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Looking for America

A ride from Clemson to Charleston, SC, up the Atlantic coast, and then west to Oregon
By Dan Schmiedt
#720 - posted Sunday May 29, 2016 by Neil Gunton

"I've felt this trip knocking quietly and politely inside my head for at least a few years. What an adventure it would be to ride my bike across the United States!

Sitting in my office one day a couple of months ago, feeling very stressed about some unsolvable middle-management problem, I could feel my heart shredding itself under the weight of the stress. I imagined a long road and a big hill.

I longed for that: what if my biggest problem was just a big hill and a long road? I remembered my grandfather chuckling and telling me that hills were only in my head, and I smiled. The stress eased a little...
" - read this journal

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Completed May 2016
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Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  22:00 
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Completed Mar 2007Featured Journal #245
How Fly on Airlines With Your Bike *   John Kulig  Thu 26 
Completed May 2016
Old Knees Guide: Bike the Trails, Rail Trails & Backroads *   Bob White  Tue 24 
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It's ALL about the bike   Leo Woodland  May 21 
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Latest forum posts:
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Photography  DSLR on tour   Ian Flett  09:28   4   17:24
Photography  How not to lose your camera   Leo Woodland  Apr 18   9   15:00
Regional: North America  Route 66 - Attraction in Erick, Oklahoma   Helen Goulden  May 3   2   14:57
Small parts & accessories  A bottle holder with appeal   Brian Huntley  Apr 20   1   14:49
Components  Rohloff Reality   Alastair MacDonald  Jan 31   73   14:38
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Frames (production)  LKLM World Traveller - an expedition tourer from... China   ****_  1   Michael Toohey  May 6   2   Thu 26
Hygiene  Grace Harbor Farms body butter stick (cure-all)   *****  1   Sara Schripsema  Tue 24   0   Tue 24
Water bottle cages  Bottle Cage Adaptor by Mount Skidmore   *****  *****  2   Chris White  Feb 2014   18   May 20
Security  Ortre Back-In-5 (BI5) bike lock   *****  1   Graham Smith  May 2013   19   May 16
Cameras  Panasonic GX7 Micro 4/3 Camera   *****  1   David Cambon  Apr 2014   21   May 7
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For Sale  Velo Orange Piolet Bikepacking Setup* $1150  open  Mark Filardi 2016-05-25 
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A bicycle ride from Alaska to Argentina www.scc2ush.com Travelogue 2016-05-20 
Ultralight Cycle Touring Guide www.cyclefar.com Books 2016-05-16 
Le Cheval Blanc, Cyclist run B&B in SW France www.lechevalblanc.net Bed & Breakfast 2016-05-10 
A cycle journey from England to Japan www.afishoutofwater.nl Travelogue, Website 2016-05-06 
Windhistory.com shows prevailing wind patterns for most of North America windhistory.com Website 2016-05-04 
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Gansma, Siemen (Siemen4) 29 May 2016  15 Sep 2009 
strawn, marty* (martystrawn) 29 May 2016  27 May 2016 
Goncalves, Jaqueline* (Jgoncalves) 29 May 2016  19 May 2016 
MCLEMORE, SCOTT* (soundscott) 28 May 2016  28 May 2016 
Schudi, Horst (ramailo) 28 May 2016  5 Jun 2014 
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DGHned_image.jpeg The Lawn.

Image on journal page: Day 23: Exploring Charlottesville and UVA in journal Looking for AmericaFeatured Journal #720 by Dan Schmiedt (74 of ??? days)

 2016-05-29 17:49 
Forum Re: DSLR on tour by Don Weinell in forum: Photography  2016-05-29 17:17 
Journal page Day 20: Time slowed down for a while from An Unfit cyclist by Stuart Ashton* (19 of 91 days)  2016-05-29 17:07 
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JOAHpj_image.jpeg Dad at his radio station.

Image on journal page: Day 6: Hell Hole and Andrews in journal Looking for AmericaFeatured Journal #720 by Dan Schmiedt (74 of ??? days)

 2016-05-29 16:52 
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Pjx8jV_image.jpeg An old house amidst the peach trees.

Image on journal page: Day 3: Dusty roads, peach trees, and judgement in journal Looking for AmericaFeatured Journal #720 by Dan Schmiedt (74 of ??? days)

 2016-05-29 16:21 
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