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Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,106
Posted By Caretaker

Electrify her.

Electrify her.
Forum: Touring
05-02-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Caretaker

I agree there's room for competition and that...

I agree there's room for competition and that Cycleblaze looks good. I've no plans to move anything there but I also agree the CGOAB forum is the main source of trouble. I have been active on it but...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By Caretaker

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight...

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight just by taking up cycling. Needs to change diet as well as exercising more.
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,595
Posted By Caretaker

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads...

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads or industrial areas so I like to hear what's going on while admiring the view. Definitely no ear phones/buds.
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,713
Posted By Caretaker

Seems to me that part of this 'bikepacking'...

Seems to me that part of this 'bikepacking' terminology is inventive marketing by equipment manufacturers and vendors.
T. H. Holding was an English tailor turned tent maker at the end of the 19th...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Caretaker

No problem Devon thanks for responding. I...

No problem Devon thanks for responding.

I see you're considering the Norte route. No doubt you've been looking at peoples accounts of their experience but in case you haven't seen mine here's a...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Caretaker

Hi Devon, I've done two Caminos on a bike,...

Hi Devon,

I've done two Caminos on a bike, the Levante (from Valencia across via Toledo and Zamora) and the Norte from Bordeaux.

Your wife is very generous, that looks like a nice bike and...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,763
Posted By Caretaker

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The Art & Pastime of Cycling by R J Mecredy & A J Wilson (2nd. Ed. 1891)
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Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Caretaker

That's fine, Newbies get a pass.

That's fine, Newbies get a pass.
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Caretaker

No it isn't, Morocco is still spelled wrongly.

No it isn't, Morocco is still spelled wrongly.
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,763
Posted By Caretaker

When there wasn't a two-wheel alternative (1870s...

When there wasn't a two-wheel alternative (1870s to mid-1880s) they were known as bicycles then at the end of the 1880s with the introduction of the 'safety' they were known as 'ordinaries' to...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,763
Posted By Caretaker

"Just a bicycle" ? It was the bicycle of...

"Just a bicycle" ?

It was the bicycle of that era. Call it a 'high-wheeler' if you will but to Thomas Stevens it was a 'bicycle'.

This is no joking matter :notamused:
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,763
Posted By Caretaker

People today may tour on a penny-farthing but...

People today may tour on a penny-farthing but Thomas Stevens back in the 1880s didn't, he toured on a bicycle. The clue is in the title of his book 'Around the World on a Bicycle'.
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,094
Posted By Caretaker

I always wear padded shorts on my Brooks and...

I always wear padded shorts on my Brooks and having the saddle at the right angle eliminates any tendency to slide forwards or back.
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Caretaker

Bacon's. Never leave home without it. ...

Bacon's. Never leave home without it.

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Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Caretaker

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it...

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it somewhere else that doesn't require a payment in a foreign currency , or any currency for that matter, with the extra charges added. He's unlikely to...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By Caretaker

Countless kms.

Countless kms.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 03:09 PM
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Caretaker

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB)...

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB) where they have a forum and a classified ad section where donations are accepted but not required.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Caretaker

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You...

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You might change your mind down the road.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Caretaker

Canaries.

Canaries.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Caretaker

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante...

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante until you get to Zamora. On the Norte staying in Albergues you will meet plenty of walkers and some cyclists but only occasionally on the road. The...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Caretaker

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found...

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found restaurants did a 'pilgrim menu' for about 10 from 7pm. Normally in Spain the cook/chef only arrives around 8.30pm at the earliest.
10-10-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Caretaker

This thread is boring.

This thread is boring.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Caretaker

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85....

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85. The first (0.85) was the Levante from Valencia which I didn't complete because I had an accident and end up doing the last 250kms by bus. The other I...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,626
Posted By Caretaker

I hosted for a few years on WS and used the...

I hosted for a few years on WS and used the service just once myself. We were pretty popular as we live close to an international airport. My experience as a host was 'round 95% positive. The 5% that...
10-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By Caretaker

You should have no difficulty then explaining a...

You should have no difficulty then explaining a chronological impossibility.
09-30-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By Caretaker

Why? I mean why should 1993/4 have been...

Why?

I mean why should 1993/4 have been "interminable" for me just 'cause PodcastGuy won in '93? Doesn't make sense.
09-29-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By Caretaker

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any...

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any more. It was bad for cycling to have a guy as world champion who blood doped, fought the proven case on technicalities, got a three year suspension but...
09-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

I was aware from the start of his performance in...

I was aware from the start of his performance in the 2018 ToU, a second category stage race. BTW that link doesn't work in Europe.

If you want drop out of this discussion then that's fine by me. I...
09-15-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

Kuss hadn't done much which is why I questioned...

Kuss hadn't done much which is why I questioned the thinking behind his inclusion. I'm prejudiced against riders on 'most promising' lists that haven't shown much promise. If you eliminate all other...
09-15-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

No, unlike you and your 'list'.

No, unlike you and your 'list'.
09-14-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

Now if you'd put Tadej Pogacar in I'd be...

Now if you'd put Tadej Pogacar in I'd be impressed, but then he's Slovenian not American.
09-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

Well you hardly put him in the list because he...

Well you hardly put him in the list because he won a stage of the Vuelta because he hadn't.
09-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

Yes. What'swith the rolleyes? I posted before...

Yes.
What'swith the rolleyes? I posted before this Vuelta had even begun.
08-26-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,833
Posted By Caretaker

Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,989
Posted By Caretaker

When I starting reading the OP I was thinking...

When I starting reading the OP I was thinking 'she must be 16' then I came to the bit where he says she's 25. The woman's an adult !!!!!
08-11-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,885
Posted By Caretaker

Being from Europe I'm not too familiar with this...

Being from Europe I'm not too familiar with this guy but certainly interesting as we both are from a similar generation so I can relate to the eras he's talking about.

The 2nd part is equally...
08-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By Caretaker

Tragic for his family, to die so young.

Tragic for his family, to die so young.
08-05-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he...

Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he hasn't show potential yet. He's 24.

Poel is also 24 but has won Amstel Gold this year and is a very talented rider. Very promising prospect. He's...
08-05-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Caretaker

1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list...

1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list because he's American.
08-02-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,968
Posted By Caretaker

What don't you like about France?

What don't you like about France?
07-30-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By Caretaker

TdF 2019 Photos

Great photo spread on the Tour in the Guardian online. If you left-click on the photos the i (information icon) on the right side will get you the caption.
...
07-30-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By Caretaker

I think it will depend to a great extent on the...

I think it will depend to a great extent on the course next year. They could put the Alps in the second week and the Pyrenees in week three with a longish ITT as the penultimate stage. If they go for...
07-29-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,879
Posted By Caretaker

As I've pointed out in a different thread, the...

As I've pointed out in a different thread, the only exception to the 'rule' that GC isn't contested is where the final stage is an ITT as it was in 1989. As this year's final stage was the more...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By Caretaker

I'm happy to donate and have done fairly...

I'm happy to donate and have done fairly regularly for what is an amazing resource and facility for publishing to a wide audience.

Paywall? No.
07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,879
Posted By Caretaker

The green jersey is the one they award to the...

The green jersey is the one they award to the rider who does the most wheelies in the last 3 kms. of each stage.
07-28-19, 02:50 PM
07-27-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,585
Posted By Caretaker

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