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Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By MixedRider

PNW here. Yes, if doing a multi-nighter with a...

PNW here. Yes, if doing a multi-nighter with a high chance of rain, we take a 10x10. It is nice to have the ability to get out of pouring rain if needed. Only used it a handful of times, but...
11-14-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 751
Posted By MixedRider

Another here currently in the SEA area. Was in...

Another here currently in the SEA area. Was in PDX before SEA,,, then in ANC before PDX...
11-08-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,549
Posted By MixedRider

Keep an eye on the weather forecast. If there is...

Keep an eye on the weather forecast. If there is rain or other unfavorable weather forecasted, maybe just bring it in those nights. I would love to have the option to store a quick commuter bike...
11-02-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,893
Posted By MixedRider

Ride outdoors when i can. Wet roads are ok and so...

Ride outdoors when i can. Wet roads are ok and so is a super slight drizzle. But anything more than that i stick to the rower in the basement. Plus, in the PNW, the sun rises after 8a and sets before...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By MixedRider

The Rail Trail concept is great. I attempted to...

The Rail Trail concept is great. I attempted to ride the route from Seattle to Montana this summer, however, had to abort due to wildfires and smoke after only 3 nights on the trail (Seattle to the...
09-12-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By MixedRider

Could be the ware/tare on the chainrings/cogrings...

Could be the ware/tare on the chainrings/cogrings and the new chain are not sitting/engaging well. I had terrible noise from old chainrings with new chain combinations. That when i replaced my...
07-07-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,380
Posted By MixedRider

Unpaid traffic tickets (if issued to you with...

Unpaid traffic tickets (if issued to you with correct SSN and address) could result in late penalties and eventually head to collections. Additionally, your drivers license may be suspended until...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By MixedRider

I use the SRAM S-500 on my single speed. Like...

I use the SRAM S-500 on my single speed. Like them alot.
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By MixedRider

I don't think that rack is meant for your frame....

I don't think that rack is meant for your frame. Looking at websites that sell the rack, the Disc Rack mounts to a unique surly brazeon on bikes with a "traditional triangle" about 1/3 up the tube. ...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By MixedRider

Wife has them on her Salsa Vaya and I have them...

Wife has them on her Salsa Vaya and I have them on my Gunnar. Connect fine with Ortlieb front rollers.
12-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,332
Posted By MixedRider

On solo rides I wear a RoadID I got a long time...

On solo rides I wear a RoadID I got a long time ago. It has my name and three contact numbers on it. I don't think it is warranted to pay a yearly service for a company to maintain your insurance...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,872
Posted By MixedRider

Until your wheel set breaks or fails you, save...

Until your wheel set breaks or fails you, save the money for when things do break or for a new ride!
09-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By MixedRider

If you are going for a quick visit (couple days)...

If you are going for a quick visit (couple days) I would suggest the Seattle Bainbridge Ferry, do a loop around the Island and stop at Bainbridge Brewing. You get a cool ferry ride and taking the...
09-14-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By MixedRider

OH MY! This is such an open ended question in the...

OH MY! This is such an open ended question in the Seattle Region!
I would rather look for a ride you want to do then look for a brewery there. Almost all have tasting rooms! But bring a couple of...
08-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By MixedRider

There is a nice 20-mile loop heading north on the...

There is a nice 20-mile loop heading north on the Interurban trail from greenlake, then taking the burk-gillman connector near 185th heading east, then turn south on the burk-gillman past UW to...
07-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,634
Posted By MixedRider

Depends on your goal. I ride a 42x16, but that is...

Depends on your goal. I ride a 42x16, but that is a touring rig in mountainous/hilly terrain with full load. For mountain bike riding I use a 32x16.
If trying to keep up on a group ride, what...
07-20-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,325
Posted By MixedRider

From what I am reading, sounds like the OP should...

From what I am reading, sounds like the OP should call the cops next time he thinks it is road rage and feels threatened. And if the person who was honking at the group should call the cops next time...
07-06-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,772
Posted By MixedRider

Cav has always been a pretty emotional rider. The...

