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Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By gauvins

FWIW -- spent the morning replacing cables. Upon...

FWIW -- spent the morning replacing cables. Upon inspection, the front derailleur cable was starting to fray under the bottom bracket, and the front brake cable had something of a kink. Reading about...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By gauvins

Either the bike or a folding pole -- assuming I'd...

Either the bike or a folding pole -- assuming I'd go for the Hexamid -- a single pole shelter.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,417
Posted By gauvins

Our daughter once got onset hypothermia...

Our daughter once got onset hypothermia (uncontrolled shivering) during what was supposed to be a benign ride back to base camp, in the middle of July somewhere in Western Europe -- heavy downpour...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,218
Posted By gauvins

Thanks for the feedback on sleep systems. ...

Thanks for the feedback on sleep systems.

Being impulsive, I've almost ordered an OR Helium bivy (reviews are extremely positive). But as I must also try to be reasonable, I'll probably try a dry...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By gauvins

This...

This (https://www.cyclingabout.com/fascinating-aerodynamics-bikepacking-bicycle-touring/) is perhaps the most comprehensive discussion on touring aerodynamics. Worth reading.
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,599
Posted By gauvins

Another iteration wrt the question of how to...

Another iteration wrt the question of how to select food items when volume is a consideration (ex: a trip segment w/o resupply option for a week, in bear country --> 10L for a bear canister/Ursack)....
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,662
Posted By gauvins

1. Very doubtful. This recent account...

1. Very doubtful. This recent account (https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/14-5m-canadians-to-be-immunized-by-june-updated-vaccination-timeline-shows-1.5314048) puts the figure at somewhere...
02-26-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By gauvins

(F5 + 2nd gen speed/cadence) My experience...

(F5 + 2nd gen speed/cadence)

My experience is that the watch will display speed based on sensor data, whenever available. Noticeable at traffic lights - w/o sensor, you'll see speed going down...
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By gauvins

Interesting decision... If I may: (1) when; (2)...

Interesting decision... If I may: (1) when; (2) how long; (3) where are you from?

Asking because Portugal is currently the worst country in the Western World...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,695
Posted By gauvins

Read great things about the Empire Trail (NY)....

Read great things about the Empire Trail (NY). But I'd go in the Southwest for a variety of reasons (Utah, Arizona). We really enjoyed circling the Grand Canyon 2 years ago. Your dates are near ideal...
Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By gauvins

Probably 125W (in my case.) IIRC elite...

Probably 125W (in my case.)

IIRC elite cyclists average close to 400W (tour de France).

Young and fit riders will probably sustain 200W. You may want to play with Garmin insights to compare...
12-04-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,620
Posted By gauvins

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at...

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at 0.02mm accuracy.

The problem wrt measuring a bike chain is that the way you position your caliper will have a definite impact on the reading. I took...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By gauvins

We are now relying on a smartwatch (F5 -- but...

We are now relying on a smartwatch (F5 -- but your FR935 would certainly do) for TBT navigation + essential metrics (e.g. distance to destination). In extended mode, the F5 works reasonably well and...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,827
Posted By gauvins

Won't be useable. (i.e. touch); difficult to read...

Won't be useable. (i.e. touch); difficult to read (water beads + air pockets).

Personally, (1) I am somewhat jealous -- no enough free time for an extended tour, for the foreseeable future; (2) I...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,543
Posted By gauvins

Good idea. Maybe post a pic (1) ready to ride,...

Good idea. Maybe post a pic (1) ready to ride, and (2) inside a rinko bag? And perhaps give indications on the time required to get from rinko to ready-to-ride and vice-versa?
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,302
Posted By gauvins

Most recent is Anker 26800 which accepts 30W from...

Most recent is Anker 26800 which accepts 30W from a PD charger. (I believe that more recent models will accept up to 60W. Charging capacity makes a HUGE difference -- you don't have to worry that...
05-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By gauvins

If the question is whether an S10 is ANT+...

If the question is whether an S10 is ANT+ compatible, the answer is yes, no doubt. I've used S5, S7 and S10 with all types of sensors. Can't really recommend an app -- I use phones to navigate using...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,723
Posted By gauvins

:) 1. Many (most?) Germans speak/understand...

:)

1. Many (most?) Germans speak/understand English.
2. In my experience, google translate is invaluable. Just make sure that you download language packs prior to your trip
3. I sometimes used...
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,632
Posted By gauvins

Yes and no. I'd argue that the same principles...

Yes and no. I'd argue that the same principles apply. More so, perhaps, with touring where a typical day involves 6h+ of pedalling. Your 3-speed city bike example is quite good : why not tour on a...
12-10-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By gauvins

Not a recommendation, but a few considerations. I...

Not a recommendation, but a few considerations. I run and ride. Have foot pod, RD pod, chest HRM, cadence/speed II sensor, power meter.

1. Wrist-based HRM is now quite accurate, and, I would...
10-30-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,818
Posted By gauvins

Interesting. I now understand that you are quite...

Interesting. I now understand that you are quite sophisticated wrt nav.

Two things come to mind. First, I would suggest that marine TBT nav is fundamentally different. Marine routes are typically...
09-30-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By gauvins

Garmin watches are (IMHO) excellent alternatives....

Garmin watches are (IMHO) excellent alternatives. They'll capture all the metrics of computer heads and provide an easy 20h+ with GPS, and twice that in ultratrac mode. I've recently purchased a...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,231
Posted By gauvins

In our experience, bike touring is very frugal....

In our experience, bike touring is very frugal. Camping in foul weather is no fun; you have a fairly limited range of food options (no refrigeration). I would not consider it as a lifestyle option...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,231
Posted By gauvins

The more usual scenario would be to get a boat...

The more usual scenario would be to get a boat and sail somewhere/around the world. You'll find several accounts in that vein.

I've seen a few stories of families on an extended bike tour. But not...
Forum: Touring
07-21-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By gauvins

1. Loire à vélo is a great route. Paris Nantes is...

1. Loire à vélo is a great route. Paris Nantes is a tad more than 400kms. Take your time and this is a nice week. Should be relatively easy to design a loop. Get a green Michelin guide and have fun....
01-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,762
Posted By gauvins

Accuracy shouldn't be an issue anymore. In this...

Accuracy shouldn't be an issue anymore. In this review (https://www.tomsguide.com/us/heart-rate-monitor,review-2885.html), reported differences average 1 heart beat per minute. I've been through a...
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