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Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,018
Posted By staehpj1

I sometimes wonder about the relative safety and...

I sometimes wonder about the relative safety and have suspected that depending on where you live, what you do for a living, and what your lifestyle is, that it just might actually not be too unusual...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By staehpj1

Weight is probably a big reason. Ease of taking...

Weight is probably a big reason. Ease of taking the shape of varying loads is another. Probably cost as well. Also you can crush a cloth pannier and not damage it. The contents are usually...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,018
Posted By staehpj1

I have met quite a few young women on the road...

I have met quite a few young women on the road who were doing exactly what your daughter proposes. Life is a risky proposition for everyone and more so for young women, but this isn't that crazy of...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By staehpj1

Yep, that is a reason/place where it may make...

Yep, that is a reason/place where it may make sense and where heavy stiff tires are the most common approach. My thought has been that before I'd consider carrying tires twice as heavy I'd consider...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By staehpj1

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using...

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using the site more. I have not donated in a number of years, but have given a few hundred dollars over the years and would donate again if I were to...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By staehpj1

People have different ideas of weight accounting...

People have different ideas of weight accounting depending on what they are trying to track and what their goals are. I won't knock their methods if they suit their goals, but think my method makes...
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By staehpj1

I have been going with just the phone and been...

I have been going with just the phone and been pretty happy with that.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,949
Posted By staehpj1

It is a personal preference, but I don't equate a...

It is a personal preference, but I don't equate a bigger heavier tent with more comfort. If I am in the tent I am usually sleeping, reading, or lying quietly. None of those require much space and I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By staehpj1

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By...

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By the time you get to the Great Plains your daily average will be probably be higher and even if you took a very long time or started later, October...
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,344
Posted By staehpj1

Meh, usually it really isn't that big of a deal....

Meh, usually it really isn't that big of a deal. Getting rained on isn't the end of the world and it is usually best to just tough it out in my experience, but if you have the flexibility of using...
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