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Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

So did you end up cycling in these countries? If...

So did you end up cycling in these countries? If so, I hope that it went well.
06-24-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 41 miles this afternoon. Great weather...

I rode 41 miles this afternoon. Great weather today. Sunny and about 75ish.
06-22-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 791
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Mostly running. I was a runner in HS and college...

Mostly running. I was a runner in HS and college competing on both teams. I don't run nearly as much as I used to due to injuries, age, I also hike when the weather permits.
06-17-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,865
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I run at, or just under, the max PSI as printed...

I run at, or just under, the max PSI as printed on the sidewall of my 700x25 tires. I like it and it seems to work for me.
06-16-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Got out for 28 miles today. Rain in the forecast...

Got out for 28 miles today. Rain in the forecast tomorrow so don't know if I'll be able to ride or not.
06-15-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 41 miles today but didn't touch Mercer...

I rode 41 miles today but didn't touch Mercer Island like some of you did. Sometimes I ride across the island but I don't think the local Mercer Island screening committee allow my type to venture...
06-12-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I only do a couple of organized rides and usually...

I only do a couple of organized rides and usually just one a year at most. One I've never rode on the actual event day, I just download all the info and ride it a week later on my own and the road...
06-08-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 41 miles today along the Burke-Gilman MUP...

Rode 41 miles today along the Burke-Gilman MUP from Lake Forest Park to Golden Gardens and back. Great day to be out in Seattle. Weather was sunny and about 71F.
06-04-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The triple on my Lemond Zurich is also 52/42/30...

The triple on my Lemond Zurich is also 52/42/30 Ultegra with a 9sp cassette of 12-25 stock and later switched out to 12-28 when the original cassette wore out. That 30-28 low gear could climb up just...
06-02-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,266
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I don't know where you are getting this from. I...

I don't know where you are getting this from. I never once stated I wear two pairs of shorts when riding and I understand why some people wear long sleeves when riding in 90+ degree heat. Here again...
06-02-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,266
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yep! See my post at #171

Yep! See my post at #171
05-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I think that this will put my 2019 Specialized...

I think that this will put my 2019 Specialized Tarmac Expert Disc out of the running since it comes in a mostly green color. (no Di2 either)...
05-29-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yep, I use the same type of foam pipe fitters...

Yep, I use the same type of foam pipe fitters insulation. Works great. I haven't used the blue painters tape to hold in place. Haven't really needed to. My wheel set up is the same, you steer...
05-29-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I really like my 2019 Specialized Tarmac Disc...

I really like my 2019 Specialized Tarmac Disc Expert. It isn't Di2. The current 2019 model I have isn't around anymore. They upgraded it to a Di2 bike and of course the price shot up a lot too. I...
05-29-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Post #8 by Camilo really is spot on. He weighs...

Post #8 by Camilo really is spot on. He weighs out the options of the hardcase and softcase carriers very well. I have used both types numerous times flying internationally to a number of countries...
05-25-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The best way to avoid that is to avoid Israel. ...

The best way to avoid that is to avoid Israel. Israel is a different country due to their occupation of Palestine. In most countries you can safely leave your bike locked to a solid object for a...
05-23-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,159
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

About 20 years ago I was riding my fully loaded...

About 20 years ago I was riding my fully loaded mountain bike in the extreme south of Thailand in late May between Pattani and Narathiwat. The temps were in the upper 90's with humidity to match. I...
05-19-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

You have tried several road bikes so I'm assuming...

You have tried several road bikes so I'm assuming that this was with multiple stock saddles on each bike. My first suggestion would be to use a padded short. I prefer the gel shorts as they don't use...
05-17-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

For me, I would like to know how well it works in...

For me, I would like to know how well it works in cool to cold weather. Would be nice to keep the wind off of my nose, mouth, and eyes. Just wondering if it world fog up much or if there is enough...
05-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I just saw this today. I had forgotten about the...

I just saw this today. I had forgotten about the ROS over the past couple of years. I checked my region but no ROS planned for this year in the greater Seattle area.. I have rode in a couple of them...
05-16-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,459
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Can you post a pic of the 2004 Zurich? Thanks!

Can you post a pic of the 2004 Zurich? Thanks!
05-12-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

It might be helpful if you have a few photos of...

It might be helpful if you have a few photos of you and your bike in the US and wherever else prior to your trip easily accessible on your phone.
05-12-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Mt. Si?

Mt. Si?
05-06-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,834
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Lately it's been the pain of not being able to...

Lately it's been the pain of not being able to ride because of temps in the low 50's and a constant rain. It's been an incredibly wet month of May so far.
05-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,266
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

In Thailand, where I ride frequently, it's very...

In Thailand, where I ride frequently, it's very common to see Thais riding in long sleeves, full fingered gloves, and also tights. Many also cover their faces. It's all to protect them from...
05-06-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I bought a Planet Bike floor pump back in 2001. ...

