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Forum: Touring
05-12-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By beowoulfe

I've done that ride!! Better carry some food up...

I've done that ride!! Better carry some food up in Canada 'cause there just isn't anything up there except breathtaking vistas. In White River (pop 30) the mayor served us breakfast. lol.

The...
05-12-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,330
Posted By beowoulfe

Lots of the common things like everybody else,...

Lots of the common things like everybody else, but one really unusual one...rear cassette unraveled.

Happened on tour in Maine. Luckily I came accross a bike shop and screwed the cogs back down....
Forum: Touring
05-04-07, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By beowoulfe

I MAKE room for a full sized pillow. A good...

I MAKE room for a full sized pillow. A good night's sleep is worth it.
05-02-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,294
Posted By beowoulfe

I use mineral spirits, but this should work with...

I use mineral spirits, but this should work with simple green as well.

I put my chain in a coffee can. Big recumbent chain so big coffee can, WITH A LID due to spatter.

Cover the chain with...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,345
Posted By beowoulfe

Get some surveyors tape from Home Depot, multi...

Get some surveyors tape from Home Depot, multi colors. Cut off a bunch of strips and tie them to a flag pole sans the flag. The strips fly around all over and offer very little wind resistance. ...
11-16-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By beowoulfe

Doesn't air condense (get thicker) when it gets...

Doesn't air condense (get thicker) when it gets cooler?
10-22-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By beowoulfe

A wrench told me once that lubing the cables...

A wrench told me once that lubing the cables sucks dirt etc into the housings as the cable slides in and out.
Forum: Touring
10-20-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By beowoulfe

Also consider Bike Safari. It's in Fl usually...

Also consider Bike Safari. It's in Fl usually just after Bike Florida. Week long, loop tours out of 2 locations. GREAT food. http://www.floridafreewheelers.com/events.html#april
10-11-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By beowoulfe

Thx Hillrider.

Thx Hillrider.
10-11-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By beowoulfe

Shimano 105 compat

Any wrenches out there know of a 48 tooth chainring that will replace a Shimano 105 52A?

I have a 30-42-52A setup and can't use the 52. It's just too many gear inches (I have a dual drive in the...
10-11-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By beowoulfe

You also have to rent/buy a tool to mount the...

You also have to rent/buy a tool to mount the tire.

Hard corners can "walk" the tire off the rim.

Flats are easy to fix after you do a few. :D
09-28-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By beowoulfe

Thanks Crew

Thanks Crew
09-27-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By beowoulfe

Where did you get that tool and what is it...

Where did you get that tool and what is it called?

Even though I ride a trike, I get up on 2 wheels sometimes and sometimes don't come down the way I had imagined I would. I could use one of...
09-27-05, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By beowoulfe

I guess I'm old school. Those gizmos make the...

I guess I'm old school. Those gizmos make the chain "look" good, but I don't think they really get down into the rollers where the real cleaning must take place.

I take my chain off, put it into...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By beowoulfe

Check out http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/trikes/ ...

Check out http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/trikes/ There is a lot of info here. I've saved a number of posts from this group and some dealing with toe in/toe out. Can't find them at the moment and I...
08-30-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,554
Posted By beowoulfe

I have a bunch of recipes I've found on the net. ...

I have a bunch of recipes I've found on the net. This is the one I'm currently using and so far my favorite. Don't know where I found it.

Power Bar
Recipe Yields 10
Per serving: Calories-140/...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-05, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,671
Posted By beowoulfe

A GTR is really laid back! You wanna go that far...

A GTR is really laid back! You wanna go that far back? Did you ride a GTO?

You can get the 3 speed hub in the rear to kick the gearing to 9 gear inches with 81 gears. Way too many perhaps, but...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-05, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By beowoulfe

I have a Greenspeed tadpole that I use...

I have a Greenspeed tadpole that I use extensively for long distance touring. Did the east coast last year fully loaded. Can't say enough good things about it. It's a solid machine.
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By beowoulfe

Had to sell the Vision. It just wasn't getting...

