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General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« Last post by jsieber on January 18, 2018, 03:56:05 pm »
I apologize for the delay in responding to this thread and for the slow response to the general recent behavior on the forums.

I think that we do need to keep in mind that each participant is coming from a different place and is not necessarily here to cause trouble or waste others time. The purpose of this forum is to create a community where we can share knowledge an inspiration about bicycle touring. My hope is that everyone can follow the golden rule of treating others how they would like to be treated and not have to resort to banning participants. If you are not interested in a specific topic or the posts from a specific user please move on to content where you feel you can contribute to the community.

That being said, if you go to your forum profile from the menu at the top of the screen there will be an additional menu to Modify your profile where there is an option for Buddies/Ignore list. From there you can add users that you wish to ignore. Adding users to the ignore list will allow you to carry on in the forums without having to read their posts.

I ask all members of this forum to keep this a place that welcomes all members new and old and helps to inspire people to travel by bicycle. It takes effort from each of us to get along and keep this from becoming like many other places on the internet. 

 
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General Discussion / Re: Tourist stickers
« Last post by Nyimbo on January 18, 2018, 03:13:36 pm »
Thats cool!  Never thought of the pins before  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« Last post by Nyimbo on January 18, 2018, 03:07:22 pm »
Last week I spent some time looking for a way to block a certain specific poster's threads or posts from my feed but didn't find any way to do so.  I did see and decide to use the "Mark Read" button as you mentioned in the post  because it seems the best option.  What I wondered at the time is, when marking the posts read does it just look to the moderator as if I have read all of the offending posts, because I wanted the moderator to see that I was not reading them.  I doubt that it does.

I'm still a bit sad that I have to stop and look at original poster or last person to post every time I open the forums.  Instead of just jumping in and reading all the new posts.   :o
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General Discussion / Re: New to bike touring, minneapolis-->marfa-->eureka
« Last post by Pat Lamb on January 18, 2018, 02:45:35 pm »
3 gallons a day??  How did you do that?  It's not that I don't believe you, but I've rarely exceeded 1.5 gallons a day, and just the effort to drink that much tires me out.  Since one of my major limitations cycling is summer is staying hydrated, what's your secret?
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General Discussion / Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Last post by Loader on January 18, 2018, 02:06:43 pm »
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I have cycled about 35,000--40,000 miles through 19 countries,

Very envious ...
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General Discussion / Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Last post by Loader on January 18, 2018, 02:04:19 pm »
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I have had a hard time many times locating a nice place to camp for the night.

А familiar person, with whom we communicated in one of the forums, was brutally murdered by local people when he traveled from his city to the Far East. >:(

Local people took his phone ...

It was in Russia a few years ago.
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General Discussion / Re: How do you deal with foot pain when you're Bike Touring?
« Last post by Westinghouse on January 18, 2018, 01:56:05 pm »
Another thing for sore feet. Starting out it may be worse, but eventually diminish over the long tour. Stop occasionally. Take off your shoes. Massage the bottoms of your feet and all around. I have found that to be effective.
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General Discussion / Re: New to bike touring, minneapolis-->marfa-->eureka
« Last post by Westinghouse on January 18, 2018, 01:51:37 pm »
Good advice. I crossed the ST in summer. I drank about 3 gallons of liquids a day. It was difficult to stay well hydrated. I maybe could do it again, but I definitely would not want to. The heats saps your energy and beats you down.
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General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« Last post by Westinghouse on January 18, 2018, 01:41:46 pm »
I have encountered this in small ways on this forum over the years. Someone asks for information about touring. You even do research and answer them. Next thing you know they engage you in a pointless argument. My side was easy to verify and prove. The other side was not provable, yet they persist. I just ignore it.

I have noticed much worse on general discussion forums in the USA. I entered information I knew to be unquestionably true and accurate in every detail, but usually to me met with accusations of fabricating by people whose only contributions to the discussion were unfounded theories and beliefs promoted by mass media, etc.

On another forum I encountered posts which I knew definitely to be partial truths with a lot of other information omitted in order to present a favorable picture of the subject at hand. I brought that up many times, but mostly to be libeled and threatened. I did enter the missing information and that was eventually removed.

Just block and ignore. It is a sign of the times.
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It looks like an active ambitious tour. I like the idea of it. I would not haul all that equipment, myself, and to each his own. Generally, there is not much risk except for traffic. Even the most blood thirsty serial killers leave long distance cyclists alone. There are people who would steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes, so that is something to think about. Keep an eye on things.
I have cycled about 35,000--40,000 miles through 19 countries, stealth about 80% of the nights. I did not have any problems from animals or people during all that time. I have had a hard time many times locating a nice place to camp for the night.
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