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Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,358
Posted By dantolen

Sorry about that, this should work... 254971 ...

Sorry about that, this should work...
254971

I just crossed two bungee chords through the straps and it held great.

Here's another example, though I tucked the loose straps in once I rode......
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,358
Posted By dantolen

If your backpack is compact enough and the gear...

If your backpack is compact enough and the gear within it can be safely mashed, you could just bungee your backpack on top of your other gear on your rack. I've done this a few times and it works no...
06-06-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,482
Posted By dantolen

To live a happier life

To live a happier life
06-05-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By dantolen

"Life is simple" "STOP over analyzing" ...

"Life is simple"

"STOP over analyzing"

I liked those. Nice that they are promoting cycling too :)
06-05-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By dantolen

While I don't disagree with you, what are they...

While I don't disagree with you, what are they physically doing to stop bicyclists? Just keep riding, who cares about their regime. I ride down the interstate for a few miles stretch during the...
06-05-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By dantolen

There are many small towns in Colorado where...

There are many small towns in Colorado where bikes are more common than cars, Gunnison and Crested Butte for example. Gas prices will keep rising, more people in small towns or within 10 miles of...
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By dantolen

Nice choice, that desert looks brutal. A route...

Nice choice, that desert looks brutal. A route you could take from the north if you wanted to avoid Wyoming is coming into Colorado via highway 40. There's BLM land all over the place out there by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By dantolen

Do you ride on the road even if there is a smooth sidewalk?

Most of the time, I ride on the shoulder of the road, especially when I have momentum going. Though, there are certain cases where it's downright scary to ride the road; example: major two lane...
05-28-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By dantolen

Thanks for the advice, I sold it to him today...

Thanks for the advice, I sold it to him today :thumb:
05-27-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By dantolen

I am selling a bike to a 300 lb guy, is this safe?

It's a 2004 Specialized Crossroads hybrid bike:
252835

Selling it via Craigslist. Called him over the phone, he said he is 5'11" and 300 lbs. Will this bike be safe for him to ride???

If it...
Forum: Touring
05-27-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By dantolen

I have crossed the high Rocky Mountains in...

I have crossed the high Rocky Mountains in Colorado a few times with a loaded bike and it is very tough. Unless you are ready to hit 11,000 ft and up with 4,000 ft. climbs where the weather can...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,991
Posted By dantolen

Eureka Backcountry are really nice tents. Large...

Eureka Backcountry are really nice tents. Large enough to store shoes and clothes on the side of your sleeping pad and enough foot room to store panniers at the end of your sleeping pad. Also tall...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By dantolen

Colorado Pain Tour

Just got back from a little 3 week adventure around some mountains in Colorado with 2 weeks of camping in Gunnison.

I have some pictures to show for it and some sore legs :backpedal:

252178...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,753
Posted By dantolen

You could always take the stem off a normal...

You could always take the stem off a normal disposable razor and just use the razor part. Store it in a napkin inside a zip-lock bag. Have a soft soap bar with you and use the soap on your face...
05-22-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,175
Posted By dantolen

Is it possible to have a 12 x 12 speed? (144 speed)

12 chain rings on the back and an identical 12 on the front. Is this somehow possible? Wonder how it would ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By dantolen

8 speeds vs. 24 speeds

If the granny gear on an 8 speed was the same ratio as the 21 speed and the fastest gear on the 8 speed provided similar resistance to the fastest on the 21 speed, what would be the point of the 21...
05-17-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,606
Posted By dantolen

Chevelle

Chevelle
04-23-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By dantolen

Try putting some oil on the chain rings and the...

Try putting some oil on the chain rings and the exposed part of the crank set. I had the same problem on a long loaded tour and this fixed it.
Forum: Touring
04-18-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By dantolen

On most warm, bug-free days, I plan on sleeping...

