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Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report. Trask to Coast Oregon

Trask River Oregon Gravel Route
My buddy and I decided to check out the Trask River Gravel route (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/6711451?lang=en)through the Oregon coastal range before a predicted...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,452
Posted By Yan

Yes that's all very nice, but "enjoyment factor...

Yes that's all very nice, but "enjoyment factor increases as weight decreases?" I don't think so.

My tour is my vacation. I'm not going to spend my vacation sleeping under some damp tarp like the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By elcruxio

You're technically correct. However while...

You're technically correct. However while rotational mass has a larger effect on accelerations than static weight, the overall difference is so small as to be almost unnoticeable. Also that...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By GhostRider62

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total...

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total cluster by modern GPS, Internet, heatmaps, and packaged route standards.

I flew my fit relatively young body with gear to London on Peoples Express (was...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,552
Posted By tcs

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946...

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946 miles in old money).

"I am getting very used to being on the road, and I feel quite claustrophobic when I have to stop riding." - Gina Harris
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By andrewclaus

'76 for me, a year out of high school, a buddy...

'76 for me, a year out of high school, a buddy and I cycled 1000 miles around Lake Michigan from Chicago. I had to borrow a ten speed, a yellow Schwinn Continental. I'd never heard the words...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,552
Posted By irwin7638

Unlike you I've never been one for trips longer...

Unlike you I've never been one for trips longer than 10 days. I just turned 70 and still am taking 3 or 4 trips a year ranging from 3-10 days in different interesting locations. Still camp as much...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,041
Posted By randallr

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no...

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no odometer), life in Rohloff land has me saying as I ride along, "Danke, mein Gott, fur mein fahrrad mit Rohloff!" I am totally spoiled by its seemingly...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,709
Posted By robow

File this under "Silly things you see while...

File this under "Silly things you see while touring"

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x616/017_2__185ae8cd0fe6d51d8e2d9c6f6b844df92c2ac1da.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,507
Posted By PDKL45

I like Francis Cade and his mate Bike Fit James a...

I like Francis Cade and his mate Bike Fit James a lot, very fun and informative videos. But! And there's a big but. They assume people have entirely healthy necks and backs, which is not always the...
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,041
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, you are not using a belt. When I built...

Yup, you are not using a belt.

When I built up my Rohloff touring bike, I decided before I even ordered the frame that I would want two sets of gears, a lower range of gears for heavy touring and...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,872
Posted By mbusky

I did not find the B17 to the end all of saddles...

I did not find the B17 to the end all of saddles but, found the B67 sprung saddle to be the bomb for me you just don't know till you try.
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By mev

If you are getting to the point of considering...

If you are getting to the point of considering buses...

Is MT 83 an option to Missoula? I cycled along this route to Clearwater in 2016 and don't recall large shoulders but also no big issues...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By indyfabz

Which park is that? Wayfarers in Bigfork? If so,...

Which park is that? Wayfarers in Bigfork? If so, it has terrific hiker/biker sites with all sorts of amenities for cyclists, including power outlets. And according to the employee I spoke with when I...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,709
Posted By robow

A few photos from last week touring through...

A few photos from last week touring through eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.

Can you guess what town we were near when we stayed at this KOA campground for the night ?...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,838
Posted By pdlamb

While I agree about finding out what gearing each...

While I agree about finding out what gearing each rider needs, I'm not sure about the implications of the second sentence. Low gearing lets a rider deal with accumulated fatigue, with daily fatigue,...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,726
Posted By MarcusT

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to...

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to spend the night
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,726
Posted By jamawani

Solo or more than one? Low budget or mid...

Solo or more than one?
Low budget or mid budget?

A lot of folks who ride solo find cooking and clean-up a chore.
Plus being alone all day, it's nice to have a hot cafe meal.
Granted, eating out...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By IPassGas

Iowa to Michigan Tour, part 1

In summer (2021) we toured from Cedar Rapids IA to Ludington MI following the map below. Here is a short report. I have documented some of our previous trips in much detail on a different website,...
Forum: Touring
02-11-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,704
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just looked at my Bordo 6100, digits 0 through...

I just looked at my Bordo 6100, digits 0 through 9, thus 10,000 combinations. That said, no thief is going to say - oh good, this lock is only 1296 possible combinations. I will steal this bike...
Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,847
Posted By Doug64

Use your Brooks on the trainer, that is how I...

Use your Brooks on the trainer, that is how I started breaking in my Imperial, and it fits well. I rotate the saddle between 3 bikes, and it does not affect my position on the saddle. I may have to...
Forum: Touring
12-04-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,631
Posted By elcruxio

Ok, so firstly aluminum will not bend in normal...

Ok, so firstly aluminum will not bend in normal use, so that's just irrelevant.

