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Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 735
Posted By robow
Oh yes, I am one with Ninja camping, and even...

Oh yes, I am one with Ninja camping, and even have the jammies to back it up.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wywfFjEnQnA/UlbKMwLsFuI/AAAAAAAAF7k/4T1oDL9T0Fc/s1600/TMNT_CAMPING+TURTLE+TENT_1.jpg
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By robow
You can't over analyze a classic, lest you see...

You can't over analyze a classic, lest you see Dave drafting behind that truck in a lower gear than humanly possible at supposedly 50 mph.
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By robow
But can one ever have too many cotton rags, that...

But can one ever have too many cotton rags, that is the question
Forum: Touring 07-26-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By robow
the Classic !

the Classic !
Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By robow
If I remember correctly, this setup came in under...

If I remember correctly, this setup came in under 15 lbs which included the two panniers and the seat bag. For me, I went a little overboard, or at least I tossed too many items overboard that make...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,780
Posted By robow
Knock on wood, no issues yet, but of course after...

Knock on wood, no issues yet, but of course after revealing this, tomorrow's century ride will see me carry an extra link, a chain tool and rag
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 945
Posted By robow
I agree with jerrystl, go with the 12-28...

I agree with jerrystl, go with the 12-28 cassette. If you do decide you want to get off the trail,you'll appreciate the lower gears. Btw, don't listen to shipwrek, he's an animal, no mere mortal can...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,780
Posted By robow
I ended up building up a cyclocross frame with...

I ended up building up a cyclocross frame with it, which serves as my general purpose road bike and I LOVE it. When riding with friends who have the common compact crankset 50/34, my lower low...
Forum: Touring 07-05-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,740
Posted By robow
Just pick a bike, anything will work on the...

Just pick a bike, anything will work on the crushed limestone trails so just make sure it fits and that you're comfortable on it. My only suggestion would be to select a bike that does not limit you...
Forum: Touring 07-03-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
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Views: 1,973
Posted By robow
Is this a misstatement from work4bike above? It...

Is this a misstatement from work4bike above? It was "can't control" correct? If not it should have been.

“The only things you can control are the quality of your life and the length of your...
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
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Views: 1,973
Posted By robow
This photo gives me hope that I too may be able...

This photo gives me hope that I too may be able to enjoy cycling/touring into the next decade of my life,

and that ain't no bull :)

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By robow
Yea, I agree with Mr IGH, if it's a 55 or 56 size...

Yea, I agree with Mr IGH, if it's a 55 or 56 size frame, better to dump it, and I just might know where you could get rid of it near the land of the Hawkeye.
Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,225
Posted By robow
What Are Your "Grizzly / Wildlife" Precautions? ...

What Are Your "Grizzly / Wildlife" Precautions?

I always make sure I'm touring with slower riders.
Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By robow
Both the 520 and the LHT are designed with full...

Both the 520 and the LHT are designed with full blown unsupported touring in mind, not that they can't handle smaller loads as well. If you ever see that in your future, both are excellent bikes but...
Forum: Touring 06-27-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By robow
BobG, you may be correct in that the average...

BobG, you may be correct in that the average rider might not be able to perceive a difference of 2 cm but for those that have been riding a long time and have ridden many miles, I think you do get to...
Forum: Touring 06-26-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,209
Posted By robow
I have no idea if this nationwide but was at the...

I have no idea if this nationwide but was at the Indy Performance Bike store today and they had Fuji Touring bikes for $650 clearance. One was even my size and it took every bit of restraint for not...
Forum: Touring 06-26-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By robow
As always, I respect Rowan's thoughts, but I tend...

As always, I respect Rowan's thoughts, but I tend to build all my bikes up with 44cm bars and generally run a 55 or 56cm frame. Wider does give me greater leverage and greater control on descents...
Forum: Touring 06-26-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,438
Posted By robow
Took this last night of a friend of mine at a...

Took this last night of a friend of mine at a Nite Ride. I can't tell you how many decades old this Bell helmet is but "Fred" loves to flaunt it at times, Ha

"Image is everything"
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Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By robow
Since this topic pops up now and then, I always...

Since this topic pops up now and then, I always say that if you occasionally use your drops, then stay with a drop bar but if you always ride the tops then consider a trekking bar for more hand...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By robow
Call Wayne at the Touring Store, good guy ! ...

Call Wayne at the Touring Store, good guy !

TheTouringStore.com - TheTouringStore.com (http://thetouringstore.com/)
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By robow
Hey, thanks for the tip on the "Monk Sauce" Ha. ...

Hey, thanks for the tip on the "Monk Sauce" Ha. Here's a piece of the route we'll be using around Mt. Magazine and I see a way easily enough to take in the Subiaco Abbey. Supposedly they have a...
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By robow
No, but when was the last time you saw an actual...

No, but when was the last time you saw an actual payphone that was functional? This from only a couple years ago.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm320/robow7/038a.jpg

Shipwreck,
I know...
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By robow
One on of my bike tours through Arkansas, we...

One on of my bike tours through Arkansas, we climbed Mount Petit Jean and though I was bound and determined to not allow myself to slip into my granny, I eventually succumbed and made it to the top,...
Forum: Touring 06-22-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By robow
Alex, how about "what is gorilla tape" for $200 ...

Alex, how about "what is gorilla tape" for $200

The adhesive back really helps with exact placement and keeps it in position better than a dollar bill or a candy wrapper and the stuff is tuff.
Forum: Touring 06-22-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By robow
Hey squeezie, the River to River Trail that runs...

Hey squeezie, the River to River Trail that runs through the Shawnee National forest is not available for cyclists, it's for hiking only.
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