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Forum: Touring
03-27-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By denisegoldberg

Do you want to ride across the country, or do you...

Do you want to ride across the country, or do you want to raise money for a cause?

You don't need to have a reason to do a cross-country ride other than that you want to ride it. I'm having a...
Forum: Touring
03-23-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,296
Posted By denisegoldberg

Boring? Never...

Bicycle touring is not boring to me - it's an adventure, a way of moving through an area with an eye tuned to seeing the things around me, a way of meeting people who live in the areas I'm wandering...
Forum: Touring
03-15-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By denisegoldberg

Be very careful - this statement is true in...

Be very careful - this statement is true in remote locations (and some not so remote locations) in the west. It is not true in the eastern part of the country. Riding on the interstate here in the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By denisegoldberg

flipping a blog on its head

This is a really old thread, but I'm going to add to it in the hopes that I reach some people who are still looking for a home for their tour journals.

I've just moved all of my travel journals to...
11-16-05, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By denisegoldberg

I know of someone who is trying to register, and...

I know of someone who is trying to register, and she has been unsuccessful. When I clicked the link in the message above to go to registration, it says that registration has been disabled.

Can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-05, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By denisegoldberg

Doug - Funny, I did a search for my name on...

Doug -
Funny, I did a search for my name on Google to see if my journals were still popping to the top, and your bikeforums.net entry jumped out at me. Congrats on your Bike Friday purchase - I...
Forum: Touring
10-16-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By denisegoldberg

You also might want to consider a Bike Friday...

You also might want to consider a Bike Friday (http://www.bikefriday.com). I rode my Bike Friday across the USA (http://denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com) back in 2002.
Forum: Touring
10-16-05, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By denisegoldberg

There are a number of journals by folks touring...

There are a number of journals by folks touring on trikes in crazyguyonabike.com.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/categories/?category_id=22
Forum: Touring
10-01-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By denisegoldberg

Another option is a Bike Friday...

Another option is a Bike Friday (http://www.bikefriday.com). I rode mine across the US (http://denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com) back in 2002...
Forum: Touring
10-01-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By denisegoldberg

I highly recommend using crazyguyonabike...

I highly recommend using crazyguyonabike (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com) for your touring journals. I find it serves two purposes - it keeps my friends and family happy because they can watch over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-05, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By denisegoldberg

I have a Pocket Rocket set up as a road bike and...

I have a Pocket Rocket set up as a road bike and an Air Glide set up as a touring bike. You can see pics & details of my cross-country trip on the Air Glide here...
Forum: Touring
07-24-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By denisegoldberg

Another option would be to purchase the Adventure...

Another option would be to purchase the Adventure Cycling maps for the Atlantic Coast. You can either buy the full set, or just the maps that apply to where you plan to ride.

Adventure Cycling...
Forum: Touring
07-14-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,361
Posted By denisegoldberg

I use Speedplay frogs and Sidi (Women's)...

I use Speedplay frogs and Sidi (Women's) Dominator shoes - and I usually carry a pair of Chaco sandals for off-bike wear.
Forum: Touring
07-14-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By denisegoldberg

I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999 - and I...

I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999 - and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I rode it from north to south, and it's a good thing that I did. There was at least one day when the wind out of the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By denisegoldberg

crazyguyonabike.com...

crazyguyonabike.com (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com) is back up, and has been steadily available since about mid-day yesterday. And Neil is keeping a close eye on things...

There have been a lot...
Forum: Touring
07-13-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By denisegoldberg

You can see my packing list along with my thought...

You can see my packing list along with my thought process in deciding what to take in this article: http://denisepacksforbiketours.blogspot.com/.

--- Denise
Forum: Touring
04-07-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By denisegoldberg

I rode across the US in 2002 - my journal can be...

I rode across the US in 2002 - my journal can be found at denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com (http://denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com).

I'd recommend that you head over to www.crazyguyonabike.com...
Forum: Touring
03-10-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By denisegoldberg

I've used Conti Top Touring 700 x 32 for fully...

