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Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By John N

This same map can be overlayed on ACA's...

This same map can be overlayed on ACA's interactive map (https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/?routecondition) (if needed, click...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,178
Posted By John N

Due to a medical issue, it is strongly suggested...

Due to a medical issue, it is strongly suggested I do not drink water from any cities with less than 100k people. I am not saying smaller towns can not have safe water, but I don't want to do the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By John N

I do a lot of hybrid touring since a lot of my...

I do a lot of hybrid touring since a lot of my touring buddies are older. I just completed a short 8-day trip from Sioux Falls to La Crosse with an 80 year old who prefers indoor accommodations when...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,570
Posted By John N

Easy. It is just like normal except you have a...

Easy. It is just like normal except you have a thumb screw on the external shifting box. Adds maybe 30 seconds. Shifter cables on the other hand are a bit of a pain to change. More nerve wrecking...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,570
Posted By John N

Agree with Tourist

I too have multiple bikes with a variety of drives including traditionally derailleur, Rohloff with chain, and Rohloff with belt. Can't justify a Pinon yet.

If I only did paved touring (not club...
Forum: Touring
05-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By John N

Tom, Here are some routes I did about 5...

Tom,

Here are some routes I did about 5 years ago. I re-created the routes on RWGPS based on my notes. Take them for what it is worth. Where specifically are you going in Nebraska? Do you...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By John N

Being from Oklahoma, I will have to give it a...

Being from Oklahoma, I will have to give it a watch.
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By John N

Consider making a ground cloth of Tyvek. It is...

Consider making a ground cloth of Tyvek. It is very light weight and extremely durable. Initially, it will have loud "scrunching" sound but that disappears significantly as it is used.

Tailwinds,...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,298
Posted By John N

Yes it would be possible. One definite way to do...

Yes it would be possible. One definite way to do it without any type of navigation would be to start on the east coast and ALWAYS turn right (or left, just the same direction) whenever possible at...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By John N

Rich, ACA has an app that you can use on...

Rich,

ACA has an app that you can use on your phone that gives the route and the services shown on the map. I think it is called Bicycle Navigator. It only works with ACA routes which must be...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By John N

I actually think you run a fairly high risk of...

I actually think you run a fairly high risk of having the SAG rear ended at high speed. A slow moving car is not as "noticeable" as bike as a bike is more unusual so it grabs the attention better. ...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,232
Posted By John N

Agree. Based on the video, it appears you could...

Agree. Based on the video, it appears you could hike-a-bike through it. However, I am sure if any construction people are there they would not allow it. I actually think it would be cool if...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,698
Posted By John N

What about the KATY Trail? It goes from St....

What about the KATY Trail? It goes from St. Louis to either Clinton, MO, or Kansas City area. From either direction, you could continue on fairly low traffic roads, i.e. continue to Pueblo or...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,698
Posted By John N

It depends on the country. My son is one of...

It depends on the country. My son is one of those crab fisherman you see on TV (doing it right now in fact). He works about 6-7 months of the year on and off depending on what is in season. During...
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,180
Posted By John N

Bad link

I can't get the link to open.
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By John N

Interesting bike but to me it is needs more...

Interesting bike but to me it is needs more braze-ons/mounts and as Tourist said, it does not seem it can carry much weight when needed. I love the long stays. My Robert Beckman has really long...
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By John N

Take the "s" out of your https web address as it...

Take the "s" out of your https web address as it will be rejected "because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." I deleted the "s" and it connected.
01-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By John N

Connecting GDMBR to Waterton via Akamina-Kishinena Trail

I posted this over on the Touring Forum but didn't get much response so I thought I would post here as well. This is a long-shot but I figure it is worth trying.

I am looking at doing a...
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By John N

Thanks for the info! Yes, I always plan on about...

Thanks for the info! Yes, I always plan on about 15% rest/makeup/sightseeing days on average. Once I get the route worked out, I will get a more detailed ideas as to how many days to include but...
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By John N

DLB, yes it is the Herbie. The riders I have met...

DLB, yes it is the Herbie. The riders I have met have all said the Herbie keeps the chain very clean and lubricated. About the time I was going to get one, I came across a belt-drive Rohloff...
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By John N

DJB, I have belt drives on some of my bikes so...

DJB, I have belt drives on some of my bikes so really don't worry about that too much. The Thorn has a Rohloff chain drive and I don't use that bike that much but may use it for this trip noted...
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By John N

Connecting GDMBR to Waterton via Akamina-Kishinena Trail

This is a long-shot but I figure it is worth trying here. I am looking at doing a Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, to Mexico tour in 2022, a mix of pavement to singletrack. While I know at least one or two riders...
Forum: Touring
01-10-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,433
Posted By John N

Thanks. By "trails", I mean off-road routing,...

Thanks. By "trails", I mean off-road routing, i.e. rail trail or separate paths for bikes only. I see a lot of the route south of Troy is comprised of trails but no so much north of Troy where, to...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,433
Posted By John N

Papa Tom, so it more of a route than a trail?

