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Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Wyrmblight (Singapore)_____________1847.4 (2973.1...

Wyrmblight (Singapore)_____________1847.4 (2973.1 KM)
Dwayne (GA)________________________1651 [49/49]
The Chemist (China) _______________1647 (1714 total)
buzzbee (CA )______________________1641...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)________________________1651 [49/49] ...

Dwayne (GA)________________________1651 [49/49]
consularrider (VA)_________________1631 (3442 total through 3/31 [59/59])
The Chemist (China) _______________1377 (1444 total)
Tarwheel...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,498
Posted By azesty

What do I think? I think you should get out there...

What do I think? I think you should get out there and try for some real variation.

Go for a ride in Mexico. Maybe Canada.

Maybe a different continent, there are 6 others.

z
Forum: Commuting
03-28-13, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)________________________1420 [42/42] ...

Dwayne (GA)________________________1420 [42/42]
augustgarage (CA)__________________1180 (1685 total) [30/45]
The Chemist (China) _______________1167 (1233 total)
buzzbee (CA...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By azesty

What we call a ring spanner is better than a...

What we call a ring spanner is better than a crescent spanner. Less likely to slip off and round the corners.

z
Forum: Commuting
03-25-13, 03:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,322
Posted By azesty

Not being able to commute

Not being able to commute
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)________________________1420 [42/42] ...

Dwayne (GA)________________________1420 [42/42]
augustgarage (CA)__________________1180 (1685 total) [30/45]
The Chemist (China) _______________1167 (1233 total)
buzzbee (CA...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By azesty

How long have you been regularly riding a bike? ...

How long have you been regularly riding a bike?

If it is not a long time, then go for the safe route, but realize that as your skills improve you may see this left turn as safer than you do now. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By azesty

I would like to weigh in on the opposite side...

I would like to weigh in on the opposite side here.

It would seem to me that the woman's punishment will be carried out by herself for the rest of her life.

Every time she sees a cyclist she...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

buzzbee (CA )______________________1152 ...

buzzbee (CA )______________________1152
consularrider (VA)_________________1081 (2162 total through 2/28)
Dwayne (GA)________________________1005 [30/30]
The Chemist (China)...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-13, 04:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,693
Posted By azesty

It seems from your description that the eccentric...

It seems from your description that the eccentric bottom bracket is held in place by a couple of grub screws that dig into the bottom bracket itself?

I have seen two solutions to the eccentric...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)_________________________1005 [30/30] ...

Dwayne (GA)_________________________1005 [30/30]
Tarwheel (NC)_______________________716 (1061 total)
PennyTheDog (MN)____________________708 [38/39]
wphamilton(GA)______________________671...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)_________________________1005 [30/30] ...

Dwayne (GA)_________________________1005 [30/30]
Tarwheel (NC)_______________________716 (1061 total)
wphamilton(GA)______________________671
BillB66 (FL)________________________661
...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,551
Posted By azesty

Two. The first I was in line with the cars...

Two.

The first I was in line with the cars on a single lane back street coming up to a roundabout. I was a little close to the car in front of me and when they stopped very quickly I broke my...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By azesty

Good thing, now after that commute it will be all...

Good thing, now after that commute it will be all nice and dirty and you wont have to worry about the dirt anymore.

z
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 56,084
Posted By azesty

Dwayne (GA)_________________________840 [25/25] ...

Dwayne (GA)_________________________840 [25/25]
Tarwheel (NC)_______________________716 (1061 total)
wphamilton(GA)______________________671
azesty (Australia)_____________________531.1...
Forum: Touring
01-02-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By azesty

Istanbul - London route recommendations? Leave in a week

So I have been in Istanbul for 3 months now, just hanging around really.

But I have decided to ride on to London. It will be cold, and wet.

Looking for route suggestions that avoid the real...
Forum: Touring
10-30-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,003
Posted By azesty

Good luck with finding parts in western China,...

