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Routes / Re: Miami to Bakersfield, want'n to stay out of Texas
« Last post by staehpj1 on December 14, 2014, 07:28:26 am »
Sure, but I doubt both the premise that "Texas police in small towns jack'n people up and rip'n them off" is a common occurrence and the notion that going into Oklahoma would be any better.  I have only toured a bit in Oklahoma, in the western part, but I doubt you will find it all that much different than Texas.

I found Texas to be a fine place to tour other than the fact that I found the scenery pretty uninspiring for the most part.  The food and the people were great. That is all true of most of the Southern Tier though.

I actually saw very few cops in Texas other than border patrol, but the ones I did meet were nice enough.  Border patrol never bothered me either despite my wild camping in plain sight.  The young guy who I rode with some of the time did attract more attention from the border patrol, probably because he is young and looks like he could be Hispanic.  They didn't really bother him much though.  They just stopped a few times and asked him where he was from and where he was going.  I don't think they ever even asked him for ID and they never delayed him more than a minute of so.
Routes / Re: Miami to Bakersfield, want'n to stay out of Texas
« Last post by John Nettles on December 14, 2014, 02:06:29 am »
Short answer is yes.  I have toured both in Texas and Oklahoma and both are fine to tour in.  If anything, I have found the opposite to be true in that small town police are helpful.
General Discussion / Re: Numbness, Tingling and Loss of strength in hand
« Last post by william101 on December 14, 2014, 12:45:26 am »
I had the same problem on my diamond frame bikes mine was more bad in my elbows my whole hand would loose all feelings in them almost quit riding cause of it  so I switched to a recumbent tour easy and have yet to have that problem again and I have been riding it for about a year and a half . And yes I had a bike fit and didn't help. so the recumbent was the way to go.
Routes / Miami to Bakersfield, want'n to stay out of Texas
« Last post by Louis Le Tour on December 13, 2014, 09:41:10 pm »
Is it at all feasible to swing up into OK and avoid most of Texas?  I've heard altogether too many horror stories about the Texas police in small towns jack'n people up and rip'n them off.
Urban Cycling / Re: Cat Carriers
« Last post by JayH on December 13, 2014, 01:16:40 pm »
How about an enclosed trailer?   

Gear Talk / Re: How this forum works
« Last post by DaveB on December 13, 2014, 12:32:49 pm »
On many sites, when you log in there will be a little box that says "Remember me on this site" that you can click on to check.  From then on, when you open the site you should be already logged in if you are on the same computer.  Your computer has to allow "cookies" to use this feature.
Gear Talk / Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Last post by staehpj1 on December 13, 2014, 11:48:11 am »
Jenson has it for $99.99 and lists the weight as 1lb 14oz (with all mounting hardware).
Gear Talk / Re: How this forum works
« Last post by staehpj1 on December 13, 2014, 11:42:02 am »
I have not seen that behavior here.  I open the site, it remembers me, and I am logged in.  I don't recall having to change any settings to achieve that behavior.
General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« Last post by PeteJack on December 13, 2014, 10:38:46 am »
Boy, Westinghousse really knows how to sell this place. Among 300 odd million people you will get the occasional fruitcake, pay close attention to Fox News or National Enquirer they are on top of them. Or not. Your chances of meeting said fruits are about the same as your chances of winning a state lottery, pretty small. I've crossed this country solo a couple of times E-W and once N-S plus done some big chunks in amongst and the major objective hazard, as the climbers say, seems to be dogs particularly in reservations. A can of Halt readily accessible fixes 'em. At least the two times I used it it did. One thing to avoid is going into Mexico, Do not do it. The chances of coming across bad guys rocket in Mexican border towns. My main recollections are of kindness and polite curiosity in this awful and crime ridden country.

Do it. You'll be fine.
Gear Talk / How this forum works
« Last post by bikemig on December 13, 2014, 09:36:12 am »
Do you have to go through a verification process with every post?  I'd like to participate but I have never seen a forum that requires verification once you sign up. 

If this is a permanent feature of this forum, this will dissuade me from participating.
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