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Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Doug64

It was a 46/36/26 stock chainring. It was coupled...

It was a 46/36/26 stock chainring. It was coupled with an 11-34 cassette. I changed it to a 44/32/22 when we came home. I also changed my wife's Cannondale crankset. The 26 tooth granny worked OK...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada ...

Alberta, Canada
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Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

There are also sheep pastures on the dikes, good...

There are also sheep pastures on the dikes, good utilization. I also suspect that it reduces the amount of mowing. I think the Netherlands is high on the list of high population density countries in...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Doug64

David, I finally put Supremes on our bike this...

David,
I finally put Supremes on our bike this fall. I had been looking for a couple of pairs for about 8 months, and finally found some 32 mms in the UK. I had them on for almost 2 weeks when I ran...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Doug64

I did a quick review of the Fulcrum Racing 5...

I did a quick review of the Fulcrum Racing 5 wheel set, and IMO they would not make a good wheel set for any kind of touring. Again, IMO these are the reasons why: I8 spoke radial laced and 20 spoke...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Doug64

I think for 35-75 mile days your Volpes are ...

I think for 35-75 mile days your Volpes are capable bikes. My wife and I rode across the U.S. averaging over 50 miles a day for 76 consecutive days fully loaded. Depending on what tire you are using...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

If you land at Schiphol Airport, before you leave...

If you land at Schiphol Airport, before you leave the airport, go downstairs and check to see if they have bike boxes. They usually do, but it does not hurt to check. Check with the information kiosk...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

You probably can get a refund on your airline...

You probably can get a refund on your airline tickets due to the Covid restrictions being enacted by the Netherlands.

If you are looking for an "epic" journey you could set up a tour in the...
11-12-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

Why would anyone stop to take a picture of a...

Why would anyone stop to take a picture of a bunch of leaves on the ground?
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11-12-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By Doug64

This is a poor video, but it shows that old guys...

This is a poor video, but it shows that old guys can still have fun on tele-skiis. I was 70 when my wife made the video.:)

Telemark (free heel) Skiing
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada ...

Alberta, Canada
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Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

IMO, respecting the environment and No Trace...

IMO, respecting the environment and No Trace camping do not make wild camping acceptable in many situations. It is more about respecting the laws of the country you are a guest in, and respecting...
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

[QUOTE=HobbesOnTour;22301106] The photos...

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The photos presented aren't really representative of the Dutch cycling experience even if they are representative of yours.[/QUOTE

Having lived there, you have a...
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

Another thought about the Netherlands bike...

Another thought about the Netherlands bike infrastructure; while it is excellent, much of it is on dirt or gravel.

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A helmet...
11-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 779
Posted By Doug64

This is my "high" pressure water source when I am...

This is my "high" pressure water source when I am touring.
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11-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 779
Posted By Doug64

I wash and wax my bikes regularly. I use dish...

I wash and wax my bikes regularly. I use dish detergent most of the time, but for really tough areas Simple Green works well. A coat of car wax does a good job of making it easier to clean the next...
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By Doug64

Twenty Euros a day will not cover food and...

Twenty Euros a day will not cover food and camping. I don't think it will even cover the camping. My wife and I have ridden through the Netherlands as part of 3 different tours. We like to end our...
11-05-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Doug64

What are you worried about? You are the only one...

What are you worried about? You are the only one who will ever notice it. I believe some of the suggested remedies will cause more harm than they fix. I'm assuming because the are Sidi shoes that is...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada ...

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada
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Sunwapta Falls...
Forum: Touring
11-02-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Yah, that was my first thought, but I feel...

Yah, that was my first thought, but I feel better:)
Forum: Touring
11-02-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

I screwed up. This picture I originally posted...

I screwed up. This picture I originally posted was not one of the eagle pictures I took in Montana while riding with my with my daughter on the way home from a week long tour with our daughters. My...
10-31-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

Oregon-- Today's ride ...

Oregon-- Today's ride
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10-29-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By Doug64

I am involved with our school district's bike...

I am involved with our school district's bike safety program, We have a fleet of 37 bikes, 130 helmets, work stand, tools, etc, and a cargo trailer to haul them. We have 1 hour a day for a two week...
10-28-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 496,402
Posted By Doug64

Close to Death Valley, CA ...

Close to Death Valley, CA
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Oregon's High Desert
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Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Doug64

I just measured the distance between the rear...

