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General Discussion / Re: Firearms
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:57:48 pm »
Well, originally I asked some other questions to start with, but these were removed by one of censors:

* Should I wear a bullet-proof vest all the time while cycling or just in the vicinity of schools?  ;)
* Under the second amendment, am I allowed to mount a submachine gun on my handle bar?  ;)

Which leaves me wondering if this seems not funny to the American mind or if the subject is too sensitive.  :-\

Anyway, thank you very much for your help.  :)

Most of us yanks are very willing to laugh at ourselves.  And some would even be in favor of allowing the handlebar mounted machine gun.

I'd say - stay light, ride fast, and the gun shots will probably miss you.

General Discussion / Re: Firearms
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:14:00 pm »
Why is it even titled "Firearms"? Did I miss something?  I don't even see firearms mentioned by the OP.
The OP is Dutch.  I don't think he realized the meaning.

Or, it was a stroke of marketing genius for his thread.

General Discussion / Re: Firearms
« on: March 13, 2013, 12:38:56 pm »
I would suggest turning on your charm.  It will often eliminate the need for a firearm.

Routes / Re: Traffic on the California section of the Pacific Coast Route
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:25:14 pm »
I just did some riding on highway 1, in the Ft. Bragg area last week.  Granted, it's February, so the traffic is definitely lighter than Summer.  But it wasn't too bad.  The problem I found was there are some narrow sections without any shoulder.  And the logging trucks do drive pretty aggressively IMO.  They are accustomed to cyclists on the roads there as there are always bike tourists passing through.


Or, loop around the Big Island, (Hawaii)

General Discussion / Panniers VS. trailers, what do you prefer?
« on: December 08, 2004, 05:16:41 pm »
I am an avid cyclist however I have done very little touring.  I have done a couple of shorter tours using just rear panniers.  I would like to plan a longer tour but need to carry more gear.  What are the pros and cons of panniers VS. trailers (BOB style)?  
Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Rick, Ca.

General Discussion / Alaska!
« on: December 12, 2004, 03:29:58 pm »
"The Milepost" is a book with extensive travel info about Alaska.  I believe it's available through

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