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    After I posted my comment I forgot to add the...

    After I posted my comment I forgot to add the part about wine, although on my tour across PA last month I did get pints of Jim Beam a couple of nights. (When I drink bourbon, it's suaully Maker's.)...
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    Another thick wool sock vote. I had heavy rain...

    Another thick wool sock vote. I had heavy rain temps in the 40s on two tours this year. I wear sandals off the bike. I love slipping my feet into a pair of thick wool socks at the end of the day when...
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    +1. People also need to take into account whether...

    +1. People also need to take into account whether the temperature is supposed to rise during the ride and, if so, by how much. I have seen far too many people on club rides dress to be warm standing...
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    Thanks. Your eyes and/or your monitor must be...

    Thanks. Your eyes and/or your monitor must be better than mine. I see them now that you pointed them out.
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    +1. I twice crossed the country on Amtrak with my...

    +1. I twice crossed the country on Amtrak with my bike, with long layovers in CHI. I got back to the station with enough time before boarding to speak with people in the baggage area to make sure my...
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    If you look at the second schematic drawing in...

    If you look at the second schematic drawing in the link provided in post #7 , the fork appears to be straight. But it doesn't tell you which schematic is for which model.

    BTW...My '11 Surly LHT...
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    There also does not appear to be a third set of...

    There also does not appear to be a third set of water bottle bosses, which would normally be located on the bottom of the down tube on true Cannondale touring bikes like my '98 T700.
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    Word 'round the campfire is that roll-on service...

    Word 'round the campfire is that roll-on service on the Capitol Limited will start next year (see post #9 in this thread), but I wouldn't hold my breath.
  9. I never set mileage goals. Part of the reason is...

    I never set mileage goals. Part of the reason is that I ride in part for transportation and the amount of miles that results in every year can vary greatly due to several factors, including weather....
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    Sometimes reality is negative. I don't see one...

    Sometimes reality is negative. I don't see one post in this thread that is not "realistic," and by realistic I mean accurate.

    And in this case, the dressed up but not very helpful photos warranted...
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    You must be knew 'round these parts, pardner.

    You must be knew 'round these parts, pardner.
  12. Thread: Rah, Rah, Rah

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    They still make that swill? I can tell you that,...

    They still make that swill? I can tell you that, for taste reasons alone, you aren't missing anything.

    I like Pakiwi's comment about liking to ride. I think it's extremely helpful if you really...
  13. Thread: Inspiration

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    No problem. I went to the Italian Cycling...

    No problem.

    I went to the Italian Cycling Center last year. The place is run by an octogenarian. The first full day we were there, another octogenarian joined us for a ride. He is a former...
  14. Thread: Inspiration

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    My question had nothing to do with age. I crossed...

    My question had nothing to do with age. I crossed the country with a group of people, one of whom turned 77 during the trip. The strongest rider in the group was on a full suspension MTB towing a...
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    I am amazed that there is a Geo Metro forum. ;)

    I am amazed that there is a Geo Metro forum. ;)
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    But was he touring?

    But was he touring?
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    Whatever levers came stock on my LHT (Tektro...

    Whatever levers came stock on my LHT (Tektro something or other) work fine. Went down some double digit grades in the rain last month without a care.
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    Spend a week one summer riding on the High Line...

    Spend a week one summer riding on the High Line in Montana or in North Dakota. Your IN headwinds won't seem so bad. Wyoming is even worse in places. Steady winds of 35 or more are not uncommon in...
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    One memorable might was at Bull's Island Recreation Area in New Jersey, of all places. The only state park on a island in the Delaware River. It was my girlfriend's first tour and my first camping...
  20. +1 I used to love them. Now I usually get bored...

    +1 I used to love them. Now I usually get bored around mile 80-85, which is why I rarely do them anymore. Give me 75-80 scenic, challenging miles and I am happy.
  21. Well played.

    Well played.
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    Who is "you?" My McDonald's comment was...

    Who is "you?"

    My McDonald's comment was directed towards someone who talks about living "the simpler way of life" yet routinely patronizes a large, fast food chain which, the last time I checked,...
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    +2. Personally, I have no problem staying...

    +2. Personally, I have no problem staying somewhere like a city park where I know camping is allowed. But that last thing I want to do at the end of the day (especially a long, hard day) is to have...
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    What will you do without your beloved McDonald's?

    What will you do without your beloved McDonald's?
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    There has also been some discussion in the fourm...

    There has also been some discussion in the fourm on ACA's official web site, including posts in the route detours section about route closures due to slides. Doubt those posts will be relevant for...
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