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General Discussion / Re: Medication
« on: April 14, 2011, 08:46:25 am »
I was recommended to split up my pills in several containers and keep a container in each pannier/bag. That way if one gets stolen then I will at least have others.

I was also curious if anyone had suggestions on how to keep medication at the correct temperature.  I just looked at my instructions and they are supposed to be kept between 50F and 87F.  Does anyone have suggestions?

General Discussion / Medication
« on: April 11, 2011, 04:29:09 pm »
For the individuals who have to tour with medications.  How do you store your medication, where do you store them, and how do you distribute your medication along with your luggage.

Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: Wheel help
« on: March 16, 2011, 08:53:07 am »
I do not know if this helps but the US size is 700c X 32.

General Discussion / Wheel help
« on: March 15, 2011, 01:26:38 pm »
I have an REI Novara Randonee bike (I think it is a 2006 model) and I am having problems with taking the tire off the wheel every time I have a flat.  It is very trying to get the lip of the tire with the lever and then it is even harder trying to put the lip back in the wheel.  I know it is not me because on other bikes that I have it is much easier.

The wheel on the bike is Mavic A319 with a tire size of 28 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4.   

My question is there something I can do? Do I need to by another set of wheels/tires?  If so which ones should I get?


General Discussion / Re: Traveling This Year? too
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:47:14 pm »
We are starting in MA going west to NY and heading south from there to catch up to Trans-Am trail.

Starting in May.  (I hope)

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: GPS: Ready To Go Cross-Country
« on: February 17, 2011, 11:50:17 am »
I am not sure but I think if you get a Garmin you will need to buy the City Navigation package. And if you get the Delorme GPS you will need to buy their mapping software.

From what I read:

Garmin, any handheld trail GPS will do or the Edge.
    I am thinking of getting the Oregon 450 with City Navigation and 24K map for my cross country trip.
    My father has got the Edge 705 and is happy with it when he uses to train.

DeLorme, PN-60. 
    I heard this has a very big learning curve and am not sure how it does on adding maps.

Gear Talk / Re: Marin Four Corners
« on: February 13, 2011, 06:58:25 pm »
Also has anyone used a Marin Lombard? How is it on long tours?

I just saw that REI sells them and not Four Corners.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Advice for a GPS Newbie
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:25:10 am »
Has anyone bought a GPS unit from thegpsstore DOT com?  Would you reccomend it?  I am only mentioning it because they have Garmin Oregon with a 24K map bundle for 499. 

General Discussion / Re: Think SPRING!
« on: February 02, 2011, 11:51:08 am »
Snowy and now sleet in Boston.

We may have to delay our cross country trip this spring :(.

Lets pray it all melts.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Good multi-sport GPS unit?
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:58:45 pm »

Does "includes Topo maps" mean you get a DVD to install the maps on your computer
      Form what I read on another forum it seems that these maps are preloaded into the GPS and that if you want to see them you will have to attach the GPS to the computer.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Good multi-sport GPS unit?
« on: January 29, 2011, 05:43:38 pm »
I am now stuck between the Oregon 450t, 550t and GPSMAP 62s

I was wondering does the Garmin USA TOPO include the street by street turns?  If I upload my routes to the TOPO maps will I be able to see the streets?  Or do I need to buy Citi Navigation.

If I do need both could I just add the City Maps to the Oregon GPS, which includes TOPO maps.

Thank you for your help.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Good multi-sport GPS unit?
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:51:38 am »
Hi, I am looking for a GPS that would help me with my cross country.

I know that there had been a few questions about GPS' on this community but I wanted to ask my own.

I was wondering if there is a best fitting GPS for my specifications that you guys could recommend.

I am planning to go on a cross country trip, most of the route will be using Trans-am maps that I have.

I would like the GPS to have the following

    * Upload my own routes
    * Possibly give turn by turn directions
    * Waterproof
    * Compass
    * Elevations
    * Save day to day trips (Not required)

After the bike trip I will probably use the GPS for
    * Tours or uploading my own routes
    * Geocaching
    * Day Hiking/Camping

I am debating between 3 GPS' Garmin Oregon 400t, Edge series or Delorme PN-40.

Has anybody used these GPS'? If you have what are your opinions of it?

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