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Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,478
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: 5,872
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: 1,367
Views: 206,478
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: 6,014
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: 1,477
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: 2,597
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: 2,107
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: 743
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: 2,890
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: 6,719
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: 9,177
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: 920
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: 1,622
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: 1,596
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: 1,367
Views: 206,478
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: 420
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: 34
Views: 10,596
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: 1,815
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: 654
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: 998
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: 2,216
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: 2,216
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: 827
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: 6,911
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.
...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,903
Posted By saddlesores

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or...

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or salt lake.

oodles of quiet roads, and free camping on blm land, once you're out of the cities.

buy a set of gazetters showing public lands and...
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,891
Posted By Happy Feet

What I have enjoyed about this thread is that, no...

What I have enjoyed about this thread is that, no matter where one places a value, some interesting points of consideration have been discussed.

For me, a narrow range cassette isn't as attractive...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,000
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe just the forum title/description could be...

Maybe just the forum title/description could be updated, to let people know that bikepacking discussion is welcome...

"Have a dream to travel on your bike over a weekend, across your state,...
Forum: Touring
11-28-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By stardognine

Happy Thanksgiving!

It doesn't look like you big dummies are gonna start a thread here, so I will. 😛😁😉

I'm thankful for all the good advice & virtual friendship I get out of this little sub-forum. So thanks. 😎✌️😎
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,700
Posted By teacherlady

What a great question!

One day in the summer of 1968, my father announced we were going to bicycle from our home on eastern Long Island (south of Stonybrook, New York) to Bar Harbor, Maine, about 450 miles. My little...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,065
Posted By Pratt

My opinion (worth every cent of what you pad for...

My opinion (worth every cent of what you pad for it) is that the craziness of touring on a bicycle itself is of such a magnitude that issues like the type of bike are really noise level. Riding...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By Fatter Frank

Journalism is now, and has been for quite a...

Journalism is now, and has been for quite a while, a cesspool of piranha willing to feed on anything that bleeds including their own.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,478
Posted By Doug64

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a...

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a beautiful area, and we used it as part of our routes on two different tours.

Castle Mountain second tour...
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By BobG

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures...

Bumping this thread only because I found pictures of Shiangold. Would you let this guy enter your bank?
...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By cyccommute

As others have said, in the age of the Interwebz,...

As others have said, in the age of the Interwebz, I start with Google maps or with Ride With GPS (RWG)...with caveats. RWG has a cycling button on the route planner which will route you to roads...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,653
Posted By AlanK

While I've considered just living on the road...

While I've considered just living on the road with my bike, unfortunately just having a bike seems too limiting. While stealth camping is sometimes an option it isn't always, so you need to plan your...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,653
Posted By 3speed

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I...

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I said above, yes, some dreams Should end when you have children. And your life Should change a lot when you have children. That doesn't mean they're bad,...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
Posted By rdrumm729

Finished cycling from New York to San Francisco. Thanks for all the tips!

Hey fellas. I'm a little late on posting this but I just finished my first cross country bike trek from Brooklyn, New York to San Fransisco. Started on Mother's Day, ended a day after Fathers Day....
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By biketocamp

Bike Touring New Mexico's Valles Caldera Supervolcano Images

Hey folks! I have an image gallery with a short video of bike touring inside New Mexicoís Valles Caldera is up on my blog site. This was a solo trip I did across 4 days in remote Jemez Mountains. I...
06-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,124
Posted By Maelochs

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit...

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit things that will puncture our tires ... right? If you don't want flats ... just don't get any. It's simple. :D

I don't care if people choose...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By waddo

I think you are wrong. Watch any of my videos on...

I think you are wrong. Watch any of my videos on youtube (waddo) for even a couple of minutes and you will see the feeling of the tour is captured.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Happy Feet

New off road rig and consolidation ideas

Some ideas about flexible systems:

Over the last while I've been thinking of down sizing my fleet because I want to move and build a smaller house so I've been looking at my touring/riding needs...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,348
Posted By djb

while travelling in other countries, I have...

while travelling in other countries, I have considered getting an extension something or other and having an orange flag or whatever, but never actually did because overall, drivers were generally...
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By mev

I've cycled across that stretch twice. Journals...

I've cycled across that stretch twice. Journals below:
US 50 Nevada: Bicycling Reno to Salt Lake City, via US 50, "the Loneliest Road" (http://mvermeulen.com/nevada/index.htm)
US 40 Utah: Salt Lake...
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