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Routes / Re: Southern Tier
« Last post by JMilyko on July 22, 2016, 09:00:59 am »
It's good to have your priorities in alignment! =)

Have a great trip!

Jennifer
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Gear Talk / Re: Sleeping Pad Recommendation
« Last post by staehpj1 on July 22, 2016, 08:45:34 am »
Do the geometry in your head. Something full length and non-inflatable that is even a mere 1" thick is going to be bulky when folded or rolled. You are not going to find such a pad that packs down to a size comparable to an inflatable.
There is an exception to that math that may offet the OP an acceptable compromise.  If some of the thickness is in the form of nesting egg crate shapes, the nesting will make it take less space when folded.  The Thermarest Z-Lite is 72"X20"X.75" so it is 1080 cubic inches.  It folds to 20"X5"X5.5" which makes it take a bit more than half as much volume (550 cubic inches) when folded.  Not as small as many inflatables but substantially reduced compared to other foam mattresses when stowed.  If I was worried enough about leaks to go foam, I would probably buy a Z-Lite.

All that said, I still much prefer my NeoAir's light weight, comfort, and compact stowed size.  I find that, with care, leaks are rare, usually easy to repair, and generally of the need to adjust the air once during the night variety if they occur at all.
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Gear Talk / Re: Sleeping Pad Recommendation
« Last post by indyfabz on July 22, 2016, 08:02:15 am »
Do the geometry in your head. Something full length and non-inflatable that is even a mere 1" thick is going to be bulky when folded or rolled. You are not going to find such a pad that packs down to a size comparable to an inflatable.
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Gear Talk / Re: Sleeping Pad Recommendation
« Last post by johnsondasw on July 22, 2016, 01:35:15 am »
I've been trying to figure this one out for almost 50 years, and I think I've got it now.  I use the new Thermarest egg carton looking ones. They do not inflate--finally, no more nights on the hard ground due to leaks!  They weigh mere ounces.  They may be somewhat bulky, but so what?  Just strap them on anywhere.  You are not going to find noninflatable, not bulky, comfortable, reliable, all in one.  I now use this new kind for backpacking and bikepacking.  Also, they are way cheap compared to inflatables, and they are insulating from cold ground.
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Corridor 90 Implementation / Corridor 90
« Last post by Rubicon on July 21, 2016, 10:42:51 pm »
What is Corridor 90?
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Central California Valley Route/Corridor 93 / Corridor 93
« Last post by Rubicon on July 21, 2016, 10:40:14 pm »
This seems to be an old thread but there are county roads that could be used. I rode them in the 70s in college. Presently Im more familiar with the Sacramento Valley which has beautiful county roads running the along the river from Sac to Red Bluff. Sound like a great winter ride to me!
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California / PC BIKE ROUTE
« Last post by Rubicon on July 21, 2016, 10:24:06 pm »
We are riding from SF to Santa Cruz. I see that Google Maps shows a long detour off Hwy 1 near Pescadero. Is this part of the PCBR? Does anyone recommend this route? What is the surface like? Thanks for any info.
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General Discussion / Bike Touring on Rainy day's
« Last post by RonK on July 21, 2016, 06:54:03 pm »
It depends.

You need to make the right call on the day.

Riding in the rain may be brave, but it's not necessarily smart.

If the rain is hard enough to reduce visibility, then you are putting yourself at risk of being hit.

It doesn't even have to be actually raining - if the road is wet enough, the spray from other vehicles can be enough to create dangerous riding conditions.

Rain may also cause flooding and landslips. I've been forced to sit out two days of heavy rain because of this kind of conditions.

So, like I say - it depends.
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Routes / Re: Southern Tier
« Last post by Pilgrim Farmer John on July 21, 2016, 05:33:54 pm »
Thanks, Jennifer. Info from source recommended was very helpful. Will probably move departure date from St. Augustine back to 2 Feb, '17. That's my wife's birthday anyway  ;)

Sincerely,
PFJ
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General Discussion / Re: Bike Touring on Rainy day's
« Last post by Mickey... on July 21, 2016, 05:25:27 pm »
I rode in the rain allways...
Some of my ,, rain day ride " experience you can find on my blog...
www.mtbgorica.blogspot.com

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