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  1. For getting sticky glue off left from labels use...

    For getting sticky glue off left from labels use a mixture of 1/3 cup baking soda and 2/3 cup vegetable oil and apply liberally. It works great and won't harm the paint job.
  2. I have experience with several touring companies...

    I have experience with several touring companies and they all seem price competitive. I found that the company guides are 24/7. First of all, the trip is a no brainer for you. You don’t need to...
  3. My wife has a hybrid and a road bike. She is a...

    My wife has a hybrid and a road bike. She is a light-weight and so is her road bike and does not feel comfortable riding it when it is windy. She has been blown off the road. Her hybrid is older...
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    A friend of mine toured the Minhas Brewery in...

    A friend of mine toured the Minhas Brewery in Monroe which is only a hop, skip and jump from New Glarus. He said the tour was a lot of fun and the brews were tasty. So if the weather stops you from...
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    On second thought, you don’t need to take the...

    On second thought, you don’t need to take the road out of New Glarus to get to the Badger State Trail. You can take the Sugar River Trail out of New Glarus to get to the Badger State Trail. It is...
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    To get to the trail from New Glarus, you’ll need...

    To get to the trail from New Glarus, you’ll need to hit the road first. The first hill out of New Glarus is a real killer but it is very scenic. If you love hills, then I might recommend a route...
  7. Thread: Katy Trail

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    I used the Independent Tourist for a self-guided...

    I used the Independent Tourist for a self-guided tour of Katy Trail which included the shuttle from end-to-end and daily luggage shuttles. See:

    http://independenttourist.com/

    I was very...
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    I know the top half of the trail from Monroe to...

    I know the top half of the trail from Monroe to Dodgeville is fantastic but you might find a couple of soft spots coming out of Monroe. Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe has a great tour. You’ll be...
  9. If you’re planning your ride beginning in...

    If you’re planning your ride beginning in Reedsburg, then you could just park and leave my car at the 400 trail head in Reedsburg. I didn’t leave my car overnight but it looked like a safe enough...
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    If your wife is hesitant to join you on a Door...

    If your wife is hesitant to join you on a Door County road ride, then I suggest biking/driving to Peninsula State Park. It is a 3,776-acre park with plenty of bike paths within the park. Shore...
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    I may have cheered your wife on because I usually...

    I may have cheered your wife on because I usually ride my bike to where the Military Ridge Trail meets with the Ironman bike route. Last year, I was with a group from Ohio that had horn blasters,...
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    I was on the Badger State Trail yesterday and...

    I was on the Badger State Trail yesterday and came across a couple of spot that were wet and messy but it wasn’t bad. They should dry up today. But I was right about the mosquitos. The 400 trail...
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    When I first read your comment, I figured that...

    When I first read your comment, I figured that you were an Ironman. 110 miles of trail is a lot of miles. People have told me different road-to-trail mile ratios and the least of which was 3 miles...
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    I could only add one more bike shop to Tourist’s...

    I could only add one more bike shop to Tourist’s list that is near campus:
    http://www.eriksbikeshop.com/eriks-bike-board-ski-shop-madison-downtown-WI-53715.aspx ...
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    You can use ridewithgps.com to map out your...

    You can use ridewithgps.com to map out your route. It will have the trail on the map. Finding the trail head in Reedsburg can be a little tricky. I’m sure you’ll find it and will not get lost once...
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    I have Pearl Izumi liner shorts. They retail for...

    I have Pearl Izumi liner shorts. They retail for about $35. The liner short has an excellent chamois. It can be worn under any short. A 2x should be just fine. If he has never worn any before,...
  17. I use a somewhat thick and wide rubber band to...

    I use a somewhat thick and wide rubber band to provide a "toe-in" when I’m adjusting my brake pads. This idea is similar to the dime suggestion. If you get the height and toe-in right, I wouldn’t...
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    “I'm going to play around with the seat height...

    “I'm going to play around with the seat height this afternoon.”

    Getting the seat height right can be the key to a comfortable and painless ride. I followed a recommendation that stated in...
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    I signed up with Bicycle Adventures for a Hawaii...

    I signed up with Bicycle Adventures for a Hawaii trip-Big Island and received a call from them just 2 weeks before departure and was informed that they cancelled it. I was reimbursed for my payment...
  20. There are a number routes that you might be...

    There are a number routes that you might be interested in and could already be mapped out by Adventure Cycling Association. See Grand Canyon, Great Divide, Pacific Coast, Sierra Cascades or Western...
  21. I read an excellent article in the Adventure...

    I read an excellent article in the Adventure Cyclist magazine, July 2011 issue, that described a ride on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior and some of the other rides in Northern Minnesota. ...
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    I biked around the Black Hills area for almost a...

    I biked around the Black Hills area for almost a week last July. My routes took advantage of rural roads, the Mickelson Trail or highways with shoulders wide enough for safe biking. Steep climbs...
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    Chet 31 states: “Look at the Madison Hilton in...

    Chet 31 states: “Look at the Madison Hilton in downtown Madison overlooking Lake Monona. A city bike trail right out your back door will take you to any of the other trails I mentioned.” It really...
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    All of the above suggestions are great. I would...

    All of the above suggestions are great. I would also suggest Southwest Wisconsin forthe Elroy-Sparta Trail, the Great River State Trail, the Mississippi RiverTrail, and the roads in Trempealeau...
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    Sticky: "3rd, I’m going through the learning process of...

    "3rd, I’m going through the learning process of getting the gears rightfor what I want to do. So when I come to an incline, I am sometimes not in theright gear and by the time I have figured it out...
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