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General Discussion / Re: cooking stoves for bike travel in Europe
« Last post by sanuk on Today at 11:15:35 am »
So what exactly is the stove you like to use more Irqo?  We fly to Kerkines first week of August aiming to ride the Iron Curtain Trail down to Helsinki.  We still haven't decided what stove to get.  It's entirely determined by what they have in the outdoor equipment stores in Stuttgart  - there's only two decent ones it seems and only one has MSR stoves - in fact last time we looked they only had one - total.  An MSR would be my prefered choice if, as you say, gasoline and/or other suitable flamable liquids are easily available in Finland.  Otherwise it'll have to be a gas canister fueled thing, none of which look very stable although certainly light weight.  This weekend looks like decision time.
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Gear Talk / A folding bike for touring?
« Last post by sanuk on Today at 10:58:57 am »
Think I'm joking?  Look at this:http://bicycletimesmag.com/first-ride-tern-eclipse-s18/  and all you need is a spare $2,000 or so.  However, even if you have the cash finding one might be tricky.  Although introduced earlier this year I still cannot find a full independent on-the-road review of the S18.  Maybe it's just an illusion afterall. 
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Routes / Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Last post by Backwoods Mountain Sports on July 23, 2014, 06:25:28 pm »
Hay all, This is Mike from Backwoods Mountain Sports in Ketchum. We are pumped to see so many of the adventure riders out riding our trails. We are your local Salsa, Surly and fat bike headquarters. We have talked to many of you on your way through and for those that have not don't hesitate to stop on by for local beta and any restocks you need. Great to hear stories from the trail. Call, stop on in or just wave on your way by.

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General Discussion / Re: Can live/work wherever I want - why not on a bike?
« Last post by JonnieCycle on July 23, 2014, 05:41:13 pm »
Seems like a style that would work would be, plunk down in one place for four days of work (assuming 40 hours a week is your objective). Then move and tour for three or four days. Then plunk down. I have traveled / worked for a couple decades, and always found myself needing continuous time to work ( I was a Geologist for a decade, and then a IT Project Manager (all over the world) for a couple.

Yup - that's it exactly - but more like - one "general" location ...like, say (just picking a city of the top of my head) Caspar, WY ...i'd probably go to the middle of the town - cafe's etc. (starbucks -w hatever) ...in be in that general vicinity from Monday thru Friday (biking back and forth from wherever I'm camping or staying) going from workable location to workable location each day ...then come Friday afternoon - trek to my next destination.  If I were diligient I might be able to do all 50 states in 18 months to 2 years, lol
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Gear Talk / Re: Best foot wear for touring?
« Last post by dkoloko on July 23, 2014, 04:42:17 pm »
Cycling shoes have been some kind of plastic for about a decade or two now.  Wet cycling shoes is not really an issue.  If you wear socks, the socks will get wet from sweat or rain.  But plastic shoes getting wet is not a problem.

I suspect this is true only for some shoes. Shoes I wore and am wearing around town are usual mix of synthetics found in low end mountain bike shoes; what I found a good choice for touring (if not get wet) and around town.
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Classifieds / Re: need to buy
« Last post by dicknosebikes on July 23, 2014, 04:37:53 pm »
I have a wind charger  from "green creation" It has a  5v mini usb port more info can be found on their site http://www.greencreation.com.tw/?page_id=341 . the item is new in box  Retails for 59.99  i can sell it for $36.99 plus  $8.50 for shipping 
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General Discussion / Re: Washington Hiker/Biker Campsites?
« Last post by adventurepdx on July 23, 2014, 04:23:06 pm »
We've only been to the NPS Olympic campground at Fairholm (or Fairholme) once (2009) but it did have specific HB sites [down a rather steep trail]. Nice too.

I went to Fairholm in 2010 and don't remember a hiker/biker, at least the Park staff didn't say anything about it. And the campground was full, so they set us up in a not-so-great spot near a service road.
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GPS Discussion / Re: FrontPack: new mobile app for cycle touring
« Last post by Ralphieboy on July 23, 2014, 03:31:25 pm »
Don't use a smart phone for navigation; haven't found any with suitable battery life. Any phone I've used dies long before mt Garmin 800. Sunrise to sunset, my Garmin 850 is operational.
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GPS Discussion / Re: Oregon 650 With City Nav Maps
« Last post by Ralphieboy on July 23, 2014, 03:26:05 pm »
Sorry, I guess I forgot to mention in my original post that the 650 does have Garmin's City Navigator map card installed. that's why I find the situation so puzzling. :o
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General Discussion / Re: Can live/work wherever I want - why not on a bike?
« Last post by JDFlood on July 23, 2014, 12:35:02 pm »
Seems like a style that would work would be, plunk down in one place for four days of work (assuming 40 hours a week is your objective). Then move and tour for three or four days. Then plunk down. I have traveled / worked for a couple decades, and always found myself needing continuous time to work ( I was a Geologist for a decade, and then a IT Project Manager (all over the world) for a couple.
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