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Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By boomhauer

You can actually still find small town...

You can actually still find small town restaurants in Iowa.
They seem to be a dying enterprise in the mid-west.
I rode for 70 miles in northern Missouri without finding on open restaurant....
Forum: Touring
03-30-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By boomhauer

I bought a trek 7200 multi track in 2000 for...

I bought a trek 7200 multi track in 2000 for $400, new. It had an excellent mid-fork rack mount. Used it for a ride from Mexican border to Canada. Very comfortable. I'm sure you can buy them...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,719
Posted By boomhauer

Yes. Most the time I already have scoped out...

Yes. Most the time I already have scoped out the town fair grounds but there isn't a sign that says camping is allowed. I call the local police department to see if they mind if I set up a tent...
03-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,801
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear...

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear traffic. It is several magnitudes safer than listening for a car.
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,719
Posted By boomhauer

In the age of smart phones I find very little...

In the age of smart phones I find very little reason to stealth camp. If the campsite is $25 that's where I draw the limit and start looking for other means. Calling the local police station has...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,801
Posted By boomhauer

When I move to the side of the road to allow a...

When I move to the side of the road to allow a car to safely pass and they see that I've got ear buds the driver is even more irate....which is awesome.
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By boomhauer

I would just buy the larger rear panniers first. ...

I would just buy the larger rear panniers first. If you are doing just a day trip at the beginning you could fit everything you need in ONE of the rear panniers and leave the other one at home. ...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,663
Posted By boomhauer

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli...

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli for back up. It's usually eaten by 5pm. Buy a new one each day.
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,493
Posted By boomhauer

I have to confess.... a lot of my camping after...

I have to confess.... a lot of my camping after dark is on rail-to-trails routes. It doesn't really matter how dark it gets. Camping is easy.
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,493
Posted By boomhauer

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I...

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I try to time my destination so I get there near dark. This doesn't leave much "downtime" before bed. My downtime is the 6 or 8 breaks I take...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By boomhauer

If a pedal squeaks while on tour you will go...

If a pedal squeaks while on tour you will go insane.
Whatever pedal keeps the grease inside is what I say.
I'm trying a pedal with a cartridge bearing on each end of the spindle this time. A single...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,151
Posted By boomhauer

I'm sure ACA maps had their time and place. ...

I'm sure ACA maps had their time and place. Especially if you've never toured before and need some assurance. Especially if you live in a major metro or out east.
However, in the age of Google...
02-17-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By boomhauer

i've ridden thru the sand hills on hwy 2. It's...

i've ridden thru the sand hills on hwy 2. It's very beautiful. Camping is not a problem, ever. The towns people are great. Highway 2 follows the Union Pacific rail line so you will see lots of...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By boomhauer

Another great video! I'm going to try that...

Another great video! I'm going to try that place out.
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,045
Posted By boomhauer

+1 If you are really going across the country...

+1
If you are really going across the country you will hit road construction along the way....somewhere.....
Its like riding on gravel you didn't count on.
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By boomhauer

20 liters is perfect for a six pack and ice from...

20 liters is perfect for a six pack and ice from the bait shop/beer store after you set up camp.
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By boomhauer

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly...

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly remember it except it was easy. Camping in southern Iowa is easy at reservoirs. Parallel traverse to state highways on gravel roads is easy. When I...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By boomhauer

Yes, you will need some extra space for food for...

Yes, you will need some extra space for food for dinner that night.
40 liter panniers seem like a good fit (for me).
I'm a light packer but this gives ample space for some food, also.
Forum: Touring
12-13-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By boomhauer

Great drone footage! I think you gave a very...

Great drone footage!
I think you gave a very realistic look to people who are considering riding the Katy trail.
You didn't glamorize it at all. Many times in the late fall not much is open and...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By boomhauer

I'm sill trying to figure out how to attach my 10...

I'm sill trying to figure out how to attach my 10 lbs insulated carhart jumpsuit to my bike .
It's very unwieldly.,....but a necessity after 5 pm sundown. It's cold camping now.
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By boomhauer

I've had bad luck with pedals that squeak. I...

I've had bad luck with pedals that squeak.
I decided that bearings at both ends of the spindle might be better. So far so good with Shimano PD -8040 are good. Not sure if still available.
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,199
Posted By boomhauer

or you could buy a pair of Mr. Tuffy's tire...

or you could buy a pair of Mr. Tuffy's tire liners and never worry about it again.
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,313
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't...

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't enough. Not because I like speed. I seldom go over 16 mph while pedaling. It's because I like to slow pedal and keep up the pace with the slight...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By boomhauer

I usually stay in the midwest/ high plains area. ...

I usually stay in the midwest/ high plains area. Signal is good. I listen to non-stop Pandora music throughout the day. My dynamo hub keeps up but that's about it.
No intermediate battery. Just...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By boomhauer

Great photo... where is that?

