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Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By TulsaJohn

Why not just call Amtrak? Unless if someone has...

Why not just call Amtrak? Unless if someone has done this in the past few months, Covid may have changed the actual answer.

Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,044
Posted By TulsaJohn

My emergency back up are baby wipes. Not as good...

My emergency back up are baby wipes. Not as good as a nice shower of course but 3-4 wipes (15 for a $1 or so) can get me reasonably clean except the hair. Fairly light, cheap, can find in most...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By TulsaJohn

The big thing I would see is it would need a lot...

The big thing I would see is it would need a lot of careful planning as there are very few services for mot of the route. Water would be the big issue. You definitely would need to filter water...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By TulsaJohn

Depends on what you are looking for.

I prefer France or northern Italy (and Switzerland & Austria) for scenery, France for lower traffic roads and cycle friendly road network, Italy or Spain for food (absolutely love Jamon Iberico),...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,073
Posted By TulsaJohn

There is a fairly new bike bridge across the...

There is a fairly new bike bridge across the river from Memphis to West Memphis. Very nice and recommend for crossing if in the Memphis area. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By TulsaJohn

I prefer ferries whenever I can take them. The...

I prefer ferries whenever I can take them. The new bike bridge from Memphis to West Memphis is really nice. Not a scenic bridge, but nice to bike.

When I rode the Chester bridge, I "think" it...
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By TulsaJohn

I understand. BTW, my Trump example was just an...

I understand. BTW, my Trump example was just an example, not a specific incident per se. Regardless, I wish you well and also offer a standing invite to come back as Neil is not the only one on the...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By TulsaJohn

John, I can't speak if Neil is "afraid of...

John,

I can't speak if Neil is "afraid of people who are different from him" but personally do not think he is. He does defend vigorously his position and I will agree he is not the most gentle...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By TulsaJohn

Pete, I too felt that way and left posting...

Pete,

I too felt that way and left posting for about 5 years on CGOAB. I mentioned that about maybe a year ago over on the ACA Forums. Neil reached out to me privately and said he has changed and...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By TulsaJohn

Obviously, you can do what is best for you. As...

Obviously, you can do what is best for you. As for me, I had a transplant which the immunsuppression (anti-rejection) drugs which make it like a 300% greater chance of skin cancer. In addition I am...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By TulsaJohn

Ironwood, Very good advice. What did it for...

Ironwood,

Very good advice. What did it for me is to see my father-in-laws arms and legs when he was very ill and laying in bed without a shirt on. He had ridden and toured extensively for 50+...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By TulsaJohn

Couple of things you do not mention such as when...

Couple of things you do not mention such as when you are going (peak time, mid-week during the spring, etc.) or how many miles per day you anticipate riding and/or how many days total you plan to...
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By TulsaJohn

I can't help you with a ridden route as the only...

I can't help you with a ridden route as the only one I have is for the future, mostly along or near the coast. However, I would suggest you cross the border at Sullivan City, TX, as it is the last...
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 201,430
Posted By TulsaJohn

And you see, I despise that look that you love....

And you see, I despise that look that you love. To ME those types of sites are slow, takes way too many pages to find what I want, and way to "busy". They look like Pinterest which to me is the...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By TulsaJohn

Shimmy caused by weight disctribution

When a QUALITY loaded bike is shimmying, it is most likely due to weight distribution. Assuming all the racks are quality, the racks are fastened on securely, etc. the amount of weight and where it...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,297
Posted By TulsaJohn

You are way over thinking this. Go on a weekend...

You are way over thinking this. Go on a weekend tour with each setup. Go with what you like. Be sure to include some steep hills as the 29 inches is on the high side. Way back 40 years ago, it was on...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,937
Posted By TulsaJohn

Over the past several years, this is exactly my...

Over the past several years, this is exactly my riding style. I literally (not figuratively) will go on a 2 to 8 week tour, come home and do NO riding until maybe the week before the next tour which...
Forum: Touring
11-21-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,131
Posted By TulsaJohn

Personally have no issue with them

I am happy to stay wherever is available. I have and will stealth camp but it is not my preferred choice. One website that I use to find campsites is https://www.rvparky.com/ . There are many apps...
Forum: Texas
10-31-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,011
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have a similar question but with a twist. Is...

I have a similar question but with a twist. Is DART able to handle a fully loaded touring bike during non-rush hours times, i.e. 10am to 3pm weekdays? I just asked this over on CGOAB and then came...
10-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,188
Posted By TulsaJohn

I wonder what happens when the routes cross...

I wonder what happens when the routes cross and/or share the parts of the same route. Assuming both rides succeed, it will eventually happen.

They would need great signage and a lot of it to...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By TulsaJohn

Just did

Started riding "seriously" around 12 years old. I tried it all, racing, tons of day rides, and went on an overnighters with the bike club. All was great but nothing hooked me. Then when I was 15 I...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By TulsaJohn

This is what I have and totally agree. In 5...

