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Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,593
Posted By Doug64

Be careful with deet. Avoid getting it on your...

Be careful with deet. Avoid getting it on your phone, camera, or anything you value. I used it a lot in my work, and learned the hard way. I wash my hands after applying it if possible. If I can't...
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By Doug64

MSR Pocket Rocket- left side, threaded canisters...

MSR Pocket Rocket- left side, threaded canisters only, and Primus Duo- right side, threaded and non-threaded canisters.
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The Primus...
Forum: Touring
11-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By Doug64

I posted this several months ago:

I posted this several months ago:
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 353,080
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
10-31-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By Doug64

I've not had a problem with MSR fuel in cold...

I've not had a problem with MSR fuel in cold weather. However, I usually take my Whisperlite if colder weather is expected. I'm not sure I've used canister gas mixes lower than 15 degrees. Most of...
Forum: Touring
10-26-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
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: 29
Views: 793
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: 1,842
Views: 353,080
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...
10-22-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,790
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I are avid bike tourists, and have...

My wife and I are avid bike tourists, and have ridden over 22,000 mile on fully loaded touring bikes during the 12 years prior to Covid. We ride on all types of highways, and don't draft on vehicles....
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By Doug64

This might help: ...

This might help:
https://weatherspark.com/m/47213/4/Average-Weather-in-April-in-Barcelona-Spain
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,293
Posted By Doug64

In the 60s and early 70s for new wheels we...

In the 60s and early 70s for new wheels we cleaned the grease out of the hubs and repacked them with Simichrome polish. Used an electric drill for a short period to spin the the axle/ cones. The...
10-20-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,711
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I still averaged over 50 miles a day...

My wife and I still averaged over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days, but that was when we were young. I was only 64 at the time:)

Appalachians...
Forum: Touring
10-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,293
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: 1,842
Views: 353,080
Posted By Doug64

Near Boston Bar, BC ...

Near Boston Bar, BC
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Alberta...
Forum: Touring
10-18-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,293
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have touring bikes with 130 mm rear...

My wife and I have touring bikes with 130 mm rear dropouts. We also have touring bikes with 135 mm rear dropouts. My wife's Co-Motion has carried the same load as her Cannonadale, and there is no...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,293
Posted By Doug64

CX racers used cantilever brakes for years. A...

CX racers used cantilever brakes for years. A lot of them have switched over to discs, which does not always make a difference:)

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Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By Doug64

How long do you have? What are your interests?...

How long do you have? What are your interests? What would you like to see?

My wife and I started in Lisbon travelling east across Portugal through Spain to Valencia, then north to Barcelona. We...
Forum: Touring
10-13-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Doug64

I just clean my racks and apply a couple of coats...

I just clean my racks and apply a couple of coats of auto paste wax. If the worn spots have a little surfce rust I use some polishing compound on them to remove the rust and apply the car wax
...
Forum: Touring
10-02-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Doug64

There is a guy and his wife cycling around PEI...

There is a guy and his wife cycling around PEI right now. His Journal is on Crazyguyonabike:
Nova Scotia an PEI (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3d2&doc_id=24476&v=Iv)

I've been exploring...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 353,080
Posted By Doug64

David, my daughter trying one of dad's...

David, my daughter trying one of dad's techniques.:thumb:
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Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 353,080
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands ...

The Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 353,080
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands ...

The Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Doug64

Actually the ferries are a good way to go from...

Actually the ferries are a good way to go from the Lower Peninsula to the UP.
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Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 353,080
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: 2,924
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: 866
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
09-16-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Doug64

Your experience is more current than ours, 2011. ...

Your experience is more current than ours, 2011. We were also in Europe in 2015, but we did not get into France.
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes loading a bike on any train is a...

Sometimes loading a bike on any train is a challenging job, and French trains are no exception. My wife and I were in Dijon, France, and I needed to be in Paris for a Doctor's appointment, and we...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,382
Posted By Doug64

I have a XT 770 on my LHT, and have toured at...

I have a XT 770 on my LHT, and have toured at least 15,000 miles, plus a lot of prep miles on it without any problems. What makes it a lemon? The main concerns I've heard are the 13 3/16" bearings...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
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
09-13-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,382
Posted By Doug64

My guess is that your shifting problems could...

My guess is that your shifting problems could have been caused by your chainline. Most mountain bike cranks use a 50 mm chainline and most road bikes use 45 mm. I use a mountain bike drivetrain on my...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,924
Posted By Doug64

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
09-03-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Doug64

The Patigonia Nano Puff or the Micro Puff might...

The Patigonia Nano Puff or the Micro Puff might meet your needs. I've used both, and prefer the Micro Puff. It goes on most of our tours especially during the shoulder seasons , or where cooler...
09-02-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Doug64

I leave my bike rack (carrier) on my car all the...

I leave my bike rack (carrier) on my car all the time, except in the winter. It has a locking hitch pin, and I have not ha any issues with damage or attempted theft. I've used my hitch racks this way...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
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: 2,924
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
08-18-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,924
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I left our bikes secured to the...

My wife and I left our bikes secured to the fence, with a cable, while we walked a mile to a nearby town, and took 2 trains to get to a place we wanted to see. We left before daylight and got back...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By Doug64

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

A little off topic but. . . . . . .
Northwest Nebraska
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...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By Doug64

I don't remember the rumble strips on 20 through...

I don't remember the rumble strips on 20 through the Sandhills. For most of the ride through Wyoming, Nebraska,and Iowa the traffic was not too bad. But that was 2007.

I agree, but on this trip we...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By Doug64

I tend to ride faster on busy highways, but have...

I tend to ride faster on busy highways, but have a different theory. My wife and I call it "semi-surfing", the pull created by the trucks as they go by. I am not sure the truck's pull adds...
Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Doug64

Before you do anything you might want to remove...

Before you do anything you might want to remove the stiffening material, and some o the hardware if you can. This will make sewing easier. If your panniers are made with nylon material you might also...
08-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,200
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: 2,200
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...
08-01-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,200
Posted By Doug64

This might look like a 2013 Bianchi Volpe, but it...

This might look like a 2013 Bianchi Volpe, but it is what is left of my 2006 Volpe pictured below. Every part on the 2006 except the bars, shifters and stem have been replaced, including the frame...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,226
Posted By Doug64

Black Dyad rims that are non-machined seem to...

Black Dyad rims that are non-machined seem to have black sidewalls.

I ordered a set of wheels with Dyad rims from a shop with a top notch wheel builder. The wheels arrived with non-machined...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,226
Posted By Doug64

There were several cracks along the rear wheel's...

There were several cracks along the rear wheel's spoke holes on the Mavic 119 rim on my wife's bike. She went through the grates of an old storm drain at petty high speed, causing 2 pich flats, that...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
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...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
Posted By Doug64

I was taking pictures during a 400 km brevet and...

I was taking pictures during a 400 km brevet and saw 3 Surly LHTs there. However, one of them may have been a Surly Cross Check. Maybe these folks should subscribe to the Touring Forum and become...
07-27-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By Doug64

What airport are you flying into? Don't put...

What airport are you flying into?

Don't put anything extra in the bike box, except empty panniers. It makes it hard for the TSA folks do do their job, and may require pulling the bike out of the...
07-27-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
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...
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