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Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I use a system similar to Tourist in...

My wife and I use a system similar to Tourist in MSN; Good rear light and carry a headlamp. The headlamp is mostly to be visible to vehical drivers. We have needed to ride in the dark a few time, and...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Doug64

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a...

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a touring bike up from the frame don't use "group sets". I know I didn't on our 4 touring bikes that were built up from the frame. What I wanted could not...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug64

This really helps when the panniers are off the...

This really helps when the panniers are off the bike or when putting the panniers on the bike. I use a red zip tie for the port side bag and a green zip tie for the starboard bag....
02-25-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,814
Posted By Doug64

My wife's custom built touring bike frame. She...

My wife's custom built touring bike frame. She thinks it beautiful,

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but not too beautiful to ride. That is her bike packed...
02-25-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By Doug64

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't...

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't stop and put your foot down, how is the driver going to know what you are going to do.
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug64

It has not been an issue for my Front Rollers on...

It has not been an issue for my Front Rollers on my Tara rack. I'll have to take a closer look the next time I use them
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug64

I carry a couple of spare Ortlieb clips in my...

I carry a couple of spare Ortlieb clips in my seat bag. In over 20,000 miles of touring my wife and I have only lost one clip. However, the use of tape or other rack protection , as Tourist in MSN...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug64

I prefer the Ortlieb Rollers, but the Packer...

I prefer the Ortlieb Rollers, but the Packer series bags are also pretty nice.
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Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Doug64

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I...

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I check all bolts regularly while on tour, and have never lost a bolt. The only threads I use thread lock on are replaceable cantilever posts. I'm involved...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,116
Posted By Doug64

The photo was taken on US Highway 20, Pompey...

The photo was taken on US Highway 20, Pompey hills area, east of the Finger Lake Region, NY.
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,116
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I found that to be true. On this day...

My wife and I found that to be true. On this day in Appalachians, we rode over 3 hills that where a lot tougher than any thing we had to climb since leaving the west coast. This was the fourth hill...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,116
Posted By Doug64

You are correct. My wife and I rode from Newport,...

You are correct. My wife and I rode from Newport, Oregon to Boston on US 20 We didn't have a compass or a smart phone. However, we did have maps, usually state road maps, which were good for finding...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,685
Posted By Doug64

Very good advice. I wish I'd known about...

Very good advice. I wish I'd known about reinforcing the cut outs before this trip. We didn't have to carry the boxes very far; the box damage was done by handling through the airports. This is one...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,685
Posted By Doug64

My wife's bike has S&S couplers, but we have not...

My wife's bike has S&S couplers, but we have not used them very much for air travel. To get her 700c wheels into a 26" x 26" case requires taking the tires off as well as all the the other...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,685
Posted By Doug64

I felt bad enough when they dropped my bike off...

I felt bad enough when they dropped my bike off the baggage cart at the train station.
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Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By Doug64

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent...

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent and rainfly in lightweight sil-nylon bags. I'll separate them, if both the tent and rainfly are wet. I also store my sleeping bag and pad in sil-...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By Doug64

My experience with waterproof and water repellent...

My experience with waterproof and water repellent panniers has shown that there is not such thing as a breathable pannier. What gets damp in a water repellent pannier stays damp as long as it stays...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our...

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our goal was to ride US highway 20, the longest contiguous route from Newport, OR to Boston MA. Sometime the route was quiet relaxing riding, some was...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,685
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I and our two daughters, planned a...

My wife and I and our two daughters, planned a 2-month tour in Europe starting in Paris. My wife and I spent 5 months touring in Europe on two other tours, so we were pretty confident about the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

California ...

California
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Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By Doug64

Something to think about: when riding with a...

Something to think about: when riding with a partner on a busy road, ride close together. Riding with about a 6' distance between you and the other person will make it easier for a vehicle to pull...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,883
Posted By Doug64

That is especially true this year because of the...

That is especially true this year because of the increased interest in camping. We have 2 large campgrounds close to us, and they are already booked up for the summer.

I've learned from...
02-10-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Doug64

Any chance it is a Terry bike? Some of their...

Any chance it is a Terry bike? Some of their bikes ran a 24" (ISO 540 or 600A) in the front and a 700c in the rear.
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,673
Posted By Doug64

Your average might change when you get into "goat...

Your average might change when you get into "goat head" country. My wife and I had 13 flats on our cross country ride. We were using 28 mm tires and they handled all the gravel we encountered very...
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Doug64

Good question, I wonder if he is talking length...

