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Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,606
Posted By robow

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By robow

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest...

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest things that are often deal breakers for me when it comes to "Can I tour on this bike ?".....lack of low gearing and the inability to use wider tires (maybe...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By robow

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for...

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for you quite well if the bike fits you properly. Sorry, I'm not familiar with the others.
Your 1220 will likely have fairly short chain stays and...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By robow

I would just state that almost no cycling...

I would just state that almost no cycling tourists bring their bike into their tent and therefore do not need a tent so large as to make that possible.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By robow

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing...

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing various size zip ties, gorilla tape, screws and nuts, and a few feet of strong para cord can solve a whole lot of problems.
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By robow

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will...

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will be well thought out and all over the place.

My 2 cents....Keep your daily mileages reasonable, error on the low side at first. Just because you've...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By robow

Believe me when I say you can do much better than...

Believe me when I say you can do much better than that.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,712
Posted By robow

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel...

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel of (no) mercy.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By robow

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun. ...

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.

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Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By robow

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going...

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going to be my next topic for discussion.
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,728
Posted By robow

I almost always camp in designated campsites but...

I almost always camp in designated campsites but on rare occasion if not available, and/or we can't make it to a legitimate campground, we will stealth camp. But stealth is definitely not my...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By robow

Similar to one of my favorite no cook meals when...

Similar to one of my favorite no cook meals when my wife or someone else is along to share is veggie tacos, can of refried beans, small jar of salsa, pack of soft tortillas, bag of finely shredded...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By robow

I would definitely make reservations if possible....

I would definitely make reservations if possible. Because of Covid and the fact that it's not like lodging along the Katy grows on trees anymore. You wouldn't want to roll up looking for a room and...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By robow

Alex, I'll take "Oxymorons" for 100 please. ...

Alex, I'll take "Oxymorons" for 100 please.

Answer is, What is "Spam Lite"

Hmm, an Etouffee made with Spam, yummy
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By robow

Those gelatinous meats in a can scare me without...

Those gelatinous meats in a can scare me without cooking, especially those like Spam when I can't even identify the animal(s) it's made from.
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,425
Posted By robow

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple...

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple sets of Axiom panniers that I used for years which had pockets galore but I found it didn't really help me keep things organized any better, and that...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By robow

I have a few cats to volunteer if someone would...

I have a few cats to volunteer if someone would like to expose them to the world of bicycle touring : )
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,350
Posted By robow

When we say semi-freestanding, don't we mean that...

When we say semi-freestanding, don't we mean that you have to stake out at least a portion of the tent to maximize the available floor space where as with freestanding tents it's not really...
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
01-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,911
Posted By robow

"Katy Perry" Trail + ebikes + 11 year old thread...

"Katy Perry" Trail + ebikes + 11 year old thread + 1st post = troll
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,540
Posted By robow

You really did a very nice job with that. Looks...

You really did a very nice job with that. Looks great.
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By robow

I've used a lot Ritchey and Dimension stems over...

I've used a lot Ritchey and Dimension stems over the years, a good value for the dollar, but then, then I put on a Thomson stem, and my world changed. The bike handled so much nicer than before, it...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,865
Posted By robow

I agree. Places like Sierra Trading Post, Steep...

I agree. Places like Sierra Trading Post, Steep and Cheap, and other places will frequently have them on sale, especially if you're not concerned about color.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By robow

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime...

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime warranty on the frame and Surly does not.
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By robow

At 280 lbs of bike and rider, no way would I want...

At 280 lbs of bike and rider, no way would I want 32 spokes on the rear unless maybe we are talking 26" wheels here, and I would still likely go 36 if possible. 700c wheels, definitely 36 spokes, not...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,551
Posted By robow

You might be correct but I have my doubts. The...

You might be correct but I have my doubts. The quick release has been around for over 90 years and with vertical dropouts, it's not a problem that I see regularly. What I do see is a bike industry...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,320
Posted By robow

I agree with the others, unless you're camping...

I agree with the others, unless you're camping predominantly in the winter, go with a 3 season tent, it's lighter, cheaper, and you have a whole lot more options to chose from and I never found you...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,372
Posted By robow

This thread has nine lives. ...

This thread has nine lives.

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Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,214
Posted By robow

How about this, which takes the "luggage"...

How about this, which takes the "luggage" question out of it.

Unsupported= you're on your own if things head south
Supported= there's the potential of a van or SAG following that can come to your...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,214
Posted By robow

Unsupported = I'm carrying all my own "stuff" ...

Unsupported = I'm carrying all my own "stuff"

Supported = I'm paying someone else to carry all my "stuff"
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,808
Posted By robow

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my...

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my largest chainring and the high gear was just "acceptable". I then dropped to a 42 and that was just too small for me. Btw, the speeds I mentioned above...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,808
Posted By robow

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear...

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear inches or 20 mph at 80 rpm which isn't nearly high enough for me not to be spinning out more than I would like. Your riding style might find that...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By robow

Get a new mechanic or better yet, learn to make...

Get a new mechanic or better yet, learn to make the repairs yourself. This would likely be your cheapest and imo, your best option.
No, I would not want a 1 chainring system for touring, for most...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By robow

I agree with you niknak, I definitely want a good...

I agree with you niknak, I definitely want a good rain jacket available as "perspiration wet" is far better than being drenched. Also, my rain jacket often serves as my heaviest outer layer against...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By robow

Showers Pass rain jackets aren't real cheap but...

Showers Pass rain jackets aren't real cheap but they seem to be a good value in that they give years of useful service.
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,286
Posted By robow

I know we have shown this before but for those...

I know we have shown this before but for those that have not seen it, how to fold a wire bead tire into a smaller more manageable package.
...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By robow

A friend and I riding into the early morning fog...

A friend and I riding into the early morning fog recently.

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Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,207
Posted By robow

If I could, I would.

If I could, I would.
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By robow

Yes, it is very possible to camp the whole way....

Yes, it is very possible to camp the whole way. I'm not sure about once you arrive in DC though, if that matters to you.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,018
Posted By robow

Didn't they used to rent those at a bowling alley...

Didn't they used to rent those at a bowling alley ? : )
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,018
Posted By robow

I personally would never tour with road pedals...

I personally would never tour with road pedals and cleats as I'm all too often stopping and walking around and doing "stuff". Find some spd pedals that are comfortable or use your old ones if you...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,711
Posted By robow

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really...

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really enjoyed that portion of trail but we heard mixed reviews about the trail north of Urbana up to Bellefontaine. Has anyone ridden that piece and can...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By robow

One thing for sure is that I would never just...

One thing for sure is that I would never just show up with my bike in hand and expect there to be room aboard for my bike. I have seen far too many times when the bike allotment for that specific...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By robow

My feeling is that once you have thrown in a...

My feeling is that once you have thrown in a ground cloth and a tarp and a rope as a main guide line, tie downs and stakes, you might not be saving yourself much weight and then you don't have a way...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,711
Posted By robow

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on...

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on Trail 1 from Xenia down to Cincy, through downtown onto the Ohio River and then crossed over into Kentucky.
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,711
Posted By robow

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several...

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several hundred miles of trails surrounding Dayton and Xenia within the Miami River valley and of course the Ohio to Erie Trail as well. I feel the weather in...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,514
Posted By robow

Now that's the very definition of bike packing !...

Now that's the very definition of bike packing ! You gotta love the hanging pots....
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,514
Posted By robow

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking? ...

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking?

well then,

"Why isn't bikepacking just called touring?"
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By robow

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed...

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed your report.
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,316
Posted By robow

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.
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