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Gear Talk / Re: Advice for long underwear while riding?
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:35:23 pm »
 Smart Wool   8)

Classifieds / Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« on: February 26, 2017, 05:48:38 pm »

Classifieds / Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:36:32 pm »
I may have a buyer for the bivy sack , possible sale pending....

Classifieds / Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:20:31 pm »
Here's a photo

Classifieds / Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:13:07 am »
I have a north face asylum bivy which is a bivy/tent style has mesh door Used once( backyard)  then I got a good deal on a fly creek tent - I'd sell it for $90 plus shipping ( probably around 10$ ? )  it weighs just under 2 pounds

General Discussion / Re: Bike security - Southern Tour camping trip
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:35:53 pm »
I always lock my bike no matter where I am. I feel like if I don't lock it and I go in somewhere someone may have been watching and now my unlocked and unattended bike is a more than a target of opportunity - it's begging to be stolen. I use a small lightweight cable lock " keeps an honest person honest"  I also believe when locking your bike up it shows your on your " A game "  You're mindful and alert of your surroundings and you have an eye on it even if your not right there with it. I've had people remark on my locking it in small towns and such. I make a joke " My bike's so fast I have to chain it down or it'll be halfway down the street without me !!" In campgrounds I'll lock it to a tree or picnic table and put a cover over it. I have the black Arkel cover that covers the panniers and bike all the way to the ground. It's sort of "out of sight, out of mind" I also believe it conveys- if they took the time to cover it they probably took the time to lock it and took the valuables out. I see these precautions as street smarts for bicycle touring.

General Discussion / Re: Recommendations for a tour beginning in Chicago
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:07:31 pm »

I'd like to use the ACA maps for my first bike tour.  Maybe I could find a loop that keeps me close to home but uses ACA routes.
  There is an ACA loop in Michigan - close to home , scenic, probably only a half day travel time on both ends. Chicago to Detroit is a 6 hour drive.

That's a nice looking crankset ! I just bought this one from eBay a little cheaper( including bottom bracket) it's a 36 / 22  so my low gear is 22-36 !! It's pretty low but it is on a 29er which use a lower gearing anyway.  My high gear is 36- 11 which is okay I'm usually in no particular hurry.

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