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Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By alan s

Maybe invent a tire pressure sensor that will...

Maybe invent a tire pressure sensor that will connect with a Garmin. I’d be interested in that. Probably not, actually.
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By alan s

I travel with a soft S&S case and large suitcase....

I travel with a soft S&S case and large suitcase. I have disassembled the S&S case and put inside the suitcase and shipped without boxing. It was either Fedex or UPS, and arrived at my destination a...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By alan s

Looks like someone had a budget to spend and kind...

Looks like someone had a budget to spend and kind of threw everything in there, including at least 28 lockers. Field of Dreams?
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By alan s

I look forward to discussions on this and many...

I look forward to discussions on this and many other interesting questions.
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By alan s

I think the touring forum should be removed and...

I think the touring forum should be removed and replaced with bikepacking to bring in more newbs. Let’s face it. Bike touring is boring. Bikepacking is exciting.

I’ll be bikepacking in the Florida...
Forum: Touring
11-26-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By alan s

So then some of the drivers were not insured? ...

So then some of the drivers were not insured? Sound like a risky proposition for the drivers not listed.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By alan s

What do you mean by “solely as a product, not...

What do you mean by “solely as a product, not their use?” I like that they are made of metal, plastic and other materials? I dislike some frame colors?
Forum: Touring
11-26-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By alan s

Can you even have 4-7 people listed as rental car...

Can you even have 4-7 people listed as rental car drivers?
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By alan s

If you have a place in New Zealand, let me know.

If you have a place in New Zealand, let me know.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,636
Posted By alan s

I don’t think I could ever afford an e-bike. But...

I don’t think I could ever afford an e-bike. But if I hit the Powerball and become wealthy, for sure the first thing I will do is buy an e-bike. Then I’ll quit my job.
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By alan s

Odd to design it that way, but Soma is a good...

Odd to design it that way, but Soma is a good brand, so I guess they know what they are doing. Glad to hear it’s not an issue. Looking forward to seeing the build.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,879
Posted By alan s

I’ve come across cars driving slowly on the bike...

I’ve come across cars driving slowly on the bike path. Extremely bright light makes it impossible for them to see, so they stop. I don’t ride where attackers are lurking about. But I think a...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By alan s

I wouldn’t ride a bike with a fork like that. ...

I wouldn’t ride a bike with a fork like that. The disc brake mounting point is a high stress area.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By alan s

You might want to put your bike on a scale and...

You might want to put your bike on a scale and severe diet.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,460
Posted By alan s

I bike commute almost every day 30 miles on the...

I bike commute almost every day 30 miles on the identical bike I use for touring. First couple days of fully loaded touring requires a bit of getting used to, but no big deal. On my last trip in...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By alan s

No, don’t shop there any longer. I do miss the...

No, don’t shop there any longer. I do miss the two Performance stores that used to be near me.
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By alan s

A couple of years ago I rode south from SF to SLO...

A couple of years ago I rode south from SF to SLO in December. It was warm during the day and cold at night. Frost on the ground. Then the day I finished, it rained for three months, wiping out a...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,731
Posted By alan s

Maze of Unpredictable People

Maze of Unpredictable People
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By alan s

This thread is worthless without pitchers. GO...

This thread is worthless without pitchers. GO NATS!!!
...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By alan s

Mount the taillight on your helmet and it will...

Mount the taillight on your helmet and it will always be in reach.
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By alan s

I don’t keep track. It’s a vacation. I’ll...

I don’t keep track. It’s a vacation. I’ll generally try to keep it under $200 a day, which is easy if you are camping. Hotels eat up the budget.
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By alan s

God knows!

God knows!
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By alan s

God knows!

God knows!
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By alan s

For me, it was “goat.”

For me, it was “goat.”
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By alan s

You can request the mods suspend your account. ...

You can request the mods suspend your account. Or just log off and go on your merry way.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By alan s

Just ride up like this guy. ...

Just ride up like this guy.
https://youtu.be/cFLS344B3is
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By alan s

Maybe Cuba?

Maybe Cuba?
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By alan s

Standing for days on end sounds like a lot of fun.

Standing for days on end sounds like a lot of fun.
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By alan s

If you can find a route that takes you by Crater...

If you can find a route that takes you by Crater Lake, it’s worth a visit. I was there in September, just before they close the roads for the winter. Already some snow on the ground.
...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,498
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: 650
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: 2,682
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: 37
Views: 2,205
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: 3,527
Posted By alan s

https://youtu.be/gdnuOa7tDco

https://youtu.be/gdnuOa7tDco
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,527
Posted By alan s

What is a “DVD”?

What is a “DVD”?
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,984
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: 1,115
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: 650
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: 855
Posted By alan s

Spare nuts, too. It’s overkill, IMHO.

Spare nuts, too. It’s overkill, IMHO.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By alan s

Is a pugaree really necessary?

Is a pugaree really necessary?
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
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: 2,193
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: 52
Views: 2,023
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: 52
Views: 2,023
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: 52
Views: 2,023
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 can’t go forward enough. In addition to initial chain tension,...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
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 Bill’s 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: 52
Views: 2,023
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: 35
Views: 3,287
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: 52
Views: 2,023
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: 3,351
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?
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