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03-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,776
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear...

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear traffic. It is several magnitudes safer than listening for a car.
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,776
Posted By boomhauer

When I move to the side of the road to allow a...

When I move to the side of the road to allow a car to safely pass and they see that I've got ear buds the driver is even more irate....which is awesome.
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,248
Posted By boomhauer

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli...

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli for back up. It's usually eaten by 5pm. Buy a new one each day.
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,489
Posted By boomhauer

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I...

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I try to time my destination so I get there near dark. This doesn't leave much "downtime" before bed. My downtime is the 6 or 8 breaks I take...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By boomhauer

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly...

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly remember it except it was easy. Camping in southern Iowa is easy at reservoirs. Parallel traverse to state highways on gravel roads is easy. When I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,310
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't...

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't enough. Not because I like speed. I seldom go over 16 mph while pedaling. It's because I like to slow pedal and keep up the pace with the slight...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,112
Posted By boomhauer

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplie...

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplies-Lint-Free-Polished/dp/B07SVJ7VCX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=micro+towels&qid=1599337998&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE4M...
09-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,653
Posted By boomhauer

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring...

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring around Birmingham and Branson. Very steep hills in those areas. 18 gear inches is what you want for all that weight. I can speak from...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,443
Posted By boomhauer

This has happened to me a few times on a hot...

This has happened to me a few times on a hot summer day. I listen to internet music many hours per day while touring . I keep my phone in a small nylon bag sitting loose in my handlebar cargo...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to...

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to sit upright, also.
They are a good compromise for the times you want to sit completely vertical but still need those times when you have to stand on...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,388
Posted By boomhauer

All's I know is that women appreciate running...

All's I know is that women appreciate running water at the end of a long day touring.
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,154
Posted By boomhauer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By boomhauer

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.
03-31-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By boomhauer

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400....

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400. I still have it. It's been a wonderful bike but the only original part on it is the adjustable quill stem.
(I rode it from El Paso, TX to...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,665
Posted By boomhauer

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less). ...

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less).
If you ever had to ride up a mountainside or a steep river bluff with your stuff you will know real fast.
I'm like you....not the strongest person in...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,181
Posted By boomhauer

If touring was just about the equipment...

If touring was just about the equipment discussion, then fine.
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,189
Posted By boomhauer

You must not drink? Or drink enough? kidding...

You must not drink? Or drink enough?
kidding aside .... I must be a magnet for the local outcast. Every town seems to have one or two.
I always get approached by them. One thing leads to another...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,673
Posted By boomhauer

I am very bad at home ownership and often think...

I am very bad at home ownership and often think of cashing out and hitting the road.
Have you ever done a bike tour? For more than a month?
I often start dreaming about laying on my recliner and...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By boomhauer

The reservation systems are kind of a joke. ...

The reservation systems are kind of a joke. They want a service charge to make the reservation on top of the actual campground fee.
On top of that, many of them want a two day minimum stay on a...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,905
Posted By boomhauer

No. Iím fine. I think I slept a couple hours. ...

No. Iím fine. I think I slept a couple hours.

I found a good spot 1/3 mile from the Casino dumpsters. Figured the bears were over there.

Im going back south.... less insects.

I need...
06-26-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,935
Posted By boomhauer

I've used Mr. Tuffy with Schwalbe Marathon Green...

I've used Mr. Tuffy with Schwalbe Marathon Green Guard tires since 2012. Lots of debris around where I live. Lots of debris getting caught in the tire.

The value of the tire liner is it is...
Forum: Touring
01-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,445
Posted By boomhauer

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on...

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on the way to Taos).

It is a wonderful ride. Go south, along the east side of Flint Hills, on 177 to Cassiday, KS then head west on backroads (paved)...
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