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Biking numbness

I get numbness in my right hand after biking 5 to 10 miles. Now what? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 8, 2014 - 23 answers

Hey yo pack my bags cause I'm out of here (on a bike)

Bike camping and sleep apnea - how do I get them to play well together? [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater on May 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Touring bike frame builders located in the San Francisco Bay Area?

I'm looking to buy a custom touring bike and I'd really like to buy locally. Can can anyone recommend any frame fabricators in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area that make really great/beautiful touring frames? Some builders that do work outside of SF that I really love are Vanilla, Geekhouse, Breadwinner, Icarus, All-City, Map, Cycles d’Autremont. I just love the idea of buying locally and supporting a local frame builder and also would appreciate better being able to contact/visit the builder. thanks!
posted by matt_od on Mar 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Please help with lodging for a homeschool group in DC...

My daughter's homeschool co-op will be taking a trip to DC the week of May 5 and we need some ideas for great places to stay. Details inside.. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jan 31, 2014 - 4 answers

Alpine touring setup for a 105 lbs, 5'0" beginner skier

With just about every activity that I ended up enjoying, I started out by buying cheap-ish gear and then having to purchase everything all over again when I was ready to upgrade. Help me not do that when it comes to a randonee/alpine touring ski setup to be used in the Pacific Northwest backcountry. Complications: I'm a 5'0" woman with mondo size 22 feet, don't weigh a whole lot, and I'm going back to skiing after a decade of snowboarding (lessons start next month and I tend to be a very fast learner). I've my backpack, all clothing and avy gear, but I need skis, bindings, boots, poles, and skins. I'm on a budget and unfortunately nothing is available used in my size, but I'm willing to invest. Help?
posted by halogen on Nov 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for RAGBRAI advice

What charter service would you recommend to both shuttle me to and from the airport, and to provide support during the ride itself. [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Nov 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Driving in Germany and low emission

What's your advice for a driving holiday across Holland into Germany, particularly regarding low emission zones in cities? [more inside]
posted by outlier on Oct 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Hope I keep playing before I get old...

Looking for general advice about finding my band gigs at small local venues. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me plan a long bike tour.

I'm planning a bike trip in July. Portland to Minneapolis? What are your experiences biking east from the West Coast? [more inside]
posted by rainperimeter on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

What's a good wireless solution for uploading photos from a DSLR on the fly?

I've got a Canon 5D, an iPhone, and an iPad. What's a good on-the-go solution for uploading photos while bike touring? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Building a Touring Bike in Portland, OR - Where?

Biking the west coast and across the USA - want to have a bike built in Portland, OR: where to go? What to build? [more inside]
posted by flippant on Apr 8, 2012 - 19 answers

bicycle ride

Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Nov 24, 2011 - 13 answers

What bike brand begins 'Van~'

I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657 on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Pacific Northwest bike tour

Planning first solo bike tour. I have questions about physical fitness, gear and on-road repairs, route planning, etc. [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Aug 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Where are the wind maps?

Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Jul 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Places to camp within a day's ride of Minneapolis?

Some friends and I - all new to the area - are looking for a good place to camp within a long day's bike ride of Minneapolis, MN (60-100mi). We're hoping for something where we'll see few other people, and preferably access to a lake or river, hiking trails, and general wilderness (or at least the feeling of being away from civilization for a bit), and good to stay for a couple of days. Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time with the signal to noise ratio of the rest of the internet. Thanks!
posted by entropone on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Portugal by cycle

Trying to plan a June bicycling trip in Portugal that either ends or begins in Coimbra. Does anyone have any experience cycling in Portugal? What are the good books? Any tips? My google-fu has failed me, and I can only seem to find places which want to take me on guided bike tours. [more inside]
posted by pmb on Apr 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Bike Touring Gear

Tell me about your indispensable gear for bicycle touring. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Ich bin ein Berliner... well, not quite.

Going to Germany for 6 days, absolutely clueless. [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Dec 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Himalayas for the elderly

My recently-widowed father would like me to take him to see the Himalayas. What tour operators should we use or avoid and what issues for a 90-year old such as altitude acclimatisation should we be aware of? My dad can walk unaided but not at any great speed or distance, so long treks are out of the question. What road-based routes afford the best views? All travel tips welcome!
posted by cbrody on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Will bribe New Zealand skiers with beer in exchange for guiding me away from 50 ft. cliffs

I'd prefer to not fall off a 50 ft cliff in New Zealand while skiing backcountry this August. Besides hiring (the very expensive) guides, how do we find volunteers willing to help us make it back to civilization each day in exchange for beer? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Oregon outdoors ideas needed for the weekend.

