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Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was on a backpacking trip a couple weeks ago. I...

I was on a backpacking trip a couple weeks ago. I used to be a one-trekking-pole person, but a year ago on that trail in some tricky footing, I decided this year to bring two poles. I am not sure if...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not buy my bike touring tent because of the...

I did not buy my bike touring tent because of the trekking pole design, I bought it because I liked the weight, size and shape. I cut aluminum tent poles to use on it. And later cut some different...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Generically for touring, I agree, but for his...

Generically for touring, I agree, but for his rims I think 28s look better.

Earlier I tried to look up his bike on Bikepedia, but I got a security warning on that site so did not open it. Now as I...
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Tourist in MSN

As I age, my stem moves up slightly. I think my...

As I age, my stem moves up slightly. I think my stems are about 10 to 20 mm higher over the past decade. During that time my Dr records probably say that I have gotten about an inch shorter. I am 68....
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your rim inner width is 14mm, I would stay...

If your rim inner width is 14mm, I would stay with 28s.
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mostly used Picaridin as repellant, but I had a...

I mostly used Picaridin as repellant, but I had a tiny bottle of 100 percent Deet that I used one day in a Nova Scotia campground where the Picaridin did not really cut it. One day on PEI I saw a...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If anyone is curious, this was my route for my...

If anyone is curious, this was my route for my tour in 2019. Started and ended in Halifax. This is from my GPS data that I put on a satellite photo in Google Earth.
...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up my first year of production LHT in...

I built up my first year of production LHT in 2004, at that time a lot of chains were sold for smaller cassettes and bikes with short chainstays. And the chains I bought for that bike were a few...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you try diesel, avoid diesel number 2. It has...

If you try diesel, avoid diesel number 2. It has a higher flash point and higher vaporization temperature, both of which affect how easy it is to light the stove and how hot the stove has to be to...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Before you found one (your post below), I was...

Before you found one (your post below), I was going to say that with an extra quick link and one worn link from your old chain you have the extra two that you need.

I bought a single speed chain...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a bike jersey at McQueens to have as a...

I bought a bike jersey at McQueens to have as a souvenir for my trip. But that was pre-covid.

They were small but well stocked.

Looks like Fiona was rather vicious, but I would expect much of...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like the plain Schwalbe Marathons (with Green...

I like the plain Schwalbe Marathons (with Green Guard) for pavement touring. Roll well, not too expensive and good puncture protection. I have the 28mm version on my road bike front wheel and rode 36...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was there in 2019, so pre-covid. I was...

I was there in 2019, so pre-covid.

I was camping. I did not have a sim card for my phone, so had no data. I got on the ferry for PEI which had wifi so I could get a weather forecast and saw that...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple years ago when it looked like Covid...

A couple years ago when it looked like Covid would collapse the economy and crude oil futures briefly traded at a negative price, a local gas station was charging $0.99 USD a gallon. I have a couple...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I recall over the past decades a few times when...

I recall over the past decades a few times when there were gas shortages and stations or state govts proposed to make a minimum purchase requirement to get rid of the long lines of people that were...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,322
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If he does not answer, I think those are the...

If he does not answer, I think those are the Cannondale Overland panniers from the 1980s. I have a set of the rear ones in black with red trim.

A friend of mine has a set like that with a Nashbar...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good luck with that goal of less than half the...

Good luck with that goal of less than half the fuel use I use when I am backpacking.

I usually use unfiltered water when boiling water for food or hot drink, rely on the boiling for disinfection....
Forum: Touring
09-20-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not TCS, but I will give a few answers. ...

I am not TCS, but I will give a few answers.

1 - I was low on white gas on a bike tour, I added 15 cents of gasoline to my stove fuel bottle directly from a gas pump. The MSR, Brunton, and Optimus...
09-19-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Whatever you do, do not use a flashing headlamp...

Whatever you do, do not use a flashing headlamp at night. If you want a flasher during daytime when drivers won't be blinded, go ahead.

The better lights have a fairly flat and wide beam to...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,322
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Steger and Schurke (and a few others) that took...

Steger and Schurke (and a few others) that took their dog sled teams to the N Pole carried a lot of butter for that same reason. If I recall (I read their book decades ago), Steger had a lot of...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Empty butane canisters that I have at home, I...

Empty butane canisters that I have at home, I puncture them several times. Let them sit outside for several days punctured until all smell is gone. Then put them in the metal recycling bin. That has...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good analysis. My recent backpacking trip,...

Good analysis.

My recent backpacking trip, almost every day had 7 cups of water to boil, days usually started in 40s (F) (or about 5 C). Since teh coffee drinking was in the morning, most of the...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Different fuel types have different air to fuel...

Different fuel types have different air to fuel mixture ratios. Thus different jets are often needed to get the right air to fuel mixture.

Some stoves claim to be able to handle multiple fuels...
09-18-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I fully agree, but some people that want to...

