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Forum: Touring
04-10-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By Cyclebum

On pavement and hardpack, 28's are just fine,...

On pavement and hardpack, 28's are just fine, even for loaded touring. I run 25's on my touring bike and like their responsiveness. 38's are good too of course, bit more comfortable I guess on a...
Forum: Touring
04-07-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,599
Posted By Cyclebum

The lack of response may mean lack of experience,...

The lack of response may mean lack of experience, which speaks volumes. Back in the day, I tried them. Got over that real quick. As I recall, the edge of the liner split a tube. Worthless and heavy. ...
Forum: Touring
03-01-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,138
Posted By Cyclebum

I could have loaded a picture, but it's all in...

I could have loaded a picture, but it's all in this article (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=ug&doc_id=11309&v=38).
Forum: Touring
01-19-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,490
Posted By Cyclebum

My experience has been that grades steeper than...

My experience has been that grades steeper than about 7% are usually not very long. I have just gotten off and pushed after running out of downhill momentum and up hill energy. Another strategy I've...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By Cyclebum

Stunning photography. Thanks.

Stunning photography. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Cyclebum

$33 for a camouflage model when I saw it on...

$33 for a camouflage model when I saw it on Amazon. $44 for other colors. Ha. Guess I'm a sucker for Klymit...makes 3. I do loan them to family.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Cyclebum

I tested the link right after posting. Worked...

I tested the link right after posting. Worked fine. Looks like it's been hacked. And they've raised the price already. Darn.
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Cyclebum

Sleeping pad deal alert

Here for a Klymit pad (http://www.amazon.com/Klymit-Static-Lightweight-Sleeping-Kings/dp/B00BLIGW2U/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1450962579&sr=1-5). No better bang for...
Forum: Touring
12-17-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cyclebum

You'll very likely encounter cold rain. Be...

You'll very likely encounter cold rain. Be prepared with good rain gear and/or to hole up somewhere until it passes. You might encounter snow/sleet in New Mexico/Az, for sure 20F temps at night. You...
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,548
Posted By Cyclebum

A balanced load on the bike makes for a more...

A balanced load on the bike makes for a more stable ride. Most will suggest 40% up front. More is probably better to counterbalance the weight of the rider and the load on the back. OTOH, you can get...
Forum: Touring
11-21-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Cyclebum

Seems to me like any quality road bike that fits...

Seems to me like any quality road bike that fits you well would take care of the light, fast demand. Modify the gearing to suit the terrain. Gear for a CC tour should fit in a handle bar and seat...
Forum: Touring
11-05-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 54,338
Posted By Cyclebum

When I switched from 38 to 28 mm tires, felt like...

When I switched from 38 to 28 mm tires, felt like I was ultralite.

The only time weight is much of a negative is when climbing. Actually an advantage when bombing downhill, and pretty much a wash...
Forum: Touring
10-30-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Cyclebum

The further north of Phx you get, the colder...

The further north of Phx you get, the colder it'll be. With snow. Good luck with that.

Much more pleasant options toward S. Cali. I'd target Joshua Tree and the Salton Sea.
Forum: Touring
10-05-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,899
Posted By Cyclebum

Wow. What an interesting thread, philosophically...

Wow. What an interesting thread, philosophically speaking.

Living in a small town, off the beaten cycling paths, I rarely get to encounter 'bums on bikes.' I do my best to interact when they show...
Forum: Touring
09-28-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Cyclebum

I've loaded toured on both. My lwb Tour Easy...

I've loaded toured on both. My lwb Tour Easy recumbent is a totally comfortable, slower ride with a space on the seat back for gear. Also a standard rack for lots more gear. Other than comfort,...
Forum: Touring
09-28-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By Cyclebum

Lots of good tips. Being a huge fan of raw honey...

Lots of good tips. Being a huge fan of raw honey and its wonders, was glad for the nod to it. It's also a great anti-bacterial for wounds and burns. The real surprise was the suggestion to get in a...
Forum: Touring
09-25-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By Cyclebum

Nobody mentioned vienna sausage and Dinty Moores...

