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Routes / Delaware bike routes
« on: May 13, 2012, 02:13:22 am »
Looking for north south routes in Delaware for a loop tour, either along the mythical bike Route 1 or others. Will be going both north to south, and back south to north, would prefer not to duplicate. Any ideas? Want on road. Would prefer not the big highways with bike shoulders, scenic if possible, etc. Thanks!

Gear Talk / Re: folding bike for touring
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:40:55 am »
I did a search on folding bikes and friday and found a decent amount of information on folding bikes for touring, and comparisons between Friday and Dahon. However, I did not see too much discussion about whether the Bike Friday could be customized for granny gear-equivalence.

Gear Talk / folding bike for touring
« on: October 09, 2011, 12:53:48 am »
I am a lifelong bike tourer contemplating buying a folding bike for touring. Has anyone who has made the switch to a folding bike for long-distance, self-contained touring had a positive experience?  My criteria are: (a) folds quickly and easily (b) low and variable gearing (c) supports panniers - I carry all of my stuff, including camping gear (d) riding experience (as close as possible to a regular, non-folding bike, re touring.

Looking for recommendations. I've looked at Brompton, but it doesn;t seem to be able to carry much and the gearing isn't really appropriate for touring. I have a triple chain ring and probably would want to get down to the low 20's for low gears.   

South / Re: bike routes in western alabama
« on: July 25, 2011, 02:24:09 pm »
I tried contacting the Alabama bike pedestrian coordinator a few weeks ago by both phone and e-mail, with no response to either.

South / bike routes in western alabama
« on: July 12, 2011, 10:15:10 pm »
I am bicycling in western alabama in mid-september. Starting around Florence/Muscle Shoals and then south to Tuscaloosa via Rt 13, then South to Greensboro via Rt. 69, then west to Montgomery via Rt 14. I would like to hear from anyone familiar with any of these roads who can advise degree of traffic, shoulder (basic bike suitability) and especially from anyone who can suggest alternatives. What's the terrain like? Thanks.

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