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Messages - jcostanz

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Gear Talk / Re: panniers
« on: August 10, 2009, 01:59:08 pm »
I love the Arkels.  I ride around with a GT-18BP and tour with a set of GT-54's.  I ride a Greenspeed GTE trike, so the pockets come in handy for the rain gear, wallet ect, while still having a water resistant compartment for purchases or gear that I don't need right then.

When I tour, I put everything in space bags (ziplock style bags that one can roll the air out of).  These keep everything water proof and allows me to carry probably too much gear:).

The Hook system for the Arkels are very adjustable, I haven't seen any rack system that they wouldn't work with.

General Discussion / Re: Prep for my first trip
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:43:05 pm »
A popular option for the car is to leave it at the long term parking at an airport.  Ride to another airport and rent a car/ SUV and drive back to your car.    Since you are traveling with a trailer, you probably will only be able to ship the trailer back or rent a SUV type car.   Be aware that there are not many options for one way car rentals.  I ride a Trike that does not fold or come apart, so for any 1 way ride I have to look at renting a Uhaul type, as one-way pickup truck rentals seem to be unavailable.


General Discussion / Re: Browsing problems?
« on: June 18, 2009, 12:27:23 pm »
Thank you.  It appears to be fine today.

General Discussion / Browsing problems?
« on: June 17, 2009, 12:31:15 pm »
When I refresh or click on any link on Adventure Cycling's website, I get a Reported Attack Site warning in Firefox.

Is this a problem with my pc or firefox?


Gear Talk / Re: Cycling Sandals
« on: April 17, 2009, 02:46:16 pm »
I tried the older Shimano, way too narrow.
I used Lakes for years but they didn't seem to fit right.

I love the Keens.  They do have a SPD sandal.  they are very comfortable for both on bike and off bike.  I used them on RAGBRAII and two 4 day tours.


General Discussion / Re: New to Touring
« on: April 03, 2009, 01:27:00 pm »
When I did the C&O with Adventure cycling a couple of years ago, it had just rained for several days before.  A lot of it consisted of two tracks, about the width of the maintaince trucks used on the trail, with grass and twigs between.  Wide tires are a must for this trail.

I did it on a recumbent trike.  It is the only trail that I have done that 3 wheels is a BIG Mistake.  What ever you do, make sure you have fenders on the bike.

General Discussion / Re: passport/CAN/US
« on: February 18, 2009, 02:33:04 pm »
When I renewed my license, I decided to go for the enhanced version, it was an additional $30.  I already have a passport but for cycling the enhanced DL is more water resistant.  It is also easier in that I always have it on me.

I also live along the Canadian border and probably cycled about 50 percent of my miles this past summer in Canada.

My passport got wet on a tour even being in a ziplock bag.

General Discussion / Re: passport/CAN/US
« on: February 09, 2009, 04:06:43 pm »
Note Passcards and enhanced driverlicenses are only good for land (bridge) and sea crossings not for Any International Flights.

Routes / Algonac to Toledo area
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:35:41 pm »
I am looking for recommendations for traveling from Algonac/Northern end of lake St Clair to the AC's Northern Tier route Toledo OH area.  How far West should I head to avoid Detroit?


Routes / Cycling Around Lake Erie
« on: November 07, 2008, 11:15:58 am »
Thank you but I am looking for suggestions for the Detroit area.

Routes / Cycling Around Lake Erie
« on: November 06, 2008, 12:13:37 pm »
I am planning a round Lake Erie trip for summer 2009.
I am looking for some suggestions for going around Detroit.  

I have the Round Lake Erie book, the directions in the book only apply if you hitchhike across the Detroit river.  This is not an option that I will consider.

I have found the a ferry that is north of Detroit that accepts bikes, crosses just North of Lake St Clair and South of Algonac Park.

I plan on picking up the ACA Northern route south of Detroit and taking it back thru Buffalo, NY.


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