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Forum: Touring 08-16-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By John Bailey
I have no experience, but by the looks of their...

I have no experience, but by the looks of their videos the Extra Wheel is extra good for off road.

John
Forum: Touring 08-15-10, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,416
Posted By John Bailey
I've had the same idea. Although I don't...

I've had the same idea. Although I don't consider myself a "cook," I do enjoy doing my own cooking. Even at home I usually cook one pot meals and always use cast iron. However, there is a 7 lb....
Forum: Touring 08-10-10, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By John Bailey
I'm vegetarian and often have problems getting...

I'm vegetarian and often have problems getting enough protein. It's tough to bring along the tofu. I didn't see much protein in your tour diet. How do you handle that?

John
Forum: Touring 08-03-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By John Bailey
Don't fall down!! My first tour ended on day...

Don't fall down!! My first tour ended on day three when I crashed and ruptured a shoulder tendon!!

John
Forum: Touring 08-03-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By John Bailey
Thanks Tom, By the way, I forgot to mention...

Thanks Tom,

By the way, I forgot to mention -- that's one sweet ride you've got there.

John
Forum: Touring 08-02-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By John Bailey
Great advice and will make all hills doable. ...

Great advice and will make all hills doable.

Though I've not been to Crete, I go to Greece every year. (I'll be a few hundred Km's north of you in Kaphalonia and Kerkyia in September) Greece is...
Forum: Touring 08-02-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By John Bailey
I've got this same bag and it's great. I like...

I've got this same bag and it's great. I like the two side pockets that I put my phone and billfold in. It comes off easily and I take it off whenever I leave the bike. The only thing wrong is it...
Forum: Touring 08-02-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By John Bailey
Tom, did you put the same VO on this new bike? I...

Tom, did you put the same VO on this new bike? I thought I read on the VO site that gel-pads wouldn't fit under their leather handlebar wraps.

Also, since we're supposed to take care not to let...
Forum: Touring 08-02-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By John Bailey
I'm considering the sewn-on leather for...

I'm considering the sewn-on leather for handlebars. Have you used them before, and, if so, how do you like them? Any pros or cons?

John
Forum: Touring 08-02-10, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,579
Posted By John Bailey
Hi Nancy, I'd like to add a professional's...

Hi Nancy,

I'd like to add a professional's opinion. I've been in education for 38 years as teacher, administrator and now as educational consultant involved in state transformational education at...
Forum: Touring 07-18-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By John Bailey
If were me I'd take the Trek 500 and switch out...

If were me I'd take the Trek 500 and switch out the crankset for a tour friendly set. There're lots of ways to attach racks, fenders and bottle mounts without braze ons.

John
Forum: Touring 07-17-10, 04:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,441
Posted By John Bailey
If you look at the ACA magazine and count the...

If you look at the ACA magazine and count the numbers of flat bars and drop bars (disregarding the advertisements) you usually find there are more flat bars being used than drop bars for touring in...
Forum: Touring 07-14-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By John Bailey
I've got the Nemo Losi 2 and I think it's the...

I've got the Nemo Losi 2 and I think it's the best tent I've ever had. Plenty of room, two doors, two vestibules and has been through a pretty good storm with no problems. I especially like the...
Forum: Touring 07-04-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By John Bailey
I went into my local bike shop the other day and...

I went into my local bike shop the other day and asked if they had 700x35 Panaracer Pasela's. They went back in the back room and could only find 27" tires in that brand. So, I would look around...
Forum: Touring 06-22-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By John Bailey
I think the best part of the state is the...

I think the best part of the state is the northwest lower peninsula. The Traverse City Cycle Club puts our a great map with favorite trips around the area. ...
Forum: Touring 06-22-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By John Bailey
I've been using the Bontrager Interchange for a...

I've been using the Bontrager Interchange for a year now. Sometimes I've had up to 47 lbs. I've had no problems with it. You might want to try it and see if it holds up.

John
Forum: Touring 06-21-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By John Bailey
If you add up your weight, let's say 180 lbs., 30...

If you add up your weight, let's say 180 lbs., 30 lbs. for many of the bikes listed and 50 lbs. of gear, you're at 260 lbs. With the Continental, you'd be at 271. In that context, the Continental...
Forum: Touring 06-16-10, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By John Bailey
I've got the Trek 7.3 FX set up as a touring bike...

I've got the Trek 7.3 FX set up as a touring bike and it works great. I don't think the original wheelset is quite up to the task, but everything else works well. Do notice though, that if you go...
Forum: Touring 06-07-10, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,208
Posted By John Bailey
I really like the colour scheme you describe. So...

I really like the colour scheme you describe. So buy the dang thing already, fit it out, and let's get a picture!!

John
Forum: Touring 06-07-10, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By John Bailey
Living in Michigan, I've crossed the border...

Living in Michigan, I've crossed the border hundreds of times and have never heard of that type of background keeping one from getting in Canada. In Michigan, and some other states, we can get an...
Forum: Touring 06-05-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By John Bailey
I've bought a Trek FX 7.3 that is very similar to...

I've bought a Trek FX 7.3 that is very similar to the your Atwood. I turned it into a touring bike by adding fenders, rear and front racks and bar ends. It's been a terrific bike for that, although...
Forum: Touring 06-05-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,340
Posted By John Bailey
Every spring, Bruno comes to visit and eat our...

Every spring, Bruno comes to visit and eat our bird feed that we put out in the winter. Then, we take in the bird feed and no more Bruno. We have a saying in Northern Michigan, and it's probably...
Forum: Touring 06-03-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By John Bailey
There are a lot of cheap rear racks for under...

There are a lot of cheap rear racks for under $20. Nashbar has one for $14 right now. Buy it, attach whatever you want to it for the trip.

John
Forum: Touring 06-02-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By John Bailey
I think most companies have similar bikes to the...

I think most companies have similar bikes to the Trek 7.3. I've got the 7.3 and it makes a good bike for what you're describing. I've ridden it fully loaded with camping gear, both front and rear...
Forum: Touring 05-15-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By John Bailey
Nice story Nancy. I used a stick many times to...

Nice story Nancy. I used a stick many times to fix my old "rat bike" Harley back in my younger days. At my age, I hope I can still walk in 20 years.

You, and your family, are in a different...
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