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Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 493
Posted By djb

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I...

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I wish I had the free time right now, we have about a good week of clear weather right now , would have been great for a trip....
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 493
Posted By robow

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on...

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on Trail 1 from Xenia down to Cincy, through downtown onto the Ohio River and then crossed over into Kentucky.
09-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By 79pmooney

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job...

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job as engineer with steel fish boats was with a yard that used A36 for the vast majority of its plate. Just not 1/8" 5/16 or higher for hull plating. ...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 493
Posted By robow

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several...

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several hundred miles of trails surrounding Dayton and Xenia within the Miami River valley and of course the Ohio to Erie Trail as well. I feel the weather in...
09-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By aggiegrads

1000th Post - Thank you

I thought that I would take my 1,000th post to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have helped me and helped others on this forum. I am posting this in the mechanic’s forum...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 493
Posted By djb

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I...

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I always used to bring my spring load candle lantern, and when it was cold and damp, regularly would hang it from a permanent strung up piece of cord we...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 493
Posted By djb

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front...

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front would be a drag, but at least nowadays it's fairly easy to get really good predictions and weather radar access on line, so at least that helps a bit....
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By mbusky

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of...

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of the way. My setup includes a Anker 15 watt folding power sport panel a 22 kma Ravpower storage battery and a meter (Ebay $2.99 from China with...
09-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By IPassGas

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt...

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt version) much. The foot peg can break easily, but not essential. We no longer ride with pump on frame, gets too dirty no matter where it is on frame....
09-14-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By JoeTBM

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not...

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not needed to remove a freewheel.

As others have pointed out, put your "tool" into a vise with the tabs facing up. Slip the wheel onto the tool and turn...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By sloar

I’ve settled on flared drop bars, I just feel...

I’ve settled on flared drop bars, I just feel more comfortable with them.






...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By sloar

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/3fe450b2_83d0_4558_b0a1_bb2dba7a1a3e_dd17434f07bc797a70fbe5641d3415993ec946e8.jpeg
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Sjtaylor

A Ride to Mom's House

I had to share this. A few weeks ago I was very lucky to acquire a hardly used and well stored 1984 Trek 720 in my size. I'm 6'3". Currently working to improve my fitness level for an ambitious bike...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,067
Posted By Mark Hoaglund

Enjoying my Oros aerogel parka nightly rides....

Enjoying my Oros aerogel parka nightly rides. Suppose to soon drop nightly to 30's F but we'll see. Acquired a couple of heavy duty trailer tubes & tires for the cooler seasons ahead. Don't like...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,368
Posted By cyccommute

Ortlieb. ‘Nough said.

Ortlieb. ‘Nough said.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more suggestion, a sleeping bag liner. A gal...

One more suggestion, a sleeping bag liner. A gal I used to know swore by them to keep your sleeping bag cleaner when you are dirty. I have been using one for over a decade now.

Some people say...
Forum: Touring
06-10-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By djb

you know thruhiker, I had to go and translate F...

you know thruhiker, I had to go and translate F into C, so now I see that 51f is about 10c.
I once did a two day trip, it was cold, even though I had tights, they werent warm enough, so my legs...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By tcs

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full...

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full overtones. Sustain into next week. Endorsed by Quasimodo. Suitable for ringing the Nine Tailors. Has a written part in Josef Strauss' Vélocipéde Polka. ...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella...

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella (CP), a condition I've lived with the past 40 years, I was diagnosed 3 days after onset when I had to drop out of a race and series I'd nearly podiumed...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Miele Man

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for...

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for thee. Please get out of the way!

Cheers
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Trakhak

Also, in case anyone else is bothered by the...

Also, in case anyone else is bothered by the opening attempt at a rhyme, how about this?

"Bells, bells, that musical clatter, the louder the ring, the faster they scatter."
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Miele Man

In this age of political correctness you Might...

In this age of political correctness you Might not want to be shouting "HO!" as yp pass a woman or especially a huge guy walking with his girl.

OT. Johnny Cash had a great song, "CUSTER"
...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By San Rensho

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the...

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the cheapest bell that you can buy, is magical. For some reason ,, when you sound the Bell, pedestrians and cyclists universally know that a bicycle is...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By fietsbob

The Grip Bell , Brass, on the left, R'off...

The Grip Bell , Brass, on the left, R'off grip-shifter on the right..

http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/images08/wb092-6P1010011.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of...

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of a second stem, but I am sure it was over a decade ago. But at that time I was still using an older style handleber bag that had the steel frame...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them....

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them. But, sometimes if you are riding along, ring the bell to let a pedestrian know you are approaching, sometimes the pedestrian will turn their head to...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By phughes

The two types of anchors I mentions will work...

