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09-25-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 465
Posted By Doug64

I've found the following in the roadway: ...

I've found the following in the roadway:

Numerous sockets, snap-on ratchet handle, generic ratchet , pliers,and wrenches. I only pick up the metric tools.
Hunting knife
Folding knife
...
09-24-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 606
Posted By Doug64

There is no need to wash your bike every week;...

There is no need to wash your bike every week; wash it when it is dirty. As long as you do not get a lot of soapy water on your drivetrain, a gentle washing will not remove the lubrication form your...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 892
Posted By Doug64

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for...

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for harsh conditions. Most of our tours are at least a month long, and I'd rather have a tent than get stuck out somewhere wishing I had one. That is my...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 892
Posted By Doug64

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a...

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a problem. My wife and I carry an 8' x 10' sil-nylon tarp on short winter ski trips, and for an emergency shelter in our ski patrol packs; we are backcountry...
09-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Doug64

My son rode back home using a $5 bill as a tire...

My son rode back home using a $5 bill as a tire boot. I taught him this trick about 20 years ago with a $1 bill. He said it was inflation:)...
09-18-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,615
Posted By Doug64

We went from a AQI in the 400s to 86 today after...

We went from a AQI in the 400s to 86 today after a rain storm. The evacuation orders were also lifted Wednesday. We are lucky, things are looking better. Even if it is raining today we might go...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode through northern Ohio, but it...

My wife and I rode through northern Ohio, but it was early/mid September and did not get much rain or cold weather. We have also ridden through North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan (twice) later in...
09-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,615
Posted By Doug64

I totally disagree, and that is coming from a...

I totally disagree, and that is coming from a retired forester with 47 years experience. I echo billridesbikes' post.
Do a search for "fire return interval" and it will give you an idea of how 75...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,761
Posted By Doug64

I've used Ortlieb panniers for the last 13 years...

I've used Ortlieb panniers for the last 13 years which included a total of 2 years actual touring. They are waterproof, durable, and they easy to mount, and remove from the bike We have 5 sets of...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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09-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By Doug64

Here is a real steal: 1993 brand new still...

Here is a real steal:

1993 brand new still in the box Trek 820 for $250.
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Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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08-27-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By Doug64

Yeah, I remember that thread. A picture of my...

Yeah, I remember that thread.
A picture of my wife taking a picture of me taking a picture of her,
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A picture of me taking a picture...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

St. Mary Lake, Montana ...

St. Mary Lake, Montana
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08-23-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By Doug64

I'm not sure I do photography to ride, or if I...

I'm not sure I do photography to ride, or if I ride to do photography. I have been editing photos during the Covid 19 turmoil. I started with 50,000 pictures from 2007 to 2020. These pictures...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Emblem, Wyoming-- We met 10% of the population...

Emblem, Wyoming-- We met 10% of the population when we stopped by the post office.
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Only a piece of parachute cord and a tent stake...
08-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Doug64

If the errant pin is in one of the links at one...

If the errant pin is in one of the links at one of the chain's ends, establish your chain length, and adjust your chain length at that end. I never installed a chain that I didn't have to remove 2-4...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

We've decided to explore close to home this...

We've decided to explore close to home this summer. It is the first summer we have spent at home in a long time, and is pretty enjoyable. IMO Oregon has some of the best bike riding in the country,...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,021
Posted By Doug64

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Thanks for taking the time to do this.
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Doug64

I made both sets of panniers in the photo. I used...

I made both sets of panniers in the photo. I used a set of old panniers as a guide, but did some modification, including tapering the bags to work on road bikes' short chainstays. I have a lot of...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

This picture has a story behind it. My wife...

This picture has a story behind it.

My wife and I were skiing in Bend, Oregon in March of 2007. It was the same year we were planning to ride across the U.S. roughly following US Highway 20, the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Netherlands ...

Netherlands
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Holland, the "hilly" part of the country....
08-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,249
Posted By Doug64

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_...

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_test.htm

Bernard Thevenet-- This is actually an older PX10 not the newer model discussed in the link above. You can see the fender stay mount on...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Germany-- cleaning out the tent. ...

Germany-- cleaning out the tent.
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Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Doug64

[/b] I'm still curious to see how you set up...

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I'm still curious to see how you set up the 42 cm frame you are riding.

