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stiffness and cycling shoes
Typically, the pedals that you posted a picture of are considered pedals with "toe clips." The sling around the heel is a cool answer to the question of how to keep your feet in the pedal...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » recumbent biking and stiff shoes
August 31, 3:01pm

Give bike shoes another chance
I wouldn't give up on bicycle specific shoes too quickly. If your feet are higher than you waist on the trike, clipless pedals are really nice. Otherwise you use a lot of energy just holding yo...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » recumbent biking and stiff shoes
August 29, 10:10pm

software alternative
If you like maps, and don't mind learning some new things - QGIS is free open source GIS software. Nearly all the base maps that caltopo has can be displayed and you can customize to your heart...

In GEAR » Looking for a website to create large format maps.
June 04, 1:40pm

trails in GE
In California Google Earth has trails for Yosemite, SEKI, and Lassen. You just have to turn on that 'layer' Under "Layers" Go to: More Parks/Recreation Areas U...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Overlaying trails onto google earth?
May 05, 3:44pm

involve them in the color choices?
You might consider trying to involve your sons in the process so that they are excited by what they are getting. Maybe they could pick out the colors. Last week I made an 18 month sized insulate...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make some quilts for the kids.
April 08, 10:42am

a better map
The New York Times came up with a better water map than the one that I had posted previously: Water use in California edited to correct link

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 02, 9:16am

numbers - residential water use map, land and water use data, estimates for water use by sector
For those of you who want a more concrete look at how much we use here in CA: Interactive Map of California's Urban Water Use This will let you dig into each crop's water use - C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 4:41pm

Re: Clean Drinking Water
Here is a map from a few years ago of major sewer discharges into the Delta: http://www.sustainabledelta.com/toiletbowl.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 11:12am

sleeves?
Thanks for those suggestions. I'll give both a try. How do you handle finishing sleeves? The first line of stitching is straightforward with the right sides together. Then, turn it right side o...

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 24, 9:25am

alternative to the French seam with momentum 90?
Anyone have a suggestion for a seam other than a french seam, that works well for a wind shirt out of momentum 90? I understand that it should prevent fraying but I find the seam to be very slow an...

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 23, 3:36pm

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