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Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By raybo

Selected photos from my recent Ireland tour

I selected 69 photos (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2586) from the nearly 1,000 I took on my recent (Aug/Sep, 2022) bike/bus/train/ferry tour of Ireland. Mostly, I rode on...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,546
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife and I camp-toured on our tandem. The...

My wife and I camp-toured on our tandem. The total weight we added to the bike was 44 lbs. without food or water. That's everything for the two of us, starting with a naked bike with bottle cages...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,010
Posted By djb

a couple of quick thoughts when traveling with...

a couple of quick thoughts
when traveling with an alcohol stove, trangia, sometimes you end up finding only large bottles of some sort of alcohol, 1.5 L or more, but if it whats available, you take...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,010
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I have tried it straight out of the bottle...

Yeah, I have tried it straight out of the bottle in an alcohol (Trangia) stove and it works okay. Not my favorite alcoholic fuel, but because of the pandemic TSA will let you fly with it and it will...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,546
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I...

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I won't bore you with details. My first bike tours were 100+ pounds with bike. The camping was fun, but the cycling was not. Eventually I decided I wanted...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By robow

Yes, I've endured those water bottles frozen...

Yes, I've endured those water bottles frozen overnight. Then placed one in my bag down by my feet..... and of course it leaked a little. One other thing to consider, a lot of federal, state and...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
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
08-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By PedalingWalrus

1. I 'toured' during full winter conditions. I...

1. I 'toured' during full winter conditions. I have to say that midweight wool longjohns and top or Woolpower onesie are just enough of layers for me when riding. Top it off with Goretex bibs and a...
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,023
Posted By mev

I wish I could have done the Manali to Leh...

I wish I could have done the Manali to Leh highway as it would have been a type 2 fun type experience (tough when it was happening, but not so much so that I wouldn't have looked back and think it...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The store at Apgar Villiage appears to be open...

The store at Apgar Villiage appears to be open based on this webcam.
https://www.nps.gov/media/webcam/view.htm?id=81B4692D-1DD8-B71B-0B9AE4B7C186B022

Other webcams:...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By phughes

Just a bit of info on color. Though white...

Just a bit of info on color. Though white reflects the Sun nicely, staying cooler, it also passes more UV rays than darker colors. So a darker shirt would be better than a white shirt for Sun...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By tcs

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road...

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road sections
...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that...

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that January and learned that it was hitting Crater Lake from the north that December. Also course profile-wise, an excellent one to do fix gear. (Few long...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By indyfabz

Found that deer crossing sign on MT 83 and a few...

Found that deer crossing sign on MT 83 and a few others. Did someone tell the deer where to cross? Reminds me of a moose crossing sign I saw in VT. It warned of some seemingly random number like...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By mountaindave

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about...

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about that. I think you might consider me a highway snob, as in, I avoid them at all costs. But that's only because I can. The narrowest tire I typically ride...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - I have done traffic count work for...

Gauvins -

I have done traffic count work for a number of cycling organizations.
I love poring over spreadsheets filled with numbers.(Sad, but true)
I hate programs that give you only one or two...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By zacster

They came today and I installed them and took a...

They came today and I installed them and took a quick ride. The grips have a really nice feel to them and fit my hands nicely. The bar inners gave me the position I use on my road bike. I measured...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is in response to my prevous posted that...

This is in response to my prevous posted that stated:
I have three different touring bikes, and for touring I prefer four different models of tires. My favorites vary by width and terrain. I think...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,131
Posted By jamawani

Grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier

A Montana man was killed this week just north of Yellowstone.
Most likely by a grizzly bear - probably a bear just coming out of hibernation.
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 10:36 AM
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By indyfabz

If you do end up doing Waterton to the states via...

If you do end up doing Waterton to the states via Chief Mountain, make sure you look back occasionally. The second photo is looking back on the first hard climb of the day.

...
Forum: Touring
03-25-22, 07:22 AM
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - It's a great ride and there are...

Gauvins -

It's a great ride and there are many ways to do it.
BUT - - when are you planning on doing this?
My guess is June 15 to August 15?

Two things about the start:
1) It's dicey at the...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,615
Posted By zandoval

Even having the money to eat in restaurants there...

Even having the money to eat in restaurants there is still the pleasure of having a Cuppa, or a Ramin at the start or end of the day. At the very least I would take an Esbit folder and a large...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I intentionally left the GPS on when I took the...

I intentionally left the GPS on when I took the ferry from Key West to Marco Island.
...
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By jamawani

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone...

