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General Discussion / Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on June 25, 2016, 09:50:41 am »
Thanks and I will start with New Tires
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Routes / Re: Northern Tier - N. Dakota
« Last post by John Nelson on June 25, 2016, 09:38:43 am »
There is about 50 miles of Interstate riding in five segments, spread over three days. Some of it has rumble strips that you have to work to avoid. Yes, it's not very nice, but it's a very small part of your trip. You'll survive it just fine.
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General Discussion / Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Last post by John Nelson on June 25, 2016, 09:28:40 am »
On my TransAm, I started with new tires, did not carry a spare, and did not need one. On my three subsequent cross-country tours, I started with used tires, took a spare, and needed it.
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General Discussion / Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on June 25, 2016, 09:06:08 am »
Do you pack a Spare Bike Tire on your Bike Touring Trips??

Yes: Why do you pack a Spare Tire?
No: Why don't you pack a Spare Tire?

Right now I am using Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75 Tires on my Surly LHT 26in 2008 and My Spare Tire is a Continental Touring Plus tire 26x1.75 and I do not what to walk 100 miles to a bike shop
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Gear Talk / Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on June 25, 2016, 08:46:48 am »
Thanks and I am looking at Schwalbe marathon deluxe hs420 tires 26X2.0 DD 720gm
load 121kg 267lbs folding bead $60.22x2=120.44
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General Discussion / Re: Aussies cycling SF to LA re Big Sur
« Last post by longrid on June 25, 2016, 07:15:44 am »
Thanks for the advice. Yes I have tried warm showers with no luck.
Might have to use Adventure Tent at Fernwood, Big Spur at $US 140 a night.
Regards,
Gordon.
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General Discussion / Re: Aussies cycling SF to LA re Big Sur
« Last post by RonK on June 25, 2016, 05:38:12 am »
Are you aware of Warm Showers? Probably worth a try.
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General Discussion / Aussies cycling SF to LA re Big Sur
« Last post by longrid on June 25, 2016, 04:32:52 am »
Hi All, This is my first visit to this forum. My wife and I plan to cycle SF to LA and are having problems acquiring accommodation in Big Sur for 31 March, 2017. We are carrying our own gear but not tenting. Can anyone give us some advice.
Regards,
Gordon.
Melbourne, Australia.
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Routes / Northern Tier - N. Dakota
« Last post by SFCampbell on June 25, 2016, 01:27:10 am »
We have a group planning to ride the Northern Tier route later this summer, and we've noted that there are times in western North Dakota that the route goes on I-94.  I assume that this has been researched and that riding the shoulder of the Interstate in these places is better than any alternative routes to the north.  Can anyone tell me more about what to expect and whether there are any alternatives that make sense?
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Gear Talk / Continental Touring Plus
« Last post by RonK on June 24, 2016, 07:37:53 pm »
I bought a new LHT fitted with Continental Sport Contact tires.

Got a puncture first ride, and another the second ride - both from stone chips which penetrated the tire. Coincidence maybe - but this really shook my confidence in Continental touring tires.

There wasn't gonna be a third time - I immediately replaced them with Marathon Supremes.

But the Supremes are probably going to be a little light for your purposes. For an all rounder with a nice balance of weight, durability and puncture resistance I would choose the Marathon Mondial HS428.
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