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General Discussion / Re: Shipping bicycle back home question
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:31:17 pm »
+1 on bikeflights I just finished  6 week southern tier and had them ship my bike to Florida and now I'm in Arizona and they are picking up my bike tomorrow to ship it home. Pretty easy if you can get a box and pack it yourself. Jim

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I use a Jarbridge quilt from Arrowhead Equipment it's rated to 30 degrees and was about 100 bucks it's synthetic and feels like a heater on your back when you lay in the hammock. Way better than a pad. Jim

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Use a hammock specific under quilt that attaches underneath the hammock, they are super light and pack down small. Hammock forums has lots of info and it's a great site to learn


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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:58:23 am »
Rachel I will be doing the same trip starting feb 14 from Jacksonville, also solo, so if we happen to meet you are more than welcome to share the road. Jim

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:01:29 pm »
Westinghouse are you doing a blog on crazy guy?

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:07:33 pm »
I will be doing it East to West starting Feb of 2015 lots of good blogs on Crazyguy. Jim

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I live in Washington and am also a hanger. You should be good to go on your route. Have fun and be safe. Jim

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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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