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Forum: Southeast
11-17-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By balto charlie

JustaJoe I forgot, great website, the best I...

JustaJoe I forgot, great website, the best I have seen. I loved the bridges and tunnels, everywhere.
Forum: Southeast
11-17-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By balto charlie

JustaJoe Thanks, just what I needed. I saw it...

JustaJoe
Thanks, just what I needed. I saw it before my trip but couldn't log on and thank you. I used some of your suggestions. I rode the entire Greenway (Neuse, Crabtree Creek around Raleigh as...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,716
Posted By balto charlie

I think it is going to take some time for healing...

I think it is going to take some time for healing the scars.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-24-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks for the link. I want to check this ride...

Thanks for the link. I want to check this ride out. I can't get the link to work. I turned off my blocker yet it still doesn't load.
Forum: Touring
04-23-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By balto charlie

This is what I use. Space saver and works well. ...

This is what I use. Space saver and works well.
When I feel like splurging on space I use an aeropress, gives you a fast delicious cup of joe.
Forum: Touring
04-22-23, 05:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By balto charlie

The only reason I went back into backpacking was...

The only reason I went back into backpacking was the recent surge of ultralight gear. Huge difference.

It seems you have gear whittled down. I use tarp, bivy, quilt, pocket rocket stove, titanium...
Forum: Touring
03-31-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,642
Posted By balto charlie

Homebrewer here as well!! Cheers

Homebrewer here as well!! Cheers
Forum: Touring
03-31-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,642
Posted By balto charlie

Bivy (Borah) and tarp (Zpacks) not only save...

Bivy (Borah) and tarp (Zpacks) not only save weight save space. When I bikepack this is an important feature. I have a Nemo ultralight tent that I often use as well. The bigger tent goes canoe...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By balto charlie

One can use White's ferry and cross the Potomac...

One can use White's ferry and cross the Potomac to the WO&D trail. It makes a nice long loop. Traffic along RT15 is high but one has a shoulder and the time on RT15 is short.

My dream: Mont Co....
Forum: Touring
02-20-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,149
Posted By balto charlie

I use the Lone Peak earlier mentioned. I do a...

I use the Lone Peak earlier mentioned. I do a lot of bikepacking and realized that it is important to keep the weight lower on the front. Too heavy with bumpy roads/trails can make the bag start...
02-06-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,721
Posted By balto charlie

Local bike co-ops are great way to pay it...

Local bike co-ops are great way to pay it forward. They love bike parts. I always feel good dropping stuff off at those p[lkaces.
In Baltimore we have Velocipede. Velocipede Bike Project...
Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

Awesome pictures str

Awesome pictures str
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By balto charlie

https://en.eurovelo.com/

https://en.eurovelo.com/
Forum: Touring
01-25-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,422
Posted By balto charlie

Glad to see he is one the way to recovery, he has...

Glad to see he is one the way to recovery, he has always been so gracious with touring information.
01-20-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Another winter ride. Patuxent River trail, the...

Another winter ride. Patuxent River trail, the ride home was very cold. Wind kicked up and drop temps quickly near sunset....
01-14-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By balto charlie

I liked neck gaiters, versatile and somewhat...

I liked neck gaiters, versatile and somewhat adjustable to do what one needs
01-09-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Inviting

Inviting
01-08-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

I do this as well, opens up many more routes. ...

I do this as well, opens up many more routes. Sometimes walking is much much easier, no shame in walking
12-31-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Another winter ride through Patapsco State Park....

Another winter ride through Patapsco State Park. That was some sketchy ice I rode on....
12-27-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

My first post here in quite awhile. I got in a...

My first post here in quite awhile. I got in a great winter ride yesterday, some ice, lots of downed trees but quite exhilarating. The pix was taken along the Gwynns Falls Trail....
Forum: Touring
12-24-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,061
Posted By balto charlie

Seriously!! Must be a joke. Temps:...

Seriously!! Must be a joke.

Temps: Sherbrooke and Bangor = -9C/15F today.
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

Hey all, you folks seem to be having some great...

Hey all, you folks seem to be having some great bike touring. Im currently car touring in the west, New Mexico. Mixing airbnb and camping. I'll post some pixs later of some great gravel riding I was...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,499
Posted By balto charlie

I have one bike with that style of bar. I use the...

I have one bike with that style of bar. I use the bike as my rail to trail,siteseeing, casual riding, grocery getter, conversation ride bike. This bike is a more upright riding position which suits...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

str great pictures, when are you going to take...

str great pictures, when are you going to take us touring:)
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,538
Posted By balto charlie

I like these, lightly padded, easy to wear when...

