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    Use www.ridewithgps.com...

    Use www.ridewithgps.com you can sign up for free. Point and click on the start and the finish point and let it draw the route for you. You can see the profile(where the climbs and descents are and...
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    In most places in the world people aren't so...

    In most places in the world people aren't so consumed by money that they have to make sure they get every penny from you that they can get. Here in the states it's a total different story. For the...
  3. Poll: Exactly. This is just like the concept of...

    Exactly. This is just like the concept of practically everyone on this message board saying the only way to go on a bike tour is to use rack and panniers. I've got over 4500 miles in so far on the...
  4. Poll: The body adapts over time...if you let it. ...

    The body adapts over time...if you let it. Earlier in the trip I'm on right now I had a bit of knee pain as well. I've had several times off the long distance/load touring during the trip while...
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    Okay, now you bring up another interesting point. You're scoring big time today Nun.

    What is a sensible cadence? I learnt a year ago the difference in cadences thanks to breaking my ankles and...
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    I didn't see any signage last night but I know I...

    I didn't see any signage last night but I know I should tonight from what I remember from being where I am tonight when I was here last year. Many parks are posted closed after dark. Granted I do...
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    This is the smartest thing I've heard anyone on this message board ever say. You talk about physics and that is what counts.

    To move an object up a hill at a certain speed is going to take a...
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    Last night I tucked myself between two picnic...

    Last night I tucked myself between two picnic tables in a park pavillon. I saw headlights and the vehicle had a side spotlight on it. It came in the parking lot for the park and then made a full...
  9. Poll: I'm on a trip right now running single speed the...

    I'm on a trip right now running single speed the entire trip using a 53x19. I've ridden from west central NH to Plattsburgh, NY to Annapolis, MD(watch the finish of RAAM before picking up the RAAM...
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    I've only been disturbed once and that was a...

    I've only been disturbed once and that was a night when I came down with the stomach flu around 10:15PM. I didn't care if I got disturbed or not I was far more interested in safety. The campsite, a...
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    With a little thought work anything can be done. ...

    With a little thought work anything can be done. You just have to have the willingness to try.

    I've been spending a lot of nights this trip at small and large churches of any denomination. I...
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    I use Google Earth all the time for finding...

    I use Google Earth all the time for finding campsite for numerous reasons.

    1) I camp out in town. I don't go out of town to camp out. I had three nights back to back in IL where I camped out...
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    The first couple of nights I ever had out on a...

    The first couple of nights I ever had out on a bike trip I camped out at one of the AT trailheads. I would do it again in a heartbeat as well with either of the two sites...Bennington or Clarendon...
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    I've had no problems stealth camping up in VT/NY....

    I've had no problems stealth camping up in VT/NY. Haven't tried it anywhere else in New England as of yet but I wouldn't be a bit worried about it. Choose your locations ahead of time using Google...
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    You're forgetting one other option...the option...

    You're forgetting one other option...the option that is used all the time. It depends on which kind of game delivery you are planning on doing...it sounds like you are planning on the game being web...
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    You bring a rather interesting twist in the whole...

    You bring a rather interesting twist in the whole situation...I think it might have been mentioned before but I don't remember for sure. Each person does see things differently and as a result each...
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    The only trouble there is unless you are in the...

    The only trouble there is unless you are in the Rockies/out west you won't find many 8% grade hills where you can spend an hour on them. Here in the eastern part of the US the hills aren't that...
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    Definitely a good idea. Granted on this trip,...

    Definitely a good idea. Granted on this trip, 3300 miles thus far, I've only had two road construction detours, both in western Ohio. It's been all the other 'detours' that have made things a bit...
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    A couple more things to think about. What is the...

    A couple more things to think about. What is the enjoyment when are your plans crap out on you...either right before you leave or even while on the trip. Things don't always go smooth, even while...
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    The trouble with the headwind is where is the...

    The trouble with the headwind is where is the headwind located. I don't mind a headwind...or a hill in New Hampshire as much as I mind it in Illinois. The roads are built in a different...
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    I would agree with this except to say that it...

    I would agree with this except to say that it doesn't always necessarily take scenery to create the 'awesome moment' situation. For me the 'awesome moment' comes from when I go out and do something...
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    Actually, the funny part about it is the simple...

    Actually, the funny part about it is the simple fact that I pretty much got myself in shape...PERIOD, by doing what I did. I hadn't been on the bike much at all since 1995 when I gave up driving at...
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    I fess I haven't looked at the GoLite pack to...

    I fess I haven't looked at the GoLite pack to know if it is frameless or not. Frameless I would totally agree with you. It would more than likely be miserable but a framed pack like the...
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    A little personal experience might help. Two...

    A little personal experience might help.

    Two years ago in July I was trying to cram a lot of miles into a short time span, 2000 miles into 17 days. By the end of the stretch my hands were 'sore'...
  25. Funny thing is while in your neck of the woods,...

    Funny thing is while in your neck of the woods, Annapolis, during RAAM I had one of the MANY people that saw me and my bike right around the finish line ask me where I was planning on staying. He...
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