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Old 03-28-2013, 12:39 PM  
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Honestly, if you have been in the Army, camping loses all its rustic appeal.
I can relate to that! However, it began to be fun again after a few years as a civilian.


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Bud: How much does the bike weigh when it's loaded? Good work out!!


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The bike is about 35 pounds without any of the stuff attached and loaded with the bins and panniers its about 45 pounds. Most tourists travel with between 20 and 50 pounds of gear. On a short trip you take along comfort items and travel a little heavy so my guess is about 70 pounds plus my fat butt. If you travel fairly flat lands a 100 pound bike isn’t a problem but oh boy when you come to a 6% grade do you work even with the gearing.

Some of the people doing trans America rides go super light all the camping gear comes to 15 pounds they measure the load in grams.

My gearing is so low turning the crank at 100 RPM gives me about 4 or 5 MPH in my lowest gear. That extra weight really gets you going downhill though.
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Camping? Hilton Hotel for the weekend. Refuse room service and require a B&W TV. If I want fish, I order salmon in the restaurant at night. Whine? Not allowed unless you spell it "w-i-n-e."

Honestly, if you have been in the Army, camping loses all its rustic appeal.
I don't even know where you would find a black and white nowadays. I think you would just have to adjust the color on a flat screen.
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Well then I couldn't go.
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Geeks with a good supply of boze are always welcome.
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Still couldn't go. I have a bunch of good stories?
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Well I guess you'll have to see. I do carry coffee with me everywhere and I'm willing to share it.


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