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Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By PedalingWalrus

it's a sad subject with me haha. had a brand...

it's a sad subject with me haha. had a brand spanking new fork custom painted and when it came in I bought these nice anodized screws to complement it. But the screws were poor quality (as it usually...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I got a same problem as I broke a bolt in a brand...

I got a same problem as I broke a bolt in a brand new carbon fork about 2 years ago. I haven't had the courage to try the extraction.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 282
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I guess I do now. I upgraded to iphone 14 pro a...

I guess I do now. I upgraded to iphone 14 pro a few months ago and apparently it has Satelite communication emergency feature (not sure if it is already enabled but I think they mentioned it would be...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I thought about it only if I wanted to bring a...

I thought about it only if I wanted to bring a hammock AND a ground shelter to maximize my success rate for stealth camping. I have not done that yet. I think on my next solo trip I will do that.
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By PedalingWalrus

DNR but the type of bars should not necessarily...

DNR but the type of bars should not necessarily dictate whether you are more upright. You can set up either type of bars to be the appropriate height to provide upright position.
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Our dates are April 16 to April 29 We have...

Our dates are April 16 to April 29

We have spent 3 weeks in Japan a few years ago (before the pandemic) and are familiar with the masking preferences.
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Creating a whatsapp group seems to me most...

Creating a whatsapp group seems to me most effective way
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I do not mean disrespect but this reminds me of...

I do not mean disrespect but this reminds me of people who get rescued of Mt.Washington in the White Mountains, NH, because they decided to hike a mountain and they just pick the tallest one in the...
Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By PedalingWalrus

oh you also asked if we traveled by ebike what...

oh you also asked if we traveled by ebike what ebike would we use. As of right now I believe if I wanted to tour with an electrified bicycle I would do so with a Larry&Harry Bullitt and a dufflebag
...
Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I think it is pretty simple. If You decide to...

I think it is pretty simple. If You decide to tour with an e-bike then you just need to adjust your planning. Who knows maybe you already plan the way for ebikes but in my case...I like to fly by the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Is the 'trail' well marked like the trail from...

Is the 'trail' well marked like the trail from Albany to NYC?
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Empire Trail from Crown Point to Troy, NY

Anyone here done that section? I am contemplating to do out and back this Fri,Sat,Sun. I have done it from the Canadian border to Crown Point and also done Buffalo to NYC so this section is partly my...
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By PedalingWalrus

They should just have hooks like Amtrak to hang...

They should just have hooks like Amtrak to hang your bike in the airplain cargo hold haha :-) maybe one day when the bikers take over the world
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Basically bike boxes. My buddy who is joining us...

Basically bike boxes. My buddy who is joining us has a long bike box and we have the Co-Motion S&S travel luggage. We will nest them to hopefully end up with 1 or maybe 2 pieces and he will put all...
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This may be easier than I thought as the airport...

This may be easier than I thought as the airport storage web page https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/seoul-luggage-storage seems to show the price would be about $50 per luggage for 13 days...
Forum: Touring
10-11-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tips for Luggage Storage in Seoul, South Korea

In early planning stages for a tour next April. Arriving at Incheon late afternoon so most likely will have to spend a night at the hotel - no problem, the prices at the airport seem reasonable. My...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Haha QUOTE=stardognine;22668540]No doubt....

Haha


QUOTE=stardognine;22668540]No doubt. 🙁 That's why I stopped using my cheap Axioms that I had a few years ago. Broke a nice bong, lol. 😉[/QUOTE]
Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. the absolute worst thing is having your...

yeah. the absolute worst thing is having your pannier fly off on a downhill and getting all scratched up (or worse)
Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I did order those MLD panniers. Have not had an...

I did order those MLD panniers. Have not had an opportunity to test them yet but I will when they come in. For longer distance trip I am planning on bringing them to South Korea next spring.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ok. Here You Go :-)...

ok. Here You Go :-) (https://www.strava.com/activities/7818007690)
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah, whippoorwill is a huge PITA :-) I once...

Yeah, whippoorwill is a huge PITA :-)

I once camped on an island in a hammock and woke up hearing what sounded like a deer walking through. When I woke up to pee before sunrise I spooked a dear...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well, regarding your question on how to relax...

Well, regarding your question on how to relax when going to bed...I suppose accepting your fate and role in the food chain is one way to settle the mind. In general, wildlife should leave You alone...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the previous screen shots were from friends...

the previous screen shots were from friends strava who recorded the trip in one take. I noticed a straight line there and checked it with my strava for comparison - he may have had a gps hickup...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes, it seems like we did ride through the...

