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    Poll: I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily...

    I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily commuting, weekend jaunts, century rides and touring. I'm currently at 270 down from 400.
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    The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for...

    The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for selling recumbents. Also Craiglist is a good place to offer it up for sale.
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    As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel,...

    As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel, with the budget woes spoiling your C&O ride plans. You might want to consider riding the Greenbrier River Trail, and the North Bend Rail Trail in...
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    My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1...

    My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1 Oct start weight was 280.
    2 Oct 278
    3 Oct 276
    8 Oct 270
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    My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly...

    My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly LongHaul Trucker and has both front and rear pannier racks with a Topeak rear trunk bag. I've never weighed it but I know it's heavy. It's a sweet riding...
  6. I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds. 1...

    I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds.
    1 Oct - 11 miles
    2 Oct - 11 miles
    3 Oct - 11 miles
    Total - 33 miles
  7. Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this...

    Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this event for the past five years and will continue to do so. It is well organized, staffed by friendly people and the ride as always is very pleasant. To...
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    Been there done that! I checked that off my life...

    Been there done that! I checked that off my life time list of silly things to do a long time ago.
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    Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike...

    Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike was minimal.
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    Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of...

    Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of yourself. Great job!
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    You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part...

    You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part with mine for love nor money. Congrats!
  12. I'm registered and will be there.

    I'm registered and will be there.
  13. Thread: Me vs Irene

    by Poppabear
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    I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you...

    I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you luck and have a great time on your tour.
  14. Thread: Trailer Idea

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    Trailer Idea

    Has anyone ever converted a child's trailer bike such as this http://www.amazon.com/WeeRide-96455-Co-Pilot-Bike-Trailer/dp/B000I4255G/ref=sr_1_2?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1313884026&sr=1-2 for use a...
  15. Thread: Flat pedals?

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    My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and...

    My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and I have been riding that way for years. All my bikes are set up that way and I have no plans on changing anytime soon. I did try clip less for a stint...
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    Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try...

    Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try next weekend. Hammock camping and bike touring fit well together except when you can't find that second tree at the right distance. I hate sleeping on...
  17. Mike, I am shooting to be at the Ashland parking...

    Mike,
    I am shooting to be at the Ashland parking loot by 08:30. A cool dip along the way will be just what the Dr ordered. Me and speedos weren't made for each other either. It fact if I were to...
  18. The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am...

    The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am game and my hat is still in the ring.
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    Nashbar component quality

    My grandson has expressed an interest in doing some touring with me. This is good news on a couple of levels. The most obvious one is being able to share and pass on one of my passions to my...
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    I never considered tire pinch as being the...

    I never considered tire pinch as being the culprit! I guess this is a classic case of not being able to see the trees for the forest being in the way. I know to be careful of tire pinch when...
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    700c Tire pressures?

    I had a strange thing happen today. I am currently using Continental Contact tires the side wall list the max pressure as 85 psi. I noticed that my rear tire was flat this morning. After removing...
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    I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared"...

    I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared" was ingrained into my soul. It has served me well ever since. No matter what I'm doing I always kept that motto in mind. This means that my gear and...
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  24. Try looking here...

    Try looking here http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/Misc.Conatiners.htm scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you will find some vials / containers that may fit your needs.
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    There are numerous ways to stay warm while using...

    There are numerous ways to stay warm while using a hammock. Pads, under quilts are two methods that come immediately to mind. Check out www.hammockforums.com. It s probably the definitive source for...
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