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General Discussion / Re: Rashes and detergents
« on: February 03, 2010, 07:56:03 pm »
Baby powder might help too.

General Discussion / Re: A couple of touring questions
« on: February 02, 2010, 12:29:08 am »

For clothes:

Wash them and then strap them on top of panniers, they will dry quickly in the wind.  Make sure to tie or clip everything in so you don't get to the end of the day and realize that you no longer have an article of clothing.

That would suck : )

General Discussion / Re: Bike tours for charity?
« on: January 28, 2010, 12:26:33 am »
That is really awesome of you and your mom, good luck!

General Discussion / Re: where can i find cyclist "WHITE" pages???
« on: January 25, 2010, 11:44:05 pm »
That's cool, I didnt know that even existed. 

General Discussion / Re: Florida
« on: January 20, 2010, 10:57:22 pm »
I've neverbiked in Florida, but it should be awesome.  Have fun!

You will be fine, and you will probably make new friends on your trip. 

General Discussion / Re: Training
« on: January 17, 2010, 11:23:06 pm »
The only thing I'd add to these responses is that in your regular rides it's helpful to look for hills and ride up them - at your own pace. Steeper/longer the better.

Great advice!

General Discussion / Re: assembling a bike at NY JFK airport...
« on: January 11, 2010, 10:39:11 pm »
You might want to check with the domestic airline to see if they will accept a bike in a bag.

Definately, and you may have to check more than once so you have up to date info.  The security practices are changing so quickly and without warning. 

General Discussion / Re: What's up with the smileys?
« on: January 06, 2010, 10:14:45 am »
Thanks I thought it was just me and my computer, or I did not have enough post to get smiley priviledges yet  ::) :P :)

THat would be sad if you had to earn the right to smile.

General Discussion / Re: What's up with the smileys?
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:58:03 am »

General Discussion / Re: What's up with the smileys?
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:57:34 am »
I am not sure, I will try.   :)

General Discussion / Re: Carrying Pepper Spray
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:59:17 am »
I find this fascinating as of course here in UK we don't carry any kind of weapon.  I have cycled most places around the world and as yet have never encountered any situation needing to take up arms.  I did develop the snear that  guy from Hill Street Blues used  but that just made people laugh.

Of course you need to be aware of who  is around and use your common sense for your own protection.  I always work on the assumption that if it doesn't feel OK move on.  I think you have to be very unlucky to meet these characters out in the country side, more danger from a passing truck.  There are many women travelling by bike alone out there maybe they can give good advise.  I have also spent a lot of time in the USA, cycled across twice and  all the people I have met have been great  - never felt once in any danger. 

I agree material things can be replaced and no one is worth getting hurt for them. 

Now dogs are a different thing, right p in the a.  But I like the get off and confront them with a loud command way of doing things, or use them to your advantage if going up hill, amazing how it helps you reach the top having one snapping at your heals.

Ronnie and girl friend have a great trip and enjoy - they're not really out to get you.

Good advice!

General Discussion / Re: How many days for a good ride
« on: December 29, 2009, 08:58:34 am »
Definately leave some time for side trips!  You never know what kind of interesting or beautiful things you will encounter along the way!

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 24, 2009, 09:55:28 am »
Maine is so gorgeous, I love it there!

Where is Florence OR?

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