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Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 119,114
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yes it is Hilleberg Enan. Yes it is small...

yes it is Hilleberg Enan. Yes it is small basically my 25 inch inflatable pad fits just right in the sleeping section. The vestibule is nice and the tent is dry during rain. It packs small. I like it...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I'm a lifelong backpacker, wanderer and camper...

I'm a lifelong backpacker, wanderer and camper ... a bike is just one of the self powered vehicles that I use . (sea kayak, bike, feet, skis, nordic ice skates... bring it on :-) )
10-10-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,070
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that's a great looking bike!

that's a great looking bike!
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I wish I could. My kid is still in college...

I wish I could.

My kid is still in college :-) too early unless you want to make a sizeable donation :-)
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 119,114
Posted By PedalingWalrus

nice pics Everyone! :-)

nice pics Everyone! :-)
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think if You want to compare notes with other...

I think if You want to compare notes with other friends who have done this the most common way is called the 'French Way' - here is the link to the detail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Way
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Somewhere...

Somewhere...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 119,114
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Indeed I was somewhat incompatible with my...

Indeed I was somewhat incompatible with my friend's gravel bike but that was the only thing I had for the trip at the time. There is a new gravel bike in my very near future... probably tomorrow ......
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 119,114
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This past weekend in Northern Maine

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10-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,132
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Just because You haven't seen a youngling fail at...

Just because You haven't seen a youngling fail at popping a wheelie does not give You the license to call at seniors to leave shenanigans for the juniors. :-)
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I use Rockgeist. The will make the bags for your...

I use Rockgeist. The will make the bags for your bike
Forum: Touring
09-26-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,949
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Not to hijack a thread but it is interesting to...

Not to hijack a thread but it is interesting to see the reporting on inspirational outdoor writers in various countries. In Russia it was probably Vitalii Bianki (sic), Czechoslovakia probably...
09-26-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Sorry I replied to the thread without checking it...

Sorry I replied to the thread without checking it was under * sales . Not I am not selling it. I hope you find one. It's a great frameset.
Forum: Foo
09-26-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 769,976
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Amazing

Amazing
09-25-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think ours is 55cm Red but it might be hard to...

I think ours is 55cm Red but it might be hard to recognize ... ;-) I bought the frame on ebay and made a build from there
...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By PedalingWalrus

there are soo many interferences into a camping...

there are soo many interferences into a camping weekend year round. Holidays, birthdays, superbowls, anniversaries etc etc ... I've learned to take ANY free time away from work and use it.
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I wouldn't get stopped by a forecast for a...

I wouldn't get stopped by a forecast for a thunderstorm. that is usually a brief affair. I would go anyway and take other toys with me too just in case I couldn't bike. I mean I ENJOY just camping so...
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. cool photography. fun trip.

yeah. cool photography. fun trip.
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 769,976
Posted By PedalingWalrus

aah, I did not notice it on my phone. now on my...

aah, I did not notice it on my phone. now on my computer I see what the 'hubbab' is all about. I still don't understand baseball but that's ok :-)
Forum: Foo
09-05-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 769,976
Posted By PedalingWalrus

aah so this is baseball huh? :-)

aah so this is baseball huh? :-)
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,294
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have only recently discovered usps informed...

I have only recently discovered usps informed delivery service. It is free. I get an email every day with scanned images of my incoming mail. It could be useful for someone touring away from home ...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,294
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no...

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no longer can. I like my job but I have way too many interests and places I want to visit ... there isn't enough time unless I retire early.
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,294
Posted By PedalingWalrus

From various documentary movies that I have seen...

From various documentary movies that I have seen about families who went homeless and traveled around the world ... the kids kind of hated it , same probably with military brats - kids of a military...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,762
Posted By PedalingWalrus

so I guess it was all downhill ;-) now...

so I guess it was all downhill ;-)

now seriously...congratulations on a great feat!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By PedalingWalrus

That bike will go far! Looks great!

That bike will go far! Looks great!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i had to google what a Tasajara looks like ...

i had to google what a Tasajara looks like

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so, basically the Gary...
08-16-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Mine has close to 4000 miles on it. I will try to...

Mine has close to 4000 miles on it. I will try to take a photo today
08-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By PedalingWalrus

How do You know your Brooks saddle is due for replacement?

