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Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By BigAura

Yep dish soap (eg Dawn), has excellent wetting...

Yep dish soap (eg Dawn), has excellent wetting agents and is optimal from my experience.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,243
Posted By BigAura

Another example of less-is-more ;)

Another example of less-is-more ;)
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,243
Posted By BigAura

DO: be careful of deadwood in trees or dead-trees...

DO: be careful of deadwood in trees or dead-trees that may fall, especially in wind.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,838
Posted By BigAura

Cool that REI is into reuse. Maybe free for...

Cool that REI is into reuse.

Maybe free for Co-op members to reuse would be a good idea. But then you'd have to return it for reuse?
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,292
Posted By BigAura

Bread has been eaten for 10,000 years....

Bread has been eaten for 10,000 years. Agriculture has been practiced for 20,000. I agree some of the science-chemical-crap developed in the passed 100 years may not be healthy, but food eaten for...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By BigAura

Good call! Great deal and that's the right...

Good call!

Great deal and that's the right kind of tent for solo touring use.
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,445
Posted By BigAura

I too currently use saint pedals & keen sandals....

I too currently use saint pedals & keen sandals. But most of my earlier tours were on cleated-keens and SPD pedals. I think flat-pedals work just as well as clipless for touring. For me sandals are...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,335
Posted By BigAura

I used Sno-Seal on my leather saddle and it...

I used Sno-Seal on my leather saddle and it lasted for 38 years. My more recently purchased Brooks leather saddles I've used Proofied. Picked up a Cambium about two years ago, for commuting, but have...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By BigAura

Dual low-riders and a Martini shaker. Cool baby! ...

Dual low-riders and a Martini shaker. Cool baby!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1152x802/bridgestone_1974_bs_05_8904c81a8b6dfad473f03ac0d61cfce517c3ebea.jpg
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Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By BigAura

Nice job. You've created a great starting place...

Nice job. You've created a great starting place for new cycle-tourists, and a good resource for the experienced to hone their lists.

One thing that I've always done is attach the actual weight of...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,656
Posted By BigAura

I did my first long tours in my early...

I did my first long tours in my early twenties...then took a 27-year break for career & family-raising. Started back at 54, I was self-employed, so I gave myself the well-deserved :) time off. I’m...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By BigAura

If shared by 3-5 people a 10lb tent might be OK,...

If shared by 3-5 people a 10lb tent might be OK, for solo use it is a waste of energy. $8 is a great deal if you can use it for car-camping, or backyard play :)
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By BigAura

3-season means it won't hold up to snow. 4-season...

3-season means it won't hold up to snow. 4-season tents will. 3-season category has little to do with warmth per-say.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By BigAura

Most tents of that caliber work, but tend to be...

Most tents of that caliber work, but tend to be heavy. The five-year-warranty is probably more about average-user use predictions, than a testament to it's actual longevity. Keep in mind that you...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,292
Posted By BigAura

Your dog doesn't sleep with one-eye-open.

Your dog doesn't sleep with one-eye-open.
Forum: Touring
05-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By BigAura

I was wondering if you asked your guests as to...

I was wondering if you asked your guests as to why they chose motorized-bikes to do their tour?
05-08-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,332
Posted By BigAura

Yep, eBikes are a subterfuge for motor-heads to...

Yep, eBikes are a subterfuge for motor-heads to make-believe that they're cyclists. They argue that the assistance is minimal, but are always looking for more. That's what eBikes are about...MOTORS....
05-06-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,098
Posted By BigAura

Wow, this thread actually smells good!

Wow, this thread actually smells good!
05-06-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,332
Posted By BigAura

Pedals mean nothing in the eBike world. The only...

Pedals mean nothing in the eBike world. The only reason pedals are on them, is legal subterfuge.

:(
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 95,953
Posted By BigAura

And how do we know you're telling the truth??

And how do we know you're telling the truth??
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By BigAura

I really like your B&W images!

I really like your B&W images!
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,539
Posted By BigAura

Fortunately the OP didn't get that far, but he...

Fortunately the OP didn't get that far, but he did poke-it-with-a-stick which every rattlesnake-warning-guide, posted in parks & nature recreation areas, tell you NOT to do.

I also find it...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,539
Posted By BigAura

https://sk.sagepub.com/images/hdbk_geography/97814...

https://sk.sagepub.com/images/hdbk_geography/9781412974646-p706-1.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,539
Posted By BigAura

Really? Boneheaded move! In everyone of your...

Really? Boneheaded move! In everyone of your earlier paranoid-posts I and others mentioned (https://www.bikeforums.net/20830684-post110.html) not messing with wild critters.



