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    Head for the Hills Bike Ride

    Head for the Hills Bike Ride

    Date: March 28, 2015
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448394428712258/
    Event Description:
    Head for the Hills annual Bike...
  2. Touring with kids can be amazing. Rails to Trails...

    Touring with kids can be amazing. Rails to Trails are a great place to start.
    Wife and I rode the GAP and The C&O to DC and back with all four of our kiddos last summer. Ages 3, 5, 10, and 13. Self...
  3. WooHoo ! Thanks and Best, Rick !

    WooHoo !
    Thanks and Best, Rick !
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    This... Alternately, Respacing a steel...

    This...



    Alternately,

    Respacing a steel frame is relatively easy. LBS.
    Deore or Tiagra hubs, Sun CR18's, Wheelsmith Spokes.
    Order hubs and rims online, LBS does the rest ?
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    Continental Travel Contacts 700X37's have...

    Continental Travel Contacts 700X37's have performed flawlessly for me in the trail conditions encountered on the C&O, GAP, and nearly every other touring and commuting conditions in which I have...
  6. Riding the GAP and the C&O with my wife and 4...

    Riding the GAP and the C&O with my wife and 4 children, ages 3, 5, 11, and 13.
    Round trip, Pittsburgh to DC and back. Perfect 600+ mile bike tour with the children on the dedicated bike path, no...
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    Deering Goodtime banjo is really nice for...

    Deering Goodtime banjo is really nice for camping, backpacking, biking…
    Lighter weight, open back, rock maple, nice tone, nice intonation up the neck.
    Also fairly durable to temperature and...
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    Racktime Frontit is a great rack for the money if...

    Racktime Frontit is a great rack for the money if you have mid fork eyelets. Most model years of 520's do…
    I have two of these racks. One on my converted mtn bike touring rig and the other on a LHT....
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    Leaving in two weeks to ride the GAP/C&O with my...

    Leaving in two weeks to ride the GAP/C&O with my wife and ALL FOUR kiddos, ages 3-13.
    Not worried about the wet, mud, buggy, here.
    Rode the thing, GAP with wife, C&O solo, in early May this year....
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    Antietam Creek campground is car accessible on...

    Antietam Creek campground is car accessible on the C&O. Very nice campground as well.
    So are other hiker/biker camp sites that are close to a lock house w/ parking access or national park.
    Antietam...
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    If you consider VA south…. Any of the...

    If you consider VA south….
    Any of the communities around DC and DC itself I have found so bike friendly.
    DC, Arlington, Alexandria, etc...

    Southern cities I have ridden, that seem friendly...
  12. Small bolt cutters or heavy linesman pliers to...

    Small bolt cutters or heavy linesman pliers to cut.
    Then file the beveled edge.

    Last time I used a Dremel with a metal cut off wheel.
    Fast, easy, smooth, done.
    Gorilla glued the caps back on....
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    32c Panaracers will be groovy on the GAP. C&O...

    32c Panaracers will be groovy on the GAP. C&O depends on rainfall/mud.

    Trailside restaurant/bar in West Newton.
    Adirondack shelters and Martin's grocery store then grill in Connellsville.
    Couple...
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    Drink Water. Lots. Keep Moving. Acclimate.

    Drink Water.
    Lots.
    Keep Moving.
    Acclimate.
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    Hmm. Not so sure...

    Hmm.
    Not so sure...
  16. I use Obenauf's Leather Paste on my Brooks,...

    I use Obenauf's Leather Paste on my Brooks, shoes, other leather goods.

    https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20&product_id=30

    Best thing I have found. And it leaves...
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    Also, Two levels of Big Apples. Regular wire...

    Also,

    Two levels of Big Apples.
    Regular wire bead
    And
    Performance Line

    Rolling the 26X2.15 Performance Line BA's on one bike, here.
    Love them. Cush ride, surprisingly fast when up to...
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    Can meaninglessness be diluted ? Hmm...

    Can meaninglessness be diluted ?

    Hmm...
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    Thoughts: Loved the video, the booty, and...

    Thoughts:
    Loved the video, the booty, and particularly, the song.
    And agreed;
    Her seat is set a bit too high. Hips are rocking too much for real riding for her.
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    Try removing the insole of your cycling shoes....

    Try removing the insole of your cycling shoes.
    Cover the area over the cleat plate with your favorite vinyl stickers, trimming them to fit as/if needed.
    Two layers or so will provide enough float...
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    I use a fancy feast cat food can w/ holes punched...

    I use a fancy feast cat food can w/ holes punched around the top ring.
    Place it on a lid from wood stain can….fill the little moat with methyl alcohol (Heet) or methanol to prime and light easily....
  22. Conti Travel Contacts 700X37 serve me well in...

    Conti Travel Contacts 700X37 serve me well in most conditions, paved or not.

    383845383846
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    Just completed C&O and GAP these past few days....

    Just completed C&O and GAP these past few days.
    I would recommend a bit of tread on the C&O as things can get quite muddy.

    I would highly recommend Continental Travel Contacts.
    Schwalbe Big Bens...
  24. Thank you all. Followed Alan's route on the way...

    Thank you all.
    Followed Alan's route on the way in to Alexandria.
    C&O tow path is a dream. Wonderful hiker/biker campsites. Mud slowed me down a bit, fully loaded, with camping gear. Still managed...
  25. C&O Question: Crossing the Potomac Near DC

    What is the best way to get across the Potomac to get in to Alexandria, Va from the C&O ?

    All the way in to DC and then take the Mt. Vernon Trail ?
    Chain ferry at White's Ferry and then down from...
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