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Forum: Touring
12-27-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,161
Posted By BobG

This tune of his also fits the bike tourist! ...

This tune of his also fits the bike tourist!

(Against the wind) they'll be ridin' against the wind
(Against the wind) against the wind
(Against the wind) ridin' against the wind...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,547
Posted By BobG

If you're a little person like me (5'5") a...

If you're a little person like me (5'5") a sloping top tube is a wonderful thing. Nothing makes you feel littler than only 2-3" of exposed seatpost. If you're a guy it's good to have plenty of...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By BobG

I carried a fairly large backpack around New...

I carried a fairly large backpack around New Zealand for a month strapped to the top of my rack (in addition to four panniers!). It was mostly empty, I think I had my sleeping bag and pad in it and...
Forum: Touring
11-24-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By BobG

+1 My retired mountain bike had its flat...

+1

My retired mountain bike had its flat bars positioned an inch or so below the saddle with a long stem. My current touring/gravel bike pictured below has drop bars with the tops and hoods 2...
Forum: Touring
10-02-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By BobG

Reminds me of one of the more elusive turns on...

Reminds me of one of the more elusive turns on the westbound TransAm. Map 127 west of Berea KY ... "Turn left on Jack Turner Rd (single lane road)" Everybody misses it. You need your binoculars to...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,516
Posted By BobG

I love my Gevenalles. The simplicity of down...

I love my Gevenalles. The simplicity of down tube/bar end shifters at a more convenient location. I have the Audax levers with Rivendell "Silver" friction shifters with a triple on the front and 9...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,895
Posted By BobG

But the Great American Rail Trail bypasses White...

But the Great American Rail Trail bypasses White Bird Hill in Idaho and the cafe at the bottom!
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By BobG

My first overnight tour was with a Potomac Area...

My first overnight tour was with a Potomac Area Council AYH group in 1966 from DC to a youth hostel at Seneca MD along the C&O canal. First looong tour with a high school buddy was from VA > Land o'...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
Posted By BobG

Speaking of night demons ... I caught this bear...

Speaking of night demons ... I caught this bear with night vision goggles peering into my tent at 2 AM!
...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobG

Peter White Cycles ...

Peter White Cycles (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/)in Hillsboro NH.
04-03-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,530
Posted By BobG

I would agree that the ability to...

I would agree that the ability to maintain/replace/re-build batteries is one of the biggest factors.

I bought a BionX D-500 retrofit kit in 2016 and installed it on my 27 year old Bruce Gordon...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,592
Posted By BobG

The beauty of a site like CGOAB or CycleBlaze is...

The beauty of a site like CGOAB or CycleBlaze is that any day of the trip can be quickly referenced in the future if that is the way it was posted originally. Several times here on BF I've linked...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,156
Posted By BobG

Previously posted at another thread. Being a...

Previously posted at another thread. Being a favorite of my touring pics here it is again ...
...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,743
Posted By BobG

On ACA bike tours we would just hang a bike with...

On ACA bike tours we would just hang a bike with rope or straps from above for campsite repairs. A BB install requiring torque would be done on the ground. Couldn't you first couple the frame on the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By BobG

Here's an "exploded" view of the Silver Shifter....

Here's an "exploded" view of the Silver Shifter. See the little ratchet inside? I knew I kept this old lever with my leftovers for a reason! ...
...
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By BobG

Same here. I installed Rivendell Silver friction...

Same here. I installed Rivendell Silver friction levers on Gevenalle Audax brake lever mounts and have never had the desire to go back to clickety-clicks! (9 speed cassette)
Forum: Touring
12-26-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,212
Posted By BobG

Heh! Reminds me of a trip I took back in the...

Heh! Reminds me of a trip I took back in the '80s. I bicycled from my home in NH to White River Jct VT to catch the Amtrak to Montreal. I bought the official large bike box at the station in White...
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,212
Posted By BobG

For at least 30 years (my touring history with...

For at least 30 years (my touring history with flights) airlines had accepted and provided "Amtrak" sized boxes (or close to that size) of up to 126 linear inches that fit the entire bike with both...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,212
Posted By BobG

Kev, Does American Airlines go to your...

Kev,

Does American Airlines go to your destination? I see that they still have the old 126" (L+W+H) box limit ...
...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By BobG

Is this in reply to the "Checkered Flag Special"?...

Is this in reply to the "Checkered Flag Special"? If so that is just pure tongue in cheek, the April 1 issue of the magazine!

I guess the idea was to pedal downhill like heck to build up air...
11-02-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,353
Posted By BobG

I'll keep my triple and 9 speed cassette. I'll...

I'll keep my triple and 9 speed cassette. I'll replace the cassette annually but the chainrings last for years ...
...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobG

Okay, I'll make the first Fred reply! I'm a...

Okay, I'll make the first Fred reply!

I'm a bit chubby and find it hard to get a comfortable fit with a jersey. I prefer a synthetic T shirt with the same breathability of a jersey at a fraction...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By BobG

I think you're right about that timeline. In 1983...

