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Forum: Touring
04-17-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By psy

I did the white rim 2 years ago. I rode my Fargo...

I did the white rim 2 years ago. I rode my Fargo with 2 inch marathon Mondials and the sand was definitely an issue in places, but I made it.

As for water, I carried three gallons and bummed what...
Forum: Touring
02-01-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,184
Posted By psy

My Big Agnes tents have served me well. I like my...

My Big Agnes tents have served me well. I like my seedhousesl2. Relatively light for the price, and its green! Heh. Some people don't like climbing in from the end, but I don't have a problem with...
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By psy

I've done it that time-twice- and had great...

I've done it that time-twice- and had great weather.
Forum: Touring
12-24-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,778
Posted By psy

I have a brand new 36h shimano xt disc dyno hub...

I have a brand new 36h shimano xt disc dyno hub for sale. Pm me if interested.
Forum: Touring
12-24-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By psy

Spoken like a true adventurer. I carry an...

Spoken like a true adventurer.

I carry an MSR dromedary as well( as needed, black), and it did impart a nasty taste to the water at first. But with a bunch of washing and rinsing and repeated use...
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 04:48 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 120,945
Posted By psy

Nature

Nature
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 120,945
Posted By psy

if my trip doesn't include some hike-a-bike I...

if my trip doesn't include some hike-a-bike I feel like I screwed up....
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 120,945
Posted By psy

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 120,945
Posted By psy

The Oregon coast.

The Oregon coast.
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 120,945
Posted By psy

Somewhere along The White Rim, Canyonlands...

Somewhere along The White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, and somewhere along the lost coast.
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By psy

Thanks:) I mounted the lights on the double stem...

Thanks:) I mounted the lights on the double stem setup so that I could raise them above the stuff sacks I carry on top of my front rack. All my gear is up front and in the frame bags, rear rack has a...
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By psy

Here's my Fargo. Maybe it's not for everyone, but...

Here's my Fargo. Maybe it's not for everyone, but I love my setup. About 12 k miles touring with this setup and I don't plan to change anything. It may be more than some people need, but I find it...
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,798
Posted By psy

Don't overthink it, I believe the mondial is the...

Don't overthink it, I believe the mondial is the best all arounder there is. I've seen the continentals, and though I haven't ridden them, my mondials seem to be the beefier, longer wearing of the...
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,238
Posted By psy

Sweet bike, been drooling over it for awhile....

Sweet bike, been drooling over it for awhile. Basically a carbon Fargo with a larger triangle, looks like a nice size frame bag would fit in there. Love to see some pics and a review if you pick one...
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,606
Posted By psy

I did this with a small/ female 35 degree bag...

I did this with a small/ female 35 degree bag from mountain hardware (given it for free). Works great, has a little pouch for my feet and I've used it down to 17 degrees. Even bundled up I woke up...
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,262
Posted By psy

the problem I see with that cable is there is no...

the problem I see with that cable is there is no rubber sheath to protect your bike from scratches. I use the lightest weight bike cable from rei and a lightweight padlock.
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

True. There are a bunch of those here on this...

True. There are a bunch of those here on this forum. But you know those vocal minorities can tend to give a group a bad name.
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

Maybe the reason UL is so "unpopular" has...

Maybe the reason UL is so "unpopular" has something to do with its ambassadors......
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By psy

Mondials are great for varied conditions, have...

Mondials are great for varied conditions, have excellent puncture resistance, low rolling resistance and last forever. Love em, on my second set. (They lasted nearly ten thousand miles, and I only...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By psy

Nice pictures, what's your camera setup?

Nice pictures, what's your camera setup?
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

The more you post, the more evident your lack of...

The more you post, the more evident your lack of experience.

I don't know where you're camping in southern ca, but I wouldn't step foot in any of the showers I use in state and private campgrounds...
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,628
Posted By psy

I have a sea to summit silk liner(I think ) and...

I have a sea to summit silk liner(I think ) and it's supposed to add up to 10 degrees. Maybe it adds ten degrees when it's 80 out. It doesn't seem to help at all when its cold out. I also tend to get...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

Then how do you shower? Are you saying you only...

Then how do you shower? Are you saying you only shower once per tour? What do you do if you want to keep you shoes dry and want to have a shower at a park or in a hotel or wherevever?
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

Still, think about the other stuff strangers have...

Still, think about the other stuff strangers have washed off of their bodies that you are choosing to stand in. Ive encountered some pretty gross public restrooms.To each his own, but I hope my kids...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By psy

Surely you mean for your corporate masters...

Surely you mean for your corporate masters...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By psy

Says the man with 13000 posts in 5 years lol

Says the man with 13000 posts in 5 years lol
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,227
Posted By psy

And get foot fungus standing in public showers.

And get foot fungus standing in public showers.
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By psy

Instead of addressing a point, you make lame...

Instead of addressing a point, you make lame personal attacks. No, English isn't my first language. What's your excuse? If I were to guess you have very little actual touring experience and like hear...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By psy

I think it's hilarious that the OP is saying he's...

