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10-05-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,602
Posted By lhendrick

I ride just about whatever speed I feel like at...

I ride just about whatever speed I feel like at the moment. I've never been very athletic. I ride to see things. I get out in the air and try to talk to people. it's hard to do those things if I'm...
Forum: Touring
09-01-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,303
Posted By lhendrick

I have two dyno's Schmidt and Shimano on two...

I have two dyno's Schmidt and Shimano on two Surly touring bikes. I am addicted to iPhone and Garmin GPS, because I can get lost in my own driveway. I use the dyno's to keep a small battery pack...
Forum: Touring
06-18-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By lhendrick

DLee, sorry, but I turned back at Chur and...

DLee, sorry, but I turned back at Chur and returned to Heidelberg. I did ride my motorcycle from Chur to Andermatt. I'm glad I had a motor!
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By lhendrick

Regarding the Rhine Route. I rode from...

Regarding the Rhine Route. I rode from Heidelberg, DE to Chur last year. That portion of the tour was flat until I passed Basel, then I rode to Konstanz and eventually made it to Chur, where I...
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,428
Posted By lhendrick

My advice is to take longer tours. By the second...

My advice is to take longer tours. By the second week you will have forgotten how stupid you were in week 1, and your body will have either acclimated to the extra exercise or you will have hurt...
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,297
Posted By lhendrick

Lots of interesting observations and opinions...

Lots of interesting observations and opinions here.

My thought is that this medication you take that makes you sleep so soundly and is necessary for medical reasons is a good reason not to camp...
Forum: Touring
04-04-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By lhendrick

36-38 pounds. I named it "Elephant's...

36-38 pounds. I named it "Elephant's Backstroke"
Forum: Touring
04-04-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,031
Posted By lhendrick

I carry one. I read a lot. Stuck in a train?...

I carry one. I read a lot. Stuck in a train? Read. Long line at the bank? Read. Long rainy day in the tent? Read.

If my 5 year old iPad finally dies I can use it to pound in tent pegs.
Forum: Touring
03-28-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

knock yourself out dude.

knock yourself out dude.
Forum: Touring
03-28-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

knock yourself out dude.

knock yourself out dude.
Forum: Touring
03-28-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

Google "custom tent poles" Many...

Google "custom tent poles"
Many suppliers:https://www.google.com/search?q=custom+tent+poles&oq=custom+tent+poles&aqs=chrome..69i57.5717j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=custom+tent+poles&*
Forum: Touring
03-27-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

I suspect if I tried to climb steep hills I would...

I suspect if I tried to climb steep hills I would experience the lifting but I'm getting to old to climb any hills. I too love taking the load off the bike after a long days ride and enjoying the...
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

I hated the way my Surly LHT handled with front...

I hated the way my Surly LHT handled with front and rear panniers. Steering was unpleasant for me. I took off the front rack and bags and now tour with just the rear panniers and a very light dry bag...
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,761
Posted By lhendrick

To those worried about carrying their tent poles,...

To those worried about carrying their tent poles, don't forget you can order tent poles for any tent that are broken into smaller segments that fit in smaller places. Just a thought when thinking...
Forum: Touring
03-26-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,022
Posted By lhendrick

I have learned that the need to carry a lot of...

I have learned that the need to carry a lot of stuff is inversely proportional to the the gradient of the roads I find myself on. Heidelberg to Basel was great and I enjoyed riding along the rivers...
Forum: Touring
04-28-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By lhendrick

Go minimalist. This is America. You can buy...

Go minimalist. This is America. You can buy anything you need. Food is everywhere. Relax. Ride. Repeat.
03-08-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By lhendrick

Good move going from Wide angle to medium. Much...

Good move going from Wide angle to medium. Much better results in general.
03-08-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,545
Posted By lhendrick

Drilled out my older style Ergon GP2 for bar end mirrors

Since I bought my GP2's a while ago, I had to drill the ends out (takes 1 minute with 1/2 inch drill). Nor recommended by manufacturer, but the assembled deal looks and feels quite secure to me....
03-08-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,545
Posted By lhendrick

Just playing with you Jeff. Now that is a great...

Just playing with you Jeff. Now that is a great improvement. Thanks.
03-08-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,545
Posted By lhendrick

Thanks Jeff K. This response is appreciated, and...

Thanks Jeff K. This response is appreciated, and it virtually guarantees that those needing this type of mirror mount will indeed drill out our beautiful Ergon GP's. Us bikers are real rebels.
Forum: Touring
01-08-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,511
Posted By lhendrick

Motorcycle touring lets you travel 400 miles a...

Motorcycle touring lets you travel 400 miles a day without the bother of actually seeing anything. I did it for a long time. Now I bicycle. 40 miles a day average. See lots. Often I ride my bike...
Forum: Touring
11-25-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,393
Posted By lhendrick

Oh my, the dog whisperer technique. Make sure...

Oh my, the dog whisperer technique. Make sure your rabies vaccine is up to date. :)
07-30-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By lhendrick

Read some of this. It explains how your device...

