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03-21-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,460
Posted By JerrySTL

Here's a link to my positive battery replacement...

Here's a link to my positive battery replacement experience on a 150 and 600.
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1211150-niterider-cordless-light-battery.html
03-16-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By JerrySTL

We have two Garmins and each track our miles....

We have two Garmins and each track our miles. Strava shows us riding together of course. We have never set a KOM or QOM while on the tandem. We are happy with personal bests.

I would like to see a...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By JerrySTL

Here's an excellent resource for all things Katy...

Here's an excellent resource for all things Katy Trail especially the Forums. I agree with robow that making reservations is a good idea. Hermann has a lot of B&Bs and is a very nice town to visit....
02-02-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By JerrySTL

The Katy and RI intersect at Windsor Missouri...

The Katy and RI intersect at Windsor Missouri right now. There isn't much of the RI east of Windsor yet; however, west to KC getting near completion.
12-14-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,713
Posted By JerrySTL

I'll sell you my copy for half that price. :lol: ...

I'll sell you my copy for half that price. :lol:

There's four copies on eBay right now with the cheapest for about $74 including shipping.
12-12-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By JerrySTL

I like it a lot. I've been down some gravel roads...

I like it a lot. I've been down some gravel roads on it where I'd have turned around or walked on my road or touring bike. I gave my touring bike to my son as the Doppler can handle all its chores. I...
12-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By JerrySTL

I have a 2019 Breezer Doppler Team which I really...

I have a 2019 Breezer Doppler Team which I really like especially the hydraulic disc brakes. I'll probably replace the 650bx47 tires with something like 650bx42's as the tires are overkill for the...
08-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By JerrySTL

Duct tape when it's raining. Or you might be able...

Duct tape when it's raining. Or you might be able to form something out of RTV or another rubber product.
Otherwise I wouldn't worry about it too much. I frequently don't bother top plug mine in.
08-23-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By JerrySTL

NiteRider cordless light battery

I have a couple of old NiteRider MINEWT cordless headlights. One is a 150 and the other a 600 lumen. Both had seen better days and were showing the red low battery indication light after just a...
08-23-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By JerrySTL

At the risk of dredging up an old topic, changing...

At the risk of dredging up an old topic, changing the battery on a NiteRider MiNewt is easy and cheap. And since MiNewts have been out of production for a while, warentee isn't an issue.The battery...
06-30-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,491
Posted By JerrySTL

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200612_101244_copy_1__b23c3bc2ac8065dec2a012a8fb0062ef5de0fd91.jpg
2019 Schwinn Twinn tandem somewhat upgraded....
06-29-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,761
Posted By JerrySTL

Here's the Giant ISP adapter on an old Park...

Here's the Giant ISP adapter on an old Park Workstand.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/giant_isp_seatpost_adapter_5__0fb0e2ec9d75f698d1b0a6d30285b48c26376cba.jpg...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By JerrySTL

Here's a great resource for all things Katy...

Here's a great resource for all things Katy Trail: https://bikekatytrail.com/ (https://bikekatytrail.com/forum.aspx) and https://bikekatytrail.com/forum.aspx .

From what I read, there are only...
02-03-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By JerrySTL

It would be fine on the Katy Trail. On the...

It would be fine on the Katy Trail. On the western end of the Katy there are hills between Clinton and Boonville. The rest is very flat. I'd prefer a compact double instead to better find a nice gear...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By JerrySTL

Ditto on the Katy Trail. It's around 240 miles...

Ditto on the Katy Trail. It's around 240 miles total and 95% trail. There's a few short sections on low mileage roads especially around Sedalia plus some places where there's detours from last-year's...
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,286
Posted By JerrySTL

The 2020 Katy Trail Ride is going from west to...

The 2020 Katy Trail Ride is going from west to east this year in June. https://mostateparks.com/2020ktride
10-18-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By JerrySTL

One thing that doesn't add up is the...

One thing that doesn't add up is the tires/wheels. The Craigslist add says 27" while the BikesDirect says 700c. 27" are an old American standard and are difficult to find compared the the more...
10-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By JerrySTL

I live just across the river over in Belleville,...