Maybe you need to...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,366
Posted By BigAura

I'm running my Troll 8 speed (11-32 cassette)...

I'm running my Troll 8 speed (11-32 cassette) with a mountain triple 42/32/22. 18 gear-inches seems pretty good to me.

http://ziligy.com/photos/posts/TrollTourReady.jpg
04-04-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 23,914
Posted By BigAura

Nice rig! Congrats. BUT that saddle is nasty.

Nice rig! Congrats. BUT that saddle is nasty.
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,624
Posted By BigAura

My take: he's a social-misfit, trying to find his...

My take: he's a social-misfit, trying to find his way, rather than a conman looking for his next mark. He's not the typical-cycle-tourist on this site (me included) , but he is part the world you'll...
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 05:37 AM
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By BigAura

Go all in if you wanna be propa... ...

Go all in if you wanna be propa...

http://ziligy.com/photos/posts/1898-BikeTouring.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By BigAura

Endura makes these....

Endura makes these. (https://www.amazon.com/Endura-Hummvee-Baggy-Mountain-Cycling/dp/B01N1ZEVY2) I wear the shorts version.

https://static.endura.co.uk/E8066BK_lg.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,164
Posted By BigAura

Raven? Ravens look like big crows. Crows are...

Raven? Ravens look like big crows. Crows are usually in a large group.
Forum: Touring
03-23-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,485
Posted By BigAura

Just to let you know he wrote that 12 years ago! ...

Just to let you know he wrote that 12 years ago!

I wonder how the marriage is going?
Forum: Touring
03-23-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By BigAura

I ride my Ortlieb Rollers empty at times, for...

I ride my Ortlieb Rollers empty at times, for commuting, errands, grocery, etc.

Empty to full they work fine.
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 49,096
Posted By BigAura

I hope the OP made back from India ;)

I hope the OP made back from India ;)
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By BigAura

Yay! Looking forward to the field reports.

Yay!

Looking forward to the field reports.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By BigAura

I've camped more than a few nights in South...

I've camped more than a few nights in South Carolina's Congaree National Park, and have had to share "my space" with rooting wild-pigs. Never had any issues with them. Although I've had a...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By BigAura

Cool, sounds like a deal. I've always...

Cool, sounds like a deal.

I've always thought the frame seemed nice. I (like others here) am skeptical of the 28 spokes for long-term self-supported touring, especially back-country. But I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By BigAura

More than one happy family member! Congrats!

More than one happy family member!

Congrats!
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By BigAura

Huh?? I guess you just lost $1200 ;) ...

Huh?? I guess you just lost $1200 ;)

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Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigAura

FACT: You're more likely to run across the bones...

FACT: You're more likely to run across the bones of snipe-hunter than a snipe!
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigAura

I don't think even Coyote Peterson would mess...

I don't think even Coyote Peterson would mess with them!
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,484
Posted By BigAura

I bought the Troll frame used, two years ago. I...

I bought the Troll frame used, two years ago. I intended to tour on it last year but things came up and I never got out. Originally I moved a lot of my LHT parts over, including the handlebars :)...
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,484
Posted By BigAura

Surly Troll Packed and Ready

I'm looking to tour through Texas & New Mexico & ¿beyond? in May-June 2019.

http://ziligy.com/photos/posts/TrollTourReady.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By BigAura

It looks like your touching the ground in the...

It looks like your touching the ground in the video. Is that the case?
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By BigAura

Put 2 inch tires on it and you're good to go on...

Put 2 inch tires on it and you're good to go on pavement or gravel.
I rode mine across the US--> mostly pavement & some gravel.
Also rode to the top of Alaska (Dead Horse,AK)--> lotsa gravel and...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By BigAura

Wow, you're protected --> fenders, mudflap, and...

Wow, you're protected --> fenders, mudflap, and mudguard! But your riding situation looks like that may be required. Do you tour in those conditions pictured or is that for commuting?
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By BigAura

Properly placed mudguards are a compromise option.

Properly placed mudguards are a compromise option.
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By BigAura

I think this is correct. The circumstances under...

I think this is correct. The circumstances under which fenders make a positive difference are limited, and may never materialize. Tires always matter.
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,490
Posted By BigAura

That's what I now use too. Great stove. By...

That's what I now use too. Great stove. By carefully adjusting, simmer is doable on mine, for my needs.
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,490
Posted By BigAura

Back in 1972 I backpacked in Colorado and was...

Back in 1972 I backpacked in Colorado and was doing the Fourteeners (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Colorado_fourteeners). I used my Svea 123 lit with matches while camping on or near the some...
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