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Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By DCwom

Having ridden the GAP, I found this show...

Having ridden the GAP, I found this show disappointing, it was more about the set of people they were following then the trail itself. Not that there was anything wrong with these peoples stories, I...
08-07-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By DCwom

+1 for the BB itself. We also have an Al frame...

+1 for the BB itself. We also have an Al frame and had a squeak that we chased for 2 seasons, it would come & go, particularly when things heated up after riding, never on a stand, it turned out to...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By DCwom

I just abandoned my Garmin eTrex 20 for an Edge...

I just abandoned my Garmin eTrex 20 for an Edge Explore and I'm not going back. I was concerned about rechargeable verses AA batteries, but this is 2019, so unless you are in the wilderness, there is...
07-23-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By DCwom

Same here, I matched the drive chain so I only...

Same here, I matched the drive chain so I only had to worry about 1 size quick link for repair, the cost was not much of a factor to me compared to the hassle of dealing with 2 different chain sizes.
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,200
Posted By DCwom

I just picked up a Garmin Explore myself, a major...

I just picked up a Garmin Explore myself, a major upgrade from my old eTrex,, I looked at the diffs between the Explore & 830, there was nothing I wanted on the 830, nor was I willing to pay that...
07-18-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By DCwom

I have yet to find an option for "Back to start",...

I have yet to find an option for "Back to start", perhaps the unit has to be in an active tracking mode during a ride for that option, (I'm at my desk now...). Overall I'm very happy with the unit,...
07-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By DCwom

I am the OP. Not wishing to add any fuel, just...

I am the OP.
Not wishing to add any fuel, just clarify to keep to the point of the thread. I was following what the Garmin Explore calls a "course", which was created on RWGPS as a "route" and...
07-14-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By DCwom

Can Garmin Edge explore reverse a "Course"?

I was in need of reversing a route this weekend but couldn't find a way. Numerous google searches talk about reversing a route in an Edge 800, 1000, etc. However my Gamin Edge Explore has "courses"...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By DCwom

There are at least two things to consider,...

There are at least two things to consider, absorption and conduction. Darker colors will absorb more solar energy (heat) and metal will conduct heat better than say plastic or wood.

Polar bottles...
07-05-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,704
Posted By DCwom

Same here, we also run daytime lights. I know...

Same here, we also run daytime lights. I know other's disagree, but as a car driver, I'm definitely aware of a bike with a daytime flasher, maybe because I'm a cyclist? In any case, I went to...
07-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By DCwom

A timely thread as I just picked up an Edge...

A timely thread as I just picked up an Edge Explorer to retire my old eTrex, I was looking all over thinking there's got to be a wireless way to transfer routes.

I just downloaded routeCourse so...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,256
Posted By DCwom

For what it's worth we sometimes carry 3 GPS...

For what it's worth we sometimes carry 3 GPS devices on our bike, it is a tandem.

1) An old Garmin eTrex when we are following a new pre-planned route, this might supplement a paper queue sheet if...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,807
Posted By DCwom

When we rode the GAP, we rented a car in...

When we rode the GAP, we rented a car in Cumberland and drove back to Pitt to shuttle our van back to Cumberland. Since we have a tandem (no couplers) this made the most sense, plus Cumberland was...
05-07-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By DCwom

Not to bash Walmart, but their business model is...

Not to bash Walmart, but their business model is lowest price and they do what it takes to be the cheapest, for some things that's ok, it's a personal choice. Keep in mind that the entry price point...
Forum: Touring
01-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By DCwom

I don't know left or right, but when I run a...

I don't know left or right, but when I run a single pannier for local riding I put it on the right rear with the idea that it might protect the cassette & derailleur a bit if the bike goes down on...
08-29-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By DCwom

With 2 people on one bike you obviously have half...

With 2 people on one bike you obviously have half the cargo carrying capacity of 2 singles bikes so that definitely affects what you can carry, conversely a tandem is already a long bike and pulling...
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By DCwom

Wrong forum, check out: ...

