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Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By alan s

R.I.P. Tom Stormcrowe

R.I.P. Tom Stormcrowe
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By alan s

I’m not making this up.Which countries are safe...

I’m not making this up.Which countries are safe for bicycle touring? - Worldbiking.info (http://www.worldbiking.info/wordpress/2018/02/cycling-around-the-world-safety/)
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By alan s

I have a similar setup, except this is fully...

I have a similar setup, except this is fully loaded touring. Went with smaller water bottles, rather than moving the cages. The center of gravity is fairly high, but once you are rolling along it...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By alan s

Nice video. My entire commute tends to be a...

Nice video. My entire commute tends to be a ritual. From getting ready, choosing the exact route, following the route with all of its idiosyncrasies, and finishing up. Makes a fairly complicated...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By alan s

https://youtu.be/gdnuOa7tDco

https://youtu.be/gdnuOa7tDco
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By alan s

What is a ďDVDĒ?

What is a ďDVDĒ?
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By alan s

Wanted something faster than walking and slower...

Wanted something faster than walking and slower than driving. Cycling is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, get off the roads, camp and get away from things.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By alan s

This keeps me in decent shape for touring. I...

This keeps me in decent shape for touring. I live about 30 miles from work, and drive halfway, ride halfway. For my last trip in September along the Oregon Coast, I did a weekend trip of 170 miles...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By alan s

South of the US border has higher risks. Riding...

South of the US border has higher risks. Riding with others is probably a good idea, but no guarantee you won’t still run into trouble. Personally, I would avoid much of Mexico, Central and South...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By alan s

Spare nuts, too. Itís overkill, IMHO.

Spare nuts, too. Itís overkill, IMHO.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By alan s

Is a pugaree really necessary?

Is a pugaree really necessary?
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By alan s

Next up, wind, rain, cold, ice, snow, heat,...

Next up, wind, rain, cold, ice, snow, heat, humidity, darkness, dirt, peds, dogs, zombies, homeless people and lousy bike riders. In other words, real bike commuting. 32 reasons you will hate it and...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,586
Posted By alan s

The problem is that the felon may have made a...

The problem is that the felon may have made a singe mistake and paid for it, or could have lived a life of crime, but was convicted only once. No way to know for sure. I tend to err on the side of...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

Actually, the added clearance is at the...

Actually, the added clearance is at the chainstays and bridge, on the older style frame, with wide tires. I set the fender pretty close to the rear wheel, so loosening the fender is always necessary.
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

Monkey Nuts give more clearance for fenders. May...

Monkey Nuts give more clearance for fenders. May be other reasons for them.
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

The Tuggnut works well without the Monkey Nuts....

The Tuggnut works well without the Monkey Nuts. The Monkey Nuts may actually make it more difficult to get the chain off if the wheel canít go forward enough. In addition to initial chain tension,...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By alan s

Desert Rose Cafe and Beans in the Belfry are...

Desert Rose Cafe and Beans in the Belfry are regular stops. Too bad about Billís Place. It was more of a biker bar, but they had good food. Maybe they decided to cash in on the money people put on...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

Surly says the largest rear rotor is 160 on the...

Surly says the largest rear rotor is 160 on the older version of the dropouts. Not sure whether that changed. The disc brake mounting point is adjustable fore and aft to match the axle position.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By alan s

My hack is to leave my lock at work.

My hack is to leave my lock at work.
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

I have the Rohloff on my commuter bike. Haven’t...

I have the Rohloff on my commuter bike. Haven’t toured with it, and probably won’t unless I go to a really remote area. I like the Rohloff for the simplicity in shifting, which I do a lot of on my...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,928
Posted By alan s

I know this is completely off topic, but did you...

I know this is completely off topic, but did you have any interesting train-related experiences?
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

The chain is not a problem. Either drop it off...

The chain is not a problem. Either drop it off the smaller chainring to the bottom bracket or off the larger chainring to the crank arm and off the crank arm. Plenty of slack either way. Also, taking...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

Here is a picture from a trip a couple weeks ago...

Here is a picture from a trip a couple weeks ago in Oregon. No heel strike with a large frame, Ortlieb panniers and a Topeak Explorer rack.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By alan s

Yeah, you pay a little more upfront, but nothing...

Yeah, you pay a little more upfront, but nothing in the long run.
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,174
Posted By alan s

Only difficulty is with the rear fender. Have to...

Only difficulty is with the rear fender. Have to loosen the rearmost fender stays to remove the wheel. Carry a multitool with a 10 mm for this purpose. I have Planet Bike Cascadias, so it’s a...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,192
Posted By alan s

No one is personally attacking anyone. Iím sure...

