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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By riceowls

Tandems are more stable at high speed and even...

Tandems are more stable at high speed and even unloaded can gain speed quite fast. On our 700c tandem, I start braking around 37-40 mph. On 20" bike Friday around 32+...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By riceowls

Thanks, I will get reimbursed for the SF nights...

Thanks, I will get reimbursed for the SF nights but may need a night before. CC touring as hauling a tent etc on the airplane in addition to the bike for 5 day tour is not practical imho. But I will...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By riceowls

Wow!!! that's exactly the type of advice I was...

Wow!!! that's exactly the type of advice I was looking for! We are younger but riding around Houston don't get as much climbing. But I am sure we can manage some version of that.
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By riceowls

5 day tour from San Francisco perhaps towards wine country

We have a work-related trip to San Francisco planned for December so I am thinking of taking our BF tandem with us and doing ~5-day credit-card tour, about 50miles/day. I was looking into...
09-26-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By riceowls

I didn't realize Ritchey makes tandem frames! I...

I didn't realize Ritchey makes tandem frames! I have a breakaway cross and really like the idea. Does it pack into 2x suitcases?
09-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By riceowls

Wow - great, thanks. The lbs nextdoor that has...

Wow - great, thanks. The lbs nextdoor that has my bike does not have a direct shimano account, will stop by a larger store to see if I can get the part. While searching for the part number found a...
09-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By riceowls

ST-RS505 SHIMANO - Hydraulic Disc Brake lever question

Very unfortunate issue on my barely 2 year-old/5k miles road bike. It has hydraulic brakes and 2x11 spd. ST-RS505 shifters. Had issues with shifting and upon inspection noted an issue with the...
09-07-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By riceowls

I have Ritchey breakaway cross frame bike and...

I have Ritchey breakaway cross frame bike and bike Friday tandem with ritchey and da Vinci splitters. Don't see any significant advantage in either. Go with whichever you can get for a reasonable...
08-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By riceowls

Ok, let me elaborate: -I have a "travel bike",...

Ok, let me elaborate:
-I have a "travel bike", ritchey breakaway cross steel frame, 35mm tire wheels, sram double tap shifters/levers. I bought this second hand and use on an extended trips where I...
08-08-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By riceowls

Is Problem Solver Travel Agent no more?

I am looking for possiblity to replace cantilever brake on my gravel bike with an easier to deal with mountain brakes. But the only adapter I know to enable this, Problem Solver Travel Agent Bike V...
08-08-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By riceowls

If you want an educated opinion, get more info on...

If you want an educated opinion, get more info on the components. My $0.02
-Are the frame sizes the same? If not get the one with better fit and forget about the rest.
-Get the bike with the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,595
Posted By riceowls

Sounds like a great ride. Do you have a route...

Sounds like a great ride. Do you have a route mapped? It seems like you were going along some busy roads, at least until the border... How was traffic? Were there safe shoulders?
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

See post 35. Banff to Jasper is better. Supported...

See post 35. Banff to Jasper is better. Supported or not, do it. I think it is as good as it gets for 3-4 days tour. Since you can stay in hostels and don't need camping gear, it is a great one for...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190728_120118_6d87f6e9649efc07fc3f9fef34cbb4c61de54031.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By riceowls

Awesome!!did you need to bend these a bit or they...

Awesome!!did you need to bend these a bit or they run parallel?
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for your responces thus far. Nitto R14...

Thanks for your responces thus far. Nitto R14 looks neat but at $150+ it is a bit over my budget. Foldit looks like a more reasonable choice. However, I may found an alternative solution. I can make...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By riceowls

Folding/ flat-packable rear rack

Being spoiled by Folding Rear Rack 2015 Cro-Moly on my 20" BF tandem, I did not anticipate how much pain would it be to pack the regular rear rack... it does not fit into my ritchey breakaway case ...
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for all the feedback - yes, living in TX...

Thanks for all the feedback - yes, living in TX summer it is easy to under-appreciate adverse cold weather chances. Noted - better safe than sorry in this...

I will be riding my ritchey breakaway...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

Riding- need help in packing!

Ok, it's official. I got a buddy to go along and we'd be riding! The modified plan (based on the hostel availability and luggage logistics) is to do it over 4 unequal days in the northward direction:...
07-08-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By riceowls

Reviving Selle Anatomica Titanico

Got a used leather seat of craigslist- Selle Anatomica Titanico. Rails seem straight and top leather is in decent shape. The bottom has "laminate layer" grued and that one started to come off. I am...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By riceowls

We rode in that area 2 years ago. Got the route...

We rode in that area 2 years ago. Got the route ideas and bikes from The 'Coastal Classique' cycle tour of the northern coast of Brittany and Normandy | Brittany Borders Bicycling...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

Here is a quick update - our 3 day tour was...

Here is a quick update - our 3 day tour was awesome! We decided to do it in SE direction and that was the right choice - I now appreciate the point about the views only get better as you go with the...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By riceowls

As someone who trains in Houston, I've tested a...

As someone who trains in Houston, I've tested a fair share of the bottles. Not with the thermometer but with side by side comparison of the two or three bottles we carry. Camelback Podium Chil series...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By riceowls

are there public transportation options to get...

are there public transportation options to get from one end of the trail to the other?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By riceowls

Thanks - looks great. I am actually planning 6...

