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Forum: Touring 01-26-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By spons23
I do not suggest this but it makes for a funny...

I do not suggest this but it makes for a funny story. I was riding along and a person on the passenger side screamed out the window to try and startle me (people do this all the time in San Diego)....
Forum: Touring 06-09-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,580
Posted By spons23
In 2008 I did the first 900 miles of the Great...

In 2008 I did the first 900 miles of the Great Divide Trail. It is largely on fire roads, at least in Montana. The roads were were great. It was the only time in my life that I enjoyed seeing a car...
Forum: Touring 04-26-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By spons23
Do you have to stay in the campgrounds or can...

Do you have to stay in the campgrounds or can you camp in the "wild" on the island?
I believe you have to stay at a campground. There seem to be a several choices. We were at Little Harbor on...
Forum: Touring 04-25-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By spons23
Yes indeed California. 40 or so miles off the...

Yes indeed California. 40 or so miles off the coast of Newport Beach in Southern CA
Forum: Touring 04-25-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By spons23
What kind of pain did you have? Why did the LHT...

What kind of pain did you have? Why did the LHT cure it? I experienced pain in my neck/ upper back with my 54cm LHT. Just traded it for a bigger frame, a 56cm cross check. So far so good. I'm...
Forum: Touring 04-25-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By spons23
Catalina Revisted

Catalina definitely exceeded expectations. Logistically it is a little difficult for a bike tour but well worth the effort. I will definitely be going back to either do more biking or to do the Trans...
Forum: Touring 03-27-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By spons23
Catalina Island mountain biking

Hello

I am planning a mini bike tour the weekend of April 15-17 on Catalina Island. I have never been there and was wondering if anybody had any advice.

We are camping at little harbor. I found...
Forum: Touring 03-01-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,130
Posted By spons23
Did it last summer with my girlfriend, dad, and...

Did it last summer with my girlfriend, dad, and sister. Awesome ride indeed. You will see lots of wildlife if you ride on weekdays. If you are into history you can take a detour to see antietam...
Forum: Touring 03-01-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,882
Posted By spons23
I'm 5'10 with a 30 in inseam. I had a 54 lht...

I'm 5'10 with a 30 in inseam. I had a 54 lht with 26wheels. I just traded it for a 56 cross check and am really enjoying the bigger frame with bigger wheels. However I have come to realize that...
Forum: Touring 10-03-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By spons23
The LHT handled very well, but I did make some...

The LHT handled very well, but I did make some adjustments on it. Two months before the trip I slept wrong on my neck/back which made it impossible for me use drop bars. So I switched out my drop...
Forum: Touring 10-01-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By spons23
My friend and I are bike touring to Festival 8 as...

My friend and I are bike touring to Festival 8 as well. We are leaving from San Diego either on Wednesday or Thursday. It is 160 miles. Mostly flat after you get to Julian, CA (60 miles in). We...
Forum: Touring 10-01-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By spons23
Anyone put 700s on a 54cm LHT

Although I love my LHT and was glad to have the 26in tires on the Great Divide Trail, now that I ride mostly on pavement in San Diego I am yearning for the giddy-up of 700c wheels. If I place my old...
Forum: Touring 10-01-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By spons23
I did the first 900 miles from Glacier Nat Park...

I did the first 900 miles from Glacier Nat Park to Jackson, Wy in July 0f 2008 and did not see any riders the whole time. Actually I saw the GDR racers the first day and never saw them again. The...
Forum: Touring Bikes and Gear Marketplace 10-01-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,070
Posted By spons23
Have a Nitto Albatross Bar Aluminum ...

Have a Nitto Albatross Bar Aluminum
http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/handlebars_stems_and_tape?a=1&page=2#product=16-127

Want Nitto Albatross Bar CrMo...
Forum: Touring 09-22-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By spons23
I did the GDR to Jackson Wy in 2008. I used my...

I did the GDR to Jackson Wy in 2008. I used my LHT with 2.1 26in tires. The bike handled marvelously despite the rugged conditions. However, if (when) I do the whole trip I will definitely use a...
Forum: Touring 07-24-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By spons23
To answer some questions I used the stock...

To answer some questions

I used the stock wheelset that come with LHT complete. The wheels were great but I had problems with the rim tabe moving so I got several pinch flats before I placed...
Forum: Touring 07-23-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By spons23
Hello, Here are my tour photos with some...

Hello,

Here are my tour photos with some captions. I have anough stories to last a lifetime. If anybody ever has any questions about the Geat Divide I would be happy to help you out.
...
Forum: Touring 07-20-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By spons23
I have great some great photos that I am trying...

I have great some great photos that I am trying to post. check back tonight or tomorrow.
luke
Forum: Touring 07-18-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By spons23
1/3 Great Divide Tour Complete

Hello Fellow Thru-Riders,

I just finished my summer tour on the Continental Divide Trail from Whitefish MT to Jackson, WY. It was the biggest adventure of my life. I took my LHT with fatty 2.1...
Forum: Touring 07-18-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By spons23
Hello, I did that tour in 2002. It is...

Hello,

I did that tour in 2002. It is fabulous. The state parks in Oregon and Cali have excellent hiker/biker sites all almost all have hot showers. When I toured I think camping in OR and...
Forum: Touring 06-13-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By spons23
I have put over 10000 miles on my Jamis Aurora...

I have put over 10000 miles on my Jamis Aurora that I bought in 2002 including a trip from Vancouver to San Diego and I have never had a problem with anything aside from basic maintenance. I am...
Forum: Touring 06-12-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By spons23
Gulp.... The snow depth looks intense. Honestly...

Gulp.... The snow depth looks intense. Honestly I would have waited till later in the summer but I am a high school teacher in a year round school and I only have 3 weeks and these are the 3 weeks I...
Forum: Touring 06-11-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By spons23
I didn't hear anything about any hot springs. I...

I didn't hear anything about any hot springs. I will have to do more research. I depart on June 21st with 2 others. We will watch the Great Divide Racers take off on the 20th. After that I don't...
Forum: Touring 06-11-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,114
Posted By spons23
The Safari is the other bike my friend is...

The Safari is the other bike my friend is considering. I think he likes the look and feel of the Raleigh more.
That said, I will be doing the ride with a bar end shifters on an nitto albatross...
Forum: Touring 06-10-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,114
Posted By spons23
Anybody know how wide a tire you can place on the...

Anybody know how wide a tire you can place on the sojourn? My friend was thinking about using it for the Great Divide Trail and was hoping the tires could be beefed up.
Thanks
luke
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