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Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By TulsaJohn

Couple of things you do not mention such as when...

Couple of things you do not mention such as when you are going (peak time, mid-week during the spring, etc.) or how many miles per day you anticipate riding and/or how many days total you plan to...
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By TulsaJohn

I can't help you with a ridden route as the only...

I can't help you with a ridden route as the only one I have is for the future, mostly along or near the coast. However, I would suggest you cross the border at Sullivan City, TX, as it is the last...
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 150,415
Posted By TulsaJohn

And you see, I despise that look that you love....

And you see, I despise that look that you love. To ME those types of sites are slow, takes way too many pages to find what I want, and way to "busy". They look like Pinterest which to me is the...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By TulsaJohn

Shimmy caused by weight disctribution

When a QUALITY loaded bike is shimmying, it is most likely due to weight distribution. Assuming all the racks are quality, the racks are fastened on securely, etc. the amount of weight and where it...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By TulsaJohn

You are way over thinking this. Go on a weekend...

You are way over thinking this. Go on a weekend tour with each setup. Go with what you like. Be sure to include some steep hills as the 29 inches is on the high side. Way back 40 years ago, it was on...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,521
Posted By TulsaJohn

Over the past several years, this is exactly my...

Over the past several years, this is exactly my riding style. I literally (not figuratively) will go on a 2 to 8 week tour, come home and do NO riding until maybe the week before the next tour which...
Forum: Touring
11-21-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
Posted By TulsaJohn

Personally have no issue with them

I am happy to stay wherever is available. I have and will stealth camp but it is not my preferred choice. One website that I use to find campsites is https://www.rvparky.com/ . There are many apps...
Forum: Texas
10-31-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,767
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have a similar question but with a twist. Is...

I have a similar question but with a twist. Is DART able to handle a fully loaded touring bike during non-rush hours times, i.e. 10am to 3pm weekdays? I just asked this over on CGOAB and then came...
10-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,582
Posted By TulsaJohn

I wonder what happens when the routes cross...

I wonder what happens when the routes cross and/or share the parts of the same route. Assuming both rides succeed, it will eventually happen.

They would need great signage and a lot of it to...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,284
Posted By TulsaJohn

Just did

Started riding "seriously" around 12 years old. I tried it all, racing, tons of day rides, and went on an overnighters with the bike club. All was great but nothing hooked me. Then when I was 15 I...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By TulsaJohn

This is what I have and totally agree. In 5...

This is what I have and totally agree. In 5 years, I have only wished for a higher gear once, for about 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I am in my low gear much more often than my high gear.
...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have two bikes with Rohloffs with about 15k...

I have two bikes with Rohloffs with about 15k miles between them. The best thing about it is lack of maintenance. Part of that maintenance deals with the chains. Without a tensioner, you can get a...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,366
Posted By TulsaJohn

Jama, I thought you were no longer hosting, at...

Jama, I thought you were no longer hosting, at least on WS. If so, you are not listed as available, now at least. Anyway, I totally agree with you about people not respecting your rules. I guess...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,234
Posted By TulsaJohn

For comprehensive climate averages for most of...

For comprehensive climate averages for most of the world, check out WeatherSpark.com. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By TulsaJohn

I especially agree that when touring in...

I especially agree that when touring in Antarctica we should "exercise increased caution". This reminds me of how when traveling (regardless of where in the world), people always warn you about to...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By TulsaJohn

Plus 1 to Jamawani's post except I like shoulders...

Plus 1 to Jamawani's post except I like shoulders after 3000.

Another source to use are states' bicycle maps. A lot of states still use a pdf of their bicycle map which typically shows the color...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By TulsaJohn

Alan, that is sort of what I thought. Bummer. ...

Alan, that is sort of what I thought. Bummer. Thanks for the prompt reply. John
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By TulsaJohn

Are you able to ride the C&O on a trike? My wife...

Are you able to ride the C&O on a trike? My wife rides one and we have ridden between Pittsburgh to Cumberland and she would like to go from Cumberland to DC but I have been told it really is not...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By TulsaJohn

Since it has been more than a week, I hope by now...

Since it has been more than a week, I hope by now he has decided on a method of transport and done it and is riding. Would be nice if the OP chimed in with what happened. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,994
Posted By TulsaJohn

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo:...

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/insurance-for-bicycle-tours) is one source. Others have talked about the same thing...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,994
Posted By TulsaJohn

I would read the fine print entirely and...

I would read the fine print entirely and carefully. There are most likely exclusions and/or limitations. For instance, a lot of policies exclude "extreme sports" and while we may not consider...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,352
Posted By TulsaJohn

Very cool. The only downside is in June where...

Very cool. The only downside is in June where the average daily mileage is 129 miles per day. Otherwise, nice. I personally would like to see a 75 degree route as I like it a tad warmer than 70...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,352
Posted By TulsaJohn

Actually, I would be perfectly fine. If the OP...