Papa Tom, so it more of a route than a trail?
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,854
Posted By John N

I agree with some of the others. If you need to...

I agree with some of the others. If you need to save a few bucks, buy them on eBay. Even new unused ones are sold for 50% off. You have to be a bit patience but it is definitely possible to buy...
Forum: Touring
12-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By John N

You might try to see if you can find an old pair...

You might try to see if you can find an old pair of Phil Wood pedals on eBay. They are pretty decent flat pedals but do not have "spikes" (which can be a positive or a negative depending on your...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

This is what I was thinking about but could not...

This is what I was thinking about but could not remember what it was. I guess I combined the mythical dehydrated water with this one in my mine. Thanks for the memories.
Forum: Touring
12-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

OK, but what is the difference. Like you, I like...

OK, but what is the difference. Like you, I like quality but I want to understand what makes it quality. Is it only the stacking system or what.?
Forum: Touring
12-10-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

What is the difference between the Sigg and a...

What is the difference between the Sigg and a Trangia? They seem fairly similar so why not just buy a Trangia if they are less expensive?
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

While the recent posts have been nice, I will try...

While the recent posts have been nice, I will try to steer the post back a little towards food tips.

1) If you an egg person on a remote route, consider powdered eggs. Though not as good, they...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Pete, have you tried their fruits? I have yet...

Pete, have you tried their fruits? I have yet to find a decent freeze dried stawberry or blueberry that did not have a weird taste or texture. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

TCS, I love spices. I used to carry them in...

TCS,

I love spices. I used to carry them in 35mm film canisters but now I just use the midget spice containers if I only need a little but of it, i.e. saffron, but a bigger container if needing...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Alan, well get off the busy roads! I usually just...

Alan, well get off the busy roads! I usually just put up some flares and those road barricades. The barricades make great windblocks and you can lean against them. However, I suggest you make quick...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Thanks Raybo

Thanks Raybo
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Indy, yes of course cutting wet items on a paper...

Indy, yes of course cutting wet items on a paper sack usually doesn't work and yes they are still available in independent grocery stores (usually in small towns) usually if you ask. But they are...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Tourist, Thanks for the response. Yes, I do...

Tourist,

Thanks for the response. Yes, I do understand that cooking styles may definitely be different depending on the specific tour. This post is more intended to provide tips, even if for a...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,027
Posted By John N

Best Tips for Cooking on the Road

After being motivated by this thread https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=16690.0 , I wanted to know what everyone's best tip is for when you are cooking on the road while bicycle...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By John N

On June 11, 2020, I bought the new ACA Parks...

On June 11, 2020, I bought the new ACA Parks Peaks and Prairie map set. Unfortunately, didn't get to go on that tour in late summer as I had hoped. And this is not about me only of course....
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By John N

If it 17 pages to get out of NYC, then the cue...

If it 17 pages to get out of NYC, then the cue sheet writers need to clean it up. I can cross the country almost in 17 pages and I have pretty detailed cue sheets. Still I would much rather use a...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,456
Posted By John N

I use surgical gloves.

I use surgical gloves.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By John N

ACA Discontinuing some Paper Maps

This came in the Adventure Cycling Association's November Newsletter:

"Our mapping department is discontinuing some paper maps, since in the past five years demand has increased for our digital...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By John N

All of the above answers are why this term has...

All of the above answers are why this term has never been fully defined. Everyone has their own definition and no one wants 97 different forms of touring. Therefore, we basically have...
Forum: Touring
11-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By John N

Though this strategy is best when not in a rush,...

Though this strategy is best when not in a rush, buy a lightly used jacket of what you really want for 50% off. I have seen Showers Pass jackets for 50% off or more that still had the tag on. It...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By John N

Why not just call Amtrak? Unless if someone has...

Why not just call Amtrak? Unless if someone has done this in the past few months, Covid may have changed the actual answer.

Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,353
Posted By John N

My emergency back up are baby wipes. Not as good...

My emergency back up are baby wipes. Not as good as a nice shower of course but 3-4 wipes (15 for a $1 or so) can get me reasonably clean except the hair. Fairly light, cheap, can find in most...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By John N

The big thing I would see is it would need a lot...

The big thing I would see is it would need a lot of careful planning as there are very few services for mot of the route. Water would be the big issue. You definitely would need to filter water...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Depends on what you are looking for.

I prefer France or northern Italy (and Switzerland & Austria) for scenery, France for lower traffic roads and cycle friendly road network, Italy or Spain for food (absolutely love Jamon Iberico),...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,923
Posted By John N

There is a fairly new bike bridge across the...

There is a fairly new bike bridge across the river from Memphis to West Memphis. Very nice and recommend for crossing if in the Memphis area. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,587
Posted By John N

I prefer ferries whenever I can take them. The...

I prefer ferries whenever I can take them. The new bike bridge from Memphis to West Memphis is really nice. Not a scenic bridge, but nice to bike.

When I rode the Chester bridge, I "think" it...
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