Thanks - looks great. I am actually planning 6 day (or so) bike tour along with a visit to KAIST and your video gave me some ideas...
06-28-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 47,514
Posted By riceowls

Good tandem for the money. Santana ARRIVA SE with...

Good tandem for the money. Santana ARRIVA SE with disk brake in the rear. https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/hockley-santana-arriva-se-tandem-bicycle/6908239345.html...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,384
Posted By riceowls

Nashbar cycling sandals. Spd cleats. Great all...

Nashbar cycling sandals. Spd cleats. Great all around for walking. For long hikrs I take the cleats off.
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for the info and links - great write-up...

Thanks for the info and links - great write-up and very useful brochure. From the sounds of it -- no water/food in the hostels. How much water did you carry?
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By riceowls

Uber XL would be your safe bet. Or try UberX...

Uber XL would be your safe bet. Or try UberX (regulr side or larger cars) and see if you get suv or track as your ride - you can cancel for free within 5 min. It seems to be an option in HLN...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,122
Posted By riceowls

Jasper to Banff (or vice versa) over 3 days

I may be going to Banff for a conference end-of-July and contemplating at 3-day Jasper to Banff (or if logistically better) tour before (or correspondingly) after the meeting.
For Jasper->Banff...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,084
Posted By riceowls

Ok, let me resurrect the old thread hoping for...

Ok, let me resurrect the old thread hoping for some info and advice. I may be going to KAIST next spring and was hoping to have a one week tour before or after that. I am talking about ~6-7 days of...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By riceowls

Action camera while touring

Does everyone use action camera on their tours? I am contemplating on getting one but not yet sure how to use it (run continously, turn on in a particularly scenic spots or ..) and which one to...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By riceowls

Will they take a tandem?

Will they take a tandem?
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By riceowls

You can search over Craigslist Nationwide with...

You can search over Craigslist Nationwide with searchtempest to gauge the prices. Is the case or trailer included? If not perhaps you can try negotiate the price down a bit. But I never saw NWT for...
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

Thanks!!!

Ok, thanks for the input. Current plan us to ride from Pit, over 3 days(50+40+60miles) with a shuttle tour of Fallingwater on the second day. Train to Pittsburgh on the way back. Explore Pittsburgh...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

Is there uber/taxi in that part of the world?...

Is there uber/taxi in that part of the world? Hitchhiking? What are the options?
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

Did you ride to Fallingwater? How hard is it to...

Did you ride to Fallingwater? How hard is it to get from GAP? Do you recommend house or ground tours?
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By riceowls

Looks like a great ride - what were your favorite...

Looks like a great ride - what were your favorite parts in addition to Kunisaki? Sorry to hijack your thread with my recommendations but I guess folks will find it via Kyushu search to get some...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By riceowls

If you don't have a bike bag and looking for one...

If you don't have a bike bag and looking for one for large bike just a few trips- get a motorcycle rain cover in the 100yen store and some zip-ties. Will work as good or better than rinko which are...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By riceowls

We did a week of riding/train combo in Kyushu...

We did a week of riding/train combo in Kyushu over thanksgiving on bike friday. One of our best vacations!
Day 1 Fukuoka to Hita via Dazaifu temple, stayed in the ryokan with onsen.
Day2 Hita to...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

Yes, that's why we love our two'sday tandem.

Yes, that's why we love our two'sday tandem.
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

My main motivation to do it eastward (if using...

My main motivation to do it eastward (if using the Amtrak) is to spend the Saturday night in Pittsburgh. It seems that we should be done on our last day early afternoon and Cumberland, MD is not the...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By riceowls

GAP Trail 3 day tour - questions

My wife and I are considering 3-4 day trip to Pittsburgh to ride on the GAP trail over 4th or July holiday. A few questions:
1) West- or East- bound? Is there a way that will be significantly better...
04-05-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,951
Posted By riceowls

That is a good deal of a beautiful bike. Not sure...

That is a good deal of a beautiful bike. Not sure why anyone would want a windshield on a tandem though...
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for the info thus far! Yeah, going by the...

Thanks for the info thus far! Yeah, going by the freeway shoulder is a bummer but perhaps doable for just 8 miles. We can perhaps do it in 2 days but would rather do it in 3 to have more stops,...
Forum: Touring
04-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By riceowls

We did 6 day tour in Kyushu over last...

We did 6 day tour in Kyushu over last thanksgiving. Two words of advice - do it! One of the best trips we've done and we travel a lot. I am sure we would be cycling for several days next time we go....
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By riceowls

-I usually like to limit my touring to 50 miles...

-I usually like to limit my touring to 50 miles per day to allow plenty of stops, 1-2 local attractions and free afternoon at each destination. Goog's direction is 143 miles but it suggest to detour...
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By riceowls

Just to update y'all: we ended up doing the...

Just to update y'all: we ended up doing the north-half of the ACA tour starting from around mansfield dam in Austin. If anyone needs 5-day escape in TX - that's a great option. Followed ACA route...
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By riceowls

LA to San Diego - 3 day cc tour

I have a work-related trip to San Diego planned mid-May and I have to be in SD on Sunday night for that. I am thinking about flying in 3 day in-advance to LAX and then fedexing my bags and riding to...
Forum: Texas
03-06-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,482
Posted By riceowls

Could be nice...

Could be nice https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/03/06/new-bill-would-provide-a-tax-break-for-bike-commuters/
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