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  1. Nice! My wife and I will be travelling eastern...

    Nice! My wife and I will be travelling eastern Europe but haven't starting the planning process yet. We have another trip scheduled for this year already.
    Did you take your bike? or rent over...
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    Wrangell Mountains in Ak I live in Alaska and...

    Wrangell Mountains in Ak

    I live in Alaska and ride all over the state by MTB, cross, road & fat tire bikes, loaded & unloaded. I've been eyeing some rides in the Canadian Rockies.
  3. The older lever style w/ spring has served me...

    The older lever style w/ spring has served me well for years. The adjustment screw requires lubrication occasionally and the rubber clamp member is showing wear from all the seat clamps rubbing. ...
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    My google map embeds no longer work but Wordpress...

    My google map embeds no longer work but Wordpress offered a suggestion that rectifies the issue with the new google engine. It worked for me, try this. Http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-maps/
    ...
  5. It depends on the terrain, your bike riding style...

    It depends on the terrain, your bike riding style and the amount of gear you plan to haul.

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Denali%20Bike%20Trip/DSCF6912Medium.jpg
    Packed for dirt...
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    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Cordo...

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Cordova/DSCF6669Medium.jpg
    Packed
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Wrangells/DSCF6353Medium.jpg
    Unpacked
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    Most of us fall while learning the ropes of...

    Most of us fall while learning the ropes of clipless pedals. No worries. I hope your son has a Go Pro mounted for excursions with you!
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    I have a Tubus Cosmo on my touring bike. I don't...

    I have a Tubus Cosmo on my touring bike. I don't have experience with the Fly, but the Cosmos quality is superb. Easy install, purchasing and support. I'd post this in the touring forum.
  9. Already have 3 bikes with 10 speed, additional...

    Already have 3 bikes with 10 speed, additional wheels sets and numerous cassettes. Why change now?
  10. Thread: 10K Miles

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    Excellent accomplishment! Keep ridin' and...

    Excellent accomplishment! Keep ridin' and enjoyin' life a day at a time. Nice ride. Can't tell from the pic if that's the Hendrix Purple or not.
  11. Have fun with this upgrade, it will be fun. ...

    Have fun with this upgrade, it will be fun. Here's my early 90's upgrade. It started with 7 speed, then 9, now 10. Won't go 11!

    Finding a small diameter fork steerer was a little limiting but...
  12. Love my Tubus rear rack with trunk bag. ...

    Love my Tubus rear rack with trunk bag.

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Wyoming_zpse4b1b809.jpg
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    When you hang your fat tire bike with studs up...

    When you hang your fat tire bike with studs up for the season!

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/snowbikesnow1024x765-1.jpg

    And pull down your cross bike for the transition
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    +1, me too, still using the original belts

    +1, me too, still using the original belts
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    If the cables operate normally at warm...

    If the cables operate normally at warm temperature, then the cold temperatures must be impacting normal operation. Identifying which material causing the problem will require a little testing. Some...
  16. Don't forget the Fireweed 400 in Alaska. There...

    Don't forget the Fireweed 400 in Alaska. There is a range of distances from the RAAM qualifier at 400 miles to the 50 miler. Gorgeous scenery, fantastic climb up Thompson Pass with descent into...
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    I own several road bikes and considered seriously...

    I own several road bikes and considered seriously about using one on my recent cross country trip. I finally decided to purchase a touring bike and used a rear rack. I am really glad I made that...
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    Sweet! Looks like a great all round rider. I...

    Sweet! Looks like a great all round rider. I love my Salsa Chili for commuting, cross and general riding. The Warbird looks like a great ride especially with the disc brakes and cushy Ti ride. The...
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    It's been a month since my surgery with PT...

    It's been a month since my surgery with PT starting later next week. I'm just now ditching the sling with massive tension in the restrung deltoid. Hopefully, I'll start on the trainer next week. ...
  20. I had the same surgery in 2002, same level,...

    I had the same surgery in 2002, same level, L4/L5. I recovered quickly with little residual sciatic pain. First, listen to your doc. If your injury and surgery was like mine, sitting and bending...
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    Thanks, good advice. I should start PT in 2...

    Thanks, good advice. I should start PT in 2 weeks. I'm disciplined and will not have an issue with the exercises. I'll ride indoors for a while, migrate to my fat tire bike with studs then...
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    Thanks for the positive encouragement. I've been...

    Thanks for the positive encouragement. I've been a physically active guy all my life and have had my share of injuries along the way including some PT. This is my first broken bone and the surgery...
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    Thanks for the links. My recovery will be based...

    Thanks for the links. My recovery will be based on the healing time of the deltoid reattachment, rehab with mobility and strength progression.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
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    I don't like recumbents but my health club may...

    I don't like recumbents but my health club may have one. I'll check it out. I have no doubt that I will be riding again but it will take some perseverance. Thanks.
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    First Big Cycling Injury

    I've been riding road bikes for over 50 years (my dad gave me my first 10 speed in the early 60's, a used Fiorelli) without sustaining any major injury resulting from a crash. I've crashed a few...
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