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Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,651
Posted By eastbaybob

I was 50 km north west of Khon Kaen, Thailand,...

I was 50 km north west of Khon Kaen, Thailand, truly out in the middle of nowhere, when my rear chain stay broke back by the part that holds the derailleur. It was the second day of a three week...
Forum: Touring
03-13-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By eastbaybob

I really like the idea of an art project going...

I really like the idea of an art project going along with a bicycle tour. I think that is great. But I really fail to see the difference in what you are doing as opposed to someone else that is...
Forum: Touring
12-31-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By eastbaybob

I always read threads like this and like this one...

I always read threads like this and like this one its mostly about Schwalbe's. I did a SEA asia trip that was for 6 months and ended up getting Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Fifty bucks each, the most...
Forum: Touring
12-11-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,860
Posted By eastbaybob

I agree with the above. I did a 5 month trip in...

I agree with the above. I did a 5 month trip in SEA and carried a Hennesey Hammock, and used it one night in Indonesia, between Palembang and Jambi, on Sumatra. I really could have just asked at...
Forum: Touring
11-28-11, 07:29 PM
Forum: Touring
08-07-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By eastbaybob

On the bright side the AUD is strong and the HKD...

On the bright side the AUD is strong and the HKD is hooked up to the USD which is weak. On my last trip I did like you and ended up checking in my gear into the left luggage, which is the simplest...
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By eastbaybob

At HKIA there is a luggage storage on the exit...

At HKIA there is a luggage storage on the exit floor. It is expensive, according to the website its 120HK a day (24 hours), but becasue its a bike and larger they will charge you double, or 240HK a...
Forum: Touring
06-16-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,210
Posted By eastbaybob

axolotl is completely correct on this and...

axolotl is completely correct on this and unfortunately Rowan and Michka are completely wrong. They had no visa, they were here on the visa waiver program and there are no extensions to the time of...
Forum: Touring
05-16-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By eastbaybob

Impossible to read with such huge paragraphs.

Impossible to read with such huge paragraphs.
Forum: Touring
09-12-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By eastbaybob

I retire in 2 weeks from today, Sunday Sept 26,...

I retire in 2 weeks from today, Sunday Sept 26, and am leaving after work on the 24th (I don't work weekends) for Bali, where a 6 month bike tour will start. My longest tour thus far has been 3...
Forum: Touring
09-12-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,267
Posted By eastbaybob

antokelly, Its a bit late now as their...

antokelly,

Its a bit late now as their sale is over, but if you sign up on their website you can get notice when their stuff goes on sale, at the end of the season. Most of the stuff is like...
Forum: Touring
03-15-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,825
Posted By eastbaybob

I've flown from LAX Bradley (International) many...

I've flown from LAX Bradley (International) many times with my bike. They just put it in the ex-ray machine and thats it. Never have opened the box.
Forum: Touring
09-16-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By eastbaybob

I'm using Panaracer Tourguards, 1.5x26. I find...

I'm using Panaracer Tourguards, 1.5x26. I find they last for several thousand miles, they are light and best of all they are easy to get on and off in case of a flat. In the past I have also used...
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By eastbaybob

I was in Cambodia, out on a dirt road when my...

I was in Cambodia, out on a dirt road when my rear hub broke and my bike became useless. I had never really thought about every what if scenario so I just walked back into the village I had passed...
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,411
Posted By eastbaybob

I did a r/t on Cathay Pacific from Los Angeles to...

I did a r/t on Cathay Pacific from Los Angeles to Bangkok in February, and had no problem either. In LA the lady was unfamiliar with bicycles, but everything was quickly sorted out. Bangkok had...
Forum: Touring
01-28-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,206
Posted By eastbaybob

I was in Thailand when my frame broke. I don't...

I was in Thailand when my frame broke. I don't know the proper term but it was at the back of the chainstay, it just cracked. The frame was steel. Once I figured out what the problem was I asked a...
Forum: Touring
12-03-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By eastbaybob

It sounds like a great trip. I've been to...

It sounds like a great trip. I've been to Thailand to ride a bunch of times and its always great. In fact I will be going back in February for a short ride around the NE.

