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Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,591
Posted By reed523

Agree with Axoloti. Give before you receive and...

Agree with Axoloti. Give before you receive and get off to the right start ;) I'm a big fan, have stayed as a guest in about a dozen homes and have hosted several myself. Don't overthink it too...
Forum: Touring
09-24-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By reed523

Agreed spinnaker. I got a tiny taste last year...

Agreed spinnaker. I got a tiny taste last year in the Netherlands. I could read a few dutch words but never could understand a spoken one (excepts for fiets) :( I just thought they would...
Forum: Touring
09-24-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By reed523

Glad you asked this...I've been wondering the...

Glad you asked this...I've been wondering the same thing. Have recently had a couple South Koreans overnite at my place, which is a bit odd because I'm not on any bike routes and they did not know...
Forum: Touring
07-29-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By reed523

I haven't ridden that specific route but I have...

I haven't ridden that specific route but I have ridden on quite a few dual-sport ish routes on my touring bike. For me, the limiting factor is braking hard in the drops on long, rocky downhills. ...
Forum: Touring
07-23-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By reed523

I'm in North Central Oklahoma.....weather swings...

I'm in North Central Oklahoma.....weather swings near this latitude in November can be pretty dramatic and get worse the further west you go. Unless you have a high tolerance for cold wind, I...
Forum: Touring
04-15-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By reed523

My few days there last year confirms Chris_W's...

My few days there last year confirms Chris_W's comments. Also note that trains (at least some of them) require reservations in advance for the bike. Also, go ride the steepest roads you can find in...
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By reed523

a roll of velcro "tape". I've carried a 10'...

a roll of velcro "tape". I've carried a 10' piece (it's actually cut into several pieces now) for several years. Very handy. Ties down tight. Lighter than a popcorn fart. Won't put your eye out...
Forum: Touring
04-10-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By reed523

another Keen fan. Tiger striped feet is a...

another Keen fan. Tiger striped feet is a bonus:). FYI, not much skin is exposed with the Keens.
02-14-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,842
Posted By reed523

Great find Mel2012. Excellent info. Looks like...

Great find Mel2012. Excellent info. Looks like the Bullit may be the direction I lean.
02-13-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,842
Posted By reed523

I thought my question was fairly straightforward?...

I thought my question was fairly straightforward? Thanks anyway but i can do my own research. It's only a direct ride comparison I'm interested....by someone who's ridden both.
02-12-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,842
Posted By reed523

Bullit vs Urban Arrow

Hi folks,
I'm considering a cargo bike and interested in hearing from someone whose ridden both the Urban Arrow(cargo model) and the Bullit. I'm curious how/if the bikes handle differently from...
02-12-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By reed523

Nijmegen is a great city and the museum has some...

Nijmegen is a great city and the museum has some great bikes in it. Should be a blast. In a very fun twist of fate, I was fortunate enough to spend a day with one of the organizers of the festival...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By reed523

Nicely done! I toured Europe this summer and...

Nicely done! I toured Europe this summer and often wished I had video. You captured it beautifully including my traveling companions impression of Simplon. It was the third day of their (by adult...
Forum: Touring
12-13-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,462
Posted By reed523

Interesting thread. I've been working on a...

Interesting thread. I've been working on a little place to host touring cyclists as a way of giving back to the community (got a few pics on instagram at #keithsbikefort...
11-29-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,890
Posted By reed523

Having just returned from a month in western...

Having just returned from a month in western Europe including Amsterdam, me thinks dropping an insecure cyclist right into the heart of the city might blow their mind. It would be counter productive...
Forum: Touring
11-06-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By reed523

Thanks Bradtx, that's what I was fishing for!

Thanks Bradtx, that's what I was fishing for!
Forum: Touring
11-05-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By reed523

Thanks Doug. Probably good advice. ...

Thanks Doug. Probably good advice. Unfortunately, i'm a couple thousand miles down the road and budget will be an issue. Ideally, I'd like to be prepared to jump on a used one should it become...
Forum: Touring
11-05-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By reed523

Geometry Question: Co-Motion Cascadia vs Cannondale Touring

Notherntier's thread on the Co-motion bikes has poured fuel on my new touring bike fever. I've got it in my mind that my next bike should be an S & S Cascadia. Any chance anyone on here has...
11-04-15, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,633
Posted By reed523

My gravel bike is a Salsa Fargo and I'm running...

My gravel bike is a Salsa Fargo and I'm running Jones H bars on it. Love 'em. I've wrapped almost the entire bar giving me lot's of hand positions including forearms when I hit the smooth stuff or...
Forum: Southwest
10-31-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,039
Posted By reed523

Another local here-haven't really spent any time...

Another local here-haven't really spent any time in this forum. Live in Perkins and ride just about everywhere I can....currently lots of gravel. Check out the Stillwater Gravel Grinders Forum on...
Forum: Touring
10-28-15, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,179
Posted By reed523

No experience with the Soma but the Vaya is a...

No experience with the Soma but the Vaya is a nice tourer. Although, it doesn't have the wheelbase other tourers do which could compromise your stability a bit.
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By reed523

Feedback on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Hi all,
For those of you who've ridden the route, I'm curious to know how you got along on the un-shouldered sections between Tulsa and Edmond and if your experience was such that you would...
Forum: Touring
01-02-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,177
Posted By reed523

My sons and I are planning to spend a month...

My sons and I are planning to spend a month riding in Western Europe, roughly northern Italy to Holland (in a sort of lightening strike shaped route). This will be my first time touring Europe and...
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Posted By reed523

I did read the suggested post but it seems old...

