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Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,496
Posted By HendersonD

Have you ever actually known of an aluminum fork...

Have you ever actually known of an aluminum fork failure on a touring bike whether a Trek 520 or another manufacturer?
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

So you really only reapply White Lighting every...

So you really only reapply White Lighting every few hundred miles on a longer tour?
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

Have you use NFS on a longer bike tour? What...

Have you use NFS on a longer bike tour?
What makes NFS so good?
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

How long does a chain normally last? Is it...

How long does a chain normally last? Is it necessary to carry an extra chain for a 3 month tour?
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

How long do chains normally last? I was under the...

How long do chains normally last? I was under the impression I could do the entire TransAm on just one chain
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

How does waxing compare to wet lube or dry lube?...

How does waxing compare to wet lube or dry lube? I have never used the product
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

Is it really necessary every morning or just a...

Is it really necessary every morning or just a habit you got into?
I plan on doing 50-55 miles per day
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,566
Posted By HendersonD

How to clean chain on tour? Wet or dry lube?

I plan on doing the Transamerica next summer starting the first week of May and finishing in early August
I will certainly encounter all kinds of weather conditions across the 3 month ride
I will...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,705
Posted By HendersonD

Just finished a 13 day, 650 mile tour My Trek...

Just finished a 13 day, 650 mile tour
My Trek 520 weighs 36 pounds, all of my gear (6 bags total) weighs another 36 pound which does include camping gear
I weigh 195 so all toll I was pushing 267...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,496
Posted By HendersonD

Are Trek 520 sales down? That I have not heard ...

Are Trek 520 sales down? That I have not heard
I have only been riding bikes for about 10 years and only touring for the past 2 years
Can anyone really tell the difference between riding with an...
Forum: Touring
09-28-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,705
Posted By HendersonD

If your bags with gear in them weigh 60 pounds,...

If your bags with gear in them weigh 60 pounds, that is a lot
I have a Trek 520 that weighs in at 36 pounds
My bags when loaded are about 38 pounds, a full 22 pounds lighter than your gear
Here is...
Forum: Touring
09-28-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,921
Posted By HendersonD

I use a Zpack Duplex which is very light weight...

I use a Zpack Duplex which is very light weight and large enough to take me (6 foot 2, 195 pounds) plus any gear I wish to bring inside with me. A bit pricy but the weight savings is nice
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

I have now ridden about 300 miles on my Selle...

I have now ridden about 300 miles on my Selle Anatomica H2 saddle and I do think it is an improvement over the saddle I took off
This week I start a 13 day, 640 tour using my Trek 520 with this new...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,496
Posted By HendersonD

Trek 520 discontinued?

I purchased a new Trek 520 in November of last year (2021)
I was on vacation in Maine and camped in 3 different spots and I got a chance to do some riding
Two different guys at the campgrounds...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

I ended up purchasing a Selle Anatomica H2 saddle...

I ended up purchasing a Selle Anatomica H2 saddle which is similar to the Brooks. It will arrive tomorrow so once I take a few rides with it, I will report back. I am doing a trip in September...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By HendersonD

Everyone who tours ends up eating cold or hot...

Everyone who tours ends up eating cold or hot food at the campsite along with stopping at restaurants. The fact that it is cold food does not necessarily make it less calorie laden (thus a calorie...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By HendersonD

I gave a lot of thought on how to handle food...

I gave a lot of thought on how to handle food during a Transamerica ride and decided to go stove less. This was after reading a lot of postings about this very subject on these forums. In my upcoming...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By HendersonD

This particular ACA tour is self supported so I...

This particular ACA tour is self supported so I will be carrying as much gear solo as I would on this tour. If it were van supported that certainly would be a consideration
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks for everyone's input. I purposefully left...

Thanks for everyone's input. I purposefully left out some details in my first post. I have only done on bike tour, an 8 day, 420 mile tour with 9 friends. Loved it but it was uneventful in terms of...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By HendersonD

Transamerica, alone or with group?

I was scheduled this past May to bike across the US using the Transamerica route. Ten days before departure I got a hernia and had surgery and have fully recovered.
I now have a choice of doing the...
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

It does seem like a pain in the @ss (no pun...

It does seem like a pain in the @ss (no pun intended) to try an keep a leather saddle dry on a long tour whether keep it dry overnight while camping or even in use during heavy rain
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

Is this the Brooks Pro saddle you are talking...

Is this the Brooks Pro saddle you are talking about?
https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/team-pro-special.html
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

Spending $120 on a Brooks saddle and not liking...

Spending $120 on a Brooks saddle and not liking it is a concern
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By HendersonD

Brooks saddle, should I give it a try?

I have a 13 day 680 mile bike tour starting the third week of September. I am using a Trek 520 touring bike that currently has a Selle Italia Sport Gel Flow saddle. I am thinking about purchasing a...
Forum: Touring
04-09-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

I have read a good bit about winds in the US and...

