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General Discussion / Free Camping in Europe??
« on: April 09, 2011, 10:08:58 am »
We're finishing up our cross country trip of the US and are flying to Europe in April
Has anyone found good success with free camping there?
The U.S. has been a piece of cake: public land, parks, churches (lots of them!), firehouses.
Any hints for Europe would be great.
Brian Sweet

General Discussion / touring shop in washington DC
« on: March 12, 2011, 03:41:45 pm »
I'm looking for a bike store in either washington Dc or even better, in bethesda, MD that knows and understands touring bicycles/needs.
We're finishing up a coast to coast ride and then will fly to portugal to ride across europe.  We'd like a tune up/thorough going through before we cross the atlantic.
Thanks for the info.
Brian Sweet

General Discussion / Brooks saddle: keeping it dry
« on: January 11, 2011, 01:00:23 pm »
So do I really need to be worried about keeping my (new) brooks saddle dry?
Heading out on a 9+ month tour.  I can't imagine being paranoid about a saddle
during long days of rain, stopping for breaks, at night etc.
I treated it with the wax they provide, but do I have to cover it?

What do you think?
Brian Sweet

General Discussion / Camp Shoe ideas????
« on: January 06, 2011, 06:38:27 pm »
I've got all my gear figured out and strealined except for camp/off the bike shoes.
Right now I've got running shoes (racing flats), but boy do they take up a lot of room.
We definitely walk around when not on the bike, so flip flops won't do.
Size/volume is more important than weight.
Any ideas anyone????

Brian Sweet

Routes / riding from san diego east: hwy 94
« on: October 29, 2010, 03:41:53 pm »
Has anyone ridden highway 94 from san diego south east towards campo?  If so: how's the traffic vs. the interstate 8 corridor?
Apparently this used to be the southern tier route.  Being alongside I-8 seems just miserable to me and I was thinking of this as an alternate route.

Thanks for the help

Routes / getting out of san diego, not on the interstate
« on: October 25, 2010, 12:02:18 am »
Anyone ever ride rt 94 south from san diego towards Campo instead of all the interstate stuff that Adventure cycling sends you on?  From the maps it looks like a better route.
Brian Sweet

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