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    I cycled in Japan in April for 2 weeks, starting...

    I cycled in Japan in April for 2 weeks, starting in Hiroshima and covering the southern 2 islands. My son was cycling for 3 months seeing the entire country and this is the part I joined him on. We...
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    Other parts of Canada I've biked in are all...

    Other parts of Canada I've biked in are all around the Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake area and I've participated in a 3-4 day event in Ontario called Cyclon with the Toronto Bicycle Network. ...
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    my Quebec tour--update

    So...we rode the green route for 9 days, starting in Sherbrooke, up to Quebec City where we spent 2 days and circling around through Three Rivers and around through Magog and back to Sherbrooke. I...
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    Thanks, will look at it. I have done several...

    Thanks, will look at it. I have done several tours where gear was carried and meals provided, and they have been great, but I was never on one (besides an MS 150) with so large a group as 2,000...
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    The best tent I found is the Big Agnus. I got...

    The best tent I found is the Big Agnus. I got the 2 person. My son is using it now in Japan and it comes with 2 vestibules and he puts his Bike Friday in oneside and panniers and other gear in the...
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    Thanks, these are great leads! :)

    Thanks, these are great leads! :)
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    Hey, for the first time in years it is sunny...

    Hey, for the first time in years it is sunny skies for Pittsburgh's Bike to Work day! I made a special effort to leave home earlier so I could stop by the free breakfast downtown. I usually commute...
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    Canada?

    Anyone tour in canada? We're interested in touring in Quebec this summer. Any advice would be welcome.
  9. I rode Pgh-DC last summer with my 3 kids age 13...

    I rode Pgh-DC last summer with my 3 kids age 13 -23. Started in McKeesport/Boston PA as the road to Pgh wasn't finished and although I did a scouting trip one Saturday, it wasn't pleasant and safe...
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    compression socks

    I saw an article on compression sport socks in the NY Times last week. They rated several pairs. The person rating was a runner. I wonder if they would be good for biking. I have had issues since...
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    I used to have the same problem with the Desitin....

    I used to have the same problem with the Desitin. It starts oozing through onto the bike seat as well as being impossible to get out of the pants. I read here on TE that zinc oxide type ointment...
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    I wear pants that have wind blocking properties...

    I wear pants that have wind blocking properties in the front only. Nice akle zippers. They have articulated knees, too. Over cycling shorts or cycling under shorts which are thinner.
    I also wear...
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    Two summers ago I went to a 3 day bike event by...

    Two summers ago I went to a 3 day bike event by the Toronto Bicycling Club and they gave those away as door prizes. I didn't win one, but decided I had had to have one and they were only available...
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    Yes, I know they do have longer mileage options,...

    Yes, I know they do have longer mileage options, but the the ones they sent us kept you in the same hotel for a few days while you do loop rides. I really don't want to stay in fancy hotels, I want...
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    I appreciated your travel report very much. It...

    I appreciated your travel report very much. It is exactly what I thought the high end tour would be like.

    I've been tussling with my husband for weeks over my desire to avoid a tour and bike in...
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    I invested a lot of money in winter cycling...

    I invested a lot of money in winter cycling pants, but not these. These do not say they are recommended for cycling, and the ones that are have wind blocking fabric in the front and breathe on the...
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    Independence pass wasn't as hard as you might...

    Independence pass wasn't as hard as you might think. Back home here in Pittsburgh, I was biking up a long hill--the same 6 miles/hr and thinking, yes, just this road ten times! There are steeper...
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    My situation is very different. I've worked on...

    My situation is very different. I've worked on turning my husband into a biker.

    Last year we were biking in Vermont and after climbing a rather long hill, I was waiting at the top for him and...
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    I learned many, many years ago, as a astudent,...

    I learned many, many years ago, as a astudent, when I had to pick up my bike and turn it around to ride the other way when someone got out of a car after me, (I had returned the middle finger...
  20. Bicycling magazine had an article this month on...

    Bicycling magazine had an article this month on stomach upsets, you should look for it. Basically, it said that people shouldn't overdo the carbohydrates while riding--sports drinks or food carbs,...
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    I get it too, sometimes. Starting just below the...

    I get it too, sometimes. Starting just below the shorts on my front thighs. Two weeks ago I went on a week long, 500 mile ride. I used sun block. The first day was 90 miles and I got it and it...
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    Ran over a squirrel!!

    Well, today I had a first. I was flying down a hill, well deserved after a steep climb in a suburban neighborhood. There in the road ahead of me was a squirrel. I could tell he was deciding whether...
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    Cyclon, anyone?

    My husband and I went north from Pennsylvania last year for this 3-day event over the civic holiday and had a blast. The Toronto Bicycling Network sponsors it. They are a great group, very...
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    I spent six months researching what kind of new...

    I spent six months researching what kind of new bike I wanted and tried out quite a few. I settled in on a bike that felt great and was listed as fast, but you could comfortably ride a century. ...
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    Mydaughter and I have signed up for the FANY...

    Mydaughter and I have signed up for the FANY ride--across NY! ANybody going?
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