Cav has always been a pretty emotional rider. The tour of Turkey earlier in the year gave him a tonne of confidence! With barely making the team after Sam Bennet could not continue gave him the "got...
06-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By MixedRider

Got a quick ride (<20miles) on both saturday and...

Got a quick ride (<20miles) on both saturday and sunday early morning. Went to greenlake for a quick dip in the late morning. Then my family has been home most of the time starting mid afternoon till...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,560
Posted By MixedRider

Go from Portland, OR to SF. And take a day or two...

Go from Portland, OR to SF. And take a day or two in each of Portland and SFO. Also, maybe cut into wine country when in northern CA for the day too! spending a day in each location adds three days...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,511
Posted By MixedRider

Ha, i ride a SS touring :) I think the same...

Ha, i ride a SS touring :) I think the same logic still applies :)
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,511
Posted By MixedRider

Inspect and maintain what you have. If you find...

Inspect and maintain what you have. If you find something keeps breaking, requires constant adjustment or just plain bothers you, then go to the local bike shop, discuss your issue intelligently,...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,693
Posted By MixedRider

You will need to define the target budget, as...

You will need to define the target budget, as your drivetrain alone could (rear hub/wheel setup and chain alignment) could be places you spend money after finding a good starting point from a geared...
04-29-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By MixedRider

So, seatac using faulteroy ferry to manchester....

So, seatac using faulteroy ferry to manchester. Ride to Kitsap memorial from there. Then across the hood canal bridge to Fort warden near port townsend. Then the ferry to whidby island. then on to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By MixedRider

Google maps uses SRTM data with a 90-m horizontal...

Google maps uses SRTM data with a 90-m horizontal resolution. That is a grid of points on the earth where the elevation is known every 90meters apart. All points in between are interpolated between...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By MixedRider

Bike touring for us evolved from liking to do...

Bike touring for us evolved from liking to do other things together:
camping, biking, hiking, road trips. etc...
It eventually evolved to "lets bike and camp" to "lets bike and camp for more than...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,061
Posted By MixedRider

If at an established campground I buy some...

If at an established campground I buy some firewood and make fire! Staring at that for a couple hours is always fun.
If solo/little amenities, I take a book and/or movie on my phone.
Overall, I...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,941
Posted By MixedRider

I too have the packers on the back and front...

I too have the packers on the back and front rollers. No problems with heavy rain. Unless you are planning some river crossings, they should be fine. I do like the rollers on the front to strap...
03-02-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,320
Posted By MixedRider

I have a saddle bag with a tube, CO2 pump,...

I have a saddle bag with a tube, CO2 pump, multi-tool, tire lever, $5, and a handwipe.
Only needed to use it a couple time, but glad I had it when I needed it.
07-21-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,365
Posted By MixedRider

pacific nw. for mnt bike I ride a 32-16...

pacific nw.

for mnt bike I ride a 32-16 with 3” tires... I guess I like the abuse...
07-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,365
Posted By MixedRider

42x16 for touring bike (freewheel). Comes out...

42x16 for touring bike (freewheel).
Comes out to about 73 gear inches.
07-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By MixedRider

Sacramento is great! Singlespeed, yes! Get a...

Sacramento is great! Singlespeed, yes! Get a flip/flop hub with an easier gear on one side if he wants to ride to folsom lake or the coastal/wine/beer country.
The American river trail is an awesome...
11-06-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By MixedRider

Hop on the downtown ferry to Bainbridge Island....

Hop on the downtown ferry to Bainbridge Island. There are a couple fun loops there, but expect to be a little hilly. Plus you get a ferry ride!
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By MixedRider

If choosing between the two, I would lean toward...

If choosing between the two, I would lean toward the cannondale if the fit is roughly the same. Even with the price difference, I think the Cannondale will be a better "all around" touring bike than...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,549
Posted By MixedRider

Wife has a Vaya and she has the Salsa DownUnder...

