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  1. It's the riding in summer part that would be the...

    It's the riding in summer part that would be the problem. OKC is very very hot in the summer as you know. Even if you train now to do the distance, you got to train yourself to handle the heat. The...
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    And it's already been debunked... Publicity...

    And it's already been debunked... Publicity stunt, selling the bike for $290 to "donors". No mass production has started. Nor will it in my opinion.

    $20 cardboard bike project runs into obstacles...
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    Perhaps one huge disadvantage. ...

    Perhaps one huge disadvantage.

    http://www.kansascyclist.com/news/wp-content/uploads/Kansas-Rumble-Strips-3-500x375.jpg

    That would be a good shoulder for a cyclist... However for a trike, it's...
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    Any Garmin Oregon, Dakota, or Etrex 20/30, 62, or...

    Any Garmin Oregon, Dakota, or Etrex 20/30, 62, or Montana. You can use the free BaseCamp software to make a route, or mapmyride, then export the route to your unit (usually in the form of a gpx...
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    Mine was sodas at convenience stores. I am a...

    Mine was sodas at convenience stores. I am a sucker for cold diet-sodas. I learned later to buy a value size drink at a fast food joint and refill up about 4 times.

    I did my tour for around $400...
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    You can eat for $10 a day, or $20 a day if you...

    You can eat for $10 a day, or $20 a day if you include one fast food/reasonable restaurant stop. What will eat up your money is stopping at gas stores and grabbing drinks and snacks. So let's budget...
  7. I lived in South Carolina for the past 16 years...

    I lived in South Carolina for the past 16 years and Maryland prior to that. I will take South Carolina's redneck drivers over Maryland's distracted soccer mom drivers anytime. Drivers in Maryland...
  8. We flooded her fax, email, and phone. The sad...

    We flooded her fax, email, and phone. The sad thing is it takes a lot of money to research, develop, and print up these bills as they have to go to proofreaders and lawyers before even getting...
  9. And this from my home state which doesn't require...

    And this from my home state which doesn't require motorcyclist to wear a helmet.
  10. Defense would argue this: 1) Driver was...

    Defense would argue this: 1) Driver was outnumbered by angry bicyclist and feared for his safety had he stayed around 2) Bicyclist started the argument 3) Bicyclist were riding illegally (even...
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    There are things that both cyclists and motorists...

    There are things that both cyclists and motorists can do to reduce fatal crashes. Motorist need to be reminded we do have the rights, while we bicyclists need to be reminded we have the same...
  12. Humor: Got to love the spelling abilities of the Tour de Midlands here in SC.

    Lexington, SC

    http://i39.tinypic.com/friux.jpg
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    Advice. Take your loaded bike completely loaded,...

    Advice. Take your loaded bike completely loaded, go out on a 250 miles trip over the 2 days. At the end of the 2 days if you feel you can go another 125 miles, And don't do it when the weather is...
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    Interesting unit but like any other GPS units,...

    Interesting unit but like any other GPS units, has downsides and upsides. Garmin Oregon 450 can be had for under 200 bucks and does everything this does and a whole lot more. My preference is...
  15. I should also add that getting around Charleston...

    I should also add that getting around Charleston on a bike is awesome and the way to do it. Even if you got to walk 1/4 mile (about a 4 minute walk for most people), it's still far better then...
  16. A lot of sidewalks are very narrow in Charleston...

    A lot of sidewalks are very narrow in Charleston with a very large amount of foot traffic. I've seen bicycles block the sidewalk near the Old Slave Market that would make it impossible for someone in...
  17. 55 bicycles confiscated by Charleston SC Police for illegal parking

    Charleston also requires bicycles to be registered and decaled. Now they are cracking down on illegal bicycle parking on King Street. However, I do agree with the crackdown on illegal parking....
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    The key to staying dry in winter cycling is...

    The key to staying dry in winter cycling is staying dry. You get wet, and you will have a real hard time getting warm again. Always switch into warm dry clothing at night after you are done riding...
  19. Southern California coast as long as you stay...

    Southern California coast as long as you stay within a few miles of the water and stay close to sea level.
    Anything south of Orlando. Orlando itself can get cold snaps below freezing at night in...
  20. Thread: pocket radio

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    I'm a shortwave buff and a cyclist. The CCrane...

    I'm a shortwave buff and a cyclist. The CCrane pocket AM/FM/SW is the best POCKET in the market and under 50 bucks. The very best small radio was the Grundig G6, you can still get them on amazon but...
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    Bicycling magazine has done a much better job of...

    Bicycling magazine has done a much better job of relating to the casual cyclist then a couple of years ago when it was nothing but hard core roadies and high end bikes. In fact, the latest issue of...
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    Yes, you should have winter gear during those...

    Yes, you should have winter gear during those months. Van Horn, Texas for example, average low in December is 29 F.. However, the RECORD LOW is -5 F, and it's the potential for record lows you have...
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    Another disadvantage of touring in the winter is...

    Another disadvantage of touring in the winter is the lack of daylight hours. If you are camping, that means 16 hours or so in your tent during the winter. The biggest enemy however is getting wet....
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    Now we need to come out with driverless bicycles....

    Now we need to come out with driverless bicycles. :thumb:
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    Atlanta has a sizeable african-american bicycling...

    Atlanta has a sizeable african-american bicycling presence in advocacy groups. South Carolina & Augusta GA however, organized cycling groups are as white as you can get. And yes, I do think some...
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