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Forum: Touring
01-03-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By PedalingWalrus

my trainer might object to this

my trainer might object to this
Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,388
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have not stopped traveling during covid...

I have not stopped traveling during covid although there have been a few setbacks that need to be reclaimed. One of them was when British Airways canceled my flight to Glasgow. So May 5th I am...
Forum: Touring
12-14-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have SON dynamo and front and rear lights on...

I have SON dynamo and front and rear lights on several of my bikes. The USB port for feature for recharging my phone is a toss up. You need to be maintaining 10+ mph to reliably charge a cell phone. ...
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I considered circumnavigating Puerto Rico last...

I considered circumnavigating Puerto Rico last year but opted for alternate idea instead. I still would love to do the Puerto Rico trip. I think it would be great.
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
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
12-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By PedalingWalrus

That itinerary looks doable. It is a good trip....

That itinerary looks doable. It is a good trip. We did it last spring but continued to Manhattan to complete the Empire Trail.
11-16-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,050
Posted By PedalingWalrus

sixty

sixty
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I would but I donít think 2023 is my year 👍

I would but I donít think 2023 is my year 👍
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Sometimes it is a problem on my bikes with manual...

Sometimes it is a problem on my bikes with manual disk brakes with exposed cables with couplers. Kinking definitely happens if I donít pay attention how I position things
Forum: Foo
11-03-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12,081
Views: 2,564,512
Posted By PedalingWalrus

what is the size of the opening? (asking for a...

what is the size of the opening? (asking for a friend)
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9,587
Views: 1,388,057
Posted By PedalingWalrus

extreme loitering

extreme loitering
Forum: Foo
10-16-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,587
Views: 1,388,057
Posted By PedalingWalrus

wedding day

wedding day
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,081
Views: 2,564,512
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah it's all fun and games until your 5 year old...

yeah it's all fun and games until your 5 year old comes home with dislocated shoulder and broken arm and no winning purse
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,168
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ok duly noted

ok

duly noted
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,168
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Duzer basically broke that belt. Chain would not...

Duzer basically broke that belt. Chain would not have worked either in those conditions but more importantly, he just did not know...so his actions will surely change next time. What he did with the...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think they are excellent. You can cinch the...

I think they are excellent. You can cinch the bottle real tight with the bungee or loosen it up completely. The bottle stays in by gravity and IMHO does not require cinching at all so you can just...
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the feed bags are on the inside

the feed bags are on the inside
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,302
Posted By PedalingWalrus

From Albany to the Catskills is more hilly and...

From Albany to the Catskills is more hilly and definitely winding and twisting. You may enjoy it. All the way to Kingston or Manhattan if You have the time.
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I did shed tears yesterday after finding it out....

I did shed tears yesterday after finding it out. Very sad.
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9,587
Views: 1,388,057
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that is why as kids we practice the pinata

that is why as kids we practice the pinata
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Maybe I should consider Jones bars. I have them...

Maybe I should consider Jones bars. I have them on my fat bikes and one touring bike that I left overseas at the inlaws. The Jones bars have worked great for me. I wonder where to put the grip...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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Esbjerk, Denmark - Men At Sea statues
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Copenhagen ...

Copenhagen

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When you order bakery goods make sure you tell...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Copenhagen ...

Copenhagen

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Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Copenhagen ...

Copenhagen
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Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By PedalingWalrus

What a great thread and great photos. Love the...

What a great thread and great photos. Love the new contributions. Glad to see people touring despite ... :-)
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
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: Foo
09-07-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By PedalingWalrus

well that would be the way to do it and it...

well that would be the way to do it and it happens so most likely it was a bot. Now what? :-)
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Have a great tour Indy!

Have a great tour Indy!
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I will admit that at my over 50 age I am not...

I will admit that at my over 50 age I am not interested in doing tennis again even though I would love it. Not interested in wrecking my knee or ankle ... got other spots to enjoy --- you got to pick...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
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
09-07-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By PedalingWalrus

it may be placebo but I do enjoy the dampness of...

it may be placebo but I do enjoy the dampness of carbon bars when I ride - that is probably for another discussion though ;-)
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Butterfly handlebars ? Opinions sought

Howdy. Anyone touring with butterfly handlebars? Seems like a they offer more hand positions than drop bars...I am intrigued and interested to try.

Does anyone know who makes them in carbon?
...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Here is the cherry on top: my friendís bike was...

Here is the cherry on top: my friendís bike was in a hardshell case
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. I completely removed my rotors ... knock on...

yeah. I completely removed my rotors ... knock on wood ... I seem to be doing marginally better each time with packing but they really find ways how to screw with your bike. I have no idea what is...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think it was a front rim

I think it was a front rim
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,130
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yea. by comparison I did not have any flats. I am...

Yea. by comparison I did not have any flats. I am a firm believer in the Schwalbe Marathon tires.

He is not like a bull in a china shop. He is actually quite good on his equipment. I think it is...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I got a bent rear spoke and the wheel looked like...

I got a bent rear spoke and the wheel looked like it could use trueing during the ride.

My friend had a bent brake rotor and his rim had a gash/crack in it. We weren't sure if it would hold for...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I donít really know the brand or model name of...

I donít really know the brand or model name of the kickstand and as of now the bike is still in the packed box in the trunk of my car 😄 I plan to ship it to california tomorrow and I fly there in 2...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,130
Posted By PedalingWalrus

My friend and I just completed a 1000+ miles...

My friend and I just completed a 1000+ miles tour. He was running tubeless on Schwalbe G1 tires and had 8 flats over the course of 13 days. He got up and running much quicker than with tubes by just...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,130
Posted By PedalingWalrus

all of the above usually 50+miles per day

all of the above

usually 50+miles per day
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,130
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I waffle between 220 and 240 lbs, my rims are...

I waffle between 220 and 240 lbs, my rims are Nextie 29x35mm 32 holes ... touring gear varies and honestly I don't really weigh it but my one of my bikes is full heavy steel Co-Motion Divide with...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,145
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,130
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I am overall a heavy rider and some of my bikes...

I am overall a heavy rider and some of my bikes are considered heavy by normal standards and I have been touring on carbon rims for years. No problem - I do use maximum number of spokes and sturdy...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,145
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: 2,105
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
08-24-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,748
Posted By PedalingWalrus

well, if the shirt is not dry in the morning I...

well, if the shirt is not dry in the morning I put it on before I start packing. The body heat dries it right out and if not completely then the subsequent bike ride will...until it dampens from my...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By PedalingWalrus

for me the Imperial felt great right out of the...

for me the Imperial felt great right out of the box. I have it on our tandem and it is my favorite saddle for comfort on long multi day rides
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,748
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I agree on San Diego area for wool tops. Probably...

I agree on San Diego area for wool tops. Probably less practical.
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,748
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I use wool all the time in warm or cold...

I use wool all the time in warm or cold conditions. I just finished circumnavigation of Denmark where I tented or sheltered exclusively. Throughout the 14 days I wore one wool top and my trusty IBEX...
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