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    About a year ago, I was on a notoriously busy...

    About a year ago, I was on a notoriously busy section of a 3 lane (plus r/l turn lanes) highway with a couple sections of stop lights. It was just dark, I was doing about 30mph getting back up to...
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    The reason I'd like to have the ability to...

    The reason I'd like to have the ability to optionally do updates by SMS is because I recognize that in a lot of areas you don't have any cellphone network available. SMS runs through a data channel...
  3. I've been having an awesome good time with Ride...

    I've been having an awesome good time with Ride With GPS and their navigation feature. :)
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    yeah you probably could. Unfortunately, I have a...

    yeah you probably could. Unfortunately, I have a strange fear of ticks that sometimes limits my campsite choices. :cry:
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    throughout a lot of the world they have...

    throughout a lot of the world they have information centers in all the little towns that will assist in finding lodging, food, etc. The US doesn't usually have those and when they have something like...
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    Sometimes, not having things planned is far...

    Sometimes, not having things planned is far better than planning out everything. I'll admit that thought it works far better in most of the world but not as well in the USA...
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    I've made dumplings on tour although not steamed....

    I've made dumplings on tour although not steamed. They're pretty easy although potstickers are far easier.

    If I had a titanium wok that I could take with me, I'd be eating really well on most of...
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    As you said, to each their own. It's not...

    As you said, to each their own.

    It's not always about knowing where you are but often I roll into a place and then roll out only to find out later that I missed something because I didn't know...
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    what I'd like in a touring app

    I've been seeing a lot of questions on various forums regarding apps for displaying their map coordinates to others.

    Instead of asking about what apps people use, I thought I'd put down what I'd...
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    I have a Cutter Precision PV8 and a Sinewave...

    I have a Cutter Precision PV8 and a Sinewave Revolution. It's a fantastic combination thus far and has been able to easily charge any android device and even my iPhone 6 w/o any cache battery needed....
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    Tour plans :)

    I'm planning on doing a transamerica ride of sorts that starts in Virginia Beach and goes west on the usual ACA transamerica route. Then I'm thinking I'll catch the Western Express route to the...
  12. Hurricane Ridge is pretty fantastic but don't...

    Hurricane Ridge is pretty fantastic but don't know that it'd be worth it. If you're there, you may as well get off the bike, do some hiking, and camp overnight. It's fun being in snow fields in the...
  13. It's a bit out of the way and it means ascending...

    It's a bit out of the way and it means ascending the bottom portion of a pass BUT there is the Goldmeyer Hot Springs on the way from Vancouver to San Fran.

    Goldmyer Hot Springs | Directions
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    As long as you have an app to pull your location...

    As long as you have an app to pull your location every 5-10 minutes, Google's Location History site is an excellent way of getting where someone is and it's built into Android already. :)
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    Heh.. I

    Heh.. I <3 the stories about how good they are at getting into things. :)
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    Agreed. It was late and I wasn't thinking about...

    Agreed. It was late and I wasn't thinking about it because apparently I'm less careful when car camping. Next time I wont be forgetting. Personally, I'm thankful the top came open and spilled out the...
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    Masked Bandit Lushes

    So I went camping with the family this past weekend and brought along alcohol for several alcohol stoves that I built figuring that I'd test them all. I didn't quite get to that like I was hoping...
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    Hold on here while I take advantage of alan's...

    Hold on here while I take advantage of alan's offer.. :-P
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    I'd leave it at a metro stop like Shady Grove or...

    I'd leave it at a metro stop like Shady Grove or White Flint metro.

    I'm about 45 minutes outside of DC (Frederick, MD area) and the tow path goes pretty close to my place. If you're interested,...
  20. I had this happen to me while riding the Seagull...

    I had this happen to me while riding the Seagull Century. Some kid (probably 8yo) and his friends all pelted me with rocks. I saw the rock travel from the hand one one kid all the way until it struck...
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    I'm aware of one on the market that uses the top...

    I'm aware of one on the market that uses the top cap for the antenna. I don't know how good it does with reception but it's an interesting usage...
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    Just today I saw a Pinarello Dogma 2 with Campy...

    Just today I saw a Pinarello Dogma 2 with Campy EPS on top of a car without a lock on the rack for 3 hours.
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    I'd you do that you'll likely attenuate the...

    I'd you do that you'll likely attenuate the signals because you have to have an antenna for the chip to function. I'd expect sophisticated thieves to use a GPS jammer, remove the bike, then remove...
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    Yeah, because no one ever disables car alarms and...

    Yeah, because no one ever disables car alarms and boosts the cars.

    I don't know how you'd have a gps chip that can't be disabled. I bet I could disable one using the parts from a disposable camera...
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    I agree that it was too fast. What surprises me...

    I agree that it was too fast. What surprises me is that the dooring didn't happen from the parked cars. I was totally expecting some parked car mashing and suddenly it's a jackass taxi that stopped...
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