BART's an excellent idea as well. Perhaps an arrival trip toward downtown, spend the night, and cross the bay the next morning?
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Also, interval training is useful mostly for racers and other competitors. It will help boost your conditioning but really isn't of much benefit to tourists.
1. Will cheese also be OK for 2-3 days at temperatures around 100 degF?
2. How will beef jerky hold up in the heat?
Concerning a): When stuffing I feel great the first 3-4 hours, not sluggish or anything at all. I also tried what you recommend, but more to an extreme: Not eating breakfast at all for the first 15 mi (first hour of riding) until I reach a place to buy food. In these cases (which I really try to avoid) I feel completely wasted and empty on arrival. If you recommend snacks all day long, what sort of snacks would you suggest?
It seems to me that is useful information. As is the fact that they apparently work well for some folks in their usage.
That is useful information, but not in the context of the OP quest. Opinionated responses to posts, especially when some one is seeking sources and not opinions, just does not kick the can down the can down the road much.
This is old. I hope it doesn't branch out into a side discussion here. I am sure the archives is loaded with this topic.
Multifuel stoves can use petrol, kerosene, mineral spirits, etc. so you have a lot of choices and fuel sources but the stoves tend to be more expensive.
I'd agree you should go with the cheapest of the bikes mentioned. All are identical enough to not make a difference. All can have their gearing changed to be low or lower. The triple cranksets will take 22 teeth if a four arm mountain bike crank using 64mm bcd. Or will take 24 teeth if a road triple with 74mm bcd inner ring. And all will take a 32 or 34 tooth rear cassette. Hopefully anyone buying any of these bikes will DEMAND a 22 or 24 tooth ring in front and a 32 or 34 rear cog in back. Before they leave the shop.
Today I have been reading a lot about Salsa Vaya 3. That would be a good touring bike, right? As I would need a 54, I would get 700 tires. The disc brakes don´t seem to bad.
The Salsa bike will make a fine touring bike for heavy loaded touring. And lightly loaded touring too. Pretty much identical to the Surly Long Haul Trucker, Trek 520, REI Novara Randonnee. All are 9 speed I think. Triple crankset. Bar end shifters. Steel frame and fork. All will work fine.