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Nothing beats a floor pump but you’re space limited. My suggestion would be to get a good hand pump for the minor tuning of tire pressure. Anything more, find a good bike shop and use theirs. If you get to pick the location, it should have trails so it should have a good bike shop. Stop in, buy something, ask about the best trails, and top off your tires.


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Trip is going well so far. The Pilot could use some heavier springs in the rear for this highway dips at 80MPH 🙂 MPG was awesome and the avg for our 1200mi so far is 20.4.

It was my oldests birthday the day before we left so I got her a new ride. This Vitus bike is great. She loves it and the hand brakes were no issue for her. She switched from a coaster brake bike and 14” wheels. We’re working on shifting which she almost has done.

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where are yall headed so far? 

where are the rest of your bikes? only carrying two?

also, please monitor your tire conditions and pressures. there's clearly alot of load on the rear. 

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We're in Pagosa Springs then headed to Frisco for a month then Colorado Springs for 6 weeks and then with friends in Ft Collins for a week for Thanksgiving. December will likely be in Boulder but we have not booked a place yet. We also haven't decided where to go after New Years. West of the Rockies might be a challenge in winter and we don't want to have to carry winter clothes/gear for too long. 

Only my oldest daughter(6) and I ride. My wife can't because we have a 3yo and 1yo who cant ride. They go in the massive double stroller.. Tires are good. I got new ones before we left that were higher load rated, lower profile and wider(235/60/18 to 255/55/18). No tire squirm and I can carve up these mountain roads on my fresh all seasons, ha

 

 

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That's so awesome. we really enjoyed playing in the river in Pagosa Springs. Most of the rivers up there are too cold for fun.

winter months in Arizona could work, but anything at elevation will get alot of snow. You could try to go for the coast. I think Portland/Seattle have pretty mild winters.

 

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10 hours ago, circuitbreaker said:

I think Portland/Seattle have pretty mild winters.

My somewhat limited experience with November in Eugene, OR and several Christmases in Seattle is that it's post-nasal drip weather. Seattle was consistently  misty and drizzly, but not super cold.  

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Sounds like a really fun trip - post more pics! We’re heading out of Salida tomorrow, right before an Arctic blast hits the region. Hoping for an awesome ‘winter’ in Austin!

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2 months and 4k miles in now and we have a good rhythm for packing and what to look for in an AirBnB. 

I’ve ridden my bike less than I thought I would due to all the driving around to visit other places and family hikes and even some moto riding with friends here. Our kids love it here and they enjoy the hiking, wildlife and parks. My son is obsessed with trucks and every day he sees sweet rigs driving around and says “truck!” and points which gives me vehicle envy. We’ve seen a few Earthroamers and they are impressive in person. 

We are in Colorado Springs now and will stay on the front range until the end of our stay here in CO. We’re headed to Ft. Collins next for Thanksgiving week then will be in Boulder for 2 months. After that we’re considering AZ(Sedona/Flagstaff/Prescott). 
 

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1 hour ago, Tree Magnet said:

Out of curiosity, what do you look for in an Air B&B?

Sounds like you guys are really making memories. Super cool!


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Here are some things we look for:
 

Does it have a garage and do we have access to it(bike storage and staging for loading)

Parking(current place was built in 1865 and the driveway is so narrow we cannot open our doors all the way due to the neighbor bushes and location of the house)

Minimal stairs (they get old fast with kids and at 10k ft, ha)

Bed(we prefer firm)

Curtains in the bedrooms (black out ones preferred)

Space for my work setup and space for the kids to do school and play

Fenced in yard

WiFi

Keyless entry

Walkability (parks, coffee, restaurants)

We ask if there are security cameras and if so the locations. There can't be any in the house

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42 minutes ago, deadtokevin said:

Trying to upload a few more pics but outta space. I’ll have to look into hosting them elsewhere 

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Beautiful! Very envious. Hope you all are having the time of your lives!

