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Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,183
Posted By boomhauer

I've always marveled at these machines when going...

I've always marveled at these machines when going outside the US. I had no idea people cared so much about scratched luggage.
06-11-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By boomhauer

Well. It's been a year. Soldering wires together...

Well. It's been a year. Soldering wires together then heat shrink worked. I ride my bike daily in all kinds of weather (but not in a coastal area). This is the first time I haven't had to fiddle with...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By boomhauer

The lady that runs this place is the best...

The lady that runs this place is the best (Diane?) . It is definitely for RV's but she put me up by the creek behind the house. Hopefully, she would do this for 6 kids.
They had a POT - luck...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,917
Posted By boomhauer

I would argue that commuters have it figured out...

I would argue that commuters have it figured out better than the tourist (tourers).
Many people have separate bicycles for touring vs commuting.
The commuting bicycle gets ridden daily, therefore,...
Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By boomhauer

I used to call my regional tours the "support...

I used to call my regional tours the "support family restaurants" trip.
They used to be my favorite part of riding in the great plains but they have been slowly dying for the last 10 years.
Now...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By boomhauer

Having a low low gear so I didn't have to walk up...

Having a low low gear so I didn't have to walk up a hill.
03-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,324
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear...

I've got a rear view mirror. I don't need to hear traffic. It is several magnitudes safer than listening for a car.
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,324
Posted By boomhauer

When I move to the side of the road to allow a...

When I move to the side of the road to allow a car to safely pass and they see that I've got ear buds the driver is even more irate....which is awesome.
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By boomhauer

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli...

I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli for back up. It's usually eaten by 5pm. Buy a new one each day.
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,106
Posted By boomhauer

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I...

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I try to time my destination so I get there near dark. This doesn't leave much "downtime" before bed. My downtime is the 6 or 8 breaks I take...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,956
Posted By boomhauer

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly...

I rode southern Iowa a couple times. I hardly remember it except it was easy. Camping in southern Iowa is easy at reservoirs. Parallel traverse to state highways on gravel roads is easy. When I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,765
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't...

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't enough. Not because I like speed. I seldom go over 16 mph while pedaling. It's because I like to slow pedal and keep up the pace with the slight...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By boomhauer

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplie...

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplies-Lint-Free-Polished/dp/B07SVJ7VCX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=micro+towels&qid=1599337998&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE4M...
09-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,918
Posted By boomhauer

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring...

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring around Birmingham and Branson. Very steep hills in those areas. 18 gear inches is what you want for all that weight. I can speak from...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,834
Posted By boomhauer

This has happened to me a few times on a hot...

This has happened to me a few times on a hot summer day. I listen to internet music many hours per day while touring . I keep my phone in a small nylon bag sitting loose in my handlebar cargo...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to...

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to sit upright, also.
They are a good compromise for the times you want to sit completely vertical but still need those times when you have to stand on...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,631
Posted By boomhauer

All's I know is that women appreciate running...

All's I know is that women appreciate running water at the end of a long day touring.
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,533
Posted By boomhauer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By boomhauer

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.
03-31-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By boomhauer

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400....

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400. I still have it. It's been a wonderful bike but the only original part on it is the adjustable quill stem.
(I rode it from El Paso, TX to...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,333
Posted By boomhauer

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less). ...

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less).
If you ever had to ride up a mountainside or a steep river bluff with your stuff you will know real fast.
I'm like you....not the strongest person in...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,247
Posted By boomhauer

If touring was just about the equipment...

If touring was just about the equipment discussion, then fine.
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,396
Posted By boomhauer

You must not drink? Or drink enough? kidding...

You must not drink? Or drink enough?
kidding aside .... I must be a magnet for the local outcast. Every town seems to have one or two.
I always get approached by them. One thing leads to another...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,237
Posted By boomhauer

I am very bad at home ownership and often think...

I am very bad at home ownership and often think of cashing out and hitting the road.
Have you ever done a bike tour? For more than a month?
I often start dreaming about laying on my recliner and...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,990
Posted By boomhauer

The reservation systems are kind of a joke. ...

The reservation systems are kind of a joke. They want a service charge to make the reservation on top of the actual campground fee.
On top of that, many of them want a two day minimum stay on a...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,012
Posted By boomhauer

No. Iím fine. I think I slept a couple hours. ...

No. Iím fine. I think I slept a couple hours.

I found a good spot 1/3 mile from the Casino dumpsters. Figured the bears were over there.

Im going back south.... less insects.

I need...
06-26-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,326
Posted By boomhauer

I've used Mr. Tuffy with Schwalbe Marathon Green...

I've used Mr. Tuffy with Schwalbe Marathon Green Guard tires since 2012. Lots of debris around where I live. Lots of debris getting caught in the tire.

The value of the tire liner is it is...
Forum: Touring
01-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,051
Posted By boomhauer

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on...

I've rode from Council Grove to Elkhart, KS (on the way to Taos).

It is a wonderful ride. Go south, along the east side of Flint Hills, on 177 to Cassiday, KS then head west on backroads (paved)...
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