Had to sell the Vision. It just wasn't getting any milege on it.....ever. 10,000 miles on the trike....0 on the Vision.
Forum: Touring
08-16-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By beowoulfe

Wow! Man you just need to readjust your mode of...

Wow! Man you just need to readjust your mode of thinking. When I'm out on tour, it's all about the trip, being there....not getting there. I do admit that sometimes I have to remind myself of that...
Forum: Touring
08-16-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,498
Posted By beowoulfe

Instead of a towel or "camp towel" (those blue...

Instead of a towel or "camp towel" (those blue thingys), go to Wally-World and get an $8 man made chammy in the auto department. Take it into the shower (or whatever you are using), rinse it out,...
Forum: Touring
07-17-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By beowoulfe

Good trip report! Did that ride back in 2001...

Good trip report! Did that ride back in 2001 with 5 others. We wimped out, however and did motels. I remember that stretch up into Nipigon! Horrible!

We had crossed back into the US just 3...
Forum: Touring
06-21-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By beowoulfe

DC is tough!! Stopped us, couldn't navigate...

DC is tough!! Stopped us, couldn't navigate through it. We used Adventure Cycling maps a lot, but didn't agree with their route through the Capitol. We tried way west out in Purciville, sheesh. ...
Forum: Touring
06-06-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By beowoulfe

Last summer I rode with a friend from Portland,...

Last summer I rode with a friend from Portland, ME to Virginia via Lake Ontario. We did multiple MAJOR climbs the Kanc (10% grade) for instance, I forget the names but there was one worse that the...
05-24-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By beowoulfe

I did it on a Cannondale ST400. Existing brakes...

I did it on a Cannondale ST400. Existing brakes "reached" just fine.
Forum: Touring
05-19-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,362
Posted By beowoulfe

Baby wipes can be a huge factor especially if you...

Baby wipes can be a huge factor especially if you are stealth camping.
Forum: Recumbent
05-02-05, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By beowoulfe

I ran with a "Hypnotwister" for awhile. Yes it...

I ran with a "Hypnotwister" for awhile. Yes it does add drag. If you are a slow rider, you would never recognize it. The faster you go, the more pronounced it becomes. I've switched over to...
Forum: Touring
05-02-05, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By beowoulfe

I've done the ride, but with the BIG group in...

I've done the ride, but with the BIG group in October. They carried all our gear every day. It also goes the opposite way, mountains to the sea. Your BIG challenge would be the assault on the...
Forum: Touring
04-10-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By beowoulfe

One last post for this thread!! Maybe it...

One last post for this thread!!

Maybe it should be in it's own thread......anyway

Field test results of TrailStove.

It's BIG. 8.75" X 4.75" conical in shape. It doesn't break down, it...
Forum: Touring
04-06-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By beowoulfe

I just bought one of those TrailStoves!! Worried...

I just bought one of those TrailStoves!! Worried about carrying a liquid fuel stove on the plane. Looks like a good idea......but is sure is bulky!! Not sure how to pack it.
Forum: Touring
04-02-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,608
Posted By beowoulfe

I did that ride back in the 80's. A skinny tire...

I did that ride back in the 80's. A skinny tire bike won't make it. Camping every 5 miles, but primitive. I did it in April of '87 and it was a wet ride plus the 17 year circadas were out in...
Forum: Touring
03-30-05, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By beowoulfe

Dam, I HAVE to try this out!

Dam, I HAVE to try this out!
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By beowoulfe

I've never ridden a lowracer, but I do or rather...

I've never ridden a lowracer, but I do or rather use to ride a Vision R40. I now ride a Greenspeed GTO trike and would never go back to either the Vision or a wedgie. I don't come away with the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-25-05, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By beowoulfe

Check out the IHPVA email list ...

Check out the IHPVA email list http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/trikes/ There are a lot of trike builders that hang out there.
Forum: Touring
03-09-05, 05:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,947
Posted By beowoulfe

A no-stove-hot-meal can be had using MRE's (meals...