I've used Conti Top Touring 700 x 32 for fully loaded touring - 4 panniers, including camping grea, and Conti Top Touring 700 x 28 for less loaded touring (rear panniers only, no camping gear).
Forum: Touring
03-06-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By denisegoldberg

There are a number of journals on...

There are a number of journals on crazyguyonabike.com (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com) from folks who have toured west to east (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/?o=ao&category_id=102). One that...
Forum: Touring
03-06-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By denisegoldberg

I use Speedplay Frog pedals and mountain biking...

I use Speedplay Frog pedals and mountain biking shoes on all of my bikes. My favorite shoes are Sidi Dominators. They are expensive shoes, but they have a very stiff sole - which is my preference.
Forum: Touring
03-06-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By denisegoldberg

There are many good organizations out there that...

There are many good organizations out there that accept donations of bicycles and put them to good use. I've used Bikes Not Bombs (http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/index.html) in the past. If you're...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By denisegoldberg

It depends on how long the tour is. For my...

It depends on how long the tour is. For my cross-country tour (http://denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com) my trip was pretty much open-ended. I had a general plan of my route, although I changed it...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,710
Posted By denisegoldberg

I've had great luck with my Ortlieb panniers. ...

I've had great luck with my Ortlieb panniers.
And another consideration - I would not be happy using any panniers that are not waterproof by design. There is absolutely no reason to have to either...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 05:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,113
Posted By denisegoldberg

I've used panniers on my diamond-framed touring...

I've used panniers on my diamond-framed touring bike, and a trailer with my Bike Friday. I much prefer the handling of the bike when I'm using a trailer for a fully loaded tour. For credit card trips...
Forum: Touring
03-02-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By denisegoldberg

www.coloradocyclist.com...

www.coloradocyclist.com (http://www.coloradocyclist.com)
Forum: Touring
02-28-05, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,126
Posted By denisegoldberg

There are a number of journals on crazyguyonabike...

There are a number of journals on crazyguyonabike (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com) from folks who traveled down the Pacific Coast. You should be able to find answers to many of your questions there. ...
02-27-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By denisegoldberg

Here's a link to the State Bicycle and Pedestrian...

Here's a link to the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators (http://design.transportation.org/?siteid=59&pageid=852). You'll find email addresses for the bicycle pedestrian coordinators in each...
02-27-05, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By denisegoldberg

Also - I'd recommend riding the Oregon coast from...

Also - I'd recommend riding the Oregon coast from north to south for two reasons. The first is the prevailing wind direction - I believe you will be more likely to have the wind in your favor heading...
Forum: Touring
02-27-05, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By denisegoldberg

Assuming that Stokell here is the same as Allan...

Assuming that Stokell here is the same as Allan Stokell on crazyguyonabike (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com), here's the link to his pages there:

http://stokell.crazyguyonabike.com
02-27-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,348
Posted By denisegoldberg

I'm 52, and I've been on Lipitor for quite a few...

I'm 52, and I've been on Lipitor for quite a few years - at least 5, probably more. I put a lot of miles on my bicycles, and I've had no muscle weakness at all. If you're on a statin drug and...
02-27-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By denisegoldberg

I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999, and I...

I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999, and I suspect that I will ride it again some day. You're right that there are plenty of state parks along the way, and they even have special rates for cyclists....
02-27-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By denisegoldberg

Hey - that sounds like my dream too!...

Hey - that sounds like my dream too! Unfortunately I'm not quite at the point where I can actually see the year when I will retire...

Seriously though, you might want to take a look at the...
02-27-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By denisegoldberg

Your proposed tour in Holland with your son...

Your proposed tour in Holland with your son sounds like a good way to introduce him to touring. If you're interested in stories of other parents traveling with kids, you may want to take a look at...
02-27-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,348
Posted By denisegoldberg

I celebrated my 50th birthday by riding my bike...

I celebrated my 50th birthday by riding my bike across the United States (http://denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com). I'd had a cross-country trip in my dreams for a long time, but I wasn't able to get...
02-27-05, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,983
Posted By denisegoldberg

See if you can find a shop that carries a...

