Well, I am back at it.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Transcendstime, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Transcendstime

    Transcendstime New Member

    Haven't been on this site in a couple of years. But needless to say I am doing another Cross country trip. Few years back I Did FL to Washington state in a zig zag type fashion. Well this time I am gearing up to do A longer far more difficult trip. CT to AK. Gona leave by May first to make AK by the onset of fall/winter. Anyways I will be on here more and more now that I have another trip planned , w/ bike and trailer ready for another trip.

    Anyways Nice sayin Hi to everyone again. (Not sure if the same admins/Memebers etc are still here) But I was the Guy that traveled with a bassett hound (Copper) in my trailer.


  2. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    Tell us about your gear you will be traveling with? Your experience might save a lot of first time long distance attempts a lot of frustration. Do you generally camp or motel it? Cook many of your meals or eat at restaurants? We'd love some tips?
  3. Transcendstime

    Transcendstime New Member

    Well, my Gear it Basic essentials only learned over packing was a waste for me last time as I ended up throwing about 1/2 of what I originally took w/ me.
    What I'll Will be using:
    Standard 26" Mountain Bike *I replace the tubes with non-popable foam tubes But i also still bring a couple Spare tubes
    49cc Engine 2 stroke
    Child carrier trailer With *Slow moving vehicle placard on the back <--Found it helpful both with cops and saftey.
    Small Socket set
    1 man light weight tent.
    8x10 Tarp
    small camp stove for cooking.
    2 Sets of clothes
    bicycle pump (mini)
    Fishing pole *I like to fish
    I also make some costimizations to my trailer for added strength etc (Learned this the hard way as after doing 4366mi) I was on my 3rd trailer after just about 2k miles when i did the mods and never had any issues after that.

    As for other questions:

    I always camp. my whole trip of about 2mo I only stayed in a hotel 3 times we were having tornados all over where I was and a pastor in town insisted and paid for a 3 days stay there for me.

    I cook about 90% of the time. But ate out maybe 1 time a week.

    Anyways hope that helps
  4. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    If you weren't taking your dog, would you have chosen a different trailer type? I've never towed a trailer with a bike but was thinking the lower profile type might be more efficient.
  5. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    any mods done to your engine?
  6. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    Wow! I'll be watching your progress. Have a great trip.
  7. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    I bet that puppy is really going to enjoy that trip.
  8. Transcendstime

    Transcendstime New Member

    If I was not taking my pup I would definately go with a single wheel design. Lighter, Smaller, bettey saftey, All around without a pup a MUCH better alternative.
  9. Transcendstime

    Transcendstime New Member

    I did not modify me "engine" at all But I did change my sprocket size up some to make sure I could Climb mountains. It slows my over all speed but being able to drive up a 5-10 thousand foot mountain is much better than Pushing your bike and gear up it. I learned that the hard way last time
  10. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    Thank you for your insight. I am putting together a bike for multi purposes and one of those is for some long distance rides as I am already an ultralight backpacker so I have most of the camping gear. I was leaning towards the single wheel designs.
  11. Transcendstime

    Transcendstime New Member

    Ultra light camper your already on the BEST path. As that old phrase goes " Take half of what ya think you'll need and double the $" ... Its actually true the only thing I add to that phrase is "Lighter is better". I would rather spend double the $ for good ultra light gear then go cheap and get Junk
  12. YesImLDS

    YesImLDS New Member

    Looks like a bunch of fun. Ever thought about a shift kit for it? I know you don't really have any other mods, but that would give you low end with a higher top speed too!