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Forum: Touring 09-01-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Bentley6
I'll be leaving Friday on my bike tour from...

I'll be leaving Friday on my bike tour from Illinois to Colorado Springs and back. I've been planning it for over two years. I really never started training until this past March. I have a set route...
Forum: Touring 08-25-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Bentley6
I use www.mapmyride.com. along with Google Maps.

I use www.mapmyride.com. along with Google Maps.
Forum: Touring 07-26-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Bentley6
Nice looking LHT. Set up very well thought out.

Nice looking LHT. Set up very well thought out.
Forum: Touring 07-26-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By Bentley6
I may be, PM sent.

I may be, PM sent.
Forum: Touring 07-26-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Bentley6
I too have a B17 Flyer and weigh about 180. I...

I too have a B17 Flyer and weigh about 180. I have not found any advantage to the springs. I've put about 500-600 miles on it and still it's not as comfortable as I'd like. It starts getting a little...
Forum: Touring 06-28-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Bentley6
Ok thanks Tony. After searching a little more at...

Ok thanks Tony. After searching a little more at Crazyguy I found the same info about the Henry Co. Fair Grounds and the Community Center has showers if you get there when they are open. I have that...
Forum: Touring 06-28-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Bentley6
Katy Trail - Camping in Clinton, MO.?

I'm looking for a good place to tent camp in Clinton, MO. close to the Katy Trail. I thought that you could camp at the fair grounds. Does anyone know? Thanks.

Mark
Forum: Touring 06-28-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Bentley6
I've had a lot of problems with Google Maps too....

I've had a lot of problems with Google Maps too. I started mapping the route on www.mapmyride.com because it follows the roads and is pretty quick mapping then I switch to Google maps for the...
Forum: Touring 06-21-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Bentley6
The 2100 mile ride I'll be doing in September is...

The 2100 mile ride I'll be doing in September is my vacation / 50th birthday celebration / charity ride. It is to benefit the many ministries of an organization that I'll visit when I get to their...
Forum: Touring 06-02-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 226,404
Posted By Bentley6
My finally completed 2005 Trek...

My finally completed 2005 Trek 3900.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/2longhunt/DSC02672.jpg
Forum: Touring 06-01-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,812
Views: 1,615,314
Posted By Bentley6
My 2005 Trek 3900 - The Pilgrim - right before...

My 2005 Trek 3900 - The Pilgrim - right before its maiden voyage this past Saturday.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/2longhunt/DSC02672.jpg
Forum: Touring 06-01-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bentley6
I did a 35 mile test ride this past Saturday...

I did a 35 mile test ride this past Saturday almost fully loaded to see how the racks and bike would do. They did great. The sleeping bag on the mini-rack is about 2 pds. and the front panniers...
Forum: Touring 05-27-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bentley6
I've only got one more pic of it now but I can...

I've only got one more pic of it now but I can get a close up later if you're interested. I did repaint the Nashbar rack to match the Delta's. The connector did not have to be twisted but that...
Forum: Touring 05-26-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bentley6
I'll only be hauling a sleeping bag that weighs...

I'll only be hauling a sleeping bag that weighs around 2 pds but I'm sure it could handle more. I brazed and tapped the spot where I attached the support pieces under the front of the mini-rack.
Forum: Touring 05-26-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bentley6
I believe cyclist2000 is right on the hardware. I...

I believe cyclist2000 is right on the hardware. I bought one some time back and I believe I used the longer brake bolts and the center strap. But I also tied it in to my Delta front pannier racks...
Forum: Touring 03-11-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Bentley6
If need be that's what I'll do. I'm really...

If need be that's what I'll do. I'm really needing to map out a decent route across the state.
Forum: Touring 03-11-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Bentley6
Quincy, IL. to Northwest Missouri Route help please.

I'm needing a good route from Quincy, Il. to somewhere in the northwest corner of Missouri. I'll be crossing into southern Nebraska and working my way over to Colorado. There doesn't seem to be a...
Forum: Touring 03-02-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,283
Posted By Bentley6
Go up to the Pics of Loaded Rigs post and look at...

Go up to the Pics of Loaded Rigs post and look at some of them and how they're set up. I'm setting up my bike with them for an upcoming tour and so far I really like them.
Forum: Touring 02-26-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
They appear to make a couple larger pots but not...

They appear to make a couple larger pots but not sure if they would work with the wind screen in place.

http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/Stovedetail.cfm/PRM1020
Forum: Touring 02-26-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
The Primus EtaEspress must be pretty popular too...

The Primus EtaEspress must be pretty popular too because most the places I checked, that had lower prices, were sold out until the midldle of March.
Forum: Touring 02-26-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Bentley6
I've rode the trail on an old 10-speed with 27 x...

I've rode the trail on an old 10-speed with 27 x 1-1/4 tires and also 26 x 2" street tires on my MB. They both did fine....as long as it was dry. One time a buddy and I were on it when a tornado came...
Forum: Touring 02-26-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
Well after about 2 months of searching,...

Well after about 2 months of searching, researching and questioning people about stoves, I finally pulled the trigger and got one. The only thing that I never did was go to a store and actually hold...
Forum: Touring 02-26-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
I looked at the reviews and videos of the...

I looked at the reviews and videos of the EtaExpress and I'm impressed. Very nice stove. I also looked at the Primus EtaPackLite. It was equally impressive. Have you any experience with it Greg? So...
Forum: Touring 02-25-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
Right not it's just a matter of what will work...

Right not it's just a matter of what will work best for me and what I can live with. I appreciate everyones imput. It's really made me think about my options. There are pro's and con's to all types...
Forum: Touring 02-25-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bentley6
How's the stability and your lid fit? This seems...

How's the stability and your lid fit? This seems to be a big complaint in the reviews at REI.
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