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09-17-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By mtnbud

I'm glad you're okay. I hope that driver...

I'm glad you're okay. I hope that driver experiences some type of karma for his behavior. Anyone who acts like that will more than likely get his just desserts some time. Hopefully sooner than...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By mtnbud

Once on an extremely rural eastern Washington...

Once on an extremely rural eastern Washington road a buddy and I had a very friendly Golden Retriever come out to great us. We stopped to give it a few pets and headed out on our way. It started...
09-15-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,985
Posted By mtnbud

thanks!

thanks!
09-15-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,985
Posted By mtnbud

Fixed issue.

Fixed issue.
09-14-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,985
Posted By mtnbud

​​​​​​ Ah - I would've likely done the same. ...

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Ah - I would've likely done the same. If the bike lane is in good shape and empty, I take it. If not, I tend to ride close to the shoulder and get into the bike lane lane when I spot...
09-14-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,985
Posted By mtnbud

So was this guy in a vehicle behind you laying on...

So was this guy in a vehicle behind you laying on his horn while you could have easily moved over into the bike lane and waited for him to drive by? :foo:
09-10-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By mtnbud

That's a heck of a day! My buddy and I started...

That's a heck of a day! My buddy and I started at the visitors center and did the loop and that was about perfect. It's certainly a gorgeous ride.

I can't imagine starting in Fort Klamath,...
09-05-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 90,179
Posted By mtnbud

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220826_102846_6f25a072a1f222dba60bf2dd02e45669e2e104c9.jpg
Depot Bay - World's smallest harbor...
09-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By mtnbud

Before you buy new tires, try running the tires...

Before you buy new tires, try running the tires you have at a lower pressure. With the mtb bike I converted to touring, I run my 2.0 width tires at 80psi on pavement and 40psi on gravel. I have...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By mtnbud

On one trip a friend and I had just climbed a...

On one trip a friend and I had just climbed a steep 2500ft climb in the middle of nowhere and were well committed to a specific route. On the junction we needed to turn on, we found a dreaded road...
08-30-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,049
Posted By mtnbud

I've actually observed the opposite where I live....

I've actually observed the opposite where I live. I'm finding drivers to be more respectful and cautious around me than they used to - say 20 to 25 yrs ago. I expect social media has played a part in...
Forum: Touring
08-27-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By mtnbud

I have a One Tigris underquilt that works very...

I have a One Tigris underquilt that works very well at the price point. The material, seams, construction, etc. is all good quality. As far I my observations go, their gear is well made and a...
08-18-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By mtnbud

I have a frame bag on my mountain bike and use...

I have a frame bag on my mountain bike and use these on my handlebar. Waterbottle bag...
08-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 489
Posted By mtnbud

I think you may have scared the op away...

I think you may have scared the op away...
08-15-22, 09:27 PM
08-14-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By mtnbud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkjA41tJ78. ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkjA41tJ78.

This could be a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Be careful if you use a quill stem not to tighten it too tight or you could bust that thin wall...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By mtnbud

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride...

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride faster. I've also noticed the noise level makes a difference. The noisier it is, the faster I tend to pedal. I think it's because I don't feel as...
07-31-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By mtnbud

Wow! Awesome!

Wow! Awesome!
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By mtnbud

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some...

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some Cordura from an old stuff sack. I made mine a roll top which was way easier than trying to add a zipper.

I started by making a template out of cardboard....
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By mtnbud

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway...

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway right now. Cheaper than the cheese factory, but no free samples. My favorite sample is the cheese curds AKA Squeaky Cheese. (I wish Tillamook would...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By mtnbud

Check out the TopPeak Tetra Rack: Amazon link...

Check out the TopPeak Tetra Rack: Amazon link...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By mtnbud

That's a nice looking trailer. It should work...

That's a nice looking trailer. It should work fine. I read some mixed reviews about the trailer on REIs website, but REI has an excellent return policy so if you do have any problems it should be...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By mtnbud

Sounds wonderful!

Sounds wonderful!
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report. Trask to Coast Oregon

Trask River Oregon Gravel Route
My buddy and I decided to check out the Trask River Gravel route (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/6711451?lang=en)through the Oregon coastal range before a predicted...
07-27-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By mtnbud

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as...

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as sharp but it rolls over everything. In some ways the 29+ feels more efficient than the 26. With bigger tires, I have way more clearance for bikepacking...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By mtnbud

I'm seeing a lot of ebikes out where I live. ...

I'm seeing a lot of ebikes out where I live. Both on the street and in bike shops. That will help keep some need for fat tires on the market, but some of these fat bikes have unusual tire sizes...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-25-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By mtnbud

I'm worried watching the supply chain issues and...

