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Forum: Commuting
04-08-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 156,849
Posted By tomg

4/6/15 first commute for me this year. rides...

4/6/15
first commute for me this year.
rides went event-less, dancing predictable with drivers, 21.4 miles total
weather: 55 deg Fer AM, 60 deg PM, dry, W/8 knot wind support PM ride!
a great...
Forum: Touring
01-24-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,313
Posted By tomg

great idea for tape wrap! thanks :-)

great idea for tape wrap!
thanks :-)
07-14-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,679
Posted By tomg

Isaac I am glad you had a great experience on...

Isaac
I am glad you had a great experience on Tour #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ! Also enjoyed reading your blog!!
I led club ride of 35 miles today with a...
06-08-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By tomg

same road, same rules? (next thing you know,...

same road, same rules?

(next thing you know, cars will be allowed to drive on the sidewalk, counter flow? :-)

last year in Myrtle Beach, SC heading south towards Georgetown on st rt 17 a...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,027
Posted By tomg

ride was the usual 20.8 mile dst (short loop...

ride was the usual 20.8 mile dst (short loop to/from) today. lots of road sharing :-) !
on return trip I got hit with hail/rain storm, made it to a closed facility and sat it out in shelter.
riding...
03-18-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,259
Posted By tomg

1- get a good seasoned personal injury lawyer...

1- get a good seasoned personal injury lawyer (bills/expences are coming)
2- stand with the truth (see 1 above)
3- carma is (glad you are able to post, spin safe when you are able to get back into...
Forum: Touring
02-18-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,554
Posted By tomg

i am planning self-contained short tour from s nj...

i am planning self-contained short tour from s nj to myrtle beach ("short tour").
i may, if things unfold ok, continue to Key West (longer short-tour). start date pending in 2012...7/12 preferred,...
Forum: Touring
02-12-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By tomg

how many BTUs ? Adjustable flame, boil/simmer?

how many BTUs ? Adjustable flame, boil/simmer?
Forum: Touring
02-05-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,864
Posted By tomg

all of the above i have stealthed, wsl, yogi...

all of the above
i have stealthed, wsl, yogi bear/commercial, state camp grounded.
sometimes hotel or motel. anyone stay at hi (ayh)? didn't see that option either = "other"
t
Forum: Northeast
02-03-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By tomg

Williamstown to Glassboro have a good MUP...

Williamstown to Glassboro have a good MUP (Multi-Use-Path), +/- 5miles x 2, paved, off/parallel to state route 322 if you are looking for paved riding off road!
Start/Finish near Williamstown, NJ...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By tomg

Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May Counties offer a...

Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May Counties offer a lot of good miles. Check out South Jersey Wheelmen or Outdoor Club of South Jersey for starters in riding this Southern NJ area!
tomg - Vineland
Forum: Touring
12-16-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,153
Posted By tomg

check out www.alitedesigns.com They have a...

check out www.alitedesigns.com They have a folding chair (pretty comfortable) called alite "Monarch" .
fyi :-)
t
12-10-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,721
Posted By tomg

"no" no mirror(s) are/is 'on my bike' i...

"no"
no mirror(s) are/is 'on my bike'
i always ride with mirror attached to my helmet.
i always ride with a helmet.
option/choice not included in "poll" on mirror usage!
tomg
12-02-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By tomg

fwiw: i used to have bumper stickers on my car...

fwiw: i used to have bumper stickers on my car that read:

"My Other Car is a Bike"

but i don't add stickers to my cars anymore.
plant seeds, good idea!
Forum: Touring
09-10-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By tomg

check Chris Buerki's: "Travels with Lucy"...

check Chris Buerki's:

"Travels with Lucy" -3600 Miles, 19 Flat Tires, 7 Pupies, and 4 Near Death Experiences.

