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Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,460
Posted By Teamdarb

I like the new look.

I like the new look.
04-07-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,870,059
Posted By Teamdarb

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160408/6fb5a2983...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160408/6fb5a2983f6bf25e24ec19f578299b58.jpg
04-05-16, 02:57 PM
Forum: Touring
03-13-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,460
Posted By Teamdarb

What size is this frame?

What size is this frame?
Forum: Touring
03-12-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Teamdarb

This is from last year on 26". Rode from Florida...

This is from last year on 26". Rode from Florida to Richmond for the World Bicycle race then to DC for the Pope.
...
Forum: Touring
03-12-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Teamdarb

Last weekend's trip to southern Florida,...

Last weekend's trip to southern Florida, converted back to 27s.
Also, the Revelate Tangle fits well! Mine is a 19.5" frame....
Forum: Touring
03-12-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Teamdarb

I do. But use it for all types of touring. Here...

I do. But use it for all types of touring. Here it is converted from 27 to 26. Makes for a sweet low trail slug....
02-19-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,936
Posted By Teamdarb

Think it's the angle and small frame. 26x2...

Think it's the angle and small frame. 26x2 Specialized HardRock R. Tough buggers.
02-17-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,936
Posted By Teamdarb

Here's my Bridgestone "M3PO" 92 MB3. Goes...

Here's my Bridgestone "M3PO" 92 MB3. Goes everywhere.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/12/f588ccce09c577fc2a69e6ee2ff319d1.jpg
02-16-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,870,059
Posted By Teamdarb

Here's my too larger 86 850 with drops and stem...

Here's my too larger 86 850 with drops and stem mounted shifters....
Forum: Touring
01-24-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,962
Posted By Teamdarb

It's even easier to cross. Plenty cycle along...

It's even easier to cross. Plenty cycle along that stretch. You will get a lift even without calling.
Forum: Touring
01-23-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,962
Posted By Teamdarb

I'm a native, and it saddens me when cyclotourist...

I'm a native, and it saddens me when cyclotourist avoid the most diverse in history the city has. Especially due to "fear". Get a guide. I love showing people around SE and NE. I'm from Good Hope,...
Forum: Touring
01-22-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,962
Posted By Teamdarb

Two things, getting over the bridge is easy. The...

Two things, getting over the bridge is easy. The shuttle is pointless. Go up the last on ramp and thumb it. I've done this numerous times. Each pick up has been by a sheriff in a pickup. They are use...
01-04-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Teamdarb

Don't forget you have to know arm length, chain...

Don't forget you have to know arm length, chain stay length, and tire diameter.
01-03-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,056
Posted By Teamdarb

And where would that be?..... Cough cough

And where would that be?..... Cough cough
01-03-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,056
Posted By Teamdarb

496509 1987 300 sport touring Bridgestone

496509
1987 300 sport touring Bridgestone
01-03-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By Teamdarb

Comfort..... Change the gearing and tire pressure.

Comfort..... Change the gearing and tire pressure.
Forum: Touring
01-03-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,607
Posted By Teamdarb

I really wish Cannondale would have built this...

I really wish Cannondale would have built this bike. I'm still waiting to see it converted to 650b.
Forum: Touring
12-13-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,925
Posted By Teamdarb

My advice is to not take the dog on the trail...

My advice is to not take the dog on the trail unless you too are walking and the dog is on a leash.
Forum: Touring
12-12-15, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Teamdarb

Google is wrong. There is a bike lane. There was...

Google is wrong. There is a bike lane. There was construction too, not sure if there still is. This is why I cringe at the mention of Google earth or maps when I give recap of a ride. I'll be riding...
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Teamdarb

Just remember in St Cloud you must get off 192...

Just remember in St Cloud you must get off 192 and travel through the north or center of town. Yes, 192 is a very very safe road to bike. Wide shoulders and easy line of sight. Not much in the food...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Teamdarb

One more thing, depending on where you are...

One more thing, depending on where you are starting instead of going onto A1A at Fort Pierce take Old Dixie through Vero. Hop onto Indian river Blvd and take Old Dixie into Wabasso. From there you...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Teamdarb

The last part going up Storey will make an epic...

The last part going up Storey will make an epic tale. You'll end up coming in behind the hotel off Wewahootee Rd.
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Teamdarb

Go pick up the Delorme Gazetteer. I've ridden...

Go pick up the Delorme Gazetteer. I've ridden from my house in Melbourne on some not so obvious routes. Also, if you stay on the main land away from A1A there are multiple better views and a wind...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,067
Posted By Teamdarb

This is the donated bike at Cascade Locks. The...

This is the donated bike at Cascade Locks. The pup and I had just ridden from Portland to The Dalles to do the Velo Dirt route. This one modified gearing to run 36 and 38 toothed cassette. Clement...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,067
Posted By Teamdarb

It was due to several other breaks which were...

