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10-01-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,560
Posted By travelinhobo

Well, thank you for all those responses! (Sorry...

Well, thank you for all those responses! (Sorry for the delay in getting back. I'd forgotten I posted this question.) I have read every response except those many which were arguing about previous...
09-26-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,560
Posted By travelinhobo

Is using a helmet cam worth it?

Currently in a county where the people are nice, but their driving is the most dangerous and ******** in the metro LA area. (After thousands of miles around the west, I've come to realize there is a...
09-26-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By travelinhobo

I've ridden many public buses with my bike and my...

I've ridden many public buses with my bike and my loaded touring bike. I've left my bottles in their racks when I've had tight-fitting cages. Just make sure they're filled with water for weight....
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By travelinhobo

I biked it in 2007 along with the other 4...

I biked it in 2007 along with the other 4 surrounding provinces. Entered it from NB. The only things I remember are the first skunk in my life I saw, the 20 varieties of potatoes they grow and how...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,688
Posted By travelinhobo

I've always toured light, but it was never...

I've always toured light, but it was never intentional and it's what I've been told, not a self-assessment. My tours never included front panniers except once and I hated them during that tour. 2...
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By travelinhobo

This doesn't answer your questions, but on my 2nd...

This doesn't answer your questions, but on my 2nd tour of Europe in 2000 (!), Greece was included. Altho they don't have a clue about hygiene/cleanliness (I don't know how they got into the EU), it...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,927
Posted By travelinhobo

You don't say where your tour will be (country or...

You don't say where your tour will be (country or continent), but since you're clearly paranoid and don't trust, maybe the tour should be cancelled. You're not going to enjoy it at any rate.
07-23-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By travelinhobo

Dear nasty person. There it is. The bikeforums...

Dear nasty person. There it is. The bikeforums attitude I've missed. I'm sorry I'm not perfect like you - perhaps in my next life. Yes, it's a 26x1.95.
07-22-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By travelinhobo

Correct psi for my tire

I just bought a new tire for my rear and only after buying it looked at what the pressure requires. It's an Ultra Cycle Flamenco, low end hybrid tire and the sidewall reads: Max. Inflate to 40 psi....
Forum: Touring
07-21-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By travelinhobo

If this is a typical bike rack as used on any...

If this is a typical bike rack as used on any public bus in the states, tires unusually sized will most likely not fit. The idea of letting the air out of them is a good one. As for leaving your...
07-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By travelinhobo

I know my info is old, but when I biked E. Canada...

I know my info is old, but when I biked E. Canada in 2007, I mostly free camped. Started in Quebec then up along the river to the Loup then southward into NB to the capital, etc. I only stayed in a...
07-20-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,297
Posted By travelinhobo

Just read thru the Camp's form posted above. Last...

Just read thru the Camp's form posted above. Last time I biked thru was 4 years ago - no form to sign back then. Do they confiscate pepper spray if you're traveling w/it?? Seems bizarre. Is there a...
07-19-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By travelinhobo

Ok, thank you!

Ok, thank you!
07-19-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By travelinhobo

Front chain rings replacement

Just would like to know what happens to the train system when front chainrings aren't replaced as promptly as they should be. I had the chain and freewheel replaced 2 mths ago and just discovered...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By travelinhobo

Spain is a great country to bike. I did the CdS...

Spain is a great country to bike. I did the CdS backwards beginning of April 2000. If you go during the shoulder season, you'll encounter less walkers, better chance of a bed in those hostels which...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By travelinhobo

All good info. My first country on my first bike...

All good info. My first country on my first bike tour was P. That was in '98. Hated P. and after a week there took a train to Spain. That said, in many aspects it's changed and I'm sure in some it...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By travelinhobo

Just as a side note on that 45 rating... I've...

Just as a side note on that 45 rating... I've read and been told many times that anything above 30 works the same as 30. I met a woman cyclist a few years ago who was wearing arm protectors. Asked...
06-24-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By travelinhobo

Late replying but important. For all you who have...

Late replying but important. For all you who have knee problems due to a lack of cartilage between the bones... I highly recommend you try fish oil supplements. I have bad knees, most likely from all...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By travelinhobo

Europe - 1998. 9 countries, 6 months. Was...

Europe - 1998. 9 countries, 6 months. Was supposed to be a full year, but I quit due to El Nino (4 mths of nearly daily rain - which were some of my stories) and not meeting as many tourers as I...
04-04-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By travelinhobo

Things that make me go hmmm.

I think it's bizarre (and unuser-friendly) that only the Mechanics page is under B for Bicycle Mechanics instead of M for Mechanics. What other kind of mechanics on this forum are there?
04-04-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By travelinhobo

I'm attaching your desired photos. As I had...

I'm attaching your desired photos. As I had indicated, there is barely anything to see (thus the lack of photos before) - running my fingers over the area is when I feel the bumps. The bumps/bubbles...
04-03-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By travelinhobo

Bubbles on the tire sidewall

I discovered "bubbles" on one side of the side wall on my rear tire the other day. Read all I could on the search engine about this and just got finished taking the tire off and making sure the...
04-03-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By travelinhobo

It was quite fine...until a bit ago when I had...

It was quite fine...until a bit ago when I had just finished inspection of the rear tire. When I went to ride it to make sure braking was okay, the gears wouldn't shift. Somehow, 6 weeks after...
04-02-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By travelinhobo

Sorry. I do know the difference between rim and...

Sorry. I do know the difference between rim and wheel. It's just what typed out with the finger.
04-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By travelinhobo

So if I have to replace this rim, and the tire is...

So if I have to replace this rim, and the tire is a 26", then should I assume the rim is too? I asked this once in a shop and they said something about it needing to be a specific width, not just...
04-02-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By travelinhobo

The pedals rotating situation has only just...

