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Forum: Touring
11-18-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,167
Posted By 8bit

I'll probably be camping, with a stay in a hotel...

I'll probably be camping, with a stay in a hotel in the middle to get a good shower and clothes washing in.
11-17-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,607
Posted By 8bit

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids....

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=46552608

I'm almost done with her hat so I checked out the myspace page again- she's freakin' walking! With a walker and some...
Forum: Touring
11-16-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By 8bit

If you're going through any desert regions you're...

If you're going through any desert regions you're probably going to get really, really cold in a hammock. I know most people on backpackinglight.com have to rig up an under-quilt below 35 or 40...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By 8bit

I've been interested in using a high-output...

I've been interested in using a high-output flashlight too- I prefer the battery options for them to the typical bike light systems. How do you mount them to your bars? I'd imagine you could do...
Forum: Touring
11-16-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By 8bit

As long as the reach for your arms is correct and...

As long as the reach for your arms is correct and the seat post can extend to where you need it, the bike is generally sized correctly. I prefer compact geometry bikes because I'm short and would...
Forum: Touring
11-16-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By 8bit

I'd go with an Aloksak (the diver ziplocs) inside...

I'd go with an Aloksak (the diver ziplocs) inside a regular laptop case. The Eee is pretty rugged and doesn't need overkill padding.
Forum: Northeast
11-13-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,764
Posted By 8bit

I live in Cambridge and have seen people doubling...

I live in Cambridge and have seen people doubling up lots. I don't think most people know or care what the law is for doubling up on a bike.
Replies: 49
Views: 2,092
Posted By 8bit

I did the Boston Brevet Series 400k in about 24...

I did the Boston Brevet Series 400k in about 24 hours. It was hilly! I'm hoping to do better next year.
11-13-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,320
Posted By 8bit

You know, my situation is much the same. My BF...

You know, my situation is much the same. My BF treats his commute/errands time to hammer and make absolutely the best time he can (though he hates actual racing, funny). I did convince him a few...
Forum: Touring
11-10-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,167
Posted By 8bit

Tosh, Greyhound is just fine. I've ridden it lots...

Tosh, Greyhound is just fine. I've ridden it lots of places and it's always been pleasant, cheap, low-fuss, and relatively on-time. Renting a car would make me into a bundle of nerves!
Forum: Touring
11-09-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,167
Posted By 8bit

I could be interested. How many days of actual...

I could be interested. How many days of actual riding do you think? It's pretty easy for me to take a bus to Pittsburgh and a train from DC, so most of the logistics automatically get taken care of...
11-09-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,437
Posted By 8bit

It may or may not be legal- in a lot of urban...

It may or may not be legal- in a lot of urban areas of the US it's not legal in high pedestrian traffic areas but is legal other places in the same city. It's statistically not safer, though. You're...
11-08-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,607
Posted By 8bit

Donated! I'm also think she needs somebody to...

Donated! I'm also think she needs somebody to knit her a hat. Is she more of a lilac or a sage green sort of person? I'm going to guess sage.
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,554
Posted By 8bit

I've done some short touring around Austin (which...

I've done some short touring around Austin (which is hilly-ish) on a fixed gear. It was darn simple to pack a repair kit, and the bike was geared pretty high so I did have to walk some of the steeper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,555
Posted By 8bit

First of all, it's painful to read your message....

First of all, it's painful to read your message. Please use real words and capitalize.

Most airlines have a carry-on size limit of 7"x14"x21". I have a Downtube Mini and it fits within the...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,310
Posted By 8bit

I think it's a valid speeding ticket. He was on a...

I think it's a valid speeding ticket. He was on a vehicle, and exceeding the speeding limit. It sucks, but it's our responsibility as bikers to act within the traffic laws. If anything, it helps...
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By 8bit

That sounds like so much fun. I hear nothing but...

That sounds like so much fun. I hear nothing but good things about PAC tours so you're in for a treat. If only I could convince my mother to do Route 66 with me!
10-29-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,906
Posted By 8bit

Electric cars are awesome. They allow you to take...