Wrong forum, check out:
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/
Forum: Touring
05-22-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By DCwom

I've always had the same concern, the "what if"?...

I've always had the same concern, the "what if"? In the end it's Situational Awareness, you need to be prepared, and know your options, how far to the next town, the next building, the next ditch....
Forum: Touring
02-12-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By DCwom

As for the trail staying with the canal, I'd say...

As for the trail staying with the canal, I'd say that the canal path is alongside the canal more west of Rochester than to the east.

We split the trail into 2 trips, western & eastern, here are...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,313
Posted By DCwom

My only comment is about your flags, you might...

My only comment is about your flags, you might consider adding a US flag to your display, as someone else pointed out most Americans won't know one flag from another, but everyone knows the "stars &...
11-28-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By DCwom

I learned to always lock the brakes when mounting...

I learned to always lock the brakes when mounting & dismounting after an embarrassing (and painful) crash in the driveway. I've also learned that I can mount/dismount from one side better than the...
Forum: Touring
11-01-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By DCwom

One of the highlights of riding the canal trail...

One of the highlights of riding the canal trail is the canal itself, keep in mind that portions of the canal are drained during the winter to protect locks, etc.
09-21-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,471
Posted By DCwom

Have no expectations of compensating for the...

Have no expectations of compensating for the other rider's ability. One rider may "give more" on flats and the other hills, more in miles 1-10 or miles 30-40.
Forum: Touring
09-21-17, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By DCwom

For me I would, as there is now less distance...

For me I would, as there is now less distance between the tube and whatever pointy things you might run over. Also just how many more miles are you going to get out of it verses the cost of a new...
09-12-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By DCwom

You say you broke a "master link", so I wouldn't...

You say you broke a "master link", so I wouldn't assume that the chain is bad, maybe just the link, was the master link the correct link for the chain?
09-12-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By DCwom

Try Mel at Tandems East Tandems East - Tandem...

Try Mel at Tandems East
Tandems East - Tandem Bicycles, Tours, Custom Wheels and More (http://www.tandemseast.com/)
09-05-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,766
Posted By DCwom

I'd rather have them say "Shes not pedaling" than...

I'd rather have them say "Shes not pedaling" than throwing bottles at us. I take it as a pro comment about cycling rather than a negative thing, we usually smile & wave.
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,247
Posted By DCwom

Remember that chain lube is a religion, and we...

Remember that chain lube is a religion, and we must all be tolerant of other's beliefs :-)

With that said I've left the factory coating on my chains in the past and found the stickiness to be a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By DCwom

We intentionally overlapped with the P&T ride, no...

We intentionally overlapped with the P&T ride, no problems on the trail, in fact some bonuses, fresh road markings, detour info you may not know about, other humans... One day that we didn't overlap...
06-29-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By DCwom

Classic Zefal frame pump. If your frame has the...

Classic Zefal frame pump. If your frame has the braze-ons for the frame pump like ours I wouldn't consider anything else as it fits an otherwise unusable space and requires no attachment HW.
...
06-22-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By DCwom

As Darth Lefty points out its not the steady...

As Darth Lefty points out its not the steady state load you should be concerned about, it may seem fine on the short around the town test you've tried. You could take the setup to a mall parking lot,...
06-01-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By DCwom

Tandems East - Tandem Bicycles, Tours, Custom...

Tandems East - Tandem Bicycles, Tours, Custom Wheels and More (http://www.tandemseast.com)
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By DCwom

Most every rail trail has some sort of review...

Most every rail trail has some sort of review with surface conditions on the Rails-to-trails web site: www.traillink.com. If its not a rail trail then its likely a short MUP which isn't usually...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,371
Posted By DCwom

Sort of, I just use a Velcro strap from Home...

Sort of, I just use a Velcro strap from Home Depot around the front brake lever and I can lean the bike against almost anything. Unless I was in an open field I wouldn't bother with the folding pole...
Forum: Touring
04-28-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By DCwom

+1 on the Planet Bike Superflash rack mount, very...

