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Forum: Touring
04-07-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,184
Posted By djyak

I was looking at doing something similar with the...

I was looking at doing something similar with the front racks on my bike. I have a bunch of dry bags, and it looks like the way I'll go for a little extra gear.
Forum: Touring
04-06-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By djyak

Here is my older Kelty Zen. I bought it a couple...

Here is my older Kelty Zen. I bought it a couple of years ago for $75, still in it's packaging, never used. I absolutely love this tent. Been in some pretty bad downpours with now leaks, plenty of...
Forum: Touring
03-13-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By djyak

Fantastic video. Makes it all the better with a...

Fantastic video. Makes it all the better with a good group ride.
03-13-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By djyak

Damn! That's the day of my sons Cub Scout derby....

Damn! That's the day of my sons Cub Scout derby. Have fun though.
Forum: Touring
03-06-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,102
Posted By djyak

I wear cycling jerseys and cycling shorts because...

I wear cycling jerseys and cycling shorts because they dry fast when I do wash them, and my jerseys are bright colors. I just keep it simple. Nothing really high tech.
02-21-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By djyak

Sounds good!

Sounds good!
02-21-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By djyak

Sounds good. I can't ride this weekend, but...

Sounds good. I can't ride this weekend, but hopefully can make the group ride.
02-20-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By djyak

You guys all riding road bikes? I have a touring...

You guys all riding road bikes? I have a touring bike and mountain bike, but keep a fast cadence. Should be able to keep up.
12-31-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By djyak

It looks as of now I'd be in for the ride too. I...

It looks as of now I'd be in for the ride too. I live in Yuba City now. Route looks great!
Forum: Touring
12-28-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By djyak

Love ine too. Two layers of tape on them....

Love ine too. Two layers of tape on them. Switched from drop bars which were killing my shoulders.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By djyak

Nice job! Amazing how a little work can make it...

Nice job! Amazing how a little work can make it all worth while. Something as simple as a bike can make a guy so happy.
Forum: Touring
12-20-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,652
Posted By djyak

http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Spitfire-Tent-sleeps-...

http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Spitfire-Tent-sleeps-1/dp/B000EQ8VIS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1387564365&sr=8-2&keywords=eureka+spitfire+2+tent

this is what I bought. I go for 3-4 nights at a time, a...
12-20-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 278,012
Posted By djyak

Looks great! And saved a ton of weight with that...

Looks great! And saved a ton of weight with that cord.
08-20-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,125
Posted By djyak

Dan here, just moved 45 miles north of...

Dan here, just moved 45 miles north of Sacramento. Already been riding all over and loving the weather! Big change from Germany.
07-14-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 669,143
Posted By djyak

Great looking bike!

Great looking bike!
Forum: Touring
06-16-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By djyak

I'd say keep what you have. Love a bike with a...

I'd say keep what you have. Love a bike with a bit of history. My tourer is an early 70's German bike sold in Kurpfalz, Germany. I've upgraded gears, but still have friction on my down tubes, and I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By djyak

Same here. I don't use a bar bag, even on tour. I...

Same here. I don't use a bar bag, even on tour. I have some external pockets on my panniers if needed, and I prefer to wear my Camel Bak.
Forum: Touring
05-10-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,955
Posted By djyak

Good to know about Tahoe, we just got our orders...

Good to know about Tahoe, we just got our orders to move that way, East of Sacramento in August. Areas look great out that way.
Forum: Touring
04-23-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,606
Posted By djyak

This what I use too. Fast, light, and easy.

This what I use too. Fast, light, and easy.
Forum: Touring
04-15-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By djyak

True, the more rural areas, certainly do-able,...

True, the more rural areas, certainly do-able, but not near the bigger cities. Same for Switzerland, they'll charge for everything, and at top price!
Forum: Touring
04-15-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By djyak

We live in Germany, and of all the traveling...

We live in Germany, and of all the traveling we've done, they're the only country that doesn't take "American" credit cards, but all the ATM's accept our debit/credit cards.
Forum: Touring
04-08-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,955
Posted By djyak

Just got back from Edinburgh this week. Didn't...

Just got back from Edinburgh this week. Didn't get a chance to ride, but stopped into a couple of shops. One guy brought out coffee, and we talked about all the places we've been over the years!
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By djyak

I use a Garmin eTrex 20, and love it!

I use a Garmin eTrex 20, and love it!
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By djyak

I always make room for my humidor and cigars!...

I always make room for my humidor and cigars! Just holds 25, but I have it on tour.
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,871
Posted By djyak

That's the same setup I have, brakes and shifters...

That's the same setup I have, brakes and shifters close, and my bar is almost flat so I can reach/stretch out and cut down on some wind resistance. I love my trekking bars!
Forum: Commuting
03-06-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By djyak

That is one slick looking bike.

