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Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,212
Posted By PedalingWalrus

are you asking me ? I know we all think...

are you asking me ?


I know we all think our bicycles are beautiful 😍 so forgive me for thinking you are asking me.
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I also have a BXB Teardrop bag. Love it. ...

I also have a BXB Teardrop bag. Love it.


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Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago...

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago and this time I matched the tire sidewalls :-)
...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,212
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_...

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/history/allagash/index.shtml
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,212
Posted By PedalingWalrus

2 night trip to the Allagash Wilderness

There are abandoned Locomotives in the middle of Allagash wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Apparently a missguided idea of transporting unassembled locomotives to the middle of frozen northern...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I never plan a specific mileage. On short tours...

I never plan a specific mileage. On short tours (weekends) I usually plan to do a trip in 3 nights and usually do finish it it 2 nights. I do like to ride all day but I like the freedom to just roll...
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the trucker is a great bike. If it fits you...

the trucker is a great bike. If it fits you perfectly then I would not mess with it and instead I would try to replace some components like get a second tubeless wheelset (carbon wheels) for the day...
Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,212
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Urban assault from our home door ...

Urban assault from our home door Windham-Westbrook-Portland-Westbrook-Windham

...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,209
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Why not basketpacking? Bikepacking is so...

Why not basketpacking? Bikepacking is so yesterday.
Forum: Touring
08-26-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes we also have a Rohloff hub. We have chain...

Yes we also have a Rohloff hub. We have chain instead of a belt. At times I wish we had a belt drive
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Doing the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is on my...

Doing the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is on my list of to-do's one day.
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes.. We made it to and up and down Katahdin!...

Yes.. We made it to and up and down Katahdin! Lucky for us we got gifted with perfect weather window. I know, because I got turned around a winter summit of Katahdin 3 times in a row.
...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes. I could have finished in 3 days. We camped...

Yes. I could have finished in 3 days. We camped 10 miles before the finish line and could have easily reached the end. If we had accommodations near finish line we would have finished in 3 days.
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that depends on the state. I think states with...

that depends on the state. I think states with high corona status require out of state visitors to quarantine. I think this link might help out as the information will keep fluctuating based on...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think there are some private options that...

I think there are some private options that function in non-covid times but now during covid the motels are far and few between...umm actually none between Machias and Lubec if You follow the trail....
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6 48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain ...

Day 6
48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain
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We crank it out of the Motel bright and...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 5 63.49 miles, 2636 feet elevation gain ...

Day 5
63.49 miles, 2636 feet elevation gain
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We wake up to a very subtle misting. The...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 4 48.38 miles, 2820 feet elevation gain ...

Day 4
48.38 miles, 2820 feet elevation gain

This section of the trail makes an interesting split. It visits the town of Eastport but then we need to backtrack for almost 10 miles to continue...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 3 49.3 miles, 2707 feet elevation gain ...

Day 3
49.3 miles, 2707 feet elevation gain
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This section of Maine coast feels even...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 2 63.94 miles, 4141 feet elevation gain ...

Day 2
63.94 miles, 4141 feet elevation gain

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Day 2 traverses rural Maine...welcome to...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Trip Report - Maine Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway

I posted a few photos from our last tour and got some private messages afterwards asking for more details on this tour. So here goes a trip report.

Maine Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway


Here is a...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,212
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway....

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway. This trail is 220 miles one way. We made it a loop for another 100 miles on the return trip. Bikeway was well signed along the way. Easy to follow...
07-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By PedalingWalrus

well, I did email them and the response was: ...

well, I did email them and the response was:

I am sorry to say we no longer make a bottom bracket that will fit your frame.
07-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ugh. You mean actually writing an email and...

ugh. You mean actually writing an email and asking ? Scary.
07-27-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Replacing my BB86 bottom bracket with Chris King bottom bracket

Hello,

My 2015 Salsa Warbird has BB86 bottom bracket in its specs. I am preparing for swapping my drive train sometimes this fall. I have always wanted to have a Chris King bottom bracket with...
07-19-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement....

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement. Hang it by the wheels upside down.
07-19-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks for all answers. The FR5 arrived...

