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Forum: Jokes & Humor 05-16-16, 09:00 PM
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Posted By mtnbud
Tao of the man bun

Tao of the man bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDFx1YOA5tI)
Forum: Touring 05-03-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,059
Posted By mtnbud
Here's some trip pics I was able to quickly dig...

Here's some trip pics I was able to quickly dig up. I'm having a tough time locating some of my pictures, but found this one fairly quickly. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66587700@N05/)

Trip...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-01-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By mtnbud
Hwy 26 will be more enjoyable than Hwy 20 until...

Hwy 26 will be more enjoyable than Hwy 20 until you get to Prineville. Once you get to Prineville, Hwy 20 over Santiam Pass is better than Hwy 26. You'll enjoy using Hwy 242 out of Sisters rather...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 04-07-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By mtnbud
Not really - you can peddle around the...

Not really - you can peddle around the campground, but there's not much in the way of bike paths. Fort Stevens on the other hand...
Forum: Touring 01-05-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By mtnbud
I rode with a buddy from Thompson Falls To...

I rode with a buddy from Thompson Falls To Sandpoint many years ago. My buddy planned the route. I remember we used side roads most of the way. Some of them were a little rough - paved but lots of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-03-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By mtnbud
Thanks for the update. I've been watching the...

Thanks for the update. I've been watching the progress of the completion of the Olympic Discovery Trail as a possible tie in for a bicycle tour someday.
Forum: Touring 12-30-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By mtnbud
Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing! Did you stay...

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing! Did you stay warm enough?
Forum: Touring 12-30-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,431
Posted By mtnbud
Sorry about that Imi. (Bad choice of words.) ...

Sorry about that Imi. (Bad choice of words.) When I said free-standing, I actually meant without the tent. I use two tent poles with mine or tie it off to trees. My original rain fly was off of a...
Forum: Touring 12-30-15, 01:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,431
Posted By mtnbud
I often sleep without a tent. Just a ground...

I often sleep without a tent. Just a ground cloth and a sleeping pad. If it rains, I throw up a free standing rain fly - something like this:...
Forum: Touring 12-18-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By mtnbud
You might get a little cold with a 40 rated bag. ...

You might get a little cold with a 40 rated bag. The tent will help. I think you have the right idea wearing warm layers in the bag. Some light long underwear and a fleece layer should do it. ...
Forum: Touring 12-18-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By mtnbud
I had Rhyno Lites on an older bike and currently...

I had Rhyno Lites on an older bike and currently have a Rhyno Lite rim on the rear of my MTB conversion. I've never had a problem with them.

IMO There are better rims out there, but for the...
Forum: Touring 12-10-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,439
Posted By mtnbud
As a kid, we lived out of town (Salem Oregon) and...

As a kid, we lived out of town (Salem Oregon) and wandered all over the area. We discover a group of headstones dated the late 1800's of mostly people most named Jory. This was in an unused heavily...
Forum: Touring 12-05-15, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By mtnbud
PM sent - I'm certainly not meaning to discourage...

PM sent - I'm certainly not meaning to discourage you out of your trip.
Forum: Touring 12-04-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By mtnbud
I wouldn't recommend the Sierra Cascades Route...

I wouldn't recommend the Sierra Cascades Route for anyone who wasn't in phenomenal physical condition. As Staehph1 mentions, services are far apart and the route is exceedingly difficult. The...
Forum: Touring 11-28-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By mtnbud
I had to repair an old Performance brand pannier...

I had to repair an old Performance brand pannier that broke at the attachment system. It wasn't too hard to fix, but I did have to drill out a broken rivet.
Forum: Touring 11-24-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,431
Posted By mtnbud
I've had bad luck with self adhesive patches. ...

I've had bad luck with self adhesive patches. The vulcanizing patches have always worked great for me as long as I follow the correct procedure in using them.
Forum: Touring 11-24-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By mtnbud
Be sure to read rm-rf's link above. I've...

Be sure to read rm-rf's link above.

I've been really happy with Coast products. You're not going to get any bicycle specific products, but you could take something like the HL7 focusing headlamp...
Forum: Touring 11-14-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,882
Posted By mtnbud
This looks interesting....

This looks interesting. (http://www.amazon.com/Supernova-ThePlug-III-Dynamo-Charger/dp/B00FA5HEVI)
Forum: Touring 11-13-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By mtnbud
Thanks Jim, I'll try a lower pressure and...

Thanks Jim,

I'll try a lower pressure and see how it feels. I haven't been able to dig up any pressure limits on my rims when doing a quick web search. I understand the max psi limit decreases...
Forum: Touring 11-13-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By mtnbud
The front rim is a 36 hole Velocity Mountain Goat...

The front rim is a 36 hole Velocity Mountain Goat in the 25mm width and the rear rim is a 36 hole Sun Rhyno Lite in the 25mm width. When I first got the Schwalbes, I was running them at 40 psi and...
Forum: Touring 11-13-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By mtnbud
I'm very happy with my Schwalbe Mondials in the...

I'm very happy with my Schwalbe Mondials in the 2.0 width. I run them at 80-90 psi on pavement and lower the pressure to 40 psi when on gravel and dirt.
Forum: Touring 11-09-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,328
Posted By mtnbud
Nice looking frame. Check the chainstay...

Nice looking frame.

Check the chainstay length. If you want to use rear panneirs, you'll want to make sure you'll have enough heel clearance.
Forum: Touring 11-04-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By mtnbud
I own a 86 Diamondback Ascent that I converted...

I own a 86 Diamondback Ascent that I converted for touring. The Apex is a level up from the Ascent. It's bombproof and has all the rack eyelets. I really like it. Mine's a bit heavy, but I don't...
Forum: Touring 11-03-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,865
Posted By mtnbud
They appear to be pretty heavy compared to bags.

They appear to be pretty heavy compared to bags.
Forum: Touring 11-02-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,865
Posted By mtnbud
I made myself a set of kitty litter bucket...

I made myself a set of kitty litter bucket panniers also. They definitely have some advantages. The biggest advantage for me is being able to quickly open the lid to put things in and take things...
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