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Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By BobG

I have three widths ... position A- about...

I have three widths ...

position A- about the same as Miele Man's fun bike at 7"/18cm. Awesome mtb braking power up here!
position B- my go-to spot on the hoods at 16"/41cm, my approximate...
09-05-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By BobG

Thanks for the suggestion mw. I just ordered a...

Thanks for the suggestion mw. I just ordered a pair. The metal teeth on mine pictured above are indeed a hazard.
09-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By BobG

I climb a 14% hill on my regular trip home from...

I climb a 14% hill on my regular trip home from the coffee shop. I find the SPDs keep me in the correct position over the pedals and may prevent a sudden lurch off the edge if I lose concentration...
08-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By BobG

Yep, I use the Shimano M324 dual pedal. Platform...

Yep, I use the Shimano M324 dual pedal. Platform on one side ...

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SPD on the...
08-19-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By BobG

zjrog - I passed my final ankle x-ray test on...

zjrog - I passed my final ankle x-ray test on Tuesday. Fusion is almost complete. Total down time was May 25-August 3. The surgeon suggested that I wear my AFO for a few weeks when I do anything...
08-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By BobG

L+(2xW)+(2xH) cannot exceed 130" without paying...

L+(2xW)+(2xH) cannot exceed 130" without paying oversize (up to 165" max)

57+(2x7)+(2x26) = 123"
53+(2x8)+(2x30) = 129"
53+(2x9)+(2x30) = 131"

Will a 29" high box work? Cutting 1" of height...
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

Stuart- I got curious about Allstays and paid $10...

Stuart- I got curious about Allstays and paid $10 for the mobile app just so I could play with it. I think you told me about it years ago on this forum, thanks. Before I just used the free desktop...
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

Short answer? It has a mind of its own! It...

Short answer? It has a mind of its own!

It seems to be most accurate within one state but will only go so far in distance if you specify a town. I did a search from Gilead ME (near the state line)...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

No, Burns Lake CG is way the heck up near...

No, Burns Lake CG is way the heck up near Whitefield in Coos County, That's almost 50 miles away from Jackson where my search was directed. Israel River is near Jefferson. Gorham was also out of my...
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

"Walk in" campsites in this part of New England...

"Walk in" campsites in this part of New England are usually out of range for bike tourists. Maybe not so out west where you are. You might mt bike into the Rocky Branch shelter but you're not going...
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

cyccommute - Yes, Allstays was my first...

cyccommute - Yes, Allstays was my first suggestion back at post 3 but I thought I'd suggest Google also. If you crop your photo, zoom in to the boundaries of my Google Map and erase all of the...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,333
Posted By BobG

Here's the international barrier on Church ST in...

Here's the international barrier on Church ST in Stanstead QC, LOL! ...
...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,333
Posted By BobG

I told this story before at another thread but...

I told this story before at another thread but here it is again ...

Years ago I was staffing an ACA Cycle VT. One morning I was on the early shift in a van marking turns with chalk spray. At Derby...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobG

Nothing works better though than Google Maps...

Nothing works better though than Google Maps "campground near ______" ... fill in the blank. Click on the pin drop for a link to camground details and website. Scroll in on the map for closeup on the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By BobG

Back in 2000 ACA had a Y2K version of the tour....

Back in 2000 ACA had a Y2K version of the tour. An extra large group with two leaders. Several folks cancelled and some dropped out bringing the group down to the more typical, manageable 14 or so....
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,037
Posted By BobG

Have airlines stopped providing the HUGE box?...

Have airlines stopped providing the HUGE box? (both wheels on, bars turned with pedals off) It's been a few years since I've flown but in the past I've had absolutely no problem with damage, missing...
07-26-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By BobG

zjrog- I'm overweight also, 5'5", 180-190 pounds....

zjrog- I'm overweight also, 5'5", 180-190 pounds.

Supporting yourself one-legged on crutches may be where your weight will be a hindrance. You probably already know this from your knee surgery....
07-24-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By BobG

zjrog- I moved my post from the knee thread over...

zjrog- I moved my post from the knee thread over to here for continuity with the previous discussion ...

Well 1 1/2+ years after originally posting above, my injections stopped working. I had...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,227
Posted By BobG

I concluded two westbound TransAm tours in...

I concluded two westbound TransAm tours in Portland. I had no problem cycling from the downtown hostel (then on Hawthorne Blvd?) to the airport either. In fact two of our ACA groups cycled from...
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By BobG

The Rixen & Kaul "Vario" hooks in my photo...

The Rixen & Kaul "Vario" hooks in my photo include a center locking clip that prevents bags from disloging vertically from a bump. My rack is constructed with a near vertical front hoop which...
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By BobG

I would too not that low I...

I would too



not that low



I agree
Forum: Touring
06-25-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,735
Posted By BobG

Heh! Reminds me of an experience in Montreal....

Heh! Reminds me of an experience in Montreal. After a 6 week trip in France I flew back to Montreal. After crossing the Cartier Bridge while cycling back to NH I confidently stopped a pedestrian and...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By BobG

11 TransAm maps ... ...

11 TransAm maps ...

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06-08-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By BobG

Why don't you just retrofit a conventional...

Why don't you just retrofit a conventional touring bike using the components you like? Pictured below is my Bruce Gordon with a (now unavailable) BionX hub motor. You could do the same with a Surly...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By BobG

Back in the 60s all I used for light hosteling...

