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Forum: Southwest
05-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Howard70

If you can go tubeless with sealant that's been...

If you can go tubeless with sealant that's been my salvation here in New Mexico. I've shifted to dirt from riding road and the goat heads are epic. Just for fun I quantified the sealed thorns (99%...
05-18-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,720
Posted By Howard70

Yes - I use SRM X-Power pedals with a Lezyne...

Yes - I use SRM X-Power pedals with a Lezyne Super GPS and I get the left/right data along with cadence. According to the documentation with the pedals if you connect via ANT+ then you only connect...
05-18-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Howard70

Hello Bikeme: I just received a set of SRM...

Hello Bikeme:

I just received a set of SRM X-Power pedals specifically designed for mountain bikes. I literally only have one short ride with them, but so far I really like the design and...
04-27-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Howard70

Phone & GPS

I'm really happy with my Lezyne Super GPS - it's not too large, has a highly visible screen and the battery life is fantastic (interior lithium battery USB rechargable). I actually the GPS mounted...
12-28-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Howard70

I’d check with the team’s coach and see what he...

I’d check with the team’s coach and see what he says about the type of riding he has the members do for training and what the races are like and ask her/him what she/he thinks of the two bikes. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-09-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By Howard70

Hello Eric: I agree. When I hike, I find I...

Hello Eric:

I agree. When I hike, I find I keep going all day and don't have much time around camp in the evenings before dark & into the tent, so I don't carry a chair then. However, when...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-02-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By Howard70

Hello Eric: I have not ridden the Al Mukluk,...

Hello Eric:

I have not ridden the Al Mukluk, but I suspect it would be fine. I take daily rides with my wife along irrigation ditches aside the Rio Grande in central New Mexico. Most rides...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-01-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By Howard70

Salsa Mukluk w/extra set of wheels

Hello Eric:

I bikepack with either a 2017 Salsa Mukluk (carbon) or a 2017 Salsa Cutthroat (also carbon). If I could only have one of these, it would be the Mukluk. I have an extra set of wheels...
09-26-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By Howard70

Glad you’re getting comfortable! As your mileage...

Glad you’re getting comfortable! As your mileage and frequency progress, the opportunity to get “real” saddle sores may actually increase. I’ve ridden fairly consistently since 2001 with a few long...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-07-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,559
Posted By Howard70

The fat tires are the best option I've found for...

The fat tires are the best option I've found for tracks or roads with deep, freshly fallen snow - the sort of stuff you wand to compress a bit as you ride, but not reach through to the actual road...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Howard70

Hello Burtusg: 1. Where to camp? Depends. ...

Hello Burtusg:

1. Where to camp? Depends. Out in the western US there are vast tracks of public lands open to camping nearly anywhere. In those regions I look for sites close to water with...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-26-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,559
Posted By Howard70

I made the same shift about three years ago. ...

I made the same shift about three years ago. Went with two bikes. A carbon Salsa Mukluk with an extra set of 27.5 x 3" plus wheels and a carbon Salsa Cuttthroat running 29 x 2.3". Ride both about...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-25-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By Howard70

I carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive XL...

I carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive XL (https://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hv-microfldrivexl.php). 100 strokes to fill a 5 x 26" tire. I used a couple of others that wore me out before setting on...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By Howard70

I'll second the suggestion of MarcusT for a set...

I'll second the suggestion of MarcusT for a set of 27.5 x 3.0 or 2.8" wheels/tires for spring/summer/fall. My wife and I have two Salsa Mukluks with a total of 3 sets of wheels: 26 x 5 (stock,...
08-19-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Howard70

Plainsman: I've converted three sets of...

Plainsman:

I've converted three sets of wheels - it got easier each time. I prefer to use the Cafelatex rim strip...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-08-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,204
Posted By Howard70

I purchase 2017 Salsa Mukluk Carbon X1 in January...

I purchase 2017 Salsa Mukluk Carbon X1 in January of 2017. I just turned 5,000 miles on her last Friday. Love the bike & use it primarily as a backcountry wandering tool - lots of jeep trails, some...
05-01-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By Howard70

You might look at Lezyne GPS units. I have one...

You might look at Lezyne GPS units. I have one on a single and it can read both ANT+ and Bluetooth. I use single HR and cadence sensors (speed comes from GPS) that both broadcast Bluetooth and...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-30-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,836
Posted By Howard70

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Forum: Fatbikes
04-28-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By Howard70

Here's the same sand snake crossing tracks with a...

Here's the same sand snake crossing tracks with a sand turtle....

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Forum: Fatbikes
04-27-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,836
Posted By Howard70

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Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By Howard70

Lezyne Super GPS Enhanced

I get great battery life out of my Lezyne Super GPS Enhanced (crazy name, but great unit). So far the best is about 20 hours (with Bluetooh / ANT+ enabled) and it hadn't stopped yet. I like the...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-24-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By Howard70

2nd vote for the Schwalbe Jumbo Jims - I'd...

2nd vote for the Schwalbe Jumbo Jims - I'd recommend the Snake Skin version set up tubeless. 4" width ought to be wide enough? They really do roll well.

Howard
04-02-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,627
Posted By Howard70

Turned 65 so Goal is 6,500 (dirt) miles

I turned 65 in January & decided to try several goals derived from 65. I switched from road to dirt (gravel, two-track, backcountry wandering) last year so I'm not sure how dirt miles compare to...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-01-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Howard70

27.5 x 3"

I ride mostly desert two track backroads year round on 27.5 x 3" Rocket Rons. Occasionally switch back to 26 x 4" Jumbo Jims if I know there will be lots of bottomless sand. My wife keeps her Jumbo...
03-31-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,772
Posted By Howard70

Search for "saddle sore" threads - there are many...

