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Forum: Northeast
03-04-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By wellshorton

In the past it has been possible to catch a ride...

In the past it has been possible to catch a ride from Montauk to Block Island and then from Block Island to Point Judith, RI. From there you can take a ferry to New London, CT. There you can decide...
Forum: Touring
10-28-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By wellshorton

There is plenty of great advice found here and at...

There is plenty of great advice found here and at crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/). A question to ask yourself...
Forum: Northeast
12-29-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By wellshorton

Travis, We don't really get all that snow...

Travis,
We don't really get all that snow you've heard about in the past. The snow belt is a myth. Oh, yes, and spring starts at the begining of Feb here as well! Boonville which is not too far...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By wellshorton

I agree the Wolfe Island route is more...

I agree the Wolfe Island route is more interesting.
Wells
Forum: Touring
11-30-10, 05:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,732
Posted By wellshorton

A long time member here. I find the publication...

A long time member here. I find the publication well worth the price.
Wells Horton
Sherburne, NY
Forum: Northeast
07-11-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By wellshorton

And if you like Dinosaur BBQ the canal route goes...

And if you like Dinosaur BBQ the canal route goes nearthe original Dinosaur BBQ in Downtown Syracuse. The "trail" through Syracuse is all on roads routing right into downtown and by the Erie Canal...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By wellshorton

Wheeling to Weirton Help

My son and I are riding from Wheeling north to the Panhandle Trail/Montour Trail, Steel Valley Trail/ GAP/C&O Canal Trail.

What are the riding conditions between Wheeling to the start of the...
Forum: Introductions
05-28-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By wellshorton

Paul, Welcome! I agree that it's both hilly...

Paul,
Welcome! I agree that it's both hilly and beautiful in this part of the country!
Wells
Sherburne, NY
Forum: Touring
05-15-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By wellshorton

For the most part camping is easy along the...

For the most part camping is easy along the trail. The Canal Corporation (A division of the NYS Thruway Authority) owns and runs much of the trail. Camping is alowed anywhere next to the trail in...
Forum: Introductions
04-28-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By wellshorton

Lots of good riding and riders in the area. A...

Lots of good riding and riders in the area. A lifetime ago I managed the Down Tube... I'm now in the central part of the state. Welcome to Upstate NY!
Wells
Forum: Introductions
04-27-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By wellshorton

Welcome. Where in upstate NY are you?

Welcome. Where in upstate NY are you?
Forum: Northeast
04-17-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By wellshorton

Black flies can stick around until the end of...

Black flies can stick around until the end of June. It depends upon the temperature of the stream waters. Sometimes May does not have as many in the Adrondacks as in June. It's hard to comprehend,...
Forum: Touring
01-15-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By wellshorton

My son and I have ridden both. He was 11 for the...

My son and I have ridden both. He was 11 for the Erie Canal and 13 for the Montour/Steel Valley/GAP/C&O. The Erie Canal trail varies and is not completely off road. About 70% is off road. The...
Forum: Touring
12-15-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,350
Posted By wellshorton

Brooks Team Professional. I've owned several. ...

Brooks Team Professional. I've owned several. Some were destroyed in a fire while I wore one out.
Forum: Northeast
10-03-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By wellshorton

Both Lake Placid/Saranac Lake, NY or Burlington,...

Both Lake Placid/Saranac Lake, NY or Burlington, VT are worth looking into.
Forum: Introductions
09-27-09, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By wellshorton

Check out the Mohawk Hudson Wheelmen.

Check out the Mohawk Hudson Wheelmen.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-26-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By wellshorton

I am very impressed with a few shops in the area...

I am very impressed with a few shops in the area including Jims Bike Shop and Reser Bicycle Outfitters.
Wells
Forum: Northeast
08-11-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By wellshorton

My 14 year old son and I did the Montour...

My 14 year old son and I did the Montour Trail/Steel Valley Trail/GAP/C&O Canal Trail in July.
http://montourtrail.org/index.shtml
should also help you out.

The trail surface for the GAP and...
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,521
Posted By wellshorton

This summer I've been riding with Keen Bicycling...

This summer I've been riding with Keen Bicycling Sandals and toe clips. My son and I rode the Montour Trail / Steel Valley Trail / GAP / C&O Canal Trail with full camping gear. My Keen's were the...
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By wellshorton

I have a Bruce Gordon Rock & Road XT. It's a...

I have a Bruce Gordon Rock & Road XT. It's a great bike. Consider this as an option. The XT has 26" wheel set.
Wells
Forum: Touring
05-22-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By wellshorton

Nancy, Here's another older thread on touring...

Nancy,
Here's another older thread on touring books. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=1196051#post1196051
Wells
Forum: Northeast
04-30-09, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wellshorton

With narrow tires I believe you will have...

With narrow tires I believe you will have problems riding the canal trail. The surface varies and in many places after a rain it is a bit soft.
Wells
Forum: Northeast
04-28-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wellshorton

There are plenty of ways to go in New York State....

There are plenty of ways to go in New York State. What to do depends upon what is important to you. I've ridden the Erie Canal and it's both interesting and historic, yet it is not always the most...
Forum: Touring
04-12-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,333
Posted By wellshorton

My Bruce Gordon Rock and Road XT! Wells

My Bruce Gordon Rock and Road XT!
Wells
03-26-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,146
Posted By wellshorton

I have always wanted to mount on my wall a bike...

