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Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By alan s

On thy left doesn’t make any sense. If the...

On thy left doesn’t make any sense. If the armored ride said it, she already passed and it’s too late. If the other rider said it, she’s on the right.
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By alan s

Maybe you could ride to somewhere with better...

Maybe you could ride to somewhere with better connections in the direction you are heading. In other words, ride now and catch a train or bus later. You’d still arrive at your destination at the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By alan s

Same. Week at a time, maybe 10 days. It’s long...

Same. Week at a time, maybe 10 days. It’s long enough for me. Some day I’ll do a longer trip, maybe in New Zealand.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,635
Posted By alan s

Good luck with it then. Itís a lot of money, but...

Good luck with it then. Itís a lot of money, but if it keeps you riding, it may be worth it.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,635
Posted By alan s

Thanks for the nice paperweight. Anyway, I don’t...

Thanks for the nice paperweight. Anyway, I don’t know much about ebikes, but do know that major brands such as Bosch will be around for a while, which means you'll have support should replacements be...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,635
Posted By alan s

I looked at the specs, and you are not getting...

I looked at the specs, and you are not getting much assist from a small motor and the battery is woefully inadequate. You are locked into their battery and motor, so if the company goes belly up,...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By alan s

I ride it to work every day. Dry right now in...

I ride it to work every day. Dry right now in the DC area.
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By alan s

It’s easy. Very little flexibility required. ...

It’s easy. Very little flexibility required.
https://youtu.be/e-Ocy0SPgcM
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By alan s

Katy Trail in Missouri is nice. Not paved, but...

Katy Trail in Missouri is nice. Not paved, but pretty smooth.
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By alan s

I find the site difficult to navigate and...

I find the site difficult to navigate and uninteresting. When I was starting out touring, I read a few trip reports, but haven’t looked at it in a long time. If the guy who runs the site wants to...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

Do you recommend not activating the lights?

Do you recommend not activating the lights?
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

Aside from the map being upside down, it looks...

Aside from the map being upside down, it looks like a great route. Not much along the way, so I’ll have to bring supplies. It appears there is a gas station/convenience store near Crow.
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

The gardens sound very interesting. I can...

The gardens sound very interesting. I can probably visit the Chinese Garden on the way to catching the bus to Astoria and the Japanese Garden at the end of the trip. Appreciate the tips.
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

The Smith River route is a really good...

The Smith River route is a really good suggestion. Looks like much quieter roads, and a bit longer. Vincent Creek Campground could be a good place to overnight. Crater Lake has car free days on...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

Downloaded the ACA GPX route and printed out the...

Downloaded the ACA GPX route and printed out the ODOT map. Coastal routes are hard to get very lost on, so this should be sufficient.
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

Planning to take the shuttle to the hotel where...

Planning to take the shuttle to the hotel where Iím staying at the end of the trip. They agreed to hold my luggage, and there should be a quiet place there to assemble. Iíll take the rail into the...
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By alan s

Oregon Coast highlights

I’m planning a trip for mid-September from Astoria to Florence and Eugene. Taking a bus from PDX to Astoria and renting a car in Eugene to finish up the trip to Crater Lake and Mt. Hood. Anything in...
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By alan s

The Crab Claw in St. Michaels is nice. Great...

The Crab Claw in St. Michaels is nice. Great maritime museum next door.
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By alan s

Saw a few small groups heading out from DC...

Saw a few small groups heading out from DC yesterday on the C&O. Looked like they were camping out. Not the weekend for that, but I guess they had the trip planned in advance. The high where I...
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By alan s

Heat index of 115F this weekend. Actual...

Heat index of 115F this weekend. Actual temperature will be only 100.
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By alan s

Water is plentiful along the way. You can get...

Water is plentiful along the way. You can get food in Point of Rocks and Brunswick. Whites Ferry restaurant/store is usually open in the summer. Not sure what kind of services you are looking for....
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By alan s

I have a similar wheelset for commuting. Not the...

I have a similar wheelset for commuting. Not the best design, as too much stress is concentrated on the rim where the spokes connect. Check carefully for cracks, and throw away if you have any.
Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By alan s

Looks like a beautiful area. I’ve only ever...

Looks like a beautiful area. I’ve only ever driven through the dry parts of Montana and Idaho. Nothing like the area you rode. Nice photos.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,976
Posted By alan s

I work all the way down in Old Town Alexandria,...

I work all the way down in Old Town Alexandria, making driving a little faster, as the last 7 miles are at higher speed against the flow on the GW Parkway. But when I used to work downtown, riding a...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,561
Posted By alan s

Looks like the seagulls made a perfect white...

