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Forum: Touring
11-02-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By rwpshaw

Got the Stella Anatomica - at my LBS...

Got the Stella Anatomica - at my LBS recommendation - with my new Soma Stanyan build. After a 320m tour I switched it for my old Brooks off another bike.
Forum: Touring
10-06-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By rwpshaw

Route across south Florida

I've driven across south Florida many, many times. Cycling is different. Can anyone speak about the difference between crossing from Fort Meyers to the east coast (on the way to the Keys) via the ACA...
Forum: Touring
09-29-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By rwpshaw

+1. The roads are very busy from central Florida...

+1. The roads are very busy from central Florida south, especially The Keys, that time of year. Also, most places are booked. Lots of crazy northerners in a hurry to go relax.
Forum: Touring
09-23-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,343
Posted By rwpshaw

+1, but I've never gotten a hole in them. My...

+1, but I've never gotten a hole in them. My girlfriend has Ortliebs also and she abuses them. No problems.
Forum: Touring
09-10-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,406
Posted By rwpshaw

I like the Sprintech bar-end mirror. I've had one...

I like the Sprintech bar-end mirror. I've had one problem with them, though. Some people think it's fun to yank them off.
Forum: Touring
09-10-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,445
Posted By rwpshaw

I host Warm Showers riders and I tour. Most of...

I host Warm Showers riders and I tour. Most of the tourists, and I, will do between 50 and 70 miles a day (80 to 110km) depending upon where they need to stop for the night and what they want to see...
Forum: Touring
09-05-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,412
Posted By rwpshaw

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
09-01-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,738
Posted By rwpshaw

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,223
Posted By rwpshaw

LOL a half pound or so....

LOL a half pound or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,403
Posted By rwpshaw

LOL. Ask a pro? how many of you are...

LOL. Ask a pro? how many of you are professionals? Are you cycling for fun (fun, fitness, etc.) or money? You do 150k a day? LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,403
Posted By rwpshaw

[QUOTE=Machka;16994370]None ... if you've got...

[QUOTE=Machka;16994370]None ... if you've got your bicycle set up correctly, if you've got the right saddle, if you're fit, if you've got a strong core, and if you've got a good pair of shorts. :)
...
Forum: Touring
07-27-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By rwpshaw

I take my netbook and smartphone. Both Samsung....

I take my netbook and smartphone. Both Samsung. For the most part, both turned off while riding - except for picture taking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,541
Posted By rwpshaw

I likes the Pacer but it doesn't have braz-on for...

I likes the Pacer but it doesn't have braz-on for a back rack. Surly's website states that it does not customize a frame. I'll look at the others.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,541
Posted By rwpshaw

Trying to find a new steel bike

I've been looking, with little success, to find a new steel bike. I have an old '85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe. I've had other older (vintage) bikes. I want a steel bike for general road riding. I ride 2...
Forum: Touring
06-27-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,145
Posted By rwpshaw

Just got myself a pair, too.

Just got myself a pair, too.
Forum: Touring
06-23-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By rwpshaw

Good article about this in the June issue of...

Good article about this in the June issue of Adventure Cyclist - "Tracking Straight" by Jan Heine. And with more detail in Bicycle Quarterly (http://bikequarterly.com) magazine.
Forum: Touring
06-19-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,897
Posted By rwpshaw

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
06-19-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,375
Posted By rwpshaw

+1 I had trouble with spokes and needed to get a...

+1 I had trouble with spokes and needed to get a new wheel while on tour. Sucks, but....
Forum: Touring
06-16-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,011
Posted By rwpshaw

Just finished a 7 day tour with the Hubba Hubba....

Just finished a 7 day tour with the Hubba Hubba. It was tight for the 2 of us. One night was extremely windy and rainy and the tent held up well and was dry in the morning. Although the frame...
Forum: Touring
06-06-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,011
Posted By rwpshaw

+1 on the Hubba Hubba. Light, compact, easy to...

+1 on the Hubba Hubba. Light, compact, easy to set up and take down. Great for one person. This next week I'll see how it works for two.
Forum: Touring
05-15-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By rwpshaw

I don't pay much attention to cadence, I petal at...

I don't pay much attention to cadence, I petal at whatever feels comfortable at the time.
Forum: Touring
05-15-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,204
Posted By rwpshaw

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
04-23-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By rwpshaw

Click-Stand The Only Portable Folding Bicycle...

Click-Stand The Only Portable Folding Bicycle Kickstand! (http://www.click-stand.com/Home_Page.html)

Got it for Christmas.
Forum: Touring
04-22-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By rwpshaw

376143 My Le Tour Luxe with Ortlieb bags and a...

376143
My Le Tour Luxe with Ortlieb bags and a tent, sleeping bag, and chair on the back (left the chair at home).
Forum: Touring
04-14-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By rwpshaw

I spent quite a bit of time planning my tour....

