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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    The funny thing is, I ride a recumbent bike. Here is a picture of the model I ride, the Rans Tailwind, for anyone who is interested or hasn't ever seen a recumbent: http://www.ransbikes.com/images06/ta...lwindangle.jpg I am pretty sure when folks see me hammocking with my recumbent, they will think I am certifiably nuts! But, I know I am on to something, here...
    I'm a bit curious about those recumbent bikes. I've never been on one myself, but would be willing to try it. Maybe I'll have to head over to the bike shop (especially since I haven't visited the local one yet) and give one of those a test ride! I don't know that I'd like it as much (grew up on a mountain bike, not sure how well a recumbent would do off-road), but I am definitely willing to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    welcome to HF.
    i smoked for about 10 years & quit about 25 years ago! GOOD MOVE!!!
    good move on the hammock too!
    I also quit smoking. About 4 weeks clean. Now I won't get those nasty looks when I am camping with you guys and I light up a cigarette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I also quit smoking. About 4 weeks clean.
    All right HC4U! If you can stay off them for a month you can stay off them forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I also quit smoking. About 4 weeks clean. Now I won't get those nasty looks when I am camping with you guys and I light up a cigarette.
    Good job! Stick with it, it gets easier. I quit cold turkey on October 1st, on my way back from the BWCA last year. I haven't missed it at all, and haven't had one craving. I get enough smoke from the campfires.

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    I don't smoke cigarettes, but about once a month or longer, I just need to relax with a good cigar or my trusty old pipe. Since my cancer 2 years ago, Amanda made me cut WAAAYYYYY back . I am not addicted though, and could only imagine trying to stop once I was. Soda takes me forever to quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    I highly recommend bicycle touring. It is unbelievably wholesome, just like hiking. The way I look at it, you are going at the perfect speed because you are fast enough to make it somewhere, but slow enough to be able to stop and catch the views.

    The funny thing is, I ride a recumbent bike. Here is a picture of the model I ride, the Rans Tailwind, for anyone who is interested or hasn't ever seen a recumbent: http://www.ransbikes.com/images06/ta...lwindangle.jpg I am pretty sure when folks see me hammocking with my recumbent, they will think I am certifiably nuts! But, I know I am on to something, here...

    Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome!
    Question on the recumbent bikes - how do you load and carry your gear??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    Question on the recumbent bikes - how do you load and carry your gear??
    You can use the same techniques as they do with upright bikes. (Front and rear panniers, or a trailer. They also have "underseat racks.") As far as loading the gear, the general approach I use is:

    1. Lighter is better

    2. Heaviest stuff on bottom

    This is the same as backpacking, I would guess.

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    Welcome aboard Narwhalin. It's nice to see another bike tourer on here. I've been doing it since the seventies. Even though I've been doing it along time, I still eye ball the gear on every trip trying to figure out what I can do without or what will work better. It's a disease which knows no cure!
    I ride a English touring. You can see my set up at http://www.petritsch.net/jarvis
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    That's a real nice lookin' setup you have there! I understand what you mean about constantly rethinking what is best, what you need, etc.! I guess I know what I can look forward to for the next 30 years! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I also quit smoking. About 4 weeks clean. Now I won't get those nasty looks when I am camping with you guys and I light up a cigarette.
    Ditto for me. Its only been 5 days for me, but I am determined to be rid of that habit. I love hiking too much.
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