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Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 766
Posted By balto charlie

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber...

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber lightweight, make many meals, cook with instant rice, chili spice, tortillas. ...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 766
Posted By balto charlie

I hear ya but coffee is my main reason for...

I hear ya but coffee is my main reason for cooking gear.
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By balto charlie

Nice deal. I have a Miyata 1000, paid 225, about...

Nice deal. I have a Miyata 1000, paid 225, about 20 years ago! I have over 75K miles and still my main ride. I have replaced the wheels, wore out at 60K, also replaced the Stag RD, pedals, and the...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 766
Posted By balto charlie

I'm a lazy back-country chef most of the time. I...

I'm a lazy back-country chef most of the time. I am usually tired after riding most of the day. I have found I eat best if I only need to boil water, add to freeze dried meal in an insulated...
11-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,428
Posted By balto charlie

Sniff, the only saddle I use. I have a few but...

Sniff, the only saddle I use. I have a few but one was just retired. Time to search for another.
11-25-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By balto charlie

I'm glad you asked the question as I am in the...

I'm glad you asked the question as I am in the process of either buying a dedicated gravel bike or building one. I am currently using my Miyata 1000 as a gravel bike by swapping out the tires. It...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By balto charlie

I agree, snow biking while commuting was so...

I agree, snow biking while commuting was so difficult. I kinda get the mnt biking in snow BUT not bikepacking. Back country skiing or backpacking camping is fun though.
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By balto charlie

Ugh! Those are nasty conditions. FWIW: I also...

Ugh! Those are nasty conditions. FWIW: I also climb, rock not ice:)
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By balto charlie

For extra warmth I use a bivy sack. I also use a...

For extra warmth I use a bivy sack. I also use a down quilt, insulated sleep pad, and tarp. A single wall tent will be warmer as it blocks the wind but retains moisture. I find the damp humid...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,959
Posted By balto charlie

We are interested. Airports are freaking me out...

We are interested. Airports are freaking me out these days so will wait for the vaccine. Do enjoy your little piece of paradise.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-25-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By balto charlie

Nice ride, I never made it to the Eastern shore...

Nice ride, I never made it to the Eastern shore again this year.....but the year is not over! Weekend weather looks good. Are you riding the century or metric century. Better take lights if you...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,959
Posted By balto charlie

Nothing to do with biking but I was intrigued as...

Nothing to do with biking but I was intrigued as I have never heard of Saba. I like it. Month long rentals seemed doable but doubt the natives want anyone from the U.S. due to Covid. The roads you...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By balto charlie

I had the Big Agnes Tiger UL. Liked everything...

I had the Big Agnes Tiger UL. Liked everything about it (side entry), great in rain, lightweight, handle winds well............I hated the zippers. Zipper broke at the end of its first packing trip...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By balto charlie

I have used stainless steel key rings. Strong and...

I have used stainless steel key rings. Strong and easy to put on racks. My Lone Peak bags did not reach the normal hooks. I use small front panniers on the rear.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By balto charlie

This is the major difference between rec riding...

This is the major difference between rec riding and commuting. I always said I wanted at least marginal conditions for recreational riding but commuting....game on. That's why I love it. I commuted...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By balto charlie

thanks, sounds like my Miyata 1000. I canít use...

thanks, sounds like my Miyata 1000. I canít use fenders with Donnellyís 36c. I does handle well on gravel.
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By balto charlie

I say either bike is fine for tame gravel rides....

I say either bike is fine for tame gravel rides. I ride my Miyata 1000 on gravel all of the time, sometimes loaded. I do use Kool Stop Salmon. and Donnelly MSO, 36 tires. Cantilever brakesdo the job...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,718
Posted By balto charlie

I don't think folks try to portray ultralight as...

I don't think folks try to portray ultralight as normal, just doable. I do agree with the rest of your statement though. I consider myself fairly ultralight during summer. I don't use panniers and...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,119
Posted By balto charlie

Interesting, just read about this. But it is...

Interesting, just read about this. But it is pricey. Looks like it will dry out quickly. Larger toe box. I will have to check them out.

https://lakecycling.com/products/cx-201
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,718
Posted By balto charlie

Really! I doubt that site has seen the...

Really! I doubt that site has seen the advancement of light and tiny gear. I find volume can often be a bigger issue than weight especially food. Like a huge bag of potato chips, ultra lightweight...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,718
Posted By balto charlie

Does anyone not see the irony of this image, an...

Does anyone not see the irony of this image, an overloaded (to some) bike but stopped in front of a Burger King!! I guess they didn't have any food on all of those bags....JK
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,491
Posted By balto charlie

I thought the same thing BUT I think it is a van...

I thought the same thing BUT I think it is a van driving behind the truck going in the proper direction.
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,491
Posted By balto charlie

I used Marathon and Marathon Plus for many years...

