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    crazyguyonabike: crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle...

    crazyguyonabike:

    crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals

    Adventure Cycling Association's web site has internal links to helpful touring tips,...
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    That's good to know. I will be shipping my bike...

    That's good to know. I will be shipping my bike there for assembly. Also going to have them box it for the return home. The shop is moving to a location not far from where it is now.

    My planned...
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    I rode across the country with 12 other people....

    I rode across the country with 12 other people. That amounted to more than 48,000 bike miles. Not one cable issue. I have never carried extra cables on any tour. But as noted, they weight next to...
  4. If the people you ride with crash that much I...

    If the people you ride with crash that much I suggest finding different people to ride with. You will be safer.
  5. Brief, but you get the gist: Man arrested...

    Brief, but you get the gist:

    Man arrested after road rage incident in Solebury - Bucks County Courier Times: Community New | Bucks County Courier Times | Bucks County, PA

    One of the cyclists...
  6. Pfft. A guy who was living in a home within sight...

    Pfft. A guy who was living in a home within sight of my front door came outside, walked across the street and took a dump in the tree plot of my neighbor two doors down. The tree plot had a wall of...
  7. Reckless driver in response to me telling her she...

    Reckless driver in response to me telling her she needs to bone up on the PA Traffic Code: "I don't believe in the government."

    Me, something like: "Well then you had better pull over and walk...
  8. In other words, people don't like to ride with...

    In other words, people don't like to ride with you very often.

    Me thinks rpenmanparker might have hit on something.
  9. Since late December I have had two spinal...

    Since late December I have had two spinal injections to treat four bulging disks. I had the same treatment back in 2010 and it worked well. I aggravated it again on a week-long tour last September....
  10. 100 mile overnight camping trip at a state park....

    100 mile overnight camping trip at a state park. Getting ready for the Black Hills and NW Nebraska next month.
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    With the post-tour run for a celebratory bottle...

    With the post-tour run for a celebratory bottle of wine I passed the 100 mile mark Sunday.

    On the way out Saturday morning:

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    I think you will need to do a lot more than 10...

    I think you will need to do a lot more than 10 mile rides to have a good time on a 90 mile ride. And you have provided no information on the terrain of your commute as compared to the terrain of your...
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    Saw a news story last night. They say nearly 10K...

    Saw a news story last night. They say nearly 10K trips in the first week. The first video clip in the piece showed a guy riding on the sidewalk. On Friday I saw three young people riding down the...
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    By riding more than 100 miles this month. Going...

    By riding more than 100 miles this month. Going to start tomorrow by doing a camping overnighter to a state park. Think the route is about 90 miles round trip.
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    I am about 218 at my heaviest. Have had no issues...

    I am about 218 at my heaviest. Have had no issues with my Stan's tubeless. I think I have the Alpha 340 rims built (by a skilled builder) around CK hubs. Just get the shop to remove the unfortunate...
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    It just started about one week ago so there is...

    It just started about one week ago so there is likely not much significant data yet. I have seen people using the bikes. In fact, I saw two people riding the bikes during my morning walk to work. The...
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    I have a set of red Chris Kings. Paid about what...

    I have a set of red Chris Kings. Paid about what the rear hub alone retails for, albeit the rear is 10 speed. I am having it converted to 11 speed for my custom ti frame that is STILL at the...
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    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.xWWlk%2fcuqZ26KBnG...

    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.xWWlk%2fcuqZ26KBnGPLpLTA&pid=15.1
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    Sounds more like redneck trailer trash than...

    Sounds more like redneck trailer trash than "ghetto." Wrap it in duct tape to give it that faux metallic look and you will be the envy of the trailer park.
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    Why not? Are you suggesting that the ride organizer won't have the stops promised?


    "This is a fully supported deal. Like seven consecutive T-shirt rides they say.

    We meet up with SAG trucks...
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    Makes me think you need your head examined for...

    Makes me think you need your head examined for either: (1) Locking up a high-end bike or (2) Putting WI T11s on an otherwise low end bike. ;)
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    +1. And they prove that I am too cool to have to...

    +1. And they prove that I am too cool to have to wave.
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    Get fenders or you will die a slow, painful...

    Get fenders or you will die a slow, painful death. It will not be pretty.
  24. I have done tours like this with double compact...

    I have done tours like this with double compact (50x24) and a 28t on the back. Personally, I would take the lighter bike. Gearing is decent--and it's lighter. In the end though, it depends on your...
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    I looked at it on Street View and you are...

    I looked at it on Street View and you are correct. There is basically no shoulder, at least early on. I think there may be a shoulder after the junction with SD 89. The timing of the trip has me...
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