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    I'm teaching English in Guangzhou, China this...

    I'm teaching English in Guangzhou, China this year and took a 3 1/2 day tour with a friend during Spring Festival back in February. It's in the south near Hong Kong, and the weather was pleasant and...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I know I should have...

    Thanks for all the replies. I know I should have asked around for a good place to camp beforehand, but I've camped a couple times in litte town parks like this with no problem, and I didn't think my...
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    My tent was stolen!!!

    :mad:Ugh :notamused:

    Last week my brother and I took a 6~ hour drive up to Madison, WI to drop me off for a bike tour back home to Missouri. The trip was going great until my third day riding...
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    I know how the OP feels. I recently borrowed a...

    I know how the OP feels.

    I recently borrowed a friend's mid/high-end Novarra mtn bike to take out on a local single track trail at a state park nearby. I usually ride out to the same lake on my...
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    I've been more than pleased with using REI's T2...

    I've been more than pleased with using REI's T2 Quarterdome tent. I used it last night in the rain and not a single drop entered the tent. It's lightweight and compact, and looks pretty cool too.
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    I applaud Google for making this effort. It's in...

    I applaud Google for making this effort. It's in the first stages now and has some flaws, but I'm sure this will be improved before long. One problem I found was that it mapped 100+ route though...
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    http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/images/bell750.jpg...

    http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/images/bell750.jpg

    For a brief time I had a bell on my bike, and when dogs came to chase me I dinged the bell and they would usually stop.

    Also, I've never had...
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    Yeah, I think I will move the brake levers down...

    Yeah, I think I will move the brake levers down soon. It needs new bar tape anyway so I can adjust it then tape it sometime soon.

    As for upgrading to bar end shifters, that's exactly what I was...
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    28 will be fine on the trail, just watch out for...

    28 will be fine on the trail, just watch out for loose gravel spots.

    When are you planning on doing the trip? It'll be pretty soggy in the spring, so wait till May at least.
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    So I got a free road bike...

    A good friend of my parents was getting rid of stuff and decided to give me a road bike back around Christmas. It's a Schwinn 564 Aluminum frame, not sure of the year. I think the frame size is a...
  11. Thread: summer tours

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    I'm thinkin about driving down to OK City with my...

    I'm thinkin about driving down to OK City with my brother to visit my sister's family this summer, then have him drop me off to bike the way back to NE Missouri. Think I will head NE for Clinton, MO...
  12. Correct, that list is just stuff I will bring...

    Correct, that list is just stuff I will bring with me from the states. I'll buy some extra tubes over there and carry them on the trip - I doubt I will need a spare tire if I will be riding on wide...
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    How not to ride a recumbent

    :p Here's a short video of one of my older brothers trying to ride my recumbent for the first time... unsuccessfully

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQg7IEdxuU
  14. Thanks for the helpful posts. Like I said, I...

    Thanks for the helpful posts. Like I said, I lived in a small, rural Chinese town for a few months so I am used to biking in crazy traffic and bad roads and dealing with all the little bits of...
  15. Thread: Rain Pants

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    I used pants like these touring last summer. ...

    I used pants like these touring last summer. They are lightwieght and mostly waterproof/fast drying and they zip off into shorts for riding in good weather or for casual, off-the-bike wear.
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  16. So I want to do some touring in China...

    Last year I had the opportunity to live 3 1/2 months in a small Chinese town in Guangdong province (SE China). I had a heavy single speed cruiser I bought there to get me around town ($50 US brand...
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    Just use common sense, keep your bike locked...

    Just use common sense, keep your bike locked anytime it's out of your sight for more than a moment. If you decide to stay in larger cities, you could just store your bike somewhere safe such as a...
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    Sticky: Here's one from the Katy Trail train tunnel...

    Here's one from the Katy Trail train tunnel during my tour of the Lewis and Clark from Pierre, SD to Missouri. 56cm LHT with lonepeaks

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/carkmouch/DSC03613.jpg
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    While stealth camping is fun and worthwhile, you...

    While stealth camping is fun and worthwhile, you don't have to find a rough patch of woods in order to camp. On my tour this summer I always found small town parks and churches in the country as...
  20. One time I technically broke the rules by camping...

    One time I technically broke the rules by camping in an official campground but didn't pay the fee. There was no one at the office, so I figured I wouldn't bother paying. I didn't use the showers...
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    You can't beat a good cheap Budweiser tallboy...

    You can't beat a good cheap Budweiser tallboy from a small grocery store

    My dinner one night
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    Well, last year on the Katy I remember riding...

    Well, last year on the Katy I remember riding through a bunch of small frogs on the trail, so I'm sure I squished a few then.
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    I've been using my Lonepeaks for touring and...

    I've been using my Lonepeaks for touring and grocery runs and they've been great, they're similar to Arkels I guess.
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    I just got back from touring part of the Lewis...

    I just got back from touring part of the Lewis and Clark from Pierre, SD to Missouri, so I rode on the Steamboat Trace trail in Nebraska and on the Katy in Missouri

    I like them for the most part,...
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    I always use the smaller panniers for up front...

    I always use the smaller panniers for up front and the bigger ones in back, but that doesn't mean I can't still put more weight up front. I usually try to put more weight on the front as to balance...
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