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Forum: Touring 07-26-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,559
Posted By hartlean
Taking joy in responsibility

Glad that Abbynormal restarted this thread, because obviously the whole idea of living on the road is intriguing to many people. Whether that lifestyle would satisfy a person, though, is a matter of...
Forum: Touring 02-22-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By hartlean
Yeah, it's on the NPS website too. I guess people...

Yeah, it's on the NPS website too. I guess people won't be able to see the glaciers that did the work.
Forum: Touring 02-21-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By hartlean
The most important advice may be to go to GNP...

The most important advice may be to go to GNP soon. The glaciers are melting due to climate change, & will probably be gone by 2020. Enjoy them while you can.

Also, go by bicycle instead of by...
Forum: Touring 02-21-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,976
Posted By hartlean
Stealth Camping

That would count as "Stealth Camping," as long as you're doing it in secret. I've done that quite a few times, up & down the East Coast of the US. If you search the internet for something like...
Forum: Touring 02-17-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By hartlean
Thank God for clip-in pedals. While bicycling in...

Thank God for clip-in pedals. While bicycling in (hilly) NorthWest Pennsylvania, I got shot by a deer rifle bullet. The bullet hit my frame pump first & then bounced into my right calf. At the...
Forum: Touring 02-14-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By hartlean
Rubin2u, I recently wrote to bicyclecoalition...

Rubin2u,
I recently wrote to bicyclecoalition dot org because part of my tour in a couple of months will take me thru Phila & DC. They gave me a very courteous & helpful response, as follows:
...
Forum: Touring 02-14-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By hartlean
shibbyman23: Wish I could go with you, having...

shibbyman23: Wish I could go with you, having done that route in the 1980s as a part of a tour from Niagara Falls to Cranberry BC & back to Iowa.

If you go in the Spring, be careful of the...
Forum: Touring 02-14-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By hartlean
Free cycling apps - security risk

Hi,
Several websites are posting this:

"BURGLARS are using free cycling apps for directions to homes where expensive bikes are stored.
Mobile phone apps such as Strava and MapMyRide are used...
Forum: Touring 02-06-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,103
Posted By hartlean
Scariest camping experience by far for me was on...

Scariest camping experience by far for me was on a wild camping trip, between Sudbury & Timmins, Ontario, close to Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Some critter tore open my tent. Heavy, gruff...
Forum: Touring 01-03-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,880
Posted By hartlean
In mid-April I’m looking at another tour from...

In mid-April I’m looking at another tour from Buffalo, NY to Wilmington, NC. I’ve been spending the winters in Buf to care for my mother (thru the lake effect snowstorms), but my real home is in...
Forum: Touring 12-20-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,135
Posted By hartlean
That's a good reminder. Maybe you've heard of the...

That's a good reminder. Maybe you've heard of the "happiness curve." In surveys, many of the very young report being happy because they have fewer responsibilities & more freedom; many of the elderly...
Forum: Touring 12-20-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,135
Posted By hartlean
Funny about the "burden on society" thing. On my...

Funny about the "burden on society" thing. On my last tour I had stopped in the parking lot of a car dealership. It was closing time & the owner came out to begin his (car) drive home. He asked me...
Forum: Touring 12-20-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,971
Posted By hartlean
For me, the best arrangement is: Waterproof...

For me, the best arrangement is: Waterproof Ortleib panniers on the front, & smaller, non-waterproof, non-water-resistant panniers on the back. I agree that waterproof & non-waterproof panniers each...
Forum: Touring 10-18-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,433
Posted By hartlean
Plenty of good stories on this thread. For me...

Plenty of good stories on this thread.
For me as a pre-teen & then a teen in Western New York in the 1970s, bicycling was the easiest way to reach the best fishing spots. Brook, brown & rainbow...
Forum: Touring 10-13-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By hartlean
Papa Tom, Good Qn. I would say that Christians...

Papa Tom,
Good Qn. I would say that Christians have a different kind of reason to act that way…we are thankful for what God has done for us. We’re not trying to get anything else from God by doing...
Forum: Touring 10-13-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By hartlean
Good tips, Walter. I think I read somewhere that...

Good tips, Walter. I think I read somewhere that that's the biggest reason Ortlieb puts so few zippers on several (all?) of their models of panniers.
Forum: Touring 10-12-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By hartlean
Thanks, Jawalk3r, for the report. I hope you will...

Thanks, Jawalk3r, for the report. I hope you will carry some good memories of your tour with you for a long time.

I just completed my major (for me) bike tour for the year…only 857 miles, over 7.5...
Forum: Touring 09-13-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,601,292
Posted By hartlean
Very difficult to say whether that 10mph is...

Very difficult to say whether that 10mph is realistic. Here in Coastal North Carolina, everything is really flat, & the roads are fairly smooth so you can get by with 32mm tires, so even if you are...
Forum: Touring 09-13-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,601,292
Posted By hartlean
Very difficult to say whether that 10mph is...

Very difficult to say whether that 10mph is realistic. Here in Coastal North Carolina, everything is really flat, & the roads are fairly smooth so you can get by with 32mm tires, so even if you are...
Forum: Touring 07-18-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,485
Posted By hartlean
After 6 years of pretty steady commuting on my...

After 6 years of pretty steady commuting on my 2008 Aurora (maybe 30k km), I’m pretty happy with it still. No major tours. Here are some misc remarks:
1. The stock rims are quite soft & the rear one...
Forum: Southeast 05-24-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By hartlean
CHAUSE1, hope you found the group...that's the...

CHAUSE1,
hope you found the group...that's the Cape Fear Cyclists. I'm not a member but have heard good things about them.

I've lived in Wilmington for 7 years, commuting by bike almost every day...
Forum: Introductions 05-24-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By hartlean
Hi, Steven, I saw that you are in Wilmington NC....

Hi, Steven, I saw that you are in Wilmington NC. I have been here for 7 years. Hope your new bike got built up the way you want it. Feel free to contact me if you want to share ideas or trade parts /...
Forum: Southeast 05-24-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By hartlean
Hope you're feeling more at home in Wilmington,...

Hope you're feeling more at home in Wilmington, now, MustRide. I've been here for 7 years & feel like I've learned a thing or 2, commuting almost every day from home in Pine Valley to downtown.
...
Forum: Commuting 05-24-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By hartlean
Right. Thanks again.

Right. Thanks again.
Forum: Commuting 05-24-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By hartlean
Cool. Would spray-on Rust-oleum primer be as good?

Cool. Would spray-on Rust-oleum primer be as good?
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