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10-22-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By velo2000

Yes, look for a battery pack that supports...

Yes, look for a battery pack that supports pass-through charging. However, even if it does work, you might shorten the lifespan of the battery pack.

I had one of these...
Forum: Touring
09-07-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By velo2000

Thanks for the link to your trip journal. I'll...

Thanks for the link to your trip journal. I'll look it over. I can't wait to see the Black Hills.
Forum: Touring
09-05-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By velo2000

Route Suggestions from Manitowoc, WI to Mount Rushmore?

My wife and I are mid-tour and we're arriving in Manitowoc, WI tomorrow (taking the ferry over from Ludington). We've biked a couple thousand miles from Annapolis to Maine and now we're heading...
Forum: Touring
03-08-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By velo2000

Maybe I should have titled my post "What's a good...

Maybe I should have titled my post "What's a good tent to help keep my girlfriend happy on a round the world bike trip?" :)

I know bikes don't melt in the rain, but there are other reasons I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-05-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By velo2000

I found a diagram of the tent dimensions on...

I found a diagram of the tent dimensions on moontrail.com: 240149. 7 feet by 10 feet is a big footprint. Some nights it might be tough to find a large enough open space for that tent. And forget...
Forum: Touring
03-04-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By velo2000

Huge Vestibule: Big Agnes Wyoming Trail Tent

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/wyomingtrailsl2

I just found this tent online today and I'm wondering if anyone has seen it in person or used it. It's a bit heavy at 7.5 pounds for...
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By velo2000

Good Point. We're planning for the 2nd or 3rd...

Good Point. We're planning for the 2nd or 3rd week of August this year. Hopefully water levels will be down by then. Thanks so much for the info. I'll digest this and reply back if I need more...
Forum: Touring
07-07-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By velo2000

I'm definitely interested and would greatly...

I'm definitely interested and would greatly appreciate more details on which roads you recommend. I know we can't do a weeklong trip, perhaps 3 to 5 days at the most. I like the option of staying...
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By velo2000

Tetons area mountain bike touring?

I'd like to take a short (2 to 4 night) bike tour in the Yellowstone/Tetons area with my girlfriend, her sister and sister's boyfriend. I've done some bike touring, but they're all new to bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By velo2000

Update: I was charged a $2.09 "foreign...

Update: I was charged a $2.09 "foreign transaction fee" by PayPal for my bikeinn.com purchase. Keep that in mind when calculating your savings. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By velo2000

I know this is an old thread, but last week I...

I know this is an old thread, but last week I ordered some Look pedals from bikeinn.com at a big discount over anyplace domestic. $104 including shipping for keo 2 max pedals which retail for $179...
12-04-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By velo2000

Bummer, thanks for the info.

Bummer, thanks for the info.
12-04-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By velo2000

Sora ST-3300 with triple cranks?

Is there any chance that ST-3300 shifters would work with a triple crankset? I'm trying to help my friend switch her bike from a double to a triple and buying new shifters is pricey.

According...
Forum: Touring
04-19-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,122
Posted By velo2000

one package of tape covered my trekking bars. a...

one package of tape covered my trekking bars. a week into my tour I bought another package for a 2nd layer of additional padding.
Forum: Touring
04-17-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By velo2000

If you already have Marathon Plus tires, you...

If you already have Marathon Plus tires, you might not need a spare. I carried a spare Marathon Plus tire for a couple thousand miles through Canada and Alaska. It arrived folded in thirds from...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,575
Posted By velo2000

MARATHON PLUS TIRES LAUGH AT GOATHEADS AND KEEP...

MARATHON PLUS TIRES LAUGH AT GOATHEADS AND KEEP ROLLING

Sorry to yell, but I wanted to make sure I had your attention. One day while biking to work I was forced to detour through the weeds next...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By velo2000

Dub!!! Good to see ya here on BF! :) I've...

