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Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks anyway!

Jeff called me this morning asking if I wanted to go on his spaceship. I told him, thanks anyway, but I'm going for a bike ride!
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Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,883
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Bikes of Wrath movie

Anyone watched "Bikes of Wrath"? It's a great, real movie about 5 Australian friends that ride from Oklahoma to California. The experiences they had...incredible people they met...the challenges etc....
09-03-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By BicycleCrazy

1986 Raleigh Elkhorn

I bought this new in 1986 and it's been in the back of my shed for many years. After donating the bike I used in my cross country ride last summer to an Air Force Veteran I had been "bikeless" until...
Forum: Touring
09-05-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By BicycleCrazy

North Carolina

Anyone familiar with US-25 E from Kentucky to Charlotte, NC?
Looking to change my current route from the ACA TransAM. I'm in Harrodsburg, KY and want to go through Charlotte and get to the coast of...
Forum: Touring
09-03-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By BicycleCrazy

TransAm Route Alternative

I'm currently just outside Sonora, Kentucky on the TransAM route heading to Yorktown, Virginia. My objective from the start was to go coast to coast, not necessarily the complete the TransAM route. I...
Forum: Touring
06-25-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 25,408
Posted By BicycleCrazy

For what it's worth...don't spend so much time...

For what it's worth...don't spend so much time and energy on finding the "perfect bike". I started my cross country tour 2 weeks ago on a Diamond Back Mountain Bike and it's been awesome! I did make...
Forum: Touring
06-24-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks so much! Only 3,700 miles left to go! LOL!

Thanks so much! Only 3,700 miles left to go! LOL!
Forum: Touring
06-24-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By BicycleCrazy

First leg of cross country tour completed!

Two weeks ago I set out from Florence, Or. on my tour across America.
Thursday I rolled into my home state of Idaho some 508 miles later. Have there been challenges? Absolutely!!! But this has been...
Forum: Touring
05-19-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I decided to change my plans and will now be...

I decided to change my plans and will now be taking the TransAM trail the entire way.
Forum: Touring
05-11-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Should I change my cross country route?

My plans as of now are to take Route 66 to Missouri and then get on the TransAM route (beginning the ride on June 11th).
I follow a guy on youtube who just started a tour of Route 66 in his RV last...
Forum: Touring
05-07-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Ended up going with the Kelty Cosmic Down 40. A...

Ended up going with the Kelty Cosmic Down 40. A 2-season Cosmic Down 40 sleeping bag with 600-fill DriDown.
Weight 1lb. 12oz.
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Summer...

Summer...
Forum: Touring
04-30-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks for the feedback...yes, the heat is my...

Thanks for the feedback...yes, the heat is my biggest concern. I live in Boise which often gets above 100 during the summer but won't likely hit those temps before I leave. The front fork of my bike...
Forum: Touring
04-30-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Doug, Thanks for the information...do you have...

Doug,
Thanks for the information...do you have the manufacturer name/models of the gear you have in the pic?
Forum: Touring
04-30-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Sleeping bag weight

What it the weight of sleeping bag you've used for touring?
Forum: Touring
04-29-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I'm taking Route 66 from Santa Monica to Missouri...

I'm taking Route 66 from Santa Monica to Missouri this summer as part of my cross country ride. I bought sections 3,4,5 and 6 and though I haven't used them on the ride itself, looking over them I...
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks for the kind words...as long as I'm moving...

Thanks for the kind words...as long as I'm moving forward, no matter how slow...one mile at a time :)
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,922
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I modified my mountain bike too for my cross...

I modified my mountain bike too for my cross country ride this summer.
Here are all the modifications (http://www.taketimeforlife.com/blog/modified-diamond-back-mountain-bike-for-cross-country-tour)...
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I agree, there will never be the "perfect"...

I agree, there will never be the "perfect" time...there will always be a reason not to do it this time or that time but the only time that really matters is NOW!
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Cross Country Route

Here is the route I'll be taking this summer...Route 66 (blue) to Missouri to the TransAM route (Orange) to Yorktown, Va.
Starting June 12th and can't wait to get started!
Forum: Touring
04-22-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I'm researching sleeping pads also...just looked...

I'm researching sleeping pads also...just looked at the NeoAir XTherm you recommended...they are very spendy but have great reviews.
Forum: Touring
04-22-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Got to take a ride this morning and I really LOVE...

Got to take a ride this morning and I really LOVE the handlebars!!! So many positions for my hands and there are also a lot of options for mounting electronics, bags etc. With the old bars my hands...
04-20-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,189
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I am considering the Garmin Edge 1000 for my...

I am considering the Garmin Edge 1000 for my cross USA trip this summer. Not just for navigation but also general data (distance, speed etc.)

Thoughts?
Forum: Touring
04-19-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Just got them yesterday so have had too much...

Just got them yesterday so have had too much opportunity to try them out but plan to ride a lot this weekend and I'll let you know.
Forum: Touring
04-19-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By BicycleCrazy

My mountain bike makeover for touring

This summer I'm riding cross country (USA) and decided to modify my Diamond Back Mountain Bike instead of buying a new one! All mods and prices available on my blog.
Mountain Bike Mods Video...
Forum: Touring
04-17-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,482
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks for the kind words and tips! I plan on...

