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    I followed your middle option, Nebraska 12 a few...

    I followed your middle option, Nebraska 12 a few years back and enjoyed it. Just west of Springview I turned south and followed dirt roads through the Niobrara National Scenic River Preserve for most...
  2. I have major coronary artery disease which has...

    I have major coronary artery disease which has resulted in four heart attacks over the past 20 years. Number 1 went mis-diagnosed for 24 hours. That delay in treatment resulted in permanent damage to...
  3. You could take the Yellowstone bypass that ACA...

    You could take the Yellowstone bypass that ACA organized tours are required to take through Ashton and Victor ID then across Teton Pass to Jackson WY. There's a nice campground in Ashton (if it's...
  4. Originally posted by Squeezebox..."Icelandair...

    Originally posted by Squeezebox..."Icelandair does not allow anything in the bike box other than the bicycle and racks, $116."

    Also Icelandair only requires a bag or a box up to 87"x40"x22"= 149...
  5. The 130" previously mentioned was the line where...

    The 130" previously mentioned was the line where the UPS shipping fees jump up to a higher category. Keep in mind that airlines measure baggage (L+W+H) whereas UPS measures box size by length + girth...
  6. Thread: French Alps

    by BobG
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    Hibonite- Wherever you end up going be sure to...

    Hibonite-

    Wherever you end up going be sure to pick up the local 1/200,000 scale Michelin map of the area. Here's a sample of the Bourg d'Oisans area...

    http://goo.gl/1ShV2z

    You can see...
  7. Thread: French Alps

    by BobG
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    Barcelonnette would be a good choice. Col de la...

    Barcelonnette would be a good choice. Col de la Cayolle, Col d'Allos, Col des Champs, Col de la Bonette, Col de Vars, Col de Valberg, Col de Parpaillon (rough gravel). Go a little further south...
  8. My point is that limiting box size to 130 linear...

    My point is that limiting box size to 130 linear inches is a big factor with saving on UPS fees. I'm just guessing, but I bet a 130" box will be cheaper at a UPS store than a 135" box at the LBS...
  9. For the lowest rate you need to keep the length...

    For the lowest rate you need to keep the length down to 56" and width to 8" also. That typical size box above totals 135 linear inches. It will bump you up into the high rent district on the UPS...
  10. To compare prices shipping by UPS just go to...

    To compare prices shipping by UPS just go to their website and use the "Calculate time and cost" tool. As Doug and DJB have already mentioned, the trick with UPS is to use the smallest possible box...
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    If you plan to use Google Maps I would suggest...

    If you plan to use Google Maps I would suggest you to use the auto routes "avoid highways" option instead of the above "Cycling" option. Mileage is slightly reduced from 1691 to 1610. If you choose...
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    ??? Which Transamerica route are you referring...

    ??? Which Transamerica route are you referring to? The Northern Tier?

    The ACA Northern Tier Route goes through Rochester but beyond Muscatine IA you'd have to wing it on your own through IA/MO/NE,...
  13. Thread: trailer

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    This may be the German trailer that Pete was...

    This may be the German trailer that Pete was referring to...

    Monoporter | Weber Products

    Made of aluminum but at 5.75kg about the same weight of a BOB. It reduces to a more packable size and...
  14. Thread: My new jam.

    by BobG
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    Exactly. For us short people the main...

    Exactly.

    For us short people the main advantage is standover height. See how short the exposed seatpost would be for a rider of pictured bike with a horizontal top tube and how close the tube...
  15. Thread: NH dirt tour

    by BobG
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    Did you use your scroll wheel to zoom in to the...

    Did you use your scroll wheel to zoom in to the highest level of detail? I find that map to be incredibly detailed. It shows every secondary road crossing along with topograpy. For example, if I zoom...
  16. Thread: trailer

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    I would say 5 times over a period of 13 years....

    I would say 5 times over a period of 13 years. Trailer was accepted at Boston, Portland ME, Portland OR, Eugene OR and Bozeman MT. Last flight with BOB was in 2009. Perhaps baggage measurement has...
  17. Thread: trailer

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    CORRECTION- If you measure the trailer frame at...

    CORRECTION- If you measure the trailer frame at it's highest point where the yoke pivots on the front edge it's closer to 11" high. If you add yoke pivot attachment plate that adds 1" to the length....
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    I call that the "yoke" and yes that is removed...

    I call that the "yoke" and yes that is removed and place in bag with fender, flag and rear wheel. When I say "fork" I mean the fixed 9" extension that holds the BOB wheel. That I tape cardboard to....
  19. Thread: trailer

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    Gads! Anybody carrying 70 pounds on a BOB is...

    Gads! Anybody carrying 70 pounds on a BOB is asking for trouble even though that is its rated capacity. I don't think I've ever carried more than *25 pounds on mine, about the same I'd carry in two...
  20. Thread: trailer

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    I've retired my BOB trailer and returned to bags...

    I've retired my BOB trailer and returned to bags but here's what I liked about the BOB...

    A- Despite it's 13 pounds + bag weight it keeps weight low to the ground resulting in smooth handling of...
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    Nope, they are to be used along with any of their...

    Nope, they are to be used along with any of their mattresses. They were quite a hit with my 1999 ACA TransAm group. I had the only one at the start, then chair envy crept in among the others. Every...
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    I've posted my chair suggestion several times on...

    I've posted my chair suggestion several times on other threads so I'll keep this one short. If you're already using a ThermaRest sleeping pad their lightest chair adaptor weighs only 7oz plus the...
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    Yep. In my mountain biking experience I'd say a...

    Yep. In my mountain biking experience I'd say a stick in the spokes breaks the RD 100% of the time. So carrying a spare hanger may be to no avail. The single cog/chainring is usually the solution. On...
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    On "gnarly" mountain bike rides in woodsy New...

    On "gnarly" mountain bike rides in woodsy New England a bent/broken hanger is a common occurrence. A stick often gets caught in the rear spokes, rotates around catching the derailleur, bending the...
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    That's an old Gerry Lodgepole tent. It would be...

    That's an old Gerry Lodgepole tent. It would be well over 40 years old if I still had it! Hartley and Jean Alley opened a small shop in Boulder CO in 1970 or so and their panniers and handlebar bags...
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