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08-27-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By hodadmike

The section between Stampede Pass Rd. and the...

The section between Stampede Pass Rd. and the tunnel was loose gravel and a little tricky with my 37's; it kept me paying attention to the trail. I talked to a parks employee driving a truck along...
08-20-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By hodadmike

I'd like to ride this weekend from Easton west to...

I'd like to ride this weekend from Easton west to the Seattle area on the trail. I've got a touring bike with panniers and 37-622 Conti Top Touring tires. Is the gravel that bad or deep to make me...
08-06-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By hodadmike

I plan on passing that way in a couple of weeks...

I plan on passing that way in a couple of weeks on an 8 day loaded tour. What is the condition of that chipseal on that stretch of 410? Any chance of stealth camping around there?
Forum: Touring
04-07-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By hodadmike

I did buy it. I've got it broke down and am in...

I did buy it. I've got it broke down and am in the process of putting it back together. Don't know if I'll let my son have it to try touring, sell it, or maybe even replace my Jamis Aurora with it....
04-06-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By hodadmike

Specialized Expedition (touring bike) downtube wire

I found a mid-eighties Specialized Expedition the other day on Craig's list. It's got a 18 ga. electrical wire poking out of the underside of the downtube (between the shift lever studs and the...
Forum: Touring
04-06-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By hodadmike

classic found on Craig's List

I found a mid-eighties Specialized Expedition the other day. It's a little dirty, but overall it's ready to travel. $250 with racks and panniers. Anyone familiar with this model?
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,105
Posted By hodadmike

Whoa! Flashback!...

Whoa! Flashback! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSa5teMzNrY)
Forum: Touring
11-06-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,051
Posted By hodadmike

This route might help get you to central...

This route might help get you to central Colorado. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mikeandsharon08
We swung northwest from there to finish in Oregon.
08-25-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

Great pics and thanks Jseis and Jeff for the...

Great pics and thanks Jseis and Jeff for the advice.
08-25-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

That's a great site for checking out any hwy. in...

That's a great site for checking out any hwy. in the state! The eastbound shoulders of hwy. 4 look much better than westbound. Reminds me a lot of Hwy. 14 between Washougal and Maryhill.



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08-24-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

I remember Hwy 26 as being pretty treacherous, so...

I remember Hwy 26 as being pretty treacherous, so I'm gonna ditch that idea. What is Hwy. 4 from Longview to Puget Island (Cathlamet) like? I can take the ferry to Westport and finish on US 30 to...
08-20-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

Hmmmm... that's a lot of gravel. May reconfigure...

Hmmmm... that's a lot of gravel. May reconfigure my route.
Thanks
08-18-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

OK, let's try this map...

OK, let's try this map...
08-18-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By hodadmike

Test map...

Test map...
08-18-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hodadmike

NW Oregon route

I've got a tour planned in a couple of weeks from Seattle to Lincoln City OR. I'm taking the STP route into Oregon and finishing off with the coast route, both of which I'm familiar with. I'd like to...
Forum: Touring
12-28-12, 07:53 PM
07-06-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,148
Posted By hodadmike

I heard Phil call Tyler Farrah Tyler Hamilton...

I heard Phil call Tyler Farrah Tyler Hamilton this morning. Made it through the edit too; just heard it on the prime time show.
07-03-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By hodadmike

There's at least 3,500 ft. of climbing and no...

There's at least 3,500 ft. of climbing and no place where it flattens out for recovery. I usually take a few breaks to catch my breath when I need one. You'll love the fast ride back down; watch for...
07-02-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By hodadmike

Try this map...

Try this map (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212446061689751851720.0004c3e552506af4f208c&msa=0&ll=47.384869,-120.345612&spn=0.248724,0.441513). Too bad you can't go Wed. (4th) or Sat/Sunday;...
07-02-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By hodadmike

Who's the boss??

JungleCat implied that Cancellara was le patron in another thread. Just wondering, wouldn't that unofficial title go to Evans? I do recall FC representing the riders as a spokesman for race safety...
07-02-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,148
Posted By hodadmike

cthenn, I think you mean former pro racer Scott...

cthenn, I think you mean former pro racer Scott Moninger.
06-25-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By hodadmike

Great story. Hats off to you for grinding out a...

Great story. Hats off to you for grinding out a tough ride! Good food is one of my motivators too and I'll definitely try Chico's next time I work over in Moses Lake.
Forum: Touring
03-19-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,626
Posted By hodadmike

These are home made, light, and have never failed...

These are home made, light, and have never failed me on countless roadside repairs.
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,482
Posted By hodadmike

Cape Henlopen was the start of our 2008...

Cape Henlopen was the start of our 2008 (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mikeandsharon08) cross-country tour. American Discovery Trail has a route from there to D.C. where you can pick up the...
08-22-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By hodadmike

Check out ride #3, the "spicy" route:...

Check out ride #3, the "spicy" route: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/aug/03/the-places-to-pedal-in-the-methow-rides-for-all/

You might be able to reach the author at:...
07-20-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,970
Posted By hodadmike

Could the stage be gifted to Armstrong?

