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Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By b_young

Thanks. And get to writing. I love live...

Thanks. And get to writing. I love live vicariously thru others.
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By b_young

I have definitely decided against the 8lb...

I have definitely decided against the 8lb sleeping pad. I wanted at least a 2 person tent and the weight difference between the 2 and 3 person was very small so I went big. Some really good points...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By b_young

I have been elk hunting around the Gunnison area....

I have been elk hunting around the Gunnison area. Silver Jack Lake area if you are familiar. I have thought that would be a fun tour in the summer. Just not sure where all I would want to go. The...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By b_young

Comfort vs Weight

I hope I didn't mess up. I bought an Alps Chos 3 tent. It is actually a 3 person tent so 2 people comfortably and by myself in a mansion. It weighs about 6lbs. I talked myself into it accepting the...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By b_young

cool pack...

cool pack...
06-13-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,507
Posted By b_young

Another way to burn acid. Once every 30 min to...

Another way to burn acid. Once every 30 min to an hour, gear up for a little resistance. Stand and pedal about 10-15 revs then go back to normal riding.
A shot of pickle juice also does wonders...
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By b_young

Just a thought. If liberals want to put us on a...

Just a thought. If liberals want to put us on a path to socialism, does that make them sociopaths?
04-22-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By b_young

It all depends on what kind of a ride you are...

It all depends on what kind of a ride you are doing. Workout, commute, tour. Sometimes the music is on and sometimes not.
04-22-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 445,440
Posted By b_young

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have an 06. May have modified it just a little. I have been very happy with it....
04-22-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By b_young

I agree with AC/DC. Thunderstruck is mine. Van...

I agree with AC/DC. Thunderstruck is mine.
Van Halen - Panama has a tempo set for a nice cadence.
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By b_young

Trying to get this move to P&R? Just because he...

Trying to get this move to P&R? Just because he is not aligned with your political views doesn't mean he ignores the rights and feeling of others. All politicians these days ignore the rights and...
Forum: Touring
04-21-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By b_young

Turner Shelter...

Turner Shelter (http://www.conservemo.org/turner-katy-trail-shelter.html)

This is a great place on the KATY for 5$/ night. Bed, showers and food. Its in Tebbetts, so it depends on how many...
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,882
Posted By b_young

+1 for the Kona Sutra. Not the LTD model just...

+1 for the Kona Sutra. Not the LTD model just regular Sutra.
04-16-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,786
Posted By b_young

I had a tour of Monsanto in the early 90's with...

I had a tour of Monsanto in the early 90's with the college engineering club. I remember then thinking there were some shady R&D projects going on then. Not a big fan of them. They seem to be...
Forum: Foo
04-11-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By b_young

Nice. I have worked long enough now that I get so...

Nice. I have worked long enough now that I get so much vacation I can usually take a week bike ride by myself. Kids are in college and the wife doesn't like to ride. I may have her talked into a...
Forum: Foo
04-11-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By b_young

More specifically a family vacation every year. ...

More specifically a family vacation every year. It doesn't have to be anything big and expensive but time with the family and away from the house. Camping, beach, Disney... leaving the daily...
Forum: Foo
04-11-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By b_young

I suggest taking a vacation every year but...

I suggest taking a vacation every year but working as much as you can while you are young. Put more than you think is possible in your retirement fund, the more you put in at the start will grow...
04-08-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By b_young

I started a vegan diet about 2 months ago on a...

I started a vegan diet about 2 months ago on a doctors suggestion. I am planning on staying on it for about 6 months at least. I have found it is very hard to find true vegan foods that are pre...
03-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By b_young

I'm not sure I will totally retire. I can retire...

I'm not sure I will totally retire. I can retire and come back as a contractor at a better pay rate. I want to do a cross country tour around then also. But we have a foster child we will adopt if...
03-01-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By b_young

Vegan Diet I work in Nuclear power and had a...

Vegan Diet
I work in Nuclear power and had a job causing a lot of stress. I am on 5 different meds. I took a less stressful job and my numbers fell. My Dr likes to get away from meds if possible....
02-28-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By b_young

There really isn't anything in Machens. Unless...

There really isn't anything in Machens. Unless you just want bragging rights for completing all of it I would stop at St. Charles. Double check the places you want to stay, the maps show some towns...
02-28-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By b_young

New to the club

As of this month I can now post in this elite club of 50+. It feels good because a part of me never though I would make it this far in life. For my birthday my wife signed me up with a personal...
Forum: Foo
11-19-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,690
Posted By b_young

Marriage advice. Always argue naked.

Marriage advice.
Always argue naked.
Forum: Foo
11-19-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,690
Posted By b_young

If I remember right big Jim messed with Slims...

If I remember right big Jim messed with Slims wife and Slim got the best of Jim. So I wouldn't mess with Slim.
Forum: Touring
11-15-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By b_young

35 miles each way. Overnight camp trip with a...

35 miles each way. Overnight camp trip with a friend at a local lake Corp Of Engineers campground. I bought a CHEAP $10 walmart hammock. Basically a large fishnet with boards on the end to help...
Forum: Touring
11-15-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By b_young

I hate you and thank you. I have always wanted a...

