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Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,150
Posted By alan s

While we’re on the subject of condoms, how come...

While we’re on the subject of condoms, how come no one ever includes them on their packing list? Do you do without, buy locally or what?
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By alan s

I’m right on the cusp. As a multimodal car-bike...

I’m right on the cusp. As a multimodal car-bike commuter, sometimes it’s over 15 and sometimes under 15, depending where I park and the route I take. Even on the same day I will often take...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,150
Posted By alan s

Well, there are four shelters now, so the chance...

Well, there are four shelters now, so the chance of finding a condom free shelter are much higher.
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By alan s

I left all my gear at the campground. Still, it...

I left all my gear at the campground. Still, it was an all out effort, but well worth it.
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,150
Posted By alan s

Connellsville is nice. First, it’s free, second,...

Connellsville is nice. First, it’s free, second, it’s a short walk to a nice grocery store, and third, you can set up your tent under a roof, which came in very handy last time I was there with...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By alan s

Looks like you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos....

Looks like you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos. I camped in Martigny and climbed up the Col del la Forclaz to see the finish of a stage of the TDF. Also watched a finish in Bern two days prior to...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By alan s

Most trips I carry a 6’ cable and small padlock...

Most trips I carry a 6’ cable and small padlock for lunch and overnight camping. For higher risk areas, I use the Abus Bordo Granit X Plus 6500. It weighs a bit, but is carried under the downtube,...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By alan s

Upgrade your bike to disc brakes! Use a proper...

Upgrade your bike to disc brakes! Use a proper wheel builder! Use normal tires like the rest of us!
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By alan s

Box was 54x29x8, and I turned the flat bars...

Box was 54x29x8, and I turned the flat bars sideways without loosening. Wheels fit in easily next to the frame. May have lucked out by getting the perfect box. I zip tied the wheels to the frame...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By alan s

I just shipped a bike to Indiana and it was $38...

I just shipped a bike to Indiana and it was $38 for 2 business days, but it took 3 business days by my calculation. Dropped off at a UPS store. The bike box from the Trek Store was the perfect size...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By alan s

What did I do? Should I be scared?

What did I do? Should I be scared?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By alan s

OK, Iíll bite. Explain how something that...

OK, Iíll bite. Explain how something that doesnít exist there (wherever there is) is not ďgood value for money.Ē If it doesnít exist there, that means you have to get it from somewhere else, right?...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By alan s

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are...

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are NOT touring? OK. Next.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By alan s

Develop some cycling skills and you can ride on...

Develop some cycling skills and you can ride on one wheel.

https://youtu.be/kWkFYZnbPSY
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By alan s

I recently modified my World Troller to a M8000...

I recently modified my World Troller to a M8000 XT SGS RD, 116 link chain, 1x11 with an 11-46 cassette and 38T chainring. Had to add a Wolftooth Goatlink 11. Works great as a 1x. Probably would be...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By alan s

When you see a pickup truck approaching, quickly...

When you see a pickup truck approaching, quickly let the air out of your tire so it looks like you need help.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By alan s

I’ve always wanted to visit Austin. Looks like a...

I’ve always wanted to visit Austin. Looks like a good turnout for the event. The ACA Texas Hill Country Route is on my bucket list.
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By alan s

Hell is burning. Itís a joke. Funny name for a...

Hell is burning. Itís a joke. Funny name for a state forest.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

2 mm is the width of a nickel. If your fender is...

2 mm is the width of a nickel. If your fender is that close, you may want to get wider fenders or narrower tires.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By alan s

People left Europe and settled in the New World...

People left Europe and settled in the New World for many reasons. Pretty sure crowded bike lanes was high on the list.
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By alan s

To answer your question, you should probably be...

To answer your question, you should probably be looking at frame, saddle and bar bags. Here is a picture of my road bike set up for fully loaded touring. People carry far less, but this will give you...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By alan s

Scooters. Hilarious! ...

Scooters. Hilarious!

https://youtu.be/ny14qUNvjVg
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By alan s

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/90e33027_e456_4ae3_bcd8_3bd053392e82_4edcd1181cfeaa37c12e92ab94d894600aa6cac1.jpeg
This place is literally on fire all the time.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

From the article: Something else to noodle...

From the article:

Something else to noodle on – Schwalbe (http://www.schwalbe.com/) says many tires are intentionally manufactured on the narrow side of the allowed tolerances because they’ll...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

This article may help. Even if not, it’s...

This article may help. Even if not, it’s interesting.

https://bikerumor.com/2016/08/12/tech-story-match-bicycle-tire-width-rim-width-best-results/
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but...

