Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: raybo; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.72 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    270

    Duffel bags size not measured by airlines?

    I just returned from taking my bike to the UK. My S&S bike fits into a suitcase that is exactly the maximum size for airline checked luggage which is 62 linear inches (h x w x l). My bike box is...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    168

    You should have not problem renting a road bike...

    You should have not problem renting a road bike in SF, SJ, Monterey, and, probably, Carmel.
  3. My preference is to get hosted either by...

    My preference is to get hosted either by couchsurfing or warmshowers hosts. Next, is motels, followed, at a distance, by camping in campgrounds. I have never wild camped.

    My most memorable stay...
  4. Replies
    25
    Views
    736

    This thread...

    This thread has photos of my Waterford S&S coupled touring bike with 700cc wheels assembled and disassembled and put in it's travel case.

    It also contains a link to a step-by-step guide that I...
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    346

    I just rode the LLC last month, from Holyhead to...

    I just rode the LLC last month, from Holyhead to Chepstow and then to Beaconsfiled in 8 days. Most of the time, the route is on country lanes or separate bike routes. There are, indeed some very...
  6. Replies
    14
    Views
    482

    My bike packed in its case weighs a bit over 40...

    My bike packed in its case weighs a bit over 40 pounds.

    I have to carry a second bag, which must also be paid for, that carries everything else: racks, clothes, handlebar bag, saddle and post,...
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    482

    I have an S&S coupled bike that I've flown with...

    I have an S&S coupled bike that I've flown with for 10 years. I pack it in the hard shell case. The case takes a real beating. From both the airline gorillas and the various TSA-types around the...
  8. I use a camelback and keep all important cards,...

    I use a camelback and keep all important cards, papers and cellphone in the rear pocket. I often put ice in the water bag and that gives me a cold place for things like chocolate and other heat...
  9. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,603

    Try this: hiker/biker campsites in California...

    Try this: hiker/biker campsites in California State and County Parks : bicycletouring
  10. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    It is a web-based game. I have resisted using...

    It is a web-based game.

    I have resisted using cookies. I don't like them and feel they are really abused.

    Further, there would be no way to compare scores if one person sets the rain penalty...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    841

    Any one use wool biking shorts?

    I'm a complete convert to wool cycling jerseys.

    Does anyone use wool cycling shorts? By that, I mean shorts with a wool chamois like this?

    If you have, do you have to wash it every day or can...
  12. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    I'm surprised no one has brought up coffee. I...

    I'm surprised no one has brought up coffee. I don't normally drink coffee but do when I am bike touring for two reasons. First, I believe the caffeine makes my energy last longer and, second, it...
  13. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    I originally wrote the game without points at...

    I originally wrote the game without points at all. The entire purpose was to let people do a bit of virtual bike touring and also a way to show off all my photos and provide links back to my...
  14. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    The game is free. I never think in...

    The game is free.



    I never think in kilometers. Yet, I am able to enjoy my bike tours in Europe and Canada. Go figure.
  15. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    It is one thing to convert distances from miles...

    It is one thing to convert distances from miles to kilometers. I do it every time I ride in a country that measures distance in kilometers. But, I think in miles. I have no idea how many feet are...
  16. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    You're right, of course. But, the effort to...

    You're right, of course. But, the effort to allow this choice is substantial as all the calculations would have to be redone to account for the changed length. Further, it isn't like people don't...
  17. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    One reason for the new version is to completely...

    One reason for the new version is to completely rewrite the code (that's why it has taken so long!) to align better to the way the game currently flows. One idea I want to add to the game is that...
  18. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    You make some good points. However, the...

    You make some good points.

    However, the purpose of the game isn't to model bicycle touring in detail. I'm not trying to estimate how much enjoyment someone will have from riding a particular...
  19. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    Thanks for taking the time to respond so...

    Thanks for taking the time to respond so thoughtfully.

    For me, changing out a flat tire around where I live isn't a big deal as my bike doesn't have gear on it. But, in order to fix a flat on a...
  20. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    I want to thank everyone for their feedback. I...

    I want to thank everyone for their feedback. I figured it was a personal choice and it is good to get other opinions of my "scoring" system.

    The game randomly assigns both terrain (steep down,...
  21. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,441

    How to rank "enjoyment" in bicycle touring?

    I am finishing up the development of the next version of my bike touring game (current version here) and have decided to add an "Enjoyment" score every day.

    Using my own experience, I have...
  22. What, exactly, are you doing to prepare for this...

    What, exactly, are you doing to prepare for this ride? Have you tried to ride 75 miles a day for a couple days following your diet? If not, then no amount of internet postings will help you.

    The...
  23. No one has mentioned the number one bicycle...

    No one has mentioned the number one bicycle safety device: a rear view mirror.

    Get one and use it to see lorries coming up behind you and stop and/or pull over to let them pass.
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,029

    I wrote a guide to this route...

    I wrote a guide to this route that included the hiker/biker camping sites along the route.

    I would not call the hiker/biker sites remote. There will be fewer people in the Sept/Oct timeframe than...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,011

    Kirk Creek has a hiker/biker site and I've been...

    Kirk Creek has a hiker/biker site and I've been told that they won't turn away cyclists at Lime Kiln.

    Note that at Kirk Creek, the hiker/biker site often hosts people who clearly parked their cars...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4