This is what I have and totally agree. In 5 years, I have only wished for a higher gear once, for about 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I am in my low gear much more often than my high gear.
...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have two bikes with Rohloffs with about 15k...

I have two bikes with Rohloffs with about 15k miles between them. The best thing about it is lack of maintenance. Part of that maintenance deals with the chains. Without a tensioner, you can get a...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,746
Posted By TulsaJohn

Jama, I thought you were no longer hosting, at...

Jama, I thought you were no longer hosting, at least on WS. If so, you are not listed as available, now at least. Anyway, I totally agree with you about people not respecting your rules. I guess...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,115
Posted By TulsaJohn

For comprehensive climate averages for most of...

For comprehensive climate averages for most of the world, check out WeatherSpark.com. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By TulsaJohn

I especially agree that when touring in...

I especially agree that when touring in Antarctica we should "exercise increased caution". This reminds me of how when traveling (regardless of where in the world), people always warn you about to...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By TulsaJohn

Plus 1 to Jamawani's post except I like shoulders...

Plus 1 to Jamawani's post except I like shoulders after 3000.

Another source to use are states' bicycle maps. A lot of states still use a pdf of their bicycle map which typically shows the color...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By TulsaJohn

Alan, that is sort of what I thought. Bummer. ...

Alan, that is sort of what I thought. Bummer. Thanks for the prompt reply. John
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By TulsaJohn

Are you able to ride the C&O on a trike? My wife...

Are you able to ride the C&O on a trike? My wife rides one and we have ridden between Pittsburgh to Cumberland and she would like to go from Cumberland to DC but I have been told it really is not...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By TulsaJohn

Since it has been more than a week, I hope by now...

Since it has been more than a week, I hope by now he has decided on a method of transport and done it and is riding. Would be nice if the OP chimed in with what happened. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,143
Posted By TulsaJohn

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo:...

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/insurance-for-bicycle-tours) is one source. Others have talked about the same thing...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,143
Posted By TulsaJohn

I would read the fine print entirely and...

I would read the fine print entirely and carefully. There are most likely exclusions and/or limitations. For instance, a lot of policies exclude "extreme sports" and while we may not consider...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,643
Posted By TulsaJohn

Very cool. The only downside is in June where...

Very cool. The only downside is in June where the average daily mileage is 129 miles per day. Otherwise, nice. I personally would like to see a 75 degree route as I like it a tad warmer than 70...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,643
Posted By TulsaJohn

Actually, I would be perfectly fine. If the OP...

Actually, I would be perfectly fine. If the OP wants help from the TFSM, then more power to him or her. Actually, getting over something is usually very helpful in my experience. Sort of like how I...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,643
Posted By TulsaJohn

He is only asking for himself so no big deal. ...

He is only asking for himself so no big deal. Fine so long as he is not proselytizing. Change God and Lord to "the government" and you probably would be ok. Get over it.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,183
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it...

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it doesn't "look" like the outer shell of the swap is very durable. Also, can the hub have a lower ratio than the Rohloff. I "think" the current gives it...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By TulsaJohn

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great...

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great shop.
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By TulsaJohn

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for...

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for Ortlieb packs. My biggest issues is losing the upper hook inserts. I now super glue them to the hook and they stay a LOT longer before coming off. ...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think you are asking about what tire to use....

I think you are asking about what tire to use. When I do mixed touring (pavement & gravel/dirt forest service roads but not technical single track), I use something like a 38mm Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By TulsaJohn

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to...

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to Missoula to Lewiston to Spokane Loop Tour, we had to catch a required ride by I-DOT due to road constrruction between Exit 69 and Loopout Pass parking...
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think Dollar General is much more popular in...

I think Dollar General is much more popular in rural areas so perhaps that one also.
04-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both...

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both Art 7 & Art 74 shoes. Thanks again, John
04-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By TulsaJohn

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't...

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't realize how big the photos would be. Sorry.
04-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By TulsaJohn

What model Detto Pietro shoes?

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Forum: Touring
04-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By TulsaJohn

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life...

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life schedule, I frequently go months without ANY riding then will "train" for 100-200 miles total before heading out on a month+ long tour. I do short days...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By TulsaJohn

To Clean or Not to Clean, that is the question

Hi,

I have a box of old Campy parts from the 70s I have decided to sell. Most need a good cleaning as they were taken off a bike and then just stored for 30-40 years, road grime and all. The...
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By TulsaJohn

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+...

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+ pounds). In the wild they can get very aggressive. It is not recommended at all to try to think it would be smart to try to pet a wild hog. Wild...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By TulsaJohn

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare...

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare minimum and paying for lodging or 5 days and carrying camping gear. I'll not bring cooking gear and will pay for food along the trail. "

Friendly...
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks...

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks packs on a BG rack with no issues. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions!...

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions! Tailwinds,John
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