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Forum: Touring 06-21-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,623
Posted By DanBell
For sure. It's certainly not the only way in...

For sure. It's certainly not the only way in which I am a weirdo. But hey, butts are different, so the experiences will be different too. Which is why saddle threads are... well, not totally a waste...
Forum: Touring 06-20-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,623
Posted By DanBell
Interesting question. I had a Brooks B-17 that I...

Interesting question. I had a Brooks B-17 that I absolutely loved out of the box and liked less and less over years of use. I started this trip with it but it became too uncomfortable to continue on....
Forum: Touring 06-15-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By DanBell
Can you link some of these reviews? I'm curious...

Can you link some of these reviews? I'm curious to know exactly what saddles you're talking about and how much time the reviewers spent on them.
Forum: Touring 06-14-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By DanBell
Love it, love it, love it. Beautiful bike. Good...

Love it, love it, love it. Beautiful bike. Good find!

I haven't done it myself (living in Japan means less worry about theft), but I've always been a fan of securing the seat with a length of bike...
Forum: Touring 06-12-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,559
Posted By DanBell
You and I must read different journals then. I've...

You and I must read different journals then. I've seen lots of journals where people visit attractions on the way or do short distances daily in order to take in the sights. In fact the one couple I...
Forum: Touring 06-10-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By DanBell
The website says it's launching on Indiegogo...

The website says it's launching on Indiegogo soon, so I doubt the person who made it is raking in the cash. If anything the thing has probably been a money pit as the creator has to get prototypes...
Forum: Touring 06-08-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By DanBell
What a terrible idea, for all of the reasons...

What a terrible idea, for all of the reasons listed above, but it's clearly not marketed at people who regularly camp or do trips in different seasons or over different terrain.

This bolded,...
Forum: Touring 05-24-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By DanBell
I went to Las Pozas on a whim. Met some people in...

I went to Las Pozas on a whim. Met some people in a bar in Queretaro and they told me about it. The next day I started up there. Xilitla is an incredible town, Las Pozas is one of the highlights of...
Forum: Touring 05-24-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By DanBell
I'm in Guatemala now having just spent a couple...

I'm in Guatemala now having just spent a couple months in Mexico on my bike.

I rode down Baja, took the ferry to Mazatlan, rode to Durango, then Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Tequila, Leon, San Miguel...
Forum: Touring 05-23-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By DanBell
Often you are not allowed to park your bike on...

Often you are not allowed to park your bike on the street or sidewalk right outside Tokyo train stations at busy times, mainly, mornings and daytime during the week. There might be a lot of bikes...
Forum: Touring 05-23-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By DanBell
Just looked it up on Surly's website. I like the...

Just looked it up on Surly's website. I like the simplicity of a 1x9 drivetrain. I'm hoping to build something similar myself for a commuter in the future.

As far as I know, the only think you...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,508
Posted By DanBell
I rode clipless for years on my commuter and my...

I rode clipless for years on my commuter and my road bike. I love the feeling of riding clipped in and once you have the cleats in the right spot for you, having your foot always in the right...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By DanBell
Cool. Thanks for the tip.

Cool. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By DanBell
Monkey Bike Shop in Antigua. Nice enough guys,...

Monkey Bike Shop in Antigua. Nice enough guys, but I don't think they're great mechs, or at least the guy I dealt with didn't seem to be.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-22-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By DanBell
A couple of thoughts: I second the Blue Lug...

A couple of thoughts:

I second the Blue Lug recommendation. Great shop with great staff.

ride2rock.jp is the website for the Japanese distributor of what looks like most of the QBP lineup. You...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By DanBell
I just took my touring bike into a mountain bike...

I just took my touring bike into a mountain bike shop here in Guatemala and the guy very seriously told me I need to replace my disk rotors. When I asked why he pointed out the tiny bit of surface...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,365
Posted By DanBell
Going a bit off topic here, but I had read that...

Going a bit off topic here, but I had read that in Japan while the advent of smartphones had reduced young people's ability to write as many kanji as previous generations can/could, they can actually...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By DanBell
No experience with Norway but lots of experience...

No experience with Norway but lots of experience cycle touring here. I would just do it yourself. You're paying for convenience on a guided tour, but it doesn't seem like you need it. Plan your own...
Forum: Touring 05-22-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DanBell
I'm pretty sure there is a regular poster on...

I'm pretty sure there is a regular poster on CGOAB who lives in either Alaska or the Yukon. He's always giving out local advice and meeting up with cyclists who pass near where he lives. If you...
Forum: Touring 05-15-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,138
Posted By DanBell
Depending on where you tour. Even when I was on...

Depending on where you tour. Even when I was on the Pacific coast it was nice to be able to charge everything myself.



I'm using a dynamo for the first time ever on my current tour (Spokane to...
Forum: Touring 04-04-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By DanBell
I have a Kobo Glo and I read every night before I...

I have a Kobo Glo and I read every night before I go to sleep. I'm on a long tour currently and I have a lot of books on it. In an ideal world I prefer to read actual books, but on a long tour it's...
Forum: Touring 03-25-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,242
Posted By DanBell
I used that Topeak rack for several years when I...

I used that Topeak rack for several years when I first started touring and loved it. No issues at all, and it was great both for touring with panniers on it and for commuting with the Topeak...
Forum: Touring 03-13-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By DanBell
Yeah buddy. Just arrived in Antigua, Guatemala....

Yeah buddy. Just arrived in Antigua, Guatemala. Hills in Guatemala are no joke.

On topic, this kind of touring is a great idea. I guess with her driving too, you don't need to take a dedicated...
Forum: Touring 03-11-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By DanBell
And I can confirm, Pepper is a great touring dog....

And I can confirm, Pepper is a great touring dog. :) Hi Jeff!
Forum: Touring 02-25-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By DanBell
This is awesome. I've actually had the same dream...

This is awesome. I've actually had the same dream of combining a sea eagle with a folding bike and trying to do a combined road/waterway tour. It's a far off dream though, as both the bike and the...
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