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    • BT CC
    • February 26, 2014

    3. Group Riding for Cyclists . . .for BTCC Riders & Friends

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    • Lonnie Jones
    • February 26, 2014

    Riding 2 abreast is not legal everywhere. Perhaps it is best to check with
    state or provincial laws regarding cyclists.

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    • lnfk
    • February 26, 2014

    0:37 Watch out guys, I just farted…lol, no but seriously, the video was
    helpful ?

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    • ObsessedCyclist
    • February 26, 2014

    Most is common sense. A lot of states are starting to use rules for
    cyclists that are different for cars. For instance a stop sign is a yield
    sign for cyclists. A stop light can be crossed on red because the weight of
    the cyclist won’t allow the light to change. So if I can cross on red I can
    treat the light as a yield point. Obviously I’m not going to dart out in
    front of a car and get hit. Since most of us are ATTACHED to our bikes, we
    obviously shouldn’t have to stop at every stop sign. Duh

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    • Mark DesJardin
    • February 26, 2014

    No half wheeling. I can’t agree more!

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    • latinflexx
    • February 26, 2014

    Funny isn’t, i don’t do it because that’s what i figured as well. People
    will turn to their left when they hear you and might lean that way, if
    they’re on a bike leaning leads to steering to the LEFT D’OH! People should
    be going straight so by the team they notice you you should be past them i
    say.

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    • Old Hippie
    • February 26, 2014

    If you plan on loading everything on the bike – then you need a “touring road bike”. No other choice – period – exclamation point! Got one of those yet? You’ll need $ 1,000 to $ 1,500 for a good one.

    You’ll need both rear & FRONT pannier racks & naturally pannier bags. Some touring bikes come with a rear rack from the factory. Some don’t.
    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/journey-series/journey/
    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/lowrider/journey-dlx-lowrider/
    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/bags/journey-series/seymour-dlx-30/

    You’ll need clothing that will “wick away” moisture – sweat. And padded cycling shorts or tights.
    http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/

    Most of all…you need to train, train & train some more. With only a month to go – start now. 150 miles in 3 days on a loaded down bike is no easy task. Add it all together and it should look like this…
    http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo267/OldHippie_01/Katy%20Trail/KatyTrail002.jpg

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    • Trenton
    • February 26, 2014

    Ride at a steady pace and do not rush it to much and pack some money lots of water and some energy drinks to keep u doing

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    • Jib Jab
    • February 26, 2014

    Forget bringing your own food or cooking utensils. Just unneeded weight. Buy food as you go. You’ll need a small yet waterproof & lightweight tent. Pack as light as possible.

    Don’t forget to bring at least one spare tube, tire levers, frame pump, folding tool & a cell phone. If you haven’t been at least 50 miles in a day as yet, you need to start training right now! You need to do it nearly every day.

    Start with about 20 miles. If you can do that easily, go for 30, then 40, etc. A lot of people think they are prepared to take such a trip by bicycle. A lot of people are wrong.

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    • John M
    • February 26, 2014

    You should be able to do 50 miles a day. You want a rack no backpacks. Carry only one tent if you can. Eat food that you don’t have to cook to save weight. Carry enough food for 1 day.

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    • wleatlanta-II
    • February 26, 2014

    wow
    good luck
    you will need it

    you aren;t prepared enough
    it could work anyway but will be rough

    you don;t know a LOT of things
    whole books have been written about this
    bike touring

    when you also add camping, it gets a LOT more trouble
    way more stuff to carry

    wle

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