I think you're right about that timeline. In 1983 I rode the Bikecentennial "Great Parks Odyssey" (Durango > Jasper). Many of us had Blackburn high racks on the front. Occasionally we would see a...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,170
Posted By BobG

Our 2009 trip blogger, Bill Maxwell, descibes our...

Our 2009 trip blogger, Bill Maxwell, descibes our stay at the JC with a touch of his British humor ...

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1mr&page_id=116215&v=9M

I actually had a room...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,170
Posted By BobG

The JC Motel sign was its most attractive...

The JC Motel sign was its most attractive feature!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/631x473/jc_motel_bac4a62355b0debcadabe64639819a7888756e8f.jpg
Cash only!
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,170
Posted By BobG

"Wiring" money??? Doesn't that require a Western...

"Wiring" money??? Doesn't that require a Western Union office with an agent that knows Morse code? :^) Isn't it simpler just to put money into a checking account and access it with a debit card?
...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,977
Posted By BobG

I have three widths ... position A- about...

I have three widths ...

position A- about the same as Miele Man's fun bike at 7"/18cm. Awesome mtb braking power up here!
position B- my go-to spot on the hoods at 16"/41cm, my approximate...
08-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,412
Posted By BobG

Yep, I use the Shimano M324 dual pedal. Platform...

Yep, I use the Shimano M324 dual pedal. Platform on one side ...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x298/img_1616_2ded899fa51ead98c6a434065e8b8c94d6d6a092.jpg

SPD on the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By BobG

Nothing works better though than Google Maps...

Nothing works better though than Google Maps "campground near ______" ... fill in the blank. Click on the pin drop for a link to camground details and website. Scroll in on the map for closeup on the...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By BobG

11 TransAm maps ... ...

11 TransAm maps ...

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Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,452
Posted By BobG

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I...

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I prefer a campground with other folks around. Just the chatter of kids at an adjacent site provides companionship. I also enjoy having a picnic table to...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,112
Posted By BobG

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best...

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best time of the day to be sipping a coffee at the picnic table and looking over the day's map.

Pete, I've been enjoying your forum posts and articles for...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,112
Posted By BobG

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group...

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group bored the heck out of me. Why? Many of them were up before the crack of dawn taking their tents down in the dark. They'd rush through breakfast eating...
02-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,746
Posted By BobG

Here's my Litespeed Classic with its original...

Here's my Litespeed Classic with its original Campagnolo Racing Triple ...

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Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,126
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By BobG

TransAm vets over 70

I've led four ACA TransAm tours. The most recent was at age 61 in 2009. On three of the tours the oldest participants were Gavin in his late 70s (1999), Myron in his mid 70s (2000) and Carl in his...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,420
Posted By BobG

Well I suppose this photo is more of me than the...

Well I suppose this photo is more of me than the bike but it's the only one I have of it. The bike predates your time frame slightly but I rode it well into the 70s. That's my classic 1968 WB Hurlow...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,156
Posted By BobG

This was the coolest unusual lodging I've ever...

This was the coolest unusual lodging I've ever stayed at on a bike trip, the Blue Nose fire lookout near Shoup ID. Not a caboose but the same cozy feel and this one was free! Here's an artistic...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By BobG

In 199? I staffed a two week ACA Cycle Montana...

In 199? I staffed a two week ACA Cycle Montana tour that concluded at Red Lodge after exiting Yellowstone over Bear Tooth Pass. On the day from Livingston to Gardner I was assigned to one of the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By BobG

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and...

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and light, use it just for your radio and save your other phone for emergencies. You may need to use earbuds or headphones though and yes, one more...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By BobG

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is...

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is to hit the X to stop the download the very instant the color photo has loaded. One small collapsible window will appear that you can close and then...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,726
Posted By BobG

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed...

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed at along the Dordogne River in France ...
...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,156
Posted By BobG

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind...

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind by a car and died last month while riding locally here in NH. Dick was director of the Mt Washington NH Hill Climb bike race for many years and...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,156
Posted By BobG

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,576
Posted By BobG

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a...

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a bike frame in a work stand or just hanging by ropes before I owned a work stand. Brake blocks or thumbnails are adequate to indicate side play. The...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,156
Posted By BobG

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every...

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every morning now. Last year it was a Mom and Dad with 12 chicks.
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By BobG

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a...

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a hosteling club at our high school in '67 & '68. We made a short trip through PA using Brickerville hostel for our start. A little more recently than those...
02-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By BobG

I began having debilitating headaches several...

I began having debilitating headaches several weeks ago. So severe I'd have to sit up and try to sleep in a chair with no head/pillow contact.

First I had to get Drs to agree if the pain source...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By BobG

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of...

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of my tent ...

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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,639
Posted By BobG

Dimension...

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/stems/steerer_adaptor) is another good, fairly tall 1" to 1 1/8" quill adaptor. It provides 118 mm of rise to top of riser at minimum...
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