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Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Doug64

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a...

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a touring bike up from the frame don't use "group sets". I know I didn't on our 4 touring bikes that were built up from the frame. What I wanted could not...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,150
Posted By Doug64

This really helps when the panniers are off the...

This really helps when the panniers are off the bike or when putting the panniers on the bike. I use a red zip tie for the port side bag and a green zip tie for the starboard bag....
02-25-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By Doug64

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't...

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't stop and put your foot down, how is the driver going to know what you are going to do.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,176
Posted By Doug64

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I...

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I check all bolts regularly while on tour, and have never lost a bolt. The only threads I use thread lock on are replaceable cantilever posts. I'm involved...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By Doug64

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent...

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent and rainfly in lightweight sil-nylon bags. I'll separate them, if both the tent and rainfly are wet. I also store my sleeping bag and pad in sil-...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By Doug64

My experience with waterproof and water repellent...

My experience with waterproof and water repellent panniers has shown that there is not such thing as a breathable pannier. What gets damp in a water repellent pannier stays damp as long as it stays...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,334
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our...

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our goal was to ride US highway 20, the longest contiguous route from Newport, OR to Boston MA. Sometime the route was quiet relaxing riding, some was...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,898
Posted By Doug64

That is especially true this year because of the...

That is especially true this year because of the increased interest in camping. We have 2 large campgrounds close to us, and they are already booked up for the summer.

I've learned from...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand...

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand Dutch, but I think the young lady was challenging me to a race.
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Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,898
Posted By Doug64

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S.,...

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S., averaging over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days. We did this ride when we were still working. Our last long tour in 2019 was 1500 miles and I...
Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Doug64

Timing is everything-- all I got was a weather...

Timing is everything-- all I got was a weather report.
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Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Doug64

Dale, Great photos of a magnificent part of the...

Dale,
Great photos of a magnificent part of the world, especially your Icefield Parkway shot:thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have ridden from Vancouver, BC to...

My wife and I have ridden from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON. We"cheated" a little and cut across part of the U.S.: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. However, we did ride from the west coast to...
01-25-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Doug64

These are some "crazy footballers" . It was a...

These are some "crazy footballers" . It was a great crowd in France during the 2018 World Cup. I actually got into it, as did my wife and daughters. We spent two months riding in Europe and tried to...
01-24-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Doug64

A well set up triple shifts very well. However,...

A well set up triple shifts very well. However, setting up the FD is more art than science. Before you give up on the triple, you might look at Park Tool's site. I'd recommend starting with the...
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway-- AB, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway-- AB, Canada
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01-23-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I watch many of the major races and...

My wife and I watch many of the major races and championships on NBC Sports Gold. I raced, my wife was a triathlete, and our son was a very talented CX racer. We enjoy wathcing most types of bike...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Doug64

If your leg is almost fully extended at the...

If your leg is almost fully extended at the bottom of you pedal stroke, you might try lowering your saddle a few mm. Also a gentle stretching of the achilles might help. If you are going to do toe...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Doug64

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack....

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack. There is a little give, but it broke at the weld on a Tubus Cargo rack by trying to pull it in too much. Tubus covered it under warranty, but I felt it...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Welcome to the forum. I'm using a Tubus Tara...

Welcome to the forum.

I'm using a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cargo Classic on the back. They are great racks, and a good investment. The Classic on my wife's bike has about 25,000 touring...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo...

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo like this.
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Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Doug64

Words of Wisdom

As my wife and I were riding along the beautiful Main River Route in Central Germany an older couple passed us. They were typical of many European bike tourists; gray haired, dressed in street...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

This is one of my wife's photos. Posted with her...

This is one of my wife's photos. Posted with her reluctant permission. We are in the middle of a challenging editing session, and all kinds of things pop up:)

Netherlands Oops, Berlin...
12-28-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By Doug64

I toured on mine a lot. I also raced on it, a...

I toured on mine a lot. I also raced on it, a Peugeot PX10
Early 1970s-- It wasn't perfect for touring, but it was fast. I did a little over an 1100 mile tour in 11 days....
12-25-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Doug64

The way I learned to corner was to weight the...

