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09-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By MixedRider

If you are going for a quick visit (couple days)...

If you are going for a quick visit (couple days) I would suggest the Seattle Bainbridge Ferry, do a loop around the Island and stop at Bainbridge Brewing. You get a cool ferry ride and taking the...
09-14-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By MixedRider

OH MY! This is such an open ended question in the...

OH MY! This is such an open ended question in the Seattle Region!
I would rather look for a ride you want to do then look for a brewery there. Almost all have tasting rooms! But bring a couple of...
08-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By MixedRider

There is a nice 20-mile loop heading north on the...

There is a nice 20-mile loop heading north on the Interurban trail from greenlake, then taking the burk-gillman connector near 185th heading east, then turn south on the burk-gillman past UW to...
07-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,280
Posted By MixedRider

Depends on your goal. I ride a 42x16, but that is...

Depends on your goal. I ride a 42x16, but that is a touring rig in mountainous/hilly terrain with full load. For mountain bike riding I use a 32x16.
If trying to keep up on a group ride, what...
07-20-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,833
Posted By MixedRider

From what I am reading, sounds like the OP should...

From what I am reading, sounds like the OP should call the cops next time he thinks it is road rage and feels threatened. And if the person who was honking at the group should call the cops next time...
07-06-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,019
Posted By MixedRider

Cav has always been a pretty emotional rider. The...

Cav has always been a pretty emotional rider. The tour of Turkey earlier in the year gave him a tonne of confidence! With barely making the team after Sam Bennet could not continue gave him the "got...
06-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By MixedRider

Got a quick ride (<20miles) on both saturday and...

Got a quick ride (<20miles) on both saturday and sunday early morning. Went to greenlake for a quick dip in the late morning. Then my family has been home most of the time starting mid afternoon till...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,562
Posted By MixedRider

Go from Portland, OR to SF. And take a day or two...

Go from Portland, OR to SF. And take a day or two in each of Portland and SFO. Also, maybe cut into wine country when in northern CA for the day too! spending a day in each location adds three days...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,305
Posted By MixedRider

Ha, i ride a SS touring :) I think the same...

Ha, i ride a SS touring :) I think the same logic still applies :)
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,305
Posted By MixedRider

Inspect and maintain what you have. If you find...

Inspect and maintain what you have. If you find something keeps breaking, requires constant adjustment or just plain bothers you, then go to the local bike shop, discuss your issue intelligently,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By MixedRider

You will need to define the target budget, as...

You will need to define the target budget, as your drivetrain alone could (rear hub/wheel setup and chain alignment) could be places you spend money after finding a good starting point from a geared...
04-29-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By MixedRider

So, seatac using faulteroy ferry to manchester....

So, seatac using faulteroy ferry to manchester. Ride to Kitsap memorial from there. Then across the hood canal bridge to Fort warden near port townsend. Then the ferry to whidby island. then on to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By MixedRider

Google maps uses SRTM data with a 90-m horizontal...

Google maps uses SRTM data with a 90-m horizontal resolution. That is a grid of points on the earth where the elevation is known every 90meters apart. All points in between are interpolated between...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By MixedRider

Bike touring for us evolved from liking to do...

Bike touring for us evolved from liking to do other things together:
camping, biking, hiking, road trips. etc...
It eventually evolved to "lets bike and camp" to "lets bike and camp for more than...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,274
Posted By MixedRider

If at an established campground I buy some...

If at an established campground I buy some firewood and make fire! Staring at that for a couple hours is always fun.
If solo/little amenities, I take a book and/or movie on my phone.
Overall, I...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,729
Posted By MixedRider

I too have the packers on the back and front...

I too have the packers on the back and front rollers. No problems with heavy rain. Unless you are planning some river crossings, they should be fine. I do like the rollers on the front to strap...
03-02-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,326
Posted By MixedRider

I have a saddle bag with a tube, CO2 pump,...