I hate you and thank you. I have always wanted a good set of panniers. I just bought some front and rear. It saved me a bunch but I really wasn't looking to buy some right now.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By b_young

I live in rural Arkansas. That's what I mainly...

I live in rural Arkansas. That's what I mainly ride on. Most have good shoulders, some only have a white line. 99% of the people are courteous and give plenty of room. There will always be the 1...
Forum: Touring
11-10-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By b_young

I just read your 2011 blog and it looks like it...

I just read your 2011 blog and it looks like it would be a good ride. Every time I go up 7 in a vehicle it just seems like the shoulders are small and now lots of rumble strips. I will have to give...
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By b_young

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By b_young

The traffic north of 40 on hwy 7 scares me some....

The traffic north of 40 on hwy 7 scares me some. No shoulder. I am not sure I would want to try that. I have been from Russellville to Mena a few times and started going West to East on Hwy 64 but...
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By b_young

Awesome. Thanks I will be in Paradis LA in...

Awesome. Thanks
I will be in Paradis LA in January. Last time I rode the MRT under the bridge and found a road heading south which were fun short rides. I may do the lake trail this time. Is...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By b_young

The KATY trail is not too far from you and would...

The KATY trail is not too far from you and would be a good week long trip with no traffic and lots of small towns to tweak your gear. I am planning on the Southern Tier in the next few years. I turn...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By b_young

I was in Jackson MS a few weeks back on business...

I was in Jackson MS a few weeks back on business and rode a little of the Trace in the evenings. It is definitely on my to do list.
Did you blog it? I like living vicariously through others.
Forum: Touring
11-01-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,424
Posted By b_young

I have had more close calls commuting than...

I have had more close calls commuting than touring but it makes sense because I commute more than touring. I have only had one close call that was really just due to texting. He stopped and...
Forum: Foo
10-27-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By b_young

Bee Keeping, Hunting, Fishing, Camping,...

Bee Keeping, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Woodturning, Wood carving, bike touring, Flying and recently started getting in to Ham radio. I go thru spurts on each. Wood turning and carving have been the...
Forum: Foo
10-21-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 972
Posted By b_young

Its never too early for Christmas music so just...

Its never too early for Christmas music so just enjoy. :D
Forum: Touring
10-20-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By b_young

thanks. The practice test have not been that easy...

thanks. The practice test have not been that easy but I think I am finally ready. I hear people say its easy a lot. But I don't feel that's the case with me. But I will get there.
Forum: Touring
10-20-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By b_young

I ride over Mt Magazine at least once a year to...

I ride over Mt Magazine at least once a year to remind me how out of shape I am.
the type of antenna is what i was interested in the most. I have in my head what i think will work. I was just...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,777
Posted By b_young

All the weather predictions have shown a colder...

All the weather predictions have shown a colder than normal fall and winter this year in that area. So make sure to watch the extended forecast.
If you are planning on 90 mile days, just credit card...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By b_young

I was supposed to take the test last night but...

I was supposed to take the test last night but work interfered with it. I may have to wait til next month unless I can get one of the club members to give it early.
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By b_young

That KX3 is nice but I don't want to spend that...

That KX3 is nice but I don't want to spend that much on it. I was just planning on the handheld that I have and maybe something better than the rubber duck it comes with. Mainly just wanting it for...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By b_young

Ham radio on tour

I am currently studying for my ham radio license. I have already purchased a Yaesu FT2DR so I suppose I should make sure to get my license now. Just curious if any ham operators take them on tour and...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By b_young

Get a bike fit. use clipless. With the clipless...

Get a bike fit. use clipless. With the clipless and inserts they can lock your leg in the correct position so it helps eliminate knee pain. Glucosamine works wonders as well.
Forum: Foo
03-19-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,784
Posted By b_young

Missiles locked on target.

Missiles locked on target.
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,217
Posted By b_young

I will give it a try running at lower pressure. I...

I will give it a try running at lower pressure. I have commuted for years and run Specialized Armadillo tires 700x28 I normally inflate to 110psi. It "feels" faster on the 10 mile commute but never...
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,217
Posted By b_young

Ok so I was looking at one of the pictures in the...

Ok so I was looking at one of the pictures in the link that had a close up of the tire/rim. It says TUBELESS on it. So it probably is only tubeless ready and doesn't come tubeless.
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,217
Posted By b_young

Thanks. It will be a while before I actually fly...

Thanks. It will be a while before I actually fly with the bike. I will eventually do the Southern Tier. But probably in a few more years, so I have time to learn about tubeless. The bike (On the Kona...
Forum: Touring
08-09-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,217
Posted By b_young

Touring with Tubeless tires

I haven't had a touring bike before. I have a Kona Sutra on order and looking at the pictures I noticed it was Tubeless. Would this be good, bad or doesn't really matter on a long tour?
Thanks
Forum: Touring
08-08-17, 03:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,946
Posted By b_young

Thanks. I may try them on my Mtn Bike. I have...

Thanks. I may try them on my Mtn Bike. I have commuted off and on for years and road bike with groups but Mtn Biking and Touring are new for me.
Forum: Touring
08-08-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,551
Posted By b_young

I had a B-17 and it was great. I went to the...

I had a B-17 and it was great. I went to the Flyer because I have a well padded backside and thought it would be more comfortable. That was 5 years ago on my commuter and it still has not broke in...
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