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General Discussion / Re: Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:20:44 am »
I avoid ... Huddle House restaurants.
Avoid Huddle House???  Unbelievable!
Guess that means Waffle House would be no-no too .........  ;D

Routes / Re: Biking TransAmerica - Looking 4 partner/group
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:43:16 pm »

You have a message ...........


General Discussion / Gotta eat, but don't want to cook/boil
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:39:41 pm »
Thought I'd take the boiling gear with on my NT xcountry.  But just completed 4-day warmup tour and found that using that gear was not appealing.  In the morning I was antsy to get going and in eve did not really look forward to the "cooking" process (I'm not fond of cooking ...  :o).

So I'm seriously considering leaving the cook equip at home.

So my "perfect" eating plan is to eat something quick in morn before breaking camp, stop for BIG breakfast, lunch would be some kinda sandwiches/trailmix/fruit/etc. on road, and dinner would be something not requiring cooking.  If bkfast place not found then, hopefully, lunch would become the BIG meal.

For those of ya who tour without the cooking equipment, please share your experience of what foods worked for you and/or eating patterns worked for ya.


Gear Talk / Rain Covers AND Plastic Bags
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:23:26 pm »
My panniers are from Lone Peak & aren't of the waterproof materials.

I'll be using plastic bags inside the panniers for rain protection and for organization.

So, what say ye all re the rain covers ... leave 'em at home to save bit of weight & bulk?


Good to see us motorbikers were of assist!
:thumbsup:, Area45!

General Discussion / Re: Been working on my tour club site...
« on: April 26, 2011, 01:16:09 pm »
Good luck on your tour.

Shocking pink is probably the best color in that it will be diffferent than anything out there, ....

Gear Talk / Re: Ground Cloth Recommends
« on: April 24, 2011, 07:29:27 pm »
It's about 5'x5', packs easily and doesn't weigh much as long as it's uncoated.
How waterproof is your piece of uncoated nylon?

Gear Talk / Re: Ground Cloth Recommends
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:32:39 pm »
Thanks to all for the ideas and comments!

The Canari also has a strap connected inside the back pocket so you can put the jacket inside the rear pocket and wear it as a fanny pack.
So THAT'S what that dang strap is for! :-[

Gear Talk / Re: Ground Cloth Recommends
« on: April 21, 2011, 08:48:46 pm »
You can get a cheap tarp and cut it out from that. Nothing fancy but it does the job.
Are you referring to the blue WalMart type tarps?

General Discussion / Re: Need advice from you! (the pros)
« on: April 21, 2011, 09:23:26 am »
I'm having mixed feelings about the fact that we'll also be testing our rain gear this weekend.
Likely good to test near home as opposed to afar. ;D

Gear Talk / Ground Cloth Recommends
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:21:11 pm »
Need help from the experienced touring cyclists here ............

What material, and why, do you recommend under my tent floor to protect from abrasion & poke through and to serve as waterproof barrier?


Routes / Re: For Those Planning N. Tier West to East
« on: April 20, 2011, 01:35:19 pm »
Anyone know if there's similar info for OR's McKenzie Pass?

Gear Talk / Re: Sandles?
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:39:19 pm »
Have just 500 mi w/ Nashbar sandals, but like so far.
They have covered toe section.

Still not decided if they'll be my biking shoe of choice for this year's x-country.  But, if I do use the sandals,  will make sure Wife knows where shoes are so can send them if exchange needs be made.   ;)

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