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Forum: Touring
07-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By bikenh

Hunting down an old post

Somewhere, at least I saw it, currently posted to, late 2012, early 2013 here in the touring forum. I have tried both searching here on bikeforums, getting as specific as they will allow me to, and...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By bikenh

The only thing I have a problem with is seeing...

The only thing I have a problem with is seeing things in black only. On this forum it seems like their is only one color to see things, black...dollar sign black. The only way to go on a bike trip is...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By bikenh

I guess you have to want to travel the world...

I guess you have to want to travel the world before a passport has any desire to it. I guess I prefer to sleep when it is nice and comfortable not still blazing hot. I guess I prefer to set up the...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By bikenh

I don't have a passport so I don't have to worry...

I don't have a passport so I don't have to worry about traveling anywhere but the USA. I have never slept under a bridge. Typically I spend the night at churches, fairgrounds, town parks, baseball...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By bikenh

Where you sleep is much more important than what...

Where you sleep is much more important than what you sleep in. I've spent quite a few nights at around 60 degrees with nothing more than the rainfly from my tent covering me -- no sleeping bag, no...
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By bikenh

Skateboard trucks with the wheels. I used to use...

Skateboard trucks with the wheels. I used to use this idea when whitewater kayaking at East Race Waterway in South Bend, IN. It was nice uphill walk back to the put in of the park and I would wheel...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By bikenh

You state it 100%. You need it adjusted properly...

You state it 100%. You need it adjusted properly and packed properly. I guess I never thought a thing about since I had been carrying groceries(30 miles roundtrip ride) and other things home and at...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By bikenh

Two things to consider, don't wear a shirt, wear...

Two things to consider, don't wear a shirt, wear cycling shorts. When I was using the backpack, unless it was that darn chilly I kept the shirt off and rode topless. I wasn't out to win any clothing...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By bikenh

In 2012(2700 miles), 2013(1700 miles), and...

In 2012(2700 miles), 2013(1700 miles), and 2014(5000+ miles), I went on bike trip using 40 pounds of gear in a backpack. I experienced no problems with carrying the weight on the ass. It felt quite...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By bikenh

I don't think you loose fitness during the winter...

I don't think you loose fitness during the winter as much as the aerodynamics change during the winter and it flat out slows you down. The air density increases so you are slicing through the air,...
Forum: Touring
12-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By bikenh

One big difference the amount of weight you are...

One big difference the amount of weight you are carrying on the bike...aka the amount of effort you have to move the bike. If you are riding an empty bike it takes a lot less effort and will build...
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By bikenh

I live and ride year round in New Hampshire. I...

I live and ride year round in New Hampshire. I have ridden 100 mile long rides when temps have never made it above 20 degrees F. I have started 100 mile long rides where the temperature when I left...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,738
Posted By bikenh

No braze-ons, it is an aluminum frame so they use...

No braze-ons, it is an aluminum frame so they use inserts, the same style inserts are used to screw into hold the water bottle cage to the downtube/seat tube of the bike.

Even though I have used...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,738
Posted By bikenh

The problem is small little things you would...

The problem is small little things you would never think of can happen that can cause failures to occur.

In 2015 I was in AR, 2000-2500 miles into my trip when the rack insert, which holds the...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,930
Posted By bikenh

For an 8300 mile trip I carry about 1/3 what you...

For an 8300 mile trip I carry about 1/3 what you carried fora planned 200 mile trip. Like others have said learn how to lighten your load. The climbing at the end will be much easier.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,039
Posted By bikenh

Two simple principles of biking tell you how to...

Two simple principles of biking tell you how to ride a tour when you haven't trained ahead of time.

1) Ride according to how you feel. If you feel like continuing to ride, keep on riding.
2)...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,952
Posted By bikenh

Try placing all the weight on one side of the...

Try placing all the weight on one side of the bike and then go ride it and see how well you like. You need to keep the weight evenly dispersed between both sides of the bike for it to help any. ...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,348
Posted By bikenh

In 2015, my biggest year of biking, both on the...

In 2015, my biggest year of biking, both on the bike trip and around home, I rode 100+ miles every day April 28-May 18, fixed gear. I had to stop the 100 mile stretch then due to needing to get a...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,825
Posted By bikenh

You gotta love the people who go out and do...

You gotta love the people who go out and do nothing but ride bike trails because they think they are far safer than riding the open road. They go out and have the 'smart' phone playing all the music...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,825
Posted By bikenh

Another tip most riding won't like. It isn't so...

Another tip most riding won't like. It isn't so much about making your visible as it is about making yourself know your surroundings. The only way to know your surroundings is to be paying full...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,825
Posted By bikenh

A twist on staying visible while riding and on...

A twist on staying visible while riding and on riding trails versus riding on the road...

I call it the 5/50 rule of traffic flow. I discovered many years back while riding in the evenings with...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,825
Posted By bikenh

I don't do anything to try to stay visible,...

I don't do anything to try to stay visible, especially for daytime riding. If I am riding at night, which does happen, I will have the headlight and taillight, I generally leave both on blinkie mode...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By bikenh

I wear 70% or so wool socks year round, day and...

I wear 70% or so wool socks year round, day and most of the time night time as well. I love them. I don't wear anything else anymore for sock wear. I found the idea here on BF many years back, I...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By bikenh

I don't ride set routes. I plan from one day to...

I don't ride set routes. I plan from one day to the next and I watch the weather forecast in detail so I know where the rain is looking to fall around the area where I am riding. I plan my route for...
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By bikenh

2011 Specialized Allez Comp, had it on four...

2011 Specialized Allez Comp, had it on four separate trips, 2700, 1700 and 5000+ miles. Currently it has around if not over 100,000 miles on it and is the only rideable bike I own at the present time
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By bikenh

It will all depend on how you are touring. What...