I have always wanted to mount on my wall a bike with parts that I have broken. That is if I broke a fork then I could include a new fork on my wall mounting....
What have I broken in decades of...
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By wellshorton

Another Way.... Crazy Idea

If you are looking for less traveled and somewhat flater room... yet certainly much longer take the C&O Canal Trail and the the GAP trail to Pittsburgh. Make your way north to Erie and turn right...
Forum: Introductions
08-26-08, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By wellshorton

The GAP is the Great Allegheny Passage. It...

The GAP is the Great Allegheny Passage. It follows an old railroad bed starting about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA going all the way to Cumberland, MD where it meets the C&O Canal Trail. You...
Forum: Touring
08-24-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By wellshorton

So much depends upon the kid. I've had...

So much depends upon the kid. I've had experience with touring with childern and here are a few of those experiences. Two couples taking 3 kids ages 10, 6, and 2 riding a single bike with no extra...
Forum: Touring
08-18-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,121
Posted By wellshorton

My Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road Tour-Ex

Two years ago I had a garage fire and lost my fleet of bicycles. What I really lost was my 30 year old Phil Fisher custom built touring bicycle with 650B Wheels and a slew of very unique features. ...
Forum: Introductions
08-18-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By wellshorton

Nice Video

James,
I saw your 3 part video of your Erie Canal bike trip. I then showed it to my now 13 year old son. He really enjoyed it! I did as well. My son and I biked it last summer taking 8 days. I...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By wellshorton

Guys Bike Shop

As you ride into the middle part of the State Guys Bike Shop is in Madison.
Wells
Forum: Touring
08-05-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By wellshorton

New York State, It depends

How to cycle across New York State depends one what type of riding you enjoy. The secondary roads in upstate New York are for the most part some of the best in the country. If you stay further...
Forum: Introductions
08-02-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By wellshorton

Welcome

It's a great site with plenty of people very willing to help with advice.
Wells
Forum: Touring
07-01-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By wellshorton

Phil Fisher

What sort of Phil Fisher do you have? Each one was a special creation.
Wells
Forum: Introductions
06-26-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By wellshorton

Welcome!

Welcome to Bike Forums. I think you will find the site extremely useful.

What part of upstate? Also where do you do most of your photography?
wells
Forum: Introductions
06-16-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By wellshorton

Hi

Welcome! In what area of upstate NY are you? Central NYS here.
Wells
Forum: Northeast
05-07-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By wellshorton

What dates are you around. I have a busy July,...

What dates are you around. I have a busy July, but maybe we can work something in. How long since you left Colgate?
Wells
Forum: Northeast
05-06-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By wellshorton

The Roads are Great!

The riding posibilities starting in Hamilton are endless. So where to ride? Well, much of that depends upon you and the types of roads you enjoy. I am guess you are talking road riding, but there...
Forum: Touring
05-04-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By wellshorton

It can be done, but ...

Sure you can ride South to North on the PCH, however be prepared for some serious mental adjustment. You will have very significant headwinds all day and everyday. Just count on it. Maybe you will...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,414
Posted By wellshorton

I grew up in Cutchogue on Nassua Point. My very...

I grew up in Cutchogue on Nassua Point. My very first long ride back in the 1960's was from home to Shelter Island. What a beautiful place to ride!
Wells Horton
Forum: Touring
03-05-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By wellshorton

The Erie Canal

My 12 year old son and I rode it last summer from Buffalo to the end in Albany. Most of the time it was fine for most tires, but at times the surface is a bit soft. There were plenty of options to...
Forum: Northeast
02-07-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By wellshorton

Hiker Biker Spot

There's a hiker biker camping area within six miles of the trailhead near a cemetary. I don't recall if there is water at the site.

Wells
Forum: Touring
01-30-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By wellshorton

The waterfall is halfway between Cazenovia and...

The waterfall is halfway between Cazenovia and Chittenango on NYS 13 about 4 miles north of Caz.

Route 20 is a very rideable road with wide shoulders In some sections it is VERY hilly. One mile...
Forum: Touring
01-10-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By wellshorton

My son and I completed the Erie Canal ride in...

My son and I completed the Erie Canal ride in July 07. It was a great ride with plenty to keep a 12 year old interested. Historically it was interesting and close to 100 miles of it was on roads. ...
Forum: Touring
08-23-07, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By wellshorton

A year ago I had a garage fire and lost my PJF...

A year ago I had a garage fire and lost my PJF custom touring bike built in the 1970's. It's replacement, a Bruce Gordon Rock 'N Road Tour EX, is a beautiful machine. This summer my son and I road...
Forum: Touring
08-08-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By wellshorton

No bicycles allowed and even if they were there...

No bicycles allowed and even if they were there is no way to safely ride it.
Wells
08-02-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 172,708
Posted By wellshorton

Mary Jane Reoch, September 17, 1993

Mary Jane Reoch, September 17, 1993
Forum: Touring
08-02-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By wellshorton

Looks like fun! At least one of the portions is...

Looks like fun! At least one of the portions is rideable gravel. In the Adirondacks, from somewhere north of Eagle Bay towards Stillwater Reservoir then to Francis Lake is not paved. With that...
Forum: Touring
08-01-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By wellshorton

Thanks for the add. Now to go look for it!

Thanks for the add. Now to go look for it!
Forum: Touring
07-31-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By wellshorton

Minor correction. She was hit by a cement truck...

Minor correction. She was hit by a cement truck while training.
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