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  1. i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled...

    i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled with a laptop. now i mostly just charge my phone at subway or wherever and keep it on airplane mode most of the time
  2. The desert National Parks (Death Valley and...

    The desert National Parks (Death Valley and Joshua Tree) are quite awesome. Are you set on going to San Francisco, the ocean, or SoCal? If it was me, I'd take the Sierra Cascade route and make a...
  3. The greater Los Angeles area has something like...

    The greater Los Angeles area has something like 10 or 15 million people and 10 or 15 million cars (I made these numbers up, but I don't think I'm exaggerating.) A lot of safety depends on your route...
  4. One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged,...

    One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged, steel bike is dropping unworthy tools on carbon race rigs and rubbing their face in it. If I am riding my xtracycle or basket bike with groceries, I...
  5. In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant...

    In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant Village Campground and dayhiked the Shoshone and Heart Lake Geyser Basins in Yellowstone. These are backcountry geyser basins (no crowds, no boardwalk,...
  6. 1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap...

    1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap stuff)
    2. Drink 3l or 5l of wine :)
    3. Recycle/throw away cardboard box, rinse out the plastic bag (you can pull the tap out and press it back,) and...
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    it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq,...

    it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq, and lots of comfort and dignity. up with twin bridges!
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    i have had some keen commuters. i like that they...

    i have had some keen commuters. i like that they seem lighter than others i have had (shimano 2-strap, lake, and nashbar,) have a covered toe, and give my feet striped tan lines. i don't like that...
  9. from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face...

    from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face starlight or tadpole or something. i liked it a lot, but i fell on it in a drunken stupor about 2 months into a 3 month trip to france, and the poles...
  10. i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a...

    i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a weight weenie pack), normal touring stuff, and a bear keg (the big, heavy, black plastic ones) on my xtracycle (with freeloader bags) a couple summers ago....
  11. lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check...

    lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check out mountain bike bill for descriptions of nearly every mtb area in the county and beyond
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    i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb...

    i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb xtracycle; it rules. yeah, it's a bit heavy, but i'm not racing and i'm a fairly strong rider anyways, so i don't care. it can carry way too much stuff - way...
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    going south to north puts the ocean and the...

    going south to north puts the ocean and the better ocean views on the other side of the road.
    the short day lengths can be a bit of a bummer if you are on a tight schedule or if you are camping.
    it...
  14. i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila)...

    i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila) twice. it's 100 miles of nothing between 29 palms and vidal junction, so be sure to carry what you need. it's a pretty nice ride, even if traffic is...
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    most history and most climbed is probably the...

    most history and most climbed is probably the tourmalet. ventoux, galibier, and alpe d'huez are all famous and popular, and the nearby towns (e.g., bourg d'oisans) probably have a shop with rentals....
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    probably in for this. hey, chris, the 80s...

    probably in for this.

    hey, chris, the 80s called. they're looking for you.

    oh yeah? well the jerk store called...
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    rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike...

    rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike fenders. occasionally a rock gets sucked up into the fenders and makes a bad scraping noise but it eventually is ejected. i haven't had much experience...
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    i did this ride a couple times. there are vending...

    i did this ride a couple times. there are vending machines and a store at roy's (amboy), and a diner at the kelso depot. there used to be a small store at cima, but it was closed (permanently?) last...
  19. Thread: Bike on Bus

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    took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years...

    took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years ago. made an extra-long box out of two boxes in order to avoid removing the xtracycle. it wasn't super sturdy, but i put it under the bus myself - it...
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    i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can...

    i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can get worse with each successive sting. i seem to get stung about 1x/year, and lately it seems like much of my body can swell up from a sting. the last...
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    is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number...

    is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number one
  22. i have pretty good success with google maps. just...

    i have pretty good success with google maps. just search for "camping", "food", "motel", "supermarket", or whatever and you will probably get some hits, with websites, phone numbers, reviews, etc.
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    i have always used spd sandals when travelling....

    i have always used spd sandals when travelling. sandals are very venty and drain rain, sand, pebbles, etc. well, and are fairly walkable with recessed mtb cleat. sandals with covered toes such as...
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    Poll: for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can...

    for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can go my own pace and stop for coffee without being on anyone else's time. if i want to bust out big mileage days, no one can stop me except myself. in...
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    that was me. i badly underestimated how long it...

    that was me. i badly underestimated how long it takes to ride to harrah's. i got there around 9:30. i got a couple monster drinks (or rockstars?) at the taco shop, felt the heat before the big curve...
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