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Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By GP

My neck took a beating on my last tour. I bought...

My neck took a beating on my last tour. I bought a Buff when I got home.
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By GP

Put a drop of oil where the spokes cross. ...

Put a drop of oil where the spokes cross. Sometimes they rust together and click.
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,501
Posted By GP

Les and less as I get older. They're Salsa Bell...

Les and less as I get older. They're Salsa Bell Laps.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/33477976398_ca07138550.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,501
Posted By GP

I use the All-Rounder for everything except group...

I use the All-Rounder for everything except group rides. Small rack with basket for commuting, front low rider and rear rack for touring, remove basket for off-road. Sometimes a Carradice bag and...
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,106
Posted By GP

I like Motel 6 too. They're usually pretty...

I like Motel 6 too. They're usually pretty clean.

If you know someone that works at a hotel chain, ask for a friends and family card.

I work for a major chain so I get a discount based on...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,657
Posted By GP

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/46570078482_6e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/46570078482_6eba1cdf13.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,361
Posted By GP

This thread makes me appreciate our locker rooms,...

This thread makes me appreciate our locker rooms, showers and dry cleaning service.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By GP

I have 3 pair. I wear them at work if it's cold....

I have 3 pair. I wear them at work if it's cold. Never ridden my bike in them though.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By GP

Basket and medium Sackville bag works for me. ...

Basket and medium Sackville bag works for me.

Only picture I have.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4898/44350531260_4d27609bdd.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-03-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By GP

I bought something similar for a former employer...

I bought something similar for a former employer to put on our lawn. It was made out of steel hoops and chains and we used two lift trucks to raise it.
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By GP

There's an office trailer at the main (south)...

There's an office trailer at the main (south) gate that issues them. I got mine last week - took 52 minutes.

Mine wasn't a code; it's a plastic ID card with my picture.
Forum: Touring
08-20-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By GP

Check to see if upgrading your seat will allow...

Check to see if upgrading your seat will allow you free checked bags. In April '18 I flew from San Diego to Vancouver. IIRC Bikeflights was >$400 plus a customs tax based on the value of the bike. ...
07-23-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By GP

I wear these or mtb shorts:...

I wear these or mtb shorts: https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-multi-sport-short.html. For shirts I wear wicking t-shirts and add layers as needed.
Forum: Touring
07-23-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By GP

You can use a Nite Ize bungee or their figure 8. ...

You can use a Nite Ize bungee or their figure 8.

https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-NCJ2-03-01-CamJam-Tightener/dp/B007RQ3MSC/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1532370027&sr=8-16&keywords=nite+ize
...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,025
Posted By GP

I found a Rudy Project helmet on my lawn...

I found a Rudy Project helmet on my lawn yesterday. Not sure how someone can ride off without their helmet.
Forum: Touring
07-22-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By GP

+2 or 3 on bungee cords. I ride a train everyday...

+2 or 3 on bungee cords. I ride a train everyday where we stack 5 bikes in a 2 bike space so when we did the Pacific Coast tour recently, I brought along an extra for my nephew. We used them on...
Forum: Touring
06-24-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,766
Posted By GP

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/42939933412_bc...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/42939933412_bca7407c2b.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By GP

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,112
Posted By GP

I've used Paselas for years but a couple months...

I've used Paselas for years but a couple months ago tried Continental Contacts in 700x37. I just replaced the rear after 2K miles and one flat. $35 each.
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By GP

Is the business class upgrade worth it? Planning...

Is the business class upgrade worth it? Planning a weekend ride and coach is $40 and business $60.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 158,422
Posted By GP

I was riding through the Pacific NW and it was...

I was riding through the Pacific NW and it was raining like a moth^%fu%#$. It was a highway and there were a lot of RVs and logging trucks. I pulled over and zip-tied a blinky light to my helmet....
Forum: Touring
06-10-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,165,672
Posted By GP

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41814679115_00...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41814679115_00857abed9.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-03-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By GP

Frame pump then give it sharp karate chop to the...

Frame pump then give it sharp karate chop to the upper barrel of the pump to remove it.
Forum: Touring
05-29-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,783
Posted By GP

3x8; lowest gear is 26/32.

3x8; lowest gear is 26/32.
Forum: Touring
05-27-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By GP

Portland to San Francisco.

Portland to San Francisco.
Forum: Touring
05-27-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 159,992
Posted By GP

My nephew bought a 520 a few months ago and went...

My nephew bought a 520 a few months ago and went on tour with me in April and May. The only thing he upgraded was the pedals. Everything else was as it came; wheel reflectors and all. Not one...
Forum: Touring
03-25-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By GP

Because of the homeless, you have to ask about...