Because you have a bit...
Forum: Touring
11-30-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,996
Posted By eastbaybob

Hank, I've posted my journal as I've travel...

Hank,

I've posted my journal as I've travel along and don't see a downside to it for myself. I actually find it fun to attempt to distill an entire days events into a quick to read and...
Forum: Touring
09-23-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
Posted By eastbaybob

I threw on 2.1 knobbie tires on my Atlantis and...

I threw on 2.1 knobbie tires on my Atlantis and named it Killdozer.
Forum: Touring
09-23-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By eastbaybob

I was riding around in Thailand and I decided to...

I was riding around in Thailand and I decided to sing a song by the White Stripes. I've heard this stuff a thousand times, but it turned out that I did not no three words in a row.

The next trip...
Forum: Touring
09-04-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By eastbaybob

For those of you with Netflix, there is a...

For those of you with Netflix, there is a Brazilian Movie "Middle of the World" that is bike touring film. Its the story of a family on a 3200 km bike trip in Brazil. Its a drama, and its not like...
Forum: Touring
08-24-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,312
Posted By eastbaybob

Yes, my steel-frame broke while on tour and was...

Yes, my steel-frame broke while on tour and was quickly fixed, details here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3Tzut&page_id=44266&v=3o
Forum: Touring
07-16-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By eastbaybob

I'm on welfare. It doesn't pay a lot of money,...

I'm on welfare. It doesn't pay a lot of money, but my house is paid for and I never really liked working anyways. I got a really good attorney to work a phoney claim for me, and now I'm set. I...
Forum: Touring
07-16-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,019
Posted By eastbaybob

I'm with you brother. Things like this make me...

I'm with you brother. Things like this make me realize why crazyguy is my one non-tax deductible contribution each year.
Forum: Touring
06-14-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By eastbaybob

I live near Santa Barbara and can conform that...

I live near Santa Barbara and can conform that there is not an REI there. You can take the Amtrack Surfliner from Santa Barbara to Reseda ,I think, or maybe even Northridge but only a few miles from...
04-24-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,986
Posted By eastbaybob

Although my jourrnal is on crazyguyon abike, its...

Although my jourrnal is on crazyguyon abike, its different as there is some humor to it. There are also prostitutes and me urinating into the mouth of a gorilla. It may not be for everyone, and...
Forum: Touring
04-17-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By eastbaybob

If I was you I'd ride from bangkok to Ubon and...

If I was you I'd ride from bangkok to Ubon and once in the NE keep your route between highway 24 and the Cambodian border. I really like the area down there, the people are wonderful and the riding...
Forum: Touring
01-13-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,627
Posted By eastbaybob

Another vote for Power Grips. I've ridden with...

Another vote for Power Grips. I've ridden with them for the past three years and have done a shortish tour with them. I find them to be very comfortable, and have not had to do anything special to...
Forum: Touring
12-26-07, 09:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,654
Posted By eastbaybob

Dude, just fly to Bangkok and buy a bike there. ...

Dude, just fly to Bangkok and buy a bike there. For 150/200 Euros you can get a bike that will last you for a year. Don't worry about getting Thorn or any other fancy bike, they have Merida over...
Forum: Touring
12-25-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By eastbaybob

I was riding south of Savanakhet, Laos, and...

I was riding south of Savanakhet, Laos, and trying to get to a town where I thought there might be a hotel/guest house. At one point I was riding along and I saw rain up ahead and it was moving...
Forum: Touring
12-22-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By eastbaybob

I've done Chiang Rai to bangkok. I didn't take...

I've done Chiang Rai to bangkok. I didn't take all the back roads as I was using a Michelin Map. What I would strongly recommend is that when you get to bangkok go to a bookstore, theres tons of...
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By eastbaybob

Uh oh, here goes the next 65 post anti and pro...

Uh oh, here goes the next 65 post anti and pro Rivendell thread.

I think a bike like the Rivendell Atlantis (which I own) makes a wonderful all round bike. Yes it costs, but I had the money (at...
Forum: Touring
08-24-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,936
Posted By eastbaybob

EVZ, This is one of the best posts I read. ...

