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07-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

I rode through Mazama twice coming down from...

I rode through Mazama twice coming down from Washington Pass. Can’t remember if the sign was there way back then (‘99 and ‘00), but I can believe it. Saw deer running around Winthrop, which is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Sad. Saw them in the mid-80s. Ron Popeil...

Sad. Saw them in the mid-80s.

Ron Popeil has also died.
07-28-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

And much larger. Had a herd of cow elk with...

And much larger. Had a herd of cow elk with calves stampede across the road in front of me in Montana in 2019. I knew they were coming so I had the chance to stop. A few days later I was pulling out...
07-28-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By indyfabz

fify

fify
07-28-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By indyfabz

I feel your pain. I sweat a hell of a lot and...

I feel your pain. I sweat a hell of a lot and (apparently) have too much sodium in my diet. My helmet straps have turned white and crusted to the point where they were rigid. Just soak them in/rinse...
07-28-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By indyfabz

So I gave more thought to this. Some of my...

So I gave more thought to this. Some of my recommendations would be influenced by both your wants and needs. Looking for the most climbing or the relatively easiest route? Can you handle dirt? Do...
07-28-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 453
Posted By indyfabz

People still do.

People still do.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Shame. I rode around the Gettysburg site maybe 15...

Shame. I rode around the Gettysburg site maybe 15 years ago during a fall Friday afternoon. It was quite nice. Hardly any traffic.
07-28-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By indyfabz

Guess I am still confused. You wrote that you...

Guess I am still confused. You wrote that you would never buy from anyone who advertises on Facebook, not that you would not buy it through a Facebook ad:

"The number of scam sites advertising on...
07-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By indyfabz

So if you see an ad from, say, R.E.I. (a 100%...

So if you see an ad from, say, R.E.I. (a 100% legitimate B&M and on-line retailer, you will never purchase anything from an R.E.I. B&M store or its official website because scammers also place ads on...
07-28-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By indyfabz

Incorrect guess. I have actually seen bike cops...

Incorrect guess. I have actually seen bike cops chase and apprehend someone.
07-28-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

I am assuming you've heard the famous audio of...

I am assuming you've heard the famous audio of the woman who called into a radio show complaining about the location of deer crossing signs.

One of favorite wildlife signs was in VT. I think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Looks like I am taking a three-day trip to Jersey...

Looks like I am taking a three-day trip to Jersey this weekend. 60 miles on Friday. whatever I decide to do for a loop ride from camp Saturday and then about 35 miles from camp to the shore and up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By indyfabz

Thanks for the clarification. I always refer to...

Thanks for the clarification. I always refer to Cerakote as a "coating" because of the "kote," among other things.

In any event, in case anyone is considering Cerakote for a custom frame, Enve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,425
Posted By indyfabz

Malleable much?

Malleable much?
07-27-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,437
Posted By indyfabz

Wonder if he even knows what the race is....

Wonder if he even knows what the race is. Possibly lives under a bridge.
07-27-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,437
Posted By indyfabz

You need to take a deep breath, open your mind...

You need to take a deep breath, open your mind and read the entire thread, especially posts by the person you quoted. Otherwise, I’ll have to assume you’re too narrow minded to understand varying...
07-27-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,365
Posted By indyfabz

See my comment above. Posting like that is his...

See my comment above. Posting like that is his schtick. Best to just ignore.
07-27-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By indyfabz

I have only ever toured on Conti Top Contact II...

I have only ever toured on Conti Top Contact II tires, which have inverted treads. 700x35c, which actually measures 37c. Do both pavement and dirt/gravel. About the ride home from the office on them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By indyfabz

It is literally a ceramic coating. My ti frame...

It is literally a ceramic coating. My ti frame and carbon fork, pictured above, are done in Cerakote. Custom blend of Zombie Green and a glossy white to produce a pearl finish. Cerakote also makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

And old friend of mine managed a movie theater...

And old friend of mine managed a movie theater that was not the safest place in the world. One night he brought the security guard with him to some party. His nickname was "BIg D." The guy was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

How is sex identified? Markings?

How is sex identified? Markings?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By indyfabz

Cut out the paint middle man. Cerakote ceramic...

Cut out the paint middle man. Cerakote ceramic coating for FTW!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x562/new_bike_2_8ea979671aa1448ed203b37555e3ccd504c5cc28.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 328
Posted By indyfabz

One time I got the box back with one of the...

One time I got the box back with one of the h-straps tied in a not because the TSA people couldn't figure out how to snap the buckle Back together. Another time, I saw an inspector trying to force...
07-27-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

Try, you know, reading the posts in this thread...

