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Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By boomhauer

You've hit upon a subject that's a little weird. ...

You've hit upon a subject that's a little weird.
What are you trying to convey by recording your trip?
With me, I would like to convey the feeling I get from a tour.
But alas...this is not really...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By boomhauer

Do it like he recommends. Much more scenic...

Do it like he recommends. Much more scenic going north in the flint hills into Nebraska.
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By boomhauer

I started in KC and rode to the Mickleson trail....

I started in KC and rode to the Mickleson trail. (close enough).

I went north thru Sabetha, KS into Nebraska on hwy 75. West on hwy 4 in Nebraska thru Humbolt then weaved my way on back roads to...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By boomhauer

I find it hard to believe it is humanly possible...

I find it hard to believe it is humanly possible to "break the belt". It would take super human strength.

I regularly use Gates belts like these on 3 hp motors (single belt drive) for my job. ...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,301
Posted By boomhauer

Use a combination lock....not the keyed style. ...

Use a combination lock....not the keyed style.
A key is just one more thing to misplace.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By boomhauer

My experience has been the opposite. The more...

My experience has been the opposite.
The more remote....the more people stop and ask if everything is okay.
They usually have pick-up trucks and are awesome people that live in the middle of...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By boomhauer

I laugh at those times now. At the time they...

I laugh at those times now.
At the time they weren't very funny.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By boomhauer

With the advent of smart phones with the Weather...

With the advent of smart phones with the Weather Channel app I find missing the thunderstorms aren't much of a problem. I duck for cover in restaurants, laundromats or libraries. Getting off the...
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By boomhauer

If you want something to see along the way.... ...

If you want something to see along the way....
All I remember is a fairly large Amish community north by northeast of Columbia, MO about 30 miles. It took me a few hours to realize there weren't...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By boomhauer

I've ridden from Hannibal, MO to Columbia, MO...

I've ridden from Hannibal, MO to Columbia, MO using state highways. It was pretty easy to figure out and low traffic volumes.
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a dynamo hub and a Sinewave converter...

I've got a dynamo hub and a Sinewave converter unit to keep my I-phone 7 plus charged.
I don't use a battery pack.
I'm a big music listener and internet radio uses a lot of power. The dynamo keeps...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,655
Posted By boomhauer

Somehow your company is able to survive without...

Somehow your company is able to survive without you for 3 weeks a year.
How about unpaid leave for another 3 weeks a year? They might go for it.

As for your money situation....it's none of my...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,563
Posted By boomhauer

very few times have I camped 10 yards off the...

very few times have I camped 10 yards off the asphalt. You need to be prepared for that.
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,617
Posted By boomhauer

Your hands and butt are most important. I...

Your hands and butt are most important.

I did some serious hand damage using drop bars on long trips in my 20's.

Switched to hybrid in my 30's for a more upright position and never looked back....
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By boomhauer

Sounds like you are planning the easy way so far....

Sounds like you are planning the easy way so far. The ACA is a good idea.
If you don't want to follow the ACA route. You can also google each state in the US to download their highway map, which...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,068
Posted By boomhauer

Great idea!!!

Great idea!!!
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By boomhauer

Dollar Tree Locator map. Seems useful.

https://www.dollartree.com/store-locator

If you go on one or two week tours in the U.S. this seems like a good tool.

Dollar Trees seem to be everywhere.
They are the new grocery store in many...
04-15-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By boomhauer

wrap it in electrical tape and ride it.

wrap it in electrical tape and ride it.
Forum: Touring
04-08-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By boomhauer

I have no interest in going fast. Passing...

I have no interest in going fast.
Passing semi's down hill, in the left lane (in my youth) reminded me if I hit a bit of road debris..... my tour was over.
What's the hurry, really?
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By boomhauer

My right pannier is my stuff sack for a sleeping...

My right pannier is my stuff sack for a sleeping bag and air mattress and things I seldom use like rain gear.
I am tired of using stuff sacks. They take too much time.
My tent and rain fly is...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By boomhauer

you could keep your tires, since they are new and...

you could keep your tires, since they are new and add some tire liners.
I'm a believer in them. They do a good job keeping out the tiny tire wires that get embedded.
I hate fixing flats........
Forum: Touring
03-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By boomhauer

I think the skinny tires are okay EXCEPT for the...

I think the skinny tires are okay EXCEPT for the springtime, which your time frame borders on.
There could be some wet spots that require patience. 35mm tires would be preferred.
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,161
Posted By boomhauer

one coyote memory, well...a few now, is sneaking...

one coyote memory, well...a few now, is sneaking up on a coyote on a quite bicycle while it licks the remains of a dead road turtle. The vertical leap must be 18 inches.
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By boomhauer

At Windsor Missouri head north on the Rock Island...

At Windsor Missouri head north on the Rock Island trail and head to Pleasant Hill MO. From there it is a short pavement ride to the Amtrak station in Lee’s Summit, MO. If you want to ride to Downtown...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,545
Posted By boomhauer

Ravenna, NE on Hwy 2 (west of Grand Island) has a...

Ravenna, NE on Hwy 2 (west of Grand Island) has a 24hr grocery for the Railroad workers and camping behind the Tractor Pull grandstands. Great town!
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,545
Posted By boomhauer

My boss this the biggest inhibitor. He seems...

