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Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

Hey all, you folks seem to be having some great...

Hey all, you folks seem to be having some great bike touring. Im currently car touring in the west, New Mexico. Mixing airbnb and camping. I'll post some pixs later of some great gravel riding I was...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,450
Posted By balto charlie

I have one bike with that style of bar. I use the...

I have one bike with that style of bar. I use the bike as my rail to trail,siteseeing, casual riding, grocery getter, conversation ride bike. This bike is a more upright riding position which suits...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

str great pictures, when are you going to take...

str great pictures, when are you going to take us touring:)
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By balto charlie

I like these, lightly padded, easy to wear when...

I like these, lightly padded, easy to wear when not biking and was/dry quickly:
​​​​​​https://andiamounderwear.com/shop/mens-padded-skins/
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

love the fog!! Great looking gravel to ride.

love the fog!! Great looking gravel to ride.
08-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 72,956
Views: 11,848,746
Posted By balto charlie

Schwin Paramount, 22", beautiful chrome lugs....

Schwin Paramount, 22", beautiful chrome lugs. Right now it is cheap cheap cheap!! It is an auction in Fort Collins, Co. If it were 23/24 Id be all over this.
...
08-11-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By balto charlie

I used to ride every night/morning while...

I used to ride every night/morning while commuting for many years. I love riding at night, I knew the roads, cars gave me a lot of room because I was lit like a christmas tree. In fact, "we" (BFnet...
08-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,897
Posted By balto charlie

If touring I use whatever I find at stores and...

If touring I use whatever I find at stores and restaurants but if I am bikepacking (usually back-country) there are no (or not many) stores so I pack my own freeze dried meals. I use both of these...
07-27-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

The view is cool, shows a big climb in the...

The view is cool, shows a big climb in the distance
Forum: Touring
07-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

Last week I went on a 4 day bikepacking tour...

Last week I went on a 4 day bikepacking tour through the Monogahela Nat For in W. Va. I love this place, temps were a cool 75F/24C. Rain was a factor but I found a gazebo (with electric) where I was...
07-13-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

Very cool picture

Very cool picture
07-13-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

That place looks familiar, Colorado?? I think I...

That place looks familiar, Colorado?? I think I have seen it. Cool place
07-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding...

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding temps, some rain, very very steep. I love this area!!...
06-09-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 72,956
Views: 11,848,746
Posted By balto charlie

I didn't either. I have one of their early 26"...

I didn't either. I have one of their early 26" ASR mnt bikes that I still ride
06-09-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of...

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of screeching cicadas...........still loved it. Rode near Leesburg, Va....
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,300
Posted By balto charlie

Transportation looks doable from Baltimore. SW...

Transportation looks doable from Baltimore. SW air ($200) one way to Buffalo. Amtrak to Baltimore, ~$100. No car tour, sweet!

FWIW: I am not opposed to stealth camping, but do like a shower...
04-28-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By balto charlie

Chainring looks good but backwards as...

Chainring looks good but backwards as pastorbobnlnh stated.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-28-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By balto charlie

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly...

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly returning. I have no car this weekend and family visiting so I am a no go. I have been know to hitch a ride over the bridge though:) If you ride, report...
04-26-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By balto charlie

I own one, 90's model. It's black with white...

I own one, 90's model. It's black with white splashes. Great bike, used for commuting for many years, now my casual rail-trail bike. I have thought about making it a drop gravel, has the correct...
04-20-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

Looks steep, nice blooms

Looks steep, nice blooms
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By balto charlie

I have not ridden this yet. I am thinking about...

I have not ridden this yet. I am thinking about it. I started looking into it last year but Covid restrictions made planning it difficult. I have a Miyata 1000 with Donnelly MSO 36. That is what I...
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

Very nice, you have some great locations for...

Very nice, you have some great locations for gravel riding. And with your daughter makes it even better
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By balto charlie

C&O spring blooms

Road the C&O yesterday (3/30/31) from Williamsport down river, past Big Slackwater area. The spring flowers are beginning to explode. Dutchman's britches and Bloodroot are everywhere and the...
03-29-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

I actually prefer the view of the woods during...

I actually prefer the view of the woods during winter. Then again I enjoy the warm spring air when the trees just start to leaf out, spring green a great color.
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,114
Posted By balto charlie

Density, good idea. Calories = protein + carbs +...

Density, good idea. Calories = protein + carbs + fat
Density will be based on this equation I believe. Fat being the dense part of it. More fat = more dense....I think:)

Fried chocolate...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,114
Posted By balto charlie

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. ...

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. Ready immediately. Some folks just add water and eat them. I like them warm. I buy these by the case. One bag makes many meals....
03-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,738
Posted By balto charlie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Pine Grove Furnace...
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,114
Posted By balto charlie

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast....

