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Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By bigbenaugust

One gets used to it over decades. :/ My...

One gets used to it over decades. :/

My hearing aids basically pipe the sound from the dead ear over to the good ear (what they call Contralateral Routing Of Sound, or one-sided CROS), so they do...
08-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By ttusomeone

I don't think attaching your bike to the roof of...

I don't think attaching your bike to the roof of your car via suction cups and driving at highway speeds is the place you want to try and save a few dollars - I'd recommend going with the tried and...
08-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,916
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad...

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad advice in your post. And trying to squirm out of it by playing semantic games is not going to work. The post specifically asked for guidance, you said "if...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By cyccommute

Just a note on both the Google route and the Ride...

Just a note on both the Google route and the Ride with GPS route. Both route you up Apex trail which is a mountain bike trail. That steep little bump you see at about 18 miles is in the middle of...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Hermes

Changed thread title per OPs request.

Changed thread title per OPs request.
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Shimagnolo

Someone needs to fix the title of this thread. ...

Someone needs to fix the title of this thread.
The title says "Colorado Springs", but the discussion is about "Glenwood Springs".
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Philly Tandem

I would HIGHLY suggest that for a "first" tour...

I would HIGHLY suggest that for a "first" tour you do a simple local overnight out and back to see how it goes and work out any issues. For example, we had toured plenty before we had our son. But...
Forum: Foo
07-28-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By genec

Hey, if they have all that freaking data on us,...

Hey, if they have all that freaking data on us, why is it WE have to go and ask, or submit MORE data?
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By indyfabz

The Trail of the Cd'A is paved for 7 miles from...

The Trail of the Cd'A is paved for 7 miles from Wallace to where it ends in Mullan. You will notice the grade up. You then need to do some road riding to get the west slope of the NorPac Trail,...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I got home yesterday (at 2:30am) from my...

When I got home yesterday (at 2:30am) from my last tour, the savings in oversize fees on several flights finally paid for the cost of the S&S couplers and the purchase of the S&S Backpack case.
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tandem Tom

How to ask for Chamois Butter!

We are currently touring and yesterday we were in Bratislava, Slovakia.
After I located the closest bike shop it was soon apparent that English was not working.
So I proceeded to pantomime that I...
06-30-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,865
Posted By delbiker1

Is there a point to this question?

Is there a point to this question?
06-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,865
Posted By katsup

The one with the easiest lock or in the least...

The one with the easiest lock or in the least public spot.
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By alan s

In a week? Thatís around 900 miles, which isnít...

In a week? Thatís around 900 miles, which isnít exactly flat along the coast. According to Google Maps, itís around 41,000í of climbing.
06-27-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By Kapusta

I just lean the bike against something. Wall...

I just lean the bike against something.

Wall
Tree
Fence
Railing
Sign post
Telephone pole
Stack of old pallets
06-27-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By wolfchild

You don't need a kickstand. Just lean your bike...

You don't need a kickstand. Just lean your bike against a wall or a tree or a post or lay it on the ground.
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By sleepycactus

The Trillium lake loop is a gravel route that is...

The Trillium lake loop is a gravel route that is a nice ride; not difficult. Bring a GPS since a there are a few confusing intersections.

There is a lot of great riding around Government camp....
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By ahsposo

Are you going to have a party with the roaches?

Are you going to have a party with the roaches?
Forum: Touring
06-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By alan s

Good to know. Doesn’t look very sturdy, but it’s...

Good to know. Doesn’t look very sturdy, but it’s far better than it was before.
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By saddlesores

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? ...

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? might have some travel insurance coverage through the card, but you'd have to call the bank for details.
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By edthesped

I'm not sure there's a whole lot they can do to...

I'm not sure there's a whole lot they can do to widen the path without spending and a$$load of money. The ramp is definitely one of those "it looked good on paper" kind of projects. They would...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,326
Posted By UniChris

Unless you're planning to make or take a lot of...

Unless you're planning to make or take a lot of calls, the safest place for your phone would be in ziplock buried in your gear (though preferably that comes with you when you leave the bike). Sure, a...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By caloso

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes...

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes to find this using Google Maps.

If this had been my daughter, I'd take this as an indication that I hadn't fully prepared her for adulthood.
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,163
Posted By stardognine

Sounds like you guys need bare precautions more...

Sounds like you guys need bare precautions more than bear precautions. 🙄 Can't you just call housekeeping? 😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,163
Posted By indyfabz

There was a used condom in one when I stayed...

There was a used condom in one when I stayed there in 2013. But it's definitely convenient.
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,163
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I don't remember seeing the place listed,...

