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08-06-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,088
Posted By etroutski

Sounds like a solid plan, enjoy your trip and let...

Sounds like a solid plan, enjoy your trip and let us know how it turns out.
05-10-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By etroutski

You might check over on the Touring forum, if you...

You might check over on the Touring forum, if you don't find an answer here. Sounds like it'll be a fun trip.
09-14-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,651
Posted By etroutski

Two of my favorite activities, riding my bike and...

Two of my favorite activities, riding my bike and listening to the Grateful Dead. :thumb:
06-03-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By etroutski

Yes, I've encountered distracted cyclists and...

Yes, I've encountered distracted cyclists and distracted pedestrians too, but they are not as likely to kill me as a distracted motor vehicle operator.
06-02-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,303
Posted By etroutski

It's one of my three bikes. I have a touring bike...

It's one of my three bikes. I have a touring bike and a road bike, also.
I bought an electric hub kit and put it on my grocery-getter beater bike. I love it, I run errands, go shopping, cruise...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,651
Posted By etroutski

Here's another look at this red neck past time....

Here's another look at this red neck past time. And yes, some of these idiots are being cited for road rage, reckless endangerment, etc.
Here's why "Rollin Coal" is actually awesome : TreeHugger...
09-18-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By etroutski

Bikerides.com is simple, easy, and free. Take a...

Bikerides.com is simple, easy, and free. Take a look at it.
Forum: Touring
11-13-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,528
Posted By etroutski

My 1st over-nighter was a two week solo 1200...

My 1st over-nighter was a two week solo 1200 miler from Panama City, Florida to Waterloo, Iowa in 1976. I was 18 years old and rode a Raleigh Grand Prix. I am now 53 and still love to tour. I wrote...
09-25-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,121
Posted By etroutski

So it's September, ballyns. How did you do on the...

So it's September, ballyns. How did you do on the 42 mile lake ride?
08-14-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,524
Posted By etroutski

I live in an area with lots of mountain roads...

I live in an area with lots of mountain roads which have become increasingly popular with motorcycle riders. I ride the same roads they do, but I seem to be alot skinnier than most of those guys and...
Forum: Touring
08-14-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,990
Posted By etroutski

I live in the southern Appalachian mountains and...

I live in the southern Appalachian mountains and use mountain bike gearing on my touring bike. I have been touring since 1976 and have yet to walk the bike up a mountain. I think if I'm riding I'm...
08-14-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By etroutski

I've never ridden in soapy shorts, but I did ride...

I've never ridden in soapy shorts, but I did ride my hybrid naked.
Forum: Touring
08-14-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,944
Posted By etroutski

I seem to be like the majority. I like to ride...

I seem to be like the majority. I like to ride around the 60 mile a day range.
When I was a teen I toured 100 mile days, back to back with no problem. Now in my 50's I feel good with 60 and always...
Forum: Touring
08-14-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,498
Posted By etroutski

Well yes, of course! Many times over the last 35...

Well yes, of course! Many times over the last 35 years. It becomes an art! It's part of the thrill of the trip. My rules are to be respectful, stealthy, and leave no trace!
Forum: Touring
05-28-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By etroutski

Been there, done that, got wet. ...

Been there, done that, got wet.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id=540&v=1
05-28-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,873
Posted By etroutski

I ride defensively with my concern for my safety...

I ride defensively with my concern for my safety first and foremost. If the road does not give me enough shouilder to let a car pass safely, I take the lane to force the driver to have to slow down...
05-28-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By etroutski

I have worn my Cinelli Racewear skullcap under my...

I have worn my Cinelli Racewear skullcap under my helmet for years. It does keep my bald head from burning and keeps all that sweat out of my eyes. I won't leave home without it!
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By etroutski

Go for it! Why not?

Go for it! Why not?
05-22-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,883
Posted By etroutski

I evolved my Giant Cypress into a touring bike...

I evolved my Giant Cypress into a touring bike that I've got several thousand fully-loaded touring miles on. The first step I took was dropping the suspension fork and going cro-moly.

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Forum: Touring
05-21-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By etroutski

Too big for me, too! Bummer.

Too big for me, too! Bummer.
05-20-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24,599
Views: 2,315,338
Posted By etroutski

Kept the touring bike in shape with a little 25...

Kept the touring bike in shape with a little 25 mile town ride today.
05-20-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By etroutski

Common sense and respect for others goes a long...

Common sense and respect for others goes a long ways. If you act like a punk, chances are you will be treated like a punk.
05-20-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By etroutski

I've always had my bike in motel and hotel rooms...

I've always had my bike in motel and hotel rooms with me without a problem. The only exception is when I have stayed in bunk-rooms in hostels and in that case they provided secure storage.
Forum: Touring
05-19-11, 06:22 PM
05-19-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,182
Posted By etroutski

Works for me, if I take it my knees don't hurt,...

Works for me, if I take it my knees don't hurt, if I don't they do.
05-19-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By etroutski

Everyone walking around with a cell phone camera...

Everyone walking around with a cell phone camera sure has made a difference in court cases now days. I won't hesitate to whip mine out on a ride if I have trouble. I must say that our animal control...
Forum: Touring
05-10-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,172
Posted By etroutski

Digging it, Noah and Tim. Shared it on FB and...

