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Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,636
Posted By travelinhobo

Typical d-head response. Didn't realize hud was...

Typical d-head response. Didn't realize hud was king of all. Let me bow to thee, for I'm not worthy as a female.
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Posted By travelinhobo

Never been to Aussieland and I know dogs can get...

Never been to Aussieland and I know dogs can get stolen, but I think you shouldn't worry much about it when you tie him up outside the supermarket.

Interesting that the 'companion pet' has taken...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,636
Posted By travelinhobo

Blarney - I think you mean he's houseless. I'm...

Blarney - I think you mean he's houseless. I'm sure he's at home on his bicycle like I am. As for food, dumpster diving can net you all kinds of still-good food. Living in a throw-away society has...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,555
Posted By travelinhobo

I don't get the title of this post.

I don't get the title of this post.
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,173
Posted By travelinhobo

No. Who wants to read about another street...

No. Who wants to read about another street person? As for the bobcat chances, wasn't it a bobcat that runner in CO killed with his legs a few weeks ago?
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,837
Posted By travelinhobo

I'm female, so that may make a difference, but...

I'm female, so that may make a difference, but when they've 'passed by' at 1 or 2 in the morning (my Spidey senses almost always wake me up a few minutes before someone arrives), they either keep on...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,697
Posted By travelinhobo

Have flown many times with my bike and never had...

Have flown many times with my bike and never had your bad experiences. Once Air France delayed it on a transfer flight, but got it to me on the next flight 1.5 hrs later.

If you could care less...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,837
Posted By travelinhobo

I live on my bike. Aside from small critters (I'm...

I live on my bike. Aside from small critters (I'm rarely bothered by them - beetles being the most common I see after dark), the rain is inconvenient. Last nite it drizzled half a dz times and I just...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,173
Posted By travelinhobo

I live on my bike. This is my third winter in the...

I live on my bike. This is my third winter in the desert of southern CA and AZ (which is part of the Sonoran). Hear the coyotes frequently in my sleeping bag, but they've never disturbed me. If I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By travelinhobo

I've biked France twice along w/20 other European...

I've biked France twice along w/20 other European countries. France is the best country in general to bike. As long as you stay off the N roads (red roads if you use the Michelin map), you should be...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By travelinhobo

Yes, did it 2.5 summers ago. It's no big trip as...

Yes, did it 2.5 summers ago. It's no big trip as most of it is downhill (there's a steep downhill on the first day). I did it because I couldn't find a ride. It would definitely be possible to...
02-21-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,561
Posted By travelinhobo

FYI - Performance is changing hands and has...

FYI - Performance is changing hands and has turned themselves over to some bike or sporting company I've never heard of. Got their spam email the other day.
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By travelinhobo

Understand that here in the desert of southern...

Understand that here in the desert of southern Arizona which extends into half of southern California, "rain" equates to sprinkles. It doesn't actually rain here except on occasion.
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,778
Posted By travelinhobo

I think you have to question the validity of a...

I think you have to question the validity of a product by a company who uses a chick in the advertising who's never been on a bike in her life!
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By travelinhobo

Why would you not lock up your bike? As stated...

Why would you not lock up your bike? As stated above, don't get paranoid about thieves lurking everywhere - it'll ruin your trip and you'll do less. 3 extensive bike trips thru Europe, 2 involving...
02-07-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,333
Posted By travelinhobo

I remember when I finished my 2000 bike tour with...

I remember when I finished my 2000 bike tour with a 2 wk jaunt thru part of Holland. Not knowing better, I started out riding on the roads but was quickly put in my place by the honking drivers who...
02-04-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By travelinhobo

I deflated my front tire yesterday and found that...

I deflated my front tire yesterday and found that the tube was about to bust. Pics below are the 4 bad areas on the tube (2 on either side of the valve stem but 3-4 spokes away. Valve stem area had...
01-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By travelinhobo

Rum- I already have tire liners in both tires...

Rum- I already have tire liners in both tires (which have proven to be a waste as I've had 3 goatheads easily get past them to give me flats. Luckily someone gave me the liners and it wasn't my...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,213
Posted By travelinhobo

U-Haul is another interesting idea. But for...

U-Haul is another interesting idea. But for both, you have the bathroom problem (I'm female) and while there would be no breaking laws broken, there would be the entering one. I'll definately keep...
01-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By travelinhobo

I know nothing about tubeless tires. When I have...

I know nothing about tubeless tires. When I have time, I'll read up on it.
I know tubes have been increasing in price, but I know that there is a big difference in price between TR and non. About...
01-28-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By travelinhobo

THanks to all the responses. As for a pic, I...

THanks to all the responses. As for a pic, I should have taken one last week when I cleaned it all out, but didn't think of it. I like that clothes rope idea and filling in the space. I wondered...
01-25-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By travelinhobo

Tire tube as fill-in liner?

The set of rims I have on my bike constantly give me pinched flats. Don't know how many new tubes go in the trash after one flat because the pinch is too long. I've got 2 liners on the rear one now,...
Forum: Touring
01-24-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By travelinhobo

Flagstaff will be cold in March. If you want to...

Flagstaff will be cold in March. If you want to continue from LA, do LA down to SD, tho you can easily be on and off your bike all day in SD County! If you want desert, it does get warm in March, but...
Forum: Touring
01-24-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,213
Posted By travelinhobo

Lol. Love it. I live on my bike and every so...

Lol. Love it. I live on my bike and every so often I find a new "unique" place to stay. The problem with the HD sheds is that there's no grass in the parking lot to go wee wee in the middle of the...
Forum: Touring
12-14-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,932
Posted By travelinhobo

The great thing about bike touring is that there...