Yes, it seems like we did ride through the forest:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/728x319/image_7a666cca4448f070ccbe2a51617e018d4a574929.png
...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

soo - how did the S240 go?

soo - how did the S240 go?
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By PedalingWalrus

there now is a new trail that circumnavigates the...

there now is a new trail that circumnavigates the island in addition to the rail trail they had. This new trail seems to be more for hiking but I have seen photos of people biking it on mountain and...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 06:02 PM
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,094
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last weekend with 4 friends we biked from...

Last weekend with 4 friends we biked from Burlington Vermont to Portland Maine on the Cross Vermont Adventure trail and Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail. Second night in Jefferson, NH the temps...
Forum: Touring
09-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Bike Touring South Korea and visiting jimjilbang spas

Has anyone bike toured South Korea and visited their bathhouses during the tour? I am particularly wondering about the logistics of leaving our bikes outside or being able to bring them in somewhere...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,325
Posted By PedalingWalrus

as you have surmised by the answers the...

as you have surmised by the answers the conclusion is there is no 1 type of stove that is ideal for the trip because it depends on WHERE you are going and what the CONDITIONS of the destination are. ...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By PedalingWalrus

also ... the regular non touring bikes and...

also ... the regular non touring bikes and saddles are good at being light but (in theory) not great at all day in the saddle, day after day after day touring ... for that saddles that are more...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ah and then ... there is also RAGBRAI

ah and then ... there is also RAGBRAI
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Sounds like fun. How many days do You have?

Sounds like fun. How many days do You have?
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By PedalingWalrus

sounds like what you are seeking is way more...

sounds like what you are seeking is way more stressful than just carry some gear with You. OTOH - what do you really need to carry? By definition (hotels), you will be picking touring through...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This past weekend we struck a conversation at a...

This past weekend we struck a conversation at a local farm market with a guy who just came from touring in Asia. He tried renting a motorcycle and riding but gave up after few days of seeing many...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah. I have a a CF Blackbird tenor

yeah. I have a a CF Blackbird tenor
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Ukulele. In theory… got the carrier figured out...

Ukulele. In theory… got the carrier figured out and did daytrips with it but not multiday tour yet. Would need another mysician to go with to make it work well
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well You can change the fork and the drive...

Well

You can change the fork and the drive train and get a second wheelset voilla! :-)
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thailand musings

OK. So, tentatively we were planning to tour South Korea next spring but some friends expressed their bucket list desire to tour Thailand. So I looked it up, literally for the first time and found...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I would tour in the winter but only on...

Yeah. I would tour in the winter but only on dedicated bike trails. Riding your bike in traffic in the winter is a terrible experience not to mention it ruins your nice bicycle.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I have had a few two hoop tents (still have...

Yeah. I have had a few two hoop tents (still have 3) and I just love them. Minimal number of stakes. Fast up and fast down.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 353,717
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. Thanks. Took over one year to get it but...

Yeah. Thanks. Took over one year to get it but all is well now. It tours real nice. Cheers!
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I also use those. They roll fast IMHO. ...

Yeah. I also use those. They roll fast IMHO.

They are easy on and easy off too. I won't break my tire levers :-)

They absorb bumps very well. Nice plush ride.
...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By PedalingWalrus

1. I 'toured' during full winter conditions. I...

1. I 'toured' during full winter conditions. I have to say that midweight wool longjohns and top or Woolpower onesie are just enough of layers for me when riding. Top it off with Goretex bibs and a...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By PedalingWalrus

basically there come situations when it's...

basically there come situations when it's raining, its getting dark and you've spent a few hours riding and looking for a camp spot to no avail when at last minute you find some kind of gazebo or...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 353,717
Posted By PedalingWalrus

S24O over the weekend directly from our home to a...

S24O over the weekend directly from our home to a location 30 miles away. Our second camping trip on our second tandem that we got this year. It's a cushy cruiser.
...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By PedalingWalrus

So basically to save You some time and misery the...

So basically to save You some time and misery the answer to the Sirrus is: not recommended.

I'm glad you report that the sirrus is a comfortable ride all day long but what does it really mean?...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,302
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Cheers.I have seen a few Rivendells on the ride...

Cheers.I have seen a few Rivendells on the ride and may have seen yours although I don't recall seeing one with couplers.
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,294
Posted By PedalingWalrus

FWIW I am rocking 40mm tires on the Divide. It is...

FWIW I am rocking 40mm tires on the Divide. It is a heavy bike, best appreciated fully loaded. Option: get more brazeons on the fork
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,404
Posted By PedalingWalrus

pretty good. It looks like it would fit many...

pretty good. It looks like it would fit many thing and even accept some extras on top in those bungees.
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