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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By debade

I am completing an 1800 mile tour of Italy and...

I am completing an 1800 mile tour of Italy and France. My days have not been as long as 100 miles but I did not run out of battery once. On the longest days, I made sure I turn the power off at all...
06-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By debade

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I am convinced that most doctors only have a general knowledge of diabetes treatment. I would suggest you locate a person who has elected to focus their career, in part or full, on diabetes. I...
06-11-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By debade

I follow the suggestions provided in Smart...

I follow the suggestions provided in Smart Cycling videos provided by League of American Bicyclists. Not in a position to provide link but should be easy to find on the Leagues website
06-05-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By debade

I am on a bike tour right now and in Normandy. ...

I am on a bike tour right now and in Normandy. It is amazing to share in this celebration of freedom. Hundreds of vehicles from WWII are all over the area with 'actors' in uniform driving them. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-03-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By debade

I have been to Madison and it is not big. ...

I have been to Madison and it is not big. Cycling through the town is great. I do not think it matters where you stay. It will be easy to get to where you select to go. Great city.
05-20-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,751
Posted By debade

We had the same thoughts as you a few years ago. ...

We had the same thoughts as you a few years ago. We experienced Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Little Rock. All were good biking cities and on that basis we could have selected any of them. ...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
Posted By debade

I think this is great advice. My wife and I tour...

I think this is great advice. My wife and I tour and have for years. We are on one now in Italt and France.

For many years, before retirement, we would tour with not much more than our handlebar...
04-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By debade

https://www.adventurebiketouring.com/ride-the-rout...

https://www.adventurebiketouring.com/ride-the-route-verte-montreal-to-quebec-city-canada/ Ride it from Montreal or QC. One of my favorite bike tours when we rode from M to QC
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

Thanks to all for your comments!

Thanks to all for your comments!
04-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By debade

Since I see you have not received any responses...

Since I see you have not received any responses yet, I will tell you what I know. I live near the Tour and have spoken local cyclists about the ride. All have said good things. It is run well and...
Forum: Touring
04-07-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

Thanks Will for taking the time to post and...

Thanks Will for taking the time to post and providing great encouragement. We just started packing our bikes today. We are getting really excited and your post moved the excitement up a notch. BTW,...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,658
Posted By debade

I leave in just over a week for Venice, Italy. ...

I leave in just over a week for Venice, Italy. Not my first trip since retirement. I know you will enjoy it. Good luck.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,506
Posted By debade

You folks are great. Very helpful. I will make...

You folks are great. Very helpful. I will make a decision when I return from my upcoming tour.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,506
Posted By debade

I haven't purchased pedals yet. But your...

I haven't purchased pedals yet. But your guidance was helpful and appreciated. I now know what to look for.
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

Enjoy your tour!! We leave in about 15 days!!

Enjoy your tour!! We leave in about 15 days!!
Forum: Commuting
03-24-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,506
Posted By debade

Selecting Pedals

I am now using my 1994 Trek 2120 as my in-town commuter. My commutes are typically 5 miles or less, round trip. I still have the 525 pedals with clip on one side and platform on other which are the...
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By debade

This was my thought too if you want to get the...

This was my thought too if you want to get the balls right out of the bag. It will take a little more effort as you get to the bottom of the bag.

Someone else mentioned putting the balls in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By debade

This is why cyclists should advocate for a...

This is why cyclists should advocate for a vulnerable user law so if there is legal action, it the law will be on the cyclists side.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

thanks, t we will indeed change our route to...

thanks, t we will indeed change our route to include the gardens, especially since we will be there in June.
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

My wife is actually the planner.* Here are her...

My wife is actually the planner.* Here are her comments from your post.* Comments from you and others continue to be appreciated:

"Thanks so much for your helpful comments. I took your advice and...
03-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,413
Posted By debade

At home I keep a small bottle of rubber cement. ...

At home I keep a small bottle of rubber cement. You can carry with you. Seems to last a long time.
Forum: Introductions
03-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By debade

We did a western NY tour. We typically do not...

We did a western NY tour. We typically do not drive but we wanted to see a larger area in less time. Here is our (DW) writes it crazyguy journal ...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By debade

We loved our tour around the Finger Lakes. A...

We loved our tour around the Finger Lakes. A great place to bike!
Replies: 2
Views: 4,248
Posted By debade

If you haven't done it already, the folks at the...

If you haven't done it already, the folks at the Bicycle Federation of WI might be able to help or give you suggestions. And maybe the folks at Wheel & Sprocket.
03-11-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By debade

I only have done it without baking soda. I do...

I only have done it without baking soda. I do not know the reason for the chemical reaction but I know it works. I was surprised.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to...

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond. Timing and location are set so changing to other countries for example just can't be done. We are pretty experienced and have ridden in bad...
03-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By debade

Thanks for doing this. I hope Longview will...

