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  1. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    In my case, my stuff used to fit in a single...

    In my case, my stuff used to fit in a single pannier, and if I'm to have an unbalanced load, I'd rather it be in the rear*.

    I've done the GAP + C&O with lightly loaded rear panniers, and bags on...
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    Don't forget earthworms! After an early-ride...

    Don't forget earthworms! After an early-ride massacre today, I resolved to avoid anything earthwormy-looking. There are now many safe twigs in Seattle.
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    This is true. There were a couple of regulars...

    This is true. There were a couple of regulars during summer and fall who would breezily swoosh by me going up the hills. Sometimes they had stuff, sometimes they didn't, but every time it made me...
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    I'm in the 11-15 (with the occasional 10.5), and...

    I'm in the 11-15 (with the occasional 10.5), and it can get get hard in ways that are different from the 600-800 feets of climbing each way:


    It takes an hour-ish each way, which is quite a bite...
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    I have definitely had that reaction (more so...

    I have definitely had that reaction (more so because I have a weakness for orange bikes). The Fargo, though, has been mountain biking, long-distancing, gravel-mucking, pavement smashing, and...
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    If your budget permits, I'd also strongly urge...

    If your budget permits, I'd also strongly urge you in the direction of the Salsa Fargo (and probably also the Vaya).

    By which I mean: GET A FARGO. It is the happiest-making bike in the universe.
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    Did you get the Slipnots and are they good? After...

    Did you get the Slipnots and are they good? After this week's snow and subsequent icy deathtrappings, I'm thinking I might need a pair for the 1 day every 2 years that there'll be ice on the roads.
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    To be fair, there are hills all over the place....

    To be fair, there are hills all over the place. If I tried an incline-avoidy commute (for example, if I don't want to climb/descend on ice), I could get as far as the exit of my building. I wouldn't...
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    I had to take the bus, because it went below...

    I had to take the bus, because it went below freezing overnight, and if you thought Seattleites didn't know how to drive in snow ... well, see them on ice.
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    It snowed multiple inches! In Seattle! It was so...

    It snowed multiple inches! In Seattle! It was so pretty.

    (I was underprepared, having let my purple snowmonster sit around unmaintained for so long)

    I need to draft my justification for...
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    A squirrel jumped out in front of my bike on the...

    A squirrel jumped out in front of my bike on the C&O once. It bounced off the front tire. It was hilarious, and the critter was probably fine after, if shaken to its tiny little core. Less hilarious...
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    Hello! I live in the Washington That Is A Real...

    Hello!

    I live in the Washington That Is A Real State, so you'd have to ride pretty far to see me (though Mrs. Boing's employer is based in Tysons, and maybe they'll have her over and maybe I'll...
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    We meet again, cap'n.

    We meet again, cap'n.
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    I too will bite. 2100. Which thankfully requires...

    I too will bite. 2100. Which thankfully requires no massive additional effort, given that since I last BAFS-ed, my commute alone has nearly doubled in both farness and climbosity.

    Strava name:...
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    WSGFABR! We have some hills. The legs burn on the...

    WSGFABR! We have some hills. The legs burn on the way up, the brake pads burn on the way down.
  16. I won't be there, obviously, but will indulge in...

    I won't be there, obviously, but will indulge in the alcohols regardless.
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    A 'Cannon will keep firing' thread?

    A 'Cannon will keep firing' thread?
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    And I want to carp about how the PNW may not get...

    And I want to carp about how the PNW may not get below freezing, but it does come with a kind of cold that crawls into your soul and dies there. Plus this rain. It's a drizzle, but it's relentless in...
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    It says Washington area, and I am in one of them....

    It says Washington area, and I am in one of them. We may even go below freezing this year maybe!
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    Hello. I've been away. IS IT TIME TO REGISTER YET...

    Hello. I've been away. IS IT TIME TO REGISTER YET OR WHAT?
  21. Of course this happens a month after I move to a...

    Of course this happens a month after I move to a snowless region.

    Pff.
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    Seattle! I'm here already! The stuff is still...

    Seattle! I'm here already!

    The stuff is still for sale at Bikenetic - proceeds go to Bikes for the World, so pay generously!
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    Yep, we sold it. It's the new owner's first bike,...

    Yep, we sold it. It's the new owner's first bike, too - which is a good thing to be responsible for.
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    Sorry - totally missed this. Yes. Yes I do. ...

    Sorry - totally missed this. Yes. Yes I do.

    Boomer - I decided to keep the rain splats, given that I'm moving to rain country.

    Everyone: this is a moving sale now - this stuff must go by...
  25. Does anyone have words of wisdom re shipping 5...

    Does anyone have words of wisdom re shipping 5 bikes across the country? I'm looking at Amtrak, maybe, but I can't see any indication about whether it includes insurance. (we're shipping everything...
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