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    Thread: My first tour starts tomorrow, Help me make it through the first stroke

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      01-17-2012 12:49 PM #1
      Contact info Well wishers can text or leave voice message@ 3zero1,2hundred,2193

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      01-17-2012 03:44 PM #2
      Awesome! Good luck and please post updates w/photos.

    3. 01-17-2012 04:45 PM #3
      This sounds like an amazing trip. I cant wait for one day to start touring on my bike. Good luck and definitely post updates and pictures when you can. Stay safe.

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      01-17-2012 10:15 PM #4
      Yep! Good luck and be careful! Keep your eyes open when on the road.

      Keep us updated. There are folks from everywhere on here. Don't be afraid to hit us up if you need help, tech support for the bike, or lunch!
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      01-17-2012 10:49 PM #5
      Good luck!
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      01-18-2012 06:20 AM #6
      Good Luck … and have a safe journey.

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      01-18-2012 08:03 AM #7
      You get a big from me my friend. Watch out for idiots in cars first and foremost. Sounds like an AMAZING adventure, something I'd love to do.

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      01-18-2012 03:05 PM #8
      OK, I'll say it. I think this sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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      01-18-2012 08:09 PM #9
      Small update:

      This is a lot different then riding a non-touring setup. Very freaking hard. I spent an hour in Alexandria searching for the State Cycling map... guess what, been outta circulation for a bit thanks to lack of funding. But I did get a Virginia State map. I have yet to get lost -Thanks Jason for printing those directions.

      I am going down the National Greenway Bicycle Route 1. I had a thought, with this being my first - I better stick to the roads most traveled. The wind and some of these hills are killer. I cried somewhere at the 25 mile mark when I realized..HOW HARD THIS IS.... Then I was at a Burger Kind ready to call Apple to help me outta of my mess. (i still may call him) At the Burger King a guy walked up and pat me on the back and said "Good luck". That made me feel revived. I hit a confusing instruction, kid road up on a bike and said "Wow, good luck". I have only made it 50 miles out (miles wasted in Alexandria and just being beat by the route)

      We are calling it a night... just so happens, we are near my friend Apple's house. Going to trade labor for free stay.

      The rear is popping like crazy too. Gotta check that out in the morning. Thank you Hard case tires!

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      01-19-2012 12:10 AM #10
      This is awesome, good luck to you. I can't imagine the feeling of accomplishment you will have when you roll to your own personal finish line.
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    11. 01-19-2012 10:18 AM #11
      miss my buddies alllllready....you kno if u need anything we (DSD family) got you..lol.. just shine the beacon... PS daily wilson polo pics are needed...

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      01-19-2012 11:06 AM #12
      Have a good trip man. Best of luck

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      01-19-2012 01:34 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Abstract_99 View Post
      .... PS daily wilson polo pics are needed...
      I tell you what, you come peddle and i will take pictures.

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      01-19-2012 02:49 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      I tell you what, you come peddle and i will take pictures.
      Arent you on TNeuros? And from Clarksville ?


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      01-19-2012 06:02 PM #15
      [QUOTE=Killdoc;75468023]Arent you on TNeuros? And from Clarksville ?


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      01-20-2012 10:12 AM #16
      More Update:

      Still in Fredericksburg. Camped behind a Rescue Services building last night. Knew it was going to rain... but it is even worst as freezing rain. Greaaaaaaat. In forecast straight down for the next couple of days. Gotta find a place to buckle down. I do not think it smart to keep traveling. Especially, with all the ice already passed last night.

      The rescue squad guys told me a story about a Marine who came thru here last week walking and towing a cart. Brave brave guy. And they warned me that just outside of here thru Spotsvania is all hills. I asked, more then what i already been through? They said the dread yes.

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      01-20-2012 01:11 PM #17
      Already seeing flurries.... Greaaaaat. made it to Joey's Ledo's. Some fellow stopped and handed me $20 to help out. He said "and get that dog a burger". So when i leave Ledo's Polo will have his first "Sonics" Burger.

      Just ordered a Meaty Calzone and coffee. It's so warm in here.

      Going to hold out for Richmond tomorrow. 70 miles Oh and the East Coast Greenway directions are geared more to tourist. Many useless turns. Some are great, as the lend me to roads with less traffic or wide shoulders.

    18. 01-20-2012 02:45 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      I tell you what, you come peddle and i will take pictures.
      theres an app for that..lol.. see there a laugh to warm u up..lol

      when u get down ask your self DID DEY BEAT RICHARDS!?!?!?!?!

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      01-20-2012 05:50 PM #19
      Update:
      We tossed the Greenway instructions in the bottom of the bag. Winged it down Route 1 Jefferson Davis HWY. Now at I-95/Hwy 207 Mcdonalds. averaged 18 mph!!!!! about freaking time. road way repaved nicely, sweet smooth.

      Trying to figure out whether to try humping the next 30 miles to Richmond in the dark. It is freezing out. I have developed the shakes. That cannot be good.

      Thank you to Joey's Mom for the lunch at Ledo's Pizza in Fredericksburg, VA. That calzone and the chat charged me up. I went into Super Target found they are having a clearence sale on everything.

      *Something I wrote abbout in my notebook last night, I would like to mention... The number of homeless and jobless people are out here. Just today i saw many of them roaming Super Target, Sitting in the Library, and roving Mcdonalds. after I purchased Polo's burger I gave what was left to a guy who was just sitting in the Target restroom to keep warm and out of sight.

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      01-20-2012 09:17 PM #20
      Awesome!!!! See you sunday!!
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      01-20-2012 09:32 PM #21
      Snow and ice. it is like a blizzard right now!

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      01-22-2012 02:47 PM #22
      Currently, in Newport News, VA.

      the tale
      We rode through snow, slush, ice and rain at 2am Friday night til about 5am. Seemed like a good idea until we reached a crossroad at Studley Rd, I dropped the bicycle out of fatigue. Found a church, set up the tent (which took about an hour, that tired), and slept like a log. Woke up around 11 to a freezing rain storm. Planned to wait it out, but ended up toughing up. We put on the rain gear to keep on trucking. There was nothing to see the whole way but trees. Williamsburg was the most scenic place thus far. +1 for the taxi driver that gave me directions after I was lost in William&Mary College. Ate up the next 22 miles like water.

      Just woke up in my fathers house to a huge breakfast. Waiting on Matt to get home.

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      01-22-2012 03:05 PM #23
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      01-22-2012 05:39 PM #24
      Good luck, and stay safe!
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      01-22-2012 06:11 PM #25
      He has arrived at my house! I'm gonna snap some photos of his rig while he is here. Got him sipping on a legend brown ale and a warm shower awaiting.
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