Could the stage be gifted to Armstrong?
06-30-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,750
Posted By hodadmike

Ha! Ty Webb to Judge Smails!

Ha! Ty Webb to Judge Smails!
03-30-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By hodadmike

This is how we did it on last summers tour...

This is how we did it on last summers tour (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=121457&v=3z)

Mt. Vernon is a great launch point for the San Juan Islands, North Cascades, or...
Forum: Touring
03-13-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By hodadmike

I've never had a more comfortable night's sleep....

I've never had a more comfortable night's sleep. I also don't tour when it's 32 degrees, but BA does make an insulated version for colder temps (a little heavier). The only disadvantage is the fact...
03-13-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By hodadmike

And the winner is: East Wenatchee! I have...

And the winner is: East Wenatchee!

I have been perusing the internet sites in and around there, I don't think there will be any problem adapting. Looks like a perfect launch point for touring too....
03-05-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By hodadmike

Wonderful information, thank you.

Wonderful information, thank you.
03-04-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By hodadmike

Transfer: Wenatchee or Klamath Falls?

Looking at a very probable job transfer to either Wenatchee or Klamath Falls. We rode close to Wenatchee on a ACA Washington Parks Route last summer and liked the weather and terrain. I've never been...
Forum: Touring
02-28-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By hodadmike

If your tour goes through Baker City you have to...

If your tour goes through Baker City you have to stay at the best motel deal on the TransAm. The Oregon Trail Motel, on the east end of downtown, offers a cyclists special rate of only $37.50 that...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By hodadmike

Thanks, that sounds like a plan. I think I'll...

Thanks, that sounds like a plan.
I think I'll put on some butterfly trekking bars and tour with it or set it up with some mid-rise commuter bars and sell it.
Those old fashioned "bull moose"...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By hodadmike

Thanks, that sounds like a plan. I think I'll...

Thanks, that sounds like a plan.
I think I'll put on some butterfly trekking bars and tour with it or set it up with some mid-rise commuter bars and sell it.
Those old fashioned "bull moose"...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By hodadmike

I have the exact same bike and I've wondered what...

I have the exact same bike and I've wondered what it's worth, whether to sell it or set it up as a tourer. Bought mine from the Portland, OR REI back in the early 80's and rode it a little on trails....
Forum: Touring
01-23-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,816
Posted By hodadmike

September. Considering length of days, the...

September.

Considering length of days, the difference is sunset around 9PM or 7:30PM.

Unless you are trying to grind out 100+ mile days, you should have no trouble being in your camp showered,...
Forum: Touring
01-17-10, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By hodadmike

Crab cakes in Kent Narrows, MD Skyline chili in...

Crab cakes in Kent Narrows, MD
Skyline chili in SW Ohio
Barbecue in Clinton, MO
Green chili burritos/omelets/burgers in CO
Forum: Touring
10-24-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By hodadmike

Read the book for the set up, the facts behind...

Read the book for the set up, the facts behind his experience, and a tidy conclusion. You can't go wrong with anything written by Jon Krakauer...
Forum: Touring
10-24-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By hodadmike

Yes! This is what it's all about. Man(or woman) +...

Yes! This is what it's all about. Man(or woman) + bike + journey = wonderful experience.

Thank you Karjak for sharing your story, this brought back fond memories of my early teens. It was...
Forum: Touring
10-09-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By hodadmike

May of 2008 on the BV Trail near Buxton, OR

May of 2008 on the BV Trail near Buxton, OR
10-09-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,190
Posted By hodadmike

test

test
Forum: Touring
08-29-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By hodadmike

RD's, hubs, and cassettes.

RD's, hubs, and cassettes.
Forum: Touring
08-29-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By hodadmike

I never met a hill I couldn't push my bike up....

I never met a hill I couldn't push my bike up. Yet.
Forum: Touring
08-29-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,859
Posted By hodadmike

Wow, I was going to have to type out a long...

Wow, I was going to have to type out a long description of our eating plan but BigBlueToe nailed ours to a tee. The only modification might be when a cheap motel has a microwave, we skip the...
08-19-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By hodadmike

We rode that route in reverse last weekend as...

We rode that route in reverse last weekend as part of our tour (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mikeandsharon09) on ACA's Washington Parks Route. Stines Hill Rd. is a good side road you can catch...
08-19-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By hodadmike

We did it last year on touring bikes as a prep...

We did it last year on touring bikes as a prep ride for a larger tour. Most of it was OK except for this washout and some gravel towards the South...
08-11-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By hodadmike

Hey Ellensburg

Can anyone recommend a bike tourist friendly "mom and pop" motel in the area? You know, $50 or less, wifi, laundry, etc.. My wife and I are doing the ACA Washington Parks route and are in Cashmere...
Forum: Touring
08-03-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,812
Posted By hodadmike

I feel strongly both ways. I have one of each on...

I feel strongly both ways. I have one of each on my tour bike. Really.
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By hodadmike

Full campground in National Parks?

Over the years I've heard (and read) from other touring folks that bikers who roll into a National Park to camp for the night will not be turned away even if the campground is full. I've heard that...
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