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Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

What? Aren't the bottles interchangeable? I...

What? Aren't the bottles interchangeable? I thought they were and a quick search seems to indicate they are. In any case I tend to use different bottles on different kinds of trips.

I have not...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

That looks like a really nice setup and the Bush...

That looks like a really nice setup and the Bush Buddy Mini looks like a good idea. It is just enough smaller to fit inside an 800 ml titainium pot. I might buy one for backpacking if fire bans...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

I am unlikely to be shopping for a white gas...

I am unlikely to be shopping for a white gas stove since i am happy with both the SVEA and the Whisperlite so the point is probably moot, but I wonder... Is the Dragonfly that much louder only when...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By staehpj1

Worst case I'd be willing to only turn on the gps...

Worst case I'd be willing to only turn on the gps a few times per day or to navigate when finding stuff in town. Most of my touring days don't involve many turns other than in town and I stay out of...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By staehpj1

That or be very flexible on the schedule and or...

That or be very flexible on the schedule and or willing to bail and have bail out options.
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

I haven't owned or used a Dragonfly. I know that...

I haven't owned or used a Dragonfly. I know that people complain about the Whisperlite and the Svea123 though which I find quite pleasant. I guess maybe the Dragonfly is much louder. I just have a...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

Are you on tour? Or are you weird like me and...

Are you on tour? Or are you weird like me and sometimes fire up the camp stoves at home?

That bolded part is one thing that I read again and again and just can't relate to. I find that soft roar...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

BTW, I have often found USPS cheaper than UPS for...

BTW, I have often found USPS cheaper than UPS for stuff like that. Also paying for and printing your label online at myusps.com is always cheaper than walking into a post office. You might need to...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

Packing it up to ship it home is a fairly big...

Packing it up to ship it home is a fairly big hassle in my mind. Given the low price of this stove I might risk the loss as long as I wasn't worried that the'd confiscate an expensive pot(s) too. ...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By staehpj1

I don't get it, are they anti tourism? Do they...

I don't get it, are they anti tourism? Do they not want to encourage folks to visit from out of state and spend their money in the state? I took a quick peek at the state website and indeed it...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,545
Posted By staehpj1

My math was incorrect as I accidentally based it...

My math was incorrect as I accidentally based it on 64 ounces being a gallon. Dumb mistake, too early in the morning. I stand corrected.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

Is that plywood? It looks like it in the...

Is that plywood? It looks like it in the picture. If so probably not the best thing for the test. Not even real soft wood sticks given no continuous grain and lots of glue joints throughout. Not...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,545
Posted By staehpj1

Hmmm. Since the actual weight of 100 ounces of...

Hmmm. Since the actual weight of 100 ounces of water is 13 pounds the average weight on the back is probably fairly close to 6 pounds if you start with a full or near full pack and drink it all or at...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,545
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, your math is pretty fuzzy. Yes it is over 6...

FWIW, your math is pretty fuzzy. Yes it is over 6 pounds, but WAY over. 100 fluid ounces is over a gallon and a half (1.5625 to be exact). A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds so 100 ounces of water...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

If the phone is just turned on once in a while to...

If the phone is just turned on once in a while to check or send texts or to check the location on the GPS it might keep up with not much cooking. For sure I wouldn't expect to use it in anything but...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

Isn't that the one that is supposed to be able to...

Isn't that the one that is supposed to be able to charge your phone?

Btw, those wet windy days might be the best days to try it out. That is what you need to be able to deal with when on the road....
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By staehpj1

Your desire to pack light doesn't surprise me in...

Your desire to pack light doesn't surprise me in the least. I often have packed quite light myself. I went coast to coast witth 14 pounds including the bags and trimmed gear weight since then. I...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

My impression was that yellow bottle heet isn't...

My impression was that yellow bottle heet isn't too bad, but red bottle heet is to be avoided. The whole ban issue has me considering using a stove with a shutoff valve on long tours. It will be less...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

One more thing and this one is a question. Is...

One more thing and this one is a question. Is wood fire soot an issue for TSA inspection? Will it maybe trigger getting unpacked and everything swabbed? Will anything sooty get confiscated? My...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't mean to completely rain on your parade....

I didn't mean to completely rain on your parade. I'd like to find one that worked out well enough to tempt me to use it for at least some types of my trips. At present I mostly use alcohol pop can...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1

I always wanted one to work out and tried a few...

I always wanted one to work out and tried a few home brew ones. They never worked out for me. I saw a few factory made ones other guys had in camp and they seemed to have the same issues with them...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By staehpj1

All four panniers the same? So if I am reading...

All four panniers the same? So if I am reading that right, and the ortleib specs are close enough to that, your 4 panniers weigh in at a combined weight of about six and a half pounds. You said your...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,470
Posted By staehpj1

Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying...

Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying following. It is pretty far outside my typical touring interest/experience, but your work and the associated links have been interesting. There are so...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By staehpj1

Oh, btw, if you really must use that fork and a...

Oh, btw, if you really must use that fork and a front rack, why not figure out a way to use the brake mount point as a top anchor point and skip the mid fork mount points.
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By staehpj1

That just doesn't make sense to me. Most panniers...

