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Forum: Touring
09-01-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bentley6

I'll be leaving Friday on my bike tour from...

I'll be leaving Friday on my bike tour from Illinois to Colorado Springs and back. I've been planning it for over two years. I really never started training until this past March. I have a set route...
Forum: Touring
08-25-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Bentley6

I use www.mapmyride.com. along with Google Maps.

I use www.mapmyride.com. along with Google Maps.
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bentley6

Nice looking LHT. Set up very well thought out.

Nice looking LHT. Set up very well thought out.
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bentley6

I may be, PM sent.

I may be, PM sent.
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Bentley6

I too have a B17 Flyer and weigh about 180. I...

I too have a B17 Flyer and weigh about 180. I have not found any advantage to the springs. I've put about 500-600 miles on it and still it's not as comfortable as I'd like. It starts getting a little...
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Bentley6

Ok thanks Tony. After searching a little more at...

Ok thanks Tony. After searching a little more at Crazyguy I found the same info about the Henry Co. Fair Grounds and the Community Center has showers if you get there when they are open. I have that...
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Bentley6

Katy Trail - Camping in Clinton, MO.?

I'm looking for a good place to tent camp in Clinton, MO. close to the Katy Trail. I thought that you could camp at the fair grounds. Does anyone know? Thanks.

Mark
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bentley6

I've had a lot of problems with Google Maps too....

I've had a lot of problems with Google Maps too. I started mapping the route on www.mapmyride.com because it follows the roads and is pretty quick mapping then I switch to Google maps for the...
Forum: Touring
06-21-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By Bentley6

The 2100 mile ride I'll be doing in September is...

The 2100 mile ride I'll be doing in September is my vacation / 50th birthday celebration / charity ride. It is to benefit the many ministries of an organization that I'll visit when I get to their...
Forum: Touring
06-02-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 289,914
Posted By Bentley6

My finally completed 2005 Trek...

My finally completed 2005 Trek 3900.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/2longhunt/DSC02672.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 2,050,814
Posted By Bentley6

My 2005 Trek 3900 - The Pilgrim - right before...

My 2005 Trek 3900 - The Pilgrim - right before its maiden voyage this past Saturday.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/2longhunt/DSC02672.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bentley6

I did a 35 mile test ride this past Saturday...

I did a 35 mile test ride this past Saturday almost fully loaded to see how the racks and bike would do. They did great. The sleeping bag on the mini-rack is about 2 pds. and the front panniers...
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bentley6

I've only got one more pic of it now but I can...

I've only got one more pic of it now but I can get a close up later if you're interested. I did repaint the Nashbar rack to match the Delta's. The connector did not have to be twisted but that...
Forum: Touring
05-26-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bentley6

I'll only be hauling a sleeping bag that weighs...

I'll only be hauling a sleeping bag that weighs around 2 pds but I'm sure it could handle more. I brazed and tapped the spot where I attached the support pieces under the front of the mini-rack.
Forum: Touring
05-26-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bentley6

I believe cyclist2000 is right on the hardware. I...

I believe cyclist2000 is right on the hardware. I bought one some time back and I believe I used the longer brake bolts and the center strap. But I also tied it in to my Delta front pannier racks...
Forum: Touring
03-11-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Bentley6

If need be that's what I'll do. I'm really...

If need be that's what I'll do. I'm really needing to map out a decent route across the state.
Forum: Touring
03-11-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Bentley6

Quincy, IL. to Northwest Missouri Route help please.

I'm needing a good route from Quincy, Il. to somewhere in the northwest corner of Missouri. I'll be crossing into southern Nebraska and working my way over to Colorado. There doesn't seem to be a...
Forum: Touring
03-02-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,893
Posted By Bentley6

Go up to the Pics of Loaded Rigs post and look at...

Go up to the Pics of Loaded Rigs post and look at some of them and how they're set up. I'm setting up my bike with them for an upcoming tour and so far I really like them.
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

They appear to make a couple larger pots but not...

They appear to make a couple larger pots but not sure if they would work with the wind screen in place.

http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/Stovedetail.cfm/PRM1020
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

The Primus EtaEspress must be pretty popular too...

The Primus EtaEspress must be pretty popular too because most the places I checked, that had lower prices, were sold out until the midldle of March.
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Bentley6

I've rode the trail on an old 10-speed with 27 x...

I've rode the trail on an old 10-speed with 27 x 1-1/4 tires and also 26 x 2" street tires on my MB. They both did fine....as long as it was dry. One time a buddy and I were on it when a tornado came...
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

Well after about 2 months of searching,...

Well after about 2 months of searching, researching and questioning people about stoves, I finally pulled the trigger and got one. The only thing that I never did was go to a store and actually hold...
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

I looked at the reviews and videos of the...

I looked at the reviews and videos of the EtaExpress and I'm impressed. Very nice stove. I also looked at the Primus EtaPackLite. It was equally impressive. Have you any experience with it Greg? So...
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

Right not it's just a matter of what will work...

Right not it's just a matter of what will work best for me and what I can live with. I appreciate everyones imput. It's really made me think about my options. There are pro's and con's to all types...
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

How's the stability and your lid fit? This seems...

How's the stability and your lid fit? This seems to be a big complaint in the reviews at REI.
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

I figured that it would be easy enough to just...

