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    Severe Weather & Lightning

    With approaching thunderstorms and in the event of lightning while pedaling in an area where no buildings or other shelters are available, what is your response to the situation?
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    I ordered four bars of the Kirk's soap, and per...

    I ordered four bars of the Kirk's soap, and per another suggestion above I used a veggie peeler and shaved some into the washer with my bike clothes after a ride today. I thought it worked well. I...
  3. Thread: Arthritis

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    I have arthritis in my wrists, hands, and...

    I have arthritis in my wrists, hands, and shoulders; the worst is my left wrist and shoulder. I'm 64 and try to ride at least 100 miles a week, sometimes more. I wear wrist braces with a metal...
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    I like this, thanks :)

    I like this, thanks :)
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    I appreciate all the thoughts from those who have...

    I appreciate all the thoughts from those who have replied to my question. I agree that there is a lot of concern and data questioning the efficacy of antibacterial soaps, but it is not definitive to...
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    Have not seen the "leaves" before, think I will...

    Have not seen the "leaves" before, think I will try them, thanks for the idea and other info provided
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    Soap

    Are there strong opinions about what kind of bath soap and detergent for laundry you like to carry while touring? For years while backpacking and cycle touring I carried Dr. Bronner's peppermint...
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    I do not make reservations for camping or motels,...

    I do not make reservations for camping or motels, which can be good or bad, but if something deters me during the day (wind) I don't have to make it to a destination. I try not to fight the wind and...
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    Visual Safety Equipment

    While touring, who uses some type of visual safety equipment (flag, fluorescent tape, high visibility triangles, or others) in addition to flashing lights? If so, would you care to describe? I've...
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    With some hesitancy I venture the humble opinion...

    With some hesitancy I venture the humble opinion that while people discuss pronouns little children are still going to bed hungry at night, wars are being fought, politicians are still lying, and...
  11. A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and...

    A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and went to Brunswick, GA and then back across to Oregon coast, and planned to then turn back to Oklahoma City. I hurt my shoulder and had to stop in...
  12. Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)

    Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)
  13. St. Louis bypass on Mississippi River Trail

    I will be riding south on the MRT and would prefer to not go thru St. Louis, no reason other than I don't get much pleasure from riding in cities. Has anyone used a route you like to go around and...
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    US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently...

    US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently along the coast. From Wakulla thru Port St. Joe is the area they call the Big Bend area and includes Apalachicola. These little towns are fishing...
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    I've carried an emergency blanket for years,...

    I've carried an emergency blanket for years, never thought of using it as a ground sheet or anything else. Ask and ye shall receive :) That's why I like Preacher Casy so much in The Grapes of...
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    Ground Sheet for Tent

    When camping in a tent along the way: 1. do you use a ground sheet and 2. do you put it inside or under the tent? Many years ago I always put it under the tent to protect the floor from sharp...
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    Sticky: I love this thread, hope to see more replies...

    I love this thread, hope to see more replies about things people do on tour, it's very helpful. My two favorites that I've used are the velcro strap parking brake and the tube being used as a hose...
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    I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I...

    I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I met a woman of 75 a couple years ago who was crossing from Maine to California solo. I have been so filled with admiration for her every time I...
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    This looks like a nice ride :)

    This looks like a nice ride :)
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    I like this :)

    I like this :)
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    Mostly loops; living in Mobile, AL I can go into...

    Mostly loops; living in Mobile, AL I can go into FL and take several different routes to the Atlantic East Coast and then come back a different path. US 90, 98, and 27 are great roads with wide...
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    thanks very much, I have been failing to give...

    thanks very much, I have been failing to give mosquitoes enough thought, and I live in Mobile; glad you emphasized that. I need to think a little more about dogs too, I went cross country a couple...
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    thanks for the info, I have a mosquito hood, only...

    thanks for the info, I have a mosquito hood, only used it once while backpacking, never while cycling, but I have it packed. Mosquito repellant help any?
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    thanks for the info

    thanks for the info
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    Thanks very much. Right about the Gators,...

    Thanks very much. Right about the Gators, reminds me of the old Tony Joe White song, "Poke Salad Annie, gator got your granny, chomp chomp". I appreciate your response.
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