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  1. This is apropos of our discussion: Cyclists...

    This is apropos of our discussion: Cyclists report a disproportionate number of errors to Google Maps - Vox
  2. I've found that when Google sends you on a "bike...

    I've found that when Google sends you on a "bike path" it's very often possible to get a street view of said path where it crosses a road that has that imagery. Find the crossing point and put...
  3. I use Google in the early stages since paper maps...

    I use Google in the early stages since paper maps won't show the bike paths or flag any alternate routes. That being said I don't travel with a smart phone so Google is not an option on the road. I...
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    One other observation I can make: you will need...

    One other observation I can make: you will need to use your French often on the north side of the peninsula and less on the south side, which is much more bilingual in my experience.
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    In the summer of '13 I took the train from New...

    In the summer of '13 I took the train from New Carlisle to Montreal though I believe it now starts in Matapedia. If the bicycle policy still holds a very large box is provided and all that I needed...
  6. 20 in. of rim wall peeled away and I was able to...

    20 in. of rim wall peeled away and I was able to make a repair with electrical tape that took me back to a bike shop 20 miles distant.

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    If that was the little snot's attitude toward...

    If that was the little snot's attitude toward bike tourists I think I might have met his father at least once going by in the family car.
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    Coming, as well, from a background as a long...

    Coming, as well, from a background as a long distance hiker the occasions, while bike touring, of offers of a place to stay and free food have fit in well with my experiences with "Trail Magic" and...
  9. My technique as well. It's a very important part...

    My technique as well. It's a very important part of the day. I call it "rehydrating."
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    Cycocommute, Thanks for the critique of the...

    Cycocommute,

    Thanks for the critique of the A.M. marketing propaganda. I'm very grateful you cut through the b.s. Any comments on the study that I linked to?

    (Phil)ltowner
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    Aqua Mira is entirely different from iodine. It...

    Aqua Mira is entirely different from iodine. It is a two-part system that produces chlorine dioxide. However, it is not the same as sodium hypochlorite which is the main ingredient in bleach and...
  12. Trip Report: Baie-Comeau to Emeril Jct., Labrador and back

    This is the site to visit: https://sites.google.com/site/quebeclabrador/
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    A propos of the above. I finished my account of...

    A propos of the above. I finished my account of my ride on Quebec 389 during the summer of 2010. I'd posted a picture of my bike used on that ride to this forum sticky. Here is the full account:...
  14. Looks like an excellent holiday greeting card...

    Looks like an excellent holiday greeting card photo.
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    +1 No one I ask can ever get free for the...

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    No one I ask can ever get free for the same length of time. Maybe it takes more coordination than I've been capable of hitherto. At any rate, solo tours have been the only option so far.
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    +1 to that (and all facetiousness aside I feel...

    +1 to that (and all facetiousness aside I feel your pain. I too experience a letdown when the tour ends.)
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    Hey, how can a guy in Carolina complain about...

    Hey, how can a guy in Carolina complain about being off the bike because of colder and inclement weather? What about us in New England, or especially those poor guys in Buffalo? It's all relative I...
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    Bungie cords, sunglasses, a pair of pliers, a...

    Bungie cords, sunglasses, a pair of pliers, a screw driver and once, while commuting, a manure bucket:
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    Oh, and on this summer's tour, a Toyota truck emblem
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    My wife and I have developed an understanding of...

    My wife and I have developed an understanding of sorts. My first long solo tour was a length of Vermont (Rt. 100) and back ride of one week's duration ~30 yrs ago and my wife came and picked me up,...
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    I use Shimano MTB/SPD for my riding shoes but...

    I use Shimano MTB/SPD for my riding shoes but definitely want something else on my feet at the end of a long day. I've found the "aqua sock" type of footwear to work very well for my purposes. They...
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    Switzerland might have changed in 40 years but...

    Switzerland might have changed in 40 years but when I was there in 1973-4 it was a place where mothers left their babies in their carriages lined up outside a Migros market and a jewelry store break...
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    Is Bush Bike Australian for Mt. Bike?

    I was stopped by an Aussie (S. African?, not sure of the origin of the accent) BMW motorcyclist when riding on Que. Rt. 389 in 2010. He told me I was only the "second crazy bastard he'd seen on that...
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    +1 This is one reason why I like to use Google...

    +1 This is one reason why I like to use Google Map bike directions. You never know what they will dish up. Sometimes its a very pleasant surprise, sometimes it's close to a disaster. Be prepared to...
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    Or check with each outlet. Here is Sierra Trading...

    Or check with each outlet. Here is Sierra Trading Post's International Shipping Policy
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    If you want to go more in the ultralight...

    If you want to go more in the ultralight direction, consider: AntiGravityGear For an REI/MEC type outfitter but with often cheaper prices try: Campmor. For even cheaper prices, but more catch as...
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