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Forum: Touring
05-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By AreeSoothsayer

Thank you. The variety of responses that pointed...

Thank you. The variety of responses that pointed out stuff I was too stressed to figure out on my own is very helpful.

I'll figure something else out.
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By imi

This

This
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,453
Posted By boomhauer

Having a low low gear so I didn't have to walk up...

Having a low low gear so I didn't have to walk up a hill.
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By joewein

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride...

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride for the month (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5223920943) with pictures). That brings my streak to 105 consecutive calendar months with at...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By OnTheTarmac

My May ride was a gran fondo, the Agony in the...

My May ride was a gran fondo, the Agony in the Alleghanies. According to the website, it's 103 miles and 9.8k of elevation so I'll take those over Strava's figures. The ride stared in Covington, VA...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By Bulette

Another century short on pictures, but plenty...

Another century short on pictures, but plenty memorable. Planning for the Saturday century began no earlier than Friday at lunch; I and two other cyclists hashed out a route to ride somewhere new:...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By 2WheelsNYC

Rapha's "A Day in Hell", Redux. The cycling...

Rapha's "A Day in Hell", Redux.

The cycling club Rapha had their gravel ride last month, which I was only able to do the shorter route. With a free day and my gravel wheelset ready, I took the...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By Bulette

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks...

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks to riding with a buddy, a quick return trip to Dripping Springs blossomed into a full-blown century ride (a bonus March century for me). Throughout the...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By Cyclist0100

February & March Centuries

I waited until the last day in February to complete my century, but it was a lot of fun. My first year participating in Piggy's Revenge and my first "gravel" event. It won't be my last....
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By OnTheTarmac

Rode aimlessly around Chester County, PA trying...

Rode aimlessly around Chester County, PA trying to decide if it was worth riding in 35 degree weather. Eventually went south to Delaware and briefly into Maryland before heading back. It started to...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By KPREN

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission...

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission to set up quietly, leave no trace and be gone early. No trespassing signs simply mean ask permission. Once in a while I am denied and graciously...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,568
Views: 2,318,611
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Surly Long Haul Lumberjacker ...

Surly Long Haul Lumberjacker
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Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,568
Views: 2,318,611
Posted By djb

Off topic here, but riding yesterday with my wife...

Off topic here, but riding yesterday with my wife (her first ride of the season) and I just couldn't resist trying out my studded tires on this completely frozen river. The photo is bad so it looks...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

My experience has been that riding + stopping for...

My experience has been that riding + stopping for food or breaks + general tomfoolery takes up so much of the day that it is almost always near or after dark by the time I roll into a campsite. If...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By 2WheelsNYC

March - Bear Mountian

Went to the top of Bear Mountain, NY -- my first trip up there. Temps for most of the ride was freezing with a lot of head wind. Met up with a local group who were very encouraging.
...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By Bulette

Deadlines and disruptions have limited my riding,...

Deadlines and disruptions have limited my riding, so I was excited to set out on a March century -- I even chose the touring bike to add some extra saddle time. The forecast was ~60-70F, but with...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By ooga-booga

finished up the march account. 119 miles from...

finished up the march account. 119 miles from fullerton (about 10 miles east of dtown los angeles) back to san diego. took the earliest amtrak train up to fullerton. pretty windy in the first half of...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By fishboat

...downtime while touring..what downtime while...

...downtime while touring..what downtime while touring?
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By imi

On my first ever tour in 86, I rode from Sweden...

On my first ever tour in 86, I rode from Sweden To Barcelona with just a map of the whole of western europe. Got there fine but did ask a lot of people to point me in the right direction along the...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to do that with USGS topographic maps that...

I used to do that with USGS topographic maps that were cut into quarters when I was backpacking in the Rockies. I was a college student in the 70s and you did not have a lot of choices for mapping...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By boomhauer

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I...

Some of the best riding all day is at sunset. I try to time my destination so I get there near dark. This doesn't leave much "downtime" before bed. My downtime is the 6 or 8 breaks I take...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By BobG

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group...

I used to lead ACA TransAm tours. The last group bored the heck out of me. Why? Many of them were up before the crack of dawn taking their tents down in the dark. They'd rush through breakfast eating...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By imi

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing...

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing nothing all day... I mean, were just sitting down moving our legs around a bit and staring off into the distance 😋
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,119
Posted By imi

I find when Im wild camping, that I ride until...

I find when Im wild camping, that I ride until its almost dark before finding a place to sleep, but when stopping at an organized campsite Ill stop earlier in the day, so more downtime.

I...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,794
Posted By h_curtis

No interest. Thanks.

No interest. Thanks.
03-01-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,915
Posted By jaxgtr

90\10 solo... The only real time I do a group...

