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Gear Talk / Re: Shorts question
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:41:47 am »

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Gear Talk / Shorts question
« on: September 01, 2011, 08:24:34 pm »
Ok all, silly question.  Are all bike shorts synthetic chamois now or do they still make real chamois in them? Old school vs new I guess.

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General Discussion / Re: Great Music For My Tour? Suggestions?
« on: September 01, 2011, 03:14:09 pm »
As much as I like music, I too agree it is unsafe to ride with headphones.  Sound like my Dad now.  Hendrix.  Machine Gun.  That will get you pumped. 

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New England / Re: Coast of Maine? Anybody do it?
« on: August 27, 2011, 07:55:34 pm »
I want to tour up the coast and stay in campgrounds, but I know it won't be perfect, to say the least.  What do they call that?  Credit card touring?  I'll hit hotels too I guess. 

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New England / Re: Coast of Maine? Anybody do it?
« on: August 26, 2011, 06:21:02 pm »
Yeah I rode us 1 from my home in Kittery this am and got off in York.  took a loop around and 103 back home.  Damn got killed by an rv trailer.  Angry bunch on that road and no shoulder worth a darn.  Jay what inland routes are good this time of year?

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Gear Talk / Re: DEET dissolves helmets
« on: August 25, 2011, 08:51:46 pm »
yep melted plenty of sunglasses that way too

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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:55:19 pm »
True dat.  Gas scares the poop out of me.  Canisters rock.  Alchy's are slow to boil. Can't stand the wait.  Resturants are nice too.

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General Discussion / Re: Recovery Rides ( the "other" kind of recovery)
« on: August 25, 2011, 12:05:49 pm »
I searched but nothing came up.  Honestly, I would hit a local aa or na meeting and introduce yourself and pose the question.  They are a very friendly understanding bunch and might be able to help.  They/we  have a huge network of help and friends.  John

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New England / Coast of Maine? Anybody do it?
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:39:17 pm »
he all, wondering if anybody has toured the coast of Maine?  Looking for info.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: August 24, 2011, 01:20:32 pm »
now that you mention it, not sure if multi fuels burn alchy or not.  They burn just about everything else.

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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: August 24, 2011, 11:41:15 am »
If I go with isobutane I usually take both unless I am absolutely sure I will have enough fuel.  I have been disappointed with the lack of available fuel on two different tours where I expected to buy cartridges, but went long distances without seeing any despite checking just about every possible source along the way.
Maybe naive, but aren't there cooking stoves that work on regular unleaded gasoline?  It sounds like a nasty idea but surely you could keep the smoke out of the food.
they make multi fuel stoves, but I would not consider gas for it, for obvious reasons.  they will burn white gas, kerosene, alcohol etc...  Used for traveling all over where you can get any fuel easily

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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: August 23, 2011, 03:55:02 pm »
I tried to reply with a quote but it is a pain.  I'll have to change my thought process to real food while on a bike.  I'm used to being 3 days away from a phone signal, much less a subway.  All part of the fun of the new experience of me of taking up touring.  All good info thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: August 23, 2011, 09:47:02 am »
You all should check out the backpacking forums for cooking ideas.  I carry a 3oz stove " not alcohol" 5oz canister of fuel and a titanium pot, 4ozs.  Freeze dried meals weigh next to nothing and are not bad.  I guess I am used to roughing it in the back country.  Ni cooking ever.  Big pain and bears love the smell.  Can't imagine pulling up to a Huddle house and getting a biscuit!!!  Thats would rock in the woods.   

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General Discussion / Re: overnighting en route
« on: August 22, 2011, 08:04:32 pm »
I lived in so fl for 30 years and moved to Maine.  We kayaked, backpacked and rode there.  Not a very warm place  for crashing, stealth camping, or much else for that matter.  Lots of rules and private land.  It was always a problem.  Even paddling in remote areas, same thing.  Never find a cop when you need one till you settle in for a quiet evening in a remote place. 

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New England / Re: Hello NE riders. Are ya out there?
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:52:31 pm »
Hey there.  It was perfect here in Me as well.  Rode this am and farted around the rest of the day.  I don't see that many posts in the Ne forum.  Any reason you can think of for that.  Sure no shortage of bike up here.  John

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