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Forum: Touring
02-14-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By sprocketss

Often on "on ramps" in Arizona there is signage...

Often on "on ramps" in Arizona there is signage to indicate it is legal to ride a bike, but I agree, I am Bike Touring Damm it!!
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By sprocketss

:thumb: Thanks so much for your reply, I...

:thumb:

Thanks so much for your reply, I used the Google Map Streetview to cruise both routes and I found no I10 signage that indicated it was legal to ride on that part of the Interstate. I am...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By sprocketss

Take I10 from Indio to Joshua Tree NP South Entrance

I have been Google mapping my ride from Indio, Ca to Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. I am looking to cut down on the time it takes, if I take the offered route, it takes a a...
Forum: Touring
01-13-16, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By sprocketss

Good to know, thanks for the tip

Good to know, thanks for the tip
Forum: Touring
01-13-16, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By sprocketss

Good to know others have gone the soft shell route

Good to know others have gone the soft shell route
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks, that would answer my question, I am...

Thanks, that would answer my question, I am flying Delta.
Forum: Touring
01-10-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By sprocketss

Fly bike back in soft shell case?

I will pack the bike in the soft shell bike transport bag inside a bike box for the start of my tour, to make sure it arrives in one piece, (the soft shell bag folds up so it can be transported on my...
Forum: Touring
01-05-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By sprocketss

Florida Group Ride with "Rails to Trails Conservancy" Miami to Everglades

For those in the Florida area February 29th to March 3rd and interested in a supported group ride with the "Rails to Trails Conservancy".

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Florida Rail-Trail Sojourn:...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,583
Posted By sprocketss

The JMT looks awesome, (I had never heard of it),...

The JMT looks awesome, (I had never heard of it), how many miles do you intend?
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for the suggestion but I am concerned...

Thanks for the suggestion but I am concerned about the current negative feedback on the Google Play store.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks, great catch, checking it out.

Thanks, great catch, checking it out.
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By sprocketss

I am being my normal irrasable and irrational...

I am being my normal irrasable and irrational self when it comes to what I see as overpriced subscriptions, but you are right, I can rent the service when I am touring.

Thanks for pointing out...
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By sprocketss

Android app for route planning and off-line maps?

So I perused the forums and it seems Ride with GPS, Stratus and Map My Ride Are some of the obvious favorites. I've started work with both the android and Windows interfaces of the named Apps, and I...
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for your suggestion, another great site to...

Thanks for your suggestion, another great site to check free or cheap camping sites is called https://freecampsites.net/

Cheers
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By sprocketss

Chris, thanks for the link to the pdf, sussing...

Chris, thanks for the link to the pdf, sussing the myriad of options from afar has been a challenge for me, esp. taking in consideration the rules and regs, since I will have to take a bike and what...
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Nice travel log of your Pacific Tour, I am going...

Nice travel log of your Pacific Tour, I am going to bike to Joshua Tree from San Bernardino, seems a sane alternative.
Forum: Touring
12-16-15, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for the tip! Joshua Tree will...

Thanks for the tip!



Joshua Tree will be a highlight of my tour and I intend to spend a couple of days there exploring. Thanks for pointing out Cottonwoods campground.



I have already...
Forum: Touring
12-15-15, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By sprocketss

Pacific coast run, am I making sense... Questions Question Questions

So couple of questions, I am now firming up my plans for the Pacific coast ride of my Southwest trip. What makes most sense to me is to take the Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego after visiting a...
Forum: Touring
12-11-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By sprocketss

Well, I have lived and biked in many big cities,...

Well, I have lived and biked in many big cities, so I feel I am "situationally aware", it's more leaving my gear unattended is where I have no experience.
Forum: Touring
12-11-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By sprocketss

Many different approaches, I myself am somewhat...

Many different approaches, I myself am somewhat relaxed about my gear, it but I do feel I must be "situationally aware". I have a kryptonite lock I am loath to bring as it weighs a ton.

The lock...
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By sprocketss

Securing your bike and gear while shopping and exploring

Can someone comment on leaving your "locked" bike, loaded down with panniers with all your worldly possessions while doing a run to Walmart or whatever, and how respectful are people of your...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

No, I own an Alps Mountaineering Featherlite so a...

No, I own an Alps Mountaineering Featherlite so a "R: value of 1
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

My thinking exactly, either inexpensive fleece or...

My thinking exactly, either inexpensive fleece or merino wool.
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

James, seems Poly Pro is out, I am still figuring...

James, seems Poly Pro is out, I am still figuring out best option to layer, I am now focusing on merino wool or fleece as a mid layer.
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

Seems a good site, bookmarked.

Seems a good site, bookmarked.
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

Tim, what you are saying makes sense. Thanks,

Tim, what you are saying makes sense. Thanks,
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

Tim, thanks for the link, yes, it is a better...

