . And I am sure it will take you more than 4 1/2 days to get from coast to coast E to W, 5 days W to E.
    My .02
     
  10. Bikersalive

    Bikersalive New Member

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    I'm sure it will take a bit more than 4.5 days..............I'm riding a bicycle with pedals!! Take the point though about prevailing winds.