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Forum: Touring
02-28-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By djb

Ya, the poor fellow, with all those burdens he...

Ya, the poor fellow, with all those burdens he had hanging on his shoulders, that we the viewers never really had any inkling of.
Mental illness stuff sucks and is really crappy.
Forum: Touring
01-11-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By djb

hi there PW, it's funny as this is pretty much...

hi there PW, it's funny as this is pretty much how I feel about the extreme things folks do--like I said, I'm pretty much the opposite in my approach to life and especially with enjoying bike touring...
Forum: Touring
01-10-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By str

;) and most of the time heroic talk about freedom...

;) and most of the time heroic talk about freedom outside and suffer suffer ;)
Forum: Touring
11-01-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure when Gerry stopped making stakes,...

I am not sure when Gerry stopped making stakes, probably back in the 1980s. The line could not slip over the top on their stakes. I wanted to buy a few more when I learned they did not exist any...
Forum: Touring
10-30-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By gauvins

WRT wind, I don't remember it having been an...

WRT wind, I don't remember it having been an issue, ever. Wind can be bad along the Atlantic seaboard and sometimes on the Rhône, south of Lyon (Mistral is a near-gale-force northerly) but usually...
Forum: Touring
10-23-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,108
Posted By jpescatore

I've done the C&O on 35mm and 40mm, definitely...

I've done the C&O on 35mm and 40mm, definitely preferred the bigger size. I did the entire GAP on those 40mms and could have gone with the 35s. For a combined tour I'd choose he 40s - mine were...
Forum: Touring
08-18-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You made a very good point. I have a couple...

You made a very good point.

I have a couple tents I use for backpacking, very light, very compact. A tent that I use for canoe and kayak trips that is very nice but on the heavy side, I used to...
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By indyfabz

Anyone got any ketchup to go with my crow?

Anyone got any ketchup to go with my crow?
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By ignant666

No, it isn't either. See definitions of hardy...

No, it isn't either. See definitions of hardy here (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardy), and hearty here (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearty).

Clearly "hearty" is not...
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By indyfabz

Sorry, but it's "hearty." Just had to get that...

Sorry, but it's "hearty." Just had to get that off my chest.

This is Hardy:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Oliver_Hardy_-_1938.jpg/800px-Oliver_Hardy_-_1938.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. I volunteered to be downsized in the wake...

Yep. I volunteered to be downsized in the wake of an acquisition of my employer so I could ride across the U.S. It was my first ever unsupported tour, and I had never camped a day in my life. I was...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By indyfabz

Amen! After my recent health scare, I’ve decided...

Amen! After my recent health scare, I’ve decided to retire next March at age 59, which is one year before my original plan. The relatively little extra money and pension credit I would earn in that...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By indyfabz

What do you mean by “reasonably priced” and...

What do you mean by “reasonably priced” and “compact”?
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: in celebration of the 25th year of...

Fun fact: in celebration of the 25th year of Shimano cycling sandals, Shimano put the outline of the state of Iowa on the heel strap to honor how popular the sandals are on RAGBRAI.
...
Forum: Touring
06-28-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,194
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really liked having 57mm wide tires on this...

I really liked having 57mm wide tires on this trip. That is the biggest I could use in this frame.
...
Forum: Touring
06-26-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,425
Posted By StarBiker

Makes me want to listen to later Eno.......

Makes me want to listen to later Eno.......
Forum: Touring
06-25-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By indyfabz

Do you have a handy link/source for this? One...

Do you have a handy link/source for this? One place I go a few times/year requires me to sit on the ground if I want to be near the fire ring, and the ground is sandy. I usually sit on the firewood...
Forum: Touring
06-07-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By indyfabz

Worked for my 5’ tall ex-GF. :D (I’m 6’ 2”.) ...

Worked for my 5’ tall ex-GF. :D (I’m 6’ 2”.)

Seriously…She pulled a BOB trailer. With the dry bag it came to 18 lbs. before gear. She was only 105 lbs. soaking wet. I carried a lot of the weight,...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Xavier65

Old tourer 23Kg. Crossmaxx 25Kg. Luggage about...

Old tourer 23Kg. Crossmaxx 25Kg.
Luggage about 20Kg (inc. water, etc).
Me about 110Kg.

Just completed 600km. Mountainous terrain - including 5.5km tunnel at 5-7% gradient (with snow upon exit).
Forum: Touring
05-30-23, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 20: Damyang to Gurye

Headed northeast out of Damyang on the Yeongsang River bike path. At Geumgol Crossing, I jumped on the roads that connect the Yeongsang River and Seomjin River paths. About two hours later I was on...
Forum: Touring
05-26-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 17: Rest day in Gunsan

After four days straight in the saddle and a bit of rain outside, today I stayed put to rest. Tomorrow, the plan is take the bus to Gwangju and jump on the Yeongsang river path...
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Forum: Touring
05-26-23, 04:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 16: Ocheon path, Buyeo to Gunsan

Completed the Ocheon bike path

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Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i love this thread thank you for continuing to...

i love this thread thank you for continuing to post. i'm probably re-locating to seoul this year with my family so i'm carefully looking over this info. safe riding !
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 15: Ocheon path, Osong to Buyeo

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Forum: Touring
05-24-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 14: Ocheon path, Goesan to Osong

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Forum: Touring
05-22-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 12: rest day, Mungyeong

Took the day off, but I rode briefly around the farmland on the outskirts of Mungyeong.
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Forum: Touring
05-21-23, 05:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 11: Nakdong River path, Andong to Mungyeong

​​​​​​Checked out of Andong Guesthouse (https://maps.app.goo.gl/cQ8m1wCVuRqw9dybA), a very good hostel/hotel with very reasonable prices. Popular with both Korean and foreign guests. It is...
Forum: Touring
05-21-23, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,535
Posted By Imaginos

Last weekend overnighter. ...

