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Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The store at Apgar Villiage appears to be open...

The store at Apgar Villiage appears to be open based on this webcam.
https://www.nps.gov/media/webcam/view.htm?id=81B4692D-1DD8-B71B-0B9AE4B7C186B022

Other webcams:...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By phughes

Just a bit of info on color. Though white...

Just a bit of info on color. Though white reflects the Sun nicely, staying cooler, it also passes more UV rays than darker colors. So a darker shirt would be better than a white shirt for Sun...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By tcs

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road...

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road sections
...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that...

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that January and learned that it was hitting Crater Lake from the north that December. Also course profile-wise, an excellent one to do fix gear. (Few long...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By indyfabz

Found that deer crossing sign on MT 83 and a few...

Found that deer crossing sign on MT 83 and a few others. Did someone tell the deer where to cross? Reminds me of a moose crossing sign I saw in VT. It warned of some seemingly random number like...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By mountaindave

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about...

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about that. I think you might consider me a highway snob, as in, I avoid them at all costs. But that's only because I can. The narrowest tire I typically ride...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - I have done traffic count work for...

Gauvins -

I have done traffic count work for a number of cycling organizations.
I love poring over spreadsheets filled with numbers.(Sad, but true)
I hate programs that give you only one or two...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By zacster

They came today and I installed them and took a...

They came today and I installed them and took a quick ride. The grips have a really nice feel to them and fit my hands nicely. The bar inners gave me the position I use on my road bike. I measured...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is in response to my prevous posted that...

This is in response to my prevous posted that stated:
I have three different touring bikes, and for touring I prefer four different models of tires. My favorites vary by width and terrain. I think...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,107
Posted By jamawani

Grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier

A Montana man was killed this week just north of Yellowstone.
Most likely by a grizzly bear - probably a bear just coming out of hibernation.
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 10:36 AM
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By indyfabz

If you do end up doing Waterton to the states via...

If you do end up doing Waterton to the states via Chief Mountain, make sure you look back occasionally. The second photo is looking back on the first hard climb of the day.

...
Forum: Touring
03-25-22, 07:22 AM
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By jamawani

Gauvins - It's a great ride and there are...

Gauvins -

It's a great ride and there are many ways to do it.
BUT - - when are you planning on doing this?
My guess is June 15 to August 15?

Two things about the start:
1) It's dicey at the...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,508
Posted By zandoval

Even having the money to eat in restaurants there...

Even having the money to eat in restaurants there is still the pleasure of having a Cuppa, or a Ramin at the start or end of the day. At the very least I would take an Esbit folder and a large...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,388
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I intentionally left the GPS on when I took the...

I intentionally left the GPS on when I took the ferry from Key West to Marco Island.
...
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By jamawani

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone...

(Come on, folks - let's keep it about Yellowstone since that's what the OP requested??)

I have lived in Wyoming since 1990 and have cycled every mile of Yellowstone over dozens of trips....
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Could be different in Yellowstone, but I camped...

Could be different in Yellowstone, but I camped in Hiker Biker sites in Glacier (Apgar and Sprague) ten years ago.

At Glacier, you show up, figure out which of many sites in the campground is the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By djb

hey there gauv, give me a minute and I'll make a...

hey there gauv, give me a minute and I'll make a quick call to my family in Scotland to get you an informed answer, if they are awake mind you, it's 10pm right now.
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,784
Posted By Doug64

I made some light cable security cables for my...

I made some light cable security cables for my Ortlieb Roller front and rear bags. The cable is only 3/32", but it will stop an opportunistic thief. My wife's Packer Plus panniers were outfitted with...
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By base2

It literally is seconds. Just flip the QR skewer,...

It literally is seconds. Just flip the QR skewer, lift the skewer out of the channel (it is spring loaded to stay) & slide the whole assembly sideways. Done.
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By djb

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute...

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute year round, so ride regularly in 0 c weather, and down to maybe -10c, -15c. Basically I use the same layers as when I cross country ski at the same...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,199
Posted By saddlesores

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between...

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between charges.
takes about 3 hours to charge up to 100%,
i let it run down to around 20%.

don't run many apps in the background.
wechat of course, can't...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,199
Posted By saddlesores

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky...