Nobody mentioned vienna sausage and Dinty Moores beef stew. Bring a can opener for the can of whatever that doesn't have a pop top. A sub sandwich with mustard dressing will be safe to eat for...
Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By Cyclebum

Beat the heck out of dying in a nursing home. At...

Beat the heck out of dying in a nursing home. At 74, hoping for 10 more years. But Spoon says "Harpo, you go down fast after 75." Spoon is sort of 'down' right now, at a point where cycling is out of...
Forum: Touring
09-21-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Cyclebum

Under Resources on CG, on RWGPS, the Touring...

Under Resources on CG, on RWGPS, the Touring section of Bikeforums.

That's an ambition project. Good luck.

Isn't there a bike path under development, or in the dreaming stage, to connect FW...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By Cyclebum

Can you say Snicker Bar? I usually just...

Can you say Snicker Bar?

I usually just sort of mosey along when touring, so bonking is not much of an issue. But, when do I feel the need for a quick energy burst, out comes the Snicker Bar....
Forum: Touring
09-05-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Cyclebum

We picked up the levy trail ...

We picked up the levy trail (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=ug&page_id=357090&v=1b)at or near Grammercy, La. Hopefully the construction new NOLA is finished and your can ride it into...
Forum: Touring
09-02-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Cyclebum

Welcome to BF. When touring, you want to...

Welcome to BF.

When touring, you want to reduce worry to a minimum. Don't leave worrying about replacing a blown tire or tube. Chose the one that fits best(Fit is First,) and with components that...
Forum: Touring
08-22-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,149
Posted By Cyclebum

Would you Camp with a Homeless Person if he or...

Would you Camp with a Homeless Person if he or She have a good Stealth Camping Spot?


No.

OTOH, when they show up in my hometown on a bicycle, I do interact and assist if needed. Had several...
Forum: Touring
08-22-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,146
Posted By Cyclebum

I've got a heavy tourer and a light TT. Great...

I've got a heavy tourer and a light TT. Great combo to fit the ride and/or the mood. The TT is used mostly for local rides, the tourer(slightly more comfortable)for long hauls. As for speed, the TT...
Forum: Touring
08-16-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,853
Posted By Cyclebum

My take....

My take. (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=ug&doc_id=9331&v=26)
Forum: Touring
08-15-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By Cyclebum

6 hours, +/-2, except for those zero days.

6 hours, +/-2, except for those zero days.
Forum: Touring
08-14-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cyclebum

Light road bike, 23 mm tires, with seat post...

Light road bike, 23 mm tires, with seat post rack. Bar height adjusted for comfort. I'd add aerobars. Wouldn't leave home without them on an upright. Fun, agile combo for long rides.
Forum: Touring
08-10-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,693
Posted By Cyclebum

Non indexed bar ends. By far the most reliable.

Non indexed bar ends. By far the most reliable.
Forum: Touring
07-22-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Cyclebum

Here's another that'll take you from central Fld...

Here's another that'll take you from central Fld to Key West (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=ug&doc_id=15468&v=6I). And another that'll take you from St Martinsville to St Augustine...
Forum: Touring
07-21-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Cyclebum

You've got a good eye for photography.

You've got a good eye for photography.
Forum: Touring
07-19-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Cyclebum

It's all about accelerating mass. Every pedal...

It's all about accelerating mass. Every pedal stroke is accelerating the bicycle. With long distance touring, every ounce does count. The cumulative is very significant. And yeah, the more mass, the...
Forum: Touring
07-18-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By Cyclebum

All a matter of knowing where available water...

All a matter of knowing where available water will likely be on your route. Figure a liter/hour minimum in 90+ temps. Always tote more water then you think you'll need to reduce the stress factor....
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,188
Posted By Cyclebum

Bull horns with aerobars. Many hand positions....

Bull horns with aerobars. Many hand positions. Would not leave home on an upright without aerobars. Restful and aerodynamic.

For a more nimble ride, consider 28 mm tires vs heavier, assuming...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Cyclebum

Know nothing about the arcane mathmatics that...

