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Flight to California booked - I am cycling from there to Florida

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by jay clock, 8 Nov 2017.

  1. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Sounds like a great trip - enjoy.
     
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  2. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    good luck with this trip, will try to follow the blog.

    8-10 weeks off sounds great
     
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  3. 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.
     
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    The only serious risk is road accident of some sort. Border patrol isn't a concern at all.
     
  5. marzjennings

    marzjennings Veteran

    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.
     
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  6. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

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    Nr Cambridge
    Why not buy the the tent in the US? It would probably be cheaper there, MSR being a US brand.
     
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  7. albal

    albal Über Member

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    Dorset
    Enjoy it. We did E to west cos, we just did. Earlier this year. Highlight? Texas Hills.
     
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  8. kevin_cambs_uk

    kevin_cambs_uk Veteran

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    Near Cambridge
    That’s a long way round to visit Disney World mate!!
     
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Maybe he's not keen on EuroDisney.
     
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  10. kevin_cambs_uk

    kevin_cambs_uk Veteran

    Location:
    Near Cambridge

    That is understandable
    WDW is vastly superior
     
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    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!
     
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    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
     
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  13. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    Tent sorted..... 1420643218-90762200.jpg
     
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  14. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

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    OslO
    This is exactly the kind of trip i'd like to do! Enjoy it!
     
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    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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