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04-24-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,404
Posted By oldride

This is my wife and my 3rd year doing 30DOB....

This is my wife and my 3rd year doing 30DOB. We're 24 for 24 today! She had ridden about 200 miles this month and I've ridden 450. Not bad considering our crappy weather! Some rides have been short...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-13-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By oldride

You would have to ride Hwy 61 between the...

You would have to ride Hwy 61 between the completed sections. Hwy 61 has a shoulder in sections but none to very narrow in others.
Forum: Touring
10-28-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By oldride

Bruzer check out the Surly Disc Trucker Fork 700c...

Bruzer check out the Surly Disc Trucker Fork 700c Black - Modern Bike (http://www.modernbike.com/surly-disc-trucker-fork-700c-black)
03-25-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By oldride

I've done the 30DOB twice before. I normally ride...

I've done the 30DOB twice before. I normally ride 5 times per week so it was easy to add 2 more days per week that normally would have been rest days. On the 2 additional days I would do short rides...
Forum: Touring
09-14-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By oldride

Here's a link to the park's website. It does say...

Here's a link to the park's website. It does say that there is road construction in the area. I would call the park and talk to them about it. I have been to the park before but have not ridden...
Forum: Touring
09-01-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By oldride

It is legal to ride I-90 in Montana.

It is legal to ride I-90 in Montana.
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,773
Posted By oldride

There are several journals on CGOAB of people who...

There are several journals on CGOAB of people who have toured across the country on a Tricross with front and rear panniers. If your fork has the low rider mounts you should be fine as long as you...
04-26-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By oldride

Unfortunately I doubt the parks will ever be car...

Unfortunately I doubt the parks will ever be car free. From the early development of the parks it was decided that to encourage people to visit roads for their cars were needed.

I would like to...
Forum: Touring
04-19-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,567
Posted By oldride

I had trekking bars on my mtn bike convertion....

I had trekking bars on my mtn bike convertion. Overall they worked fine but they were too wide with my hands in the outside position, which is what I prefer. I ended up changing to drop bars and then...
Forum: Touring
04-17-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By oldride

OldZephyr thanks for the clarification. Confusing!

OldZephyr thanks for the clarification. Confusing!
Forum: Touring
04-16-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By oldride

In the ACA's description of the North Lakes route...

In the ACA's description of the North Lakes route this statement is incorrect. The Willard Munger Trail is no where near Mpls or St. Paul.

If you are beginning in Minneapolis-St. Paul, you can...
Forum: Touring
04-15-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By oldride

Tom the station does have baggage carts inside....

Tom the station does have baggage carts inside. Amtrak will unload your boxes and you can pick them up in the baggage claim area just like at any airport.
Forum: Touring
03-21-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,950
Posted By oldride

Nun your bike/setup looks good. Overall how does...

Nun your bike/setup looks good. Overall how does the new bike/setup compare to your old bike/setup? Just curious, thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-10-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By oldride

Spld cyclist...Personally I wouldn't ride that...

Spld cyclist...Personally I wouldn't ride that dented frame with a touring load. It might be ok to ride unloaded but why chance it with a load?
Forum: Touring
03-10-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By oldride

I bought my LHT frame here. Good prices and good...

I bought my LHT frame here. Good prices and good service.

http://www.modernbike.com/search.asp?CGPK=30722019&CPK=2099604831&SCPK=607
Forum: Touring
02-04-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,018
Posted By oldride

All good suggestions but also keep in mind that...

All good suggestions but also keep in mind that different handlebars have different reach. If you prefer riding on the hoods you may need a shorter stem and possibly a short reach handlebar.
01-11-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By oldride

I have a 2010 Tricross Sport and was able to...

I have a 2010 Tricross Sport and was able to mount SKS fenders (including the front) with a slight modification. On the brake hanger (see above link) leave off the L shaped part of the hanger bracket...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-11-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By oldride

The ride starts in Bemidji and ends in...

The ride starts in Bemidji and ends in Alexandria, Mn. Participants meet in Alexandria and ride buses to the start in Bemidji. Alexandria is about 145 miles from the MSP airport. I think there is a...
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,624
Posted By oldride

Barrettscv the bike looks nice. I like your...

Barrettscv the bike looks nice. I like your upgrades. I'm curious about your decision to go this route vs. building up a touring frame? I have a 26" wheeled tourer now but I'm considering buying or...
01-02-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,669
Posted By oldride

My favorite ride this year was riding the Going...

My favorite ride this year was riding the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park on my loaded touring bike.
Forum: Touring
12-02-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By oldride

Yes. It will work just fine with your 105 -...

Yes. It will work just fine with your 105 - 10speed set up.
Forum: Touring
11-08-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 30,402
Posted By oldride

Very nice! Thanks

Very nice! Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-08-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 30,402
Posted By oldride

Pics?

Pics?
11-03-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,769
Posted By oldride

I'll reach my 5000 mile goal tomorrow. Hope to...

I'll reach my 5000 mile goal tomorrow. Hope to get a few hundred more before the snow is here to stay.
Forum: Touring
11-03-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By oldride

Myself and two friends took the Empire Builder to...

