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  1. You mean, you don't enjoy dumpster-diving and...

    You mean, you don't enjoy dumpster-diving and scraping road kill into a pot, or camping inside a HomeDepot tool shed and getting up at zero-dark-thirty to evade notice? (We must be getting old.)
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    In urban desert areas, landscaping crews and...

    In urban desert areas, landscaping crews and homeowners with powered blowers broadcast the darn things all across the roads. Sometimes they just get you, no matter how careful you are.
  3. My last 4500 mile tour cost across the US cost me...

    My last 4500 mile tour cost across the US cost me $25/day, and I splurged at least weekly on a motel room and nice meals. Food alone was about half that cost. I'd have a hard time going less, but...
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    I've had to replace spokes twice while on tour,...

    I've had to replace spokes twice while on tour, and both times I was easily able to ride to a bike shop after a few minutes with the spoke wrench. I carry the cassette tool and spare spokes, just in...
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    As above, I can't see paying more than $200 for...

    As above, I can't see paying more than $200 for an 80s or 90s steel frame bike on the local used market (depends on where you live, probably), then another $200 max to repair and upgrade it to my...
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    Ditto this! If you get enough calories from a...

    Ditto this! If you get enough calories from a decent diet of real food (whole grains, nuts, vegetables, a little meat) you'll get enough protein.
    Read the ingredients on "protein shakes" and...
  7. Good point about closing zippers to store and...

    Good point about closing zippers to store and pack. I never thought of that and it makes sense.

    The only problem I have with lubing is dirt, especially in a tent door--you don't want to use...
  8. I pondered this question recently at the end of a...

    I pondered this question recently at the end of a cross-county tour--what difference has cell phones and the internet made? I still don't carry a cell phone, but one of the biggest changes for me...
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    For some, economics is an issue as well. I might...

    For some, economics is an issue as well. I might be dumb, but I don't mind saving $3 to 4 every time I patch a tube. I live in goathead country and that adds up. For a quick easy job, that's a...
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    I'm amazed when I see an automobile abandoned on...

    I'm amazed when I see an automobile abandoned on the roadside with a flat tire. I guess not everyone learned how to put on the spare tire before they learned how to drive. That was required...
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    I eat a fairly good-sized meal every couple of...

    I eat a fairly good-sized meal every couple of hours during the day, basically every time I stop cycling. The concept of "dinner" kind of goes away. I seldom cook on a bike tour, so it's usually...
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    For the things that normally give me a flat, like...

    For the things that normally give me a flat, like goathead thorns and those tiny pieces of wire from radial tires, that extra millimeter of rubber on a road tire won't stop them. Rubber serves one...
  13. You sound pretty confident that you can ride 170...

    You sound pretty confident that you can ride 170 miles in a day. I like to do trips like that self-supported, not stopping anywhere for meals, so I lightly pack a pannier with food and some extra...
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    Layer up. A couple of layers of expedition...

    Layer up. A couple of layers of expedition weight poly jerseys, a fleece vest, and a wind layer. Hardest for me are fingers and toes. Below 20F I use booties and mitten shells that I made myself,...
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    Sure, or something like it. I've started using...

    Sure, or something like it. I've started using Aqua Mira drops for the same reason. I enjoy drinking "wild" water.
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    Do you feel like you're touring? Then it's...

    Do you feel like you're touring? Then it's touring.

    My wife often joins Ride the Rockies, but she doesn't call it a tour. I do. Others do. How about the Tour de France? They don't carry...
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    Ditto this. I've also gotten sick after long...

    Ditto this. I've also gotten sick after long periods of study, work, and even vacation! In my case, though, it usually takes a few months and to date it hasn't happened after bike tour. I've been...
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    I've taken a nap on a bike tour a grand total of...

    I've taken a nap on a bike tour a grand total of once in my life, in a nice shady park in New England near the end of my Northern Tier ride. I was surprised I did that, and felt a little groggy the...
  19. I pack fairly lightly, rear panniers only, and...

    I pack fairly lightly, rear panniers only, and used 25s for a recent 4500 mile x-c mostly paved (99%+) tour. They worked great, and I might consider my normal 23s next time. I've never used...
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    I think both numbers are good to work with, for...

    I think both numbers are good to work with, for different reasons--one tactical, one strategic. When planning the trip, your daily (or I tend to think weekly because it's a nice even number for me,...
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    (Except for the spelling of "cavalier,":)) I...

    (Except for the spelling of "cavalier,":)) I couldn't have said this any better.

    I try to think and live like this in the home environment, too. Sometimes I wonder at the households advertising...
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    This has been mentioned twice already and I'll...

    This has been mentioned twice already and I'll emphasize it a third time. It's cheap, easy and effective. (I add an extra measure of safety and put the bottle in a ziplock bag, because a leak can...
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    Riddling aside, if you purchase and follow any of...

    Riddling aside, if you purchase and follow any of the Adventure Cycling routes, they will issue warnings and on-line addenda appropriately. For example, they rerouted the Northern Tier route away...
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    Yep, I made friends with a local indigent guy on...

    Yep, I made friends with a local indigent guy on a bike on recent ride. We shared a park bench at lunch time. But he really didn't need help and would have bristled at an obvious handout. The...
  25. This is my experience as well. With my...

    This is my experience as well.

    With my current travel style, I can't imagine having my single-wall tent exposed to the sun that much. They're really just made for sleeping in.

    I just "wore...
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