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Gear Talk / Re: Clothing to keep you warm and dry
« on: August 12, 2010, 09:39:09 am »
I totally agree, either warm or dry but rarely both. layering is the key which I havent mastered yet myself as far as when to put on another vs. taking one off when you get too warm.I especially have trouble with this in the winter and end up chilled. good luck.

Gear Talk / Re: vintage cannondale
« on: August 09, 2010, 03:54:22 pm »
yeah, the best I can come up with is the sm500 also. I thought it seemed like a decent deal at $200
plan to get a lot of use out of it.

Gear Talk / Re: vintage cannondale
« on: August 03, 2010, 05:23:12 pm »
yes, that pretty much sums up this bike. looks like it has mountain bike low gearing. Im not into single track stuff but was wondering if it would make much of a tourer if one used a bob trailer. spokes are 36

Gear Talk / Re: vintage cannondale
« on: August 01, 2010, 03:39:19 pm »
this bike is red, has 26 inch wheels, cantaleever (spelling) brakes,I believe the smaller sprocket is a 22? I hope I gave you the corrrect model number or something close to it. I know its an 86 or 87 year and he did pay $800.00 which was a nice price back then. This bike was tagged as a "mountain bike" I believe although some people called it a hybrid even back then.

Gear Talk / vintage cannondale
« on: August 01, 2010, 12:11:19 pm »
Just bought either a 1986 or 87 cannondale sm 600 or 800 (not sure) for $200 thats never been ridden.Its been stored off the ground all these years. The owner said he paid $800.00 new.Being this old of a bike is it just an outdated bike with outdated components or does it have vintage value? I didnt think I could go wrong at $200. Opinions?

General Discussion / Re: ACA Maps are Way Small.
« on: September 01, 2009, 09:55:06 am »
I need reading glasses so what I do for the next days ride is re-write the route on a note pad large enough to see and with it being in my own handwriting that works well. If I have any questions I simply stop and compare my notes to the ACA  maps.

General Discussion / Re: Cycling and camping in bear country ? !
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:50:02 am »
I live in rural west virginia (bear country) and while riding yesterday I ran across two bears, one full grown probably 300plus lbs, another one half grown and guess which direction they were heading when they saw me. yep, the opposite. Good advice on the bears here and remember they have no use for you. they just want left alone.

This may not help you very much but I was in that area a couple years ago on my other two wheels (harley). I rode 212 from the Battle of Little Bighorn back to Rapid city. It was a long, straight, dry, windy (crosswinds) drive and I believe I went through a couple differnt reservations. Definately would need to make sure of plenty of water. The Blackhills area is not to be missed especially around spearfish and Custer State park. Now what I noticed when I was there was the lack of bicyclists. Not sure why but when I was there I was hoping I could some day go back and ride.

General Discussion / Re: cardiac pacemakers and touring
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:21:18 am »
7 years ago I was diagnosed with atrial fib.It had gotten to the point that it changed who i was meaning I couldnt exercise at all without going into fib or worrying about going into it and when I was in fib I would be fatigued and unable to climb a flight of stairs without being short of breath. my dr. told me it decreases cardiac output by as much as 25% and I fully believe it did.They put me on sotalol twice a day and I got my life back. I now bike as far I want, hike, whatever. Sure, theres the occasional extra beat but not often.I dont know when or if the medicine will quit working but until it does I decided Im not missing out on the chance to push my body on the bike in hopes of some day doing the transam. good luck to all who have a cardiac condition of any kind and dont give up,just pace yourself, go slower. you will get there.Whos in a hurry any way?

General Discussion / Re: passport/CAN/US
« on: February 18, 2009, 09:36:09 pm »
Its a done deal, the passport should be here in 3 to 6 weeks.
Hello Canada!

General Discussion / passport/CAN/US
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:31:45 pm »
Im planning the lighthouse tour through Nova Scotia this year coming up from Maine into Yarmouth. Do I need a US passport or can I get by with a birth certificate and drivers license. thanks.

General Discussion / Re: stoves in New Zealand
« on: January 31, 2009, 06:15:33 pm »
You wont need a stove as virtually every motor camp has a kitchen area with burners

General Discussion / Re: Hamstrings
« on: January 22, 2009, 04:01:05 pm »
I agree, the body doesnt respond like it used to. I did the weight thing for years and now at 52 the tone just isnt there like it once was.Time to accept father time.I had noticed after 30 minutes on the stationary this winter my left hammy is tightening up and i kind of felt it last summer in the right. Once biking season starts Im hoping being in my normal riding position on the bike I will feel ok. In the meantime I will give the stretching a try.

General Discussion / Hamstrings
« on: January 19, 2009, 03:48:48 pm »
I read a lot about knee concerns during a long tour but I never read about people having hamstring issues. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem   and did it hamper or even stop the tour. thanks.

Classifieds / Robert Beckman Sakkit for sale in TX
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:48:27 pm »

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