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Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,526
Posted By gracehowler

I would like to add my 2 cents, We have used a...

I would like to add my 2 cents, We have used a dyno hub for several years, it allows us to run head and taillights whenever we like, and keep things charged via usb. It is marginal for all charging...
05-11-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

Thank you JohnJ80 R&J

Thank you JohnJ80
R&J
05-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

We have used ours two full seasons, been very...

We have used ours two full seasons, been very pleased except for the glue holding the earpieces and mic inside the helmets. I replaced one of our helmets and ordered a new "mounting" kit, seems this...
04-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,760
Posted By gracehowler

tires

What width tire do you run on the daVinci?
Rod
01-27-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By gracehowler

I 2nd tourist, Meguires Mirror Glaze, its good...

I 2nd tourist, Meguires Mirror Glaze, its good stuff.
R
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,709
Posted By gracehowler

For side lighting, I second Secret Squirrel...

For side lighting, I second Secret Squirrel (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/secret-squirrel-45592.html) recommendation, planet bikes :bottle blinky" . I have been using niteeze spoke lights, for...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,214
Posted By gracehowler

In some places, "car free" is easy, in others,...

In some places, "car free" is easy, in others, weather, traffic, time, take their toll on riding. I believe walking or riding requires a "gut level" commitment, I find it easy to hop in the car for...
01-27-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By gracehowler

ACA replied to me and said this will be on the...

ACA replied to me and said this will be on the 2021 calendar. I will post local updates in that time frame.
Rod
12-30-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By gracehowler

Western express tour

I realize this is still in the future, but for those planning a western express trip across western Colorado, in between Gunnison & Montrose, our highway dept is planning major work, starting in Feb...
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By gracehowler

Western express in Colorado

I realize this is still in the future, but for those planning a western express trip across western Colorado, in between Gunnison & Montrose, our highway dept is planning major work, starting in Feb...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By gracehowler

I really like top contacts on my commuter, run...

I really like top contacts on my commuter, run them year around, They are grippy, and seem stable enough without studs for me.
I figure I gain extra training running them in summer, beside the...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,639
Posted By gracehowler

I like drop bars, but found them a bit tiring...

I like drop bars, but found them a bit tiring until someone recommended the "compact" version. With "less" drop, I don't tire so much and can still "get down" when fighting a head wind.
R
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By gracehowler

We use a Panasonic point & shoot, but it does...

We use a Panasonic point & shoot, but it does not include a "viewfinder" . A simple line of sight viewfinder can be an asset when the sun glare is wrong or you are in a hurry to get a shot.
R&J
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,604
Posted By gracehowler

We have had some success with "Wikicamps, usa"....

We have had some success with "Wikicamps, usa". It is a handy phone app that has a good set of filters, it's not perfect, but helps us locate a site when in a unfamiliar land.
R&J
10-06-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By gracehowler

Veloz mentioned "side" lights. They seem to help...

Veloz mentioned "side" lights. They seem to help "anti T-bone". I have found drivers often miss judge your location and pull out toward you, I use a "spoke" light, although I'm still looking for...
08-13-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By gracehowler

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-traile...

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-trailer-quick-release-p-1249.html
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By gracehowler

Try the phone app: wikiCamps usa R&J

Try the phone app: wikiCamps usa
R&J
05-08-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,663
Posted By gracehowler

I think Rick said it right, it's hard to carry...

I think Rick said it right, it's hard to carry enough in panniers alone unless you two are super conservative .
We use a one wheel trailer and occasionally carry the coats or raingear in a bag on...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,280
Posted By gracehowler

I'll mention a trick I learned from a river...

I'll mention a trick I learned from a river runner: Only get out of your tent once in the morning. At my age, a pee can be more important, but the trick is to pack bag, pad and empty the tent first....
03-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,553
Posted By gracehowler

Pretty clean install. R&J

Pretty clean install.
R&J
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,637
Posted By gracehowler

My Dad taught me to ride with cars, as cars do on...

My Dad taught me to ride with cars, as cars do on roads at the ripe old age of 6, today, I am comfortable with autos.On my own, I decided sideWALKS are for mostly pedestrians and unfortunately for...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,084
Posted By gracehowler

Just for a laugh, this reminds me of a quote I...

Just for a laugh, this reminds me of a quote I read sometime ago, perhaps Lewis or Clarke, something like this, "A squirrel can travel from the East coast all the way to the Missouri river jumping...
Forum: Touring
03-01-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,444
Posted By gracehowler

I like running water better, but have filtered...

I like running water better, but have filtered lake water many times, Agree with cycocommute, if fish, ok!
R
02-24-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,840
Posted By gracehowler

We used "the plug", I sometimes turn the...

We used "the plug", I sometimes turn the headlight off to get a bit more current to the usb. This has been satisfactory for us several years.
Check out https://www.peterwhitecycles.com
R
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By gracehowler

I certainly did not notice noise. R

I certainly did not notice noise.
R
Forum: Touring
01-29-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By gracehowler

I purchased polycryo at the hardware store as...