Search for "saddle sore" threads - there are many - lots of good advice there. Here's my strategy (just cleared up a couple because I got lazy and broke rule #1).

#1. One ride per pair of shorts...
03-31-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Howard70

Schwalbe Thunder Burts?

I run Schwalbe Thunder Burts (29 x 2.1) on my Salsa Cutthroat. They come in 27.5" at 2.1 and 2.25. I love 'em as an all around tire. They roll well and the Evo version (Snakeskin) is durable. ...
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,685
Posted By Howard70

My Cutthroat is a 2017 Rival. Frame size is...

My Cutthroat is a 2017 Rival. Frame size is large, & the rack is a Salsa Wanderlust. The horizontal stays supplied with the rack are straight. I bent mine, but you could also purchase bent ones...
Forum: Southwest
03-04-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Howard70

We live about 40 mi S of Albuquerque near Belen,...

We live about 40 mi S of Albuquerque near Belen, NM. Great rural roads for cycling, but tremendous potential for cycling gravel/ditch roads. I have a 70 mile loop from my front door on gravel /...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,836
Posted By Howard70

New Mexico "Snow" Drifts

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-24-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Howard70

In general I don't know. But my wife was able to...

In general I don't know. But my wife was able to save $800 on her 2017 Salsa Mukluk at REI last month, so there are some bargains around.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-24-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Howard70

I use Caffelatex sealant. After a year (3,000 mi...

I use Caffelatex sealant. After a year (3,000 mi on the Mukluk) I removed the tires to remove the dried sealant - it weighed about 1/4 pound (100 or so g), a lot less than a tube. HerrKaleun is...
02-19-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Howard70

Modified Pursuit Format?

How about a modified pursuit race? If the track is 1.5 miles long you station starters 0.1 miles apart around the track. On the gun they go off. Pass the person in front of you and you stay in. ...
Forum: Touring
02-19-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Howard70

And Watch Out for Trucks...

While I don't have any further suggestions for riding technique beyond what's been suggested, I recently had a scary episode in such a dust patch nearly a mile in length in a region where large...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-14-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Howard70

Options

I felt pretty slow on hard packed two-track initially. I found that changing to tubeless and mounting Schwalbe Jumbo Jims (4.0 & Snakeskin) made a world of difference. There is some data available...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,836
Posted By Howard70

Sandhill Cranes, Casa Colorada Waterfowl Area

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Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,685
Posted By Howard70

Hello RayLee: I'm really happy with mine...

Hello RayLee:

I'm really happy with mine (2017 model). Rides gravel, old 4x4 two track, etc well. Decent on the pavement (I'm using a single set of wheels & tires for all rides) although if I...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,836
Posted By Howard70

Rio Grande Valley Eastern Uplands

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By Howard70

And it's likely to get a lot worse!:mad:

And it's likely to get a lot worse!:mad:
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By Howard70

What snow? ...

What snow?

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-29-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By Howard70

Schwable Jumbo Jims

I run two different sets of tires/ rims on my Salsa Mukluk - mostly desert riding, soft sand & deep gravel. No snow yet (& looks like I might have to wait 'til next year...). Both sets are tubless...
Forum: Touring
01-26-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,685
Posted By Howard70

Getting lighter as I get older.... ...

Getting lighter as I get older....

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By Howard70

SPD "Multi-release" SM-SH56

I'm probably in the minority! I really tried to effectively use platform pedals for several weeks when started with a fat bike 1 year ago. Unfortunately, 50 years of spinning with my feet attached...
07-12-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,410
Posted By Howard70

What Type of Suspension Seat Post?

My stoker/wife rejected suspension seat posts for years due to bouncing at high (105+) cadence, but remained frustrated with bumps. Several years ago we added a full suspension MTB tandem to the...
07-03-04, 06:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,422
Posted By Howard70

Aside from coasters & three speeds had a 1967...

Aside from coasters & three speeds had a 1967 Schwinn Continental. Still have a 1972 Nishiki Road Compe, 1980 Austo-Damiler Super Light, and a 1982 or 83 Gios Torino Super Record. All sweet rides!...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-04, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By Howard70

I ride between 6,000 and 8,000 miles a year and...

I ride between 6,000 and 8,000 miles a year and haven't had any accidents on road bikes in the last three years (wasn't riding regularly prior to 2001). However, if we count the mountain bike tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-04, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Howard70

Anyone Ride a X-Lab Mach2 TT Bike?

Hello:

I'm looking at TT frames and I've run across the X-Lab Mach2. It seems to be a reasonably priced frame. I'd like to hear what anyone who rides one thinks of the bike.

Thanks in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-04, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Howard70

Hey - I've been where you're at and I know...

Hey -

I've been where you're at and I know the frustration. However, after 30 years and 14 bikes I'd say that the most important thing is to get something and start riding. If you want some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-04, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Howard70

I use the 720i w/ cadence and I love it. The...

I use the 720i w/ cadence and I love it. The software download, graphing, and logging capability is great. Run it on 4 singles and two tandems - the only improvement I can imagine would be a GPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-04, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Howard70

I agree - the Team is better. I'm riding a Team...

I agree - the Team is better. I'm riding a Team Superlight that is all aluminum (carbon fork) and I find it really comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-04, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Howard70

All together my wife and I have 4 sets of wheels...

All together my wife and I have 4 sets of wheels from Excel Sports (Ultegra / Open Pros) and two sets from Colorado Cyclists. I prefer the build and durability of the Excel Sports wheels compared...
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