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Sights Set On Morocco (Under A Hot Sun)

Until The Next Time I Come Into Your Barbershop Mr McCann.
By sean kane
#625 - posted Sunday August 31, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"Call me vain or what but I like my hair nicely trimmed. For me personally its no good when it grows, becoming difficult to keep tidy and to keep up appearance. I've heard people say a cyclist with short hair is very aerodynamic, a point not as relevant for helmet wearers, something I wear occationally, but any way, my hair becomes unmanageable when I let it grow. The only way is cut short, or cropped as they say. The last time I visited a barber shop before today, was in Istanbul, almost three months ago. Since then, I've cycled home to Ireland and during the journey, my hair grew and grew, becoming straggly and unkempt. Why didn't you have a haircut earlier? I hear you ask. I would have, but when the day came round, where the hair had become unmanageable and I was in need of a haircut, I was cycling across France where a simple short back and sides, can easily run to eighteen euros. Ten euros more than usual. Frugality leads me not to spend more than necessary by waiting..." - read this journal

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Journal: "Crazy Belgian heading to Oregon" by Siemen Jansma Journal: "A Stratus XP Starter Tour" by Paul Nace Journal: "Our Long Haul Honeymoon" by Mike Law and Jenna Handley
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Latest journal updates:
Journal Author Updated Status
K&S Trans Am East West 2014 *   Stephen McDermott  16:40 
112 of ??? days
Pacific Coast - Once was not enough *   Mike Miller  16:40 
6 of ??? days
Red Dirt to the Golden Gate *   Scott Moses*  16:38 
4 of 50 days
Rocky Mountain Fever *   John Springfield  16:37 
12 of ??? days
Chasing Quilts Over America's Byways (CQOAB) *   Alan Kailer  16:34 
113 of 120 days
2014 A Tour of Yellowstone National Park *   Anne Cowan and Bennett Cowan  16:33 
4 days until start
Her On The Back's Still Not Pedalling. *   wendy baird and alan baird  16:23 
8 of 53 days
Just Ride *   Lee Vilinsky  16:22 
350 of ??? daysFeatured Journal #597
The Son Also Rises *   Linda der Weltenbummler  16:10 
86 of ??? daysFeatured Journal #620
32 passes of the watershed *   Matthew Maynard  16:06 
2 of 47 days
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Meetings on the Road *   Jonathan Voelz and Kelly Iniguez  12:04 
Work in progress
The Appalachian Cycleways Network *   James W McNeely*  21:29 
Work in progress
Campgrounds along the Main River-Germany *   Graeme Dawe  Sun 31 
Completed Aug 2012
Campgrounds along the Altmühl River - Germany *   Graeme Dawe  Fri 29 
Completed Nov 2012
Campgrounds along the Tauber River - Germany *   Graeme Dawe  Thu 28 
Completed Aug 2012
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Latest forum posts:
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Disasters  Torontonian Cyclist killed on Cross-Canada ride, near Brandon MB   Brian Huntley  16:17   0   16:17
Wheels & Tires  Build expedition/remote touring bike, 700c vs 26" wheels   Jose Pereira*  05:40   12   15:46
Regional: North America  Southern Tier W-E October Route question and tips   Catherine Syrbe  Sat 30   9   14:18
Alerts  Scam Alert   Bill Smith  Mon 1   19   13:58
Women specific  Sexual harrassment of solo women touring in Canada?   Neil Gunton (admin)  Aug 24   47   11:43
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Latest review posts:
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Stoves  Esbit stove   *****  *****  2   Jerry Harp  May 2012   8   10:33
Sandals  Cycling sandals comparison   ****_  ****_  4   Anthony Levand  Jun 5   13   19:20
Stoves  Bush Buddy Ultra   *****  *****  2   Wayne Maurer  Apr 2008   3   Mon 1
Hubs  Shimano Alfine 11 IGH   ****_  ****_  3   Brian Edwards  Jun 10   5   Sun 31
Pumps (bike)  Blackburn Wayside pump   ****_  ****_  2   Robert Ewing  Apr 22   3   Thu 28
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Latest classifieds:
Category  Summary Price  Status  Author  Created 
For Sale  MARMOT LIMELIGHT 2 ORANGE TENT* $190  open  isaac mizrahi 2014-09-02 
For Sale  Civia Bryant Stem 26.0mm 7 Degree 90mm 1.1/8in NEW* $20.00  open  timothy schneider 2014-04-19 
For Sale  Salsa Moto Ace Bell Lap 26.0mm 42cm Handlebar* $30.00  open  timothy schneider 2014-09-02 
Companions  Looking for folks to ride the Carretera Austal with in early 2015*   open  Justin Bailey* 2014-09-02 
For Sale  2nd REDUCTION!!!!Therm-a-rest NeoAir xlite, 20" x 72", Includes Shipping to Lower 48 States* $75  sold  Robert Lund 2014-08-20 
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Latest resource entries:
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Cycling Japan* www.cyclingjapan.jp Tour Operator 2014-09-02 
cycle.travel* cycle.travel Maps, Route 2014-08-29 
Book Swap Website www.paperbackswap.com Website 2014-08-14 
A route description of Ontario's K&P Trail from the summer of 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/twodaysont... Travelogue 2014-07-22 
Cycling & Hiking Routes, Adventures, Books www.hikingbikingadventures.net Travelogue, Website 2014-07-11 
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Latest profile updates:
Name Updated Joined
Melchiorre, Marina (fractalgirl) 2 Sep 2014  11 Jan 2014 
Amateco, Jose Gil (JoseGil) 1 Sep 2014  20 May 2014 
Vanderlugt, Lauren (sox) 31 Aug 2014  17 Feb 2012 
Lund, Robert (robertplund) 31 Aug 2014  1 Apr 2007 
Walsh, Elizabeth* (elizabelt) 31 Aug 2014  31 Aug 2014 
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P1150024.jpg Switchback after switchback.

I didn't count, but there had to be at least 20 of varying lengths.

Image on journal page: Huaraz to just after punta olympica: A big one for the first day back in journal Just RideFeatured Journal #597 by Lee Vilinsky (350 of ??? days)

 2014-09-02 16:34 
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0Rj47i_image.jpeg The Shrine Drive-Thru Tree in Myers Flat, California

Image on journal page: Day 16. Ferndale to Richardson Grove State Park: Avenue of the Giants in journal Going Down by John Meiners (16 of 35 days)

 2014-09-02 15:58 
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O4Qs0F_image.jpeg Avenue of the Giants

Image on journal page: Day 16. Ferndale to Richardson Grove State Park: Avenue of the Giants in journal Going Down by John Meiners (16 of 35 days)

 2014-09-02 15:58 
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G2F1jq_image.jpeg My winnings: 15 cents

Image on journal page: Day 14. Crescent City to Redwood National Park: Short, Steep and Spectacular in journal Going Down by John Meiners (16 of 35 days)

 2014-09-02 15:50 
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cLtFeI_image.jpg Love the fencing style.

Image on journal page: Day 2: Mittersill to Ultenberg: Into the Saalach Valley in journal Eurovélo by Chris Howard (13 of 51 days)

 2014-09-02 15:40 
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