Know nothing about the arcane mathmatics that could scientifically analysis the question. Do know that the lighter the wheel/tire, the more nimble the ride. I tour on 700x28's. A carbon fiber...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,767
Posted By Cyclebum

Depends on the tour. Three friends recently...

Depends on the tour. Three friends recently finished a PCT road tour. Some tough climbing early on with specific daily destinations. They worked hard pretour to condition themselves, including losing...
Forum: Touring
07-10-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,767
Posted By Cyclebum

Agree. If you want to lose weight while touring,...

Agree. If you want to lose weight while touring, then don't push too hard and you'll probably avoid the bonk, while dropping 500 cals/day off the 3000+ you'll be burning. Your body can metabolize fat...
Forum: Touring
07-08-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,767
Posted By Cyclebum

Weight control is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Many...

Weight control is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Many people don't lose any weight while touring. Some gain. And yes, genetics plays a big role in body fat percentage, as it does with just about...
Forum: Touring
07-07-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By Cyclebum

Wow. Great collections of pics. I need to go back...

Wow. Great collections of pics. I need to go back to SD and mess around for a month. I guess it's my favorite state for cycle touring.
Forum: Touring
07-06-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,755
Posted By Cyclebum

Ok. You're not gonna do anything without...

Ok. You're not gonna do anything without sufficient motivation. Certainly not a 50 mile/day bike ride, day after day. What the hell would motivate anybody to do that? Who knows. All I can say is that...
Forum: Touring
07-05-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Cyclebum

A couple of local buds rotated the bar so that...

A couple of local buds rotated the bar so that the drops were up rather than down. One even ran a length of pvc pipe across that extended outward on either side of the drops. Allowed a much more...
Forum: Touring
07-03-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Cyclebum

Looks like a nice route to me if you take Google...

Looks like a nice route to me if you take Google map's suggestion. About 7 day ride max on US highways, which usually means some sort of shoulder. If camping, you'll need at least 6 liters of water...
Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By Cyclebum

The LHT is a totally safe bet for loaded touring....

The LHT is a totally safe bet for loaded touring. So is the Trek. Both are very popular and can be quickly sold should loaded touring turn out to not be your 'thing.' Be careful with the fit. Fit is...
Forum: Touring
07-01-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By Cyclebum

Pepper Jack cheese(never spoils), peanut...

Pepper Jack cheese(never spoils), peanut butter(obvious), Snicker bars, and raw honey are my go to food for cals. A bottle of V-8 provides the balance and some minerals, as needed. Hint: spoon the...
Forum: Touring
07-01-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Cyclebum

Only been chased once by a pack of dogs. Rescued...

Only been chased once by a pack of dogs. Rescued by a car with horn blaring following behind. Many solo chases.

Do what you gotta do for peace of mind. Pepper spray is most common, but the...
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Cyclebum

We've hosted a dog touring person and a cat...

We've hosted a dog touring person and a cat touring person. Both were managing quite well, the large dog in a trailer, the cat in a rack cage. Both were leash trained and seemed content and healthy....
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,952
Posted By Cyclebum

With no goal and no end in sight, go for it....

With no goal and no end in sight, go for it. Heavy, slow, but it'll take you 'bout anywhere. With a load. Damn sure geared low enough if you can balance at 2 mph. Add aerobars and take a nap while...
Forum: Touring
06-21-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Cyclebum

One day? Life's all about motivation. When you...

One day? Life's all about motivation. When you get motivated enough for a bicycle tour, you'll do it. Or forever regret that you did not. Same for about anything significant.
Forum: Touring
06-17-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By Cyclebum

Consider adding bar end extensions for more hand...

Consider adding bar end extensions for more hand positions. Real important for long distance pedaling. I'd add aerobars, but that's just me. With good load management(less is better), you're good to...
Forum: Touring
06-11-15, 08:31 AM
Forum: Touring
06-11-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Cyclebum

His 'thank you' for a job well done. ...

His 'thank you' for a job well done.

Speaking of being 'hit on'. (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=417180&v=1i)Read and scroll.
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