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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By BobG

Dimension...

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/stems/steerer_adaptor) is another good, fairly tall 1" to 1 1/8" quill adaptor. It provides 118 mm of rise to top of riser at minimum...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By BobG

That list is incomplete. Never leave home without...

That list is incomplete. Never leave home without a 2 gallon pot! ...

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Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By BobG

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on...

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on that southern route that we discussed on another thread...
...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By BobG

One more Canadian train story where nothing scary...

One more Canadian train story where nothing scary or funny happened and then I'll shut up! Happy Feet's Yellowhead Hwy story brought back a memory...

This trip I flew to Calgary for a loop to...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By BobG

Way back when (like early 70s) I occasionally...

Way back when (like early 70s) I occasionally rode my bike from college in NH to VA for summer vacation. I once altered my normal route to cross the Hudson at Kingston rather than my usual crossing...
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,102
Posted By BobG

That photo is awesome Doug! Looks like a...

That photo is awesome Doug! Looks like a painting. Looks like the "Hornflower" (Hornblower?) , Stardog.
10-01-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,428
Posted By BobG

My Moss tent...

My Moss tent (https://www.bikeforums.net/20941228-post19.html) which went awol on the Great Divide Trail! ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/20945273-post27.html
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By BobG

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures...

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures of Shiangold. Would you let this guy enter your bank?
...
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By BobG

Yes, it says "Seattle- May 27 '99" on the back...

Yes, it says "Seattle- May 27 '99" on the back along with "Thomas A S Duff" on a return address sticker. Stu is in the photo but must have been his camera. We should post it over on the Foo forum as...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By BobG

Brian- (to return to your OP!) As you can see...

Brian- (to return to your OP!) As you can see from the above photos the ACA led trips can be very social. That said, the groups have gotten a bit older since 1999 and now seem to be mostly men (I'm...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By BobG

Yep, that was my E>W TransAm taken at Rough River...

Yep, that was my E>W TransAm taken at Rough River Dam SP KY. Recognize yourself in this one? ...
...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By BobG

Heh! Look how comfortable Susan and I are on our...

Heh! Look how comfortable Susan and I are on our Therma-rest'r chairs! Look how squirmy the rest of the group is! They weigh almost nothing and roll right up with your sleeping pad already on board....
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By BobG

Those TA cranks were never made for the rigors of...

Those TA cranks were never made for the rigors of mountain biking. They were just what was available in the early days. Heck, I've snapped two on road tours! I also use Shimano Hollowtech now.

I...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By BobG

The French TA Cyclotouriste and Stronglight...

The French TA Cyclotouriste and Stronglight cranksets were among the few triples available in the 60s & 70s Some of the early MTBs used them before the Japanese products became available. In high...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By BobG

Here's a link to the album... ...

Here's a link to the album...

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15203286
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By BobG

At one time I used Spenco gel grips but I haven't...

At one time I used Spenco gel grips but I haven't since the '80s. Pictured is my bike being assembled at the Zurich airport at start of trip into France. As you can see the grips squirm around the...
09-09-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 38,102
Posted By BobG

I like drop bars for security on fast speed...

I like drop bars for security on fast speed descents. That said, my hands are too small and wrists too arthritic to be able to brake for any length of time from that position. My neck also gives out...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By BobG

In 2000 our ACA TransAm group included a...

In 2000 our ACA TransAm group included a wonderful young man from Taiwan. We could not pronounce his proper name so we addressed him by his nickname "Shiangold" (Shung-go). His command of the English...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,144
Posted By BobG

You need to be a member to unlock the PBS...

You need to be a member to unlock the PBS archives at the $60/year or the $5/month sustainer level. I watch past shows including "The Great Ride" on my TV and sound system through a Roku streaming...
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,209
Posted By BobG

Heh! Back in the '80s Trailways had a "$99 to...

Heh! Back in the '80s Trailways had a "$99 to anywhere" promotion. I had to get to the start of a Bikecentennial tour in Durango CO so that fit my budget perfectly!

I bought a ticket from northern...
08-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By BobG

Unfortunately one of the quietest is no longer in...

Unfortunately one of the quietest is no longer in production. My BionX D500 DD motor is almost silent, just a slight hum. The hub also uses cassettes. Mine is a 9 speed.
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By BobG

I considered that way back when, after...

I considered that way back when, after discovering the blister in the paint as I do have a local frame builder friend. The frame had already been re-painted once and subsequently repaired at a...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By BobG

This is my 1982 Bill Vetter that hangs retired in...

This is my 1982 Bill Vetter that hangs retired in my basement. No, I no longer tour on it but I could if not for a rust hole in the top tube.

120mm original dropout spacing reset to 126mm,...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,129
Posted By BobG

Thanks Spinnaker. I miss my Honeywell Pentax! I...

Thanks Spinnaker. I miss my Honeywell Pentax! I cleaned some dust off and re-posted that pic at a slightly higher resolution at original location on previous page. Looks about the same though. Can't...
Forum: Foo
08-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 104,104
Posted By BobG

David Garrett covering Michael Jackson's "Smooth...

David Garrett covering Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". Video is from a show in Berlin. I heard him perform this song live in Concord NH a few years ago. He did not have the full orchestra along...
08-04-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By BobG

I like that one too, this is the bigger version....

I like that one too, this is the bigger version. It is still included (https://www.performancebike.com/transit-escape-dx-trunk-bag-40-3153-blk-non/p928464) in the Performance catalog at $42.
...
08-01-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobG

When the "Google Bike" video came out a few years...

