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10-15-19, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Doug64

Dale, this shot is amazing!

Dale, this shot is amazing!
10-15-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Doug64

Depending on what kind of pictures you want and...

Depending on what kind of pictures you want and how you will use them, you might want to consider Sony's a6000 series cameras.
My wife and I both use the Sony a6000, and also have one more as a...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

"A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands." ...

"A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands."

Leiden, The Netherlands

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Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Ontario, Canada ...

Ontario, Canada
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Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By Doug64

I was standing on the opposite side of the road....

I was standing on the opposite side of the road. It is a "panned shot". I wouldn't try to take a picture going downhill while on my bike. I have too much scar tissue already.



Yeah, she is a...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By Doug64

Sorry about that. I did not realize how big the...

Sorry about that. I did not realize how big the file size was. I fixed it. Thanks:)
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By Doug64

My wife has pulled away from me on down hills...

My wife has pulled away from me on down hills when my computer read 45 mph, which is where I usually grab a little brake. Her touring bike is rock solid when loaded, but she still scares me. She is...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a...

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a beautiful area, and we used it as part of our routes on two different tours.

Castle Mountain second tour...
10-06-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I had just crossed from Germany into...

My wife and I had just crossed from Germany into the Netherlands near Nijmegen, and were looking for a bike shop. When we saw the sign Velorama we thought we had found a shop. What we didn't realize...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Doug64

Thanks, that is what I was looking for.

Thanks, that is what I was looking for.
10-03-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,417
Posted By Doug64

On the first day of a 2-month tour my daughter...

On the first day of a 2-month tour my daughter lost the poles to a relatively expensive UL tent that she was sharing with her sister.
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Doug64

Philip, Would yo do me a favor? I bought a...

Philip,

Would yo do me a favor? I bought a Tubus Classic Evo for my daughter's LHT a year ago, but have not installed it yet. She lives in another state so getting access to her bike is not easy....
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

It is still "off the hook". It made me think of...

It is still "off the hook". It made me think of Las Vegas on steroids.
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

It is the Hornblower, Niagra Wonder, St...

It is the Hornblower, Niagra Wonder, St Catherine. The Hornblowers are from the Canadian side, and the Maid of the Mists are from the U.S. Each side, Canada and the U.S, were running 2 boats...
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing...

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing our ride.

Niagra Falls, Canada-- Tour boat at the falls.https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48828891752_f55363f9a1_b.jpg
09-30-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,417
Posted By Doug64

I've managed to loose 2 wedding rings while on...

I've managed to loose 2 wedding rings while on long tours. When the tours are over a month long, I tend to lose a little weight which makes my ring loose. After losing 2, I finally figured out that...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Nice photo. I envy (in a good way) you guys that...

Nice photo. I envy (in a good way) you guys that can create good landscape photos.
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Doug64

You can probably drop down to a 24, but the 22...

You can probably drop down to a 24, but the 22 chainring might be a problem. 5 arm vs. 4 arm crankset requirements.
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Doug64

You might want to do a search of this forum. I...

You might want to do a search of this forum. I remember a very lengthy discussion about the 920 a couple of years ago. If I remember correctly, the 28 spoke wheels seemed to be the main issue.
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Doug64

Another thing you might look at that could...

Another thing you might look at that could contribute to the shimmy. Is there any play in your front wheel bearings? I had a competition bike that would get that shimmy, so I can empathize with you....
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

A mayfly hatch happened as we were spending a...

A mayfly hatch happened as we were spending a night near a river in Ontario. There were thousands of these little critters on everything. They do not have mouths or digestive systems. They hatch,...
09-24-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,026
Posted By Doug64

To eliminate brake squeal toe in the front of...

To eliminate brake squeal toe in the front of your brake pads. Place a rubber band between the rear of your brake pad and the rim when fitting pads. That will toe in the front a little bit, which...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,787
Posted By Doug64

Try this site. It can give information on...

Try this site. It can give information on specific areas Average Weather (https://weatherspark.com/y/51121/Average-Weather-in-Brussels-Belgium-Year-Round)
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Copenhagen I thought this was going to get...

Copenhagen

I thought this was going to get interesting.
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09-20-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be...

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be backcountry ski patrollers at CLNP for 22 years. We have a tradition of trying to get up there on the 4th of July to do a little tele-skiing and cycling. It...
09-19-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Doug64

Thanks to everyone. This winter I'll try some of...

Thanks to everyone. This winter I'll try some of the suggestions.

