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Forum: Touring
06-23-13, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,016
Posted By Gotte

I've got to say, a cape is the only thing for me...

I've got to say, a cape is the only thing for me in heavy rain. I've worn various breathable fabrics, and all have failed, but not a cape. Mine's carradice, heavier than the nylon kind, with a tie on...
Forum: Touring
06-22-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Gotte

How popular was cycle touring in the US in the 1920s and 1930s?

I ask because I'm writing something (fiction), set in the US, which references a book written as an instructional guide to cycle touring in the 1920s. I know it was very popular in Europe, but get...
Forum: Touring
05-18-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Gotte

I tour for the same reason I ride a bike in...

I tour for the same reason I ride a bike in general, and that is because I have a low boredom threshold, and like to see the world, but not on two feet - takes too long and the same stretch of...
Forum: Touring
05-18-13, 02:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,339
Posted By Gotte

Love the Trangia also. So simple, and, I find,...

Love the Trangia also. So simple, and, I find, not so slow. I boil enough water for a couple of cups of coffee in ten minutes. What's ten minutes? In fact, if I've nothing else to do, sitting there...
Forum: Touring
05-02-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By Gotte

From what I remember, Trangias need a windshield...

From what I remember, Trangias need a windshield to lessen the available oxygen. Burning without a windshield will give a yellow flame because the oxygen is free flowing. Used with a standard Trangia...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Gotte

Impossible to tell what it is over the internet, ...

Impossible to tell what it is over the internet, as it could be one of many problems, but there is a possiblity that it's one of your trapezoid muscles locking up. I used to get this when on a...
Forum: Touring
10-28-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Gotte

Good to see you on here, especially after a...

Good to see you on here, especially after a collision like that. Glad you are unhurt though. Hopefully it will all turn out well, and your ride will be better after the repair. Don;t worry about it...
10-27-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,693
Posted By Gotte

I kind of figured the cables were because you...

I kind of figured the cables were because you hadn't cut them down yet. I got in the habit of keeping them long and looped from way back when. It was more a touring thing. back up, as I said, should...
10-24-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Gotte

Not wishing to sound like an old coot, but I've...

Not wishing to sound like an old coot, but I've been building bikes my whole life (I'm 48 now), and while there is nothing like it for whiling away the hours and getting those sinapses connected,...
10-24-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By Gotte

Gripshifters are not for me. Hurt my hands after...

Gripshifters are not for me. Hurt my hands after a while. Personally, I'd go with thumbshifters, but if you prefer GS, I'm sure you could find them on Ebay.
As for rims. I once read about mixing...
10-24-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,615
Posted By Gotte

I'm sure there are plenty of grouches out there,...

I'm sure there are plenty of grouches out there, retro or otherwise. I believe in live and let live, however. Whatever gets you there and back and makes you sing. Of course, I tend to get a bit...
10-24-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,693
Posted By Gotte

That's a beauty, Groundoggy. I've still got a...

That's a beauty, Groundoggy. I've still got a pair of those old thumb shifters somewhere, from my first ever mountainbike. Suntour, if I remember correctly.

I notice you curl your brake cables as...
10-24-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By Gotte

Here you go. Chock full of vintage goodness: ...

Here you go. Chock full of vintage goodness:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/
Forum: Touring
10-24-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,055
Posted By Gotte

I've got some gaitors/overshoes which have never...

I've got some gaitors/overshoes which have never failed. Decathlon. Can't see them on the website, but combined with a front mudguard and a poncho, I've stayed warm and dry (poncho I find good as it...
Forum: Touring
10-24-12, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,093
Posted By Gotte

I see your point, and agree totally that people...

I see your point, and agree totally that people are much more complex than the character they project (whether they are aware of it or not).

I suppose a better way of putting my original point ...
Forum: Touring
10-23-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,093
Posted By Gotte

I'm with you guys. No one should have to be who...

I'm with you guys. No one should have to be who they are not.

Unfortunately, though, you'll always find someone out there just looking for an excuse, be it ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or just...
10-19-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,693
Posted By Gotte

Not the exact same bike, but lot of folks on here...

