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Forum: Touring
06-15-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,636
Posted By Caddy909

The set comes with 12 stakes total - the entire...

The set comes with 12 stakes total - the entire set weighs 3.2lbs. The tarp would just need whatever tie-outs usually needed.

I think I'll be getting one of those. Really nice to carry for...
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,636
Posted By Caddy909

On the website testimonials, someone responded...

On the website testimonials, someone responded that the setup held their hammock in 40mph gusts. I dunno about setting it up during the gusts. Thinking hard about this!
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,636
Posted By Caddy909

I'm very interested in this as I've found...

I'm very interested in this as I've found hammocks to be more comfortable than ground sleeping, but how would you carry the package at 70cm on a bike? Panniers are not that tall, even diagonally,...
Forum: Triathlon
06-10-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Caddy909

Simple trick for beginner breathing is to hum...

Simple trick for beginner breathing is to hum underwater, while expelling air from nose. Not sure why it works. I think it's just a learning aid.
06-05-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By Caddy909

Price negotiation is dependent on the store and...

Price negotiation is dependent on the store and sometimes even on the salesperson that you are speaking to. I believe I read somewhere on forums that the revenue on MSRP for most bikes hovers around...
Forum: Touring
06-05-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,646
Posted By Caddy909

I recently went through a trial of approximately...

I recently went through a trial of approximately 15 different saddles, leather and synthetic. The synthetics were comfortable for short rides, <10miles, but they were noticeably more uncomfortable...
Forum: Touring
05-16-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,337
Posted By Caddy909

DALMAC or Shoreline West Bicycle Tour - waiting...

DALMAC or Shoreline West Bicycle Tour - waiting for a friend to confirm preference.

Then maybe 1-2 days cycling down California's coast after a wedding.
Forum: Touring
05-16-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By Caddy909

Thanks, signed up too! :)

Thanks, signed up too! :)
Forum: Touring
05-11-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Caddy909

I really liked this article from Cervelo on...

I really liked this article from Cervelo on saddle fit:

The Four and a Half Rules of Road Saddles - Cervélo...
Forum: Touring
05-11-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

379747 I'm in bike love. Great on paved. ...

379747

I'm in bike love. Great on paved. Had a gravel side adventure as I veered off the path today and she handled well.
Replies: 38
Views: 5,905
Posted By Caddy909

The Vaya frame itself isn't that heavy and is...

The Vaya frame itself isn't that heavy and is comparable with other commercial steel frames. The biggest weight difference you can make would be switching the wheelset and the fork.

From the Vaya...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,123
Posted By Caddy909

There's a google group with a spreadsheet of...

There's a google group with a spreadsheet of people willing to allow others to test ride their Surly LHT....
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Yup! I'm buying the bike stock.

Yup! I'm buying the bike stock.
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,731
Posted By Caddy909

It's clear that I shouldn't read before eating....

It's clear that I shouldn't read before eating. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,731
Posted By Caddy909

That sounds like you were unused to cycling on...

That sounds like you were unused to cycling on platforms and/or the cheap pair of shoes were uncomfortable to start with. I've cycled plenty clipped (KEO and Eggbeaters) and on platforms (with...
Forum: Touring
05-01-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I rode...

Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I rode the Salsa Vaya over the weekend in my size and it was such a treat - so steady and smooth, but still lively even with the 2" tires the store had. I...
Forum: Touring
04-24-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Interesting. Will try another store then. ...

Interesting. Will try another store then.

I'm fairly certain I know what my fit is, having done a fairly expensive triathlon fit and talking with the fitter about ideal road fit. The Vaya 52cm...
Forum: Touring
04-22-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Online didn't work - told me to call store. They...

Online didn't work - told me to call store. They checked and REI does not even have the 42 or 46cm on special order.
Forum: Touring
04-21-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Thank you, will do. My inseam is...

Thank you, will do.



My inseam is roughly 28.25". The Surly LHT has clearance, and the Surly Vaya has .1" more clearance than the LHT. I have the corresponding short arms to go with that...
Forum: Touring
04-21-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Do you know where? I can't seem to find the...

Do you know where? I can't seem to find the link.

I have been able to locate a Salsa Vaya in my size 3.5hrs away - this will be an interesting weekend trip.
Forum: Touring
04-19-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

I cannot stand over the surly troll even on the...

I cannot stand over the surly troll even on the smallest model, and the reach would have to be heavily compensated. I recall test riding a Giant that was a bit too large for me, but it was a very...
Forum: Touring
04-19-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

I am not opposed to folding bikes, but it's...

I am not opposed to folding bikes, but it's definitely something I'd want to test ride in an appropriate size before purchasing.
Forum: Touring
04-19-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By Caddy909

Small Bicycle Touring

Hi, I believe this is my first post after lurking on these forums for a very long time, but I need some help and advice. I am currently looking for a light to medium touring bicycle, but I am an...
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