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Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 319
Posted By robow

Many rail trails, even when they're components of...

Many rail trails, even when they're components of a state program will often have a non-profit "Friends of the XYZ Trail" and they're the ones that often do a lot of the maintenance and/or upgrades...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 319
Posted By robow

This (but then I have a close affinity with a...

This (but then I have a close affinity with a certain pair of R2T's)
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By robow

Believe me when I say you can do much better than...

Believe me when I say you can do much better than that.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By robow

Unimaginable ! I can't fathom how many patches...

Unimaginable ! I can't fathom how many patches and tubes you must have carried/gone thru. I think I would have changed hobbies.
Wonder how Marathon Pluses would hold up to those things ?
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By robow

"A wealthy man will give you a dollar, the poor...

"A wealthy man will give you a dollar, the poor man will give you his last dollar"

I enjoyed the film greatly, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,348
Posted By robow

djb, I generally carry a Fuji point and shoot...

djb, I generally carry a Fuji point and shoot waterproof camera that I also use while fishing. It's very light and convenient and I don't pamper it whatsoever but the optics are only adequate.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,165
Posted By robow

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel...

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel of (no) mercy.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,348
Posted By robow

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun. ...

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.

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Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By robow

I'm going to sit this one out and plead the 5th...

I'm going to sit this one out and plead the 5th on the grounds that my wife of 37 years might read this.
(Actually we get along quite well when we tour together)
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

I tried a packet of that zesty lemon pepper...

I tried a packet of that zesty lemon pepper variety and it wasn't bad. It came with the sauce so it made it a little messy compared to some others but at least it wasn't dry and had flavor. Went well...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,165
Posted By robow

I recently got back from a trip where we spent a...

I recently got back from a trip where we spent a great amount of time and hundreds of miles on state highway shoulders. Those shoulders, though wide, were filled with a ton of metal scrap, far more...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Just got back from a week on the road. When I...

Just got back from a week on the road. When I couldn't find a meal elsewhere, I relied on those foil pouches of chicken and tuna. Added a block of cheese and some bread along with a bag of chips....
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

fishboat, can't believe you didn't recommend...

fishboat, can't believe you didn't recommend Omega 3 oil used liberally.
Btw, surprised this topic didn't derail sooner.
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going...

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going to be my next topic for discussion.
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By robow

Like others, I found the old Miyata a little too...

Like others, I found the old Miyata a little too flexible in the rear triangle for my tastes. Was very comfortable and great for credit card or light touring. Didn't own a front rack so that would...
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

I'm wondering where a fried chocolate pie would...

I'm wondering where a fried chocolate pie would be located on your chart ? Actually, don't tell me, I'll enjoy it even more here shortly if I don't know.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,165
Posted By robow

Side question, those running Marathon Supremes,...

Side question, those running Marathon Supremes, what psi are you running your 32 or 35 mm at when touring ? Thanks
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,165
Posted By robow

Bought a pair of Supremes 32mm last fall and plan...

Bought a pair of Supremes 32mm last fall and plan on running them this year. Though they're no Marathon Pluses (thank God), they do seem to be a fairly robust tire but they do measure a little small...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

I think that's the ticket, diced and added to...

I think that's the ticket, diced and added to pasta, rice, ramen or a soup
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,868
Posted By robow

I almost always camp in designated campsites but...

I almost always camp in designated campsites but on rare occasion if not available, and/or we can't make it to a legitimate campground, we will stealth camp. But stealth is definitely not my...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

I did the same the other day and picked up a can...

I did the same the other day and picked up a can of Spam Lite with less fat and sodium. Went home, removed it from the can and tried a small amount without cooking. If it were the only food source...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

There is a gentleman in our nearby community that...

There is a gentleman in our nearby community that has raced RAM at least twice and a good friend of mine has worked his support vehicle. This fellow definitely does not live on liquid meals. They...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Similar to one of my favorite no cook meals when...

Similar to one of my favorite no cook meals when my wife or someone else is along to share is veggie tacos, can of refried beans, small jar of salsa, pack of soft tortillas, bag of finely shredded...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,386
Posted By robow

So what do you think of the horizontal drop outs...

So what do you think of the horizontal drop outs as displayed in the couple frames above? Deal breaker ? Never been a fan but then I'm often the one where if it can go wrong............
Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,386
Posted By robow

I've always found Kool Stop Salmon brake pads not...

I've always found Kool Stop Salmon brake pads not only increase braking ability but also seem to be easier on my rims. These pads may wear down a little more quickly than some but I find that I can...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By robow

I would definitely make reservations if possible....

I would definitely make reservations if possible. Because of Covid and the fact that it's not like lodging along the Katy grows on trees anymore. You wouldn't want to roll up looking for a room and...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Alex, I'll take "Oxymorons" for 100 please. ...

