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10-06-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By gracehowler

Veloz mentioned "side" lights. They seem to help...

Veloz mentioned "side" lights. They seem to help "anti T-bone". I have found drivers often miss judge your location and pull out toward you, I use a "spoke" light, although I'm still looking for...
08-13-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,455
Posted By gracehowler

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-traile...

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-trailer-quick-release-p-1249.html
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By gracehowler

Try the phone app: wikiCamps usa R&J

Try the phone app: wikiCamps usa
R&J
05-08-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By gracehowler

I think Rick said it right, it's hard to carry...

I think Rick said it right, it's hard to carry enough in panniers alone unless you two are super conservative .
We use a one wheel trailer and occasionally carry the coats or raingear in a bag on...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By gracehowler

I'll mention a trick I learned from a river...

I'll mention a trick I learned from a river runner: Only get out of your tent once in the morning. At my age, a pee can be more important, but the trick is to pack bag, pad and empty the tent first....
03-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,688
Posted By gracehowler

Pretty clean install. R&J

Pretty clean install.
R&J
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,079
Posted By gracehowler

My Dad taught me to ride with cars, as cars do on...

My Dad taught me to ride with cars, as cars do on roads at the ripe old age of 6, today, I am comfortable with autos.On my own, I decided sideWALKS are for mostly pedestrians and unfortunately for...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By gracehowler

Just for a laugh, this reminds me of a quote I...

Just for a laugh, this reminds me of a quote I read sometime ago, perhaps Lewis or Clarke, something like this, "A squirrel can travel from the East coast all the way to the Missouri river jumping...
Forum: Touring
03-01-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By gracehowler

I like running water better, but have filtered...

I like running water better, but have filtered lake water many times, Agree with cycocommute, if fish, ok!
R
02-24-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By gracehowler

We used "the plug", I sometimes turn the...

We used "the plug", I sometimes turn the headlight off to get a bit more current to the usb. This has been satisfactory for us several years.
Check out https://www.peterwhitecycles.com
R
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By gracehowler

I certainly did not notice noise. R

I certainly did not notice noise.
R
Forum: Touring
01-29-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By gracehowler

I purchased polycryo at the hardware store as...

I purchased polycryo at the hardware store as "window wrap", worked well for us on a ten day trip last fall, same tent. I have always used Tyvek, but it is heavy and sort of defeats the point of an...
01-07-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By gracehowler

Our thought is that a "cost effective" tandem is...

Our thought is that a "cost effective" tandem is an oxymoron, we would advise used if you can, find something used that sort of "fits" . Then ride it.
We purchased two different tandems before we...
01-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,934
Posted By gracehowler

Cheers for tandems! We have friends who don't...

Cheers for tandems! We have friends who don't tandem, but ride singles, but although they ride "together", they are never at the same place at the same time. Judy and I enjoy being "together", so...
12-23-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,452
Posted By gracehowler

This sounds very promising, wonder if anyone has...

This sounds very promising, wonder if anyone has experience with the "archer D1X"
https://www.archercomponents.com/
Similar idea, available.
Rod
Forum: Touring
12-03-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,717
Posted By gracehowler

We snagged a set of Arkel drylites when they...

We snagged a set of Arkel drylites when they first came out, after over four years of credit card touring use, we love them, we typically carry about 18 lbs, my wife gets the left one and I use the...
12-02-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,245
Posted By gracehowler

Mark, Yes, Terrano is definitely on our list,...

Mark,
Yes, Terrano is definitely on our list, just no decision yet, at this point, we are "riding" in the garage, so no rush.
Rod
11-28-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,245
Posted By gracehowler

Leisesturm, I do like the concept, and...

Leisesturm,
I do like the concept, and certainly prefer "open" ears, We both don't have smartphones, so that option requires another purchase. I copied this thread over to electronics and have some...
11-28-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

John, thanks for the details, will keep the...

John, thanks for the details, will keep the thread posted on what and why we choose. Riding here in CO is pretty much for the foolish until Valentine's, the tandem is on the trainer, we will wait on...
11-28-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

Tom, You are supposed to be looking at my cool...

Tom,
You are supposed to be looking at my cool Sena intercoms! But thanks, we hope to be an example of lifelong fitness, whatever that is, I thank God for good genes
Rod
11-27-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

Thanks, John: quality is an issue and battery...

Thanks,
John: quality is an issue and battery life, Sena's are not VOX, so we can usually get 3 touring length days from a charge, unfortunately that's now 2 days, due to age of units. Quality ...
11-26-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,245
Posted By gracehowler

Based on the op's comment, electronics change so...

Based on the op's comment, electronics change so fast, I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if anyone has tried or is using the new Sena X-1 ? (https://www.sena.com/product/x1/faq).
The...
11-26-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if...

I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if anyone has tried or is using the new Sena X-1 ? (https://www.sena.com/product/x1/faq).
The batteries in our , now 6 y.o. Senas are not lasting as...
07-12-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By gracehowler

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/123x185/r7jgilbert_8aa59a567616e372f9c70c6702817714ed61453c.jpg
I see two very different comments, and appreciate both.
We have used "Sena" SMH...
Forum: Touring
06-06-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,870
Posted By gracehowler

weight

We believe in the idea of LESS is MORE!
Doesn't matter where the weight comes from, bike or gear, one still has to haul it up every hill!
R&J
05-10-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By gracehowler

We use an older "giant" trainer, works well...

