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General Discussion / Re: brooks saddle break-in how long
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:40:43 pm »
 I have had a swift for over a year on a bike I ride to work almost every day and I know it's there. Then I picked up a new b17 and swapped it out on the same bike. Day 1 the 17 is a dream and I'm a smaller rider, the swift is a good saddle but it just isn't as comfortable as the 17 for me.

Jrs thanks for the link, this ride is on my radar ,gotta love Oregon they seem to have cyclists best interests in mind. Jim

Pacific Northwest / Re: Anyone ridden the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in WA?
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:48:04 pm »
You should ride the Yakima river canyon road from Ellenburg to Yakima awesome scenery a little hilly but well worth it

Pacific Northwest / Re: Anyone ridden the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in WA?
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:55:47 pm »
I have ridden from North Bend to Cle Elum on the John Wayne with both mountain and cyclocross bikes, either one is fine on this section, just be aware that the 2 mile tunnel over snoqualmie pass is closed from November thru May, it is a cool way to cross the cascade range for sure.

I am interested in the maps, what kind of payment do you prefer. Thanks Jim

General Discussion / Re: Touring Question
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:46:46 pm »
I can see saving money for a few years then going on an extended tour, but what happens when you get sick or injured and have no medical benefits this could wipe out a lot of money in a hurry. Maybe I am just conditioned the the American way. It always amazes me the people that live fancy free going from job to job and never really putting down roots , maybe I'm a little envious must be the adventurist part of me.

General Discussion / Re: Touring Question
« on: March 12, 2013, 10:46:59 pm »
That is great advice, I don't qualify for any of the 3 , my wife teaches  I work for a city water department have over 24 yrs ,I could wait 6 yrs then I'm retired, but I have the itch to do it soon, maybe I could do  something smaller until then

General Discussion / Touring Question
« on: March 12, 2013, 05:48:26 pm »
My question is how do most of you find the time to ride across the U.S. with full time jobs and mortgages and the rest of the responsibilities of everyday life. I have a dream to cycle across the country but don't have 3 months to take off. Thanks Jim

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