Actually, I would be perfectly fine. If the OP wants help from the TFSM, then more power to him or her. Actually, getting over something is usually very helpful in my experience. Sort of like how I...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,352
Posted By TulsaJohn

He is only asking for himself so no big deal. ...

He is only asking for himself so no big deal. Fine so long as he is not proselytizing. Change God and Lord to "the government" and you probably would be ok. Get over it.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,453
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it...

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it doesn't "look" like the outer shell of the swap is very durable. Also, can the hub have a lower ratio than the Rohloff. I "think" the current gives it...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By TulsaJohn

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great...

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great shop.
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By TulsaJohn

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for...

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for Ortlieb packs. My biggest issues is losing the upper hook inserts. I now super glue them to the hook and they stay a LOT longer before coming off. ...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think you are asking about what tire to use....

I think you are asking about what tire to use. When I do mixed touring (pavement & gravel/dirt forest service roads but not technical single track), I use something like a 38mm Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By TulsaJohn

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to...

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to Missoula to Lewiston to Spokane Loop Tour, we had to catch a required ride by I-DOT due to road constrruction between Exit 69 and Loopout Pass parking...
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think Dollar General is much more popular in...

I think Dollar General is much more popular in rural areas so perhaps that one also.
04-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both...

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both Art 7 & Art 74 shoes. Thanks again, John
04-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By TulsaJohn

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't...

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't realize how big the photos would be. Sorry.
04-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By TulsaJohn

What model Detto Pietro shoes?

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Forum: Touring
04-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By TulsaJohn

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life...

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life schedule, I frequently go months without ANY riding then will "train" for 100-200 miles total before heading out on a month+ long tour. I do short days...
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By TulsaJohn

To Clean or Not to Clean, that is the question

Hi,

I have a box of old Campy parts from the 70s I have decided to sell. Most need a good cleaning as they were taken off a bike and then just stored for 30-40 years, road grime and all. The...
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By TulsaJohn

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+...

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+ pounds). In the wild they can get very aggressive. It is not recommended at all to try to think it would be smart to try to pet a wild hog. Wild...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By TulsaJohn

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare...

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare minimum and paying for lodging or 5 days and carrying camping gear. I'll not bring cooking gear and will pay for food along the trail. "

Friendly...
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks...

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks packs on a BG rack with no issues. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions!...

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions! Tailwinds,John
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks. I was hoping for something a little more...

Thanks. I was hoping for something a little more bike friendly :) but understand. Best, John[/left]
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By TulsaJohn

Can you describe the route? Since Dallas is such...

Can you describe the route? Since Dallas is such a busy metro area, I would like to know as I tour in Texas occasionally. You can PM if you prefer. Thanks, John
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think the P-clamps will hold very securely...

I think the P-clamps will hold very securely assuming you use the right size and use a piece of old inner tube as a "washer" between the fork and the clamp. When touring I carry a spare P-clamp just...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have had multiple BG racks mounted to multiple...

I have had multiple BG racks mounted to multiple bikes. The front racks are a pain if the bikes is not a BG or Robert Beckman (his early career partner) as they made mainly for BG and Robert Beckman...
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have/had multiple units of Garmin. My very...

I have/had multiple units of Garmin. My very favorite is no longer made. It was the original Etrex 20 as was simple to use and the batteries (2 AA) lasted about 35-37 hours before dying. My next...
Forum: Touring
01-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By TulsaJohn

It will probably be tough to do with limiting...

It will probably be tough to do with limiting yourself to 50 miles. I think in certain areas, i.e. between New Roads and Natchez. You may need to camp and/or deviate significantly if you stick to...
Forum: Touring
01-04-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,077
Posted By TulsaJohn

Flexibility: 80% Research: 10% Planning: 5%...

Flexibility: 80%
Research: 10%
Planning: 5% (as result of Research)
Training: 5% (more is better but not necessary)

If you are not flexible, you are asking for a lot of aggravation. Sure, you...
Forum: Touring
11-25-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By TulsaJohn

My son rode it in 2014 (entered Mexico at...

My son rode it in 2014 (entered Mexico at Mexicali) and loved MEX-5 and the beaches and scenery. Very quiet. He had about 30 miles of sandy/dirt road but as you know they are/were paving it when he...
Forum: Touring
11-01-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By TulsaJohn

Bob, that does sound like a nice routing.

Bob, that does sound like a nice routing.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,231
Posted By TulsaJohn

To each their own.

To each their own.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,231
Posted By TulsaJohn

Yes, for touring

For touring, you really don't typically need a higher gear unless you are a really strong rider who uses really lightweight gear. Go back to Sheldon's calculator and see what speed you are doing...
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