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Routes / Re: New York City to New Haven Bike Route
« on: September 11, 2010, 05:04:46 pm »
get a Metro North Bike pass and take the train to New Haven.
Let me know whe you are coming and maybe we can ride together.
Send me a private note
Very familiar with route in Farmington all the way to Northhampton 

Routes / Re: Rear Vier Mirror
« on: September 04, 2010, 06:40:01 pm »
Check out  the Zefal "SPY" & from a co. in Germany ( rei & Ortlieb has it) the Ultralight

General Discussion / Re: Help getting started
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:50:58 pm »
check out the sites &

General Discussion / Re: Town Camping and Police
« on: August 19, 2010, 06:39:31 am »
not with me directly.  a officer was working ot and needed to take a break in another cell (small town)

General Discussion / Re: Town Camping and Police
« on: August 18, 2010, 06:41:38 pm »
Look into   Cyclists who host other cyclists

In Salem MA, the town has a campground with its own beach and a tourist trolley that comes right into the campground so you can go shopping/sight seeing.

Check with a local bike shop for a place or ask at the Fire Station.  In one town I slept in the station and another an empty cell with the Police

Routes / Re: Amtrek
« on: August 14, 2010, 04:48:37 pm »
Keep in mind not all stops have baggage check.  I cant get from Springfield MA to Boston on Amtrak as Springfield does not check baggage.  In order for me to get to Boston, I had to have a friend drive me 45 minutes to Worcester to get the commuter train off peak to continue to Boston.  I could not get from Springfield to NYC for the same reason

General Discussion / Re: Parking Your Car while Touring
« on: August 07, 2010, 08:07:37 am »
Check into  and see if you can find a host who will let you park near your starting point

Gear Talk / Re: Good Cycling Shorts w/ Chamois
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:10:27 pm »
Try the shorts from J & G Bicycle clothing.  Almost like a nylon swin suit with a thin pad.  Very comfortable for me

Gear Talk / Re: bIKE COMPUTER
« on: July 17, 2010, 04:44:15 pm »
Forget thet Bell crap.  go over to either Target or Walmart and get the $10 - 12 Schwinn 6 function.
Bell stopped putting and quality (IMHO) into their bike accessories since they nad so many division changes.  I have 2 of the Schwinn and they work well

General Discussion / Re: San Fran to Mass...anyone going my way?
« on: July 01, 2010, 04:50:26 pm »
If you're coming through Spfld ma, let me know.  I sent you my off list email but you haven't replied yet.
You didn't say where in Mass.

General Discussion / Re: Camp Stove - Fuel
« on: June 20, 2010, 05:06:53 pm »
Coleman has gas in plastic red bottles in the 1 quart size.  So does MSR but they use cans.

If the stove is empty and doesn's smell  us the " they didn't ask & I won't tell".
If you tell the airline they probably wont take a chance and  wont let you fly

New England / Re: Welcome to the New England Region
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:42:31 pm »
hey bikemanNY21 I'm an exNYC ( bronx res) in Springfield

Gear Talk / Re: bike lock?
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:24:04 pm »
A cable always.  I also use a small padlock around the rear deraill. at night.

Gear Talk / Re: fiber fix spokes and stein mini lock
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:19:09 pm »
Don't over tighten the Fibre fix, the kevlar could cut into the hub.  Its easy to use for real emergencies and the instructions are reaaly clear.
Carry front & rear spokes al the time.  Strapped to a rack they weight nothing

Routes / Re: Accommodations
« on: May 18, 2010, 04:35:00 pm »
look into  worldwide group

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