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Forum: Touring
05-03-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By creepingdeath

I got 3 broken spokes just south of Carmel?...

I got 3 broken spokes just south of Carmel? (whatever crappy little rich town is next to Pebble Beach) and didn't get it fixed till I got to San Luis Obispo. I had to disconnect the rear brakes so...
Forum: Touring
04-10-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,134
Posted By creepingdeath

"Long Line of Cars" by Cake "Space Truckin" by...

"Long Line of Cars" by Cake
"Space Truckin" by Deep Purple
"Float On" and "Dashboard" by Modest Mouse
"Roam" by The B-52s

and when I'm riding in crappy places with lots of traffic:
"River...
Forum: Touring
02-22-08, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By creepingdeath

I went ahead and went to the doctor, and they...

I went ahead and went to the doctor, and they didn't really know what it is, but think it's cellulitis or something like that. They gave me a painful shot of antibiotics in the butt cheek, and I take...
Forum: Touring
02-22-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By creepingdeath

I should've also stated earlier that my saddle...

I should've also stated earlier that my saddle only bothers me when I wear a backpack (which also bothers my neck and back). The bike doesn't bother me very often except when I'm carrying extra...
Forum: Touring
02-21-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By creepingdeath

I should've rephrased my question, because I...

I should've rephrased my question, because I already know my bike doesn't fit me as well as it should, and that's probably a big reason it's causing me so much pain on longer rides. The main thing I...
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By creepingdeath

what's wrong with me?

I just got done with an approximate 200 mile tour in 2 1/2 days, and I can barely walk because of my ankle. I stand up a whole lot when riding, mainly because my ass gets sore from the uncomfortable...
Forum: Touring
02-14-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By creepingdeath

need help with a front rack

I was gonna do a short coast tour the other day, but I had too much weight in my backpack and decided against being in pain and impotent. I always carry a backpack, even though it's a hassle...
Forum: Touring
02-14-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,516
Posted By creepingdeath

I've got around 4k-5k miles of touring on my...

I've got around 4k-5k miles of touring on my hybrid, and about 16,450 miles on it total since I got it used in june of 2004. It's a cannondale H500. I originally paid one hundred and something off...
Forum: Touring
01-10-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By creepingdeath

If there's grizzly bear in your campsite, it's...

If there's grizzly bear in your campsite, it's not gonna matter if your dog wakes you up anyway. No dog, especially one small enough to take on tour, is going to be able to fight off a bear. Even if...
Forum: Touring
01-10-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By creepingdeath

Instead of getting a guard dog and having to...

Instead of getting a guard dog and having to clean up it's crap, feed it, walk it, etc., you could just get a gun. They're low maintenance and way more effective. I've got a kel tec .32acp that fits...
Forum: Touring
12-20-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By creepingdeath

I've got over 5k miles of touring (almost 17k...

I've got over 5k miles of touring (almost 17k total) on a hybrid. I ride an old cannondale H500. I've done bandon/coos bay, oregon to SoCal/Mex (TJ/SD/SLO) three times, and SW Oregon to whitefish, MT...
Forum: Touring
11-15-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,281
Posted By creepingdeath

Bike locks are only good when you're near the...

Bike locks are only good when you're near the bike and have something to chain it too. My bike got stolen in the absolute middle of nowhere in mexico. I was out on a short hike at the time when they...
Forum: Touring
11-15-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,373
Posted By creepingdeath

I put a little over 5000 miles on my old trek...

I put a little over 5000 miles on my old trek panniers. The second day I used them a squirrel chewed through the bottom of one of them. (Don't leave bagels in your panniers at night if there's...
Forum: Touring
02-12-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By creepingdeath

I agree. Laguna Beach, Dana Point, etc. is all...

I agree. Laguna Beach, Dana Point, etc. is all terrible and some of the most stressful and miserable riding on the west coast. Bumper to bumper traffic, tourists, and lots of a**holes. I've almost...
Forum: Touring
02-07-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By creepingdeath

need info on older cannondale hybrids

I'm not having much luck finding an H500 to replace my old one, but I have seen several other cannondales in my price range. Unfortuneately, I can't find much info about them. The 2 models I'm...
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,719
Posted By creepingdeath

here's my cannondale H500 hybrid in mexico before...

here's my cannondale H500 hybrid in mexico before it was stolen
not pictured is my giant backpack, which makes me look like I'm heading to a soup kitchen and gives me an excuse to complain about how...
Forum: Touring
02-01-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By creepingdeath

As far as being lonely, I'm one of those...

