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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Doug64

My wife has pulled away from me on down hills...

My wife has pulled away from me on down hills when my computer read 45 mph, which is where I usually grab a little brake. Her touring bike is rock solid when loaded, but she still scares me. She is...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a...

The Bow Valley Parkway in Alberta, Canada is a beautiful area, and we used it as part of our routes on two different tours.

Castle Mountain second tour...
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing...

We spent a day playing tourist before continuing our ride.

Niagra Falls, Canada-- Tour boat at the falls.https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48828891752_f55363f9a1_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

A mayfly hatch happened as we were spending a...

A mayfly hatch happened as we were spending a night near a river in Ontario. There were thousands of these little critters on everything. They do not have mouths or digestive systems. They hatch,...
09-24-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By Doug64

To eliminate brake squeal toe in the front of...

To eliminate brake squeal toe in the front of your brake pads. Place a rubber band between the rear of your brake pad and the rim when fitting pads. That will toe in the front a little bit, which...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

Copenhagen I thought this was going to get...

Copenhagen

I thought this was going to get interesting.
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09-20-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be...

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be backcountry ski patrollers at CLNP for 22 years. We have a tradition of trying to get up there on the 4th of July to do a little tele-skiing and cycling. It...
09-16-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,371
Posted By Doug64

My latest find was a wallet when we rode into the...

My latest find was a wallet when we rode into the boat launch area at a lake near our home. There was some cash, I didn't count it, but it was somewhere between $40 and $60. There was no ID, but...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,999
Posted By Doug64

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb...

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb panniers and bags 12 years ago, I wouldn't consider using anything but waterproof panniers. My wife and I were on a 3-month tour and we had rain on 35...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,666
Posted By Doug64

This another example:...

This another example: https://www.theloongwayhome.com/

We were fortunate to attend a presentation she made at our local REI. She was pretty inspirational.

We met two women riding solo across...
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,840
Posted By Doug64

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Stopped at motel today in Priest. Lake, Idaho, and this was in front of...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,840
Posted By Doug64

Hitchhiker ...

Hitchhiker
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Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,053
Posted By Doug64

Well, this tired 76 year old body is leaving on a...

Well, this tired 76 year old body is leaving on a 2-month tour in 2 weeks. Since I turned 64, my wife and I have toured self contained for a total of 20 months covering over 20,000 miles in 11...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Doug64

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass...

It goes in the baggage car. Roll it up and pass it up to the Amtrak employee. They will hang it on the car's wall.

Cascade in Portland...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,001
Posted By Doug64

We have given our Eureka 4-season tent some hard...

We have given our Eureka 4-season tent some hard use in really harsh conditions. It has always been reliable, and is a good value. Eureka, like most manufacturers have tents in a range of costs and...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,078
Posted By Doug64

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog,...

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog, which summarized his study. You also have to realize that his test runs were done with 80 lbs., when looking at the results. I apologize for the...
05-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,396
Posted By Doug64

I've been managing my wellness since high school....

I've been managing my wellness since high school. I've worked with weights, ran, cycled, .......... since then. I'm 76 and still do weight work 5 days a week, and ride a lot. My wife was a triathlete...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doug64

I have used 25 mm, 28 mm and 32 mm tires for...

I have used 25 mm, 28 mm and 32 mm tires for touring. My wife and I did a lot of loaded touring on 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U.S. They handled most conditions well with some gravel...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC ...

Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
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05-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Doug64

When we had a small car and needed to haul 4...

When we had a small car and needed to haul 4 bikes, a roof rack did a good job. I've hauled bikes in a roof rack for 25 years and thousands of miles without any problem. Except when my wife tried to...
04-30-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,150
Posted By Doug64

This is about 60%, about 20 bikes, of our fleet...

This is about 60%, about 20 bikes, of our fleet stowed for travel in a 20' trailer. It also includes 100 helmets, safety cones, and signs. Only about 30 helmets are used per session, but they need a...
04-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,150
Posted By Doug64

There are many posts about negative experiences...

There are many posts about negative experiences with your LBS. I feel sorry for you folks. We have 3 excellent shops within driving distance. Our nearest "LBS" is 35 miles away.

Yesterday the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 119,621
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic ...

Czech Republic

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04-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,150
Posted By Doug64

I have the opposite experience with our LBS. We...

I have the opposite experience with our LBS. We have a 35 bike fleet that we use to teach bike safety to 5th graders in our school district. They require a lot of maintenance, and I was in the LBS...
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Doug64

I can't remember if "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"...

I can't remember if "Bicycling the Pacific Coast" shows going north from Vancouver up the Sunshine Coast to Powell River then over to Comax on Vancouver Island before heading south, but that is a...
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