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Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tansy

BF Pocket LLama pulling a Carry Freedom Y-frame...

BF Pocket LLama pulling a Carry Freedom Y-frame with a big rubbermaid bin. Done.
Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By Tansy

Only thing that sketched me out on the PCH was...

Only thing that sketched me out on the PCH was the bridge into Astoria.... very long, busy, narrow bottleneck. I ended up doing it at night in the rain, thought - might not have phased me so much in...
Forum: Touring
06-14-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Tansy

Two years ago at RAGBRAI it seemed a popular...

Two years ago at RAGBRAI it seemed a popular thing to tuck handkerchiefs or bandanas around the edge of your bike shorts and wet them. Requires having enough water to spare, but seems to work pretty...
Forum: Touring
03-20-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Tansy

I rode from Arizona to Minnesota without much of...

I rode from Arizona to Minnesota without much of a route plan. Some segments, like through southern Utah, were pretty obvious since there aren't that many roads down there, but otherwise I'd usually...
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tansy

That's actually a really good idea that kinda...

That's actually a really good idea that kinda flew over my head. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tansy

California and Arizona seem to be the worst...

California and Arizona seem to be the worst places for finding power outlets, in my experience. Elsewhere, I can usually plan on them being in parks and rest areas, but along with the covered picnic...
Forum: Touring
03-15-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tansy

Personal preference. I started with panniers,...

Personal preference. I started with panniers, then moved to a burley nomad, which has now been replaced with the carry freedom trailer. If you mean mechanically reliable, I feel that the carry...
Forum: Touring
03-14-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tansy

The setup I'm dreaming of right now is a Bike...

The setup I'm dreaming of right now is a Bike Friday Pocket Llama with a Carry Freedom Y-Frame trailer(carrying a large rubbermaid type bin, a small front bag, and a hiking pack on the back rack.
...
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,690
Posted By Tansy

There are bear boxes available in the California...

There are bear boxes available in the California state park campsites, but as far I know, none of the Oregon parks have them(Harris beach has wooden storage lockers). Oregon coast campgrounds had the...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,690
Posted By Tansy

Hi there. I also tend to carry a lot of food -...

Hi there. I also tend to carry a lot of food - usually a weeks worth of good eating or sometimes more. If you're going to be carrying a lot of goodies I'd suggest maybe investing in a bear-vault type...
Forum: Touring
03-10-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,644
Posted By Tansy

Right now I'm carrying an old Ontario air force...

Right now I'm carrying an old Ontario air force survival knife. Big enough to cut up potatoes and onions, durable enough to use as a shovel. When I spend more time in forests, I usually have my Kabar...
Forum: Touring
03-06-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By Tansy

You can get 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, and some...

You can get 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, and some limited internet access on a straightalk phone for $30 a month + the phone cost. The straightalk website will usually have a number of refurbished...
Forum: Touring
03-06-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,368
Posted By Tansy

The maps page on my blog has a map of free/cheap...

The maps page on my blog has a map of free/cheap campsites in different regions of the US. Some of it's wrong and out of date and I can't really work on it much because I'm working off an android...
Forum: Touring
03-06-13, 01:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tansy

Seconding the divacup/mooncup suggestion. It's...

Seconding the divacup/mooncup suggestion. It's the one thing you need to make sure you never end up stuck in a storm in a tent all day and night with the bleeds and one emergency tampon.

I...
Forum: Touring
03-05-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,893
Posted By Tansy

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8533394360_b20d...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8533394360_b20de196a0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91057353@N08/8533394360/)PC180659 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91057353@N08/8533394360/) by Tansytramp...
Forum: Touring
12-13-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By Tansy

I picked up a used Asus Transformer tablet while...

I picked up a used Asus Transformer tablet while on tour, and I'm very happy with it. It's a 10.1" android tablet with a keyboard dock that in addition to being a very functional keyboard, prolonges...
Forum: Touring
09-07-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Tansy

I'm planning on doing this route next year....

I'm planning on doing this route next year. Thanks for the photos, now I'm hyped up all over again :) Very nice shots.
Forum: Touring
09-06-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By Tansy

New Amtrak baggage policy

Wonder what this means for bicycle trailers. Last time I took my bike on an Amtrak train, They just wheeled the trailer on as is, and suggested tying my panniers together to make 'one suitcase' of...
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,109
Posted By Tansy

This makes me want to find a significant other...

This makes me want to find a significant other just so we can spoon in REI. D'aww.
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,109
Posted By Tansy

I'd take a look at the Apls Mountaineering...

I'd take a look at the Apls Mountaineering Zephyr/Zenith 2. It runs large for a two man. I got it for some comfy solo touring, and gave it away because it was just too big. I got the one man version...
Forum: Touring
08-30-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,117
Posted By Tansy

Auugh, nostalgia~!

Auugh, nostalgia~!
Forum: Touring
08-30-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By Tansy

Hah, I've had that happen... A big jug of water...

Hah, I've had that happen... A big jug of water once, and a plate of cookies, grapes, and snicker bars another time... The water was way out in the desert, made me laugh that someone actually found...
Forum: Touring
08-30-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By Tansy

I've left my camp unattended fairly often. I've...

I've left my camp unattended fairly often. I've never had a problem, but I've met people who've been victims of petty theft. It all depends on the situation.

Put the rainfly on your tent so a...
Forum: Touring
08-13-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tansy

I'm usually done riding by five or six in the...

I'm usually done riding by five or six in the afternoon. If I'm in the midwest, I'm probably sleeping in a town park. I'll kill time, cook dinner, clean my chain, read until the sun goes down enough...
Forum: Touring
07-02-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 326,154
Posted By Tansy

Found this tip in a journal...

