Cross country cycling.

  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 05, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    Once I meet an instructor in one of my training course who claim he do a one month cross country cycling across the country (I am from Malaysia). This guy do it for a celebration for his 50's birthday and even write a book about his experience and preparation for this long marathon. I have even heard of people cycling from Europe to Asia, Malaysia to China and all this incredible adventure.

    I have browse thru internet of American couple who cycle thru rural French and Italy and that certainly something I plan to do someday. It there anyone here that have done long distance cycling. I have done all kind of motorcycle long distance riding but never cycling. How about sharing you adventure?


    zak
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    Mar 05, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    look up Adventure Cycling Association. thy have all the info that you want as well as maps and where to hang out and stay, eat . You name it . People do the ride across the U.S all the time it is a very common thing in the cycling world . And you can do it for very little if you camp out . Good luck!
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    Mar 05, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    Do you have any specific questions? I did a 5000 mile (8045 km) Atlantic to Pacific bicycle tour across the US, camping out along the way.
  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 05, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    Outdoor,

    Godness, that a long journey. Not a question, but admiration . That are some serious cycling. How long do you took to finish this thing ? I was fill with wonder about the other guy who did 2000km cross country cycling. He even post his adventure in website, constantly talk about it and write a book/article on his success . I guess his effort is nothing in comparison with yours. How do you even have an endurance and motivation to pull such a stunt is beyond me. Congratulation, you are an inspiration.
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    Mar 05, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    zakariahzol saidOnce I meet an instructor in one of my training course who claim he do a one month cross country cycling across the country (I am from Malaysia). This guy do it for a celebration for his 50's birthday and even write a book about his experience and preparation for this long marathon. I have even heard of people cycling from Europe to Asia, Malaysia to China and all this incredible adventure.

    I have browse thru internet of American couple who cycle thru rural French and Italy and that certainly something I plan to do someday. It there anyone here that have done long distance cycling. I have done all kind of motorcycle long distance riding but never cycling. How about sharing you adventure?


    zak
    It all comes down to a life marker. You want to accomplish this adventure. I wish you the best.
    I know that some of my life markers would be:
    1. college
    2. travel the world
    3. cycle 400km

    The third I am working on.
  • FredMG

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    Mar 09, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    I reccomend doing a bike tour. Someone will have a vehicle and carry your stuff and all you need is a bike, water and snacks. My first bike tour like this was about 1500 km, it also incuded my first century (a 100 miles/160km and 120mile/193km days). I don't think I'd want to ride that far with paniers.

    I've also gone 'bike camping' and hauled a trailer along behind which was a pretty nice 60mi/100km day.