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone since that's what the OP requested??)

I have lived in Wyoming since 1990 and have cycled every mile of Yellowstone over dozens of trips....
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Could be different in Yellowstone, but I camped...

Could be different in Yellowstone, but I camped in Hiker Biker sites in Glacier (Apgar and Sprague) ten years ago.

At Glacier, you show up, figure out which of many sites in the campground is the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By djb

hey there gauv, give me a minute and I'll make a...

hey there gauv, give me a minute and I'll make a quick call to my family in Scotland to get you an informed answer, if they are awake mind you, it's 10pm right now.
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,808
Posted By Doug64

I made some light cable security cables for my...

I made some light cable security cables for my Ortlieb Roller front and rear bags. The cable is only 3/32", but it will stop an opportunistic thief. My wife's Packer Plus panniers were outfitted with...
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By base2

It literally is seconds. Just flip the QR skewer,...

It literally is seconds. Just flip the QR skewer, lift the skewer out of the channel (it is spring loaded to stay) & slide the whole assembly sideways. Done.
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,280
Posted By djb

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute...

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute year round, so ride regularly in 0 c weather, and down to maybe -10c, -15c. Basically I use the same layers as when I cross country ski at the same...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,253
Posted By saddlesores

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between...

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between charges.
takes about 3 hours to charge up to 100%,
i let it run down to around 20%.

don't run many apps in the background.
wechat of course, can't...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,253
Posted By saddlesores

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky...

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky done bought one
about six months ago.

got me this here blackview BV4900Pro for $100, with free shipping.
https://promo.blackview.hk/bv4900pro/
...
11-03-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,389
Posted By Barry2

Iím not going to tell you untrustworthy bunch...

Iím not going to tell you untrustworthy bunch where my tracker is located. 🙂
Suffice to say, maximum range will be achieved if the tracker is not placed inside a metal or carbon tube.
These are...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,035
Posted By VFerreira

Iohan Gueorguiev has died

https://youtu.be/9QGPBTf1Yys

https://bikepacking.com/plog/iohan-gueorguiev-1988-2021/

Shocked and saddened to learn that Iohan Gueorguiev has died.

Iohan's videos are beautiful, unique, and...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By Doug64

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about...

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about 10 minutes ago. We will be leaving on a 2-week tour in Oregon in about 2 hours. I've been using Ortlieb bags for about 15 years, and they are...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By BobG

I have three widths ... position A- about...

I have three widths ...

position A- about the same as Miele Man's fun bike at 7"/18cm. Awesome mtb braking power up here!
position B- my go-to spot on the hoods at 16"/41cm, my approximate...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By Miele Man

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for...

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for getting through really tight spaces. LOL
...
09-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were...

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were getting by "plenty of cogs." I thought you were referring to the number of teeth rather than the shape or remaining profile thereof.



Hope...
09-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a...

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a ceramic bushing in the guide pulley (a more descriptive term then jockey pulley) AND also have a small amount of end play to allow better pulley/cog...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,715
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read...

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read every post, but this is a topic I enjoy. One rule of thumb I've used to reduce packing volume and weight is to be able to wear all the clothing I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,648
Posted By andrewclaus

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable...

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable inspection. Push the cable ends out of the shifters and brake levers. And as mentioned, pull the ferrules and inspect the cut housing ends. Run each...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,369
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,717
Posted By djb

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000...

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000 kms:

I finally took off my 2in supremes to put on the 1.6in versions, and afterwards when carrying the nearly new spare 2in (maybe 1000kms) that I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By MidLife50

After Action Report on 1st Test Tour

Wife and I just completed a first trial run at overnight touring. As I recently posted (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1231233-packing-1st-tour.html) this is prep for a 7 day Gap/C&O credit card...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,808
Posted By raybo

I have tried a number of different coverings for...

I have tried a number of different coverings for shoes and water-proof socks. I didn't like any of them and I really dislike riding with sodden shoes. On a wet ride up a "mountain" in the UK, I got...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,318
Posted By Happy Feet

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll...

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll just throw out the North face Stormbreak 1 that I have. Fast pack weight of 1004gms at a cost of $169....
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,318
Posted By andrewclaus

Good questions. I definitely cook at home....

Good questions. I definitely cook at home. Stoveless travel is just a tool in the toolbox. For example, I've had to travel a bit by car during COVID, and being able to eat easily in motel rooms has...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,405
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of years ago. He didnít even see me...

A couple of years ago. He didnít even see me until I let out a loud ďYessssss!Ē

...
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