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Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

Maybe start a new thread since this one is for...

Maybe start a new thread since this one is for another topic, but... I don't usually find filtering necessary on tour. When I do I have taken my Sawyer Mini.or before that my Sawyer Squeeze. Most...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

I haven't toured in the NE, but yeah I have...

I haven't toured in the NE, but yeah I have camped there and sites are expensive. It is one of the reasons I don't tour there. KOAs are a crap shoot everywhere. Some are pretty terrible towards...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

I think I have had them clear my card for an...

I think I have had them clear my card for an extra $100-200, but not actually charge it. I think your credit card company may see it as money spent if you are approaching your credit limit. They...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

I think things can be pretty variable depending...

I think things can be pretty variable depending on a whole lot of factors. First there is the US canadian exchange rate that would need to be converted to compare those prices.

Meals... I tend to...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

I figured maybe that included either all...

I figured maybe that included either all hotel/motel stays or at least a lot of them. I have a hard time relating to that size of budget on a tour too. It is at least triple what I have ever spent in...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

Sometimes there may only be one option of places...

Sometimes there may only be one option of places to shop, but I've never had anyone question my carrying in a bag including a handlebar bag.
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

No one at home to wire you some money? Wouldn't...

No one at home to wire you some money? Wouldn't be too big of a deal for me to have someone wire me an amount that would cover my trip at this point in my life. That wasn't always the case though,...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

My bad, in the fog of early morning while waiting...

My bad, in the fog of early morning while waiting for my coffee to brew, I thought the bike in question had an 11-48 cluster. Some of the 1X gravel bikes do have really wide range clusters like...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

Not sure I follow. It looks like the range is...

Not sure I follow. It looks like the range is 17.6-119.2 gear inches if I got that right this early in the morning. When you say over geared are you just referring to the high gear or the granny....
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 974
Posted By staehpj1

I like to carry a some cash and have both debit...

I like to carry a some cash and have both debit and credit cards along. I try to limit cash carried to a couple hundred dollars or a bit more depending. I use credit cards so as to avoid fees or...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, a nice shower and bed is pretty luxurious....

Yeah, a nice shower and bed is pretty luxurious. OTOH, the camaradarie in the hiker biker sites was one of the best things about rdiing the coast for me. I fell in with a great group who camped...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

I have known or heard of way more people who got...

I have known or heard of way more people who got rid of stuff in one way or another than added it. On my first tour we mailed stuff home several times. I might have added a warmer clothing item...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

Oh, I forgot to mention maps. Yes the Oregon DOT...

Oh, I forgot to mention maps. Yes the Oregon DOT map for the Pacific Coast route is great. There is a free downloadabe version (a pdf), but I'd try to get the free paper version. I picked up a...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 827
Posted By staehpj1

It depends. Do you want a pure road bike? More...

It depends. Do you want a pure road bike? More versatility? How much stuff will you carry?

The length of your trip doesn't really tell us that you will need much stuff. Some folks get by on 10...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

If you don't fly there isn't much reason to avoid...

If you don't fly there isn't much reason to avoid white gas stoves, but canister stoves are okay too.

I am not so sure about how rental cars are right now. The prices were through the roof the...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I agree that I wouldn't fly with my SVEA, but I...

I agree that I wouldn't fly with my SVEA, but I have had no trouble finding parts. I bought a rebuild kit recently just to have it on hand. I looked at what was available at the time and it looked...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I know folks who say they just used what they...

I know folks who say they just used what they could dribble out of the hoses after the station was unattended. Also why go in and ask to buy? I haven't gone inside a gas station to buy gas in...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

What? Aren't the bottles interchangeable? I...

What? Aren't the bottles interchangeable? I thought they were and a quick search seems to indicate they are. In any case I tend to use different bottles on different kinds of trips.

I have not...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

That looks like a really nice setup and the Bush...

That looks like a really nice setup and the Bush Buddy Mini looks like a good idea. It is just enough smaller to fit inside an 800 ml titainium pot. I might buy one for backpacking if fire bans...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I am unlikely to be shopping for a white gas...

I am unlikely to be shopping for a white gas stove since i am happy with both the SVEA and the Whisperlite so the point is probably moot, but I wonder... Is the Dragonfly that much louder only when...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By staehpj1

Worst case I'd be willing to only turn on the gps...

Worst case I'd be willing to only turn on the gps a few times per day or to navigate when finding stuff in town. Most of my touring days don't involve many turns other than in town and I stay out of...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By staehpj1

That or be very flexible on the schedule and or...

That or be very flexible on the schedule and or willing to bail and have bail out options.
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I haven't owned or used a Dragonfly. I know that...

I haven't owned or used a Dragonfly. I know that people complain about the Whisperlite and the Svea123 though which I find quite pleasant. I guess maybe the Dragonfly is much louder. I just have a...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

Are you on tour? Or are you weird like me and...

Are you on tour? Or are you weird like me and sometimes fire up the camp stoves at home?

That bolded part is one thing that I read again and again and just can't relate to. I find that soft roar...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

BTW, I have often found USPS cheaper than UPS for...

BTW, I have often found USPS cheaper than UPS for stuff like that. Also paying for and printing your label online at myusps.com is always cheaper than walking into a post office. You might need to...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

Packing it up to ship it home is a fairly big...

