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3/10/13 2:00 P

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If you love cycling, as several of us do, this would be an incredible journey. Hope you decide to do it. I'm sure that it would be unforgettable.

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3/8/13 12:53 P

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Thanks,still in the consideration stage, going to train for the Cap to Cap in VA. See how I do with that.

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3/8/13 9:15 A

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You absolutely can do it!!! If you need inspiration, pick up the book "Miles from Nowhere" by Barbara Savage. It's an inspiring tale of her bike trip around the world with her husband. She did no training except one or two rides prior to heading off into the unknown. It was rough starting out, but it didn't take her long to adapt. I was amazed by her tenacity.

Hope you'll keep us updated on your training and the trip. I'm planning a 2015 trip across the U.S.

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2/28/13 7:07 P

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What an adventure!

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2/28/13 4:11 P

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Thanks for the link. The daily ride would be between 70 -130miles per day.

Edited by: CBLENS at: 2/28/2013 (16:16)
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2/28/13 2:54 P

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Check this out...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9763072/Jul
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Out of curiosity, what type of daily mileage are we talking?

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2/28/13 1:52 P

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OMG Go for it!!

If you've got the time, money and fortitude I think it sounds like an AWESOME deal!

I can't afford the time away from work or I'd be scheming & dreaming right there with you all! :-)

This will have to be my retirement plan...lol

Keep us up-to-date on your preparation and even more...the wonderful trip!

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2/28/13 12:55 P

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My husband has been a competitive cyclist for years; road, mountain & XC. I on the other hand ride a navigator (with a basket). Since joining Spark 6 weeks ago I am transforming myself physically & mentally. A group from his club are planning a transcontinental ride for Aug 2014, so that would give me 17 months to prepare & train. do you think someone could go from zero to 3400 miles in this time. the ride would be 28 days. My trainer thinks I can do it, what do you think?

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