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  1. That and some common sense. I do the following...

    That and some common sense. I do the following things.

    * respect any land posted or marked, never cross fences
    * listen for a dog before setting up. If you can hear a dog barking, they can hear...
  2. ^^This^^ I used a bivy in my 2005 tour and it...

    ^^This^^

    I used a bivy in my 2005 tour and it never leaked and I stealthed camped every single night. however, I agree with that post, you want enough room to be able to sit up in your tent to...
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    Cycling per hour is more deadly then driving per...

    Cycling per hour is more deadly then driving per hour. We accept that risk. A fender bender for cars can often be deadly for a cyclist. However, there's a lot more that can be done to help our...
  4. I always advise locking up your bike and taking...

    I always advise locking up your bike and taking your valuables (wallet, money, ID cards) always with you, even inside a gas station. While it rarely happens, if you don't lock up your bike, all it...
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    The odds someone is going to come up to you to...

    The odds someone is going to come up to you to rob you are almost zero in the USA or Western Europe. Just look at the millions of miles of crazyguyonbikejournal and look for people who were robbed...
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    None needed. Put 100 pounds on your back. Start...

    None needed. Put 100 pounds on your back. Start walking. Put 100 pounds on a trailer, start pedaling. See how far you get walking.

    Or do this with the 100 pounds, walk with 100 pounds going down...
  7. I use an Garmin 62s for cycling now but used...

    I use an Garmin 62s for cycling now but used other Garmins in the past. You can't beat them for cycling and if it drops, you probably aren't going to break it like you would a cellphone. As others...
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    I'm sure this has been posted many times before...

    I'm sure this has been posted many times before but I'm not reading through 22 pages of responses. The reason ultralight bike touring hasn't caught on is that it is not necessary. It isn't hiking...
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    And a surprising number of hills also. I remember...

    And a surprising number of hills also. I remember cycling west in the panhandle and I guess around Monticello, it was, ARE YOU KIDDING ME FLORIDA IS SUPPOSED TO BE FLAT????? Ocala national forest is...
  10. Got 13,000 miles on my current Schwinn Sidewinder...

    Got 13,000 miles on my current Schwinn Sidewinder including some touring miles fully loaded. Haven't had to replace the chains, wheels, or anything gear related. It's ready for a new seat now. What I...
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    Not needed, put in something they can use. There...

    Not needed, put in something they can use. There isn't a hospital that will give you blood based on a Road ID or any other bracelet or even your word except for O negative without testing it first.
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    Like them in the summer and hate them any other...

    Like them in the summer and hate them any other time. Comfortable sleep but when you weigh all the stuff you have to take to make it useable in the fall/winter/cold spring night, a tent is lighter...
  13. OP, good thread, can I ask one thing that will...

    OP, good thread, can I ask one thing that will make it a much better thread and edit your OP to reflect the responses here, making it much easier to read and a much better resource.

    Add the Chief...
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    Also have to factor in the time. To ride 30 miles...

    Also have to factor in the time. To ride 30 miles on a bike takes 2 hours (more or less), to ride it in a car takes 30 minutes. To some people, that extra hour and a half equates to lost money or...
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    Most first responders, hospitals, and EMS do not...

    Most first responders, hospitals, and EMS do not subscribe to that program. You will want all the important information on your bracelet right where they can see and read it.
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    In borderline situations like this, I always...

    In borderline situations like this, I always error on the side that is most favorable to the cyclist. Wait until you can see the other side of the hill.
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    Just shows the importance of team mates, even...

    Just shows the importance of team mates, even though I wish it was anyone but Astana but still a perfectly executed plan today. Poor Dumoulin pushed off the podium.
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    In a way, I hate Critical Mass. But, in places...

    In a way, I hate Critical Mass. But, in places where it happens, cycling improvements have happened. Don't hear much about it nearly as much now.
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    One second. That's the difference between Aru and...

    One second. That's the difference between Aru and Rodriguez in the overall as of stage 15.
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    Great stage today (12), suspense right down to...

    Great stage today (12), suspense right down to the last couple of meters if the breakaway would hold or not. Danny Van Poppel takes the win with his first grand tour stage win.

    Froome is yet...
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    Very competitive for the overall in this years...

    Very competitive for the overall in this years Vuelta in my opinion. Odds makers love Aru at this point at 5/11
  22. It's better then nothing. Yes, the Pittsburgh...

    It's better then nothing. Yes, the Pittsburgh schedule sucks bad, either case you are there in the middle of the night. But what is good, is you don't have to go to just Pittsburgh, the bike service...
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    Did the Vuelta finally figure out how to crack...

    Did the Vuelta finally figure out how to crack Froome with the very steep inclines near the end of a stage?? It's possible Froome might be playing the top domestique for Roche thus dropped back on...
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    +1 - exactly the same issue I had with them and...

    +1 - exactly the same issue I had with them and the same solution.
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    Same thing here, I smelled scam. The moment the...

    Same thing here, I smelled scam. The moment the cameras are gone, he stops riding.

    This just doesn't smell right. Sorry, but I hope I am wrong.
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