On most warm, bug-free days, I plan on sleeping under the stars with no tent as it's something I got used to on my last tour; which also makes observing my surroundings easy, along with quicker...
Forum: Touring
04-17-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By dantolen

Living on a bike for a full year in New Mexico

New Mexico State Parks have an annual camping pass for just $225 that covers a normal camping space and use of the showers for a full year. The stay limit per park is 21 out of 28 days, and I called...
Forum: Touring
09-26-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By dantolen

I enjoyed the coastal redwoods more, because the...

I enjoyed the coastal redwoods more, because the undergrowth was thicker and there was a higher density of big trees vs. normal trees. How did you like Kernville?
Forum: Touring
09-26-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By dantolen

thanks :) cheers

thanks :) cheers
Forum: Touring
09-14-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By dantolen

Safety of hike and bike state parks from Morro Bay to Los Angeles?

Are they safe these days?
I am about to pass through that area this week.
Has anyone experienced crazy hike-ins with knives, aggressive beggers, or shady violent people in the hike and bike camps...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

That kind of... um.. bum looking guy on the bike...

That kind of... um.. bum looking guy on the bike yelling, "I like that old time a' rock n' roll!" By fisherman's warf., is he a local?
I laughed my ass off.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

50lbs of junk and guitar for a 5300 mile ride...

50lbs of junk and guitar for a 5300 mile ride actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

From the many many road bicyclists I have seen/...

From the many many road bicyclists I have seen/ passed/ been passed by.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

I would like to appoligize to anyone that feels...

I would like to appoligize to anyone that feels offended by my post. Yes it was biased, but I think each person's biased opinion adds color to keep up a thought provoking debate. I called you guys...
Forum: Touring
09-11-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By dantolen

Devil's Slide hill ... eeek >.<

To all north to south Pacific coast goers, be VERY careful on highway 1 crossing a hill called Devil's Slide before Half Moon Bay. There is absolutely no shoulder, potholes, road constuction, steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

Ok so it makes much more sense to me now, many...

Ok so it makes much more sense to me now, many road bikers are after more of the workout aspect of the ride than the sightseeing.

It just looked like most were angry, but when I am on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,314
Posted By dantolen

@Most Road Bikers: What is Your Hurry?

So as I casually pedal into Santa Cruz yesterday, enjoying the amazing coastline, with my 50 lbs of touring gear and guitar on my back, there was a constant slew of road bikers passing me. Some even...
09-05-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,366
Posted By dantolen

Been on a long tour with Giant Roam 2, so far so good!

I am 34 days into my USA loop tour, and my Giant Roam 2 hybrid has held up great over 2,000 miles so far of fully loaded touring (50 lbs of gear). Some roads were nasty gravel, rocky, and junked out...
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By dantolen

Avenue of the Giants

I rode through it the last two days and absolutely loved it. For all you Pacific Coast Tourists heading north to south: Exit off the 101 at exit 674, you can't miss it, this will be the most epic...
Forum: Touring
08-31-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By dantolen

I passed by the Yachats to Florence area today...

I passed by the Yachats to Florence area today and can see what you mean :) Thanks for telling me about the shop in Florence, they hooked me up. I will be camping in Honeyman park tonight,...
Forum: Touring
08-27-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By dantolen

thanks! I am really enjoying this trip so far. ...

thanks! I am really enjoying this trip so far. The Oregon coast is amazing :)
Forum: Touring
08-22-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By dantolen

Day 20 of my Denver to Portland to San Diego to Miami Tour!

Hi everyone, I am on day 20 of my tour from Denver to Portland to San Diego to Miami, about to arrive in Portland!

Here is the website of my blog,

dansbiketour.blogspot.com

Check it out for...
Forum: Touring
08-10-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By dantolen

Sorry >.< I didn't mean to dog on your town, I...

Sorry >.< I didn't mean to dog on your town, I guess I missed the good part. The road I was on had miles of industrial complexes along it. I'll try to go back there sometime and check out the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By dantolen

Denver to Portland to San Diego then Miami

Hi all, I am currently on day 7 of my first long bike tour. Right now I am in route to Portland, and then will go down the coast to San Diego, then will go across the lower states to Miami!

I am...
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