I just measured the distance between the rear tire and the chainstay. I did not want to pull the wheel off tonight. It looks like there is 8 mm clearance between the tire and the chainstay. I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Doug64

Sorry, I can't help. The widest tires I've used...

Sorry, I can't help. The widest tires I've used are 35 mm. I have been pretty much using 32 mm. I would also be interested in knowing the maximum size tire that will fit a Volpe.
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,649
Posted By Doug64

I could not find a copy of the weight...

I could not find a copy of the weight distribution trials that Jim Blackburn conducted when he was promoting his low rider racks, but an author and tech editor of a prominent bike magazine sent me...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,649
Posted By Doug64

Your setup should work. My wife rode across the...

Your setup should work. My wife rode across the U.S. using only a pair of Ortlieb Front Packers (used on the rear rack), and her camping gear carried on top of the rack. She has graduated to full...
10-25-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

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10-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By Doug64

A 29" mountain bike wheel is exactly the same...

A 29" mountain bike wheel is exactly the same size (diameter) as a 700c wheel, so the rim size was not whet made the difference in difficulty. A 700c tire will fit on 29" rim.
10-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By Doug64

I have 2 daughters who tour with my wife and me...

I have 2 daughters who tour with my wife and me at least once a year. They have ridden thousands of miles on 26" inch wheels. Because of the small frames they require, 42 cm and 50 cm, their touring...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,703
Posted By Doug64

It sounds delicious, but it might also increase...

It sounds delicious, but it might also increase your chances of getting a chance to use your bear spray, especially if you "clean" the foil and put it back in your pack.
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,703
Posted By Doug64

Four bike tourists, a Canadian, a German and two...

Four bike tourists, a Canadian, a German and two Americans; were sharing a campsite in Alberta, Canada. We were also sharing route information. We ended up sharing campsites for a couple of days...
10-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By Doug64

Enjoy:thumb:

Enjoy:thumb:
10-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Doug64

You might consider a simple bike" computer" They...

You might consider a simple bike" computer" They are not very expensive, and will give you speed, max speed, distance, and riding time.

Check this out and look at some other models on this...
10-17-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By Doug64

Showing off for my wife when I was teaching her...

Showing off for my wife when I was teaching her to telemark ski. I was using Fischer 210 cm E99s with lightweight 3-pin boots. I think those picture were taken when I actually had some hair, about 40...
10-17-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Doug64

Just keep your bike and clean and waxed; that...

Just keep your bike and clean and waxed; that will keep it in good shape. I had a bike tourist we met in a campground a couple of weeks ago ask me if my 10-year old touring bike was a "new bike". It...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Doug64

Stuart, I used the seatpost clamp in a way that...

Stuart, I used the seatpost clamp in a way that it was not intended on purpose. The seatpost clamp was not compatible with her bike. I can't remember if it was the seatpost or the diameter of the top...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Doug64

I believe this is a Problem Solver seatpost clamp...

I believe this is a Problem Solver seatpost clamp on my wife's road bike. The frame is a 50 cm which cuased some challenges. If you are using pannieers, heal strike might be a problem with the short...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

We also use Cateye bike computers, but it is the...

We also use Cateye bike computers, but it is the Strada model. We have also had similar experiences with ours. Once we blamed it on leaning the bikes against a Utility box, and another was leaning it...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Are you serious? A tenth of a mile is only 528...

Are you serious? A tenth of a mile is only 528 feet (0.161 km). Heck, not far from where you live you can watch your dog run away for 3 days, unless the grass is too tall:) On some of the Great Lakes...
10-14-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,681
Posted By Doug64

I've seen a lot of people on regular bicycles...

I've seen a lot of people on regular bicycles that fit into the same category: the wannabe racers, cyclist riding abreast, cyclist with ear bud inserted-oblivious to the world, cyclist looking at...
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,137
Posted By Doug64

Amsterdam ...

Amsterdam

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10-12-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By Doug64

Use a sewing needle and a piece of strong thread...

Use a sewing needle and a piece of strong thread to put a stitch through all 4 pieces of strap. Nylon thread works good. Tie a couple of good knots, and melt the ends with a lighter. We used this...
10-10-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

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10-09-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

Minnesota ...

Minnesota
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10-09-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Doug64

I've also seen this. I was going through the hubs...

I've also seen this. I was going through the hubs on all our school district's bike safety fleet's bikes ( 37 of them). When I removed the rear wheel from one of the bikes the only thing holding the...
10-09-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By Doug64

Oregon--two weeks ago ...

Oregon--two weeks ago
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