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Forum: Touring
02-23-17, 02:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,438
Posted By NeilGunton

If you want to talk about transparency, how about...

If you want to talk about transparency, how about being open about the fact that you have an axe to grind given our previous interactions here. Unfortunately you went back and deleted your posts, so...
Forum: Touring
01-15-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By NeilGunton

You can have multiple route lines in multiple...

You can have multiple route lines in multiple colors on the Google-API-based maps on crazyguyonabike. You plot the routes either point by point or by uploading a GPX, TCX or FIT file. If you do it...
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,967
Posted By NeilGunton

Um, I already explained that he took it down...

Um, I already explained that he took it down himself. It was entirely the decision of the author to do that, not me.

Neil
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,967
Posted By NeilGunton

I think the author you are referring to here was...

I think the author you are referring to here was Bill Saint-Onge (no idea if that was his real name or a pseudonym). He self-deleted his account last November. He didn't give any reason, but it...
Forum: Touring
10-03-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,002
Posted By NeilGunton

This is not quite true. Co-Motion use larger...

This is not quite true. Co-Motion use larger diameter tubing than bikes like the LHT. I don't have the numbers at my fingertips, but I have owned both Co-Motion (not the Pangea, but the 700C...
Forum: Touring
07-26-16, 12:08 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

It is commonly understood by bicycle tourists...

It is commonly understood by bicycle tourists that you can take alternative transport to skip sections that you don't want to ride for whatever reason - e.g. road works, dangerous traffic, time...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

This throws into stark relief the problem with...

This throws into stark relief the problem with "arbitrary lines in the sand". If we choose the "legal definition" of what constitures an "e-bike", and where they are allowed to go, then there will be...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Then why do you think you are seeing such...

Then why do you think you are seeing such push-back whenever the subject of e-bikes comes up here? I suggest it is because many cyclists object at a visceral level to having motorized transport...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Well, personally, I would call it a failure,...

Well, personally, I would call it a failure, because I value conquering hills as being an essential part of the bicycle touring experience. I don't like stopping on hills, let alone skipping them....
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Ok, so then by your logic it would be fine for...

Ok, so then by your logic it would be fine for people to discuss motorhomes, kayaking, hiking, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, knitting, or any other activity that people might choose to do on...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

You share 50% of your DNA with a banana. Does...

You share 50% of your DNA with a banana. Does that mean we're all fruit?

You use other forms of transportation to get to and from your tour. That doesn't detract from or invalidate the tour you...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

That's what we are trying to hash out here. The...

That's what we are trying to hash out here. The e-bike is obviously a disruptive technology, one that blurs the lines and creates gray areas where none existed before. I think it's dangerous for that...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

The mental contortions you guys are going through...

The mental contortions you guys are going through here is amazing.

As Alan said, the train portion of his trip wasn't a bicycle tour, but the bicycling part certainly was. If you did the same...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 01:20 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I don't think anybody has ever claimed that...

I don't think anybody has ever claimed that getting a train ride for some portion of your bicycle tour means you're somehow "not on a bicycle tour". Out of many thousands of tour journals over on...
Forum: Touring
07-24-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I think the only thing that's been "sorted out"...

I think the only thing that's been "sorted out" here is that the whole topic of e-bikes is controversial, at least here on the "bicycle touring" forum. It's become obvious that any attempted...
Forum: Touring
07-22-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I apologise for my snarky reply. It wasn't...

I apologise for my snarky reply. It wasn't directed at you, but still, it was unwarranted and drew attention away from my main argument, which is this:

How much motor is "ok" here? I assume that...
Forum: Touring
07-21-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Um, no they're not. One of these things is...

Um, no they're not.

One of these things is not like the others... all but the last item can be lumped together under the "self powered bicycle" category. The last item is really a category unto...
Forum: Touring
07-21-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Yeah, that article went up way before e-bikes was...

Yeah, that article went up way before e-bikes was really a thing that was on my radar. I can't remember now what discussion was had at the time with the author, to be honest. It was almost ten years...
Forum: Touring
07-21-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Some hard truths that I think some people need to...

Some hard truths that I think some people need to hear:

This is not supposed to be a forum catering to, and centered around, people with disabilities. It is supposed to be about bicycle touring.
...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

One can say that you're being selective with the...

One can say that you're being selective with the truth. It was clearly suggested that the people saying that motors have no place here were trolls, and that they should be banned from this...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

It wasn't. I was arguing that motorized bicycles...

It wasn't. I was arguing that motorized bicycles don't belong on a bicycle touring forum, that's all.

Look at it this way. You already exclude most of the world of topics from this forum. I doubt...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Um, no. If I say that allowing motorized bicycles...

Um, no. If I say that allowing motorized bicycles here is a slippery slope, then that is entirely consistent with my position on my own site. I think you're a little confused about the meaning of...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Huh? The debate is about whether or not motorized...

Huh? The debate is about whether or not motorized bicycles have a place in a "bicycle touring" forum. How am I being hypocritical by participating in the discussion? Having an opinion in a...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

There have been discussions about e-bikes on the...

There have been discussions about e-bikes on the crazyguyonabike forums. I don't automatically shut them down, but I do generally re-state my policy that the site is for non-motorized bicycles only....
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

But I don't think anyone was actually doing that....

But I don't think anyone was actually doing that. It's just hard to say "x doesn't belong here" without some proponent of x getting offended.

I don't know if I'd actually be in favor of a sticky,...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I would be ok with this in theory, but I guess it...

