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Forum: Touring
05-10-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 96,174
Posted By blowboat

While visiting family in Nashville, TN recently,...

While visiting family in Nashville, TN recently, I managed a little 2 day/1 day trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway......
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By blowboat

Thank you for sharing your story...and your...

Thank you for sharing your story...and your pictures! When I can't ride I love living vicariously through thise who are! 😊
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

Thanks for the link to your guests Cycle Blaze...

Thanks for the link to your guests Cycle Blaze journal, I had actually started reading it the other day...and then work got crazy! I had also started mapping a route using the ECG, but there was a...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

ACA Atlantic Coast Accommodations

Question for anyone who has done the ACA Atlantic Coast route, or at least the Wilmington, NC to Richmond, VA section. I'm beginning to play around, and think, on a trip from the Wilmington area, or...
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By blowboat

Thanks for the thoughts/input. As I said, this...

Thanks for the thoughts/input. As I said, this trip will be a fair-weather trip...if the weather is calling for rain, I'll put it off until another time. I'm planning to do a short overnight on the...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By blowboat

Cooking and Eating in the rain

In a couple of weeks I hope to do my first self-supported tour. While this will only be a short overnight trip and will be a fair-weather excursion, it got me thinking about cooking and eating on a...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By blowboat

Thanks for the input. I suppose I should have at...

Thanks for the input. I suppose I should have at least included some basic information. I will be camping, so tent, sleeping bag, etc. will be going. Planning to cook, so there are the related ...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By blowboat

Packing Question

As a long time cyclist new to the touring scene I have a simple question.

I had been planning my first self-supported trip...a little three day/two night shake down ride. I made my packing list...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By blowboat

Oh, ok...thanks.

Oh, ok...thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By blowboat

Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Mike!
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By blowboat

Natchez Parkway Camping Question

So recently I was able to purchase my first touring bike and have been working on finishing acquiring the necessary gear to do some self-supported tours. I've been planning to do a little two night...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By blowboat

I've been road cycling for 15 years...and my main...

I've been road cycling for 15 years...and my main motorized transportation for past 10 years has been a Yamaha V-Star. While I was definitely trying to avoid tangling with that car, I remember being...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By blowboat

Well...maybe it shouldn't have happened or not,...

Well...maybe it shouldn't have happened or not, it seems my little skid to avoid tangling with a car created a flat spot. I didn't think it was long or bad, but seems it was enough to do damage. ...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By blowboat

I appreciate all the responses and suggestions....

I appreciate all the responses and suggestions. Hopefully life and work will have no surprises tomorrow and I can find time to put the bike on the stand/turn it upside down to get a good like at tire...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By blowboat

Silly question...perhaps!

So, before my possible silly question, I want to give a shout out to my wonderful wife. (She is wonderful even if this particular event never happened). Due to a tight budget right now I have been...
Forum: Touring
01-15-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,197
Posted By blowboat

I'm hoping to get two trips in this year...and...

I'm hoping to get two trips in this year...and while together they may not add up to much, I am quite excited.

This spring I'm hoping to have my bike ready, and the necessary gear in hand, to do...
Forum: Touring
01-02-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By blowboat

fietsbob...you bet there will be a decent lock! ...

fietsbob...you bet there will be a decent lock! Unfortunately, this bike was in my carport. I needed to do some bottom bracket work after our garage flooded in hurricane Florence...thought I would...
Forum: Touring
01-01-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By blowboat

At this time in life I am relegated to the used...

At this time in life I am relegated to the used bike market...and also on the inexpensive end of that market. My hope is to find a decent bike that is rideable, which will allow me to get started and...
Forum: Touring
12-28-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By blowboat

Thanks for your thoughts, TiHabanero. It had...

Thanks for your thoughts, TiHabanero. It had already crossed my mind to put some flat bars on as well as switching out the tires.
Forum: Touring
12-28-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By blowboat

Specialized Alibi c

Is anyone familiar with the Specialized Alibi c? I'm in the process of trying to replace my old Trek Multi Trek (which I had planned on using to get into some light touring) that was stolen...
Forum: Touring
12-21-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By blowboat

Sounds like a great trip...thanks for sharing!

Sounds like a great trip...thanks for sharing!
Forum: Touring
11-27-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By blowboat

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
11-24-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By blowboat

Captain Bob, I've watched most of your cycling...

Captain Bob, I've watched most of your cycling videos and appreciate your time in producing them. I've been in the process of looking at purchasing a touring bike. I have kinda settled on the Fuji...
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By blowboat

But I'm Still Thankful

This is sort of a bicycle touring post...In the spirit of nothing much money, doing some repair work after a hurricane, and "ride what you have" I have been searching for some pannier racks for an...
Forum: Touring
11-13-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By blowboat

Thanks for all the replies and stories...love...

Thanks for all the replies and stories...love them!
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By blowboat

Shortest Multi-Day Tour

OK, so I am totally new to bicycle touring. I have spent the last year reading, searching the web, and watching videos on anything related to touring. This fall I did a cross state supported ride...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By blowboat

Sounds like an awesome trip! I've been wateching...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I've been wateching videos and doing some reading on the Trace. Hope to tackle it in a couple of years.
Forum: Touring
11-03-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By blowboat

I was going to send you a private message...but...

I was going to send you a private message...but seems I don't have enough posts.

Do you want to sell both together or individually?
Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

Suppose it could be hygene related...so what do...

Suppose it could be hygene related...so what do you do? With this being a fully supported ride I was fortunate that I could shower every day and had a clean (and dry) set of bibs each day.
Forum: Touring
10-10-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

I'm thinking I'll save everyone eye problems and...

I'm thinking I'll save everyone eye problems and forego posting any pics! 🤣
Forum: Touring
10-10-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

So perhaps this a lesson in the difference...

So perhaps this a lesson in the difference between how comfortable a saddle is on a four hour ride and an all day ride?

I may need to check on that salve!
Forum: Touring
10-10-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By blowboat

Saddle Sores

So, last week I did the Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to Coast Ride"...a 482 mile ride over 7 days from Black Mountain to Oak Island. In part I did this ride because of a desire to get into...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By blowboat

Hey Fullcount...I was gonna message you but seems...

Hey Fullcount...I was gonna message you but seems I am too new to this board at this point. I am in South Eastern NC...not too far from Wilmington, near Lake Waccamaw. Any chance you are near...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By blowboat

Fullcount, I was wondering if you have had a...

Fullcount, I was wondering if you have had a chance to take the trailer out for a short tour yet?

I live in the southeastern part of NC and am hoping to get into bike touring. Finances won't...
Forum: Touring
08-18-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By blowboat

I appreciate all the responses and help. I'll...

I appreciate all the responses and help. I'll keep trying to define goals and "needs" and see what shakes out. Thanks again!
Forum: Touring
08-17-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By blowboat

Bike Question

So, here is my question...is there a "perfect" bike? My definition of "perfect" here would be a bike that is versatile enough to meet all/any of my cycling needs.

I've been riding mountain bikes...
08-14-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By blowboat

George, I've been using the app for years. ...

George,

I've been using the app for years. I do know that when I finish a group ride my ride times are consistent with what my buddies have on the various devices they use. Not sure if this is...
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