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05-16-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By mtnroads

I never found hybrids to be that comfortable -...

I never found hybrids to be that comfortable - they are really just made for the bike path. Far more efficient and comfortable solution would be to find a nice steel drop bar touring bike, like All...
05-16-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By mtnroads

Must be nice to have good knees, lol. I run 50/34...

Must be nice to have good knees, lol. I run 50/34 with 11-34 cassette on two of my bikes and the CAAD12 came with 52/36 pushing an 11-30.. that's as tall as I like nowadays.
05-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,238
Posted By mtnroads

I used another tool, RoadBike Pro, for years, but...

I used another tool, RoadBike Pro, for years, but the GPS tracking accuracy got really bad over the past year and the app itself was fairly limiting, so I finally moved to Strava this spring. I'm not...
05-14-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,238
Posted By mtnroads

Way to go William! Keep it up.

Way to go William! Keep it up.
05-13-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,911
Posted By mtnroads

Very inspiring to read the updates, especially...

Very inspiring to read the updates, especially the one by the OP.. I retired 7 years ago but did a lot of travel for the first few years without much cycling, and currently spend winters in SE Asia....
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By mtnroads

I have a Waterford ST-22 that I purchased about 5...

I have a Waterford ST-22 that I purchased about 5 years ago and the ride is absolutely dreamy compared to any of my other road bikes. No comparison, even with same GP4000 25mm tires. Has the steel...
05-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By mtnroads

I have all kinds of feet problems, a neuroma in...

I have all kinds of feet problems, a neuroma in one foot and metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) in both. Probably from years of trail running and too tight cycling shoes decades ago. Any tightness...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,324
Posted By mtnroads

Ditto all of the above. I have 4 road bikes, all...

Ditto all of the above. I have 4 road bikes, all with canti's - two racing bikes with Ultegra/105 that work great, my Waterford with Orange Velo Grand Cru that feel as strong as discs, and my Jamis...
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,811
Posted By mtnroads

I came home on the full moon last October and...

I came home on the full moon last October and found two rattlesnakes mating in the street in front of my house.. ugh..

...
04-15-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By mtnroads

You can achieve your goals. When I was more...

You can achieve your goals. When I was more active on the touring forum maybe a decade ago there was a guy who was overweight and lost over 100 lbs just cycling every day, over the course of about a...
04-15-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By mtnroads

You can achieve your goals. When I was more...

You can achieve your goals. When I was more active on the touring forum maybe a decade ago there was a guy who was overweight and lost over 100 lbs just cycling every day, over the course of about a...
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,426
Posted By mtnroads

Not that high, you will be fine at any elevation...

Not that high, you will be fine at any elevation below 5000'. I lived in Denver for a decade, that's where about where one first starts to feel it, and only mildly, unless totally unfit.
01-18-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By mtnroads

I know this thread is old but I wanted to add my...

I know this thread is old but I wanted to add my two cents. I'm here in the Philippines, where I spend winters.. with my Spec Roubaix. I ride up a mountain with 8-10% grade for more than five miles...
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,356
Posted By mtnroads

Thanks for the link Hartlean.

Thanks for the link Hartlean.
Forum: Touring
10-27-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,005
Posted By mtnroads

I always had numbness issues on Brooks B17...

I always had numbness issues on Brooks B17 saddles, probably because I would always slide forward on them. That said my new Waterford came with a C17 and it's fantastic. I'm not sure why but it feels...
Forum: Touring
07-12-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,162
Posted By mtnroads

My recently purchased Waterford came with a tan...

My recently purchased Waterford came with a tan colored Brooks Cambium C17 on it and it is extremely comfortable. I personally never got on well with the regular B17 as I always slid forward on them...
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By mtnroads

I used to use Rok straps all the time on my...

I used to use Rok straps all the time on my motorcycle.. they're great, but they don't have the stretch of a bungee cord so you need to have a couple different lengths so it's close to what you need.
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By mtnroads

The best hotel in Portland in summer is Stub...