See if you can find a shop that carries a selection of Terry bicycles (http://www.terrybicycles.com/product.html?c=Bicycles). If you don't want to go with a custom bike like a Bike Friday...
Forum: Touring
02-24-05, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By denisegoldberg

Jamie Noble rode around Lake Huron last summer -...

Jamie Noble rode around Lake Huron last summer - you might want to check out his journal gltlakehuron.crazyguyonabike.com (http://gltlakehuron.crazyguyonabike.com). He's very good about answering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By denisegoldberg

Bike Friday manufactures their bikes in Eugene,...

Bike Friday manufactures their bikes in Eugene, Oregon.

And I have seen the tandem that converts to a single - I haven't ridden one, have never been on a tandem, but that bike seems like a great...
02-18-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By denisegoldberg

Another option is to set an appointment up with a...

Another option is to set an appointment up with a physical the****** for some recommendations on how to regain the strength in your leg. I have no experience with recovery from a broken leg, but I...
Forum: Touring
02-17-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By denisegoldberg

Greg - Nope, it's a dog! That little critter...

Greg -
Nope, it's a dog! That little critter is Rover, a mini-Beanie baby who likes to go on tour with me. That picture actually came from my cross country trip, an overnight at the city park in...
Forum: Touring
02-17-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By denisegoldberg

If you're planning to keep a journal of a tour...

If you're planning to keep a journal of a tour you might want to check out - and use - crazyguyonabike.com (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com).
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By denisegoldberg

Most bike shops are happy to give you the...

Most bike shops are happy to give you the cardboard boxes in which their new bikes were shipped - instead of just throwing the boxes out!
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,238
Posted By denisegoldberg

Jamie is right - I did do that route as part of...

Jamie is right - I did do that route as part of my first solo tour. (I was a bit of a baby in that I hooked up with an organized tour for the last week - that was my safety net in case I hated solo...
Forum: Touring
01-31-05, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By denisegoldberg

I was hoping to do a cross-country trip as my...

I was hoping to do a cross-country trip as my first solo ride, but like you I couldn't get more than a month off. So - I changed my plans, and did a ride through the Rockies...
Forum: Touring
01-27-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,010
Posted By denisegoldberg

Wear your helmet! I'm lucky I always wear...

Wear your helmet!

I'm lucky I always wear mine. I had a bad crash (http://denise2004crash.crazyguyonabike.com) last May, and I was told by my docs that if I hadn't been wearing my helmet I would...
Forum: Touring
01-27-05, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By denisegoldberg

Do any of the shops near you offer a fit kit? If...

Do any of the shops near you offer a fit kit? If they do, you could have one and get the measurements to send along with your bike order.

Alternatively, you could call the shop you plan to buy...
Forum: Touring
01-26-05, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By denisegoldberg

I had a similar dream - and mine was helped along...

I had a similar dream - and mine was helped along by my working for a company that went under in the spring of 2002. I was actually laid off two weeks before the end... Instead of looking for another...
Forum: Touring
01-12-05, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By denisegoldberg

The Maine sites listed here are great - I've used...

The Maine sites listed here are great - I've used some of the routes myself - but it looked from your initial post like you will also be passing through New Hampshire. Here's a link to the New...
Forum: Touring
01-12-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,411
Posted By denisegoldberg

Ortlieb makes a carrying system that clips on to...

Ortlieb makes a carrying system that clips on to their panniers and converts the pannier to a day pack. I have used this - it does work, but I didn't find it has the same comfort level as a "real"...
Forum: Touring
01-01-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,599
Posted By denisegoldberg

MsMittens - I'm definitely interested in...

MsMittens -
I'm definitely interested in hearing your suggestions.

My current thoughts are to use Nova Scotia as a long weekend (and early season) escape from the Boston area. I know, I know,...
Forum: Touring
01-01-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,599
Posted By denisegoldberg

My biggest goal (after my unplanned non-touring...

My biggest goal (after my unplanned non-touring 2004 (http://denise2004crash.crazyguyonabike.com) is to work towards returning to what I consider good shape for touring by early spring, and then to...
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