I live just across the river over in Belleville, Illinois. I've ridden the Katy Trail many times including going end-to-end 9 times.

-- The Katy isn't perfectly flat. Once you are southwest of...
10-07-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,110
Posted By JerrySTL

Here's couple of great resources for the Katy...

Here's couple of great resources for the Katy Trail.
https://bikekatytrail.com/forum.aspx
https://bikekatytrail.com/trail-condition-report.aspx

From what I gather, St. Charles to Portland is in...
08-03-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By JerrySTL

Yes. My annual Katy Trail end-to-end ride was...

Yes. My annual Katy Trail end-to-end ride was cancelled due to flooding.
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By JerrySTL

Yes it is. I've read posts from people who have...

Yes it is. I've read posts from people who have done it recently. Also the Rock Island Trail is ride-able. Here's a good resource for the Katy Trail.
https://bikekatytrail.com/forum.aspx
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By JerrySTL

The annual Katy Trail Ride has been cancelled. It...

The annual Katy Trail Ride has been cancelled. It was to be my 9th straight year. They hope to have the ride next year. It might take that long to get the trail back into shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,622
Posted By JerrySTL

I have a Breezer Doppler Team and it's a very...

I have a Breezer Doppler Team and it's a very nice ride with 650b X 47 tires. I've taken it on some gravel and muddy roads where I would have walked my road or touring bike or just turned around.
...
05-01-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,006
Posted By JerrySTL

For the Katy Trail I've had great success with...

For the Katy Trail I've had great success with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. I've never had a puncture with them. I also like the reflective stripe as I sometimes ride in the dark. I weigh 220 lbs...
04-28-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By JerrySTL

It's very, very busy now. Wild Horse Creek Road...

It's very, very busy now. Wild Horse Creek Road was a favorite of mine. So was doing laps of Babler. Lots of housing developments now. From the airport to the Smokehouse was almost completely empty...
04-25-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By JerrySTL

The tires are just a little too big for what I...

The tires are just a little too big for what I usually ride on which is the relatively smooth Katy Trail in Missouri. I think something like 650b x 41 would fit my needs.

I use Crank Brothers...
04-24-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By JerrySTL

I just bought one a couple of months ago and love...

I just bought one a couple of months ago and love it. I'm also 6'1" but have 20 more lbs than you. I've also have a few more years on you.

It's the first bike that I've owned with disk brakes and...
Forum: Touring
03-28-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By JerrySTL

There are plenty of places to camp if you...

There are plenty of places to camp if you schedule carefully. There are also plenty of B&B opportunities. Here's a good resource for all things Katy Trail.
https://bikekatytrail.com/default.aspx
...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By JerrySTL

25s are probably a bad idea. 28mm could be OK. I...

25s are probably a bad idea. 28mm could be OK. I weight 220 lbs and have used 700x32 tires the 8 times that I've done the entire Katy. I have ridden short sections of it on 25s but it was rather...
02-28-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,031
Posted By JerrySTL

Hi RG! The official tour ends at St. Charles....

Hi RG!
The official tour ends at St. Charles. When the ride starts in St. Charles I get there the day before and ride to Machens to say that I did the whole ride. This year we start in Clinton so...
02-27-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,031
Posted By JerrySTL

I've ridden the Katy Trail end-to-end 8 times so...

I've ridden the Katy Trail end-to-end 8 times so far. If you were thinking about doing the ride in June, I'd suggest the Katy Trail Ride (https://mostateparks.com/2019ktride). Signups start March 1st...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,772
Posted By JerrySTL

I just ordered a Breezer Doppler Team from...

I just ordered a Breezer Doppler Team from Nashbar yesterday. FYI it looks like Nashbar is closing down as the web site only had a few bikes on it and nothing else. Not even water bottle cages or...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,631
Posted By JerrySTL

This will be my 9th year in a row unless I have...

This will be my 9th year in a row unless I have to have knee surgery. (Running is evil). I just ordered a Breezer Doppler Team gravel bike. It's overkill for the Katy, but better than my touring bike...
01-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,819
Posted By JerrySTL

Hey RG! I find a lot of the oblivious people...