The best hotel in Portland in summer is Stub Stewart State Park, near Vernonia.. it's newer, and awesome. The rail trail goes right through it and there's nice mountain bike trails also. It's only 45...
Forum: Touring
07-08-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By mtnroads

Really great review of your setup Biketocamp....

Really great review of your setup Biketocamp. Extremely informative and not too wordy. Thanks for sharing that.
06-15-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,348
Posted By mtnroads

Me too. I hate the cold and love the heat, but...

Me too. I hate the cold and love the heat, but prefer dry.. unfortunately I have to ride hills in the Philippines.. 85 deg and 85% humidity.. no other option where I am.. winter it drops into the...
06-13-16, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By mtnroads

I don't like twitchy either, especialy when I've...

I don't like twitchy either, especialy when I've had too much coffee.. and I live where there's a lot of fast downhills. Touring bikes definitely are more stable. On the other hand they tend to weigh...
06-12-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,447
Posted By mtnroads

PNW is too cold for me.. lol. This year April was...

PNW is too cold for me.. lol. This year April was quite nice (unseasonably warm) but in May the rain and cool weather came back in. Since I retired a few years ago, I've been spending most of the...
06-12-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,659
Posted By mtnroads

Very nice Subaru.. and great job on the...

Very nice Subaru.. and great job on the negotiations! Haha.
06-10-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,353
Posted By mtnroads

I second the opinion to not push tall gears.....

I second the opinion to not push tall gears.. I've a history of knee problems from running (both were scoped in the 90's) but haven't had issues cycling until recently. I did some serious damage to...
06-10-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,604
Posted By mtnroads

Me too. Age 61. By the way, I live most of the...

Me too. Age 61. By the way, I live most of the year now in the Philippines and.. no asthma. Used my inhaler once in Thailand after walking to the light rail on a smoggy day with my luggage. That's...
Forum: Touring
06-02-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,825
Posted By mtnroads

Don't use FB but have an old login. It works...

Don't use FB but have an old login. It works fine. I also can see the pics.

Crazy how personal so many on here are taking this. It's like a witch hunt, when the guy is apparently trying to do a...
06-02-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By mtnroads

Hi eofelis, do you still have this rack? If so I...

Hi eofelis, do you still have this rack? If so I would be like to purchase it to use on my Jamis Dragon Pro.. I see you have one also.
05-28-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,843
Posted By mtnroads

I just bought a Waterford ST-22 that came...

I just bought a Waterford ST-22 that came equipped with the Grand Cru mid-reach calipers. They're amazing. A lot of power, and the feel is very solid and linear. I live on a high, steep hill in...
Forum: Touring
05-16-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,333
Posted By mtnroads

Yeah, I have micro tears and other damage to my...

Yeah, I have micro tears and other damage to my medial meniscus in both knees, from years of running. Both have been 'scoped' for tears previously but I just live with it now as I don't want to lose...
Forum: Touring
05-15-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,825
Posted By mtnroads

Great ride, but may I ask why you're pushing so...

Great ride, but may I ask why you're pushing so hard? And eating so little? You're going to either burn out or hurt yourself. Or both. It certainly doesn't sound relaxing at all, but clearly that's...
Forum: Touring
05-12-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,333
Posted By mtnroads

Very nice looking bike, especially in the red...

Very nice looking bike, especially in the red color. I personally don't like the mountain bike cranks - the wide Q-factor messes with my runner's knees - but other than that (for me) it's spec'd very...
Forum: Touring
04-20-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,259
Posted By mtnroads

Just an FYI, if you're touring on the coast in...

Just an FYI, if you're touring on the coast in the Pacific Northwest, know that there are significant gaps in cell coverage between towns, at least on AT&T, which I use. In many of the major state...
Forum: Touring
03-25-16, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By mtnroads

Great thread.. That's really valuable info...

Great thread..

