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Forum: Touring
12-10-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By xcapekey

that was awesome...posting it on...

that was awesome...posting it on EpicureanCyclist.com

Russ
Forum: Touring
10-30-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By xcapekey

Swift Industries Panniers

Hey everyone...just finished making a video of Martina, the woman that makes Swift Industries panniers.

http://pathlesspedaled.com/?p=797

We met her three months ago as we rode through Seattle....
Forum: Touring
10-28-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By xcapekey

John... Schwalbe Marathons...the ones we...

John...

Schwalbe Marathons...the ones we both have are just the basic Marathons...

Smokester..

The sidewalls look a little chapped but they aren't splitting...and I meant $80-$90 to replace...
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By xcapekey

Larger LHTs to come in 26 inch!

Sent to me by a friend (thanks Logan)...

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/09/interbike-video-diary-4-surly/

fast forward to 6:00....larger LHTs to come in 26 inch wheels for adventure...
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By xcapekey

Apologies...I meant Conti Touring Plus...not...

Apologies...I meant Conti Touring Plus...not PROs...that's prob. why they aren't in the catalog. The tires are all of 4 months old! They were purchased NEW in a bicycle store in Salem, OR.
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Lht
Views: 579
Posted By xcapekey

we heart our LHTs too! rock solid on downhills...

we heart our LHTs too! rock solid on downhills when loaded!

our builds and component list.. - http://pathlesspedaled.com/?page_id=22

russ
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By xcapekey

wow...good to know that it's not just us :) ...

wow...good to know that it's not just us :) bummer that they seem to poop out at 2k for tires that cost quite a bit to replace.
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By xcapekey

After 1800 miles....Schwable vs. Conti

Hey everyone...my gf and I have been on the road for almost four months and have ridden 1800 miles with about 85lbs of gear each....

We replaced our tires early in the trip because of splitting...
Forum: Touring
10-23-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By xcapekey

3 months on the road...first injury

Hey everyone....we are nearing our fourth month of being on the road and recently had our first significant injury and it wasn't even bike related....just carelessness...For the most part, the trip...
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,212
Posted By xcapekey

Hey all..saw this post and thought i might chime...

Hey all..saw this post and thought i might chime in...I've been on the road for about three months. My gf and I cook a lot over the campfire and this requires splitting wood. I've been able to...
Forum: Touring
09-12-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By xcapekey

Downhill Video from Orcas Island

Just left the San Juan islands and had a blast. Check out this vid with some fun downhills from Orcas!

Video


Swoosh!!!


russ
www.pathlesspedaled.com
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By xcapekey

We are pretty active tweeters with photos and map...

We are pretty active tweeters with photos and map links.

@pathlesspedaled
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By xcapekey

Video from the downhill cam..

Hey everyone. My gf and I are in our third week of an open-ended tour around the US. We're in Seattle, taking a few rest days. I just downloaded the video from my "downhill cam" a GoPro Hero Wide....
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By xcapekey

PathLessPedaled.com - We're OFF!!!!!

Hey everyone, it's me Russ (epicureancyclist.com, bicycling photographer, etc.,) just wanted to let everyone know that the gf and I are pushing off on our open-ended bicycle tour tomorrow AM!!!!!
...
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By xcapekey

Aside from the fun of being able to skillfully...

Aside from the fun of being able to skillfully navigate a sharp blade around my face, I also enjoy shaving with a straight razor for a few more practical reasons.

My hair grows fast and thick and...
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By xcapekey

Straight Razor kit for touring

I know I'm probably in the minority here...seeing all the photos of bearded tourists. But for those that are "wet shavers" and can wield a straight razor without fear, I put up a review of what I'm...
Forum: Touring
07-07-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By xcapekey

Bike Touring 101

Hey all...just wanted to give a heads up. My gf and I are about to hit the road on an extended tour, but before we do, were going to give a little bike touring 101 seminar. So if you're in Long...
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By xcapekey

Just a quick update on my paella...

Just a quick update on my paella adventures...i've started using a large enamelware plate as a lid...did a DIY handle using a magnet and piece of hemp twine.

http://epicureancyclist.com/?p=696
...
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,810
Posted By xcapekey

nice looking ride! don't go too crazy on the...

nice looking ride! don't go too crazy on the neatsfoot..i've seen a few brooks that were too quickly softened and sagged pretty bad..
Forum: Touring
06-18-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,900
Posted By xcapekey

with a straight razor

i'm probably in the minority here but I do bring some shaving gear with me...

Dovo straight razor that takes disposable blades
shaving brush
a little film canister of shave cream
folding bowl...
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By xcapekey

imi...thanks! ...

imi...thanks!

http://epicureancyclist.com/?p=637
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By xcapekey

Nicole, You'll do fine. The toughest part is...

Nicole,
You'll do fine. The toughest part is just going. A few days in and you'll wonder what you had to worry about. I'd suggest not worrying too much about climbing and elevation profiles...
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By xcapekey

imi...with your permission, I'd like to post the...

imi...with your permission, I'd like to post the photos of your bread making on my site epicureancyclist.com? Do you mind writing up a few more details? how do you know when it's done? do you need...
Forum: Touring
06-10-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By xcapekey

Bringing the paella pan...what strange cookware do you bring?

Hey all...just about to push off on an open-ended trip. Just got a paella pan to bring with us to cook paella but to use as a general stir fry/wok pan. Does anyone else bring a fun or...
Forum: Touring
06-10-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By xcapekey

Battery Life - about 2 days of a lot of shooting...

