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    One year I rode south from Badlands NP to Gordon...

    One year I rode south from Badlands NP to Gordon NE and on west through Chadron and Harrison into WY. Really nice. North central NE is pleasant also, particularly the Niobrara River east of...
  2. Thread: wheel opinions?

    by BobG
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    I think cyccommute wins this debate. I just took...

    I think cyccommute wins this debate. I just took an old wheel and released tension on the spokes to the point that they would freely flex. I put the wheel on to a bike on trainers and sat on it. The...
  3. Thread: wheel opinions?

    by BobG
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    Maybe not "zero dish" but a wheel built with the...

    Maybe not "zero dish" but a wheel built with the Phil freewheel hub has very little dish. The spacer on the opposite side of the freewheel is almost as deep as the freewheel. The pictured hub is a...
  4. Thread: Fender Passion

    by BobG
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    The SKS Velo Trekking fenders have a particularly...

    The SKS Velo Trekking fenders have a particularly simple clean appearance as they don't require struts to the bike frame. The front fender is secure on my bike with just a single L bracket to the...
  5. Well my UPS store says they are paid no...

    Well my UPS store says they are paid no commission by UPS. Apparently the shipping service is just a draw to get folks in the door to buy packaging products and services. She couldn't comment on the...
  6. I'm also curious, for future reference, about...

    I'm also curious, for future reference, about what the $49.05 on my bill for "service options" includes. Wondering if that's the markup for using a UPS store? I think I'll take the receipt to our...
  7. The UPS online calculator says $178.53 from...

    The UPS online calculator says $178.53 from Middletown NY to San Antonio TX for 39 pounds in a very common shop bike box size of 56"x8"x31". Shrink that box down to 52" in length and it comes to...
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    country lane in France........... ...

    country lane in France...........

    http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/3bikes/countrylaneinFrance.jpg
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    The standard Shimano 8 speed...

    The standard Shimano 8 speed 11-13-15-18-21-24-28-32 works fine for me. If I'm topping out a hill in the 32 I don't like much of a jump when I'm ready to shift up. The 28 makes for a good small step....
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    I was introduced to bike touring back in the 60's...

    I was introduced to bike touring back in the 60's through Potomac Area Council of American Youth Hostels (now HI). I lived in the DC area and there were hostels along the C&O canal and a string of...
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    I think that B.Carfree may be referring to the...

    I think that B.Carfree may be referring to the "Lost Coast" network of back roads that bypass the 101 highway
    between Ferndale and Leggett. They actually wind around closer to the coast than the...
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    Okay, I'll be the antagonist in this discussion!...

    Okay, I'll be the antagonist in this discussion!

    I rode from San Francisco to Eugene once in early June, and again from Florence to Astoria OR leading an ACA TransAm tour in prime time August. On...
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    My first set of panniers were made by Hartley...

    My first set of panniers were made by Hartley Alley's Touring Cyclist Shop in Boulder. They were built with zippers to connect the pairs together and also came with accessory shoulder straps. I...
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    The owner's manual says this....... "4....

    The owner's manual says this.......

    "4. Observe recommended speed limits: a maximum of 15 mph (24 km/h) on smooth, straight roads and 5 mph (8 km/h) or less when turning or on uneven roads."
  15. Thread: touring tents

    by BobG
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    I bought a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 a few years...

    I bought a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 a few years back due to it's light weight and compact size. Like some other posters, I don't bring unnecessary baggage into the tent so I got the smallest possible....
  16. The columbine flowers are pictured on the seat...

    The columbine flowers are pictured on the seat tube, a bit out of focus in the above photo. A clearer photo is on page 3 of the brochure that cycco links to. You can slightly see them if you blow up...
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    Columbine?

    http://www.columbinecycle.com/images/photos/earth_to_sky.jpg
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    No need to go on Route 11. Just continue where...

    No need to go on Route 11. Just continue where Jim's map ends on VA 608, S River Road. Mallard Duck CG is just a few miles ahead. I've modified my Google map to match Jim's and to avoid previously...
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    Is that Sherando Lake Recreation Area you're...

    Is that Sherando Lake Recreation Area you're trying to get to? Take S Wayne Ave out of Waynesboro, becomes Lyndhurst Rd, becomes VA 664. Backtrack to Coal Rd or 610/608 to get back to TransAm at...
  20. Thread: Money on tour

    by BobG
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    Use the "cash back" service when possible with...

    Use the "cash back" service when possible with debit card purchases. This way you will avoid foreign ATM fees.
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    I came down the Gorges de Daluis further west on...

    I came down the Gorges de Daluis further west on a trip and rode a short stretch of D4202/6202 through Entrevaux to Puget-Theniers before turning off to the smaller roads south. That stretch was no...
  22. I think my repair pictured above was a crude...

    I think my repair pictured above was a crude fillet braze done at low temperature with a torch. Although I was watching him do it I don't remember the details. It was 30 years ago. It has the golden...
  23. Yep. The chainstay/dropout braze on my old Bill...

    Yep. The chainstay/dropout braze on my old Bill Vetter frame snapped on the way into Booneville KY (pop 81) in the first month of a TransAm tour. It was successfully repaired at an auto shop in that...
  24. I ride with Keen SPD sandals and carry a pair of...

    I ride with Keen SPD sandals and carry a pair of Chaco sandals for off bike. I put them inside the rear panniers, one in the left and one in the right so as to not take up too much space in either...
  25. Thread: Rate my Route:

    by BobG
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    I don't think that camping is permitted at either...

    I don't think that camping is permitted at either Honey Brook or Dodge Brook State Forests on NH 10. If you need any State Park facilities along that stretch you may need to modify your route to hit...
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