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03-03-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,323
Posted By Doug64

I don't think of myself as an endurance cyclist,...

I don't think of myself as an endurance cyclist, but my wife and I do some long rides. When I was 64 we rode across the U.S. averaging over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days. We do a long ride,...
Forum: Touring
02-29-24, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in...

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in 2013, and didn't even know it was a pass. Due to construction, there were no signs indicating the summit or crossing the border into Alberta.

Rogers...
Forum: Touring
02-15-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Heading south from Jasper, Alberta, Canada. ...

Heading south from Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
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Forum: Touring
02-01-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Canadian Prairies ...

Canadian Prairies
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Forum: Touring
01-23-24, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Canada--Vancouver Island, BC ...

Canada--Vancouver Island, BC
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Vancouver, BC
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Forum: Touring
01-19-24, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By Doug64

Best wishes to you on your new adventure. :thumb:

Best wishes to you on your new adventure. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-14-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have done quite a bit of touring on...

My wife and I have done quite a bit of touring on our road bikes. I made custom tapered panniers to prevent heal strike. We did not do any epic rides, but the bike equipped with 28 mm tires, did a...
Forum: Touring
01-13-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By Doug64

I'm pretty sure he did. I sent him a link to our...

I'm pretty sure he did. I sent him a link to our blog site, and details of our route:)
Forum: Touring
01-11-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By Doug64

The ride from Cleveland to Boston was part of the...

The ride from Cleveland to Boston was part of the route my wife and I took across the U.S. Our goal was to ride U.S. Highway 20, the longest contiguous highway across the country, from Newport,...
Forum: Touring
01-09-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Eastern Germany This is a 2-way road. My wife...

Eastern Germany
This is a 2-way road. My wife is in the passing area waiting for the car.
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A genuine cobble road with a sett stone...
12-31-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,674
Posted By Doug64

During the time when I was between 64 and 80...

During the time when I was between 64 and 80 years old, my wife and I have bike toured over 22,000 miles, about a total of 2 years, in 11 different countries. This included several short seasons or...
Forum: Touring
12-05-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By Doug64

My wife has been riding her Co -Motion, Nor'...

My wife has been riding her Co -Motion, Nor' Wester Tour for 28,000 miles (22,000 miles of actual touring), and would not part with it. It is a discontinued model which was replaced by the Cascadia....
Forum: Touring
11-30-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes ...

Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes
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Forum: Touring
11-28-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,496
Posted By Doug64

Yesterday I rode with a long underwear top,...

Yesterday I rode with a long underwear top, fleece top, insulated vest, and my rain jacket: and I did not sweat. The temperature was in the mid 30°F. A couple days ago it was cool and started raining...
Forum: Touring
10-28-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

France ...

France
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Forum: Touring
10-16-23, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Minnesota ...

Minnesota
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Forum: Touring
09-29-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway-- Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway-- Alberta, Canada
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Forum: Touring
09-28-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,982
Posted By Doug64

Boise to Mountain Home ...

Boise to Mountain Home

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I don't have a problem with riding on freeways. They are sometimes safer than riding on many secondary...
Forum: Touring
09-25-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,905
Posted By Doug64

This is a 1993 Trek 820 that I found on Ebay for...

This is a 1993 Trek 820 that I found on Ebay for about $200. It was new and still in the box!

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 626,052
Posted By Doug64

Oregon High Desert ...

Oregon High Desert

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Heading toward Death Valley
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Forum: Touring
08-24-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By Doug64

It may pay to check the wildfire fire situation....

It may pay to check the wildfire fire situation. Right now we have several fires burning in Oregon. Also check the air quality reports. There is a lot of smoke in the air. The Weather Channel has a...
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode through all of those countries...

My wife and I rode through all of those countries toward the end of a 3-month ride starting in Lisbon. We experienced 35 days of rain toward the end of our trip. It rained all day on some of those...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,496
Posted By Doug64

It will be interesting to see how the rain cape...

It will be interesting to see how the rain cape will work for you. A few people really like them, so they seem to work for their type of touring.

My wife and I were riding with some Parisian...
Forum: Touring
08-06-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,372
Posted By Doug64

You might want to consider a custom made...

You might want to consider a custom made Co-Motion touring bike. My wife has over 28,000 on her Co-Motion that I gave her as a retirement present 12 years ago. She has toured 22,000 miles in 11...
Forum: Touring
08-04-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By Doug64

My wife has a set of wheels built by Universal...

My wife has a set of wheels built by Universal Cycles. They are 700c wheels with 36 spoke Dyad rims, Shimano Ultegra hubs, and butted Wheelsmith spokes She has a little over 28,000 miles on the rims,...
Forum: Touring
08-02-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Pacific Coast Highway -- California ...

