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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
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
11-11-20, 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
11-06-20, 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...
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.
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
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By balto charlie

I am just curios why people don't use their cell...

I am just curios why people don't use their cell phones GPS. I always carry a battery pack for backup. I think I get 3 charges on it. I tend to use Ridewithgps. For a long tour I download the maps,...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

I just rode the GAP and 1/2 of the C&O this week....

I just rode the GAP and 1/2 of the C&O this week. Peak fall colors on the GAP trail and the C&O was almost there. I got a one way car rental from Baltimore to Pittsburgh. Left Pittsburgh on Tuesday...
10-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

Rode 300 miles on the GAP and C&O this week. ...

Rode 300 miles on the GAP and C&O this week. Unfortunately temps were very cold at night (mid 30's) and I had my summer sleeping bag. Threw in the towel when rain hit the area yesterday.
...
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

You are a really good photographer. Very nice...

You are a really good photographer. Very nice tour, so so jealous
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-26-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By balto charlie

Wow, I didn't realize this happened down there. I...

Wow, I didn't realize this happened down there. I live near Ellicott City/Catonsville and we have had our share of this type of storm. We once lost a creek crossing in Patapsco during the recent...
09-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

Lovettsville, Va gravel. Very nice

Lovettsville, Va gravel

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Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

hmmmmmmm, so nice

hmmmmmmm, so nice
09-09-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

Love the Sods. I was there a week after you, lots...

Love the Sods. I was there a week after you, lots and lots of rain. The clouds completely cover the Sods from Canaan Valley....
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

wife and boat, need a bike to make a trifecta! ...

wife and boat, need a bike to make a trifecta!
Daks is the Adirondacks. Great remote wilderness paddling...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

Wow! Very nice pictures. You made a very good...

Wow! Very nice pictures. You made a very good advertisement for touring in Spain. Each picture made me want to be there. Thanks
08-24-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,347
Posted By balto charlie

I usually wear one especially when cycling bike...

I usually wear one especially when cycling bike paths with multiple users on the road not as much. I always carry around my neck.
Why do I wear them: If I am having surgery I want my surgeon to...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By balto charlie

nice

nice
08-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

The following pictures are from one of my main...

The following pictures are from one of my main local rides. The Bloede dam use to occupy the site where my bike sits. A few years ago DNR removed the dam to allow the Patapsco river flow freely, a...
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,273
Posted By balto charlie

This is why I often travel alone, be it summit...

This is why I often travel alone, be it summit bagging, bike touring, whatever, well except WW paddling and climbing. I ain't stupid:)

@staehpj1
When did you move to FLa********** Do you like...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,273
Posted By balto charlie

That is too bad, very hard to enforce without...

That is too bad, very hard to enforce without true leadership at the top. I don't get why folks are not wearing the masks in crowds. I wear them when I bike on the local trails. Our local trails are...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 215,250
Posted By balto charlie

I did a 3 day bikepacking gravel trip to Canaan...

I did a 3 day bikepacking gravel trip to Canaan Valley Blackwater Falls, Shavers Fork and the Canaan loop rd. Weather was superb, 75F/24C. Lots of steep climbing along the Shavers fork while riding...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-11-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By balto charlie

I agree, York is not that bad. The market is...

I agree, York is not that bad. The market is enjoyable.

They extended the trail!! News to me. I'll have to check that out, thanks.
08-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

Bikepacking trip in Canaan Valley West Va down...

Bikepacking trip in Canaan Valley West Va down along the Balckwater trail to the Shavers Fork. The Donnellys MSO maiden voyage, nice tire, no issues but I did snap an RD cable, made for a difficult...
07-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By balto charlie

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. ...

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. They are heavy though, I was surprised. These are the widest tires I have ridden on my old tourer. I am heading to W. Va to go bike-packing tonight to...
07-23-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

I rode the C&O canal yesterday and got hammered...

I rode the C&O canal yesterday and got hammered by the massive thunderstorms. 70 miles from Brunswick to Williamsport and back. I was 12 miles from the end when the heavens opened up. I was using...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-20-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By balto charlie

Anacostia River Trail and National Aquatic gardens

Hey all, If you have never seen the National Aquatic gardens along the Anacostia River Trail you are really missing an incredible site. They are still blooming and should be for a few more weeks....
07-15-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

You really bike in some nice areas

You really bike in some nice areas
06-26-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 250,856
Posted By balto charlie

N. Va

I have been exploring N. Virginia these days, great gravel riding. Making me think about buying a dedicated gravel bike. Currently riding my ancient but steady Miyata 1000 using Soma Vittesse and...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By balto charlie

I retired and no longer commute. Once retired I...

I retired and no longer commute. Once retired I realized I missed my job some, missed my co-workers more BUT missed my commute the most. Motivation was often an issue but I would always tell myself...
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