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Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By KC8QVO

No problem on the length. If you check the...

No problem on the length. If you check the description there are timestamps to the different gear segments - organized by category.

As to carrying a lot of stuff - that was the point of the video...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,867
Posted By KC8QVO

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tent...

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tents/



Looks like its some models, not all.
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By KC8QVO

Off again

It looks like the rain is passing. With any luck it will be gone by morning. The plan is to roll out in the morning and if things go well I'll cross my first state line this weekend. The forecast has...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,678
Posted By KC8QVO

So you would consider resupplying on-the-go...

So you would consider resupplying on-the-go "support". Interesting.

On the same subject - Are there any longer trips you have done where you would consider them "unsupported" by your terms? I know...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,867
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input from all those that use...

Thanks for the input from all those that use Tarptent tents. Good to hear some real-world experience. That is exactly what I was after when I started the thread.

Going back to my original post -...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,057
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm a "do'er" and every time I turn around theres...

I'm a "do'er" and every time I turn around theres another idea of something to make. That's just the way my head spins. I'm always thinking about "gee, this would be nice to have", or "this doesn't...
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By KC8QVO

Ohio to Erie Tour Oct '20, Gear, Trip Pics

All,

Attached is a link to a video I put together on my trip. A lot of people on the trail and here have been curious about the trek and the gear so I broke it down in the video here. It is long....
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,215
Posted By KC8QVO

Antenna support mast. It has a 1/4 wave ground...

Antenna support mast. It has a 1/4 wave ground plane 2 meter antenna on the top. And it makes for a nice spot to mount a tail light - high up for better visibility cresting hills.

If you look at...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,215
Posted By KC8QVO

LOL. Maybe. This was the 3ord day of the...

LOL. Maybe.

This was the 3ord day of the return. I had made my 1st resupply run at the north end of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and stayed up top of the valley rim that night after the...
Forum: Touring
10-28-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,215
Posted By KC8QVO

If you think I had a lot of gear check out this...

If you think I had a lot of gear check out this rig. This is the fellow bike tourer I ran in to. We hunkered down in camp a couple nights waiting out some rain and resting at the same time then ran...
Forum: Touring
10-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,215
Posted By KC8QVO

Well the forecast went to pot pretty quick and...

Well the forecast went to pot pretty quick and the radar (screen shot below) is confirming the forecast. So I implemented one of my bug out options and got a ride home. If I didn't have election day...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,215
Posted By KC8QVO

6-7 more days yet. Taking a day off. It has been...

6-7 more days yet. Taking a day off. It has been wet all but 4 days of my 11 out so far. Rode in the mist most of the day yesterday and got camp set before heavier rain. I did the same tent and tarp...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,575
Posted By KC8QVO

Well said. I still need to weigh my dome tent. I...

Well said. I still need to weigh my dome tent. I want to say it is under 9 lbs. It seems to me it was always 8lbs and change. However, I added a trash bag ground cover (big trash bags and duct tape...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,575
Posted By KC8QVO

Great minds think alike. Perhaps mine just went...

Great minds think alike. Perhaps mine just went further out of the box.

...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By KC8QVO

Original post/thread beginning was July 13 of...

Original post/thread beginning was July 13 of 2019 - over a year old.

With a single wheel (extra wheel) type design - weight up high would be extremely dangerous due to the center of gravity. The...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By KC8QVO

'nuff said. I use their 10L bag filter with...

'nuff said.

I use their 10L bag filter with a carbon filter in the hose. It might appear to be "overkill", but the size is absolutely wonderful. I've been on backpacking trips where, as a group,...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,475
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm hoping my helmet cover and gel saddle cover...

I'm hoping my helmet cover and gel saddle cover come in the next day or so. I got a shipping notice - says arriving by sunday, but I've had quicker deliveries than that. I have up through saturday...
Forum: Touring
09-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,648
Posted By KC8QVO

Make your own. There are some standard...

Make your own.

There are some standard things in first aid kits like bandages, gauze, etc but I don't know of any off-the-shelf (or, orderable in todays day in age of internet shopping) "first aid...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,747
Posted By KC8QVO

This is a little different twist to the "radio"...

This is a little different twist to the "radio" question. I have a handheld ham radio that has wideband receive, including the FM broadcast band. I have only used it a couple times but it does work...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,475
Posted By KC8QVO

On the plus side - We're in for a warming...

On the plus side -

We're in for a warming trend in the weather. That means lows in the 50's 60's instead of the 40's and even upper 30's.

I am also hoping my main constraint passes by Thursday....
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,475
Posted By KC8QVO

If I could already be out it would be perfect...

If I could already be out it would be perfect weather. But I can't just jump on the bike and go so the weather is bound to change some. I have a meeting tomorrow that will guide planning mostly. The...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By KC8QVO

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would...

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would consider plugging in electronics along the route in public places left unattended to charge. If you are credit card touring where you are staying at...
09-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By KC8QVO

Cone + Pedal Wrenches, Home Made

If you have to ask why... Just because. That's why. I didn't have any.

They work really well, too.