As far as being lonely, I'm one of those social-anxiety/anti-social types who should probably be in a cabin somewhere sending envelopes filled with anthrax to politicians, so that's not a problem for...
Forum: Touring
01-27-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By creepingdeath

I walked/hitchhiked for 6 hours after my bike was...

I walked/hitchhiked for 6 hours after my bike was stolen with no success (I guess not many people pick up crazy-looking goateed gringos at night in the mexican desert), then slept under an overpass...
Forum: Touring
01-26-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By creepingdeath

it's a long shot, but.....

If anyone traveling to baja in the near future sees someone on an ugly, scuffed up grey cannondale H500, could you please punch them in the face and bring my baby back to the states for me. It was...
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,546
Posted By creepingdeath

It's not really a mascot, but I usually take an...

It's not really a mascot, but I usually take an inflatable sex doll on tour. It's lightweight, takes up very little room, and makes cold and lonely nights in the tent after a hard day's ride so much...
Forum: Touring
01-05-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By creepingdeath

I wear $15 skate shoes from Big 5. They're thick...

I wear $15 skate shoes from Big 5. They're thick so they don't tear chunks out of the bottom on the steel pedals, they're comfortable for hiking and everything else, and fairly light. The downside,...
Forum: Touring
01-05-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By creepingdeath

san diego-tecate-ensenada

I'm leaving for baja next sunday, and am still doubtful of riding hwy. 1 from TJ to ensenada. I'm taking amtrak to san diego, and was thinking of riding hwy. 94 to tecate, mexico, then hwy. 3 to...
Forum: Touring
12-01-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,231
Posted By creepingdeath

When I know it's gonna be a long time before I...

When I know it's gonna be a long time before I hit another store to resupply, I carry as much as 2 1/2 gallons. I can carry 2 one gallon jugs and a gatorade in the bag that fits on top of my rack, 1...
Forum: Touring
08-13-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By creepingdeath

I always wear a backpack on tour, about 2100...

I always wear a backpack on tour, about 2100 miles this year so far. I don't want front panniers, so all my tools, food, hygeine stuff goes in the rear panniers, water goes on the rack, and clothes,...
Forum: Touring
06-24-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By creepingdeath

I've already quit 2 tours this year. I...

I've already quit 2 tours this year.

I planned on doing a transam/northern tier ride to maine from oregon. I got about 10 miles from glacier n.p. and said screw it. I turned around and went to...
Forum: Touring
04-17-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By creepingdeath

I went ahead and ordered a 700x35 marathon plus...

I went ahead and ordered a 700x35 marathon plus for the back, and a 700x35 marathon 2006 HS 368 for the front. With shipping, it costs me $87 for both of them so I hope they last one hell of a long...
Forum: Touring
04-16-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By creepingdeath

tire size

I'm looking to get some new tires for my upcoming tour, but I have a question about tire size. I currently have a 700X35c up front, and 700X38c in back. Is the second number the width or thickness?...
Forum: Touring
04-16-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By creepingdeath

So far my longest tour has been 18 days from...

So far my longest tour has been 18 days from oregon to tijuanna last year. This year I'm leaving late may or early June and going coast to coast.
Forum: Touring
04-08-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By creepingdeath

I researched most of the states I'll be going...

I researched most of the states I'll be going through online last night. Some of them will only send state highway maps, some didn't have much info at all. New York seems to have the best maps. They...
Forum: Touring
04-07-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By creepingdeath

I just checked out delorme's website and all...

I just checked out delorme's website and all their software is $49 and $99, which is too much for me at the moment.

Originally I was just gonna buy adventure cycling maps because I'm gonna do the...
Forum: Touring
04-06-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By creepingdeath

online maps/tour planning

I've been having trouble finding good websites and online maps for planning my upcoming tour. I need info like: elevation, public/private land, campgrounds, traffic data, what states don't allow...
Forum: Touring
03-15-06, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By creepingdeath

I've got a eureka zeus exo 1 tent and a marmot...

