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Forum: Touring 07-26-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By DanBell
I have been using the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1...

I have been using the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 and I love it. I prefer it to the Fly Creek because it's side entry rather than head on. It's great for bike touring because the pole sections are...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By DanBell
Agreed. I worry that people are put off from...

Agreed. I worry that people are put off from traveling to Japan because they think it's so expensive. While it takes some knowledge to keep costs down in big cities, while cycle touring you spend...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By DanBell
I never cared much for the Araya line when I was...

I never cared much for the Araya line when I was there. Some of their component choices seemed to me that they were trying to make something that looked like a style of bike, rather than speccing to...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By DanBell
I can't speak to those particular models, but I...

I can't speak to those particular models, but I purchased a Canyon Ultimate Al 9.0 several years ago. Conincidentally, I was also in Japan at the time and trying to get better value than you get on...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By DanBell
Thanks. I had a look at those, but they are both...

Thanks. I had a look at those, but they are both really expensive and also require an AC adapter to charge them.
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By DanBell
Thanks for the replies. I'll try to answer some...

Thanks for the replies. I'll try to answer some of the questions and give some more information.

Sadly, I already went out and bought the laptop for the trip. There were reasons for choosing a...
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By DanBell
Cache Battery for Charging Laptop

Hi everyone,

I've gotten myself into a bit of a battery dilemma for my upcoming tour, mainly due to my own lack of knowledge. I'm hoping someone here can help me out.

For my upcoming long...
Forum: Touring 07-05-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By DanBell
You might also want to check Airbnb. There are...

You might also want to check Airbnb. There are tons of places in and around Portland. I stayed at two different places in Portland recently and they were both great.

I'll echo the comments about...
Forum: Touring 06-27-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By DanBell
Touring in Japan is great. I've been all over the...

Touring in Japan is great. I've been all over the country, on all the major islands. You could do Hokkaido in October, but you'd need some warm stuff, and the weather might be unpredictable. Probably...
Forum: Touring 05-13-16, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By DanBell
Sounds like your experience with those shoes was...

Sounds like your experience with those shoes was poor, not your experience with SPD style cleats.
Forum: Touring 05-12-16, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By DanBell
I did this just a couple of weeks ago and I'm...

I did this just a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with the result. I loved my Brooks right out of the box... and then it gradually got more and more uncomfortable as it broke in. I have the...
Forum: Touring 05-11-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By DanBell
That's pretty clever. Thanks for passing on your...

That's pretty clever. Thanks for passing on your two cents.
Forum: Touring 05-10-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,266
Posted By DanBell
I have a BA Copper Spur UL1 and have used it for...

I have a BA Copper Spur UL1 and have used it for about 30 nights on all kinds of surfaces. I have always used the BA groundsheet with it. The tent shows almost very few signs of wear, and certainly...
Forum: Touring 05-09-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By DanBell
Yeah, that came up in some of my searches. Ton of...

Yeah, that came up in some of my searches. Ton of useful information there. Good point about the GPS chip in the phone!


Weird glitch. Thanks for the information. I think I have only every posted...
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By DanBell
Thanks for the information. Weirdly, when I click...

Thanks for the information. Weirdly, when I click the first link it takes me to the second link's location. When I copy paste the text of the first link though I get the product page.
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By DanBell
Thanks for the recommendation! Different LTE...

Thanks for the recommendation! Different LTE bands are in use in different countries, is that right?
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By DanBell
Thanks everyone. I'm primarily planning to use it...

Thanks everyone. I'm primarily planning to use it to contact Warmshowers hosts and to top up my travel debit card (requires the use of a smartphone app), so remote area cell coverage is not so much...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,827
Posted By DanBell
This is absolutely false. I think this post...

This is absolutely false. I think this post should be deleted so this misinformation doesn't stay up here.
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,757
Posted By DanBell
You're going to have a hard time traveling with...

You're going to have a hard time traveling with butter for any length of time in Japan in the summer. It's going to be stinking hot and humid. Your butter will melt the moment you think about leaving...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By DanBell
Cell Phone Suggestions

Hi everyone,

I've been out of the US for a while and don't know much about cell phone tech in general. I'm about to start a long tour through North, Central, and South America, and I wanted to...
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By DanBell
There's a note at the bottom of the invoice about...

There's a note at the bottom of the invoice about changing to a triple.
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By DanBell
Come on, everyone, let's try to keep this on the...

Come on, everyone, let's try to keep this on the original topic for poor OP.

Squeezebox, if you're really interested in this discussion about why there are no carbon tourers, you should start a...
Forum: Touring 03-13-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By DanBell
This is not exactly true. The law against having...

This is not exactly true. The law against having two people on a bike was written to stop people from riding with a friend sitting on the rear rack of the standard shopping bike. That's how the...
Forum: Touring 03-01-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By DanBell
I cycled from Tomakomai to Cape Soya via Sapporo,...

I cycled from Tomakomai to Cape Soya via Sapporo, Asahikawa, and Wakanai last year. It's beautiful riding up there. What time of year are you going? If you go in the motorcycle touring season (late...
Forum: Touring 02-25-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By DanBell
Agreed with axolotl. You're more likely to get...

Agreed with axolotl. You're more likely to get more experienced responses searching the journals and asking specific questions on CGOAB.
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