Electric cars are awesome. They allow you to take the pollution off the roads and put it where the poor people live. The faster poor people die from having a power plant next to them, the less we...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,977
Posted By 8bit

My mother just got a Tikit and I've been riding...

My mother just got a Tikit and I've been riding it for the last week while she's out of town. She got the base model and commuter'ed it up with a rack and fenders, but that thing can MOVE! Bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,680
Posted By 8bit

I've seriously considered a Brompton and passed...

I've seriously considered a Brompton and passed them over for Bike Friday. They do still have the advantage for the smallest fold, but Friday offers so many great options for the tikit. Brompton also...
10-27-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,316
Posted By 8bit

I used to do collegiate racing and we would...

I used to do collegiate racing and we would carpool. However, the non-collegiate racing scene is honestly not that much fun and I've done a few races but really haven't gotten into it. The killer was...
Forum: Touring
10-26-08, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By 8bit

I would suggest taking both wheels off and...

I would suggest taking both wheels off and throwing the bike in a 55 gallon heavy duty opaque trash bag, and waiting until the last minute to board so you can put it on top of the rest of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,673
Posted By 8bit

I have a Roma and love it. I got it after taking...

I have a Roma and love it. I got it after taking some business trips and nearly killing myself hauling my Downtube mini through the airport and on the bus to the subway. The scooter is SO much...
10-24-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,086
Posted By 8bit

Last year in Boston a woman was struck by a...

Last year in Boston a woman was struck by a wrong-way cyclist on a one-way street who broke her arm. The ******* biker pretty much yelled 'sorry' and rode off without stopping - just about everything...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By 8bit

Are you taking NH 108? If you can avoid Haverhill...

Are you taking NH 108? If you can avoid Haverhill you should (except for the brewery) but 108 is smooth, great riding. On a Boston-Conway trip two years ago we made sure to stop in Durham both ways...
Forum: Touring
10-19-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,020
Posted By 8bit

I think I've seen Schwalbe Marathon tires...

I think I've seen Schwalbe Marathon tires mentioned a lot more than the Paselas. Don't forget that you need full fenders with mudflaps, wool jerseys, a third water bottle mount, and one of those...
Forum: Touring
10-19-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By 8bit

Remember that just about every bike shop can get...

Remember that just about every bike shop can get things from the QBP catalog, too. If you notice a problem that's just starting to happen, look for an area where you have a bike store 3-4 days ahead...
10-17-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By 8bit

I live in a building much like that. It's really...

I live in a building much like that. It's really nice - built in 1900, a nice courtyard in both the front and back where all the newer buildings shove in a lot and a dumpster. Less enlightened...
Forum: Touring
10-17-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,872
Posted By 8bit

Having some skinny, useless arms I love my Road...

Having some skinny, useless arms I love my Road Morph. It's the first packable pump that I can get above 100 psi on, even though it gets a little tough near the end. I used to have a full size frame...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By 8bit

Cambridge bicycles is actually one of the most...

Cambridge bicycles is actually one of the most conveniently located stores for me, but after half a dozen times in there I don't feel the need to go back unless it's an emergency. For one, I killed a...
10-09-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By 8bit

Zipcar offers a higher membership fee with a...

Zipcar offers a higher membership fee with a discount on the hourly rate. It's worth looking into, but I don't know how many hours you have to use to see the savings. It might just be easier to get a...
10-08-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,956
Posted By 8bit

I belong to Zipcar and use about $125 a year...

I belong to Zipcar and use about $125 a year total in service from them. With the $50 membership fee, that works out to about 10 hours of rentals. It's totally worth it. Beyond that, my mother lives...
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By 8bit

Winter pants are luxurious. I get the unpadded...

Winter pants are luxurious. I get the unpadded sort that you wear over bike shorts - you can wear them off the bike as well. Craft makes some great 2-layer pants that are really toasty and I hear a...
10-08-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By 8bit

Zipcar is incredibly convenient in Boston. You...

