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Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By staehpj1

Just an observation... In the interest of the...

Just an observation...
In the interest of the arbitrary collecting of states as a goal you miss many interesting regions completely. You miss the beauty of the Pacific coat, the MI upper peninsula,...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 738
Posted By staehpj1

Depends on the rules... The southern states would...

Depends on the rules... The southern states would be the fastest and easiest. Starting in the east you could just follow US-90 as far as it went and generally head west from there. Your 6-8 month...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By staehpj1

What kind of riding are you looking for? Here...

What kind of riding are you looking for? Here near Tallahassee there is the St Marks Trail if you want a rail trail. it is a 30 ish mile round trip that has some options that can be extended. The...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,348
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, Given those costs I'd take my bike. On the...

Yeah, Given those costs I'd take my bike. On the other hand with different countries and different trips costs can vary a lot. T charges can be higher and can be per hop. The person mat be flying...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,348
Posted By staehpj1

One other option... Buy a modestly priced bike...

One other option... Buy a modestly priced bike there. Price it all out and decide. One friend spent enough in baggage fees to just about break even on buying a low end bike and depending on the...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By staehpj1

I have seen quite a few places where they do that...

I have seen quite a few places where they do that for what seems like the only purpose was to climb a huge hill for no apparent reason.

One BIG advantage of ACA maps is the listing of services,...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By staehpj1

I guess that is true if you consider your phone...

I guess that is true if you consider your phone another map. Depending on where I am I have bothered to pick up state maps as I go or not. Never found it to be a problem when I didn't



Folks...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By staehpj1

West of the Mississippi in most places you can...

West of the Mississippi in most places you can ride the interstate where there isn't an alternate route. How a cop will interpret that may vary, but cops rode by me in places where it may have been...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By staehpj1

Adventure Cycling maps are great if they go...

Adventure Cycling maps are great if they go somewhere that you want to go. They don't always choose the roads that I would so I sometimes deviate from them in places. I often pick up a paper map...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have...

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have a constant stream of angry drivers going past and an incredibly bored support driver when they aren't dealing with angry drivers. Most of the time...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

At home I always machine wash and dry all my...

At home I always machine wash and dry all my cycling clothes in the dryer. No problems ever. On the road if I have access to a washer and dryer I use it, but that typically is fairly infrequent. ...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,979
Posted By staehpj1

Interesting. I can see where an air bubble might...

Interesting. I can see where an air bubble might get to the caliper on an inverted bike. I guess it might be more likely as the pads wear since that effectively means the fluid level is lower. I have...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,979
Posted By staehpj1

My experience is limited to hydraulic disks on...

My experience is limited to hydraulic disks on one bike, but they just work. Easy to set up and once set up never seem to require any attention until the pads wear down. Feel and power are both...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,979
Posted By staehpj1

I hate zombie threads coming back! Especially...

I hate zombie threads coming back! Especially when I have changed my mind on the topic.

FWIW, I thought disks were overkill back then and I love them now. Most of my bikes do not have them, but...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

I wear bike shorts rather than bibs, but wear...

I wear bike shorts rather than bibs, but wear what you find comfortable. I figure bibs are most likely to benefit two types of cyclists, ones who are so thin they have trouble keeping shorts up and...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By staehpj1

I had not thought of that as a reason why the'd...

I had not thought of that as a reason why the'd be more available, but I believe it may be true.


I figured they might be a little less available in the south, but indeed I can find the here in...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By staehpj1

White gas has not been as available as I'd like...

White gas has not been as available as I'd like in sizes I'd like where I have toured so a multifuel stove that can burn gasoline in a pinch is one answer. I'd like to buy white gas by the pint on...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By staehpj1

Landslide on PCH

I'd imagine we'll be hearing more about this from the ACA as details shake out. It will likely have a major impact on anyone ricing the PCH in the near future. It looks like something that won't be...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,491
Posted By staehpj1

Funny, I don't like to rely on getting rooms much...

Funny, I don't like to rely on getting rooms much preferring to camp and figured that getting rooms would solve some of my problems with touring during a pandemic.


Seriously? I am starting to...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By staehpj1

A guitarlele comes pretty close to meeting all of...

A guitarlele comes pretty close to meeting all of those requirements in a smallish package and they can be found for pretty cheap. If you can't live with that, I'd just take a guitar that I could...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll do that if I...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll do that if I take my tubeless MTB anywhere that I figure I need to carry a backup. I have not toured on my MTB that is running tubeless and the tubeless setup...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By staehpj1

I have run latex tubes in the past. I have...

I have run latex tubes in the past. I have usually toured on the lightweight model of regular tubes, but choose a size too small. It looks like these Aerothan tubes are even lighter than latex...
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,424
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, my MTB has discs with QR skewers. I have...

FWIW, my MTB has discs with QR skewers. I have been using it for years and have not had the slightest issue with the skewer setup.

I generally consider the brifters a plus, but have no experience...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

I guess that shouldn't be a surprise in these...

I guess that shouldn't be a surprise in these pandemic times. I wonder if things will go back to the way they were after the vaccine gets widely distributed and things settle down a bit. Touring must...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

Wow I hadn't considered that. Did they shut down...