Wife has a Vaya and she has the Salsa DownUnder lowrider rack. It took a little finagling with spacers to get around the disc brake. Not a direct answer for your question, but front rack and bike...
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,238
Posted By MixedRider

I keep a small drybag with wallet/phone/keys/etc...

I keep a small drybag with wallet/phone/keys/etc that goes with me when bike is unattended. I do have a super skinny long cable I can loop around all the handles on my panniers if the situation feels...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,871
Posted By MixedRider

I have also found that smoothness of drivetrain...

I have also found that smoothness of drivetrain (bearings, brake rub, wheel true, etc...) make a difference as well. I had an older bike with no-name wheel/hub/crank combo from an interweb store I...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By MixedRider

As long as you are somewhat "active" and don't...

As long as you are somewhat "active" and don't eat/drink too much, the time off should not dramatically decrease your performance. After three to four days in the saddle, you will start to feel like...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,328
Posted By MixedRider

Yes 5 gears is enough to tour if it works for you.

Yes 5 gears is enough to tour if it works for you.
Forum: Touring
01-04-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,516
Posted By MixedRider

Want to do it, try it, learn from it, and improve...

Want to do it, try it, learn from it, and improve upon it.
All depends on your goal. Travel the world, self-supported, travel fast, travel light, 1-night, 1-year?
They are require a different...
Forum: Touring
07-23-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By MixedRider

I own one. No, they are not waterproof. ...

I own one. No, they are not waterproof.
However, they do hold up ok in slight drizzle if you make sure you close them so no water can drip in. Also, they have drain holes at the bottom so water will...
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,886
Posted By MixedRider

Although I agree that the Bike Shop should have...

Although I agree that the Bike Shop should have first consulted the OP, I can also see it from the shop's point of view.
If the OP was on tour and day 2 the brake cable or spoke failed, resulting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,170
Posted By MixedRider

If you plan on using your trainer for a...

If you plan on using your trainer for a significant amount of time, either a tire replacement for the rear wheel or a full second wheel/rim/tire setup is recommended. You can use almost any "cheap"...
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,367
Posted By MixedRider

If you have used that gearing in the past you...

If you have used that gearing in the past you will be fine. Familiarity with what you can do with the equipment you have is the only way to find out. What works for some people may not work for...
Forum: Touring
07-18-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,532
Posted By MixedRider

Happy Feet has a valid point that should not be...

Happy Feet has a valid point that should not be dismissed. There are some things to splurge on and others not so much. Especially when the individual trains/tours/rides more to determine what setup...
Forum: Touring
06-28-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By MixedRider

How bad are the breakouts? Are we talking full...

How bad are the breakouts? Are we talking full body? certain parts? exposed parts?
I have a form of eczema. however, I have a prescribed cream I take with me when touring just in case. Rarely pops...
05-22-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,952
Posted By MixedRider

When I am touring, I think of it more of "90% of...

When I am touring, I think of it more of "90% of the time it is not the correct gear, but that 10% makes it all worth it!"

I also agree with mdilthey points.

Plus, it is best to become familiar...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,292
Posted By MixedRider

Ebikes are not classified as bicycles everywhere....

Ebikes are not classified as bicycles everywhere. In WA state they are classified as "electric assist bicycle" (Ebike, <20mph and <1000W). This means they are allowed MOST places traditional bicycles...
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,748
Posted By MixedRider

I tour exclusively on singlespeed, fully loaded....

I tour exclusively on singlespeed, fully loaded. Left the geared racing background behind in 2000. Never looked back.

Road Gear Ratio: 42x16 on 700 x 32.
Mnt. 32 x 18 on 26" with 2.5" tires.
Forum: Touring
04-04-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,856
Posted By MixedRider

Do you like your current brakes and/or have you...

Do you like your current brakes and/or have you had issues on any of your past tours with them?


If you like them and don't really have a preference for another type of brake, just get the lines...
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