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Routes / Re: How to get home. Anacortes to NJ
« Last post by indyfabz on February 15, 2017, 09:22:41 am »
Where will you have to take your bike for BikeFlights?

You can take the boxed bike to any FedEx shipping location, including any FedEx/Kinko's store. For $5 more you can have it picked up at a LBS. For return shipping, I opt for the latter when I do loop tours away from home. Whatever shop I ship the bike to holds my box. When I am done, I simply drop the bike off at the shop, give them the shipping labels and go have a beer. For shipment out, I use a LBS for packing that is less than a block away from a FedEx/Kinko's location. The shop packs the bike and walks it to FedEx/Kinko's.
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Gear Talk / Re: I am getting ready to install new Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Tires
« Last post by indyfabz on February 15, 2017, 07:54:37 am »
In this and at least one other forum you have repeatedly stated that you are homeless by choice and live on a low, fixed income yet you don't patch tubes because you can simply by a new one for far more money than you could patch a tube?
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General Discussion / Re: Trans-America Camping Options
« Last post by indyfabz on February 15, 2017, 07:49:00 am »
I just tried this method for my location (where I live), Juneau, Alaska, and it identified all the campgrounds I am aware of in this area.
There are a number of advantages of using the camping identified on the ACA maps. The two I find most valuable are: (1) they list places to camp that aren't campgrounds, and thus would never be identified by Google, and are mostly free,

Definitely. City parks are a good example. In this case, the OP is concerned with the lack of camping along sections of an ACA route, so I thought I would propose an option.
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I don't patch tubes and I use new Continental 26x1.75-2.5 42mm Presta Valve Tube only $6.99 from http://www.bikeman.com/
I patch tubes and it costs me 10 cents. And I've never in my life spent as much as $6.99 for a new tube.
  I don't to patch tubes! and I have to use new Continental 26x1.75-2.5 42mm Presta Valve Tube only in my Rims
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General Discussion / Re: Trans-America Camping Options
« Last post by John Nelson on February 14, 2017, 03:18:34 pm »
I just tried this method for my location (where I live), Juneau, Alaska, and it identified all the campgrounds I am aware of in this area.
There are a number of advantages of using the camping identified on the ACA maps. The two I find most valuable are: (1) they list places to camp that aren't campgrounds, and thus would never be identified by Google, and are mostly free, and (2) they don't list campgrounds that do not allow tents, and that's a lot of campgrounds that you don't have to waste time going to and getting turned away from.
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Gear Talk / Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Last post by RussSeaton on February 14, 2017, 02:25:36 pm »
The sheer volume of that form of pad would be discouraging to me. How are you going to carry it?

Yes its a large volume.  But weightless.  Strap it on top of your rear rack and it is fine.  You can pile stuff three feet tall on top of the rear rack and it is fine.  Your body blocks any wind from hitting it and slowing you down.
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General Discussion / Re: ti trike
« Last post by chipmcmillan on February 14, 2017, 01:13:46 pm »
thinking about a recumbent trike. bought a terratrike, but my wife liked it so much she took it over. i liked it too, but kind of heavy. since, i have discovered the TiTrike. titanium, of course, with 20 speed shimano. patterson 28/45 planetary gear in front, sturmey archer drum brakes. to me, some unusual components. although i have heard the names. also has a huge load limit -- 400 pounds, although i would not go past 250-275 for fully loaded touring. also choice of 20 or 26 rear wheel. any thought from anyone who owns one or thoughts in general. red flags? like enough gears for transamaerica? thanks

I love my ICE trike, have ridden it extensively here in Alaska, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Colorado.

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General Discussion / Re: Trans-America Camping Options
« Last post by chipmcmillan on February 14, 2017, 01:03:39 pm »
IIRC, the maps only list off route camping options that are with about 3 or so miles from the route. If you want to locate camping further away, you can also try Google Maps. Pick a town along a stretch where there is a lack of camping and search Google Maps for "Campgrounds near [name of town]". If nothing shows up, zoom out. I use this method often when planning trips. On at least one occasion I found a nice, private campground that is just a little too far off the Atlantic Coast route to be included on the map. There is one shown that is about 1.5 miles off route, but the one I found was about 3 or so miles off route.

I just tried this method for my location (where I live), Juneau, Alaska, and it identified all the campgrounds I am aware of in this area.
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Gear Talk / Re: I am getting ready to install new Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Tires
« Last post by John Nelson on February 14, 2017, 12:59:50 pm »
I don't patch tubes and I use new Continental 26x1.75-2.5 42mm Presta Valve Tube only $6.99 from http://www.bikeman.com/
I patch tubes and it costs me 10 cents. And I've never in my life spent as much as $6.99 for a new tube.
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Routes / Re: How to get home. Anacortes to NJ
« Last post by canalligators on February 14, 2017, 12:47:57 pm »
A quick search shows at least one airport shuttle from Anacortes to Sea-Tac.  We did the opposite in '03 to start our WA ID MT ride in '03.

Where will you have to take your bike for BikeFlights?
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