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07-17-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tesgin

Oh, I almost forgot: I "think" the shifters that...

Oh, I almost forgot: I "think" the shifters that were on the bike when originally purchased were Ultegra 6800. Shimano replaced those after about a year with another 6800. In February they replaced...
07-17-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tesgin

I'm back. I am SO sorry for dropping out of this...

I'm back. I am SO sorry for dropping out of this discussion. I've been swamped at work in anticipation of being out of town this past week, from Friday thru last night (took the weekend off, BTW, and...
07-17-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tesgin

I know, right? I'm seriously thinking about...

I know, right? I'm seriously thinking about doing that very thing. I'm going to see how this latest fix by the repair shop works. If problem continues, getting rid of this bike.

Tesgin
07-09-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tesgin

Good point. It's not so much second-guessing...

Good point. It's not so much second-guessing him, in the sense that what he describes is absolutely consistent with Shimanos documentation. That's not difficult for me. It's more that this whole...
07-09-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tesgin

Could wrong ferrules be cause of cable breaking repeatedly?

I bought a 2016 Trek Domane 5.2 C and have put almost 13,000 mi on it in the past two years. Ultegra shifters and derailleurs.

My problem has been the repeated breaking of cables on my right/rear...
Forum: Southeast
03-31-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By Tesgin

Skyline Drive down and back

I'm looking at doing Skyline Drive, starting at Front Royal, going down to Waynesboro for an overnight, then back.

I'm looking at breaking up each trip with an overnight at either Skyland Lodge...
Forum: Southeast
03-19-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tesgin

I was thinking of renting a car and driving down...

I was thinking of renting a car and driving down to Cherokee with my bike and leaving the car, then riding back N. Haven't decided whether to include Skyine Drive in my journey.

I'm curious about...
Forum: Southeast
03-11-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tesgin

Thanks, Tim. I was also looking at...

Thanks, Tim.

I was also looking at September, though I was thinking of going S to N. I agree, September is probably one of the best months for a ride on the BRP, for the reasons you mentioned. ...
Forum: Southeast
03-10-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tesgin

Thank you for that. Interestingly, this article...

Thank you for that. Interestingly, this article (https://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/outdoors/2015/02/02/parkway-motor-vehicle-accidents-rise/22765405/) summarizes that per the law...
Forum: Southeast
03-10-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tesgin

Is BRP safe for solo rider?

I've been thinking of doing the full Blue Ridge Parkway, from Cherokee to Waynesboro, as a solo rider. I'm wondering about safety issues. Is it safe to do it by myself?

I'm comfortable with the...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-16-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By Tesgin

Really? Interesting. All the "best towns in...

Really? Interesting. All the "best towns in Michigan" sites rate the sites S of Muskegon as the highest. Surprising.


I'm guessing maybe it's cuz those towns are more about lounging on the...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By Tesgin

Oh, and another question... In that...

Oh, and another question...

In that Ludington to Traverse City stretch, there are a lot of possibilities for an intermediate stop, an overnight: Frankfort/Elberta, Empire, Glen Arbor. Any...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By Tesgin

This is excellent. Much appreciated. So,...

This is excellent. Much appreciated.

So, thoughts ...

chas50, were you happy with the route you took to Frankfort? There's also the Betsie Valley Trailway, which is spoken well of; however...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By Tesgin

Planning to tour MI West Shore this summer; suggestions?

So, I'm looking at spending a week or two exploring the west shore of MI this July (2018). Never been there. Sounds beautiful.

I'm looking at probably taking the ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon...
07-02-17, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tesgin

So, I'm flying out to Calgary on Friday. Spending...

So, I'm flying out to Calgary on Friday. Spending two weeks in Alberta. A night in Banff, then bicycling to Lake Louise, then back to Banff for several days. Will be taking in the icefields as...
06-05-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tesgin

Sweet. Thank you! Tesgin

Sweet. Thank you!

Tesgin
05-27-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tesgin

Perfect. Thank you! I'm gonna do it. ...