It was due to several other breaks which were repaired, but ultimately tweaked the rear stays at the drop out. Didn't make sense why I was constantly breaking racks until the final pop. The rafting...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 01:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Teamdarb

Tent and sleeping bag are separated, right?

Tent and sleeping bag are separated, right?
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,641
Posted By Teamdarb

This 520...

This
520 (https://goo.gl/photos/h5gwPvjDDzvb6sSN6)
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,641
Posted By Teamdarb

I've ridden the Velo Dirt routes on my 520 with...

I've ridden the Velo Dirt routes on my 520 with dog in tow and two panniers. 700x35 Clement ush tire and Gary OS bar. Yes, you need a dry lube. The KATY trail is boring, but the side routes are a...
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,067
Posted By Teamdarb

Short version: bought bike off CL, rode it 9...

Short version: bought bike off CL, rode it 9 thousand miles, seat stay snapped from seat tube in Index, WA, friends bought me a new bike... A 520, once I returned home contacted Trek rep and...
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,067
Posted By Teamdarb

Just call Trek. They'll replace it. I did this...

Just call Trek. They'll replace it. I did this with a 80s Trek 420. They sent me a 2012 520 frame. No issues.
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,102
Posted By Teamdarb

A stainless dog bowl. It just has so many great...

A stainless dog bowl. It just has so many great uses. And, over found pet owners are more accepting of offers to hydrate their animals if it is offered in a "dog" bowl.
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Teamdarb

Hey, I'm a DC native too. I'm currently down here...

Hey, I'm a DC native too. I'm currently down here in Melbourne since January. I've ridden the loop numerous times over years of touring. My preference for this time of year is to take the ferry and...
Forum: Touring
11-27-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Teamdarb

That trail is exactly 53 miles long. All paved...

That trail is exactly 53 miles long. All paved away from the road. Some drive crossings. There is also a colonial bike route, but honestly it's better to walk in Williamsburg.
Forum: Touring
11-27-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Teamdarb

Noise? Depends on what you put in them and how. I...

Noise? Depends on what you put in them and how. I use rubber pieces between metal to metal contacts or snug the heck out of zip ties. On one bike I use double baskets. One is on a standard rack long...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By Teamdarb

Front. Though I'm betting once mounted they both...

Front. Though I'm betting once mounted they both measure 30 depending on age of the tires.
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Teamdarb

One huge recommendation on getting a basket is to...

One huge recommendation on getting a basket is to purchase one that is painted. Then take it to be powder coated. It'll be stronger and durable. The silver Wald galvanized coating looks terrible...
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Teamdarb

I should mention, the front panniers only contain...

I should mention, the front panniers only contain tent on one side and sleeping bag on the other.
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Teamdarb

But I like light red. 2 reasons. I don't use...

But I like light red.

2 reasons. I don't use the rear brake. The other is it is a spare for if the other breaks or I get tired of using my left hand.

I've been on a continuous tour of North...
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Teamdarb

I do ...

I do
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On another bike I run two baskets. It's no different compared...
11-17-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By Teamdarb

Well well, think you have what I need and I have...

Well well, think you have what I need and I have what you want. Check out the 22" 850 I posted.
Forum: Southeast
11-15-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By Teamdarb

Try this route bike2dc (http://bike2dc.com/) ...

Try this route bike2dc (http://bike2dc.com/)
I've ridden it twice in the last month completely. The cue sheets are pretty good in detail.
11-15-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By Teamdarb

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf...

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/12240928_1052792668073271_3639576443643110577_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9...
11-15-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 100,097
Posted By Teamdarb

87 300 sport touring. Many faces. ...

87 300 sport touring. Many faces.
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Day one 27" wheels...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Teamdarb

I'm not sure how much a rush you both are in, but...

I'm not sure how much a rush you both are in, but you may as well go south on the Baltimore to DC, then take the W&O to urceville to Skyline drive then turn west at Blacksburg. More parks and views.
Replies: 49
Views: 3,891
Posted By Teamdarb

this is more difficult then i thought.

this is more difficult then i thought.
Forum: Touring
02-21-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Teamdarb

Agreed. I hate the maps. Make your own route is...

Agreed. I hate the maps. Make your own route is my motto. I have biked from Minni to NY.
Forum: Touring
02-20-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Teamdarb

thank you for the information.

thank you for the information.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,966
Posted By Teamdarb

Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,966
Posted By Teamdarb

Another joyful ride from SE to Bethesda this...

Another joyful ride from SE to Bethesda this evening for work. Was forced to ride the "vintage" mountain bike in. So I figured why not make it worth the trip and take the C&O to Seven Lock Rd. The...
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