Myself and two friends took the Empire Builder to Glacier National park back in August. Two of us had touring bikes that we put in Amtrak bike boxes my other friend had a trike that he put in a...
Forum: Touring
10-17-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,018
Posted By oldride

I rode the Going to the Sun Road, east to west...

I rode the Going to the Sun Road, east to west from Rising Sun to Apgar back in August. We started about 8:00am and had very little traffic on the climb. On the west side of Logan Pass (downhill)...
Forum: Touring
10-13-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,018
Posted By oldride

222761 Every cycle tourist should ride the...

222761

Every cycle tourist should ride the Going to the Sun Road at least once!:thumb:
Forum: Touring
10-06-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,680
Posted By oldride

A friend of mine does ultra light/ultra distance...

A friend of mine does ultra light/ultra distance bike packing. He uses a bag from Banjo Bros, a frame pack and small stuff sack under the handlebars.
Not sure of the weight.
...
Forum: Touring
10-05-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,680
Posted By oldride

Op, I have a Roubaix and here's some things to...

Op, I have a Roubaix and here's some things to consider. I doubt that 28mm tires will fit. With a carbon seat post I wouldn't want to hang much extra weight from the saddle. Depending on your weight,...
10-03-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By oldride

donheff I have a Tricross and a Roubaix. I...

donheff
I have a Tricross and a Roubaix. I really like both bikes but they are for different purposes. The Tricross is a backup to the Roubaix, for bad weather (I put on fenders during the rainy...
09-26-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 65,241
Posted By oldride

Half Fast Cycling Club?

Half Fast Cycling Club?
09-01-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,070
Posted By oldride

My goal is 600+ per month. Last month I did a...

My goal is 600+ per month. Last month I did a loaded tour in Montana and ended with 800 miles for the month.
08-28-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By oldride

I ride with many women in my club. We ride in...

I ride with many women in my club. We ride in pace lines and the women are strong riders. First and foremost they are friends and riding partners.
07-22-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,471
Posted By oldride

sarals sorry to hear about your crash, heal fast....

sarals sorry to hear about your crash, heal fast. Just curious didn't anyone in your group call out the obstacle?
Forum: Great Lakes
07-02-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By oldride

Should not be a problem using the trail. I have 2...

Should not be a problem using the trail. I have 2 MN State trails nearby and both are open. Not sure how they could even close a trail?
Forum: Touring
06-25-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By oldride

I don't think your Ultegra crank will accomodate...

I don't think your Ultegra crank will accomodate a 26t inner ring. You need to check and compare the BCD of the crankset and the 26t ring.
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By oldride

^^^ To each his/her own but I've eaten many...

^^^ To each his/her own but I've eaten many freeze dried backback meals (mostly backpacking or kayak trips) and they are fine. Certainly not gourmet but some are pretty darn good especially when your...
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,684
Posted By oldride

Hey Bruzer, I have a Blackburn MTN rear rack that...

Hey Bruzer, I have a Blackburn MTN rear rack that I think may work. It looks like it could be mounted backwards using your fork eyelets and fork crown brake hole. Your welcome to give it try. :thumb:...
04-27-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By oldride

I had a grade 5+ separation which required 3...

I had a grade 5+ separation which required 3 surgeries and a screw inserted for 90 days. It took a long time to heal. Now 15 years later I have full use and range of motion. But it still bothers me...
04-26-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,808
Posted By oldride

In theory it sounds like a good idea. Butt I...

In theory it sounds like a good idea. Butt I ain't doin it! :lol:
04-23-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By oldride

This might work. ...

This might work.
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/bags-panniers-and-baskets/vo-campagne-handlebar-bag.html
Forum: Touring
04-21-11, 05:58 PM
04-16-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By oldride

Sure why not. There's no hard feelings. I'm still...

Sure why not. There's no hard feelings. I'm still friends with ex-girlfriends.
Forum: Touring
03-26-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By oldride

Over the winter I converted an old mtn bike into...

Over the winter I converted an old mtn bike into a tourer. The old bike came with grip shifters. I put trekking bars on the bike and was thinking of putting different shifters on the bars. I decided...
Forum: Touring
03-26-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By oldride

Accordion the Safari looks real nice. Congrats!...

Accordion the Safari looks real nice. Congrats! How do you like the grip shifters?
Forum: Touring
03-26-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By oldride

Here's a link to an article about how to do a...

Here's a link to an article about how to do a 650B conversion.

http://www.bikeman.com/content/view/1161/33/
Forum: Touring
03-24-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By oldride

BigBlueToe wrote: Remember to have fun....

BigBlueToe wrote:
Remember to have fun. Remember your reasons for going. I don't tour to get somewhere. I do it for the whole experience - the riding, the camping, the simple existence, the scenery,...
Forum: Touring
03-19-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By oldride

Take it to a shoe repair shop.

Take it to a shoe repair shop.
03-03-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,905
Posted By oldride

Garilia after reading thru this thread I have to...

Garilia after reading thru this thread I have to ask, have your needs changed? Early on you mentioned wanting a bike for mixed use and possibly using panniers occasionally. Other posters suggested a...
Forum: Touring
03-03-11, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By oldride

Like others I would recommend a CX bike. I have a...

Like others I would recommend a CX bike. I have a Tricross sport and really like the ride and versitility. There are also lots of other good CX bikes on the market.
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