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Forum: Touring
03-13-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By gregw

Put the kickstand on the trailer.

Put the kickstand on the trailer.
Forum: Touring
02-09-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By gregw

Handlebar mirror needed

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Need some mirror help, I have a Mirrorcycle mirror shown in the photo but it broke where I bent it, also being on the bar ends got in the way too often. So.. I am looking for a mirror that...
Forum: Touring
10-05-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By gregw

He wouldn't be in the border area, look at the...

He wouldn't be in the border area, look at the map of Mexico, tip of Baja is almost the middle of the country. Then draw a line to the southern tip of Texas and you can see that route is nowhere near...
Forum: Touring
10-04-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By gregw

Need help route planning in Mexico.

I'm helping a friend plan a route across Mexico and could use some help from anyone who may have done this route or is familiar with that area. He is in Baja now (after doing the Transam and west...
Forum: Touring
08-19-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By gregw

I think trying to cycle an approximate AT route...

I think trying to cycle an approximate AT route on bike would be pretty difficult, why not do the Adventure Cycling Atlantic coast route. Atlantic Coast | Adventure Cycling Route Network | Adventure...
Forum: Touring
07-16-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,515
Posted By gregw

I may have missed it, but what gearing do you...

I may have missed it, but what gearing do you have on your bike? IMHO even touring specific bikes have too high a gear ratio. How many teeth on your smallest front chain-ring?
Forum: Touring
07-14-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By gregw

There you go, looks pretty easy, just might need...

There you go, looks pretty easy, just might need some extra cord. I wouldn't tie to the bike because as soon as you do, you'll need your bike for something. :-)
Forum: Touring
07-14-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By gregw

I should be more specific about the spare tire, I...

I should be more specific about the spare tire, I use the lightest folding tire for my rim size, it's only there to last a few days till a real touring tire can be shipped ahead of me. If my back...
Forum: Touring
07-14-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By gregw

Most has been covered, but just a few. Make...

Most has been covered, but just a few.

Make sure you have a way to set-up your hammock on the ground as a tent, there will surely be camp sites with no trees or rules against using them.
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Forum: Touring
06-24-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By gregw

+ 1 on Fiberfix, roll of this and some JB Weld...

+ 1 on Fiberfix, roll of this and some JB Weld and you're set for several fixes. Both light and small to carry.
Forum: Touring
06-16-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By gregw

Which Surly for first world touring

Which would consider better for first world touring. the Ogre (29" wheels) or Troll (26" wheels)? they have the same frame, just different wheel size. I consider the 26" wheel to be very strong and...
Forum: Touring
05-27-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By gregw

West bound Transam info?

A friend is west bound on the Transam and will reach Pueblo this week. Will it be too cold to head into the mountains at this date? When I did the transam (west bound) I was in Pueblo a month later....
Forum: Touring
03-12-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,149
Posted By gregw

Try this experiment. Use a triple chainring bike,...

Try this experiment. Use a triple chainring bike, pick your favorite gear and then duct-tape the shifters in that fixed position. See how long that tape stays in place. Duh.
Forum: Touring
03-10-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,149
Posted By gregw

Oh look another fixed gear tourists that wants...

Oh look another fixed gear tourists that wants attention. Here you go, have brakes and walking shoes.
Forum: Touring
03-10-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By gregw

Old friends

Did my first cross country tour in 2004, met my now long time friend Graeme at Rough River lake state park in Kentucky. He's leaving his home in Scotland to cycle across the US again this summer. We...
Forum: Touring
02-06-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By gregw

I take a completely different approach, 5 sets of...

I take a completely different approach, 5 sets of cycling clothes, laundromat on a rest day.
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,139
Posted By gregw

I make great use of arm / leg warmers and wind...

I make great use of arm / leg warmers and wind breaker jacket that the sleeves can be removed to leave just a wind vest.
Forum: Touring
11-18-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By gregw

I really wanted to like hammocks for many of the...

I really wanted to like hammocks for many of the reasons you stated. I tried one of the high-end models that is supposed to allow you to sleep more horizontal. I could not sleep in the thing, just...
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By gregw

Thousands upon thousands of miles, but not on...

Thousands upon thousands of miles, but not on flat bars.
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By gregw

Why bar end shifters? part 2, the evolution of touring handlebars.

It is my opinion that bar end shifters only exist because the traditional english upright touring handlebars went out of fashion, especially in the US. Turn down racing style handlebars were just...
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,383
Posted By gregw

Walmart plastic tub, stuff stored loose. Tent...

Walmart plastic tub, stuff stored loose. Tent unfolded, sleeping bag out of it's stuff sack, etc. Store in an air conditioned space, not the garage or attic. no problems.
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,667
Posted By gregw

I tried "green touring" but there is like only...

I tried "green touring" but there is like only one source for green cycling shorts, basically everyone makes black ones. So I find a pair made in Ireland, but they suck and were really expensive with...
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By gregw

A smile and friendly hello will take you a long...

A smile and friendly hello will take you a long way.

It took me 5100 miles across and plus some and I can tell you that you will find exactly the opposite of what you fear. Arrive at a small town...
Forum: Touring
04-27-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,624
Posted By gregw

Basic pot, pot cozy and your meal is ready in...

Basic pot, pot cozy and your meal is ready in minutes. Buy a package of frozen veggies, along with meat (protein of choice) some rice and you're good to go. Even if the grocery store is hours away...
Forum: Touring
04-27-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,624
Posted By gregw

Ding, ding we have a winner!

