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Old 04-04-21, 04:42 AM
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8 days on the road with my daughter, Mallorca,
















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Warranted. Used trainside-checked service to Pittsburgh last September. Didn't watch them load the bike but saw the handler, who was not burly guy, trying to get my heavy rig off the hook in Pittsburgh. I was very concerned that he would break a spoke or two.
That made me remember something.
Ya, never underestimate the "bull in a china shop slash moron level slash Don't give a F" aspect of people--years ago, a family member was moving and I was helping the moving company guys bring out the bicycles at the end.
I say to the guy that I'll get an allen key so he can turn the handlebars, and without hesitation he replies, oh no need, I just give the bars a hard pull and that works.....was a burly guy.
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No more firefly?
What are the 2 handlebar bags brands/models?
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This whole post is breathtaking.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
No more firefly?
What are the 2 handlebar bags brands/models?
My Firefly´s are still here, and in use. Was dreaming sometime with a BELLE, BCN made. Firefly will be back on the road in summer, if they let us out.

the bag on my daughters bike is a old Velo Orange, mine is a Carradice Nelson Long Flap (will only work with a wide handle bar or like on my bike with electronic shifting).

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The famous or infamous, depending on how you look at it, 4.1 mile (6.55 km) long Megler Bridge, connecting Washington and Oregon on the Pacific Coast Route.

Crossing the Columbia River



The mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon. How you feel about this part of the ride depends a lot on weather conditions, mostly the velocity of the wind, and the amount of fog or rain.

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Doug, I took a bus from the portland airport to astoria and got a cheap motel room, but remember looking at that bridge and thinking that on a windy day it might be a bit dodgey biking over it.....

I remember going to a local bike shop there for some reason, and ive wondered if fietsbob was working there or any of the other Oregon bike stores I dropped in during that trip.
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Doug, I took a bus from the portland airport to astoria and got a cheap motel room, but remember looking at that bridge and thinking that on a windy day it might be a bit dodgey biking over it.....

I remember going to a local bike shop there for some reason, and ive wondered if fietsbob was working there or any of the other Oregon bike stores I dropped in during that trip.
Fietsbob does work in one of the shops in Astoria. At least he did a few years ago when I dropped some folks from The Netherlands off there on the start of their Trans- American ride. I made a point to stop in and introduce myself. He seemed like a nice guy, and if he wasn't working we would have invited him for a coffee. He gave us some nice heavy duty bike boxes (from e-bikes) to use on our trip that summer.
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I was there in 1994 and have no recollection of Astoria, a very very vague memory of the bike store and motel, but really just remember meeting a son and dad from north Carolina at the motel starting their west coast ride. Spent a few days riding together, always remember their strong southern accents, had never heard this in real life, only in movies.
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Old 04-08-21, 05:44 AM
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Very nice, you have some great locations for gravel riding. And with your daughter makes it even better
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
The famous or infamous, depending on how you look at it, 4.1 mile (6.55 km) long Megler Bridge, connecting Washington and Oregon on the Pacific Coast Route.

Crossing the Columbia River



The mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon. How you feel about this part of the ride depends a lot on weather conditions, mostly the velocity of the wind, and the amount of fog or rain.
Cool pix, nice angle. Glad they moved the strip over a bit, gives you a little more room
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Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.


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Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.
Ugh, at least you have Ortliebs.
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Sometimes, just sometimes, it's not always fun.
It is called "Type 2" fun

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Robow, that's a great shot, one we just never tend to see.
I prefer using my older p+s camera, non waterproof, so would never take it out in rain like that.
Year's ago I got my wife a shockproof, waterproof p+s, but I never think of using it on trips because the zoom range is rather limited and the picture quality is just ok---but it would be great to just never worry about the darn thing in any weather.
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djb, I generally carry a Fuji point and shoot waterproof camera that I also use while fishing. It's very light and convenient and I don't pamper it whatsoever but the optics are only adequate.
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