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Forum: Touring
12-29-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

awww the chuckle**** is still learning how to...

awww the chuckle**** is still learning how to read, how cute. I know tons of people that don't drink coffee that ride from starbucks to starbucks, surprised it took you this long to figure me out.
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Because those are totally the conditions I rode...

Because those are totally the conditions I rode in when I toured through populated first world cities. Would you use the same gear to ride through the Himalayas as you would southern California? ...
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

right tools for the job. Touring habits in one...

right tools for the job. Touring habits in one country don't mean I'd do the same in another.

I did three tours this year, plus ~200 mile overnighters every month. How many tours did you do in...
12-28-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I don't know that this helps you at all, but I...

I don't know that this helps you at all, but I bought an aluminum version of the Ridley Fenix from Performance Bike, and its worked great for me. I weighed around 220 when I got it, and I use it for...
12-28-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Well this is ironic. I had just decided, ****...

Well this is ironic. I had just decided, **** losing weight, I'm gonna powerlift again and put that muscle mass back on.

Next day after my first day back in the gym, I caught some kind of virus. ...
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,404
Posted By Buffalo Buff

http://cl.jroo.me/z3/r/-/t/e/a.baa-Bicycle-Tank.jp...

http://cl.jroo.me/z3/r/-/t/e/a.baa-Bicycle-Tank.jpg

Found a good bike for you!

Wouldn't want to go too light and make anyone think you're a pansy.

You could rig some panniers full of...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

You're right, I should make another.

You're right, I should make another.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,242
Posted By Buffalo Buff

That or we don't GAF because we wear cycling...

That or we don't GAF because we wear cycling bottoms.
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I've never been in a situation where I was forced...

I've never been in a situation where I was forced to stand barefoot in a public shower while touring in USA. Last time I used a public shower was at a beach on the coast of the southern US, and I...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

In all seriousness I like lightweight runners for...

In all seriousness I like lightweight runners for touring. Merrell Trail Gloves or their Bare Access line. I like being able to comfortably bike, walk around town, and hike trails all in the same...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Buffalo Buff

When I got my first apartment in the mid 2000's I...

When I got my first apartment in the mid 2000's I was making 800$ per month, paying 400$ per month in rent, + gas and electric in the northern Ohio winters, plus paying for gas in my car. If I were...
12-27-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,143
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I ride AL and sometimes I set them off, sometimes...

I ride AL and sometimes I set them off, sometimes I don't. They always make me speed up though, just in case it actives :D
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,449
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Sorry, noob question here. What's the...

Sorry, noob question here.

What's the benefit of the angled top tube compared to one that's parallel to the ground, for touring use?
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Interesting, hadn't heard that. Then again I...

Interesting, hadn't heard that. Then again I pretty much only pay attention to pure racing bikes, because they're the most fun for my style of riding / touring. Makes sense for a lot of bike types...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

True ULers only bring one pair of shoes on tour...

True ULers only bring one pair of shoes on tour ;););)
12-27-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Buffalo Buff

2015 was the first time I made the commitment to...

2015 was the first time I made the commitment to bike commute full time year round.

I bought a road bike a little over $1000, and the amount of money I saved by not paying for gas etc., paid for...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Buffalo Buff

per month or per year?

per month or per year?
12-27-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,143
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Broke 50mph according to my phones speedometer. ...

Broke 50mph according to my phones speedometer. I was descending into Bluefield VA/WV after taking 598 to get over some mountains. Its one of my favorite roads to bike.

Flat ground on a sprint I...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I'd try around 95 front / 100 rear and see how...

I'd try around 95 front / 100 rear and see how that feels, then go from there.

Since you and your gear don't weight a ton, and you're going to be on tires wider than typically outfitted on a road...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

TIL saying "Who brings a pillow on a tour :lol:"...

TIL saying "Who brings a pillow on a tour :lol:" is being an evangelical telling everyone how to tour and how to live their lives.
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I hope english isn't your first language.

I hope english isn't your first language.
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,183
Posted By Buffalo Buff

With how much everyone here loves Ultralight...

With how much everyone here loves Ultralight discussions, I figured this should be back on the front page :D
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Having a life isn't something I'll claim anytime...

Having a life isn't something I'll claim anytime soon :p

In all seriousness, riding fast helped. I try to ride as fast as possible on my commutes to work, and most pleasure rides I'm averaging...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

The shorts I wear are regular canari mens gel...

The shorts I wear are regular canari mens gel cycling shorts. Google that and you should see them on the amazon page. People always check out my junk, which is more amusing than anything, but I...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

kickstand case + self timer weighs less ;)

kickstand case + self timer weighs less ;)
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Any chance you could take it inside those places?

Any chance you could take it inside those places?
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Sorry, I only read the first page before...

