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    My wife and I did a 10-day ride in Hokkaido in...

    My wife and I did a 10-day ride in Hokkaido in Jul 2013. Great place to ride and we want to go back.
    Here's the Crazy Guy link for the blog from that trip.
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/12432...
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    Poll: On a similar (but a bit off topic) note, the...

    On a similar (but a bit off topic) note, the military has been pushing hard to reduce/eliminate tobacco use among the troops but when the SecDef proposed banning tobacco sales on base the TB lobby...
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    Poll: I work at a Dept of Defense facility so anything...

    I work at a Dept of Defense facility so anything that improves fitness is supported and even encouraged; we've got a locker room with two showers, decent bike rack (although I've been told it's ok to...
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    Retired USAF combat photographer; former...

    Retired USAF combat photographer; former firefighter. Currently assistant Emergency Manager at a Dept of Defense facility.
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    Well, since I'm almost over my Christmas Cold, I...

    Well, since I'm almost over my Christmas Cold, I should be good to ride on the 1st. Seems like a great way to start the year. And if the weather is bad it's a chance to thumb your nose at the weather...
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    Yeah, Adventurepdx, timing seems to be the big...

    Yeah, Adventurepdx, timing seems to be the big issue. The train I was on arrived VERY late and the station agent seemed to be in a hurry to leave.
  7. My wife and I use Platypus PlatyPreserve bags......

    My wife and I use Platypus PlatyPreserve bags... 750 ml bags designed for carrying wine. They weigh almost nothing and because they're soft they can be squeezed into odd shaped corners of a pannier....
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    I got off the train at K-falls several years ago....

    I got off the train at K-falls several years ago. The train arrived several hours later than scheduled (this used to be common with the Coast Starlight...not sure if this is still the case).
    I had...
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    My nickname, my birthdate, and my former...

    My nickname, my birthdate, and my former vocation. The profile pic is from my other former vocation.
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    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the...

    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
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    If you don't give the officer your driver's...

    If you don't give the officer your driver's license (because you don't carry one on your bike) wouldn't it be difficult to connect you to your automobile insurance? I also find it difficult to...
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    Thanks Berner. It was one of my bucket list...

    Thanks Berner. It was one of my bucket list rides....but I feel no desire at all to repeat it.
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    Mojave Desert Route 66

    For those who are interested or considering riding in the area, I just completed a short tour from Hesperia to Boulder City following Route 66 and Hwy 95. Here's the link ...
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    Yep, touring was part of the reason I stopped...

    Yep, touring was part of the reason I stopped riding with the local groups... I got so used to acting on "Hm, I wonder what's down THAT road" that I felt constrained. Also, I really don't give a...
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    Ya know, today was one of 'those' days and I...

    Ya know, today was one of 'those' days and I figured I'd check this post before opening my evening beer....and even though I'm older than dirt (17/25) at least I didn't have to make my own! Thanks...
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    My wife and I flew from L.A. to Tokyo on Air...

    My wife and I flew from L.A. to Tokyo on Air Canada. Bikes cost $100US each bike, each way and we had no problems at all with the AC staff. They were very helpful on both ends.
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    Do a search on the Crazy Guy On A Bike site. I...

    Do a search on the Crazy Guy On A Bike site. I think I remember seeing several blogs about people touring with their dogs and the challenges they faced and solutions they developed.
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    REad the label first...most babyfood is high in fat and especially high in sugar.
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    If it was me I'd take the North route. I enjoy...

    If it was me I'd take the North route. I enjoy the desert (planning a ride across the Mojave in Oct) and you can either wild camp, find someplace, or get a motel for overnight stops. The valley...
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    I don't think there is an "ideal" route. If you...

    I don't think there is an "ideal" route. If you go South of the NF (roughly parallel to the 210 fwy) you'll be dealing with urban traffic until you pass through the San Bernardino area. After that...
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    Sticky: Yep, same as riding when it rains, or when I wash...

    Yep, same as riding when it rains, or when I wash it. It's gonna get wet, relax and lube it afterward.
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    Sorry for the late reply, busy work week... My...

    Sorry for the late reply, busy work week...
    My starting pressures hit the low 30's when my optho and I caught it. I started with Xalatan (1 drop each eye at night) and that worked ok for most of a...
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    LOL, yeah, but I'm only 53 and already doing the...

    LOL, yeah, but I'm only 53 and already doing the drops.....
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    I've progressed to 2 different eye drops for...

    I've progressed to 2 different eye drops for about a year now and my eye pressure is finally stable at around 20 in each eye. After extensive testing they determined that the increased pressure was...
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    My wife and I did a 3-week self contained tour in...

    My wife and I did a 3-week self contained tour in Hokkaido, Japan last year and it was fantastic!
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