Yeah. I don't remember seeing the place listed, but it's now on the official site's camping list.

Thought the same thing when I saw the on-line requirement. Thinking it's a private land owner who...
06-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By andrewclaus

Here are some pictures that might help:...

Here are some pictures that might help: https://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-repair-tech-info/bikeman-tech-info/1641-cables-a-housing
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By ksryder

I've heard rumors that some people ride bikes...

I've heard rumors that some people ride bikes without a follow car...
06-12-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,177
Posted By indyfabz

IDK. Snorting nutmeg and eating Tide Pods has set...

IDK. Snorting nutmeg and eating Tide Pods has set the stupid bar at a new level.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By alan s

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are...

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are NOT touring? OK. Next.
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By Doug64

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass...

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass it up to the Amtrak employee. They will hang it on the car's wall.

Cascade in Portland...
05-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By sweeks

I measured some new (un-used) rims, and they seem...

I measured some new (un-used) rims, and they seem to all be about 1.5mm thick at the brake tracks. A somewhat used rim measured 1.3-1.4mm. Some rims I've discarded because of brake track wear and...
05-26-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By indyfabz

The Bikeflights effect? I'll still ship where...

The Bikeflights effect? I'll still ship where practical. Save the trouble of lugging the bike to and from the airport.
05-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,737
Posted By Skipjacks

I am not a bully. I am proudly snarky. ...

I am not a bully.

I am proudly snarky.

And people who act like they know it all are really annoying to those of us who actually do.

Excuse me I have to go yell at some kids to turn down...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,890
Posted By alan s

Just look at the elevation chart. ...

Just look at the elevation chart. https://gaptrail.org/plan-a-visit/mileage-elevation-charts. Come over the continental divide too fast, you will be airborne until you land in Cumberland! BTW, you...
05-23-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,194
Posted By tyrion

In France they pronounce "French" as...

In France they pronounce "French" as "franÁais".
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,168
Posted By genec

I've never said one word to these clowns, yet I...

I've never said one word to these clowns, yet I continue to get calls ranging from "medical grade brace," to the latest... "your social security number has been suspended...." Recently I was called...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,194
Posted By no motor?

I think most of Foo would recommend moving into a...

I think most of Foo would recommend moving into a van down by the river regardless of where you end up.
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By wgscott

If it isn't booked nearly to capacity, it will...

If it isn't booked nearly to capacity, it will have a mysterious technical malfunction that requires you to be consolidated onto the next flight that departs in 5 hours and 22 minutes from the gate...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By Jon T

I recommend you rethink your plans to move back...

I recommend you rethink your plans to move back to SoCal. I personally can't wait to get out. Too many people, too much traffic, too-high housing costs, etc., etc., ad nauseum. I can't wait 'til...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,513
Posted By AusTexMurf

The switchbacks get you up to the train depot and...

The switchbacks get you up to the train depot and Trail Inn from the GAP. There are bike racks available near the top of the switchbacks and by the train roundabout if you want to lock up and walk...
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By wgscott

I worked one summer in a gift shop in a costal...

I worked one summer in a gift shop in a costal town in Maine. One day, a woman from Boston came in and demanded emphatically to know whether we had labstah fax. Being from Chicago, it took several...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,513
Posted By indyfabz

Repairs were completed a while ago.

Repairs were completed a while ago.
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Grizz

https://youtu.be/3tJmvRkFWVQ
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By sleepycactus

I have ridden thru the entire gorge Portland to...

I have ridden thru the entire gorge Portland to Hood River in both directions maybe a dozen times. Last time was going east about a month ago.
There are no issues or unfinished sections between...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By sleepycactus

The Columbia gorge “trail” is a mix of relatively...

The Columbia gorge “trail” is a mix of relatively low traffic road and some paved car-free trail. The section from Wyeth to Lindsay creek that is supposed to open this summer is 3 miles long and they...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By indyfabz

Unless you turn around from the western most...

Unless you turn around from the western most trailhead (Pearson) at end of the Hiawatha and ride back to East Portal, you have no choice but to ride to Avery. There are a limited number of cabins for...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By indyfabz

The ride down from Lookout Pass to Mullan on I-90...

The ride down from Lookout Pass to Mullan on I-90 wasn't bad. Not that much traffic for an Interstate Highway on a Monday afternoon.

Here are samples of what the NorPac Trail looks like east of...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By indyfabz

When I was at Lookout Pass two years ago a woman...

When I was at Lookout Pass two years ago a woman working at the store told me not to take Willow Creek Rd. because it was in horrible shape. You can simply take the NorPac Trail. Take Friday Ave. to...
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