I used Marathon and Marathon Plus for many years while commuting and agree they are the best for flat resistance. However, they ride like bricks. When commuting, time was a major factor as I had to...
11-09-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 59,068
Views: 8,715,043
Posted By balto charlie

2 Miyatas 912 on ebay

Pictures are only fair, bikes look good though. price seems decent. One has pricey shipping, the other local pick-up
New York, $199:...
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By balto charlie

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind...

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind jacket has one and I tie it in a knot when I use for cycling. It flaps all over the place when not wearing and blocks my views when looking over my...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By balto charlie

This is what I did for 15 years. If temps got...

This is what I did for 15 years. If temps got below freezing 32f/0c I would use Keen cycling shoes. My sandals were Lakes, great sandal....RIP. I never used Gore-Tex over-socks but think that would...
11-05-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 539,986
Posted By balto charlie

Damn nice picture!

Damn nice picture!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-03-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By balto charlie

I don't think yours is working either. Mine...

I don't think yours is working either. Mine worked yesterday but not today????
Forum: Touring
11-03-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

Thats a decent price. The train I was speaking...

Thats a decent price. The train I was speaking of, was not Durbin but the Cass Scenic RR. The RR takes you to the caboose at the top of the mountain. Don't remember the cost but sleeps 4-6 if...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

That is a cool caboose. They have on in Durbin...

That is a cool caboose. They have on in Durbin W.Va for rent. It is near the West Fork Trail but I think you need to take the train to it for sleeping/eating.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By balto charlie

Gwynns Falls Trail

I am posting this to have a thread dedicated to this trail. It currently has a detour due to the Edmondson Ave bridge project. I will post a link to the detour map and a link to the GFT with maps....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By balto charlie

I was doing volunteer work along the Gwynns Falls...

I was doing volunteer work along the Gwynns Falls Trail trying to finish by the 11 am rain time.....It came earlier than forecast, 9:30ish. I got soaked by the time I returned @ 11:00
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By balto charlie

I like Gore-Tex paclite material. REI has one on...

I like Gore-Tex paclite material. REI has one on sale now, about $100.
https://www.rei.com/product/137308/rei-co-op-xerodry-gtx-jacket-mens

Also eVEnt is good waterproof material. I have one...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-01-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Commuting
11-01-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By balto charlie

I used a single pannier for 15+ years of bike...

I used a single pannier for 15+ years of bike commuting. I used an Ortlieb shopper bag, waterproof, easy to open, easy to put on and take off your bike, all important features for me. I worried...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-26-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By balto charlie

thanks for the update. Do they close the trail...

thanks for the update. Do they close the trail when applying the crusher run or let the cyclists pass by
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By balto charlie

A tad large, shame I have always wanted one.

A tad large, shame I have always wanted one.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By balto charlie

You guys are right on the mental part, I am going...

You guys are right on the mental part, I am going to go slower, get use to it and don't try to crank real hard. It did feel like an anchor on the back.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By balto charlie

I actually made seat and bar adjustments during...

I actually made seat and bar adjustments during the early part of the trip. Felt the improvements immediately.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By balto charlie

First off let me say, I did not sneak onto closed...

First off let me say, I did not sneak onto closed National Park lands but I did but talk to those that had. Most were local climbers and hikers that often did back-country travel throughout the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By balto charlie

During Govt shut down the National Parks were...

During Govt shut down the National Parks were empty. Minimal patrolling. Some folks took back roads to get into the parks out west and virtually had them to themselves. Imagine Arches with no...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By balto charlie

Happened to a friend, she got a ticket. But she...

Happened to a friend, she got a ticket. But she wasn't stealth camping, she had a car, chair, etc
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By balto charlie

The reason for the bold text in previous post was...

The reason for the bold text in previous post was due to the fact I always get 'kicked' out of BF when I write a long reply. It has always happened to me, so I copy and paste my message to word doc,...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By balto charlie

So much information, thanks all. FWIW: I...

So much information, thanks all.

FWIW: I used to bike tour with a trailer. I carried the bathroom sink, I was much younger and stronger. Eventually I went relatively ultralight, tarp, minimal...
10-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By balto charlie

You haven't been down south or out west I assume....

You haven't been down south or out west I assume. Or even Michigan these days
10-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,192
Posted By balto charlie

I used to own a stumpy like yours, rode in on...

I used to own a stumpy like yours, rode in on dirt then converted to a commuter. Great bike but hated the rear brake. Eventually donated to the local bike swap in Bmore. I now own the Miyata 1000,...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By balto charlie

I am a big fan of stealth camping, even in closed...

I am a big fan of stealth camping, even in closed parks. Leave no trace, pack it out. The biggest issue with this is water and food. Bring a filter as backup (Sawyer filter is small and light).
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By balto charlie

Tourist in MSN weight does not include water nor...

Tourist in MSN weight does not include water nor rear rack. I don't have a front one, just strapped my tent to the bars
robow a chair, nice. One night while gazing at the stars I wished I had one,...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

thats cool looking

thats cool looking
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