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Forum: Touring 07-03-16, 03:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,128
Posted By staehpj1
A few questions you might ask yourself... 1. Do...

A few questions you might ask yourself...
1. Do you have a concealed carry permit and if so is it valid in all of the states or countries you will be travelling in?
2. What will you do with your...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By staehpj1
I have gone with a taped up cardboard box. The...

I have gone with a taped up cardboard box. The only drawback was that they made us sign a waiver saying they were not responsible for damage (only loss) and put a sticker on the box to that effect.
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By staehpj1
A few comments... I always found that riding...

A few comments...

I always found that riding toward home worked out better for me when one end or the other was near home. I found it easier to take care of air or ground travel up front. I find...
Forum: Touring 06-06-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By staehpj1
I have never bothered patching nail holes in...

I have never bothered patching nail holes in tires. I just patch the tube and leave the tire alone. I have done this for many years and never had a problem that I blamed on the nail holes.
...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,435
Posted By staehpj1
It is kind of on the small side, but I have...

It is kind of on the small side, but I have managed. When it rains and blows I find I need to pitch it quite low. Also I tend to pick sheltered spots if I am somewhere that there is much wind. ...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,435
Posted By staehpj1
Bivys that weigh much over a pound make no sense...

Bivys that weigh much over a pound make no sense to me. The same for heavy duty tents (like most of the Hilleberg line) unless you will be in heavy snow or mountaineering in very exposed high...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By staehpj1
I take enough be comfortable at the average low...

I take enough be comfortable at the average low and to get by at the record low.
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,600
Posted By staehpj1
I don't try to keep anything that needs...

I don't try to keep anything that needs refrigeration. Foil packed tuna, salmon, or other meats work well. Hard cheeses, salami, and other things that keep well work out OK. The cheese may have...
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,555
Posted By staehpj1
Thanks for that Neil.

Thanks for that Neil.
Forum: Touring 04-30-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By staehpj1
+1 on the penny and cleaning the rims with...

+1 on the penny and cleaning the rims with alcohol. Also I prefer Koolstop black, Avid, Aztec, or some other pad over the much touted salmon pads. The salmon are more grabby and prone to squealing....
Forum: Touring 04-29-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By staehpj1
Light vs heavy and light vs credit card are two...

Light vs heavy and light vs credit card are two different decisions. Some folks travel light and are self supported and other go credit card and still go heavy.

Personally I have always gone self...
Forum: Touring 04-21-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,485
Posted By staehpj1
Does it make a difference in average speed ? Not...

Does it make a difference in average speed ? Not enough that I have noticed it.
Interfere with panniers...etc. Not much.

I have used them on a couple long tours. Overall for me they aren't as...
Forum: Touring 04-19-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1
Yeah if that is what he means then as you say...

Yeah if that is what he means then as you say there is plenty of mesquite. Not a problem at all. Then again, on the ST in the desert, I camped in plain sight more often than not. If I wanted to it...
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1
Different strokes... I am not trying to be...

Different strokes... I am not trying to be critical, but I still don't get it. To be safe from what? What do you mean about stuff to have water?

On the water issue, I just carry more water, I...
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1
I am curious why you say that. What other stuff...

I am curious why you say that. What other stuff would you need? I carry the same stuff for both and have not found I needed to buy anything extra for the desert. I have toured fairly fully loaded...
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1
If you do the TA at a normal time of year, you...

If you do the TA at a normal time of year, you will meet quite a few other riders along the way.
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By staehpj1
I found the scenery on the ST pretty bland the...

I found the scenery on the ST pretty bland the large majority of the way. I found the TA much nicer in that regard. The ST had the same brown nothingness a lot of the trip.

On the plus side it...
Forum: Touring 04-15-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,157
Posted By staehpj1
A lot of Rt 1 in Maryland is pretty decent...

A lot of Rt 1 in Maryland is pretty decent riding, some of it is very pretty and good road. There are some pretty congested areas in Baltimore and near DC, but it is doable even there as far as I...
Forum: Touring 04-13-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By staehpj1
That is why I said to "be sure to ask where you...

That is why I said to "be sure to ask where you can leave it". You do have to be careful who you are asking. Asking both TSA staff AND airport staff might be a good idea. Noting their names is...
Forum: Touring 04-13-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By staehpj1
First it sounds like you must have a lot of...

First it sounds like you must have a lot of stuff. Can you cut back a little on what you are carrying?

That aside, I have carried stuff most or even all of the ways already mentioned. The thrift...
Forum: Touring 04-09-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 900
Posted By staehpj1
All of the places I have toured where canisters...

All of the places I have toured where canisters are required in the back country have bear lockers in the regular and hiker biker sites. They also typically don't allow dispersed camping for bike...
Forum: Touring 04-09-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 900
Posted By staehpj1
Yes the weight advantage does go up with the...

Yes the weight advantage does go up with the larger sizes. In the range of the BV450 and the Scout it is something like $190 more to save 5 ounces. To me that isn't worth it. I can still fairly...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 900
Posted By staehpj1
Bear Vault modified the design with a second tab...

Bear Vault modified the design with a second tab because of Yellow yellow. Yellow yellow couldn't open those newer models. My understanding was that you are required to use the newer two tab models...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 900
Posted By staehpj1
I don't use a bear canister or ursack on tours. ...

I don't use a bear canister or ursack on tours. I do use a canister for backpacking where they are required. None of the places I backpacked that required a canister accepted the ursack. I would...
Forum: Touring 04-06-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By staehpj1
Good luck with that. How do you plan to carry...

Good luck with that. How do you plan to carry your gear, food, and water? There will be places that will be at least two days between water stops at that pace. You might check out Bjorn Suneson's...
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