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Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By alan s

I’m going to go against the grain a bit here, and...

I’m going to go against the grain a bit here, and suggest you fix up your old bike. You can source parts online for a reasonable price, and if you don’t have tools, they are a worthwhile investment....
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By alan s

I rode along the Katy Trail in Missouri. There...

I rode along the Katy Trail in Missouri. There is an occasional sign about their journey. If you think bike touring is slow, try traveling upstream like Lewis and Clark did.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By alan s

At least your your son wasn’t killed and your...

At least your your son wasn’t killed and your marriage didn’t crumble.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0094606/
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,374
Posted By alan s

I don’t repair tires. Too many bad things can...

I don’t repair tires. Too many bad things can happen, the least bad of which is you are stranded without a way to fix. Temporary repairs to get you to your destination are fine, but they are...
03-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By alan s

One dog park I usually go to was locked. Doesn’t...

One dog park I usually go to was locked. Doesn’t make sense, because dogs require exercise, they don’t get coronavirus, and you can stay away from other people. Fortunately the other one I go to...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By alan s

Crotch pot for personal use is now legal in many...

Crotch pot for personal use is now legal in many states.
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By alan s

What are you waiting for? You know you want to...

What are you waiting for? You know you want to post it.:D
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By alan s

The one with the crickets chirping in the...

The one with the crickets chirping in the background?
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By alan s

I love a good campfire. Hereís one from a trip in...

I love a good campfire. Hereís one from a trip in December on the beach in the Florida Keys. 15 mph winds made it extremely hot.
...
03-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,597
Posted By alan s

Now if you could train the cat, you could kick...

Now if you could train the cat, you could kick back and let it do the work. But unfortunately cats are impossible to train.
03-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,597
Posted By alan s

Office requires us to work from home as of today....

Office requires us to work from home as of today. I was enjoying the commute by car the past few days, but now will go in once a week on my assigned day. As a multimodal commuter by car and bike,...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By alan s

The Brompton can handle it, but can you handle a...

The Brompton can handle it, but can you handle a Brompton? I test rode one for a couple days, and absolutely hated it. Couldn’t wait to get back on my regular bike.
03-16-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

Maybe ride to Portugal or France if the situation...

Maybe ride to Portugal or France if the situation is better in either country. Or Andorra. Not recreational if you are traveling to another location, although it may be a challenge to prove.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,150
Posted By alan s

That’s a tough one. I’ve lost stuff, and it...

That’s a tough one. I’ve lost stuff, and it sucks. I always wonder what kind of lowlife finds it and doesn’t have the heart to return it. I’ve also found plenty of stuff, and always return it if...
03-12-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

No, but the mods should censor your political...

No, but the mods should censor your political statements.
03-12-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

Any country with government-controlled media and...

Any country with government-controlled media and healthcare is suspect, and those that depend heavily on tourism are even more questionable. They have a strong self-interest to minimize or cover up....
03-10-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

Well then, sounds safe. Enjoy your trip, by all...

Well then, sounds safe. Enjoy your trip, by all means.
03-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

Donít know where you are getting your...

Donít know where you are getting your information, but heading to the source of the outbreak is probably not the best idea. More transparency in the USA than most other places, which is a good thing.
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By alan s

In Williamsport, you can cross the canal on the...

In Williamsport, you can cross the canal on the car bridge just downstream from the wooden footbridge you mentioned. Pushing a fully loaded touring bike up those stairs would be a daunting task.
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By alan s

Cooking with Sterno is not possible. Great for...

Cooking with Sterno is not possible. Great for warming up precooked dishes and getting water hot, but that’s about it. This was my primary “cooking” method on my last trip. Forgot to bring fuel...
03-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,389
Posted By alan s

I was thinking of changing my planned trip to...

I was thinking of changing my planned trip to Wuhan to somewhere else, but it looks like the virus is everywhere now. All kidding aside, I think the showers at some of the campgrounds I stay at far...
Forum: Touring
03-07-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By alan s

No idea. My suggestions are as a viewer, not a...

No idea. My suggestions are as a viewer, not a producer.
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By alan s

5 minutes is long enough, 10 minutes if really...

5 minutes is long enough, 10 minutes if really interesting. Also, need to add drone shots and fast forward through the boring parts.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By alan s

Just need a mohair suit.

Just need a mohair suit.
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

Apologize for not clarifying. Plan is to take...

Apologize for not clarifying. Plan is to take the train to Milwaukee from DC (where I live), and riding for 8 days. So it would be Amtrak to Milwaukee, then Door County loop starting and ending in...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By alan s

Same. Also cut some coroplast from Home Despot...

