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Old 12-23-2012, 09:27 AM   #301
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Great to see another installment!


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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #302
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That air pump works better if you lift the lever to lock it onto the valve stem....

Thanks for the story and pics
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #303
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For those that may not know. The Policia in Costa Rica are the only
paramilitary in the country, many villages have only one(or none) policeman. After the revolution of 1948, the defeated Army was kicked
out of the country. Firearms are legal to own.
happiest country in the world
http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/l...country-561826

anyone who has visited CR or other CA countries will tell you people are much happier south of the border vrs the US.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #304
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That air pump works better if you lift the lever to lock it onto the valve stem....

Now you tell us.......







I think we pitched it into the woods very shortly after the video.....
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #305
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Now you tell us.......

I think we pitched it into the woods very shortly after the video.....
What a shame..... I have used mine for over 10 years with great success.....did you waypoint where you threw it ???
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:41 AM   #306
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What a shame..... I have used mine for over 10 years with great success.....did you waypoint where you threw it ???

No waypoints....but it's somewhere between Alaska and Siberia........



Does anybody know what presta means.....? It was written on the side of that darn thing.... must be a typo....
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:03 AM   #307
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Presta is the valve style used on modern, high-pressure bicycle tires.



Presta valves vs. Schrader valves

Whereas Schrader valves are almost universal on car tyres, bicycle tubes have Dunlop, Schrader or Presta valves. Both the Schrader and the Presta types are good at sealing high pressures. Their chief differences are that Schrader valves are larger and have springs that close the valve except when the pin is depressed. Schrader valves are used in a wide variety of compressed gas and compressed liquid applications.[citation needed]
Compared to Presta valves, Schrader valves used for bicycle tyres have a greater diameter, requiring a larger diameter hole in a bicycle rim. While not a concern on wider bike rims, it will weaken a narrow wheel rim, precluding their use on (road) racing bicycles. Another disadvantage of the Schrader is that the air chuck must depress the spring-loaded pin before air can flow during inflation, whereas the Presta valve relies solely on internal air pressure to keep it shut. This means that some air is lost while attaching and detaching pumps to Schrader valves, although this is usually nominal (most of the air which makes the "whooshing" noise when the pump is removed comes from the compressed air in the tube between the pump body and the attachment end, not the tyre via the momentarily-open Schrader valve). To fill up a bicycle tyre with a Presta-valved tube at a gas station requires an adaptor, while a Schrader-valved tube does not.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #308
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That air pump works better if you lift the lever to lock it onto the valve stem....

Thanks for the story and pics


Pretty sure we tried it any way we could - no joy. Then again, the '2% factor' could well have come into play. You gotta be at least 2% smahta than whatever you're trying to use.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:30 AM   #309
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Presta is the valve style used on modern, high-pressure bicycle tires.



Presta valves vs. Schrader valves

Whereas Schrader valves are almost universal on car tyres, bicycle tubes have Dunlop, Schrader or Presta valves. Both the Schrader and the Presta types are good at sealing high pressures. Their chief differences are that Schrader valves are larger and have springs that close the valve except when the pin is depressed. Schrader valves are used in a wide variety of compressed gas and compressed liquid applications.[citation needed]
Compared to Presta valves, Schrader valves used for bicycle tyres have a greater diameter, requiring a larger diameter hole in a bicycle rim. While not a concern on wider bike rims, it will weaken a narrow wheel rim, precluding their use on (road) racing bicycles. Another disadvantage of the Schrader is that the air chuck must depress the spring-loaded pin before air can flow during inflation, whereas the Presta valve relies solely on internal air pressure to keep it shut. This means that some air is lost while attaching and detaching pumps to Schrader valves, although this is usually nominal (most of the air which makes the "whooshing" noise when the pump is removed comes from the compressed air in the tube between the pump body and the attachment end, not the tyre via the momentarily-open Schrader valve). To fill up a bicycle tyre with a Presta-valved tube at a gas station requires an adaptor, while a Schrader-valved tube does not.


Thank you for the thorough reply..,,,,



I was kidding





I have a strange sense of humor







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Old 12-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #310
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The Road of Death at night. Looking for a hotel in the mountains in unfamiliar territorry, in the dark, without signage to give direction!!! Bet you were glad to see dood with your room keys and keys to the cooler?

Fun fun fun!

You wouldn't happen to have GPS coordinates for the Pelicano? Also, how close were you guys to running out of gas?
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #311
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El Pelicano: http://www.hotelpelicano.net/ Great little basecamp. Price is outstanding, people are really nice and the location is perfect for exploring the area.
In fact...if we ever get around to doing the next ride report on Costa Rica from Last Year's trip, you will see that we went back there again.

We were running on fumes, but gravity was on our side.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #312
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #313
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I just wasted most of my Boxing Day holiday reading this whole damned ride report.

What a perfect way to spend it. Friggin awesome. Screw shopping.
Thank you for making my day.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #314
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I just wasted most of my Boxing Day holiday reading this whole damned ride report.

What a perfect way to spend it. Friggin awesome. Screw shopping.
Thank you for making my day.


It's an honor to have you in here, Murph!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #315
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You guys were just a stones throw from Parque Nacional Chirripó. I've hiked this peak 5 times and the road to this place is one of my favorite in CR. Back in 1988, they let me and a friend stay in community center building by this soccer field for the equivalent of 50 cents--we game them what amounted to a dollar, and they said, no 50 cents for the both of you.
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