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    Hammock for a transcontinental bike trip

    I have been thinking of getting by transcontinental bike trip off my bucket list next year. Does anyone know if a hammock is possible for this trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have been thinking of getting by transcontinental bike trip off my bucket list next year. Does anyone know if a hammock is possible for this trip?
    I guess it would depend on where u planned on stopping for your overnights. I would think you could pull off the hammock just about anywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have been thinking of getting by transcontinental bike trip off my bucket list next year. Does anyone know if a hammock is possible for this trip?
    I think you should be able to pull it off, unless you're somewhere in the desert away from a state park or general civilization. It would just take some careful planning I'd guess.

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    You gonna work some plump off that rump, Dutch? Looks like 2775 miles from New York to LA. I would think your biggest problems will be in Arizona and New Mexico, though you could easily detour to somewhere with trees.

    How many miles are you thinking of doing a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I would think your biggest problems will be in Arizona and New Mexico,
    Just bring a Tensa 4 stand... works like a champ....



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    The traditional way is 4300 from Oregon to VA. Wyoming seems to be my biggest obstacle. I will have to research to see if I can find lodging along that stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRpilot View Post
    Just bring a Tensa 4 stand... works like a champ....



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    I have a Tensa stand and it does pack down small enough.
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    just rock an amok the whole way worst case you use it as a bivy on the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    The traditional way is 4300 from Oregon to VA. Wyoming seems to be my biggest obstacle. I will have to research to see if I can find lodging along that stretch.
    4300 miles? That seems like a lot of detours.
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    I would ask Randonneur about it but he's somewhere in Iowa currently on his cross country bike trip. He gave us a class on this exact topic at HangCon 2018 on Saturday while you were very busy. I believe he uses a hammock for most of a trip.
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