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    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make...

    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make it to Coquille that begins on the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon route, but veers off to the north before the gravel stretch. It does involve quite a...
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    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route...

    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route I planned out for a trip I was going to do last summer. The biggest difference was I was planning on using the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon Road which...
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    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5"...

    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5" andriod 4.2 smart phone and loaded it with appropriate apps. I have no phone service for the phone. I'm trying out the free magicjack app and am...
  4. Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated...

    Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated you sharing.

    Bikepacking is on my list of things to try. Thanks for the detailed explanation of gear and packs.
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    The one I bought looks very much like yours. I...

    The one I bought looks very much like yours. I had a wire break loose from while riding on a gravel. It went from light to no light though.

    I was able to access the circuit board by pushing on...
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    Perfect, thanks! Question answered!

    Perfect, thanks! Question answered!
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    How do you wire a dynamo plug?

    I recently upgraded my wheelset on my converted mountainbike with a Craigslist find. The front hub came with a Sram i-light D7. I bought a BioLogic Reecharge dynomo kit and want to make sure I wire...
  8. Agreed - and in a dry environment .... It does...

    Agreed - and in a dry environment ....

    It does seems to me the technology isn't dependent on a bicycle. I could see where this technology could be very handy for people in humid environments...
  9. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bealach+na+Ba,+S...

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bealach+na+Ba,+Strathcarron,+Highland+IV54,+UK/@57.4291823,-5.6819911,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x488e841898055319:0x35bc4e299b1c2543?hl=en


    Not sure, but here it is...
  10. Interesting - self filling water bottle and a cool vid

    Being that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are hunkered down waiting for spring, I found this is a time for interesting diversions including foo that normally might be best saved for other...
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    I did actually - Sorry! I didn't know you were...

    I did actually - Sorry! I didn't know you were coming back.

    (It was really good BTW)
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    I once found a brand new fishing pole and reel...

    I once found a brand new fishing pole and reel spooled with line and ready to go. Found a nice set of wheel chocks about 5 miles from home. Money. Wallets which I turned into the police...
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    From looking at an online picture of the '05 Trek...

    From looking at an online picture of the '05 Trek 7700 FX hybrid and looking over the specs, I think it'd make a very nice conversion. Like you said, I would do something to the bars - I toured with...
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    How long are the chainstays? Does it have the...

    How long are the chainstays? Does it have the proper braze-ons for connecting racks?

    I'm using a Specialized Sequoia with a carbon rear triangle and fork for touring. The carbon fork has...
  15. Here's the historical closing and opening dates...

    Here's the historical closing and opening dates for McKenzie Pass. I believe ODOT made a decision last year to never open the gates before the 3rd Monday in June so bicyclists could at least count...
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    I had some similar bars with the flat section on...

    I had some similar bars with the flat section on a cross bike I used for touring. I felt much more comfortable in the drops than I do holding a curved bar - especially if I was in the drops for a...
  17. Thread: Awesome find!!!

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    I paid $160 for a used 26" recently overhauled...

    I paid $160 for a used 26" recently overhauled wheelset. The front wheel is a 36 hole Velocity Mountain Goat laced with DT spokes to a SRAM i-Light D-7 Dynamo hub. The rear wheel is 36 Hole Dt...
  18. On a trip from my home in Salem Oregon to the...

    On a trip from my home in Salem Oregon to the Wallowa Mountains, a buddy and I stopped at the Hells Canyon Overlook hoping to find some drinking water along with a view. In time, a guy in an old...
  19. Thread: Expedition Bike

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    +1

    +1
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    Agree a mountain bike with a very low range for...

    Agree a mountain bike with a very low range for the extra weight.

    I'd suggest that with whatever trailer you buy, add a solid floor. Maybe a thin piece of plywood or something. There's a good...
  21. Thread: Ride, nap, ride

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    I'm not much of a napper, but ride/swim/ride,...

    I'm not much of a napper, but ride/swim/ride, ride/play cribbage/ride, ride/sight see/ride, ride/relax/ride, - definitely!
  22. My experience has been tire pressure makes a...

    My experience has been tire pressure makes a bigger difference than tire width (If the tread patterns are similar.)

    I find a wider tire at a little lower pressure is easier on the rims. If the...
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    +1 43cm long. I put one on my old cyclocross...

    +1 43cm long. I put one on my old cyclocross bike to get my panniers back far enough to avoid heel strike.
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    I've known people who use Mr. Heater brand...

    I've known people who use Mr. Heater brand heaters in large car camping tents and also in RVs. It does produce CO over time. In the instructions, Mr. Heater warns that the area needs to be...
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