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    From what I remember of Wyoming, water sources...

    From what I remember of Wyoming, water sources are few and far between. Make sure that you know where you can get water, and then plan to carry enough to get you across whatever the longest stretch...
  2. Thread: Route Advice

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    It isn't clear exactly what advice you're looking...

    It isn't clear exactly what advice you're looking for - do you want suggestions on how to get between each successive pair of places?

    I haven't toured in any of those places except the Great...
  3. I have a 2009 Sojourn. It does not have a pump...

    I have a 2009 Sojourn. It does not have a pump peg, but its entirely possible that Raleigh may have added one for later model years.
  4. I rode across TN, then across Great Smokies, and...

    I rode across TN, then across Great Smokies, and up the Blue Ridge parkway through NC and VA back in July/August 2008. My first piece of advice is not to ride too much in the heat of the summer...
  5. I like Vittoria Randonneur Cross for mixed...

    I like Vittoria Randonneur Cross for mixed paved/gravel riding. I also like Schwalbe Marathon Mondial, but for something that's 80% paved, its probably not as good as the Vittorias. How much tire...
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    I use the Mondial 700x40 on my touring bike, and...

    I use the Mondial 700x40 on my touring bike, and that has worked well for dirt roads.
  7. My guess would be that most people are looking...

    My guess would be that most people are looking primarily for "good enough" components on a touring bike. Tiagra (about $300 for the groupset), for example, shifts well and shifts reliably. So why...
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    Whitefish state park in Montana has hiker-biker...

    Whitefish state park in Montana has hiker-biker sites; I suspect that at least some other MT state parks do to. Fall Creek Falls SP in Tennessee also has hiker-biker sites (and hot showers for no...
  9. Thread: Shim!

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    I went on a tour with a buddy once, and he had an...

    I went on a tour with a buddy once, and he had an MTB with disc brakes. The cheap trek rack he got avoided the disc brakes by using a 1" spacer on the bottom bolt. After about five days of riding...
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    When you put the front wheel next to the bike,...

    When you put the front wheel next to the bike, make sure the rotor faces inward, and zip tie the wheel to your frame in a couple of places so they stay together. Also, IGH's suggestion about the...
  11. About four years ago, I hosted a touring cyclist...

    About four years ago, I hosted a touring cyclist going from Austin to Minneapolis. He didn't blog about his trip, and I don't remember what his route was, but it went through Tulsa. If you do go...
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    I've left my truck with warmshowers hosts before...

    I've left my truck with warmshowers hosts before when I went on a short loop tour. If there are any warmshowers types in Anchorage, I would try that first.
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    A lot of states publish a bicycle map showing...

    A lot of states publish a bicycle map showing what highways have shoulders and sometimes what the traffic volume is. You might look for those. I've used those maps for Colorado, Tennessee,...
  14. Thread: I give up

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    Realistically, you probably don't need to worry...

    Realistically, you probably don't need to worry about load capacity unless you're going to be carrying VERY heavy loads. Just make sure that you put enough air in the tire to avoid pinch flats when...
  15. I lived in Seattle for three years, and commuted...

    I lived in Seattle for three years, and commuted by bicycle pretty much every day, so my bike has seen a lot of wet weather. Generally, the key to using a bike in wet weather is preventative...
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    Before you head over there, go on some shorter...

    Before you head over there, go on some shorter tours. Start with an overnight out-and-back, then try another one in the 4-10 day range. In my experience, a tour of 4 or 5 days requires about the...
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    Whenever you shower, wash your riding clothes. ...

    Whenever you shower, wash your riding clothes. Get some soap on them while they're on you. Then put them on inside out and soap the inside surface. Rinse well, and then wring out and hang up the...
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    If you're touring on a very small budget and/or...

    If you're touring on a very small budget and/or your bike doesn't have braze-ons for racks, the kid trailer is a good idea. It's not the best solution, but it will work, especially if you're willing...
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    +1 on Sidi. I used to work at a bike shop, and...

    +1 on Sidi. I used to work at a bike shop, and whenever we had someone with hard-to-fit feet, Sidi was usually what worked for them. As far as I know, they're the only bike shoe that comes in...
  20. I don't know whether they build their wheels or...

    I don't know whether they build their wheels or anything about the quality of workmanship, but the price blue sky has is probably less than what you'd pay for the hubs, rims, and spokes if you built...
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    As I understand it, UV doesn't actually kill most...

    As I understand it, UV doesn't actually kill most bugs, it just neutralizes them and prevents them from reproducing for a certain amount of time. The idea is that they get through your digestive...
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    I carried an MSR Waterworks filter on my last...

    I carried an MSR Waterworks filter on my last tour (3 weeks in Central Colorado, combination of dirt roads, hiking, and a little bit of singletrack), and was pleased with it. It takes about 1 minute...
  23. Have a look at Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier...

    Have a look at Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier route - it's pretty close to what you're planning. Also consider the Iron Horse rail-trail across Washington if your bike can handle some gravel. In...
  24. I used to have a Burley Flatbed that I used to...

    I used to have a Burley Flatbed that I used to haul stuff around town. The fastest I ever went with it was a bit over 30 mph (in a straight line, I wouldn't corner at that speed), with about 80 lbs...
  25. I've used an Army surplus duffel for that before....

    I've used an Army surplus duffel for that before. Its cheap ($5-$10), folds up small, isn't very heavy, and can fit four panniers worth of stuff in it, though you may need to remove some stuff from...
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