I am fond of Books B17 saddle. I have it on 3 of my bikes. My commuter bike's seat show visible signs of excessive wear but the saddle seems to still work fine. Are there any other indicators of what...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well yeah, I do remember when internet was fun...

Well yeah, I do remember when internet was fun and new inventive websites were sprouting up to keep things interesting. I do also remember the darkness of "say whatever you wanted" of BBS (bulletin...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. It's a name we gave it for the dandelion...

Yeah. It's a name we gave it for the dandelion theme on the paint job. It is not a bicycle you can find on line. We got the frame first and then done a paint job and a build...
...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thinking of a 10 day loop in South Africa

Thinking of a 10 day loop in south africa...following the shore south east ... for starters... anyone here done that?
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yes we did the Champlain Loop. I am also not...

yes we did the Champlain Loop. I am also not convinced about soft cases but I had no choice given the tight schedule.
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Our original plan was to pack the bike in a hard...

Our original plan was to pack the bike in a hard case, leave the hard case at the airport baggage storage and upon reaching Monaco, bike for another two days to Savona and take the ferry back to...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I ran out of the number of allowed layers

I ran out of the number of allowed layers
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Here are the gpx tracks: Day 1 ...

Here are the gpx tracks:


Day 1
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14FqchCpfkDeyc1aNWr-6e9sD5IhMjY3N&usp=sharing

Day 2...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Drivers were remarkably aware and comfortable...

Drivers were remarkably aware and comfortable with bikers and mopeds on the same road. We have not experienced any discomfort from idiots and actually felt safe even on the busy roads. Having said...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We spent two nights in Nice. On day 11 we rented...

We spent two nights in Nice. On day 11 we rented a car and visited Saint Tropez and Monte Carlo.
...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 8. This morning we enjoyed a breakfast at...

Day 8. This morning we enjoyed a breakfast at downtown Salon and headed towards Aix where we devoted a few hours exploring the historical sights of Cezanne’s studio, apartment etc etc… Then we...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6. From Vias to Agde we cycled water...

Day 6. From Vias to Agde we cycled water causeways passed through Sete, Palavas les Flots and finally arrived at a vacation town of La Grande Motte with it’s modern beach architecture. Along the way...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 4. The next day hit us with more hills but...

Day 4. The next day hit us with more hills but finally we were certain the mountains were behind us. We stopped at several picturesque fishing towns like Banyuls sur Mer, Port Vendres, Collioure and...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 3. We checked out bright and early and were...

Day 3. We checked out bright and early and were on the road by 7:30am. Our goal to today was to possibly cross the Spanish/French border and the Pyrennees. We enjoyed a few small towns like Torroella...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tandem Touring the Spanish and French Rivieras (photo heavy)

Day 1. We landed at the Barcelona Airport. Our bicycle baggage made it so we wheeled it to a quieter corner near the bathrooms and started assembling the bicycle. Everything went well, without a...
08-06-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Does it have to be the silicone grease? I used...

Does it have to be the silicone grease? I used regular solid grease two weeks ago and it seems to have improved the overall creaking of our tandem. I still need to chase down bottom bracket creaks...
08-06-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,601
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tandem Tire Width - What is yours?

Our tandem tire width is 32 (Schwalbe Marathon Plus). We just returned from a 10 day tour on which Google Maps was sending us on mixed terrain from regular roads to pretty bumpy gravel paths. I...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 10:07 AM
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,595
Posted By PedalingWalrus

FWIW my friends are a couple with similar size as...

FWIW my friends are a couple with similar size as you and they are both riding Trek 520ís and the bikes look awesome in that size. ... but since you already cleared the hurdle of affordability I...
07-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,158
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Knocking worries out of the park one at a time....

Knocking worries out of the park one at a time. One worry is I may be over the weight limit

(Do not know what the weight limit is)

addendum...googled it... weight limit is either 32 kg or 25 kg...
07-13-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,158
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Per request...a photo of packed bike ...

Per request...a photo of packed bike

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07-12-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,158
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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So Yesterday evening I 'reconstituted' the tandem and this...
07-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,158
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I felt anxiety with flat tires and gates belt and...

I felt anxiety with flat tires and gates belt and nailing the belt tension after reattachment of the rear wheel. Also, I used to have a belt drive a long time ago and I always felt this 'stretch'...
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