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    Thanks for the report! Sounds like grand fun!

    Thanks for the report! Sounds like grand fun!
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    check out Bicycle / Pedestrian Information,...

    check out Bicycle / Pedestrian Information, Routes
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    I use the Carradice SQR system: ...

    I use the Carradice SQR system:
    http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r6/kukulaj/Nomad/IMG_2323_zpsmq0zlvq2.jpg
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    Bears on the east coast can be nasty as well as...

    Bears on the east coast can be nasty as well as smart:

    New Jersey hiker took photos of bear before it killed him - CBS News

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/brcfacts.pdf
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    I've used a bear canister in bear country here in...

    I've used a bear canister in bear country here in the Catskills. We have lots of bears! Up in the Adirondacks I think there are places where canister are required because the bears know how to get to...
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    I live in Ulster County. I get over to Columbia...

    I live in Ulster County. I get over to Columbia County from time to time. Lots of great riding, if you like country roads!

    An organized ride that looks like grand fun that isn't too far: State...
  7. Someplace I read Joel Friel talking about weight...

    Someplace I read Joel Friel talking about weight and climbing. He was talking pounds per inch. I'm like 5'11" and maybe 182 lb or so, make 2.56 lb per inch. I forget exactly but I think he said above...
  8. Maybe ask on the Training & Nutrition subforum! I...

    Maybe ask on the Training & Nutrition subforum! I average 10 mph ... I've been riding about 3000 miles a year the last four years, since I got back into biking. Maybe now I average 10.2 mph or...
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    I like the Sekuclip spoke reflectors: Bike24 -...

    I like the Sekuclip spoke reflectors: Bike24 - WOWOW Sekuclip Spoke Reflectors Familypack (72 pcs.)

    They reflect well from just about any angle!
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    Here is my table of recommended tire pressures:...

    Here is my table of recommended tire pressures: Interdependent Science: Bicycle Tire Pressure

    There are so many factors... rim width, road conditions, etc. Any formula like this is just a starting...
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    One huge factor is where you are. Some places...

    One huge factor is where you are. Some places it's easy to find a spot by the side of the road, other places it's near impossible. I think mostly US National Forests let you camp pretty freely. It...
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    A shimmy is a tricky thing. Just changing tires...

    A shimmy is a tricky thing. Just changing tires can make a difference. I have a Thorn Nomad which is probably more high end than average... hard to say, really. There is the frame, the components,...
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    I don't see a PM if you tried to send one. I did...

    I don't see a PM if you tried to send one. I did the Erie Canal ride in 2012 & parked over by the Amtrak. We rode from the endpoint of the ride back over the bridge to our car, so definitely that can...
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    Hoffman Park might work. Satellite image shows...

    Hoffman Park might work. Satellite image shows parking. Not too far from the Corning City Preserve. I just drove through Hoffman Park today and it looks pretty quiet.
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    I live in Kingston these days. I've done a fair...

    I live in Kingston these days. I've done a fair amount of local riding. Out 28 to Shandaken, up to Lexington, back on 214 to Phoenicia. Or down Berme rd. to Ellenville, over on 52 to Walker Valley,...
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    One nice feature is that they can breath a bit,...

    One nice feature is that they can breath a bit, i.e. soak up a bit of moisture and then allow it to evaporate elsewhere, e.g. the other side.

    Certainly the surface is a bit like a trampoline, it...
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    Yeah, that kind of half-step front chainring...

    Yeah, that kind of half-step front chainring set-up has a long heritage! It's a regular pattern, so it isn't that hard to work with.

    My six-speed Brompton works that way - the three speed rear hub...
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    Ha! when I am climbing steep hills, one problem I...

    Ha! when I am climbing steep hills, one problem I run into sometimes is that my speedometer won't read below 2 mph!
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    Why not more like 42/32/26 or some such. Hauling...

    Why not more like 42/32/26 or some such. Hauling 100 pounds of harmonicas etc. up the Appalachian hills, the low gears are nice! 21 inches ain't bad, but.... I'd go lower than my 17 inch, but then I...
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    Wow so sorry for your loss. That is a real...

    Wow so sorry for your loss. That is a real tragedy. Playing her songs, that sounds like exactly the right thing! May it keep both of your spirits alive!

    Happy trails on the bike!
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    It's going to depend on the rims, too. Wider rims will make the tire wider.
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    I use the Carradice SQR system. It takes the load off the saddle... there are tales of saddle rails breaking, but I don't know if it is something to worry about. The max load is 10 Kg = 22 lb.
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    I am using "dynamo" to refer to a device that...

    I am using "dynamo" to refer to a device that transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy. There's a good variety of flashlights, radios, flashlight-radio combinations, and other sorts of...
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    I like this question: what is touring? Yeah, I...

    I like this question: what is touring? Yeah, I think a picnic ought to count! A day trip with the family, out to enjoy to countryside - perfect! Next thing you know, an overnight at a local park....
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    Too true! I often get tires from bike24 in...

    Too true! I often get tires from bike24 in Germany. They have a good selection and good prices, but the shipping cost is outrageous. So I buy in batches! Last summer I got some Schwalbe Marathon...
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