I'm worried watching the supply chain issues and current lack of choices. After riding my plus tired bike on the beach, I've been keeping my eyes open for a used fat bike. I definitely understand...
07-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,940
Posted By mtnbud

We're on page 4 and no one has brought up...

We're on page 4 and no one has brought up manscaping? If you're going shorts without boxers, you're going to want to manscape first or you're going to run into issues for sure...
07-25-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By mtnbud

All companies have different levels of bikes with...

All companies have different levels of bikes with different levels of frames and components. Stay away from the lower level of Diamondback bikes as they cut costs by using lower level components and...
07-20-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By mtnbud

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3"...

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3" tire. None of the bike shops in my town had any and most online distributors were out of stock on that size. I do think we're going to have supply...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mtnbud

Update: The reply I got back from the bus company...

Update: The reply I got back from the bus company didn't answer my max tire width question. All I got was their racks accommodate up to 2 bikes.
Quoted from reply:
"Our bike racks accommodate two...
Forum: Touring
07-18-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mtnbud

Bus rack questions

A couple of questions for those in the know:
I'm considering using a bus to get back on the last day on my next trip. Grande Ronde Oregon to Salem....
Forum: Fatbikes
07-15-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By mtnbud

Tire says inflate to 12 to 30 psi. He inflated it...

Tire says inflate to 12 to 30 psi. He inflated it to 60 and said to leave it at 60 psi overnight. It wasn't deformed until the next day, but it deformed where the screw penetrated the tire. There's...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-14-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By mtnbud

Did the bike shop deform my tire?

I took my tire off my rim to patch a hole created by a screw. I don't have an air compresser so I took it to a bike shop to seat my tire. He said he put extra pressure in the tire to get it to seat...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,779
Posted By mtnbud

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't...

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't change it.
Forum: Touring
07-10-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By mtnbud

Yes! The Aufderheide is terrific. Another nice...

Yes! The Aufderheide is terrific. Another nice ride from the north end of the Aufderheide is to head east to McKenzie pass and head over to Sisters. If you time it right, you can ride it with no...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By mtnbud

Yep! That's the route! CO does a great job of...

Yep! That's the route! CO does a great job of finding those remote low traffic scenic roads. The Culp Creek Route that Doug mentioned is awesome too. It's surprising that CO hasn't done that one...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By mtnbud

That's nice country over there. The Row River...

That's nice country over there. The Row River rails to trails is pretty nice. I really like the ride along Brice Creek past Dorena. You can extend past Brice Creek to Oakridge on paved roads, but...
Forum: Touring
07-08-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By mtnbud

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and...

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and say the secret phrase. They'll then walk you to the closed blue door, knock the special code and let you in.
Forum: Touring
07-08-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By mtnbud

That's a huge bummer. Did you start on the...

That's a huge bummer. Did you start on the southern end of the bikeway and were heading north?
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By mtnbud

No rain. I just was checking my front wheel...

No rain. I just was checking my front wheel clearance and don't think I have enough clearance under my suspension fork. I could fit a fender on my rear tire. My seat bag is waterproof and might be...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By mtnbud

Sounds great! I've considered planning a trip in...

Sounds great! I've considered planning a trip in the Ochocos. Take any pictures?
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By mtnbud

I've never heard of that. I'll have to look into...

I've never heard of that. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By mtnbud

I have an 81 yr old friend with a Trek Verve...

I have an 81 yr old friend with a Trek Verve ebike. With the 11amp hr, the published min range is 38mi and the published max range is 88mi.

He really wants to ride the C2C, so he's been doing a...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By mtnbud

Is the Great Divide Route Open to e-bikes?

Is the Great Divide Route Open to e-bikes?
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By mtnbud

Mostly for mixing into other things. It also...

Mostly for mixing into other things. It also might be interesting to combine with Ovaltine or something similar for a chocolate milk recovery drink...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By mtnbud

Second the Umpqua Chocolate milk!

Second the Umpqua Chocolate milk!
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By mtnbud

Best Instant Milk?

Is there an instant milk powder you use that tastes decent? Most instant milk tastes terrible to me. I was thinking about mixing instant milk powder with granola, in biscuit mix, pudding mix,...
06-29-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,125
Posted By mtnbud

I pack one of these with my plus tire bike that I...

I pack one of these with my plus tire bike that I run tubeless. (https://www.tubolito.com/) (They're a lot cheaper if you buy them off Amazon) I haven't had to use it yet, but it's good insurance....
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