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Forum: Touring
08-15-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Camel

I've used a couple of there drybags & a couple...

I've used a couple of there drybags & a couple silk bag liners for 5+ years. Good quality.
Forum: Touring
08-05-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,087
Posted By Camel

I hope the thermarest pillow helps! Here is...

I hope the thermarest pillow helps!

Here is the link to a thread I had been thinking about a while ago, likely you allready read it antokelly-but might prove helpfull for other poor sleepers...
Forum: Touring
08-03-11, 12:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,452
Posted By Camel

I've camped illegally on tour. No big deal. As...

I've camped illegally on tour. No big deal. As others write, I also tried to leave no trace.

I've also cycle toured illegally on tour (Tibet/Xinjiang), and therefore had to camp illegally.
Forum: Touring
08-02-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 891
Posted By Camel

Yes. Circumstances which might...

Yes.



Circumstances which might change some peoples mind:

Is this perhaps a "make a wish" type of trip (ie end of life)?

Is this trip perhaps overcoming some type of physical or...
Forum: Touring
08-02-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,087
Posted By Camel

I agree. There are a bunch of solutions to this...

I agree. There are a bunch of solutions to this problem folks have had success with:

-Use the cot under the tent floor. (I don't think I would do that)
-Put something under the plastic feet....
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By Camel

I had a sprung Brooks on my commuter/tourer, and...

I had a sprung Brooks on my commuter/tourer, and took it on my year long tour as well. It's still very comfy, having gone through all kinds of weather (hot & cold rains, snow & well bellow freezing)....
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 01:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,087
Posted By Camel

-Not sure if anyone has mention these yet. I...

-Not sure if anyone has mention these yet.

I bought a Luxurylite cot (http://www.luxurylite.com/milcotindex.html) a few weeks ago. I used it for a week while family visited, and sleept as good as...
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,550
Posted By Camel

+1 Also handy as trauma dressings.

+1

Also handy as trauma dressings.
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Camel

If you have a good sized REI nearby, you might...

If you have a good sized REI nearby, you might check them out (or buy online). They carry a very nice selection of various sized bottles.

Something like this...
07-17-11, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Camel

It will be pretty expensive, I'd imagine you...

It will be pretty expensive, I'd imagine you would pay excessive shipping to get it there.

You would likely pay an obscene Airline overweight fee for the return.

That aside, I have an older...
Forum: Touring
07-16-11, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By Camel

Perhaps try some Tire Savers (looks like "loose...

Perhaps try some Tire Savers (looks like "loose screws (http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Accessories&sc=Tire%20Savers&tc=&item_id=UB-TS1&id=57073873655)" carries them).

Maybe try a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Camel

It would be pretty scary to get attacked,...

It would be pretty scary to get attacked, especially if you had no idea it was coming.

If I recall correctly a fellow was divebombed by a hawk while walking around MIT recently. He allmost lost...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,406
Posted By Camel

I know a little bit about it. One of the ends is...

I know a little bit about it. One of the ends is nearby, and there is a great Italian restaurant a few miles away. I think after some twists, turns, ups and downs it will take you far away.
Forum: Touring
05-13-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By Camel

I took a spare rear skewer on my year tour. It's...

I took a spare rear skewer on my year tour. It's the allen head bolt on type, so no big deal to have in my tool bag.

I also now carry a spare seat tube binder bolt on most rides (not just...
Forum: Touring
04-20-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By Camel

Umm, not really. Maybe if one were to opt for...

Umm, not really. Maybe if one were to opt for crossing Xingjiang/Tibet say via the ChangTang-ala Corax et al. That would be a dream trip for sure!

Most tourists (cycling tourists included) cross...
Forum: Touring
04-18-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Camel

I would be curious if there are any issues with...

I would be curious if there are any issues with using a sealant while touring bellow freezing. In particular, if it is at/above freezing during the day while you are riding, then bellow freezing at...
Forum: Touring
04-18-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,909
Posted By Camel

I have used a Jandd bag for years & on multiple...

I have used a Jandd bag for years & on multiple tours, including my year long tour. Great bag. I also used there panniers.

I'm pretty sure mine is the "mountain pack IV" as seen here on the Jandd...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By Camel

Caution should be excersized when planning a...

Caution should be excersized when planning a route into and/or through the Autonomous Regions of China. Slight political discord can cause all kinds of havoc/closures etc. Have a plan B.

Same goes...
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By Camel

Ohh but YOU could see my information and sell it...

Ohh but YOU could see my information and sell it to gangs of thieves where I'll be going. I'm onto you now. You can't fool me...
Forum: Foo
04-02-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Good idea, but not for us. (I think everyone...

Good idea, but not for us. (I think everyone should know how to drive a standard, but alas seems not the case)

I've tried teaching my brother years ago without luck, my mom & friend have never...
Forum: Foo
04-02-11, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

My trips to Europe have been by bike. 2 month...

My trips to Europe have been by bike. 2 month long tours + I started my 2006 year bike tour from Paris. I have also done some multimodal traveling in Europe (planes/trains/buses). All of my Europe...
Forum: Foo
04-02-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Hi-thanks for the tips everyone. Greatly...

Hi-thanks for the tips everyone. Greatly appreciated!
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Not too large of a group. Just 5 of us. My...

Not too large of a group. Just 5 of us. My brother & I, our parents and a friend.

Tight schedule, long distances for sure. Stress? Not so much. Definitely not my kind of vacation either, but am...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

-Offline for the day. Must sleep. Please keep the...

-Offline for the day. Must sleep. Please keep the ideas coming, very much appreciated!
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Argh! I know! My brother was thinking stay out by...

