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Virtual Ride across the Country

Postby MountainBiker » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:13 am

I have been working on a plan to ride across the country via the internet this year. The main route across Canada is the the Trans Canada Highway, so starting next week, I will be riding locally here in Southern Ontario and then mapping out the milage on the Trans Canada Website, just to see how far I can get.
I am sure this can be done in the U.S. :thumbsup: Any takers from all you riders down there :D
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Postby MountainBiker » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:15 pm

O.k., so here is the web site you go to for the map and elevatiion charts

http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/r ... ebcat_id=7

Just click on Maps (final 2010)

The race maps are from RAAM (Race Across America) that starts in Oceanview California and finishes in Annapolis MD., approximately 3000 miles

The riders who do this race usually do it in about 8 or 9 days :shock: ...I hope to do a virtual version in 7 months :R

Anybody else care to see how far they can get between now and October.
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Postby Fenlason » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:07 pm

Our first ride of the Season was on Jan 1st. We went out for a ride the last night of 2010... and rode ourselves into the New Year. Then went out with another group later in the day on New Years. I have around 800 miles for the season.. many of them so far being snow rides...
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Postby MountainBiker » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:43 am

800 miles :thumbsup: My first ride was yesterday and just to tune up the bike...I'm at six :cry: , but it should start going up soon :twisted:
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Postby Fenlason » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:26 am

MountainBiker wrote:800 miles :thumbsup: My first ride was yesterday and just to tune up the bike...I'm at six :cry: , but it should start going up soon :twisted:


:thumbsup: So how is the new bike??
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Postby MountainBiker » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:00 pm

New bike rides well. I love the remote lock out for the front shocks, but the 29" wheels took a little getting used to on the trails.

Haven't gotten out this week because the weather sucks :x but hope to get some milage in this weekend.

I'll never hit the target of 3000miles by the end of October at this rate :roll:

Getting new racing wheels put on the road bike so that will help too :thumbsup:
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Postby MountainBiker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:54 am

Well, I am sitting at 22 miles for the year...weather has been crappy this week...today is cold and damp :cry:

Went out fo 16 miles on the trails yesterday and had three deer cross my path. Stopped and watched them for a while. Nature is beutiful whe you don't hear any cars :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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