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Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-06-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,518
Posted By Jim Kukula
Wow.... that's a challenge!

Wow.... that's a challenge!
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-06-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,518
Posted By Jim Kukula
A little cooler today... I got up North Ogden...

A little cooler today... I got up North Ogden Canyon!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r6/kukulaj/Nomad/north%20ogden%20canyon%202016%2007%2006/IMG_2682_zpskkebtpwf.jpg
Forum: Mountain - Plains 06-12-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,518
Posted By Jim Kukula
Working my way slowly higher up the canyon! Nice...

Working my way slowly higher up the canyon! Nice cooler day today!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r6/kukulaj/Nomad/2016%2006%2012/IMG_2536_zps0mq67jqc.jpg
Forum: Touring 05-31-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,870
Posted By Jim Kukula
actually weight vs mass is not a matter of...

actually weight vs mass is not a matter of density but of the acceleration due to gravity. Like anyone would have a clue if you mentioned Newtons. Better shot than slugs, I guess!

My beast weighs...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-31-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,518
Posted By Jim Kukula
arrived in Riverdale, Utah last week, for the...

arrived in Riverdale, Utah last week, for the summer at least. Brought my bike! Farmington Canyon looks like a good challenge!
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Forum: Touring 04-09-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Jim Kukula
I like to find campgrounds with: Tent Camping in...

I like to find campgrounds with: Tent Camping in New York| Tenting Map | AllStays (http://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds/New-York-am-tentsallowed.htm#Mapp)

A sequence that might work for NY to...
Forum: Touring 04-09-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Kukula
I wear a Duluth Trading shirt a lot, in orange,...

I wear a Duluth Trading shirt a lot, in orange, like this: Men's Armachillo Long Sleeve Cooling Shirt - Duluth Trading...
Forum: Touring 03-23-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,425
Posted By Jim Kukula
This brings up the broader question of "why...

This brings up the broader question of "why tour"? You can ride your bike to go places, or you can go places to ride your bike. Of course it can be a bit of both, too.

One reason I use platform...
Forum: Touring 03-22-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 990
Posted By Jim Kukula
learning how to build a wheel, that sounds good!...

learning how to build a wheel, that sounds good! Seems to me the thing to do is just buy another rim, too, and end up with two wheels! You can put different cassettes on - what fun!
Forum: Touring 03-22-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Jim Kukula
Those are the tires on my bike these days. They...

Those are the tires on my bike these days. They are indeed "nearing solid tire construction"! But I live in the mountains so most of my power is fighting gravity anyway, and then going downhill the...
Forum: Touring 03-21-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 715
Posted By Jim Kukula
That doesn't sound totally crazy, but still it is...

That doesn't sound totally crazy, but still it is off the center of the target, it seems to me...

Peter White recommends the Synergy rims only up to 35mm tires: Velocity Rims from Peter White...
Forum: Touring 03-21-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 715
Posted By Jim Kukula
yeah, 3K miles is nuts! Too much pressure with...

yeah, 3K miles is nuts! Too much pressure with too wide a tire on too narrow a rim, that is a very good idea for what could be causing that problem!

Here is one chart on tire width vs rim width:...
Forum: Touring 03-20-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Jim Kukula
"base load" means without food and water, right?...

"base load" means without food and water, right? One thing about bike touring vs backpacking is that bike touring is more often in the midst of civilization... of course, one can ride a bike in...
Forum: Touring 03-20-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Jim Kukula
That's about 250 watts, hauling 225 pounds. It'd...

That's about 250 watts, hauling 225 pounds. It'd still be 200 watts at 170 pounds, and that's as light as I could reasonably get (in my dreams!)

yeah I think the range of rider capabilities is...
Forum: Touring 03-19-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Jim Kukula
A nice question, whether subtracting or dividing...

A nice question, whether subtracting or dividing is the appropriate operation.

Is e.g. 19 vs 21 inches about as noticeable as 89 vs 91 inches?

I think dividing will correspond to experienced...
Forum: Touring 03-19-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Jim Kukula
That's about 13%. You'll definitely notice it!...

That's about 13%. You'll definitely notice it! It's pretty close to the difference between a 30 tooth sprocket and a 34 tooth sprocket. About one gear change for a moderate spacing.
Forum: Touring 03-18-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By Jim Kukula
Looking at Bike Calculator...

Looking at Bike Calculator (http://bikecalculator.com/) - say the total weight is 225 pounds (it is for me) and I am climbing a 12% grade at 5 mph... that's about 300 watts!

Makes perfect sense......
Forum: Touring 03-18-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By Jim Kukula
I use the HS 404 Plus Tour 47-559 tires on Ryde...

I use the HS 404 Plus Tour 47-559 tires on Ryde Andra 30 rims. I use Schwalbe levers to pull them off. I just put them back on a week or so ago, taking off the studded tires. I gotta say, getting...
Forum: Touring 03-18-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By Jim Kukula
I don't know anything about the Blue Ridge...

I don't know anything about the Blue Ridge Mountains. But my bike has a low gear of about 17 inches and I use it constantly here in the Catskills. Lots of 11% grades.

I think the practical limit...
Forum: Touring 03-17-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Jim Kukula
maybe you can clip a rear light there? ...

maybe you can clip a rear light there?

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r6/kukulaj/Nomad/little%20pond%202013/IMG_1759_zps4c9ced73.jpg
Forum: Touring 03-17-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Kukula
Yeah Montana is a big empty place! I've been...

Yeah Montana is a big empty place! I've been speculating about routes through central Oregon, like say through Shaniko. Looks pretty empty out there too!
Forum: Touring 03-17-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Kukula
There are some mighty remote places you can get...

There are some mighty remote places you can get to in the lower 48, even staying on roads.

This guy was on a trail, but still, it wasn't a viper or lion: Mountain biker found dead in Cleveland...
Forum: Touring 03-16-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Kukula
Taking Risks

Here is a report about a hiker who died recently in the Adirondacks: ?A fatal mistake? - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid...
Forum: Touring 03-10-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By Jim Kukula
I have a rowing machine with a power meter. 120...

I have a rowing machine with a power meter. 120 watts is pretty much what I can sustain on that. I think out on a bike I can probably sustain a bit more - cooling is really important, so getting a...
Forum: Northeast 03-02-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Jim Kukula
ha! I'll be sure to keep that in mind!

ha! I'll be sure to keep that in mind!
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