Thanks for the kind words and tips! I plan on taking TONS of pics and blogging along the way...full backup to the cloud too should some thing happen :)
Forum: Touring
04-17-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,245
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Surly Moloko handlebars

Got my new bars and several other mods to the Diamond Back mountain bike I doing my cross USA tour on this summer!
Full list of mods, photos and prices on my blog.
Forum: Touring
04-17-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,482
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I'm doing my first tour ever this summer...across...

I'm doing my first tour ever this summer...across the USA and I'm doing it solo!
There will undoubtedly be many challenges but I'm so anxious to get started!!! I leave in early June, Route 66 Santa...
Forum: Touring
03-30-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,688
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks everyone for the advice and tips. I...

Thanks everyone for the advice and tips. I definitely plan to go light and if necessary purchase things along the way :)
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,982
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Not sure but it probably can... :thumb:

Not sure but it probably can... :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,688
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Sorry...Cross Country (USA)

Sorry...Cross Country (USA)
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,982
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I purchased this one this afternoon...with their...

I purchased this one this afternoon...with their current sale it was $105.38.

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/113513/kelty-gunnison-13-tent-with-footprint
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,688
Posted By BicycleCrazy

How much gear is too much?

I'll be doing a solo, self supported CC ride this summer and have been putting together and modifying my list of gear. I've spent a lot of time looking through the photos on the "Pictures of your...
Forum: Touring
03-19-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By BicycleCrazy

My bad...I meant Charlotte, NC. Too much time on...

My bad...I meant Charlotte, NC. Too much time on the PC and not enough on the bike :)
Forum: Touring
03-19-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Cross Country Route Question

Hey everyone!
I'll be doing a cross country ride this summer starting in Santa Monica, Ca. taking route 66 to about Springfield, Missouri...what I'm trying to find is a good route from Springfield...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,370
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Black Ice

Black Ice is a real problem for cars (out of control when you're in front of them on your bike) and I've had a few close calls on my bike too!
Anyone else have issues with black ice?
11-10-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Inspiring story about a Royal Marine injured in Afghanistan

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This is an great story (http://www.bicyclecrazy.com/1/post/2013/11/inspiring-story-of-a-royal-marine-and-his-passion-for-cycling.html) about a Royal Marine that was injured while on his...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,716
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I try to get my son (14) involved in cycling so...

I try to get my son (14) involved in cycling so that perhaps his generation can help to make some changes. When he sees that dad rides to the store, to the park, to the restaurant etc. instead of...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Black Boxes in Cars

Need another reason to ride your bike?
Here you go!

This is incredible!

Black Boxes in cars to generate tax revenue!!...
10-26-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Have our kids lost their freedom to roam?

My son and I love riding together...something I enjoy more than just about anything! Being with my son enjoying an activity like cycling! What could be better?

But with video games, automobiles...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,716
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Could this work in the United States?

Could something like this work in the US?

I know nobody in the video is wearing a helmet, that aside...could the concept work?

The World's Cycling City...
07-11-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By BicycleCrazy

"It wasn't a dog it was a wolf"

"His nightmare began with a gray wolf sprinting out of the woods 60 miles west of Watson Lake and surprising the passing cyclist with an initial chomp that just missed his pedal."

Here is the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By BicycleCrazy

A Small Victory :)

This afternoon my son and I rode to a local fishing spot and fished for a few hours...it's about 90 out and a wind has kicked up.
We ride home and upon opening the fridge I realize we're out of...
06-15-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By BicycleCrazy

I don't feel this gentleman is out to "prove"...

I don't feel this gentleman is out to "prove" anything except perhaps that we can all achieve incredible things regardless of our circumstances. The fact that he is doing this to help this child, I...
06-13-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By BicycleCrazy

A very inspiring story

Saw this featured on the news and wanted to share it with everyone.
Hector Pickard is a double arm amputee tri-athlete, cyclist and motivational speaker that has set out on a bike ride across the...
06-04-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks for all the great suggestions :) I...

Thanks for all the great suggestions :)

I really enjoyed the Rob Penn videos :thumb:
06-01-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Bicycle History

I am looking for some resources regarding the history of the bicycle. I've searched Amazon and there are a few but I'm looking for suggestions from cyclists. All media types are welcomed...print,...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,388
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Absolutely stop...you don't want to hurt anybody...

Absolutely stop...you don't want to hurt anybody AND it sets the right example for the kids who are watching what you do :thumb:
05-29-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,604
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Very cool to have those issues :) Bicycling...

Very cool to have those issues :)

Bicycling magazine was sure a better publication in those days than it is today.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,382
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Topeak Explorer Rack with Topeak trunk bag...

Topeak Explorer Rack with Topeak trunk bag :thumb:

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy320/idahomemories/db7dab34-fdb8-4134-a858-21cd3a0058ee_zpsc9e11abb.jpg
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