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    touring when it is hotter than Hot

    How did you do. I once got Heat Exhaustion at about 90... Long term forecast for the Pacific Northwest Interior is nearly 100 for days. What was your experience like with prolonged exposure to 95...
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    I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are...

    I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are Scott's at full price cheap. ?I've paid as high as $140. Over a year's time, You walk on your road shoes quite a bit. I've gone through Bike shoes...
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    Are Sidi Bike shoes really worth it.?

    Going on a long bike tour.
    . Most of their shoes run 2 to 3 times more expensive than Scott's, Pearl Izumi , or Shimano's . Are they really that much more comfortable. ? Or is a shoe a shoe,...
  4. I agree. I might be going solo for a four day...

    I agree. I might be going solo for a four day credit card tour. My distances during those four days won't be that great. I might take along a foldable lightweight backpack just in case.
  5. I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day...

    I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day credit card tour. That and a small backpack should do the trick.
    . Light . It should hold at least 3 days worth of one's basic needs. It holds 28...
  6. I am always one to take more stuff than I need....

    I am always one to take more stuff than I need. I'll probably stay one night in Bellingham. One night in BC. Another night in Bellingham before I hit the train back.. A day and a half on the train....
  7. Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere...

    Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere near Haloween.
  8. Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question....

    Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question. I'll have no sag wagon. . . Guess, my time there will mostly be spent on the bike. Very little social stuff going on.. Mostly riding about Vancouver...
  9. Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders...

    Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders didn't change his shorts for days .By the smell of him, maybe even the better part of a week. He got a bad case of crotch rot. It was not pretty....
  10. That's a good plan. There would be no questions...

    That's a good plan. There would be no questions if it was simply the 14 days with sag and I was coming straight backwith no off days in Portland. . Guess, I could take just one pair of black...
  11. I think my plan is mail my tent and camping...

    I think my plan is mail my tent and camping supplies to my hotel in Portland. Then ship them back from Bellingham. In Portland, I'll be doing some local touring about Portland, Bellingham, and B.C....
  12. Taking enough stuff for a Long Distance Tour.

    I'll be doing a 14-day tour in the Pacific Northwest during June and July. ( Washington State and Oregon. mostly east of the Cascades. )
    The 14 days will be sag supported. We are allowed two bags...
  13. In the US most insurance companies have such high...

    In the US most insurance companies have such high deductibles , as to render them useless when it comes to bikes.
  14. So nothing exists that is light and strong . ?

    So nothing exists that is light and strong . ?
  15. Your favorite , lightest weight, least bulky, bike Lock

    Any recommendations. ? Two friends have had their bikes stolen of late. One a Six thousand dollar carbon bike, the other a 1500 dollar commuter. All they had been using were thin cable locks.
    Do...
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    Sticky: Well deserved too, for a classy guy. Somewhere,...

    Well deserved too, for a classy guy. Somewhere, we should maintain a Bicycle Forum Wall of Fame for the likes of Tom.
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    Sticky: Tom, a great humanitarian , sage , and cycling...

    Tom, a great humanitarian , sage , and cycling champion.. Our site is not the same without Tom.. If only back when Tom was healthier , more of us could have ridden on his beautiful , epic journeys...
  18. Some very helpful Ideas here.. We live in an area...

    Some very helpful Ideas here.. We live in an area where we have year round cycling.. Having nearly 300 members we have a variety of interests and kinds of cyclists..
    Our meetings are beneficial...
  19. Any Suggestions: The job of a bike club's Program Chair..

    My bike club drafted me to be its Program chair. Some say the most thankless and difficult job.. You get feed back such as, that program stinks.. Should a program fall apart at the last minute...
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    My condolences too.. Do come back.. My wife...

    My condolences too..
    Do come back.. My wife died of a sudden , massive heart attack on Aug 28... It will take years to get over such a loss. Such a loss will devastate a person for years...
    That...
  21. It appears the Dude rode through the "Stan's " in...

    It appears the Dude rode through the "Stan's " in Asia. I am impressed..
  22. Steve Fabes' website. Cycling six continents .

    My kind of site. Pretty cool.. Known as Cycling the Six.. Who wants to join in..?




    About Cycling The 6
    Like most decisions of great consequence my plan to cycle the length of six of the...
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    TDF: Tour de France or Tour De Food.

    TDF tours sound like one long eating fest. Interrupted by sleep and riding. Would not having to eat that much get boring..


    Tour de Snack Time A Tale in Epic Eating

    The almost nonstop...
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