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    Yes Machka, I have slept outside... on the...

    Yes Machka, I have slept outside... on the ground... at night... many times.

    I will be packing my thermarest without doubt. Buying any new gear is out of the question. What I am left with is a...
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    Sleeping Bag or Liner?

    This summer I will be riding east coast to west coast, starting mid May and ending mid August. My question is whether or not I will need anything warmer than a sleeping bag liner. I know that...
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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated on all of the...

    Thanks guys. Much appreciated on all of the comments. Just a follow up: Can someone please shed some light on the locking system used for Nashbar panniers? Are they just simple 'hooks'? Pictures...
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    Low-end long distance panniers

    Does anybody have anything to say about touring long distances (say, across the states) using '****ty' low end panniers? I'm looking at very basic Nashbar panniers and how I can literally save...
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    Self defense/burglary defense

    Can y'all share your stories, precautions, tips, and experience dealing with situations where self defense was necessary while on tour - more specifically throughout the States?
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    That's good to hear! I've been debating on a...

    That's good to hear!

    I've been debating on a purchase between Long Peak and Arkel panniers for a while now. I like the idea of supporting smaller scale businesses, so Long Peak is gaining my...
  7. Sounds like somebody forgot their thermarest :O

    Sounds like somebody forgot their thermarest :O
  8. Packing a small guitar and street performing along the way

    Has anyone had any experience and/or success with packing an instrument and performing through each town along the way to pick up some extra cash?

    I'll be travelling across the states in May on...
  9. Bryan, I am 160lbs on trued 36 spoke wheels.

    Bryan,

    I am 160lbs on trued 36 spoke wheels.
  10. Pannier advice and camping advice (tent vs. hammock)

    I am planning on riding from PA to CO (paved road only) in May on a very limited budget. That being said, I'll be doing a lot of free camping and choosing my diet carefully. That being said I have 3...
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    I'm actually going to be studying at the...

    I'm actually going to be studying at the University of Canterbury as well - the civil engineering program. I know it's a bit off topic from bikeforums but what'd you think of the school? I'm really...
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    Touring Suggestions for New Zealand

    Hey guys,

    I will be leaving in July to study abroad in New Zealand on the south island into December and was wondering if anyone on here had any experience with touring through the area. If so,...
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    As far as I'm concerned, anything over 75 is...

    As far as I'm concerned, anything over 75 is torture.
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    Believe me when I say I wish I had enough money...

    Believe me when I say I wish I had enough money to afford a Garmin.

    I don't have any computer of any kind to measure that stuff.

    But for the record. I HATE climbing. Alot. Though I recognize...
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    I used to stretch before rides, but I recently...

    I used to stretch before rides, but I recently stopped doing that after reading some articles that say pre-stretching doesn't do too much - post stretching is what matters the most.

    Other than...
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    Can't go wrong with In Flames.

    Can't go wrong with In Flames.
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    I'm totally interested for whenever! Just let me...

    I'm totally interested for whenever! Just let me know.

    Still a bit uneasy about taking a road bike out there, but it's all I have.
    Then again, I do have some kevlar tires so hopefully they'll do...
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    I'm actually signing up for some track lessons at...

    I'm actually signing up for some track lessons at the velodrome in trexlertown, pa. Super cheap lessons and perfect considering I've never even been on a fixie yet.

    I'm doing it to rightfully...
  19. Of all the energy drinks out there, I would say...

    Of all the energy drinks out there, I would say Diet Rockstar is the best tasting and healthier(?) choice. You have to realize, though, that the energy obtained from them are not only coming from...
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    I'd say go aluminum just because components are...

    I'd say go aluminum just because components are just as important as the frame itself. And yeah no worries in a collegiate crash.

    Also, if you're looking for a bike under $2000 with quality...
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    I had the exact same problem... About $120 to...

    I had the exact same problem...

    About $120 to ship to PA for a $43 jersey.

    Too bad cause they are the only place I could find that sells a Norwegian Flag jersey that isn't a part of a pro team...
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    Alright, Biff Tanom

    Alright, Biff Tanom
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    Is it, uh, unacceptable to say that I actually...

    Is it, uh, unacceptable to say that I actually like the appearance of this bike?
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    Super stoked on this weekend. 54 and sunny with...

    Super stoked on this weekend. 54 and sunny with weak to moderate winds. Hoping to get in a total of 70 miles. Can't wait to take out the new bike. Fuji Team Pro.

    I've named her 'Madame'.
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    Yeah here's the thing: It was a usually closed...

    Yeah here's the thing: It was a usually closed road on my campus in Philly. I used it regularly to get to and fro my appartment.

    Did I mention it was in Philly?
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