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Forum: Touring
10-17-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By toodman

I, too, have an 83ish Lotus Eclair which I bought...

I, too, have an 83ish Lotus Eclair which I bought new for about $400. Today, it's my daily commuter and a wonderfully comfortable ride. I believe the Odyssey was their top-of-the-line offering. At...
Forum: Touring
09-09-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By toodman

Does anyone know what the alkaline burn time is...

Does anyone know what the alkaline burn time is for a Fenix L2D in STROBE mode?
Forum: Touring
07-24-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By toodman

FWIW: I've only done one tour on my folder (Dahon...

FWIW: I've only done one tour on my folder (Dahon Speed P8 - same concept as the NWT but less capable) but it was very enjoyable. I pulled a convertible suitcase/trailer with it for hundreds of miles...
Forum: Touring
07-24-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By toodman

+1 on what Raybo said. There's more to break-down...

+1 on what Raybo said. There's more to break-down frames than flying with them. Besides the fact that some destinations are only served by small planes that cannot accommodate a full-sized bike box,...
Forum: Touring
07-16-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By toodman

Against my better judgement to never by Nashbar...

Against my better judgement to never by Nashbar softgoods again, I bought one for $19 a few months back. I've used it on my 25 mile daily commute regularly since then. It sags a little. It has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By toodman

Dahon Seatpost Mod - I-beam to standard mount

I never really had any dislike for the SDG saddle on my 2005 Dahon Speed P8 - until I bought a Brooks B17 saddle for my non-folding tourer. After experiencing the benefits of a truly comfortable...
06-26-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,480
Posted By toodman

Suitcase Trailer

The post above is a hard one to follow ;) but here's a little trailer I built for touring with a folding bike. The folder and disassembled trailer frame fits inside for air travel. More info at:...
Forum: Touring
06-26-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By toodman

In Florida, bikes are allowed on virtually all...

In Florida, bikes are allowed on virtually all roads that aren't 'limited access'. Limited access are interstates, toll roads, and expressways. There are a few areas/routes, e.g., Kennedy Space...
Forum: Touring
06-24-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By toodman

d'Lites are excellent trailers, but you'd...

d'Lites are excellent trailers, but you'd experience a lot of wind resistance in the stock set-up. If your handy, you might be able to modify it to cut the drag. But more importantly: The search...
Forum: Touring
06-24-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By toodman

FWIW: I loved my Lake's. I recently started...

FWIW: I loved my Lake's. I recently started wearing some Sette sandals after my pop-up camper deposited one of my Lake sandals onto the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. The Lake was definitely...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By toodman

A long time ago (about 10 BC*) I tried to torque...

A long time ago (about 10 BC*) I tried to torque across a major thoroughfare while tightly strapped and cleated in. Well, the quick release on my rear wheel wasn't tightened to specifications and...
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By toodman

A1A from Fernandina to Mayport is a nice ride. ...

A1A from Fernandina to Mayport is a nice ride. After the ferry ride across the St. Johns River, you'll have 4-lane divided urban riding south through Ponte Vedra Beach after which the...
Forum: Touring
05-16-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,165
Posted By toodman

I'm not a chemist, engineer, or any kind of...

I'm not a chemist, engineer, or any kind of scientist, but it strikes me as odd to worry about cooking over an ostensibly toxic fuel after having spent the day in close proximity to hundreds of...
Forum: Touring
05-09-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By toodman

I've got a Suunto Vector which, in addition to...

I've got a Suunto Vector which, in addition to altitude, barometric pressure, compass bearings, etc. shows rate of climb/descent. While it may not be necessary or even particularly useful, that's a...
Forum: Touring
05-05-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,984
Posted By toodman

"...made washing my face a one handed affair. I...

"...made washing my face a one handed affair. I (think a) sink stopper would be useful for that"

No offense but, did anyone else visualize freemti ariving at the same sink 5 minutes after Bek...
Forum: Touring
04-03-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,365
Posted By toodman

Transportation/Urban Planner pretending to be a...

