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Forum: Touring
02-12-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By axolotl

In France , I find that IGN 1/100,000 maps are...

In France , I find that IGN 1/100,000 maps are even better than Michelin maps. But if you're sticking to eurovelo routes, you probably don't need the extra detail.
Forum: Touring
02-12-24, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Steve0000

Try the app Archies Camping to find campgrounds....

Try the app Archies Camping to find campgrounds. Google maps misses so many that appear on the app or you have to zoom in so much before some camps appear on Google Maps that don't come up in the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By elcruxio

I'm a fan of the German river routes and European...

I'm a fan of the German river routes and European river/canal routes overall. Especially the Elbe is pretty great. The cities alongside aren't that huge and can be ridden through relatively quickly...
Forum: Touring
02-08-24, 12:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,544
Posted By Yan

I've both hosted and stayed as a guest and have...

I've both hosted and stayed as a guest and have never had a negative experience. Keep in mind that as a guest your role is to provide socialization, storytelling, and entertainment to the host, so...
Forum: Touring
04-22-23, 05:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,866
Posted By staehpj1

I don't think that carrying more or less makes...

I don't think that carrying more or less makes you soft or not.

I carry big loads when I was young and didn't know any other way. I think the most was a winter backpacking trip where my pack was...
Forum: Touring
03-15-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By GhostRider62

TSA isn't the issue in foreign countries. ...

TSA isn't the issue in foreign countries.

Some medicines are banned in other countries. Like cannabis in Russia. Narcotic pain meds in some countries are outright banned. Know before you go. ...
Forum: Touring
02-01-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,788
Posted By veganbikes

I mean it depends on the trail, there are plenty...

I mean it depends on the trail, there are plenty of great cycling routes that are trails. The C&O and GAP and Katy Trails (as you mentioned) are all quite popular MUPs that people tour on. I think...
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Polaris OBark

Nice photos. Not clear what the warning referred...

Nice photos. Not clear what the warning referred to.

How do you like the Soma Saga? I have one, and am still trying to decide...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By phughes

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the...

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the cover from Brooks, but use it mainly when transporting the bike long distance on the bike rack. For day to day use, and on tour, the shower cap works...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,785
Posted By pdlamb

Those of us who have had run-ins with the...

Those of us who have had run-ins with the proprietor of crazyguy are likely to recommend some other site. I moved my account to wordpress; cycleblaze or blogspot would work as well.

Two...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A front fork without a wheel might puncture a...

A front fork without a wheel might puncture a tarp. When a bike is shipped from a manufacturer to a bike shop in a box, the front fork has a sacrificial plastic piece to prevent that. You might want...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By staehpj1

The Transit one from them has worked well for me....

The Transit one from them has worked well for me. I have used it to fly to a number of tours checking it as a checked bag. I managed to get all my UL gear in with the bike and still stay within the...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pick up a cheap plastic tarp to wrap it. ...

Pick up a cheap plastic tarp to wrap it.

Rinko bike bags (google it) usually involve fork removal which I suspect you do not want to do.

Or get a cheap bike bag from Nashbar or Performance.
Forum: Touring
12-26-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,280
Posted By Doug64

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us...

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us did a lot of touring before GPS, cell phones, and the internet. I don't remember getting lost all that often; and the times I did get lost, it was...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,280
Posted By mev

For what it is worth, unless you circumnavigate...

For what it is worth, unless you circumnavigate with a large arc - you could end up worse off than just going through the city.

To use Chicago as an illustration, there is a riverfront trail and...
12-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,766
Posted By merziac

The QR levers pointing rearward parallel to the...

The QR levers pointing rearward parallel to the ground is technical, safety, common sense, they are far less likely to be opened by debris, vegetation and errant contact.

Having them both on the...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,354
Posted By axolotl

You've made 577 posts, of which a whopping 346...

You've made 577 posts, of which a whopping 346 were new threads you've started. You usually never reply to questions or posts in your threads. You start new discussions about the same things,...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pratt

What I have done for route planning is to pick...

What I have done for route planning is to pick the towns names along the way and then Google them with queries about camping, motels, B&Bs, etc.
Also search the archives here and at CGOAB for others...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,962
Posted By Oakman

A Debit card sounds good. ​​​​

A Debit card sounds good.

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Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,560
Posted By jamawani

Massachusetts Out-of-State Camping Fees

Just ran across this beauty today -
Nickerson State Park on southern Cape Cod



Well, that tells me - a Wyoming resident - "Get lost!"
Which is probably the same attitude I will have towards...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By tcs

You want to piece together a trip across the US. ...

You want to piece together a trip across the US. I understand

but

consider taking Amtrak to Minot, ND, heading south to Washburn, ND and picking up Adventure Cycling's Lewis&Clark Trail back...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,202
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have...

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have a constant stream of angry drivers going past and an incredibly bored support driver when they aren't dealing with angry drivers. Most of the time...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,962
Posted By pdlamb

I can see my next bike will have to come with...

I can see my next bike will have to come with Evel Knievel Electric Assist. :D
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,480
Posted By dwmckee

Yes, this is a better bet. If you buy Ortleibs,...

Yes, this is a better bet. If you buy Ortleibs, keep in mind you can use them a year or two and sell them for a pretty good price too. Used generic panniers are basically unsellable; used Ortleibs...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,480
Posted By AeroGut

Also keep an eye out for used Ortlieb ones. Some...

Also keep an eye out for used Ortlieb ones. Some people get them and go on one trip and never use them again so they end up on Craigslist or FB marketplace etc. in essentially new condition for...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 407,813
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/29381ee4_9dd8_4d18_9575_e8159f531460_8a8a616f97a856f0c0610730ae7ac393c64bf0f9.jpeg
Saturday’s sunrise at Belleplain State Forest in NJ.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,687
Posted By jamawani

Nearly all state departments of transportation...

Nearly all state departments of transportation have traffic volume information online.
It is usually referred to as AADT - average annual daily traffic.
Some states now have interactive map apps.
...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,351
Posted By staehpj1

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using...

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using the site more. I have not donated in a number of years, but have given a few hundred dollars over the years and would donate again if I were to...
Forum: Touring
06-15-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,531
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like my Rohloff bike for some things,...

I like my Rohloff bike for some things, derailleur bikes for other things. I like to have both kinds of gearing, that gives me a choice of which bike to use.

First photo, my Rohloff bike (Thorn...
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