+1 on the Planet Bike Superflash rack mount, very secure on my rack. The superflash takes regular batteries which some like/dislike.
Forum: Touring
03-17-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By DCwom

Yes, we did the Erie canal in two summers. ...

Yes, we did the Erie canal in two summers.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ErieCanalWest2010

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8220

We intentionally overlapped with the PNY organized ride...
03-03-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By DCwom

Does Cygolite Hot Shot fit in Plant bike mount?

Looking at pictures of the Cyclolite mount for the Hotshot tail lights they look very similar to the mounts for the Plant Bike super flash, does anyone know if you can fit a Cyclolite Hotshot in one...
02-22-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,363
Posted By DCwom

That's funny because my wife doesn't want to ride...

That's funny because my wife doesn't want to ride on MTB trails, because of, you know, trees:). We ride an aluminum frame with no-suspension (32 mm tires) on unpaved rail-trails and I can say that...
Forum: Touring
02-15-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By DCwom

Yes, yes, and yes, there is no easy answer to...

Yes, yes, and yes, there is no easy answer to this, it all depends on the destination, the trick is to keep it economical. If you can use public transportation (train, bus, etc) it is usually the...
11-10-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,820
Posted By DCwom

All good info, but the best thing to do is ride a...

All good info, but the best thing to do is ride a tandem and try it together, find one to rent. Riding together is a journey, its a compromise on both riders so it takes some adjusting and a lot of...
09-20-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,021
Posted By DCwom

We had a Grand Caravan with a middle bench but I...

We had a Grand Caravan with a middle bench but I was able to put the bike in by tucking it against the side with the forks going in the small opening that allows you to get past the middle bench and...
Forum: Touring
09-19-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,693
Posted By DCwom

We've used 32 mm Gatorskins on the GAP, Erie...

We've used 32 mm Gatorskins on the GAP, Erie canal and a myriad of other rail trail surfaces with no grip issues. When required to detour we've ridden on hard pack, and wood chips trails without...
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,134
Posted By DCwom

Merrell Frenzy or Fury

I came across these Merrell Roust Frenzy & Fury shoes on Nashbar, both claim to be for platform shoes, but no one has comment on these. I'm wondering if they're any good.

Merrell Roust Fury Urban...
Forum: Touring
08-11-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By DCwom

In my planning for our CC tour on the GAP I found...

In my planning for our CC tour on the GAP I found that hotels are scarce along the route (Ohiopyle had a small hotel), mainly B&Bs and only in some of the towns. I had reservations for every night...
07-27-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By DCwom

We used call outs when we 1st started but not...

We used call outs when we 1st started but not anymore, its amazing how much communication occurs via the sync chain. The one call out I use isn't vocal, I tap the top of my helmet, which means low...
Forum: Touring
06-23-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,281
Posted By DCwom

I cracked my 1st helmet ever about a week ago, it...

I cracked my 1st helmet ever about a week ago, it was a no-speed crash. I basically fell mounting my bike, it was embarrassing, but it would have been tragic had that been my head hitting the...
06-15-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By DCwom

You should check with the metro about rules on...

You should check with the metro about rules on tandems, I think you might find they are not allowed, I know they aren't on NJ Transit even though singles are allowed (tandem discimination :p)....
05-06-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,279
Posted By DCwom

We ride in-phase with the captain's ring advanced...

We ride in-phase with the captain's ring advanced a tooth or two, this has nothing to do with pedaling, but with standing/coasting. We've found that our "level" pedal positions aren't the same when...
04-25-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By DCwom

We replaced tires & drive chain around 3500-4000...

We replaced tires & drive chain around 3500-4000 miles, the sync chain is due now around 5000 miles. We've ridden a lot of miles on stone dust, so the chain picks up a lot of grit. I remove & clean...
04-09-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By DCwom

Sync Chain replacement time

My Park wear gauge says its time for a new sync chain (.75), this will be the 1st change of the timing chain. I think I know what I want to do, but I'm fishing for opinions. The existing timing chain...
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