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky done bought one
about six months ago.

got me this here blackview BV4900Pro for $100, with free shipping.
https://promo.blackview.hk/bv4900pro/
...
11-03-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By Barry2

I’m not going to tell you untrustworthy bunch...

I’m not going to tell you untrustworthy bunch where my tracker is located. 🙂
Suffice to say, maximum range will be achieved if the tracker is not placed inside a metal or carbon tube.
These are...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By VFerreira

Iohan Gueorguiev has died

https://youtu.be/9QGPBTf1Yys

https://bikepacking.com/plog/iohan-gueorguiev-1988-2021/

Shocked and saddened to learn that Iohan Gueorguiev has died.

Iohan's videos are beautiful, unique, and...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,771
Posted By Doug64

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about...

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about 10 minutes ago. We will be leaving on a 2-week tour in Oregon in about 2 hours. I've been using Ortlieb bags for about 15 years, and they are...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By BobG

I have three widths ... position A- about...

I have three widths ...

position A- about the same as Miele Man's fun bike at 7"/18cm. Awesome mtb braking power up here!
position B- my go-to spot on the hoods at 16"/41cm, my approximate...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Miele Man

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for...

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for getting through really tight spaces. LOL
...
09-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were...

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were getting by "plenty of cogs." I thought you were referring to the number of teeth rather than the shape or remaining profile thereof.



Hope...
09-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a...

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a ceramic bushing in the guide pulley (a more descriptive term then jockey pulley) AND also have a small amount of end play to allow better pulley/cog...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,682
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read...

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read every post, but this is a topic I enjoy. One rule of thumb I've used to reduce packing volume and weight is to be able to wear all the clothing I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By andrewclaus

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable...

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable inspection. Push the cable ends out of the shifters and brake levers. And as mentioned, pull the ferrules and inspect the cut housing ends. Run each...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,292
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,702
Posted By djb

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000...

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000 kms:

I finally took off my 2in supremes to put on the 1.6in versions, and afterwards when carrying the nearly new spare 2in (maybe 1000kms) that I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By MidLife50

After Action Report on 1st Test Tour

Wife and I just completed a first trial run at overnight touring. As I recently posted (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1231233-packing-1st-tour.html) this is prep for a 7 day Gap/C&O credit card...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,795
Posted By raybo

I have tried a number of different coverings for...

I have tried a number of different coverings for shoes and water-proof socks. I didn't like any of them and I really dislike riding with sodden shoes. On a wet ride up a "mountain" in the UK, I got...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,269
Posted By Happy Feet

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll...

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll just throw out the North face Stormbreak 1 that I have. Fast pack weight of 1004gms at a cost of $169....
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,269
Posted By andrewclaus

Good questions. I definitely cook at home....

Good questions. I definitely cook at home. Stoveless travel is just a tool in the toolbox. For example, I've had to travel a bit by car during COVID, and being able to eat easily in motel rooms has...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,332
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me...

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me until I let out a loud “Yessssss!”

...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,332
Posted By imi

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb...

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb Backroller Plus.
Apart from using as a camp chair, I use mine as a washing machine: fill up with clothes, hot water and shampoo, screw the lid on and shake...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,332
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are...

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are lots of places with poor tree choices. And it can take some practice to getting the food rope thing figured out. I use two ropes, one or two...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,210
Posted By djb

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive...

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive visits, so there's that.
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By ChrisWagner

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of...

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of bicycle route planning websites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_bicycle_route_planning_websites). Note the devil is in the details to get any...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I wish I could find the study again , but no...

I wish I could find the study again , but no luck, so take this as internet hearsay.

What they found was that big areas of hi-viz colors had some issues, people tend to think "sign" when they see...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,604
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,503
Posted By homelessjoe

budget

just a tip for all the poor folks..........when digital cameras came out everyone started dumping all of their film camera stuff.....old camera bags make superb bike bags.....perfect size and shape...
Forum: Touring
12-16-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By JaccoW

Video about aerodynamics and bicycle touring

Alee Denham from CyclingAbout and the famous Koga Denham Bars (https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/) posted a video last week about aerodynamics and bicycle touring. I thought it was an...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,947
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,505
Posted By pauliewalnuts

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent...

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent closure, here are some photos of the build... have since put a lovely Halo Retro wheel set on the bike...

It rides like a dream is and is so...
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