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Forum: Touring 03-25-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By DanBell
I used that Topeak rack for several years when I...

I used that Topeak rack for several years when I first started touring and loved it. No issues at all, and it was great both for touring with panniers on it and for commuting with the Topeak...
Forum: Touring 03-13-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By DanBell
Yeah buddy. Just arrived in Antigua, Guatemala....

Yeah buddy. Just arrived in Antigua, Guatemala. Hills in Guatemala are no joke.

On topic, this kind of touring is a great idea. I guess with her driving too, you don't need to take a dedicated...
Forum: Touring 03-11-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By DanBell
And I can confirm, Pepper is a great touring dog....

And I can confirm, Pepper is a great touring dog. :) Hi Jeff!
Forum: Touring 02-25-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By DanBell
This is awesome. I've actually had the same dream...

This is awesome. I've actually had the same dream of combining a sea eagle with a folding bike and trying to do a combined road/waterway tour. It's a far off dream though, as both the bike and the...
Forum: Touring 02-23-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,627
Posted By DanBell
I just came down the Pacific coast last year and...

I just came down the Pacific coast last year and Oregon and California do have lots of hiker sites for about $6. I also consulted freecampsites.net and some people I cycled with swore by the...
Forum: Touring 02-22-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
Posted By DanBell
Isn't this your website? I thought I remembered...

Isn't this your website? I thought I remembered you saying that before.
Forum: Touring 02-20-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
Sure, but there's a middle ground too. I carry a...

Sure, but there's a middle ground too. I carry a few different electronic devices but they all serve a purpose and I use them as necessary. I'm not constantly staring at my phone every time I stop or...
Forum: Touring 02-19-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
But hey, it's bike touring and there are lots of...

But hey, it's bike touring and there are lots of different ways to do it. Some people bring all the gadgets and some bring none. It's all good.
Forum: Touring 02-19-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
This is what I do. I use the phone and Garmin for...

This is what I do. I use the phone and Garmin for navigation while riding, then send texts in the evening if I have signal and feel like it. The girlfriend wants to know I'm alive, and I have group...
Forum: Touring 02-19-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
If I needed a new one I'd probably go for the...

If I needed a new one I'd probably go for the 810. I think it has wireless connectivity which would be useful for uploading my data as I go. As it stands I have to wait until I have access to a...
Forum: Touring 02-19-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
That's correct. It came with a case for my tablet...

That's correct. It came with a case for my tablet but it's detachable. I decided I could get by without the larger screen of the tablet, but wanted to keep the keyboard. It's flat and weighs next to...
Forum: Touring 02-19-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By DanBell
I'm currently on a long term tour and I am...

I'm currently on a long term tour and I am carrying:

- Phone for internet, Skype, navigation, pictures
- Garmin Edge 800 for navigation and ride data
- E-Reader because I don't like reading a...
Forum: Touring 01-26-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,454
Posted By DanBell
Good Price on Tubus

With the Euro about even with the US dollar, bike24.com has pretty great deals on Tubus racks. I'm guessing it's because they're both German companies. I'm not sure about other brands as I didn't...
Forum: Touring 01-25-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By DanBell
I'd recommend joining and then posting this on...

I'd recommend joining and then posting this on tokyocycle.com. The riders on there live and have cycled all over Japan and will be able to give you first hand advice. They're also a great bunch of...
Forum: Touring 12-28-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By DanBell
That sounds good. I think the worst option would...

That sounds good. I think the worst option would be cycling the coast along that stretch, so doing anything other than that will be much more interesting/pleasant.

If you're a history buff, you...
Forum: Touring 12-28-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By DanBell
Regarding your itinerary, cycling from Kyoto back...

Regarding your itinerary, cycling from Kyoto back to Tokyo is fine, but if you follow the coast you will be cycling along the busiest corridor in the country, connecting Tokyo to Osaka and everything...
Forum: Touring 12-28-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By DanBell
As far as toilets, that all depends. The river...

As far as toilets, that all depends. The river paths usually have portable toilets spread along them, obviously more if you're closer to a town where there are usually sports field along the river as...
Forum: Touring 12-28-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By DanBell
I've been on a lot of crowded trains in Japan...

I've been on a lot of crowded trains in Japan with my bike and never been turned away or made to wait. That being said, bringing your touring bike and all your gear onto a rush hour train in the...
Forum: Touring 07-26-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By DanBell
I have been using the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1...

I have been using the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 and I love it. I prefer it to the Fly Creek because it's side entry rather than head on. It's great for bike touring because the pole sections are...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By DanBell
Agreed. I worry that people are put off from...

Agreed. I worry that people are put off from traveling to Japan because they think it's so expensive. While it takes some knowledge to keep costs down in big cities, while cycle touring you spend...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By DanBell
I never cared much for the Araya line when I was...

I never cared much for the Araya line when I was there. Some of their component choices seemed to me that they were trying to make something that looked like a style of bike, rather than speccing to...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By DanBell
I can't speak to those particular models, but I...

I can't speak to those particular models, but I purchased a Canyon Ultimate Al 9.0 several years ago. Conincidentally, I was also in Japan at the time and trying to get better value than you get on...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By DanBell
Thanks. I had a look at those, but they are both...

Thanks. I had a look at those, but they are both really expensive and also require an AC adapter to charge them.
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By DanBell
Thanks for the replies. I'll try to answer some...

Thanks for the replies. I'll try to answer some of the questions and give some more information.

Sadly, I already went out and bought the laptop for the trip. There were reasons for choosing a...
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By DanBell
Cache Battery for Charging Laptop

Hi everyone,

I've gotten myself into a bit of a battery dilemma for my upcoming tour, mainly due to my own lack of knowledge. I'm hoping someone here can help me out.

For my upcoming long...
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