I've been trying to use conventional wrenches and pliers for some work but they aren't the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By KC8QVO

Had to take a picture

For reference, the crank set on the bike has 4 chain rings and there are no modifications to the FD - just adjustments.

I have the FD set so I can drop the chain down on the smallest chain ring...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By KC8QVO

Bells, bells, the musical tool, the more you ring, the more they move,

the more they move the easier you pass, so ring your bell at every a$$.

Hi. My bike got some bling today. Sorry, no gold teeth or jewelry. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,093
Posted By KC8QVO

Someone else that has direct experience may be...

Someone else that has direct experience may be able to correct me if I am wrong, however it should not matter the source of the "power" - either the input from the dynamo or solar.

The power that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By KC8QVO

I own both and ride both. I choose to ride...

I own both and ride both.

I choose to ride my folder regularly even though I have a full size bike. I suppose I don't have any "reason", other than it is another bike and I like giving it some...
04-09-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,157
Posted By KC8QVO

These are what I use for "mild" temps: ...

These are what I use for "mild" temps:
https://www.fullsource.com/mcr-safety-n9690fc

If there is a chilly rain those gloves are good, so long as it isn't too cold.

My go-to cold gloves are a...
Forum: Touring
04-08-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting ride. Thanks for sharing. Just a...

Interesting ride. Thanks for sharing. Just a critique - the slide show went by so fast even trying to pause on some of the frames wasn't working for me. Maybe add 2-3 seconds for each frame duration....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By KC8QVO

You work for tern? Are you a shill? I think...

You work for tern? Are you a shill? I think you're just quite immature,... Post a comment that actually says SOMETHING.[/QUOTE]

At first this didn't make any sense to me, but it seemed odd enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By KC8QVO

By the way - the red folding chair is the small...

By the way - the red folding chair is the small version of the Eskimo ice fishing chair. I got that for ice fishing years ago, oddly enough I haven't used it for ice fishing yet though. I started...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By KC8QVO

Gave my Dahon a workout today.

Just a hair over 60 miles today. No problems with the load.

It was a wet start to the ride but it dried up between 12:00-1:00 and was fine the rest of the day, but cool. I don't think it got above...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By KC8QVO

Excellent post. Thanks!

Excellent post. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By KC8QVO

52mi day trip in Ohio

All,

I got a ride video put together. You can see the whole thing here:
https://youtu.be/41vT84i-prA

If you caught my other thread on video technique - this one is entirely helmet cam view so...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,719
Posted By KC8QVO

BigAura - Context. The phrase "minimalist"...

BigAura - Context.

The phrase "minimalist" is being used in both your contexts correctly. However, the context in and of itself is what varies.

That is precisely why I stated the below in a...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,422
Posted By KC8QVO

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set...

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set up!

I've been wanting to build up an ECR just like that - racks front/back with drop bars. I've come to find it pretty non-conventional that anyone...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,422
Posted By KC8QVO

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental...

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental Tour Ride tries, 700cx42mm's. They have a 26" version also.

Those couple thousand miles were on about 50-66% crushed gravel trail. I upgraded to those...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,176
Posted By KC8QVO

:foo: I will join the cornfuzed masses. ...

:foo:

I will join the cornfuzed masses.

Def. cornfuze - to fuse corn kernels.

Now back on track - I am gathering from the OP that the frame of reference here is to backpacking, not cycling,...
01-02-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,355
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting point. Someone I used to work...

Interesting point.

Someone I used to work with mentioned Strava and the reference to it was the heat map. The point being the heat map shows more heavily traveled bike routes. That is what I use...
01-02-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,355
Posted By KC8QVO

I have been registered with Strava for years,...

I have been registered with Strava for years, however I never had a way to upload data to it. I got my Edge 1000 about 3-4 years ago but never had it "set up" with WiFI etc. I started messing around...
11-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By KC8QVO

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing...

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing apart shoes to do the conversion. My strap on adapters don't - they leave the boots entirely intact. For the time being, for me anyway, the adapters...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought...

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought about a dynamo system. However, I am using a 12v battery to power my electronics so since I already have that power available making use of it for...
10-25-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,178
Posted By KC8QVO

Keeping feet warm?

I was reminded today of how much of a challenge keeping feet warm is when the temps fall - and I even felt my feet getting cold at 60 degrees F today.

I have put my feet in plastic bags before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 282,575
Posted By KC8QVO

Somewhere north of Delaware, OH. Dahon...

Somewhere north of Delaware, OH.

Dahon Mariner D8

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1040x780/20191020_140345_0740fc5c9388d8edef29c8267e6bd3f660de80a5.jpg

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10-18-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By KC8QVO

I don't have the extent of the issue you have...

I don't have the extent of the issue you have described, but I see your bikes have drop bars. That is the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) thing that helps my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By KC8QVO

Bar and steer tube fitment, accessories - Dahon

I got to looking at my bike trying to figure out some changes. For reference the bike is a Dahon Mariner D8.

What I want to do is set the bike up with different handlebars, but also keep the...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,844
Posted By KC8QVO

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial...

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial coin - staying at hosts' places and hosting myself, but the position the OP is in is what turns me off for the most part - more so on hosting myself,...
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