That is one slick looking bike.
02-15-13, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 669,143
Posted By djyak

Normally I'm not a big fan of yellow, but the...

Normally I'm not a big fan of yellow, but the attention to detail on this bike is amazing, and it really looks great! Pulls it together great!
02-10-13, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,259
Posted By djyak

How do you like that 1x9 set up for your mtn...

How do you like that 1x9 set up for your mtn bike? What are your cogs set at? Was looking at something similar.
01-31-13, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,421
Posted By djyak

What a great looking bike! I bet you were smiling...

What a great looking bike! I bet you were smiling the whole time forking over the money.
Forum: Touring
01-30-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,291
Posted By djyak

I use a piece of visqueen plastic, somewhat cut...

I use a piece of visqueen plastic, somewhat cut to size.
Forum: Touring
01-29-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,248
Posted By djyak

Yup, the streak. Just to prove I was out having...

Yup, the streak. Just to prove I was out having fun ;)
Forum: Touring
01-29-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,248
Posted By djyak

On my touring bike, I leave them on. A good turns...

On my touring bike, I leave them on. A good turns to a great ride when they are in place with wet weather, and yes, even road kill. I have some removable ones for my mountain bike, but half the fun...
01-29-13, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By djyak

Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Touring
01-27-13, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By djyak

A dog started following me on my last 3 day tour...

A dog started following me on my last 3 day tour here in Southern Germany. I stopped for a snack, it came over, then kept along side me for almost an hour. Finally, it just started to slow down and...
01-14-13, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,040
Posted By djyak

And with a sign like that, you just have to go...

And with a sign like that, you just have to go down with a bike! Nice!
Forum: Touring
01-14-13, 03:17 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 327,042
Posted By djyak

Couldn't agree more! My 7 year old daughter and I...

Couldn't agree more! My 7 year old daughter and I were biking one morning, came around a sharp corner and went right through a whole lot of glass some kids thought would be fun to smash their beer...
01-05-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By djyak

Are those just the stretchy wrist bands holding...

Are those just the stretchy wrist bands holding the lights? I never would have thought of that!
01-05-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By djyak

Aside from the lights, I love the placement of...

Aside from the lights, I love the placement of the airhorn! Good idea!
Forum: Touring
01-05-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By djyak

Here's mine!291872291873

Here's mine!291872291873
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By djyak

Great looking bike. Like how the U Lock hides...

Great looking bike. Like how the U Lock hides under the rack in the back too.
12-11-12, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,040
Posted By djyak

I love cycling in winter like this. Nice and...

I love cycling in winter like this. Nice and quiet, nothing but the sound of the bike in the snow.
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 01:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,753
Posted By djyak

I use the MSR Pocket Rocket. I don't do a lot of...

I use the MSR Pocket Rocket. I don't do a lot of cooking, most campgrounds here in Europe have beer gardens set up on site already. But I love the option, and my coffee in the morning is a must. If I...
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By djyak

My list is taped right to the top of my...

My list is taped right to the top of my rubbermaid tub with all the gear. Best way to ensure I don't take too much.
Forum: Touring
11-28-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By djyak

I like this advice, because I've done it myself...

I like this advice, because I've done it myself here in Europe. When I first started touring, I'd talk to other "veterans" at campsites, and they'd let me take a look at how they packed, what they...
Forum: Touring
11-28-12, 02:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By djyak

Lighter tent, small sleeping bag/pillow, and I...

Lighter tent, small sleeping bag/pillow, and I don't carry anything for anybody! Sometimes the nice guy gets the shaft saying, "sure, you can put that in here." Most often not a problem though. I...
Forum: Touring
11-28-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By djyak

That about covers things for me. Here in...

That about covers things for me. Here in Stuttgart, Germany, if you park the bike and take the train, most things that can come off the bike come with me. As for the rest of the bike, I use two...
11-05-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,837
Posted By djyak

A buddy of mine wanted to be able to fold his...

A buddy of mine wanted to be able to fold his trailer, but still have some rigidity to it, so he used the same fabric straps like on lawn chairs. He found a bunch of it being thrown out. Worked well.
10-30-12, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,040
Posted By djyak

You'd have to be grinning the entire time you are...

You'd have to be grinning the entire time you are riding, like a kid playing. It looks awesome!
10-28-12, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,040
Posted By djyak

Now those are some fenders! Here in Germany, it...

Now those are some fenders! Here in Germany, it snowed all day yesterday, about 4 inches. Took my daughter out riding in it, she had a blast!
Forum: Touring
10-28-12, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,955
Posted By djyak

Love the dog all chillin' in the back! That's a...

Love the dog all chillin' in the back! That's a long ride, hopefully you guys had a great time.
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