Looks like the seagulls made a perfect white rectangle on the front license plate.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,976
Posted By alan s

If you lived in the DC suburbs and had to cross...

If you lived in the DC suburbs and had to cross the Potomac River, you would understand. Takes about 10 minutes more on average riding a bike 15 miles of my commute than it does driving. Sometimes if...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,976
Posted By alan s

My typical commute is a 15 mile drive to a...

My typical commute is a 15 mile drive to a parking lot and a 15 mile ride to work. If the weather is bad, I can park on the street closer to work, making for a 10 mile ride. Occasionally I ride the...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,773
Posted By alan s

You should try to ride your bike more often.

You should try to ride your bike more often.
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By alan s

Bikeflights or disassemble and pack in car.

Bikeflights or disassemble and pack in car.
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alan s

Creme díass. Anyone would understand.

Creme díass. Anyone would understand.
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alan s

Why would you get arrested for asking for chamois...

Why would you get arrested for asking for chamois butter? Not like it’s a controlled substance or anything. Maybe next time show a picture of what you are looking for.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By alan s

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. The answer to all...

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. The answer to all tire questions. If you want to know what bike to get, Surly LHT.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By alan s

Drove to work today. It was raining 2” per hour...

Drove to work today. It was raining 2” per hour for a couple hours during the morning rush hour. Arm got soaked reaching out the window to open the parking garage with a pass card. Most everything...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By alan s

I use white bottles for the most part, but never...

I use white bottles for the most part, but never gave any thought as to temperature. You can always keep water in a pannier which should help a bit. On a really hot day, I don’t want cold water,...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By alan s

I have these on my fatbike. Feet do not slip...

I have these on my fatbike. Feet do not slip off, but any contact with shins leaves a mark.
...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,236
Posted By alan s

I used bikeflights recently and other than the...

I used bikeflights recently and other than the extra day to deliver, which didn’t make any difference, I had no problems. $38 and done. However I couldn’t figure out exactly what the company...
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,825
Posted By alan s

Italian bees would never ride Swiss bikes. ...

Italian bees would never ride Swiss bikes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_bee
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,643
Posted By alan s

The extra weight comes from the use of gas pipe. ...

The extra weight comes from the use of gas pipe. At least thatís what I heard somewhere. The high density pipe is great for accelerating downhill.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,696
Posted By alan s

You may want to read up on the subject of cancer...

You may want to read up on the subject of cancer in China. And there are plenty of articles on the extraordinarily high levels of pollution in China. Maybe you are looking at data from the 1950s, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,696
Posted By alan s

You have to look at all pollution, not just...

You have to look at all pollution, not just greenhouse gases produced by people. The graph shows Chinaís greenhouse gas emissions 5x the US, and probably 6x or 7x now.
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By alan s

In a week? Thatís around 900 miles, which isnít...

In a week? Thatís around 900 miles, which isnít exactly flat along the coast. According to Google Maps, itís around 41,000í of climbing.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,696
Posted By alan s

The countryís population is entirely responsible...

The countryís population is entirely responsible for what it is doing to the environment. Outsiders are not to blame for the problem, except to the extent that great deal of the pollution results...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By alan s

The one I use is: (Temperature x relative...

The one I use is: (Temperature x relative humidity x exertion in Watts) / 300 * pi = number of required water bottles

Or I just wing it.
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By alan s

Maybe Iíll run into you. Planning a trip at the...

Maybe Iíll run into you. Planning a trip at the same time. It is the PNW, so fenders will go in my S&S case, to be installed or not based on the forecast.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,696
Posted By alan s

China is by far the world’s worst polluter. They...

China is by far the world’s worst polluter. They pollute as much as the rest of the world combined.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,623
Posted By alan s

If you’re talking summer drizzle vs summer hot,...

If you’re talking summer drizzle vs summer hot, I’ll take drizzle.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,696
Posted By alan s

Give a hoot, don’t pollute. ...

Give a hoot, don’t pollute.

https://youtu.be/co0Vh1C9NfY
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By alan s

WSD bikes usually have a rear view mirror with...

WSD bikes usually have a rear view mirror with lights for applying makeup at lights.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,979
Posted By alan s

This bike looks OK with all the accessories....

This bike looks OK with all the accessories. Bell, pump, saddle bag, water bottle cages, rack, bag, GPS, lights, pedals, and yes, fenders.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,979
Posted By alan s

Bikes arenít generally sold with accessories,...

Bikes arenít generally sold with accessories, including fenders, lights, racks, bells, bags, etc. You add them if you need them and get the type and size you want. Even pedals are an accessory on...
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