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Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,472
Posted By Doug64

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station...

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station is pretty easy. We have done that ride at least 5 times. We just assemble our bikes at the airport and ride to the station. We had to ship our youngest...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,684
Posted By Doug64

Sierra Trading Post...

Sierra Trading Post (https://www.sierra.com/mountainsmith-celestial-tent-2-person-3-season~p~597pt/?filterString=s~tents-3-person%2F#specsSection)
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By Doug64

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is...

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is the most important measurement. The saddle should not be used to adjust reach, so fitting the correct stem is the only option. The saddle fore and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Idaho ...

Idaho

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Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without...

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without the rainfly. If it was crowded, we just did our changing in the bathroom. It was not a problem.

Portugal, and it was hot! This our older tent, and...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,655
Posted By Doug64

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing...

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing brake a derailleur cables. I use a small piece of 3/32" shrink-on electrical insulation. I us a lighter to shrink the cable. This gives me some chance to...
07-03-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Doug64

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap...

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap head bolt? It takes about 30 Seconds to screw in or to remove it. My local hardware store has them.
07-02-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Doug64

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike...

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike tires.
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When I was commuting on 23 mm tires, I literally nailed the tire to the rim...
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

France ...

France
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06-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,759
Posted By Doug64

These were taken while riding next to my wife...

These were taken while riding next to my wife with my Sony a6000.
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06-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,759
Posted By Doug64

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50'...

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50' radio tower in 1963:) I also burned a hole in his Leica lllf's cloth focalplane shutter by leaving the front of the lens exposed to the sun a few years...
06-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,759
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last...

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last year. We have switched almost entirely over to Sony a6000 series cameras. Since we started using the Sony cameras I have taken 60,000 pictures and my...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By Doug64

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the...

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the best part of the entire Coast Route, but I'm biased .

Have fun on your ride. You can't go wrong. We might see you on the road. My wife and I are...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Last week began with my wife and I checking the...

Last week began with my wife and I checking the gear we were planning to take on a tour next month. We had a few hours of panic when we could not find our tent. It was not in its usual spot, which...
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Denmark ...

Denmark
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The red areas along the road's edges are not bike...
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Doug64

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we...

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we have ridden have been pretty good. We use 32 mm tires which handle the crushed stone on most of the trails. The trails are not usually dirt; they use...
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to...

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to Mackinaw City, and then south roughly following Lake Michigan to South Haven before turning east back to the start. We used a combination of roads and...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Doug64

Welcome to the Forum! The San Juan Islands...

Welcome to the Forum!

The San Juan Islands are a great place to bike. The Ferries between Islands are free,and easily accessible.

It looks like the Amtrak Cascade is running a bus from Mt...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Indyfabz, Your picture and posts about wind...

Indyfabz, Your picture and posts about wind reminded me of a similar one.

I always though "din" meant a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise (on-line dictionary). I wonder how they measured that,...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

I always appreciate local knowledge. ...

I always appreciate local knowledge.

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Forum: Touring
04-25-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Doug64

OP, With over 2,800 miles of multi-use...

OP,

With over 2,800 miles of multi-use trails in Michigan, you should be able to put a mostly traffic free route together in about 30 minutes.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,848
Posted By Doug64

We have pretty much come to a halt in our...

We have pretty much come to a halt in our program. We have a SRTS grant, and it has been extended, so that will help. I went through the maintenance on the bike fleet in the winter of 2020, and have...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Nebraska The air was a little "heavy"...

Nebraska


The air was a little "heavy" that day.
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,848
Posted By Doug64

I am involved with teaching bike safety in our...

I am involved with teaching bike safety in our school district. In our program we teach the kids, 5th graders, to ride on the roads. Our graduation ride culminates with a ride around our small city,...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By Doug64

True "Leave No Trace" camping means leave it like...

True "Leave No Trace" camping means leave it like you found it, and pack out everything. Take a guess what those Blue Bags are for. :)
...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,115
Posted By Doug64

It is a wonder any of us lived long enough to get...

It is a wonder any of us lived long enough to get gray hair:thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,675
Posted By Doug64

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them...

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them undesirable in 2021?

I did a lot of touring on my Volpe with 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U. S. The 28 mm tires handled everything we...
03-16-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Doug64

IMO buying the larger bags first is the most...

IMO buying the larger bags first is the most flexible. You can always put less in 40L bags, but it is hard to put more in bags that are too small for the load. Having said that, my wife did just the...
Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

Separation anxiety :) ...

Separation anxiety :)

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Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,115
Posted By Doug64

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

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Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,115
Posted By Doug64

My wife's touring bike has just gone over 25,000...

My wife's touring bike has just gone over 25,000 miles (10 years) on the original rims; and she runs linear brakes, which are harder on the rims. I've used cantilever brakes for a long time and my...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By Doug64

I just share a little of my coffee, That usually...

I just share a little of my coffee, That usually takes care of them.

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Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By Doug64

Also be careful handling your phone and camera...

Also be careful handling your phone and camera equipment.

When I was working, I had a flat tire on my truck miles back in the boonies. My radio would not reach town, and one of the lug nuts was...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By Doug64

I tour with my wife, and with her there is not...

I tour with my wife, and with her there is not much sitting around. I am not complaining, It is one of the many things I appreciate. We are both photography addicts; and as soon as camp chores, food,...
02-28-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By Doug64

IMO Neatsfoot oil should never be used on...

IMO Neatsfoot oil should never be used on leather. When I was a kid, my dad put Neatsfoot Oil on my hockey gloves. I've never let Neatsfoot oil even get close to any of my leather products since...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Doug64

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a...

I'd hazard a guess that most folks building a touring bike up from the frame don't use "group sets". I know I didn't on our 4 touring bikes that were built up from the frame. What I wanted could not...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,388
Posted By Doug64

This really helps when the panniers are off the...

This really helps when the panniers are off the bike or when putting the panniers on the bike. I use a red zip tie for the port side bag and a green zip tie for the starboard bag....
02-25-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By Doug64

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't...

Better yet, stop at the stop sign. If you don't stop and put your foot down, how is the driver going to know what you are going to do.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By Doug64

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I...

I come from the "grease every bolt" school. I check all bolts regularly while on tour, and have never lost a bolt. The only threads I use thread lock on are replaceable cantilever posts. I'm involved...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Doug64

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent...

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent and rainfly in lightweight sil-nylon bags. I'll separate them, if both the tent and rainfly are wet. I also store my sleeping bag and pad in sil-...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Doug64

My experience with waterproof and water repellent...

My experience with waterproof and water repellent panniers has shown that there is not such thing as a breathable pannier. What gets damp in a water repellent pannier stays damp as long as it stays...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our...

Sometimes there are no alternative routes. Our goal was to ride US highway 20, the longest contiguous route from Newport, OR to Boston MA. Sometime the route was quiet relaxing riding, some was...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,078
Posted By Doug64

That is especially true this year because of the...

That is especially true this year because of the increased interest in camping. We have 2 large campgrounds close to us, and they are already booked up for the summer.

I've learned from...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 265,282
Posted By Doug64

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand...

My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand Dutch, but I think the young lady was challenging me to a race.
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Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,078
Posted By Doug64

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S.,...

I was 64 when my wife and I rode across the U.S., averaging over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days. We did this ride when we were still working. Our last long tour in 2019 was 1500 miles and I...
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