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Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ok. Here You Go :-)...

ok. Here You Go :-) (https://www.strava.com/activities/7818007690)
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah, whippoorwill is a huge PITA :-) I once...

Yeah, whippoorwill is a huge PITA :-)

I once camped on an island in a hammock and woke up hearing what sounded like a deer walking through. When I woke up to pee before sunrise I spooked a dear...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
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
09-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the previous screen shots were from friends...

the previous screen shots were from friends strava who recorded the trip in one take. I noticed a straight line there and checked it with my strava for comparison - he may have had a gps hickup...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes, it seems like we did ride through the...

Yes, it seems like we did ride through the forest:

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...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
Posted By PedalingWalrus

soo - how did the S240 go?

soo - how did the S240 go?
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By PedalingWalrus

there now is a new trail that circumnavigates the...

there now is a new trail that circumnavigates the island in addition to the rail trail they had. This new trail seems to be more for hiking but I have seen photos of people biking it on mountain and...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 06:02 PM
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 817
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
09-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Bike Touring South Korea and visiting jimjilbang spas

Has anyone bike toured South Korea and visited their bathhouses during the tour? I am particularly wondering about the logistics of leaving our bikes outside or being able to bring them in somewhere...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,006
Posted By PedalingWalrus

as you have surmised by the answers the...

as you have surmised by the answers the conclusion is there is no 1 type of stove that is ideal for the trip because it depends on WHERE you are going and what the CONDITIONS of the destination are. ...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 892
Posted By PedalingWalrus

also ... the regular non touring bikes and...

also ... the regular non touring bikes and saddles are good at being light but (in theory) not great at all day in the saddle, day after day after day touring ... for that saddles that are more...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 892
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ah and then ... there is also RAGBRAI

ah and then ... there is also RAGBRAI
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Sounds like fun. How many days do You have?

Sounds like fun. How many days do You have?
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 892
Posted By PedalingWalrus

sounds like what you are seeking is way more...

sounds like what you are seeking is way more stressful than just carry some gear with You. OTOH - what do you really need to carry? By definition (hotels), you will be picking touring through...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This past weekend we struck a conversation at a...

This past weekend we struck a conversation at a local farm market with a guy who just came from touring in Asia. He tried renting a motorcycle and riding but gave up after few days of seeing many...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. I have a a CF Blackbird tenor

yeah. I have a a CF Blackbird tenor
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Ukulele. In theory… got the carrier figured out...

Ukulele. In theory… got the carrier figured out and did daytrips with it but not multiday tour yet. Would need another mysician to go with to make it work well
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 605
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well You can change the fork and the drive...

Well

You can change the fork and the drive train and get a second wheelset voilla! :-)
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thailand musings

OK. So, tentatively we were planning to tour South Korea next spring but some friends expressed their bucket list desire to tour Thailand. So I looked it up, literally for the first time and found...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 668
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I would tour in the winter but only on...

Yeah. I would tour in the winter but only on dedicated bike trails. Riding your bike in traffic in the winter is a terrible experience not to mention it ruins your nice bicycle.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I have had a few two hoop tents (still have...

Yeah. I have had a few two hoop tents (still have 3) and I just love them. Minimal number of stakes. Fast up and fast down.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 347,852
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. Thanks. Took over one year to get it but...

Yeah. Thanks. Took over one year to get it but all is well now. It tours real nice. Cheers!
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
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: 668
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By PedalingWalrus

basically there come situations when it's...

basically there come situations when it's raining, its getting dark and you've spent a few hours riding and looking for a camp spot to no avail when at last minute you find some kind of gazebo or...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 347,852
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
08-29-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 605
Posted By PedalingWalrus

So basically to save You some time and misery the...

So basically to save You some time and misery the answer to the Sirrus is: not recommended.

I'm glad you report that the sirrus is a comfortable ride all day long but what does it really mean?...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Cheers.I have seen a few Rivendells on the ride...

Cheers.I have seen a few Rivendells on the ride and may have seen yours although I don't recall seeing one with couplers.
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,128
Posted By PedalingWalrus

FWIW I am rocking 40mm tires on the Divide. It is...

FWIW I am rocking 40mm tires on the Divide. It is a heavy bike, best appreciated fully loaded. Option: get more brazeons on the fork
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
Posted By PedalingWalrus

pretty good. It looks like it would fit many...

pretty good. It looks like it would fit many thing and even accept some extras on top in those bungees.
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The section somewhere between Westport and Port...

The section somewhere between Westport and Port Henry was pretty hilly :-) Beautiful area to bike.
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I just added a new rack to my Comotion Divide...

I just added a new rack to my Comotion Divide yesterday. It takes front bags but also has loops for panniers ...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
Posted By PedalingWalrus

AH - BINGO! Excellent use of the front platform...

AH - BINGO! Excellent use of the front platform could sometimes be the Thermarest! I forgot about that conundrum sometimes especially if You use foam mattress or if You inflatable mattress has a...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
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
08-13-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tent on the rear rack, crocs on the front rack or...

Tent on the rear rack, crocs on the front rack or use front rack to ziptie a Wald basket…I am fond of baskets lately. Sleeping bag in a drybag/compression bag inside pannier. YMMW
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 347,852
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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hope he is with her ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By PedalingWalrus

It's the cat's meow :-)

It's the cat's meow :-)
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah I suppose if I toured in totally sketchy...

yeah I suppose if I toured in totally sketchy places that would be a concern. I have not run out of explorations of places where this is not much of a concern. I do not leave my bike unattended...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I keep waffling between systems as trips and...

I keep waffling between systems as trips and bikes lend themselves to different applications and don't forget the third axis ;-) basketpacking. I am in love with front basket inclusion into trip...
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

could it be? anyone else from overseas...

could it be?


anyone else from overseas try hitting ragbrai.com?
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. if covid is a concern I do not recommend...

yeah. if covid is a concern I do not recommend participating in this ride
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the mechanics of the ride are this: 1. You...

the mechanics of the ride are this:

1. You put all your camping stuff in one bag that is under 50 lbs (yes they weigh it)
2. Every morning, you wake up, pack your stuff into the bag, carry the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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

Yeah the sucker was ME :-) I volunteered haha

here is proof:
...
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We heard similar sentiments before we went: Oh...

We heard similar sentiments before we went: Oh you MUST go with an outfitter. ... or us this was not true. We opted for to go without an outfitter and everything was fine.
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. covid love crowds and 20,000 riders...

yeah. covid love crowds and 20,000 riders mingling is no way to avoid it :-)
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I drove with the bike.

I drove with the bike.
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
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: 2,025
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
07-09-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I bought from bike24.com

I bought from bike24.com
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