Because of the homeless, you have to ask about the HB sites. If they have space the head ranger might approve you.

If you go downtown, try here:...
Forum: Touring
02-25-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By GP

Thanks. We'll be doing the Olympic Peninsula...

Thanks. We'll be doing the Olympic Peninsula route. Thanks for the tips on the route. I haven't been on a tour more than a week long in 4 years and I'm pretty excited.
Forum: Touring
02-23-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By GP

Home! San Diego.

Home! San Diego.
Forum: Touring
02-23-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By GP

Bike Shop in Vancouver

Anybody know a shop in Vancouver preferably near the airport? Just in case. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
02-19-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,970
Posted By GP

Since you bought a Jandd rack, I'll tell you...

Since you bought a Jandd rack, I'll tell you about my recent customer service experience with them. My rack has been off the bike for a couple years and I lost the p-clamps. I emailed Jandd and the...
Forum: Touring
02-19-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,310
Posted By GP

$100/night is about right for an RV space at a...

$100/night is about right for an RV space at a nice park here in Southern California. I walk my dog near one and they have a pool, movie nights, game room, etc.

I work for a hotel chain and...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,441
Posted By GP

+1.

+1.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,082
Posted By GP

I get nothing for cycling but get an incentive...

I get nothing for cycling but get an incentive for driving - free parking. Hourly employees have to pay $3 or 4 depending on their classification.

We have a transit discount but it's only for the...
Forum: Touring
12-10-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,266
Posted By GP

IMO Tektro brakes are a good value. Years ago I...

IMO Tektro brakes are a good value. Years ago I had them on a Cross Check. Like others have said the setup is the key.
Forum: Touring
11-27-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By GP

Good tip, I've never thought of that before. ...

Good tip, I've never thought of that before. Thanks!
10-16-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,469
Posted By GP

I drove my mother in law's Corolla a few weeks...

I drove my mother in law's Corolla a few weeks ago and it was fine. I think that was my second choice when I got the Prius,
10-16-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,469
Posted By GP

I had three Toyota P/Us with racks in the back. ...

I had three Toyota P/Us with racks in the back. When I started commuting 95 miles a day I sold the last one and bought a Prius. I can fit my bike in the back if I remove the front wheel and fold...
10-16-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,506
Posted By GP

There's a route sheet from La Jolla to Rainbow...

There's a route sheet from La Jolla to Rainbow here - http://www.sdrandos.com/brevets/2017/Rainbow_reg.html

Once you get to the Rainbow control go toward Temecula instead of turning around.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By GP

That looks like a good commuter and good MSRP.

That looks like a good commuter and good MSRP.
Forum: Touring
10-10-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,877
Posted By GP

Mine look like crap too. I'm up in the air...

Mine look like crap too. I'm up in the air whether the Sharpie touch-ups made them look better or worse.
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,787
Posted By GP

Ask your question here - sdbikecommuter.com

Ask your question here - sdbikecommuter.com
Forum: Touring
09-25-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By GP

He still leads a ride out of Bonsall every...

He still leads a ride out of Bonsall every Wednesday morning.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,273,325
Posted By GP

I see triathletes commuting on their bikes...

I see triathletes commuting on their bikes everyday with backpacks.
Forum: Touring
07-16-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,442
Posted By GP

I don't have one anymore but I've always...

I don't have one anymore but I've always considered Surlys to be the Toyota Pickup of bikes.
Forum: Touring
07-16-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,442
Posted By GP

Interesting. I've never thought of a pop...

Interesting. I've never thought of a pop riveter. Have you ever used it? Thanks.
Forum: Touring
07-10-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,542
Posted By GP

Are you sure you're thinking of the middle ring? ...

Are you sure you're thinking of the middle ring? That's usually the easiest ring to shift into. Or onto.
07-10-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By GP

I've got an Electra Sunny Garcia that has been...

I've got an Electra Sunny Garcia that has been left outside, 3 blocks from the beach, for ~15 years. It's rusty but still has original tires, cables, etc.
...
Forum: Touring
06-18-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,256
Posted By GP

I have a mini-u that I use for commuting. I can...

I have a mini-u that I use for commuting. I can only remember using it once on a tour.
Forum: Touring
06-18-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,769
Posted By GP

I agree that your best protection is situational...

I agree that your best protection is situational awareness and common sense.

Like a lot of you I carry a small utility knife. I had a really nice blue Leatherman that I lost. I carried it on...
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