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Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By staehpj1

Good way to look at it. By the way, while it...

Good way to look at it.

By the way, while it is advisable to be in as good of shape as possible for a tour, or for life in general for that matter, there really isn't the level of training...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By staehpj1

Meeting the local folks and fellow travelers is a...

Meeting the local folks and fellow travelers is a major part of what touring is about for me. I especially enjoy the folks who might be considered misfits :)
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By staehpj1

Regarding the comments on rain and whether it is...

Regarding the comments on rain and whether it is miserable riding or camping...

Riding in the rain isn't really all that unpleasant unless it is torrential or unless it is cold and you aren't...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,999
Posted By staehpj1

I agree. I have had zero problems with...

I agree. I have had zero problems with waterproof panniers. Wet stuff either stays out or is sealed in ziploc or other waterproof bags to isolate them from dry stuff. No matter the type of...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By staehpj1

Just a caveat... Not sure which cranks you are...

Just a caveat... Not sure which cranks you are referring to, but many cranks take a 24 as the smallest ring that fits their inner bolt circle. That includes all of the ones I have experience with...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By staehpj1

I have always been told that and stopped at San...

I have always been told that and stopped at San Luis Obispo, so I don't have first hand experience south of there. I especially liked Oregon and northern California and think October would be an OK...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By staehpj1

My thoughts on this... I generally think that...

My thoughts on this...
I generally think that it makes sense to pick what specific route I want to ride and then work out the best transportation to accomplish that. That can be car, bus, train,...
Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,668
Posted By staehpj1

I sometimes wonder about the relative safety and...

I sometimes wonder about the relative safety and have suspected that depending on where you live, what you do for a living, and what your lifestyle is, that it just might actually not be too unusual...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,047
Posted By staehpj1

Weight is probably a big reason. Ease of taking...

Weight is probably a big reason. Ease of taking the shape of varying loads is another. Probably cost as well. Also you can crush a cloth pannier and not damage it. The contents are usually...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,668
Posted By staehpj1

I have met quite a few young women on the road...

I have met quite a few young women on the road who were doing exactly what your daughter proposes. Life is a risky proposition for everyone and more so for young women, but this isn't that crazy of...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By staehpj1

Yep, that is a reason/place where it may make...

Yep, that is a reason/place where it may make sense and where heavy stiff tires are the most common approach. My thought has been that before I'd consider carrying tires twice as heavy I'd consider...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By staehpj1

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using...

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using the site more. I have not donated in a number of years, but have given a few hundred dollars over the years and would donate again if I were to...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,537
Posted By staehpj1

People have different ideas of weight accounting...

People have different ideas of weight accounting depending on what they are trying to track and what their goals are. I won't knock their methods if they suit their goals, but think my method makes...
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,537
Posted By staehpj1

I have been going with just the phone and been...

I have been going with just the phone and been pretty happy with that.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,285
Posted By staehpj1

It is a personal preference, but I don't equate a...

It is a personal preference, but I don't equate a bigger heavier tent with more comfort. If I am in the tent I am usually sleeping, reading, or lying quietly. None of those require much space and I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By staehpj1

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By...

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By the time you get to the Great Plains your daily average will be probably be higher and even if you took a very long time or started later, October...
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,492
Posted By staehpj1

Meh, usually it really isn't that big of a deal....

Meh, usually it really isn't that big of a deal. Getting rained on isn't the end of the world and it is usually best to just tough it out in my experience, but if you have the flexibility of using...
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