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Forum: Commuting 07-29-16, 08:39 PM
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Posted By alan s
Go with Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes. ...

Go with Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes. Much better than the TRP brakes.
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
For me, touring by bicycle is about the journey,...

For me, touring by bicycle is about the journey, not just the destination. It's far more than just a way to get somewhere. A bicycle makes the journey more meaningful, more challenging and more...
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By alan s
I think you are confusing the C&O Canal towpath...

I think you are confusing the C&O Canal towpath with the GAP. They both start/end in Cumberland. The GAP goes to Pittsburgh and the C&O goes to Washington, DC. One is a rail trail and the other is...
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By alan s
Airbnb

Airbnb
Forum: Touring 07-28-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
I'm in favor of the mods moving e-touring topics...

I'm in favor of the mods moving e-touring topics to the electric bikes subforum. E-touring has unique aspects not generally applicable to bike touring. Nothing against e-touring in and of itself,...
Forum: Touring 07-26-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,394
Posted By alan s
Sun sleeves. Even with sunscreen, your arms can...

Sun sleeves. Even with sunscreen, your arms can burn in the strong sun unless you already have a good base. And a cycling cap to keep the sun off your nose.
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
So, how about if someone said they were doing a...

So, how about if someone said they were doing a bicycle tour across the US to raise awareness for their cause. They received donations from people who supported the cause and the idea of doing...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Not sure what you are saying. I consider it bike...

Not sure what you are saying. I consider it bike touring if I'm riding a bike for a vacation or overnight or longer trip. In this case, I had to be driven to the airport in a car, fly in an...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
I agree the train ride was not bike touring. It...

I agree the train ride was not bike touring. It was transporting my bike and gear to another location. I needed to get to Martigny to see the Tour de France, so taking the train from Thun to Visp...
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
A few days ago I was camped next to a guy from...

A few days ago I was camped next to a guy from Germany who was touring on a motorcycle. He didn't try to convince me he was bicycle touring. We talked briefly about his bike and panniers, because...
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Makes no difference to me. Just don't want them...

Makes no difference to me. Just don't want them coming over and talking about batteries and motors.
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
I've seen plenty of electric motor bikes here,...

I've seen plenty of electric motor bikes here, but only one that appeared to be touring. The rest seemed like people just out for a ride, some with a pannier or two, and others just blasting along. ...
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 03:41 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
For the record, the place I camped last night had...

For the record, the place I camped last night had four female and two male bicycle tourists. Zero electric motor bike tourists. Also several couples traveling by car with bikes. I think e-bikes...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Glad to see so many new arguments advanced in the...

Glad to see so many new arguments advanced in the last week. While y'all are still bickering, I'm having an awesome bike tour in Switzerland. So far, I have come across one person touring on an...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Absolutely. I'd love to hear stories about...

Absolutely. I'd love to hear stories about running out of power in the middle of nowhere, and calling AAA.
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
My next bike tour will be on the PCH from SF to...

My next bike tour will be on the PCH from SF to SD. This is how I plan to ride. It's called an RV-assist bike.
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Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
To me, the question is where do you draw the line...

To me, the question is where do you draw the line between bike touring and non-bike touring. In my view, when you add a motor to a bike, it is no longer a bike and you are no longer bike touring. ...
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Same reason as anyone else, incl. you. Someone...

Same reason as anyone else, incl. you. Someone posted a topic for discussion.
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By alan s
Looks like an adventure. How are the bugs?

Looks like an adventure. How are the bugs?
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
It keeps coming back from the dead. Shills for...

It keeps coming back from the dead. Shills for the leg-assisted motor bike industry.
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
What are normal or regular roads? What is...

What are normal or regular roads? What is regular speed? All these vague terms lead me to believe you are hiding something.
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
You're changing the numbers to suit your...

You're changing the numbers to suit your argument. Not surprising, given the challenges you face in making your case.
Forum: Commuting 07-11-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By alan s
Also, it needs an app to make it plausible for...

Also, it needs an app to make it plausible for kickstarter.
Forum: Commuting 07-11-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By alan s
See below

See below
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 11,455
Posted By alan s
Using your example, out of the 100 km, let's say...

Using your example, out of the 100 km, let's say half is downhill and half is uphill, If you are using a motor to ride up 30 km, then 30% of your total ride (60% of the uphill portion) is powered...
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