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Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By debade

I was out for a exercise ride and saw a ton of...

I was out for a exercise ride and saw a ton of people. It was a great day and you had a little tail wind to Portland. It's good you enjoyed it. It is a popular ride.
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By debade

We were there in June. You will need to find the...

We were there in June. You will need to find the Normandy part of the ride since we rode Venice to Paris. http://tinyurl.com/myfineeurope
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By debade

Thousands of miles with mine and wife's Ortliebs....

Thousands of miles with mine and wife's Ortliebs. Not sure what ours are called but they are not the roller style. I recently added an outside pocket attached to the side which was a nice addition...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-03-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By debade

I think the suggestions you've received are good....

I think the suggestions you've received are good. I would add Wheel & Sprocket. But if you have time and have not biked in Milwaukee. it would be a fun thing to do.
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By debade

You are off to a good start and a great attitude....

You are off to a good start and a great attitude. Give yourself some time to add mileage. 55 pounds sounds heavy but I have no idea what you may need. Good luck.
Forum: Northeast
07-02-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By debade

Many people who are helping to develop the...

Many people who are helping to develop the Greenway are touring it now. But I expect you can get some help by going to the FB page where an information email can be found.

Unichris, I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,185
Posted By debade

Just purchased my fist pair of sun sleeves,...

Just purchased my fist pair of sun sleeves, Specialized brand, and they worked great. We were touring so outside all day.

My wife has been using them for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By debade

I am completing an 1800 mile tour of Italy and...

I am completing an 1800 mile tour of Italy and France. My days have not been as long as 100 miles but I did not run out of battery once. On the longest days, I made sure I turn the power off at all...
06-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,014
Posted By debade

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I am convinced that most doctors only have a general knowledge of diabetes treatment. I would suggest you locate a person who has elected to focus their career, in part or full, on diabetes. I...
06-11-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,384
Posted By debade

I follow the suggestions provided in Smart...

I follow the suggestions provided in Smart Cycling videos provided by League of American Bicyclists. Not in a position to provide link but should be easy to find on the Leagues website
06-05-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By debade

I am on a bike tour right now and in Normandy. ...

I am on a bike tour right now and in Normandy. It is amazing to share in this celebration of freedom. Hundreds of vehicles from WWII are all over the area with 'actors' in uniform driving them. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-03-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By debade

I have been to Madison and it is not big. ...

I have been to Madison and it is not big. Cycling through the town is great. I do not think it matters where you stay. It will be easy to get to where you select to go. Great city.
05-20-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,876
Posted By debade

We had the same thoughts as you a few years ago. ...

We had the same thoughts as you a few years ago. We experienced Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Little Rock. All were good biking cities and on that basis we could have selected any of them. ...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,653
Posted By debade

I think this is great advice. My wife and I tour...

I think this is great advice. My wife and I tour and have for years. We are on one now in Italt and France.

For many years, before retirement, we would tour with not much more than our handlebar...
04-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By debade

https://www.adventurebiketouring.com/ride-the-rout...

https://www.adventurebiketouring.com/ride-the-route-verte-montreal-to-quebec-city-canada/ Ride it from Montreal or QC. One of my favorite bike tours when we rode from M to QC
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

Thanks to all for your comments!

Thanks to all for your comments!
04-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By debade

Since I see you have not received any responses...

Since I see you have not received any responses yet, I will tell you what I know. I live near the Tour and have spoken local cyclists about the ride. All have said good things. It is run well and...
Forum: Touring
04-07-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

Thanks Will for taking the time to post and...

Thanks Will for taking the time to post and providing great encouragement. We just started packing our bikes today. We are getting really excited and your post moved the excitement up a notch. BTW,...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,847
Posted By debade

I leave in just over a week for Venice, Italy. ...

I leave in just over a week for Venice, Italy. Not my first trip since retirement. I know you will enjoy it. Good luck.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,609
Posted By debade

You folks are great. Very helpful. I will make...

You folks are great. Very helpful. I will make a decision when I return from my upcoming tour.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,609
Posted By debade

I haven't purchased pedals yet. But your...

I haven't purchased pedals yet. But your guidance was helpful and appreciated. I now know what to look for.
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

Enjoy your tour!! We leave in about 15 days!!

Enjoy your tour!! We leave in about 15 days!!
Forum: Commuting
03-24-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,609
Posted By debade

Selecting Pedals

I am now using my 1994 Trek 2120 as my in-town commuter. My commutes are typically 5 miles or less, round trip. I still have the 525 pedals with clip on one side and platform on other which are the...
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By debade

This was my thought too if you want to get the...

This was my thought too if you want to get the balls right out of the bag. It will take a little more effort as you get to the bottom of the bag.

Someone else mentioned putting the balls in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By debade

This is why cyclists should advocate for a...

