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foolmetwiceLife has been kinda a bummer for a while so Ive decided to drop everything and bike to Maine before I decided what I'm gonna do w/ my life. My mom and grandpa did this ride back in the day but not in a postition to consult with them about it so I'm turning to newschoolers for advice. If anybody's done bike trips of similar length, any tips on gear, navigation, what to bring and what to leave, how to find free camping, showers, how to make a road bike more comfortable, n bike touring in general would be much appreciated.
foolmetwiceOne and only bump because this didnt get much of a response. Im leavin tomorrow.
.MASSHOLE.How much biking have you done....and research?
foolmetwiceLots of research. Never biked more than like 70 miles in a day but my family didn't buy a car until I was 7 and we've only had one car since (not a matter of $ just the lifestyle my rents prefer) so I've grown up using my bike as my main mode of transportation all my life. I'm not worried at all about needing to be in better shape. That being said I have no experience bike touring so I'm turning to newschoolers to help compliment the research I've already done.
.MASSHOLE.Aight. Just watch any knee, perineum, or hand pains. You don't want nerve damage.
You get to eastern MA and have any issues hit me up and I'll try to help you out if possible.
Troy.I did San Fran to DC last summer. I'll report back in a few hours with better advice.