I spent quite a bit of time planning my tour. 2300 miles. I wanted to know the roads, camping, motels, and food along the way. And, as this is first long tour, I needed to upgrade or get a few items....
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By rwpshaw

Ha, ha, ha, ha. I love the responses. I'll keep...

Ha, ha, ha, ha. I love the responses. I'll keep it long. I work construction so keeping it clean is regular thing as it gets dirty all the time. No problem.


And thank to all of you. For your...
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By rwpshaw

Guy. Prejudices in the south is my concern.

Guy. Prejudices in the south is my concern.
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By rwpshaw

Machka, No problems on short, local tours. A lot...

Machka, No problems on short, local tours. A lot of guys around here have long hair.
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By rwpshaw

My long hair on tour

OK, I'm leaving in two days for a 50 day tour, a lot of it through the south. My hair is rather long and I always wear it in a ponytail. Is this going to be a problem for me? Anyone have ant...
Forum: Touring
04-12-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,775
Posted By rwpshaw

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
04-12-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By rwpshaw

If you can, bypass Miami. You may be crossing on...

If you can, bypass Miami. You may be crossing on the Tamiami Trail (US41). There are may camping areas. And there should be plenty of mosquitoes. If you're on US41, start heading south east of Krome...
Forum: Touring
04-09-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,939
Posted By rwpshaw

Pretty weird set of opinions. He can tour...

Pretty weird set of opinions.

He can tour any way he likes -- that's just not my style.
Forum: Touring
03-30-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By rwpshaw

Nice video. :thumb:

Nice video. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-26-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By rwpshaw

Florida to Denver - new route needed

I am going from Florida to Denver in a few weeks. The plan is/was to take the ACA Southern Tier to Mobile, go north on the Underground Railroad route, and then west along the Trans American route. Is...
Forum: Touring
03-18-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,260
Posted By rwpshaw

Besides the good advise above, don't forget to...

Besides the good advise above, don't forget to call LBS on your route for current conditions and possibly a better route.
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,775
Posted By rwpshaw

I've considered this. I think that I would need 6...

I've considered this. I think that I would need 6 to 7 cats. That's a lot of cats to feed along the way. I'll probably just pick up strays.
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,775
Posted By rwpshaw

We yell "Go home" and it has worked on most dogs....

We yell "Go home" and it has worked on most dogs. "Stay" or "Stop" works for the rest.
Forum: Touring
03-03-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By rwpshaw

Ditto. Google Maps always tries to send me down...

Ditto. Google Maps always tries to send me down dirt roads.
Forum: Touring
03-02-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,896
Posted By rwpshaw

[QUOTE=indyfabz;16540503]Again, the Trans Am does...

[QUOTE=indyfabz;16540503]Again, the Trans Am does not pass through the "deep south." And as someone with darker skin in the summer, I agree with what pd says. Just ride yer bike and don't laud PETA,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-14, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By rwpshaw

At the eastern end of your tour is Swamp Head...

At the eastern end of your tour is Swamp Head Brewery and Tall Paul's in Gainesville, FL and A1A Brewery in St Augustine. Very little between Tallahassee and Gainesville.
Forum: Touring
02-20-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,845
Posted By rwpshaw

Thanks for all the information. I'm planning to...

Thanks for all the information. I'm planning to ride Amtrak back from Denver - to Jacksonville, FL - with my bike in the late spring. It should be interesting but doable.
Forum: Touring
02-20-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By rwpshaw

Leather doesn't take much maintenance. I use...

Leather doesn't take much maintenance. I use proofide now and then when I think about it. I take a saddle cover with me when touring and, in general, I try to keep the saddle dry.
Forum: Touring
02-15-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,734
Posted By rwpshaw

ditto Need pockets when off the bike.

ditto

Need pockets when off the bike.
Forum: Touring
02-07-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By rwpshaw

Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Touring
02-07-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By rwpshaw

My tour this spring - my first long tour - will...

My tour this spring - my first long tour - will be about 6 weeks. I'll be traveling the first 3 weeks with a friend who said he'd like to go after I told him of my plans. You need to be able to get...
Forum: Touring
02-04-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By rwpshaw

have fun

have fun
Forum: Touring
02-04-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By rwpshaw

I use the Note 3 sparingly. The battery runs down...

I use the Note 3 sparingly. The battery runs down quickly while it continues to search while on. I use an Anker external battery for backup.
Forum: Touring
02-02-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By rwpshaw

Ditto We always ask stopped cyclists if they...

Ditto

We always ask stopped cyclists if they need help. And we've helped a few at accidents. And ride with those who need help/encouragement on club rides.
Forum: Touring
01-31-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By rwpshaw

On short, local trips I use local bike club maps,...

On short, local trips I use local bike club maps, and ACA maps and paper maps on a long tour.
Forum: Touring
01-25-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By rwpshaw

The Keys is sooo differ than the rest of the USA....

The Keys is sooo differ than the rest of the USA. Book campsites and/or motels well ahead of time.
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