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Gear Talk / Novara Safari Front Rack? and Fenders?
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:22:27 pm »
I could not resist picking up the safari at $660, even though as my wife points out i have one ass and six bikes.

What front rack works with the disc brake and what fenders are any other safari riders using?


Gear Talk / Front Rack Problems on New Bike
« on: June 20, 2006, 11:19:10 pm »
I just bought a new touring bike, Trek 520. I also bought new racks because i sold my old touring bike and the racks went with it. I am having quite a time getting the front rack to line up straight with the wheel once i tighten it down. The rear is just a little off but i can live with that. Anyone know a good trick to make it so? My last bike did not have this issue when hanging the racks for some reason. I have a jandd low rider front rack.

Gear Talk / Repair Kit
« on: June 11, 2006, 03:16:09 pm »
Curious what everyone takes? I usually have a multi-tool, tire patch kit, a few spokes, extra allen keys, pressure gauge, duct tape, and a few extra bolts, nuts. i'm trying to absolutely minimize my repair kit and just want to compare....

Gear Talk / Mtn Crank?
« on: June 10, 2006, 05:33:15 pm »
I am currently using a 44-32-24 XT crank. anyone else using mtn cranks? Brad

« on: April 11, 2005, 09:15:18 am »
Looking a BOB, either make, in good condition to buy right now! Please email me at thanks!

« on: October 16, 2004, 10:55:32 pm »

Anyone out-there use or have experience with the MSR Velo Tent? I have been checking one out for possibly buying it and using for touring due to the vestibule that would fit my bike/bikes. I am currently using The North Face Lunar Light for the past 7 years for backpacking and biking.

Routes / Carbbean Touring?
« on: August 10, 2008, 07:02:24 pm »
Anyone here ever ferry and island hopped from say cuba or puerto rico all the way down the antilles to the south america mainland? i am thinking that would be a great trip.

Routes / North Star?
« on: August 03, 2008, 10:15:35 pm »
Anyone here been on the ACA Northstar trip or know of a journal posting that details it?



Routes / Atlantic Coast Route
« on: October 31, 2007, 12:40:54 pm »
Has anyone cycled the entire ACA Atlantic Coast Route and posted a journal anywhere? I'm curious to read one about this tour as I plan my upcoming summer.

Routes / Trans North Carolina or DC to Wilmington NC
« on: January 27, 2006, 06:48:04 am »

I am moving back to the DC area this spring from Germany. I am originally from NC and am looking to tour in the summer from DC to Wilmington NC or from Manteo on the Outer Banks to Murphy in the mountains along NC Bike Route 2. If anyone is interested please contact


Routes / Polar Star
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:21:24 am »
Anyone outthere have maps to this route? I see it mentioned often enough but have not seen them for sale. Information??

General Discussion / Bike Touring Podcasts
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:26:35 pm »
I found a great bike touring podcast on itunes. It is on the lonely planet channel for podcasts and it is called "A Bicycle Built for Two"

A website following the journal at

General Discussion / North/Polar Star
« on: November 15, 2007, 02:37:58 pm »
I keep seeing reference to the North and Polar Star routes. Are there any maps or descriptions of this route out there on the web?

General Discussion / IPOD/MP3 Touring Tracks for Playlist
« on: June 15, 2006, 01:47:13 pm »
I am currently making a playlist for my IPOD for an upcoming two week tour in NC. I already have the following songs; please feel free to add any to the list that you think i should put on here. This way i can get a trully eclectic song list.

1. Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
2. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
3. In God's Country - U2
4. Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
5. One Tree Hill - U2
6. Raise Up - Petey Pablo
7. Magic Bus - The Who
8. Ridin Dirty - Camillionaire
9. No Woman No Cry - Marley
10. Drum Trip - Rusted Root


General Discussion / Atlantic Coast
« on: June 08, 2006, 10:49:52 pm »
Anyone out there ridden ac's atlantic coast route lately? i am planning to ride from wash. dc to north carolina in august and was looking for some head's up. thanks brad

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