We use an older "giant" trainer, works well enough, beefy enough to handle the tandem.
R&J
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,118
Posted By gracehowler

Enjoy that tandem experience! Rod & Judy

Enjoy that tandem experience!
Rod & Judy
03-04-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By gracehowler

One thing I have learned, the hard way: inspect,...

One thing I have learned, the hard way: inspect, those rings and chains wear out!
R&J
03-04-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By gracehowler

Seen that also, no idea where to find, we use a...

Seen that also, no idea where to find, we use a state flag instead, mounted on a fiberglass pole, also gives visibility.
R&J
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,791
Posted By gracehowler

Always used a garmin 705, small screen always an...

Always used a garmin 705, small screen always an issue. I have upgraded to a karoo,, but haven't seen it yet.
R&J
02-23-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,385
Posted By gracehowler

We gave up on the thudbuster, went to a carbon...

We gave up on the thudbuster, went to a carbon post, stoker is happy.
R&J
Forum: Touring
01-13-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

We are on the western express in W CO, as WS...

We are on the western express in W CO, as WS hosts start seeing bikers from San Fran in mid May but MOST are in June. Weather is a hard call, yes lots of high elevation which means cold nights. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,560
Posted By gracehowler

+ 1 to that R&J

+ 1 to that
R&J
Forum: Touring
12-17-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By gracehowler

2nd vote for ride with GPS, I also agree with...

2nd vote for ride with GPS, I also agree with MEV, often takes a lot of web time, google street view has been mentioned already, helps keep us off the gravel and dirt roads.
R&J
12-17-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By gracehowler

No software here either, just an old trainer and...

No software here either, just an old trainer and some video rides.
R&J
Forum: Touring
12-05-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By gracehowler

We run bb-7 organics, to keep the noise down,...

We run bb-7 organics, to keep the noise down, Fietsbob is right about kool stop, great pads. We get good pad milage except in rainy conditions.
R&J
12-05-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By gracehowler

We use nite ize (rei), battery life is good in...

We use nite ize (rei), battery life is good in flash mode, also found out 2016 x 2 is recommended, but 2032 x 1 dimmer, but great battery life
R&J
Forum: Touring
11-15-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By gracehowler

We have used two trailers for touring: a bob and...

We have used two trailers for touring: a bob and a dom T2. Purchased the dom because its aluminum, cut 4 lbs. Yes, its a bit smaller. I modified the hitch to match the bob, turned the rear wheel...
11-12-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,050
Posted By gracehowler

We had a couple from Europe ride through on a...

We had a couple from Europe ride through on a near 1000 mile tour, with two Hase, taking advantage of the front position for their, then, young children. They felt the kids could fall asleep and not...
10-03-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,853
Posted By gracehowler

If you aren't in a hurry, one will pop up sooner...

If you aren't in a hurry, one will pop up sooner or later.
We had the same problem, looked for a season, purchased a used Santana, but it was still too large in the captains cockpit, sold it,...
09-13-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By gracehowler

We use a motorcycle SENA smh-10, it took a bit of...

We use a motorcycle SENA smh-10, it took a bit of modifying to fit our bike helmets tho. Only draw back in use is the helmet is a bit heavy on one side. It is a simple bluetooth set up, wind noise is...
09-13-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By gracehowler

[QUOTE=njkayaker;19843213]The Karoo should work...

[QUOTE=njkayaker;19843213]The Karoo should work without a cell network. Losing the network is common enough that the device should handle the loss.

A cell network connection should only be...
09-13-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,681
Posted By gracehowler

We have to agree with carfree about wider,...

We have to agree with carfree about wider, softer, easier rolling, but darn, most of those weigh nigh double and not so nice for pulling hills.Another gram counter.
R&J
09-13-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 111,318
Posted By gracehowler

Good info Paul. I, Being a career auto mechanic,...

Good info Paul. I, Being a career auto mechanic, I see the value in the dual design SPYRE is using, in automotive, it is quieter and works better than the single piston design. I have BB7 and gave...
08-31-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By gracehowler

I would be interested in exactly the feature...

I would be interested in exactly the feature difference with or without a sim card?
R
08-31-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,681
Posted By gracehowler

We prefer a narrower tire,like 1.125 to 1.250,...

We prefer a narrower tire,like 1.125 to 1.250, started with Schwalbe Durano, liked the performance but switched to gatorskins, mostly for flat protection, didn't help, and disliked handling...
Forum: Touring
08-21-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By gracehowler

trailer

When we prepped for a three week tour, a friend with 100,000 miles of experience told us maximum weight, 50 lbs, "including" the trailer We did use a bob, struggled to stay under 50 so we also...
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By gracehowler

Less is more! R&J

Less is more!
R&J
06-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,889
Posted By gracehowler

ETW I have the same planet light, just use it...

ETW
I have the same planet light, just use it in the dark on blink, my commute is 3 miles, regular old alkaline last me over a year!
R
Forum: Touring
05-24-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,354
Posted By gracehowler

We run a 24-35 on our tandem and successfully...

We run a 24-35 on our tandem and successfully climb hills that steep, we are a 1338 yo team. I think you should try it before you spend $.
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