IMO headtube size has nothing to do with amount of seatpost showing when fitting a bike, especially on a touring...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Doug64

Ortlieb panniers are more than water resistant,...

Ortlieb panniers are more than water resistant, they are waterproof. We have about 25,000 miles of actual touring on some of our Ortlieb panniers....
07-21-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,158
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I insulated one of my front panniers...

My wife and I insulated one of my front panniers because we were having trouble keeping food fresh 13 years ago when we were riding across the U.S. We stopped early in Cody, Wyoming and bought a $6...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Netherlands-- The riders try to skewer a 2" ring...

Netherlands-- The riders try to skewer a 2" ring hanging from a rope.
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Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

If you are going to have a flat tire, have it in...

If you are going to have a flat tire, have it in front of a French bakery.
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Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Doug64

The Tubus Cargo Classic rear rack and the Tara...

The Tubus Cargo Classic rear rack and the Tara front rack work well with the Volpe. They are high quality, durable, and worth the cost. This is a 2013 Volpe with a 2015 fork. It replaced my 2007...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have spent a total 7 months riding...

My wife and I have spent a total 7 months riding in Europe. We rode across Spain from Portugal and the Mediterranean Coast from Valencia to Barcelona. Spain was a good place to ride but we...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Paris ...

Paris
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Leiden, Netherlands
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06-26-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,215
Posted By Doug64

Three Surlys and a Co-Motion There is also a...

Three Surlys and a Co-Motion There is also a pretty good representation of Tubus racks, but only one set of bar end shifters and no Brooks saddles:)
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06-23-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By Doug64

You are absolutely correct-- that is a steal. The...

You are absolutely correct-- that is a steal. The couplers alone are $900 today.

That price was $3500 less than the cost of my wife's custom built Co-Motion. The OP saved at least $2,500 over a...
06-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Doug64

You really can't cross chain from the center...

You really can't cross chain from the center chainring.
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Southern California, Pacific Coast Route-- People...

Southern California, Pacific Coast Route-- People watching.
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Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By Doug64

The same thing can happen if you put your damp or...

The same thing can happen if you put your damp or wet stuff into a non-waterproof bag. Non-waterproof panniers do not breathe. They are usually made out of some kind of coated water-resistant fabric....
06-12-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,409
Posted By Doug64

My chief gripes are: cyclists riding against...

My chief gripes are: cyclists riding against traffic or on sidewalks, followed by black diesel pickups driven by jerks.
06-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode across the U.S from Newport,...

My wife and I rode across the U.S from Newport, OR to Boston, MA in 74 consecutive days averaging a little over 50 miles a day

We were self-supported, and camped when possible....
06-08-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,701
Posted By Doug64

Take a close look at your lower bearings for...

Take a close look at your lower bearings for brinelling. It can cause wierd handling issues.

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Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Germany ...

Germany
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Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Paris-- I thought this was an appropriate picture...

Paris-- I thought this was an appropriate picture in light of today's social environment. It is one of my wife's photos taken on a bike tour.

...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,589
Posted By Doug64

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's...

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's bike fleet, this winter. We inherited the fleet from another school district when they replaced their fleet. I don't think the bikes had a deep cleaning...
06-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By Doug64

I use similar criteria when deciding to replace a...

I use similar criteria when deciding to replace a helmet, and agree with your thoughts about the price of helmets. The new one on the right was $80, and has MIPS technology.

How long a helmet...
05-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By Doug64

I haven't been able to get more than 3 years out...

I haven't been able to get more than 3 years out af a helmet for a long time. I've had to replace 4 helmets in the last 10-12 years, the latest just last week. None of the replacements had to do with...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By Doug64

That is nice way to secure yout bike:)

That is nice way to secure yout bike:)
05-23-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,365
Posted By Doug64

An REI story: My wife and I use our tents a...

An REI story:
My wife and I use our tents a lot. One of our tents used for bike touring is a lightweight, mid-priced 2 person tent that had carbon fiber poles. One of the carbon poles mushroomed on...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada ...

Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,759
Posted By Doug64

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity...

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity is the same regardless of age. Make the first trip as enjoyable and fun as possible. After a few "good" trips it is amazing how well the following...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 201,938
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic ...

Czech Republic
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