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    Yep, touring was part of the reason I stopped...

    Yep, touring was part of the reason I stopped riding with the local groups... I got so used to acting on "Hm, I wonder what's down THAT road" that I felt constrained. Also, I really don't give a...
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    Ya know, today was one of 'those' days and I...

    Ya know, today was one of 'those' days and I figured I'd check this post before opening my evening beer....and even though I'm older than dirt (17/25) at least I didn't have to make my own! Thanks...
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    My wife and I flew from L.A. to Tokyo on Air...

    My wife and I flew from L.A. to Tokyo on Air Canada. Bikes cost $100US each bike, each way and we had no problems at all with the AC staff. They were very helpful on both ends.
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    Do a search on the Crazy Guy On A Bike site. I...

    Do a search on the Crazy Guy On A Bike site. I think I remember seeing several blogs about people touring with their dogs and the challenges they faced and solutions they developed.
  5. REad the label first...most babyfood is high in...

    REad the label first...most babyfood is high in fat and especially high in sugar.
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    If it was me I'd take the North route. I enjoy...

    If it was me I'd take the North route. I enjoy the desert (planning a ride across the Mojave in Oct) and you can either wild camp, find someplace, or get a motel for overnight stops. The valley...
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    I don't think there is an "ideal" route. If you...

    I don't think there is an "ideal" route. If you go South of the NF (roughly parallel to the 210 fwy) you'll be dealing with urban traffic until you pass through the San Bernardino area. After that...
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    Sticky: Yep, same as riding when it rains, or when I wash...

    Yep, same as riding when it rains, or when I wash it. It's gonna get wet, relax and lube it afterward.
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    Sorry for the late reply, busy work week... My...

    Sorry for the late reply, busy work week...
    My starting pressures hit the low 30's when my optho and I caught it. I started with Xalatan (1 drop each eye at night) and that worked ok for most of a...
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    LOL, yeah, but I'm only 53 and already doing the...

    LOL, yeah, but I'm only 53 and already doing the drops.....
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    I've progressed to 2 different eye drops for...

    I've progressed to 2 different eye drops for about a year now and my eye pressure is finally stable at around 20 in each eye. After extensive testing they determined that the increased pressure was...
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    My wife and I did a 3-week self contained tour in...

    My wife and I did a 3-week self contained tour in Hokkaido, Japan last year and it was fantastic!
  13. How do you know the cops ran your plates/warrants...

    How do you know the cops ran your plates/warrants etc?
  14. Yep, my teenaged daughter is at that stage now,...

    Yep, my teenaged daughter is at that stage now, but there's nothing on the outside of the vehicle to notify other people that she's a fairly new driver. Is the P-plate designed to be a warning to...
  15. Ah, thanks NB. Interesting concept. I wonder how...

    Ah, thanks NB. Interesting concept. I wonder how well that would work here?
  16. Pretty disappointing sentance. I wonder if she'll...

    Pretty disappointing sentance. I wonder if she'll also have to pay part or all of the medical bills. BTW, what's a "P-Plate"?
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    The OP's words must come very easy to someone...

    The OP's words must come very easy to someone who's never had to go out and do it. Until you've been there, walked the walk, and directly faced the situation...shut up.
  18. Another area of the country where I will not...

    Another area of the country where I will not visit or spend any money....
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    I've got one of these and like it very much, been...

    I've got one of these and like it very much, been riding with it for a couple of years now. I added some iron on reflective strips to the back and sleeves because I ride in the dark a lot and wanted...
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    Instead of bleach which can degrade the plastic,...

    Instead of bleach which can degrade the plastic, I use Listerine (mint flavored) which kills the bugs and leaves behind a fresh minty taste.
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    OMG Biker395!!! I almost spit coffee onto my...

    OMG Biker395!!! I almost spit coffee onto my computer screen!! Thanks for the roaring laugh!

    Sam
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    I also work at a federal facility with fences,...

    I also work at a federal facility with fences, guards etc. The bike rack is cheap and exposed to the weather. I asked my supervisor if I could park my bike inside a courtyard not far from my cube and...
  23. Outstanding! On a related note, I recently heard...

    Outstanding!
    On a related note, I recently heard someone of roughly our age talking about the general poor attitude of "today's young people". I felt that I had to explain to him that I've had a...
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    Before I got married I did most of my bike...

    Before I got married I did most of my bike touring solo, and #10 hit me like a bee in the forehead. I would never, ever, say the things to my wife that I've said to myself...so why would I say them...
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    It's an anti-skunk stink device, but this isn't a...

    It's an anti-skunk stink device, but this isn't a very high quality model. Most of the good ones also seal the mouth shut.
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