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  1. Yup, if your happy with the bike, no need to...

    Yup, if your happy with the bike, no need to throw more money into a more expensive one.....
  2. I always stop and ask. I carry a portable pump...

    I always stop and ask. I carry a portable pump and emergency patch kit and always offer it to them, it's just polite to do.

    One time, the guy didn't have a cellphone, so by stopping to ask, he was...
  3. Thread: Fat touring

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    99 percent of touring is about two things.......

    99 percent of touring is about two things.... Comfort and psychological.....
    I've come across people touring on a single speed bike, recumbent, high tech bikes, etc....

    If the fat tire bike is...
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    Never ever gets enforced here... Bicycling...

    Never ever gets enforced here... Bicycling advocates go bananas getting their 15 lines of fame in the newspaper about it, then the law is completely ignored by law enforcement and quickly forgotten...
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    When I wear standard bicycling shorts... Nothing...

    When I wear standard bicycling shorts... Nothing
    When I am wearing just sweats or shorts, simple underwear, 2 layers sometimes.
  6. And it will be a plea deal.

    And it will be a plea deal.
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    Cici's Pizza easily has it beat by a few...

    Cici's Pizza easily has it beat by a few bucks.... As does the $5 Little Caesar's junk pizza...
  8. She was also apparently given special treatment...

    She was also apparently given special treatment when she was released from jail. But details of how she made bail is also mentioned.

    Bishop charged in cyclist's death released from jail on $2.5M...
  9. She was able to post her 2.5 million dollar bond...

    She was able to post her 2.5 million dollar bond and was released from jail today.

    Amazing how much money these religious figures have to throw around.
  10. I don't mind paying the entrance fees.....

    I don't mind paying the entrance fees.. reasonable... Heck, I wouldn't even mind a 5 dollar a night camping fee... But a 20 dollar a night fee for a camping site that doesn't even have a bathroom or...
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    2,500 miles in 2014, my lowest total in years but...

    2,500 miles in 2014, my lowest total in years but had my colon completely removed traditional style which means a foot long scar for the rest of my life. Still was able to come back and even did a 70...
  12. What is your favorite web browser and why??? Also and tips or tricks for us

    I run Vista on my desktop so I can't get the latest IE's.... So I use google chrome, but lately that seems to be getting bloated. Just want to hear users of others browsers on what they use.
  13. South Carolina here where most of our state...

    South Carolina here where most of our state highways are two laned and no shoulders. I've gotten hardened I guess because I ride on them... What I do is on roads I don't know but are state highways...
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    I spent about 10 bucks a day on food when I...

    I spent about 10 bucks a day on food when I toured and had I not been a sucker for sodas, it would have been half that amount.
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    Toured from South Carolina to Abilene, Texas in...

    Toured from South Carolina to Abilene, Texas in 2005, stealthed camped every single night. Very easy to do in the southeast, you can always find a patch of woods that show no current human interest.....
  16. I don't like clip-less pedals at all, just...

    I don't like clip-less pedals at all, just doesn't feel right. I don't think they are that much of a safety hazard though

    The biggest self-imposed threat to bicyclist, those that go out in the...
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    I disagree. The one shop I go to charges 50 bucks...

    I disagree. The one shop I go to charges 50 bucks an hour for labor... And from what I understand, that's pretty cheap... The actual person doing the work?? A 17 year old part-time high school being...
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    Agree. Plus what I keep pointing out, go into any...

    Agree. Plus what I keep pointing out, go into any LBS and you'll see a long list of so-called perfect bicycles getting repaired and fixed. In fact, fixing and repairing those LBS bikes is how they...
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    Gas stations will suck the money out of you...

    Gas stations will suck the money out of you faster then anything....

    $10-15 a day if you avoid restaurants with the occasional fast food dollar menu. I like getting sodas at fast foods joints, I...
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    Well, US 1 varies in whatever section you are...

    Well, US 1 varies in whatever section you are at... It can be a lonely two laned road or a massively busy major highway or go through downtown areas as a one way busy road... And that's just in...
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    I ride nothing but department store bikes (50+...

    I ride nothing but department store bikes (50+ here, no colon)

    Anyhow, the best answer to that question is a bike that fits the best and will be comfortable and enjoyable to ride. You don't have...
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    Never had a department store bike frame break on...

    Never had a department store bike frame break on me yet, including hauling 50+ pounds of gear on it on multi-state tours.
  23. Thanks, got a little bit of homework still to to...

    Thanks, got a little bit of homework still to to like where to park the car safely for 4 or 5 days. Also going to incorporate geocaching into the ride as there are 100's along these trails to find.
  24. Like to do the Silver Comet-Chief Lagida trail...

    Like to do the Silver Comet-Chief Lagida trail this year, something off road and just relaxing for a few days round trip.
  25. Okay, that's a fair statement. The only evidence...

    Okay, that's a fair statement. The only evidence we have is being by evidence put forward by bicycling advocate groups and forums like this one which of course is going to stay it's increasing. We do...
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