I did read the suggested post but it seems old info might not be of much value as things are changing regularly?
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Posted By reed523

I'm following this thread in hopes of settling on...

I'm following this thread in hopes of settling on the best airline for a May trip from Oklahoma City to Milan and return from Brussels (probably). Budget will be a major issue so cost is a...
Forum: Touring
12-23-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By reed523

This is outside your requested region but you...

This is outside your requested region but you might take a quick glance if you are in the mood for something different. Oklahoma Freewheel ? Oklahoma Bicycle Tour (http://www.okfreewheel.com/) New...
Forum: Touring
12-20-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By reed523

ha....tried that....still have the stamps from my...

ha....tried that....still have the stamps from my attempt at that 3 years ago :). When I first began to dream about doing something like riding my bike for more than one day at a time, I received a...
Forum: Touring
12-19-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By reed523

Scribe fire is new to me....I'll check it out.

Scribe fire is new to me....I'll check it out.
Forum: Touring
12-18-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By reed523

Thoughts/Opinions for real time trip reporting in Western Europe

I'm in the early planning stages of a Western Europe (roughly Italy to The Netherlands...ish) trip next summer. I'm trying to decide on the best web-based journal/real time reporting platform(s) to...
Forum: Touring
10-28-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By reed523

I suggest roughing out a route based on the...

I suggest roughing out a route based on the places you want to see and then going into the various regional subforums on here and asking the locals for input. It worked great for me on a cross...
07-10-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By reed523

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-07-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By reed523

Flatlander, did you ever buy a rack? Any news to...

Flatlander, did you ever buy a rack? Any news to report on this? Could I possibly bother you for a measurement? I'm interested in knowing the distance from the top of the receiver hole to the...
Forum: Touring
01-05-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By reed523

I rode this section at the tail end of a cross...

I rode this section at the tail end of a cross country a few years ago. Perhaps I was just tired but the Oregon side confused the hell out of me in a couple of places. I was surprised by the lack...
Forum: Touring
12-22-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,810
Posted By reed523

One minor change with the disk is moving the...

One minor change with the disk is moving the spare spoke holder onto the seat stay to make room for the brake cable. As far as disks in general, I'm riding a Salsa Fargo and becoming a bigger and...
Forum: Touring
11-29-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By reed523

Thanks for the Alpine Roads link! Good stuff.

Thanks for the Alpine Roads link! Good stuff.
Forum: Touring
11-28-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By reed523

Thanks Bri and Massive. These give me some...

Thanks Bri and Massive. These give me some direction.
Forum: Touring
11-27-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By reed523

Off pavement in the Alps

The idea of a tour of the Alps via gravel roads is really starting to sound like a lot of fun to me. Can anyone point me to any good picture heavy journals for inspiration?
11-17-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By reed523

No hitch yet. Want to hear from someone with...

No hitch yet. Want to hear from someone with experience with the setup first.
11-17-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By reed523

I don't own one. My ride is an Element. Owning...

I don't own one. My ride is an Element. Owning a Mini Cooper would lead to a certain loss of driving privileges for me :( I'm asking for a friend. She currently hauls her bikes on the roof but...
11-17-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By reed523

Hitch mounted rack for a Mini Cooper Clubman?

Does anyone have any experience with a two bike tray rack on a Mini Cooper Clubman? Any first hand experience comments would be most welcome...Thanks!
Forum: Touring
10-26-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By reed523

Good point here. Lot's of folks that begin a...

Good point here. Lot's of folks that begin a tour together don't end together.
Forum: Touring
08-19-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,844
Posted By reed523

I replaced all my straps with a several 1/2" wide...

I replaced all my straps with a several 1/2" wide velcro pieces (originally 10' long roll). Put several together and make it as long as you need. Weighs nothing, sticks like crazy, and seems to...
Forum: Touring
07-20-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,897
Posted By reed523

I would argue that touring bikes are making their...

I would argue that touring bikes are making their way back to the mainstream. However, they are doing it carefully disguised as "gravel bikes" or "adventure bikes". On a related note, I leave my...
Forum: Touring
07-17-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By reed523

Hi J, One thing has changed recently down here....

Hi J,
One thing has changed recently down here. Although we aren't getting the attention that North Dakota is, oilfield activity is having a MAJOR impact on localized areas. Be advised you might...
Forum: Touring
07-17-13, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By reed523

Nice to see a local (almost) on here. I'll be...

Nice to see a local (almost) on here. I'll be following along!
07-16-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,140
Posted By reed523

I'm 5'8" with a 33" inseam and the medium fits me...

I'm 5'8" with a 33" inseam and the medium fits me like a glove. I would tend to think the large would be the bike for you. You are going to love the bike. I keep 3 sets of tires handy depending on...
Forum: Touring
06-23-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,816
Posted By reed523

I read nothing but positive reviews of both. What...

I read nothing but positive reviews of both. What makes an Americano worth 3 LHTs, and the frame alone worth 4x?[/QUOTE]

From a purely functional standpoint, perhaps little difference between the...
Forum: Touring
06-21-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,816
Posted By reed523

Holy cow. I commend you on your self-discipline....

Holy cow. I commend you on your self-discipline. If I could get that close to an Americano with the budget, it would be a slam dunk for me.
Forum: Touring
03-24-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By reed523

Lots of good advice so far...you might try this: ...

Lots of good advice so far...you might try this: As you begin to rough out the route, build a google map so it is easy for other people to look at it. I received some awesome advice by posting...
Forum: Touring
02-07-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By reed523

Another CGOAB devotee here but you've already...

Another CGOAB devotee here but you've already heard plenty from that fan base. My suggestion would be to select a format that allows easy content addition while on the road. As I look back on my...
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