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Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By BobG

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and...

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and light, use it just for your radio and save your other phone for emergencies. You may need to use earbuds or headphones though and yes, one more...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By BobG

MAK, Which "self-supported" ACA tours did you...

MAK, Which "self-supported" ACA tours did you take that had two leaders? :foo: I led four ACA TransAm tours and one partial Northern Tier over a period of 16 years and am not familiar with any that...
Forum: Touring
08-29-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,146
Posted By BobG

Ha! I had to look that one up in the Urban...

Ha! I had to look that one up in the Urban Dictionary. Google told me it was a radio station in Knoxville!
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By BobG

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is...

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is to hit the X to stop the download the very instant the color photo has loaded. One small collapsible window will appear that you can close and then...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By BobG

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed...

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed at along the Dordogne River in France ...
...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,332
Posted By BobG

DJ- The top two photos were taken in 1995 so we...

DJ- The top two photos were taken in 1995 so we were there just after you. We were chasing the TDF around. Somehow we got ahead of the Tour and saw it a second time! I'll never know how, somebody...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,332
Posted By BobG

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind...

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind by a car and died last month while riding locally here in NH. Dick was director of the Mt Washington NH Hill Climb bike race for many years and...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By BobG

If you ever need to cycle from Charles de Gaulle...

If you ever need to cycle from Charles de Gaulle airport into Paris there is a lovely canal bike path most of the way, the Canal de l'Ourcq ...
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,010
Posted By BobG

Yep, KFC is right, I was wrong. And Paul J, a...

Yep, KFC is right, I was wrong. And Paul J, a Home Depot pin (pictured below just for a test) fits my newer style BOB well. That said, the diameter is ever so slightly larger than the original pin. I...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,010
Posted By BobG

Paul J- If you PM me with your mailing address...

Paul J- If you PM me with your mailing address I'll send you several of the newer style pins with lanyard for the price of postage. I have ten of them sitting on my basement shelf. If you're handy...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By BobG

I've been using these Dakine un-padded baggy...

I've been using these Dakine un-padded baggy shorts (https://www.dakine.com/products/dropout-bike-short) for a couple of years now. I really enjoy the breeze coming up the loose fitting legs....
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,010
Posted By BobG

Isn't that upside down KFC? I believe the cradle...

Isn't that upside down KFC? I believe the cradle of clip snaps OVER the allen key nut on end of skewer to lock it in. See my photo/sketch at post 64 above. That photo is from BOB and it shows the big...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By BobG

30 years ago Bruce Gordon was the first to...

30 years ago Bruce Gordon was the first to advocate for 700c wheels for gravel applications with his "Rock'n'Road" back when 26" was the standard. He liked to use the stagecoach analogy. From his...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,332
Posted By BobG

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,903
Posted By BobG

robow I'll usually double check dish with my $10...

robow I'll usually double check dish with my $10 Nashbar gauge but that requires taking the wheel off the bike to do so. Vertical hops? Just spin the wheel and they will be revealed against the tape...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,903
Posted By BobG

A tire change yesterday gives me a photo op to...

A tire change yesterday gives me a photo op to show checking dish on the bike without a separate gauge ... masking tape! Thumbnail (or tape lines) for side play. Yes, fenders and racks may need to...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By BobG

Peter White Cycles...

Peter White Cycles (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tach.php) lists Zephyr chainrings but I only see Carmina, Vega and Vortex cranks listed. As a TA distributor perhaps he could order the left...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,903
Posted By BobG

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a...

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a bike frame in a work stand or just hanging by ropes before I owned a work stand. Brake blocks or thumbnails are adequate to indicate side play. The...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,332
Posted By BobG

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every...

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every morning now. Last year it was a Mom and Dad with 12 chicks.
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a...

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a hosteling club at our high school in '67 & '68. We made a short trip through PA using Brickerville hostel for our start. A little more recently than those...
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

Steve, I found a book search engine that located...

Steve, I found a book search engine that located the '60-'61 AYH Guide and Handbook. It confirms the above location on Fox Road ...

...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

Steve, I'm 95% sure this...

Steve, I'm 95% sure this...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

Keep me posted! If you're in the area I suppose...

Keep me posted! If you're in the area I suppose you cold also check property records for "Paul Hagel".
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

It was located at a rural setting so could now be...

It was located at a rural setting so could now be a tree farm. Last time I was there was around 1972 so my memory is vague. Probably north of PA turnpike?

I did get one Google hit...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

All I can remember it was north of town center...

All I can remember it was north of town center then a turn down a dirt drive to a charming stone hostel. Houseparents were Mr & Mrs Paul Hagel. There was a closely spaced string of hostels through...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

Back in the late '60s of my high school years I...

Back in the late '60s of my high school years I was active with both American Youth Hostels and DC area bike racing clubs. One of the adults would regularly take small groups of us up to the PA Dutch...
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,946
Posted By BobG

Just my example. Knowing numbers in German would...

