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Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Doug64

How re you getting back to Sausalito? Good...

How re you getting back to Sausalito?

Good luck on your ride.
07-23-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,265
Posted By Doug64

I raced bikes when I was young, and ran...

I raced bikes when I was young, and ran competitively with a local tack club. I liked bike racing more than running, but was a much better runner. I ran my age every year until I was 49 years old. My...
07-22-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,422
Posted By Doug64

How does a magnet work on stainless cables? ...

How does a magnet work on stainless cables?

The amount of years the cable has been on the bike does not really matter; it is the amount of miles ridden in those 45 years. My wife's 10-year old...
07-21-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Doug64

What does a paint job cost?

What does a paint job cost?
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,355
Posted By Doug64

We have not ridden any loops in Europe. Our tours...

We have not ridden any loops in Europe. Our tours have all been open jaw, so bike cases would be a problem. We have flown Iceland Air on all our trips, and depending on the year the cost was...
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Doug64

How do you plan to write a book about the Great...

How do you plan to write a book about the Great American Rail Trail, if you have not actually ridden it?

As far as I know, only about 50% of the trail is actually completed, and it is not...
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,355
Posted By Doug64

We usually box our bikes and take them with us...

We usually box our bikes and take them with us when flying. We use the same setup on trains if they require boxes. Our empty panniers go in the box, That makes it easy for the
TSA folks to inspect....
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,355
Posted By Doug64

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station...

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station is pretty easy. We have done that ride at least 5 times. We just assemble our bikes at the airport and ride to the station. We had to ship our youngest...
Forum: Touring
07-17-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,355
Posted By Doug64

The long haul trucker is no longer made, and all...

The long haul trucker is no longer made, and all bikes a re scarce right now. If you want a Disc Trucker you might be able to find one, but you better start looking soon. As bike friendly as...
Forum: Touring
07-16-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Doug64

Have a great ride. I need to wear my glasses...

Have a great ride. I need to wear my glasses more often. Your start date was in your 1st post.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Doug64

The causeway from the Island. It looks like you...

The causeway from the Island. It looks like you had a good time in spite of a few " adventures" . Warning: bike touring is addictive!!...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,580
Posted By Doug64

Sierra Trading Post...

Sierra Trading Post (https://www.sierra.com/mountainsmith-celestial-tent-2-person-3-season~p~597pt/?filterString=s~tents-3-person%2F#specsSection)
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Doug64

When are you starting? My wife and I will be...

When are you starting? My wife and I will be riding loop around the Olympic Peninsula and down the Oregon Coast. We will be starting sometime after Labor Day.

We rode the Pacific Coast...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Doug64

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is...

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is the most important measurement. The saddle should not be used to adjust reach, so fitting the correct stem is the only option. The saddle fore and...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Good point:thumb: Thanks for posting a link...

Good point:thumb:

Thanks for posting a link to the bridge information. I didn't appreciate the complexity of the construction, and can't remember looking at it from an angle where we could see...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Idaho ...

Idaho

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07-08-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,689
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I missed our morning ride when it was...

My wife and I missed our morning ride when it was below 90F, so we decided to put our winter commuting lights back on our bikes and do a night ride when it cooled down a little. It was a lot of fun,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without...

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without the rainfly. If it was crowded, we just did our changing in the bathroom. It was not a problem.

Portugal, and it was hot! This our older tent, and...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,617
Posted By Doug64

Cable stretch is not a show stopping event. We...

Cable stretch is not a show stopping event. We know cables will stretch, so be aware of any changes in shifting or "chain rattle" and adjust the cable tension.

Where did you get your information...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,617
Posted By Doug64

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing...

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing brake a derailleur cables. I use a small piece of 3/32" shrink-on electrical insulation. I us a lighter to shrink the cable. This gives me some chance to...
07-03-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Doug64

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap...

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap head bolt? It takes about 30 Seconds to screw in or to remove it. My local hardware store has them.
07-02-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,742
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were riding near my alma mater, and...

My wife and I were riding near my alma mater, and we decided to ride around and check out the campus. It had been a lot of years since I was in some parts of it. Things have changed. These little...
07-02-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By Doug64

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike...

