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Forum: Touring 11-30-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By woodysroad
Broken in well, and has sentimental value as it...

Broken in well, and has sentimental value as it has over 50,000 miles on it :) I hate to throw away an old friend that has been good to me.
Forum: Touring 11-07-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By woodysroad
Reupholster Saddle

I've got an old saddle that came with my Fuji Touring bike (2005) that I would like to get reupholstered with same or similar material as came on it originally. The seat is still in good condition,...
Forum: Touring 08-20-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By woodysroad
I notice that some of the replies indicate...

I notice that some of the replies indicate preference for a "padded" knit glove vs "gel". I expected "gel" only kinds of replies. I've used both, but only gel ones for the past several years, had...
Forum: Touring 08-19-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
delcrossv, I carried Kirks soap on a tour down...

delcrossv, I carried Kirks soap on a tour down the Mississippi River Trail June 9-July 11, per your suggestion, and loved it. I don't know that I've ever used a soap of any kind that lathered that...
Forum: Touring 08-19-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By woodysroad
Preference for Cycling Gloves

Anyone have a special brand preference for cycling gloves for tours of 1,000 miles or more (minimum of two weeks) ?
Forum: Touring 05-12-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,718
Posted By woodysroad
Severe Weather & Lightning

With approaching thunderstorms and in the event of lightning while pedaling in an area where no buildings or other shelters are available, what is your response to the situation?
Forum: Touring 05-04-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
I ordered four bars of the Kirk's soap, and per...

I ordered four bars of the Kirk's soap, and per another suggestion above I used a veggie peeler and shaved some into the washer with my bike clothes after a ride today. I thought it worked well. I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-26-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By woodysroad
I have arthritis in my wrists, hands, and...

I have arthritis in my wrists, hands, and shoulders; the worst is my left wrist and shoulder. I'm 64 and try to ride at least 100 miles a week, sometimes more. I wear wrist braces with a metal...
Forum: Touring 04-24-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
I like this, thanks :)

I like this, thanks :)
Forum: Touring 04-21-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
I appreciate all the thoughts from those who have...

I appreciate all the thoughts from those who have replied to my question. I agree that there is a lot of concern and data questioning the efficacy of antibacterial soaps, but it is not definitive to...
Forum: Touring 04-19-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
Have not seen the "leaves" before, think I will...

Have not seen the "leaves" before, think I will try them, thanks for the idea and other info provided
Forum: Touring 04-19-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By woodysroad
Soap

Are there strong opinions about what kind of bath soap and detergent for laundry you like to carry while touring? For years while backpacking and cycle touring I carried Dr. Bronner's peppermint...
Forum: Touring 04-12-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,603
Posted By woodysroad
I do not make reservations for camping or motels,...

I do not make reservations for camping or motels, which can be good or bad, but if something deters me during the day (wind) I don't have to make it to a destination. I try not to fight the wind and...
Forum: Touring 04-08-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By woodysroad
Visual Safety Equipment

While touring, who uses some type of visual safety equipment (flag, fluorescent tape, high visibility triangles, or others) in addition to flashing lights? If so, would you care to describe? I've...
Forum: Touring 04-04-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,462
Posted By woodysroad
With some hesitancy I venture the humble opinion...

With some hesitancy I venture the humble opinion that while people discuss pronouns little children are still going to bed hungry at night, wars are being fought, politicians are still lying, and...
Forum: Touring 03-21-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By woodysroad
A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and...

A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and went to Brunswick, GA and then back across to Oregon coast, and planned to then turn back to Oklahoma City. I hurt my shoulder and had to stop in...
Forum: Touring 03-19-15, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By woodysroad
Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)

Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)
Forum: Touring 03-15-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By woodysroad
St. Louis bypass on Mississippi River Trail

I will be riding south on the MRT and would prefer to not go thru St. Louis, no reason other than I don't get much pleasure from riding in cities. Has anyone used a route you like to go around and...
Forum: Touring 03-09-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,745
Posted By woodysroad
US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently...

US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently along the coast. From Wakulla thru Port St. Joe is the area they call the Big Bend area and includes Apalachicola. These little towns are fishing...
Forum: Touring 03-01-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,741
Posted By woodysroad
I've carried an emergency blanket for years,...

I've carried an emergency blanket for years, never thought of using it as a ground sheet or anything else. Ask and ye shall receive :) That's why I like Preacher Casy so much in The Grapes of...
Forum: Touring 03-01-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,741
Posted By woodysroad
Ground Sheet for Tent

When camping in a tent along the way: 1. do you use a ground sheet and 2. do you put it inside or under the tent? Many years ago I always put it under the tent to protect the floor from sharp...
Forum: Touring 03-01-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 253,440
Posted By woodysroad
I love this thread, hope to see more replies...

I love this thread, hope to see more replies about things people do on tour, it's very helpful. My two favorites that I've used are the velcro strap parking brake and the tube being used as a hose...
Forum: Touring 02-27-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,745
Posted By woodysroad
I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I...

I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I met a woman of 75 a couple years ago who was crossing from Maine to California solo. I have been so filled with admiration for her every time I...
Forum: Touring 02-27-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,745
Posted By woodysroad
This looks like a nice ride :)

This looks like a nice ride :)
Forum: Touring 02-27-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,745
Posted By woodysroad
I like this :)

I like this :)
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