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    Simple, one liter pop bottle marked on the side...

    Simple, one liter pop bottle marked on the side of it. Works great as a water bottle and as a measuring cup. One other side benefit, it's free. You get the pop and then save the bottle.

    Okay...
  2. It depends on your fitness level and what you are...

    It depends on your fitness level and what you are use to as to how many miles you can sustain for the long haul. I can pretty much easily do over 100 miles per day without any trouble. If I start...
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    McDonalds has closed down all the mom and pop...

    McDonalds has closed down all the mom and pop coffee shops and its the only community center in most small towns anymore. Either you go there or you go nowhere. I saw it in several places on my...
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    Hence one of the reason I like to hit camp late. ...

    Hence one of the reason I like to hit camp late. If the druggies aren't there already then I pretty much don't have too much to worry about anyone showing up after 11:30PM when I show up to camp. ...
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    Poll: This does start to make me wander what my floor...

    This does start to make me wander what my floor is if I were to actually do any real kind of training versus just riding.
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    Poll: Actually, I just got back last week from a 5200...

    Actually, I just got back last week from a 5200 mile bike trip. Last year when I first started noticing the RHR tank was after I broke my ankle and was forced into taking time off. I hard already...
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    Poll: 2011-2013 I averaged over 15K miles a year, with...

    2011-2013 I averaged over 15K miles a year, with no high intensity training. In the beginning I was always around 56-60 bpm. It's only been in the past year or two that the resting heart rate has...
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    Poll: Resting heart rate

    I don't consider myself to be in as good of shape as what it appears that I am. Last year when I saw 44 beats a minute for resting heart I was shocked to see it that low. This morning I woke up and...
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    Gee, the only trouble is something like this...

    Gee, the only trouble is something like this could happen anywhere. It doesn't take McDonalds or Burger King or a family restaurant or a local diner/pub to give the correct situation for something...
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    You sure about that. You should have been with...

    You sure about that. You should have been with me on my recent trip. I couldn't get away from people. It seemed like everytime I stopped and got off the bike someone wanted to talk with me about...
  11. I watch the weather forecast all the time and if...

    I watch the weather forecast all the time and if there's any hint of rain in the forecast I go looking immediately for park pavilions, baseball dugouts, churches with drive up overhangs, etc and just...
  12. Me: I use a backpack that is designed to keep...

    Me: I use a backpack that is designed to keep your valuables on you while both biking and hiking. That way when I go into the woods the backpack goes with me and only the barebones bike gets left...
  13. How much do you expect to spend per day? For me...

    How much do you expect to spend per day? For me on my recent trip finish this past week I averaged $15.50/day eating out breakfast and supper, nothing fancy. I was stealth camping every night. ...
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    LMAO:) Despandexification. I wore spandex on my...

    LMAO:) Despandexification. I wore spandex on my 5200 mile trip I just finished up a couple of days ago. I was roadsick before at least two days before I ever got home.

    I use my road bike and a...
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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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Poll: Okay, now you bring up another interesting point....

    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...
  21. Poll: This is the smartest thing I've heard anyone on...

    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...
  23. 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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