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  1. As Clifford mentioned, McKenzie Pass is car free...

    As Clifford mentioned, McKenzie Pass is car free this time of year. Just on the other side on Hwy 126 is Belknap Hotsprings (and Deer Creek Hotsprings if the river is low enough). West of Belknap...
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    I almost always end up back where I started by...

    I almost always end up back where I started by taking a different route than the one I used heading out. My trips are usually anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks.

    I am planning a hub and spoke in...
  3. I was down in the Southern Cascades near Tiller...

    I was down in the Southern Cascades near Tiller last weekend. At where I was there was no snow in sight at about 5300ft elevation. Hwy 138 near Diamond lake has a little snow. There was quite a...
  4. Lots of great stories here. I especially like...

    Lots of great stories here. I especially like the raccoon in the tent.

    Second most stupid - stealth camping in a high school football field and having the sprinklers turn on around 2 am.


    The...
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    FYI Maurice: There's a supported tour that's...

    FYI Maurice: There's a supported tour that's going to use that road for part of it's route this summer. Oregon Bicycle Ride 2015
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    All great advice. Keep clean and dry. Once...

    All great advice. Keep clean and dry.

    Once saddle sores appear, there's no way to real relief from the pain until they heal. Vaseline does reduce the pain somewhat. You don't want the sores...
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    I owned a Myata Alumicross which I used for...

    I owned a Myata Alumicross which I used for touring for many years. After many years and great tours, the frame cracked at the top of the seat stay. The aluminum frame was notched at the top and a...
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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I've met...

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I've met others who have decided to pull up roots and tour permanently for one reason or another.

    Most of them have found a way to store some of their...
  9. Not a Sojourn owner. A little research turned up...

    Not a Sojourn owner. A little research turned up other owners who said 38 was as large as they could fit.
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    My Nashbar panniers have worked fine, but I have...

    My Nashbar panniers have worked fine, but I have had to make repairs on them. My not so cheap Vaude panniers have been trouble free.

    I get more positive comments on my homemade kitty litter...
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    It's a fantastic route. Hwy 42 is fine, but I...

    It's a fantastic route. Hwy 42 is fine, but I really think they're taking a back route there. The coast from Bandon to Gold Beach is very nice and there's much less traffic than the northern...
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    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make...

    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make it to Coquille that begins on the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon route, but veers off to the north before the gravel stretch. It does involve quite a...
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    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route...

    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route I planned out for a trip I was going to do last summer. The biggest difference was I was planning on using the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon Road which...
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    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5"...

    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5" andriod 4.2 smart phone and loaded it with appropriate apps. I have no phone service for the phone. I'm trying out the free magicjack app and am...
  15. Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated...

    Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated you sharing.

    Bikepacking is on my list of things to try. Thanks for the detailed explanation of gear and packs.
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    The one I bought looks very much like yours. I...

    The one I bought looks very much like yours. I had a wire break loose from while riding on a gravel. It went from light to no light though.

    I was able to access the circuit board by pushing on...
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    Perfect, thanks! Question answered!

    Perfect, thanks! Question answered!
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    How do you wire a dynamo plug?

    I recently upgraded my wheelset on my converted mountainbike with a Craigslist find. The front hub came with a Sram i-light D7. I bought a BioLogic Reecharge dynomo kit and want to make sure I wire...
  19. Agreed - and in a dry environment .... It does...

    Agreed - and in a dry environment ....

    It does seems to me the technology isn't dependent on a bicycle. I could see where this technology could be very handy for people in humid environments...
  20. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bealach+na+Ba,+S...

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bealach+na+Ba,+Strathcarron,+Highland+IV54,+UK/@57.4291823,-5.6819911,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x488e841898055319:0x35bc4e299b1c2543?hl=en


    Not sure, but here it is...
  21. Interesting - self filling water bottle and a cool vid

    Being that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are hunkered down waiting for spring, I found this is a time for interesting diversions including foo that normally might be best saved for other...
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    I did actually - Sorry! I didn't know you were...

    I did actually - Sorry! I didn't know you were coming back.

    (It was really good BTW)
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    I once found a brand new fishing pole and reel...

    I once found a brand new fishing pole and reel spooled with line and ready to go. Found a nice set of wheel chocks about 5 miles from home. Money. Wallets which I turned into the police...
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    From looking at an online picture of the '05 Trek...

    From looking at an online picture of the '05 Trek 7700 FX hybrid and looking over the specs, I think it'd make a very nice conversion. Like you said, I would do something to the bars - I toured with...
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    How long are the chainstays? Does it have the...

    How long are the chainstays? Does it have the proper braze-ons for connecting racks?

    I'm using a Specialized Sequoia with a carbon rear triangle and fork for touring. The carbon fork has...
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