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Forum: Touring
01-14-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,901
Posted By bmike

Can I just quote you here, and say it back to you?

Can I just quote you here, and say it back to you?
Forum: Touring
01-14-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,901
Posted By bmike

OK Great. Maybe this thread will die now? Can you...

OK Great. Maybe this thread will die now? Can you change the title 'I've got my solution!'?

I don't need to know where you are working.
I'm currently working at my desk.
And I live in a home by...
Forum: Touring
01-14-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,901
Posted By bmike

this is better than google......

this is better than google... (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=quest+outfitters)
Forum: Touring
01-14-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,901
Posted By bmike

I already gave you a link to that...

I already gave you a link to that...
Forum: Touring
01-13-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,901
Posted By bmike

Make your own replacements: tent poles...

Make your own replacements:

tent poles (http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm)

Easy. I made a new one for my Tarptent Contrail.

Wow, that tent weighs 5 1/2 pounds for 1 person?
For...
Forum: Touring
01-06-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,274
Posted By bmike

you can buy just the bladders from platypus and...

you can buy just the bladders from platypus and others. my setup comes out of my frame bag, with a sawyer mini in line filter, and then hooks onto my bars with a retractable leash:
(here it is...
Forum: Touring
01-05-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By bmike

She also helps run the New England Randonneurs...

She also helps run the New England Randonneurs and sells hand made bike gear:
Dill Pickle Gear (http://www.dillpicklegear.com/store/)
Forum: Touring
01-05-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By bmike

303 is rough. family lives right off it. 322...

303 is rough. family lives right off it.

322 into town can be hilly in the east. busy in the burbs, and downhill into town once you get into the heights.

also, consider using the return key.
;)
Forum: Touring
01-05-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By bmike

yes, if he stays out of the NY southern tier, and...

yes, if he stays out of the NY southern tier, and stays north and PA it will be 'rolling'.
south of 90 its a roller coaster.
same goes for the tiny bit of PA he'll cross through (he'll go through...
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,102
Posted By bmike

Next time you are going snow / sand camping get...

Next time you are going snow / sand camping get some of these:

REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchors - Package of 4 - REI.com...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,102
Posted By bmike

Yes, you can also not touch the tent if you have...

Yes, you can also not touch the tent if you have a single wall.
If you shake a typical double wall tent (with mesh) that is covered with condensation you will get a light misting shower.
The no...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

495823

495823
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By bmike

I think I had an 80+ mile stretch on the VT 400k....

I think I had an 80+ mile stretch on the VT 400k.

It cuts both ways. I liked being able to just stop where I wanted. And so did a few others. But about the same amount of folks wanted an...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,236
Posted By bmike

"I'm the one living in my shoes, not someone...

"I'm the one living in my shoes, not someone else. It's me that matters not them. When you try to impress the right PERSON, notice I didn't say people, it can make a real big difference in your life."
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,236
Posted By bmike

i deleted it because it was a half formed...

i deleted it because it was a half formed thought, thought i hit 'go advanced' to preview it, and it posted.

but that last sentence is key.
;)
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,236
Posted By bmike

please start a thread on being a touring nomad...

please start a thread on being a touring nomad based in NH for under 7k a year. outline as much as you can, like a 'how to' guide.
very very curious.

i'm also really curious what you do for...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By bmike

dated: New Hampshire Snowmobile Trails Garmin...

dated:
New Hampshire Snowmobile Trails Garmin Compatible Map - GPSFileDepot (http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/35/)

$$
New Hampshire Snowmobile Maps...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By bmike

MapRoom: New Hampshire Snowmobile Trails...

MapRoom: New Hampshire Snowmobile Trails (http://www.jimapco.com/maproom/snowmobile/nh/)
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,273
Posted By bmike

Thats what I do... ...

Thats what I do...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8716494525_efd15e3d4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ehfj9n)updated IF cockpit (https://flic.kr/p/ehfj9n) by Mike...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 2,051,652
Posted By bmike

Man I remember a time when you said 'who needs...

Man I remember a time when you said 'who needs anything fatter than...'

;)

Can't wait to see how you build it up!
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By bmike

From warm to cold: 11gear leather...

From warm to cold:

11gear leather traditional gloves, no padding other than the leather palm.
OR or Black Diamond thin liner gloves, the kind that have the coating for working electronics. ...
Forum: Touring
12-18-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By bmike

Yeah, it clearly states that 'Radiant Bubble Pad...

Yeah, it clearly states that 'Radiant Bubble Pad is ..... '
The super shelters hang on the hammock.

But if you are going to spend the $$, get a real under quilt and be done.

493922
Forum: Touring
12-18-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By bmike

SuperShelter 4-Season Insulation System # 1...

SuperShelter 4-Season Insulation System # 1 Classic ? Hennessy Hammock (http://hennessyhammock.com/products/supershelter-4-season-insulation-system-1-classic)
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

Here are some more! (http://bfy.tw/3JzS)

Here are some more! (http://bfy.tw/3JzS)
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=1241...

http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=12410472
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By bmike

Get both... ...