Digging it, Noah and Tim. Shared it on FB and can't wait to see more. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-10-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By etroutski

I am completely amazed by the hostility towards...

I am completely amazed by the hostility towards cyclists, by drivers in Florida every time I ride there. I don't know what it is, but it sure has been my experience over several tours through the...
05-10-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By etroutski

Make sure you let us know what you end up...

Make sure you let us know what you end up getting, Goagain!
05-09-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By etroutski

I think the tires will be fine to start with and...

I think the tires will be fine to start with and then when you wear them out and are ready to replace them, you'll have a better idea of your type of riding and what kind of tires you will want.
05-09-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By etroutski

Hi Goagain. I will tell you right off that I...

Hi Goagain. I will tell you right off that I think either bike Sedona or Cypress will be a good choice. My wife does ride a Sedona and I ride a Cypress. I ditched my suspension fork several years ago...
Forum: Touring
05-08-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By etroutski

All good advice. I also use a chammy cloth to...

All good advice. I also use a chammy cloth to wipe it down and pack it wet on the rear rack in a net-type bag. Then if the sun is out I set it out when I stop for lunch or break and it dries in...
Forum: Touring
05-08-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,530
Posted By etroutski

I "thru-hiked" (GA to ME) the Appalachian Trail...

I "thru-hiked" (GA to ME) the Appalachian Trail in 2008 with a 18 lb. base-weight (before food and water) backpack. It worked well for me. It was light enough for me to easily carry 2176 miles and...
Forum: Touring
05-05-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,049
Posted By etroutski

I tour with shimano PD A530 pedals. Clip on one...

I tour with shimano PD A530 pedals. Clip on one side, platform on others. I wear cycling sandals to ride and walk in. I carry a light pair of crocs for camp shoes. Works fine for me.
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,250
Posted By etroutski

I've got over 3,000 miles touring on an aluminum...

I've got over 3,000 miles touring on an aluminum frame. It works fine for me.
04-15-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 461,599
Posted By etroutski

Bummer! When I first bought my wife a mountain...

Bummer! When I first bought my wife a mountain bike with disc brakes we went for a ride together. She kept telling me how hard it was to ride. I just looked at her and shook my head. After several...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 2,050,666
Posted By etroutski

Yeah, they do Azesty! Here's the Trout...

Yeah, they do Azesty! Here's the Trout contemplating jumping off a bridge and swimming upstream while on tour in Louisiana.

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04-15-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By etroutski

The good thing about being a cop and driving...

The good thing about being a cop and driving wreckless and crashing is that there are never citations involved. (Around here, anyway).
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By etroutski

Never have in 35 years of cycle touring, riding,...

Never have in 35 years of cycle touring, riding, and hiking. I am starting to consider it more often these days, though.
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,472
Posted By etroutski

I too have one of those poly-carb french press...

I too have one of those poly-carb french press mugs which I always take to make a good cup or two of bold morning java from premium grounds. It makes touring sweet for sure!
04-14-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By etroutski

I've used a Terry Liberator for about the last 8...

I've used a Terry Liberator for about the last 8 years, works for me.
04-14-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,590
Posted By etroutski

197886 I tour on my Giant Hybrid framed...

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I tour on my Giant Hybrid framed tourer. I've used the butterfly bars for years and love them. The bike is all customed built over the years with hand built wheels and mountain bike gearing...
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 2,050,666
Posted By etroutski

197884 Here's my tourer waiting patiently...

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Here's my tourer waiting patiently for front and rear panniers and the open road!
04-14-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,908
Posted By etroutski

I was on a bicycle tour one time and camping in a...

I was on a bicycle tour one time and camping in a campground either in Mississippi or Alabama. It was full of construction workers staying in camping trailers while they helped rebuild after the...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By etroutski

Florida State Park Ride

Here's my blog from a week-long 400-mile loop of the Florida panhandle that I rode last month with my brother and a friend. We started and finished in Grayton Beach and visited 5 State Parks. Overall...
01-11-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 461,599
Posted By etroutski

Had a chilly ride along side the Little Tennessee...

Had a chilly ride along side the Little Tennessee River!
Forum: Touring
01-11-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,650
Posted By etroutski

My brother and I were illegally camping in a city...

My brother and I were illegally camping in a city park in Louisiana. There were signs stating that it was closed at dark etc. A cop came driving through that night and shined his lights on us. We...
01-11-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,018
Posted By etroutski

About 8 years ago I rescued a 1995 schwin...

About 8 years ago I rescued a 1995 schwin mountain bike out of the back of a pick-up on the way to the dump. I cleaned it up, put about $10. in parts into it and used it as my ride. I then took it...
01-09-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,429
Views: 2,197,965
Posted By etroutski

It's actually attached with 2 zip ties. Not the...

It's actually attached with 2 zip ties. Not the best attachment, but has lasted through about 2500 miles of touring.
01-09-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,429
Views: 2,197,965
Posted By etroutski

Here's my modified Giant Cypress that I tour on....

Here's my modified Giant Cypress that I tour on. (Picture shot in Louisiana during a tour of the Deep South) She's a work-horse, comfortable, and reliable. I just can't bring myself to replace her....
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