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Forum: Touring
03-19-24, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By indyfabz

And then you joined us somewhere east of...

And then you joined us somewhere east of Booneville, NY. :D

BTW…I learned a couple of years ago that Jerry died in, ironically, in a motorcycle accident. He was the former member of the CHiP who...
Forum: Touring
03-18-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Rick

https://youtu.be/j92Gt4VviSQ This very...

https://youtu.be/j92Gt4VviSQ This very informative video shows how and why ebike batteries can fail.
Forum: Touring
03-11-24, 08:48 AM
Forum: Touring
02-29-24, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in...

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in 2013, and didn't even know it was a pass. Due to construction, there were no signs indicating the summit or crossing the border into Alberta.

Rogers...
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of course the freeway is ugly, it's a truck route...

Of course the freeway is ugly, it's a truck route getting lots of SNOW. More pics with the river....
Forum: Touring
12-11-23, 02:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,730
Posted By muse kidd

As a sidebar, I read these threads with great...

As a sidebar, I read these threads with great interest. The trend toward single or double front cranks with larger than 36t rear cassettes along with all the mathematical equations for gear inches...
Forum: Touring
12-04-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,730
Posted By gauvins

Range, when considering 1x vs 3x, is no longer an...

Range, when considering 1x vs 3x, is no longer an issue with the more recent, extremely expensive, 10-52 cassettes (i.e. 520% range).

Steps is something else, however. Shifting down from 12 teeth...
Forum: Touring
09-27-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Yan

Mt. Washington is one of my main climbing areas....

Mt. Washington is one of my main climbing areas. It varies year to year. The guys at IME will be able to advise you on the trail conditions. You might not need them.

Weather forecast here:...
Forum: Touring
08-14-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,866
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The 1X bike sells for the same as a 2X bike, the...

The 1X bike sells for the same as a 2X bike, the 2X bike had more component costs and more time spent (labor cost) adjusting the front derailleur. Thus, the 1X needed heavy marketing pitch to...
Forum: Touring
08-14-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,866
Posted By robow

Is the 1x a solution looking for a problem ? ...

Is the 1x a solution looking for a problem ? What do you really gain by getting rid of the front mech ? You have to have a front braking lever anyway, why not incorporate a shifter in it ? A...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug64

This is something I picked up somewhere. I use it...

This is something I picked up somewhere. I use it for keeping the ends of cable from fraying and when I'm cutting the cables. It also keeps the cables form getting crushed like they do with metal...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,012
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,012
Posted By datlas

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in...

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in the hospital, I am told with a heart valve infection and I am told it’s VERY serious.

Please think positive thoughts and/or prayers for our cycling...
Forum: Touring
01-18-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,012
Posted By stardognine

Where's indyfabz?

I'm thinking most likely on another tour, but he usually checks in here pretty regularly.

I know he was getting a little tired of the arguing that goes on in these threads sometimes, not just in...
Forum: Touring
01-08-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,770
Posted By Claude.fr

Future touring song, guess where... ...

Future touring song, guess where...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo
Forum: Touring
12-26-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,770
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Amy Macdonald - This is the life. ...

Amy Macdonald - This is the life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7UZBNP8lI

Several years ago someone posted a slide show of their bike tour on the internet, this song was the background music...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,473
Posted By jamawani

Different strokes for different folks. Also, it...

Different strokes for different folks.
Also, it depends on your experience and comfort level riding on roads.
In rural areas with low traffic, I find roads far more interesting.
Yes, roads tend to...
08-27-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By tds101

A conversion is fine, but a new purchase is a...

A conversion is fine, but a new purchase is a whole different matter.
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,552
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We did RAGBRAI 2022

Howdy. We completed RAGBRAI last Sunday. It was the first time for us and we had a great time. I would say it exceeded my expectations. As my friend aptly stated: woodstock on two wheels. :-) Here...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By indyfabz

Sunset and moonrise at the town campground in...

Sunset and moonrise at the town campground in Newport, VT.

...
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By indyfabz

Fort Dummer State Park lean to. Putting the car...

Fort Dummer State Park lean to. Putting the car in long term parking in Brattleboro tomorrow and heading north.

...
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,155
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The campground at Salen had an affordable...

The campground at Salen had an affordable laundry option. I proceeded to do laundry and chat with others and generally enjoy my time. I was told that tomorrow there is a high wind warning. I...
Forum: Touring
04-26-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,195
Posted By axolotl

I'm not convinced there is more info overall on...

I'm not convinced there is more info overall on electronic maps, especially for planning purposes. You can't get the big picture and lay of the land on a phone or even a laptop. Paper maps like...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By staehpj1

We have a nesting pair of barred owls about 30'...

We have a nesting pair of barred owls about 30' from our house. It is amazing the amount of noise they can make. It sounds like way more than just the two of them. We get a kick out of the "monkey"...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - Not sure what your overall route is...