Battery Life - about 2 days of a lot of shooting on 1 battery
Price - $450 -$500 if you can find it!
Forum: Touring
06-10-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By xcapekey

Good touring camera...LX3 vs G10

I'm a photog and bike tourist. I've owned a G10 for a few months and was lucky enough to get a LX3 for a few weeks to test out on a tour. Just wrote up a review for my touring site. Check it out...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By xcapekey

This would not be a good place to rely on...

This would not be a good place to rely on cars...we counted two cars in one day. One of them didn't even blink as it drove by and the other was a park ranger that saw our bike tracks and went to...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By xcapekey

BBT...just posted a map of the route...let me...

BBT...just posted a map of the route...let me know if you want any specific details.

http://epicureancyclist.com/?p=548

Russ
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By xcapekey

Pasta is good but requires water and boiling...if...

Pasta is good but requires water and boiling...if you're touring where it's readily available, then that's fine.

I highly recommend flour tortillas. They make a good food conduit. You can put...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By xcapekey

BBT...I'll post a map soon... Best time to...

BBT...I'll post a map soon...

Best time to go would probably be in the spring after it rains....

We lucked out with some cool-ish weather...highs in the mid-80s...wouldn't want to attempt it...
Forum: Touring
05-31-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By xcapekey

rodar we were doing 2 gallons a day...and...

rodar

we were doing 2 gallons a day...and managed to find one refill point each day (somebody's hose, a natural spring, purified water from a pistachio farm).

R
Forum: Touring
05-31-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By xcapekey

3 Methods of Carrying Lots of Water

Hey all...I just did a tour through the Carrizo Plain in California. One of the most remote spots in CA. Anyway, it provided an interesting experience having to carry a lot of water in remote...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By xcapekey

Yes. We're planning to use it extensively when...

Yes. We're planning to use it extensively when we go on tour!

http://pathlesspedaled.com/

Russ
Forum: Touring
05-02-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By xcapekey

Hi there...I've done that stretch and part of...

Hi there...I've done that stretch and part of that stretch a few times and it's a nice little ride...perhaps the most obnoxious part of the trip is Mailbu after Pepperdine and before the SM bike...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By xcapekey

yeah..there is some "stuff" i have to hold on...

yeah..there is some "stuff" i have to hold on to....some audio recording equipment and a pair of point and shoot cameras and a laptop...

not ideal, but when compared to the TON we have now...much...
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By xcapekey

Machka...the process is slow right now... ...

Machka...the process is slow right now...

Laura still has a 9-5er....and I'm trying to book as many shoots as I can to fund the trip...

We however, have made progress in the kitchen front :)
...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By xcapekey

Getting rid of stuff...

Hey everyone..my gf and I have to decided on an extended open-ended tour....however, there's still the issue of getting rid of all the stuff and preparations to go....we're planning to document it...
Forum: Touring
04-20-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By xcapekey

Touring through Dirt Mulholland

Hi everyone,
The gf and I just did a fun weekend tour through the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains, via Mulholland. There's a stretch where the pavement ends and the fun begins, so to...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By xcapekey

I ordered a cargo bike from Bilenky and I...

I ordered a cargo bike from Bilenky and I couldn't be happier. I've found them to be a pleasure to work with. My turnaround was about 3 months (could have been quicker if I could have paid faster)....
Forum: Touring
04-10-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,832
Posted By xcapekey

I bring a small camp axe. A Wetterlings. I've...

I bring a small camp axe. A Wetterlings. I've found that it's great for not only splitting wood for a fire and for cooking, but also for driving in tent pegs in hard ground.
...
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,257
Posted By xcapekey

Paxton...great thanks...I'll do a little post... ...

Paxton...great thanks...I'll do a little post...

R
Forum: Touring
03-28-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,257
Posted By xcapekey

paxton....do you have any pics? if you have pics...

paxton....do you have any pics? if you have pics and want to do a quickie write up I could post it on Epicurean Cyclist..

R
03-28-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By xcapekey

+1 on discs.... ...

+1 on discs....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3360/3328827313_99204c0527.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-27-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,012
Posted By xcapekey

I'm partial to Velo-Orange retro cages with...

I'm partial to Velo-Orange retro cages with stitched on toe leathers...the cages allow for lots of adjustability that really grips whatever you're sticking in there.....+1 for style points too
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By xcapekey

Agreed. It's a pretty stiff suspension. Not...

Agreed. It's a pretty stiff suspension. Not bouncy at all.
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By xcapekey

The Dream Gig!

Hey there everyone...I'm a photographer in Long Beach and go everywhere by bike. I've just entered this contest to name my dream photo assignment. Well, of course, it has to include an epic bike...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By xcapekey

greaterbrown! that's exactly what I was...

greaterbrown! that's exactly what I was envisioning...

which 44t ring are you using? Is it pinned and ramped or just flat?
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By xcapekey

Hi there....I have several B-17s and a few sprung...

Hi there....I have several B-17s and a few sprung B.17s...

The spring effect for me (180lbs) is minimal but noticeable. I had one on a fixie to help me along some bumps that I didn't...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,887
Posted By xcapekey

LHT guy - what's with the fenders?[/QUOTE] ...

LHT guy - what's with the fenders?[/QUOTE]

When I ordered fenders for the bike I didn't specify the width so I got sent the widest SKGs ever made :) They're too wide for the fork so they bow...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By xcapekey

Thanks for the responses....I guess there's no...

Thanks for the responses....I guess there's no dremeling involved...

Yes...looking at the rings this morning I suppose I would try to run my triple as a 39/24.

Another question..

So if I did...
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