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Old 06-27-06, 02:33 PM   #1
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saturday, im leaving for LA

heres a pic of all my stuff

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...er/bike009.jpg

im pretty happy about the fact that i dont have to buy any gas
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Old 06-27-06, 02:37 PM   #2
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Good luck on your trip. How about some fenders?
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fenders are in the plan, i just gotta make em first
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How are you carrying water?
I see no cages and no camlbak. I must say that I love having both. Gatorade in 2 bottles, a 3rd wide mouth bottle (fits under any sink for filling camelbak and other bottles), water in the camelback. And you're gonna need a lotta water for socal
Also, do you have a handlebar bag. I find mine indespensable for quick access to my camera, wallet, and clif bars.
What route you taking?
Hint: Bring extra bar tape, you wouldn't imagine how hard it is to get in the boonies, where it always seems to tear.
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Old 06-27-06, 05:27 PM   #5
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Plan on drinking a lot of water. We've got a heat wave going here. Have fun on your trip

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Good luck, but you know I live near LA, and maybe you might want to go to SF instead, its much nicer.
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Old 06-27-06, 11:35 PM   #7
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i didnt picture it but i just bought a camelbak. one of the 3L ones.
and as far as SF is going, if i make it to LA and still feel full of adventure i may make a trip up to SF.
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No cooking/stove stuff?

What's up with your bike- I don't see any shifters, and the front brake appears to be set up as a drag brake?!
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Shifters are on the stem. But I don't see a rear brake lever.
OP: make sure your brakes are in top order. Can you give us more details about your bike?
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nope no stove or cooking stuff (takes up too much room)
i have 2 sponsors that cover the cost of my food so im just going to stop and eat whenever i get a chance

the bike:

-i forgot the name of it, i found it in the trash and reapintd it to look a bit nicer.
-no rear brake
-the front brake is DIALED
-im using an old BMX seat that is amazing for long distances ( i rode a few centuries with it and its so good)
-shifter on stem, i took off the front derailer because i didnt see a need for it (if i need to change the front gears i can just do it by hand)
-i trued the wheels to perfection and put some nice continentals on
-i still need to stop off at the store and get some thornproof tubes

im going to be using my camerabag (when its dry) as a handlebar bag for easy access and wahtnot

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-whats a drag brake??
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Old 06-28-06, 04:23 PM   #11
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nope no stove or cooking stuff (takes up too much room)
i have 2 sponsors that cover the cost of my food so im just going to stop and eat whenever i get a chance................................
-no rear brake
-the front brake is DIALED
-im using an old BMX seat that is amazing for long distances ( i rode a few centuries with it and its so good)
-shifter on stem, i took off the front derailer because i didnt see a need for it (if i need to change the front gears i can just do it by hand)
-i trued the wheels to perfection and put some nice continentals on
-i still need to stop off at the store and get some thornproof tubes

im going to be using my camerabag (when its dry) as a handlebar bag for easy access and wahtnot

bostonfixed:
-whats a drag brake??
I have to ask. Are those two sponsors named Mom and Dad?
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Old 06-28-06, 05:05 PM   #12
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I have to ask. Are those two sponsors named Mom and Dad?
haha, that would be nice.

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BigNose: Simply having that right brake lever (even a dummy one) will offer more hand positions and aid you in climbing as well. I hope you install a rear caliper for this trip.
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you're bike is awesome. I don't like the idea of constantly wearing a camelback on your back though. i've never enjoyed having a huge sweat mark covering my whole back.
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Old 07-03-06, 03:57 PM   #15
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im in indiana now, 70 mi west of indianapolis, going west.
this is hienous.
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haha, that would be nice.

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Be safe & Stay hydrated. Give me a ring.
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^ hey ill give you a ring around sometime today. missouri is a prety boring state once you are out of STL. the small towns are kind of freaking me out but at least the people arent very dangerous. their pets, on the other hand have tried to eat me numerous times. im not a fan of big dogs that want to eat me.
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