Read some of this. It explains how your device gets time from GPS. If you've done what the above post suggested and still no good, then my guess is your time zone map is off. This gets updated by...
Forum: Touring
07-18-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,793
Posted By lhendrick

I have the racks you were considering and Ortlieb...

I have the racks you were considering and Ortlieb rollers and it all works fine. It was enlightening to me when the cost of accessories exceeded the cost of my (LHT) bike, and this combo contributed...
Forum: Touring
07-18-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By lhendrick

Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Touring
06-01-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By lhendrick

You will have a great time. I did Eurovelo 6,...

You will have a great time. I did Eurovelo 6, Tours, France to Budapest in 2013. Here's my ride report: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=12792&v=nk
Forum: Touring
01-20-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By lhendrick

I'd rather eat the box the pizza comes in. Tastes...

I'd rather eat the box the pizza comes in. Tastes the same and less harmful stuff.
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By lhendrick

There will be a movie one day. A post apocalyptic...

There will be a movie one day. A post apocalyptic America with a bike touring guy riding coast to coast, sleeping in church yards, saving damsels in distress, eating fish and squirrel he catches,...
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By lhendrick

@fietsbob...

@fietsbob (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=197614): Did you read the OP's request? I think he/she mentioned that the budget is 300 british pounds....the bikes you refer to are seriously...
Forum: Touring
01-09-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,037
Posted By lhendrick

I agree a cache battery would work for most...

I agree a cache battery would work for most people, providing power between charge locations.

I also use a powerful headlight and taillight powered by my dynamo as daytime running lights, because...
Forum: Touring
01-03-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,037
Posted By lhendrick

A hub dynamo and cache battery lets me recharge...

A hub dynamo and cache battery lets me recharge my iPhone and my Garmin Edge 810 so I am never without navigation and communication assistance. I like it that way. Your mileage may vary.
01-01-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,238
Posted By lhendrick

I enjoyed feeling the passion with which this...

I enjoyed feeling the passion with which this topic was discussed. Very lively.

I enjoyed touring on my LHT for 1800 miles in Europe, unsupported and solo. My bike was assembled by me, except for...
09-21-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By lhendrick

I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish)....

I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish). Works very well. I have a helmet mount which does work great to eliminate handlebar vibrations,etc. I can now make the most boring videos imaginable....
Forum: Touring
09-10-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By lhendrick

Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff....

Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff. Problem is eating it more than in emergencies or total wilderness sucks. It is overloaded with salt. Nutrition minimal. Calories OK. Are you going to...
Forum: Touring
09-03-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,972
Posted By lhendrick

Sad that someone lost their life. This could...

Sad that someone lost their life. This could happen to anyone, anywhere. Not a touring issue, not a McDonald's issue. Florida does attract what appears to be a disproportionate number of loonies....
Forum: Touring
09-01-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,820
Posted By lhendrick

Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your...

Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your audacity.:) The ever present genius that has made our country great. As to getting a piano over the mountains I suggest you convert your dream into a...
Forum: Touring
09-01-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By lhendrick

What does the dog say?

What does the dog say?
Forum: Touring
08-19-14, 01:37 PM
Forum: Touring
07-19-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By lhendrick

I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring...

I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring bike AND in my saddlebags on my motorcycles all the time. Never had a problem.
Forum: Touring
07-19-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By lhendrick

Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or...

Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or Android. Download the state or country maps you want on your device. No cell signal required. Works great. Voice guidance, etc. Not free!
Forum: Touring
07-11-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By lhendrick

Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an...

Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an issue.
07-02-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,271
Posted By lhendrick

Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that...

Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that your auto power down function is set correctly?

The device may be thinking it is inactive and powering down. From the user manual:


Select an...
05-19-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 59,503
Posted By lhendrick

Oh Gus :(

Oh Gus :(
Forum: Touring
05-12-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,770
Posted By lhendrick

Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how...

Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how old you are, your physical condition, your experience riding loaded touring bikes for long distances. We don't know your geometry, or your bikes. No...
Forum: Touring
05-07-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By lhendrick

Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding...

Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding long distances? My experience is that there are numerous issues that can arise.

One, you can get chafing/rubbing discomfort because of bad bike...
Forum: Touring
05-07-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,602
Posted By lhendrick

100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy...

100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy load on the front. You do understand the concepts of gravity and inertia right? I would like to see the video footage when you arrive at the bottom of...
Forum: Touring
05-03-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Posted By lhendrick

My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily...

My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily and securely. No more fiddly than on an Ortlieb mount. No lock. No drama.
04-21-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By lhendrick

Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun....

Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun. iPhone and note2 for me have done this. Nevertheless I used my note2 for 1800 miles in an otter box mount on handlebar with no issues.
Forum: Touring
04-17-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,823
Posted By lhendrick

Total Crap.

Total Crap.
Forum: Touring
04-14-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By lhendrick

Last year, for my first ever tour I bought a...

Last year, for my first ever tour I bought a ticket to London with a Budapest return. That was the extent of my planning. Worked out great, had a good time. That said, I also learned a lot that I...
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