I have read a good bit about winds in the US and found this recent post in ******
There's a myth that the wind always blows from the west (and therefore some people will tell you that you should...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

I do have the advantage of doing a lot of...

I do have the advantage of doing a lot of backpacking and camping for nearly 40 years. Some of this experience does spill over to biking but in some ways I feel like I am rookie when it comes to bike...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

Good advice. I do have a complete list of all the...

Good advice. I do have a complete list of all the items I am taking. I have posted this in my Cycleblaze journal. I am sure at the end of the trip there will be items I sent home and other ones I...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

Never liked convertible pants. I might end up...

Never liked convertible pants. I might end up sending my Eddie Bauer shorts home since I can wear the Elevenpine Uprising shorts off bike as well. We will see how things go across the first 500 miles
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

On bike I am wearing Zoic padded liners and...

On bike I am wearing Zoic padded liners and Uprising shorts from Elevenpine. These shorts can be worn off bike as well. I will also be bringing a pair of Eddie Bauer lightweight shorts that I will...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I have decided to...

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I have decided to take two pairs of pants with me. My Sauconey running pants which are very comfortable and can be worn over padded bike shorts and my Eddie Bauer...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

I have an REI close by and they carry this pant....

I have an REI close by and they carry this pant. I will go and try it on, thanks for the tip
Do you just bring this one pant on tour or do you take two pairs of pants?
Do you wear this pant on the...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

This is literally the last thing I have to decide...

This is literally the last thing I have to decide on, I have been planning this trip and purchasing gear for over 5 months including a new bike. As I put in my first post I have a pair of running...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By HendersonD

Biking pants?

I am starting a Transamerica tour on May 5th going east to west. I have padded bike shorts but am looking for something to go over the top of them on colder days or mornings. Right now I have a pair...
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

I will certainly be doing some hiking during my...

I will certainly be doing some hiking during my TransAm tour but it will be short distances. I have been to Yellowstone and the Tetons on 3 different occasions and did a good bit of hiking and...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks, I am looking forward to this long ride. I...

Thanks, I am looking forward to this long ride. I do not plan on doing much if any hiking off bike. I will certainly be doing some walking as I go from camp to grocery stores and restaurants. Most of...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

I have an older pair of Crocs that I rarely wear...

I have an older pair of Crocs that I rarely wear but have decided to wear them a lot over the next few days. This will give me a good sense whether they would work as a good off bike shoe. Certainly...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

How is the toe box on those Xero shoes? How are...

How is the toe box on those Xero shoes? How are they comfort wise?
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

Perhaps I should try a pair of Tevas. Use to have...

Perhaps I should try a pair of Tevas. Use to have a pair years ago. My only concern is they are open toe. I tend to like something that is closed toe
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

My pedals are also double sided so I can use my...

My pedals are also double sided so I can use my Bontrager biking shoes with cleats but can also bike using regular shoes. I hope to do little biking with flats though. Even if my cycling shoes are...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

The Keens are not the SPD sandals they sell, just...

The Keens are not the SPD sandals they sell, just the regular Newport sandals. I already own a pair and they are very comfortable. The big down size is their weight. Off bike I might do a little...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By HendersonD

Off bike shoes?

I am starting a Transamerica tour on May 5th and will be using Bontrager clipless shoes while on the bike. Once I am off the bike, hopefully in early to mid afternoon, I will change out of the bike...
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

That is why I am headed out on the Transamerica...

That is why I am headed out on the Transamerica now, I am not getting any younger and finally have the time now that I am retired. Best of luck to you, keep on pedaling
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks for the great resources. I am in my early...

Thanks for the great resources. I am in my early 60s and do watch what I eat. I hope to do the same on my 3 month ride
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks for the great information. I have driven...

Thanks for the great information. I have driven across country several times and have a sense of how some rural areas in the west have few services but biking is different. I certainly will make sure...
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

You and I are the same age and I do like hot...

You and I are the same age and I do like hot oatmeal in the morning and a hot meal in the evening especially when it is cool can be great. Thanks for your feedback
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

This was my thought as well. I can purchase some...

This was my thought as well. I can purchase some food at a grocery store, only items that can just be eaten without cooking. That plus convenience stores and restaurants round things out. Of course...
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

I am riding solo. Budget is not a big concern...

I am riding solo. Budget is not a big concern hence the thought about using convenience stores and restaurants to supplement food I can purchase at the grocery store that can just be eaten without...
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

There is relatively cheap food at convenience...

There is relatively cheap food at convenience stores as well. Just need to be a bit picky to make sure you are eating something relatively healthy
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,750
Posted By HendersonD

Transamerica, stove or no stove?

On May 5th I am starting the Transamerica route from east to west. I am still debating whether to take a stove, titanium pot, and fuel.
Without a stove I would be eating some cold meals as well as...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,543
Posted By HendersonD

Thanks for the heads up. What the opinions on the...

Thanks for the heads up. What the opinions on the cgoab forum will likely bring on wrath? Far right? Far left? Political? Religious? Bike related?
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