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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This says two drops of chlorine bleach per liter....

This says two drops of chlorine bleach per liter. I double that if in doubt. Use fresh bleach. That does not limit it to viruses, but it would certainly cover viruses after you already filtered it....
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough. ...

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough.

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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks like a good bladder. Thanks for posting.

Looks like a good bladder. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you are looking at on-line grades for...

When you are looking at on-line grades for routing, sometimes the computer pulls numbers off a map and plotted up a graph without a good basis in reality.

A friend of mine was proposing a route. I...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

All I can say is that in my case, a robust...

All I can say is that in my case, a robust backflow cured mine of having not-great flow after I took it out of storage. By "robust" backflush, I filled the syringe and then used as much force on the...
09-27-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,705
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Noted. If Katadyn and MSR are the...

Noted.




If Katadyn and MSR are the same company now, that is news to me. Katadyn website does not list MSR as one of their brands.
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sawyer Mini Filter and Gravity System.

A couple times a year a thread starts on water filters. And sometimes some heated debates start, sometimes not. Many filters are mentioned, but little consensus is reached.

I am not trying to...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Flat bar touring bikes are more common in...

Flat bar touring bikes are more common in continental Europe than in North America. So, do not assume flat bar touring is bad, some of it is regional preference.

Regarding the quality level, from...
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need a good physical therapist to help you...

You need a good physical therapist to help you develop a good core strength training plan. Hopefully a PT that can look at an X ray and figure out what will help and what won't. Ask the PT if you can...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is in a high crime area, I see no reason to...

It is in a high crime area, I see no reason to argue with them. I rarely see women carry purses anymore, especially in a hardware store.
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I always carry my tent in the front right...

I always carry my tent in the front right pannier. Sometimes I use the pannier as a stuff sack, sometimes the tent is in its own sack in the pannier. Other stuff in that pannier is stuff that does...
09-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with...

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with what I use for now.

I use weather service for very specific detailed locations. On their forecasts you can click on a graphical analysis and that...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. I was unable to buy tires for my 650b...

Yup.

I was unable to buy tires for my 650b bike in the 1980s, put it in storage. Finally dug it out of the basement earlier this year and put on some new tires. It rolls again, but with a 3 speed...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good luck with that. Sounds like some of the...

Good luck with that. Sounds like some of the trails I backpacked in the rockies when I was a kid in college, but at least they were smart enough to add switch backs to flatten the grade.

The photo...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My road bike came with compact double, 50/34. ...

My road bike came with compact double, 50/34.

I can see some committee sitting in a meeting saying, if it is gravel we should drop the gearing lower than road gearing. Some say no, those that say...
09-23-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Anything that provides a good detailed weather...

Anything that provides a good detailed weather forecast, must include wind speed and direction, probability of precip and estimated quantity of precip, temp and dewpoint estimates are good too.
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

<I assume you meant much, not muck> I agree....

<I assume you meant much, not muck>

I agree. If the hill is shallow enough to pedal, pedal. If too steep to pedal, then push. Not a lot more analysis is necessary.

But if the OP really wants to...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never heard of 40/31. If this is it,...

I have never heard of 40/31.

If this is it, that is 48/31.
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-comp-carbon/p/175285

But I find 31 to be a bit odd, I expect even numbers on chainrings...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,076
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring forum, virtually nobody tours...

This is the touring forum, virtually nobody tours on radial spoked wheels. Most are three cross, 36. But some newer wheels are 32 instead of 36, some components are getting hard to find in 36, thus...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Never used such cozy things, do not plan to. ...

Never used such cozy things, do not plan to.

I used to buy Mountain House Breakfast Skillet breakfasts in the cans. I need a low carb diet for health reasons, this is one of very few breakfast...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not used Komoot android app on my phone...

I have not used Komoot android app on my phone for a couple years. I am trying to remember, does that show elevation on a proposed route?
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Comments by John N on money transfers made me...

Comments by John N on money transfers made me think a bit. Some large national banks have branches in most states, you could have money in a checking or savings account and go to any local branch to...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just put in a new furnace and AC unit, total...

I just put in a new furnace and AC unit, total bill was over $12k. I told them that I could write a check if they gave a discount, otherwise would use a credit card. They said a credit card would be...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Using your units, I am 182 cm, my head and feet...

Using your units, I am 182 cm, my head and feet touch the netting in that tent on an air mattress about the thickness of yours, but that does not bother me. That however does distract some people...
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes, that is what I was asking about. I am...

Yes, that is what I was asking about.

I am sure you can come up with some idea.
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you want a garage for your bike, go ahead. But...