Not the exact same bike, but lot of folks on here seem to like the LTS:

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-suspensio/gt/lts-bike/prd_349383_1526crx.aspx#reviews
10-18-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,693
Posted By Gotte

Wow, you are old, you mentioned a memo. I bet all...

Wow, you are old, you mentioned a memo. I bet all those young guys are scratching their head at the mention of that. You'll be telling me next you heard about the memo on your pager ;)
10-18-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,693
Posted By Gotte

Still got a GT LTS 3000. Had it since '98, and...

Still got a GT LTS 3000. Had it since '98, and though I haven't really ridden it off road in a few years, I took it out last weekend, and you know, it really was nice to ride. The model I've got was...
Forum: Touring
06-24-12, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By Gotte

Been to Freiburg whilst touring on the Rhine and...

Been to Freiburg whilst touring on the Rhine and Neckar a few years ago. Excellent place. Loved it. If you're following the Rhine towards Lake Constance, stop in Bad Sackingen along the way - also a...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,218
Posted By Gotte

I don't know the bikes to which you refer, but on...

I don't know the bikes to which you refer, but on a couple of points, I wouldn't go for hydrolic brakes - too much messing, and I've toured across Germany on the Bodensee, Konigsee radweg, a lot of...
Forum: Touring
06-16-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By Gotte

I've filmed all my tours. I use a hand held...

I've filmed all my tours. I use a hand held camcorder, which I keep in me handlebar bag. I like to include lots of traveling shots, most of which I don't actually use, but which I don't use, but when...
Forum: Touring
06-10-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,486
Posted By Gotte

If it's any help, I wore a pair of ex army (UK)...

If it's any help, I wore a pair of ex army (UK) sealskinz goretex socks while hiking in Scotland this summer, and they worked flawlessly.
Forum: Touring
06-09-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Gotte

Sounds like a great tour. I'm from the UK, and...

Sounds like a great tour. I'm from the UK, and I've always wanted t see the Sierra Nevadas. The idea of cycling them sounds wonderful. I have nothing to add really other than welcome aboard and I...
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Gotte

I'm starting to plan my 2013 tour, and am...

I'm starting to plan my 2013 tour, and am planning on going to the Costa Brava. If you were to go to Spain, from France, I am sure this is a good way to go. I've been there before, though not...
Forum: Touring
05-31-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Gotte

I remember reading something once, or hearing it...

I remember reading something once, or hearing it (I'm paraphrasing here):

An indian chief saw a horse wander into camp. The tribe all cried "how lucky."
"Well, maybe," the chief replied.
His son...
Forum: Touring
05-31-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Gotte

Man, that looks beautiful.

Man, that looks beautiful.
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,524
Posted By Gotte

Wear it with pride, my friend. Wear it with pride.

Wear it with pride, my friend. Wear it with pride.
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Gotte

I had an old version of map driod, and the...

I had an old version of map driod, and the problem I found was you had to download the detail maps for an area, not just the country or region. this got a bit of a pain, as you had to manually run...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Gotte

We did moustaches one year, for no real reason....

We did moustaches one year, for no real reason. And in Bavaria, we had a kind of Lord of the Ring theme. Mostly though our theme is two Englishmen, which is what we are, and doing our best and...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 01:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,524
Posted By Gotte

Nothing wrong with a beard. If anything, I...

Nothing wrong with a beard. If anything, I thought beards were all the fashion, now. If I were to be judged by a person just for having a beard, then I'd be likely just as wary of them as they me. It...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Gotte

As I understand it, France has precious few bike...

As I understand it, France has precious few bike only routes, but generally cycling on the roads is no problem. You should try Germany next time. So many routes, and so many maps. ;)
Forum: Touring
02-27-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Gotte

Oh, I like the look of them. Very nice.

Oh, I like the look of them. Very nice.
Forum: Touring
11-05-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Gotte

As it stands our route will probably include the...