Packing it up to ship it home is a fairly big hassle in my mind. Given the low price of this stove I might risk the loss as long as I wasn't worried that the'd confiscate an expensive pot(s) too. ...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By staehpj1

I don't get it, are they anti tourism? Do they...

I don't get it, are they anti tourism? Do they not want to encourage folks to visit from out of state and spend their money in the state? I took a quick peek at the state website and indeed it...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,841
Posted By staehpj1

My math was incorrect as I accidentally based it...

My math was incorrect as I accidentally based it on 64 ounces being a gallon. Dumb mistake, too early in the morning. I stand corrected.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

Is that plywood? It looks like it in the...

Is that plywood? It looks like it in the picture. If so probably not the best thing for the test. Not even real soft wood sticks given no continuous grain and lots of glue joints throughout. Not...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,841
Posted By staehpj1

Hmmm. Since the actual weight of 100 ounces of...

Hmmm. Since the actual weight of 100 ounces of water is 13 pounds the average weight on the back is probably fairly close to 6 pounds if you start with a full or near full pack and drink it all or at...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,841
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, your math is pretty fuzzy. Yes it is over 6...

FWIW, your math is pretty fuzzy. Yes it is over 6 pounds, but WAY over. 100 fluid ounces is over a gallon and a half (1.5625 to be exact). A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds so 100 ounces of water...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

If the phone is just turned on once in a while to...

If the phone is just turned on once in a while to check or send texts or to check the location on the GPS it might keep up with not much cooking. For sure I wouldn't expect to use it in anything but...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

Isn't that the one that is supposed to be able to...

Isn't that the one that is supposed to be able to charge your phone?

Btw, those wet windy days might be the best days to try it out. That is what you need to be able to deal with when on the road....
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By staehpj1

Your desire to pack light doesn't surprise me in...

Your desire to pack light doesn't surprise me in the least. I often have packed quite light myself. I went coast to coast witth 14 pounds including the bags and trimmed gear weight since then. I...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

My impression was that yellow bottle heet isn't...

My impression was that yellow bottle heet isn't too bad, but red bottle heet is to be avoided. The whole ban issue has me considering using a stove with a shutoff valve on long tours. It will be less...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

One more thing and this one is a question. Is...

One more thing and this one is a question. Is wood fire soot an issue for TSA inspection? Will it maybe trigger getting unpacked and everything swabbed? Will anything sooty get confiscated? My...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't mean to completely rain on your parade....

I didn't mean to completely rain on your parade. I'd like to find one that worked out well enough to tempt me to use it for at least some types of my trips. At present I mostly use alcohol pop can...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By staehpj1

I always wanted one to work out and tried a few...

I always wanted one to work out and tried a few home brew ones. They never worked out for me. I saw a few factory made ones other guys had in camp and they seemed to have the same issues with them...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By staehpj1

All four panniers the same? So if I am reading...

All four panniers the same? So if I am reading that right, and the ortleib specs are close enough to that, your 4 panniers weigh in at a combined weight of about six and a half pounds. You said your...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,803
Posted By staehpj1

Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying...

Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying following. It is pretty far outside my typical touring interest/experience, but your work and the associated links have been interesting. There are so...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By staehpj1

Oh, btw, if you really must use that fork and a...

Oh, btw, if you really must use that fork and a front rack, why not figure out a way to use the brake mount point as a top anchor point and skip the mid fork mount points.
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By staehpj1

That just doesn't make sense to me. Most panniers...

That just doesn't make sense to me. Most panniers are going to weigh at least 5 pounds empty for a set of 4 putting, but even if you have some exceptionally light panniers at say 3 pounds that would...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By staehpj1

That wasn't very clear to me (the video didn't...

That wasn't very clear to me (the video didn't play). Were they trying to describe biacromial width as shown here https://www.healthline.com/health/average-shoulder-width#1988-to-1994
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By staehpj1

I guess I am wide shouldered, but I wouldn't have...

I guess I am wide shouldered, but I wouldn't have thought I was all that unusually so. I guess that since I am relatively short and prefer a frame sized fairly small for my height it means that they...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By staehpj1

I am a little surprised that I am the only one...

I am a little surprised that I am the only one who at this point has answered that "My hands are spread narrower than my shoulders". Does everyone really either find that their bikes came with bars...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By staehpj1

Body type probably does come into play, but I...

Body type probably does come into play, but I think sometimes the whole spin higher cadence thing can be oversold at times. Folks can go too far either way on that.

I remember times when Id be at...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By staehpj1

Yeh, just to be clear if it is easy to wash my...

Yeh, just to be clear if it is easy to wash my shorts daily I do as well. If I have access to a sink or shower in camp my shorts get washed out too. If I wild camp a few days in a row they may not...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By staehpj1

I was using a 21.9" granny on my Trans America,...

I was using a 21.9" granny on my Trans America, but I was in my heavy packing phase (my first tour). It should be noted that I was okay with over 50 pounds of stuff and made it up climbs like...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By staehpj1

The washing thing has been a big problem for...

The washing thing has been a big problem for some. Both the need to wash daily and the need for having them dry at the start of the day seem to be a prime requirement for many or even most. They...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By staehpj1

I hadn't paid attention that the Ozarks and...

I hadn't paid attention that the Ozarks and Appalachians were not in the plan. That does eliminate the steepest climbing. On the TA the climbs in the west are long, but generally not so steep.
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