If you want a garage for your bike, go ahead. But my touring bikes expect to be rode hard and put away wet. If I treated them too nice they might get obstinate.

I have bought generic tent poles...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Starting about a decade ago I started keeping...

Starting about a decade ago I started keeping track of how much fuel I use on every camping trip on a per person per day basis. Got home a few days ago from a backpacking trip in Northern Minnesota...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few weeks ago someone on this forum started a...

A few weeks ago someone on this forum started a poll, road bike shorts or mountain bike shorts for touring. I recall saying always mountain bike shorts that have at least one pocket. When touring my...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Then I apologize for causing you great pain when...

Then I apologize for causing you great pain when you see I have three liters of water on my bike.
...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bring a debit card for ATMs and credit cards...

I bring a debit card for ATMs and credit cards (at least two) when I travel. I might have $250 on me, but no more. Some small campgrounds, bakeries and some restaurants however will not take credit...
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That horizontal piece where your seat is...

That horizontal piece where your seat is attached, is that round? If so, what is the diameter? If it is a diameter that you could shim to install a 1 1/8 inch threadless high angle (~ 35 degree)...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in,...

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in, top or bottom. The fly height above ground could be adjusted slightly by changing how close the fly is to the tent stake.
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km...

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km sign was specific to "no stopping on hill" criteria, but for your example that is unimportant. And yes, the hill had a nearly continuous grade. Profile...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I got home from a backpacking trip a few days...

I got home from a backpacking trip a few days ago. Almost two weeks on Superior Hiking Trail in Northern Minnesota. I tried a new tent on that trip, probably about as close as you can get to a bivy...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I got home a few days ago from a backpacking...

I got home a few days ago from a backpacking trip. And during the trip I remembered this thread when I saw how many stuff sacks I had. When you tell me I had too much stuff, this was for a two week...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, but that other one sticks up...

Thanks for posting, but that other one sticks up quite high and might be easier to bump it out of adjustment.

I do not think it is THAT busy, just in case you missed it I have interrupter type...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pacific Coast has a surprisingly large number of...

Pacific Coast has a surprisingly large number of hills on it, as you are often riding on tops of bluffs, not down near the shore. And every stream or creek that flows to the ocean cut a deep canyon...
09-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do some non-biking trips (kayak or canoe) of up...

I do some non-biking trips (kayak or canoe) of up to two weeks long without any form of resupply. Thus, my dynohub option does not work on those trips. And my backpacking trips always have re-supply...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer,...

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer, there are two zero lines, about one bubble length apart. The upper set of numbers is for uphill on the upper edge of the bubble, the lower set of numbers...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you really need 90 psi in a 35mm tire? On my...

Do you really need 90 psi in a 35mm tire? On my 37mm tires, I usually use 50 in the front, 70 in the rear, but with two rear panniers I might pump my rear up to 80.

Glad you had a good trip,...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue, but if there is any chance that...

I have no clue, but if there is any chance that my trip will involve sub freezing temps, I am much more likely to bring a liquid fuel stove.

There have been times (including last week in Northern...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a...

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a bike, but if you want to, that is your call. But if you really might pull a load of 250 to 300 pounds, you might prefer a trike. You can pedal up...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not understand the desire or need for a wood...

I do not understand the desire or need for a wood stove.

Liquid fuel stoves can be a hassle to clean and even if you get it to the point of no petroleum smell, they still might get confiscated by...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That unicycle had a pretty low gear for the GAP...

That unicycle had a pretty low gear for the GAP and C&O which is pretty flat.

I stopped to check out a scenic overlook about five years ago, this was leaning against the sign, he had a bigger gear...
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if you have fenders (mudguards) on...

I do not know if you have fenders (mudguards) on your bike or how much clearance you have over the tires, but I have mini-V brakes on my folding bike and use regular road brake levers, not mountain...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,984
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had an old three speed in storage since...

I have had an old three speed in storage since the 1980s when I could no longer find the tire size it used for sale in any stores. And that was pre-internet so I did not have a very good...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Garmin 64 is not a "cycling" computer, but I...

My Garmin 64 is not a "cycling" computer, but I use that GPS on my bikes. They make a handlebar mount for it.

I leave Glonass and WAAS turned off for better battery life. If you are interested,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I recall correctly, you have a folding bike....

If I recall correctly, you have a folding bike. If it and helmet, shoes and clothing pack down small enough, bring it along in case you get an urge to get a half day of exercise in.
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I commented above that I had plans to backpack...

I commented above that I had plans to backpack (not bikepack) this year, but forest fires closed the trail. Trail is re-opened, leaving in a few days to head up there.

This is later in the...
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