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Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

that is my buddy, partner in crime, who gets the...

that is my buddy, partner in crime, who gets the outdoor bug as bad as I do. He is pretty much the only reliable [letís go] type I have when it comes to bicycle overnighters. 👍🙂

and the bugs were...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Two day loop around Grand Lake ...

Two day loop around Grand Lake
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Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah same here for the state of Maine. Cheers.

Yeah same here for the state of Maine. Cheers.
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By PedalingWalrus

ok. I did bite. i just created an event for...

ok. I did bite. i just created an event for Baxter State Park
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By PedalingWalrus

also a philosophy that just because you only have...

also a philosophy that just because you only have 24 hours of free time donít let it stop yoy from going bike camping
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,317
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I admit to think sooty pot is PITA but in all...

I admit to think sooty pot is PITA but in all honesty (depending in where you camp) it is pretty easy to clean without any chemicals. All you need to do is to rub the pot with ground grit / sand and...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Awesome! Have a great trip!

Awesome! Have a great trip!
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

cool shot Doug...we are slowly approaching Magnum...

cool shot Doug...we are slowly approaching Magnum Photos level ;-)
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By PedalingWalrus

one cool thing I heard this year (although it is...

one cool thing I heard this year (although it is logical and i'm kicking myself for not thinking the same way already) is that camping in florida during winter months is easier on the nerves when it...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I went to a 'talk' from a recent successful...

I went to a 'talk' from a recent successful attempt to break Guiness Book of Records for easternmost to southernmost point of the US. There were some sketchy sections in Philadelphia as I recall....
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,649
Posted By PedalingWalrus

You don't just buy a $50 hammock and sleep in it....

You don't just buy a $50 hammock and sleep in it. Maybe in 100 degree heat but anything else is dependent on a draft of air on the underside of the hammock which ranges unnerving to flat out CBS...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,649
Posted By PedalingWalrus

if money is a consideration then a tent setup is...

if money is a consideration then a tent setup is cheaper. I use both - depending on mood and topology.
05-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By PedalingWalrus

if there was a change then I did not notice it...

if there was a change then I did not notice it ... therefore assuming the format change was not substantial to worry about :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,788
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i always liked the paid features so I paid from...

i always liked the paid features so I paid from the getgo. Will continue to pay as there is no change in my enjoyment of the app. I have to say though, i pay for ridewithgps because of the route...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,737
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Based on what you have posted (You have only met...

Based on what you have posted (You have only met her once in person) - I would have to say that you are in love and you may be in heat ... :-) Just let it simmer until You two MEET more than once. ;-)
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,737
Posted By PedalingWalrus

the hard part is already solved: she loves...

the hard part is already solved: she loves camping

the way to go about it is you plan flat itinerary and let her plan the miles and you stay on her tail.
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last 2 days of my staycation. Packed up my...

Last 2 days of my staycation. Packed up my hammock and went Straight out of my house. I love it that way. No need to park the car or set up your bike at the last minute.

...
05-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By PedalingWalrus

same here in Maine. My LBS is telling me they are...

same here in Maine. My LBS is telling me they are selling almost double the amount of new bikes compared to last year
Forum: Fatbikes
05-12-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Putting Eagle on my 2014 (baby blue) Surly Ice Cream Truck

I have the first Ice Cream Truck (baby blue). I think it is 2014. Back then it came with a 2 by. I would like to put a SRAM Eagle on it and maybe a Chris King bottom bracket. What kind of SRAM eagle...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I was 18 when I left. I oived 3 years in Bavaria...

I was 18 when I left. I oived 3 years in Bavaria before I came to Maine. Been here since 1988
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Cool. I may have mentioned it in thenpast posts...

Cool. I may have mentioned it in thenpast posts somewhere... I was born in the Czech Republic, Moravia to be exact 🙂👍
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Got caught by a snowstorm in May ...

Got caught by a snowstorm in May


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Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

One more from Bold Coast and our picturesque...

One more from Bold Coast and our picturesque campsite tonight 😁

...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks! We have biked what could be biked and...

Thanks! We have biked what could be biked and then took a 5 mile walk to Birch Point

...
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This is the first time I have tried to attach it...

