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Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Doug64

My experience is mainly on been on the Coast...

My experience is mainly on been on the Coast Starlight, Cascade, Lake Shore Limited and the Empire Builder routes. None of those trains allow bikes in the passenger cars. Bikes are rolled up to the...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Doug64

I have not used this setup, insulated front...

I have not used this setup, insulated front pannier, for medications, but it works well for perishable food and keeping drinks cold. I fill a couple of heavy duty zip-lock bags with ice and it does a...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,715
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes you just have to be creative. This...

Sometimes you just have to be creative. This hotel's parking garage did not have anything to secure the bikes to. My wife and I each carry a 6' cable, and a hefty Master padlock. Both locks use the...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Doug64

Well, this tired 76 year old body is leaving on a...

Well, this tired 76 year old body is leaving on a 2-month tour in 2 weeks. Since I turned 64, my wife and I have toured self contained for a total of 20 months covering over 20,000 miles in 11...
06-12-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,559
Posted By Doug64

I was riding with with one of our city's bike...

I was riding with with one of our city's bike patrol officers today. He was helping our last bike safety class for the school year with their "graduation ride". He helped us teach our group of 5th...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Doug64

I have not used twist type shifters, but I do...

I have not used twist type shifters, but I do mechanic work on our school district's bike safety fleet. Out of the 36 bikes, 24 of them have twist shifters. I can attest to their durability. The...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By Doug64

When you are the tallest things around, it is a...

When you are the tallest things around, it is a good idea to change that. This front finally caught up to us in southern Wyoming. I was pulling out our rainfly for shelter, and we moved away from the...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Limekiln Campground, California Coast ...

Limekiln Campground, California Coast
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A $5 dollar campsite with a $500 view....
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By Doug64

Using today's smart phone and weather satellite...

Using today's smart phone and weather satellite technology, the path and intensity of storm cells can be estimated. Accuweather and the Weather Channel have good satellite images of storms. Depending...
06-03-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,408
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I use Clean Bottle water bottles The...

My wife and I use Clean Bottle water bottles The top and bottom unscrew, which makes cleaning easier. We use regular water bottles for local riding , and the Clean Bottles when on tours. water...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By Doug64

Late June will be fine. My wife and I started our...

Late June will be fine. My wife and I started our cross country trip on June 21, and it worked out well. You will go into the heat and humidity gradually so you acclimatize to it. However, you can...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Doug64

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass...

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass it up to the Amtrak employee. They will hang it on the car's wall.

Cascade in Portland...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Tim, here are a couple more you might relate to....

Tim, here are a couple more you might relate to. I took these while we were attending mass at the Cologne Cathedral. I know you'll probably get on my case about taking pictures during mass, but the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,120
Posted By Doug64

We have given our Eureka 4-season tent some hard...

We have given our Eureka 4-season tent some hard use in really harsh conditions. It has always been reliable, and is a good value. Eureka, like most manufacturers have tents in a range of costs and...
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Paris ...

Paris
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Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,624
Posted By Doug64

I don't believe the large boxes are used boxes....

I don't believe the large boxes are used boxes. When I picked up one last year it was a new box. Amtrak charges $20, Shiphol Airport 25 Euros, Frankfort Airport 35 Euros. Fifteen dollars might be a...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

David, your feedback is much appreciated. Thank...

David, your feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.

We found the museum while looking for a bike shop. I had a pretty funny incident there, and it made my day. My wife and I were still in our...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By Doug64

The adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words",...

The adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words", sure fits your photo. Just looking at it makes me feel cold and wet. Great shot!
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By Doug64

The picture of the rider using a noodle in the...

The picture of the rider using a noodle in the OP's link is ridiculous. The rider is on a road with a 6-8 ft shoulder that has rumble strips near the fog line. It does not get much better than that....
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,125
Posted By Doug64

My new brooks did come with a small packet of...

My new brooks did come with a small packet of Proofide.
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,125
Posted By Doug64

I never used Mink Oil on a saddle, but I did use...

I never used Mink Oil on a saddle, but I did use it on my work boots. It softens the leather.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By Doug64

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog,...

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog, which summarized his study. You also have to realize that his test runs were done with 80 lbs., when looking at the results. I apologize for the...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Doug64

The LHT is a pretty versatile bike. I have been...

The LHT is a pretty versatile bike. I have been riding one for about 9 years. The LHT even does things that I would not have expected. Earlier this month I was taking pictures during a 400k brevet,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Velorama Nijmegen, the National Bicycle Musuem,...

Velorama Nijmegen, the National Bicycle Musuem, the Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Doug64

I also carry a couple of the proper size clip...

I also carry a couple of the proper size clip inserts in my tool kit. I've managed to lose 1 in over 20,000 miles of touring with my Ortlieb panniers. When I lost it, there was no problem riding for...
05-16-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Doug64

Thanks, it was a nice gesture on your part.

