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Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,618
Posted By robow

May I make a few comments in regards to several...

May I make a few comments in regards to several of the above posts. But before I do that, again, I don't think Brooks saddles are for everyone ! but if you can't find a saddle that you really like,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,641
Posted By robow

The first two 7 day long tours of this season had...

The first two 7 day long tours of this season had to be nixed and the third in May is now looking questionable. Meanwhile with a banged up knee, crummy weather, and me putting on weight, I may need...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By robow

I see about 6000 feet of climbing over a 6 day...

I see about 6000 feet of climbing over a 6 day ride for us. That ain't nuttin' : )
I do hope we're back to near normal by the end of May so we can make that ride.
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By robow

Are you asking for tent recommendations that come...

Are you asking for tent recommendations that come with a bathtub styled floor ? If so, most any higher quality tent comes with that feature anymore. But then maybe you're seeking something else ?
Forum: Touring
02-06-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,525
Posted By robow

We had a younger individual show up to ride with...

We had a younger individual show up to ride with us last year, a friend of a friend, and that individual had the latest greatest bike packing set up so as to be quite the minimalist. I got a giggle...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,860
Posted By robow

Starting early June through mid July, I would...

Starting early June through mid July, I would definitely look at the most northern 1/3 of the US. What Alan spoke about, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or maybe the Northeast as in Maine and...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By robow

Maybe I'm wrong and being naive here, but I...

Maybe I'm wrong and being naive here, but I always thought of that recommended weight distribution as considering just the weight of the panniers and the stuff you carried, not the weight of the bike...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,069
Posted By robow

Give that man a prize ! Yea, I and a few friends...

Give that man a prize ! Yea, I and a few friends traveled the GAP/C&O from Pittsburgh to DC a few months ago. After spending a few days riding around DC and seeing the sights, we headed down and did...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By robow

These forums are so divvied up as is, I...

These forums are so divvied up as is, I personally don't see it drawing enough interest to merit a stand alone forum. Also, not to mention that there can be quite a bit of crossover between bike...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By robow

I have not looked at the cameras mentioned above...

I have not looked at the cameras mentioned above but which ever camera you select, I would highly recommend a waterproof camera. It removes a lot of worry and or care needed since it will see such...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By robow

A solution in search of a problem, and that's all...

A solution in search of a problem, and that's all I'm gonna say about that.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,029
Posted By robow

agree, I don't get concerned that I've selected...

agree, I don't get concerned that I've selected too large a frame unless I have to go less than 90mm. Interestingly, that is a longer than normal effective top tube length for that frame...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By robow

I'm no expert on Marathon Plus, I tried them...

I'm no expert on Marathon Plus, I tried them years ago and hated them, but as I stated above, I did just put a pair of them in 35 mm width on my wife's bike and they actually measure a more narrow 32...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,558
Posted By robow

By that time I will have already spent a couple...

By that time I will have already spent a couple weeks or more touring in Arkansas/mid south but I think you are correct in that being in at least decent condition allows for a more enjoyable...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,558
Posted By robow

Thanks for the write up and photos.Well done ! ...

Thanks for the write up and photos.Well done ! I and some friends will be riding the 350 mile trail from Cincy to Cleveland next May. If there are those that have ridden the entire trail and...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,307
Posted By robow

Very much so, don't be concerned what works for...

Very much so, don't be concerned what works for others, be only concerned what is ideal for you. In general, touring bikes are designed to be slightly more upright so your head is up such that you...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By robow

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,116
Posted By robow

Spin, I thought the same thing. Add the Mickelson...

Spin, I thought the same thing. Add the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota as well. I checked that one off last September and it was excellent ! So many trails, so little time.
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