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Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By headwind15

Welcome to the Club.

Welcome to the Club.
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,364
Posted By headwind15

I had another Idea: You could fly into SFO and...

I had another Idea: You could fly into SFO and have your son pick you up. Spend a few days with him and then tour down to L.A. Sort of funny, as I know that area well, as I grew up, biked and...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,364
Posted By headwind15

I do not know how much ground you like to cover...

I do not know how much ground you like to cover in a day. You could look at the crazy guy on a bike archive journals to see where some of the more popular night stopovers are. I would recommend...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

Waterproof sleeping bag

Thank you for your perspective. You definitely have some valid points. I posted this thread for advise. I do live in Arizona, so your comments about heat at night are spot on. I do use a knee...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 992
Posted By headwind15

Change gearing.

I use a 48 x 11 gear on my touring bike all the time on downhills when going 35 mph. I have been using a 120" gear on my touring bikes since 1985, and have yet/ ever have any knee issues at all. ...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By headwind15

Valencia to Barcelona tour

Do you mind asking if you recall what time of year you were over there?
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By headwind15

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You...

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You wrote about flat bar bikes. Do you know that, that is the type of bike you would like the most? A lot of bike tourists prefer (drop) road type...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By headwind15

Either I missed your link or your link didn't...

Either I missed your link or your link didn't take.
06-03-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,356
Posted By headwind15

This thread is frustrating. No one here divulges...

This thread is frustrating. No one here divulges their height. I see a lot 150 lbs, but there is quite the difference between someone who is 5' - 6" and 150 pounds and someone who is 6'-2" and...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By headwind15

I had a few other thoughts... I don't know where...

I had a few other thoughts... I don't know where you will be traveling from, but for me I was planning to stay for three months. For one thing the cost per day when you figure in the travel expense...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By headwind15

I know what kind of shape I am in and could say...

I know what kind of shape I am in and could say what I could do, but I'm not you, so I have no way of gauging your ability. Your distances seem short (for me), but again, I'm not you. I had a...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

Tent

You are right. The downside to the Nature hike tent is the single (side) entry and honestly the inability to zip open both sides of the rain fly, If you want more airflow. I would consider buying...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

I have done a lot of studying/looking at tents...

I have done a lot of studying/looking at tents and have found a few things that in my opinion are a make or brake in regards to tents. A. Side entry: Once you try a side entry tent, you quickly...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

I see that you are in Virginia. I have toured...

I see that you are in Virginia. I have toured thru there. You definitely have mozzies there. What bivy are you using?

F.Y.I., I looked up the "Ecoopro" sleeping bag on Amazon, and the $27....
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

I am really getting caught up in "How can I make...

I am really getting caught up in "How can I make touring easier." I used to ride up to 12K miles a year and weighed 124 to 130 lbs and tour with about 20lbs of gear and I it seemed like there...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

You definitely hit a button with (so to speak),...

You definitely hit a button with (so to speak), in regards to claims in the camping gear industry. I bought this little tent 1 meter x 2 miters (Long), 40" x 80". They claim it to be a 3 person...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

I just had this idea because, honestly, I only...

I just had this idea because, honestly, I only get rained on while touring about every two weeks. I am considering a tarp as some have suggested. I currently have a 3.5lb 1 person tent and a...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

Waterproof sleeping bag

Have you ever gone camping before OP?
Camping before?
I've ridden from SFO to Atlanta, Cabo San Lucas, back to Arizona. numerous Tours in California, A few weeks in Colorado. Only camping. You...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

I found a 1.7lb summer (not rated for cold...

I found a 1.7lb summer (not rated for cold weather) waterproof sleeping bag on ebay called a Ecoopro, with a low price tag of $34. O.K. - I am not sure about putting the pad inside.
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By headwind15

Downside to a waterproof sleeping bag

I am looking into a way to loose weight with my touring equipment. What would be the downside of skipping a tent altogether and just sleep with my pad inside a waterproof sleeping bag on top of...
06-01-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By headwind15

I live out in Arizona in the land of the 100 mph...

I live out in Arizona in the land of the 100 mph pick up truck. Yea, If you aren't doin' 80 or 90, then even though you are driving on a double yellow center lined road, and there is oncoming...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By headwind15

I have been a cyclist since the mid 70's, and the...

I have been a cyclist since the mid 70's, and the time the I ended up with sore sit bones was the time that I was tandeming and spent way too much time in the seat, and not enough off of it. A...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By headwind15

Wow, one of my favorite issues. Another reason...

Wow, one of my favorite issues. Another reason rack bolts fail is when tourists ride off road and the jolting when you hit bumps can shear water bottle cage bolts right off. When the bolts shear...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By headwind15

Last week I had to deal with Aero bars and...

Last week I had to deal with Aero bars and mounting stuff underneath. I had a sub 2 kilo (3.4 lb) tent. A question for the O. P... Have you ridden with a heavy load on your bars? I found that...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By headwind15

That is too Bad,. Just to clarify: Did the...

That is too Bad,. Just to clarify: Did the passing truck clip your left hand/ handlebar/ or and mirror, forcing the handlebars to twist and you went sailing over the bars?
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,626
Posted By headwind15

I agree with what Happy Feet wrote. There is...