Back in the 60s all I used for light hosteling type touring were tubular (sew up) tires. Clement "Elvezia" was the standard, cheap cotton, throw away model. By "throw away" I mean they only cost...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,096
Posted By BobG

Correction!

I miscalculated mileage earlier. Probably closer to 3000 miles on the worn Snoqualmie Pass tire pictured at post 71 above. Not bad mileage after all for a tire installed late June of 2020!
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,096
Posted By BobG

Pete, I would guess about 1200 miles. That's...

Pete, I would guess about 1200 miles. That's around town unloaded as I can no longer take long tours. In comparison I replaced my rear tire (700x32 Continental?) on a TransAm tour at 3000 miles in...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,096
Posted By BobG

I gave Jan Heine's 700x44 Rene Herse "Snoqualmie...

I gave Jan Heine's 700x44 Rene Herse "Snoqualmie Pass" tires a try last summer. They rode wonderfully on both paved and gravel roads but I found the smooth tread versions were just too paper thin. I...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobG

The link zooms fine on my desktop as would any...

The link zooms fine on my desktop as would any pdf file. Tom, did you click on the + icon at lower right? (or use scroll wheel?)

edit: my ten year old mobile device has trouble with it also.
...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,626
Posted By BobG

Yep, I liked the Keen sandals which fit me best...

Yep, I liked the Keen sandals which fit me best but as stated above they are no longer made. I also have a pair of Shimano sandals. They have a wider, clunkier heel requiring the cleats to be...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,860
Posted By BobG

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I...

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I prefer a campground with other folks around. Just the chatter of kids at an adjacent site provides companionship. I also enjoy having a picnic table to...
Forum: Touring
03-14-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,694
Posted By BobG

This 27" wheel (retired in '94 at age 12) has...

This 27" wheel (retired in '94 at age 12) has always been used with rim brakes. It has been ...

-across the US on the TransAm
-from CO to AB Canada (lots of gravel)
-from SK Canada to NM (lots...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,274
Posted By BobG

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best...

Heh! Each to their own. I think it's the best time of the day to be sipping a coffee at the picnic table and looking over the day's map.

Pete, I've been enjoying your forum posts and articles for...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,274
Posted By BobG

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group...

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group bored the heck out of me. Why? Many of them were up before the crack of dawn taking their tents down in the dark. They'd rush through breakfast eating...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By BobG

Better now? :D ...

Better now? :D

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Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By BobG

I made this trip one year starting and finishing...

I made this trip one year starting and finishing in Geneva. Maybe not the exact same roads but the same order of passes. Just buy the 1/200,000 Michelin maps and connect the dots using the smallest D...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,503
Posted By BobG

I always got a chuckle out of this ACA diversion....

I always got a chuckle out of this ACA diversion. Day 2 of a westbound TransAm at the end of the day when you just want to get to camp in Mineral VA. The ACA map takes you on a "scenic" 15 mile side...
02-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,068
Posted By BobG

Here's my Litespeed Classic with its original...

Here's my Litespeed Classic with its original Campagnolo Racing Triple ...

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Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,409
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
01-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By BobG

I found one more old print of the Shafer Trail....

I found one more old print of the Shafer Trail. Here are the switchbacks up high in the canyon on the way down to the White Rim Trail. If you look closely you can see my riding partner at the red...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By BobG

Yes!! ...

Yes!!

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BobG on White Rim Trail 1991 ^
...
01-15-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By BobG

I've inquired about cancellation with a friend...

I've inquired about cancellation with a friend who works at Tin Mt. Their website says "TBD". I've deleted two posts until I hear back.
01-14-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By BobG

You don't need a sanction from Tin Mt to ride the...

You don't need a sanction from Tin Mt to ride the Century Russ! I was riding the Pinkham/Crawford Notch loop back in the 70s before Tin Mt existed. I ride Bear Notch loop often also. There are plenty...
01-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By BobG

Living in Jackson and previously in Gorham I've...

Living in Jackson and previously in Gorham I've done this ride many times solo over the years. I have a great respect for Tin Mountain Conservation Center and know many of the staff there. That said,...
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,124
Posted By BobG

I'm guessing that's a 26" wheel in TCS' photo as...

I'm guessing that's a 26" wheel in TCS' photo as he figures a 104" high ...

26x40/10 = 104"

An 11 tooth small cog would produce a 94.5" high ...

26x40/11 = 94.5"
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,124
Posted By BobG

I broke two of them when I was in high school....

I broke two of them when I was in high school. Each one was a left crank of the Nuovo Record vintage that snapped at the pedal hole. Like this one -
...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,822
Posted By BobG

Sorry, I can't resist posting this clip from...

Sorry, I can't resist posting this clip from Airplane!

https://youtu.be/s0CYtHnkhXg

Now back to our regularly scheduled thread topic :D ...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,822
Posted By BobG

Heh! I'm kind of retro also. I've been using use...

Heh! I'm kind of retro also. I've been using use 3x9 for so long I could do it with my eyes shut. I even find indexed clicks to be a distraction and still prefer friction levers for 9 speed. I did...
12-28-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,156
Posted By BobG

The high Blackburn rack worked fine for me. These...

The high Blackburn rack worked fine for me. These photos were taken in 1983. I eventually bought a low rider which was just becoming popular then. The older style high rack provided a platform for my...
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By BobG

Buddy, These were all self-supported tours with...

Buddy, These were all self-supported tours with no van. An occasional motel but mostly camping.
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