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    That is good news gentlemen-here's hoping we all make it there.
    Crushed stone....slightly wide tires. No to road ties probably esp. if it rains. I think 35c and up so cyclocross up to around 45c. I plan to ride on 40c, Schwalbe Marathon Duremes...been testing them last 3 rides over last w weeks tubeless and so far so good.

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    My only worry (aside from finances) is the pace. How fast do you usually travel on the flat? Personally, I tend to average in the 12 to 14 MPH range, which is fairly slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    Personally, I tend to average in the 12 to 14 MPH range, which is fairly slow.
    I think that's a pretty average touring pace. As far as I'm concerned, if we're not racing(I don't), why rush it. An easy pace with plenty of stops for sightseeing is how I like to tour.

    At 12 mph it only takes 5 to 6 pedaling hours to make 60 miles. You've got all day, so might as well enjoy it.


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    12-14 is not slow per my standards.....
    I've averaged 9-11 on most of the rails to trails I've done in the last 8 or 9 months and all but the Silver Comet/Chief Ladiga were crushed stone. On the Silver Comet even with 20-22 pounds of kit on the bike you can average 16 easily.
    So I'm planning on actual saddle time 4-5 hours per day crusing along at the above with 3-4 hours of a mix of napping in the hammock, exploring a winery, finding some historical marker, and so on.

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Okay. Thanks, guys!

    I was worried about that; most of the folks on the local rail-trail who aren't just out for a short spin usually move faster than I do.

    Anyway, here's hoping!

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    We're looking at this

    A co-worker & I are looking at doing Katy right after the college lets out. We are interested in going both ways - going WB then returning. We may run into all of you for the return trip if all goes well.

    Does anyone have experience hanging/camping on the Katy?
    I hate going to the ground!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I've averaged 9-11 on most of the rails to trails I've done in the last 8 or 9 months and all but the Silver Comet/Chief Ladiga were crushed stone. On the Silver Comet even with 20-22 pounds of kit on the bike you can average 16 easily.
    Not to hijack this thread but did you hang on the Silver Comet & Chief Ladiga?
    I've been looking at their websites and only see one camping spot along the trail (not the commercial rv parks).

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    Yes we hung at Camp Comet...kinda roughly in an estimating kinda way about half-way. It is an official campsite for the trail--no amenities as in water or facilities of any kind but easing hanging, tent pads, and a fire ring--perfect for quite a few hammocks. It was bit hard to find-well any riders we saw never heard of it, but if you look in the general area you'll see a GIANT sign that says 'Camp Comet'...now back to the Katy Trail and riding in the footsteps of Lewis & Clarke! It's not that far away now.

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    I'm riding a Rans recumbent and wanting to do this ride so I'll put it on my watch list.

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    Hmmm, subscribing to thread. KT is on my list and my Fargo needs a long ride. To soon to commit, spouse has medical issues, always have to play it by ear. Hoping to meet you guys and will keep checking in to this thread.

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