The pedals rotating situation has only just started in the past week or so. Has done it 3 times, not all the time. The other morning when it did it, something was quite wrong and unfortunately I...
04-02-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By travelinhobo

Pedal rotation & rim questions

2 unrelated questions... Why is it that recently when I'm walking my bike along, the pedals are rotating? I'm sure I should know the answer to this, yet I'm stumped. Also, I have a Sta-Tru wheel...
03-25-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By travelinhobo

Ok. Thanks for all the responses. :)

Ok. Thanks for all the responses. :)
03-24-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By travelinhobo

Breakage of cable threads

I was told in the past year by a bike mechanic that tightening the allen bolt down on a cable too tight can cause the threads to break (thus resulting in having to buy a new cable when too many of...
03-24-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By travelinhobo

Ooga - I viewed the shoulder on 395 in several...

Ooga - I viewed the shoulder on 395 in several areas along the route using Gmaps, and it all looked good. So I'm surprised by your comment. I'll do another review of it along with 14. I don't have a...
Forum: Southwest
03-23-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By travelinhobo

I know it's too late to help you out if you went,...

I know it's too late to help you out if you went, but... if you didn't go, no, Q-town doesn't have goatheads. Altho strangely, during the last week I was there I did actually find one in my front...
03-23-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By travelinhobo

Cycling Rt 395 vs. Rt 14

I'm planning on biking soon from San Bern over the mtns into Hesperia area (will skirt the city) and then north along Rt. 395 up to Lake Crowley or so.Only found one posting about biking Rt 395 going...
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,021
Posted By travelinhobo

Typical d-head response. Didn't realize hud was...

Typical d-head response. Didn't realize hud was king of all. Let me bow to thee, for I'm not worthy as a female.
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,609
Posted By travelinhobo

Never been to Aussieland and I know dogs can get...

Never been to Aussieland and I know dogs can get stolen, but I think you shouldn't worry much about it when you tie him up outside the supermarket.

Interesting that the 'companion pet' has taken...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,021
Posted By travelinhobo

Blarney - I think you mean he's houseless. I'm...

Blarney - I think you mean he's houseless. I'm sure he's at home on his bicycle like I am. As for food, dumpster diving can net you all kinds of still-good food. Living in a throw-away society has...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,599
Posted By travelinhobo

I don't get the title of this post.

I don't get the title of this post.
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,731
Posted By travelinhobo

No. Who wants to read about another street...

No. Who wants to read about another street person? As for the bobcat chances, wasn't it a bobcat that runner in CO killed with his legs a few weeks ago?
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,922
Posted By travelinhobo

I'm female, so that may make a difference, but...

I'm female, so that may make a difference, but when they've 'passed by' at 1 or 2 in the morning (my Spidey senses almost always wake me up a few minutes before someone arrives), they either keep on...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,238
Posted By travelinhobo

Have flown many times with my bike and never had...

Have flown many times with my bike and never had your bad experiences. Once Air France delayed it on a transfer flight, but got it to me on the next flight 1.5 hrs later.

If you could care less...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,922
Posted By travelinhobo

I live on my bike. Aside from small critters (I'm...

I live on my bike. Aside from small critters (I'm rarely bothered by them - beetles being the most common I see after dark), the rain is inconvenient. Last nite it drizzled half a dz times and I just...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,731
Posted By travelinhobo

I live on my bike. This is my third winter in the...

I live on my bike. This is my third winter in the desert of southern CA and AZ (which is part of the Sonoran). Hear the coyotes frequently in my sleeping bag, but they've never disturbed me. If I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,674
Posted By travelinhobo

I've biked France twice along w/20 other European...

I've biked France twice along w/20 other European countries. France is the best country in general to bike. As long as you stay off the N roads (red roads if you use the Michelin map), you should be...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By travelinhobo

Yes, did it 2.5 summers ago. It's no big trip as...

Yes, did it 2.5 summers ago. It's no big trip as most of it is downhill (there's a steep downhill on the first day). I did it because I couldn't find a ride. It would definitely be possible to...
02-21-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,541
Posted By travelinhobo

FYI - Performance is changing hands and has...

FYI - Performance is changing hands and has turned themselves over to some bike or sporting company I've never heard of. Got their spam email the other day.
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By travelinhobo

Understand that here in the desert of southern...

Understand that here in the desert of southern Arizona which extends into half of southern California, "rain" equates to sprinkles. It doesn't actually rain here except on occasion.
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,647
Posted By travelinhobo

I think you have to question the validity of a...

I think you have to question the validity of a product by a company who uses a chick in the advertising who's never been on a bike in her life!
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By travelinhobo

Why would you not lock up your bike? As stated...

Why would you not lock up your bike? As stated above, don't get paranoid about thieves lurking everywhere - it'll ruin your trip and you'll do less. 3 extensive bike trips thru Europe, 2 involving...
02-07-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,247
Posted By travelinhobo

I remember when I finished my 2000 bike tour with...

I remember when I finished my 2000 bike tour with a 2 wk jaunt thru part of Holland. Not knowing better, I started out riding on the roads but was quickly put in my place by the honking drivers who...
02-04-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By travelinhobo

I deflated my front tire yesterday and found that...

I deflated my front tire yesterday and found that the tube was about to bust. Pics below are the 4 bad areas on the tube (2 on either side of the valve stem but 3-4 spokes away. Valve stem area had...
01-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By travelinhobo

Rum- I already have tire liners in both tires...

Rum- I already have tire liners in both tires (which have proven to be a waste as I've had 3 goatheads easily get past them to give me flats. Luckily someone gave me the liners and it wasn't my...
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