I agree with what Happy Feet wrote. There is (unfortunately) this buzz that hydraulic brakes are unreliable? There is this double standard. Hydraulic brakes used in cars date back about a hundred...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By headwind15

After checking the weather channel I found it to...

After checking the weather channel I found it to be in the very hot temperature range for the time you are writing about doing your tour.
Forum: Touring
05-23-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,306
Posted By headwind15

The flanges break. There is a couple on a...

The flanges break. There is a couple on a tandem that posted in their journal on the Crazy Guy On A Bike website that just broke (another) hub flange. (while near Albuquerque) They wrote that they...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By headwind15

I don't know how to ride north out of Denver, but...

I don't know how to ride north out of Denver, but if a real tourist were dropping off a vehicle to start a tour, I don't see why one wouldn't get on their bike and ride somewhere and sleep in the...
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By headwind15

Run, and quick before someone else gets it

Run, and quick before someone else gets it
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By headwind15

Hi, I am sort of shocked by the response to your...

Hi, I am sort of shocked by the response to your post. I don't know about the frequent posers and their experience with in regards to a frame with a drop out that was brazed in a little higher than...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By headwind15

I do not know if you will be doing any stream...

I do not know if you will be doing any stream crossing, and if so you would attempt it barefoot or if footwear would be nice?
Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By headwind15

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the...

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the test waters that is bicycle touring, I would recommend starting with your 1220. A lot of cyclist buy all the gear and either find out they don't like...
05-16-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By headwind15

If it is the drop out... you use masking tape on...

If it is the drop out... you use masking tape on the side of the drop out, have the tape create a ledge so the epoxy stays on the flat (inner) part of the drop out/ does not ooze out all over that...
05-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By headwind15

One more thing... You could bend the left drop...

One more thing... You could bend the left drop out down and the put some epoxy underneath the top of the drop out, let it harden/ dry and then file it down with a fine flat file, until the wheel...
05-16-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By headwind15

Because you do have horizontal drop outs,the rim...

Because you do have horizontal drop outs,the rim centering between the chain stays is controlled by those small screws in the back ends of the drop outs. I did not see where you mentioned what...
05-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By headwind15

I don't know what type of drop-outs your bike...

I don't know what type of drop-outs your bike has. If it has vertical drop-outs, you might be able to build up some epoxy in the left drop-out and after it hardens file it until it makes the wheel...
05-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By headwind15

If it is not a mis-dished wheel, what you have...

If it is not a mis-dished wheel, what you have going on is the the left drop-out is brazed in higher than the right one, hence the wheel is cocked over to the right. The easiest fix would be to...
05-14-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,223
Posted By headwind15

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs...

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs isn't light. The Italian road cyclist Pozzovivo is 5' - 6" and 118 lbs. Even Nibali is 5' - 11" and 143 pounds. I don't consider myself light 5'-6"...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By headwind15

(long) Sleeping shirt

Yea, Since 1985, I found that after a long day (or short) in the saddle, the last thing that you want is something wrapped around your crotch. A super long shirt (sometimes I sleep with my leg...
05-12-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By headwind15

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day...

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day (suppose to be high in vitamin D), to boost my "D" level, but from what I have read, it can take a while. I am scheduled to see my doctor again on the...
05-12-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By headwind15

Just a shout out to you. see you are in Palo...

Just a shout out to you. see you are in Palo Alto. I started (road) cycling out of Los Altos in the late 70's. I used to love riding hwy 9 out to Santa Cruz and back. I must have been sweating...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By headwind15

Missing: Sleeping shirt that goes down to your...

Missing: Sleeping shirt that goes down to your knees. Comb. I take 25 feet of rope to use with the pocket shower, but rope is useful to throw over an eight foot high tree branch and attach a food...
05-11-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By headwind15

PEOPLE: Since no one here seems to want to...

PEOPLE: Since no one here seems to want to believe me, try squirting water in your shorts (underneath) until they are soaked and ride up some hills for lets say; five miles. (in the saddle) do it...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By headwind15

If his were my list, it would be a little...

If his were my list, it would be a little different because everyone is different. You did not say how long you are touring for. Missing (for me)... Earplugs. Forehead light. Clock. sleep aid...
05-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By headwind15

UPDATE: Due to cycling with a vitamin d...

UPDATE:
Due to cycling with a vitamin d deficiency, I had an excessive sweating condition. Unfortunately, when you ride in wet cycling shorts, It really does skin damage to the saddle contact...
05-05-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By headwind15

It's spelled BRAKES not breaks, as in broken.

It's spelled BRAKES not breaks, as in broken.
05-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By headwind15

Giddy up! (yes)

Giddy up! (yes)
05-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By headwind15

The problem will arise when it comes to getting...

The problem will arise when it comes to getting the (old) rear derailleurs to span the wider width of a modern 10 speed cassette. Another issue will have to do with the chain ring spacing. Old 5...
04-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By headwind15

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster...

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster because the drive power of two people are generating a pulling force upon it. the front tire is just rolling (around). Nothing to do with rider(s)...
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