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Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Thulsadoom

If I had to sum up the Seaway Trail ride in a few...

If I had to sum up the Seaway Trail ride in a few sentences I would put it like this:

You will go through some of the most beautiful areas in the world, particularly the Thousand Islands region,...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By indyfabz

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads...

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads up to Lookout Pass over the Bitteroot range of theRockeis at the border with ID, which I believe is destined to be part of the route. (The west slope...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,797
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually...

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually suggest that people make sure that their pedals are not so tight that they can actually remove them a few days before they will have to actually...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By phughes

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a...

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a danger there as well.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry so much about what everyone else is...

don't worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
do what works for you.

primarily a commuter? then get the commuter bike. it'll work for touring.
06-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daniel4

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger...

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger pedestrians too. They also have to walk around it with some people into the moving traffic while others behind the offending car.

If enough people just put...
06-21-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,146
Posted By Troul

the EB's will force the manual labor bicycles out...

the EB's will force the manual labor bicycles out to the curb, into the markets, & tossed to the local donation center.
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are so many different bike options and so...

There are so many different bike options and so many different fee structures for many airlines, you really have to think hard about it. But I suspect in the end, you will make an un-economic...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By phughes

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a...

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a tour two years ago, and ended up using its maps for my daily routing as well. It allowed my phone to function with GPS only when I had no cell...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,928
Posted By Touringwithkids

It went well!

The kids did great on the trail, we were a traveling circus.

the last stretch from 7 miles south of Custer to edgemont was long and hot, 40 mile day. We stayed that night a mile off the trail at a...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By headwind15

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You...

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You wrote about flat bar bikes. Do you know that, that is the type of bike you would like the most? A lot of bike tourists prefer (drop) road type...
06-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,770
Posted By burnthesheep

This is how I view it also. My years in...

This is how I view it also. My years in manufacturing molded me that way I guess. Everything in the plant that's safety wise is an incident. It was predictable, or at least could have mitigated...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By staehpj1

I went in May of 2009 and enjoyed the Flint...

I went in May of 2009 and enjoyed the Flint Hills. They were a lush green and there were abundant bird sightings that were interesting to me since the varieties were different that where I am from. ...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By mev

By the way, will you be able to get your bike off...

By the way, will you be able to get your bike off in Raton?

Looking at the Amtrak site for bicycle service - https://www.amtrak.com/onboard/bring-your-bicycle-onboard.html The Southwest Chief...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By andrewclaus

1) Pack for the trip you want to go on. If you...

1) Pack for the trip you want to go on. If you like camping, pack a lot of camping gear. If you like cycling, pack less camping gear and the cycling part will be more fun.

2) All the clothing you...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By mev

Working brakes are more important than you...

Working brakes are more important than you think...

First tour was in college. Overall plan was to cycle from Boston to tip of Cape Cod and take the ferry back. I was the leader in that I had...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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two of our touring buddies joined us...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Happy Feet

Another 26" mtb - touring conversion

Over the winter I've been working on this build on and off along with a number of other distractions.
Most of the base work was done when I turned the bike into a gravel grinder in this thread:...
05-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jack pot

well who ever thought that people would buy...

well who ever thought that people would buy trillions of plastic bottles filled with water
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Indiaís Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

Interesting article about intrepid Indian Cycling Tourists.
Indiaís Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World
In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey....
03-13-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pratt

I mounted a mirror on a block of wood, and...

I mounted a mirror on a block of wood, and epoxied that onto the end of a piece of flexible steel tubing, like an old gooseneck lamp might have, about 15" long. It actually doesn't look as clunky as...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By Happy Feet

We ate spam regularly as kids and will admit to...

We ate spam regularly as kids and will admit to having fond memories of it. It's hard to find a food that makes you want to burst into song when you eat it :) But not corned beef hash!

In my 20's...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By tcs

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and...

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and cold recipes, many adaptable for cycletouring.

"We could not have fed our army without SPAM™." - Nikita Khrushchev
"I ate my share of SPAM™ along...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By veganbikes

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For me my go to is the Tasty Bites (or as I call them Indian MREs) I used...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Brett A

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut...

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut out of DeLorme atlases and laid out on my motel room floor in Portland a couple years ago. I number them, fold them, and rotate them through my map...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Happy Feet

There are these new things they have now - road...