Ding, ding we have a winner!
Forum: Touring
04-11-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,823
Posted By gregw

I pack ultralight backpacking because I feel...

I pack ultralight backpacking because I feel every oz on my back. The light pack makes the hike so much more enjoyable.
I pack much heavier on a bike tour because all the weight is on the bike and...
Forum: Touring
04-09-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,924
Posted By gregw

It's not unleaded, but don't think you can get...

It's not unleaded, but don't think you can get any more compact and light that the Caldera keg F system. 6.3 oz (181 gm) all in. I'm getting this for backpacking, for touring I use a super cat stove,...
Forum: Touring
04-08-13, 07:54 PM
Forum: Touring
04-08-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,116
Posted By gregw

Sounds right to me. simple enough. And anyone...

Sounds right to me. simple enough. And anyone boiling water to purify needs lessons.
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

Respectfully, i think, how many days is the tour...

Respectfully, i think, how many days is the tour you're preparing for is maybe the better question. Any tour longer than the 10 day weather channel forcast will require the full compliment of touring...
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

Unless it's below 50 degrees (10c) I don't wear...

Unless it's below 50 degrees (10c) I don't wear rain pants, just too hot for me. But I find leg warmers lapped over gortex socks to be a good combination. Start getting cold, up the pace, too hot,...
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

I've gone back and forth, first with hood under...

I've gone back and forth, first with hood under the helmet, then helmet cover and now a days, back to hood under helmet. Can't stand rain down the back of my neck. Also I wear a helmet in size extra...
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

Yeah Doug, If I was in area that had that much...

Yeah Doug, If I was in area that had that much rain, I would invest in a showers pass rain suit as well.
The other thing to keep in-mind is that even the most high-tech fabric is only marginally...
Forum: Touring
03-30-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

Rain wear is really about staying warm in a cold...

Rain wear is really about staying warm in a cold rain. If it's warm enough, just get wet, if you wear a rain coat you will sweat so much you'll get wet anyway. Cool rain I wear a water resistant vest...
Forum: Touring
03-30-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By gregw

In the beginning....... I packed many things that...

In the beginning....... I packed many things that I could have easily bought along the way if I actually needed them, most went unused. So go over your stuff and if you don't need it on a regular...
Forum: Touring
03-15-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By gregw

I was looking at this phone app for this purpose,...

I was looking at this phone app for this purpose, but have not tried it yet. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shopzeus.android.majorforms_1002&hl=en
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,927
Posted By gregw

I just think jamawani is having a bad day or...

I just think jamawani is having a bad day or week, he is a very experienced touring cyclist and has helped out tons of folks on this forum, especially with routes out west. Everyone just lighten up a...
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,927
Posted By gregw

Thanks for posting that rm-rf, well that reflects...

Thanks for posting that rm-rf, well that reflects my experience in Kansas exactly.
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,927
Posted By gregw

Awful cranky today jamawani. I see opinions and...

Awful cranky today jamawani. I see opinions and direct experiences, no stunning ignorance, no one will need rescue regardless of timing on the low elevations of the transam. If you get into the...
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,927
Posted By gregw

You can't beat the wind, just gear down as low as...

You can't beat the wind, just gear down as low as needed to enjoy the ride and plan for the shorter mile day. If you have to go 5 mph, then so be it, just crawl along and smile. If your in a hurry on...
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,927
Posted By gregw

I left Bardstown Kentucky on May 15th going west....

I left Bardstown Kentucky on May 15th going west. You can look it up on the ACA maps and judge how long you think it would take to get there from Virginia. I felt that I could have left at least a...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,983
Posted By gregw

Credit card. :)

Credit card. :)
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By gregw

Oh yeah, Rosetta Stone Spanish on the headphones...

Oh yeah, Rosetta Stone Spanish on the headphones from day one :-)
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By gregw

I have done some research on a similar tour....

I have done some research on a similar tour. Prudhoe Bay Ak. to one of the sea ports in Seward or Anchorage. Then by cruise boat to Vancouver Island. Back on land to one of the Mexican ports, Cabo...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,072
Posted By gregw

I have set them up both ways and didn't like...

I have set them up both ways and didn't like either. For me the controls have to be in my optimum riding position and straight horizontal isn't optimal. Just not a natural position for me. So I...
Forum: Touring
02-14-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By gregw

The real cost of bike touring is not the day to...

The real cost of bike touring is not the day to day expenses, it's the money you are not earning while on tour. If you can afford that, you can afford to bike tour. I am speaking of extended tours...
Forum: Touring
12-25-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,741
Posted By gregw

I do think tent volume and for that matter any...

I do think tent volume and for that matter any item's volume matters. But it's just a balance, if you want a big roomy tent, then other volumes need to be kept small. I read that many folks are...
Forum: Touring
12-10-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,155
Posted By gregw

Lots of good advise, only thing I can add is in...

Lots of good advise, only thing I can add is in regard to good blood flow to that area. Take your weight off the saddle everytime you're coasting. Just drop your weight to one leg, switch back and...
Forum: Touring
12-08-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,442
Posted By gregw

Yep, they can get squeeky, just lube up the...

Yep, they can get squeeky, just lube up the springs and the connection to the saddle and all is well for a couple thousand miles. Lube can be oil, grease or Brooks wax.
Forum: Touring
12-05-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,688
Posted By gregw

I save weight in some areas and add heavy comfort...

I save weight in some areas and add heavy comfort items in others, but the best thing that I have done for weight savings is cycle shorter days and not care about weight.
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