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Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By BobG

11 TransAm maps ... ...

11 TransAm maps ...

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Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By BobG

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I...

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I prefer a campground with other folks around. Just the chatter of kids at an adjacent site provides companionship. I also enjoy having a picnic table to...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By BobG

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best...

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best time of the day to be sipping a coffee at the picnic table and looking over the day's map.

Pete, I've been enjoying your forum posts and articles for...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By BobG

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group...

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group bored the heck out of me. Why? Many of them were up before the crack of dawn taking their tents down in the dark. They'd rush through breakfast eating...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,177
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By BobG

TransAm vets over 70

I've led four ACA TransAm tours. The most recent was at age 61 in 2009. On three of the tours the oldest participants were Gavin in his late 70s (1999), Myron in his mid 70s (2000) and Carl in his...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,356
Posted By BobG

Well I suppose this photo is more of me than the...

Well I suppose this photo is more of me than the bike but it's the only one I have of it. The bike predates your time frame slightly but I rode it well into the 70s. That's my classic 1968 WB Hurlow...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By BobG

This was the coolest unusual lodging I've ever...

This was the coolest unusual lodging I've ever stayed at on a bike trip, the Blue Nose fire lookout near Shoup ID. Not a caboose but the same cozy feel and this one was free! Here's an artistic...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,574
Posted By BobG

In 199? I staffed a two week ACA Cycle Montana...

In 199? I staffed a two week ACA Cycle Montana tour that concluded at Red Lodge after exiting Yellowstone over Bear Tooth Pass. On the day from Livingston to Gardner I was assigned to one of the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,574
Posted By BobG

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and...

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and light, use it just for your radio and save your other phone for emergencies. You may need to use earbuds or headphones though and yes, one more...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By BobG

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is...

One sneaky trick to view without subscribing is to hit the X to stop the download the very instant the color photo has loaded. One small collapsible window will appear that you can close and then...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By BobG

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed...

Here's one of the more charming hostels I stayed at along the Dordogne River in France ...
...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By BobG

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind...

My buddy Dick (red helmet) was struck from behind by a car and died last month while riding locally here in NH. Dick was director of the Mt Washington NH Hill Climb bike race for many years and...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By BobG

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:

Wholey mackerel !!! :innocent:
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,300
Posted By BobG

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a...

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a bike frame in a work stand or just hanging by ropes before I owned a work stand. Brake blocks or thumbnails are adequate to indicate side play. The...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By BobG

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every...

Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every morning now. Last year it was a Mom and Dad with 12 chicks.
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By BobG

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a...

Cool! Thanks for posting Brad. I was VP of a hosteling club at our high school in '67 & '68. We made a short trip through PA using Brickerville hostel for our start. A little more recently than those...
02-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By BobG

I began having debilitating headaches several...

I began having debilitating headaches several weeks ago. So severe I'd have to sit up and try to sleep in a chair with no head/pillow contact.

First I had to get Drs to agree if the pain source...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By BobG

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of...

I sat out a Nebraska hailstorm in the comfort of my tent ...

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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By BobG

Dimension...

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/stems/steerer_adaptor) is another good, fairly tall 1" to 1 1/8" quill adaptor. It provides 118 mm of rise to top of riser at minimum...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,078
Posted By BobG

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on...

I found snapshots from a previous "short hop" on that southern route that we discussed on another thread...
...
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By BobG

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures...

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures of Shiangold. Would you let this guy enter your bank?
...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,411
Posted By BobG

Heh! Look how comfortable Susan and I are on our...

Heh! Look how comfortable Susan and I are on our Therma-rest'r chairs! Look how squirmy the rest of the group is! They weigh almost nothing and roll right up with your sleeping pad already on board....
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By BobG

At one time I used Spenco gel grips but I haven't...

At one time I used Spenco gel grips but I haven't since the '80s. Pictured is my bike being assembled at the Zurich airport at start of trip into France. As you can see the grips squirm around the...
08-04-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,652
Posted By BobG

I like that one too, this is the bigger version....

I like that one too, this is the bigger version. It is still included (https://www.performancebike.com/transit-escape-dx-trunk-bag-40-3153-blk-non/p928464) in the Performance catalog at $42.
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08-01-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By BobG

Here is the one that Google started selling in...

Here is the one that Google started selling in the Netherlands on April 1, 2016 ... :innocent:

https://youtu.be/LSZPNwZex9s
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By BobG

Looks like these towns would provide food and...

Looks like these towns would provide food and water if you choose the US 89 option...
...
07-01-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,217
Posted By BobG

My first extended tour was when I was 19 years...

My first extended tour was when I was 19 years old. I'm now 70. Here I am the day of departure in 1968 on a trip from VA to WI that I took with a high school buddy. I feel guilty about it now 51...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,044
Posted By BobG

Hmmm... That couldn't be "Blue Wing". That's...

Hmmm... That couldn't be "Blue Wing". That's about a prisoner who gets paroled but it qualifies for this thread. I like this melancholy version, a duet with co-writer Tom Russell...
...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By BobG

Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace...

Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace would notice a snail crossing the road in France, stop and pull out utensils for a photo op!
...
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,044
Posted By BobG

Yep, here's one of my favorite tear jerkers by...

Yep, here's one of my favorite tear jerkers by Dave Alvin and Tom Russell. The T. Russell version...

California Snow

I'm just tryin' to make a livin'
I'm an old man at thirty-nine
With two...
06-07-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,002
Posted By BobG

"I put me work into the frame, not onto it"... WB...

"I put me work into the frame, not onto it"... WB Hurlow

head decal...

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05-01-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,867
Posted By BobG

Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson and a bicyclist walk...

Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson and a bicyclist walk into a bar. "Hey!" shouts the bartender. "You can't bring that bike in here!"

Now, let's continue the discussion on the IGH... :D
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