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7/24/13 5:37 P

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what an amazing ride and blog.. thank you for sharing..


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7/23/13 7:22 P

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The Pittsburgh / DC trail has been on my radar for a while now. I'd love to be with you on this ride...all shades of jealous! :-)

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7/23/13 7:08 P

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Five of us are doing Greater Allegheny Passage in two weeks but with sag (2 folks are no way would they sleep in a tent). Labor Day week-end one of the other riders and myself will be doing self-contained of the C&O. Pittsburgh - DC with the two rides. Looking forward to this. Been a number of years since I've done a self-contained ride.

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7/22/13 6:00 P

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Self-contained touring is wonderful. Check out the Facebook page I put together for a Northern Tier tour I did last year: https://www.facebook.com/2trikesnbike

We used warm showers several times. It's wonderful!!!!

BTW: If you end up in Long Beach, CA on your Pacific Tour, please contact me. You are welcome to camp in our back yard.

Edited by: KJEANNE at: 7/22/2013 (18:00)
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7/22/13 6:51 A

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How awesome is THAT!? Still haven't managed to pull off a self supported tour, but our local bike club does this now & then. While I never thought I would consider camping out I love the idea of saving money. Our club's president said folks have more than enough equipment to loan some to me to "test the waters" so to speak...so who knows? I may yet give it a whirl! :-)

In the meantime, my plan B is to tour and rely on lodging through the good graces of hosts available here:

www.warmshowers.org

Don

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7/22/13 12:33 A

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My husband and I just completed our first three-day fully self-supported bike tour last week. I wrote a blog about it if anyone is interested.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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We are planning on biking the Pacific Coast and possibly the Southern Tier in the fall. This three-day ride was part a series of shake down rides we are doing to get ready for our ride in the fall. Last month, we did GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) a week long supported ride. Next we will most likely do a one or two week ride.

Other than the heat, which turned out to be quite a problem last week, we had a wonderful time and learned a lot from our first self-supported tour. I'm sure there will be more to come!

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