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Gear Talk / BioLite Stove
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:38:40 pm »
I am thinking of replacing my MSR with a BioLite stove.  I have seen many opinions and a few factual reviews, but not from the bicycle touring community (usually back packers).  So, has anyone used it biolitestove.com, and what do you think?

My initial thoughts...
1. kinda big/heavy
2. Smaller/lighter than MSR with fuel
3. Safer than liquid fuel
4. Can recharge bicycle light batteries (gooooood)
5. what if it breaks?
6. Same cost as new MSR.

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General Discussion / Greetings!
« on: August 06, 2012, 07:41:49 pm »
Hello all!
This is my very first post and would like to do an intro and ask for advice.

I am new to the idea of bicycle adventure, but not two wheel adventure.  My girlfriend and I are attempting to make the transition from motorcycle to bicycle.  Currently we clock 15-20k miles a year (one year did 28k) and feel like the scenery and people go by too fast.  We purchased 2 Cannondale SL2 Trail bikes last winter and have been working on our saddle time, nothing overnight.  There are no major travel accessories, we have water bottles, patch kits, basic repair stuff.  Our current plan is to do the blue ridge parkway next spring.

With that said...
Could somebody tell me what common follies that new adventurers commonly make, or any advice in general?

THANKS!

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