I think he wrote it in 2003, no ISBN #, but ASIN: B0006RYF44 (Amazon). An...
Forum: Touring
08-31-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By tomg

i take/use spd mtb bike shoes while riding during...

i take/use spd mtb bike shoes while riding during the day ("work" shoes). at day end i switch to running shoes (relax shoes).
i think it's good for you (and your feet) to flex shoe use.
find out...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,676
Posted By tomg

our basement is dry! i rode mtb through local...

our basement is dry!
i rode mtb through local area after hurricaine with significant river rise (Maurice river- Cumberland co, NJ) before dam break up-stream (actually walked bike through 4 ft...
Forum: Touring
08-27-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By tomg

go south young man! i am heading in same...

go south young man!
i am heading in same direction-route Sept 24th, from southern NJ to Key West as ultimate goal. i'll be using /sharing WSL options. if interested to join, let me know!
have a...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By tomg

i have commuted using NJ Transit. they let you...

i have commuted using NJ Transit. they let you place the bike in bus undercarriage. using Greyhound was another issue (2x). you need to box your bike.
using the train from Boston Mass north was...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By tomg

another option along with Propedals would be to...

another option along with Propedals would be to explore South Jersey Wheelmen bicycle club (I am Bike Advocate there). We offer several events based in the Salem, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland,...
07-29-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,890
Posted By tomg

transfer

transfer power-drinks TO you water bottle. if it doesn't all fit, drink the extra. H2o is good too!
stay hydrated!
t
07-29-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,890
Posted By tomg

transfer

transfer power-drinks TO you water bottle. if it doesn't all fit, drink the extra. H2o is good too!
stay hydrated!
t
Forum: Northeast
07-18-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,784
Posted By tomg

exit3 starting the hill/tails depends on your...

exit3
starting the hill/tails depends on your entrance to the Gloucester county college parking lot!

from st rt 55, exit onto alt 553 towards Woodbury. turn rt at light (Wawa will then be on...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By tomg

hi JPM! Your rides are about 40 miles northeast...

hi JPM!
Your rides are about 40 miles northeast from me. i'm at the Salem-Cumberland-Gloucester county part of "truer" South Jersey! Are your rides specific to Atlantic county?
tomg
Forum: Commuting
05-22-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,571
Posted By tomg

i biked to work 5/20/11. It was good to crank to...

i biked to work 5/20/11. It was good to crank to work and back again, 25 mile total!
As usual, i did not see other bicyclists, all day here.
it still feels good to be part of a simple solution......
Forum: Touring
05-21-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By tomg

we've had a 3 (1-2006 + 2-2010) guest total since...

we've had a 3 (1-2006 + 2-2010) guest total since 2004 joining. I've met on tour (2004) 2 WSL sponsors, both great experiances!!

Specificx: While on tour, meeting WSL sponser, I like the ability...
05-14-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,909
Posted By tomg

i use helmet mounted mirror here, regardless of...

i use helmet mounted mirror here, regardless of bicycle ridden, always domed and mirrored!
Forum: Touring
05-05-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By tomg

i toured with a 1972 Atala "Giro de atala", it...

i toured with a 1972 Atala "Giro de atala", it was steel frame (D/B?) had a long 40 inch wheelbase, and a generous front fork rake of about 2.5 inches.
i added much (rackset, wheels, brakes,...
Forum: Touring
05-04-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By tomg

Lamabb I too like the idea of companion(s)...

Lamabb
I too like the idea of companion(s) sub-site here at BF. I have been exploring xUSA tour myself and am planning late Summer/early Fall 2011 start date, Southern Tier.

I am watching...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By tomg

check out MoJo Bicycling Shop tomorrow, promptly...

check out MoJo Bicycling Shop tomorrow, promptly 5:30pm, class C, +/- 20 miles, no one gets dropped (Mill and Landis ave, Vineland)!
Forum: Northeast
04-21-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,784
Posted By tomg

i used to ride that (breakneck rd) frequently for...

i used to ride that (breakneck rd) frequently for the hills. on my last ride there, about 6 months ago, i lost the black plastic bottle cap of one of my water-bottles. this was past cleary h/s,...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,784
Posted By tomg

hi vdv115! Crese Park was a local hang-out...

