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  1. If you want to do a bit more research on the Iowa...

    If you want to do a bit more research on the Iowa part check out the Iowa Bicycle map which shows the paved roads and their traffic loads. Highway 2 doesn't look bad.
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    The jacket should prevent wind from penetrating...

    The jacket should prevent wind from penetrating it (and making me cold), provide extra warmth (not to much though) and keep me from sweating. Water resistance is not needed and undesired. I have a...
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    Jacket for cooler days

    I'm looking for a jacket recommendation for riding in cooler temperatures (40s and 30s). I'm wearing a mid-weight wool or other non-cotton shirt and a jacket. I need a lightweight jacket to protect...
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    End of November I'm planning to ride from San...

    End of November I'm planning to ride from San Diego to Mexicali via Tecate and La Rumorosa. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I won't have to much difficulty with the short days or language...
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    The feature that creates a round trip would be...

    The feature that creates a round trip would be nice if Garmin routing would really work for bicycle. The one time I used it directed me straight onto the Interstate. After convincing it that I...
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    I'm still undecided to what I'll be doing. It...

    I'm still undecided to what I'll be doing. It would be great if I could avoid camping to make the trip simpler.

    Looks like highway 2 is the only option between Tecate and Tijuana. From Google...
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    Thanks for the detailed replies. Sounds like...

    Thanks for the detailed replies. Sounds like it's doable. I'll have to check how much the tandem now weights with fenders and racks. Both of it would be desired when traveling and of course makes...
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    Short tour near Tijuana

    I'll be in San Diego this fall and was thinking of crossing the border for a few days. Possibly doing a small 3 day bike tour. I'm tending toward a credit card tour unless you think the area is...
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    Thanks, but I'm looking for actual experience. ...

    Thanks, but I'm looking for actual experience.

    This here sounds promising
    http://santanatandem.com/Events/BillsTips.html

    PS: The fees would be much more reasonable than the $2,000...
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    Flying with a Tandem (or two)

    Has anybody flown lately with a full sized tandem (no S&S couplers or fold)? I'm wondering if airlines like Delta/United is OK with them. It would be nice to take a pair of tandems along for a two...
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    Not at all. We enjoy weekend family bike camping...

    Not at all. We enjoy weekend family bike camping tours like this one. Generally they are short just to fit into our normal life.
  12. Thread: Side by side

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    :eek: Only one bottle cage?

    :eek: Only one bottle cage?
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    FYI, these locks are often not very visible. The...

    FYI, these locks are often not very visible. The opportunist will try riding/move your bike, the lock will bend spokes, the opportunist drops the bike and walks away. Now you're left with a damaged...
  14. I don't know about you guys, but when I'm touring...

    I don't know about you guys, but when I'm touring I often end up in areas where data connection is bad or non existing. Relying on an app that needs connectivity isn't great in these cases. One...
  15. Sticky: Anyone managed to get two tandems and four people...

    Anyone managed to get two tandems and four people inside a reasonably sized vehicle? My wife got the idea that it might be possible with the Honda Odyssey when the only the narrow third row seat is...
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    First fully loaded weekend tour went fine. ...

    First fully loaded weekend tour went fine. Something on the rear end rattled but haven't been successful figuring out what it is. The narrow front edge of the front fender does wiggle side to side...
  17. Thread: Tips and Tricks

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    Sticky: FYI, you can take bic lighters on airplanes. It...

    FYI, you can take bic lighters on airplanes. It can't be checked but you can take it along as carry on. Put it into the quart bag of liquids. The only thing that you can't take on an airplane is...
  18. Thread: riding in Italy

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    From what I see it doesn't hold true. Instead it...

    From what I see it doesn't hold true. Instead it shows popular training rides.
    * The heat map is dense at populous areas.
    * Stravada and other phone apps are rarely used by touring cyclist due...
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    BTW, there is bus service between Portland and...

    BTW, there is bus service between Portland and Astoria (north coast). They take bicycles as well. http://www.oregon-point.com/nw_point.html
  20. The one I'm riding right now, unless I'm having a...

    The one I'm riding right now, unless I'm having a really bad day.

    Yesterday, it was a day tour through my county. I got this crazy idea to visit all 15 incorporated towns within a day. It was...
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    Forgot to mention. The rear rack has a slight...

    Forgot to mention. The rear rack has a slight slant toward the back because of the break. Adjusting the break cable will obviously require the removal of the rack, which kind of sucks.
    Oh, and I...
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    I called Co-Motion and their info was a bit vague...

    I called Co-Motion and their info was a bit vague as well. The one sure thing I got from them is that I'd need the longer 350mm roundstays with the Tubus rear rack.

    I went ahead and got the Tubus...
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    Sticky: Poll: This goes both ways. And that's the problem. ...

    This goes both ways. And that's the problem. The other side is enforcing their will on everybody without mercy (aka bicycle helmet laws).

    BTW, I'm not part of a cult. I'm not anti helmet. I...
  24. Ditto, and that's why it's all "significant...

    Ditto, and that's why it's all "significant valuables". At least for my last couple tours since I carry so little. Luckily I can bring everything along with me into a store if need be thanks to the...
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    I have meet a wide variety of people at the...

    I have meet a wide variety of people at the hiker/biker sites on the Oregon and California pacific coast and started wondering myself where the line between a homeless (a.k.a bum) and a bicycle...
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