Thanks, it was a nice gesture on your part.
05-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Doug64

I am a volunteer working with our schools...

I am a volunteer working with our schools district's bike safety program. We furnish the bikes for the 5th graders to use for the training from the school's bike fleet. Yesterday, after the class...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By Doug64

Tim, I use the Sporthill XC for skiing...

Tim,

I use the Sporthill XC for skiing climbing, and cycling. The are warm , durable, and dry quickly. They also block winds to to 35 mph. They are expensive, but I have one pair, which have seen...
05-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,528
Posted By Doug64

What did Hinault ever do to you?

What did Hinault ever do to you?
Forum: Touring
05-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

I think it might be Straat. We were near...

I think it might be Straat. We were near Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40863469403_1f...

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05-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,759
Posted By Doug64

I've been managing my wellness since high school....

I've been managing my wellness since high school. I've worked with weights, ran, cycled, .......... since then. I'm 76 and still do weight work 5 days a week, and ride a lot. My wife was a triathlete...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Doug64

It is a great option! The only coal fired...

It is a great option! The only coal fired steamer on the Great Lakes. The S.S. Badger is on the National Historic Register.


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Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Doug64

Something you might want to consider. Most Surly...

Something you might want to consider. Most Surly LHTs come with an uncut steerer tube. This allows a large amount of flexibility when adjusting handlebar height. The Marrakesh in the picture shows...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By Doug64

I have used my spare tire. I may have been able...

I have used my spare tire. I may have been able to boot the tire and reinforce the sidewall with duct tape, but I had the spare and I used it. Depending on where I am touring, I might carry a spare....
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Looking at my wife's old "paint shirt" as we...

Looking at my wife's old "paint shirt" as we painted ceilings last weekend triggered an image of a long-ago tour.

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Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Doug64

Your post is not "pic heavy". It is a nice "photo...

Your post is not "pic heavy". It is a nice "photo essay" telling the story with pictures and words. It inspires me to get off my duff, and load up the bike.
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Doug64

It is a short distance from Mullen to Taft, about...

It is a short distance from Mullen to Taft, about 13 miles, on I90, and it has a good shoulder. Even with the uphill it should be less than 2 hours riding time.
05-04-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,683
Posted By Doug64

Mississippi River route, Minnesota ...

Mississippi River route, Minnesota
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Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC...
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,533
Posted By Doug64

This is a set up I made for an older neighbor who...

This is a set up I made for an older neighbor who had a limited range of motion in his left knee. I got an old crankarm from the bike coop, a local machine shop drilled it and my LBS threaded it with...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Doug64

I have used 25 mm, 28 mm and 32 mm tires for...

I have used 25 mm, 28 mm and 32 mm tires for touring. My wife and I did a lot of loaded touring on 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U.S. They handled most conditions well with some gravel...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,802
Posted By Doug64

Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC ...

Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
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05-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Doug64

When we had a small car and needed to haul 4...

When we had a small car and needed to haul 4 bikes, a roof rack did a good job. I've hauled bikes in a roof rack for 25 years and thousands of miles without any problem. Except when my wife tried to...
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By Doug64

+1 Four of the touring bikes in our family...

+1

Four of the touring bikes in our family have the Superflash rear lights. Planet Bike sells an adapter with 50 mm bolt spacing for the Superflash. It fits our Tubus Cargo Classic and Evo rear...
04-30-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,339
Posted By Doug64

This is about 60%, about 20 bikes, of our fleet...

This is about 60%, about 20 bikes, of our fleet stowed for travel in a 20' trailer. It also includes 100 helmets, safety cones, and signs. Only about 30 helmets are used per session, but they need a...
04-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,339
Posted By Doug64

There are many posts about negative experiences...

There are many posts about negative experiences with your LBS. I feel sorry for you folks. We have 3 excellent shops within driving distance. Our nearest "LBS" is 35 miles away.

Yesterday the...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By Doug64

One day car rental is usually less than $100/day....

One day car rental is usually less than $100/day. Klamath to SF is about a 6-hour drive.
04-27-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,340
Posted By Doug64

My limit is usually about 3 mph slower than my...

My limit is usually about 3 mph slower than my wife's. I usually start easing off when I go over 45 mph, and she is pulling away from me. She was a triathlete, and is fearless on the downhills.
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04-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,942
Posted By Doug64

My bike is the maroon bike with the yellow...

My bike is the maroon bike with the yellow pannier on it, and my wife's custom built Co-Motion touring bike is the blue one just above it. The deckhands loaded the bikes on the ferry. When I asked...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were told by a policeman in Poland...

My wife and I were told by a policeman in Poland to get off a busy road with no shoulders and use the sidewalk when riding through a small town. I don't think it was against the law; he just was...
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