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03-02-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,582
Posted By jabantik00

i still lurk here, but i rarely log in or post...

i still lurk here, but i rarely log in or post because this forum is overmoderated. i'm living in lomita these days and riding pv drive loop a bit. i wanted to say, before the moderators closed the...
Forum: Touring
09-20-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,821
Posted By jabantik00

i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled...

i used to carry a usb battery when i traveled with a laptop. now i mostly just charge my phone at subway or wherever and keep it on airplane mode most of the time
09-16-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,783
Posted By jabantik00

The desert National Parks (Death Valley and...

The desert National Parks (Death Valley and Joshua Tree) are quite awesome. Are you set on going to San Francisco, the ocean, or SoCal? If it was me, I'd take the Sierra Cascade route and make a...
09-15-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,783
Posted By jabantik00

The greater Los Angeles area has something like...

The greater Los Angeles area has something like 10 or 15 million people and 10 or 15 million cars (I made these numbers up, but I don't think I'm exaggerating.) A lot of safety depends on your route...
07-23-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jabantik00

One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged,...

One of the great joys of riding an old, lugged, steel bike is dropping unworthy tools on carbon race rigs and rubbing their face in it. If I am riding my xtracycle or basket bike with groceries, I...
Forum: Touring
07-23-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By jabantik00

In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant...

In 2006 I left my stuff in my tent at Grant Village Campground and dayhiked the Shoshone and Heart Lake Geyser Basins in Yellowstone. These are backcountry geyser basins (no crowds, no boardwalk,...
Forum: Touring
07-17-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,304
Posted By jabantik00

1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap...

1. Buy 3l or 5l box of wine (usually the cheap stuff)
2. Drink 3l or 5l of wine :)
3. Recycle/throw away cardboard box, rinse out the plastic bag (you can pull the tap out and press it back,) and...
Forum: Touring
07-04-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By jabantik00

it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq,...

it also has a bicycle workstand, ac power, bbq, and lots of comfort and dignity. up with twin bridges!
Forum: Touring
06-26-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,168
Posted By jabantik00

i have had some keen commuters. i like that they...

i have had some keen commuters. i like that they seem lighter than others i have had (shimano 2-strap, lake, and nashbar,) have a covered toe, and give my feet striped tan lines. i don't like that...
Forum: Touring
06-02-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,344
Posted By jabantik00

from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face...

from 1990 or so until 2004 i had a north face starlight or tadpole or something. i liked it a lot, but i fell on it in a drunken stupor about 2 months into a 3 month trip to france, and the poles...
Forum: Touring
04-29-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By jabantik00

i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a...

i had a backpack (50l kelty redwing - not a weight weenie pack), normal touring stuff, and a bear keg (the big, heavy, black plastic ones) on my xtracycle (with freeloader bags) a couple summers ago....
04-22-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By jabantik00

lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check...

lake hodges probably has what you seek. or check out mountain bike bill (http://www.mountainbikebill.com/) for descriptions of nearly every mtb area in the county and beyond
Forum: Touring
04-09-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,560
Posted By jabantik00

i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb...

i have traveled on my aluminum fisher mtb xtracycle; it rules. yeah, it's a bit heavy, but i'm not racing and i'm a fairly strong rider anyways, so i don't care. it can carry way too much stuff - way...
12-11-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By jabantik00

going south to north puts the ocean and the...

going south to north puts the ocean and the better ocean views on the other side of the road.
the short day lengths can be a bit of a bummer if you are on a tight schedule or if you are camping.
it...
Forum: Touring
11-09-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By jabantik00

i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila)...

i have done it the other way (29 palms to aguila) twice. it's 100 miles of nothing between 29 palms and vidal junction, so be sure to carry what you need. it's a pretty nice ride, even if traffic is...
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By jabantik00

most history and most climbed is probably the...