Pacific Coast Highway -- California
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Forum: Touring
07-21-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,479
Posted By Doug64

You can change the gearing on almost any bike. I...

You can change the gearing on almost any bike. I have re-configured 5 of our families' touring bikes with mountain bike gearing, and (shifter/brake) "brifters".

All our bikes run a triple with...
Forum: Touring
07-08-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Butchart Gardens, Bentwood Bay, BC ...

Butchart Gardens, Bentwood Bay, BC
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Forum: Touring
07-08-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Doug64

I've found from experience that a small dent or...

I've found from experience that a small dent or distortion of the pump's cylinder body can make the pump useless. I'd think of some other way than using my pump to drive tent stakes.
Forum: Touring
06-19-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,982
Posted By Doug64

In most places, it is a great road to ride on. My...

In most places, it is a great road to ride on. My wife and I rode it from Newport to Boston. These pictures were taken on that tour:)

US Hwy. 20 in Indiana Amish Country....
Forum: Touring
06-18-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,982
Posted By Doug64

Iowa ...

Iowa
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To be fair, this was also on Highway 20 in Iowa. I also realized that this was 16 years ago. Hopefully, things have improved,...
Forum: Touring
06-17-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,982
Posted By Doug64

A portion of Highway US 20 in Iowa-- No paved...

A portion of Highway US 20 in Iowa-- No paved shoulders, heavy truck traffic, and small rolling hills that hid oncoming traffic from view. This made it dangerous for trucks to pass us and slowing...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Iowa-- We stopped in a convenience store, and a...

Iowa-- We stopped in a convenience store, and a rough looking man in the checkout line looked at my wife as she took off her sunglasses and said,"lady don't you ever take those glasses off when you...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By Doug64

This is something I picked up somewhere. I use it...

This is something I picked up somewhere. I use it for keeping the ends of cable from fraying and when I'm cutting the cables. It also keeps the cables form getting crushed like they do with metal...
Forum: Touring
05-18-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Stopped for a break and a snack (pastel de nata...

Stopped for a break and a snack (pastel de nata and peach tea).
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Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal...
Forum: Touring
05-02-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,883
Posted By Doug64

There are exceptions:) ...

There are exceptions:)

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Forum: Touring
04-30-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,819
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I carry our digital 6000 series Sony...

My wife and I carry our digital 6000 series Sony cameras in our handlebar bags. Our most used lenses are on the camera, and any additional lenses are wrapped in clothing in the panniers. We have also...
Forum: Touring
04-26-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Great portraits!

Great portraits!
Forum: Touring
04-25-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Berlin-Brandenburg Gate ...

Berlin-Brandenburg Gate
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Berlin-Halacost Memorial
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Forum: Touring
04-09-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

Have you had a chance to ride this bike? The...

Have you had a chance to ride this bike? The rear derailleur, and the chain position on the chainrings look strange.
Forum: Touring
03-20-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,781
Posted By Doug64

These are pictures that were sent to me several...

These are pictures that were sent to me several years ago from one of Adventure Cycling's contributors. It was the only place I could find a copy of the document. They are the results of Blackburn's...
Forum: Touring
03-03-23, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Germany-- Storks ...

Germany-- Storks
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Rhine River...
Forum: Touring
02-13-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

France- My three favorite women. ...

France- My three favorite women.
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Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By Doug64

We usually ride the non-touristy areas. I find it...

We usually ride the non-touristy areas. I find it impossible, if you are riding through several countries, to learn 5 -6 languages. We have spent a total of 7 months touring in Europe. People don't...
Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By Doug64

Language is not really a problem. My wife and I...

Language is not really a problem. My wife and I have toured through eleven European countries and knowing the language has never been a real issue. Sometimes it took some good-natured times looking...
Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doug64

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife...

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife and I have done. This includes areas that a lot of folks find boring, like the Canadian and U.S Prairies. Both of us are interested in photography,...
Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta

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Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road...

Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road with bike lanes on each side. It is a two way road, and the red designated areas are for pulling over when two motor vehicles meet. It does not...
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Doug64

In a pinch you can do what this young women did...

In a pinch you can do what this young women did on a very wet start in the morning-- improvise. They were a tough couple. They were riding the Icefield Parkway in Alberta, Canada from Jasper to Banff...
Forum: Touring
12-12-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,544
Posted By Doug64

These seemed appropriate with France doing their...

These seemed appropriate with France doing their best in the soccer World Cup again this year. This was after France's 2018 win. Serendipity happens again. We were on a tour with our daughters and...
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