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Forum: Touring
12-23-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

It does rain on the coast during summer touring...

It does rain on the coast during summer touring season, June through September but not often, meaning once every 2 weeks and then only a shower. My recommendation is put fenders on as they hardly...
Forum: Touring
12-26-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

:D I'm going to put one on my Long Haul Trucker...

:D
I'm going to put one on my Long Haul Trucker by spring at the latest. I think it will come in handy when no tree or building is around. There are some metal leaning post type stands, maybe 36" or...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Blog with Video...

If you have room for a Flip camcorder or taking videos from your camera and a mini laptop you can stop in McDonalds for free wi-fi and post stuff on your YouTube Channel. I'm going to start doing...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Central CA =What's a Touring Bike?

I've got a Surly LHT and really like it, that's what you'll see a lot of on the road. I also like the Trek 501 touring bike. I had a Trek city bike before the LHT and loved it, although it was not...
Forum: Touring
10-24-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Good Resources for Touring

go to YouTube and check out 3 wheel journey. Guys crossed the USA from WA to Fl and back. Over a year on the road.

I have an almost new Brooks Saddle for sale.

John Young
04-24-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Juan2know

Sore Underneath My Knee Cap...How Come?

I was off my bike for about 3 weeks because of rotten weather and got back on the following week and did 3 rides, no problems, then this week, I rode on Tue (6 mi) and Wed (10 mi) and man my left...
Forum: Touring
01-25-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

I bought and REI Novara Safari & Was Not Made Aware Until Check Out Time That...

...that there was only room for one water bottle and that almost killed the deal for me but since I liked the bike so much and read so many positive reviews, I decided to go with it because at the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Buying Off Of Ebay or Used Vs New

I was in the same situation you were several months ago and wondered into REI
and spent a considerable amount of time asking questions and saying stuff like,
"Whatcha got"?

They measured me for...
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Need Paniers

Looking for used large size Panniers to go on back of my REI Safari touring bike as I need to put either a tent or sleeping bag on one side. thanks, John Young:thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-06-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Biking n Sweden

Howdy....

I didn't know anything about bikes a couple of years ago, bought one with shoe
clips and proceeded to fall over for the first 3 weeks because I had the tension
on the clips to tight....
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Good Thoughts

Hi Gold...

Great ideas:thumb: I've been blessed with some good contacts
who have given me a boat load of info.

I really like your idea about if you don't have time to smell the roses
then...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Advice on Touring

Hi Julia..

In terms of what you need to do physically to do what you want to do, here's my advice.
Do ride as much as possible prior to taking off. The big deal is getting your rear end used
to...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

Newbie Touring Dude Finds Out A Lot

Hi All,

I'm just purchased a touring bike from REI, Navara Safari and just started riding it empty and love it so far but it's a big difference between that and my road bike to say the least.

I...
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Juan2know

Any Good Touring Bikes For Sale

Hi,

Thanks for the info about Craigs list...I may be a little hard to find and fit but good idea.
Thanks,
John:)
Forum: Touring
02-24-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Juan2know

Any Good Touring Bikes 4 Sale In Great Shape

I'm still looking for a good used, almost new condition touring bike.
Long Haul Trucker would be ideal I think?

I'm 5.8 with 30" inseam and need something I'll be happy with touring
the souther...
Forum: Touring
02-17-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Juan2know

I'm still looking for a bike did not get a LHT or...

I'm still looking for a bike did not get a LHT or anything else yet....still want to buy something almost new would be great...

Best,
John
Forum: Touring
02-17-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Juan2know

Touring bikes

I will be spending every 3rd night in motel, something along those lines
but will be carrying camping gear.

Thanks,
john young
Forum: Touring
02-09-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Juan2know

Touring bikes

Hi...thanks for the tip on tri cross, I think I'm getting a Surley Long Haul Trucker from a guy in MN who's my height and weight, for $700.00 as he needs the $$$. I just think the gear shifs are...
Forum: Touring
02-06-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Juan2know

Looking for A Good Touring Bike

I'm looking for a good tourning bike with low enough gears to get over some Colorado Mts this summer
and just peaked at a Trek and Long Haul Tourer (which gears look wierd to me) but if anyone is...
Forum: Touring
01-03-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Juan2know

Pulling vs Carrying

Thank you for your answers and I will research prior postings...since I'm new I
keep forgetting how vast this forumn is...your help is much appreciated though.

Regards,
john young
aka Juan2know
Forum: Touring
01-03-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Juan2know

Load Your Bike vs Pulling a Cart

In a bike shop in Austin yesterday the staff member told me that one of his friends just pulls a cart vs loading your bike.

So my question is since I'm going to the southern Colorado Rockies this...
Forum: Touring
01-03-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

Surly Long Haul Trucker vs Trek 510

I was in Austin this week and looked at a Surly Long Haul Trucker which looked pretty basic but did have lower gears than the Trek although cosmetically the Trek looked a little better but the price...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

Thin Air For A Newbie

Thanks for your insights and yes I know what you mean
by thin air...I used to live in Denver, now a cake walk
at 5200 when I'm in town but when hiking in Durango
last year it kicked my butt at...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

Your Bike For Sale

Howdy...

Yes, I'm intrested in your Trek touring bike but won't be ready to pull the trigger on
anything for a couple of months.

My size...I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam so let me know what you...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

Newbie Tour Biking in da Rockies

Hi...

I just love this forum...just joined but what a wealth of information.

I'm going over to REI and pick up a book on touring...saw several there last
time but not so sure what I was...
Forum: Touring
12-29-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

Newbie Tour Biking

Hi...thanks so much for the great insights and training tips and info about 50+ forum.

Really great insights and I've heard about the Surley brand before and will Google it next.

You're right...
Forum: Touring
12-28-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,695
Posted By Juan2know

GBG Filtrated Water Bottle

While this site is about liquid vitamns for faster absorbsion and some cool ingrediants for endurance it also has a very interesting water bottle filtration system in case you're in the middle of no...
Forum: Touring
12-28-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Juan2know

A Touring Bike That Will Get Me Over The Rockies

I live in the Texas hill country where there are some moderate challenges for a 65 year old guy who's been riding a little over a year and a half, who would like to strike out next spring/summer for...
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