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    Two years ago I left for my first road trip and...

    Two years ago I left for my first road trip and decided I wanted to try an experiment. I didn't know until this summer what I had been seeing for past several years vs what I saw when I used to live...
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    I think you meant to say the chain may be to long...

    I think you meant to say the chain may be to long and it needs shorten so it will hit more teeth on the cog and be less likely to skip. I got home from the library yesterday morning and tried to...
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    Explain a bit better if you would. I've never...

    Explain a bit better if you would. I've never heard the term chain wrap before. The chain sits tight against the cog and the chainring. I took as much slop out of the chain as possible when I cut...
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    Skipping chain only while climbing

    I converted my geared road bike this spring over to a singlespeed bike and had a few hiccups with it while getting it up and running. Things smoothed out and seemed to be going okay until I was on a...
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    Like I said most of the time I just pulled the...

    Like I said most of the time I just pulled the tent out of the stuff sack and threw it directly on top of me...no I didn't set it up I just threw it on top of me and used it for insulation. There...
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    Pretty much all evenings in July were cool in...

    Pretty much all evenings in July were cool in that area. I hardly ever saw a night above 60 degrees. Some nights were even down into the upper 40s. It was a cool summer all across the Midwest this...
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    Gee funny thing is I spent a lot of time this...

    Gee funny thing is I spent a lot of time this summer in IL, from Danville-Chicago-Scales Mound-Quad Cities-St. Louis-Effingham-justwest of Sullivan, IN and I hardly ever set up a tent and never had...
  8. Thread: Inspiration

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    I ride mostly with 60-76 year olds. The 76 year...

    I ride mostly with 60-76 year olds. The 76 year old ride 4+ days a week all summer long and this year, after a couple of hard hitting years thanks to knee replacement, he's totally impressed me...
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    I'll fess up to having one slight...

    I'll fess up to having one slight problem/benefit...I don't have a sense of taste or smell so I can the same thing day in/day out without thinking a thing about. It all tastes the same to me. A...
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    Yes, and some people are smart and know how to...

    Yes, and some people are smart and know how to get the calories they need and save money doing it. A hamburger and fries is a hamburger and fries no matter where you get it. You can pay more, I'll...
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    That or the US dollar is still excepted by...

    That or the US dollar is still excepted by everybody. When your money becomes worthless you'll learn to appreciate the simpler way of life...you'll have no other choice.
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    You have one small problem, rain. When it rains...

    You have one small problem, rain. When it rains and I'm under a nice overhang I pack everything up in the morning nice and dry. I don't have to wait around and let things dry out or waste time...
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    Dumbness on my part. I should have though of...

    Dumbness on my part. I should have though of crown as in royalty then I wouldn't have even said anything in that regards. I'm not sure what the conflict of interest is in Canada, separation of...
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    Camp out behind churches, schools local parks,...

    Camp out behind churches, schools local parks, abandoned businesses, etc. There are tons of spots to camp out if you are willing to look. I don't even have the slightest idea what you mean by Crown...
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    I agree Max. I did a 5200 mile trip this summer....

    I agree Max. I did a 5200 mile trip this summer. When figuring the time I was actually on the road and the money I spent while on the road...not at my mothers house, I was averaging around $14-15 a...
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    If they shut down the gas pumps you won't be...

    If they shut down the gas pumps you won't be going very far now will you.
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    Third vote for ridewithgps. I use the free...

    Third vote for ridewithgps. I use the free version and use it daily for any and all ride planning/logging.
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    Actually the funny thing is I did go out and buy...

    Actually the funny thing is I did go out and buy the safety glasses. The problem is I've never had amber glasses on to be able to compare. I figured before I did anything I would ask and see. I...
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    To put it more simply, man is not perfect...so...

    To put it more simply, man is not perfect...so anything man makes is not perfect either.

    The secret like I said is to not rely on the fabric of choice, instead rely on smarts. Rely on keeping...
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    Funny thing is you can still run trouble. On my...

    Funny thing is you can still run trouble. On my trip this summer I started getting flats quite regularly. I flat out took everything off, including the rim tape and started searching for the reason...
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    Not touring that time of the year thanks to no...

    Not touring that time of the year thanks to no winter camping equipment. I ride year round as I don't own a car. For the winter months...

    Down to 10-15F, depending on how strong the wind...
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    Thanks guys. Interesting to hear everyone saying...

    Thanks guys. Interesting to hear everyone saying clear lenses, granted most are prescription wearers. I know I had heard amber cuts down on the glare from headlights, hence why I was asking.
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    Lights and glasses

    What are you guys using for lighting equipment? Also are you guys using clear or amber lenses for night riding?

    I have an old light that was given to me from one of the locals but it's an old...
  24. I tour all the time, 5200 miles this summer, on...

    I tour all the time, 5200 miles this summer, on paved roads with 25c's. I had not trouble and I was carrying 33 pounds in the backpack and another 7 pounds in the handlebar bag. I ride most of the...
  25. It lists Mt Equinox in Vermont and Equinox is...

    It lists Mt Equinox in Vermont and Equinox is closed to cyclists and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire is only available two days a year to ride up on a bicycle, both during the two uphill climb races....
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