I have a saddle bag with a tube, CO2 pump, multi-tool, tire lever, $5, and a handwipe.
Only needed to use it a couple time, but glad I had it when I needed it.
07-21-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,191
Posted By MixedRider

pacific nw. for mnt bike I ride a 32-16...

pacific nw.

for mnt bike I ride a 32-16 with 3 tires... I guess I like the abuse...
07-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,191
Posted By MixedRider

42x16 for touring bike (freewheel). Comes out...

42x16 for touring bike (freewheel).
Comes out to about 73 gear inches.
07-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By MixedRider

Sacramento is great! Singlespeed, yes! Get a...

Sacramento is great! Singlespeed, yes! Get a flip/flop hub with an easier gear on one side if he wants to ride to folsom lake or the coastal/wine/beer country.
The American river trail is an awesome...
11-06-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By MixedRider

Hop on the downtown ferry to Bainbridge Island....

Hop on the downtown ferry to Bainbridge Island. There are a couple fun loops there, but expect to be a little hilly. Plus you get a ferry ride!
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By MixedRider

If choosing between the two, I would lean toward...

If choosing between the two, I would lean toward the cannondale if the fit is roughly the same. Even with the price difference, I think the Cannondale will be a better "all around" touring bike than...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,735
Posted By MixedRider

Wife has a Vaya and she has the Salsa DownUnder...

Wife has a Vaya and she has the Salsa DownUnder lowrider rack. It took a little finagling with spacers to get around the disc brake. Not a direct answer for your question, but front rack and bike...
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,153
Posted By MixedRider

I keep a small drybag with wallet/phone/keys/etc...

I keep a small drybag with wallet/phone/keys/etc that goes with me when bike is unattended. I do have a super skinny long cable I can loop around all the handles on my panniers if the situation feels...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By MixedRider

I have also found that smoothness of drivetrain...

I have also found that smoothness of drivetrain (bearings, brake rub, wheel true, etc...) make a difference as well. I had an older bike with no-name wheel/hub/crank combo from an interweb store I...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Posted By MixedRider

As long as you are somewhat "active" and don't...

As long as you are somewhat "active" and don't eat/drink too much, the time off should not dramatically decrease your performance. After three to four days in the saddle, you will start to feel like...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,757
Posted By MixedRider

Yes 5 gears is enough to tour if it works for you.

Yes 5 gears is enough to tour if it works for you.
Forum: Touring
01-04-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,845
Posted By MixedRider

Want to do it, try it, learn from it, and improve...

Want to do it, try it, learn from it, and improve upon it.
All depends on your goal. Travel the world, self-supported, travel fast, travel light, 1-night, 1-year?
They are require a different...
Forum: Touring
07-23-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By MixedRider

I own one. No, they are not waterproof. ...

I own one. No, they are not waterproof.
However, they do hold up ok in slight drizzle if you make sure you close them so no water can drip in. Also, they have drain holes at the bottom so water will...
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,970
Posted By MixedRider

Although I agree that the Bike Shop should have...

Although I agree that the Bike Shop should have first consulted the OP, I can also see it from the shop's point of view.
If the OP was on tour and day 2 the brake cable or spoke failed, resulting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,405
Posted By MixedRider

If you plan on using your trainer for a...

If you plan on using your trainer for a significant amount of time, either a tire replacement for the rear wheel or a full second wheel/rim/tire setup is recommended. You can use almost any "cheap"...
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,308
Posted By MixedRider

If you have used that gearing in the past you...

If you have used that gearing in the past you will be fine. Familiarity with what you can do with the equipment you have is the only way to find out. What works for some people may not work for...
Forum: Touring
07-18-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,392
Posted By MixedRider

Happy Feet has a valid point that should not be...

Happy Feet has a valid point that should not be dismissed. There are some things to splurge on and others not so much. Especially when the individual trains/tours/rides more to determine what setup...
Forum: Touring
06-28-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By MixedRider

How bad are the breakouts? Are we talking full...

How bad are the breakouts? Are we talking full body? certain parts? exposed parts?
I have a form of eczema. however, I have a prescribed cream I take with me when touring just in case. Rarely pops...
05-22-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,037
Posted By MixedRider

When I am touring, I think of it more of "90% of...