Dub!!! Good to see ya here on BF! :)

I've got Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my commuter. I've got about 5000 miles on them (including my trip to Alaska) with ZERO flats so far. The front...
Forum: Touring
08-26-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By velo2000

Quoting myself from this thread:...

Quoting myself from this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=409978
Don't forget to bring a roll of tape!
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,076
Posted By velo2000

Instead of being an *** and pushing people away,...

Instead of being an *** and pushing people away, why don't you try to be polite and encourage people to adopt a vegan lifestyle by telling us why it is such a good thing?

But since you apparently...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,076
Posted By velo2000

I grew up in Las Vegas, so even though I don't...

I grew up in Las Vegas, so even though I don't live there anymore, I'll always consider myself a Vegan. :p

Seriously though, another ovo-lacto here. 23 miles round trip on my LHT.
Forum: Touring
08-07-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By velo2000

That looks like a nice loop. I've never biked...

That looks like a nice loop. I've never biked 114 between Saguache and 50, but I rode in a car on that section last year. My recollection is that traffic was light, scenery was nice and it wasn't...
Forum: Touring
07-28-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By velo2000

Buy a touring bike that fits you. You said you...

Buy a touring bike that fits you. You said you like biking regularly, so buy a bike to suit your needs. I used a mid-90s mtn bike as a touring bike last summer. It was less than comfortable. I...
07-28-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,034
Posted By velo2000

Brooks black B-17 ridden 3000 miles Jandd...

Brooks black B-17 ridden 3000 miles
Jandd waterproof handlebar bag, used once

will sell or trade for ?
07-01-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,063
Posted By velo2000

This past Memorial Day weekend, I stayed one...

This past Memorial Day weekend, I stayed one night up on Squaw Pass east of Echo Lake. I camped in the woods near the Cloudland picnic area. I rode from downtown Denver which requires a few miles...
Forum: Touring
06-17-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By velo2000

I've heard good things about biking the Kebler...

I've heard good things about biking the Kebler Pass road. I might finally get a chance to bike it this summer. One end of it is in Crested Butte, which is a nice town, IMO. Here's a site I just...
Forum: Touring
06-03-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By velo2000

When I was in Glacier last summer, there was...

When I was in Glacier last summer, there was another guy on a bike at the biker/hiker area of the Avalanche Creek campground. He said he had ridden in on the train from the West Coast. I don't know...
06-03-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By velo2000

I rode through Glacier west to east last summer...

I rode through Glacier west to east last summer before heading north into Canada. If I went back up there to do some biking, I would do a clockwise loop like this...
Forum: Touring
05-30-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By velo2000

I've got some silver SKS P50 fenders on my LHT. ...

I've got some silver SKS P50 fenders on my LHT. They have cool looking black stripes and look sharp:
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=59997&d=1196710449
Forum: Touring
04-25-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By velo2000

ZERO! Ok, I had one, but I never used it. ...

ZERO!

Ok, I had one, but I never used it. Over seven weeks and 3000 miles last summer, I never once got a flat with my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (with Schwalbe tubes). I'm getting close to...
Forum: Touring
04-25-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By velo2000

I did last summer in Anchorage. I stopped at REI...

I did last summer in Anchorage. I stopped at REI and the bike shop folks gave me a cardboard box for free. I flattened it, then folded it accordion style into a plank like shape. I strapped that...
04-25-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By velo2000

Cyclist Killed Near Denver

I didn't see any other posts about this, so I hope this isn't a re-post, but I wanted to make sure everyone had heard about this tragedy: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_8993299

I...
04-25-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,411
Posted By velo2000

If you're riding home to Denver from Lookout, at...

If you're riding home to Denver from Lookout, at least you'll have a tailwind on the way home. I live downtown and work near Colfax & Simms. The headwind while biking to work this morning was a...
Forum: Touring
04-16-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By velo2000

+2 Leon's journal of his trip through North...

+2 Leon's journal of his trip through North America is a great read.

I check in on these two Canadians from time to time: http://travellingtwo.com/.
04-16-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,817
Posted By velo2000

Instead of following the Triple Bypass route,...