The way I learned to corner was to weight the outside pedal and lean the bike going into the tightest part of the corner; it keeps the inside pedal up; and seems to keep more weight toward the center...
12-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Doug64

One of many good rides this Fall. ...

One of many good rides this Fall.

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12-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By Doug64

I believe $700 is a good price for a LHT that is...

I believe $700 is a good price for a LHT that is in good shape. Right now good bikes are scarce in the shops, and I think you could resell it, and get your investment or more back in the future.
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

What's going on? The Emergency Medical Technician...

What's going on? The Emergency Medical Technician is running interference for the ambulance on this narrow 2-way street.

Pierrelatte, south eastern France...
11-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Doug64

This works well. I am involved with teaching bike...

This works well. I am involved with teaching bike safety to 5th graders, and there are always 3-4 kids who don't know how to ride. We do just what aggiegrads suggests, and have good results. I...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

The Louvre Museum, France ...

The Louvre Museum, France
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Paris
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Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,182
Posted By Doug64

I also believe that fast and easy access to my...

I also believe that fast and easy access to my camera is important. My wife and I carry our cameras in padded cases in our waterproof Ortlieb bar bags.

I made these open top, modular, padded cases...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,104
Posted By Doug64

My wife had a flat shortly after riding through...

My wife had a flat shortly after riding through this flock of sheep. It was a pretty crappy job fixing it. Fortunately, I carry nitrile gloves in my tool kit. :)...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

I thought this was a neat picture (the situation...

I thought this was a neat picture (the situation not the photography). This was a tour that went by Lassen National Park in California about 6 years ago. California had a pretty bad fire season that...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,602
Posted By Doug64

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike...

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike toured a total of 2 years. During that time we have done two 3-month tours, and several tours longer than 2 months. I consider all of our tours being...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,104
Posted By Doug64

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is...

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is the seed of Puncture Vine, also known as a "bullhead".
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Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By Doug64

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a...

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a personal preference. I think hoods can interfere with peripheral vision. My left eye has some damage which makes it hard for me to see over my left...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,767
Posted By Doug64

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it...

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it did a pretty good job.
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Forum: Touring
10-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

BC, Canada ...

BC, Canada
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Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

British Columbia, Canada ...

British Columbia, Canada
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10-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,085
Posted By Doug64

I find the best place to have a flat tire is in...

I find the best place to have a flat tire is in front of a French Bakery,
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and the best time is right after the rain stops....
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

You are pretty close. It is on the Trans Canadian...

You are pretty close. It is on the Trans Canadian Highway just east of Kamloops. As your pictures shows, it is beautiful in that area.

We were tempted to take Highway 5 and 5A from Hope to...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Canada ...

Canada
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Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,669
Posted By Doug64

It looks like you are experiencing some tough...

It looks like you are experiencing some tough weather conditions. Solo touring is hard when you are cold and wet. There is no one to help make the situation more bearable or even fun. Hang in...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Take a look at the other side of the road....

Take a look at the other side of the road. Pumpkins as far as you could see. The field was about a quarter of a mile long where it followed the road. :)
...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Oregon-- Yesterday's mini-tour ...

Oregon-- Yesterday's mini-tour
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Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,154
Posted By Doug64

Like mev, we fit the tent we use to the...

Like mev, we fit the tent we use to the destination, season, and weather.

Try this with a non-freestanding tent-- my wife doing a little house cleaning before packing....
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

You are correct. Those are the Three Sisters in...

You are correct. Those are the Three Sisters in the background. We rode up there before ODOT opened the pass to motor vehicle traffic. It sure makes the descent more fun:) Are you an Oregonian?
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

That is one tough little pine tree growing on...

That is one tough little pine tree growing on that lava rock.

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Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Doug64

Just a few thoughts: Days are getting shorter,...

Just a few thoughts:
Days are getting shorter, resulting in more time spent in the shelter. Would you rather spend more time in a tent or a hammock? Would you like to sit out a rain day under a...
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,692
Posted By Doug64

Oregon-- Old Mckenzie Pass, an Oregon State...

Oregon-- Old Mckenzie Pass, an Oregon State Scenic Bikeway.

This photo is a little misleading. My wife only rode up this "road" a couple of hundred feet to take a picture. I was standing on a...
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