Good luck with finding parts in western China, Vietnam, or India outside of big cities.

h
Forum: Touring
10-27-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,760
Posted By azesty

In Qnghai province in China, over 3000 m high,...

In Qnghai province in China, over 3000 m high, stealth camping on top of a ridge above a road cutting. I was in my tent by myself, with a couple I was riding with in their tent next to mine.

Woken...
Forum: Touring
10-27-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,003
Posted By azesty

NOt quite true. I have seen one broken Rolhoff,...

NOt quite true. I have seen one broken Rolhoff, the inside had broken up and was starting to make bulges through the hub. Another guy I met had a problem with skipping gears.

The first had a new...
Forum: Touring
10-21-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,419
Posted By azesty

Akira, a Japanese guy I met in Kyrgyzstan, 9...

Akira, a Japanese guy I met in Kyrgyzstan, 9 years riding, 125,000 km, 145 countries crossed the border from Iran to Turkmenistan with 100 kg of luggage, thats 220 pounds.

z
Forum: Touring
10-18-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By azesty

Schwalbe tubes sometimes come with a guage. They...

Schwalbe tubes sometimes come with a guage. They seem pretty good.

z
Forum: Touring
09-20-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By azesty

I am at a bicycle touring bottleneck, Bishkek, in...

I am at a bicycle touring bottleneck, Bishkek, in Uzbekistan. Most come from Europe, and this is where they get their Chinese visa.

The guesthouse I have been staying in has many cyclists, 15 to...
Forum: Touring
09-18-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,060
Posted By azesty

In South Korea, if you want attention in a...

In South Korea, if you want attention in a restaurant you have to shout "Yo gi yo". If you dont you will be ignored, because that is the custom in the country. If I did that in the west I would have...
Forum: Touring
09-18-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,122
Posted By azesty

Seeing a crazy road up a mountain. 273469 ...

Seeing a crazy road up a mountain.

273469

And then climbing up it.
Forum: Touring
09-18-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,003
Posted By azesty

Most people I am coming across are at least 6...

Most people I am coming across are at least 6 bags. Most have full camping kit, and are kitted up for below freezing conditions as well as very hot. This is necessary in this part of the world.

z
Forum: Touring
09-17-12, 02:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,060
Posted By azesty

I think that the definition of rudeness needs to...

I think that the definition of rudeness needs to be looked at.

If an American is in China, then they probably think the spitting and smoking in restaurants is rude.

If a South Korean is in...
Forum: Touring
09-14-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,003
Posted By azesty

Rolhoff considerations

Disclaimer: I have never toured with a Rolhoff and never owned one. In fact I hadn't seen one before two months ago.

Since then I have ridden for 10 days with a couple who both have Rolhoffs, and...
Forum: Touring
09-14-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,267
Posted By azesty

Currently in Nomad's Guesthouse in Bishkek,...

Currently in Nomad's Guesthouse in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, lots of cyclists here, we had 20 bikes one night.

This morning a guy showed me where his brazeon for his rear rack had snapped off and he...
Forum: Touring
09-11-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,267
Posted By azesty

Spend the dollar, buy a chocolate bar, the sealed...

Spend the dollar, buy a chocolate bar, the sealed kind, in the plastic that looks like metal.

Eat the bar.

Use the wrapper as a boot.

20 km like this, no problems.

z
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By azesty

try plotting your route on ridewithgps.com ...

try plotting your route on ridewithgps.com

It will give you an distance vs altitude graph

z
Forum: Touring
08-25-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,064,127
Posted By azesty

@domdino, you might find that without the...

@domdino, you might find that without the shoulder straps to tie the top ends of your Ortliebs down the sides they leak a bit in heavy rain. The straps are not just for carrying the bags.

z
Forum: Touring
08-21-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,288
Posted By azesty

Hotel toothbrushes are a very good tool for...