I figured that it would be easy enough to just pour the contents out into a separate bowl like the bottom measuring cup. I did just talk to a guy who's complaint was that the tall cup was hard for...
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

Well here's the scenario. I'll be traveling a...

Well here's the scenario. I'll be traveling a loop in September from Illinois to Denver and back. It will take me about 30 days or so. I'm not a big fan of getting messy with liquid fuel even though...
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

Please explain why. Thanks.

Please explain why. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
02-25-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bentley6

Jetboil Flash

I was intending to get a Whisperlite Int. til I saw the new Jetboil Flash. Has any of you been using the Jetboil? I have read plenty of good things about it but any cons that people know of? Thanks.
Forum: Touring
02-18-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Bentley6

[QUOTE=Kazer;10418941]We run MKS Sylvan Touring...

[QUOTE=Kazer;10418941]We run MKS Sylvan Touring pedals with Power Grips. 322 days so far without a problem!

These are kind of what I was thinking about. Not too pricy and they look like they...
Forum: Touring
02-17-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Bentley6

Pedal choice?

I need a little imput on who might make a decent, inexpensive platform pedal. I'll be doing a 2000 mile tour this year on my Trek 3900 mountain bike turned tour bike. I have the stock nylon platforms...
Forum: Touring
02-09-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bentley6

26 x 1.5 Bontrager Comfort Hardcase ...

26 x 1.5 Bontrager Comfort Hardcase
http://bontrager.com/model/00804
Forum: Touring
02-08-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,173
Posted By Bentley6

I just recently bought a Sony DSC-H20 off ebay....

I just recently bought a Sony DSC-H20 off ebay. Walmart sells it for $249 but I was able to get a like new one for around $190 that came with an extra battery. I like the rechargeable battery pack...
Forum: Touring
10-02-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Bentley6

The main reason would be to update a journal or...

The main reason would be to update a journal or blog every night if possible on the road. Don't know how many internet cafe's I'll be able to run across thru lower Nebraska then back across central...
Forum: Touring
10-02-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Bentley6

Acer Aspire One Computer question

I'm thinking about purchasing the Aspire One Netbook for my tour next year. My local Walmart has it for $289. It has XP Home, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive but only a 3 cell 2.5 hour battery. Other...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

Actually I do. I need a decent route from Joes...

Actually I do. I need a decent route from Joes CO. over to Littleton. I'd like to be able to do it all in one day but I think it's close to 140 miles. I don't have a problem with that but would like...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

Great! I've been working on about 4 different...

Great! I've been working on about 4 different route plans and this gives me a 5th, the Sante Fe Trail. I'll look at it closely. Thanks for some great advice.
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

I actually will be taking 34 west across Nebraska...

I actually will be taking 34 west across Nebraska but I'm not going all the way to Lincoln. I have relatives that live in Columbus and the furthest north I'll go is possibly Crete close to Route 6....
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

I have wore them before while biking and the only...

I have wore them before while biking and the only draw back is breathability. But I've never used any thing but them so I don't have any thing to compare them to. They are light weight and probably...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

I'm prepared for this. I work for a heavy highway...

I'm prepared for this. I work for a heavy highway construction company and high vizability is of the utmost importance to us. One thing that I have to deal with here in Illinois during that time of...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

There's no way I can lengthen the trip due to my...

There's no way I can lengthen the trip due to my work schedule. I've got some rain gear but I think I may have to purchase more because the Frogg Toggs I have don't breath very well. They are good at...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

I should only be in the foot hills. I'll be...

I should only be in the foot hills. I'll be staying with relatives or friends once I hit Denver (Littleton). So my actual camping locations in Colorado should only be in the eastern part and around...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

Thanks Machka, I'll certainly study those. Hope...

Thanks Machka, I'll certainly study those. Hope you're feeling better. I had read where you were in the hospital earlier. I hope you're recovering nicely and will soon be back to cycling.
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

I've bookmarked certain cities on the weather...

I've bookmarked certain cities on the weather channel that I'll be close to or passing thru along the way and I'll start checking their morning temps / averages / highs and lows for the days I'll be...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bentley6

Late Season Touring

A year from this coming Labor day weekend I'll depart on a touring loop from West Central Illinois thru Northern Missouri, Southern Nebraska and then to Denver. I'll then head south to Canon City...
Forum: Touring
07-22-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Bentley6

Bike Route help needed. Quincy, IL - Lincoln Neb.

I'm trying to plan the best route for a section from Quincy, IL to Lincoln Nebraska for my trip next year. This seems to be the hardest part to figure out for me. It was suggested to go north from...
07-09-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bentley6

Congrats! Hope you have many more. Ours will be...

Congrats! Hope you have many more. Ours will be 29 years come this August. My wife's grandparents were able to celebrate 77 years before they died. Paul Harvey talked about them on his show on their...
Forum: Touring
07-09-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,601
Posted By Bentley6

Fig Newtons and Paydays!

Fig Newtons and Paydays!
Forum: Touring
06-29-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,498
Posted By Bentley6

I clearly need to spend more money for better...

I clearly need to spend more money for better gloves. The last couple pair that I had were just over the counter Trek gloves that only lasted about 1500 miles tops. I guess you get what you pay for.
Forum: Touring
06-29-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,498
Posted By Bentley6

Touring Gloves

I went on a training ride yesterday and didn't pay much attention until a few miles down the road that the gloves I put on were wore out. Almost all the padding in the palm area was gone. So, I need...
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