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Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,892
Posted By robow

I often make use of a 2L Camelbak when the bulk...

I often make use of a 2L Camelbak when the bulk of my tour is going to be in very hot and humid environments and or the distance between available water refills can be so great, as was the case this...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By robow

Yea, it's a shame Spinnaker is no longer with us...

Yea, it's a shame Spinnaker is no longer with us as he knew each and every crack in those potential routes.
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By robow

Yea, with so little gear, I would and often do,...

Yea, with so little gear, I would and often do, just use two rear panniers and throw the tarp up on top of the rack. Though nothing wrong going about it the way that works for you.
As to the...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By robow

For a short time I toured on trekking bars but...

For a short time I toured on trekking bars but felt more comfortable going back to drop bars as all my other road and cyclecross bikes have drop bars. I spec every bike that I build with 44 cm width...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,809
Posted By robow

While touring, it is not uncommon that I am...

While touring, it is not uncommon that I am forced to ride thru large chunky gravel at times. Are you willing to possibly scar up your pretty carbon rims vs. a pair of lesser expensive but heavy...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By robow

I own both. In the beginning, the Imperial is...

I own both. In the beginning, the Imperial is more "flexible" because of the cut out but honestly, I can't tell that much difference between the two. Maybe, just maybe I give the edge in comfort to...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,296
Posted By robow

jamawani, I personally am glad you brought this...

jamawani, I personally am glad you brought this up. I was recently creating a couple maps for a Labor Day club ride and noticed errors in the pavement type and had no idea where that misinformation...
Forum: Touring
08-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By robow

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true...

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true then I've been doing it all wrong over these many years. And yes, I consume cookies, and worse yet, Pop Tarts, but only when on tour (the nearest thing...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,067
Posted By robow

DT Swiss TK 540 36 holes and Butted...

DT Swiss TK 540 36 holes and Butted spokes......Then worry about something else.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,395
Posted By robow

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
Forum: Touring
06-15-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,211
Posted By robow

There's such a nice offering these days of 1 man...

There's such a nice offering these days of 1 man light weight well built tents that I'm not sure bivys hold that many advantages that they once possibly did.
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,964
Posted By robow

I can see a high of a 44 x 11 but I personally...

I can see a high of a 44 x 11 but I personally wouldn't want my highest gear any lower than that, but that's just me. Can you slap a 44 on your crankset? Would be cheap to do if the if the BCD is...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By robow

Thank you Aero, will take a look at re-routing...

Thank you Aero, will take a look at re-routing options.
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By robow

+ 100

+ 100
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By robow

Interesting. Thanks Senior Sores. I wonder if...

Interesting. Thanks Senior Sores. I wonder if they limit the number of bicycles per bus ? A dozen seems unlikely. I didn't see anything about bicycles as baggage, anyone with experiences of this...
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By robow

I appreciate all the ideas and info. Yea, the...

I appreciate all the ideas and info. Yea, the rental scheme is always more difficult when you have so many people and currently seems even more difficult. The last time we did the 325 mile Ohio to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By robow

Need shuttle ideas from Cincinnati to Cleveland

A group of us are going to be needing a shuttle from Cincinnati to Cleveland, Ohio this July and the gentleman we used beforehand is not available. Anyone know of potential shuttles out there? ...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By robow

You didn't say whether you will be camping or...

You didn't say whether you will be camping or hotels? The Ohio to Erie doesn't allow for easy camping access if that matters to you. On the other hand, the Katy does allow for easy right off trail...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By robow

From that list, I can confirm that Arkansas and...

From that list, I can confirm that Arkansas and Wisconsin were very willing to work with us, but my lone attempt in Missouri, the camp director needed some convincing that their state participated in...
Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By robow

Yea, but as you know, it can get costly very...

Yea, but as you know, it can get costly very quickly. Potential new shifters, new crank, potential bottom bracket, chain, front and rear derailleurs, cassette, and unless it's an easy fix, just get...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By robow

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest...

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest things that are often deal breakers for me when it comes to "Can I tour on this bike ?".....lack of low gearing and the inability to use wider tires (maybe...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By robow

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for...

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for you quite well if the bike fits you properly. Sorry, I'm not familiar with the others.
Your 1220 will likely have fairly short chain stays and...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By robow

I would just state that almost no cycling...

I would just state that almost no cycling tourists bring their bike into their tent and therefore do not need a tent so large as to make that possible.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,138
Posted By robow

Can someone comment on the newer Cambium vs. a...

Can someone comment on the newer Cambium vs. a standard B17, as to the feel and any other differences noted ? (I realize this is totally subjective)
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,809
Posted By robow

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing...

