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  1. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    They seem a lot tougher than the Continentals I had before. Also easier to install (way less tight on the rim). Didn't get a single flat in the desert, but I'm also running them with my Tuffy liners in them. I would like to try the regular Marathon tires meant for the road, but the GT version is...
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    Average daily distance with loaded touring bike

    The guy who set the record for the TransPanAmerican route recently did 120 mile days with 4 hours of sleep each night (for over a month straight), with occasional micro-naps throughout the day. He also used a lighter top-end carbon bike and frame bags. So I'd say people that have been cycling...
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    Your favorite books?

    Yeah, that book stuck with me a lot. I feel like I do so much with very little money and it's probably that direction of reading I took to thank for it. Daniel is a great person. If you use the Facebook still, he has a personal account on there and posts lots of interesting things to discuss. He...
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    Your favorite books?

    1. 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance 2. Against His-Story, Against Leviathan 3. An Indigenous People's History of the United States Those three changed me the most in the last year. I've read a lot of the books listed here. Man's Search For Meaning is something I think about a lot. Not so...
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    Average daily distance with loaded touring bike

    A big reason I got off trail last year was the incessant talk about miles, gear weight, etc. It was endless. I felt like I was in a surreal nightmare where everyone was an REI advert clone in a similar puffy jacket.
  6. BikePunky

    Seeking Ride Need to get outta san diego to tuscon

    FlixBus is dirt cheap in the southwest.
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    Schwillam/Sirius/Dru/Sean/Audio/What the fuck Ever.

    I was thinking it was pretty gross they were the one raising funds on Facebook for such housing projects in PDX given their track record. Hopefully it's their last bridge burned and they just fuck off.
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    Looking to interview Hitchhikers for a Magazine in NYC

    "hitchhikers" "must be based in NYC"
  9. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    My bike and I visited the famous Bicycle Nomad Café in Phoenix on our way through. Erick runs the café and one of his biggest adventures was riding his own route of the Underground Railroad. If you are ever around Tucson for a length of time, I recommend the co-op BICAS. I earned $10 an hour...
  10. BikePunky

    Average daily distance with loaded touring bike

    I think it depends on health, weight of gear, and the terrain. There's also aspect like is a person taking breaks, stretching, and eating the proper 3-5k calories? If they aren't, I highly doubt they are doing over 50 miles a day. I've also noticed in myself it to be entirely dependent on...
  11. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    Still not compared to what some people pay. I've recently pedaled into Arizona after my toughest stretch yet, after an accident. I actually had my bike fly out of the back of a truck due to a crappy driver hitting a bump while speeding. Ended up with a bent wheel that was torture to ride on for...
  12. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    I ended up around a computer for a bit and got some other pictures online. Believe this is a tree carved bench somewhere along the Monterrey Coastal Trail. Nicer camera shot of the gate into San Pedro Mountain Trail. Free camping score in Big Sur, but surrounded by redwoods didn't do solar...
  13. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    Yeah, it's a wald basket where I keep a dry bag of food and I drape a solar panel over it that keeps juice going into a battery pack and my Bluetooth speaker. It's a pretty affordable one, too. A brand called RhynoTuff off Amazon. Only like $50 with a lifetime warranty of some kind, and it is...
  14. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    Beat the winter into the desert. Think I've gone something like 700-800 miles now. Resting at a trail angel place I stayed along the PCT earlier this year before cutting over to Arizona again. Might have access to a computer soon, so I'll dump nicer photos from my HD camera.
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    Traveling Cook, Traveling music artist!!

    You would have way more fun on a bike, and if ever stuck...with all the money you'd save you could get trains or buses to anywhere.
  16. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    I've had like three accounts on here the last 2-3 years, and figure I can share bits of this lonnnnnnng adventure.
  17. BikePunky

    Photos Picture of your loaded bicycle

    They are actually florescent pink stripes, but look orange in some lighting. I just put masking tape on them, plastic primered, and spray painted. Just posted a little thread of pictures last night! But about 500 miles around the Cali coast.
  18. BikePunky

    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    I think all anyone can do is get on their wheels and go in the bike nomad life.
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    Featured Photos FIRST EVER BIKE TOUR (PICS)

    Yep, found the back ones on Facebook Marketplace from some kid who only used them for one weekend tour. The others a wife got for her husband, but he only used them twice. They were found on OfferUp.