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Urban Cycling / commuting by bike
« on: August 22, 2007, 12:14:20 pm »
Started commuting 2 mos. ago when car broke down. I rode in last summer then stopped when weather changed. I bought a good rain jacket/pants/shoe covers. Rain doesn't bother me, it's dodging the lightning bolts that terrifies me. Anyway, I get up a half hour earlier to ride in. It's 8 mi one way. Starting to get used to it. Always wanted to before in the past, but could'nt get motivated. Once the car is fixed I intend to keep riding. We'll see how the winter goes. Altho I've been getting motivated by all I read on the Net. I've got the gear. I've also been looking at studded tires.

Routes / Rt 39 in WVa
« on: July 21, 2007, 11:04:10 pm »
Where is Millpoint in relation to Marlington? I've been using Google Earth to do some advance scouting of the roads, and I don't see it.  You're info is great though. I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew. I knew the roads in WVa would be alot tougher than SE Ohio. But I figure I'll just take my time at them.

This message was edited by scoatw on 7-21-07 @ 7:06 PM

Routes / Rt 39 in WVa
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:43:01 am »
Thanks for the feedback Hondo. I was planning to ride from Ravenswood to Lexington. No shoulders/Logging trucks don't bother me.As long as I don't have alot of car traffic. I figure traffic would be a little heavier nearer towns/villages. I'm used to riding on State Routes here in Ohio. Any other alternatives along that route would be appreciative.   I have'nt checked yet.But any camping info would be helpful.

This message was edited by scoatw on 7-21-07 @ 4:47 AM

Routes / Rt 39 in WVa
« on: July 20, 2007, 02:47:34 pm »
Any info on what the traffic is like on Rt 39 running thru WVa ? Planning to ride from Oh to Lexington,Va

General Discussion / Protection from bears
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:45:43 am »
We're talking Black bear in WVa. Thanks for all of the Info. Very helpful.

General Discussion / Protection from bears
« on: July 20, 2007, 11:10:18 am »
How does one go about protecting themselves at night from bears. I mean, when you're all bundled up for the night in your tent. Are there any methods or devices to warn you of a bear entering your camp. And in the middle of the night,when it's pitch black and and your sound asleep,what do you do when a bear starts sniffing around. :8o:

This message was edited by scoatw on 7-20-07 @ 7:33 AM

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