It will all depend on how you are touring. What kind of miles are riding each day, what kind of load are you carrying, how much do you weigh to start with(aka what is your overall total weight you...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,800
Posted By bikenh

So you can hit 50 on that drop. I have wandered...

So you can hit 50 on that drop. I have wandered and then started to doubt when I saw the Ticonderoga drop again for the first time in years back in 2014. I have driven down that drop on many...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,573
Posted By bikenh

Gave up driving at the end of April 2010. Don't...

Gave up driving at the end of April 2010. Don't have drivers license, or any state issued ID anymore. I live in NH and the rest of my family lives in OH...800 miles away. The fastest way to get there...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,262
Posted By bikenh

Have something about your bicycle setup that is...

Have something about your bicycle setup that is rather unusual, not seen all the time, like using kitty liter buckets instead of panniers. I have people all the time stop and comment about using the...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By bikenh

Since I was being stupid and didn't look at the...

Since I was being stupid and didn't look at the map, even when you was suggesting W Pawlett, I would have to agree on the Rt 140 to 103 to 131, just east of Ludlow, to NH-12 or is it 12A that goes...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By bikenh

Ouch. You'll have the climbing or you'll have...

Ouch. You'll have the climbing or you'll have the traffic. At your age neither one is very good unless the 4 of you are well experienced and used to riding in heavy fast moving traffic. Around the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By bikenh

I live not far from Rutland and I have ridden the...

I live not far from Rutland and I have ridden the stretch. It depends on how good of shape you are in as to how steep it is, first off. You will see traffic, how much depends on time of day and...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,004
Posted By bikenh

I rode the seperate(2700, 1700, 5000+) miles long...

I rode the seperate(2700, 1700, 5000+) miles long trip on my Allez Comp using the same backpack I used on the AT in 1997 with 40 pounds of gear. Go for it. Explore and have fun.
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By bikenh

Is that like... I would advise against being...

Is that like...

I would advise against being born. Your going to die.
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By bikenh

For one you have to watch what the state maps are...

For one you have to watch what the state maps are telling you and what they are not telling you. In Minnesota they don't tell you the shoulder is 4 foot wide but all but the first six inches along...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,314
Posted By bikenh

Bikewonder, you did not have to say anything the...

Bikewonder, you did not have to say anything the picture was worth a million words. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time, without reading what you wrote. Reading what you wrote made me laugh...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,862
Posted By bikenh

t I heard about a year ago that they were...

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I heard about a year ago that they were supposedly phasing them out. In the past few months I have not seen any new ones at the dump and I look each time I go. Also in the grocery store I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,862
Posted By bikenh

Sorry, just trying to find an email address and...

Sorry, just trying to find an email address and saw this in the inbox. I must have missed it somehow.

I got mine for free att he local dump. I have way over a dozen of them, I got for free at...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikenh

I guess the OP will have to wait his turn in line...

I guess the OP will have to wait his turn in line to find out its more important to record what is coming from the front, not from the rear. Too many times I have had a two lane road turned into a...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,862
Posted By bikenh

Put duct tape over the crack, it's flexible and...

Put duct tape over the crack, it's flexible and will still let you lift the lid while keeping the water out. Possibly put electrical tape over the crack first and then add the sticky duct tape over...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,862
Posted By bikenh

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to...

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to find now since everyone has switched over to pour buckets versus the nice ones they used to use. They are the perfect size for a bike and you can...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,150
Posted By bikenh

I know of 25 year olds who have been killed...

I know of 25 year olds who have been killed driving to work when the car they were driving got hot by a drunk/drugged driver. Which is worse. Put everything into its proper perspective than you can...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,663
Posted By bikenh

I've had it happen in the past and the simple...

I've had it happen in the past and the simple easy solution is to take of the shirt and get yourself a suntan. No, don't put on the suntan lotion or it will make the nipples burn. Go topless for a...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,803
Posted By bikenh

First, if you have nothing, no one will want it. ...

First, if you have nothing, no one will want it. Don't make your stuff look like it is worth a million dollars and then no one will want to mess with it. There's multiple reason I use kitty liter...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,943
Posted By bikenh

I rode a a 200 miler here in New Hampshire twice...

I rode a a 200 miler here in New Hampshire twice a couple of years ago, both times fixed gear, 50x17. Around 9000-10000 feet of climbing. I rode it after not having ridden any 75+ mile days in over...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,738
Posted By bikenh

I use a laptop because I want the flexibility in...

I use a laptop because I want the flexibility in being able to easily modify my route each day. I don't want to nit pick where I place the dot on the map when I choose a point. Pretty much all the...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,078
Posted By bikenh

Two problems...mine are waterproof and mine...

Two problems...mine are waterproof and mine didn't cost me anything other than going to the dump and picking up someone else's trash.
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,078
Posted By bikenh

Make your own panniers. Check online for...

Make your own panniers. Check online for instructional pages on making kitty liter bucket panniers. You can get the buckets at the local dump and reuse them for some useful, like bike touring.
...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,649
Posted By bikenh

Live with it and ride. I did the Gulf Coast in...

Live with it and ride. I did the Gulf Coast in July in 2015 and the only thing I really did was to not use a tent, unless the mosquitoes forced me into it and I used the tent fly as my sleeping bag....
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,128
Posted By bikenh

Fuji, When it is time to tour...you won't...

Fuji,

When it is time to tour...you won't have to ask how to do it. You won't need to. The how will already be there and you will go irregardless of anything else. I believe right now you are...
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