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General Discussion / Re: Miami Airport or Orlando Airport
« on: October 14, 2011, 05:51:57 am »
Orlando handsdown, nice airport people not so rude

Gear Talk / Re: Sleeoing bag and Pad
« on: September 25, 2011, 06:56:07 am »
I use a BA bag and pad and love it. Top quality and the integrated bag and pad system is great. I have two bags. The deer park(+15) and the buffalo park(+40). I think you will be happy with the set up.

Gear Talk / Re: Build from Frame Up Information
« on: July 11, 2011, 06:49:46 pm »
Why are you so eager to start with just a frame?
I  currently have a road bike, a touring bike and and an old stumpjumper. I  got a got a good deal on a  Rivendell  hilsen frame.

General Discussion / Re: Map Case = No Confidence??
« on: July 10, 2011, 08:50:13 am »
No, imho

Gear Talk / Build from Frame Up Information
« on: July 07, 2011, 08:07:50 pm »
I'm going to build my first frame up bike. I'm looking for any suggestions, books, manuals, etc that would help me out with such an endevor. I do minor repair work and would consider myself not much more than a novice but you got to start somewhere. Thanks

Gear Talk / Re: Alcohol Stoves
« on: July 06, 2011, 06:25:27 am »
I have a Trangia and really like it for both it's performance and convenience

General Discussion / Re: Bicycle Touring Website - Help!
« on: July 03, 2011, 06:45:51 pm »
Neat site, thanks

Gear Talk / Re: High Compression Sleeping Bag in XL?
« on: June 22, 2011, 08:10:00 pm »
Take a look at the Big Agnes park line. I have the buffalo park and the deer park and love both. Both are extremly compressable.

Classifieds / Re: Keen bike sandals - 11.5
« on: June 02, 2011, 09:07:56 pm »
Still available?

General Discussion / Re: Getting a Bike to where you are going
« on: May 30, 2011, 06:33:06 am »
Thanks everyone, this has been most helpful

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: multi-day/cross country GPS
« on: May 29, 2011, 06:17:04 am »
Thanks Fred
Very helpful and most appreciated.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: multi-day/cross country GPS
« on: May 27, 2011, 09:01:49 pm »
The best for me is probably not the best for you. If you say no more, you will get a lot of "my favorite is..." If that is all you want, please browse this group, as we have discussed it many times.

For better replies, tell us about your budget, what secondary uses you might have (auto, hiking, motorcycle, boat), and whether you want the occasional position check or continuous turn-by-turn directions. Will you have access to a computer for reloading the GPSR from time to time? Are you comfortable with computerized gadgets, for example can you program a VCR and get it right on the first try nine out of ten times? Have you ever used GPS?


Thanks Fred for the tips

Budget is not an issue, ease and simplicity of use is important. I am not a computer savy person but can get by. Ease and simplicity again being important for any requirements of interfacing between unit and computer. I have used GPS for navigating on boats. When it comes to cycling I have used GPS units(edge 705) for tracking as opposed to navigating. Do not need it for secondary use, cycle use only. I would be comfortable with occasional position check as opposed to turn by turn directions. Hope this is helpful. Thanks again

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / multi-day/cross country GPS
« on: May 27, 2011, 08:27:02 pm »
Opinions on the best unit for multi-day cross country navigation.Thanks

General Discussion / Re: Getting a Bike to where you are going
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:44:14 pm »

How often will you be traveling to distant locales? If it's a one-time deal, then a special purpose bike or an expensive box may not be a good value.

I live in Florida and would like to make one or two trips a year to the northeast or out west

South Atlantic / Re: Ft. Lauderdale/Mt Dora
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:35:47 pm »
Take a look at the Florida Connector map. I have one and cycled many of the roads found on it and found them to be nice, safe roads. Only draw back is it takes you across the state to Ft Myers before going north.

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