Thanks for all answers. The FR5 arrived yesterday. I was able to remove the cassette very easily. Sweet! Now I'm waiting for the arrival of the new drive train.
07-17-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

11 speed casette

11 speed casette
07-16-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

very helpful! Thank You!

very helpful! Thank You!
07-16-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

[ aah. Thank you. I will place an orde for a...

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aah. Thank you. I will place an orde for a second chainwhip. Do I first use the FR5 and then the second chain whip?
07-16-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This is a bike that doesn’t get used much. I am...

This is a bike that doesn’t get used much. I am planning to put the eagle gx on it. How do I remove the crankset? Just use spanner wrench to unscrew the bottom bracket on both ends?
...
07-16-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i am such a noob ... thank you! I have the fr5...

i am such a noob ... thank you! I have the fr5 for through axle with a center pin . I did not realize the same is sold without the pin
07-16-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By PedalingWalrus

How do I take off the cassette on this wheelset?

Hi there. I hope someone can help me with a few questions. Thanks for helping out.

I don't know how to take the cassette off this wheel. I have the chain locker lever to lock the cassette but I am...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks for the tip. I will try a pair

Thanks for the tip. I will try a pair
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By PedalingWalrus

LOL it wasn’t me. I detected the potential...

LOL

it wasn’t me. I detected the potential situation early enough 😀

plus I live in Maine...everything shrinks here
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This might be TMI but one thing I learned during...

This might be TMI but one thing I learned during this 'experimentation' is to avoid shorter baggy shorts (like the Patagonia Baggies) ...they tend to rise to a REVELATON and that is not the best way...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,855
Posted By PedalingWalrus

let's hope we turn the map blue after November :-)

let's hope we turn the map blue after November :-)
07-07-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I sense an alarming lack of sense of humor here ...

I sense an alarming lack of sense of humor here




OTOH - go Canada! Good job!
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I always use shorts that dry quick... i don't...

I always use shorts that dry quick... i don't jump in the river, jump out and saddle up. ;-)

... yes some of my bikes DO use a leather saddle. 2 out of 6, 2 are Cambium, 1 is some racing plastic...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By PedalingWalrus

No Chamois?

In the past few months I ventured out without chamois more than with chamois. The results are surprisingly the same or slightly better without chamois. Apparently I could do 20 - 60 miles without...
07-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,222
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The only carbon asplosion I personally witnessed...

The only carbon asplosion I personally witnessed was this one time I decided on colonoscopy without anesthesia
(true story)


barrrumpsh
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,855
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We are touring every weekend. Many campgrounds...

We are touring every weekend. Many campgrounds are open in Maine and we also know many free campsites around the state
07-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Actually I saw a news report a few days ago that...

Actually I saw a news report a few days ago that traffic accidents were up.

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2020/05/22/motor-vehicle-fatality-rates-up-14-percent-in-march-despite-covid19.aspx?m=1
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah, good luck shelling out the cash for flight...

Yeah, good luck shelling out the cash for flight tickets and then arguing your case at the airport or border and basically risking the $$$ you invested. I would not go into such battle with such...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think a saddle bag fits more stuff and is more...

I think a saddle bag fits more stuff and is more practical but You can also opt for the bikepacking seat butt rocket bag. My friend replaced his revelate with a new large apidura bag and that thing...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By PedalingWalrus

support systems:...

support systems: https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/saddle-fixing-systems
bags: https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Our camp spot in Séte ...

Our camp spot in Séte


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Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By PedalingWalrus

There was Aldi somewhere in Agde (I think) . This...

There was Aldi somewhere in Agde (I think) . This grocery chain was the only one without toilets. We never went to another Aldi afterwards.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We biked through Séte last summer and met a few...

We biked through Séte last summer and met a few cyclists at the campground who have just completed similar route to what you are attempting.

all I can contribute is that the campgrounds were great...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,901
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I should have upgraded to Eagle and not replace...

I should have upgraded to Eagle and not replace worn out component of my 2by. The middle gear still sucks. I'm ready to throw this annoying rig out and get the new 10-52 Eagle drivetrain :-)
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