Hey RG!
I find a lot of the oblivious people on trails are often listening to music. If I see earbuds, I don't even bother saying On Your Left anymore.
Forum: Touring
01-09-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,592
Posted By JerrySTL

So far just my annual supported ride across the...

So far just my annual supported ride across the Katy Trail.
https://mostateparks.com/2018ktride
2019 info should be out soon.
Forum: Touring
12-09-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,368
Posted By JerrySTL

Well said! Many of the landowners are very...

Well said!

Many of the landowners are very unhappy as how their land was taken from them to create the Katy Trail. If a person is caught trespassing, there's a chance that their 'stealth camping'...
12-09-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By JerrySTL

I plan to ride across most of Missouri on the...

I plan to ride across most of Missouri on the Katy Trail. This will be my 8th time. I'll probably use my Windsor Tourist again; however, I've had the urge to buy a gravel bike.
Other than that, I'll...
11-24-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By JerrySTL

I live over in Belleville. If you like trails, I...

I live over in Belleville. If you like trails, I suggest riding over in Madison County, Illinois. There's around 75 miles of paved trails. My favorite trailhead is behind the Culvers Restaurant on...
11-05-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By JerrySTL

It's a little more difficult than asphalt but for...

It's a little more difficult than asphalt but for the most part it's pretty well compacted. 70 miles took about the same effort as a road century ride. The Rock Island Spur is pretty loose. I use...
10-08-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By JerrySTL

Which Katy Trail are we talking about. The Katy...

Which Katy Trail are we talking about. The Katy Trail in Missouri can be somewhat bumpy in places. Make sure to not over-inflate your tires. You probably can go with something like 70 psi if your...
Forum: Touring
09-16-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By JerrySTL

Alive.

Alive.
Forum: Introductions
09-11-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By JerrySTL

Trailnet.org (AKA Bicycle Fun Club) puts on a lot...

Trailnet.org (AKA Bicycle Fun Club) puts on a lot of rides in the St. Louis area. BFC split off of the Touring Cyclist many years ago. TC is down to only one bike shop and only does a few tours each...
Forum: Introductions
09-04-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By JerrySTL

Maybe we rode together in your St. Louis area...

Maybe we rode together in your St. Louis area days. I live over in Belleville IL and use to do a lot of AYH and Touring Cyclist rides.

Love the Katy Trail. I've done it end-to-end the last 8 years...
08-22-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By JerrySTL

I weigh around 215 lbs and my bike adds about 35...

I weigh around 215 lbs and my bike adds about 35 lbs more. Call it 250 lbs. I have ridden the entire Katy Trail 8 times on 700x32 tires.

However this past June it seemed like the trail was rougher...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,667
Posted By JerrySTL

My daughter flew with her bike in cargo a few...

My daughter flew with her bike in cargo a few years ago. Her bike got many more frequent flyer miles plus arrived 3 days later. Fortunately for her, it was at the end of a trip.
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,019
Posted By JerrySTL

I second this. I've ridden the Katy Trail...

I second this. I've ridden the Katy Trail end-to-end the last 8 years. Here's an excellent resource about the Katy Trail:
Katy Trail Missouri Trail Maps, Businesses, Events, Mileage, and more...
Forum: Touring
06-25-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By JerrySTL

Two years ago I rode part of the Katy during...

Two years ago I rode part of the Katy during heavy rains. To make matters worse, the trail had been dry for the previous 3 weeks and was dusty. My bike, body, and clothing were a horrible mess. After...
Forum: Touring
06-07-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By JerrySTL

The Katy Trail in Dallas or the one that crosses...

The Katy Trail in Dallas or the one that crosses Missouri?
05-17-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,017
Posted By JerrySTL

You don't need a knobby tires on a mountain bike...

You don't need a knobby tires on a mountain bike for the Katy Trail. Mostly smooth tires would be fine. I ride on it with 700x32 tires on my touring bike and I weigh about 215 lbs plus about 30 lbs...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By JerrySTL

Try this web site especially the Forum section. ...

Try this web site especially the Forum section.
Katy Trail Missouri Trail Maps, Businesses, Events, Mileage, and more (http://www.bikekatytrail.com/default.aspx)
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