I would be ok with this in theory, but I guess it would depend on how it was presented in practice. I'm not all that familiar with the software used here on Bikeforums, but if they have the...
Forum: Touring
07-17-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I want to try to clarify something. My argument...

I want to try to clarify something. My argument is not against the very idea of some disabled person getting motorized assistance and being able to get out in the world. What we are quibbling about...
Forum: Touring
07-17-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

It's not a race or contest with others. It is...

It's not a race or contest with others. It is just something that is supposed to be self-powered, that's all. Pretty simple.

I was trying to make a point about how it starts with the "think of the...
Forum: Touring
07-17-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

Ok, so let's play a little mind experiment......

Ok, so let's play a little mind experiment... someone invents a powered exoskeleton that is lightweight enough to be unobtrusive, and powerful enough to make a difference in terms of how far you can...
Forum: Touring
07-16-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 23,778
Posted By NeilGunton

I want to clarify, since it's been mentioned,...

I want to clarify, since it's been mentioned, that I don't allow e-bike journals on crazyguyonabike. My opinion is, and has always been, that putting any type of motor on a bicycle changes the...
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

First of all, this is entirely false. ...

First of all, this is entirely false.

Second, Chris, you are just proving for me why I kick certain people off the site.

Neil
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

I'm here because people are discussing me and my...

I'm here because people are discussing me and my website. Duh.

I would ask why you're here, but I've concluded after a couple of attempted exchanges with you that you're just having fun with...
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Yes, unfortunately this has been my experience...

Yes, unfortunately this has been my experience here on bikeforums. It seems that many ex-users of my site end up here, and inevitably whenever crazyguyonabike comes up as a discussion, guess who pops...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Yup, you're right, your snipe about "if it...

Yup, you're right, your snipe about "if it entertains you more to take umbrage, go right ahead" did provoke a comment from me that went "Wow, it's weird how comments on the internet can make you feel...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Ok, another one who was kicked off the site, this...

Ok, another one who was kicked off the site, this time due to abrasive behavior, way back in 2011 (and again, a demonstration of how long people hold grudges). The ban was due to this person replying...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Well, again - if you're not interested, then why...

Well, again - if you're not interested, then why do you keep posting about it, over and over? At this point it really starts to look like you have an axe to grind... which kind of belies all those...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

You have commented a couple of times that finding...

You have commented a couple of times that finding good pics out of 2 million is hard, and that crazyguyonabike needs a "hardcore photo edit" due to the excessive amount of content.

I think you...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 01:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

None of this is true. I don't charge for posting,...

None of this is true. I don't charge for posting, and I don't delete you if you don't donate.

Basically this person is, as I recall, someone I kicked off the site back in 2011 for posting a weird...
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

I know you mentioned the Ratings, but are you...

I know you mentioned the Ratings, but are you also aware of the different ways that page can be presented? A lot of people don't mess with the little form at the top of that page, that allows you to...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Ok, I went there, and this is what I saw when I...

Ok, I went there, and this is what I saw when I tried to read one of the articles:

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So, is that what you want crazyguyonabike to become? "Access to the rest of the content on this page...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

I'd like to thank everybody who has responded...

I'd like to thank everybody who has responded with good vibes. And the people who aren't so positive, well, you have your opinions and that's ok. It's a free world. I was annoyed at first, but I have...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,571
Posted By NeilGunton

Fwiw, I chose the name at the time for a couple...

Fwiw, I chose the name at the time for a couple of reasons. First off, I had been reading a book called "The Essential Crazy Wisdom" by Wes Nisker (http://amzn.com/1580083463), and his definition of...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 181,016
Posted By NeilGunton

I know this thread isn't supposed to be about...

I know this thread isn't supposed to be about crazyguyonabike, and I'm not the one that kept bringing it up. But since there are some really gratuitously disparaging comments being thrown around, I...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 181,016
Posted By NeilGunton

Well, it's nice to hear so many friendly voices...

Well, it's nice to hear so many friendly voices over here commenting about my website. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
11-04-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,682
Posted By NeilGunton

Back in 1998 I did my TransAm (3 months, ~5000...

Back in 1998 I did my TransAm (3 months, ~5000 miles) with pretty much just my cycling gear. Not sure if it's technically "roadie kit", but it was Pearl Izumi padded shorts and "screaming yellow"...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By NeilGunton

Yes, but I think you're overstating the cost of...

Yes, but I think you're overstating the cost of the DeLorme InReach a bit. The basic model costs $279.99 on Amazon currently:

Amazon.com: DeLorme AG-009871-201 inReach SE: GPS & Navigation...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By NeilGunton

Ok, but I feel like you're trying to dismiss...

Ok, but I feel like you're trying to dismiss something as a non-issue, when it really is an issue. It's a simple fact that you don't know if your message has been received by the satellite or not....
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By NeilGunton

Sorry, I guess there's some ambiguity there in...

Sorry, I guess there's some ambiguity there in the word "system". I meant that when a message is sent to the satellite, the satellite does not send an ack ("message received") back to the unit, so...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By NeilGunton

DIsclaimer: I haven't used this device myself,...

DIsclaimer: I haven't used this device myself, just going by what I have read. Apparently the 3rd generation device has an improvement whereby it has an indicator light telling you when the message...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By NeilGunton

The thing about the SPOT is that the status...

The thing about the SPOT is that the status messages it sends are one way. It doesn't get any acknowledgment that the message was actually received by the system, so it's possible for updates to get...
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