A no-stove-hot-meal can be had using MRE's (meals ready to eat). You can get a chemical heater for these things that heat to 200*. (The heaters are not reusable). The BIG downside is that you have...
Forum: Touring
03-03-05, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By beowoulfe

It's a great ride. You won't be...

It's a great ride. You won't be disappointed..........maybe. Shower trucks, porta potties. But it's all good.
Forum: Touring
02-12-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,278
Posted By beowoulfe

Hey, that would be great! That's about our...

Hey, that would be great! That's about our timeframe. We will be easy to spot.....2 Greenspeed trikes.

There are some exceptional responses to help with the planning in this thread. A lot of...
02-10-05, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,488
Posted By beowoulfe

I've got a PC1300 and it's good. Chest strap...

I've got a PC1300 and it's good. Chest strap must have a strong signal as it posts my HR on adjoining eliptical machines............. :p
Forum: Touring
02-09-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,179
Posted By beowoulfe

If you are not cycling it's GROSS. But this...

If you are not cycling it's GROSS. But this stuff will keep you alive and cycling......Dinty Moore Beef Stew


:D
Forum: Touring
02-08-05, 04:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,278
Posted By beowoulfe

Thanks for the replies, Folks!! They are...

Thanks for the replies, Folks!! They are extensive and you obviously put a lot of work into them.

I'm going to have to spend some time going over them after spinning class (6AM :eek: ). Looks...
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,278
Posted By beowoulfe

Icefield Parkway, Canada

Jasper, Canada to Missoula, Montana......anybody do this ride?

Planning to go in late June or early July. Wondering how the temperature was during the day and at night. How easy was it to find...
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By beowoulfe

I've done CNC for the past 3 years and will go...

I've done CNC for the past 3 years and will go again this year. Great ride! The mountains are tough, but do-able. I'm surprised at the shape of many of the riders who do this ride. They not only...
01-28-05, 05:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,557
Posted By beowoulfe

No hurting knees. I have no problem doing it...

No hurting knees. I have no problem doing it physically. It just goes against what I've always heard about "mashing" the gears. It doesn't have to hurt right away, it's the over time accruing of...
01-27-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,557
Posted By beowoulfe

I've tried spinning classes for about 3 months...

I've tried spinning classes for about 3 months now. Great. But when the instructor says, "OK...set your resistance to heavy-heavy", and you are sitting......what about the knees!!! Goes against...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,473
Posted By beowoulfe

14% grade!!! I've done 15% grades and it was...

14% grade!!! I've done 15% grades and it was TOUGH! I can't imagine a 14% on an EZ3.
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By beowoulfe

I ride a Greenspeed GTO and have for the past 2...

I ride a Greenspeed GTO and have for the past 2 years. I've tried the Catrike Road and didn't like it. Course it is quite a bit less expensive. Still there was significant difference in feel and...
Forum: Touring
11-28-04, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By beowoulfe

I didn't really mean to knock the UP. The...

I didn't really mean to knock the UP. The Tahqumenon Falls were great (great beer). I guess it was because it was the latter part of the tour. From Paradise to Munising was so flat and isolated. ...
Forum: Touring
11-27-04, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By beowoulfe

I did the Circle Tour of Lake Superior several...

I did the Circle Tour of Lake Superior several years ago. The west and north were awesome. The UP was the most boring riding I've ever done. It is flat and so few towns. Maybe it was my route. I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-04, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,683
Posted By beowoulfe

I've got the 81 gear option on my Greenspeed GTO...

I've got the 81 gear option on my Greenspeed GTO and I rarely get into the front big ring. When I'm at a speed where I could use it, I find way too much pedal steer which is troublesome at high...
11-24-04, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By beowoulfe

I love my 9 gear inches. Surely helps to climb...

I love my 9 gear inches. Surely helps to climb telephone poles. lol

I'm augumented by a 3 speed hub on top of a 9X3 configuration. I occasionally do use the lowest gearing while loaded touring...
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