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Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,247
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Same exact thing happened to me five years ago....

Same exact thing happened to me five years ago. About one or two seconds before we passed on the road is when the driver turned into my lane. What you described is a driver that is not looking where...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is a very good way to put it. I bought...

That is a very good way to put it.

I bought a B17 over a decade and a half ago, based on lots of recommendations I added the Proofide right away. And it never changed shape, but it did get a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks...

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks saddles that did not yet have any leather treatment by submerging in room temperature water for up to about 15 SECONDS, not minutes, not hours. Just...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 765
Posted By Germany_chris

The saddle could just not be working for you and...

The saddle could just not be working for you and no amount of anything will help..

Rub boiling/near boiling water on it getting it nice and saturated then pretty much immediately jump on and ride...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,865
Posted By imi

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít...

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít put my tent up unless itís raining and just sleep under the stars.

Organized campsites can often be noisy and brightly lit at night (I sleep...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to do that with USGS topographic maps that...

I used to do that with USGS topographic maps that were cut into quarters when I was backpacking in the Rockies. I was a college student in the 70s and you did not have a lot of choices for mapping...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My five week tour of Candian Maritimes in summer...

My five week tour of Candian Maritimes in summer 2019, I saw five consecutive days of rain in the forecast, so I adjusted my route and made a reservation to stay at a hostel in Charlottetown PEI for...
Forum: Touring
12-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I never stay dry in rain clothes due to...

I never stay dry in rain clothes due to perspiration and general damp vapor buildup during rain (moisture will get in no matter what) - so I have sort of given up on seeking the 'dry nirvana'...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By fourfa

If budget permits, and you’re a serious...

If budget permits, and you’re a serious year-round cyclist (not just planning for this One Big Trip) I can highly recommend something new, the Gore Shake-Dry fabric. In the past I’ve mountaineered,...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,718
Posted By balto charlie

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber...

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber lightweight, make many meals, cook with instant rice, chili spice, tortillas. ...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,718
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Cutie. On my first ever tour I made the...

Heh. Cutie. On my first ever tour I made the mistake of leaving a oaf of bread in my tent on a day off while I went to visit a historical site. The state park was full of squirrels gathering nuts for...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By Nyah

This is my shopping at home: ...

This is my shopping at home:
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Pushing the bicycle around the...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,662
Posted By phughes

I have a feeling the OP figured it out four years...

I have a feeling the OP figured it out four years ago.


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10-31-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,475
Views: 165,404
Posted By Troul

77 miles with half leveraging a nice tail wind.

77 miles with half leveraging a nice tail wind.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,761
Posted By djb

you're right, I should not have brought it up. ...

you're right, I should not have brought it up.

in a related story, I once stayed at a just recently closed French campsite, only people there were the two caretaker guys in their little trailer....
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By Steve B.

He did have some burn out issues on one of his...

He did have some burn out issues on one of his last tours, this one thru southern France into Spain. He announced one day he was stopping his video of the tour and was just going to complete the...
10-08-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,974
Posted By Symox

glad I got my bike when i did

I have a 2007 Roubaix Comp Triple I bought new and love it.

Looking at bikes now recently I notice several things:
1) The prices seem to have increased
2) The Shimano groups have "downgraded"...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,774
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Buy another fuel bottle. Some people burn...

Buy another fuel bottle.

Some people burn auto fuel, I almost never do. About three years ago i bought just a bit of auto fuel (less than 25 cents) because I only needed enough for maybe one more...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By Steve B.

He started touring roughly 15 years ago, maybe...

He started touring roughly 15 years ago, maybe earlier. Started video recording maybe 5 years or so ?, posted on YT, developed a following, makes some money from that I assume, gets gear from...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By KC8QVO

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would...

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would consider plugging in electronics along the route in public places left unattended to charge. If you are credit card touring where you are staying at...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By mbusky

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of...

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of the way. My setup includes a Anker 15 watt folding power sport panel a 22 kma Ravpower storage battery and a meter (Ebay $2.99 from China with...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By fietsbob

2 words: size matters . :innocent:

2 words: size matters .



:innocent:
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By headwind15

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how...

