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Forum: Touring
05-22-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By jimmyhughes

I had, (note tense), both of those tents...

After ONE night in the Solitaire I took it back and got a refund. The only practical way in/out of the thing was to remove the fly, unzip the roof, stand up and step over the wall. If you're the...
Forum: Touring
05-03-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,286
Posted By jimmyhughes

It looks like your Trangia is fine...

There's just not much that can go wrong with them.
It's prolly the simplest, most functional piece of equipment ever designed.
and sooo expensive too!
03-08-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

Thanks, I've just been on the phone with

the people at REI, and also Bob Gear. Between the two of them I still don't have a solution!
REI is working on the problem with the Novara folks ,and claim they'll have an answer(?) for me by the...
03-08-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

I just tried, with no luck, to post pics. Didnt...

I just tried, with no luck, to post pics.
Didnt work...operator error I'm sure!
03-08-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

I used the rear rack for

the tent...so I can carry too much in the bob bag!
03-08-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

You're correct.

I have toured quite a bit with the Bob, Handlebar bag, and with the tent on the rear rack. I've actually spent a couple of months at a time that way!
That is exactly what I wanted to do with the...
03-08-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

Unfortunately...

You are correct.
It's beginning to look like I've gotta add a front rack, and got with panniers.

But I really liked pulling the Bob!
03-08-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

Thanks, I've got

a longer bob skewer.Just by holding it up to the dropouts it looks like it will interfere with both the Derailleur and the rear rack.
dammittttt!
03-08-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By jimmyhughes

Bob trailer...

Anyone have any idea how to attach a bob to a 2012 Novara Safari??
Any help would be appreciated =^l
Thanks
Forum: Touring
02-06-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,606
Posted By jimmyhughes

Same here

I immediately replaced the OE saddle with the Brooks from my old bike.
Approx 16K miles on it (the Brooks), and still going strong!
Forum: Touring
12-11-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,776
Posted By jimmyhughes

All I can say is that after many a day of touring...

All I can say is that after many a day of touring I've gotten off the bike complaining about the wind, climbs, rain, dangerous drivers....but, never about my arse!
(I ride a flyer).
Forum: Touring
11-26-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By jimmyhughes

OK! We all *know* that for touring one MUST have...

OK! We all *know* that for touring one MUST have a LHT, 520, Co-motion or Thorn. Right?? I'm NOT knocking any of the fore mentioned rides, since they ARE great bikes.

So... don't tell anyone,...
Forum: Touring
11-25-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By jimmyhughes

3rd that! In my 50+yrs of cyclling it's the best...

3rd that! In my 50+yrs of cyclling it's the best I have ever used.
Forum: Touring
11-19-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By jimmyhughes

I don't feel qualified to give you any advice, I...

I don't feel qualified to give you any advice, I was married three times 8^(

The only consolation is that now I can ride whenever I want...

You've gotten some good ideas from others here. Let...
10-04-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By jimmyhughes

Wish you nothing but the best. You can do it and...

Wish you nothing but the best. You can do it and feel better about yourself at the same time.
I'm an ooold guy (66), with COPD and riding my bike everywhere helps me keep going!

If I had to give...
09-30-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,037
Posted By jimmyhughes

The hardest thing to do is nothing. Wandering...

The hardest thing to do is nothing.
Wandering is like that.


Both are extremely gratifying when accomplished.
Pooh would agree!
Forum: Touring
08-31-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,449
Posted By jimmyhughes

I'm prolly not qualified to comment, but I've now...

I'm prolly not qualified to comment, but I've now got approx 7,700 miles on by Brooks Flier(sprung) and have found NO reason to replace it with anything else...

BTW. Most of my miles have been...
Forum: Touring
05-25-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By jimmyhughes

I've toured the entire SW US, and Pacific Coast...

I've toured the entire SW US, and Pacific Coast in Columbia/Magellan Nylon cargo shorts/swim trunks with pockets and CHEAP(think Nashbar/Performance bike) cycling shorts underneath.
The cycling...
05-12-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,800
Posted By jimmyhughes

The one you'll actually get on, and use. The one...

The one you'll actually get on, and use. The one that just feels right?
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By jimmyhughes

+1 on the Trangia... Best invention since canned...

+1 on the Trangia... Best invention since canned Beer!
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By jimmyhughes

My Dad,R.I.P, used to say, "When you're ready,...

My Dad,R.I.P, used to say, "When you're ready, there's nothing left to do but Jump Right in the Middle of it".
So, I learned to just "Jump"!
Enjoy.
Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By jimmyhughes

Sorry Dan. I tried to send pics, but for some...

Sorry Dan. I tried to send pics, but for some reason I couldn't get them to post...don't know what I'm doing wrong!
Couple of things though. Self-discipline is required when loading a BoB, because...
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By jimmyhughes

I pulled a BoB last spring through Az, Nm, Utah...

I pulled a BoB last spring through Az, Nm, Utah and Co. (1378miles), with a Jamis! I had approx 45lb. on the trailer. It handled the load fine.
My only caveat to you would be that you do not exceed...
04-26-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By jimmyhughes

Yessir!

Yessir!
Forum: Touring
04-26-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By jimmyhughes

Down in Baja Mexico they have saying. "en El...

Down in Baja Mexico they have saying. "en El Desierto, todo somo Hermanos"!
(in the Desert, we are all Brothers).
I think that's pretty much true in all desert areas...maybe that's why I love the...
04-26-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By jimmyhughes

Can you imagine

living in a Bicycle-free World?


I cannot. Period.
Forum: Touring
04-26-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By jimmyhughes

The clothing is more or less a personal choice. ...

The clothing is more or less a personal choice. We all know that a layer of light colored clothing for sun protection should be worn. But, we ride in what is most comfortable...usually.
As far as...
Forum: Touring
04-09-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By jimmyhughes

I tried contacting the address listed on the...

I tried contacting the address listed on the *server* notice to no avail...betcha He'll be back on soon.

I hope :-/
Forum: Touring
03-28-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,893
Posted By jimmyhughes

Try not to laugh, but I have just finished a...

Try not to laugh, but I have just finished a Southern Tier cross country trip riding a Jamis Coda Sport. The only modifications to the bike are a Brooks Flyer saddle, rear rack, and MTB style bar...
03-18-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,993
Posted By jimmyhughes

Ride what you love...love what you ride.

Ride what you love...love what you ride.
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