most history and most climbed is probably the tourmalet. ventoux, galibier, and alpe d'huez are all famous and popular, and the nearby towns (e.g., bourg d'oisans) probably have a shop with rentals....
10-11-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,325
Posted By jabantik00

probably in for this. hey, chris, the 80s...

probably in for this.

hey, chris, the 80s called. they're looking for you.

oh yeah? well the jerk store called...
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,493
Posted By jabantik00

rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike...

rigid fisher mtb with xtracycle and planet bike fenders. occasionally a rock gets sucked up into the fenders and makes a bad scraping noise but it eventually is ejected. i haven't had much experience...
09-27-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By jabantik00

i did this ride a couple times. there are vending...

i did this ride a couple times. there are vending machines and a store at roy's (amboy), and a diner at the kelso depot. there used to be a small store at cima, but it was closed (permanently?) last...
Forum: Touring
07-29-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By jabantik00

took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years...

took my xtracycle on greyhound a couple years ago. made an extra-long box out of two boxes in order to avoid removing the xtracycle. it wasn't super sturdy, but i put it under the bus myself - it...
07-29-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By jabantik00

i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can...

i think (not sure) that the effect of stings can get worse with each successive sting. i seem to get stung about 1x/year, and lately it seems like much of my body can swell up from a sting. the last...
07-23-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By jabantik00

is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number...

is there a cannondale picard? make it so, number one
Forum: Touring
07-16-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,161
Posted By jabantik00

i have pretty good success with google maps. just...

i have pretty good success with google maps. just search for "camping", "food", "motel", "supermarket", or whatever and you will probably get some hits, with websites, phone numbers, reviews, etc.
Forum: Touring
07-15-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By jabantik00

i have always used spd sandals when travelling....

i have always used spd sandals when travelling. sandals are very venty and drain rain, sand, pebbles, etc. well, and are fairly walkable with recessed mtb cleat. sandals with covered toes such as...
Forum: Touring
07-14-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By jabantik00

for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can...

for the most part, i prefer to travel solo. i can go my own pace and stop for coffee without being on anyone else's time. if i want to bust out big mileage days, no one can stop me except myself. in...
06-30-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,630
Posted By jabantik00

that was me. i badly underestimated how long it...

that was me. i badly underestimated how long it takes to ride to harrah's. i got there around 9:30. i got a couple monster drinks (or rockstars?) at the taco shop, felt the heat before the big curve...
05-11-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,042
Posted By jabantik00

anyone know around what time the leaders are...

anyone know around what time the leaders are expected to pass over the palomar kom? i think i am going to watch the south grade descent too, unless the freak show and all the crazies will be at the...
04-18-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,836
Posted By jabantik00

i usually ask a local shop for a cardboard bike...

i usually ask a local shop for a cardboard bike box, which they give away for free. you can probably pay them to pack your bike for you (i think it's usually about $10 or $20), and it will probably...
04-18-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,042
Posted By jabantik00

Oh stage 1 is the pie ride in reverse? I have...

Oh stage 1 is the pie ride in reverse? I have only done it the other direction. Is it good in reverse? Anyone want to do this one of these days?

Gonna probably watch stage 1 either on palomar or tv
Forum: Touring
04-15-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,648
Posted By jabantik00

I like heavy, flat-resistant, crappy rolling...

I like heavy, flat-resistant, crappy rolling tires with high durometer compound. Some I have used and liked: specialized armadillos, conti contacts and gatorskins, serfas drifters, and schwalbe...
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By jabantik00

when i travel, i usually bring 1 bib (i like...

when i travel, i usually bring 1 bib (i like bibs) and 1 baggy mtb shorts with some crappy built-in chamois. i prefer my superhero-looking roadie hugger kit on my bike, but i don't care to be the...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,818
Posted By jabantik00

i am neither ultralight or heavy, but i do like...

i am neither ultralight or heavy, but i do like to carry wine in a box (minus the box.) it's usually cheap and drinkable, but it takes up 3l or 5l of space and weighs a bit more than 3kg or 5kg...
04-01-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By jabantik00

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s346/jabantik/I...

