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Gear Talk / Sleeping bags
« on: September 08, 2004, 02:52:01 pm »
I appreciate the advice. But they do not make non-mummy style bags.


Gear Talk / Sleeping bags
« on: September 03, 2004, 03:42:25 pm »
Does anyone know of a good sleeping bag rated to maybe 25F or 30F
that is not a mummy-bag? I do not like the tapered bags.


Gear Talk / Waterproof Cover (Bob Trailer)
« on: August 30, 2004, 04:23:55 pm »
Some use a Rubbermaid action packer for a waterproof cargo area on
their BOBs. BOB at one time made such a trailer called the COZ. People
I know who own a Yak have use the waterproof totes too with great


Gear Talk / Wreck with trailer?
« on: August 26, 2004, 08:32:14 pm »
I have seen people wreck on a downhill with the single wheeled trailers.
On my Nomad I have been up to 46mph on a downhill with no ill


Gear Talk / Burley vs Bob on road tour
« on: August 26, 2004, 08:30:52 pm »
Having toured with both, I respectfully disagree. I believe the Burley
Nomad does take the weight off the rear wheel quite a bit. On the BOB,
the trailer wheel acts as a pivot point. The trailer in turn leans on the
axle with all of the weight being put upon the axle. The Burley on the
other hand, does put weight on the rear axle but not as much as the
BOB. The Burley tries and centers itself on two wheels while touching
the axle with as little weight as possible. This is one of the reasons
Burleys can pull 30 lbs more than a BOB, while maintaining the same


Gear Talk / Anyone name their bike?
« on: September 03, 2004, 03:44:36 pm »
I did.

Mine is a Burley Canto recumbent. My first weekend out, I collided with
a reckless BMXer on the local multi-use trail. Being as my bike in SWB
mode looks like a rhinocerous with the derailleur and front-most head
tube, I named my bike "Rhino"


Gear Talk / Panniers
« on: November 18, 2004, 01:15:17 pm »
I think Arkel Panniers are the best you can get, period.

Click here for website

Gear Talk / BOB tire
« on: November 04, 2004, 03:36:10 pm »
I bought the Comet at a local bike shop (for much less than the Hostel Shoppe) before the tour. It developed serious cuts and had to be replaced in Minot. Who knew?

I would definitely try another tire. Comets are notorious for flatting easily.

If you want durable, try these

General Discussion / Door-Zone Bike Lanes
« on: August 26, 2004, 08:34:19 pm »
We do not have that trouble either.


General Discussion / What really is Adventure?
« on: August 24, 2004, 05:01:14 pm »
I do not think Adventure can be bound by words. It is a feeling, an
impulse, a trail. I think it is different things to different people. Around
here, riding in traffic at all is an adventure that tests nerves' endurance.

Really though adventure is discovering. Discovering the self's limits on
emotional and physical planes.


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