I bought a Planet Bike floor pump back in 2001. It still works as great today as the day I bought it. The model is Verse Air. I pushes air in both in the down and up strokes. It also has both...
05-06-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I don't know the original poster so I'm just...

I don't know the original poster so I'm just guessing.
Perhaps doing some bench presses and /or push ups might help strengthen your triceps.
Try doing some planks. While doing the planks I would...
05-03-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,834
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Some chafing at times that I notice after riding....

Some chafing at times that I notice after riding. Don't notice it so much on the ride but get in the shower and it lets you know. Stings for a bit but then gone.
05-02-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I actually saw a different quote for that...

I actually saw a different quote for that property which was 85M. It was also on our local news channels. Not sure if that extra 27M will put it out of your price range or not. There's currently a...
05-01-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,479
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

What year did Dallas host the US Men's Olympic...

What year did Dallas host the US Men's Olympic Marathon Trials?
04-28-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,828
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I run 23mm on my 2002 Lemond which was very...

I run 23mm on my 2002 Lemond which was very popular back in the early 2000's.
04-28-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,828
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I think you mean 28mm. 28cm is a lot wider than...

I think you mean 28mm. 28cm is a lot wider than the fattest fat tire bike!
04-23-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,266
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Perhaps some cycling shorts in solid Navy Blue,...

Perhaps some cycling shorts in solid Navy Blue, Blue, Maroon, Dark Green. That would just brighten things up a little bit yet still wouldn't show the dirt and grime that much.
04-23-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

32 miles today. Nice day, sunny, and 61 degrees.

32 miles today. Nice day, sunny, and 61 degrees.
04-22-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Any info on the specs of the bike, like brakes,...

Any info on the specs of the bike, like brakes, crank rings, cassette, etc.?
04-22-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

34 miles today. Sunny, a bit of wind, and around...

34 miles today. Sunny, a bit of wind, and around 58-59F.
04-20-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,685
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Former competitive track/XC/road racing runner....

Former competitive track/XC/road racing runner. Ran in high school and college. Dipped under 30 minutes twice in 10K road races. Barely broke 4:10 in the mile. Started riding mountain bikes in the...
04-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,147
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The only time I ride on a sidewalk is when it...

The only time I ride on a sidewalk is when it connects a short section of a MUP. Otherwise, I'm always out on the road where I belong.
04-20-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The running community is just like what you...

The running community is just like what you described. How far did you go? What pace did you run? There's also people like you who advocate in the running community about running for time and not...
04-18-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,762
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Ok, it's not a dog but it is a big water monitor...

Ok, it's not a dog but it is a big water monitor lizard. I was riding my bike at this park in eastern Bangkok and came across him. It's worse when they are on the bike path like in the pic below....
04-14-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,479
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

For me, I like it warmer. 81F/27C is ideal with...

For me, I like it warmer. 81F/27C is ideal with about 40% humidity. Sunny and no wind is even better. I'm fine with temps ranging between 70F/21C and 95F/35C.
04-12-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,762
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Never had a problem in the US as most places have...

Never had a problem in the US as most places have leash laws so people have their dogs under control. Just don't ride to close to them just in case. Thailand is a whole different ball game. Out in...
04-12-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Personally, I would go with a sturdy bike with...

Personally, I would go with a sturdy bike with wheels, rims, and spokes, that can support your weight. I wouldn't want to invest too much $$ into this as there is always a chance that you won't like...
04-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

It might be a little helpful if you listed the...

It might be a little helpful if you listed the country or countries that you are thinking about moving to. There might be someone on this forum that lives there or has spent significant time there...
04-12-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,495
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

You can put on these events for just 10 euros and...

You can put on these events for just 10 euros and Gran Fondos for only 20-30 euros? That's about $11 USD and $22-33 USD. You must get a lot of donated items or big sponsors to cover all the costs.
04-10-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,386
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I smoked steadily for two weeks as a junior in...

I smoked steadily for two weeks as a junior in high school. D@mn, I was cool! Anyway, I was driving one of my Dad's cars with the windows down to keep the smoke out of the car. Had the cigarette...
04-10-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,265
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I always go with a saddlebag. I use a medium size...

I always go with a saddlebag. I use a medium size one that fits under the seat where I can store two tubes, multi-tool, and tire levers. I also carry a credit card, $20 cash, ID, and my bus pass....
04-10-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,495
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

If there is an organized event going on you...

If there is an organized event going on you should either pay to be a part of it or ride somewhere else despite being on public roads. Look, you can always ride the same exact route of the event on a...
04-07-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,068
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, I treat them the same. I don't say...

Yes, I treat them the same. I don't say anything! I also don't jump on their wheel.
04-07-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 37.5 miles today from Kenmore down into...

Rode 37.5 miles today from Kenmore down into Seattle and the Ballard neighborhood along the Burke-Gilman Trail. Very beautiful day, sunny and 74F.
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