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11-18-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Steve B.

People go alone all the time, with no issues and...

People go alone all the time, with no issues and it doesn't take much exploring to be in a no cell area. I'm one of them and I realized the risk and got an InReach to help minimize that risk. The...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,324
Posted By fishboat

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't...

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't agree with the "typical" stereotype, however I'd have to agree. Paul may be staying home unless he's willing to use his (or others) imagination and...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,223
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like you are happy with what you are...

Sounds like you are happy with what you are carrying and you are not exactly weighed down with a big burden. You could probably cut quite a bit if really motivated to, but if you are happy with how...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By fishboat

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to...

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to ride along.
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By djb

Big effing bicycle--world record

very cute
very impressive

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/08/the-worlds-largest-strava-art-is-finally-finished/?utm_source=bikebits&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20220907_BikeBits
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,223
Posted By djb

As mentioned, itemize your things, and just be...

As mentioned, itemize your things, and just be aware that one t shirt or button down shirt can be twice the weight of another.
I have very specific clothes for bike trips that are light and dry...
08-06-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,596
Posted By raceboy

Honest, Mom. It grabbed onto my wheel and...

Honest, Mom. It grabbed onto my wheel and followed me home!
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
Posted By staehpj1

I know that some here will say they hate them,...

I know that some here will say they hate them, but another option is to use a little backpack to carry a small portion of gear. I used to think it was a bad idea. Then I tried it and found that with...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did a great job on adding that to your fork. ...

You did a great job on adding that to your fork. This photo looks very good.
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I was a kid, I had a paper route. And I had...

When I was a kid, I had a paper route. And I had an old single speed bike with the giant chromed rear baskets on it in back. And I could not get my leg over it when there were papers stacked up on...
06-30-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,305
Posted By DonkeyShow

Fasten to the top tube. Works if road bike. ...

Fasten to the top tube. Works if road bike.

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Did this in 30 seconds...
Forum: Touring
06-24-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By staehpj1

Folks from the forums can be helpful. I have had...

Folks from the forums can be helpful. I have had quite a few offer help including advice, logistic support, and hospitality and I have done the same for others.
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By staehpj1

I have ridden into or out of a number of major...

I have ridden into or out of a number of major airports and never found it that bad, but typically there are other options than riding to get away from airports if you need them. These include...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my...

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my condo. I will send you a private message. My condo is a lot cheaper ($zero) than the airport.
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By cyccommute

I parked there for about 3 weeks last year. Easy...

I parked there for about 3 weeks last year. Easy to get to and from on a bicycle and relatively inexpensive. Donít try to come in from the north side to avoid the (perceived) traffic on the east...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By debade

We have called Warm Shower hosts that had extra...

We have called Warm Shower hosts that had extra space or street parking in front of their house (It would be easier if you are a Warm Showers host and not just a user), churches/Synagogue/other ...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By jamawani

Who eats "cookies" while touring?

I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
But when I'm climbing a big mountain pass - I must confess -
I sneak a package of Oreos into my handlebar bag.
And I reward...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By indyfabz

It strengthened a LTR I was in because, after...

It strengthened a LTR I was in because, after giving it the old college try, she never took to touring and camping despite several trips. The bonus is that we ultimately saved on cat sitter charges....
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,244
Posted By staehpj1

Just an observation... In the interest of the...

Just an observation...
In the interest of the arbitrary collecting of states as a goal you miss many interesting regions completely. You miss the beauty of the Pacific coat, the MI upper peninsula,...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,878
Posted By znomit

I was smiling at the end of my 200k yesterday,...

I was smiling at the end of my 200k yesterday, even though I had been throwing up in the heat.

When was the last time you saw anyone running any distance with a smile on their face?
Replies: 115
Views: 26,271
Posted By clasher

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB,...

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB, finished in 13:38h for 304km and ~1300m elevation. The wind wasn't much of a factor but the ride started out on the cool side, -2C at the start and in...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

September has brought some cool weather to...

September has brought some cool weather to central Texas -- morning lows in the '70's with highs hovering around 85F this week. I left comfortably after sunrise, around 8:00 am, destined for the...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By joewein

201 km. 33 C. 48 Veloviewer tiles. It was a...

201 km. 33 C. 48 Veloviewer tiles. It was a looong day (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4030501663)).

I left late, it was almost 08:00 already and I got back after midnight. I drank...
Replies: 115
Views: 26,271
Posted By clasher

Finished my first official brevet of the season,...