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast. I have been adding hemp seeds into the mix along with walnuts. Easy and packed full of protein. I often make smoothies at home full of all of this...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By balto charlie

I think you need to lay out all of your gear,...

I think you need to lay out all of your gear, tent, bag, clothes, cooking etc and see how much space you need. If you are an ultra-lite backpacker you can get away with minimal sized panniers but if...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 354,452
Posted By balto charlie

Great gravel grinding, bikepacking pixs. Awesome...

Great gravel grinding, bikepacking pixs. Awesome campsite!
Forum: Commuting
03-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,982
Posted By balto charlie

Keep it fun. I used to ride 25/day. I had fun but...

Keep it fun. I used to ride 25/day. I had fun but some days!!!! I always thought if my commute was longer I would drive to work, bike home, then bike back to work the next day and drive home. A...
03-06-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 72,956
Views: 11,848,746
Posted By balto charlie

Wow, this is my stand!! I got mine from an old...

Wow, this is my stand!! I got mine from an old neighbor who passed away many many years ago. Mine has to be 40 years old, I've had it 30 years at least??? Great stand, base is solid steel, heavy,...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,237
Posted By balto charlie

Love this guy. I grew up in Utah in the 60's and...

Love this guy. I grew up in Utah in the 60's and we used to visit the Arches, Bryce, ZIon etc when the roads were dirt, no bathroom just pit toilets. Abbey describes those parks just like I remember...
02-17-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 72,956
Views: 11,848,746
Posted By balto charlie

That's too funny!! I posted this bike on here...

That's too funny!! I posted this bike on here last week when brandenjs posted on CL.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By balto charlie

I will send to my son, computer guy and the site...

I will send to my son, computer guy and the site owner. I know the advocacy group and will relay your info. If you google GFT the first few sites open easily. Very nice maps. Thanks for relaying...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,942
Posted By balto charlie

I have used Tuckahoe State Park as a starting...

I have used Tuckahoe State Park as a starting point. Just told the ranger I was leaving my car. He told me where to park it. I will find a route or 2 and post for you.
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,942
Posted By balto charlie

Looking at your restrictions I would think the...

Looking at your restrictions I would think the Delmarva area. Also know as the Eastern Shore of MD, VA and DE. I like biking there, flat, scenic and historic. Enough towns to grab a pint, little...
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,713
Posted By balto charlie

I try to take notice of cyclists while driving my...

I try to take notice of cyclists while driving my car and what I see stand out is what I use.

I wear Hi Viz green/yellow vest, lights on front and rear, solid at night, flashing during the day....
01-30-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 72,956
Views: 11,848,746
Posted By balto charlie

Miyata Triplecross

Here is the link. I almost went to see it today but emailing the owner I decided it was a 56cm and I need a 58 or 60. I wanted to convert to a drop bar gravel bike. Bike looks in good shape. Decent...
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,454
Posted By balto charlie

Scary, sounds like you are on the mend. ...

Scary, sounds like you are on the mend. Unexplained medical issues suck. Raising a pint to your speedy recovery and good health.
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,750
Posted By balto charlie

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber...

Santa Fe refried beans, are tasty, uber lightweight, make many meals, cook with instant rice, chili spice, tortillas. ...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,750
Posted By balto charlie

I hear ya but coffee is my main reason for...

I hear ya but coffee is my main reason for cooking gear.
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,750
Posted By balto charlie

I'm a lazy back-country chef most of the time. I...

I'm a lazy back-country chef most of the time. I am usually tired after riding most of the day. I have found I eat best if I only need to boil water, add to freeze dried meal in an insulated...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By balto charlie

I have used stainless steel key rings. Strong and...

I have used stainless steel key rings. Strong and easy to put on racks. My Lone Peak bags did not reach the normal hooks. I use small front panniers on the rear.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,528
Posted By balto charlie

This is the major difference between rec riding...

This is the major difference between rec riding and commuting. I always said I wanted at least marginal conditions for recreational riding but commuting....game on. That's why I love it. I commuted...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,670
Posted By balto charlie

Does anyone not see the irony of this image, an...

Does anyone not see the irony of this image, an overloaded (to some) bike but stopped in front of a Burger King!! I guess they didn't have any food on all of those bags....JK
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,013
Posted By balto charlie

I thought the same thing BUT I think it is a van...

I thought the same thing BUT I think it is a van driving behind the truck going in the proper direction.
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,501
Posted By balto charlie

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind...

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind jacket has one and I tie it in a knot when I use for cycling. It flaps all over the place when not wearing and blocks my views when looking over my...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,974
Posted By balto charlie

This is what I did for 15 years. If temps got...

This is what I did for 15 years. If temps got below freezing 32f/0c I would use Keen cycling shoes. My sandals were Lakes, great sandal....RIP. I never used Gore-Tex over-socks but think that would...
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