When the "Google Bike" video came out a few years ago I received it in an email link from a cycling buddy. He thought it was real! I had to point out the April 1 date. I would not expect anybody...
08-01-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobG

Here is the one that Google started selling in...

Here is the one that Google started selling in the Netherlands on April 1, 2016 ... :innocent:

https://youtu.be/LSZPNwZex9s
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,428
Posted By BobG

Our town has had a rampage of car invasions this...

Our town has had a rampage of car invasions this summer by bears and now a home invasion...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,102
Posted By BobG

djb- Those little Citroens buzzing around France...

djb- Those little Citroens buzzing around France always intrigued me! Each one seemed to have a different color scheme. Never had a head on collision with one though.
...
Forum: Foo
07-21-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 104,104
Posted By BobG

Scars On 45 covering "Friday I'm in Love" by The...

Scars On 45 covering "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure...

https://youtu.be/mp-AQXTy51Y

Makes me want to sing along with the original! ...

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07-16-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,192
Posted By BobG

Unless you have a torque sensor instead of a...

Unless you have a torque sensor instead of a cadence sensor. My BionX assist is a rear hub drive. Its torque sensor inside the hub senses the amount of tug on the chain. Pedaling speed has nothing to...
07-14-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By BobG

I take 100mg atenolol and 100mg losartan....

I take 100mg atenolol and 100mg losartan. Lisinopril gave me a tickly cough, that went away after switching to losartan. Metoprolol made me drowsy, that went away after switching to atenolol.
...
07-12-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,091
Posted By BobG

Me too. I have only a few long sleeve jerseys....

Me too. I have only a few long sleeve jerseys. I've ditched short sleeve jerseys in favor of modern synthetic T shirts. I find them cooler, lighter, cheaper, quicker drying and they have no zippers...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,102
Posted By BobG

Clueless- Your post brings back memories of a...

Clueless- Your post brings back memories of a tour I was part of that included both Glacier Park and Beartooth Pass.

In 1995 I was staff on one of the early ACA Cycle Montana tours. Back then it...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BobG

Looks like these towns would provide food and...

Looks like these towns would provide food and water if you choose the US 89 option...
...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BobG

I staffed an ACA Cycle MT one year that started...

I staffed an ACA Cycle MT one year that started and ended in Bozeman. As I recall the stretch from Gardner to Livingston was real nice using mostly smaller state routes that parallel US 89. Plus if...
07-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,192
Posted By BobG

In my area of White MT NF NH a mt biker would be...

In my area of White MT NF NH a mt biker would be unlikely to share a trail with an e-bike except on a gravel road that already permits motor vehicles. Most of the technical single tracks involve some...
07-06-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,192
Posted By BobG

Actually my e-bike retro fit accomplishes that. I...

Actually my e-bike retro fit accomplishes that. I will climb a steep hill with greatly improved posture, no more standing, weaving and wagging the saddle left and right. The torque sensor encourages...
07-04-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By BobG

My left ankle joint is totaly gone. I was told by...

My left ankle joint is totaly gone. I was told by a surgeon that I need a fusion due to end stage arthritis which would result in 6-8 weeks in a cast. I bought some time with the fitting of an...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By BobG

Heh! I remember the camping at Mineral FD well....

Heh! I remember the camping at Mineral FD well. The trains would blow their horns for the length of the field where we were camping. Add to that the "ding, ding, ding" of the gates lowering at the...
07-01-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,091
Posted By BobG

I adapted to padded shorts for many years, found...

I adapted to padded shorts for many years, found them okay when it was just a chamois. I tried the Jackson & Gibbons touring shorts with just a terry cloth liner but the gym short design was just too...
07-01-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,535
Posted By BobG

My first extended tour was when I was 19 years...

My first extended tour was when I was 19 years old. I'm now 70. Here I am the day of departure in 1968 on a trip from VA to WI that I took with a high school buddy. I feel guilty about it now 51...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,129
Posted By BobG

VIA Rail spells out the details at their web...

VIA Rail spells out the details at their web site. If I read it correctly it sounds like the "Canadian" has a rack that accomodates up to 12 bikes without a box. It also states that "A box must be...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,129
Posted By BobG

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

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Beryl Lake from Campus Pass trail, Jasper NP ^

That was taken on a...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,129
Posted By BobG

Once the OP has arrived at Helena airport by...

Once the OP has arrived at Helena airport by taxi, Uber, shuttle or whatever he/she can use a free luggage cart that's already there. Simpler than adding coasters to a bike box...
...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,129
Posted By BobG

Another option... Choose one of the many hotels...

Another option... Choose one of the many hotels with a free shuttle service to airport. You could check into a hotel with your gear and just carry the boxed bike from bike shop to a nearby hotel...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,129
Posted By BobG

In the past I would ride my loaded bike right to...

In the past I would ride my loaded bike right to the airport, wheel it to the baggage check in and buy the big airline supplied box for $10 or so. That said, it's been 10 years since I've flown with...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,567
Posted By BobG

Hmmm... That couldn't be "Blue Wing". That's...

Hmmm... That couldn't be "Blue Wing". That's about a prisoner who gets paroled but it qualifies for this thread. I like this melancholy version, a duet with co-writer Tom Russell...
...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,852
Posted By BobG

Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace...

Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace would notice a snail crossing the road in France, stop and pull out utensils for a photo op!
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