Last weekend overnighter.
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Forum: Touring
05-20-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 10: East Coast: Uljin to Pyeonhae, then inland to Andong

Cycled from Uljin to Pyeonhae...

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Forum: Touring
05-16-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Besides acknowledgement as we speed by one...

Besides acknowledgement as we speed by one another on the road and participation in a couple of Korea cycling FB groups, I have no interaction with other cyclists. It's not like the paths are chocked...
Forum: Touring
05-16-23, 01:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 6: East Coast, Gangneung to Donghae

Today was a much better day weather-wise. No battering by cold wind the whole day today. The weather today was sunny, dry and warm.

More climbs today than yesterday and quite a bit of riding on...
Forum: Touring
05-15-23, 05:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 5: East Coast, Sokcho to Gangneung

Started the East Coast bike path heading south from Sokcho.

Very windy today, with wind chill being the top challenge. Foggy and cold the first hour out of Sokcho.

Signposting is not the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 02:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 4: Chuncheon to Sokcho

After a very long day in the saddle the previous day, I took it easy this morning. I checked out of the Brown Dot Hotel (https://maps.app.goo.gl/pm2xCWUKDEzKU9GD6) late morning. Clean, modern, quiet....
Forum: Touring
05-13-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 3: North Han River, Seoul to Chuncheon

Checked out of Star Hostel Dongdaemun Suite (https://maps.app.goo.gl/mztUeTEUfBrw3kfbA)
Quiet, close to everything, friendly.
​​​​​Recommended, though not for full size bikes as the place is tiny....
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By dgodave

Ooh Korea has been lingering in my mind as a...

Ooh Korea has been lingering in my mind as a (folding!) bike tour destination for a while. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Touring
05-10-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,300
Posted By JWK

Please tell me what handlebars you have there! ...

Please tell me what handlebars you have there! How long have you had them?
Forum: Touring
05-08-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By Ron Damon

An option for those completing the Four Rivers...

An option for those completing the Four Rivers bike path in Busan and looking to continue their tour of the ROK onto Japan is the direct ferries out of Busan to, for example, Fukuoka across the Korea...
Forum: Touring
05-08-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Thanks for the report and great pictures! I have...

Thanks for the report and great pictures! I have had an interest in South Korea for a while now, and it's nice to see their support for cycling. That doesn't seem to make the typical news. I hope...
Forum: Touring
05-06-23, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By TiHabanero

I was in ROK back in 1980 and felt like an oddity...

I was in ROK back in 1980 and felt like an oddity there. The ROK Marines were at the train stations, cab rides were seriously scary, and anything left in a hotel room would not be there upon your...
Forum: Touring
05-04-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By gerryl

Thanks for the report, quite inspiring. Finally...

Thanks for the report, quite inspiring. Finally someone confirms that there is indeed a ferry to the mainland - I even managed to find it on google maps! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-03-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

On my tour of South Korea in 2018, I rode an FSIR...

On my tour of South Korea in 2018, I rode an FSIR Spin 5......
Forum: Touring
05-03-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By A.gutii

Looks amazing!

Looks amazing!
Forum: Touring
05-03-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By Ron Damon

Yes, that applies only to non-folding bikes....

Yes, that applies only to non-folding bikes. Folding bikes are permitted in the train every day as I myself attested in 2018. The policy hasn't changed.
Forum: Touring
05-03-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ron Damon

Tour-de-Korea 2023

Got my ticket to ride, $300 one-way from Bali. I land in Incheon on May 11....
Forum: Touring
05-03-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By djb

you know, its funny but it seems to me that in...

you know, its funny but it seems to me that in all the years that I have been touring, my average speed pretty much has stayed about this, about 16, 17kph.
Sure, there are days a bit faster and...
Forum: Touring
04-05-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,300
Posted By john m flores

Beautiful bike! It would be ashamed to put...

Beautiful bike! It would be ashamed to put modern-looking bags on it. I'd try to stay period and look for older-looking bags that match the style. If they're not waterproof, you can always put stuff...
Forum: Touring
02-23-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By waddo

Tsushima Island is fine, though nothing to write...

Tsushima Island is fine, though nothing to write home about. Iki island is a bit nicer though so small I think 3 days would be the maximum time you could spend there with t bike.
Forum: Touring
02-22-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By waddo

There are three elements to a bike tour, route,...

There are three elements to a bike tour, route, sightseeing and wild camp site. They are all equal and I think none should be left to random chance; but really, a heavenly and safe campsite at the...
Forum: Touring
02-21-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By waddo

All I know is in Honshu we have come across bears...

All I know is in Honshu we have come across bears on the mount roads we take. Once, literally face to face. The bear was as surprised as we were. I don't see the point of taking any chances...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,864
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...
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