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Traveling by Bicycle Across America

October 18, 2014
by Shular
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Big Sur

Day 30 was a rest day at Big Sur, Pfeiffer State Park. I went to the library, did laundry, cleaned the drive train and discovered a broken spoke. I carry spares. So the wheel is ready to roll.

July 16, 2012
by Shular
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Tires

More than 3000 miles seems like a reasonable life for this set of tires. The red is the Kevlar belt under the tread. I┬árotated the tires at about 1500 miles while camping in Circle, Montana. The rear tire was just … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
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Cyclist hot foot

With many hilly days in southern Minnesota and eastern Iowa, I experienced foot problems. The article in the link explains the cause and solutions for the problem http://www.roadbikerider.com/injuries/how-solve-painful-hot-foot I changed my cleat position and frequently loosen my straps. I will … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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4G

Libby is the first place I”be had 4g since Seattle. T-mobile is a poor choice for riding the Northern Tier.

June 8, 2012
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Canari rain jacket

The first time I unzipped my Canari rain jacket this morning, the top pull came off in my hand. After less than two weeks of use, I am very disappointed. It is 50 degrees and raining.