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    Thanks for the replies and thoughts. Not sure...

    Thanks for the replies and thoughts. Not sure what I'm going to do. I'm rethinking the need for hardshell per some of the thoughts posted on here. I have a Sunlite bag that's quite water proof (flap...
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    Hardshell handlebar bags?

    I'm prepping for some extended touring, or at least several coming trips. I'm planning on taking my time and building a body of photo work from the road.

    I'll be carrying my expensive camera...
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    Sticky: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3885300910_cda...

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3885300910_cda5da1845.jpg
    Untitled by Greg Clarke Photography, on Flickr

    My bike in a rainy Chicago. Chicago-Madison, WI-Chicago-Bloomington, IN trip 2009
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    Sticky: i had a ukulele that i took on a tour when i was...

    i had a ukulele that i took on a tour when i was pulling a bob trailer with a rubbermade container... when i was stranded on the side of the road for a few hours i sat on the container and snapped...
  5. i carry a compass and a highway map and live...

    i carry a compass and a highway map and live dangerously. you can ask people as you travel about roads and just develop a good sense of direction. if you're going southwest of where you are, follow...
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    Sticky: a clearer shot of the bike. that's a small guitar...

    a clearer shot of the bike. that's a small guitar on the back

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/3884584965_963a0a12ea.jpg
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    Sticky: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3885300910_cda...

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3885300910_cda5da1845.jpg

    first tour on my LHT, leaving chicago. it rained a lot
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    To give context to this night, the day before I...

    To give context to this night, the day before I had broken my BOB trailer quick release and was stuck on the side of the road in south central Ohio. I spent 2 hours trying to hitch to Cincinatti and...
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    Sticky: I have a 9" 25.4mm bar, 22.2mm diameter Nitto...

    I have a 9" 25.4mm bar, 22.2mm diameter Nitto Technomic threaded stem.

    Looking for some waterproof panniers or decent handlebar bag
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    sorry, i just did a search and saw that this has...

    sorry, i just did a search and saw that this has been asked a couple times. lots of good info in those posts. the c&o route is looking good...
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    Route 50 through WV

    Well, I drove from where I'm living in Indiana (Bloomington) back to my parent's house here in the Frederick, MD area and I'm selling my car and biking home.

    Looking at the map, I can't see many...
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    Sticky: my Fuji Royale II, an investment of about $40....

    my Fuji Royale II, an investment of about $40. panniers from salvation army ($4), frame and wheels found abandoned, stem and seat post from the local bike co-op I volunteer at, brooks saddle from a...
  13. thanks for the comments everyone. i think i'll be...

    thanks for the comments everyone. i think i'll be rethinking my plan. maybe riding from up north to southern oregon.
  14. Riding north on Route 1 in Northern California

    Has anyone done this? I've been planning on riding from San Francisco, or thereabouts, up to Southern Oregon in mid-June. I've only done one pretty small tour before - 250 miles in 4 days - but am...
  15. Have: I make messenger bags out of found...

    Have:
    I make messenger bags out of found recycled materials. They're waterproof and sweet. The photo attached is of a small bag that I made yesterday. I can make larger ones as well, depending on...
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    i ride an old steel wheel freewheel with a cog...

    i ride an old steel wheel freewheel with a cog and bottom bracket lockring with a lot of red locktite. haven't had to touch it at all since i got it set up nice and tight. just make sure you use...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. We ended up finding a...

    Thanks for the suggestions. We ended up finding a good ride situation to Athens, Georgia so we'll start there and probably ride out to the coast. I'm looking forward to it
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    awesome. hope it works well

    awesome. hope it works well
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    that's true, maurice. you just have to make sure...

    that's true, maurice. you just have to make sure that you don't make the loop too big. i'll add a note in the instrucable to make sure that point gets across.
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    easy DIY backpack pannier

    i guess i'm cross posting this in a few forums, i hope no one minds.

    i just made this instructable for making a backpack mountable on your bike. thought i'd post a link. I just made mine a couple...
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    easy DIY backpack pannier

    I posted this in the car-free forum, but thought it might have a place here, as well

    i just made this instructable for making a backpack mountable on your bike. thought i'd post a link. I just...
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    easy DIY backpack to pannier

    i just made this instructable for making a backpack mountable on your bike. thought i'd post a link. I just made mine a couple days ago and it's been working great so far.
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    good southern (warm) ride?

    my friend invited me to go on a trip with her over her spring break (starting march 7th). it's damn cold and we want to go somewhere warm. if anyone has a recommendation for a great route down south,...
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    seconded

    seconded
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