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    Yes:)

    Yes:)
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    http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_ph...

    http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_photos/Europe%202011/3b2137f4-7dc9-406f-94f9-c91ea58682a8.jpg
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    I was going to stay out of this, but being my...

    I was going to stay out of this, but being my wife rides a custom built Co-Motion touring bike I can't resist the urge. I live 45 minutes away from the Co-Motion shop, and have been in there a lot....
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    My wife and I use the Therm-a-rest Prolite 4's...

    My wife and I use the Therm-a-rest Prolite 4's year around. We also have some of the Therm-a-rest 3/4 ultralights that we use for short trips, backpacking or when we want to go a little lighter. ...
  5. You may be able to find a fork that would take...

    You may be able to find a fork that would take 35-40 mm tires, but the rear chainstay clearance may be more of an issue on a true road bike. Also why would you want to use a 35 -40mm tire for light...
  6. It would be hard to beat the route you outlined...

    It would be hard to beat the route you outlined above.
  7. My wife and I both carry a medium weight cable...

    My wife and I both carry a medium weight cable and Master locks that are keyed the same. U-Locks are not much use in a campground. I don't usually take my panniers in at night either. I just stowe...
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    You just need to visit Oregon. We had 10 cougar...

    You just need to visit Oregon. We had 10 cougar sightings in 2013, and that was just inside the city limits:)

    https://www.facebook.com/SweetHomePoliceDepartment/posts/481246505315848
  9. You might want to take a look at our blog site: ...

    You might want to take a look at our blog site: Doug and Donna's LiveStrong Adventures: Rhein Route You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them


    Look at the way we entered The Netherlands;...
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    +1 Look at places you would like to visit on your...

    +1 Look at places you would like to visit on your ride and just "connect the dots. My wife and I started a 3 month tour with only the first day planned, and that changed when we were buying ferry...
  11. This is a little long, but it is an old post...

    This is a little long, but it is an old post from the C&V Forum awhile ago.

    This was not the tour I am about to describe. It was the start of a later tour, but the bike and gear are the same. ...
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    My wife and I both use Velocity Dyad rims,...

    My wife and I both use Velocity Dyad rims, Wheelsmith double butted spokes and either XT, Ultegra, or 105 hubs. The XT and Ultegra hubs have the most miles. On a tour in 2011 part of our route took...
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    I was just kidding!!!:)

    I was just kidding!!!:)
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    It is worth noting that Co-Motion Cycles, a very...

    It is worth noting that Co-Motion Cycles, a very reputable bike builder uses Dyad rims on most of their bikes including Tandems.

    Co-Motion Cycles | periscope-torpedo
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    by Doug64
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    Chicago MUP along Lake Michigan during an air...

    Chicago MUP along Lake Michigan during an air show taking place over the lake:) We had ridden through Chicago from the west on our cross country trip. We got off the bikes and walked through the...
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    No, I have not, but I have a little story about...

    No, I have not, but I have a little story about bikers in PR from my brother who is living there. Not much help, but I thought it was amusing.

    He was on his daily early morning jaunt to the gym...
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    Good suggestions, and you might also add: Make...

    Good suggestions, and you might also add: Make sure your saddle is not sloping downward at the nose. This cause you to slide forward, putting a lot of pressure on your hands. The saddle should be...
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    Here is another view of a travel agent. When I...

    Here is another view of a travel agent. When I built up my wife's bike she wanted V-brakes with Shimano STI road shifters, so I reluctantly put the travel agents on for her. I thought they would be...
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    Is fender clearance with the mini's a problem?

    Is fender clearance with the mini's a problem?
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    Why are you going 20 mph on a MUP?

    Why are you going 20 mph on a MUP?
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    Look at your gear ratios on your bike, and...

    Look at your gear ratios on your bike, and determine if they are adequate for the grades you will encounter.

    We used a low of 17 gear inches, and it was barely adequate for some of the grades;...
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    OK, tell me about this one:)...

    OK, tell me about this one:)
    http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_photos/Europe%202011/IMG_4977.jpg
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    That is mostly true. However, sometimes an...

    That is mostly true. However, sometimes an urgent care clinic or even a drug store can be a couple of days riding or longer away. While it is possible to ride for a couple days with some injuries,...
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    I tend to agree and disagree with you comment. I...

    I tend to agree and disagree with you comment. I believe that GPS, smart phones, ACA maps and routes, and the internet have taken a lot of the adventure out of bike touring. I toured quite handily...
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    Like indyfabz said, "It all depends." Clubs are...

    Like indyfabz said, "It all depends." Clubs are different; some are fast and furious, while others are more relaxed. Some of the larger clubs accommodate both type of riders. It all depends on your...
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