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Forum: Touring
08-07-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,166
Posted By gamecock

It is hard for me to list everything Wayne...

It is hard for me to list everything Wayne supplied: Front and rear Ortlieb rolled panniers, handlebar bag, rear rack bag, front and rear racks, etc. If (when) I break something else is when I will...
Forum: Touring
04-06-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,543
Posted By gamecock

One word, "Phil."

One word, "Phil."
Forum: Touring
01-29-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By gamecock

ditto on the Arkel

ditto on the Arkel
Forum: Touring
01-12-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By gamecock

I've been to Glacier NP in the car, camped a...

I've been to Glacier NP in the car, camped a couple of nights, and may take your advice. Indyfaz
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By gamecock

Thanks jamawani. I'm leaving from near Knoxville,...

Thanks jamawani. I'm leaving from near Knoxville, and plan to hit the TA at Mammoth Cave NP. I am taking a good look at the ACA maps from Missoula to Whitefish to Anacortes. My sister lives near...
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By gamecock

Rivendell Sam Hillbourne with 15,000 miles one...

Rivendell Sam Hillbourne with 15,000 miles one it. Tires, chain, rings, freewheel, brakes, cables, etc. to be replaced in April for an April 30 departure.
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By gamecock

I guess I should have been more clear. I have...

I guess I should have been more clear. I have been an ACA member for more years than I want to admit, and I have the maps from Mammoth Cave NP to Missoula. Indyfabz anticipated, and answered more or...
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By gamecock

Missoula to Seattle/Renton

Does anyone know of a good route with campgrounds and/or other accomodations?
Forum: Touring
01-06-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,228
Posted By gamecock

Near Knoxville to Mammoth Cave National Park to...

Near Knoxville to Mammoth Cave National Park to connect with the Trans-Am to Missoula, then figure out how to get to Renton, WA.
Forum: Touring
12-28-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,879
Posted By gamecock

Arkel--large

Arkel--large
12-14-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 445,479
Posted By gamecock

65 1. Road (Orbea Orca), Touring (Rivendell Sam...

65
1. Road (Orbea Orca), Touring (Rivendell Sam Hillebourne)
2. Yes, Multivitamin, Vit. C, Vit D3, Proline, Lysine, ASA 81 mg., Fish Oil and Simvastatin 40 mg. (prescription)
3. None
4. First...
Forum: Touring
12-10-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By gamecock

I did not read all the posts so if this is...

I did not read all the posts so if this is redundant I apologize. I use paper maps, try to save my precious phone battery for when I get lost, and then I use the maps app in my phone to find myself.
Forum: Touring
05-23-16, 01:42 PM
Forum: Touring
02-06-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By gamecock

phil grease and oil with Tri Flow for the chain

phil grease and oil with Tri Flow for the chain
Forum: Touring
12-22-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,159
Posted By gamecock

I woke up one morning to see a raccoon eating my...

I woke up one morning to see a raccoon eating my toothpaste and skunks eating my Clif bars that the "coon" knocked off the table. I've used a vault since that trip.
Forum: Touring
12-17-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,002
Posted By gamecock

.22 magnum revolver--avoid states that don't...

.22 magnum revolver--avoid states that don't reciprocate carry permits
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,688
Posted By gamecock

camping if possible

camping if possible
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By gamecock

I look at all locks as a way to keep the casual...

I look at all locks as a way to keep the casual thief from taking my property--to keep someone from hopping on and riding off. A determined thief will take what he/she wants. I lock my bike in open,...
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By gamecock

I learned my lesson. I start with Google maps,...

I learned my lesson. I start with Google maps, and double check on each state's Gazetteer (which are available at most book stores as well as Walmart). ACA maps have never led me astray (as long as I...
Forum: Touring
04-07-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,766
Posted By gamecock

I may ride the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to...

I may ride the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast (Waynesville to Oak Island) on a Sam Hillebourne this coming fall. It's a supported ride so I may remove the racks and fenders. I'm 63....
Forum: Touring
03-14-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By gamecock

No bikes allowed in the motel on the NC end of...

No bikes allowed in the motel on the NC end of the Tail of the Dragon (US 129). The owner told me it was to keep motorcycles out of the rooms, but I locked mine to the bench outside the room, and...
Forum: Touring
02-20-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By gamecock

I carry four cables, cut to length. I've not...

I carry four cables, cut to length. I've not noticed the weight.
Forum: Touring
02-20-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By gamecock

I'm in good company when alone.

I'm in good company when alone.
Forum: Touring
09-07-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By gamecock

I camped at Mammoth last month with the intent of...

I camped at Mammoth last month with the intent of riding in Yellowstone for 3-4 days, but the traffic was so bad that my bike never left the camp ground.
Forum: Touring
08-28-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,169
Posted By gamecock

Just spent 11 days on my Sam (with V-Brakes),...

Just spent 11 days on my Sam (with V-Brakes), camping, 800+ miles, loved it, no problems--with the bike.
Forum: Touring
07-06-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By gamecock

The boss is probably threaded for a metric...