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike tires.
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When I was commuting on 23 mm tires, I literally nailed the tire to the rim...
06-27-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode 3700 miles following US Hwy 20...

My wife and I rode 3700 miles following US Hwy 20 across the U.S. from Newport, OR to Boston, MA. Our home is 2 blocks from Highway 20, so we "camped" at home on the second day of our 74 day ride.
...
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

France ...

France
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06-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug64

These were taken while riding next to my wife...

These were taken while riding next to my wife with my Sony a6000.
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Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By Doug64

My wife's bike has S&S couplers, and we have only...

My wife's bike has S&S couplers, and we have only used them once during the ten years she has had the bike. We uncoupeled the bike once to ship it FEDX to meet a size requirement. It did not require...
06-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug64

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50'...

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50' radio tower in 1963:) I also burned a hole in his Leica lllf's cloth focalplane shutter by leaving the front of the lens exposed to the sun a few years...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Doug64

Hopefully, the Covid restrictions will ease, and...

Hopefully, the Covid restrictions will ease, and you will have a great ride.

My wife and I have only ridden from Copenhagen south at the start of a 2-month ride. We did have the opportunity to...
06-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last...

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last year. We have switched almost entirely over to Sony a6000 series cameras. Since we started using the Sony cameras I have taken 60,000 pictures and my...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doug64

Presently most of the sate parks are open, but...

Presently most of the sate parks are open, but the showers in many of them are still closed. Hopefully this will change by August.
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doug64

That is an understatement. I'm not sure if the...

That is an understatement. I'm not sure if the official Pacific Coast Route takes the Avenue of the Giants Road south of Weott, but its is an awesome ride, and that is also an under statement....
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doug64

If memory serves me right, It was on a road...

If memory serves me right, It was on a road going into a campground. The campground was also enclosed in a high electric fence, but it was 8 years ago, and I am getting older:)
...
Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doug64

At least they were not electrified like this one...

At least they were not electrified like this one in Alberta.
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Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Doug64

My wife uses 2 panniers and a Rack Pack on the...

My wife uses 2 panniers and a Rack Pack on the rear, and has no handling problems.

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I like my gear weight distributed between the...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doug64

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the...

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the best part of the entire Coast Route, but I'm biased .

Have fun on your ride. You can't go wrong. We might see you on the road. My wife and I are...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Last week began with my wife and I checking the...

Last week began with my wife and I checking the gear we were planning to take on a tour next month. We had a few hours of panic when we could not find our tent. It was not in its usual spot, which...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Doug64

It was early July when those pictures were taken...

It was early July when those pictures were taken in 2011. It was an unusually hot spell that was supposed to last a week or a little longer. We were in Europe for 3 months starting in Portugal in...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode from Valencia to Barcelona as...

My wife and I rode from Valencia to Barcelona as part of a longer ride. We were coming from Lisbon, and dipped down toward Seville, expecting to turn northeast to the coast. We changed our plans when...
05-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By Doug64

IMO, No, to answer the OP's question My wife...

IMO, No, to answer the OP's question

My wife and I are involved with bike safety for our school district. We work mostly with 5th graders, an hour a day for 2 weeks. There are always a few kids...
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Denmark ...

Denmark
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The red areas along the road's edges are not bike...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doug64

Sometime riding into a sunset is pretty nice:) ...

Sometime riding into a sunset is pretty nice:)
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Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode from Vancouver to Calgary, and...

My wife and I rode from Vancouver to Calgary, and then south to Whitefish, Montana. I don't remember the wind or the sun being a big problem, although there were a few hills. :) The route seldom goes...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany ...

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
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Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

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05-07-21, 10:16 PM
Forum: Touring
05-07-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 264,639
Posted By Doug64

Wroclaw, Poland ...

Wroclaw, Poland
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Forum: Touring
05-05-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Doug64

Good luck with your ride, and have a great summer!

Good luck with your ride, and have a great summer!
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Doug64

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we...

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we have ridden have been pretty good. We use 32 mm tires which handle the crushed stone on most of the trails. The trails are not usually dirt; they use...
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to...

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to Mackinaw City, and then south roughly following Lake Michigan to South Haven before turning east back to the start. We used a combination of roads and...
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