I've got a eureka zeus exo 1 tent and a marmot pounder plus sleeping bag. The tent is garbage. I have used it about 20 times. The tent poles have busted in 3 different spots. Condensation is...
Forum: Touring
02-25-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,063
Posted By creepingdeath

(quote: Jamawani) If you plan a cheap tour, I'm...

(quote: Jamawani)
If you plan a cheap tour, I'm afraid you are likely to get a cheap tour. And if you don't expect to see anything interesting east of the Rockies, I doubt you will. That said - why...
Forum: Touring
02-24-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,063
Posted By creepingdeath

northern tier or transamerica?

Which is better?

Which has the best scenery, least amount of traffic, best roads (shoulder, pavement, hills,etc.), most campgrounds, cheapest stores and bike shops, weather conditions, etc.?

I...
Forum: Touring
01-20-06, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By creepingdeath

about the only thing I take on tour is ramen...

about the only thing I take on tour is ramen noodles and bagels
01-02-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By creepingdeath

4402 miles on my hybrid 400-550 miles on my mtb...

4402 miles on my hybrid
400-550 miles on my mtb

my goal for 2006 is 5200 miles on my hybrid, that will be over 10k miles total on my hybrid since I've had it, which is more than most of the cars...
12-31-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By creepingdeath

I did 18 miles in some serious rain yesterday....

I did 18 miles in some serious rain yesterday. Everything is flooded where I live right now so I got drenched buy all the punk kids who drive as close to mudpuddles next to me as possible. Some of...
12-10-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,621
Posted By creepingdeath

all kinds of handtools lunchbox, coffemugs ...

all kinds of handtools

lunchbox, coffemugs

empty wallets

nasty clothes

a backpack
Forum: Touring
11-25-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By creepingdeath

The map I used was not very good when I rode...

The map I used was not very good when I rode through there. I passed alot of campgrounds on the way that weren't on the map, so I was to expecting to find another campground not listed on my map...
Forum: Touring
11-24-05, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By creepingdeath

Bandon is where I started when I rode pch to...

Bandon is where I started when I rode pch to tijuana this summer. There's beatiful scenery through this stretch, a good shoulder in all but one or two places, and alot less traffic than farther north...
11-17-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,348
Posted By creepingdeath

I've got 86 miles to go before I reach my annual...

I've got 86 miles to go before I reach my annual mileage goal of 4000 on my hybrid, about 4500 miles for all my bikes combined.

I do hate riding this time of year though. I can tolerate the cold...
Forum: Touring
11-11-05, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By creepingdeath

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5634418767&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I've been thinking of buying one for some dogs that chase me on a regular basis, but I wanted to...
Forum: Touring
11-06-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By creepingdeath

I toured from winston, oregon to tijuana,mexico...

I toured from winston, oregon to tijuana,mexico this summer. My first day my bike pump fell off and broke. The second day I woke up and had a flat tire. I pushed almost 18 miles all together that...
Forum: Touring
10-24-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By creepingdeath

west coast tour in the winter?

How bad is hwy1 and 101 from southern oregon to san diego in November and December? I did it back in august and loved it. I know the winter is colder and wetter in the winter, but how much so? Is it...
Forum: Touring
08-11-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By creepingdeath

I just finished riding from southern oregon to...

I just finished riding from southern oregon to tijuana 2 days ago. The bike route signs in Pacifica, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and San Diego where the worst marked and most confusing. Camp Pendleton...
07-13-05, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By creepingdeath

I've been riding a hybrid for about a year and a...

I've been riding a hybrid for about a year and a half now, and I still love it. I've got about 3600 miles on it so far, and will probably put another 2500 on it before the end of the year.

Unless...
Forum: Touring
07-12-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By creepingdeath

Hwy 1 and 101 in OR and CA?

I plan on riding from southern Oregon (near Coos Bay) to San Francisco, or maybe farther in August, and was wondering how many others have done it. I've heard that the wind the blows north to south...
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