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Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By indyfabz

Trails like the GAP, Mickelson, Olympian and...

Trails like the GAP, Mickelson, Olympian and NorPac will likely make you think differently about all trails.

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Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

That, and increased riding distance, will...

That, and increased riding distance, will probably make it much easier to fall asleep when you are ready.
09-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By indyfabz

Or simply not pay to ride on roads open to the...

Or simply not pay to ride on roads open to the public anyway.
09-26-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 7,560
Posted By indyfabz

80% of statistics are made up.

80% of statistics are made up.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

A flask of bourbon can help.

A flask of bourbon can help.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

Thanks. The confirms my recollection. You stayed...

Thanks. The confirms my recollection. You stayed on U.S. beyond Plainfield and got on the old rail bed further east. That must have been when I started seeing signs for the VT trail. You are...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. The first time I camped at a primitive...

Heh. The first time I camped at a primitive campsite was when I camped alone at the joint USFS/Adventure Cycling site a few miles up the west slope of Togwotee Pass in Wyoming. Up until that time I...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

I don't have an account, but I have still been...

I don't have an account, but I have still been able to look at Strava links. Thanks.
09-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 732
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. I have told this story before...Several...

Yep.

I have told this story before...Several years ago I locked my Surly LHT fitted with over $400 worth of racks to a bike rack outside an large indoor public market. Used a Kryptonite U-lock...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

So it looks like you did get on the trail at...

So it looks like you did get on the trail at Plainfield. The early miles of that thing were a mess, thanks in part due to sustained rain the day before. Later on there is a spur that takes you down...
09-26-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 732
Posted By indyfabz

Occam's razor. Maybe actually didn't put the...

Occam's razor. Maybe actually didn't put the lock around the top tube. An ex-GF did that with a relatively cheap fixie.

Even if the bike were locked correctly, how many people get struck my...
09-26-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 717,947
Posted By indyfabz

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Sunrise during my recent tour.
09-26-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By indyfabz

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

Two on Saturday. Three on Sunday. This...

Two on Saturday.

Three on Sunday.

This today:

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09-26-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By indyfabz

I see a red bike and I want to paint it black. No...

I see a red bike and I want to paint it black. No colors anymore. I want them to turn black.
09-26-22, 03:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 732
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve been locking up bikes outside in...

Iíve been locking up bikes outside in Philadelphia for decades. And they have not been beaters. Guess how many have been stolen?

Guess how many times my touring bike has been stolen while I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

The 🦅 🦅 look for realz.

The 🦅 🦅 look for realz.
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,909
Posted By indyfabz

One option is to ask people in campgrounds for...

One option is to ask people in campgrounds for white gas, or if you have the carrying capacity to look for a store or outfitter that will sell you a quart or a lesser quantity. Last year I stopped in...
09-25-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 732
Posted By indyfabz

Now that I think about it, there was another...

Now that I think about it, there was another thread some time ago where someone suggested the possibility that someone would saw through a frame to steal a bike for its components. Seemed like an...
09-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 732
Posted By indyfabz

If your bike were nice looking you would not be...

If your bike were nice looking you would not be considering defiling it. Hereís a suggestion: Ride it and use situational awareness.
09-25-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By indyfabz

If you rode a DF bike you did everything wrong.

If you rode a DF bike you did everything wrong.
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. The first night of my first ever tour...

Heh. The first night of my first ever tour (across the U.S. using ACA's Northern Tier route) we camped at Kitsap Memorial Park in WA. It was my first night ever camping. It was freezing in later...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By indyfabz

Did you ride through the Groton State Forest on...

Did you ride through the Groton State Forest on the trail? Back in June I got on a trail at its western end in Plainfield on my way to Stillwater State Park on Groton Lake. I am pretty sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

The hawk was out this morning while I was waiting...

The hawk was out this morning while I was waiting for the busóboth literally and figuratively.

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09-23-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By indyfabz

While on foot I have yelled at drivers to "Slow...

While on foot I have yelled at drivers to "Slow down!". (There are a lot of children in my 'hood.) Must be a Philly thing.
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By indyfabz

For one thing, you are not going to get great...

For one thing, you are not going to get great descents (and views from up high) riding trails. That coasting affords recovery time. One of the more difficult club rides I used to lead was a 64 mile...
09-23-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,357
Posted By indyfabz

See post 536. And I am starting to smell a...

See post 536.

