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Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By mev

While a head net would be better than nothing,...

While a head net would be better than nothing, seems like it is better when mostly moving around than as a good solution overnight in a tarp.

Some bugs seem to find the smallest of gaps or bite...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By mev

No problems. Onida is a small town of ~650...

No problems. Onida is a small town of ~650 people. I came to the hotel and learned they were full. The next town with a likely hotel was another 30 miles away. I had both time and energy to do...
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,334
Posted By mev

I didn't have a maple leaf, but when I bicycled...

I didn't have a maple leaf, but when I bicycled around Australia, I was surprised on several occasions to have people guess I was Canadian. I found it amusing.

Someone then explained, if you had...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,334
Posted By mev

I am a native Dutch speaker. I have what I...

I am a native Dutch speaker.

I have what I call my "fake German" - that mostly consists of trying a mixture of the few German words I know, Dutch words with German accents and English words with...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,850
Posted By mev

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Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,850
Posted By mev

Do you enjoy touring in Tassie? Some suggestions...

Do you enjoy touring in Tassie? Some suggestions in similar vein:

The "edges" of North America have often been my favorites.
- On the Alaska Panhandle, taking the ferry to Haines and then...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,481
Posted By mev

A few things to note: 1. The pinned comment...

A few things to note:
1. The pinned comment with this video on YouTube tells us the shelter was built on private property. So this isn't a case of someone going onto public lands, building a shelter...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,213
Posted By mev

Good that you find riding with another...

Good that you find riding with another reassuring.

My past experience suggests it hasn't been as much of a concern for me on several accounts:
- My experience with mechanical breakdowns has been...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,481
Posted By mev

It depends. There are several assumptions I...

It depends.

There are several assumptions I would need to sort out. For example are there particular constraints that make this space desirable/constrained? E.g.
- Access to water?
- Places to...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,213
Posted By mev

Helmets off to those who lead these cross-country...

Helmets off to those who lead these cross-country trips. I've led club rides and a few multi-day rides with friends... but also have a sense leading/staffing an extended trip like this with paying...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By mev

Topeak road morph has been reliable for me and I...

Topeak road morph has been reliable for me and I like the gauge.
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By mev

I'm not sure what problem is solved by creating a...

I'm not sure what problem is solved by creating a separate forum.

I do see value in updating the description....
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,874
Posted By mev

Tough to know 100% but suspect it would have been...

Tough to know 100% but suspect it would have been very difficult to see something even if you knew what you were looking for...

Reason I say this is when I looked at the break, the cross section...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,874
Posted By mev

I didn't start out on that trip carrying a spare...

I didn't start out on that trip carrying a spare wheel. It was more a mix of circumstances:
1) My rim cracked when I was cycling on the Alaska Highway near mile marker 500. Prior to internet being...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,874
Posted By mev

Not sure why the emphasis on "field repairable",...

Not sure why the emphasis on "field repairable", since if necessary I've walked or hitched a ride to a point where I could get things fixed from there.

A few examples in reverse chronology of when...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By mev

If you haven't found it yet, there is a Facebook...

If you haven't found it yet, there is a Facebook Group "Bike Touring Americas: Alaska to Patagonia"

Participants in the group include a number of people also currently on tour. So I found it...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,434
Posted By mev

One suggestion google "rv state residency" you...

One suggestion google "rv state residency" you will find accounts/advice of how a different group of nomadic individuals handle the similar residency issue...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,434
Posted By mev

I have not done it. What I have done in 2016...

I have not done it.

What I have done in 2016 was
- quit my job
- empty my townhouse, put everything in storage and get a management company to rent it out
- go touring for 18 months (Alaska to...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By mev

One of my favorite camping spots. Looking one...

One of my favorite camping spots. Looking one direction:
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From the same spot, a...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,474
Posted By mev

Single, no kids. I live below my means, not...

Single, no kids.

I live below my means, not too different than I did as a college student, except in college I owned a car. I sold the car in 2001, went touring for a year and haven't quite bought...
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By mev

I've cycled across that stretch twice. Journals...

I've cycled across that stretch twice. Journals below:
US 50 Nevada: Bicycling Reno to Salt Lake City, via US 50, "the Loneliest Road" (http://mvermeulen.com/nevada/index.htm)
US 40 Utah: Salt Lake...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,583
Posted By mev

I grew up in Northern Colorado, not far from the...

I grew up in Northern Colorado, not far from the eastern plains. One the of aspects that intrigued me for a while was how the Great Plains were settled and the role water played in that.

In areas...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By mev

Count me suspicious when someone starts a thread...

Count me suspicious when someone starts a thread about something generic like "touring gear" and then magically produces a somewhat obscure URL a few posts later. It makes me wonder whether there is...
06-12-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 37,024
Posted By mev

Technically speaking sentence for each of the...

Technically speaking sentence for each of the five deaths are not concurrent:
- death #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) = 8 to 15 years (operating while...
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