The great thing about bike touring is that there are no rules (other than using a bike).
Forum: Commuting
11-23-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,109
Posted By travelinhobo

My knees went South after 8.5 years of biking....

My knees went South after 8.5 years of biking. Went to 2 doctors, both which said I didn't need surgery, one who recommended physical therapy. Got off the bike for a number of years when I went to...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By travelinhobo

I highly recommend Lone Peak panniers. No longer...

I highly recommend Lone Peak panniers. No longer inexpensive, but held up well for the 4 tours I used them on. LPs are sectional panniers, so are you an organized person or not?
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By travelinhobo

Yes, I also read Josie Dew's books years ago....

Yes, I also read Josie Dew's books years ago. Remember I enjoyed them.
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By travelinhobo

At the Saigon airport a few yrs ago, they...

At the Saigon airport a few yrs ago, they confiscated my fork! Eating fork, not bike fork. When I told them that the US airports (from whom I learned at that point all airports get their rules from)...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By travelinhobo

Actually, about 3 years ago, I think, when I went...

Actually, about 3 years ago, I think, when I went to buy a helmet (hadn't in years), I became quite envious of kids! There was one helmet I REALLY wanted which was white and you could write on it...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By travelinhobo

I'd love to find a copy of a book written around...

I'd love to find a copy of a book written around the turn of the last century by Henry Stickler who toured on a Penny Farthing. Title is: Around the world without a cent. However, the most common...
Forum: Touring
09-28-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By travelinhobo

Wouldn't you solve your problem by getting a...

Wouldn't you solve your problem by getting a tandem for the 2 of you? Then you could lead and she could follow, peddling no more than her interest of 60kms, while you continued on. ;)
Forum: Touring
09-21-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,452
Posted By travelinhobo

Wasn't going to contribute but since someone...

Wasn't going to contribute but since someone above suggested southern Cal, here's an idea. Fly into LAX or SD airports and bike part of the coast or inland area. 3 years ago from Nov-Feb, I biked...
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 628
Posted By travelinhobo

Well, don't get why it's so important, but...

Well, don't get why it's so important, but whatever. A thank you would have been nice.
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 628
Posted By travelinhobo

Okay, I think I've solved it for you. (See fine...

Okay, I think I've solved it for you. (See fine print of payment due below.) On googlemaps, go to Watsonville. Near the beach, find San Andreas Rd. Follow it southeast til it dead ends into a T. ...
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 628
Posted By travelinhobo

I have no idea why, but I know the spot you're...

I have no idea why, but I know the spot you're talking about. I biked the coast last summer and remember your description. I think it said Dole owns those fields. Strangely, I do not remember...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By travelinhobo

Totally would suggest foldable baskets as...

Totally would suggest foldable baskets as pictured above. I used them for a few years and they were awesome. Carries a gallon of milk plus some, a large pkg of toilet paper, etc. Then u fold them up...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By travelinhobo

I won't address the list, but I will the camping...

I won't address the list, but I will the camping questions. If you take a look at googlemaps, there are several state campgrounds along the coast south of Oceanside. However, here in SD I don't...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By travelinhobo

I did part of your route last year during the...

I did part of your route last year during the summer. I was in Salinas on July 4th, so that means I had already reached Monterrey by then. Due to the dangerousness of no shoulder south of Monterrey...
Forum: Touring
09-01-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By travelinhobo

Free promotion for touring!

Hey everyone! If you look kind of closely on the right side of the pic to the story, you'll see a loaded touring bike! I wonder where she was going.
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By travelinhobo

What is bike packing?? What are board shorts? ...

What is bike packing?? What are board shorts?

If you can't take a shower, you take your wash cloth and clean yourself off best as possible (I'm sure some short tours could include those clean...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By travelinhobo

Rode along I-5 two weeks ago due to probably not...

Rode along I-5 two weeks ago due to probably not being allowed to enter to ride as I did 2.5 years ago. Aside from the noise from all those ugly four-wheel monsters, there was absolutely no reason...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By travelinhobo

I understand that you're worried about being hit,...

I understand that you're worried about being hit, but unfortunately, for most of us who don't live in the Netherlands or Germany, etc. it's the reality we have to deal with. Do you return to the car...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By travelinhobo

Don't worry about them thinking you're male -...

Don't worry about them thinking you're male - this forum is extremely male dominated and they always think all cyclists/tourers are male. (I get cut down on a regular basis simply because I, like...
08-28-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,247
Posted By travelinhobo

About two weeks ago I biked thru the Camp...

About two weeks ago I biked thru the Camp Pendleton area from San Clemente to Oceanside using I-5. If you want to know the details on it, contact me directly. Simply put, the ride was fine.
Forum: Touring
08-11-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By travelinhobo

I rarely endorse anything, but LP I will! Used...

I rarely endorse anything, but LP I will! Used my panniers from them for multiple long tours and they always held up.
Forum: Touring
08-11-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By travelinhobo

What is bike camping? If there are other...

What is bike camping?

If there are other campers nearby, you could always try to strike up a conversation before you'll need the help and then decide on who you could ask to watch it if you're not...
08-04-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By travelinhobo

I'm interested to know the value on your bike and...

I'm interested to know the value on your bike and where you live. In my life I've had 3 bikes stolen - 2 were using a coil lock and this last time was a U-lock (albeit from Target). As for the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By travelinhobo

The sector I'm thinking of the Army Corps of...

The sector I'm thinking of the Army Corps of Engineers. Way back in the day (a good 25 years ago when I first started traveling this country by car), the public was welcome to camp for free on any...
Forum: Touring
07-31-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By travelinhobo

@travelinhobo...

@travelinhobo (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/travelinhobo-4116.html) - I have not been sitting on my butt just waiting for replies. I've been trying to read up a bit more, find more blogs and...
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