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Forum: Touring
06-07-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By dgodave

Generally the 90s mtb riding position is pretty...

Generally the 90s mtb riding position is pretty leaned forward and IMO terrible for long days touring. A shorter stem and swept back bars with rise can really fix this. Lets say the current stem is...
05-16-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 42,191
Posted By dgodave

My new-ish very blue Santana Rio tandem. Circa...

My new-ish very blue Santana Rio tandem. Circa mid 80's, I think.

This bike gets a lot of comments. I think its the blue, really.
...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,065
Posted By dgodave

Ooh Korea has been lingering in my mind as a...

Ooh Korea has been lingering in my mind as a (folding!) bike tour destination for a while. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,024
Posted By dgodave

This plan sounds miserable. I mean, bike...

This plan sounds miserable.

I mean, bike touring is hard, but fun. Why make it hard and totally not fun?
Forum: Touring
03-14-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,077
Posted By dgodave

Sure. Its important have a different word...

Sure.

Its important have a different word for every variation of every possible flavor of thing.
Forum: Touring
03-13-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,077
Posted By dgodave

Bikepacking is just a different flavor of...

Bikepacking is just a different flavor of touring.

Just like this is a different flavor of touring:
...
Forum: Touring
01-01-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By dgodave

On my last tour, in Kyushu Japan, I was a little...

On my last tour, in Kyushu Japan, I was a little disturbed how often Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla popped into my head uninvited.
12-21-22, 12:42 PM
12-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,633
Posted By dgodave

Why did you ruin that classic elevated chainstay...

Why did you ruin that classic elevated chainstay design?
12-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,729
Posted By dgodave

It so happens that I have an original Shimano...

It so happens that I have an original Shimano touring components catalog from 1983 to hand. Lets see....
...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,886
Posted By dgodave

We do NOT want to hear that Frenzen got frozen. ...

We do NOT want to hear that Frenzen got frozen.

Youd have to experiment at home in your yard under worst case conditions just to see what gear youd need. And no cheating by heading inside to warm...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By dgodave

9 piece double bass drum kit with 42" gong.

9 piece double bass drum kit with 42" gong.
Forum: Touring
07-06-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By dgodave

I encountered this same question waiting in line...

I encountered this same question waiting in line for Japanese car ferries.

Am I a vehicle or pedestrian for ferry purposes? Turns out I was a vehicle every time, and so was probably smart to...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By dgodave

This thing is awesome: They make a wider one...

This thing is awesome:
They make a wider one too, but I havent tried it. It does catch the wind a bit on superfast descents. But on balance I way prefer to sunscreening my face.
...
06-29-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 40,866
Posted By dgodave

Ritchey Ascent (1986) Bridge (1920?) ...

Ritchey Ascent (1986)
Bridge (1920?)

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06-29-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 40,866
Posted By dgodave

Santana Rio (1990?) Bridge (1920?) ...

Santana Rio (1990?)
Bridge (1920?)

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Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,431
Posted By dgodave

Great tour log. Ive always wanted to cycle...

Great tour log.

Ive always wanted to cycle the Outer Hebrides ever since hitch hiking them north to south many years ago.
05-13-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,545
Posted By dgodave

Nooo not the rear triangle thankfully. Its the...

Nooo not the rear triangle thankfully. Its the axle in the rear wheel. You can see the slight bend when you spin the axle by hand. The bike tracks great when I ride it with another wheel.

Thanks...
05-10-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,057
Posted By dgodave

I dont think thats a "grupetto".

I dont think thats a "grupetto".
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By dgodave

For sure I will watch this thread. I really want...

For sure I will watch this thread. I really want to return to Japan and bike tour more. I also hopped on trains here and there. You can see my route about halfway into this thread:...
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By dgodave

Awesome. So you already live there? What route...

Awesome. So you already live there? What route are you planning?

I toured Kyushu back in 2019 and Japan is an amazing place to cycle and tour.
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,303
Posted By dgodave

Cool. I have to second the recommendations to...

Cool. I have to second the recommendations to start with a rigid fork mtb that has rack mounts. Cheap entry point. Nice low gears. Lots of tire options depending on how rough the roads are. Ride...
02-17-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 92,664
Posted By dgodave

Hi Everyone. Here's the Schwinn Twinn. When...

Hi Everyone.

Here's the Schwinn Twinn. When I go to garage sale I often ask if they have any bike stuff for sale I'm not seeing. This one lady said no, but you can have this old thing rusting away...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,169
Posted By dgodave

No. In fact the sign seemed to promise a number...

No. In fact the sign seemed to promise a number of interesting characters that I didnt get to meet. Maybe it was for the best.