Tim, thanks for the link, yes, it is a better deal. But are they long underwear? Which is fine, as I am looking to create a set of clothes that I can layer for all types of weather.



Thanks for...
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By sprocketss

PolyPro Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants

Hey Guys, will this do for thermal underwear? PolyPRO Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants (http://www.militarythermals.com/PolyPRO-Fleece-Lined-Crewneck-and-Pants_p_19.html)
Forum: Touring
12-07-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks Steve, I have been giving it some thought.

Thanks Steve, I have been giving it some thought.
Forum: Touring
12-07-15, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Steve, I will be in the area's late February,...

Steve, I will be in the area's late February, early March. Put in the mix an El Nino year and I am trying to prepare and dress for every eventuality.
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Besides visiting my friend in LA everything is...

Besides visiting my friend in LA everything is fluid, several things come to mind tho, while I am now in training for the tour, I assume the conditions when you are on the road are just that more...
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks, I will look into it

Thanks, I will look into it
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for pointing out remaining safe, perhaps...

Thanks for pointing out remaining safe, perhaps someone can comment on leaving your "locked" bike loaded down with panniers with all your worldly possessions when doing a run to Walmart or whatever....
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Hi Tim, I was originally going to go from LA to...

Hi Tim, I was originally going to go from LA to visit a friend and then on to Joshua Tree, I didn't want to deal with the congestion of LA on a bike tho, as I am new to touring, so I didn't want to...
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for the tips about traffic trains and...

Thanks for the tips about traffic trains and rampant children, I have to do my research to find quieter streets, I definitely do not want to meet with the door.



Thanks for the detailed tips! I...
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By sprocketss

As to where my bike tour will take me this...

As to where my bike tour will take me this February, I'll be starting on California coast biking to San Diego, continuing on to Joshua Tree National Park for couple of days, then on to the Grand...
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By sprocketss

Some great, great suggestions! I like the idea of...

Some great, great suggestions! I like the idea of an outer softshell backed up by a thermal layer. I'm also sold on the OR brand and I have bought a Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody Jacket Men's...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By sprocketss

Oceanside to San Diego

I want to mix-and-match ocean and desert for my upcoming Southwest tour, so has anyone toured down the West Coast from Oceanside to San Diego, it seems Oceanside would be a good jumping off point...
Forum: Touring
11-29-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By sprocketss

Everyone, thanks for your input, checking out...

Everyone, thanks for your input, checking out your options now
Forum: Touring
11-28-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By sprocketss

Suggestions for Thermal Jacket

I have been looking through previous threads for thermal outerwear, one suggestion a lightweight down jacket. Any thoughts, I have looked at synthetic options and I came across this brand. Any...
Forum: Touring
11-20-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By sprocketss

That is precisely the ethical dilemma, I always...

That is precisely the ethical dilemma, I always try to be honest in my dealings and I always aspire to treat others as I would hope they would treat me, I do feel the Airlines are taking advantage of...
Forum: Touring
11-19-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By sprocketss

I ordered a set of the Schwalbe Marathon Plus...

I ordered a set of the Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires through Wiggle for what I thought at the time a good price, $40 CAD each. I now see them listed at $52 CAD each on the Wiggle site, still...
Forum: Touring
11-19-15, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By sprocketss

Airline. Checked Baggage Ethical Dilemma

Never mind, I deleted previous post, who would have known. After digging through Delta's oversized baggage fees it will be cheaper to declare the bike :eek:

Oversized Baggage Fees (one-way)

The...
Forum: Touring
11-11-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Any concern with the shower cap regarding...

Any concern with the shower cap regarding overheating? I am looking at this rain jacket. Seems to fit the bill http://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-mayhem-waterproof-jacket/
Forum: Touring
11-11-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Yes, that is precisely the direction I am going.

Yes, that is precisely the direction I am going.
Forum: Touring
11-11-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for your experiences, bookmarked.

Thanks for your experiences, bookmarked.
Forum: Touring
11-11-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Lots of good info! Thanks

Lots of good info!
Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-09-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By sprocketss

I use an Alps Mountaineering Featherlite Series...

I use an Alps Mountaineering Featherlite Series Air Pad Featherlite Air Mat **/** ALPS Mountaineering (http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/index.php/products/pads/air-mats/featherlite-air-pad)
Forum: Touring
11-09-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Thanks for all the great feedback, checking out...

Thanks for all the great feedback, checking out all the suggestions.
Forum: Touring
11-09-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,945
Posted By sprocketss

Cycling rain jacket and pants

I am gearing myself for a 3 week tour in Arizona and California this February and March. I am expecting to temperature range from below freezing to 70's to 80's and everything inbetween, I am...
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