Alex, I'll take "Oxymorons" for 100 please.

Answer is, What is "Spam Lite"

Hmm, an Etouffee made with Spam, yummy
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

According to my wife, red goes with everything,...

According to my wife, red goes with everything, including pancakes.

I thank you all for sharing your ideas with me. I leave for a week long tour down south shortly and wanted to go cookless on...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Those gelatinous meats in a can scare me without...

Those gelatinous meats in a can scare me without cooking, especially those like Spam when I can't even identify the animal(s) it's made from.
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Do you eat Spam cold ? We always fried it when I...

Do you eat Spam cold ? We always fried it when I was a boy.
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,000
Posted By robow

Alex, I'll take "Foods that don't have to be cooked"

So what do you like to pick up and eat when you'll be in need of a meal later on but you won't be cooking ? Just curious as I'm always looking for new ideas of things that I can easily throw in the...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By robow

staehpj1 is the exception and not the norm. ...

staehpj1 is the exception and not the norm. Almost all will be unable to get their entire bike, bags, and necessary gear under 40 lbs if talking 3 season, camp outside and cook for yourself touring....
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By robow

MSN, I looked at this before and couldn't find a...

MSN, I looked at this before and couldn't find a triple with BCD 4 or 5 bolt pattern that would allow for 24t and 42t rings and be more acceptable for a 10 speed drive train ( I understand there is...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By robow

I don't spend much time at all jumping between my...

I don't spend much time at all jumping between my middle and larger ring. I simply stay in my 46 until I need lower than my cross chaining will allow ( I know, I'm a very bad boy) and then drop...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By robow

As we touch upon this subject again, may I ask if...

As we touch upon this subject again, may I ask if anyone has dropped the large coin on the White Industries variable square crank and chainrings?

MR30VBC ? White Industries...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By robow

Well done, thanks for sharing. We looked into it...

Well done, thanks for sharing. We looked into it one time as a credit card tour and yes, we would have needed a small business loan for our lodging and meals.
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By robow

My smaller Lezynes can get me home on a day ride...

My smaller Lezynes can get me home on a day ride but the Road Morphs can keep my tires topped off and riding day after day on tour.
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,008
Posted By robow

From a couple different rides a few years back....

From a couple different rides a few years back. Play the game, which one doesn't belong ?
...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,008
Posted By robow

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple...

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple sets of Axiom panniers that I used for years which had pockets galore but I found it didn't really help me keep things organized any better, and that...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By robow

I am sure if you select a high enough quality...

I am sure if you select a high enough quality platform pedal that you would be just fine. So many other things that are likely to break down (and I am an expert on unlikely things breaking down)
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,008
Posted By robow

Whole lotta Ortlieb going on here, but truthfully...

Whole lotta Ortlieb going on here, but truthfully there are several excellent brands such as Arkel and others
...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By robow

Being the fashionista that I am.... color...

Being the fashionista that I am.... color definitely ........ Oh, and I guess comfort
presently Salsa gel cork handlebar tape is doing it for me
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,070
Posted By robow

Even in this day of smart phones and gps, I still...

Even in this day of smart phones and gps, I still always travel with a small compass "just in case". In certain terrain, it's easy to get turned around when the roads aren't straight and flat. More...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By robow

I have a few cats to volunteer if someone would...

I have a few cats to volunteer if someone would like to expose them to the world of bicycle touring : )
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By robow

Really enjoyed that. I've ridden many of those...

Really enjoyed that. I've ridden many of those same areas over the years but I've shied away from the gravel and tended to stay on the black top (other than Tunnel Hill Trail). Looks like I missed...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,564
Posted By robow

And the fact that even the last 2 weeks of May...

And the fact that even the last 2 weeks of May can be quite cold for camping in the UP. Not uncommon, lows in the low 30's or upper 20's, highs in the low/mid 50's, only on a very good day will it...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,786
Posted By robow

Stuart, I don't mean to interrupt your ongoing...

Stuart, I don't mean to interrupt your ongoing discussion but have you ever used any of the newer compressionless brake housing available on any brakes such as V's, mini V's, canti's or even mech...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,786
Posted By robow

Agree, that's another reason I like my salmons !

Agree, that's another reason I like my salmons !
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,081
Posted By robow

djb, my choice of a 700c wheel is purely a...

djb, my choice of a 700c wheel is purely a personal choice and don't expect anyone else to own my opinion. I simply like a 700c, as to me it rolls better on pavement, if not actually on the road,...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,081
Posted By robow

Thought so, and soooo, I'll take the Dale for...

Thought so, and soooo, I'll take the Dale for 3000 Alex.
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