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  1. Thread: Riding alone

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    One thing I haven't seen mentioned in the first...

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned in the first page of replies...stealth camp and stay the heck away from the state parks. If you don't like the idea of camping there....DON'T. I been on the road...
  2. 39 days. Heck I left NH on June 22 and spent 4...

    39 days. Heck I left NH on June 22 and spent 4 days off in Annapolis watching the RAAM racers finish before heading on down to FL and then across the Gulf Coast to New Orleans and now I'm up in...
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    Okay, I know this will sound crazy but for for...

    Okay, I know this will sound crazy but for for warm weather camping anymore I just use the rainfly from the tent. It acts as a great insulator and will keep you dry as well. By the time you stuff...
  4. Bagels, high in calories, high in carbs, low in...

    Bagels, high in calories, high in carbs, low in fat, high in protein, high in sodium(helps to keep you from getting dehydrated), comes in many varieties. I can eat through 6-12 of them a day. I...
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    I rode 21 consecutive 100+ miles days earlier...

    I rode 21 consecutive 100+ miles days earlier this year fixed gear, 52x17. Does that qualify. Last year I rode a 5200 miles bike trip single speed 53x19 and was going to do this year trip that I'm...
  6. Where was you planning on flying out of...Philly?...

    Where was you planning on flying out of...Philly? Make it a round trip flight.

    I would have to agree there are lots of options where you can. Look at a the road map of PA/DE/MD/NJ. Tons of road...
  7. Why not start and finish in the same spot and a...

    Why not start and finish in the same spot and a ride a big loop around the area. It would make planning the flights a lot easier. You could do Delaware Water Gap, Hershey, PA, northern MD, even...
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    Wrong...you need to be more selective in where...

    Wrong...you need to be more selective in where you camp. Don't be sleeping on rocks unless you want the rocks to be poking into you at night. It all comes down to campsite choice.
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    I did kinda say that misleading like. I meant...

    I did kinda say that misleading like. I meant changing the entire gearing around on the bike I am riding fixed gear on a flip flop hub.

    Funny thing is I find I get more speed by power pedaling...
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    This is actually the scenario I'm dealing with. ...

    This is actually the scenario I'm dealing with. I know I climb slowly, some by being lazy, aka not a racer just a long distance rider so I'm not trying to push the speed. I know climbing with a...
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    Power output vs RPMs

    Does higher power output limit the amount of RPMs you can pedal?

    I realize the reason I' asking the question is putting me at lower power output, downhill riding but since I'm still applying power...
  12. Thread: Lowerback pain

    by bikenh
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    How well hydrated are you? Is the pain in the...

    How well hydrated are you? Is the pain in the kidneys area? Whenever I get lower back pain and I go out and stat drinking the lower back pain disappears.

    I would agree it does sound fit related...
  13. Thread: gearing

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    Got to agree, it all depends on the shape you are...

    Got to agree, it all depends on the shape you are in. I tour all the time, last year on a singlespeed 53x19 with 40 pounds of gear. I rode through the Appalachians with no trouble whatsoever doing...
  14. Funny thing is I was just about to ask pretty...

    Funny thing is I was just about to ask pretty much the same question. After having dropped the chain twice in the past 1.5 months, both times it appears to have dropped off the cog first(yesterday...
  15. ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Did the same thing. Difference...

    ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Did the same thing. Difference has been out of the three trips I've been on, 2700 miles , 1700 miles and 5200 miles, I've used the backpack on each and everyone of them. The only...
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    When you don't own a car and live by yourself,...

    When you don't own a car and live by yourself, you find a way of getting around. When you do it often enough...you get in shape. When you don't believe in supporting this commie regime in...
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    To put it simply, pretty much everything is free,...

    To put it simply, pretty much everything is free, when you really stop and think about it. Man kind has put a price on its head. Rubber grows on trees. Trees grow naturally. Rubber is free. ...
  18. I find myself in the same situation while on bike...

    I find myself in the same situation while on bike trips but the simplicity of not having to worry about having to have trees or anything else, even dirt to work with to setup my campsite is a big...
  19. I'll put it simply for your best benefit...for...

    I'll put it simply for your best benefit...for every rider there is different way of doing things. I agree on the water bottles. I have been using 1 liter pop bottles for several years now. they...
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    I agree it doesn't make sense to overpay. Hence...

    I agree it doesn't make sense to overpay. Hence why I was asking the question. You're the first response that has given even a decent place to look. I have limited internet access so I can't spend...
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    Yeah, it's like what I heard stated a number of...

    Yeah, it's like what I heard stated a number of years ago. The tire companies, car tire, can make tires that can get 100,000 miles...now probably even more. At the same time I noticed that they had...
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    I've been on several different rims over the...

    I've been on several different rims over the period of time since I started having the problem. Like I said it occurs both front and rear. Funny thing is today I rode to the bike shop to pick up a...
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    Problem is I don't have a rear brake hooked up on...

    Problem is I don't have a rear brake hooked up on the bike. I haven't for several years now. Riding here in the northeast winters without fenders destroys brake arms in one winter. I rarely ever...
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    The problem I always have is right where the bead...

    The problem I always have is right where the bead connects to the sidewall of tire. It always cuts through right there, front or rear wheel. What I always notice is the same thing. First I notice...
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    Tire suggestions

    I believe I've started to run into a problem...it sure looks that way.

    I average close to 17,000 miles a year...4 year average. Two of past three years I've ridden over 20,000 miles. I've not...
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