The two types of anchors I mentions will work fine, and support the weight. They are used by many who use the Tensa system to hang hammocks. As for the hammock being too low, that is why I tested it...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By rumrunn6

I added a 2nd rear facing strobe to my left drop...

I added a 2nd rear facing strobe to my left drop bar and it helps get courtesy distance a cpl seconds longer than if I had just the rear strobe
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By djb

I've used plus ortliebs going back to 1993 or 94...

I've used plus ortliebs going back to 1993 or 94 and can also confirm that they are waterproof. While they do feel flimsy, I've been impressed by how tough this material is also.
When considering...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Doug64

My wife has used Ortlieb Packer Plus panniers for...

My wife has used Ortlieb Packer Plus panniers for 22,000 miles, a total of 2 years of actual touring. She also kept a pair of Packer Plus front panniers full time on her utility bike for the last 10...
04-30-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By rumrunn6

have you ever tried barmitts? They let me use a...

have you ever tried barmitts? They let me use a lighter glove but in bad days legit winter gloves but I bring light gloves I can switch to so I never have to deal w wet hands. They make barmitts for...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By fourfa

Correct, you can't stretch the IT band. Though...

Correct, you can't stretch the IT band. Though what you can do is 'crush' it from a tightly-bound oval, which is rigid when it flexes over the top of the tibia, to a looser-bound flat flexible...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By fourfa

I have IT band problems (side of knee) that are...

I have IT band problems (side of knee) that are helped by rolling out with the very stiff black foam rollers. In a pinch I have used a steel soup can (unopened) and you know what, it was just as...
04-13-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By njkayaker

The GPS saves points at a slower rate than the...

The GPS saves points at a slower rate than the wheel sensor. That means the path described by the GPS points will have "short cuts". It's also measuring horizontal distance (which is less than the...
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,067
Posted By Mark Hoaglund

I've reduced my collection of 18 down to 3...

I've reduced my collection of 18 down to 3 guitars. In the middle my $60 acoustic electric busking guitar, on the left my classical guitar, right the hollow body acoustic electric and yes sunflowers...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,067
Posted By tmac100

They are! 73 VE4ZD - but now temporarily in...

They are!
73
VE4ZD - but now temporarily in Doha, Qatar
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,098
Posted By tds101

Well, you DO REMEMBER all the fantastic...

Well, you DO REMEMBER all the fantastic information said poster provided,... I can't wait for my "grumpiness" to show. :lol:
Forum: Touring
04-08-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,067
Posted By Mark Hoaglund

I developed two finger fret board numbness when...

I developed two finger fret board numbness when those photos were taken. Never acquired Django Reinhardt guitar skills but wish. Yes the plan was to take my sub $100 guitars and keyboard busking in...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be...

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be exact, with over 20 years of experience...in the aircraft industry. I own a recumbent bike that I've had since 2011, and a Strada (CF) that I have had...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By MAK

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so...

I use a "Tiger Tail" foam roller. Has handles so you do the rolling and control the pressure. Gets to places a regular roller can't easily reach; no contorting to hit the right spot. Fits in...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a...

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a local bent rider in Seattle that did the Seattle - Portland round trip in one day! Most rider take 2, or even 3 days to do that ride. He rode a fully...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By Jeff Wills

Several friends rode across the U.S. on...

Several friends rode across the U.S. on faired-and-body-socked Easy Racer bikes about 15 years ago: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ER2005 . With Easy Racers comatose I'd seriously consider a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By tyrion

I saw Marcel Graber's velomobile (Trans Am...

I saw Marcel Graber's velomobile (Trans Am winner) had a setup with which he could urinate without stopping. Could be very handy on a tour.
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,257
Posted By DropBarFan

Bike guru Sheldon Brown was a big fan of sprung...

Bike guru Sheldon Brown was a big fan of sprung leather saddles! Sprung saddles (or good suspension seat-posts like the Thudbuster) can absorb shock w/o excess saddle padding that can increase...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By mev

While a head net would be better than nothing,...

While a head net would be better than nothing, seems like it is better when mostly moving around than as a good solution overnight in a tarp.

Some bugs seem to find the smallest of gaps or bite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By tds101

No problem. This all started in a strange...

No problem. This all started in a strange fashion. We all sometimes disagree, but making things personal lets me know we're either dealing with an individual with a hidden agenda, or someone who's...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By mev

No problems. Onida is a small town of ~650...

No problems. Onida is a small town of ~650 people. I came to the hotel and learned they were full. The next town with a likely hotel was another 30 miles away. I had both time and energy to do...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By Miele Man

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of...

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of each end of the tent. I tie a length of cord to each of those tabs. Those tabs have a grommet in them for the tent pole to go into. However I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cougrrcj

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern...

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern end of your trip over three inches of rain in 30 hours, so the Towpath section is closed and under water! The Cuyahoga River between Akron and...
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