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing various size zip ties, gorilla tape, screws and nuts, and a few feet of strong para cord can solve a whole lot of problems.
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,809
Posted By robow

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will...

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will be well thought out and all over the place.

My 2 cents....Keep your daily mileages reasonable, error on the low side at first. Just because you've...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,674
Posted By robow

Yea, the cost of latex and the daily need to top...

Yea, the cost of latex and the daily need to top off was not ideal, especially when on tour when I don't have a true floor pump on me.
As to saving a few ounces, as always, I know where I would be...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,674
Posted By robow

Whoa there cowboy, you feel you save 1/2 to 1 lb...

Whoa there cowboy, you feel you save 1/2 to 1 lb by using one size smaller inner tube x 4 tubes ?
According to Competitive Cyclist, Actual weights as measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,674
Posted By robow

I'm sure he meant what he said. You can't get...

I'm sure he meant what he said. You can't get down to the weights he travels at by not scrutinizing every item you take.

One item that I did purchase where saving volume was the primary concern,...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-04-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By robow

10 or 11 of us are going from Cleveland to Cincy...

10 or 11 of us are going from Cleveland to Cincy in July. We're staying in hotels since camping can be difficult to find at times.
Forum: Touring
04-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 70,004
Posted By robow

I'm soo boring, been using Tri Flow for decades. ...

I'm soo boring, been using Tri Flow for decades. If it's good enough for Chris Horner, good enough for me.
On the other hand, I just might try some ATF for giggles.
Thanks.
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By robow

Many rail trails, even when they're components of...

Many rail trails, even when they're components of a state program will often have a non-profit "Friends of the XYZ Trail" and they're the ones that often do a lot of the maintenance and/or upgrades...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By robow

This (but then I have a close affinity with a...

This (but then I have a close affinity with a certain pair of R2T's)
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By robow

Believe me when I say you can do much better than...

Believe me when I say you can do much better than that.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By robow

Unimaginable ! I can't fathom how many patches...

Unimaginable ! I can't fathom how many patches and tubes you must have carried/gone thru. I think I would have changed hobbies.
Wonder how Marathon Pluses would hold up to those things ?
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By robow

"A wealthy man will give you a dollar, the poor...

"A wealthy man will give you a dollar, the poor man will give you his last dollar"

I enjoyed the film greatly, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 281,000
Posted By robow

djb, I generally carry a Fuji point and shoot...

djb, I generally carry a Fuji point and shoot waterproof camera that I also use while fishing. It's very light and convenient and I don't pamper it whatsoever but the optics are only adequate.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,203
Posted By robow

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel...

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel of (no) mercy.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 281,000
Posted By robow

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun. ...

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.

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Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By robow

I'm going to sit this one out and plead the 5th...

I'm going to sit this one out and plead the 5th on the grounds that my wife of 37 years might read this.
(Actually we get along quite well when we tour together)
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

I tried a packet of that zesty lemon pepper...

I tried a packet of that zesty lemon pepper variety and it wasn't bad. It came with the sauce so it made it a little messy compared to some others but at least it wasn't dry and had flavor. Went well...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,203
Posted By robow

I recently got back from a trip where we spent a...

I recently got back from a trip where we spent a great amount of time and hundreds of miles on state highway shoulders. Those shoulders, though wide, were filled with a ton of metal scrap, far more...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

Just got back from a week on the road. When I...

Just got back from a week on the road. When I couldn't find a meal elsewhere, I relied on those foil pouches of chicken and tuna. Added a block of cheese and some bread along with a bag of chips....
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

fishboat, can't believe you didn't recommend...

fishboat, can't believe you didn't recommend Omega 3 oil used liberally.
Btw, surprised this topic didn't derail sooner.
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going...

Thanks for putting a wet sock on what was going to be my next topic for discussion.
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By robow

Like others, I found the old Miyata a little too...

Like others, I found the old Miyata a little too flexible in the rear triangle for my tastes. Was very comfortable and great for credit card or light touring. Didn't own a front rack so that would...
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

I'm wondering where a fried chocolate pie would...

I'm wondering where a fried chocolate pie would be located on your chart ? Actually, don't tell me, I'll enjoy it even more here shortly if I don't know.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,203
Posted By robow

Side question, those running Marathon Supremes,...

Side question, those running Marathon Supremes, what psi are you running your 32 or 35 mm at when touring ? Thanks
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,203
Posted By robow

Bought a pair of Supremes 32mm last fall and plan...

Bought a pair of Supremes 32mm last fall and plan on running them this year. Though they're no Marathon Pluses (thank God), they do seem to be a fairly robust tire but they do measure a little small...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,325
Posted By robow

I think that's the ticket, diced and added to...

I think that's the ticket, diced and added to pasta, rice, ramen or a soup
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