Finished my first official brevet of the season, a 600K that started near home. I had a friend come from out of town and the route was a 385K back to the start/finish and 220K on the last loop. The...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,459
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By joewein

I rode a second century in June, a group ride...

I rode a second century in June, a group ride with friends, plus some VeloViewer tiling, all in the mountains.
...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

It's good to be up north in July: while home in...

It's good to be up north in July: while home in Texas is seeing temperatures over 100, while staying with family in Iowa, the forecast was a comfortable high of just 83, with a cool wind from the...
Replies: 115
Views: 26,271
Posted By abshipp

I rode a solo 200k Saturday. Overall it went...

I rode a solo 200k Saturday.

Overall it went quite well, I felt like I paced things pretty good and ate and drank well. Hit a wall with an hour to go that made the last little bit kind of...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head...

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head back home to visit with family. The drive felt longer than usual -- with most places still closed (and avoiding those that were open and busy), 'rest...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,843
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

The forecast has been showing chances of rain...

The forecast has been showing chances of rain every day until June -- not that I mind a little rain, but it can still be off putting.

Woke up this morning, no clouds in the early dawn light....
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,118
Posted By cyccommute

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car...

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car sized but no cars.
Replies: 26
Views: 5,471
Posted By phile

I did my first century!

so as title says says it i did my first century, this happened last saturday. honestly did not know what a century ride was until i joined these forums about a year ago. have since been mostly...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Cyclist0100

February Century I was waiting until the end...

February Century

I was waiting until the end of the month to post my February century info, as it was my intention to do more than one. That did not happen as planned, but I did one 100-mile ride...
Replies: 115
Views: 26,271
Posted By rhm

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday,...

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday, or was it Monday?, to retroactively fill in my R- series. I guess this ride made up for not riding an official ride in December. Don't ask me why I...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,603
Posted By dkatz1

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm...

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm riding with (they would have to turn it off or I wouldn't be there), but just people I see on the street. Offering noise pollution to the world....
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,603
Posted By dkatz1

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing...

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing anyone else's bluetooth speaker REALLYY annoying...even worse are guy's on harely's, who have REALLY loud music.
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

February 100

It was 45įF at 8:00 am in central Texas, but it was forecast to break 70 by noon. The plan was for a long group ride, around 75 miles -- an excellent opportunity to push for a century. I started with...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Cyclist0100

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread!...

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread! I'm 8 months back in the saddle after 10 years off of a bike. On January 14th I did my first century in 15 years (102.6 miles), and on January 16th I...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,500
Posted By Bulette

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a...

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a century a month, but I certainly intend to. This thread should provide good motivation to follow through.

One-Hundred Miles of Central Texas

By 0600,...
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By unterhausen

2020 Randonnees

Long overdue for this thread to be started.
I'm hoping to ride the Iron Porcupine and the NJ 1200k. I wish I could ride the Miglia, but I'm pretty sure I will not be meeting my weight goals in time...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,749
Posted By samkl

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before...

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before I get completely sick of them. Once that happens, I switch to my high-tech nutrition system of Skittles and Chex Mix. Tropical Skittles and "Bold"...
11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By indyfabz

I'm planning to head there tomorrow for some...

I'm planning to head there tomorrow for some winter clothing. I have their MasterCard so I get 5% cash back on sale items.
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By TiHabanero

When a plan comes together, new frame

Built a new frame over the past 8 months. Wanted long chain stays, low BB height, and 72/73 frame angles. Can't get it off the shelf so I built one myself.

Just a perfectly fitting bike, rides...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,326
Posted By indyfabz

Sunday sunrise. ...

Sunday sunrise.

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Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,591
Posted By teacherlady

What a great question!

One day in the summer of 1968, my father announced we were going to bicycle from our home on eastern Long Island (south of Stonybrook, New York) to Bar Harbor, Maine, about 450 miles. My little...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,756
Posted By J.Higgins

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF...

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF and learned how to work on aircraft. After I retired from that, I got a BS in Marketing, but I should have done engineering for sure. In fact, I went...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,036
Posted By alan s

I have a similar setup, except this is fully...

I have a similar setup, except this is fully loaded touring. Went with smaller water bottles, rather than moving the cages. The center of gravity is fairly high, but once you are rolling along it...
Replies: 259
Views: 56,444
Posted By unterhausen

I rode the Eastern PA populaire yesterday. Got...

I rode the Eastern PA populaire yesterday. Got the hardest part of earning a RUSA cup out of the way early
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