This is why cyclists should advocate for a vulnerable user law so if there is legal action, it the law will be on the cyclists side.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

thanks, t we will indeed change our route to...

thanks, t we will indeed change our route to include the gardens, especially since we will be there in June.
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

My wife is actually the planner.* Here are her...

My wife is actually the planner.* Here are her comments from your post.* Comments from you and others continue to be appreciated:

"Thanks so much for your helpful comments. I took your advice and...
03-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,471
Posted By debade

At home I keep a small bottle of rubber cement. ...

At home I keep a small bottle of rubber cement. You can carry with you. Seems to last a long time.
Forum: Introductions
03-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By debade

We did a western NY tour. We typically do not...

We did a western NY tour. We typically do not drive but we wanted to see a larger area in less time. Here is our (DW) writes it crazyguy journal ...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By debade

We loved our tour around the Finger Lakes. A...

We loved our tour around the Finger Lakes. A great place to bike!
Replies: 2
Views: 4,303
Posted By debade

If you haven't done it already, the folks at the...

If you haven't done it already, the folks at the Bicycle Federation of WI might be able to help or give you suggestions. And maybe the folks at Wheel & Sprocket.
03-11-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By debade

I only have done it without baking soda. I do...

I only have done it without baking soda. I do not know the reason for the chemical reaction but I know it works. I was surprised.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to...

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond. Timing and location are set so changing to other countries for example just can't be done. We are pretty experienced and have ridden in bad...
03-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By debade

Thanks for doing this. I hope Longview will...

Thanks for doing this. I hope Longview will follow your lead and execute a youtube to LCC or other points in town.
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,735
Posted By debade

We are a few weeks away from our trip to Italy &...

We are a few weeks away from our trip to Italy & France. It is a one way ride so we will not be taking a case with us. We will get boxes on both ends from bike shops and carefully box with bubble...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By debade

I would also review proper riding techniques for...

I would also review proper riding techniques for your safety and enjoyment. LAB offers these 1 minute youtubes that will be very helpful. If you are left with any questions or need clarity, you...
03-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

I ended up simply using a new stem that is...

I ended up simply using a new stem that is working well. I was most proud that I did the install myself. It included my first handlebar taping which I found was fairly easy with the youtube...
03-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,676
Posted By debade

In addition to many of the criticisms made above,...

In addition to many of the criticisms made above, it would be interesting to consider a cradle to grave analysis. The manufacture, repairs and disposal of a car must be a big negative contributor to...
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By debade

France & Italy in April

We are experienced bicycle tourists on our second trip to Europe. Our other European tour was along the N. Sea. This one is mostly France and a touch of Italy. I have attached the map of our route....
02-17-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,289
Posted By debade

Stretching has not done much for me. But,...

Stretching has not done much for me. But, myofascial release with a hard foam roller has been terrific for me. I usually do it before exercise but I think it works before or after.
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By debade

My wife and I tour together so I have a built in...

My wife and I tour together so I have a built in partner. She would tour alone but I prefer to tour with someone.

But thinking about your situation, another strategy is to join up with people...
02-08-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,993
Posted By debade

I like my Zoics as well. You can get them...

I like my Zoics as well. You can get them with/without compression shorts. I think any compression shorts will work. I have Zoics and another brand or two. To cut down space, I wash out a pair...
02-01-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,243
Posted By debade

I am impressed with John Burke's (owner of Trek)...

I am impressed with John Burke's (owner of Trek) advocacy and support of bicycling. His advocacy definitely helps the Trek brand but he works hard at making bicycling better. It is one of the most...
Forum: Touring
01-31-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,582
Posted By debade

When we did the Southern tour route in 2011, we...

When we did the Southern tour route in 2011, we had thought west to east was the best way to go. But as we met people going east to west, they did not complain about headwinds. In fact some talked...
01-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

While doing the research on this site, I also...

While doing the research on this site, I also reached out to Soma. They were incredibly helpful and I wanted to give a shoutout to them. This is a link to their website...
01-28-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

This is true that the bike has drops and the link...

This is true that the bike has drops and the link I posted was not meant to emphasize the picture. Having said that, what gave me the confidence for bar end shifter was seeing a picture of a bike...
01-28-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By debade

My wife and I have them on our touring bikes. ...

My wife and I have them on our touring bikes. Thousands of miles. Can't beat 'em.
01-28-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

Thanks for the very helpful advice. I have seen...

Thanks for the very helpful advice. I have seen riser bars with bar end shifters. Apparently not all work but it looks like some do.
01-28-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

I want to keep my current bar end shifters and...

I want to keep my current bar end shifters and brakes. I have not purchased any parts yet and am trying to use all I got. I probably will need longer cables per Bill Kapaun
01-28-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By debade

Change to upright handlebar advice

Hi, any help is appreciated. I am not a great mechanic. Not even a good one. Your help is much appreciated.

I have a Trek 2120 from 1994. Here is the component list. ...
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