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    I agree you're doing everything right and you...

    I agree you're doing everything right and you understand well what you've run into so far. I seldom use rain pants, but I carry a very light pair with for the occasional heavy drenching sustained...
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    Good point--I haven't run into that scenario. ...

    Good point--I haven't run into that scenario.

    It's very interesting, and telling, how people with lots of experience end up with different methods of travel! The lesson is, there is no "right"...
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    Last time I did that I arrived in town a few...

    Last time I did that I arrived in town a few minutes after five pm the Friday before a three day weekend. Once before that, the package arrived a few weeks late--yes, weeks! It's very rare, but...
  4. I, for one, was nodding in agreement as I read...

    I, for one, was nodding in agreement as I read Walter's post. I routinely go out for 50 mile rides without carrying a lunch or a snack. Say it's mid-season, I'm in shape, I've just had a decent...
  5. Yet another nay vote on this idea. Sure, there's...

    Yet another nay vote on this idea. Sure, there's nothing wrong with a rest day! But I take them for fun, not out of necessity. I keep a sustainable pace on my tours and hikes, mainly because...
  6. Absolutely! It's the main reason I ride. ...

    Absolutely! It's the main reason I ride. Commuting by bicycle is what kept me sane and healthy through my working career. It's probably the main reason I'm still healthy, active and happy as I...
  7. Excellent point. I cycled in Phoenix with a guy...

    Excellent point. I cycled in Phoenix with a guy who nearly died of this on a golf course one summer. He said it was a stupid thing to be out when it was so hot, but he was very well hydrated. The...
  8. Maybe I'm reading out of context or just don't...

    Maybe I'm reading out of context or just don't get what you're saying, but are you proposing a junk food diet for athletes? I gotta disagree that energy doesn't come from fat--fat has twice the...
  9. I keep a ready supply of carbs in my bag while on...

    I keep a ready supply of carbs in my bag while on tour. (I don't buy bars--I think they're just expensive candy. Some have HFCS as a main ingredient.) My energy staple is muesli made of rolled...
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    I don't carry a gauge. But my tires are rated...

    I don't carry a gauge. But my tires are rated 120 psi and believe me, I know when I'm pushing that much pressure in a frame pump!
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    This is exactly my experience as well. Also, on...

    This is exactly my experience as well. Also, on the hot days of summer, I prefer to rest during the heat of the day, perhaps tour a small town museum, use the local library's internet, catch a...
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    That's a valid approach. It's basically what...

    That's a valid approach. It's basically what I've done for years. Two hours in the saddle, then a break. Eight hours max in the saddle every day. Sometimes that means a 12 or 14 hour day,...
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    I rode the Northern Tier route recently for...

    I rode the Northern Tier route recently for $25/day, with a motel every week and lots of good luck at free camping. From what I saw, that was on the low side, with plenty of cyclists easily topping...
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    I find it curious that an English standard is...

    I find it curious that an English standard is common in most of the world and a metric standard is recommended for the US. I first noticed this when a friend from Germany came over to tour the US...
  15. I've never had a tent or tarp develop mildew,...

    I've never had a tent or tarp develop mildew, either. I don't like carrying the weight of water, so I religiously dry my gear after every wet or damp night as soon as it warms up and the relative...
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    I've never chalked it up to dehydration, but this...

    I've never chalked it up to dehydration, but this is my experience as well if you change "once" to "never" and add a decade. I credit the healthy daily regimen of good exercise and good eating to my...
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    I toured through across Northern MN and down the...

    I toured through across Northern MN and down the Mississippi River a couple of seasons ago. If you get a chance to go through the small town of Dalbo, MN, look up Donn Olson's bunkhouse. Adventure...
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    For my last XC tour, it was about $25/day,...

    For my last XC tour, it was about $25/day, including gear fixed or replaced along the way. That added up to just over $1,500 for a 4500 mile trip. That included roughly one motel a week and mostly...
  19. Mine doesn't work with fenders either. My...

    Mine doesn't work with fenders either. My solution to not having the third bottle is to put even larger bottles in the other two cages. One-liter soda bottles will fit and some are available with...
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    Ask first what kind of shoes you want to tour in,...

    Ask first what kind of shoes you want to tour in, then get pedals to hold them. I've seen everything from pedals that cost more than my entire bike to old sandals on platform pedals, and the people...
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    Ditto the note above about Wyoming. Oregon is...

    Ditto the note above about Wyoming. Oregon is really good, too, in general, for road and shoulder quality. As far as large cities go, I've found Portland OR, Denver CO, and Tucson AZ to be very...
  22. My solution: Ditch the Nalgenes and save some...

    My solution: Ditch the Nalgenes and save some weight. Use 1 Liter soda bottles, which just fit into a standard bottle cage. Cost: Zero, and it's easy enough to replace the bottles because they're...
  23. I'd use penetrating oil, and if you do this be...

    I'd use penetrating oil, and if you do this be sure to put on new rim strips. The old ones will probably crumble apart. It should be clear immediately if nipples are frozen to spokes or rim.

    I...
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    Those 36 spoke wheels should be fine for such a...

    Those 36 spoke wheels should be fine for such a light load.

    If you change them, don't make a mistake I made and just concentrate on a strong rear wheel. Consider that the front wheel sees most of...
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    ...and +4. I use them so seldom, and with LEDs...

    ...and +4. I use them so seldom, and with LEDs the battery life is so long, I don't even bother carrying spare batteries.
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