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    I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish)....

    I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish). Works very well. I have a helmet mount which does work great to eliminate handlebar vibrations,etc. I can now make the most boring videos imaginable....
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    Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff....

    Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff. Problem is eating it more than in emergencies or total wilderness sucks. It is overloaded with salt. Nutrition minimal. Calories OK. Are you going to...
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    Sad that someone lost their life. This could...

    Sad that someone lost their life. This could happen to anyone, anywhere. Not a touring issue, not a McDonald's issue. Florida does attract what appears to be a disproportionate number of loonies....
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    Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your...

    Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your audacity.:) The ever present genius that has made our country great. As to getting a piano over the mountains I suggest you convert your dream into a...
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    What does the dog say?

    What does the dog say?
  6. I like it. Fietsbob, I love you too.

    I like it. Fietsbob, I love you too.
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    I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring...

    I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring bike AND in my saddlebags on my motorcycles all the time. Never had a problem.
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    Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or...

    Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or Android. Download the state or country maps you want on your device. No cell signal required. Works great. Voice guidance, etc. Not free!
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    Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an...

    Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an issue.
  10. Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that...

    Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that your auto power down function is set correctly?

    The device may be thinking it is inactive and powering down. From the user manual:


    Select an...
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    Oh Gus :(

    Oh Gus :(
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    Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how...

    Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how old you are, your physical condition, your experience riding loaded touring bikes for long distances. We don't know your geometry, or your bikes. No...
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    Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding...

    Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding long distances? My experience is that there are numerous issues that can arise.

    One, you can get chafing/rubbing discomfort because of bad bike...
  14. 100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy...

    100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy load on the front. You do understand the concepts of gravity and inertia right? I would like to see the video footage when you arrive at the bottom of...
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    My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily...

    My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily and securely. No more fiddly than on an Ortlieb mount. No lock. No drama.
  16. Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun....

    Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun. iPhone and note2 for me have done this. Nevertheless I used my note2 for 1800 miles in an otter box mount on handlebar with no issues.
  17. Total Crap.

    Total Crap.
  18. Last year, for my first ever tour I bought a...

    Last year, for my first ever tour I bought a ticket to London with a Budapest return. That was the extent of my planning. Worked out great, had a good time. That said, I also learned a lot that I...
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    I have the Navigon Europe mapping App for iPhone....

    I have the Navigon Europe mapping App for iPhone. I can navigate anywhere without any cell phone connection, it uses GPS satellites. It works great. Here's a link for more info:...
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    That is beautiful and a thing to be proud of....

    That is beautiful and a thing to be proud of. Imagine riding that across country and answering the question, "what kind of bike is that?"
  21. 369966 Lots of fun breathing new life into my...

    369966

    Lots of fun breathing new life into my 1995-6 Trek 7000 Aluminum frame mountain bike. Major upgrade was a set of Peter White Wheels.
    Details of the build are here:...
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    Sleeping in a Walmart parking lot? I would cut my...

    Sleeping in a Walmart parking lot? I would cut my bike up into scrap before I descend to that level. In the meantime, I'll continue to find more desirable places like graveyards.....at least it's...
  23. Thread: Frustrated

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    Very enjoyable thread, hope you find what you are...

    Very enjoyable thread, hope you find what you are looking for. I hope I do not because I so enjoy the search. Go figure.
  24. Thread: Helmet Color

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    The way cars are hitting bikes down here in...

    The way cars are hitting bikes down here in Florida on a daily basis I'm thinking low visibility to hide from them. Or a motorcycle helmet. Or moving to YooRope.
  25. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, look...

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, look forward to hearing how it goes.
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