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Forum: Touring
06-02-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By cheesecake

Me and the mrs have just done our first ride...

Me and the mrs have just done our first ride together this weekend. We are both new to all of this
I have always cycled to work only but my partner hasnít cycled since childhood but we decided to...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leebo

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths,...

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths, plenty of options there.
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Piff

If she's wary of traffic, you can't push her to...

If she's wary of traffic, you can't push her to be comfortable on the road. It's something that you learn on your own, imo. It takes time, years, to learn the ropes of riding aggressively/defensively...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Don't force the hobby onto her. You may enjoy it...

Don't force the hobby onto her. You may enjoy it and she may not now but possibly later down the road. If you constantly are pushing the issue, she'll end up resenting you and things will go from bad...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,194
Posted By Miele Man

As long as you carry a spare shifter and brake...

As long as you carry a spare shifter and brake cable you'll never need it. Just wiat until the one time you forget on of them then. Ol' Man Murphy will surely strike then. LOL

Back around 1986 I...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,588
Posted By RubeRad

I've seen about coarse salt as an abrasive for...

I've seen about coarse salt as an abrasive for cleaning, but IIRC the Alton Brown recommendation for seasoning (which I always thought confirmed the general consensus) was to wipe with crisco or...
Forum: Foo
05-25-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,588
Posted By Dirt Farmer

The Kosher or Sea Salt is the best way to clean...

The Kosher or Sea Salt is the best way to clean the burnt on gunk on a skillet.

To season, add a little bit of oil (Canola, Grapeseed, or Avocado work best), wipe as much off with a paper towel,...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By rumrunn6

ah youth, I remember torturing Wifey w/ long...

ah youth, I remember torturing Wifey w/ long treks on skiis in Februray. she was a sport & passed the tests w/ flying colors. now I see my Daughter being tested by her fella with backpack camping &...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By MarcusT

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never...

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never been to Milton. I have not been in 30 yrs, but I remember a cozy little farming town. We used to go rock climbing at Rattle Snake Point
For credit...
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When you introduce her to cycling, use the word...

When you introduce her to cycling, use the word "just" a lot. It's just a hill. Just shift to the appropriate great when it's gets hard. It's just 30 more miles. Just don't do that and it'll be...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By phughes

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I tried Peter White too. Their website...

Yeah, I tried Peter White too. Their website leave a bit to be desired.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By djb

no matter what you change to, your steerer is...

no matter what you change to, your steerer is still going to be low, and maybe your existing bars are too low and too far away. A shorter and higher angled stem could help a lot, but in any case,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,451
Posted By cyccommute

Your bike is a ďsport tourĒ bike which was...

Your bike is a ďsport tourĒ bike which was supposed to be a sporty bike that you could (theoretically) tour on. But the short stays that make for a sporty unloaded ride start getting ugly when you...
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By jack pot

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x2000/6e1aa909b075681205aaead4de336320_58f9dd97f76325fbf5f725866c9df5ef2a114ad5.jpg
at the very least you have the wisps of dreams :thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By MarcusT

I was about to suggest a similar thing. 1- Do a...

I was about to suggest a similar thing.
1- Do a weekend credit card bike tour and see how she likes it
2- Do a car camping weekend and see the response.
If positive on both trips...the world is...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Leebo

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes...

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes for day trips. I would start there.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By alan s

Start with this:...

Start with this: https://www.biking-france.com/destination/france-cycling/loire-valley/

If your relationship survives, take on a more ambitious tour.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By 52telecaster

typically i tour on a bob jackson with a tubus...

typically i tour on a bob jackson with a tubus tara and a fly. It all works beautifully and i enjoy the experience. Lately for a lark i built up an old miyata 912 as a 650b experiment. I have a small...
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Machka

1. Become friends with someone who cycles.

1. Become friends with someone who cycles.
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By indyfabz

Letís not, OK? Thereís a forum for stuff like...

Letís not, OK? Thereís a forum for stuff like that. Itís called Foo. Scroll down the list of forums and check it out.
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sure, start that thread. IMO this is as good a...

Sure, start that thread. IMO this is as good a forum as any for it. Probably more cycling couples here than anywhere. Foo doesn't seem right. You are correct, cycling and love do go together.

In...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Based on what you have posted (You have only met...

