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Forum: Touring
11-19-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,082
Posted By foamy

I followed that tour with avid interest and you...

I followed that tour with avid interest and you were an inspiration for my RT 76 tour in ‘08. You have an abundance of common sense and I took note (being a little shy of that characteristic).
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Forum: Touring
03-28-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,820
Posted By foamy

The bathroom of a town park in Missouri. Started...

The bathroom of a town park in Missouri. Started out on the picnic table under a large pavilion. A storm came through with high winds blowing a pouring rain right through the pavilion. My bag was...
04-17-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,838
Posted By foamy

Blue Boy, Blackie and Bink.

Blue Boy, Blackie and Bink.
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,446
Posted By foamy

A fast, light tourer. Between 23 and 24 lbs....

A fast, light tourer. Between 23 and 24 lbs. without racks. Happiest carrying 35 lbs. or less.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/Odd%20Stuff/Sanspanniers.jpg...
Forum: Touring
12-10-12, 05:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By foamy

I can see couplers on a tandem, etc.,...

I can see couplers on a tandem, etc., particularly if you're flying to another country. For a single? Just to have them--"just in case," not so much. Why add the weight, complexity and expense? Why...
Forum: Touring
12-05-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,565
Posted By foamy

If I'm near salt water—I know I can find Mt. Gay...

If I'm near salt water—I know I can find Mt. Gay (or any good rum besides Bacardi) rum. Inland, I've decided that Evan Williams bourbon fits the bill quite nicely. If any sort of beer is available in...
Forum: Touring
12-04-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By foamy

You're going to love it. Seeing as how you're...

You're going to love it. Seeing as how you're going for it—get the paint you want. It's a wunnerful thing.
Forum: Touring
11-19-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By foamy

I had Bilenky build a Tourlite out of Columbus...

I had Bilenky build a Tourlite out of Columbus Spirit, with all the right components (for me and touring) and they are all top-notch. 3K flat. Went across the States with no problems. A comfortable...
Forum: Touring
10-25-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,391
Posted By foamy

I've gotten a lot of the same questions. What I...

I've gotten a lot of the same questions. What I didn't expect was for folks to tell me their life stories (at least three times). Usually with little preamble. Each took about fourty-five minutes to...
Forum: Touring
10-02-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,960
Posted By foamy

Another Seedhouse 1. Great little tent.

Another Seedhouse 1. Great little tent.
Forum: Touring
09-25-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,121
Posted By foamy

Damn. Perusing this thread made me revisit my...

Damn. Perusing this thread made me revisit my unfinished CGOB journal. Good times. I think it may be time to consider another CC ride.

Congratulations Joe! Now get into some cotton clothes.
Forum: Touring
09-24-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By foamy

Yup. 12 oz. curls.

Yup. 12 oz. curls.
Forum: Touring
09-20-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By foamy

I agree with this^^. Just make sure you get...

I agree with this^^.

Just make sure you get your saddle and cockpit absolutely right—in every way. You kind 'a get conditioned as you go along. I thought the Appalachians were gonna kill me (went...
Forum: Touring
09-18-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By foamy

I haven't travelled a lot, so I guess I've been...

I haven't travelled a lot, so I guess I've been lucky in not encountering any rudeness in what little foreign travel I've done. The only time I've run into blatant rudeness was in a Trailer/RV park...
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By foamy

That^ and if there are any kids around, I try and...

That^ and if there are any kids around, I try and chat them up for a few minutes or whatever. Then you are a person and not an anonymous tent to be screwed with that night.
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By foamy

The best part of solo is that you keep your own...

The best part of solo is that you keep your own pace, go where you want, stop where you want, for as long as you want. You meet more people and the people you meet are more willing to talk and extend...
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,637
Posted By foamy

They are not equal in quality. The...

They are not equal in quality. The Terry/Waterford is better steel (OS2, with double butting) and construction and I would expect; lighter.
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,637
Posted By foamy

That's the big jump in the price differences....

That's the big jump in the price differences. Excellent frame.
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,044
Posted By foamy

Totally doable. I thought about it for a year...

Totally doable. I thought about it for a year (and read this forum). Planned for another year (planning consisted of choosing and buying equipment). I used the Adventure Cycling Maps of Trans Am....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By foamy

I have well over 4500 miles on a pair of Ultra...

I have well over 4500 miles on a pair of Ultra Gatorskins—all on a loaded tourer. By the time I got to Oregon, they were starting to show through in places, but they got me there. Had six flats: one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By foamy

Bilenky knew what I wanted better than I did. ...

Bilenky knew what I wanted better than I did.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/P1000468.jpg
02-16-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By foamy

I live in the area. People think the Mid West is...

I live in the area. People think the Mid West is flat. It isn't. The Eastern Shore is flat. And quite scenic. If you like quaint towns, lots of shoreline, nice restuarants (great seafood), back roads...
Forum: Touring
12-19-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,346
Posted By foamy

^That. And open up on the 'ol comfort zone....

^That.

And open up on the 'ol comfort zone. Be ready and willing to meet new folks and experiences. It's the best part of bike touring.
Forum: Touring
12-14-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,293
Posted By foamy

Sailing.

Sailing.
Forum: Touring
12-14-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,770
Posted By foamy

STI. Luxury, once tasted, becomes necessity....

STI. Luxury, once tasted, becomes necessity. 6000+ miles and no worries.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,164
Posted By foamy

Hell, it's why I started riding again. I equate...

Hell, it's why I started riding again. I equate bicycles with freedom. The only thing better is sailing.
Forum: Touring
12-10-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By foamy

Going east to west on the TA, I met quite a few...