Hotel toothbrushes are a very good tool for cleaning the grease out from under your fingernails after maintenance.

z
Forum: Touring
08-20-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By azesty

Lots of good advice here as well as some very...

Lots of good advice here as well as some very good links

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/837866-Numb-hands-when-touring

z
Forum: Touring
08-16-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By azesty

I have 26 inch 2 inch Schwalbe Mondials, love...

I have 26 inch 2 inch Schwalbe Mondials, love them, and while I sometimes wish on flat roads they were a little thinner, when I hit the bumpy stuff I am glad I have the fat ones.

Just did three...
Forum: Touring
08-13-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,097
Posted By azesty

I am currently in a hotel in northwest China,...

I am currently in a hotel in northwest China, hence the internet, but I have spent maybe half my nights camping. Generally near dusk, just after sunset if I can.

z
Forum: Touring
08-13-12, 04:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,905
Posted By azesty

I did one short solo tour, three days, with rest...

I did one short solo tour, three days, with rest days between day one and two and day two and three.

Now I am riding from China to Turkey solo. I spent about a week with a German/Austrian couple...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By azesty

For years now more than 80 cyclists a day ride...

For years now more than 80 cyclists a day ride from Chengdu to Llhasa, cycle touring is getting big in China.

Mostly they ride ****ty mountain bikes, but that will change.

z
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By azesty

Well I did two days riding after two days off. ...

Well I did two days riding after two days off.

Day 1 5 hours 44 mins, spread out over the day with a long gap in the middle

Day 2 6 hours 4 minutes, mostly short breaks all day.

My hands are...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By azesty

Am halfway through my second day off. The...

Am halfway through my second day off.

The roads I traveled over the last 7 days were rough, with long unpaved sections. I spent hours going downhill at 20 km per hour over sections so rough at...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,064,127
Posted By azesty

Going from Urumqi to Kuerleshi, not via the...

Going from Urumqi to Kuerleshi, not via the highway. Lovely route, but a tough ride. Urumqi is about 1000 m, and I climbed for three days to get to 4025 m, then down. Roads were ok, to rough, to...
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,064,127
Posted By azesty

http://i.imgur.com/mlt6r.jpg Climbing to the...

http://i.imgur.com/mlt6r.jpg

Climbing to the 4025 m pass over the Tian Shan range, Xinjiang, western China.

z
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By azesty

Thanks all for your suggestions! @Cyclebum,...

Thanks all for your suggestions!

@Cyclebum, I tilted my shifters and brakes around the bar to change wrist angle early on, and that did make a difference.

@BigAura, thanks for the link, seeing...
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 03:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By azesty

Numb hands when touring

I have been on the go for about 2000 km so far.

I have ridden the last 7 days, and while I have only done 695 km in those 7 days, it has been a lot of time in the saddle as I have had some rough...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By azesty

On my way: China to Turkey

Now 4 days of riding under my belt for a total of 352 km and from 500 m to 2700 m. I am in Songpan, northern Sichuan Province Will take a day off here and adjust to the altitude before continuing...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,826
Posted By azesty

You do know where the word Yahoo comes from, dont...

You do know where the word Yahoo comes from, dont you?

z
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By azesty

I generally whistle or yell. It works better than...

I generally whistle or yell. It works better than a bell. It is louder, more directed, and can easily be followed up with choice language.

z
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,824
Posted By azesty

I have two layers of cheap foam wraps covered...

I have two layers of cheap foam wraps covered with Brooks leather wrap.

z
Forum: Commuting
06-30-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By azesty

Thanks for all the kind replies. I will have...

Thanks for all the kind replies.

I will have photos on the blog I linked to at the top.

I will ride from Chengdu, north, through Songpan, and into southern Gansu. Then hope to go into Qinghai....
Forum: Touring
06-29-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,600
Posted By azesty

Have fun guys, and be safe :) z

Have fun guys, and be safe :)

z
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