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16 hours ago, deadtokevin said:

Here are some things we look for:
 

Does it have a garage and do we have access to it(bike storage and staging for loading)

Parking(current place was built in 1865 and the driveway is so narrow we cannot open our doors all the way due to the neighbor bushes and location of the house)

Minimal stairs (they get old fast with kids and at 10k ft, ha)

Bed(we prefer firm)

Curtains in the bedrooms (black out ones preferred)

Space for my work setup and space for the kids to do school and play

Fenced in yard

WiFi

Keyless entry

Walkability (parks, coffee, restaurants)

We ask if there are security cameras and if so the locations. There can't be any in the house

Such an interesting list but they all make sense.  You need to get your wife to start reviewing these Air BnB's for people that want to follow in your footsteps.  Even if they are just going for a few days, all those things make sense.  Keep updating us man.  I think this is awesome.   

Side note: I bet even the dudes in the big pimped out overland rigs stop and stay in a normal room/house every now and then.  A bathtub or a big bed or even some personal space are just too precious to many.

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16 hours ago, deadtokevin said:

 

We ask if there are security cameras and if so the locations. There can't be any in the house

There are plenty of good network scanning tools out there, as soon as I check in I run one to see what is on the network. Some smart people can mask them on the network with VLANs, etc so they can be harder to find, but most of the places we’ve stYed have novices setting up their network.

on iOS my favorite simple one is Fing.

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On 11/4/2020 at 2:41 PM, AustinBike said:

There are plenty of good network scanning tools out there, as soon as I check in I run one to see what is on the network. Some smart people can mask them on the network with VLANs, etc so they can be harder to find, but most of the places we’ve stYed have novices setting up their network.

on iOS my favorite simple one is Fing.

Appreciate the tip! I use AngryIP to scan the usual /24 gener-o networks then do a quick http/s check. There’s usually nothing juicy. Most the places have default passwords on their routers so I go in and put blocks to porn sites and leave them 🙂 

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Yeah the number of default passwords on routers is insane, definitely greater than 50%. Just google "<router model> default password" and you're pretty likely to be inside in seconds.

I will usually muck around in the wireless settings, I end up leaving most places with way better wireless than when I got there.

Also, once you have the camera IP addresses you can usually just log into cameras because many of them are even worse, having passwords that are hard coded into them. It allows you to see what they are able to see.

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On 11/6/2020 at 6:17 AM, AustinBike said:

Yeah the number of default passwords on routers is insane, definitely greater than 50%. Just google "<router model> default password" and you're pretty likely to be inside in seconds.

I will usually muck around in the wireless settings, I end up leaving most places with way better wireless than when I got there.

Also, once you have the camera IP addresses you can usually just log into cameras because many of them are even worse, having passwords that are hard coded into them. It allows you to see what they are able to 

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Just now, TAF said:
On 11/6/2020 at 6:17 AM, AustinBike said:

Yeah the number of default passwords on routers is insane, definitely greater than 50%. Just google "<router model> default password" and you're pretty likely to be inside in seconds.

I will usually muck around in the wireless settings, I end up leaving most places with way better wireless than when I got there.

Also, once you have the camera IP addresses you can usually just log into cameras because many of them are even worse, having passwords that are hard coded into them. It allows you to see what they are able to 

You’re saying that now and again you take a peek?

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I always check out as much as I can. If the default password does not work, I move on. Not going to try to crack into something that I am not supposed to see, but if you leave the cameras either unprotected or just use the default password, then it's fair game.

To date I have never found one inside a house, but I have found a few instances where there were several cameras in the IP scan and I could not account for all of the locations by looking at the physical camera locations. Makes me wonder.

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On 11/5/2020 at 7:03 PM, deadtokevin said:

Appreciate the tip! I use AngryIP to scan the usual /24 gener-o networks then do a quick http/s check. There’s usually nothing juicy. Most the places have default passwords on their routers so I go in and put blocks to porn sites and leave them 🙂 

Please tell me you unblock them when you leave. 

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12 minutes ago, notyal said:

Please tell me you unblock them when you leave. 

Doesn't sound like it. If he leaves them in place, that's pretty shitty. 

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