I think it's hilarious that the OP is saying he's never heard UL Tourers tell others how to tour, when not only did I post a comment of his where he is doing just that, but now bikenh has taken the...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By psy

Yeah, the UL crowd in bike touring is definitely...

Yeah, the UL crowd in bike touring is definitely more of an online presence that has been gaining steam over the last few years. Same elitist know it all attitude, different point in its development....
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By psy

In post number 8 of the other UL thread you...

In post number 8 of the other UL thread you started, you made what I would consider to be just such a remark:

"Extra pillow? :lol: who brings even one pillow? Rolled up jacket is just as good."
...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By psy

Just because a lot of people carry first aid that...

Just because a lot of people carry first aid that isn't that helpful isn't a reason not to bring stuff that is. It's a pretty simple thing to put one together yourself that weighs next to nothing and...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By psy

And this is where UL starts to get obsessive if...

And this is where UL starts to get obsessive if not downright ridiculous. Not bringing things like patches and rudimentary first aid to save literally grams?
I've only had 2 flats in over 12900...
Forum: Touring
12-22-15, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By psy

I just ordered a set of deore xt pd-t780 pedals...

I just ordered a set of deore xt pd-t780 pedals in black.
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They are dual sided and have reflectors, which is the main selling point for me. They are trekking specific and look on the surface...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By psy

Nothing epic to share from this year. I rode the...

Nothing epic to share from this year. I rode the pacific coast for the second time around.

A couple favorites

an unloaded ride at sunset at Harris beach state park.

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And another...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,735
Posted By psy

I get it, but the fact is if you don't have...

I get it, but the fact is if you don't have anything nice to say you can let a thread die on its own. Fully half the conversation here is about him supposedly, somehow wasting people's time or...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,735
Posted By psy

On my last tour down the coast, I had not one,...

On my last tour down the coast, I had not one, but two thermarest evolite pads bubble up on me for no apparent reason, both times early in the morning. Not the nicest way to be woken up lol. After...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By psy

I tour and commute in mtn bike shoes. I also...

I tour and commute in mtn bike shoes. I also carry a pair of crocs when on tour. I know they are hideous but they are surprisingly comfortable around camp, and double as shower shoes. Definitely the...
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By psy

Really? You must be super human. I've camped a...

Really? You must be super human. I've camped a lot with a lot of people and I've met a few who could get by with a summer bag in sub freezing temps, it certainly wasn't exposed on a hammock. Not by...
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By psy

I've tried a lot of camp pillows, my favorite is...

I've tried a lot of camp pillows, my favorite is the Kelty luxury pillow. It's down filled with a pocket you stuff with whatever. It's not exactly light or tiny, buts it's relatively cheap and super...
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By psy

Theres a hiker biker site at the south rim, so no...

Theres a hiker biker site at the south rim, so no worries on a reservation. I think it's 7 bucks a night and it's quite nice. As you stated it's also surrounded by national forest.

dispersed...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,419
Posted By psy

Road rash

Road rash
Forum: Touring
12-15-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By psy

I used the ortlieb handlebar bag with camera...

I used the ortlieb handlebar bag with camera insert on my last trip to lug around my canon sx60. Not a fancy dslr, but for a bridge camera you pretty much can't beat the zoom capabilities. Anyway...
Forum: Touring
12-15-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,287
Posted By psy

Many people who have tried both, myself included,...

Many people who have tried both, myself included, would prefer front lowriders over rear panniers, even if going with just two. Your body weight is over the rear wheel, and putting some weight up...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,386
Posted By psy

When I first started commuting a few years ago I...

When I first started commuting a few years ago I had some anger issues myself. I kicked, spit on and hit several cars and even a bus once. I've chased down cars and gotten into some pretty good...
12-15-15, 01:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,907
Posted By psy

Someone on this forum once said my Fargo looks...

Someone on this forum once said my Fargo looks like it belonged to a homeless hoarder..
Forum: Touring
12-15-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,257
Posted By psy

Nice. When it comes to charging and power banks...

Nice. When it comes to charging and power banks Anker makes some great stuff
Forum: Touring
12-14-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,181
Posted By psy

Used bikes are a great way to go-if you know what...

Used bikes are a great way to go-if you know what your looking at. This is a GREAT time of year to buy used as well. As you've learned fit comes first. My advice is to track down the bikes you listed...
Forum: Touring
12-14-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,460
Posted By psy

I do it all the time. Thar said, I have had some...

I do it all the time. Thar said, I have had some gear stolen on my last tour. It was fairly inconsequential, my multi hub charger and two anker 20,000 mah batteries were taken from my campsite while...
Forum: Touring
12-13-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,460
Posted By psy

I carry a very thin 6ft cable and a small padlock...

I carry a very thin 6ft cable and a small padlock on tour493125. This is mostly just for deterrence and to slow down a thief. I've also used the cable to hang clothes and the lock also comes in handy...
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