Argh! I know! My brother was thinking stay out by the Venice ?Airport and watertaxi in late evening/morning, so more like late eve no to minimal crowds/early morning then onwards.
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

oops- I forgot to mention we arrive Paris...

oops-

I forgot to mention we arrive Paris Sat 5-14. Tour group up to Normandy 5-15 (train then bus tour-then train back). Paris 5-16. Versaille 5-17. Leave Paris 5-18 for Nice.
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

2 cars is a great idea but would prefer 1.

2 cars is a great idea but would prefer 1.
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Hi Travelmama, We are thinking pick up the...

Hi Travelmama,

We are thinking pick up the rental

5-18 early morning in Paris and drive to Nice (lost day). Or Train to Nice and pick up the rental. Seems a near wash expense wise for 5...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Hi, Yeah we're just looking for a rental...

Hi,

Yeah we're just looking for a rental minivan/suv to drive around 5 adults reasonably comfortable with luggage. The 5 person models I've seen online(Citroen Grand Picasso C4/Nissan...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 03:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Camel

Renting a 7person AUTOMATIC transmision in France?

Howdy,

Has anyone rented a 7 passenger minivan/suv with an automatic transmission in France?

Just starting to look online, and dang it's proving difficult. To top it off we are hoping to rent...
Forum: Touring
03-26-11, 02:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,937
Posted By Camel

Hammocks make it easy for bears to eat you....

Hammocks make it easy for bears to eat you. Obviously.

--I use the stuff sack method to make a pillow, not super comfy but works. I'm thinking of buying one of those inflatable pillows.

I find...
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,598
Posted By Camel

As far as I can tell Tipping servers at...

As far as I can tell Tipping servers at restaraunts is pretty much an American thing, can't say for sure about Canada/Mexico.

I normally tip 15-20%. I don't tip less for bad service, if it is not...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Camel

I don't know that there is such a thing. ...

I don't know that there is such a thing.

CranBrothers makes a seat post with a remote adjuster button you can attach to your handlebar. I think this post only adjusts up/down.
Forum: Touring
03-19-11, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By Camel

On my long tour I just taped them to the stays...

On my long tour I just taped them to the stays and forgot about them. -And if I recall correctly that bike did have the spoke holder also brazed on to the left stay, I wanted to bring more spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 04:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By Camel

I allways ride side saddle, so there is no...

I allways ride side saddle, so there is no dismounting involved.
Forum: Foo
03-16-11, 01:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By Camel

I would assume assist in any way they can. I...

I would assume assist in any way they can. I would think these reactors will require specialists/experts for years.
Forum: Touring
03-13-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,073
Posted By Camel

I don't know about the perfect wheel...probably...

I don't know about the perfect wheel...probably just multiple choices depending upon the use.

I ended up using a 9speed wheel built up more for tandem specifications. Phil Wood hub, 48 spokes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Camel

Nice. I was on a "road" in Kazakhstan which...

Nice.

I was on a "road" in Kazakhstan which looked like it had been mini-bombed for miles. Like what I assume a bombed out airstrip would look like.

Made for entertaining cycling though, trying...
Forum: Touring
03-10-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By Camel

As Gus suggested above, give some type of brake...

As Gus suggested above, give some type of brake lock a try. I used a velcro type strap, others go with bungee/rubber band.

b) If your plestcher/ESGE double leg is lifting the front wheel off the...
03-06-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,961
Posted By Camel

That protein powder is whey protein. So yar if...

That protein powder is whey protein. So yar if one is sensitive to milk, I'd recon they would be uber sensitive to whey.
Forum: Foo
03-06-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,621
Posted By Camel

Was told "Please don't touch the Bacon", yet...

Was told "Please don't touch the Bacon", yet touched the bacon anyway.
Forum: Foo
03-02-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Camel

Where can I get a copy of Strategic Conquest...

Where can I get a copy of Strategic Conquest which will work on these here new computers?
02-23-11, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,252
Posted By Camel

Shhhh....

Shhhh....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-11, 03:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,448
Posted By Camel

I have not financed when buying a bike. ...

I have not financed when buying a bike.

Perhaps give a long hard thought to buying a used bike? I have bought all of mine used, and have saved several hundred percent over retail & learned a bit...
Forum: Touring
02-16-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,779
Posted By Camel

Sounds like your gear should fit without...

Sounds like your gear should fit without panniers. Barbag/framebag (easier to get at stuff for the day)/seat bag. Like the bike packer folks do.

Camera? Waist bag, or perhaps a chest harness with...
Forum: Touring
02-11-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Camel

Jandd...

Jandd (http://www.jandd.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamCat=3&iLevel=2&subcat=10) Has several nice handlebar bags, including a completely waterproof one. I used there tour pack II for quite a...
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Camel

ooOH! Nice plate. I liked the ones I had in...

ooOH! Nice plate.

I liked the ones I had in Oregon. Massachusettes no longer carries any sort of cycling advocacy license plates (but if u like cats/lighthouses/whales/fenway pahk...)
Forum: Foo
02-05-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Camel

Cute furry fuzzy bunnies allways cook from the...

Cute furry fuzzy bunnies allways cook from the inside out in a microwave. Particularly if they have a pancake as a hat.
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Camel

I'd choose a 10am arrival into any city over 10pm...

I'd choose a 10am arrival into any city over 10pm any day.
Forum: Touring
01-28-11, 02:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By Camel

This stove seems similar to the old SVEA123. Nice...

This stove seems similar to the old SVEA123. Nice stove!

?I thought we used to preheat our SVEA with a few drops of gas. Just meant carrying along a plastic pippette, or burping the jet. But not...
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