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Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I did order those MLD panniers. Have not had an...

I did order those MLD panniers. Have not had an opportunity to test them yet but I will when they come in. For longer distance trip I am planning on bringing them to South Korea next spring.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,092
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well, regarding your question on how to relax...

Well, regarding your question on how to relax when going to bed...I suppose accepting your fate and role in the food chain is one way to settle the mind. In general, wildlife should leave You alone...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,092
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last weekend with 4 friends we biked from...

Last weekend with 4 friends we biked from Burlington Vermont to Portland Maine on the Cross Vermont Adventure trail and Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail. Second night in Jefferson, NH the temps...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I also use those. They roll fast IMHO. ...

Yeah. I also use those. They roll fast IMHO.

They are easy on and easy off too. I won't break my tire levers :-)

They absorb bumps very well. Nice plush ride.
...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
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
08-29-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

S24O over the weekend directly from our home to a...

S24O over the weekend directly from our home to a location 30 miles away. Our second camping trip on our second tandem that we got this year. It's a cushy cruiser.
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Another use of front rack is to put a bag on it...

Another use of front rack is to put a bag on it and not use handlebar bag.
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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hope he is with her ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah the sucker was ME :-) I volunteered haha ...

Yeah the sucker was ME :-) I volunteered haha

here is proof:
...
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I drove with the bike.

I drove with the bike.
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We did RAGBRAI 2022

Howdy. We completed RAGBRAI last Sunday. It was the first time for us and we had a great time. I would say it exceeded my expectations. As my friend aptly stated: woodstock on two wheels. :-) Here...
Forum: Touring
07-18-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,474
Posted By PedalingWalrus

A Brooks saddle is not some mythical thing. It's...

A Brooks saddle is not some mythical thing. It's just a saddle. If Your current saddle works fine for You then don't switch.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah that seems pretty simple and as a workable...

yeah that seems pretty simple and as a workable solution. I ordered a pair. Many thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I don't remember my first tour even though it was...

I don't remember my first tour even though it was not a long time ago. I really started touring no later than 10 years ago or so. I was able to find a photo from 2016 on a bikepacking trip to...
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The campground at Salen had an affordable...

The campground at Salen had an affordable laundry option. I proceeded to do laundry and chat with others and generally enjoy my time. I was told that tomorrow there is a high wind warning. I...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

South Shore Massachusetts ...

South Shore Massachusetts
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Forum: Touring
02-03-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,340
Posted By PedalingWalrus

not necessarily. My wife enjoyed the increased...

not necessarily. My wife enjoyed the increased cadence without the mandatory torque. It is all in the motivation. Increased cadence makes the legs look more toned. She says her legs look better than...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have the one of ...

I have the one of
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the first Disk...
Forum: Touring
01-03-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,850
Posted By PedalingWalrus

my trainer might object to this

my trainer might object to this
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We rented an SUV and threw our tandem bike...

We rented an SUV and threw our tandem bike (uncoupled) in the back and drove to Buffalo. When we finished in NYC we rented another SUV and drove home to Maine
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Copenhagen ...

Copenhagen
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Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,405
Posted By PedalingWalrus

GEEZ ;-) I am almost ready to be talked out of it...

GEEZ ;-) I am almost ready to be talked out of it

... which, in many cases, is a GOOD THING :-)
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I find the longer the trip the less practical it...

I find the longer the trip the less practical it is to wear a chamois. Having said that I kind of waffle between yay or nay. Either way, I keep riding.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,747
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Now that I know you will be 2-3 weeks in France...

Now that I know you will be 2-3 weeks in France and possibly longer Euro tour I would stay with my original recommendations plus:

ditch the underwear completely...maybe one pair

replace...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,747
Posted By PedalingWalrus

how many days is this for? For a weekend...

how many days is this for?

For a weekend trip (2 nights) You just need 1 pair of riding clothes and 1 pair of sleep clothes that could double up as two layers riding clothes in case of some...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,369
Posted By PedalingWalrus

If I go on a multiday trip there is a final...

If I go on a multiday trip there is a final destination but the day to day destinations are not set in stone
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 13. 84 Miles ...

Day 13. 84 Miles

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Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 8. 89 miles ...

Day 8. 89 miles

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More glorious single track with wooded gravel roads


...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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End of the Denmark tour. Took the long way to the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,364
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah ,sadly, every time I have flown I have been...

Yeah ,sadly, every time I have flown I have been dealing in one way or another with some kind of effect on my bicycle...from chipped paint to bent rotors to bent cranks.... every time I get a little...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I wish You well...I do but let me just quip: ...

I wish You well...I do but let me just quip:

Unless we finance our own self published path it is extremely difficult to get published...it is sort of the same as saying: I am going to compose a...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,721
Posted By PedalingWalrus

below $150?

below $150?
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,457
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I just bought my flight ticket so I guess the...

I just bought my flight ticket so I guess the trip is ON 👍❤️💪😁
Forum: Northeast
06-15-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think this could be easily mitigated for the...

I think this could be easily mitigated for the benefit of all. The North Maine Woods gravel roads does not get lumber activity EVERYWHERE and at the same time NOT ALL gravel roads will have logging...
06-06-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 75,398
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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06-02-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,738
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Why would it be creepy? Is Your life a strung up...

Why would it be creepy? Is Your life a strung up movement between bunkers and closed shutters? Are You a secret agent or an assassin? :-)

A computer app figured out how to link your contacts and...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

for us it is one pannier for tent, matts and...

for us it is one pannier for tent, matts and sleeping bags, one pannier for cooking and food (sort of), then each of us gets a pannier for clothes (so that is 4 panniers)

then handlebar bag and a...
Forum: Touring
05-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the trailer is just another anchor. If You have...

the trailer is just another anchor. If You have the luxury of time (most precious commodity) then just GO
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

CAMPING: I would say that, practically, there are...

CAMPING: I would say that, practically, there are very few worthy commercial campgrounds from Albany to NYC. There are a few exceptions, however, so I encourage You to google maps search the vicinity...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,939
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I had a 21 miles commute for 2 years until covid...

I had a 21 miles commute for 2 years until covid killed it. It is doable. I drove a car during bonafide rain days. It is totally doable. My commute was 2100 feet of elevation gain too. Actually, the...
Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,682
Posted By PedalingWalrus

here are a couple of examples where one can just...

here are a couple of examples where one can just cut across instead of the extra loop

...
Forum: Touring
05-15-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,868
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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On the Empire State Trail
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,935
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Wool bike knickers double up as long johns during...

Wool bike knickers double up as long johns during camping and wool long sleeve bike shirt could be the top to sleep in. This way you can take bike shorts, bike knickers, 2 bike tops and 2 pairs of...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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two of our touring buddies joined us...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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Great camping at lock 20. Recommended!...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Trip Report - The Empire State Trail - Completed

Hi Folks,

We have just returned from our vacation touring the Empire State Trail.

We started in Buffalo on Friday April 30th and finished May 10th
All in all we biked 10 days and 613 miles, 3...
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,075
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Ok I tried reading the facts again. Here is...

Ok

I tried reading the facts again. Here is what I surmised:

MD - Maryland or maybe Mount Desert (Acadia)
MDI - Mount Desert Island
FL - Florida
3 dogs
a bike trailer
operative hip
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,075
Posted By PedalingWalrus

TBH I am kind of confused with this thread.

TBH I am kind of confused with this thread.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-23-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 65,000
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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