Transportation/Urban Planner pretending to be a Legislative Analyst (or vice versa).
03-19-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By toodman

Try to give your statute its own...

Try to give your statute its own section/subsection number.

In Florida, our 3-foot statute (s.316.083(1)., F.S.)...
Forum: Touring
03-18-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,361
Posted By toodman

Nicely done, Nigeyy. If you shake that...

Nicely done, Nigeyy.

If you shake that magic box of roofing nails and a pedal-spindle bearing race for a 1984 Deore AX crank arm turns up, please let me know.
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By toodman

U.S. 98 along the coast in Fla. Panhandle could...

U.S. 98 along the coast in Fla. Panhandle could be scenic, but the traffic can be heavy. East of Apalachicola, the road is so close to the coast that the eastbound shoulder was washed out by the...
Forum: Touring
02-22-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By toodman

I like your plan but be sure to bring a bottle of...

I like your plan but be sure to bring a bottle of seam sealer. Then again, I bet you could find a pretty good tent at a pretty good price there, too. One that you'd be happy bringing home.
Forum: Touring
02-21-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,082
Posted By toodman

Virtually all autoparts stores (and many big box...

Virtually all autoparts stores (and many big box retailers) carry the fuel-line de-icer "HEET". The stuff in the yellow bottle is what you want. It's about a $1 to $1.5 per pint IIRC. Look here for...
Forum: Touring
02-17-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By toodman

Let me first say that I enjoy the car-free nature...

Let me first say that I enjoy the car-free nature of MUPs and usually search them out when planning tours. But some (esp. rail-trails) can be monotonous and IMO might not be much fun for a...
Forum: Touring
02-07-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,950
Posted By toodman

A year or two after my kids had graduated from...

A year or two after my kids had graduated from diapers, I found a forgotten box of wipes in a closet that had dried out completely. When I tour or backpack, I slip a handfull of the dried (and now...
Forum: Touring
01-25-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,193
Posted By toodman

I have only limited experience on the C&O, but...

I have only limited experience on the C&O, but what little I saw of it was mostly two parallel single tracks with mud puddles and weeds in-between. That leads me to think that a standard 2-wheeled...
Forum: Touring
01-23-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,365
Posted By toodman

Hey Niles, maybe your miniature guard dog could...

Hey Niles, maybe your miniature guard dog could serve double duty by powering the microwave using a small treadmill-dynamo.
Forum: Touring
12-22-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By toodman

That's nice. I, too, use my dedicated (road)...

That's nice. I, too, use my dedicated (road) tourer for such tours. But the original post wasn't questioning road bike vs. MTB. It was vintage vs. late model MTB and it made some good points that...
Forum: Touring
12-21-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By toodman

Robow, You make good points and no apology is...

Robow,
You make good points and no apology is necessary. For some folks, dogma trumps logic and try as you might, you won't be able to unravel it.
Forum: Touring
12-21-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By toodman

I've towed my kids many miles in Burley D'lite...

I've towed my kids many miles in Burley D'lite and Solo trailers and consider them among my more intelligent purchases, i.e., the trailers - we got the kids in the traditional fashion. I also toured...
Forum: Touring
12-20-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,266
Posted By toodman

Western North Carolina to the Florida Panhandle...

Western North Carolina to the Florida Panhandle in September '08.
Forum: Touring
12-03-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By toodman

+1 on Trangia. Simple, silent, inexpensive, cheap...

+1 on Trangia. Simple, silent, inexpensive, cheap fuel is readily available, and the rugged burner is adaptable to multiple cooking platforms.
Forum: Touring
12-03-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By toodman

I'm not familiar with either of the trailers you...

I'm not familiar with either of the trailers you mention, so take this as generic trailer advice. Using a good trailer, you will hardly notice it's there - until you start climbing, when every gram...
Forum: Touring
11-17-07, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By toodman

Update: According to the Associated Press, the...