Gauvins -
Not sure what your overall route is at this juncture - -
Still planning a Calgary down to Yellowstone tour?

Because of the routes mentioned, Hwy 83 has the least traffic and is the...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,866
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was a lengthy thread on this some time...

There was a lengthy thread on this some time back:
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1189557-1x-drivetrain-all-round-gravel-touring-bike.html

I think that it would be hard to come up with a new...
Forum: Touring
03-09-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,850
Posted By djb

Good shot Bob, gives a good impression of the...

Good shot Bob, gives a good impression of the view of the city coming over it.
Forum: Touring
11-15-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By waddo

Biking, hiking and camping in Nikko national park

More for the hikers and campers than bikers, but still worth watching.

https://youtu.be/NKadGqjPGHc
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,916
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I was going to put outer housing over the...

If I was going to put outer housing over the inner along the top tube, I would just cut a piece of outer housing that is a hair shorter than the distance between the cable stops. (Also factor in the...
11-02-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 25,852
Posted By indyfabz

Late spring 2022 for the SRAM?!?! :eek: ...

Late spring 2022 for the SRAM?!?! :eek:

BTW...How did we have so much fun riding across the U.S. and then some with such inferior gearing?
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,957
Posted By jamawani

What I miss? Three or four cyclists sitting...

What I miss?

Three or four cyclists sitting around a big table at Ernie's Birchwood Hostel in Missoula
poring over a map folded out all the way - taking up the entire tabletop.
Nowadays, it...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,469
Posted By djb

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF...

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF post about handlebar width goes to.............
BOB G !!

pretty much the same for my dropbar tourer, including the intterupter bars.
I would add...
09-02-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,924
Posted By mwrider

I use the Shimano PD-T421 Click'R SPD Pedals. ...

I use the Shimano PD-T421 Click'R SPD Pedals. Platform on one side, clipless binding on the other. My shins are scarred from pedal teeth, so this was a nice change. My wife appreciates it. I can...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By indyfabz

The day before climbing the North Cascades...

The day before climbing the North Cascades Highway.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/760x555/645xc_21a_303_ps_ed204598cf12a5d3a6fd27f35f172381aca15526.jpeg
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,198
Posted By djb

build the wall !! build the wall !! err, I...

build the wall !!
build the wall !!

err, I mean
Put in the flower pots !!
Put in the flower pots !!
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,428
Posted By Doug64

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing...

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing brake a derailleur cables. I use a small piece of 3/32" shrink-on electrical insulation. I us a lighter to shrink the cable. This gives me some chance to...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,101
Posted By Fuji1986

Amazing. Small world indeed. I ran into her here...

Amazing. Small world indeed. I ran into her here in VT when she was visiting a couple of winters ago. Doing well, lives out west now. Your group came through my then-hometown in '99, and seeing her...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,390
Posted By northbend

Bob Freeman has a nice collection of pictures...

Bob Freeman has a nice collection of pictures from the '76 Bikecentennial group he led.
Here is a link to his Flickr album

76 Bikecentennial (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfDUwCB)
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,390
Posted By indyfabz

BobG was one of the leaders of my first ever...

BobG was one of the leaders of my first ever unsupported tour—ACA’s Northern Tier. He knows bikes.
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By indyfabz

From 2018. I rented a restored 1917 caboose for...

From 2018. I rented a restored 1917 caboose for the night in Chester, MA. The bench cushion was surprisingly comfortable. No need for my mattress. The old station has been converted to a museum/event...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,433
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6 48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain ...

Day 6
48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/598x353/d6_10755d9ff15bd19970c46f011bdba440a0e228d4.png

We crank it out of the Motel bright and...
Forum: Touring
06-13-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Gravel Circumnavigation of Moosehead Lake (2...

Gravel Circumnavigation of Moosehead Lake (2 nights)

...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Brad L

This should jog some memories. It features the...

This should jog some memories. It features the Canon Hill Hostel starting at 6:47.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=14eZ_OBCavA&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,621
Posted By Doug64

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing...

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing our ride.

Niagra Falls, Canada-- Tour boat at the falls.https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48828891752_f55363f9a1_b.jpg
07-09-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 56,282
Posted By momsonherbike

I'd like to know why there are haters, too. Fear...

I'd like to know why there are haters, too. Fear of change? Fear of ridicule from the younger set?

Look, we're all getting older. Our bodies aren't 20 something anymore, and regardless of those 70...
03-29-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 56,282
Posted By Barrettscv

An e-bike is going to happen eventually

I know that a pedal-assist e-bike is in my future. I'm delaying this day by increasing the regularity of my training by using an indoor trainer. I've also added a lightweight carbon bike with a 46 &...
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