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General Discussion / Success rate finding a tent camping spot
« on: February 19, 2020, 02:09:30 pm »
What's the experiences of finding an ok church, fire station, police station that will allow a tent for an overnight stay? My thinking and limited experience has been that with a day or even a few hours notice, it's usually ok. Or you can get a local referral even.

General Discussion / Using a Bump Box while biking
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:42:03 pm »
Just wondering. Hikers use a 'bump box' to forward supplies as they hike long distances. They forward the package to a destination a few days away and use as needed, then forward on the the next location on the route. Has this concept been used by bikers to have access to spare tires, tubes seasonal clothing, etc>

General Discussion / Power bank issues with multiple devices
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:54:34 pm »
Has anyone experienced issues with trying to charge their phone, tablet, cycling computer, GPS devices all from the same power bank? It seems there is no standard and a lot of mis-information about amperage limits on the different devices, especially the GPS ones. Help!!!!!

Gear Talk / Best tires for touring the US
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:42:12 pm »
I'm riding long-distance routes across and up and down the US on a trike. My past experiences have been catastrophic tire failure when a flat occurs. I feel that I need to carry spares (foldables) with me to at least get to the next LBS. I've thought about liners, thorn-proof tires for the goatheads, etc. I run 24" tires on the front and a 28' on the rear.  Schwalbe marathons seem to be my best solution to date, although the marathon plus is not foldable and I would have to limp to the next town, bikeshop to locate a replacement. How have other long-distance riders coped with the spare tire issue?

Routes / Great Northwest options
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:24:14 pm »
Traveling cross country soon and will be on the TA route when reaching Mizzoula. From there I want to do the Road to the Sun in Glacier and the Bitterroot loops before heading to the coast. Can anyone give me specifics on what trails to include. I'm very interested in the Hiawatha, NorPac, Trail Coeur d'Aelene, Centennial,  maybe Fish Trap, John Wayne which deviates me from the TA, but what the hey, I'm looking for those 'Can't miss' adventures along the way. and a way to end up with my front wheel in the Pacific. I have options on bikes as I have a hybrid, a road bike and a trike with me in our RV.

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