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Forum: Touring 02-27-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By Chiricocycle
Camera Features for Touring

Maybe there are some others out there who are also looking at new cameras....

Are there features that you find especially worth having on tour?

Are there any features that your cameras do not...
Forum: Touring 02-20-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By Chiricocycle
I wondered about this too, especially after...

I wondered about this too, especially after finding out that the study done by Jim Blackburn and friends wasn't really much of a study. They poodled around the neighborhood on a very limited number...
Forum: Touring 02-18-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chiricocycle
You could try measuring the wall thickness with a...

You could try measuring the wall thickness with a micrometer and contacting the company.
Forum: Touring 02-18-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
Bat transducers might help with tuning into their...

Bat transducers might help with tuning into their communications and responses -- and with understanding the sense of life and play that they have in common with children, ourselves, and other human...
Forum: Touring 01-28-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,648
Posted By Chiricocycle
There are stronger steel frames and weaker steel...

There are stronger steel frames and weaker steel frames. There are many types of steel. There are many possible tubing diameter-thickness-butting-shaping combinations and configurations. There are...
Forum: Touring 01-15-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,373
Posted By Chiricocycle
The people at Adventure Cycling, along with their...

The people at Adventure Cycling, along with their website, might be able to help with your decision. You could call and ask to speak with Deme, who has followed the debates over many years.

I've...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-14-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,723
Posted By Chiricocycle
jet propulsion

On the way to mach 9,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9V6VpoED4A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5bPu58fSc0

(I'm wondering what happens when you hit something at 6,453 mph. Watching it...
Forum: Touring 01-12-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbNhK0g8fJY&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbNhK0g8fJY&feature=channel
Forum: Touring 01-12-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV4vJa2Ys3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV4vJa2Ys3w
Forum: Commuting 01-09-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,035
Posted By Chiricocycle
The self-discharge rate for quality NiMHs should...

The self-discharge rate for quality NiMHs should not be nearly that bad.

Some Chinese-made NiMHs are not very well made. The Japanese ones (Sanyo, and Japanese-made Duracells for example) are...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,035
Posted By Chiricocycle
Duracell has NiMH rechargeables that are very...

Duracell has NiMH rechargeables that are very similar to the Eneloops. According to some people, they are manufactured by the same company (Sanyo), and are virtually identical.

These and other...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-08-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Chiricocycle
People who are serious RC racing enthusiasts tend...

People who are serious RC racing enthusiasts tend to use chargers that are very effective. They seem to use chargers and batteries that are the best available (within reasonable cost limits).
...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-08-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Chiricocycle
Longer-lifespan Lithium Rechargeables?

Rechargeable lithium batteries have a drawback. Apparently many of them have a short shelf life -- not due to self-discharge, but due to irreversible aging from internal oxidation.

Isador Buchmann...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,035
Posted By Chiricocycle
Rechargeable lithium batteries have a drawback...

Rechargeable lithium batteries have a drawback that causes some concern. Apparently many of them have a short shelf life -- not due to self-discharge, but due to irreversible aging from internal...
Forum: Touring 01-07-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
Here are some great pictures of various...

Here are some great pictures of various domesticated pet rat breeds, and their human comrades and friend-companions:

http://bayimages.net/pets/rats/world-of-rats/i5994.html
...
Forum: Touring 01-07-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
Some people really appreciate having a friendly...

Some people really appreciate having a friendly pet along. Nothing 'bizarre' about it. Just differences of personality.

Here is an introduction to exotic breeds of domesticated rats:

First a...
Forum: Touring 01-07-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
cat

If you choose to go with a cat(s), kittens might make more sense than an adults. Among other things, they would be likely to adapt more easily and quickly, and learn to find this lifestyle normal....
Forum: Touring 01-07-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chiricocycle
other animals

My brother enjoyed having a preying mantis around in his dorm room. To each his own.

Rats can make surprisingly good pets. A woman at a local pet store told me that they were her second favorite...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,035
Posted By Chiricocycle
P7 sources?

The P7 sounds like a good light. I would like to order one.

Can you recommend a source(s)?

(If there is anyone else with recommendations, please also feel free to post.)
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