Perfect. Thank you!

I'm gonna do it.

Tesgin
05-24-17, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tesgin

indyfabz, Thank you! This is great. Very,...

indyfabz,

Thank you! This is great. Very, very helpful.

I really like what I'm reading about the Banff/Icefields/Jasper route. The whole area sounds beautiful. My impression is that...
05-22-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tesgin

Planning a Montana trip

Greetings, all. I'm hoping I might get some suggestions or direction for a bicycling tour of Montana for this summer. I was thinking about doing a couple of ACA tours, but I wasn't crazy about the...
05-22-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Tesgin

Reposting

I posted a question here but realized it was in the wrong forum. My sincere apologies. I moved it to here (http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-plains/1108810-planning-montana-trip.html#post19602948)....
Forum: Southeast
09-04-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tesgin

Diamondback safe for cyclists?

Is the diamondback route in little switzerland, nc safe for bicycling? I understand it can be quite winding and has not much in the way of shoulders. Doesn't seem safe to me. Any thoughts?
Forum: Southeast
09-03-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Tesgin

Best route from Asheville Country Inn & Suites to BRP

Hey there. I'm driving down to the beautiful state of NC next week to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. We're staying at the Country Inn & Suites in Asheville on Tunnel Rd (199 Tunnel Rd, Asheville,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-15-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

Thank you, SL. Very helpful. Tesgin

Thank you, SL. Very helpful.

Tesgin
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-15-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

I deserved that. I realized how redundant my...

I deserved that. I realized how redundant my wording was after I posted the question, but it made me smile. I was curious whether anyone would comment!

Any thoughts about weekday traffic on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-11-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

Wow. I'm glad I asked about temperature. I was...

Wow. I'm glad I asked about temperature. I was assuming, as was my biking colleague, that September might be too warm. I had no idea it could get that cool in Sep. I wouldn't have thought of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-11-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

Very helpful. What are the highest traffic days...

Very helpful. What are the highest traffic days on weekends? Is Friday thru Saturday -- the entire weekend -- pretty traficky? Which days are the worst?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tesgin

Thanks, all. Very helpful. I think I'll probably...

Thanks, all. Very helpful. I think I'll probably give the Limar a try.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-09-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

That's encouraging. I'm getting fired up....

That's encouraging. I'm getting fired up. Waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.

I will probably be looking at some mini-weekend outings in the spring, and then probably a longer outing --...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-08-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

Very helpful. Thank you. So, when you say...

Very helpful. Thank you.

So, when you say "summer," I'm assuming we're talking after public school lets out. So, when does it let out in VA? In NC?

So if I were to do a ride in late May, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tesgin

Thanks. That makes sense. Update, FWIW. ...

Thanks. That makes sense.

Update, FWIW.

I did order a Kask from Amazon. A medium, which was just too small (my head size is smack-dab in between a medium and a large). I returned it and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-07-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By Tesgin

So exactly how bad is weekend traffic on Skyline Drive on weekends?

I'm planning on exploring Skyline Drive this spring. Planning a few trips now. I live about two hours away.

I'm reading mixed things about how bad the traffic is. The consistent gist I'm getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tesgin

Looking for road helmet: Limar vs Kask?

I'm looking at getting a new road bike helmet. I currently have a Giro, but it's really more of a mtn bike helmet (larger, less venting, etc.).

I'm looking for a lower profile helmet. Mine does...
09-09-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Tesgin

Sweet. This is exactly what I was looking for. I...

Sweet. This is exactly what I was looking for. I mapped it out HERE (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10301759) on RWGPS. I didn't include the coastline N of Langley to Freeland, just cuz of time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tesgin

I thought I should clarify that the 2013 bike was...

I thought I should clarify that the 2013 bike was actually not a $300 discount, but a $900 discount ($2600, but original list was $3500). It was $300 less than the 2016, which the other dealer...
09-07-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Tesgin

Riding Whidbey Island; suggestions?

