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10-08-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,145
Posted By Poppabear

I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily...

I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily commuting, weekend jaunts, century rides and touring. I'm currently at 270 down from 400.
Forum: Northeast
10-07-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Poppabear

The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for...

The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for selling recumbents. Also Craiglist is a good place to offer it up for sale.
Forum: Touring
10-03-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,660
Posted By Poppabear

As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel,...

As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel, with the budget woes spoiling your C&O ride plans. You might want to consider riding the Greenbrier River Trail, and the North Bend Rail Trail in...
10-03-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,001
Posted By Poppabear

My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1...

My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1 Oct start weight was 280.
2 Oct 278
3 Oct 276
8 Oct 270
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,891
Posted By Poppabear

My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly...

My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly LongHaul Trucker and has both front and rear pannier racks with a Topeak rear trunk bag. I've never weighed it but I know it's heavy. It's a sweet riding...
10-01-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,299
Posted By Poppabear

I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds. 1...

I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds.
1 Oct - 11 miles
2 Oct - 11 miles
3 Oct - 11 miles
Total - 33 miles
Forum: Northeast
10-01-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Poppabear

Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this...

Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this event for the past five years and will continue to do so. It is well organized, staffed by friendly people and the ride as always is very pleasant. To...
09-24-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Poppabear

Been there done that! I checked that off my life...

Been there done that! I checked that off my life time list of silly things to do a long time ago.
09-10-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,955
Posted By Poppabear

Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike...

Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike was minimal.
Forum: Touring
09-19-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Poppabear

Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of...

Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of yourself. Great job!
Forum: Touring
09-14-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By Poppabear

You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part...

You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part with mine for love nor money. Congrats!
Forum: Northeast
09-12-11, 12:37 PM
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Poppabear

I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you...

I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you luck and have a great time on your tour.
Forum: Touring
08-20-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Poppabear

Trailer Idea

Has anyone ever converted a child's trailer bike such as this http://www.amazon.com/WeeRide-96455-Co-Pilot-Bike-Trailer/dp/B000I4255G/ref=sr_1_2?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1313884026&sr=1-2 for use a...
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,662
Posted By Poppabear

My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and...

My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and I have been riding that way for years. All my bikes are set up that way and I have no plans on changing anytime soon. I did try clip less for a stint...
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Poppabear

Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try...

Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try next weekend. Hammock camping and bike touring fit well together except when you can't find that second tree at the right distance. I hate sleeping on...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

Mike, I am shooting to be at the Ashland...

Mike,
I am shooting to be at the Ashland parking loot by 08:30. A cool dip along the way will be just what the Dr ordered. Me and speedos weren't made for each other either. It fact if I were to...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am...

The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am game and my hat is still in the ring.
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By Poppabear

Nashbar component quality

My grandson has expressed an interest in doing some touring with me. This is good news on a couple of levels. The most obvious one is being able to share and pass on one of my passions to my...
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,437
Posted By Poppabear

I never considered tire pinch as being the...

I never considered tire pinch as being the culprit! I guess this is a classic case of not being able to see the trees for the forest being in the way. I know to be careful of tire pinch when...
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,437
Posted By Poppabear

700c Tire pressures?

I had a strange thing happen today. I am currently using Continental Contact tires the side wall list the max pressure as 85 psi. I noticed that my rear tire was flat this morning. After removing...
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Poppabear

I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared"...

I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared" was ingrained into my soul. It has served me well ever since. No matter what I'm doing I always kept that motto in mind. This means that my gear and...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

Bump

Bump
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Poppabear

Try looking here...

Try looking here http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/Misc.Conatiners.htm scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you will find some vials / containers that may fit your needs.
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,489
Posted By Poppabear

There are numerous ways to stay warm while using...

There are numerous ways to stay warm while using a hammock. Pads, under quilts are two methods that come immediately to mind. Check out www.hammockforums.com (http://www.hammockforums.com). It s...
Forum: Touring
07-10-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,489
Posted By Poppabear

I gave up sleeping on the ground quite a few...

I gave up sleeping on the ground quite a few years ago. Now I hammock camp exclusively and have have never slept better. I sleep like a bay and wake up refreshed and revitalized. My hammock and tarp...
Forum: Touring
07-06-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Poppabear

Awesome report and pictures thanks for taking the...

Awesome report and pictures thanks for taking the time to share.
Forum: Touring
07-05-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Poppabear

This a true tragedy my prayers go out to the...

This a true tragedy my prayers go out to the rider, his family and friends.
Forum: Northeast
07-04-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

I like starting from the South end as it's...

I like starting from the South end as it's perfect for me. I am thinking that a AM start is a wise choice. My next question would be what time do we want to meet and roll out?

Terry
07-02-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Poppabear

Is there any news or updates as to when the...

Is there any news or updates as to when the specific app will be rolled out?
07-02-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,196
Posted By Poppabear

I'm in. 7/02/11 - 26 mi 7/05/11 - 12 mi ...

I'm in.
7/02/11 - 26 mi
7/05/11 - 12 mi
7/06/11 - 12 mi
7/07/11 - 12 mi
7/11/11 - 12 mi
7/12/11 - 12 mi
7/13/11 - 12 mi
7/14/11 - 12 mi
7/15/11 - 14 mi
Forum: Northeast
07-02-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

Well it looks as if the 23rd is the preferred...

Well it looks as if the 23rd is the preferred date. I just plugged it into my calender. Now we need to start fleshing out the details. I will be driving up from Southern Maryland. If anyone needs to...
Forum: Northeast
07-01-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By Poppabear

I made it over also. Either the 23rd or the...

I made it over also.
Either the 23rd or the 30th would be good for me. If had I my druthers I would opt for the 23rd though. But I am flexible and will be OK with what ever date that fits the most...
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Poppabear

Jeff, Thanks for sharing the website it looks to...

Jeff, Thanks for sharing the website it looks to be a great resource and I have booked marked it. I will be checking back often to how it grows and progresses.
Terry
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Poppabear

My plan was to do the ride on 8 and 9 July. I...

My plan was to do the ride on 8 and 9 July. I just found out that my daughter who lives in Belfast Northern Ireland is flying into BWI the evening of 8 July. So needless to say my plans have been...
Forum: Touring
06-24-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Poppabear

Thanks for the replies everyone. With your help...

Thanks for the replies everyone. With your help my plans have come together and jelled nicely. I will be doing the ride 8 & 9 July. The plan is to roll out of Cockneysville,MD around 0700 8 July...
Forum: Touring
06-23-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Poppabear

Pete, I will most definitely take your advice...

Pete,
I will most definitely take your advice about parking. When I get home this evening I will check out Indian Rock campground. Unfortunately the firewall here at work will not let me do so now....
Forum: Touring
06-22-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Poppabear

North Central Railroad & York County Hertiage Trails questions

The North Central Railroad & York County Heritage Trails are 41 miles in length stretching from Cockneysville,MD to York Pa. I will be riding these trails in the near future as a sort of shake down...
Forum: Touring
06-15-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Poppabear

Give these dehydrated meals a try...

Give these dehydrated meals a try http://hawkvittles.com/ . I find them very tasty and extremely easy to prepare.
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