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Older Than Dirt

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Also those space blanket bivvies, which you can use as a vapor barrier liner inside the bag, or outside the bag but you risk the bag getting wet and freezing you if you do this. i have used a silk liner also, but if you need more like 20-30 degrees, a vapor barrier liner is good. They are way cheaper than a silk liner.

As i mentioned above, spring is very late in arriving in northern New England. I slept comfortably though a sudden late April snowstorm, and below freezing temps, in a 45 deg rated bag and tent that was basically a bug net and fly due to the space blanket bivvy.

A 15 degree bag ought to have you covered for a southern winter unless you are up very high.
 
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Go south!!!...unless you like cold, misery, and death on some slippery road...Bike touring is demanding enough without winter.....and get some bike pants and a good compact air mattress ...they saved my ass literally .....I toured the Adirondacks this summer; Route 3 Watertown to Lake Tupperdown to Utica try it next summer...you can for $10 put your bike in a box and take the bus south, or certain Amtrak Trains now take bikes as is.When I was done I put me and my bike on Amtrak and went back to Buffalo....
 

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Bolt Bus takes bikes unboxed.

Megabus depends on the driver and how crowded, but mostly you will need a box.

Greyhound always needs a box.
 

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Wherever you start from and whichever direction you go I recommend inquiring at local bike shops about maps for cyclists. Sometimes those organized rides that yuppies pay to participate in have really nice routes that avoid roads with nasty traffic and are often dotted with pleasant campgrounds. Sometimes they even spray paint stencils letting you know where to turn. The STP (no pun intended) route from Seattle to Portland is lovely, or at least it was ten years ago. I have never done it, but the pacific crest trail (down the west coast) might be rad.
 

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Kudos, youre much braver than I am if you stay north, not a lot of daylight and some cold nights youll suffer through, but I bet itd be pertty.

I would look into the Florida Trail. Its flat and you could cruise. Ive never done iy but my parents have. Lots of wetlands and cool birds, but mosy importantly for me, warmth.

If you have the time check into the Southern Tier, stay warm and see a lot of the country, plus ya get to dip your toes in the pacific when your done peddlin'!
 

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