Just my example. Knowing numbers in German would be a big help on your trip. Enjoy!
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,946
Posted By BobG

After making four solo trips in France I found...

After making four solo trips in France I found the command of numbers, at least 1-1000 both written and spoken, to be the most useful language skill to master. Every day I'd go into a store and would...
02-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By BobG

I began having debilitating headaches several...

I began having debilitating headaches several weeks ago. So severe I'd have to sit up and try to sleep in a chair with no head/pillow contact.

First I had to get Drs to agree if the pain source...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,528
Posted By BobG

Heh, reminds me of my trip up Schofield Pass CO!...

Heh, reminds me of my trip up Schofield Pass CO! The roughest I've ever ridden on a traditional drop bar touring bike (apologies to those who have already seen this photo at other threads). I rode...
Forum: Touring
01-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By BobG

They indeed run large. Here's an old 3 strap...

They indeed run large. Here's an old 3 strap Shimano 41-42 on my 7.5 size foot. They have plenty of fore/aft, left/right adjustment at the cleat. I have mine adjusted all the way to the rear and to...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,534
Posted By BobG

Thanks for the link indy. I actually met the...

Thanks for the link indy. I actually met the writer Caitlin briefly during my 2009 TransAm tour. She had concluded her ill fated Southern Tier tour and she and her mom stopped on their way back to...
Forum: Touring
12-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By BobG

Looking at the route from Google Satellite view...

Looking at the route from Google Satellite view...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By BobG

Indy- It looks like Bannack and Bannock Passes...

Indy- It looks like Bannack and Bannock Passes are two different locations with Bannock Pass being the one to Leadore ...
...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By BobG

I did too! :thumb: ...

I did too! :thumb:

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Harrison, Nebraska
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By BobG

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of...

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of my tent ...

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11-17-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By BobG

Those Shimano sandals have rather wide clunky...

Those Shimano sandals have rather wide clunky heels so I have the cleats set as far to the inside edge as possible for maximum clearance to the cranks and back towards heel to keep foot directly over...
11-16-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By BobG

The only cycling shoe I've found that fits over...

The only cycling shoe I've found that fits over the AFO is the Shimano SPD sandal. That said, I can cycle and walk comfortably from the relief of the Zilretta alone. I continue to use the AFO for...
11-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By BobG

There's not that much ankle motion with cycling....

There's not that much ankle motion with cycling. I doubt that fusion would interfere. It just sets the ankle at a fixed position fore and aft.

A year ago I was facing ankle fusion due to end stage...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,795
Posted By BobG

Sorry, I have no side photos with me aboard. I...

Sorry, I have no side photos with me aboard. I now have my bar tops about 2 inches higher than low point of the saddle with a really short stem. That said, I'm not quite as upright as the fellow in...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BobG

KC- That's a local city bike route...

KC- That's a local city bike route (http://www.delawareohio.net/wp-content/uploads/Bike_Path.pdf) sign at Sandusky and Bernard. That isn't connected to any routes outside of the city limits so...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BobG

I hear you KC. My favorite destination is France...

I hear you KC. My favorite destination is France where there are thousands of serpentine little back roads well mapped by the Michelin 1/200,000 series. All you do is connect the white and yellow...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BobG

Or if you really need a route suggestion through...

Or if you really need a route suggestion through Delaware OH, you could just click on two locations in the Google bike map mode. I don't really understand your question. You seem to be familiar with...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BobG

DeLorme is now owned by Garmin. Apparently you...

DeLorme is now owned by Garmin. Apparently you need to own one of their devices and pay to download zoomable bike specific maps (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/c452-c456-c11661-p1.html). The paper...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By BobG

I don't normally count miles either. That said,...

I don't normally count miles either. That said, I've logged 11,000 miles just around town over the past 3 years. I had to electrify my bike in November of '16 and that console included the first...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By BobG

Dimension...

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/stems/steerer_adaptor) is another good, fairly tall 1" to 1 1/8" quill adaptor. It provides 118 mm of rise to top of riser at minimum...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobG

That list is incomplete. Never leave home without...

That list is incomplete. Never leave home without a 2 gallon pot! ...

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Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,840
Posted By BobG

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on...

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on that southern route that we discussed on another thread...
...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,840
Posted By BobG

One more Canadian train story where nothing scary...

One more Canadian train story where nothing scary or funny happened and then I'll shut up! Happy Feet's Yellowhead Hwy story brought back a memory...

This trip I flew to Calgary for a loop to...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,840
Posted By BobG

Way back when (like early 70s) I occasionally...

Way back when (like early 70s) I occasionally rode my bike from college in NH to VA for summer vacation. I once altered my normal route to cross the Hudson at Kingston rather than my usual crossing...
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