That just doesn't make sense to me. Most panniers are going to weigh at least 5 pounds empty for a set of 4 putting, but even if you have some exceptionally light panniers at say 3 pounds that would...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

That wasn't very clear to me (the video didn't...

That wasn't very clear to me (the video didn't play). Were they trying to describe biacromial width as shown here https://www.healthline.com/health/average-shoulder-width#1988-to-1994
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

I guess I am wide shouldered, but I wouldn't have...

I guess I am wide shouldered, but I wouldn't have thought I was all that unusually so. I guess that since I am relatively short and prefer a frame sized fairly small for my height it means that they...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

I am a little surprised that I am the only one...

I am a little surprised that I am the only one who at this point has answered that "My hands are spread narrower than my shoulders". Does everyone really either find that their bikes came with bars...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

Body type probably does come into play, but I...

Body type probably does come into play, but I think sometimes the whole spin higher cadence thing can be oversold at times. Folks can go too far either way on that.

I remember times when Id be at...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By staehpj1

Yeh, just to be clear if it is easy to wash my...

Yeh, just to be clear if it is easy to wash my shorts daily I do as well. If I have access to a sink or shower in camp my shorts get washed out too. If I wild camp a few days in a row they may not...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

I was using a 21.9" granny on my Trans America,...

I was using a 21.9" granny on my Trans America, but I was in my heavy packing phase (my first tour). It should be noted that I was okay with over 50 pounds of stuff and made it up climbs like...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By staehpj1

The washing thing has been a big problem for...

The washing thing has been a big problem for some. Both the need to wash daily and the need for having them dry at the start of the day seem to be a prime requirement for many or even most. They...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

I hadn't paid attention that the Ozarks and...

I hadn't paid attention that the Ozarks and Appalachians were not in the plan. That does eliminate the steepest climbing. On the TA the climbs in the west are long, but generally not so steep.
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By staehpj1

Not sure why you want carbon, but if weight is...

Not sure why you want carbon, but if weight is the primary concern there is a fairly wide range in the weight of the aluminum models according to an article I found. They ranged from 377-600 grams. ...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By staehpj1

Lots of hand positions, but none that suited me...

Lots of hand positions, but none that suited me as well as the fewer positions on regular drop bars. So, they really didn't work out well for me. For me hand (and arm, shoulder, neck, and general)...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,238
Posted By staehpj1

I've never carried/used any of the three in a...

I've never carried/used any of the three in a patch kit. Care to elaborate on their use?
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

That is a thought. I have paddled the 7 carries...

That is a thought. I have paddled the 7 carries route quite a few decades ago. I have hiked up Mt Marcy. I also ran some whitewater in the area. So I am somewhat familiar with the area. I...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

I rode one owned by a friend back around 1970 or...

I rode one owned by a friend back around 1970 or so. It was a hard tail with a crazy extended fork and fidiculously high bars. It was a very strange ride. It took a lot of room to turn it around.
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

Nope, none of mine were that narrow :)

Nope, none of mine were that narrow :)
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

Yes I do and I likely will if I don't have room...

Yes I do and I likely will if I don't have room for a "real" bike. Taking a canoe would be a higher priority if possible since my wife will still paddle on flat water
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

That all makes a lot of sense. Glad to hear you...

That all makes a lot of sense. Glad to hear you are getting out. I have considered, but haven't actually done many of those more backpacking like "tours" (I still call them tours and don't draw a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By staehpj1

Regular road shorts for me.

Regular road shorts for me.
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By staehpj1

I find it important that I am fitted and ride so...

I find it important that I am fitted and ride so that elbows are bent and hands relaxed, shoulders relaxed, and fingers loosely draped over the bar or hoods. If those conditions are met I find bar...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, we didn't get into that. The stock gearing...

Yeah, we didn't get into that. The stock gearing has a low of something like 31 gear inches. I have met a few people happily touring on similar gearing even with a fairly heavy self supported load...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there...

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there were over 46,000 covid deaths in Florida. I personally know several people who have died this year of covid and others who have been gravely ill....
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

Okay, so I looked up the Fuji Newest 3.0. It...

Okay, so I looked up the Fuji Newest 3.0. It looks like it has 32 spokes front and rear. It doesn't look like it has especially aggresive qeometry. You say you are credit card touring. At his age he...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

Everyone is different. I was 60 years old when I...

Everyone is different. I was 60 years old when I rode the crit bike on the Southern tier. At 70 I still enjoy that bike and would ride it on a long tour very lightly loaded.
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By staehpj1

What does he weigh and how much is he carrying? ...

What does he weigh and how much is he carrying? I'd think 25mm might be a very reasonable choice depending on the answer. I rode the Southern Tier starting on 23mm tires until they wore out and...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

For a while I figured the risk of flying or other...

For a while I figured the risk of flying or other public transportation was higher than I was willing to risk. A more local tour across my current home state was filled with folks who refuse the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By staehpj1

Not touring during the pandemic?

I hope this isn't too far off topic... Just curious what others who like me aren't touring during the pandemic are doing with their time and how they are getting exercise. I haven't even been...
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