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but the tire width, which the OP is primarily concerned with, and the tire height, can vary based on tire design, manufacturing tolerances and rim...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

The question is about the size of the donut, not...

The question is about the size of the donut, not the donut hole.
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By alan s

Canít you read? Support vehicle will carry...

Canít you read? Support vehicle will carry everything!
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By alan s

They must not measure bike commuters in China. ...

They must not measure bike commuters in China. They probably have 40K an hour.

https://images.app.goo.gl/T2Tv6a84Td5tWgcK6
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By alan s

Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste. Cut the...

Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste. Cut the toothbrush in half.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By alan s

I like the idea of a wire cover both to protect...

I like the idea of a wire cover both to protect the pooch in case of a crash and to keep her from jumping out. I also like the trikes, which provide a nice platform. And especially the recumbent...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

Might have to shop around. I recently bought a...

Might have to shop around. I recently bought a Marathon Supreme 26x2 for around $50 from Walmart online.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By alan s

Marathon Supremes.

Marathon Supremes.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By alan s

Makes me appreciate that I donít have quite so...

Makes me appreciate that I donít have quite so many bikes on my commute route. Of course, I ride on mixed use trails that arenít very wide and probably encounter 100 oncoming bikes at fairly high...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,074
Posted By alan s

Iím not implying anything. All Iím saying is if...

Iím not implying anything. All Iím saying is if itís OK for an eagle or bear to catch and eat a fish, itís OK for me also. These are highly evolved, majestic animals that are top predators, as are...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,074
Posted By alan s

Alright. Letís try a grizzly bear in an Alaskan...

Alright. Letís try a grizzly bear in an Alaskan stream catching a migrating salmon. Do I at least get to use a net?
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,074
Posted By alan s

I donít see the difference if I catch a fish and...

I donít see the difference if I catch a fish and eat it and an eagle catches a fish and eats it. We are both doing the same thing and itís OK.
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By alan s

The Oregon Coast should start preparing NOW!

The Oregon Coast should start preparing NOW!
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,492
Posted By alan s

No idea. Went to the Trek store and got a free...

No idea. Went to the Trek store and got a free one today. They seemed more than happy to give one away, saving the hassle of recycling.
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,492
Posted By alan s

I stopped in REI yesterday and they wanted $35...

I stopped in REI yesterday and they wanted $35 for a new box, and had no used boxes to give away. The bike shop guy laughed and suggested going to a bike shop to get a free one. I’m starting to...
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By alan s

A burn got out of control at a campground in...

A burn got out of control at a campground in Florida where I was staying. Prior to my visit. You can see the tree in the background was pretty scorched.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By alan s

It is a tapeable thing. Just apply strips of...

It is a tapeable thing. Just apply strips of friction tape on the rack deck to eliminate rattling. Or hockey tape. A couple thin layers is enough to silence the noise, but still allows the bag to...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By alan s

I have the Explorer disc rack and regular rack...

I have the Explorer disc rack and regular rack and a fat bike rack by Topeak. DXP trunk bag works on all. I also attach Ortlieb panniers for touring. Don’t use the pannier specific Tourist rack,...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By alan s

Tried the sling last night for a short ride to a...

Tried the sling last night for a short ride to a restaurant and it worked, but was kind of hard to pedal. I can definitely say that a front basket would be the best option, because the pup needs to...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By alan s

Penny Farthing tires are reportedly difficult to...

Penny Farthing tires are reportedly difficult to find in Outer Mongolia.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By alan s

Same. ...

Same.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/390c0a5e_02fd_42d7_908d_9ebc7ec2bd8a_9b9318f9f2fed1dd13080e1054e94d41c23f8e72.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By alan s

Sound like the front is better. The Racktime...

Sound like the front is better. The Racktime looks nice, but having to mount a front rack is not ideal. Any good baskets that mount to the bars only or is that not stable enough? BTW, here’s a...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By alan s

Can’t help on the reroute, but it looks like at...

Can’t help on the reroute, but it looks like at least the portion from Boonville to Clinton is unaffected. When I was riding the Katy Trail a few weeks ago, levels were already high, but it has been...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By alan s

Carrying a small dog

Just got a dachshund puppy and want a way to carry her on trips to the store and parks or just around the neighborhood. Fully grown will be 7-8 lbs. I have a Topeak MTX rack on several bikes which...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By alan s

I was able to squeeze 40s and fenders on this...

I was able to squeeze 40s and fenders on this bike, for comparison.
...
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