I've been procrastinating about finalizing my travel plans and now find the weekend looming and nothing planned. I've got Friday afternoon to Tuesday evening to start in Eugene (mid-state) to get anywhere in a 200 mile radius to have some fun. I love to mountain bike, be outdoors and get in the water. All else is optional. Not into campgrounds or crowds. The 4th is obviously a big weekend to travel. There's a lot to do here. What are some favorite places to get away and see some beauty away from it all. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jun 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Touring on a Trek 1.2?

Is it possible to do fully-loaded bicycle touring on a Trek 1.2? [more inside]
posted by pmdboi on May 1, 2010 - 13 answers

What mountain bike for touring?

I'm looking for advice on what mountain bike to buy for a long off-road tour. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Mar 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Xinjiang Safety

Is Xinjiang, China a safe place for unsupported bicycle touring right now? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jan 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Escape from rain city

We want to go somewhere sunny and warm in February. We're in Vancouver BC and don't want to fly too far; cost is an issue. We would really like to bring our touring bicycles and do a mini-tour at a relaxed pace - maybe 250 miles over two weeks. So far we're looking at South Baja. Good idea? Other ideas? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight.

Where can I find affordable travel cases for my musical equipment? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 answers

ship or rent?

vacation ideas... wanna take the girlfriend on a two week motorcycle tour through the south in early january. had planned on going from texas to florida. we live in seattle. what is the cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Oct 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Help put the tradewinds in my britches.

I want to do a 2-3 week cycling trip in a foreign country around New year. Need suggestions as to locales/routes. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 5, 2009 - 10 answers

mountie repellent

Do American musicians need a special work permit to play two shows in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 8, 2009 - 19 answers

if u live on the road theres a new highway code

My band is going on a national rock tour: what should I know? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Should I pedal to the Ph.D?

I’m considering biking from Madison, WI to Austin, TX in October. Please help me assess whether this is a good idea. [more inside]
posted by dr. boludo on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

music venues around vancouver?

What are some good places to gig around Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

help me find this google maps mashup

looking for a website i saw once, that lets you enter a driving time and it plots it on a google map... it wasn't just a circle it actually put boundaries on the map at various points that corresponded with the driving time....
posted by chasles on Apr 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Soloing Paris-Roubaix

What do I need to know and do in order to take a bike and ride a famous cycling route in France? [more inside]
posted by Severian on Apr 29, 2009 - 15 answers

How to listen to music on a bike tour

What are my best options for listening to music on a long bike tour? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Apr 15, 2009 - 18 answers

A Day in München!

Thanks to an airline mix-up, I will be in Munich for one day before flying back to the States. Help me plan a fun day. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 27, 2009 - 12 answers

ONE BIKE TWO BIKE RED BIKE BLUE BIKE

Bike nerds : give me a recommendation for both a long-haul touring setup and a flat-city fashion fixie setup. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch on Jan 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Buying on to a tour

Does anyone have advice/experience on how to go about "buying" on to another bands tour as a support act? [more inside]
posted by lowlight on Sep 9, 2008 - 7 answers

What can I give to a new touring musician?

My little rocker brother's heading out on a two-week tour in a smelly van with a bunch of smelly guys. How can I make his life easier? [more inside]
posted by raz5 on Jun 25, 2008 - 20 answers

Which Bike?

Should I get a racer or a tourer? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Escaping Toronto with a bike in tow?

How to escape the Greater Toronto Area for multiday bicycle tours? Difficulty: no car. [more inside]
posted by anthill on May 11, 2008 - 12 answers

What would people recommend for a low cost, non sport, touring motorcycle?

What would people recommend for a low cost, non sport, touring motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Apr 24, 2008 - 14 answers

What do sound techs and band managers actually do?

I'm interested in understanding what a sound tech's duties entail during a concert setting, and what goes into managing a band. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Apr 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Heading out in twos.

Tips for motorcycle passengers? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 18, 2008 - 19 answers

plastic bottles. with caps. always.

What stuff should I bring with me on tour? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Feb 24, 2008 - 30 answers

Ideas for an 'adventurous experience' in London, England?

Ideas for an 'adventurous experience' in London, England? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Dec 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Biking through Europe -- money, food, and transportation?

I need advice on how to get food and money while traveling through Europe, and how to transport my bike. [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Dec 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Mount Shasta or bust!

What is the best cycling route from the northern part of the central valley north/northeast-ward? Oh, and will I die? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on May 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Help us find decent touring bike rentals in Amsterdam or a better plan!

$700+ to fly with our bicycles? Help us find decent touring bike rentals in Amsterdam or a better plan! [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Apr 26, 2007 - 16 answers

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