And I am starting to smell a sock.
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By indyfabz

As noted above, the idea is far from complete....

As noted above, the idea is far from complete. IIRC, the trail has no completed mileage in WY, and I know from experience that there are pretty big gaps in MT. What does exist there is rough in...
09-22-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,357
Posted By indyfabz

So if you think someone has wasted their money...

So if you think someone has wasted their money they must have, regardless of what the person who spent the money thinks. Got it. NOT! :rolleyes:
09-22-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 412
Posted By indyfabz

After being told very subtly that a pair of my...

After being told very subtly that a pair of my shorts were showing butt crack I now pay it forward. :D
09-22-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I don't see much condescension or sarcasm...

Yeah. I don't see much condescension or sarcasm here. That comment left me scratching my head.
09-22-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 412
Posted By indyfabz

I have some PI models that are years old and...

I have some PI models that are years old and still in good shape despite many unsupported touring miles, among others.
09-22-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By indyfabz

Sounds like $55 for a flight departing outside...

Sounds like $55 for a flight departing outside the EU.

https://iran.airfrance.com/information/bagages/bagages-speciaux-hors-format-airfrance

Also sounds like you need permission.

As for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

I started with arm and leg warmers a couple of...

I started with arm and leg warmers a couple of days. At least one other I started with a arm warmers and a windbreaker. The morning out of Paxinos must have been in the upper 40s, if not colder. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

That's actually an important factor when planning...

That's actually an important factor when planning tours this time off year. If they are hilly, slow days, you can find yourself rushed to get stuff done while it's still light out. During my latest...
09-22-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By indyfabz

I was born with a congenital heart defect. It...

I was born with a congenital heart defect. It was of a type that might have required corrective surgery later in life. When my heart started acting up at age 25 (when I was in the best shape of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,862
Posted By indyfabz

Joined in 2013 + first post in 2020 + content of...

Joined in 2013 + first post in 2020 + content of all six posts=?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Happy Autumnal Equinox!
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By indyfabz

Mother-to-be laying eggs near Westhampton, MA,...

Mother-to-be laying eggs near Westhampton, MA, curious alpaca coming to check me out in Salt Point, NY and "Get off my Shoulder" near Millerton, NY....
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By indyfabz

After I took this photo I started riding again....

After I took this photo I started riding again. That really spooked them and they stampeded across the road in front of me. Blue Slide Road between Thompson Falls and Trout Creek, MT.

...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By indyfabz

In 2019 I saw a relatively young buck elk as I...

In 2019 I saw a relatively young buck elk as I was leaving camp way up in NW Montana. Moderate size rack. He took off well before I could get out my camera.

Just got done riding across PA. I think...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,388
Posted By indyfabz

Just got done (unceremoniously) a week+ ride...

Just got done (unceremoniously) a week+ ride across PA. Never secured the bike while taking any one of my 7 showers. During my 9 nights sleeping outside I locked the bike 1 time. I stayed at a...
09-21-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By indyfabz

In case you are not aware, "hit-and run" is (in...

In case you are not aware, "hit-and run" is (in at least most states) a crime in and of itself. You can hit a cyclist, pedestrian, or whatever and be 100% not at fault and still be charged with a...
09-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 760
Posted By indyfabz

Coffee hadn't kicked in. And I was tired as I am...

Coffee hadn't kicked in. And I was tired as I am recovering from a kidney stone that hit me in the middle of the night on Monday. Likely brought on by dehydration during the last couple of days of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-21-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,220
Posted By indyfabz

So...I rode from Jim Thorpe down to Northampton...

So...I rode from Jim Thorpe down to Northampton on Saturday. No problems. The section between JT and Weissport had a couple of sections where they put small rocks down, I assume due to the damage...
09-21-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 7,560
Posted By indyfabz

Come to the "big city" and you will see plenty of...

Come to the "big city" and you will see plenty of that, especially among food delivery people. E-scooter kids as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 82,787
Posted By indyfabz

That's the same right-of-way that the Hiawatha...

That's the same right-of-way that the Hiawatha Trail uses. What a tortured route that was. So many bridges, tunnels and rock cuts.
09-21-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 958
Posted By indyfabz

:roflmao2: But how would one carry a gold...

:roflmao2:

But how would one carry a gold club? Maybe I should start a thread asking?
09-21-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 958
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe the solution for some people is to carry a...

Maybe the solution for some people is to carry a sacrificial mini-pump to use a fetch stick.
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