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Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
The drivers haven't been awful, but I can say...

The drivers haven't been awful, but I can say unflinchingly that the tour bus drivers have been the worst. We have reflective vests, reflective triangles on our bikes and backpack, and bright...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
Here's the next installment: Bikepacking...

Here's the next installment:

Bikepacking Iceland: Death to Tour Buses (https://maxthecyclist.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/bikepacking-iceland-death-to-tour-buses/)
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Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
A couple things I realized quickly: 1. The...

A couple things I realized quickly:

1. The cycling map shared above is, likely, the best of it's kind in the entire world.

2. Iceland 2016 is very different from Iceland 2010, which is even...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 933
Posted By mdilthey
I've been on tour for about 13 days now... lost a...

I've been on tour for about 13 days now... lost a tripod, a pair of rain mitts, and some delicious jellybeans :/
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By mdilthey
It's not always about the gear inches. Simplicity...

It's not always about the gear inches. Simplicity has a lot of value, too. I liked 1x9 with a friction shifter a lot, and the "limits" of it were not noticed when I shut up my brain and just rode the...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
We're going to try and avoid lakes on our route...

We're going to try and avoid lakes on our route moving forwards. The freshwater seems to be the factor here. Just 40km to the east of the lake, we have no problems.
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
Here's Update #2... And yes, you are right about...

Here's Update #2... And yes, you are right about the flies!

Bikepacking Iceland: New Friends and New Topography...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,597,593
Posted By mdilthey
Kelley and I are currently touring in Iceland. If...

Kelley and I are currently touring in Iceland. If you're thinking about doing this trip yourself- I definitely suggest a MOUNTAIN BIKE. Wow, some of these roads are rough, and the big tires make it...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdilthey
Bikepacking Iceland

As promised, here's some juicy tour reports from Kelley and I in Iceland! What an amazing place- I already feel like both of our lives have been impacted forever, and it's only Day 3!

Bikepacking...
Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By mdilthey
Looks like it, never happens.

Looks like it, never happens.
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By mdilthey
I know a lot of people like this method. I'm...

I know a lot of people like this method. I'm almost down to try. Has anyone had a BAD experience with it?
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By mdilthey
A Hilleberg Akto is already lighter than most...

A Hilleberg Akto is already lighter than most 3-season tents.
Forum: Touring 06-29-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By mdilthey
I've gone this route in the past and was pretty...

I've gone this route in the past and was pretty surprised at how much a simple air pocket matters for warmth. Grab an UL bivy bag and sleep in that. the SOL one isn't breathable at all; a light...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,348
Posted By mdilthey
We started calling them Sea Eagles on our last...

We started calling them Sea Eagles on our last tour.

In my experience, "mini-bears" are more dangerous than anything else. Mice, raccoons, squirrels, etc. will chew a hole in your tent or your...
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,597,593
Posted By mdilthey
Hey, I do that! Here's my first touring bike, a...

Hey, I do that! Here's my first touring bike, a Raleigh Port Townsend:

https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/max_4942.jpg

I really went crazy with this one. The original frame is...
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By mdilthey
I don't know why I didn't think of a regular...

I don't know why I didn't think of a regular cardboard box. Well-taped, that should work fine. Especially with "FRAGILE" written all over it.

Thanks! Question answered!
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By mdilthey
Flexible, Lightweight Storage for Plane Travel?

Kelley and I are flying out of the country with our bikes. We don't have too much equipment. In total, I think our touring load matches that of one traditional touring bike.

We need a checked bag...
Forum: Touring 06-11-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,030
Posted By mdilthey
Kelley and I booked tickets to Iceland for a...

Kelley and I booked tickets to Iceland for a month of touring this summer. I don't know how "overlooked" it is, but if you revel in bad weather and rough roads, iceland has a few things going for it...
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By mdilthey
They see each other. Some of the bikepackers in...

They see each other. Some of the bikepackers in their late 20's in California have literally thousands of social media followers. I can't keep up with it. But, it's good for everyone- more people on...
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By mdilthey
Are you talking about the DT Swiss 350? How do...

Are you talking about the DT Swiss 350? How do you like the ratchet upgrade? Are there any other upsides besides the reduced "dead zone?" Like durability, reliability, etc.
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By mdilthey
Just wanted to mention, been really happy with...

Just wanted to mention, been really happy with the Surly hubs in the front and the DT Swiss 350 hubs in the rear.

The 350 hubs and Surly hubs are both easily serviced without anything more than...
Forum: Touring 05-23-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By mdilthey
I just bought a wool flannel two days ago! Cool...

I just bought a wool flannel two days ago! Cool as heck!
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By mdilthey
This. Never think about mileage. Just ride your...

This. Never think about mileage. Just ride your bike. I have never had to ride more than 5 miles to find a good place to camp from any one location in the United States, other than a major city.
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By mdilthey
I think my beard and moustache offsets the aero...

I think my beard and moustache offsets the aero loss with an increase to my machismo. That's what I tell myself.
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By mdilthey
Tourist in MSN, don't worry. I get to carry the...

Tourist in MSN, don't worry. I get to carry the 7lb. Mountaineering tent, the water, and all of the tools...
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