Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by jay clock, 8 Nov 2017.
Sounds like a great trip - enjoy.
good luck with this trip, will try to follow the blog.
8-10 weeks off sounds great
Best of luck, and have a happy trip. I think you'll enjoy it greatly. Yes, El Paso and Del Rio, you'll probably run into border patrol. Some of that can happen anywhere in the States, though. Not really a big deal, keep a close eye on your passport.
The only serious risk is road accident of some sort. Border patrol isn't a concern at all.
Great route, you'll pass through Marfa a great small town. Middle of nowhere. If you planning on where to take the odd rest day, Marfa wouldn't be a bad spot. Plus while you're there check out the Marfa lights.
It's interesting you're passing through Navasota, a dodgy little town with a violent wild west history. If you camp there I'd sleep on my bike to keep it safe. Not far east of there is Coldspring, on your route, there's a camp ground near there called Double Lake, great showers and you can get nice spots overlooking the lake.
Why not buy the the tent in the US? It would probably be cheaper there, MSR being a US brand.
Enjoy it. We did E to west cos, we just did. Earlier this year. Highlight? Texas Hills.
That’s a long way round to visit Disney World mate!!
Maybe he's not keen on EuroDisney.
That is understandable
WDW is vastly superior
because I will have one day in San Diego and frankly don't want the hassle of risking that they have it in stock in the green I want. The off white is far more common in the US. REI have it (off white) for £305 without the footprint and I can get it for £331 inc the footprint here..... in fact going to order now!
also have ordered a pair of Ryde Sputnik rims with Deore LX hubs to be built by Spa Cycles https://www.ryde.nl/sputnik -probably overkill as old ones have done about 10k KM but the rear one has a dent and I prefer to start with a clean slate so to speak!
and a new pair of Schwalbe Marathons have arrived at under £44 for the pair from Halfords
blog updated a little www.usacycle2018.com
This is exactly the kind of trip i'd like to do! Enjoy it!
cheers @albal - I have read all your blogs! I would have enjoyed the E to W option (scenery gets better as you go) but theoretically we have a better chance of good winds, plus the friends I am going with had already booked and I am really delighted to have their company
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