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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).

http://www.jensonusa.com/Blackburn-Outpost-Front-Rack
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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.
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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.
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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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Gear Talk / Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Last post by bikemig on December 13, 2014, 09:33:34 am »
There is no info on the website regarding the rack's weight. 
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Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« Last post by bobbys beard on December 13, 2014, 04:05:02 am »
i feel the need to weigh in, not to discredit westinghouse, but to reassure others riding the glamis section of the ST. i've been through twice now and not once experienced anything other than courteous traffic in this section. the police on both occassions drove past regularly and it was a beautiful, interesting desert ride, although i only went through during summer when traffic volume is clearly somewhat lower.

many times on the road i've been passed by trucks in the manner westinghouse has mentioned, this can be happenstance or no doubt the odd trucker finds it hilarious to time his passing to scare a cyclist off the road. in the states i spoke to many truckers with a sincere dislike for cyclists, but aside from a few logging trucks in florida, i never felt threatened on purpose. the rednecks however.... yes they will throw items at you and dangersously swerve in front of you. that happened many times!
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Food Talk / Re: vegetarian trek on the transamerica?
« Last post by adventurepdx on December 12, 2014, 11:17:27 pm »
Yeah I should say I've had to turn down offered food which I always feel a bit bad about. Also because of that I never stay with Warm Showers hosts or anything like that.

To note: WarmShowers makes this stuff easier than the random offered meal. You can indicate in your profile that you have dietary restrictions. And when I contact a host, sometimes they ask about dietary restrictions or I let them know what mine are. And I never had any problems! I think a host would prefer to make food for a guest (if they are going to make food) that the guest can actually eat. Remember that it's not always about vegetarianism/veganism, but it can be about food allergies too.
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General Discussion / Re: Schwalbe Mondial vs Marathon Plus Tour
« Last post by briancoop on December 12, 2014, 06:50:54 pm »
And Schwalbe North America has the 26x2.00 Mondial Evolutions back in stock as well.
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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« Last post by Westinghouse on December 12, 2014, 05:23:39 pm »
I am about 50 miles NW of San Antonio,TX where I spent two days in a motel. Total mileage on this trip E to W is 1440. Had to spend six days in a town in FL for  reasons beyond my control. I am figuring to average about 60 miles a day when it can be done.
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Gear Talk / Re: Seeking Feedback on new gear system
« Last post by DaveB on December 11, 2014, 12:11:44 pm »
The simplest answer is to build a few tool-room models and let a bunch of rider try them out.  That will tell you far more about the practicality and desirability then the opinions of a bunch of Internet posters who have never seen or used it.  The video tells us nearly nothing.
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