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Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
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
01-26-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta

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Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road...

Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road with bike lanes on each side. It is a two way road, and the red designated areas are for pulling over when two motor vehicles meet. It does not...
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Doug64

In a pinch you can do what this young women did...

In a pinch you can do what this young women did on a very wet start in the morning-- improvise. They were a tough couple. They were riding the Icefield Parkway in Alberta, Canada from Jasper to Banff...
Forum: Touring
12-12-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

These seemed appropriate with France doing their...

These seemed appropriate with France doing their best in the soccer World Cup again this year. This was after France's 2018 win. Serendipity happens again. We were on a tour with our daughters and...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Poland These policemen helped translate a menu...

Poland
These policemen helped translate a menu for us, and made some good recommendations.
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And these two gentlemen served up some...
Forum: Touring
11-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Doug64

I posted this several months ago:

I posted this several months ago:
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

I posted a similar picture a couple of years ago...

I posted a similar picture a couple of years ago that was taken in 2015. But, I had a chance to do better when we took our daughters on a 6-week trip in 2018. Our route with the "girls" took us...
Forum: Touring
10-26-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Doug64

ODOT adopts Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan

Oregon Department of Transportation adopted a new Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan in May 2022. I thought some of you might be interested, especially if you plan on riding the Oregon Coast.

Oregon...
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By Doug64

As Staehpj said, use a center punch to get a good...

As Staehpj said, use a center punch to get a good stable place to start the drill bit. also use a smaller drill bit (3/32" or even a 1/16") to make a shallow hole (<1/8") providing better guide for a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

We were riding back to the motel after dinner in...

We were riding back to the motel after dinner in town, and it just kept getting better and better. We had been riding in the rain all day and a warm room sounded good :)

Lewiston, Michigan...
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,452
Posted By Doug64

This might help: ...

This might help:
https://weatherspark.com/m/47213/4/Average-Weather-in-April-in-Barcelona-Spain
Forum: Touring
10-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,847
Posted By Doug64

None of those actions were even considered:)

None of those actions were even considered:)
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Near Boston Bar, BC ...

Near Boston Bar, BC
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Alberta...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands ...

The Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands ...

The Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

The road, U.S. Hwy 20 into the Cascade...

The road, U.S. Hwy 20 into the Cascade Mountains, was closed to through traffic for about 3 weeks. It was hard to resist the ride..
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Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,058
Posted By Doug64

I made these "security" cables for my Orltlieb...

I made these "security" cables for my Orltlieb Back Roller panniers. They were made from 3/32" cable, but 1/8" could have also be used. They would deter an opportunistic thief, and were easy to make....
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By Doug64

My wife and daughters rode into Paris from CDG, a...

My wife and daughters rode into Paris from CDG, a local guy led us to a canal that went straight into Paris. Where did you want to be today? Is there any flex in your train ticket. can you assemble...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode from Copenhagen to Prague as...

My wife and I rode from Copenhagen to Prague as part of a 2-month ride. Our route was: Copenhagen> Berlin> Poznan, Poland>Wroclaw, Poland>Prague>Frankfurt> Belgium> Netherlands. It was a great ride,...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Doug64

We were heading south from Calgary, Alberta to...

We were heading south from Calgary, Alberta to Whitefish, Montana just after the floods in 2013. We talked to guy stationed near the closure sign, which was about 6-5 miles from the bridge. He did...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,058
Posted By Doug64

My wife has a small snack bag that straps to her...

My wife has a small snack bag that straps to her toptube and headtube. One night at a campground in California, a raccoon unzipped the top, and got away with her bag of M&Ms. It just left a few dirty...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By Doug64

A little off topic but. . . . . . . Northwest...

A little off topic but. . . . . . .
Northwest Nebraska
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08-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,265
Posted By Doug64

There are a couple reasons why I liked the 2006...

There are a couple reasons why I liked the 2006 frame better than the 2013 frame. The 2006 frame was painted which looked much better than the powder coated 2013 frame. The welds were finished on the...
08-02-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,265
Posted By Doug64

I think of it as a new bike, but I liked the old...

I think of it as a new bike, but I liked the old one better. The frame welds were finished much better on the 2006. I have 2 other touring bikes, a Surly LHT and a Cannondale T2, but the Bianchi is...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,475
Posted By Doug64

Just an opinion: My wife and I generally...

Just an opinion:

My wife and I generally take some lightweight, but “presentable” clothes on a tour. Where we tour governs how presentable they are.