Instead of following the Triple Bypass route, maybe we could do a ride that is a loop, but still has some good climbing. We could follow the Copper Triangle route, for example.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By velo2000

I went with SKS P50s and I like them:...

I went with SKS P50s and I like them: http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=5737726&postcount=5
Forum: Commuting
04-11-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,210
Posted By velo2000

I've been using the "glueless" Super Patches from...

I've been using the "glueless" Super Patches from Park Tools for years:http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=17&item=GP%2D2

I absolutely love them. I use them on road and mountain...
Forum: Touring
03-21-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By velo2000

Hey Rick! I don't have experience with an...

Hey Rick!

I don't have experience with an iphone, but I did use a Nokia E61i smartphone on my tour last summer. It worked great for keeping a journal (I used a folding bluetooth keyboard for...
Forum: Touring
03-21-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By velo2000

The Cassiar Highway is a nice ride, I'd do it...

The Cassiar Highway is a nice ride, I'd do it again. Definitely take the side trip into Stewart/Hyder. The scenery into Stewart is breathtaking.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By velo2000

I'm no expert on electric bikes. You'd have to...

I'm no expert on electric bikes. You'd have to ask on the electric bike forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=258. Or this site seems to have lots of electric bikes and kits: ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By velo2000

Lame. A guy with one of these was heading the...

Lame. A guy with one of these was heading the other direction on the bike path one day a couple months ago. The smelly exhaust fumes hung in the air for quite a while. If you really want a motor,...
Forum: Touring
03-05-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,012
Posted By velo2000

I'd go with a waterproof backpack strapped on top...

I'd go with a waterproof backpack strapped on top of the front rack or perhaps a pannier backpack adapter (like this one (http://www.rei.com/product/737836)). Then I'd keep all my "valuables" in...
Forum: Touring
03-05-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By velo2000

* use a basic cable combination lock * if you...

* use a basic cable combination lock
* if you can't live without something, don't leave it on the bike
* make your bike look cheap with ugly stickers or reflective tape
Forum: Touring
03-05-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By velo2000

Try riding across Wyoming against prevailing...

Try riding across Wyoming against prevailing headwinds for several days in a row and then tell me wind direction doesn't matter. If I were to go coast to coast, I'd start in the West and head East.
Forum: Touring
02-28-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By velo2000

Aww, don't let a little headwind scare ya! :) ...

Aww, don't let a little headwind scare ya! :) Yeah, that will be a long day, but at least you'll sleep well that night. ;)
01-03-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,729
Posted By velo2000

Do you think they'll be checking ID on the day of...

Do you think they'll be checking ID on the day of the ride? No. I don't see why you couldn't buy or sell a registration packet. As long as you have a wristband on the day of the ride. Just don't...
Forum: Touring
12-18-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,195
Posted By velo2000

I'd say give the 54 a try. I'm about 5'9" and my...

I'd say give the 54 a try. I'm about 5'9" and my PBH is about 33.5", if I remember correctly (no tape measure here at work), 31-32" pants inseam. My road bike is a 55 cm Bianchi (measured C-T, like...
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By velo2000

Check this out:...

Check this out: http://mgagnon.net/velo/potence-double.en.shtml
Forum: Foo
12-12-07, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,067
Posted By velo2000

Go for it. I got it in '04 and am glad I did. ...

Go for it. I got it in '04 and am glad I did. Find a good doctor and ask about the Wavefront method.
Forum: Touring
12-10-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By velo2000

I've got a new LHT complete and I would buy some...

I've got a new LHT complete and I would buy some better tires before going on tour. Schwalbe Marathon Plus have worked well for me (meaning zero flats) over the last 4000 miles on my old bike. I...
12-10-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By velo2000

I finally had a chance to try these tires out...

I finally had a chance to try these tires out yesterday. I rode about 24 miles on city streets and bike paths and I'm happy with these Innova tires. They did really well on packed snow, slush, icy...
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