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Routes / Indiana touring
« on: February 19, 2007, 09:41:53 am »
Paul Im wanting to eventually ride south/southwest indiana going no farther north than Indy,all backroads ofcourse.Im trying to find something better than just roadmaps.


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Routes / NATIONAL HIGHWAY 40
« on: October 12, 2006, 04:54:17 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, 07:52:09 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, 07:59:33 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 / c-pap machines when "tenting" on group rides
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:17:13 am »
Besides cycling Im a resp. therapist and the cpap machines we deal with in the hosp. have a battery pack as backup if we lose power or have to transfer a pt. the only thing I know to do is call the comp. that you use for your equipment and see if they have any type of battery backup units and see how long they last.hope it works out for you.


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General Discussion / Bike/Kayak Touring
« on: September 03, 2007, 08:11:41 am »
hey john Im only familiar with west virginia but if you want a taste of that exact thing look up the greenbrier river trail.You can paddle class 1-2 water for 77 miles then bicycle back to the start.The logostics would be quite easy and there are many interesting places you could get out of the boat and pedal. You could also extend it by going further down the river, you would just have to bicycle in some local traffic to get back to the river trail.good luck.


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General Discussion / Protection from bears
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:08:42 pm »
I live near a national forest in wva. and see them quite often throughout the summer.As of yet I havent met one that didnt turn and run away when he caught scent of me.   with a black bear encounnter you stand up, make yourself look as large as possible, be aggressive, not passive.All the other advice sounds good.


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General Discussion / Lazy North Americans?
« on: November 18, 2006, 08:07:00 pm »
wow. what an open ended topic! and a good one.This lazy north american believes there are many reasons for our lack of putting our feet to the pedal, too many to list.Many years before I was really into biking I often thought if only the shoulder were 2ft. wider I could bike almost anywhere! well I still feel that way.We simply are a motorized culture and not enough people care.Only when enough people care will anything be done as it is with almost everything. good luck.


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General Discussion / cycling in New Zealand
« on: November 13, 2006, 12:44:46 pm »
Several years ago I spent 3 months bicyling through Newzealand. I flew into Auckland and worked my way to the south Island eventually leaving from there.This ride will be easy if youve done the transam.I purchased a south/north island bicycling guide when I got to auckland which is great for distance,towns,hills,stores,etc. There are climate changes north vs. south island.You will love every mile of Newzealand and above all take your time,get off the bike and meet the Kiwis. They are great people.


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General Discussion / NUMB "SEAT"
« on: July 26, 2006, 05:20:16 pm »
I think bringing the nose down to level and raising the bars just a bit should do it. Not sure how much to bring the bars up, maybe half to one inch? I dont want to tweek the seat height anymore because it feels perfect. thanks Sean.


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General Discussion / NUMB "SEAT"
« on: July 21, 2006, 04:59:30 pm »
Thanks for the help.Im used to mt.bike bars and for some reason im sure im putting too much pressure on my arms and im somehow tweeking my elbows.As far as seat height, when I "sit up" I can ride and still have my fingers on the top of the drop bars although I cant wrap them around.Does that sound about right? I think I really need to get the nose down that quarter inch and see how that works and pay more attention to how Im locking my elbows out.Im sure its all minor adjustments but its a bit frustrating and NUMB is not good.


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General Discussion / NUMB "SEAT"
« on: July 21, 2006, 08:25:18 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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General Discussion / Good Touring Saddle?
« on: July 16, 2006, 02:43:00 pm »
I purchased the B17 Champion Flyer (sprung) for my Cannondale mt. bike then switched it over to my new touring bicycle. Its well worth the little bit of extra weight.


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