I like these, lightly padded, easy to wear when not biking and was/dry quickly:
​​​​​​https://andiamounderwear.com/shop/mens-padded-skins/
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

love the fog!! Great looking gravel to ride.

love the fog!! Great looking gravel to ride.
08-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,776,540
Posted By balto charlie

Schwin Paramount, 22", beautiful chrome lugs....

Schwin Paramount, 22", beautiful chrome lugs. Right now it is cheap cheap cheap!! It is an auction in Fort Collins, Co. If it were 23/24 Id be all over this.
...
08-11-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,547
Posted By balto charlie

I used to ride every night/morning while...

I used to ride every night/morning while commuting for many years. I love riding at night, I knew the roads, cars gave me a lot of room because I was lit like a christmas tree. In fact, "we" (BFnet...
08-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,668
Posted By balto charlie

If touring I use whatever I find at stores and...

If touring I use whatever I find at stores and restaurants but if I am bikepacking (usually back-country) there are no (or not many) stores so I pack my own freeze dried meals. I use both of these...
07-27-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

The view is cool, shows a big climb in the...

The view is cool, shows a big climb in the distance
Forum: Touring
07-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

Last week I went on a 4 day bikepacking tour...

Last week I went on a 4 day bikepacking tour through the Monogahela Nat For in W. Va. I love this place, temps were a cool 75F/24C. Rain was a factor but I found a gazebo (with electric) where I was...
07-13-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Very cool picture

Very cool picture
07-13-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

That place looks familiar, Colorado?? I think I...

That place looks familiar, Colorado?? I think I have seen it. Cool place
07-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding...

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding temps, some rain, very very steep. I love this area!!...
06-09-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,776,540
Posted By balto charlie

I didn't either. I have one of their early 26"...

I didn't either. I have one of their early 26" ASR mnt bikes that I still ride
06-09-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of...

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of screeching cicadas...........still loved it. Rode near Leesburg, Va....
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,151
Posted By balto charlie

Transportation looks doable from Baltimore. SW...

Transportation looks doable from Baltimore. SW air ($200) one way to Buffalo. Amtrak to Baltimore, ~$100. No car tour, sweet!

FWIW: I am not opposed to stealth camping, but do like a shower...
04-28-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,873
Posted By balto charlie

Chainring looks good but backwards as...

Chainring looks good but backwards as pastorbobnlnh stated.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-28-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,823
Posted By balto charlie

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly...

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly returning. I have no car this weekend and family visiting so I am a no go. I have been know to hitch a ride over the bridge though:) If you ride, report...
04-26-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By balto charlie

I own one, 90's model. It's black with white...

I own one, 90's model. It's black with white splashes. Great bike, used for commuting for many years, now my casual rail-trail bike. I have thought about making it a drop gravel, has the correct...
04-20-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

Looks steep, nice blooms

Looks steep, nice blooms
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By balto charlie

I have not ridden this yet. I am thinking about...

I have not ridden this yet. I am thinking about it. I started looking into it last year but Covid restrictions made planning it difficult. I have a Miyata 1000 with Donnelly MSO 36. That is what I...
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 439,742
Posted By balto charlie

Very nice, you have some great locations for...

Very nice, you have some great locations for gravel riding. And with your daughter makes it even better
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By balto charlie

C&O spring blooms

Road the C&O yesterday (3/30/31) from Williamsport down river, past Big Slackwater area. The spring flowers are beginning to explode. Dutchman's britches and Bloodroot are everywhere and the...
03-29-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

I actually prefer the view of the woods during...

I actually prefer the view of the woods during winter. Then again I enjoy the warm spring air when the trees just start to leaf out, spring green a great color.
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,622
Posted By balto charlie

Density, good idea. Calories = protein + carbs +...

Density, good idea. Calories = protein + carbs + fat
Density will be based on this equation I believe. Fat being the dense part of it. More fat = more dense....I think:)

Fried chocolate...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,622
Posted By balto charlie

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. ...

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. Ready immediately. Some folks just add water and eat them. I like them warm. I buy these by the case. One bag makes many meals....
03-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,698
Posted By balto charlie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Pine Grove Furnace...
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,622
Posted By balto charlie

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast....

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast. I have been adding hemp seeds into the mix along with walnuts. Easy and packed full of protein. I often make smoothies at home full of all of this...
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