No one is personally attacking anyone. Iím sure Jim has a lot to share and Iíd love to read it, but his responses are usually lost in the bloated quotes.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,192
Posted By alan s

Jim, can you imagine if everyone here posted this...

Jim, can you imagine if everyone here posted this way? If you are not a lawyer getting paid by the word, you went into the wrong profession.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,192
Posted By alan s

Jim, I have no idea what you are trying to say...

Jim, I have no idea what you are trying to say with embedded quote after embedded quote, but the one thing that jumped out at me as wrong is “While nice, it is not essential that oncoming traffic see...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,192
Posted By alan s

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1334x750/8896844d_48c6_4a5c_915c_4dbb6bedd7ed_896b4514ea829b994fc9fe89b3eca45c802964ab.png
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By alan s

Yes, snow, ice, rain, high winds, extreme...

Yes, snow, ice, rain, high winds, extreme temperatures, high humidity. The days no sane person would suffer and ride a bike to work. This will show the real world to wannabe bike commuters.
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x427/e18bff84_6497_485d_a339_a7aa7269cd5b_ba80401348679b78d0057a35279a2d50f413c335.jpeg
Here’s one with pedals for the purists.
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

Hard to tell from the photos, but you are right,...

Hard to tell from the photos, but you are right, no pedals. But itís still a bicycle?
...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By alan s

You might want to try the REI behind Union...

You might want to try the REI behind Union Station.
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

This looks exactly like a dirt bike, but since it...

This looks exactly like a dirt bike, but since it has pedals, it’s actually a bicycle. Coming to a trail near you soon.

https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-x-bike-limited-black-edition/
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,928
Posted By alan s

I was riding south today along the Oregon Coast. ...

I was riding south today along the Oregon Coast. At Neskowin, I took the alternate route recommended by ODOT, and in contrast to the 101, there was almost no one around. At some point, literally...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By alan s

From Williamsport, take 63 to Bakersville Road to...

From Williamsport, take 63 to Bakersville Road to 65, which will take you to the battlefield. Then depending on your route through the battlefield, take Harperís Ferry road back to the towpath. The...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,515
Posted By alan s

Anyone who canít figure out DST is an idiot. ...

Anyone who canít figure out DST is an idiot. Apparently, there are quite a few here.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,515
Posted By alan s

Did not say am or pm. Assumed pm, but must have...

Did not say am or pm. Assumed pm, but must have meant am. Looking back at the OP, 0630 was the question, but dmark said 6:30. Anyway, I donít commute early enough for it to be dark in the morning,...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By alan s

Nice photos. I have a fat bike, but haven’t done...

Nice photos. I have a fat bike, but haven’t done any touring on it. Your setup looks perfect, with a rack, frame bag and handlebar roll. I’ll have to think of a comparable place to ride nearby. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,515
Posted By alan s

Wrong

Wrong
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,598
Posted By alan s

Would you please invest in a color camera? Weíre...

Would you please invest in a color camera? Weíre in the 21st century now, and color photos are kind of the norm.
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,928
Posted By alan s

Tell me if nothing scary or funny has ever happened to you when touring

Nothing scary or funny I can think of. Just thought we needed another thread for those who feel left out.
Forum: Touring
09-08-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,598
Posted By alan s

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/3093aa73_cd4d_4b6d_b0e0_941e0189df3d_0f4d767dbb385c1b49113bcc9570f16863f012ce.jpeg
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Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

Time for a new train video.

Time for a new train video.
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,433
Posted By alan s

I don’t think anyone mentioned renting a car for...

I don’t think anyone mentioned renting a car for getting there, getting home, or both. And then there are airplanes. Figure out where you want to go first, then choose the best option to get you...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By alan s

I would advise against all travel. You could get...

I would advise against all travel. You could get hurt.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

The GAP from Cumberland to the continental divide...

The GAP from Cumberland to the continental divide is in great shape and is even paved outside Cumberland. Much easier ride than a few years ago. Still an uphill grind, but it’s only 25 miles. I...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

I didn’t see any e-bike tourers last weekend on...

I didn’t see any e-bike tourers last weekend on the C&O, but did see several e-bikes out for a day trip. Older folks. Same on the Katy Trail last spring. A couple grey haired people zipping along....
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,326
Posted By alan s

https://youtu.be/Xv2VIEY9-A8

https://youtu.be/Xv2VIEY9-A8
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By alan s

E-bikes allowed on NPS trails

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/217777700 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/2177777001)

It was was bound to happen sooner or later. Only a temporary measure,...
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