Wow I hadn't considered that. Did they shut down the self service soda stations? Or just not let you use them for water? I feel like I have been living in a cave for the past year.
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

I'd think that untreated water on bottle threads...

I'd think that untreated water on bottle threads and so on could be a problem for filters or chemical treatment too.
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

It never really occurred to me, but I think...

It never really occurred to me, but I think subconsciously that was a big part of why I have resisted them.
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, I don't recall any time where I might have...

FWIW, I don't recall any time where I might have considered buying bottled water that they didn't let me use their tap water. In most (nearly all) cases they let me use ice from the soda fountain. ...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

My tours tend to be longer than I care to plan...

My tours tend to be longer than I care to plan daily stops ahead of time. I don't typically know where I will stay until I am there. I do the minimum amount of planning to know how much water I...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I know guys who don't filter in much of the...

Yeah, I know guys who don't filter in much of the Sierras. It sounds like there are quite a few who do likewise in the Cascades and Olympics. I paddled tandem in a canoe down the St Johns river in...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

I appreciate your post's as well. I try not...

I appreciate your post's as well.

I try not to push my views too hard on others, but do feel I have something a bit unique to share in that I started out packing heavy and went through all the...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

It depends on what kind of tour you are doing I...

It depends on what kind of tour you are doing I guess. Do you find you use it much for paved road touring? I have probably said all this before, but I have found that on many trips the filter was...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

A backpack is great for overflow capacity for a...

A backpack is great for overflow capacity for a day or so with small loads and smaller amounts of baggage. I wouldn't use one or even consider it in the situation you are talking about here. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

I think that they are not for everyone, but I...

I think that they are not for everyone, but I suggest that it might be worth giving one a try if it seems like it might suit the needs of the trip, even for folks who think they will hate it. The...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, on my most recent tours I have used neither...

FWIW, on my most recent tours I have used neither panniers nor typical bikepacking bags. I went with alternate setups using a bar roll (or in one case a big handlebar bag) and stuff sacks strapped...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By staehpj1

I used to say the same thing. Then on one trip in...

I used to say the same thing. Then on one trip in the desert southwest I wore a camelback full of ice and found it comfortable enough. I figured that was mostly just because I was enjoying the wet...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Plunder bunnies? I assume you are referring to...

Plunder bunnies? I assume you are referring to the various camp raiding critters. If so that is not just true for stealth camping, but dispersed and improvised camping in general. I may be...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Sure. There are times when you need to carry...

Sure. There are times when you need to carry food for longer stretches. I think that happens on most long tours. The worst is when you don't have water resupply for longish distances. I really...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,842
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know how typical my experience was, but...

I don't know how typical my experience was, but mine was shot enough that I hated it in less than a year. That was a lot of decades ago so my memory of exact timing and treatment is sketchy, but I...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Most of their stuff is very good. I have tried...

Most of their stuff is very good. I have tried some of their fruits. The peaches, apples, apricots, and mangos were good. The banana chips are yummy, great to snack on. I have not had the...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By staehpj1

I think that Surly threw some of the folks who...

I think that Surly threw some of the folks who made them who they are under the bus. They grew by selling to a number of niche markets, one of them being the LHT buyers.

I personally never liked...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

I am not inclined to carry much if any food from...

I am not inclined to carry much if any food from home on most bike trips for weight reasons. My strong preference is to buy daily or even as close to meal time as possible. That said I do make an...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Not a fan of them for breakfast, but sardines in...

Not a fan of them for breakfast, but sardines in mustard sauce on crackers is a great snack or light lunch.
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, all of my bear canister experience is from...

Yeah, all of my bear canister experience is from other camping, not bike related. The majority of the time while bike touring in places where bears are the biggest problem there have been bear...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Good point. They can put out a lot of messy oil....

Good point. They can put out a lot of messy oil. I bet it would be a real mess if it escaped into the rest of your food or worse yet your gear. I have not had much trouble containing them in good...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,440
Posted By staehpj1

Real hard cheeses keep well even in the heat as...

Real hard cheeses keep well even in the heat as does hard salami and pepperoni. They may get oily and look terrible but remain edible. They add a lot to simple dishes like ramen noodles (I don't...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,842
Posted By staehpj1

I never found the one and only Brooks B17 I owned...

I never found the one and only Brooks B17 I owned all that comfortable to start with. It was just okay when new and went downhill from there for me. I really don't see the big fuss over them. It was...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By staehpj1

I resisted replying to this for quite a while,...

I resisted replying to this for quite a while, because everyone has an opinion and what works for you is what matters. I am not saying you are wrong, but my experience is different. Truth be told I...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By staehpj1

Some truth to that I guess, but I never had the...

Some truth to that I guess, but I never had the slightest issue with the QR and the discs on my MTB. I guess it depends on the dropouts, but with mine you just drop the axle all the way in and...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By staehpj1

It is interesting that they shortened the chain...

It is interesting that they shortened the chain stays and went to brifters. I guess they are making the chain stay change due to people packing lighter or maybe to people using the bikes more as...
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