I purchased polycryo at the hardware store as "window wrap", worked well for us on a ten day trip last fall, same tent. I have always used Tyvek, but it is heavy and sort of defeats the point of an...
01-07-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By gracehowler

Our thought is that a "cost effective" tandem is...

Our thought is that a "cost effective" tandem is an oxymoron, we would advise used if you can, find something used that sort of "fits" . Then ride it.
We purchased two different tandems before we...
01-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,886
Posted By gracehowler

Cheers for tandems! We have friends who don't...

Cheers for tandems! We have friends who don't tandem, but ride singles, but although they ride "together", they are never at the same place at the same time. Judy and I enjoy being "together", so...
12-23-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,181
Posted By gracehowler

This sounds very promising, wonder if anyone has...

This sounds very promising, wonder if anyone has experience with the "archer D1X"
https://www.archercomponents.com/
Similar idea, available.
Rod
Forum: Touring
12-03-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,906
Posted By gracehowler

We snagged a set of Arkel drylites when they...

We snagged a set of Arkel drylites when they first came out, after over four years of credit card touring use, we love them, we typically carry about 18 lbs, my wife gets the left one and I use the...
12-02-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By gracehowler

Mark, Yes, Terrano is definitely on our list,...

Mark,
Yes, Terrano is definitely on our list, just no decision yet, at this point, we are "riding" in the garage, so no rush.
Rod
11-28-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By gracehowler

Leisesturm, I do like the concept, and...

Leisesturm,
I do like the concept, and certainly prefer "open" ears, We both don't have smartphones, so that option requires another purchase. I copied this thread over to electronics and have some...
11-28-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

John, thanks for the details, will keep the...

John, thanks for the details, will keep the thread posted on what and why we choose. Riding here in CO is pretty much for the foolish until Valentine's, the tandem is on the trainer, we will wait on...
11-28-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

Tom, You are supposed to be looking at my cool...

Tom,
You are supposed to be looking at my cool Sena intercoms! But thanks, we hope to be an example of lifelong fitness, whatever that is, I thank God for good genes
Rod
11-27-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

Thanks, John: quality is an issue and battery...

Thanks,
John: quality is an issue and battery life, Sena's are not VOX, so we can usually get 3 touring length days from a charge, unfortunately that's now 2 days, due to age of units. Quality ...
11-26-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By gracehowler

Based on the op's comment, electronics change so...

Based on the op's comment, electronics change so fast, I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if anyone has tried or is using the new Sena X-1 ? (https://www.sena.com/product/x1/faq).
The...
11-26-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By gracehowler

I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if...

I'm asking to revive this old thread, wonder if anyone has tried or is using the new Sena X-1 ? (https://www.sena.com/product/x1/faq).
The batteries in our , now 6 y.o. Senas are not lasting as...
07-12-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By gracehowler

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/123x185/r7jgilbert_8aa59a567616e372f9c70c6702817714ed61453c.jpg
I see two very different comments, and appreciate both.
We have used "Sena" SMH...
Forum: Touring
06-06-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,751
Posted By gracehowler

weight

We believe in the idea of LESS is MORE!
Doesn't matter where the weight comes from, bike or gear, one still has to haul it up every hill!
R&J
05-10-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,439
Posted By gracehowler

We use an older "giant" trainer, works well...

We use an older "giant" trainer, works well enough, beefy enough to handle the tandem.
R&J
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,063
Posted By gracehowler

Enjoy that tandem experience! Rod & Judy

Enjoy that tandem experience!
Rod & Judy
03-04-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By gracehowler

One thing I have learned, the hard way: inspect,...

One thing I have learned, the hard way: inspect, those rings and chains wear out!
R&J
03-04-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By gracehowler

Seen that also, no idea where to find, we use a...

Seen that also, no idea where to find, we use a state flag instead, mounted on a fiberglass pole, also gives visibility.
R&J
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,140
Posted By gracehowler

Always used a garmin 705, small screen always an...

Always used a garmin 705, small screen always an issue. I have upgraded to a karoo,, but haven't seen it yet.
R&J
02-23-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,380
Posted By gracehowler

We gave up on the thudbuster, went to a carbon...

We gave up on the thudbuster, went to a carbon post, stoker is happy.
R&J
Forum: Touring
01-13-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By gracehowler

We are on the western express in W CO, as WS...

We are on the western express in W CO, as WS hosts start seeing bikers from San Fran in mid May but MOST are in June. Weather is a hard call, yes lots of high elevation which means cold nights. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By gracehowler

+ 1 to that R&J

+ 1 to that
R&J
Forum: Touring
12-17-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By gracehowler

2nd vote for ride with GPS, I also agree with...

2nd vote for ride with GPS, I also agree with MEV, often takes a lot of web time, google street view has been mentioned already, helps keep us off the gravel and dirt roads.
R&J
12-17-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By gracehowler

No software here either, just an old trainer and...

No software here either, just an old trainer and some video rides.
R&J
Forum: Touring
12-05-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By gracehowler

We run bb-7 organics, to keep the noise down,...

We run bb-7 organics, to keep the noise down, Fietsbob is right about kool stop, great pads. We get good pad milage except in rainy conditions.
R&J
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