90\10 solo... The only real time I do a group ride is if it is a early evening ride in the summertime. Most of the groups rides are early morning and I just hate waking up at 5 to be at a 7 am start...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By sloar

Thank you, much better now.

Thank you, much better now.
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By 2WheelsNYC

February 2021

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I was able to squeeze one in. Bad weather throughout the month limited...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By joewein

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5...

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5 person Fleche team with which I attempted a 360+ km ride last October...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,813
Posted By ooga-booga

squeezed in the february c-note. just over a...

squeezed in the february c-note. just over a hundred miles after taking the train from san diego, ca up to dtown los angeles, ca. rode from dtown la to the beach and south down the coast to the...
02-22-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,875
Posted By Koyote

It’s bike riding. On gravel. God, I can’t...

It’s bike riding. On gravel.

God, I can’t wait for warm weather.
02-22-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,875
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical off-road -...

I see gravel riding as non-technical off-road - mud, grass, fire roads, even gravel, I suppose
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By NeedARealBike

Lot's of no shoulders, suddenly ending bike...

Lot's of no shoulders, suddenly ending bike lanes, and dangerous on/off ramp interstate junctions and a lot of i40 interstate riding when doing Bicycle route 66 from them. Arizona sucked @$$ the most...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,149
Posted By burritos

Just took it to the LBS. The owner said they'll...

Just took it to the LBS. The owner said they'll try a new chain, but there's a good chance that it'll make it worse. He said it could require a new cassette and crankset but for the fact that the...
02-18-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By darkhorse75

Toe overlap wouldn't be a problem for very long.

Toe overlap wouldn't be a problem for very long.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By hls811

Thanks Brett.. Thats excellent feedback and...

Thanks Brett.. Thats excellent feedback and definitely helps. I'm always concerned with buying anything used because you don't know the issues you're taking on so I've been leaning towards the...
02-18-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By Rage

That seems like an exceptionally bad idea.

That seems like an exceptionally bad idea.
02-17-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,825
Posted By phughes

I have the B-17 Special with the copper rivets on...

I have the B-17 Special with the copper rivets on my Surly LHT. It is incredibly comfortable, once I realized it had been set too high. Once it was adjusted to the proper height, for me, it has...
02-17-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,823
Posted By xyz

Worked stacking lumber for a few years. Oddly...

Worked stacking lumber for a few years. Oddly enough, getting a giant sliver shoved all the way up under a fingernail sounds way worse that it really is. They suck in other places much worse.
02-17-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,890
Posted By Korina

Or a pickup truck.

Or a pickup truck.
02-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By DMC707

i get what youre saying but youre verbage is...

i get what youre saying but youre verbage is confusing

i have a 95 Marin Team Issue with a Tange Prestige frameset, fully rigid that was (and still is) an amazing bicycle. Being rigid, it can...
02-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,825
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! You're wrong, Brooks looks awesome ... and...

LOL! You're wrong, Brooks looks awesome ... and LMAO!
02-17-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,825
Posted By Troul

Option for: "No, they just are not aesthetically...

Option for: "No, they just are not aesthetically pleasing" ???

I give this thread 2 Stars, wouldn't recommend.
02-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,825
Posted By Hypno Toad

OP here ... here's my collection: C-15...

OP here ... here's my collection:

C-15 Carved on my gravel-adventure bike, I've used this saddle happily for endurance rides including The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) (240 miles in one day)
...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By timdow

I have toured for years with the guy that...

I have toured for years with the guy that researched and mapped the Sierra Cascades route for ACA, Bil Paul. The route is based on his book "Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail" written in 1990. According...
02-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By hsuBM

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from...

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from late November till early April. Usually in the dark.

A few times a month I do the last 0.10 mile with a box of pizza on my handlebars.

I...
02-15-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Ross200

Traditional 3 piece BB slides right by-most...

Traditional 3 piece BB slides right by-most likely what came out. One can remove the offending screw/bolt and cable guide, install cartridge BB and re install said cable guide and securing...
02-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,890
Posted By GlennR

MY Garmin 530 has a feature like that built in. ...

MY Garmin 530 has a feature like that built in.

When I take long rides... 50+ miles, i'll take a ABUS luggage cable lock. Its just enough to keep honest people, honest. Its not like I ride where...
02-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By cjenrick

dang, i thought this was gonna be a do it...

dang, i thought this was gonna be a do it yourself thread on cold weather gear, but no,

nice thread anyway,

cold weather DIY>...
02-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,082
Posted By cb400bill

Rule one is don't mess with cheap dual suspension...

Rule one is don't mess with cheap dual suspension mountain bikes.

I don't flip much any more but when I did I concentrated on bikes that I could pick up for less than $50, put maybe $50-100 into,...
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