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    Rails to Trails dot org does an annual tour. ...

    Rails to Trails dot org does an annual tour. They do a really good job of planning and support. Last summer was the GAP, Montour and Panhandle trails. The trails were decent. The GAP is one of...
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    Same to you. I recently took our tree out of the...

    Same to you. I recently took our tree out of the box we store in the cellar. We are both ready it seems.
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    Nice write up on the Trace. Did you do a full...

    Nice write up on the Trace. Did you do a full journal with photos? Crazyguyonabike is a good site for this.
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    I have family that I visit often in Lafayette. The only downside to winter riding in that area is the bike traffic. There is a lot of it.
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    I don't mind the cold weather at all on a still...

    I don't mind the cold weather at all on a still day. Add wind to the cold and that changes everything.
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    I posted the following on another thread two minutes ago. Nothing has changed since then so I'll just copy and paste it here if that's not being so bold and lazy.

    You should be fine. Give...
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    You should be fine. Give yourself a chance to...

    You should be fine. Give yourself a chance to recover. The time will pass very quickly and you will be back to full riding strength.

    June of 2002 was my bypass. I had an additional stent in...
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    Welcome to the forums. My son Brandon tends bar...

    Welcome to the forums. My son Brandon tends bar at Javalina on Rainey St. Tell him your first drink is on John in Fairhaven. No joke.
  9. I have been mixing it up alternating Eco Venao,...

    I have been mixing it up alternating Eco Venao, Panama, and the Vina del Mar area of Chile. Both are inexpensive get away destinations. The winters are pretty mild on the south coast of...
  10. There are people who lose all sense of decency...

    There are people who lose all sense of decency when they get behind the wheel. My guess is that you were not a special case of her road rage and this was not her first incident.
  11. I carry a six outlet strip when I tour now. It...

    I carry a six outlet strip when I tour now. It seems that most of my packing space it taken up with tech gadget cords.
  12. Thread: Fuji Touring

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    If your touring in the states on mostly paved...

    If your touring in the states on mostly paved roads the Fuji will suit you just fine. It's a pretty decent bike.
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    That's a lot of daily miles on gravel and dirt. ...

    That's a lot of daily miles on gravel and dirt. Have a great time on your first tour.
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    As the old saying suggests. A video is worth a...

    As the old saying suggests. A video is worth a thousand pictures. June video taken while preparing for the summer tour of the Allegheny Passage.

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    Most of us do much too much worrying and planning...

    Most of us do much too much worrying and planning our bike tours. Especially when we are riding in the States.

    Below is a link to a guy who flew to Floriday, bought a single speed bike at Walmart...
  16. Having many years of touring experience I can say...

    Having many years of touring experience I can say that preparation is over rated. Get in decent shape to ride 30-50 miles a day, pack light and ride. I am doing the Southern Tier in the spring and...
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    I came here too late to offer my opinion on the...

    I came here too late to offer my opinion on the Safari. My first choice of touring bikes a few years ago was the Safari but REI had none left in my size. I went for the Randonee and have been...
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    Enjoy your first tour. Backpacks and bungees...

    Enjoy your first tour. Backpacks and bungees will work fine on a short tour like your planning. Have a great time.
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    I learned to eat light throughout the day and...

    I learned to eat light throughout the day and have a really good dinner on tour. I do have low carb high protein breakfast of eggs and fruit. I say away from the hard to digest heavy foods like...
  20. Thread: Chipcom

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    Chipcom

    Chipcom was a regular poster here in the commuter forums but has not been heard from for over a year. Anyone have any news on him?
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    Poll: A netbook has worked very well for me.

    A netbook has worked very well for me.
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    The Dog's Life.

    Since retirement a few years ago I have been living the life of a spoiled dog. I'm sure that if my car had feelings and could talk it would accuse me of cheating. I drive so infrequently that I...
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    Soccer is my main and favorite sport and even I get upset at some of the diving. But as a long time coach and player, I have no qualm about telling my players that if an opponent is dumb enough to...
  24. BTW. One bike was not enough for my retirement. ...

    BTW. One bike was not enough for my retirement. I bought a nice road bike when I retired and a couple of years later I got a deal that was too good to pass up on a single speed. The gearing was...
  25. Desert: You started this post two days ago and...

    Desert: You started this post two days ago and my guess is that your pretty comfortable now using clipless. Don't put too much into the mechanics of using them. Clipping in and out will just be...
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