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General Discussion / Re: Cutting Weight
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:17:35 pm »
You can might be able to gather some ideas from this article by Aaron Teasdale:

Gear Talk / Re: Which pedal?
« on: August 03, 2010, 02:45:26 pm »
I'm riding mainly on the flat side of the SPD (what does that stand for?) pedals, especially in traffic and definitely on anything resembling a steep hill. 
I believe SPD stands for, "Shimano Pedaling Dynamics". After some more use I think that your pedals will start to release a little bit easier after some initial wear on the cleat itself. I at least find that new cleats are often a little more difficult to get out of when first installed. Pedals are clearly one of those items that people have personal feelings towards. There are lots of brands and models to choose from, but over the years I have been very happy with the Shimano SPD pedals that I have used.

Gear Talk / Re: Salsa Fargo - Lemon of the year!
« on: July 28, 2010, 09:10:52 pm »
As requested the thread has been locked.

General Discussion / Re: Wonderful Resource!!!
« on: July 28, 2010, 05:13:52 pm »
Welcome to the forums. Enjoy planning for and riding your upcoming tour!

Gear Talk / Re: which bike to buy?
« on: July 22, 2010, 03:09:04 pm »

Routes / Re: When did Adventure Cycling discontinue the big trips?
« on: June 17, 2010, 10:55:22 pm »
There are still long self-contained trips but many have already started for the season. Once the tour starts it is removed form the tours pages so that it does not cause confusion. You can take a look at the complete tour listing from 2010 season on the following PDF file:

Gear Talk / Re: fiber fix spokes and stein mini lock
« on: June 02, 2010, 02:06:10 pm »
One of the staffers at ACA wrote a review of the FiberFix spoke on their blog.

Gear Talk / Re: Homemade honey stinger gels in action
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:15:09 am »
I'm curious about making these. What do you do to "cure" the honey so that it becomes solid and transportable?

General Discussion / Re: mountain v. road clipless shoes/pedals
« on: May 27, 2010, 12:56:22 pm »

Just picked up a pair of the Pearl Izumi clipless sneakers and really like them so far. When touring, I don't want to look like I'm part of the spandex mafia or that I'm out for a "workout" and I really liked the blend of casual styling with moderate stiffness in the sole.

I just got a pair of these as well and have been super happy with them so far.

Neat idea, thanks for posting for others.

« on: February 23, 2010, 11:54:03 am »
Thanks for reporting these posts with "spam" links. The reports help us to get them removed as quickly as possible. Also, thanks for making this forum a great resource for bicycle travel.

General Discussion / Re: Forum search suggestion for admin.
« on: February 02, 2010, 01:06:52 pm »
Hi John,
"Search in topic subjects" is not the same as what "Search in topic titles" would be. For example, today a poster asked "What is the best touring bike?". I went to search and typed in the words, "best touring bike", and clicked on the "Search in topic subjects" option. The result of the search presented every topic that had the words best, touring, and bikes, whether these words were in the title or in the subject. So that included a whole bunch of topics where someone said something like:

"Next week I'm going touring around the region on my bike. I'm sure I'll have the best time!"

A search option of "Search in topic titles" would only turn up results that had those 3 words in the title.

Thanks for replying, anyway.

Hi Erik,
I just performed the same test, and my results were much different. I placed "best touring bike" in the search box, selected "Match all words" and then clicked the checkbox for "Search in topic subjects only". My results that were returned consisted of the following three threads:
- The Best Touring Bikes/Frames (and other parts, as well)
- Best touring bike buy
- Best touring bike under $1,000

Using the "Match any words" operator returns many more results, but they still all have at least one occurrence of one of the words in my search phrase in the title, or as SMF forums call it, subject.

General Discussion / Re: Forum search suggestion for admin.
« on: February 02, 2010, 11:36:48 am »
Hi Erik,
I believe that what you are looking for is the existing option titled "Search in topic subjects only". This searches the subject, what SMF forums labels the post title, for the keywords entered. Hope that this helps.

This topic has been moved to Cycling Events.
More appropriate in cycling events instead of general discussion.

General Discussion / Re: General Age Range of the TransAm?
« on: January 06, 2010, 05:41:07 pm »
where did you sign up for this self containted group ride? is this an ACA sponsored ride? i found out about the TransAm trail a yr or so ago and i would love to do it at some point in my life. im 24 now and hopefully in the next yr or 2 i will be able to do it.

Yes, the self contained transam is one of the ACA tours. You can check it out here and also check out all of the other self contained and event style tours that Adventure Cycling Association has to offer.

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