Going east to west on the TA, I met quite a few folks. I rode for three or four days with a recently graduated college group of four friends and we got along fine. My gal was coming to meet me in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,758
Posted By foamy

If you're worried about debris (I've never had a...

If you're worried about debris (I've never had a problem w/X's), then get the Frogs—their mtb pedal. Just as easy to use and no debris problems. If you're going to be walking a lot or you're racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 58,798
Posted By foamy

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/P1...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/P1010061.jpg
11-02-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 10,102
Posted By foamy

I wasn't keen on it myself. They all thought it...

I wasn't keen on it myself. They all thought it was a hoot. I noticed that there were always at least two folks in the truck, I was never gassed by a solo driver.
11-02-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 10,102
Posted By foamy

Touring across the States, in the Appalachians in...

Touring across the States, in the Appalachians in particular, gassing the cyclist has somehow developed into a sport for diesel pick-up trucks. They come up on you while you're on a steep grade doing...
Forum: Touring
10-25-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By foamy

You can probably expect weather in the mid...

You can probably expect weather in the mid sixties (Fahrenheit) in the eastern mountains in April, seventies at sea level in VA. As far as rain, I'd expect some, though, as staepj1 mentions above,...
Forum: Touring
09-14-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By foamy

Kids throwing some rocks at me as I passed...

Kids throwing some rocks at me as I passed through Pippas Pass. They weren't good shots. Pretty sure they were bored and knew what a bike tourist looked like.

Other than that—just bone-head...
Forum: Touring
08-26-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,628
Posted By foamy

I wanna get an early start tomorrow...

I wanna get an early start tomorrow...
08-11-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By foamy

Had a small yapper, very like a Shihtzu run off...

Had a small yapper, very like a Shihtzu run off of someone's lawn (while they watched), make a flying leap and it fouled it's teeth in the mesh of my front pannier. It rode along (dangling) for 10 or...
Forum: Touring
07-29-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,553
Posted By foamy

Leicalad, sure. Just put the racks on. ...

Leicalad, sure.

Just put the racks on.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/Odd%20Stuff/Sanspanniers.jpg

As heavy and loaded as it it will ever be. Slimmed down a lot from this....
Forum: Touring
07-28-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By foamy

I used a SPOT to keep family and friends updated...

I used a SPOT to keep family and friends updated as to my where-abouts. My girlfriend bought it for me. They thought it was a great thing. Click on the coordinates in the email and they've got your...
Forum: Touring
07-28-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,553
Posted By foamy

rjajr— I was in your situation. I had gotten to a...

rjajr— I was in your situation. I had gotten to a point where I wanted to tour (the Trans Am, specifically) and I wanted to treat myself. I own a few bicycles (some of which, I actually paid for),...
07-28-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,971
Posted By foamy

Oddly, even though I've called Landis every name...

Oddly, even though I've called Landis every name in the book, I still kind'a like the guy. I'd have a beer with him (if he bought it).

Lance, well, I'd be very disappointed if he was proven to be...
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,553
Posted By foamy

If you have the cash and inclination, take a look...

If you have the cash and inclination, take a look at Bruce Gordon's offerings. Someone mentioned Co-Motion as well. Two very solid, high-buzz builder/manufacturers.
07-26-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,971
Posted By foamy

Ah, a Lance hater. You're entitled, I guess. ...

Ah, a Lance hater. You're entitled, I guess.

Now, do you think that any of these allegations would have come out had Floyd been offered a spot on the RS squad for the ToC? Or, had his Bahati...
07-26-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,971
Posted By foamy

Just out of curiosity, what result would you like...

Just out of curiosity, what result would you like to see?
07-26-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,971
Posted By foamy

Cheater, liar, rat. You forgot one: Thief. ...

Cheater, liar, rat. You forgot one: Thief.

A lot of folks donated to his defense fund. He screwed them too. If anyone thinks Landis's motives are altruistic—they need their heads examined.
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By foamy

I carry a small light-weight nylon net hammock. A...

I carry a small light-weight nylon net hammock. A little smaller than a softball. I've carried it since I started backpacking, years ago. It's a handy item.
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,420
Posted By foamy

You can guess about my beliefs and political...

You can guess about my beliefs and political leanings all you want. Your diatribe says you don't like things here and that they're better in Europe. The U.S. is full of idiots. Remember? That and...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,420
Posted By foamy

What a tool you are. Time for you to leave for...

What a tool you are. Time for you to leave for Europe—what's stopping ya?
07-14-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By foamy

Nice work! Wish I was that handy with a brush....

Nice work! Wish I was that handy with a brush. Out of curiousity; why is the Armstrong as light as it is? Was it the light, dust, atmosphere, a combination? It does say that LA is fading... Those...
Forum: Touring
07-13-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,617
Posted By foamy

I have the Vega and use an Arkel Tail Rider....

I have the Vega and use an Arkel Tail Rider. Looks good, works just fine.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/Savaje/Odd%20Stuff/windyhill.jpg
07-12-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By foamy

KOM umbrella dresses kind'a work for me....

KOM umbrella dresses kind'a work for me. hurley.girl's take on the cat suits is right on. Those things should fit like a second skin if you're gonna wear 'em.
07-12-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,203
Posted By foamy

Probably shouldn't post this stray thought but,...

Probably shouldn't post this stray thought but, here it is: Since Floyd has decided to rat everyone out and WADA has taken an interest, does Lance really want to win this TDF? Does he really want to...
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