Good question, I wonder if he is talking length or the diameter of the "tiny top rails"
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Doug64

Measure your rack's tubing diameter. Ortlieb...

Measure your rack's tubing diameter. Ortlieb makes 8 mm and 11 mm inserts for their pannier mounting hooks. if an 8mm will fit your rack, I have a whole bag of them, and would be glad to send you...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By Doug64

My wife swears by her Packer Plus panniers, and I...

My wife swears by her Packer Plus panniers, and I really like my Back and Front Rollers. There are advantages to both, and both models work very well; it is a matter of personal preference. You...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Doug64

Try this one : etrailer.com...

Try this one : etrailer.com (https://www.etrailer.com/Bike-Rack?gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0Zv63XipHV4s4m4VmHm9F8FSJoiU3o3ufscDTi2gksQhTfJV81uv16BoCQWwQAvD_BwE)
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Doug64

That's OK, they have probably been described in a...

That's OK, they have probably been described in a lot of worse ways than that:)
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Doug64

It was not traumatic, and I don't think I ever...

It was not traumatic, and I don't think I ever depicted that way.
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Doug64

This was typical of the roads in Iowa 14 years...

This was typical of the roads in Iowa 14 years ago. Hopefully, they have improved since then. You might want to use Google Map Street View to check out the route. It will give you a good idea...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

Thanks David, I blame it on age. Yes, my shot was...

Thanks David, I blame it on age. Yes, my shot was the end of this pasture. I like her picture better. Not a chance, one wife is enough:thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand...

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand Dutch, but I think the young lady was challenging me to a race.
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Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,883
Posted By Doug64

Yeah, some of us old guys are a little sensitive....

Yeah, some of us old guys are a little sensitive. Do the kinds of tours that your situation allows, and the ones you enjoy. Bike touring is a pretty self-centered activity, and there are many other...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,883
Posted By Doug64

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S.,...

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S., averaging over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days. We did this ride when we were still working. Our last long tour in 2019 was 1500 miles and I...
Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Doug64

Timing is everything-- all I got was a weather...

Timing is everything-- all I got was a weather report.
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Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Doug64

Dale, Great photos of a magnificent part of the...

Dale,
Great photos of a magnificent part of the world, especially your Icefield Parkway shot:thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have ridden from Vancouver, BC to...

My wife and I have ridden from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON. We"cheated" a little and cut across part of the U.S.: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. However, we did ride from the west coast to...
01-25-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By Doug64

These are some "crazy footballers" . It was a...

These are some "crazy footballers" . It was a great crowd in France during the 2018 World Cup. I actually got into it, as did my wife and daughters. We spent two months riding in Europe and tried to...
01-24-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Doug64

A well set up triple shifts very well. However,...

A well set up triple shifts very well. However, setting up the FD is more art than science. Before you give up on the triple, you might look at Park Tool's site. I'd recommend starting with the...
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway-- AB, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway-- AB, Canada
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01-24-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By Doug64

Several years ago I hired my grandson to record...

Several years ago I hired my grandson to record all the stages of the TdF for me. I did not have a chance to look at the videos after we got home from a long bike tour. However, I did manage to tear...
01-23-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I watch many of the major races and...

My wife and I watch many of the major races and championships on NBC Sports Gold. I raced, my wife was a triathlete, and our son was a very talented CX racer. We enjoy wathcing most types of bike...
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,288
Posted By Doug64

Wishing you the best and a quick recovery.

Wishing you the best and a quick recovery.
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Doug64

If your leg is almost fully extended at the...

If your leg is almost fully extended at the bottom of you pedal stroke, you might try lowering your saddle a few mm. Also a gentle stretching of the achilles might help. If you are going to do toe...
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

Look at the SKS cromeplastic. I put a pair on my...

Look at the SKS cromeplastic. I put a pair on my Daughter's " LHT. If you use wide tires, the 50 will work.
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Doug64

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack....

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack. There is a little give, but it broke at the weld on a Tubus Cargo rack by trying to pull it in too much. Tubus covered it under warranty, but I felt it...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

Welcome to the forum. I'm using a Tubus Tara...

Welcome to the forum.

I'm using a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cargo Classic on the back. They are great racks, and a good investment. The Classic on my wife's bike has about 25,000 touring...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 232,652
Posted By Doug64

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo...

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo like this.
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01-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Doug64

Thule and Yakima make racks that will fit both...

Thule and Yakima make racks that will fit both 1.25" and 2" receivers.

This is my Thule rack that fits both the 1.25 receiver 2" receivers. I have 2" receivers on my Subaru and my Truck. I got...
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