EVZ,

This is one of the best posts I read. I think anyone planning to do a tour should read this first, and then plan accordingly.

What i find on lots of my trips, by bike or otherwise, is...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By eastbaybob

Not to answer your question, but I have never...

Not to answer your question, but I have never ridden a Muirwoods. But I own a Point Reyes, but unlike your's mine is from 1994. Back then I paid $1100 for it, but I considered it the exact bike I...
Forum: Touring
08-10-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By eastbaybob

Cambodia: I've most ridden around the North...

Cambodia: I've most ridden around the North West, Anlong Veng/Samroang/Pailin. The roads are horrible, unpaved and dirt. I've been on a couple paved roads from Poi Pet to Sisaphon and Sisaphon to...
Forum: Asia
08-03-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By eastbaybob

Purplebike, Thanks I just sent him an email....

Purplebike,

Thanks I just sent him an email.

EBB
Forum: Touring
07-30-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By eastbaybob

I've done this in a car but never on a bike. ...

I've done this in a car but never on a bike. Head south from Sacramento until you hit Firebaugh, then take the 33 until you hit the ocean at Ventura. I've done the 33 by car lots of times, not lots...
Forum: Asia
07-30-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By eastbaybob

Touring Thailand Oct 7 to Nov 11

Hi,

I'm taking my bike to Thailand and am planning to do a tour. I've done several 2-3 week tours there in the past. This time I am thinking of Chaing Mai to Mae Sot then to Khon Kaen, from...
Forum: Touring
07-05-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By eastbaybob

Also, the bicycle section of the thorntree...

Also, the bicycle section of the thorntree section at www.lonelyplanet.com which is probably the best place to find someone for a trip like that. Biketrip.com was good for something like that but...
Forum: Touring
06-23-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,445
Posted By eastbaybob

I've taken my bikes to asia a bunch of times and...

I've taken my bikes to asia a bunch of times and have never had problems with the weight issue. They seem to be considered 'sports equipment' and counts as one of my two pieces of luggage. Just...
Forum: Touring
06-23-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By eastbaybob

I toured using the power strap and a pair of New...

I toured using the power strap and a pair of New Balance 476 Walking shoes, and it worked fine. I didn't need to bring an extra pair of shoes and sure I lost some performance as opposed to a stiff...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,639
Posted By eastbaybob

Just a bit of heat

I carry a machine gun.
Forum: Touring
06-13-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By eastbaybob

If you need a new one just buy one while you're...

If you need a new one just buy one while you're over there. If you notice that the tire is starting to go bad, then buy a new one before it is completely gone. Maybe start out with a nice set of...
Forum: Touring
05-28-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By eastbaybob

I hope he's fine also. But you know this the...

I hope he's fine also.

But you know this the the classic reason not to build up a trip. The guy has two journals going on, he posts here about his journal, and then he rides for a couple days,...
Forum: Touring
05-19-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By eastbaybob

Man, I only have 3 years, four months and 7 days,...

Man, I only have 3 years, four months and 7 days, then I am out of here.

Good luck on your trip. Are you going to be posting on the crazyguy site and a blog? Thats a lot of posting.
Forum: Touring
05-10-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By eastbaybob

I've crossed into Thailand about 8 times on my...

I've crossed into Thailand about 8 times on my bike and have never been asked anything. But you know I've been reading the LP thorntree and thaivisa and there are reports of immigration wanting to...
Forum: Touring
05-03-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By eastbaybob

I have power grips on one of my bikes and love...

I have power grips on one of my bikes and love them. I have toured with them and found them much better than my toe clips. I love the ability to wear them in my tennis shoes, just carrying one pair...
Forum: Touring
04-01-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By eastbaybob

I've been using the power strap and a [pair of...

I've been using the power strap and a [pair of New Balance tennis shoes. The New Balance are very comfortable for walking. The power straps are nice as ven though I wear a 4E shoe, they still fit...
Forum: Touring
03-03-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By eastbaybob

I also like to read journals from the start, but...

I also like to read journals from the start, but I have found one that is so good, that it is the best reading journal of the moment even though it is 5 years old:...
Forum: Touring
01-22-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By eastbaybob

What hotel was that?

What hotel was that?
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