It is a great program. We finished our first fall class yesterday doing almost 5 miles on the "Community Ride". It is their...
09-18-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Doug64

Crankset Modification--Need Help

I need some help and ideas. I am responsible for the maintenance of our school district's Bike Safety bike fleet. We have 36 bikes used to teach bike safety to the fifth graders in our school...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Lake Gulls -- Lake Huron, Ontario ...

Lake Gulls -- Lake Huron, Ontario
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09-16-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,398
Posted By Doug64

My latest find was a wallet when we rode into the...

My latest find was a wallet when we rode into the boat launch area at a lake near our home. There was some cash, I didn't count it, but it was somewhere between $40 and $60. There was no ID, but...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug64

Michigan has over 3000 miles of Rails-to-Trails...

Michigan has over 3000 miles of Rails-to-Trails MUPs. There are many trails that can be can be linked together to go where you want to go. My wife and I rode a 1000 mile loop around the state, rode...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Ontario ...

Ontario
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09-13-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Doug64

There are dozens of places to ride in the Eugene...

There are dozens of places to ride in the Eugene area: bike maps (https://www.eugene-or.gov/1849/Bike-Maps)

This is one of my favorites:...
09-11-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,254
Posted By Doug64

A good example. ...

A good example.
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Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,177
Posted By Doug64

My wife used her Allez quite a bit for 1-3 week...

My wife used her Allez quite a bit for 1-3 week light tours. She did carry all her camping gear. We were active alpine climbers at the time and had pretty light weight equipment. I made custom...
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Doug64

A very nice photo essay, thanks for sharing. ...

A very nice photo essay, thanks for sharing.

Your post has inspired me to do 2 things: Do at least one s24o this fall, and ride a fat bike. My wife and I have talked about going over to...
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Ontario ...

Ontario
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Alberta -- We were wondering what the barricades in front of us were all about.........
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

The method you recommended for mounting tires is...

The method you recommended for mounting tires is excellent. My wife and I taught a bike maintenance course and she would demonstrate fixing a flat tire. She could mount most tires onto the rim...
09-07-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Doug64

Loktite would just make it harder to replace a...

Loktite would just make it harder to replace a broken valve stem. I buy all my tubes with removable stems, so I don't ruin a good tire because I screwed up the valve stem. I carry a couple of valve...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Doug64

Another treatment for securing the ends of shock...

Another treatment for securing the ends of shock cord is to use heat shrink electrical insulation. It was used on the shock cord in the pictures I posted earlier.
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I had just crossed from Germany into...

My wife and I had just crossed from Germany into the Netherlands near Nijmegen, and were looking for a bike shop. When we saw the sign Velorama we thought we had found a shop. What we didn't realize...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,006
Posted By Doug64

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb...

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb panniers and bags 12 years ago, I wouldn't consider using anything but waterproof panniers. My wife and I were on a 3-month tour and we had rain on 35...
09-04-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Doug64

Fenders will also cause a problem.

Fenders will also cause a problem.
09-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,291
Posted By Doug64

I also believe CX is a great sport to watch. It...

I also believe CX is a great sport to watch. It is not boring! Our son raced CX so we saw a lot of it.

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Fortunately most of the...
09-04-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,291
Posted By Doug64

+1 The 2011 TdF finish on the Champs Elysees....

+1
The 2011 TdF finish on the Champs Elysees. We were on a 3-month, 3,000 mile self supported ride through Europe, and scheduled a doctor's appoint I needed to make in Paris for the finish of the...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Detroit, Michigan ...

Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit
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Alganac State Park, Michigan...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,685
Posted By Doug64

This another example:...

This another example: https://www.theloongwayhome.com/

We were fortunate to attend a presentation she made at our local REI. She was pretty inspirational.

We met two women riding solo across...
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Doug64

Rainshed was a good source of quality material,...

Rainshed was a good source of quality material, including shock cord, and fittings. However, I went by there Friday and they are closing the shop. The owner is retiring and selling the business. They...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

Unfortunately, all the Great Lakes are at...

Unfortunately, all the Great Lakes are at historically high levels that are causing extensive flooding.



"Shortcut", Ontario
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Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,047
Posted By Doug64

There are probably not too many of us who still...

There are probably not too many of us who still remember red klister :thumb: Unfortunately, in Oregon we used it a lot.
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,510
Posted By Doug64

I broke a rear derailleur cable last winter while...

I broke a rear derailleur cable last winter while riding up a short , steep hill on the way home from the gym. Changing the cable was a only little bit more of a challenge than getting up the small...
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