Try, you know, reading the posts in this thread and maybe you will learn something.

BTW...We don't make fun/light of injuries and deaths here.
07-27-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By indyfabz

Some things: 1. Six days? That seems like...

Some things:

1. Six days? That seems like low mileage.

2. Route #3 between Melrose and Sula is the long way around, and MT 43 to Wisdom has little to no shoulder in places. Then you have to...
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 989
Posted By indyfabz

Mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished!
07-27-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

I've done a good amount of touring in Montana....

I've done a good amount of touring in Montana. There are deer everywhere, and they do the same thing: They just wander into the road without a care in the world. When I was back there in 2019 I came...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 264,839
Posted By indyfabz

The ride was an out and back. First 25 miles on...

The ride was an out and back. First 25 miles on an unpaved trail mostly slightly up hill. Double back for a mile then 5.1 miles of hills to get to the campground. There were at least two sections...
07-27-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,437
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I have actually crossed paths with...

Yeah. I have actually crossed paths with participants in the Great Divide race during two separate years in Montana along a paved portion of the route. (It used to be unpaved, but the Forest Service...
07-27-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 989
Posted By indyfabz

lol You've reached your 5 post limit for today,...

lol You've reached your 5 post limit for today, lol, but I will leave this for you when you start up again bright and early...

I don't believe you are genuine, and your approach is bush league and...
07-27-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,437
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. Think of all the people who do the Great...

Yeah. Think of all the people who do the Great Divide race every year, or even just the route itself. They’re not doing wash every day. There are stretches where you go for days without towns.
07-27-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 989
Posted By indyfabz

I take that to mean only new to Bikeforums. ...

I take that to mean only new to Bikeforums.

In any event…

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Remember when Herschel Walker was in the Olympics...

Remember when Herschel Walker was in the Olympics on the 4 man?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Olympics need Mumbley-peg, Buck-Buck and Leap...

Olympics need Mumbley-peg, Buck-Buck and Leap Frog.
07-26-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By indyfabz

I’ve come very close a couple of times while...

I’ve come very close a couple of times while touring. If I’m descending in an are where I think they might be present I have taken to shouting “Yo, deer!”
07-26-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By indyfabz

Hopefully things will be better by the time OP...

Hopefully things will be better by the time OP will be in the area.

OP: I was thinking that one option with about 30 miles of dirt would be off the table if you won't be camping, but then I...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 877
Posted By indyfabz

And treating it will not necessarily take the...

And treating it will not necessarily take the taste away, which seems to be the OP's main concern. In fact, it could make it taste worse, unless he likes the taste of pool water.
07-26-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By indyfabz

Drew at Engin will likely make you anything you...

Drew at Engin will likely make you anything you want out of ti unless he thinks it's a bad idea. Might as well go for a ti stem as well.
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By indyfabz

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads...

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads up to Lookout Pass over the Bitteroot range of theRockeis at the border with ID, which I believe is destined to be part of the route. (The west slope...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

I think they did away with technical/compulsory...

I think they did away with technical/compulsory skills part a while back. I remember the competitors had to do things like figure eights.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

I went to my local after I saw Simmons and...

I went to my local after I saw Simmons and mentioned it. A few women got excited and asked if Kendall was with him. I had no idea who that was. They thought I was crazy. Had to look up a photo of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (nee...

Daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (nee Webster).

A few years ago I saw Kylie's sister, Kendall, at Whole Food with Ben Simmons, who she was dating at the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 30,930
Posted By indyfabz

Are Shimano R7000 pedals any good? Asking for a...

Are Shimano R7000 pedals any good? Asking for a friend.
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By indyfabz

Not all sections will be paved. In fact, I'll bet...

Not all sections will be paved. In fact, I'll bet most of it will be unpaved. (Don't think you understand that much of what is going on is the connecting of existing trail segments. Things like the...
07-26-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By indyfabz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY
07-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,365
Posted By indyfabz

You must be new around here. A wall of word salad...

You must be new around here. A wall of word salad is his schtick.
07-26-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,437
Posted By indyfabz

That's what I try to accomplish each day if...

That's what I try to accomplish each day if possible. For washing, I take them in the shower if one is available. Showering/washing the clothes is one of the first things I try to do when I hit...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 877
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe Flint, Michigan.

Maybe Flint, Michigan.
07-26-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By indyfabz

Fires aside, what are your three routes? And can...

Fires aside, what are your three routes? And can you handle relatively benign dirt that is fairly flat?

I have ridden between Missoula and the area somewhat near Bozeman (as far east as Cardwell)...
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