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Gear Talk / GEARING CONCERNS
« on: July 08, 2006, 05:55:34 am »
After 20 years on a converted mt. bike with 45/32/22 chainrings i purchsed a burley hudson 52/42/30. I live in the mountains and this gearing is way too high. Im a mechanical invalid and need help figuring out how to lower this gearing substantially. I need low gears and I mean LOW gears! Can I get by with a changeout of the triple chainrings? If so what size? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.


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GPS Discussion / downloading gps
« on: December 26, 2006, 03:45:40 pm »
I just purchsed the garmin 60CX with Mapsource CD. I also bought the pre-programmed city select north ameria chip. Question: Since I have the pre-programmed city select card do I have to (able to) download the mapsource onto it or do I download mapsource onto the 64mb chip that is already in the unit then have to swap it out when I need to use city select navigation. .Im wanting to be able to download the transam waypoints and also be able to get off route and navigate using the city select but the two cards are confusing me.

This message was edited by HONDO on 12-26-06 @ 4:03 PM

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Routes / BRP CLOSURE
« on: March 27, 2008, 07:26:14 am »
Looks like the blueridge parkway has a closure at the Craggy Gardens area approx mi. marker 370 so anyone planning to ride needs to watch that. Sounds like it will be closed most, possibly all of 2008.Dont know what the bypass will involve,hopefully not much.


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Routes / alcan highway
« on: June 23, 2007, 10:11:10 am »
4 of us are driving an rv to anchorage next may and two of us decided to take a couple  bicyles we dont ride much anymore and ride parts of the alcan, then when we are finished we plan to give them to a couple kids that dont have one.Anyone have experience with the alcan and what its like to ride a bike on? thanks


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Routes / nova scotia
« on: January 25, 2007, 08:13:38 pm »
Anybody bicycled Nova Scotia? If so how would you evaluate it as a bicycling trip. Is it a must do? What time frame would be needed. Climate.Terrain.Best time to go. I know I can get all this from books/maps but I would appreciate a firsthand account. Thanks.


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Routes / NATIONAL HIGHWAY 40
« on: October 12, 2006, 01:54:17 pm »
DOES ANYONE HAVE INFO ON OLD NATIONAL HIGHWAY 40 AS FAR AS IT BEING A GOOD CROSS COUNTRY ROUTE VS. THE TRANSAM OR THE OTHER ACA ROUTES. WHAT LOOKS GOOD ON A MAP MAY NOT BE GOOD ON A BIKE. THANKS.


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Routes / WHICH ROUTE?
« on: August 04, 2006, 04:52:09 pm »
My goal is to bicycle coast to coast doing it sections at a time which will allow me the best weather in each section I ride.I will have the option of the Northern tier or TransAm. I read tons about the transam and not as much about the norther tier. Adding up the pluses and minuses is one better than the other, and if so in what way? Would appreciate any advice.


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General Discussion / cookie ladie
« on: November 19, 2008, 05:59:33 am »
Driving to work yesterday I was listening to public radio out of Virginia and they were saying recently that thousands of people showed up at her house and presented her a check for what all she has done for bicyclists over the years. I have never met her but after listening to her on the radio she must really be a special peson. All she wanted out of life was a few more years of good health to help out more bicyclists.God bless you cookie ladie.


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General Discussion / NUMB "SEAT"
« on: July 21, 2006, 05:25:18 am »
Ive been logging 35 plus miles a day getting my new touring bicycle broken in but the problem is two-fold. First is my "man area"  going numb if I climb for 15 minutes or more on a decent grade and lastly my elbows have been bothering me, feeling like they are being twisted like you do a knee. Ive got a brooks saddle and it feels great.Ive put a level on it which shows a quarter inch high at the nose of the seat. the riding height feels perfect. any suggestions?


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