I'm visiting your beautiful state next week. I'll be biking around the Lynnwood area, then biking Whidbey Island up to Anacortes to take the ferry to the San Juans.

I'm planning out my route on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tesgin

I did it. Went with the 2016 Domane 5.2. ...

I did it. Went with the 2016 Domane 5.2. Looking at the photos online of the white/silver, I didn't think I'd love it. It was "okay."

I'm surprised at how much I like it now that I have it. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tesgin

Wow, this is so helpful. Thank you, all. I...

Wow, this is so helpful. Thank you, all. I almost feel embarrassed not to have known what a no-brainer this is. :)

I am curious to know if anyone might be able to confirm for me whether the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tesgin

Buying advice: save $300 for 2013 Domane, or go with 2016

I'm looking at getting a Domane 5.2 carbon fiber bike.

One LBS will sell me the 2016 version for $2900

A second LBS doesn't have the 2016, but will sell me the 2013 model for $2600.

I'm...
07-06-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,076
Posted By Tesgin

This is excellent. I'm now looking at modifying...

This is excellent. I'm now looking at modifying my itinerary, to doing the San Juan Islands, ferrying to Sydney and spending a few days in Vancouver, then ferrying from Sydney to Port Angeles,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,462
Posted By Tesgin

Nice. Is that the outpost handlebar roll? ...

Nice. Is that the outpost handlebar roll?

Do you feel like the harness is necessary? Would I be okay just doing it with a dry bag and straps? Does the harness really add that much in stability?...
Forum: Touring
07-06-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,462
Posted By Tesgin

Excellent. Very helpful. It's looking like the...

Excellent. Very helpful. It's looking like the Pika will be a better solution for me; so I will need a handlebar solution.

I would be comfortable going with a dry bag for the handlebars. I'm...
Forum: Touring
07-03-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,462
Posted By Tesgin

Interesting. This is really helpful. So,...

Interesting. This is really helpful.

So, with the Viscacha: I have about four inches of seatpost, and then another inch of the seat tube that is above the top tube. The website says five inches. ...
Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,462
Posted By Tesgin

Pika or Viscacha for road bike tour

I'm planning a 10-day bicycle tour in September. I'll be on a road bike, exploring the San Juans by credit card (staying in hotels). I'm trying to figure out the best way to go for packing. I have...
06-21-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,076
Posted By Tesgin

Oops. Sorry, no. I meant passport, not visa. Just...

Oops. Sorry, no. I meant passport, not visa. Just a slip of the tongue.
06-21-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,076
Posted By Tesgin

How "doable" is a quick jaunt from San Juan Island to Victoria?

Okay, might sound like an obvious question to a local, but hey, I'm from Pennsylvania, so I thought I'd check this out.

I'm planning a trip to Seattle in Sept to visit my brother. Looking at...
06-15-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Tesgin

To clarify, you are referring here to the section...

To clarify, you are referring here to the section between Sequim and Port Angeles, right? Or to the road going to Lake Crescent? Sounds gorgeous.

So, I'm understanding you to say that, gorgeous...
06-15-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Tesgin

I have three days to explore the Olympic Discovery Trail on bike

I'm planning a bicycling vacation to Washington in September. I'm going to spend a week in the San Juan Islands, then take the Puget Sound Express from Friday Island to Port Townsend on a Monday. ...
06-15-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tesgin

That's excellent. Thank you. I wasn't sure on...

That's excellent. Thank you. I wasn't sure on that deception pass piece, but this makes it sound very doable.

Thanks!
Tesgin
06-09-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tesgin

That is a great suggestion. I have actually been...

That is a great suggestion. I have actually been thinking about doing exactly that. What would you suggest as a route?

One option would be to go from Edmonds along the mainland (via Everett,...
06-02-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tesgin

I was looking at doing a tour with a group from...

I was looking at doing a tour with a group from Sep 12-19, so I guess I'd say a round-trip, but 8 days apart (Lynnwood to Anacortes on Sep 12; Anacortes to Lynnwood on Sep 19).
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