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Old 11-25-05, 03:02 PM   #1
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I see here loaded rigs … plans for next summer … naming of the favorite bicycle … maybe a thread with pictures of the camp place after the hard bicycling day is in turn here?
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Old 11-25-05, 04:30 PM   #2
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From an overnighter into the local mountains, just north of L.A., 2 summers ago....

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What kind of trailer ya got there, Fixie?

I'm looking for one (leaning towards the nomad)
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Old 11-25-05, 04:47 PM   #5
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What kind of trailer ya got there, Fixie?

I'm looking for one (leaning towards the nomad)
That's my good ole' Bob.....
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Old 11-25-05, 05:04 PM   #6
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This was right out back of our tent on day 12 of our 2004 summer tour, 1,000 Miles to Nowhere. That's a 3,000 foot drop down the Black Canyon to the Gunnison river. Thankfully I've never been a sleepwalker.




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Old 11-25-05, 05:17 PM   #8
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Boys, boys, boys .... my English is poor .... I can not understand some of your words, but your pictures are GREAT !!!!!!!!
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Old 11-25-05, 05:20 PM   #9
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Stealth camping in New Zealand...

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Boys, boys, boys .... my English is poor .... I can not understand some of your words, but your pictures are GREAT !!!!!!!!
Hint: Your English isn't any poorer than 2/3rds of our English speaking breathren...
Hell.. most of them don't know the difference between "to" and "too"
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Old 11-25-05, 05:43 PM   #11
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How do you like the BOB?
I've heard bad things about Tongue Weight and such...
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How do you like the BOB?
I've heard bad things about Tongue Weight and such...
Well, I've only used the Bob mostly off-road just for a brief period, with very little on-road experience. Since switching to full panniers, I have not used the trailer at all, but really for no particular reason though. But one thing that was particularly annoying about the Bob, especially while cranking up these steep fire roads was every time I rode over ruts the trailer seemed to slow me down when its tire tracked over the same rut a second later. That delayed 'pull back' was pretty annoying. But since switching to panniers over these very same fire road climbs, I prefer panniers. I think I climb much more efficiently with the load on the bike.
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Old 11-26-05, 12:20 AM   #13
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Yes!!!
I guess, you are speaking maybe about the “BOB” trailer – one wheel trailer … .
I can say, I like it very very much, but not possible to find it out in my land. When I am touring with my doughtier Maya, it would be so convenient for me, never mind she needs not much baggage. Interesting that you say about language skills of people here … I am not able to see it and feel a little surprised ….

Well so nice day in BG today for bicycling, I will not miss it.
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From this summer's trip down Route 1 in California:

Stealth campsite near Point Reyes:


Evening picnic with post-ride beer in San Rafael on the return:
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What a disappointment … I have believed here I will find thousands of wild savages … bicycling in the wilderness, fighting with wild animals, having them for dinner after hard bicycling day … and I see here only 6-7 such real men here … oh no !....., I can not believe it ………… !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
Congratulations to Alekhine, Xilios, FIXER, Bike...67, Butt...ks , Miles2go, Erick L .....
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What a disappointment … I have believed here I will find thousands of wild savages … bicycling in the wilderness, fighting with wild animals, having them for dinner after hard bicycling day … and I see here only 6-7 such real men here … oh no !....., I can not believe it ………… !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
Congratulations to Alekhine, Xilios, FIXER, Bike...67, Butt...ks , Miles2go, Erick L .....
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I have to fess up I'm not really a tough guy. Here's one of my "camping spots" in New Zealand above a bar! However the bar was full of wild savages, myself included.

By the time I got to the bar happy-hour was almost over. That's pretty tough.
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Old 11-26-05, 05:02 PM   #18
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Tell me how to include a thumbnail, and I'll include pictures. I think I've even got some of bush camping in the jungle!

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Are those reflective sidewalls on those tires?
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I have to fess up I'm not really a tough guy. Here's one of my "camping spots" in New Zealand above a bar! However the bar was full of wild savages, myself included.

By the time I got to the bar happy-hour was almost over. That's pretty tough.
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Are those reflective sidewalls on those tires?
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Yep, Schwalbe Marathons. I've got them on my commuter and touring bikes. I've had pretty good luck with them too. If you want to impress your LBS they are pronounced "shwa-bay". I camped next to a German guy who said that was the correct pronunciation. They are made in Germany so I guess he knows.
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Tell me how to include a thumbnail, and I'll include pictures. I think I've even got some of bush camping in the jungle!
After typing my Pulitzer Prize winning text I scroll down the page to Additional Options and click on Manage Attachment. From there you can browse your hard drive for the picture you want to post.

It took me a while to find the Additional Options area because it was always off screen. I think the size limit of the file is 100k.

Good luck.
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OK, let's give this a try ....

The first photo is of the fourth night of my Wales tour. We were camped in a sheep pasture with no "amenities". The white dots in the background are sheep.


The next couple photos are of a place where we camped in the Queensland jungle.

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OK, let's give this a try ....


This is the fourth night of my Wales tour. We were camped in a sheep pasture with no "amenities". The white dots in the background are sheep.

I guess you didn't have a problem falling asleep that night!
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I'll try this also!
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I guess you didn't have a problem falling asleep that night!

We had enough sheep to count on just about every night of that tour!!

Trouble was ... sheep "sing" the dawn in at sunrise. That got a little noisy!!
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