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    17yrold in 64yrold body
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    Just a 17 year old in a 63 year old body!

    New to this forum, but not to cycling. Interested in long distance touring of the self-contained variety. Have built up a tow bike and trailer for that purpose, and plan to use them extensively as soon as I am able to NOT work (retire, that is).
    Happy to converse with anyone interested in similar travels (or is it travails?). Would be ECSTATIC to find a like minded lady looking for a LTR doing touring.

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    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    What bike do you tour on?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    17yrold in 64yrold body
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    After reading a LOT of stuff about different types of touring bikes, I decided on a MTB to tow a two-wheel trailer. I bought a steel frame/fork on ebay and built it up. It is a Dirt Research brand using Columbus DR tubing (supposed to be a step up from entry-level tubing). I originally used XTR Linear pull brakes f/r, but have switched to a 29er disc fork for greater stopping power, with less chance of overheating rim/tire on long downgrades. I have it geared low (22/35/48 front, 11-34 rear) for extra spin up hills. Planet Bike fenders for 'dryness', Randonneur bars with road shift/brake levers, and a 'surgically altered' Brooks saddle.
    I built my own low center of gravity trailer, and it has proven to be quite pleasant to tow. On a winter trip to Death valley, I was able to HAUL downhill at 40mph carrying about 30lbs of gear without any wiggles, wobbles, or other concerns for health or safety!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the "old farts".
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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    Countrytrekker
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    Badamsjr, you give me courage! Hope to still be alive and riding when i go past your present age. Thanks Sir.

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