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Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By dgodave

Japan. Warm/dry weather. Keens sandals. No...

Japan.
Warm/dry weather.
Keens sandals.
No socks.

Was convenient for visiting temples, etc, where the custom is shoes-off.
08-05-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By dgodave

I wish we lived in a world where people had the...

I wish we lived in a world where people had the attention span for a 12 min jingle.

tldl
08-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By dgodave

"Pebble bikes" Thats the next big...

"Pebble bikes"

Thats the next big thing.
08-05-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By dgodave

Awesome. Thanks! (So.... I'm not ready to...

Awesome. Thanks!

(So.... I'm not ready to agree that the longest hardest climbs are in Georgia.)
08-05-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By dgodave

Wow! I never knew this existed. Maybe someday on...

Wow! I never knew this existed. Maybe someday on my way to SF. It does look like a grind tho.
08-01-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By dgodave

Nailed it. I am very odd. But I'm asking why...

Nailed it. I am very odd.

But I'm asking why I should care. Maybe there's an actual problem I'm unaware of?
08-01-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By dgodave

I thought you were talking about both, with...

I thought you were talking about both, with things like:

But really, why should I care one tiny bit about a saturated market for this or that type of bike?
08-01-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By dgodave

monstercross is when you make a monster angry. ...

monstercross is when you make a monster angry. Trust me you dont want to do this.
08-01-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By dgodave

I dunno. I started "doing gravel" when I moved...

I dunno. I started "doing gravel" when I moved to where 80% of the roads are gravel, like 15 years ago. I'm still kind of excited at the rare sighting of other cyclists out on these roads. ...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By dgodave

When I bike toured France I didnt even know I'd...

When I bike toured France I didnt even know I'd be bike touring until day 2.... of the trip!

I was going to backpack around, then I rented a bike on day 2 and decided I want to bike tour. So I...
07-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By dgodave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hIENm96D-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hIENm96D-E
07-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,374
Posted By dgodave

Because I live on a gravel road, and most of the...

Because I live on a gravel road, and most of the roads in my area are gravel.
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,524
Posted By dgodave

Hey look what I got! ...

Hey look what I got!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_20190706_124837_5cd00cd077d738a14ea828fd996fd0bdefbebdeb.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,524
Posted By dgodave

Like others say, 25# is pretty light for a...

Like others say, 25# is pretty light for a touring bike. imo, lower gearing is much more important than a few# lighter or heavier.

Curious what gear range youre currently running.
07-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,938
Posted By dgodave

Are you sure? Mine are installed like that...

Are you sure?

Mine are installed like that too, with the spider 'arms' pointing toward the direction of braking force, which maybe makes sense.

edit: yeah, looks like youre right.
06-29-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By dgodave

Love them. But its a totally different position...

Love them. But its a totally different position than drop bars. You can compensate somewhat with stem length. Plus, some older MTBs have such long top tubes that drop bars would feel too...
06-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,704
Posted By dgodave

While riding a remote mountain road between...

While riding a remote mountain road between Taketa and Takachiho, Japan:
...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,926
Posted By dgodave

I see SS touring as for tough guys. Thats not...

I see SS touring as for tough guys. Thats not me.

Sometimes I want to slow pedal a big gear on the flats and not have to break a knee on the climbs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

Thanks, im. The Brompton worked very well for me...

Thanks, im. The Brompton worked very well for me there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

Interesting. I didnt know those stories about...

Interesting. I didnt know those stories about the figures. I certainly rode through villages where it seemed mainly old people lived.
05-31-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51,825
Views: 6,870,048
Posted By dgodave

Kind of beat down. But a nice bike for $150...? ...

Kind of beat down. But a nice bike for $150...?
Might have to buy it myself.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/bik/d/durango-miyata-six-ten-grand-tour/6895843772.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

Japan is incredibly hilly. Any navigation error...

Japan is incredibly hilly. Any navigation error that required I get "one valley over", and there were a few, would involve some hellishly steep climb.

Brompton was great. Lowered the gearing to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

Not at all. Prior to the trip I tried to learn...

Not at all. Prior to the trip I tried to learn some from a phrasebook, which I promptly forgot upon arrival - except for some key politeness items. Then I broke the camera on my phone, which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

I was out for about 2 weeks. Typical day was...

I was out for about 2 weeks.

Typical day was only about 35-40 miles, but with a ton of climbing. Strava registered over 5,000 ft for three of those rides. And I'm slow, so there were long days...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 215,314
Posted By dgodave

Japan (Kyushu) tour finished a week or so...

Japan (Kyushu) tour finished a week or so ago......