I fully agree, but some people that want to pretend they are in a race with others on the internet want more.

Several years ago I saw a couple bikes leaning against a garbage can for pickup. Once...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I will never forget that. In mid 1980s in...

I will never forget that. In mid 1980s in Minnesota, they changed the tax structure to promote more ethanol use in what was called Gasahol at that time. (Minnesota being a big corn producing state.)...
09-17-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with Kai Winters, move the computer...

Agree with Kai Winters, move the computer receiver to be closer to sender. Putting the sender on the rear chainstay as close to the rim as practical may help get the sender closer to where you might...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,322
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I got home a couple days ago from two weeks of...

I got home a couple days ago from two weeks of backpacking. After a re-supply, I had 5.0 kg of food, pack without food or water was 16.1 kg. Water at 1.5 kg. And I weigh about 80 kg. Thus, pack...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,322
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This was heavy enough that I did not want to...

This was heavy enough that I did not want to weigh it, preferred to stay ignorant.
...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had bought one of those and immediately the O...

I had bought one of those and immediately the O ring fell off and was lost. I will send you a private message.
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not really know if it was just the early...

I do not really know if it was just the early ones or not. But one other problem was that some of the early ones had a freehub that was not well attached to the hub shell. But that was over a decade...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Regarding shifting, almost all of my bikes use...

Regarding shifting, almost all of my bikes use friction shifting for front. With a triple and if you have any mis-matched shifter and front derailleurs, friction is often the simplest way to go.

...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In some previous threads over the past few years...

In some previous threads over the past few years I mentioned that I have seen some larger RV parks had a small store and sold the tall skinny canisters (I refer to them as the nozzle type canisters,...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Optimus 111T is supposed to be able to operate...

My Optimus 111T is supposed to be able to operate on alcohol, besides white gas and kerosene. But I do not have the jet for it. The alcohol conversion also needs a tube to restrict airflow to make...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just got home from backpacking on the Superior...

I just got home from backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, not as long or well known as the PCT, but it had its share of thru hikers. (I was not one of them, I only did two weeks. Probably will...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been out of town for a few weeks, did not...

I have been out of town for a few weeks, did not see this before today. Lots of topics here.

Flying:

On flying with a stove, I have cleaned my stove and fuel bottle to an odor free status and...
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do not forget electrolytes. A year or two ago,...

Do not forget electrolytes. A year or two ago, on an exercise ride I was doing of about 70 miles, on the last 20 miles I had no energy. I had ridden that ride several other times in similar weather...
09-16-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you get it, photos will help. I think you...

When you get it, photos will help. I think you can't post photos if you only have a few posts so posting a photo might not work for you.

Is there some reason that this bike does not allow a...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was wondering what the elevation was in...

I was wondering what the elevation was in Yellowstone and nearby when you were there. Logan pass in Glacier was not very high at 2025 M.

Pushing a bike, you can do that at any speed where pedaling...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Positive mid teens (F) is not too bad at all,...

Positive mid teens (F) is not too bad at all, especially if most days it is above freezing. That said, if it is windy, that could be pretty miserable.

Some on this thread spoke highly of wool. I...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I found that winter camping in February in...

I found that winter camping in February in Florida Keys and Everglades was much hotter than I like.
...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is the longest period of time that you would...

What is the longest period of time that you would need to be prepared for sub freezing temps? A week? A few weeks? Over a month? Longer?

Do they sell food there? Or are you carrying weeks of...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is your plan? Is this for the few days or...

What is your plan? Is this for the few days or maybe few weeks associated with crossing a high elevation pass? Or are you talking months of sleeping in sub freezing temps?

If you do your round the...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1255371-how-dis...

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1255371-how-dismount-loaded-tour-bike.html
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I bought them, they came with or without...

When I bought them, they came with or without holes. I doubt that the sand will freeze into the holes on a warm day.

Perhaps the non drilled or non-punch pressed variety sold too slow.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have some snow stakes that work great in sand,...

I have some snow stakes that work great in sand, but they work best if you put two in at different angles but you need twice as many that way. Have used them in beach sand.

Not sure why they only...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was a thread a ways back on cold weather...

There was a thread a ways back on cold weather cycling, but not for touring. Mainly clothing. Not really cold, roughly the temps you are talking about....
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I rode the GAP and the C&O in 2013. Most of the...

I rode the GAP and the C&O in 2013. Most of the GAP was not too wet when I rode it, my comments are mainly about the C&O.

I was surprised at the lack of mud that you sink into. Even saturated, the...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I did GAP and C&O there were three of us,...

When I did GAP and C&O there were three of us, all three thought we had the right tires for a rainy trip (rained several days), I had 50mm width, one guy had 47mm and the third had 35mm width. We...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you feel that you are incapable of physically...

If you feel that you are incapable of physically pedaling 30 to 40 miles, then I understand the desire for electric.

Do not assume that diameter of wheels is what will determine how far you can...
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