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Forum: Touring
10-04-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Yup, mental case here. That was as a direct...

Yup, mental case here. That was as a direct response to your claim that what you were doing was meant to be taken as an encouragement. The same bull somebody else called you on.
Forum: Touring
10-04-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

It is official, you are full of $hit. At no point...

It is official, you are full of $hit. At no point I even mention encouragement even tangentially, you were the one that brought it up out of the blue. Now you think that by just repeating it enough...
Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

And yet again you fail to point where I...

And yet again you fail to point where I complained about people not being encouraging. Dude, the entire transcript is here, do please point out where that happened.

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Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

If nothing else talking about this leads me to do...

If nothing else talking about this leads me to do some more homework. I found two potential leads for the insurance side of things

https://www.veracityinsurance.com/bicycle-tour-rental-insurance...
Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

I still have to go over this: Quote where...

I still have to go over this:

Quote where that happened or it only happened in your mind.


Really? Care to quote anything I said that made it sound like that?
Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

No my cranky friend, what I'm asking from post...

No my cranky friend, what I'm asking from post one is comments and suggestions, so I can refine my assumptions, so I can put together my proof of concept test case.

It goes like this: Do you know...
Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 01:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Not to mention that at no point I asked for...

Not to mention that at no point I asked for encouragement. Out of the blue he just claimed that was what he was doing all along.

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Forum: Touring
10-02-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Nope, but pretending your posts are meant to...

Nope, but pretending your posts are meant to encourage is a whole lot of smoke. It is your opinion and I take zero issues with it, I just find it puzzling that at the end you want to claim it was...
Forum: Touring
10-02-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

You really feel you are the encouraging type? No...

You really feel you are the encouraging type? No offense but if you plan on having kids you may want to let your wife handle that part of the talking ;)
Forum: Touring
10-02-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Let's see... spending disposable income on...

Let's see... spending disposable income on something I enjoy doing, which encourages me to spend a lot more time riding while working with hardware I love to thinker with. ****, sign me in for that...
Forum: Touring
10-02-23, 02:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Nah, I'm really looking forward to retirement...

Nah, I'm really looking forward to retirement from my sit-on-my-@$$-all-day job. I should be well funded for retirement, this would be something fun to do.
Forum: Touring
10-01-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Meh, I'm cool with that. But I also think my odds...

Meh, I'm cool with that. But I also think my odds are better than even. I have a long history of successfully monetizing my hobbies, and part of that is the intellectual challenge to make it work....
Forum: Touring
10-01-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

I'm old enough and have been on the internet long...

I'm old enough and have been on the internet long enough that I have learned it is not worth it to get aggravated.



And...



Keep in mind that I'm purposely avoiding walls of text, which...
Forum: Touring
09-30-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Yeah, they offer additional coverage which I can...

Yeah, they offer additional coverage which I can require. They currently don't have much of a presence outside of some big metropolitan areas.

P2P would solve insurance and on a big enough one...
Forum: Touring
09-30-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

I did mention it on post one as the important bit...

I did mention it on post one as the important bit of liability insurance.

Two P2P bike rental platforms I found were Apiko and Spinlister, neither really operates in the US. Europe, India, China,...
Forum: Touring
09-30-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Which is why I mentioned between 3 and 5 times...

Which is why I mentioned between 3 and 5 times already, hoping that if somebody had heard of such a service already that they would volunteer the info. There are a few in Europe, so with a bit of...
Forum: Touring
09-29-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

​​Let me put it this way; one of my hobbies has...

​​Let me put it this way; one of my hobbies has always been to monetize my hobbies. I'm a full time systems engineer and still find time to monetize my orchard, selling plants, and foraging for fun...
Forum: Touring
09-28-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

For starters, bar end shifters on everything. ...

For starters, bar end shifters on everything.

And as I said a few times, unless I could find a service that soaks up insurance like Turo does for cars or Airbnb does for rooms, it would not be...
Forum: Touring
09-28-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Mev; I have been taking into consideration a...

Mev;

I have been taking into consideration a lot of these angles. I just don't want to turn this into walls and walls of text. I figure hearing others would help me avoid being too myopic about...
Forum: Touring
09-28-23, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Not really... I'm already a healthy fraction of...

Not really... I'm already a healthy fraction of the way there. I'm not retiring for a while and I enjoy refurbishing vintage touring bikes. If I stop releasing them back into the wild I would be...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

I find it hard to believe that there would be no...

I find it hard to believe that there would be no niche between the $5k supported touring trip and the "here's your crappy bike, have a nice day" extremes.
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

As it is I have a small cadre of bikes I could...

As it is I have a small cadre of bikes I could outfit for this. I'm a few years until retirement acquiring bikes has not been a problem in the past so I could add to it just from my budget cash flow....
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Am I? I did say "renting them out and related...

Am I? I did say "renting them out and related touring services".

Alaska is a big place, pickup and drop off would enable folks to put more interesting miles under the tires. I specifically said...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

I would be too small an outfit (one man shop) to...

I would be too small an outfit (one man shop) to do much guiding. Then again as a one man shop I would be catering to the specific crowd that are after better equipment and mostly pick up and drop...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Keep in mind that touring means different things...

Keep in mind that touring means different things to different people. While some may indeed want the hard core experience I imagine most would be happy with shorter trips and even semi suorted trips...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 12:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,568
Posted By abdon

Pondering a touring bike rental business

I'm retiring in about 10 years. I have always monetized my hobbies in one way or another so looking at a growing herd of vintage touring bikes I'm wondering if renting them out and related touring...
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