My boss this the biggest inhibitor. He seems to freak out every time I tell him i'm going on another trip. I keep telling myself that I'll be on my deathbed someday and I'll be pissed for...
Forum: Touring
03-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By boomhauer

Why go to Detroit? I avoid most towns larger...

Why go to Detroit? I avoid most towns larger than 3000 people if I can help it.
I stayed on the back roads almost the entire time. Look at Google maps. You will figure it out. Check out...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By boomhauer

I've ridden from South Bend Indiana to Port...

I've ridden from South Bend Indiana to Port Huron, MI then up the Lake Huron east shore (awesome), then straight east (Amish area). I then entered Toronto from the north and rode some bike path...
02-22-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,214
Posted By boomhauer

Maybe they'd like to buy back Manhattan Island?

Maybe they'd like to buy back Manhattan Island?
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,846
Posted By boomhauer

:):)

:):)
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,325
Posted By boomhauer

This is quite a noble endeavor!!! I wish more...

This is quite a noble endeavor!!! I wish more cyclist would be able to experience this stretch of land. It is still probably the most memorable section of road I've been on,
When I took the Hwy...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,325
Posted By boomhauer

you donít have to go over the front range. When...

you donít have to go over the front range. When I rode across Nebraska into Wyoming I entered Colorado from the North Valley into Walden,CO. Itís a very easy grade from Saratoga Springs, WY into...
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By boomhauer

You should visit your local Fastenal. I go...

You should visit your local Fastenal.
I go there quite a bit for my job around the country.
They have more types of gloves than can be imagined for every possible situation.
Lots of waterproof...
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,955
Posted By boomhauer

The brutality doesn't start until mid-july. June...

The brutality doesn't start until mid-july. June is nice.
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,955
Posted By boomhauer

nope.

nope.
Forum: Touring
02-03-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By boomhauer

I would love these to work on my Jones Bar but I...

I would love these to work on my Jones Bar but I think I would have the same problem as the OP. The clamps won't attach. These are slip on clamps and not two-piece.

I've been looking around the...
Forum: Touring
01-31-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By boomhauer

I was thinking of Dallas to Duluth tour along...

I was thinking of Dallas to Duluth tour along your train of thought. In June prevailing winds in the afternoon seem to be from the South.
Forum: Touring
01-29-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,738
Posted By boomhauer

I bought a Surly Troll because of all the various...

I bought a Surly Troll because of all the various configurations.
Multiple mounting points on the fork for bottle cages or a rack.
Disc brakes or rim brakes.
Rohloff or conventional derailleur....
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By boomhauer

I use a ground cloth just for the rolling up my...

I use a ground cloth just for the rolling up my tent in the morning.
I hate stuffing that thing in the bag.
I have other uses for the ground cloth other than to put under my tent.
I take...
Forum: Touring
01-24-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By boomhauer

I agree. Somehow I've camped in the strangest...

I agree.
Somehow I've camped in the strangest of places for free without an app.
If you wander into any small town bar late at night on your bike (in the Midwest USA) someone will find a place for...
01-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,136
Posted By boomhauer

Stick out your thumb next time. Lots of pickup...

Stick out your thumb next time. Lots of pickup trucks in the world. The drivers are mostly proud of them and look for situations like yours to help. Itís kind of a justification for owning one....
Forum: Touring
01-10-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By boomhauer

I'm not going to kill anyone with my bike. Big...

I'm not going to kill anyone with my bike.
Big difference.
When I blow lights or stop signs it usually at 11 pm after 4 beers.
I can't hear people that yell at me. I've got headphones in my...
Forum: Touring
01-10-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By boomhauer

I checked ebay earlier today to see if the price...

I checked ebay earlier today to see if the price of Rohloff hubs have come down. They haven't.
Forum: Touring
01-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,178
Posted By boomhauer

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on...

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on the way to Taos).

It is a wonderful ride. Go south, along the east side of Flint Hills, on 177 to Cassiday, KS then head west on backroads (paved)...
Forum: Touring
12-29-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,268
Posted By boomhauer

You might consider the Flint Hills of Kansas. ...

You might consider the Flint Hills of Kansas. The grass should be a bright lime green with the new growth. You would probably see them burn the dead stuff off as a bonus. There is a window of...
Forum: Touring
12-29-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,051
Posted By boomhauer

i'm somewhat disappointed, as many others must...

i'm somewhat disappointed, as many others must be, that you didn't find a local farmer that can fabricate a new crank arm.

Part of the responsibility of being a forum member is to find a way to...
Forum: Touring
12-20-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,926
Posted By boomhauer

Le Roi du Smoked Meat - Deliits been at least 10...

Le Roi du Smoked Meat - Deliits been at least 10 years since I've been there but I've never forgotten this place.
Forum: Touring
12-16-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By boomhauer

Unsolicited advise..... Raise the handlebars on...

Unsolicited advise.....
Raise the handlebars on that bike.
My hands hurt just looking at it.
Forum: Touring
12-13-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,926
Posted By boomhauer

Touring did make me realize "how little you...

Touring did make me realize "how little you need".
It was astonishing.
But now that I'm over it I like expensive coffee and cheap beer on tour.
Forum: Touring
12-13-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,926
Posted By boomhauer

My touring life is too embarrassing to be viewed...

My touring life is too embarrassing to be viewed on YouTube.

I generally buy a six pack for the evening camping. (hey, a six pack in america cost about the same as three individual beers)
I...
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