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Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By andrewclaus

1) Pack for the trip you want to go on. If you...

1) Pack for the trip you want to go on. If you like camping, pack a lot of camping gear. If you like cycling, pack less camping gear and the cycling part will be more fun.

2) All the clothing you...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By mev

Working brakes are more important than you...

Working brakes are more important than you think...

First tour was in college. Overall plan was to cycle from Boston to tip of Cape Cod and take the ferry back. I was the leader in that I had...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Happy Feet

Another 26" mtb - touring conversion

Over the winter I've been working on this build on and off along with a number of other distractions.
Most of the base work was done when I turned the bike into a gravel grinder in this thread:...
05-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By jack pot

well who ever thought that people would buy...

well who ever thought that people would buy trillions of plastic bottles filled with water
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Indiaís Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

Interesting article about intrepid Indian Cycling Tourists.
Indiaís Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World
In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey....
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Kapusta

People find conspiracy theories of global...

People find conspiracy theories of global bike-tube cabals easier to understand.
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,956
Posted By mdarnton

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they...

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they could use to signal, but I guess they don't.
03-13-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Pratt

I mounted a mirror on a block of wood, and...

I mounted a mirror on a block of wood, and epoxied that onto the end of a piece of flexible steel tubing, like an old gooseneck lamp might have, about 15" long. It actually doesn't look as clunky as...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,737
Posted By Happy Feet

We ate spam regularly as kids and will admit to...

We ate spam regularly as kids and will admit to having fond memories of it. It's hard to find a food that makes you want to burst into song when you eat it :) But not corned beef hash!

In my 20's...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,737
Posted By tcs

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and...

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and cold recipes, many adaptable for cycletouring.

"We could not have fed our army without SPAM™." - Nikita Khrushchev
"I ate my share of SPAM™ along...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,737
Posted By veganbikes

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For me my go to is the Tasty Bites (or as I call them Indian MREs) I used...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By Brett A

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut...

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut out of DeLorme atlases and laid out on my motel room floor in Portland a couple years ago. I number them, fold them, and rotate them through my map...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,165
Posted By Happy Feet

There are these new things they have now - road...

There are these new things they have now - road signs. They'll tell you what cities next and how far away it is.

Or be like Lewis and Clark and hire Sacagawea.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need to be concerned about getting hit, but I...

You need to be concerned about getting hit, but I think you are too concerned about it.

I have had close calls from someone passing the vehicle behind me on a bike, but the one doing the passing...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,847
Posted By mev

I've long described Kansas or Nebraska as best...

I've long described Kansas or Nebraska as best being seen either in excess of 100mph or at about 10mph.

When you drive across, you get the worst of both worlds. Often one ends up on the interstate...
02-03-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By unterhausen

It's virtually never prosecuted anyway unless...

It's virtually never prosecuted anyway unless there is a dui.

My experience with voice warnings in airplanes is nobody pays attention unless it's not there and they crash. Then they blame the...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,322
Posted By ricrunner

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same...

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same high visibility vests that they supply the police here minus the emblems of the police force on it, and I can tell you nobody misses seeing me when I...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,541
Posted By robow

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled :...

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled : )
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Papa Tom

I absolutely LOVED this story. Although not...

I absolutely LOVED this story.

Although not quite as old as the folks in the picture, I am them in many ways. As I've matured, I have learned to respect others' need for speed, style, and...
12-26-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,875
Posted By tyrion

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to...

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to another to change the gear ratio (while the bicycle was in motion!), we stepped onto a slippery slope.
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,821
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By Buddy Hall

Oldest Self-Supported Cyclist to Ride the Transam?

New guy on this forum, but not new to cycling;

When I rode the Transam in 2015 I was the oldest rider of any I met, and I was only 62 at that time. That's still pretty young, and so I wonder; Who...
12-09-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,851
Posted By noglider

Yeah, most people who install dynamo lighting...

Yeah, most people who install dynamo lighting don't end up regretting it. I can't believe I waited as long as I did. The reliability is unmatched. You don't realize what a pain it is to charge your...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,016
Posted By Bassmanbob

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I...

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I will have a hidden built in GPS that reports to my cell phone. Then I can leave a nice note on the bicycle that they will be tracked down and...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,288
Posted By mbusky

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in...

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in my 26ers and now I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my 700c with over 6k miles this year flat free.
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,595
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input from all those that use...

Thanks for the input from all those that use Tarptent tents. Good to hear some real-world experience. That is exactly what I was after when I started the thread.

Going back to my original post -...
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 250,716
Posted By Happy Feet

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail....