Many of our tours include flying or train...
07-27-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Doug64

This is the way we have moved our bikes through...

This is the way we have moved our bikes through airports several times. Most of the gear is put in an ultra light duffle bag and is checked baggage. The empty panniers go in the bike box, and...
Forum: Touring
07-12-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Doug64

One of Eugen's many bike paths. It is a good way...

One of Eugen's many bike paths. It is a good way to get through town.
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It does not take long to find a quiet rural raod....
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Doug64

Wayne's Touring Store used to sell B&M lights. ...

Wayne's Touring Store used to sell B&M lights. Sadly, he is no longer in business.
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Doug64

you can also go south up Culp Creek, and come...

you can also go south up Culp Creek, and come down the Steamboat Creek Road to the North Umpqua River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Oregon:) That is also a lot of climbing.
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I started a 3-month tour from Lisbon....

My wife and I started a 3-month tour from Lisbon. We spent a few days is Lisbon, then riding to Evora, before heading east toward Valencia. It only took about 200 miles to ride across the country,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Doug64

Instead of cycling one of the Cominos "because it...

Instead of cycling one of the Cominos "because it would have better services"; why not look at places or areas you would like to visit, and plan your own route.

Our experience in Spain was route...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By Doug64

I’m not sure if I’d call my planned ride a tour....

I’m not sure if I’d call my planned ride a tour. It planned to start from Trout Lake, Washington to Madras, Oregon; and then riding approximately 4,000” up to Government Camp at the base of MT Hood;...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Is your tent site as steep as it looks in the...

Is your tent site as steep as it looks in the photo?
06-04-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By Doug64

This could be the culprit. Tensing up when the...

This could be the culprit. Tensing up when the bus went by could do it. When I was racing my bike, a well maintained Peugeot PX10, would get into a wobble on descents, especially when riding with...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Doug64

There is a repacking area in the lower level of...

There is a repacking area in the lower level of Schiphol Airport. I have not used it to unload, but we packed our bikes in the area at the end of 3 tours there. I don't know for sure, but it probably...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,572
Posted By Doug64

At 79 I've slowed down some, and recovery takes a...

At 79 I've slowed down some, and recovery takes a little longer. I do OK if I don't have to dig down too deep into my reserve.

My wife and I still camp when we can, but it seems like we don't...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,987
Posted By Doug64

I posted this awhile back(it is tongue-in-cheek)....

I posted this awhile back(it is tongue-in-cheek).

Words of Wisdom

As my wife and I were riding along the beautiful Main River Route in Central Germany an older couple passed us. They were...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By Doug64

What is your dropout spacing?

What is your dropout spacing?
04-23-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By Doug64

When Co-Motion fixes your bike, you will never be...

When Co-Motion fixes your bike, you will never be able to tell it was damaged.

My wife's Co-Motion touring bike was damaged shipping it home from a tour. We were supposed to start on another...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By Doug64

I made both sets of panniers for our road bikes....

I made both sets of panniers for our road bikes. I modeled then after normal size panniers, but made them smaller and with more taper on the front side. They were made out of coated packcloth, with...
Forum: Touring
04-18-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Alberta ...

Alberta
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Saskatchewan-- Land of the Living Skies
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Manitoba-- What...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,927
Posted By Doug64

My wife and daughters carry most of their gear...

My wife and daughters carry most of their gear weight on the rear of their bikes. Nobody has had a problem with this setup, and I know they are not light packers:) My wife has pulled away from me on...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,193
Posted By Doug64

This was the picture on the front of my birthday...

This was the picture on the front of my birthday card that was sent from a friend. Thought some of you might get a smile from the manipulated photo. How do I know it was manipulated; they don't have...
03-31-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By Doug64

I've used this post 2 times already in this...

I've used this post 2 times already in this forum. It also seems to fit in this thread. FYI i was 64 when we rode across the U. S.. We averaged over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days.
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 10:36 AM
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By Doug64

I've posted this picture at least a dozen times,...

I've posted this picture at least a dozen times, but this seems to fit here.

Sometimes there are situations where it is best to seek cover. We were riding through Astoria, Oregon on a Pacific...
03-13-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By Doug64

Yah Indyfabz, I think I know what your saying:) ...

Yah Indyfabz, I think I know what your saying:)


Those little nuts come in handy for all sorts things.
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Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Doug64

That big White Pine looks familiar. ...

That big White Pine looks familiar.
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My wife and I discussed riding around the Yellowstone area for this summer, but decided against...
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