(Japan seems to offer more weird or interesting or beautiful sights...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,169
Posted By dgodave

Oita Prefecture, Japan ...

Oita Prefecture, Japan

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Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,169
Posted By dgodave

Oita Prefecture, Japan ...

Oita Prefecture, Japan

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Forum: Touring
12-05-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By dgodave

Wish I could go. Did this Kyushu trip in 2019....

Wish I could go. Did this Kyushu trip in 2019. Looks like it might overlap with your route for a few days.
...
06-20-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 40,334
Posted By dgodave

Thats how I got into mountain biking in like...

Thats how I got into mountain biking in like 1982. I'd ride my road bike by your store in San Anselmo / Fairfax and Gary had some kind of "try a mountain bike" arrangement. So I borrowed one of...
06-06-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5,461
Views: 3,911,745
Posted By dgodave

Gravel bikes are just '86 Ritchey Ascents?.......

Gravel bikes are just '86 Ritchey Ascents?.... Maybe with a Microshift Acolyte 8 speed setup using a modified old "Deer Head" friction shifter and a Surly chainring. And some Soma Oxford bars....
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,346
Posted By dgodave

I blame my bike.

I blame my bike.
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By dgodave

Some raw hotel numbers for Kyushu early May 2019....

Some raw hotel numbers for Kyushu early May 2019. Single traveler. My first few nights:
Fukuoka $55/nite decent modest hotel in a good location (Fuk. is a big city)
Kitsuki $35 Airbnb, whole...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,337
Posted By dgodave

Probably the most spectacular area to tour in the...

Probably the most spectacular area to tour in the whole USA, in my opinion. But June? Could be cooking hot.
09-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,464
Posted By dgodave

Loved the WTB Resolute 42.

Loved the WTB Resolute 42.
09-16-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,414
Posted By dgodave

I have 1 brand new DT wheelset and a 2nd DT...

I have 1 brand new DT wheelset and a 2nd DT wheelset thats maybe 4 or 5 years old. Thru axles. Dont need to adjust anything. Using mech disc brakes.
08-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,257
Posted By dgodave

"Pebble bikes" Thats the next big...

"Pebble bikes"

Thats the next big thing.
08-01-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,257
Posted By dgodave

Nailed it. I am very odd. But I'm asking why...

Nailed it. I am very odd.

But I'm asking why I should care. Maybe there's an actual problem I'm unaware of?
08-01-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,257
Posted By dgodave

I dunno. I started "doing gravel" when I moved...

I dunno. I started "doing gravel" when I moved to where 80% of the roads are gravel, like 15 years ago. I'm still kind of excited at the rare sighting of other cyclists out on these roads. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 449,156
Posted By dgodave

Japan (Kyushu) tour finished a week or so...

Japan (Kyushu) tour finished a week or so ago......

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Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 426,447
Posted By dgodave

Gokase River valley, Takachiho, Japan. appx 3...

Gokase River valley, Takachiho, Japan. appx 3 weeks ago.

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...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,849
Posted By dgodave

Thanks for the thoughts. All the possible routes...

Thanks for the thoughts. All the possible routes I plan seem incredibly hilly!
07-11-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,999
Posted By dgodave

I bought one... the AWOL, just because it struck...

I bought one... the AWOL, just because it struck the exact spot on the dirt/pavement spectrum I was looking for.

And it doesnt scream "SPECIALIZED" like most of their other bikes.
05-30-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,520
Posted By dgodave

Lemond Maillot Jaune 1990(?). TSX. ...

Lemond Maillot Jaune 1990(?). TSX.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7399/9662118758_92c960e2ec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fHNThs)
05-16-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,790
Posted By dgodave

Sundays ride 59 miles 4200 ft elevation gain ...

Sundays ride
59 miles
4200 ft elevation gain
8400 ft high point
60% gravel 40% pavement

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4185/34565258051_5baeae6f31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UEpYZ2)
...
05-07-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,790
Posted By dgodave

Single espresso ride 50 miles climbing: 3800...

Single espresso ride
50 miles
climbing: 3800 ft
high point 8000 ft
gravel road
pavement
singletrack

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/34518247785_58986cb706_c.jpg...
06-05-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,926
Posted By dgodave

Dont know if this is appropriate here: vintage...

Dont know if this is appropriate here: vintage mtb race trophy from the only bike race I ever won.
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05-29-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,957
Posted By dgodave

Yep. Similar color scheme. Different tubing,...

Yep. Similar color scheme. Different tubing, aparently. Columbus TSX. And the Maillot Jaune has the cable snaking into the top tube.
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The TedSpeed Drive label has 05788 on it. What would that...
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