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Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think there are some private options that...

I think there are some private options that function in non-covid times but now during covid the motels are far and few between...umm actually none between Machias and Lubec if You follow the trail....
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6 48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain ...

Day 6
48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain
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We crank it out of the Motel bright and...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 5 63.49 miles, 2636 feet elevation gain ...

Day 5
63.49 miles, 2636 feet elevation gain
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We wake up to a very subtle misting. The...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 4 48.38 miles, 2820 feet elevation gain ...

Day 4
48.38 miles, 2820 feet elevation gain

This section of the trail makes an interesting split. It visits the town of Eastport but then we need to backtrack for almost 10 miles to continue...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 3 49.3 miles, 2707 feet elevation gain ...

Day 3
49.3 miles, 2707 feet elevation gain
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This section of Maine coast feels even...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 2 63.94 miles, 4141 feet elevation gain ...

Day 2
63.94 miles, 4141 feet elevation gain

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Day 2 traverses rural Maine...welcome to...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Trip Report - Maine Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway

I posted a few photos from our last tour and got some private messages afterwards asking for more details on this tour. So here goes a trip report.

Maine Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway


Here is a...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 191,694
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway....

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway. This trail is 220 miles one way. We made it a loop for another 100 miles on the return trip. Bikeway was well signed along the way. Easy to follow...
07-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PedalingWalrus

well, I did email them and the response was: ...

well, I did email them and the response was:

I am sorry to say we no longer make a bottom bracket that will fit your frame.
07-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ugh. You mean actually writing an email and...

ugh. You mean actually writing an email and asking ? Scary.
07-27-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Replacing my BB86 bottom bracket with Chris King bottom bracket

Hello,

My 2015 Salsa Warbird has BB86 bottom bracket in its specs. I am preparing for swapping my drive train sometimes this fall. I have always wanted to have a Chris King bottom bracket with...
07-19-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement....

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement. Hang it by the wheels upside down.
07-19-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks for all answers. The FR5 arrived...

Thanks for all answers. The FR5 arrived yesterday. I was able to remove the cassette very easily. Sweet! Now I'm waiting for the arrival of the new drive train.
07-17-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

11 speed casette

11 speed casette
07-16-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

very helpful! Thank You!

very helpful! Thank You!
07-16-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

[ aah. Thank you. I will place an orde for a...

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aah. Thank you. I will place an orde for a second chainwhip. Do I first use the FR5 and then the second chain whip?
07-16-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This is a bike that doesn’t get used much. I am...

This is a bike that doesn’t get used much. I am planning to put the eagle gx on it. How do I remove the crankset? Just use spanner wrench to unscrew the bottom bracket on both ends?
...
07-16-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i am such a noob ... thank you! I have the fr5...

i am such a noob ... thank you! I have the fr5 for through axle with a center pin . I did not realize the same is sold without the pin
07-16-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By PedalingWalrus

How do I take off the cassette on this wheelset?

Hi there. I hope someone can help me with a few questions. Thanks for helping out.

I don't know how to take the cassette off this wheel. I have the chain locker lever to lock the cassette but I am...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks for the tip. I will try a pair

Thanks for the tip. I will try a pair
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PedalingWalrus

LOL it wasn’t me. I detected the potential...

LOL

it wasn’t me. I detected the potential situation early enough 😀

plus I live in Maine...everything shrinks here
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This might be TMI but one thing I learned during...

This might be TMI but one thing I learned during this 'experimentation' is to avoid shorter baggy shorts (like the Patagonia Baggies) ...they tend to rise to a REVELATON and that is not the best way...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,280
Posted By PedalingWalrus

let's hope we turn the map blue after November :-)

let's hope we turn the map blue after November :-)
07-07-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I sense an alarming lack of sense of humor here ...

I sense an alarming lack of sense of humor here




OTOH - go Canada! Good job!
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I always use shorts that dry quick... i don't...

I always use shorts that dry quick... i don't jump in the river, jump out and saddle up. ;-)

... yes some of my bikes DO use a leather saddle. 2 out of 6, 2 are Cambium, 1 is some racing plastic...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PedalingWalrus

No Chamois?