As it stands our route will probably include the Stettin Estuary. If it comes off, we'll fly to Stettin (the airport is at Goleniow about 40 km NE of Stettin), stay at the only motel there...
Forum: Touring
11-05-11, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Gotte

Just to update, in case anyone is looking for a...

Just to update, in case anyone is looking for a route around this area, it appears you can follow the coast and not have to go through Stettin by using a ferry at the top of the Stettin Estuary. I...
Forum: Touring
11-03-11, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Gotte

Anyone used Szczecin (Stettin) airport, N.E. Poland, or cycled in that region?

My friend and I are looking to cycle to Rugen on the Baltic. Initially we were going to fly to Hamburg, but with our limited window (about a week), we're finding it hard to make an itinerary without...
Forum: Touring
11-01-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Gotte

300 is a general ballpark which is accepted...

300 is a general ballpark which is accepted across the industry. Obviously, it depends what type of publication and how they intend to use the images. A newspaper, for example will accept a much...
Forum: Touring
11-01-11, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Gotte

It's not so much about sensor size as dpi (dots...

It's not so much about sensor size as dpi (dots per inch )of the image you produce. You will need 300dpi for a magazine. THe confusion is, you can produce a 300 dpi image from a camera phone, in...
Forum: Touring
11-01-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Gotte

Have you had it out in the rain yet? I've found...

Have you had it out in the rain yet? I've found that even in summer, a night of rain can give terrible condensation inside, when on dry nights there can be none. I'n not calling into question your...
Forum: Touring
10-14-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Gotte

It's a scary thing, esp alone - that's even...

It's a scary thing, esp alone - that's even scarier, but sometimes you've just got to take the leap. You only live once.
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Gotte

Thanks or that. I'm pretty sure I've actually...

Thanks or that. I'm pretty sure I've actually seen it before, but then lost it. So, thanks again.
Forum: Touring
09-20-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,172
Posted By Gotte

Oooh, one of my favourite subjects. My first tent...

Oooh, one of my favourite subjects. My first tent - I got a highlander forces tent, heavy but roomy and really well designed. Ultra stable. Swapped out the fibre glass poles for alu and changed the...
Forum: Touring
09-20-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,586
Posted By Gotte

Both my tourers (one 700c, the other a mountain...

Both my tourers (one 700c, the other a mountain bike) come in at the mid 30s. The 700c is a bit lighter - maybe 33. But I'd rather have a heavy tough bike, than something pared down too much and less...
Forum: Touring
09-20-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Gotte

Hope it goes well. There's nothing like your...

Hope it goes well. There's nothing like your first tour. Enjoy, and get back to us with the details.
Forum: Touring
09-20-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By Gotte

Not while touring, but while commuting. Shouting...

Not while touring, but while commuting. Shouting is commonest, but once, when I had my daughter in a kid's seat on the back, some knucklehead threw a boiled egg at us from the passenger seat of a...
09-11-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,363
Posted By Gotte

With all the arguments proffered, I suppose the...

With all the arguments proffered, I suppose the bottom line is that if petrol becomes more scarce, the market will mean that only people with money will drive, and the rest of us will cycle, ride...
Forum: Touring
09-09-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Gotte

If it's any consolation, I cycled around the...

If it's any consolation, I cycled around the Aquitaine Coast this summer and it's great. But even better, it will still be there for whenever you're ready to take it on. When you get there, stop off...
09-09-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Gotte

I have two tourers - one is built around a frame...

I have two tourers - one is built around a frame specifically designed for touring - with 501 tubing and touring angles, the other is more of a road frame, with not quite so good tubing (straight...
Forum: Touring
09-08-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Gotte

Like the colour combination. Very nice. Only one...

Like the colour combination. Very nice. Only one thing missing, though - a landscape moving in the background. I'm sure you'll soon put that right, though ;)
09-07-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Gotte

Name: Gotte (Mr Gotterdammerung to my...

Name: Gotte (Mr Gotterdammerung to my bankmanager)
Age: 47
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 157
Years riding: 34
Strengths: just turning those peddles
Experience: riding, riding, riding, interspersed with...
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