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Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Doug64
I think both you guys are on the wrong track. I...

I think both you guys are on the wrong track. I saw hundreds of e-bikes in Denmark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Belgium. Most had at least one pannier hanging on them. Granted, we did...
Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
The part about the bras is true, but the...

The part about the bras is true, but the embarrasing part was just a weak attempt at humor....
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
Yeah, It is a special time. However, it is...

Yeah,

It is a special time. However, it is embarrasing sometimes to ride with a group that has a bunch of sports bras flapping in the wind while drying on top of their rear racks:)
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I agree with you. I also agree with most of...

I agree with you. I also agree with most of mom's post.

I've just worked with and know a lot of women that have a different view of the world than the one she portrayed.

I worked with the...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I think we just have to agree to disagree on this...

I think we just have to agree to disagree on this one. I really do not think it is that simple.

We have two daughter who are going on a tour with us early next month. I think both of them would...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
It really does not matter, but on a thread that...

It really does not matter, but on a thread that has so much discussion about equality; stating that women are not doing hard tours, and that they have more important thing to do is demeaning.

In...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
Yeah, On our present tour we saw a total of...

Yeah,

On our present tour we saw a total of about 20 loaded cyclists on the Trans Canada Highway. About 6 of them were women, and 2 of them were riding solo across the country.

I also know 5...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I feel extremely fortunate to be married to one...

I feel extremely fortunate to be married to one of those 1%!
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
In Europe "electrically assisted pedal bikes" are...

In Europe "electrically assisted pedal bikes" are classified as:
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e-bikes designed to pedal, equipped with auxiliary propulsion with the primary aim to aid pedalling..... generating 250 watts or...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
That makes too much sense, and it would not give...

That makes too much sense, and it would not give some folks something to argue about. Compromises did not seem to be on the table. It seemed like an all or none debate.
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
A fixie can be geared to climb hills easily.

A fixie can be geared to climb hills easily.
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I was never a wiz in physics, but my...

I was never a wiz in physics, but my understanding of "work" goes something like this:

It takes the same amount of work to move a given weight over a given distance. It does not matter if you...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Doug64
My wife and I were into the 3rd day of a 3-month...

My wife and I were into the 3rd day of a 3-month tour when I realized that I forgot my frame pump.

However, I was standing in front of a bike shop when I realized my mistake. Everyone can use...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
Yeah, working from my phone, and the unedited ...

Yeah, working from my phone, and the unedited version was inadvertently posted.
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
FWIW, this was in the "Definition" section of the...

FWIW, this was in the "Definition" section of the Manitoba, Canada's Highway Traffic Act. It was the 2016 version. I was looking for their policy about bikes on their major highways and came across...
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Doug64
You might want to take a look at the Specialized...

You might want to take a look at the Specialized Vita.
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Doug64
It all depends on your weight, load, bike, and...

It all depends on your weight, load, bike, and tire pressure. I find 32 mm fine for a wide variety of conditions.
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I totally disagree that e-bikes are the future of...

I totally disagree that e-bikes are the future of bicycling. Canoeing is a good example. I have a beautiful 1937 Thompson canoe. I also have an sleek kevlar 17.5' marathon canoe. While the design...
Forum: Touring 07-15-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I saw a quote this morning when we stopped for...

I saw a quote this morning when we stopped for pie and coffee that could be interpolated to apply generically to "touring."

"Life is about using the whole box of crayons."
Rupaul

The...
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
I' m not sure folks are criticizing her effort or...

I' m not sure folks are criticizing her effort or accomishment. The the point I was trying to make is people tend to act the way they portray themselves to others.

I have a brother-in-law who...
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
Yeah, folks tend to talk themselves into being...

Yeah, folks tend to talk themselves into being old. Ms. Rogers seem to be doing a good job of doing just that.

My wife rode 3700 miles across the U.S. in her mid-50s, and another 14000 touring...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Doug64
Something to consider: The LHT has a long top...

Something to consider: The LHT has a long top tube compared to most touring bikes. This tends to cause the rider to be more "stretched" out. This may not work in your wife's situation. However,...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 6,992
Posted By Doug64
If you are a member of AAA in Oregon, you can...

If you are a member of AAA in Oregon, you can call AAA for help with your conventional bike.:)
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-13-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,595
Posted By Doug64
To put your proposal into perspective; the...

To put your proposal into perspective; the current record holder for riding across Canada averages "only" 450 to 500 km a day. He is currently riding across again to try to break his own record.
...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By Doug64
I couldn'the find any great photos:) ...

I couldn'the find any great photos:)
http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_photos/Europe%202011/4193f094-a259-4779-8403-52ee6cd83e65.jpg

Max, have a great ride!
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