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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By staehpj1

I always found it fairly easy to get a bike and...

I always found it fairly easy to get a bike and gear in two checked bags even for heavy touring. I assume the reason it is a problem is that you have other stuff because you are there on business...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By staehpj1

I was hoping someone could clarify what the cs...

I was hoping someone could clarify what the cs vibe is. It is in some ways similar to warmshowers, but with no cycling connection. My understanding is that cs sells itself with more of a social...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By staehpj1

I was in to camping and outdoor stuff, came from...

I was in to camping and outdoor stuff, came from a bicycling family, and was enamored with the notion of bikecentennial in 1976. Alas, I wasn't able to go that year and the dream rattled around in...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By staehpj1

On another note... I see the two services WS and...

On another note... I see the two services WS and CS being named kind of interchangeably here. I have actually not used CS or heard of many cyclists using CS. My understanding is that the cultures if...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know that it is wrong. WS and CS may...

I don't know that it is wrong. WS and CS may have been intended to be used that way, not sure. I agree that it isn't the way I'd use them if I was to use them more than the few very rare times that...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,806
Posted By staehpj1

I keep reading that, but in practice I have not...

I keep reading that, but in practice I have not found it to be true. I have found them to be easy to set up and then they just work with no further attention. My experience with them is limited to...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,806
Posted By staehpj1

Not sure what the need to revive this old thread...

Not sure what the need to revive this old thread was, but I still think cantis are fine. I have also toured with a road bike with shimano dual pivot 105 brakes (1990 vintage) and they worked great...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By staehpj1

I can't blame you. If guests continuously fail...

I can't blame you. If guests continuously fail to meet reasonable expectations that is a reasonable response.

If, you were ever to decide to try again... Maybe offering a choice between camping...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,882
Posted By staehpj1

It is harder, but not impossible with a loaded...

It is harder, but not impossible with a loaded bike. At the very least you can manage to take most of the impact off even with a heavy load. I have managed to hop stuff even with a fully loaded...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,882
Posted By staehpj1

The snake stories reminded me of one of my...

The snake stories reminded me of one of my companions on the TA. She was terrified of snakes and really frightened by the dogs that chased us. On my next tour I had an experience that definitely...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By staehpj1

I am an early riser too and I haven't had a...

I am an early riser too and I haven't had a problem with that. Do you discuss specifically what time you need them up and out in advance?

When in Maryland we had a few folks who were pretty good...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By staehpj1

Good way to look at it. By the way, while it...

Good way to look at it.

By the way, while it is advisable to be in as good of shape as possible for a tour, or for life in general for that matter, there really isn't the level of training...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By staehpj1

A few suggestions... Don't get too quick to...

A few suggestions...

Don't get too quick to choose a particular bike for a couple reasons.

The best bike choice will depend on many factors depending on gear and route choices. Also, the ideal...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By staehpj1

Meeting the local folks and fellow travelers is a...

Meeting the local folks and fellow travelers is a major part of what touring is about for me. I especially enjoy the folks who might be considered misfits :)
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By staehpj1

I draw the line in a bit different place. I am...

I draw the line in a bit different place. I am okay with what I consider genuine power assisted bicycles on MUPs and other developed paths. I am still trying to get my head around what I think...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By staehpj1

Not entirely unreasonable given that the intended...

Not entirely unreasonable given that the intended use of these ought to be off road use in appropriate settings like an appropriate closed course. The scary thing is that in actuality they will be...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't read everything or follow every link,...

I didn't read everything or follow every link, but what I saw indicated that it was an electric motorcycle. I saw no indication that it had pedals at all or was in any way claiming to be a bicycle....
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By staehpj1

Now that is something I do have fond memories of...

Now that is something I do have fond memories of at stops when on tour, bakeries! There weren't enough of them to suit me, but there were a few good ones. I remember a Mennonite bakery in Rawlins WY...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By staehpj1

The bike in that article shouldn't be considered...

The bike in that article shouldn't be considered an ebike IMO. They need to define the rules better if they are calling a scooter that no one would actually pedal anywhere an ebike.

I rode a...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, with credit card touring you are opened a...

FWIW, with credit card touring you are opened a whole new level of possibilities. It becomes entirely possible to tour with what you can carry in a jersey pocket, so you can manage some luxury with...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I hope we hear back with more details. Even...

Yeah, I hope we hear back with more details. Even the common sense stuff isn't really a slam dunk since we really don't know what the OP will be carrying. They did say under 30 pounds, but is that...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By staehpj1

Walmart Bikes!

I saw an article about Walmart selling a $6000 mountain bike and I was like, "What!". https://gearjunkie.com/viathon-walmart-mountain-bike-review

It seems they won't actually be selling them in...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By staehpj1

I inherited the gene for freakishly large calves,...

I inherited the gene for freakishly large calves, not sure it helps much when riding though. Riding with buddies I think I am often the one hurting the most on the long climbs. On the other hand,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By staehpj1

Glad to help. It would be a shame to go to the...

Glad to help. It would be a shame to go to the effort of sharing and not know that no one saw your pictures.
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By staehpj1

I have seldom seen many produce stands while on...