Based on what you have posted (You have only met her once in person) - I would have to say that you are in love and you may be in heat ... :-) Just let it simmer until You two MEET more than once. ;-)
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72....

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72. Again, I donít have any specific advice, but Toronto has been a favorite city of mine, and have posted about two visits that included...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding with a New Romantic Partner...

Riding with a New Romantic Partner :rolleyes:[/color][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote] I lurk and read these personal relationship threads as I similarly read the Boston Globe mainly for the advice...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By indyfabz

And 32 spoke wheels?

And 32 spoke wheels?
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Trevtassie

I found the sobbing through the intercom to be a...

I found the sobbing through the intercom to be a give away.... good thing is you can turn the intercom off...


Then stop, and find out what's going on...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By MarcusT

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a...

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a new sport is understanding the facial expressions.
:):(:cry::notamused::eek::mad:
When you see the look where she wants to cause you bodily harm,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By schoolboy2

Congrats on the new gf. Regarding bike touring...

Congrats on the new gf. Regarding bike touring with her: start with getting her comfortable on some short day rides. Borrow or rent an appropriate sized bike for her, make certain it is fitted...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I went about this from the other direction,...

I went about this from the other direction, because I've tried to date an outdoor oriented person and upgrade hiking to bike touring. I couldn't make it work. Finally, logging back into Eharmony, I...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Digger Goreman

Do talk to her. Easy scenario: "Can we make our...

Do talk to her. Easy scenario: "Can we make our next date a camping date, you choose site? Bonus points if we can get there by bike!"

That puts the ball in her half of the court and under her...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By djb

You really made me chuckle. Nothing like a non...

You really made me chuckle.
Nothing like a non sequitur (sort of) to get a good larf
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the hard part is already solved: she loves...

the hard part is already solved: she loves camping

the way to go about it is you plan flat itinerary and let her plan the miles and you stay on her tail.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By CliffordK

Who's buying? . Carbon Fiber Frame. ...

Who's buying?
.
Carbon Fiber Frame.
Campagnolo Super Record / Dura Ace / SRAM Red
ZIPP
Hydro Brakes
.
Just for your starter bike.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By phughes

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By indyfabz

Is she cool with rim brakes?

Is she cool with rim brakes?
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By djb

You know when you see someone running with a dog...

You know when you see someone running with a dog on a leash and the dog goes on one side of a pole and the person on another?
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By CliffordK

The two of you as a team... do you like bike...

The two of you as a team... do you like bike shops or Craigslist? Thrift stores or Boutique stores?

Either head off to a bike shop together and try out some bikes and pick out one that you both...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By CliffordK

Side-By-Side tandem that is 8 foot wide? ...

Side-By-Side tandem that is 8 foot wide?

Bike intercom system?
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Doug64

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity...

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity is the same regardless of age. Make the first trip as enjoyable and fun as possible. After a few "good" trips it is amazing how well the following...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By alan s

I would be hesitant to go this route.

I would be hesitant to go this route.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By alan s

If you are in better shape, carry all the gear...

If you are in better shape, carry all the gear and let her ride an unloaded bike. That should even things out until she is able and willing to carry more of the load.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ However if he relationship is good, and...

˄˄˄˄

However if he relationship is good, and the camping works, but the cycling is not in the cards, I liked this romantic accommodation:Such excursions would seemingly be applicable to camping,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age...

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age Bike Boom of the 1970s: We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Brian25

Well let's see... I went touring with my romantic...

Well let's see... I went touring with my romantic partner over thirty years ago and we are still together, so I must be doing something right. I have three suggestions.
A) make sure that her bike...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Trevtassie

Thing that got my partner over the line was an...

Thing that got my partner over the line was an intercom. She didn't want to go on a holiday where we couldn't talk to each other. Turns out they are very handy for touring, no shouting and arm...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By djb

chris, this is hilarious (but I'm happy for you)...

chris, this is hilarious (but I'm happy for you) that during this whole covid isolation thing, you met and are dating someone.
2 metres remember.
or as Nancy Reagan used to say, Just Say No.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the...

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the horse..or the panniers in front of the rack..or..

I'd suggest you find a nice bike that fits her** and see if she'd like to go for a ride and if so, then...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By CliffordK

The number one thing should be that you make sure...

The number one thing should be that you make sure that you ride with her, and let her help choose the distance and pace, and fast or slow doesn't matter. Perhaps try some day trips and training rides...
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