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how cold. In my opinion the Pocket Shower is the most under-rated gear item that I never see on tourists gear list. (I would highly recommend it, if you...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By boomhauer

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplie...

https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Supplies-Lint-Free-Polished/dp/B07SVJ7VCX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=micro+towels&qid=1599337998&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE4M...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By imi

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat...

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat off before sleeping, so, yeah, however cold, Iíll find the sea, a river, lake, a hose... or a campsite thatís open all year with hot showers 😆
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By imi

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Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,025
Posted By fietsbob

We bend struts an add spacers to clear disc...

We bend struts an add spacers to clear disc calipers .. on mudguard installations..
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,025
Posted By sloar

Perfect fit. Big question now should I bend the...

Perfect fit. Big question now should I bend the other side to match, or just leave it alone.
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By tcs

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great...

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great Plains, but I've found over my life that almost all folks that aren't from the Great Plains "don't get it".

I don't want to put anyone off, but be...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By countrydirt

Wow, thanks for sharing! I really like the looks...

Wow, thanks for sharing! I really like the looks of this and am very interested in doing some of the Colorado and perhaps New Mexico sections of this. I've likely driven many of these roads over...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By staehpj1

The Great Plains Trail

Has anyone looked at the Great Plains Trail info? It probably is not very close to completion, but I wonder if some approximation could be strung together by an interested party since much of it is...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Honey darkens up with age. The one in the photo...

Honey darkens up with age. The one in the photo has mostly had touring use but not day to day use, about eight years old and is the Conquest, not the B17. With enough bags and other stuff on the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,428
Posted By fietsbob

720 model lives on, but the components they get...

720 model lives on, but the components they get now are different & to meet customer cost expectations
they are not made in Wisconsin any more..

Look into Nitto technomic stems they have a much...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,945
Posted By phughes

I love the Klymit pad. I have had it two years...

I love the Klymit pad. I have had it two years now and it has been great. I am considering one of their insulated pads now as well.

On another note, I have been considering a Tensa Solo pole for...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By djb

they do work, bought one for a friend with very...

they do work, bought one for a friend with very similar complaints. If cables are long enough, could easily be a 5 min change to see if it helps.
plus then of course stem options to help with...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By MAK

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it...

Have you considered a $25.00 stem riser? If it helps you, you've saved the cost of a new bar. If not, you're only out $25.00.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By 52telecaster

I've gone completely off the reservation with...

I've gone completely off the reservation with porteur bars. I like em!
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Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,945
Posted By Brian25

Pocket shower

Pocket shower
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,945
Posted By andrewclaus

To save weight, bulk and money, consider a...

To save weight, bulk and money, consider a single-wall tarp/tent hybrid. My favorite is made by Tarptent. I like their simple Pro Trail model. The trade off is dealing with condensation--there's a...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,920
Posted By djb

He certainly thinks he's the cats meow doesn't...

He certainly thinks he's the cats meow doesn't he? (Zoomed in to see his wonky arsed front rack and noticed his sleeping bag brand ;-)
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,004
Posted By djb

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but...

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but the search function has always been exceedingly frustrating fur me, don't bother to use it.
Forum: Touring
04-03-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,148
Posted By zebkedic

Salsa Fargo with Gates Belt Drive Rohloff

I had many people who ask about the Salsa Fargo and haven't seen many that had a Gates Carbon Belt Drive Rohloff setup. My buddy Jerry took the time show off his setup yesterday a little that he...
04-02-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By gugie

Wearing a mask is recommended when out in public...

Wearing a mask is recommended when out in public (ie, around other people). I'm only riding where there aren't many people (out in the countryside, >>6 feet from others), so no mask for me.
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,195
Posted By Happy Feet

For minimal power use in the summer I've used a...

For minimal power use in the summer I've used a portable solar panel. This powers a battery bank that in turn powers my other stuff. Some solar units turn a phone off charge when the sun is...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,195
Posted By skookum

Or if you are just fascinated by the technology.

Or if you are just fascinated by the technology.
03-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,586
Posted By bpcyclist

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,586
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By CliffordK

I agree, it might not be a problem if one is 100%...

I agree, it might not be a problem if one is 100% self-supporting. Bring 100% of the food one needs for the 2/3 day out and back ride. Is one riding from the doorstep, park & ride, or planning on...
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 2,279,784
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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