In the past few months I ventured out without chamois more than with chamois. The results are surprisingly the same or slightly better without chamois. Apparently I could do 20 - 60 miles without...
07-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,918
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The only carbon asplosion I personally witnessed...

The only carbon asplosion I personally witnessed was this one time I decided on colonoscopy without anesthesia
(true story)


barrrumpsh
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,280
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We are touring every weekend. Many campgrounds...

We are touring every weekend. Many campgrounds are open in Maine and we also know many free campsites around the state
07-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Actually I saw a news report a few days ago that...

Actually I saw a news report a few days ago that traffic accidents were up.

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2020/05/22/motor-vehicle-fatality-rates-up-14-percent-in-march-despite-covid19.aspx?m=1
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah, good luck shelling out the cash for flight...

Yeah, good luck shelling out the cash for flight tickets and then arguing your case at the airport or border and basically risking the $$$ you invested. I would not go into such battle with such...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think a saddle bag fits more stuff and is more...

I think a saddle bag fits more stuff and is more practical but You can also opt for the bikepacking seat butt rocket bag. My friend replaced his revelate with a new large apidura bag and that thing...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By PedalingWalrus

support systems:...

support systems: https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/saddle-fixing-systems
bags: https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Our camp spot in Séte ...

Our camp spot in Séte


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Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By PedalingWalrus

There was Aldi somewhere in Agde (I think) . This...

There was Aldi somewhere in Agde (I think) . This grocery chain was the only one without toilets. We never went to another Aldi afterwards.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We biked through Séte last summer and met a few...

We biked through Séte last summer and met a few cyclists at the campground who have just completed similar route to what you are attempting.

all I can contribute is that the campgrounds were great...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,621
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I should have upgraded to Eagle and not replace...

I should have upgraded to Eagle and not replace worn out component of my 2by. The middle gear still sucks. I'm ready to throw this annoying rig out and get the new 10-52 Eagle drivetrain :-)
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 27,789
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,149
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Honestly the most logical change should be to...

Honestly the most logical change should be to drop the word Disc and continue with the iconic LHT. After all, disc brakes are not a novelty anymore and naming your bike Disc Trucker or Eagle shifter...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By PedalingWalrus

those look cool! nice job!

those look cool! nice job!
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By PedalingWalrus

for the upcoming winter season when traveling...

for the upcoming winter season when traveling further than one hour in a car I am planning to just take the wheels off and stick the bike in the back of the car. somehow.
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/897379ff_39b8_4ec4_84d8_4f1a606c69f3_5091f66ddae4700bfc6aa18cc0e8eb00e6ea8090.jpeg
yeah. Salt is terrible. I now just tour a fat bike...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that’s a tough in field repair

that’s a tough in field repair
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I like to go every time and often. If it happens...

I like to go every time and often. If it happens to be winter then I prepare for the occasion and go
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 191,694
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Musings from a bikepacking trip around Moosehead...

Musings from a bikepacking trip around Moosehead Lake:

1. Bears love to $hit on gravel roads

2. You can do 100 miles of gravel without padded shorts

3. Carried a whole smoked mackerel for...
Forum: Touring
06-13-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 191,694
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Gravel Circumnavigation of Moosehead Lake (2...

Gravel Circumnavigation of Moosehead Lake (2 nights)

...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By PedalingWalrus

were these new pedals clipless and the previous...

were these new pedals clipless and the previous pedals just flat bars? interestingly enough my wife realized that riding clipless keeps both of her feet uniformly straight but naturally all her life...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 191,694
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that is my buddy, partner in crime, who gets the...

that is my buddy, partner in crime, who gets the outdoor bug as bad as I do. He is pretty much the only reliable [let’s go] type I have when it comes to bicycle overnighters. 👍🙂

and the bugs were...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 191,694
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Two day loop around Grand Lake ...

Two day loop around Grand Lake
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Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah same here for the state of Maine. Cheers.

Yeah same here for the state of Maine. Cheers.
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ok. I did bite. i just created an event for...

ok. I did bite. i just created an event for Baxter State Park
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