Same. Also cut some coroplast from Home Despot for additional side protection.
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

I benefited from the discussion, but now have to...

I benefited from the discussion, but now have to decide whether to ride a loop from Milwaukee to Door County or the original plan to cross to Ludington and ride down to South Bend. If you could do...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By alan s

Yeah, back in the good ole days, we were able to...

Yeah, back in the good ole days, we were able to change the environment much more easily. The kids running things these days need to take a lesson from the past and learn how to get things done. ...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By alan s

The October rainy season in Oregon started in...

The October rainy season in Oregon started in September last year. I was there and got plenty of rain. Not constant, but more than I liked.
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

Here is NPS information on the current and future...

Here is NPS information on the current and future resurfacing project.

https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/towpath-resurfacing-project.htm
Forum: Touring
02-28-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,672
Posted By alan s

The towpath was undergoing a major resurfacing...

The towpath was undergoing a major resurfacing from Brunswick to Shepherdstown last summer. I got off at Mile 70, rode through Antietam, and got back on at Mile 99 in Williamsport, so I’m not sure...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By alan s

It better have good air conditioning. And one of...

It better have good air conditioning. And one of those bike flags.
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

The Capitol Limited RORO service has been...

The Capitol Limited RORO service has been inconsistent. The first year, there were 4-6 wall hanging spaces (don’t recall exactly). Other times they have used an open compartment with bikes lying on...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By alan s

As a solo traveler, I generally do not book in...

As a solo traveler, I generally do not book in advance, but as mentioned, it depends on how much you need to stay at a particular location and the likelihood of a room being available. If I know for...
Forum: Touring
02-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

Just to add to this and clarify, I have ridden...

Just to add to this and clarify, I have ridden the C&O every year for the past 15 years. There have been significant improvements to the surface in recent years, and they are continually working on...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

Also wanted to mention a good resource Bike...

Also wanted to mention a good resource Bike Washington (http://bikewashington.org/) (has a decent C&O app you can download), on the many bike trails in the DC area. And one more thing . . . I highly...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

I was assuming you would land somewhere in the...

I was assuming you would land somewhere in the US, like LAX, clear immigration and customs, and take a connecting domestic flight to your final destination. Therefore, assumed you would fly into...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

The cheapest accommodation in DC is free - Swains...

The cheapest accommodation in DC is free - Swains Lock at Mile 16 on the C&O. You can ride the Mount Vernon Trail directly from the airport, cross the Potomac River on the 14th Street Bridge or Key...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By alan s

Yup. Itís called a D-ray-ler.

Yup. Itís called a D-ray-ler.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By alan s

Power plant: legs Wheels: 2

Power plant: legs
Wheels: 2
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,672
Posted By alan s

If there is a next time, maybe access from the...

If there is a next time, maybe access from the town side? Hella climb into town, but probably safer. Also, a couple other good places to eat are the famous Princess diner and LG’s Pizzera.
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,672
Posted By alan s

The original plan was to camp, but it was raining...

The original plan was to camp, but it was raining and the hostel was empty with no one expected to arrive later. So it was an easy decision to stay in a warm, dry bed. I saw those stairs. Wouldnít...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,672
Posted By alan s

I think you are referring to the Trail Inn. I...

I think you are referring to the Trail Inn. I stayed there last spring and had the hostel to myself. The owner? Yeah, a bit sketchy. Get the sense he enjoys a drink now and then. You can camp on...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By alan s

I cut my Katy trip short and took Amtrak back to...

I cut my Katy trip short and took Amtrak back to St. Louis due to the rain. There were torrential downpours for days in Missouri that just stalled, so I drove a few hours east in Illinois and had...
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By alan s

I rode it last spring and didnít have any issues....

I rode it last spring and didnít have any issues. The river was close to cresting the banks, but still had a few feet to come up. Was the trail damaged during the summer?
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By alan s

Looks gorgeous. I’d like to visit there someday.

Looks gorgeous. I’d like to visit there someday.
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,922
Posted By alan s

Cooked with a Sterno can on my last trip, as I...

Cooked with a Sterno can on my last trip, as I forgot isobutane, and could not find any in the Keys. Worked well enough to heat water and precooked pasta dishes, but not to boil water.

...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,761
Posted By alan s

I’m not an e-bike advocate, but it seems to me...

I’m not an e-bike advocate, but it seems to me that the main purpose of a commuter bike is to get you from Point A to Point B. Not clear how an e-bike “defeats the purpose of a bike.”
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By alan s

Maybe you could start out by spelling correctly. ...

Maybe you could start out by spelling correctly.


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Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By alan s

Move to Florida

Move to Florida
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