hi vdv115!
Crese Park was a local hang-out (occasionally) for me growing up in Pitman. We called it "Lost Lakes". There are easier trails there than Gloucester county college.
Do you have a road...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,827
Posted By tomg

topeak road morph pump with pressure guage is a...

topeak road morph pump with pressure guage is a positive option! it can mount to the frame too.
i hope you don't need to use it, your tires hold air, but just in case...!
Forum: Touring
04-10-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By tomg

have you checked Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth,...

have you checked Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia ferry "BlueNose"? I just did and found that these services have been closed 2009 :-( . I used this in 1985 and toured all of NSCA, some by...
Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By tomg

swan stemmed randonneirs w/grab-on padding, bar...

swan stemmed randonneirs w/grab-on padding, bar end shifters
Forum: Touring
02-27-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By tomg

vanvanj google "ikenberry" and "eastern coast...

vanvanj
google "ikenberry" and "eastern coast bicycle tour" for links to her books/routes. they are more coastal than ACA, if that matters!
have a good trip, join "warm shower list" for places to...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,784
Posted By tomg

weather permitting, we will be starting rides...

weather permitting, we will be starting rides again from Parvin State Park area on Sundays and Wednesdays through Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester counties, 15 to 40 mile distance, "C" pace. if...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By tomg

Gotee, try this: Use your original...

Gotee,
try this:

Use your original non-waterproof panniers, seam seal zippers (if needed).
Inside, sepatate clothing and other items you want to stay dry into plastic bags like the ones you get...
Forum: Northeast
02-20-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By tomg

air-zound!

air-zound!
Forum: Touring
02-14-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,497
Posted By tomg

i don't think you are really allowed to sleep on...

i don't think you are really allowed to sleep on the beaches. you could try/stealth Higbee beach in cape may county or going into preserves past brigenteen- atlantic county.
it's not like the...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,508
Posted By tomg

My 1972 Atala (giro de) 95% rebuilt to tour was...

My 1972 Atala (giro de) 95% rebuilt to tour was removed from my shed, cables and locks cut. We rode to Art/Science degree-college (1980-82), across USA (AdvCycling e/w + SFCA 1982), philly to erie,...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,485
Posted By tomg

I discovered myself in America with...

I discovered myself in America with Bikecentennial!
I will do it again (xUSA) AdvCycling, 2011 pda
I am a Life member, $paid$
go ride!
tomg
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,672
Posted By tomg

gearfreak, i agree! every self-contained tour...

gearfreak,
i agree! every self-contained tour i have gone on, i carry a spare tire, folded, and bugied to my sleep-bag/tent on rear rack.
Also, i carry 2 or 3 tubes, 2 patch kits, tire irons etc....
Forum: Touring
01-20-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By tomg

ullearn, Employment and job "security" is...

ullearn,

Employment and job "security" is one of my points as well, a time factor! I don't know if my job will be waiting for me on return, have only addressed this in supervisor and am unsure of...
Forum: Touring
01-16-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By tomg

D Slow Down! Have you cranked 100 miles...

D
Slow Down!
Have you cranked 100 miles loaded in the Appalations(sp) 4 days in a row, to top the week at 120 miles? This is for a day off (520 mile distance every 5 days). Not good!
My...
01-15-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,739
Posted By tomg

same road, same rules.

same road, same rules.
Forum: Northeast
01-06-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By tomg

peddler's shop- deptford, nj.......knowing area...

peddler's shop- deptford, nj.......knowing area of search will help.
where in "philly" area are you looking to be fit?
Forum: Touring
12-25-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By tomg

i did that after the last post! thx!!

i did that after the last post! thx!!
Forum: Touring
12-24-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By tomg

Thanks Machka, That thread is the one I was...

Thanks Machka,

That thread is the one I was looking for! Now I have to figure a way to quick access it.

I thought I remembered when it was in the "Sticky" section of BF-Tour.

Thanks again...
Forum: Touring
12-23-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By tomg

NoGaBiker, I sent just a question, "to...

NoGaBiker,

I sent just a question, "to troll". This was probably too pretentious. Thanks for the clarity in this matter.

With my use and communication with Topeak, the products with...
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