Found this tip in a journal (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=101122&v=5O). Two cyclists encounter a third, in Mexico, who has been eating some kind of powdered baby food for...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Tansy

That figure seems pretty high. Instead of...

That figure seems pretty high.

Instead of saving money to replace your frame, I'd file that possibility under "If it breaks, I get a bus home, deal with the problem, and resume later". True, I...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Tansy

And, of course, enjoy Utah. From Paige, AZ to...

And, of course, enjoy Utah. From Paige, AZ to Kanab to Green River to Moab was the best cycling I've ever experienced. It's windy and steep, but the landscape is incredible. With few exceptions(Ran...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Tansy

I've done this route, and had no problems....

I've done this route, and had no problems. Goatheads (http://people.tribe.net/delsolmassage/blog/5e22bfa4-eb60-4e4e-a0b2-262ef0f960db) are the real nasties. I didn't see any until Colorado, but you...
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Tansy

This thread is bad for my "Going away for a long...

This thread is bad for my "Going away for a long time" budget.

Interesting to hear about the keypad. One of the few negative comments I've heard about this tablet is the software keypad. Still...
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,117
Posted By Tansy

Bah, with all the comments on overpacking, I was...

Bah, with all the comments on overpacking, I was expecting to go to his blog and see him hauling a u-haul with his bike! Ultralight is nice for some, but I know I prefer to have several days of...
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tansy

That sounds to me like a respectful attempt to...

That sounds to me like a respectful attempt to stop the forum-fire. It would be nice if people took the hint and stopped posting with their cocks, now.
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Tansy

Nice! I've not been keeping up with technology...

Nice! I've not been keeping up with technology much for the last year, but now that I'm looking into tablets, this one seems to be the mythical object which everyone agrees is good. Haven't found a...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tansy

That's the spot.

That's the spot.
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tansy

Disagreements accepted! You live up there. I've...

Disagreements accepted! You live up there. I've not been in the area for three years and I've had time to forget some specifics. Sorry for calling your town run-down - I'm just a bit negative after...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tansy

$50 is very doable if you're cooking simple food...

$50 is very doable if you're cooking simple food and maybe staying with a warmshowers host or in a church that'll let you eat their food once a week(Never stayed in a church where I wasn't also...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tansy

Lake Superior generates a lot of wind, so at...

Lake Superior generates a lot of wind, so at least for the segments near the shore, you'll have some mosquito relief. July and August can be pretty buggy months up here, though, so just accept that...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,160
Posted By Tansy

Yup. Take brakes, stay hydrated. Stop in towns,...

Yup. Take brakes, stay hydrated. Stop in towns, sit in the shade, and suck ice. Most fast food places will let you fill up a bottle of ice for free, food purchase or no. Gas stations sometimes charge...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tansy

Ehn, I don't think the website donation button is...

Ehn, I don't think the website donation button is asking too much, especially if you're putting up content. If a person puts effort into writing interesting, informative journal entries and articles,...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 01:11 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,929
Posted By Tansy

Found a pretty one. Arapahoe National Forest,...

Found a pretty one. Arapahoe National Forest, Colorado.
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Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,845
Posted By Tansy

I've had bad experiences with -calling- Amtrak....

I've had bad experiences with -calling- Amtrak. Last year I lost my ID on a tour, and when I needed to take a train from Portland to San Diego, I was given several different answers over the phone...
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Tansy

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,634
Posted By Tansy

I've been looking at the Asus line of tablets....

I've been looking at the Asus line of tablets. The Transformer Pad 300 fills me with I-want-this-now feelings. The more expensive Transformer Prime is this, but moreso. Might be worth a looksee.
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tansy

And the jackals close in... If this is a...

And the jackals close in...

If this is a sincere request, it probably isn't easy to ask. Can we at least politely decline?

If you're not under time constraints, why not try to find work along...
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,476
Posted By Tansy

Yeah, rumble strips are annoying. I posted kinda...

Yeah, rumble strips are annoying. I posted kinda late at night and forgot that part.

They're not been a gamebreaker, though. Generally where there are rumble strips, I just ride on the road....
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Tansy

Another Trailer Question - Loading on Latin America buses

Among the various trailer-threads, I've not found much talk about this particular situation, so here goes:

I'm planning on heading down into Mexico, Central America, and maybe hopefully South...
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,476
Posted By Tansy

I've ridden 7300 miles in the last year with a...

I've ridden 7300 miles in the last year with a burley nomad trailer in addition to panniers. Before the trip, I was worried about tipping the trailer, getting it caught on obstructions, or being too...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Tansy

Actually, it's pretty safe....

Just wanted to share this article (http://www.oregonlive.com/cycling/index.ssf/2010/09/the_everyday_cyclist_on_solo_b.html) by a lady bicycle tourist on the topic of safety and public perceptions of...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,893
Posted By Tansy

If one were to look up my previous postings, in...

If one were to look up my previous postings, in this thread, of this bike setup... one thing becomes apparent. It keeps getting -bigger-. Here is the fat goose, 10 months in.

...
Forum: Touring
06-18-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 326,154
Posted By Tansy

If you're one who camps and cooks often on tour,...

If you're one who camps and cooks often on tour, think about this.

Instead of using up a lot of stove fuel(I suppose people using gas or propane stoves don't mind so much, but the ultralight...
Forum: Touring
02-02-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tansy

Guys, this doesn't have to be a stealth camping...

Guys, this doesn't have to be a stealth camping debate. The guy just wants some advise for his game...

My take on it:
You can stealth camp anywhere, but in a town with a population greater than...
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