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Forum: Touring
12-03-23, 02:40 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,252
Posted By saddlesores

that went with the gremlin when mr. moneybags...

that went with the gremlin when mr. moneybags upgraded to a pacer!
Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,252
Posted By indyfabz

I take a transistor and a large sum of money to...

I take a transistor and a large sum of money to spend. :D
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,102
Posted By Yan

Yes. Bike touring is in decline, and the reason...

Yes. Bike touring is in decline, and the reason is pure economics.

The standard of living as dropped dramatically in the last few decades. People today are far poorer than they were in the boomer...
Forum: Touring
08-05-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,369
Posted By indyfabz

Totally forgot about my Backroads experience at...

Totally forgot about my Backroads experience at Moran Jct. I was sitting outside some store eating lunch when they started to come down from the direction of Togwotee Pass. I tried to get some info...
Forum: Touring
08-05-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,369
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was talking to someone and he said something...

I was talking to someone and he said something about Strava. I said, what is that? He said it is like social media for cyclists. I said, how come I do not know anything about that when I do bike...
Forum: Touring
04-14-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By tcs

AZ Hwy60 Claypool Tunnel

East of Superior: clutch your St. Christopher's medallion and ride through the Queen Creek Tunnel, or take the 120-mile detour all the way up through Jake's Corner?

Or...is the 100-year-old,...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,192
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
Forum: Touring
02-04-23, 08:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,401
Posted By robow

I've probably taken Amtrak with my bicycle in tow...

I've probably taken Amtrak with my bicycle in tow a dozen times or more and I swear, each experience is never the same, even making use of the same rail line or route and only a few years apart. ...
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By indyfabz

Hiawatha and NorPac. ...

Hiawatha and NorPac.


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Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By Doug64

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife...

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife and I have done. This includes areas that a lot of folks find boring, like the Canadian and U.S Prairies. Both of us are interested in photography,...
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, I know. I was married once :roflmao2:

Yes, I know. I was married once :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
08-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By rm -rf

I use the Strava Heatmap for scouting routes...

I use the Strava Heatmap for scouting routes where I don't know the roads. It's based on 12 months of strava ride recordings (700 million miles in the US last year, I think!).

White hot=most...
Forum: Touring
08-05-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By Yan

Going Heavy

Less is not more. Sometimes more is more and less will turn you into a parched mummy. Where are all the expedition touring pics?
...
Forum: Touring
04-25-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,375
Posted By indyfabz

Especially without disk brakes and Schwalbe...

Especially without disk brakes and Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. :D

Seriously...My first tour was ACA's unsupported Northern Tier back in '99. The only elevation data we had came from those...
Forum: Touring
04-25-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,375
Posted By pstock

in an ideal world (or if I were touring by myself...

in an ideal world (or if I were touring by myself - as I have no fixed timetable except I guess my plane tickets) I would just start pedaling and stop when I was tired and found a hotel or campsite...
Forum: Touring
03-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,134
Posted By skookum

I am in general agreement with jama et. al. to...

I am in general agreement with jama et. al. to change your route and ride Going to the Sun. It is one of my favourite rides and is much more rewarding than following the GDMBR on the west side of the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By thumpism

Hearkening back to the mojo craze of '90s...

Hearkening back to the mojo craze of '90s mountain biking.
https://fat-bike.com/2012/11/fat-bike-mojo/
...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By IPassGas

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

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For luck with the Sun Gods
...
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By unionmanbirch

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This guy hitched a ride a few years ago when I was touring in the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,127
Posted By J.Higgins

When I toured in the past, my number one priority...

When I toured in the past, my number one priority between stops for the night was easy access to alcohol. My thirst for booze pretty much ruled supreme over all other priorities. I've been sober now...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,150
Posted By Doug64

Four bike tourists, a Canadian, a German and two...

Four bike tourists, a Canadian, a German and two Americans; were sharing a campsite in Alberta, Canada. We were also sharing route information. We ended up sharing campsites for a couple of days...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By indyfabz

WTH?!?! Thatís crazy! By comparison, NJ charges...

WTH?!?! Thatís crazy! By comparison, NJ charges $5. PA charges $0. IIRC, MT is $10.

Iíll be staying at a KOA in MA with a tent pad and water and electricity on Friday for around $40 including tax.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By Rick

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast...

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast in California for $0.50 a night. I live in California and other than dispersed camping it is cheaper to fly to a foreign country to bicycle tour.
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,611
Posted By staehpj1

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there...

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there were over 46,000 covid deaths in Florida. I personally know several people who have died this year of covid and others who have been gravely ill....
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,407
Posted By 79pmooney

My 5G vaccine downloads all the cookies I'll ever...

My 5G vaccine downloads all the cookies I'll ever need.

Seriously, as others have noted above, there is still the high cycling nutrition to cost value energy bars available at any convenience...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,407
Posted By indyfabz

Seems it was only 4. ...

Seems it was only 4.

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Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By staehpj1

Since we are talking about the Trans America...

Since we are talking about the Trans America Route, I think it is reasonable to refer to going east or west.
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
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
12-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By indyfabz

IIRC, he was only 76 when that was taken at the...

IIRC, he was only 76 when that was taken at the start in Seattle. He turned 77 in Iowa. 😀 What a tough (and sweet) man who had spent two years in a Nazi POW camp as a member of the RCAF.
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,230
Posted By Toadmeister

Just because I rode it the other day, LaCrosse,...

Just because I rode it the other day, LaCrosse, WI,

There used to be only the single Cass St. bridge but they added a brother a few years back. Nice ride from LaCrescent MN across the river.
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