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Forum: Touring
12-23-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By jspoonsr

Hi Longhaulblue, You might be interested...

Hi Longhaulblue,

You might be interested in an article I wrote on CGOAB about riding the Big Bend area. Take a look at this link. (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1&doc_id=7938&v=3V) ...
Forum: Touring
12-21-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By jspoonsr

Here's an interesting alternative to go from EP...

Here's an interesting alternative to go from EP to Van Horn. If one can take one's bike/gear on board the train car (carry on) take AMTRK to Alpine. Get off and ride the region in a figure eight...
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,394
Posted By jspoonsr

what's wrong with this bike

I confess to needing help. I bought a new Fuji Tour last year for a little over 700 dollars and have used it heavily loaded on two tour. I ride it locally for miles at a time, to and from stores...
Forum: Touring
02-05-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,394
Posted By jspoonsr

Fuji Tour

Hi,
Hope you find a good bike fit. I wanted a 520, but money entered into the equation and settled for the Fuji Tour. I find it delightful in every way and the fit seems comfortable...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,394
Posted By jspoonsr

spelleng

Yew ourta git a speel chicker!
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,394
Posted By jspoonsr

Fuji Touring

This Fuji toouring was on the list as a budget touring bike. Is it a reliable frame with components that will stand up? Obviously Lexus's are nicer than Chevies, but both have reasonable longevity...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

2 litre pop bottles

Another good idea. Didn't think I wanted to use those because they would have to be inside the panniers. But they make lots of sense. Thanks to all who endoresed them as cheap carriers. Much...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

West Texas

I have toured from Marfa to the Big Bend Ranch State park across the desert road 169; road scraped out of the desert floor, all washboard and sand. It turned out that there was some water; in dried...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

Wine box plastic bladders

Hey! Now why didn't I think of that! Great suggestion for those who brought this to mind. Much obliged. I take it that it is not hard getting the wine residue removed. Also that the box is not...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

Purifiers

Thanks to all those who suggested purifiers. I may just do that if I can be convinced that they get rid of all kinds of critters; bacteria as well as parasites. Having a hard time with that issue,...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

Dromedary bag

Thanks for the name and putting me onto them. Would like something cheaper, but may order. Much obliged!
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

extra water bottle racks

Thanks for the pix; never thought about slinging underneath the down tube! I have a twin handlebar rack but fitting can be a problem. Much obliged; looks like you are an experienced, happy tourer....
Forum: Touring
06-25-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

Desert rides offer very little water. TGhe deep...

Desert rides offer very little water. TGhe deep Chihuauan desert of west Texas offers very little water. Still need suggestions about hard sided containers. Does anyone have a link to Dromedary?
Forum: Touring
06-25-07, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By jspoonsr

carrying water on tour

Am looking for a good way to carry two to three gallons of water whilst on tour. May be away from potable water more than a day. Need for cooking, drinking etc. Visuzalize hard plastic container...
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