The boss is probably threaded for a metric thread. My Ace does not carry metrics. I order a handful at a time from Peter White Cycles. Just Google them. Delivery takes about a week for me.
Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By gamecock

Brooks B 68

Brooks B 68
Forum: Touring
06-17-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By gamecock

ditto on the bear vault, hauled one a long way

ditto on the bear vault, hauled one a long way
Forum: Touring
06-15-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,960
Posted By gamecock

5 years more than 10K miles, no problems

5 years more than 10K miles, no problems
Forum: Touring
06-15-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By gamecock

eI gave up on "waterproof" gloves long ago. I...

eI gave up on "waterproof" gloves long ago. I stretch "rubber" gloves, strong ones like EMTs use, over my winter gloves.
Forum: Touring
12-10-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,489
Posted By gamecock

ditto on the "get out of riding shorts ASAP" get...

ditto on the "get out of riding shorts ASAP" get into something loose or nothing at all
Forum: Touring
10-01-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,871
Posted By gamecock

Yes, the releases on the Arkel bag must be...

Yes, the releases on the Arkel bag must be depressed simultaneously. Not a hard move with practice, but it may discourage theives, that is if the bag is ever left unobserved.
Forum: Touring
09-11-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By gamecock

Ditto all the pro RoadID responses, and a great...

Ditto all the pro RoadID responses, and a great deal of medical info can be stored online and is available to responders almost instantly now with computers in police, fire and EMS apparatus. Plus,...
Forum: Touring
09-11-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By gamecock

I had some trouble with the sidewalls of the...

I had some trouble with the sidewalls of the Panaracer Pasellas being cut and bulges developing. I suggest Schwalbe Marathon--the larger the better for touring.
Forum: Touring
08-10-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By gamecock

It gets rather expensive to do regular inflations...

It gets rather expensive to do regular inflations with carts. I use a hand pump when you're inflating 12-20 times over a month's tour. For the weight difference on tour, I see little difference,...
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By gamecock

I weighed my bike before starting for the beach...

I weighed my bike before starting for the beach on June 24,including lights, fenders, racks, panniers, bags and their contents by picking it up while standing on the bathroom scales--accurate right?...
Forum: Touring
08-02-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By gamecock

I've used a noise activated recorder at least 6...

I've used a noise activated recorder at least 6 times, and I don't snore in my hammock. I don't know if I stop breathing, but I'm not hauling it around.
Forum: Touring
08-02-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,515
Posted By gamecock

Phil Wood hubs and bottom bracket, Schwalbe...

Phil Wood hubs and bottom bracket, Schwalbe tires, Mavic A719 rims, Wheelsmith spokes (and a first rate wheel builder--get references and check!), Brooks saddle--I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillbourne...
Forum: Touring
07-25-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,668
Posted By gamecock

I can easily get 6 bar withthe pump you mentioned.

I can easily get 6 bar withthe pump you mentioned.
Forum: Touring
07-19-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By gamecock

I've "stealthed" when I had to, last time a month...

I've "stealthed" when I had to, last time a month ago, but I prefer commercial, state, or national park campgrounds with SHOWERS. Sometimes water is hard to acquired, and purified, chemically...
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By gamecock

I put mine on the rear of the left rear pannier.

I put mine on the rear of the left rear pannier.
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By gamecock

My bicycle loaded weighs between 49 and 50 lbs....

My bicycle loaded weighs between 49 and 50 lbs. (bathroom scales) more than it does stripped. This weight includes fenders, racks, panniers (4), handlebar bag, camping stuff, clothes, lights,...
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By gamecock

i got mine from Rivendell.

i got mine from Rivendell.
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,383
Posted By gamecock

Wile I'm packing, and the coffee is steeping,...

Wile I'm packing, and the coffee is steeping, oatmeal can be cooking, quick, not instant, with some dried fruit. I have had little luck picking up bagels, buns or anything else worth eating on the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,459
Posted By gamecock

I started to Charleston from Knoxville last...

I started to Charleston from Knoxville last Sunday. The predicted high today was 107 in Knoxville. I rode to Walhalla, SC; back to Waynesville, NC yesterday, and my kids picked me up. The last best...
Forum: Touring
05-31-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By gamecock

ditto Machko, cheap too

ditto Machko, cheap too
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By gamecock

I am an old fat guy too--Brooks B-68.

I am an old fat guy too--Brooks B-68.
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,300
Posted By gamecock

Having never traveled that part of the world I am...

Having never traveled that part of the world I am hesitant to argue with your list. Your research/experience should indicate to you what to carry. I never get out of sight of my home county without...
Forum: Touring
04-18-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By gamecock

I think I'll stick to my hammock for "above...

I think I'll stick to my hammock for "above ground sleeping."
Forum: Touring
04-16-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,433
Posted By gamecock

I bought a pair of Vittoria Randonneurs (700 x...

I bought a pair of Vittoria Randonneurs (700 x 28) last fall from an LBS. I probably have about 1,000 miles on them. The rear tread is gone. I have had no flats. I like the way they ride....
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