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    Usually they need some adjustment when you first...

    Usually they need some adjustment when you first buy one. And of course with any other bike, they will need adjustment about a month afterwards. The one area where I find Walmart bikes to be the weak...
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    Within 2 or 3 hours of sunset most of the time,...

    Within 2 or 3 hours of sunset most of the time, even in summer. I hate morning cycling, just more muggy even if the temps are cooler.
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    I always say don't focus so much on the bicycle...

    I always say don't focus so much on the bicycle but on the actual ride itself and things like camping equipment and other stuff like electronics, clothing, staying DRY and warm, keeping your sanity...
  4. The problem with bread is that it does take up a...

    The problem with bread is that it does take up a lot of space. Also tends to get squished. If you must carry break, carry Italian or French bread, they are resistant to being squished. Peanut butter...
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    I actually left my food in my panniers during my...

    I actually left my food in my panniers during my recent ride from Williamsport to Pittsburgh and back along the GAP C&O canal. No problems with critters but at the end of the day, I am lazy and just...
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    Nice idea, Denmark is a country that loves it's...

    Nice idea, Denmark is a country that loves it's bicycles, that's for sure. Don't think it would work in the states, in places where it might work like Manhattan, space is such a premium there. But...
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    Attaching a car GPS to a bicycle is a horrible...

    Attaching a car GPS to a bicycle is a horrible idea, they simply do not play nice when it rains because they are not one bit waterproof unless you get the units built for motorcycles. Plus they are...
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    LBS a tough business to start, many go under......

    LBS a tough business to start, many go under... Requires quite a bit of cash (or loans) up front for inventory, then rental of space. The majority of money to be made in an LBS is doing repairs on...
  9. A judgment against her would be almost useless....

    A judgment against her would be almost useless. Since she has two kids, it's almost certain that all her income would be exempt from being garnished for cover the judgment. It's one thing to win a...
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    I just rode from Four Locks at the C&O canal and...

    I just rode from Four Locks at the C&O canal and Pittsburgh and back via the GAP. Had no problems at all with the signage at all, very well marked.

    The GAP is great but could use one more free...
  11. Schwinn Sidewinder. Just get new pedals for it...

    Schwinn Sidewinder. Just get new pedals for it and you are good to go for 1,000s of miles. Rode one from SC to TX back in 2005.



    I personally wouldn't want to tour on a road bike but that would...
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    Thanks for the replies, been looking at a smaller...

    Thanks for the replies, been looking at a smaller bike that can be transported much easier, say on a greyhound or when I ride up north with the family. Wanted to hear opinions directly from here.
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    Foldable or portable bikes for touring.

    I know you can tour on anything, in fact, I preach it all the time.

    What I am curious about is for those who have actually toured on one of those. You know the 20 inch tires and low center of...
  14. Shipwreck, you will get a wide variety of posters...

    Shipwreck, you will get a wide variety of posters in here but the for most part, the topics in here involve gear that actually have little to do with a successful tour.

    If you run into ANYONE who...
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    What can happen is one of two things 1) They...

    What can happen is one of two things

    1) They raise the premiums for the driver
    2) They cancel the insurance of the driver
    Driver will have to get new insurance through another company and...
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    I also learned this trick, if being passed by a...

    I also learned this trick, if being passed by a truck on a two lane road without a shoulder, assume there is a car behind them that you can't hear. Of course make yourself easily seen and don't ride...
  17. Glad you posted this. US 76 once you get west of...

    Glad you posted this. US 76 once you get west of Chapin isn't that bad at all for a US route, I've ridden it from Chapin to Laurens in sections, plus it follows a railroad keeping it nearly flat for...
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    Not a real factor on the East Coast like it is on...

    Not a real factor on the East Coast like it is on the West Coast or Prairies.
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    I was just in Florida and those roads are many...

    I was just in Florida and those roads are many many times better then South Carolina's. A lot of your roads have shoulders, even the turnpikes had paved shoulders often marked as bike lanes. Your...
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    Never ride against traffic. Never, ever, never,...

    Never ride against traffic. Never, ever, never, never, ever, never...

    I live in a state that has virtually zero shoulders on any roads period. You are much much safer riding with traffic. Riding...
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    And a single ticket won't be written for it...

    And a single ticket won't be written for it unless an collision happens. Without the funding make it into a major public awareness campaign, these laws are worthless.
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    Plus n+1... Can't think of a single downside on...

    Plus n+1... Can't think of a single downside on riding with 32 tires vs a thinner tire for touring.
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    Camping because I can stop whenever I find a good...

    Camping because I can stop whenever I find a good spot and set up camp. When I did my long tour, I camped every single night but if money was no object, I would probably stay at a hotel room every...
  24. I live in South Carolina.... Excellent plan in my...

    I live in South Carolina.... Excellent plan in my opinion... The google maps from Charleston to Congaree are excellent, US 176 outside of metro Charleston area is lightly traveled. And once you are...
  25. It's not enforced anywhere it's enacted. Only if...

    It's not enforced anywhere it's enacted. Only if a series of signs saying "3 feet is the law" will these laws have any effect along with a major TV campaign. Right now what happens, law gets passed,...
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