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail. BNP, Alberta.
http://i.imgur.com/IoppJKWh.jpg (https://imgur.com/IoppJKW)

Sunrise in the Kootenays. KNP, British Columbia....
09-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,206
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, the appeal is the difference between a...

For me, the appeal is the difference between a consumerist approach to cycling and a more hands on approach.

Clothing apart (I too like the function of kit) the modern direction in cycling is...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 250,716
Posted By indyfabz

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio...

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonightís campground.

...
09-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,147
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck on gravel/dirt roads.

The baffling question fo me is not why someone would buy a bike that works great on a variety of road surfaces, but rather...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By Steve B.

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf,...

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf, AKA as "The Bicycle Touring Pro". He's had a few useful tidbits based on his near 20 years of continual touring. Among them is that he rarely rides...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,409
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Photo of my bike was from a trip in Iceland, but...

Photo of my bike was from a trip in Iceland, but I carried a lot of food from USA to Iceland since I did not know what I could buy there. I think they had a 3kg limit on importing duty free food plus...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,938
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6 48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain ...

Day 6
48.89 miles, 2548 feet elevation gain
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/598x353/d6_10755d9ff15bd19970c46f011bdba440a0e228d4.png

We crank it out of the Motel bright and...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
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
07-26-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,523
Posted By djb

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a...

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a handlebar aint a good idea, for all the reasons you mentioned.
I do get wanting to use gps technology for some directional aiding, but honestly (and...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,425
Posted By saddlesores

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern...

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern chainrings designed for derailer use often have the teeth in the area adjacent to the ramps cut with shorter peaks than the other teeth, again to...
07-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,862
Posted By Kapusta

Real world testing yields messy, less-than...

Real world testing yields messy, less-than consistent and somewhat subjective data, but it is describing the EXACT thing we are most interested in.

Roller Drum tests yield precise, quantifiable,...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Aushiker

Review of Rechargeable Headlamps

A review of rechargeable headlamps has been published at Trailnamebackstroke (https://www.trailnamebackstroke.com/rechargeable-headlamps-2020). It may be of interest.
...
06-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,974
Posted By u235

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you...

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you have wires you are attaching together with various methods and they are not reliable. Solder and heat shrink is the answer. Adhesive lined heat shrink...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By indyfabz

The zen philosopher Basho once wrote: ďA flute...

The zen philosopher Basho once wrote: ďA flute with no holes is not a flute, and a hammock with no trees is a tent.Ē Funny guy. :D
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 250,716
Posted By stardognine

Hey, are we allowed to post pics of wild turkeys...

Hey, are we allowed to post pics of wild turkeys here? 🤔😉 I slept near a river last night, and was being lazy this morning, and smoking a bowl, when this lady brought her babies by for a visit. I...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Happy Feet

I live in the middle of the lower mainland BC...

I live in the middle of the lower mainland BC section of the TCT, such that it is. Even here in a populated area it is sketchy - definitely not recumbent friendly. Amenities in low population areas...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,274
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is an article published in German, you will...

This is an article published in German, you will find a graph in the article that lists speed and output from several chargers including the forumslader....
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,067
Posted By staehpj1

Just to be clear... I have met lots of folks who...

Just to be clear... I have met lots of folks who probably were less fit and had zero experience and were doing longer trips. Some succeeded and some failed. How determined they were had as much to...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike packing ...

Bike packing

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49447087496_0fe47fe7d9_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iktfpj)

Bike touring

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446612443_e9c7b82cab_z.jpg...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By KFC

The Lonely Road

Solo tour across America (east to west) . I used the Eastern Express Route, created by Mr. Frank Moritz, as far west as Walden Colorado, and then a route of my own making to Oceanside California....
Forum: Touring
03-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By smudgy

indyfabz, I rode the Lewis and Clark on 2004 and...

indyfabz, I rode the Lewis and Clark on 2004 and fell in love with open spaces and small towns of South Dakota, North Dakota and eastern Montana. I have also rode across Nebraska twice, I love the...
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By smudgy

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle Third

My 4th and final tour of 2019 captured on video. I only had time to ride from Pueblo, CO to Carbondale, IL. I heard a biker call it the dreaded middle third. He said it's called that because that's...
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By pdlamb

If you're bicycle commuting, go ahead and get a...

If you're bicycle commuting, go ahead and get a spare bike. Go get the bike and a tire's flat? Grab the other bike, pump the tires up, and go. Something breaks and it'll take a week or two to get...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,753
Posted By Happy Feet

This is my basic cooking set if I want it to be...

This is my basic cooking set if I want it to be bomb proof and simple. Tonight it's Lemony Couscous and garlic and herb mashed potatoes.
...
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