This is the first time I have tried to attach it to the rear rack. It works pretty good but I plan on improving the the top attachment.

It is a pair of bags made for truss fork but I thought they...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

hi Doug. Where is the Czech Republic was this?

hi Doug. Where is the Czech Republic was this?
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

A ride to the new hampshire border and camping in...

A ride to the new hampshire border and camping in my friends backyard

...
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,434
Posted By PedalingWalrus

do it. You're gonna have a blast. Besides...

do it. You're gonna have a blast.

Besides the Cumberland gap I do not see any big hills. It's not flat but not a hilly ride either.
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

you're living the life

you're living the life
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By PedalingWalrus

good report. I use the Antelope Hills and...

good report. I use the Antelope Hills and Snowqualmie Pass. I haven't had a puncture yet although several of my friends reported several punctures :-)
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,608
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We went out last weekend...everything closed so...

We went out last weekend...everything closed so we just biked from home towards the mountains and found an ATV dirt road in the woods where we pitched our tent for the night. It was all good until I...
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I love the tires. I have the standard casing and...

I love the tires. I have the standard casing and I have to say that the only thing that I do not like is the anxiety about puncture resistance. So ... there... :-) I am not sure the endurance version...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By PedalingWalrus

well, i'm not an expert on this but I do enjoy...

well, i'm not an expert on this but I do enjoy various biking disciplines to be able to take a few steps back to get a better view on your situation. I think if you are really just starting out and...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By PedalingWalrus

This guy crossed the Sahara on a $100 bike ...

This guy crossed the Sahara on a $100 bike
https://youtu.be/bG5MC-2rbZ0
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By PedalingWalrus

lol - mine is much more pleasant when she is...

lol - mine is much more pleasant when she is happy, scratches my back and swats away the horse flies during our bike rides :-)
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By PedalingWalrus

SURE. plausible. I mean people did the...

SURE. plausible. I mean people did the Continental Divide trail on single speed so yeah...you walk when you can't ride and eventually you get to your destination. nice adventure
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By PedalingWalrus

My wife loves bike touring...after finally...

My wife loves bike touring...after finally agreeing on the right bike 😀

...
04-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Derailleur skips in middle gears

I don't usually frequent the Bicycle Mechanics forum so forgive me if I am asking something totally redundant but here goes: On a bicycle stand my bike shifts fine in all gears (SRAM eagle) but when...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i take ample time every week to pursue activities...

i take ample time every week to pursue activities that keep mentally and physically healthy. I too have had some growing pains with my spouse over our own time. partners are different and sometimes...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We all need ME time to keep our sanity. ME time...

We all need ME time to keep our sanity. ME time is doing what defines US. If ME time for her is spending hours talking to and with her girlfriends that is just fine - take inventory of the duration...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By PedalingWalrus

excellent info. Thank You! Yeah so, it seems that...

excellent info. Thank You! Yeah so, it seems that early morning and late afternoon would work well to avoid the most annoying traffic. That was what I was thinking. Sort of an "Arctic Siesta" :-)
...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yeah the wind and elevation gain are intimidating...

yeah the wind and elevation gain are intimidating especially when planning this with consideration for various ability levels.

One thing I did not find a lot of information is the utilization of...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thoughts on peak hours on the ring road in Iceland

Anyone who has biked the ring road around Iceland care to share observations of what the hourly usage peaks and valleys are?

6-10 AM
10-2PM
2-6PM
6-11PM
Forum: Fatbikes
04-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,597
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I hear ya. Even though mine was a demo and was...

I hear ya. Even though mine was a demo and was sold at a discount it still cost unreasonable arm and let. But...i'm over 50, empty nester and I haven't lost my job this time ( I did during 911) so I...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i actually removed my kick stand thinking I would...

i actually removed my kick stand thinking I would save weight and then when i held it in my hands I realized it weighed next to nothing. I put it back on the bike
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By PedalingWalrus

My friend has been riding the Salsa Cutthroat for...

My friend has been riding the Salsa Cutthroat for over a year and Iíd say it is a fantastic rig. He has SRAM eagle on it and it seems to work great for him.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,887
Posted By PedalingWalrus

you won't ever show your crack by accident

you won't ever show your crack by accident
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