Sorry, I only read the first page before replying.

I do wear bike shorts and pants with nothing over them. To work, to the gym, to the grocery store, to the DMV, to the Lincoln Memorial etc.
...
12-26-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,126
Posted By Buffalo Buff

****, they let you bring skateboards on planes. ...

****, they let you bring skateboards on planes. Weird they'd ban the rollerboards.

Calling them hoverboards seems silly.
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Very true bikenh. Some days I catch myself...

Very true bikenh.

Some days I catch myself spending 3 or 4 hours in a single day just sitting around reading stuff and posting on different message boards relevant to my hobbies. Time can fly by...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Interesting how calling someone out = debunking...

Interesting how calling someone out = debunking in your eyes. How can anyone on here possibly debunk that claim considering they do not know me or follow me around day to day?

I'll go a head and...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

edit...nevermind

edit...nevermind
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,634
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Go Pro session for video, HTC One for Photos. ...

Go Pro session for video, HTC One for Photos.

Looking for a newer Android with a better camera, mainly for taking touring photos.
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

This is ridiculous on multiple levels. Drop 20$...

This is ridiculous on multiple levels. Drop 20$ at any Performance Bike and you have a mini pump that gets you to 120 PSI easily.

Or if you're going to use the walmart method, just wheel your...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,216
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Why a tarp AND rain fly? Why bike shorts AND...

Why a tarp AND rain fly?

Why bike shorts AND running shorts?

Why a water bottle AND camelbak?

Why a latern and an led light? Just use your light as a lantern and save nearly half a pound.
...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,044
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Samsung by chance? I had a Note 1 and the...

Samsung by chance? I had a Note 1 and the charging port failed, but my HTC One has been a rock.
12-25-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Gain 20lbs. Tried cutting back on weight lifting...

Gain 20lbs. Tried cutting back on weight lifting to lose weight and I hate how I look and feel. Being a little faster on my bike isn't worth it I decided.
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Exactly what I posted in that thread. Right tool...

Exactly what I posted in that thread. Right tool for the job. If I'm touring siberia in the winter VS Cuba in the summer my gear load would be completely different.
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,044
Posted By Buffalo Buff

In what ways did you have a negative experience...

In what ways did you have a negative experience with them? I've had good luck with mine so far, even getting service in areas I wouldn't expect. My only issue is my tour last fall was so hot my...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I just cut into mine on the sides with my...

I just cut into mine on the sides with my thumbnail, then tear them off. My girl hates it but ULers gotta UL :p
12-25-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By Buffalo Buff

They aren't as C&V in appearance as you guys...

They aren't as C&V in appearance as you guys might prefer, but leather weightlifting gloves work well and often sell for 10-15$. I have a black leather Harbringers that are tanks. I use them when I...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,286
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Ultralight Touring & Attitudes

So the general consensus of many cycle touring message boards seems to be "I don't like UL bike tourists because they're evangelists that think they know the only right way to tour, and never fail to...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,208
Posted By Buffalo Buff

I like to lube my chain roughly every 300 miles. ...

I like to lube my chain roughly every 300 miles. If its wet or I'm near the coast, that increases in frequency.

I second using some sort of rag to wipe down the chain.

You could definitely get...
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Different people pack for different needs. I did...

Different people pack for different needs. I did an UL tour with a full set of rain gear and had less than 12lbs of gear, while OP has decided against rain clothing but is bringing an electric...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

This would make an interesting dedicated topic. ...

This would make an interesting dedicated topic. Touring through different countries and how their customs differ.

I knew about the house shoes but not the seperate restroom shoes.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Interesting, didn't know that aspect of Japanese...

Interesting, didn't know that aspect of Japanese culture. Lock makes more sense now!
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,044
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Nope. My adroid handles all GPS, navigation,...

Nope. My adroid handles all GPS, navigation, banking, communication, blogging and photography needs.

Using a full size keyboard etc. would be nice for longer blog posts, but not worth the weight...
12-24-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,294
Posted By Buffalo Buff

You do realize fall 2015 was a thing? And that I...

You do realize fall 2015 was a thing? And that I just said every year, not every year for the past X number of years?

Why are you pulling stuff out of your ass thats completely off topic just to...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

For some reason I was thinking he meant a...

For some reason I was thinking he meant a Leatherman Wave or similar. I just carry a few hex keys so I forget about bike multitools. Agreed with Vegan, if its bike specific bring it.
12-24-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,294
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Saying you transitioned from x to y generally...

Saying you transitioned from x to y generally implies y is how you currently do things.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Buffalo Buff

Also I'd leave the multitool. I never found much...

Also I'd leave the multitool. I never found much use for one on an UL style tour and they weigh a lot.
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