That's really valuable info Jamawani. Thanks for posting that. I'm slow now due to some foot problems, plus I like to relax when I'm camping, so it will likely take me 3 months to...
Forum: Touring
03-18-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,051
Posted By mtnroads

Wow are there a lot of haters on here. Enjoy your...

Wow are there a lot of haters on here. Enjoy your bike man. You don't have to prove anything to these clowns. Just ride it and have fun.
Forum: Touring
03-18-16, 03:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,173
Posted By mtnroads

What a great idea. Simple and effective. I...

What a great idea. Simple and effective.

I am really enjoying this thread as all my road bikes are equipped with compact cranks now. Nice to know there are options.
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
Posted By mtnroads

How about one of the new Cannonade Touring models...

How about one of the new Cannonade Touring models - maybe the Touring 1 or Touring Ultimate? Cannondale has designed these to be performance oriented touring bikes, with a compact double up front,...
Forum: Touring
03-15-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,461
Posted By mtnroads

More difficult and cumbersome to stealth camp or...

More difficult and cumbersome to stealth camp or ditch those rednecks in pickup trucks when you have to deal with a trailer too. A bike with panniers is still a bike and can maneuver easily, or go...
Forum: Touring
03-01-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,754
Posted By mtnroads

Nice pic of the frauleins, Saddlesores..

Nice pic of the frauleins, Saddlesores..
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By mtnroads

Hahaha.. that's funny!

Hahaha.. that's funny!
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 03:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,626
Posted By mtnroads

Absolutely. That's one of the biggest issues on...

Absolutely. That's one of the biggest issues on the California coast and even the Oregon coast. Darn campsites are booked months ahead. Hiker Biker really helps. I was cycling and camping in Central...
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,626
Posted By mtnroads

Um, well, I retired early and my budget is...

Um, well, I retired early and my budget is important. The difference between $25/nt and $5-10/nt is a consideration for me when I want to tour for awhile. It would affect my route planning. That's a...
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 02:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,077
Posted By mtnroads

Well a few years ago I had an extra set of Conti...

Well a few years ago I had an extra set of Conti Top Contacts that I had bought on sale for my touring bike and when I was ready to mount them after a couple of years the sidewalls had started to...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By mtnroads

Took a lot of guts to apologize publicly. Good...

Took a lot of guts to apologize publicly. Good show. I find a lot of your posts valuable. Keep it up and enjoy the bike.
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,552
Posted By mtnroads

Good advice on the arch supports. I use the Body...

Good advice on the arch supports. I use the Body Geometry ones with the small bump behind the metatarsals. I have had foot problems for years, since I messed my feet up with some Carnacs that must...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By mtnroads

The Aksium wheel set in the Campy group won't do...

The Aksium wheel set in the Campy group won't do you any good for even light touring, but you could maybe sell them. They came on my Jamis Quest Elite and I trashed them in the first 1000km, and I'm...
Forum: Touring
02-07-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By mtnroads

That sounds like your best bet to protect your...

That sounds like your best bet to protect your prostate and perineum area. The sit bones and butt area will get more comfortable as you get used to it and the saddle breaks in. Also make sure your...
02-06-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 50,200
Posted By mtnroads

Excellent points.

Excellent points.
02-06-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 50,200
Posted By mtnroads

Yes, this is part of it. High speed rail isn't...

Yes, this is part of it. High speed rail isn't competing just with cars but also air transportation. So HSR costs sometimes offset a bunch of other things like airport expansion, and carbon emissions...
Forum: Touring
02-05-16, 01:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,900
Posted By mtnroads

I hate when that happens, and try to find spots...

I hate when that happens, and try to find spots that are remote or separated, I also never stay in private campgrounds. Most of the state parks around the wider Pacific Northwest and central Idaho...
Forum: Touring
02-05-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,114
Posted By mtnroads

Grinding is definitely not good if you're older...

Grinding is definitely not good if you're older (I'm 60). I messed up my knees pretty bad here in the Philippines last year, grinding up a five mile long 10-15% mountain pass three times a week on my...
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