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  1. According to press releases over the past few...

    According to press releases over the past few years, Amtrak has purchased new baggage cars which have shelving that converts to bike racks. The purchase has been made, I was told personally by...
  2. When I feel it is safe, I go. If I'm the only...

    When I feel it is safe, I go. If I'm the only vehicle at that intersection, the light may be on a sensor or camera actuated system which will be unlikely to detect a bike. I'm not going to sit and...
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    I use a Topeak full sized frame pump and it can...

    I use a Topeak full sized frame pump and it can work well by itself, but I also carry a couple of CO 2 cartridges when travelling. I use the pump to fill the tires about halfway and the cartridges...
  4. Thread: Us br 35

    by irwin7638
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    The Platt River campground is a great place to...

    The Platt River campground is a great place to stay, I was there a few years ago. Look forward to meeting you in September.

    Marc
  5. When you decide what you want to use, the...

    When you decide what you want to use, the hardware for the SKS Raceblades is available separately. I used it to convert a pair of fenders and got much better coverage than their normal clip on's.
    ...
  6. Thread: Us br 35

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    Us br 35

    Last week I rode a portion of US BR 35 I hadn't explored. I thought I would share it here:
    Simply Cycle: Connecting the dots.

    Marc
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    I wasn't on the bike at the time, but on a trip...

    I wasn't on the bike at the time, but on a trip in June. While camping at the Indiana Dunes, a thunderstorm hit just before going to bed. It dropped about 2" of rain in an hour or so. The trees...
  8. I shoot for 60-80 miles per day. That covers...

    I shoot for 60-80 miles per day. That covers some ground and leaves enough energy at the end of the day to enjoy where I am.

    Marc
  9. I have the Pletscher Clem rack on my Hunqapillar...

    I have the Pletscher Clem rack on my Hunqapillar because it will handle a bigger load and also has a taillight mount that is recessed a bit and protects the light beneath the rail of the rack.
    I...
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    We are sticking to the original dates. I don't...

    We are sticking to the original dates. I don't have the final confirmation but between 10-15 of us will be getting together on the original dates of Sept 25-27. I'll be sending a PM in the next few...
  11. Obviously you need the same equipment as your...

    Obviously you need the same equipment as your competitors when you are racing, index shifting makes sense in that scenario. Every indexed shifter I have used, and my son has used, has broken at some...
  12. I have; downtube shifters on my road bike,...

    I have; downtube shifters on my road bike,
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    stem shifters on my light touring bike,
    470502
    twist grip on my city/commuter,
    470503
    and bar ends on my...
  13. I was recently reminded of the problem when my...

    I was recently reminded of the problem when my pedals failed during a trip across Illinois and back. Even commonly accepted advances such as sealed bearings are impractical for some applications. A...
  14. I think the major bike manufacturers should take...

    I think the major bike manufacturers should take a lesson from the car industry. Since WW2 the car industry has engaged a pervasive campaign to convince the public that a car is absolutely...
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    Look through the Bicycle Quarterly blog Off the...

    Look through the Bicycle Quarterly blog Off the Beaten Path. A lot of testing has been done concerning that question and they seem to believe that the larger tire (within a specific range) will be...
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    Just a reminder and bump for this event. The...

    Just a reminder and bump for this event.

    The way things stand 6 weeks out we have about 15 people intending to come. I plan to reserve 4 adjacent campsites at the modern campgrounds in Yankee...
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    They told me to get the vaccine since I had had...

    They told me to get the vaccine since I had had chicken pox as a child. I couldn't see a reason not to.

    Marc
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    I just saw this thread for the first time. I've...

    I just saw this thread for the first time. I've made three tours of a week or less:

    The GAP/CO trail in April,

    Zion, Il. around the lake through Chi town to Kalamazoo in June,

    and across...
  20. Poll: 32-622 Pasela Pteveryday use on my Hillborne...

    32-622 Pasela Pteveryday use on my Hillborne
    35-584 Soma Express on my Soma mixte city bike
    50-622 Schwalbe Big Ben on my touring rig.
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    I used clipless pedals for several years but...

    I used clipless pedals for several years but switched to spiked platforms and regular shoes. I find no difference in the efficiency and the platforms are much more convenient and comfortable. It's...
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    +1 Chrome makes gear that meets the needs of...

    +1 Chrome makes gear that meets the needs of messengers and the shoes are tough. I've used them for years and they hold up under all kinds of conditions.

    Marc
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    I've been on my bike every day for the past two...

    I've been on my bike every day for the past two years.
    Auto mileage this year is 1562.

    Marc
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    I stopped watching sports on TV period. I think...

    I stopped watching sports on TV period. I think they have lost their credibility. There's too much money enticing athletes to become whatever pharmacological experiment will create better...
  25. Unfortunately I had not heard of Duffy's. I was...

    Unfortunately I had not heard of Duffy's. I was using Schwalbe Big Ben tires 50-622 (typical 29er size) and they work well on the trail or on pavement. In fact, they are remarkably fast on the...
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