I have seldom seen many produce stands while on tour that others seem to never be far from. People often write about relying on them. I guess it just depends on where you tour and on what kind of...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By staehpj1

I have often picked raspberries, wineberries,...

I have often picked raspberries, wineberries, blackberries, or blueberries on tour and when backpacking, but I have no pictures handy.
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

Reminds me of a ride I was on way back in the day...

Reminds me of a ride I was on way back in the day when a dad on a MTB pulling a toddler in a trailer humbled some pretty fit riders (myself included) by staying with us on some super steep climbs. I...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

I think the where thing may be the bigger factor....

I think the where thing may be the bigger factor. I can see an argument for either carrying some kind of spare or going with some kind of spare in some remote place in a third world country. Then...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By staehpj1

It looks like they may be shared from your google...

It looks like they may be shared from your google docs or google photos without the rights set to allow sharing that or else there is some issue on my end. In any case I still can't see them. Maybe...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By staehpj1

As I said, I haven't seen the show and for what...

As I said, I haven't seen the show and for what it is worth was hesitant to ask about the posts. I was really kind of puzzled by the comments and wondered which way they were intended to be taken. ...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,542
Posted By staehpj1

A bit more on fitting a bike in an 80" box. Just...

A bit more on fitting a bike in an 80" box. Just to note that the standard bike box sold by bikeflights.com and shipbikes.com is 43 x 11 x 32 inches or 86 inches. So a custom box doesn't have to be...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't see the show. These comments left me...

I didn't see the show. These comments left me wondering. I am sure DCwom meant what they said, but can't tell if Lemond1985 was being serious or not. If so on the latter, really? I could see...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By staehpj1

I can't see your pictures.

I can't see your pictures.
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

In a pinch for finishing a tour I think you could...

In a pinch for finishing a tour I think you could make it work somehow, worst case a short stick of wood carved to the two required diameters and wedged into the end of the bar. That or something...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, the friction thumb shifter is probably a...

Yeah, the friction thumb shifter is probably a good choice for a spare. Since I generally travel alone these days, taking a day or a few days off waiting for a part is possible and I could even have...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I've been known to do that myself. If I do...

Yeah, I've been known to do that myself. If I do I start eating from the bottom rather than eating the core last.
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

I have never done an ACA group tour so I don't...

I have never done an ACA group tour so I don't know, but I guess maybe it is much harder to deal with issues when you are on someone else's schedule. Also I agree that today's bikes are likely to not...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By staehpj1

If she was more than a couple days from the end...

If she was more than a couple days from the end of the trip I'd think she could have installed a bar end or down tube shifter (friction if necessary) if a replacement brifter wasn't available.
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

I just assumed road touring and that when there...

I just assumed road touring and that when there is a rare need to haul a lot of food or water, I'd just do whatever it takes. Even if it meant carrying 5 bottles in a jersey pockets, or using a very...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By staehpj1

I think people miss that point (or maybe just...

I think people miss that point (or maybe just don't care about ride feel). A nice compliant sidewall makes a ton of difference and is one of the biggest factors in how pleasant a bike is to ride...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By staehpj1

Not necessarily relevant, but I have always found...

Not necessarily relevant, but I have always found that the radar that warns cars what their speed is on signs on the roadside always seemed to work fine both when I was running and when I was on a...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,542
Posted By staehpj1

Note that this is an old thread, so some info in...

Note that this is an old thread, so some info in it may be out of date since some airlines have recently changed their bike policy (for the better in some cases!) It should be noted that Delta and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

We haven't heard back from Swiss Footbikes. I...

We haven't heard back from Swiss Footbikes. I would be curious to hear back on what they carried as a base weight on the AT and PCT. It might give a better idea of what might make sense for them on a...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By staehpj1

Well, enjoy it when you do go. On the muddy...

Well, enjoy it when you do go.

On the muddy thing....

I love to ride the mountain bike on muddy trails and rode many a muddy mile when I lived in the mid atlantic region and raced in MD ,VA,...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

There is a link to my stuff on the...

There is a link to my stuff on the CrazyGuyOnABike site in my signature line in these posts. The stuff there probably isn't all the way up to date with my current gear, but there is some useful...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By staehpj1

I would do it, but 30# isn't very light unless...

I would do it, but 30# isn't very light unless maybe you are counting water, food, and fuel. 30# is just regular touring in my estimation not even necessarily even light touring let alone ultralight....
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By staehpj1

Yes, the only places I have stayed where I leave...

Yes, the only places I have stayed where I leave my bike anywhere away from where I am overnight is when there was a secure place that the bike was locked up in where there was no unauthorized access...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By staehpj1

Regarding the comments on rain and whether it is...

Regarding the comments on rain and whether it is miserable riding or camping...

Riding in the rain isn't really all that unpleasant unless it is torrential or unless it is cold and you aren't...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By staehpj1

I'd plan on two kinds of visitors. Those stopping...

I'd plan on two kinds of visitors. Those stopping by to use facilities, see sites, etc, and those staying. Racks would be in different locations for the different types of users. As was mentioned...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By staehpj1

I'd say that it is your call so you can be as...

I'd say that it is your call so you can be as picky as you choose to be, but in general thunderstorms are often brief and scattered throughout the area, so they often may not even hit everywhere. ...
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