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/img_0414_027c39d9c0af1a29eb0571ac2ac868bcb61fa779.jpg...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By dgodave

For my taste it looks like a hell of a lot of...

For my taste it looks like a hell of a lot of flat & possibly windy prairie riding. Maybe this TX and CO-frontrange riding is more interesting that I know?
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 108,178
Posted By dgodave

Gokase River valley, Takachiho, Japan. appx 3...

Gokase River valley, Takachiho, Japan. appx 3 weeks ago.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1613/img_1019_2__89c49ae43fd6d687a1dae1da1b2c00e8b23b4d8d.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Thanks. It really was amazing. Shikoku was...

Thanks. It really was amazing.

Shikoku was actually my first choice of destinations, but for various logistic reasons Kyushu worked better. I hope you post about your tour. I'd like to return...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

I really liked the "epic" quiet backroad routes I...

I really liked the "epic" quiet backroad routes I rode. Some of these involved difficult climbing. Like route 8 between Taketa and Takachiho. Very pretty with interesting man made features at...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Two things I did not know, actually. Interesting.

Two things I did not know, actually. Interesting.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

A few pictures..... ...

A few pictures.....
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/img_0414_ac35a69f7c7143be6e125e3e9ef6645fae5639d0.jpg

Kunisaki Peninsula^^^
...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Kunisaki Peninsula was great. Did two days of...

Kunisaki Peninsula was great. Did two days of riding there, including a ridiculous amount of climbing. The temples there are more ancient than grand, giving the place a powerful feeling.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

I put the "official" cover on my Brompton, which...

I put the "official" cover on my Brompton, which worked well and also let me bring the bike into hotel rooms no questions asked. On some small trains there was no luggage rack, so it was easy to...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Dotted is where I took trains. Red is cycling....

Dotted is where I took trains. Red is cycling. Big dots just indicate places, but also coincide with overnight stays, except for a couple instances.

I did 3 nights in each of Fukuoka and Nagasaki,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

I did it! And it was awesome. Beautiful...

I did it!
And it was awesome.
Beautiful country.
Friendly people.
Challenging language.
Difficult hilly rides.
...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By dgodave

Marin. More versatile for different types of...

Marin.
More versatile for different types of roads.
Better riding position for touring, imo.
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Very interesting ideas. Thanks! At the...

Very interesting ideas. Thanks!

At the moment, after Kitsuki, I'm thinking train to Oita or Usuki and ride to Taketa. Then Taketa to Takochiho. Then Takochiho to Nobeoka or Hyuga. Then.....?
...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Thanks for the thoughts. All the possible routes...

Thanks for the thoughts. All the possible routes I plan seem incredibly hilly!
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

Excited and getting things ready here. I travel...

Excited and getting things ready here. I travel on April 30.

One thing, wherever I plan a nice little 35 mile ride on Map My Ride, it ends up like 4000 ft of climbing!
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

That route looks so fun. If I get to tour Japan a...

That route looks so fun. If I get to tour Japan a second time I might do Shikoku island starting with the Shimanami Kaido. But I shouldnt get a head of myself here.

There's a lot to think about...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

No, never been. Still figuring out what to do...

No, never been. Still figuring out what to do after day 5. Really looking forward to it. Will post updates here.
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By dgodave

I'm going to bike tour Japan! (Kyushu)

I'm quite excited about my upcoming tour. 2 weeks starting May 1. All in Kyushu. On the Brompton folder. Inns, airbnb, hotels - not camping.

Days 1 & 2: Fukuoka, get my bearings, look & ride...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By dgodave

Yeah, Velorution is attached to the bag maker...

Yeah, Velorution is attached to the bag maker Bedrock Bags who make nice bikepacking stuff.
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By dgodave

Wow, I really enjoyed that. Someday I want...

Wow, I really enjoyed that.

Someday I want to bike tour in Japan.
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,883
Posted By dgodave

On average, no. otoh, you may be...

On average, no.

otoh, you may be exceptionally strong, or your route may be exceptionally flat.

But typically, no. You will find yourself wishing you had lower gears on lots of hills. And...
01-14-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,768
Posted By dgodave

My 29+ Krampus is a great great bike.

My 29+ Krampus is a great great bike.
12-18-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,171
Posted By dgodave

"Probably".

"Probably".
12-17-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,171
Posted By dgodave

Thats what I was thinking. Dont cut the dam...

Thats what I was thinking.

Dont cut the dam steer tube!
12-15-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By dgodave

How evil are those? And why?

How evil are those?
And why?
12-15-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,140
Posted By dgodave

I want to see how this goes. Nice frame!

I want to see how this goes. Nice frame!
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