Update: According to the Associated Press, the 35-year old SUV driver who killed Lee Ann Barry and Thomas Hoskins last month in South Carolina was charged with reckless homicide. She has been...
Forum: Touring
10-31-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By toodman

Steve, Paul may be right but you shouldn't...

Steve,
Paul may be right but you shouldn't throw in the towel before you've given it your best shot. When you plan a tour, identify the reasons she doesn't like to ride now (Is it traffic?...
Forum: Touring
10-25-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By toodman

One thing we can do is demand that drivers be...

One thing we can do is demand that drivers be charged when appropriate and not continue to let law enforcement officers asssume the cyclist is at fault. Think of it: If a driver plows into the back...
Forum: Touring
10-23-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By toodman

It's possible to find some low volume roads but...

It's possible to find some low volume roads but generally speaking, South Florida is not what most cyclists would consider bike-friendly. Worse, those roads that might be acceptable are generally...
Forum: Touring
10-22-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By toodman

Only if they're driving.

Only if they're driving.
Forum: Touring
03-13-07, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By toodman

Purifiers kill pathogens. Filters remove them...

Purifiers kill pathogens. Filters remove them (OK most of them - not viruses). Purifiers like the Steripen (http://www.hydro-photon.com/) sure look easy but I don't think they do anything for the...
02-23-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By toodman

Weak Bottom bracket threads - Cartridge or Old school?

I stupidly crossthreaded a replacement cartridge into my old touring frame. I noticed this only after I had inserted it all the way in and the flange was not flush with the BB. I backed it out and...
Forum: Touring
02-15-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By toodman

Dohaco, I haven't done this tour but I'm...

Dohaco,
I haven't done this tour but I'm familiar with many of the roads. Some things to consider: US 98 in Franklin County can get dicey since there is often no shoulder when riding eastbound...
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By toodman

I haven't tried one but you should check out...

I haven't tried one but you should check out these guys (www.ridingthespine.com) riding Extracycles from the Arctic to points South. Entwined in their humorous journals are some comments on the...
Forum: Touring
01-03-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By toodman

I've toured with panniers and I've toured with a...

I've toured with panniers and I've toured with a two-wheeled trailer. Each mode has it's pros/cons most of which are aptly covered above. But the OP asked about the feasibility of touring with a...
12-18-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,035
Posted By toodman

Thumbs down. Contrary to what the email receipt...

Thumbs down. Contrary to what the email receipt from Nashbar's customer service said, my credit card statement shows I WAS charged for shipping. Check yours.
12-18-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,035
Posted By toodman

+1 I SWEAR this is my last order from these...

+1

I SWEAR this is my last order from these incapable idiots.
Forum: Touring
11-30-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By toodman

If I could only change one thing from my first...

If I could only change one thing from my first tour (Florida East Coast - 1975): I would have used panniers instead of the steel baskets from my paper route. But then my snorkeling gear would have...
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By toodman

Wisconsin's rail-trail network was the major...

Wisconsin's rail-trail network was the major reason I decided to tour there in 2005. I rode from La Crosse to Milwaukee, mostly on rail-trails which were great but a little lonely in mid-September....
10-18-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,727
Posted By toodman

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more...

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body. I wish my soul were as healthy as yours, Sheldon. Best Wishes.
Forum: Touring
10-18-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,714
Posted By toodman

Mono, Please read more carefully. As the post...

Mono,
Please read more carefully. As the post says, I was warned by the Canadians AFTER I had left the U.S. I don't typically ride around with my kids' birth certificates in my wallet. This was a...
Forum: Touring
10-10-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,714
Posted By toodman

I crossed the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara in Aug....

I crossed the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara in Aug. 2004 on a day ride with my better half and two better halflings(ages 4 and 6) on the back of our tandems. Heading from NY to ON was no problem 'cept...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By toodman

Ditto. I'd love to own a BF but my Speed P-8 was...

Ditto. I'd love to own a BF but my Speed P-8 was a great value.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By toodman

Wow, that's unreal. I guess I've been lucky.

Wow, that's unreal. I guess I've been lucky.
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