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s346/jabantik/IMG_1763_zpscd3cf663.jpg

this is on the road to mineral king. if you want to ride something other than the generals' highway, mineral king is an...
03-31-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By jabantik00

i took the sierra-cascades from palmdale to...

i took the sierra-cascades from palmdale to yosemite this past august and stayed a night at potwisha. they were doing major construction on the road from somewhere past buckeye to that place on the...
03-23-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By jabantik00

are those not sharrows? sharrows designate shared...

are those not sharrows? sharrows designate shared lanes, and are not exclusively lanes for bicycles. they aren't much different from an unmarked lane, except they lend a small bit of legitimacy to...
03-20-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By jabantik00

it's closed from the end of the campground to las...

it's closed from the end of the campground to las pulgas. i was there today and talked with a sentry who was there yesterday. i asked whether he thought the road would be closed saturday. he seemed...
03-20-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By jabantik00

Bushwacking to i-5 is what the serious-looking...

Bushwacking to i-5 is what the serious-looking guards suggested. We wouldn't know of the break in the fence or the tunnel under the tracks had they not pointed it out
03-19-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By jabantik00

old hwy 101 closed between san onofre and las pulgas (camp pendleton) through friday?

there's a couple of serious-looking guards at the ends of the old highway who are telling people to take i-5 until fri or sat. i don't know the details. it has something to do with some ships or...
03-17-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,308
Posted By jabantik00

what is the proper etiquette if i want to leech?...

what is the proper etiquette if i want to leech? do i ask, 'can i try to stay on your wheel?' or something like that? do i offer to take turns? i am often on my beater commuter with a bag of...
Forum: Touring
01-28-13, 02:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,248
Posted By jabantik00

i like fenders, but they aren't necessary. i...

i like fenders, but they aren't necessary. i wouldn't leave them at home for weight reasons, but i might leave them if they were inconvenient to transport or (dis)assemble. i might bring them despite...
Forum: Touring
01-23-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,635
Posted By jabantik00

i have serfas drifters 26x1.5" on my xtracycle...

i have serfas drifters 26x1.5" on my xtracycle and i like them. they are made with hard rubber compound and inverted tread, so they are fairly tough and last a long time. i think they are $22/ea at...
01-08-13, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By jabantik00

Climate is what you expect, but weather is what...

Climate is what you expect, but weather is what you get. No one can say with much certainty that the weather will be better in California than in Oregon in March. If you ignore weather, the Oregon...
Forum: Touring
12-21-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By jabantik00

summer. long days, hot weather.

summer. long days, hot weather.
12-19-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By jabantik00

fee dub in full effect with chris and his ride. ...

fee dub in full effect with chris and his ride. you wrap your bars a lot neater than i do. no one laughs at the badger's bike. not to his face, anyways
Forum: Touring
12-19-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By jabantik00

it is going to weigh too much to travel with. ...

it is going to weigh too much to travel with.

i guess i suck at cooking because i don't know what half those spices are. could you share some easy recipes? i'll share my favorite: good ramen...
12-04-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jabantik00

i have went from oceanside to joshua tree via...

i have went from oceanside to joshua tree via berdoo canyon road and geology tour road a couple times. fat tires (something like 26x2.3 or so) will help you get through the looser sections, but it...
11-14-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By jabantik00

how do you spend your evenings? are you camping?...

how do you spend your evenings? are you camping? 12+ hours is a long time to spend in camp every day.
10-12-12, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,808
Posted By jabantik00

i think usada is awesome

i think usada is awesome
Forum: Touring
09-30-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,804
Posted By jabantik00

short days suck if you are mostly camping. 12+...

short days suck if you are mostly camping. 12+ hours of dark is a long time to sit around in camp. if you got 2.5 months, go someplace south where the days are long
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