When I am touring, I think of it more of "90% of the time it is not the correct gear, but that 10% makes it all worth it!"

I also agree with mdilthey points.

Plus, it is best to become familiar...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,933
Posted By MixedRider

Ebikes are not classified as bicycles everywhere....

Ebikes are not classified as bicycles everywhere. In WA state they are classified as "electric assist bicycle" (Ebike, <20mph and <1000W). This means they are allowed MOST places traditional bicycles...
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,772
Posted By MixedRider

I tour exclusively on singlespeed, fully loaded....

I tour exclusively on singlespeed, fully loaded. Left the geared racing background behind in 2000. Never looked back.

Road Gear Ratio: 42x16 on 700 x 32.
Mnt. 32 x 18 on 26" with 2.5" tires.
Forum: Touring
04-04-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,753
Posted By MixedRider

Do you like your current brakes and/or have you...

Do you like your current brakes and/or have you had issues on any of your past tours with them?


If you like them and don't really have a preference for another type of brake, just get the lines...
04-03-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By MixedRider

Are you trying to do this to make money or to do...

Are you trying to do this to make money or to do this on your own time to help encourage bicycle infrastructure?
03-17-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,520
Posted By MixedRider

When I lived in Portland, OR, I was pulled over...

When I lived in Portland, OR, I was pulled over on my bicycle for impeding traffic because some overly polite car stopped and waved me on. I didn't move since he had the right of way. Then the cars...
02-28-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,672
Posted By MixedRider

mr. bill. I suggest you move to Seattle, and...

mr. bill.
I suggest you move to Seattle, and utilize the bike share then report back.


I am all for a Bike Share, but the Seattle system was not practical for me, my family, my friends, and any...
02-24-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,990
Posted By MixedRider

Be prepared to pay. Honestly, a police officer...

Be prepared to pay. Honestly, a police officer saw you run a red light and gave you a ticket. That is tough to beat. If you say you stopped and looked for traffic, the judge would ask if you saw the...
Forum: Touring
02-24-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,794
Posted By MixedRider

My wife uses wordpress. Seems to work well. Our...

My wife uses wordpress. Seems to work well. Our friends and family can access it easily. Also, sometimes we have pictures from just day trips she posts which are fun as well. So you don't need to...
02-23-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,672
Posted By MixedRider

Pronto was a poorly managed and poorly planned...

Pronto was a poorly managed and poorly planned system. Instead of focusing on where people ride, the planners seemed to focus on what they believed to be where people would want to go. However, to...
Forum: Touring
02-01-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,157
Posted By MixedRider

Only if they painted this bike Ferrari red! We...

Only if they painted this bike Ferrari red! We all know red bikes are faster :)

People have purchased this bike and probably use it. Which is why there is a recall. Just looking at the spec of the...
Forum: Touring
01-31-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,157
Posted By MixedRider

It is obvious the specifications of the wheel...

It is obvious the specifications of the wheel build and approval of the specs failed at some aspect of the project. Could be anything from bad rim welds, bad spoke metal quality, bad nipples (hehe),...
Forum: Touring
01-06-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,722
Posted By MixedRider

Two rear ortlieb panniers loaded. Two front...

Two rear ortlieb panniers loaded. Two front ortlieb panniers loaded. The top of the rear rack has bungees and a small dry bag for misc. stuff. And a medium ortlieb saddle bag :)


I generally...
Forum: Touring
12-28-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,541
Posted By MixedRider

You just got a new Jet Boil and haven't used it...

You just got a new Jet Boil and haven't used it yet?


I suggest you should go on a tour (carrying an extra canister as backup) and use it in real life. Determine what the shortcomings are for...
12-27-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By MixedRider

very easy to take the cascades with bikes. Just...

very easy to take the cascades with bikes. Just remember to get the bike reservation. However, I would honestly either just ride or have her come pick you up by car. The empire builder route in...
Forum: Touring
12-21-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,514
Posted By MixedRider

Yes. Never know when you need to open something,...

Yes. Never know when you need to open something, cut something, measure something, draw a straight line, pick dirt out of something, clamp something, unscrew something, or perform a tracheostomy.
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