There are these new things they have now - road signs. They'll tell you what cities next and how far away it is.

Or be like Lewis and Clark and hire Sacagawea.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need to be concerned about getting hit, but I...

You need to be concerned about getting hit, but I think you are too concerned about it.

I have had close calls from someone passing the vehicle behind me on a bike, but the one doing the passing...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,096
Posted By mev

I've long described Kansas or Nebraska as best...

I've long described Kansas or Nebraska as best being seen either in excess of 100mph or at about 10mph.

When you drive across, you get the worst of both worlds. Often one ends up on the interstate...
02-03-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By unterhausen

It's virtually never prosecuted anyway unless...

It's virtually never prosecuted anyway unless there is a dui.

My experience with voice warnings in airplanes is nobody pays attention unless it's not there and they crash. Then they blame the...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,464
Posted By ricrunner

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same...

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same high visibility vests that they supply the police here minus the emblems of the police force on it, and I can tell you nobody misses seeing me when I...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,943
Posted By robow

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled :...

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled : )
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Papa Tom

I absolutely LOVED this story. Although not...

I absolutely LOVED this story.

Although not quite as old as the folks in the picture, I am them in many ways. As I've matured, I have learned to respect others' need for speed, style, and...
12-26-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By tyrion

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to...

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to another to change the gear ratio (while the bicycle was in motion!), we stepped onto a slippery slope.
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,314
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By Buddy Hall

Oldest Self-Supported Cyclist to Ride the Transam?

New guy on this forum, but not new to cycling;

When I rode the Transam in 2015 I was the oldest rider of any I met, and I was only 62 at that time. That's still pretty young, and so I wonder; Who...
12-09-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,957
Posted By noglider

Yeah, most people who install dynamo lighting...

Yeah, most people who install dynamo lighting don't end up regretting it. I can't believe I waited as long as I did. The reliability is unmatched. You don't realize what a pain it is to charge your...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,194
Posted By Bassmanbob

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I...

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I will have a hidden built in GPS that reports to my cell phone. Then I can leave a nice note on the bicycle that they will be tracked down and...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,466
Posted By mbusky

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in...

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in my 26ers and now I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my 700c with over 6k miles this year flat free.
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,019
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input from all those that use...

Thanks for the input from all those that use Tarptent tents. Good to hear some real-world experience. That is exactly what I was after when I started the thread.

Going back to my original post -...
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,331
Posted By Happy Feet

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail....

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail. BNP, Alberta.
http://i.imgur.com/IoppJKWh.jpg (https://imgur.com/IoppJKW)

Sunrise in the Kootenays. KNP, British Columbia....
09-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,119
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, the appeal is the difference between a...

For me, the appeal is the difference between a consumerist approach to cycling and a more hands on approach.

Clothing apart (I too like the function of kit) the modern direction in cycling is...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,331
Posted By indyfabz

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio...

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonightís campground.

...
09-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,942
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck on gravel/dirt roads.

The baffling question fo me is not why someone would buy a bike that works great on a variety of road surfaces, but rather...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By Steve B.

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf,...

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf, AKA as "The Bicycle Touring Pro". He's had a few useful tidbits based on his near 20 years of continual touring. Among them is that he rarely rides...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,702
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Photo of my bike was from a trip in Iceland, but...

Photo of my bike was from a trip in Iceland, but I carried a lot of food from USA to Iceland since I did not know what I could buy there. I think they had a 3kg limit on importing duty free food plus...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6 48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain ...

Day 6
48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain
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We crank it out of the Motel bright and...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By tcs

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great...

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great Plains, but I've found over my life that almost all folks that aren't from the Great Plains "don't get it".

I don't want to put anyone off, but be...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,866
Posted By djb

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a...

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a handlebar aint a good idea, for all the reasons you mentioned.
I do get wanting to use gps technology for some directional aiding, but honestly (and...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,160
Posted By saddlesores

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern...

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern chainrings designed for derailer use often have the teeth in the area adjacent to the ramps cut with shorter peaks than the other teeth, again to...
07-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,224
Posted By Kapusta

Real world testing yields messy, less-than...

Real world testing yields messy, less-than consistent and somewhat subjective data, but it is describing the EXACT thing we are most interested in.

Roller Drum tests yield precise, quantifiable,...
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