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Forum: Southern California 03-02-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,841
Posted By jabantik00
i still lurk here, but i rarely log in or post...

i still lurk here, but i rarely log in or post because this forum is overmoderated. i'm living in lomita these days and riding pv drive loop a bit. i wanted to say, before the moderators closed the...
Forum: Touring 09-20-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,090
Posted By jabantik00
i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled...

i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled with a laptop. now i mostly just charge my phone at subway or wherever and keep it on airplane mode most of the time
Forum: Southern California 09-16-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,060
Posted By jabantik00
The desert National Parks (Death Valley and...

The desert National Parks (Death Valley and Joshua Tree) are quite awesome. Are you set on going to San Francisco, the ocean, or SoCal? If it was me, I'd take the Sierra Cascade route and make a...
Forum: Southern California 09-15-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,060
Posted By jabantik00
The greater Los Angeles area has something like...

The greater Los Angeles area has something like 10 or 15 million people and 10 or 15 million cars (I made these numbers up, but I don't think I'm exaggerating.) A lot of safety depends on your route...
Forum: Southern California 07-23-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By jabantik00
One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged,...

One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged, steel bike is dropping unworthy tools on carbon race rigs and rubbing their face in it. If I am riding my xtracycle or basket bike with groceries, I...
Forum: Touring 07-23-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By jabantik00
In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant...

In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant Village Campground and dayhiked the Shoshone and Heart Lake Geyser Basins in Yellowstone. These are backcountry geyser basins (no crowds, no boardwalk,...
Forum: Touring 07-17-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,821
Posted By jabantik00
1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap...

1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap stuff)
2. Drink 3l or 5l of wine :)
3. Recycle/throw away cardboard box, rinse out the plastic bag (you can pull the tap out and press it back,) and...
Forum: Touring 07-04-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By jabantik00
it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq,...

it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq, and lots of comfort and dignity. up with twin bridges!
Forum: Touring 06-26-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,079
Posted By jabantik00
i have had some keen commuters. i like that they...

i have had some keen commuters. i like that they seem lighter than others i have had (shimano 2-strap, lake, and nashbar,) have a covered toe, and give my feet striped tan lines. i don't like that...
Forum: Touring 06-02-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,363
Posted By jabantik00
from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face...

from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face starlight or tadpole or something. i liked it a lot, but i fell on it in a drunken stupor about 2 months into a 3 month trip to france, and the poles...
Forum: Touring 04-29-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By jabantik00
i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a...

i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a weight weenie pack), normal touring stuff, and a bear keg (the big, heavy, black plastic ones) on my xtracycle (with freeloader bags) a couple summers ago....
Forum: Southern California 04-22-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By jabantik00
lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check...

lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check out mountain bike bill (http://www.mountainbikebill.com/) for descriptions of nearly every mtb area in the county and beyond
Forum: Touring 04-09-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By jabantik00
i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb...

i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb xtracycle; it rules. yeah, it's a bit heavy, but i'm not racing and i'm a fairly strong rider anyways, so i don't care. it can carry way too much stuff - way...
Forum: Southern California 12-11-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By jabantik00
going south to north puts the ocean and the...

going south to north puts the ocean and the better ocean views on the other side of the road.
the short day lengths can be a bit of a bummer if you are on a tight schedule or if you are camping.
it...
Forum: Touring 11-09-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By jabantik00
i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila)...

i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila) twice. it's 100 miles of nothing between 29 palms and vidal junction, so be sure to carry what you need. it's a pretty nice ride, even if traffic is...
Forum: Touring 10-16-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By jabantik00
most history and most climbed is probably the...

most history and most climbed is probably the tourmalet. ventoux, galibier, and alpe d'huez are all famous and popular, and the nearby towns (e.g., bourg d'oisans) probably have a shop with rentals....
Forum: Southern California 10-11-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,745
Posted By jabantik00
probably in for this. hey, chris, the 80s...

probably in for this.

hey, chris, the 80s called. they're looking for you.

oh yeah? well the jerk store called...
Forum: Touring 10-07-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,341
Posted By jabantik00
rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike...

rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike fenders. occasionally a rock gets sucked up into the fenders and makes a bad scraping noise but it eventually is ejected. i haven't had much experience...
Forum: Southern California 09-27-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By jabantik00
i did this ride a couple times. there are vending...

i did this ride a couple times. there are vending machines and a store at roy's (amboy), and a diner at the kelso depot. there used to be a small store at cima, but it was closed (permanently?) last...
Forum: Touring 07-29-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By jabantik00
took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years...

took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years ago. made an extra-long box out of two boxes in order to avoid removing the xtracycle. it wasn't super sturdy, but i put it under the bus myself - it...
Forum: Southern California 07-29-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By jabantik00
i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can...

i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can get worse with each successive sting. i seem to get stung about 1x/year, and lately it seems like much of my body can swell up from a sting. the last...
Forum: Southern California 07-23-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By jabantik00
is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number...

is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number one
Forum: Touring 07-16-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By jabantik00
i have pretty good success with google maps. just...

i have pretty good success with google maps. just search for "camping", "food", "motel", "supermarket", or whatever and you will probably get some hits, with websites, phone numbers, reviews, etc.
Forum: Touring 07-15-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By jabantik00
i have always used spd sandals when travelling....

i have always used spd sandals when travelling. sandals are very venty and drain rain, sand, pebbles, etc. well, and are fairly walkable with recessed mtb cleat. sandals with covered toes such as...
Forum: Touring 07-14-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By jabantik00
for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can...

for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can go my own pace and stop for coffee without being on anyone else's time. if i want to bust out big mileage days, no one can stop me except myself. in...
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