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    Bicyclist killed in Va. Beach had survived '08...

    Bicyclist killed in Va. Beach had survived '08 crash | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

    i knew that my response would gather some opposition, it is to be expected. But much like Yugyug's...
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    Okay, this will be a voice on the other side. One...

    Okay, this will be a voice on the other side. One that will sure to raise some eyebrows.

    I am am one who is concerned by our trend in society to ask for something, without paying the cost of such...
  3. This is true vespoli, but from a locals...

    This is true vespoli, but from a locals perspective, we are really seeing the momentum pick up. For the longest time, it seemed as if only surveying was the main activity. Now we are seeing clearing...
  4. Lot of exciting things going on in VA for...

    Lot of exciting things going on in VA for cycling. Next year the World Championships will be in Richmond. Over 500 media outlets covering all the same cyclists as the Tour de France riders as they...
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    I was surprised also to see it missing. It is the...

    I was surprised also to see it missing. It is the only touring style bike that has gearing for climbing that is stock...not an extra. If they are indeed making a change, hopefully, they will keep...
  6. Wow, it seems I have offended some with this...

    Wow, it seems I have offended some with this post. Nick94804, as I stated in the last paragraph of my test, that the option I would pursue was to take the load in my pack and transfer it to front...
  7. You asked for pictures. How about the Maya...

    You asked for pictures.

    How about the Maya Trailer. Pulls great and love the stand.
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    Yeah, this is my end game.., I want to go from...

    Yeah, this is my end game.., I want to go from pavement to the C&O canal or maybe the Creeper Trail and not have to switch bikes. I see you had success with 32's as that is what is currently on my...
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    520 and tire question

    For you 520 owners, how wide a tire can you get on your bike? I have a 2001 model and currently have Continental Touring plus 700 x 32 (622) and looking to go wider so I can use this on both...
  10. Post ride observations. As I mentioned in an...

    Post ride observations.

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was expecting my Go Lite back back to arrive and it did yesterday. So of course..., I had to test the feel. I ran two test runs in my...
  11. I went to the Carradice web site and looked at...

    I went to the Carradice web site and looked at this bag. Interesting as I do have a Brooks saddle on my bike with attachment rings for this style bag. Hmmm...25 liters is really getting ultra light. ...
  12. Thank you Bikenh for your insights. Curious about...

    Thank you Bikenh for your insights. Curious about visibility as in seeing upcoming traffic in your rear view mirror. I presently have mine mounted to my helmet, but would think you would need to...
  13. Carrying a backpack vs a trailer or Panniers?

    There is a current post that discusses being overpacked or over prepared. This made me think about my own approach to carrying my gear on a bike. So I have a question for all those bike packers out...
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    Time is indeed the most precious commodity. I...

    Time is indeed the most precious commodity. I look forward to each and every ride. Shucks, I drive down a road I've never been on and look to see how wide the shoulder is or how safe it may be for a...
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    New rider finally crossing a threshold

    I see everyone with these big miles and I am struggling to get in five or ten miles a day. However, I did cross over a thousand miles since my start back to riding. And I feel great.
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    Trans Am Class of 2014 Survey

    Okay, curious on who is doing the Trans Am this year. I am interested in:

    Name & Age

    Starting in Oregon or Virginia

    Pulling a trailer or panniers

    Blogging and if so...a link?
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    Okay, I am new to this stuff, but your last...

    Okay, I am new to this stuff, but your last sentence caught my attention.. Did you say bugs? What are you talking about here?
  18. Finally got my bike back from my LBS. I went with...

    Finally got my bike back from my LBS. I went with a mountain bike front crank 22-32-42 and changed out the rear cassette to a 12-36. I can get this thing down to 16.8" gear inches which is roughly...
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    Ever had to walk up a hill with your MTB SPD...

    Ever had to walk up a hill with your MTB SPD shoes as your pushing your bike? Curious as to the feel. Heading to REI tomorrow to pick up some Shimano M088 shoes. Anyone had any experiences with this...
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    Thanks everyone. If it takes an avg of 90 days to...

    Thanks everyone. If it takes an avg of 90 days to cross the country and avg $30 per day...., sounds like $2,700 for day to day expenses. Throw in another $300 for bike maintenance, and another grand...
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    Average budget to tour Trans Am?

    Just curious, what is the average cost to do a tour across the US? Let's say 75% camping with half of that at free or stealth sites and the balance at hotels. About half of the meals at restaurants...
  22. Doug64....this is perfect. I was looking at the...

    Doug64....this is perfect. I was looking at the Safari because I like the trekking handlebar, but passed by the Randonee. The stock GI comes out to 18.56" on the low side and a 108" on the high end....
  23. Is there a production bike with proper touring gears?

    For the life of me, I cannot find a production bike already set up with hill climbing gears. I have checked Surly LHT, Trek 520, Raleigh Sojourn, Jamis Aurora, etc...

    Am I looking in the wrong...
  24. Let me verify that I am doing my gear inch Calc...

    Let me verify that I am doing my gear inch Calc correctly. I am running 700c x 28 tires but using 27" in my calculation. (30/32=.9375) x 27= 25.3125 gear inches.

    My wife's Jamis MTB is at 16.8"....
  25. What is involved in changing to a mountain bike...

    What is involved in changing to a mountain bike gear set?
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