Also that's not how wheels or carbon works.

The reasons why spokes break are complex. Insufficient tension is...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,000
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I should show my bike too. Biggest hunk of metal...

I should show my bike too. Biggest hunk of metal and CF around. LOL. That's a tandem threaded fork.
This was on a 112 mile day ride. I left the folding lock at home, case behind the seatpost....
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By smudgy

Cycling the Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River starts in Pittsburgh, PA and ends at the Mississippi River at Cairo, IL. I rode about 770 miles in 12 days.
This is the 3rd stage of my summer 2021 bike tour. Check it and let me know...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,189
Posted By pdlamb

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should...

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should work for 4200 miles.
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudgy

C&O and GAP tour (video)

I hope I'm not buggin' you guys with all of my videos. I figure this is a good place to share them. The C&O and the GAP together make a great week long bike ride. If you have the time, let me know...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,102
Posted By cyccommute

I use Ride with GPS as a planning tool only. It...

I use Ride with GPS as a planning tool only. It gives me a general outline of where I want to go and the total distance Id like to travel. But, as Eisenhower said, no plan survives contact with...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By headwind15

I have a few points to make. A). You live in...

I have a few points to make. A). You live in Florida - the highest bicycle fatality state in the country. I believe that there is a higher chance of you being hit by a car, than getting covid. ...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,368
Posted By Lambkin55

I have done a version of the OP's question. ...

I have done a version of the OP's question.


We live in the middle of "flyover country". We can ride for hundreds of miles in any directions without coming to a geographic barrier. (Like oceans,...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,368
Posted By PedalingWalrus

If I go on a multiday trip there is a final...

If I go on a multiday trip there is a final destination but the day to day destinations are not set in stone
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In my community nobody knows what a Rohloff bike...

In my community nobody knows what a Rohloff bike is. I have had several people ask where the battery is for my e-bike. They think it is a motor in the hub. I do not use a very good lock for that bike...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Thulsadoom

If I had to sum up the Seaway Trail ride in a few...

If I had to sum up the Seaway Trail ride in a few sentences I would put it like this:

You will go through some of the most beautiful areas in the world, particularly the Thousand Islands region,...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By indyfabz

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads...

Two shots from the NorPac Trail in MT that leads up to Lookout Pass over the Bitteroot range of theRockeis at the border with ID, which I believe is destined to be part of the route. (The west slope...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,100
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually...

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually suggest that people make sure that their pedals are not so tight that they can actually remove them a few days before they will have to actually...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,128
Posted By phughes

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a...

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a danger there as well.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry so much about what everyone else is...

don't worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
do what works for you.

primarily a commuter? then get the commuter bike. it'll work for touring.
06-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,359
Posted By Daniel4

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger...

Cars that block the crosswalk endanger pedestrians too. They also have to walk around it with some people into the moving traffic while others behind the offending car.

If enough people just put...
06-21-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,341
Posted By Troul

the EB's will force the manual labor bicycles out...

the EB's will force the manual labor bicycles out to the curb, into the markets, & tossed to the local donation center.
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,379
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are so many different bike options and so...

There are so many different bike options and so many different fee structures for many airlines, you really have to think hard about it. But I suspect in the end, you will make an un-economic...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By phughes

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a...

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a tour two years ago, and ended up using its maps for my daily routing as well. It allowed my phone to function with GPS only when I had no cell...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By Touringwithkids

It went well!

The kids did great on the trail, we were a traveling circus.

the last stretch from 7 miles south of Custer to edgemont was long and hot, 40 mile day. We stayed that night a mile off the trail at a...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By headwind15

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You...

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You wrote about flat bar bikes. Do you know that, that is the type of bike you would like the most? A lot of bike tourists prefer (drop) road type...
06-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,731
Posted By burnthesheep

This is how I view it also. My years in...

This is how I view it also. My years in manufacturing molded me that way I guess. Everything in the plant that's safety wise is an incident. It was predictable, or at least could have mitigated...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By staehpj1

I went in May of 2009 and enjoyed the Flint...

I went in May of 2009 and enjoyed the Flint Hills. They were a lush green and there were abundant bird sightings that were interesting to me since the varieties were different that where I am from. ...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By mev

By the way, will you be able to get your bike off...

By the way, will you be able to get your bike off in Raton?

Looking at the Amtrak site for bicycle service - https://www.amtrak.com/onboard/bring-your-bicycle-onboard.html The Southwest Chief...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,935
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: 61
Views: 5,935
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
05-10-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,290
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/182170236_4244718578885717_4870454492175052156_n_5e4203145281cc374746c5e50e2a56d1161e57f8.jpg
two of our touring buddies joined us...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
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: 1,467
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
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