Zipcar is incredibly convenient in Boston. You can normally get *some* car on virtually no notice, but it may not be the closest one to you. Weekends can be tougher- booking 2 days in advance works...
Forum: Touring
09-30-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By 8bit

I haven't biked in far west Texas, but Central...

I haven't biked in far west Texas, but Central Texas has always been lovely biking. Drivers are fast but much more courteous than in New England, certainly. I've been honked at but have always been...
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By 8bit

I was kept in this summer by my little Mooshes...

I was kept in this summer by my little Mooshes and her renal failure, but I wouldn't have wanted to do anything else. The last few months I had with her were something I'll treasure forever. Keep...
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,002
Posted By 8bit

I rely on my CDW tail bag to act as a rear fender...

I rely on my CDW tail bag to act as a rear fender (though sometimes use a clip-on in the city) and a Planet Bike grunge board in the front attached with velcro straps instead of the rubber ties it...
Forum: Touring
09-22-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By 8bit

There's always the Adventure Cycling maps....

There's always the Adventure Cycling maps. They're excellent but just not my first choice because I prefer picking fun destinations and biking to them. Google Maps has a new 'walking' button that...
Forum: Touring
09-20-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By 8bit

You can sew the corners of the bags back so they...

You can sew the corners of the bags back so they don't bump your heels. All it will take is a few sturdy tack stitches to keep them anchored to itself a little further up.

As far as the maps go,...
Forum: Touring
09-19-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By 8bit

They can certainly handle them, though riding on...

They can certainly handle them, though riding on the drunk strips usually isn't the most pleasant thing in the world. We have ridden on or near them a bunch with the tandem, which has 700x28 tires...
09-17-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By 8bit

I'm car-free and I have a family. My mother...

I'm car-free and I have a family. My mother thinks nothing of my car-free status.

Oh, wait, were you saying that I don't have a family unless I have children of my own? Sigh. Another lonely night...
09-15-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By 8bit

Car share is great for 1 day or less, in my...

Car share is great for 1 day or less, in my opinion. You're paying for the convenience of getting a car that's stored near to where you are or where you need it and for the convenience of being able...
Forum: Touring
09-10-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By 8bit

I think it depends a lot on your geometry. On my...

I think it depends a lot on your geometry. On my touring bike, the more upright geometry means that it handles decently with some weight on the front. Touring with my road bike, I don't put any more...
Forum: Touring
09-01-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,594
Posted By 8bit

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2817803039_cc4...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2817803039_cc4fcebe5c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/compactmanifold/2817803039/)

Specialized Dolce with lock, tools, and electronics up front, camping gear...
Forum: Touring
08-28-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,313
Posted By 8bit

I like the small tarp and bivy combo, myself....

I like the small tarp and bivy combo, myself. There's so much flexibility in pitching it - you can really lock down the tarp for a storm or on a nice night you can set up the tarp as a backup and...
Forum: Touring
08-25-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By 8bit

Two larger ones are definitely easier to carry...

Two larger ones are definitely easier to carry around than four. It's a worhwhile concern if you plan on locking the bike and then looking around places or bumming around in a restaurant.
Forum: Touring
08-22-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By 8bit

I just got a CDW tail bag and I love it. I put a...

I just got a CDW tail bag and I love it. I put a lot of thought into my packing list, and have managed to keep the gear distribution down to small, dense things like electronics, tools, and my lock...
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By 8bit

I have one and have used it for years, including...

I have one and have used it for years, including short tours without camping. The new design which uses hooks instead of velcro all the way around is much, much better and once mine quits I'll...
Forum: Touring
07-08-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By 8bit

Mine was comfortable enough right out of the box...

Mine was comfortable enough right out of the box and then 800ish miles later, it wasn't. I tried tightening it, readjusting, damn near everything and yet nothing would keep me from whacking myself on...
Forum: Touring
06-25-08, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,709
Posted By 8bit

I use a cable lock for tours that are solely in...

I use a cable lock for tours that are solely in the boonies and pair it with a mini U-lock elsewhere. I learned the hard way to not tour with the U-lock alone since it's hard to find things to lock...
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