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Old 07-16-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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Cool Riding my bicycle across the country.

Hey guys~

I haven't ever posted in the Mid-West forum because I've never really been to your area of the world, but on Aug 1st I'm riding my bicycle from Seattle, WA to Boston, MA.... and you guys are between here and there.

My thought was that there's really no better place to find a warm shower/couch than perhaps in the subaru club that I've come to know and love! I dunno how they do it in the midwest, but the NW guys seem pretty cool.

I'm riding solo and unsupported for a non-profit charity I started called Forward Motion. Check out the ride and the org at http://www.forward-motion.org

Does anyone have a couch that I could crash on for the evening when I get out there? A warm shower perhaps? I'd only be around for the afternoon/evening most likely. The dates are tenative, but probably sometime in September. Once I get on the road, I'll know more exact times.

Here's a list of some of the towns I'll be in:

Missoula, MT
Butte, MT
Bozeman, MT
Billings, MT
Belle Fourche, SD
Dupree, SD
Redfield,SD
Minneapolis, MN
Rockford, IL
Chicago, IL
Fort Wayne, IN
Mansfield, OH
Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, DC
Newark, DE
Philadelphia, PA
Easton, PA
NYC, NY
West Haven, CT
Providence, RI
Boston, MA

PM me or shoot me an email at brett[a]forward-motion.org if anyone feels like helping me out!

thanks!

-Brett!
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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wow. . .I just read thru your site and I think it's awesome what you're doing!

Good luck to you on your trip!
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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Wow Minneapolis, WI! I heard they were going to move it.

Sorry, just gotta give you a hard time. Sounds like a great thing you are doing and good luck.

Unfortunately I am not on your route.
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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if you are in the cleveland area, give me a shout
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:20 PM   #5
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Yeah, I know Minneapolis isn't in WI. I was using a spreadsheet and crossed up one of the rows.

And thanks for the input! I wont be up by Cleveland... it's a bit too far off my route, but thanks for the offer!


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Old 07-16-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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thats a nice website. looks like youre not coming through our neck of the woods, so i cant help you out.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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Brett,
You won't be coming through Indy, but contact the Indiana Bicycle Coalition. http://www.bicycleindiana.org/ They have a huge membership base and I am sure they would be happy to tell their members about you coming though IN.
When you email or call, tell Connie that Dale with the DNR sent you her way.

I'll send her your web link so she knows about you ahead of time.

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Old 07-16-2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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thanks dale! I'll email them tonight!
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:31 AM   #9
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Minneapolis, MN
Rockford, IL
Chicago, IL

It sounds as if you'll be riding down I-90 through the area. Are you really going to ride down the highways like that? Also, are you going to have a support van following you or anything? Riding your bike down I-90 through Chicago, even if you try to stay on the shoulder, would be like having a death wish. Quite a few places IN the city, you're looking at maybe 2 feet of shoulder on either side of the road.

Unfortunately, I have nowhere to offer, otherwise I'd definitely be willing to help out.

I'm curious, though... you say you're planning on riding about 35 miles/day, but surely you could do better than that. Are you planning on short days so that you can talk with the press and whatnot?

You might also consider a stop in Madison, WI, as they are VERY big on biking around there. There is some sort of free bicycle program there where shops take donated bikes, paint them all red, then leave them on campus for everyone free to use. Someone local can probably explain it better, but it might be a good town to talk in, if you're making stops for that type of stuff.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:12 AM   #10
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You can't have non-motorized vehicles on Interstates, I'm sure he's just taking roads that follow the route.

I had some friends (3 brothers) from Barrington that did a cross-country ride last year. Sounded like a lot of fun (and work).
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:20 AM   #11
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Good luck and have fun. I did something similar a few years back. It will be a life changing experience. Bring a camera and talk to lots of people along the way.

As for riding on the interstates. I doubt he is doing that, but it can be done if you have permission.
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:59 PM   #12
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I'm not actually riding on I-90 except for a few brief sections in Montana [where there are no other roads]. You can ride on some interstates if that's all there is! I dont think I'll be riding on I-90 through Chicago. When I get there I'll just scope out the lay of the land and a mapbook and pick the safest-looking route.

And, I dont have a death wish...though some people might think so

I'll probably ride more than 35 miles a day, but there will be days when I dont ride at all. So, I keep the average low so I can afford to take breaks when I need to.

Thanks for the tips!

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:39 PM   #13
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Let us know how you plan on coming into the suburbs say 40 miles west of Chicago. There are areas in Chicago that you just plain don't want to be riding through, and I'm sure that the locals will be more than happy to point them out.

There might even be some people willing to help route through some of the local trails (I know there are some that connect 30+ miles, like the Prarie trail that connects Algonquin, IL and Genoa City, WI), but if you're on a road bike, you might want to stay off some of the gravel/dirt trails, I assume.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:57 PM   #14
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i might be able to help in chicago if i'm in town when you are. also, i can prolly find someone in boston to help, too. pm me with some more info if interested.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #15
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I know someone that did this also. She said what helped also was people who would ride with her. She said 5,10,20 miles with company help keep her sane. She set it all up by bike shops, they were really helpful with repairs, ride alongs, warm beds, local knowledge to get through towns and what not.
Good Luck Man,
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:37 PM   #16
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thanks dale! I'll email them tonight!
I got an email back from Connie saying that when you email her, she will pass your info on to the northern members.

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