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Forum: Touring
09-11-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,454
Posted By JDFLood

The longer I ride the less miles per day, the more I enjoy it.

Good one!!!! I wish I thought of that.

I used to do centuries, did a double century, three day 300 mile - 18,000 vertical foot rides, 3,500 miles with lots of 80 - 100 mile days. I'm leaving...
Forum: Touring
07-25-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,107
Posted By JDFLood

Typically there is a large difference in charges...

Typically there is a large difference in charges between shipping to a home and a business. The thinking is that businesses are already likely to be on the FedeX or UPS route. I always ship Bike...
Forum: Touring
07-15-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,697
Posted By JDFLood

I use an M-Wave D 8.6 Combination Lock...

I use an M-Wave D 8.6 Combination Lock (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUX9OK2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), it is a combination lock-cable, weighs 2.4oz. For touring, people...
Forum: Touring
07-15-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By JDFLood

I have commuted for years with a standard laptop...

I have commuted for years with a standard laptop and not had any problems. Therefore, I really doubt you will have a problem with the small Air. I have a 13" Air. and it is built like a tanks, and as...
Forum: Touring
07-15-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,089
Posted By JDFLood

There are great super light bags that do well in...

There are great super light bags that do well in warm climates. I have a Mountain Equipment Helium that weighs one pound that I use this time of the year. It is rated at 50... but I think I was warm...
Forum: Touring
07-09-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,407
Posted By JDFLood

Keep track of everything you don't use, and don't...

Keep track of everything you don't use, and don't bring it the next time.

I pack stuff in ultralight Eagle Creek Spector cubes and just toss them into my panniers or backpack when I am going on a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,223
Posted By JDFLood

Before you go. Load it up + maybe and extra 10...

Before you go. Load it up + maybe and extra 10 lbs. Do a couple rides on the weekend. Make sure the frame isn't flexing too much. I an 6'3" and weigh 250, I can't load a standard road bike without...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,317
Posted By JDFLood

An good touring bike can be made out of steel,...

An good touring bike can be made out of steel, aluminum, or titanium... maybe even carbon. The weight limit is designed into the bike. If you buy a bike not made for touring, it is likely to be...
Forum: Touring
06-17-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,055
Posted By JDFLood

I've got four or five tents. I use the St Agnes...

I've got four or five tents. I use the St Agnes Fly Creek UL2 for myself touring (2lbish)... I prefer my St. Agnes Seedhouse 2UL for me (3lbish) for backpacking, and my St Agnes Copper Spur 3 for...
Forum: Touring
06-17-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,605
Posted By JDFLood

I had an aluminum alloy rack that broke from...

I had an aluminum alloy rack that broke from fatigue, will not get another one. But having said that, it was after about 4,000 miles. I can afford better so I will get better, but it looks like you...
Forum: Touring
06-17-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,362
Posted By JDFLood

It only takes one ride to get used to them. You...

It only takes one ride to get used to them. You forget when you come to a halt the first time and fall down. Then you remember. I have been using them for... 15 20 years, I have one bike without,...
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By JDFLood

There are a lot of really amazing Ultra...

There are a lot of really amazing Ultra lightweight tents out there. I just added a St Agnes Fly Creek UL2 at 2lbs 5oz, it is not the lightest, but is pretty good. It bests my St Agnes Seedhouse 2UL...
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By JDFLood

Sounds like you learned a lot. There is nothing...

Sounds like you learned a lot. There is nothing like test runs. My rule of thumb is if I fell comfortable with a 60 mile ride, then 30 fully loaded is equivalent. My loaded touring bike have very low...
Forum: Touring
05-18-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,491
Posted By JDFLood

I've had a number of bike for over 20 years,...

I've had a number of bike for over 20 years, never worried about it, never had a problem. I get rid of bike because I got a better one long before they ever wear out other than the moving parts.
Forum: Touring
05-12-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,729
Posted By JDFLood

Sure hope you work this out.

I really feel for you. I have occasionally had an issue with knee pain on long trips... but after fiddling with seat height I cleared it up in a couple days. I have been surprised how little an...
Forum: Touring
04-20-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By JDFLood

I spend a fair amount of time on the Oregon and...

I spend a fair amount of time on the Oregon and Washington coast. I can't remember the last time the wind was blowing from anything but the North. And I barely remember the last calm day. I have also...
Forum: Touring
04-19-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,417
Posted By JDFLood

I enjoy planning. Generally I credit card tour,...

I enjoy planning. Generally I credit card tour, camping if distances aren't fun. I did a 3,500 mile trip cross the norther US, into Canada and back. I usually plan with ACA maps if it is on their...
Forum: Touring
04-19-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By JDFLood

I live in Vancouver. My favorite short tour is to...

I live in Vancouver. My favorite short tour is to Cascade Locks, spend the night there... ok at the Best Western... with a hot tub in the room. I'm sure there is many possible campgrounds possible on...
07-21-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By JDFLood

Some good answers already submitted. But being a...

Some good answers already submitted. But being a wise guy, I can't help adding that diminishing returns start at any bike costing more that about $69. That looks like the cheapest bike at Walmart (I...
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By JDFLood

Lots of good advice in front. I would emphasis....

Lots of good advice in front. I would emphasis. Try short trips around your home... to a friend or relative, or motel. I have seen people touring on all kinds of bikes. Too much weight on a frame can...
07-20-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By JDFLood

Pasela Query

I have ridden Panaracer Pasela Tourgard for greater than five years. I have them on six of my eight bikes. I rode over 3,000 miles cross country without so much as a flat. Love the new designed tread...
Forum: Introductions
07-20-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By JDFLood

New Guy

Hi,

I have riden bikes off and on since a kid. In my 30s I got into riding hills and centuries: Death Valley, Salt River Canyon, mounains all over Arizona, and Nevada. Then graduate school and my...
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