Great photo... where is that?
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By boomhauer

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplie...

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplies-Lint-Free-Polished/dp/B07SVJ7VCX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=micro+towels&qid=1599337998&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE4M...
09-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,660
Posted By boomhauer

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring...

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring around Birmingham and Branson. Very steep hills in those areas. 18 gear inches is what you want for all that weight. I can speak from...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By boomhauer

I think your assumption is correct. Most people...

I think your assumption is correct. Most people that have toured can do 100 miles per day, I believe. Doing 100 miles per day for 2 days, or more, in a row has always been a problem for me. I can do...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,291
Posted By boomhauer

Sorry to be off-topic.....but I'm impressed as...

Sorry to be off-topic.....but I'm impressed as hell that you packed 2 weeks worth of food. Can you briefly explain what you ate for two weeks? I'd like to remotely camp for a couple weeks on my...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,000
Posted By boomhauer

My experience exactly. The B67 was my first...

My experience exactly. The B67 was my first Brooks. Very comfortable out of the box and around town. Then I went on a 1500 mile tour and received the same abrasions you described. I used...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By boomhauer

I used zip ties on the shoulder strap ring of an...

I used zip ties on the shoulder strap ring of an old camera bag mount to my trekking style handlebars.
I recall getting very creative with zip ties. The bag would always want to tilt so I...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,201
Posted By boomhauer

which begs the question.....why have a spare tire...

which begs the question.....why have a spare tire when God has given us Gorilla tape?
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,448
Posted By boomhauer

This has happened to me a few times on a hot...

This has happened to me a few times on a hot summer day. I listen to internet music many hours per day while touring . I keep my phone in a small nylon bag sitting loose in my handlebar cargo...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By boomhauer

You might consider Herman, MO. ...

You might consider Herman, MO.
https://visithermann.com/
It's in the middle section of the Katy Trail (no hills).
Herman is probably the most scenic areas of the Katy Trail with large bluffs on...
07-22-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By boomhauer

I use Bose quiet comfort in-ear buds noise...

I use Bose quiet comfort in-ear buds noise canceling head phones ( and a good rear view mirror).
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By boomhauer

If you make less than $51,000 per year health...

If you make less than $51,000 per year health insurance is $300 per month in the U.S., with a $1000 deductible. If you make much, much less Obama care is very inexpensive.

This has nothing to do...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,699
Posted By boomhauer

If you are asking about the side-to-side movement...

If you are asking about the side-to-side movement and power generated by your upper body imparted onto the bars ....I would say yes, you will lose some power when standing on the pedals. The grip on...
06-13-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By boomhauer

Weather proof/Corrosion proof connectors

I have a dynamo hub that lights up my bike and powers my phone. Every couple years now i have to fiddle with the wire connectors that junction to my lights and phone. It seems to be corrosion...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,258
Posted By boomhauer

This has been my experience in the high dessert,...

This has been my experience in the high dessert, also. I've learned since to allow my tent to have an eastern exposure so in the morning it warms up quick. The coldest part of the day is just...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By boomhauer

This is a touring forum. I hardly see how not...

This is a touring forum.
I hardly see how not yelling "hello" in advance of the one in one hundredth chance you actually pass someone would not suffice into alerting them in advance.
A bell? ...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By boomhauer

One of these raised my handlebars to rectify the...

One of these raised my handlebars to rectify the low bar situation....
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to...

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to sit upright, also.
They are a good compromise for the times you want to sit completely vertical but still need those times when you have to stand on...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,391
Posted By boomhauer

All's I know is that women appreciate running...

All's I know is that women appreciate running water at the end of a long day touring.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By boomhauer

I know the bike. It sounds great! True the...

I know the bike. It sounds great!
True the wheels after a couple hundred miles . You'll be fine.
However, I've got no knowledge if it's a " good deal" but it's a pretty good touring bike, IMO.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,135
Posted By boomhauer

Mounting just the forearm pads and resting my...

Mounting just the forearm pads and resting my hands on the handlebar bag has worked well for me on at least 4 tours. I've got very sensitive hands (from nerve damage and now arthritis) and ride in...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,162
Posted By boomhauer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2772_a7f225a560da7bc3f7c3c1839d7aaaa7708fb1c6.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,554
Posted By boomhauer

If you can get the range you want out of a 1x12 I...

If you can get the range you want out of a 1x12 I don't think it is marketing hype at all. Life without a front derailleur is an improvement.
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,687
Posted By boomhauer

can you read a license plate number with your...

can you read a license plate number with your set-up?
seems like inexpensive way to do it.
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By boomhauer

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By boomhauer

Oh, thanks. I guess I've should have stuck with...

Oh, thanks. I guess I've should have stuck with my drop bars that I had in 1987. I switched to upright bars in 2000. What was I thinking? I've been doing this touring stuff all wrong for the...
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