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Routes / Re: We Are Looking for Michigan Touring Ideas
« on: July 20, 2010, 08:34:45 am »
Thanks to all who responded. great info
ps Way to go Michigan and all their bicycle friendly roads and trails.

Routes / Re: We Are Looking for Michigan Touring Ideas
« on: July 14, 2010, 08:28:28 am »
Our base in Michigan will be around the Pontiac area and we would like to leave from there, even though it's not mission critical.  Anything you have in mind will be appreciated.  TIA

Routes / We Are Looking for Michigan Touring Ideas
« on: July 11, 2010, 12:02:13 pm »
The wife and I completed the Southern Tier earlier this year (self supported March 8th to May 17th) and are now off to visit family.  We will be in Michigan during the months of August/September with no real time table.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  TIA

General Discussion / Re: Passing other tourist riders
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:26:54 am »
I'm glad we asked this question,  the answers have been fun and very helpful. If you're interested,  you can follow our journal at
There are only a few days left so the excitement is building for both of us.
Thanks again to all who wrote and read.
Mark and LB

General Discussion / Passing other tourist riders
« on: February 27, 2010, 01:20:57 pm »
May be a silly question but you know how things go through your head shortly before you leave on tour.
The big boss (wife) and I will start the Southern Tier in the next week.  We've read many journals about people seeing other riders along the routes that they travel and we were wondering, when seeing someone going the same direction as you it's easy to say hi or even talk,  but what is (for lack of a better term) protocol when seeing a rider going the opposite way.  I'm sure one doesn't stop and talk with every rider you see,  so how do you know when to stop and talk without interrupting their day.  Or can you just tell. TIA

Classifieds / Re: 4 Sale BOB Ibex trailer
« on: February 19, 2010, 08:52:57 am »
SOLD as of 02/17/10  Thanks to all who inquired

Classifieds / 4 Sale BOB Ibex trailer
« on: December 16, 2009, 03:06:52 pm »
Less than 1 year old.  Come with spare tube, waterproof bag, skewer and xtra safety clip.  Free shipping to continental U.S.
This is the Ibex model which offers the adjustable shock absorber for a better ride.  $295.00

General Discussion / Sort of a medical question
« on: July 20, 2009, 08:00:01 am »
The wife and I ride a 25-30 mile loop almost everyday.  We live in humid east central Florida. My question is , after my body heats up some my sinus's run like crazy and I have to perform the "snot rocket" maneuver quite frequently.  Is there a solution for this issue?  ps.  She has never been hit by the said rocket, but finds it gross and asked me to seek help for my problem!  TIA Walter

Classifieds / Re: How do you buy an item from a member?
« on: March 20, 2009, 03:27:16 pm »
Ok here is what I ended up doing for the purchase I made.  I used an escrow company to complete the transaction of approx 3K.  The buyer and seller sign up and establish a contract of what's being sold and for how much and any other details.  When it's agreed upon, the buyer sends the money to the escrow company,  the escrow company confirms to the seller that the funds are received and notifies the seller to ship the merchandise.  The buyer receives the merch. and either accepts or declines.  When accepted the buyer notifies the escrow company and they in turn release the funds to the seller.  The escrow company charges a small transaction fee.  It gives a great comfort to both parties and was inexpensive to use.  I am old school and would have gladly taken someones "WORD" for sending the merchandise BUT, it's 2009 and doing anything old school anymore, will get you burned. Hope this helps someone else.

Classifieds / How do you buy an item from a member?
« on: March 05, 2009, 08:22:28 am »
I am interested in purchasing an item listed on this site and am wondering how a transaction would work.  The item is not cheap,  so how is money exchanged and the item received?  I am familiar with pay pal on ebay and it gives you some what of a secure feeling doing business with a seller, but I was wondering how a transaction works here?  Any ideas?  TIA Walter

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