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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bike trip all in one place

I’ve taken all the cross-country bike trip blog entries and put them on CrazyGuyOnABike.com.

 

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

 

CrazyGuyOnABike is a bicycle touring site, so it will be easier for others to find out about the trip there.  I used this site quite a bit before the trip.  It was there I started thinking about shorter routes than the Adventure Cycling Association routes that headed more straight west from Chicago to Oregon rather than going north through North Dakota.

 

Reading through those journals also made it clear that there was going to be some difficult days at the end of the first week or so, when the body was tired and hadn’t quite gotten into “ride every day” shape. Being prepared mentally is good.

 

It also made me realize that the trip wasn’t a done deal. There are a lot of journals that start optimistically, and then end with injury, emergency, or just too many days of headwinds in a row to want to continue. THAT was a little intimidating.