Thanks for doing this. I hope Longview will follow your lead and execute a youtube to LCC or other points in town.
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By debade

We are a few weeks away from our trip to Italy &...

We are a few weeks away from our trip to Italy & France. It is a one way ride so we will not be taking a case with us. We will get boxes on both ends from bike shops and carefully box with bubble...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By debade

I would also review proper riding techniques for...

I would also review proper riding techniques for your safety and enjoyment. LAB offers these 1 minute youtubes that will be very helpful. If you are left with any questions or need clarity, you...
03-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

I ended up simply using a new stem that is...

I ended up simply using a new stem that is working well. I was most proud that I did the install myself. It included my first handlebar taping which I found was fairly easy with the youtube...
03-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,271
Posted By debade

In addition to many of the criticisms made above,...

In addition to many of the criticisms made above, it would be interesting to consider a cradle to grave analysis. The manufacture, repairs and disposal of a car must be a big negative contributor to...
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By debade

France & Italy in April

We are experienced bicycle tourists on our second trip to Europe. Our other European tour was along the N. Sea. This one is mostly France and a touch of Italy. I have attached the map of our route....
02-17-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,188
Posted By debade

Stretching has not done much for me. But,...

Stretching has not done much for me. But, myofascial release with a hard foam roller has been terrific for me. I usually do it before exercise but I think it works before or after.
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By debade

My wife and I tour together so I have a built in...

My wife and I tour together so I have a built in partner. She would tour alone but I prefer to tour with someone.

But thinking about your situation, another strategy is to join up with people...
02-08-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By debade

I like my Zoics as well. You can get them...

I like my Zoics as well. You can get them with/without compression shorts. I think any compression shorts will work. I have Zoics and another brand or two. To cut down space, I wash out a pair...
02-01-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,863
Posted By debade

I am impressed with John Burke's (owner of Trek)...

I am impressed with John Burke's (owner of Trek) advocacy and support of bicycling. His advocacy definitely helps the Trek brand but he works hard at making bicycling better. It is one of the most...
Forum: Touring
01-31-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,499
Posted By debade

When we did the Southern tour route in 2011, we...

When we did the Southern tour route in 2011, we had thought west to east was the best way to go. But as we met people going east to west, they did not complain about headwinds. In fact some talked...
01-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

While doing the research on this site, I also...

While doing the research on this site, I also reached out to Soma. They were incredibly helpful and I wanted to give a shoutout to them. This is a link to their website...
01-28-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

This is true that the bike has drops and the link...

This is true that the bike has drops and the link I posted was not meant to emphasize the picture. Having said that, what gave me the confidence for bar end shifter was seeing a picture of a bike...
01-28-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By debade

My wife and I have them on our touring bikes. ...

My wife and I have them on our touring bikes. Thousands of miles. Can't beat 'em.
01-28-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

Thanks for the very helpful advice. I have seen...

Thanks for the very helpful advice. I have seen riser bars with bar end shifters. Apparently not all work but it looks like some do.
01-28-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

I want to keep my current bar end shifters and...

I want to keep my current bar end shifters and brakes. I have not purchased any parts yet and am trying to use all I got. I probably will need longer cables per Bill Kapaun
01-28-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By debade

Change to upright handlebar advice

Hi, any help is appreciated. I am not a great mechanic. Not even a good one. Your help is much appreciated.

I have a Trek 2120 from 1994. Here is the component list. ...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By debade

I do not think there is a good, better, best...

I do not think there is a good, better, best solution for what I expect is a 3 day tour. I would select the least expensive approach. It might not be the most convenient for packing as you might be...
Forum: Touring
01-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By debade

One reason we went with T-Mobile was their...

One reason we went with T-Mobile was their international calling plan. Here is a link if you want to check it out. It has worked well for our needs while in Europe. ...
01-22-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By debade

Thanks to all. With your guidance and thoughts,...

Thanks to all. With your guidance and thoughts, I decided on SKS Race Blade Pro. Dedhed part of my research included where I bought the bike. With little hesitation, the service person from Wheel...
01-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By debade

Mud Guard Suggestion

I have a 1994 Trek 2120. This is not the one I own but the same bike https://www.******.com/r/bicycling/comments/2tat9b/bought_a_1994_trek_2120_for_100_this_or_my_old/. I want to get front/back mud...
Forum: Southeast
01-06-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By debade

Maybe this will help for your ride to the Keys. ...

Maybe this will help for your ride to the Keys. Loved our ride on the N Sea. People in the Netherlands could not have been more kind. Hope you are treated as well here. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By debade

Good advice from antimonysarah. Here is our ride...

Good advice from antimonysarah. Here is our ride which includes the part from the Keys to DC. Perhaps there are some routes/ideas for you . ...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By debade

My wife and I have done a lot of touring with the...

My wife and I have done a lot of touring with the 'flip top'. Her Ortlieb has a bigger outside pocket. My pack has a tight to the pack and mesh cover. Recently, only used once so far, I added...
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