Get both...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/272/19045259079_789b6c1a60_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1XVZR)Salsa Cowbell2 in the rain. (https://flic.kr/p/v1XVZR) by Mike...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By bmike

I ran the VT events for the New England...

I ran the VT events for the New England Randonneurs for several years...
Some times I had volunteers, often I ran the events (and rode some of them at the same time) by myself.
Its alot of work......
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

No smoking of any kind for me. If I wanted to...

No smoking of any kind for me.
If I wanted to go really lite I would carry my homemade alky stove and burn Everclear. Drinking, fuel, and wound treatment all in one.

But I don't drink to get...
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By bmike

Also check out the Salsa HD wanderlust. $$ not...

Also check out the Salsa HD wanderlust. $$ not sure if it will work with the brake mount but it does fit Disc Truckers

Salsa Wanderlust Rear Bicycle Rack...
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By bmike

Relatively cheap: Journey Disc - Journey -...

Relatively cheap:

Journey Disc - Journey - Racks - Products - Axiom Cycling Gear (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/journey/journey-disc/)

We have one of their narrow road versions on my...
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

Goes in a tiny little stuff sack inside my mug....

Goes in a tiny little stuff sack inside my mug. The plastic stays home.
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

The less gear weight you have means the more beer...

The less gear weight you have means the more beer weight you can carry.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5243/13828304073_7672905d9b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n4XF2K)3 heady toppers, packed in ice...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By bmike

I'm likely to keep the bug net for family trips,...

I'm likely to keep the bug net for family trips, it has a solid, thick bottom (good for the kids...)
But, I think I'm going to try and sew up a skirt that I can velcro or attach to the sides. This...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By bmike

The extra snugglies the girls brought, bathing...

The extra snugglies the girls brought, bathing suits, card game, along with my camp chair put me over the edge on that trip with my girls.
And I brought my BIG Ti pot... and large fuel canister.
...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By bmike

440-480 pounds rolling weight (dad + girls + bike...

440-480 pounds rolling weight (dad + girls + bike + gear + food):

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/438/20073113799_5939eee6a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wzMXoX)Yuba Mundo (https://flic.kr/p/wzMXoX) by...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By bmike

I'm an equal opportunity cyclist......

I'm an equal opportunity cyclist... (fundamentalism isn't good for the soul, although it is good for simplifying certain aspects of gear...)
;)

440 pounds (probably more like 480!) rolling...
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

'Regular' tourers think UL and L tourers are...

'Regular' tourers think UL and L tourers are masochistic monks forgoing the pleasures of comfort.
Folks who tour in RVs think 'regular' tourers are insane.
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

If you want comfort why leave home at all... Then...

If you want comfort why leave home at all... Then you can sit in the la z boy in front of the big screen and have pizza delivered to your door...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By bmike

I agree. Bulk is the bane of the UL or L kit,...

I agree. Bulk is the bane of the UL or L kit, more so when soft bags are used. Compression bags can be had pretty light these days... So 1 for sleeping bag, 1 for clothes... Etc. Can really help...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

Either my Canon G12 or my iPhone.

Either my Canon G12 or my iPhone.
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

Yeah, those are crazy light. I was thinking more...

Yeah, those are crazy light. I was thinking more like the REI and Outdoor Research stuff.
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

That Contrail or Protrail will weigh about the...

That Contrail or Protrail will weigh about the same or less than most bivies. (Without getting super crazy with Cuben and such). And if you aren't giant sized you can sit up at the end of the...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

The Moment is double wall. 34oz. The Contrail...

The Moment is double wall. 34oz.
The Contrail is single.
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

34oz... Tarptent Moment. Love it. I carried the...

34oz... Tarptent Moment. Love it. I carried the additional crossing pole on my last ADK trip because there was a chance of snow on the last night.
...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

It's an excellent little tent. I have a Moment as...

It's an excellent little tent. I have a Moment as well (the new DW version). I like that one a bit better for ease of setup (just 2 stakes) - especially here in the NE. But both are great. The...
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

yeah, it rains here too in the northeast, and we...

yeah, it rains here too in the northeast, and we have bugs.
i didn't think it rained in mordor (other than acid), so no tent is going to help you there.
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

Where do you tour that you need that kind of...

Where do you tour that you need that kind of rating. And why, if every time someone posts you simply disagree with or want to use other gear, do you keep posting here? We get it. You have specific...
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

In order to earn your UL merit badge you must...

In order to earn your UL merit badge you must sleep on bubble wrap under a garbage bag that doubles as your saddle bag.
You may only wear 1 pair of cycling shorts, even in winter, for the duration...
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,020
Posted By bmike

Dirt roads or pavement? Or both? CUTTHROAT...

Dirt roads or pavement? Or both?

CUTTHROAT CARBON RIVAL 1 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/bikes/cutthroat)

WARBIRD CARBON RIVAL 22 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles...
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 55,628
Posted By bmike

I wonder how many Hummer and minivan and SUV...

I wonder how many Hummer and minivan and SUV drivers troll through Smart Car and Prius and Subcompact car forums to argue with commuters who drive smaller, lighter, more efficient cars...
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