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04-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Doug64

We have a road club, Santaim Spokes Bicycle Club,...

We have a road club, Santaim Spokes Bicycle Club, that does quite a bit for the community . We have one major ride, Strawberry Century, that was recognized as best ride in the state a couple of years...
Forum: Touring
04-03-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands-- "Art and Counter Culture" ...

The Netherlands-- "Art and Counter Culture"
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04-01-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Doug64

Thanks!

Thanks!
04-01-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Doug64

My thanks to all of you!

My thanks to all of you!
04-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Doug64

Help Needed- Campy Ypsilon Rims

Also posted in C&V-- will 25 mm tires fit on the campy rim? Rim with is 13.5 mm across, inside to inside.
04-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By Doug64

This is actually the "Barber of Seville". He is...

This is actually the "Barber of Seville". He is also a cyclist. I got my haircut when my wife and I stopped in Seville while riding through Spain as part of a 3-month ride.
...
04-01-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Doug64

Help Needed- Campy Ypsilon Rims

Can 25mm tires be used on Campy Ypsilon Aero rims? Do any of you know where I can find a spec sheet? My brother-in-law has a set, and asked if I knew someplace to find this kind of information. I...
03-31-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By Doug64

When my wife and I rode through Chicago which was...

When my wife and I rode through Chicago which was on our bike tour route, we wanted to see how many smiles would be returned by the people we smiled at. It was fun, and it was amazing how many people...
03-31-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By Doug64

Thanks, Hopefully, it will turn out to look like...

Thanks, Hopefully, it will turn out to look like a wood duck. But you never know, I once caver a chukar partridge, which looked a lot like a pigeon :)
03-30-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By Doug64

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03-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,103
Posted By Doug64

If someone does something unlawful and stupid,...

If someone does something unlawful and stupid, does that make it OK for you to act the same way? I'm a cyclsit, and I've yelled at cyclist while driving or riding when they do something really dumb ....
03-29-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By Doug64

This was my project for this winter. Our school...

This was my project for this winter. Our school district's bike safety fleet needed a major deep cleaning and overhaul of all 37 bikes; including lubing the hubs and headsets, cleaning and lubing...
03-29-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes fixing a flat tire is like a "garage...

Sometimes fixing a flat tire is like a "garage sale" in the rain. The point of this is: put a couple of pairs of nitrile gloves in you bike's tool kit:)...
03-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Doug64

Try this: Remove tube and check for leaks...

Try this:

Remove tube and check for leaks by immersing the tube in water, and also check valve stem.
If leak is found, patch it.
Check the inside of the tire to make sure there is not...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

Grand Haven, Michigan ...

Grand Haven, Michigan
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03-27-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Doug64

If all the other advice fails try checking the...

If all the other advice fails try checking the area where the rim is joined together. I ruined a wheel on a tour and the replacement I was able to find. It would go flat after 30-50 miles. After...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,613
Posted By Doug64

I use a Brooks Imperial, a B17 with a cutout. ...

I use a Brooks Imperial, a B17 with a cutout. I've got over 5,000 miles on it so far and have been happy with it. I also have a Sele Anitomica, but have not used it enough to give an opinion about...
03-27-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,103
Posted By Doug64

I stop at stop signs because I teach bike safety...

I stop at stop signs because I teach bike safety to 5th graders, and I don't want kids seeing me "blow" through stop signs. We are going to teach them, if we have any classes this spring, to use the...
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Doug64

That picture was taken in Germany, and it is an...

That picture was taken in Germany, and it is an established trail.
03-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,103
Posted By Doug64

A stop sign is a stop stop sign. I live in Oregon...

A stop sign is a stop stop sign. I live in Oregon and I still stop for stop signs. You were wrong and you blame the person who calls you on it:)
03-26-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Doug64

There is a very nice route down the Mississippi...

There is a very nice route down the Mississippi without getting on railroads' rights-of way.

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03-26-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Doug64

It dpends where you are. ...

It dpends where you are.

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Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

Poland-- Two police officers helped us translate...

Poland-- Two police officers helped us translate the menu, and made some recommendations. We were not dissapointed.
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03-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes straps don't work; it just takes a...

Sometimes straps don't work; it just takes a trailer:)

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03-19-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Doug64

I also tend to like touring bikes:) I think the...

I also tend to like touring bikes:) I think the Bianchi is my favorite, but I like all of them.

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This Bianchi replaced my 2007...
03-18-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,361
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I think it might be a rare treat to...

My wife and I think it might be a rare treat to spend a summer at home :)
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By Doug64

I use a Tubus Tara front rack with Ortlieb...

I use a Tubus Tara front rack with Ortlieb panniers; they work very well together. My wife rode across the country using Ortlieb Packer Plus front panniers on her rear rack.

Ortlieb Sport Packer...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Doug64

I had the same pattern on my head from years of...

I had the same pattern on my head from years of riding. I spent 2 months last year rubbing chemo-cream into my scalp, which turned my scalp into a large scabby patch. It worked, I have a smooth, but...
03-14-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Doug64

I've used roof racks and hitch racks. They both...

I've used roof racks and hitch racks. They both work well.

My wife and I drove approximately 5,000 miles on this trip using the hitch rack, but we kept the roof racks on the car "just in case". We...
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Doug64

You might want to conside fenders with a "safety...

You might want to conside fenders with a "safety "quick disconnecr where it attaches to the fork's dropouts. Picking p a piece of debris that jams between you front wheel and fender can be exciting....
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

One of our daughter's photos: Trail of Coeur...

One of our daughter's photos: Trail of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Doug64

I have 2 daughters who ride Surly LHTs. One is...

I have 2 daughters who ride Surly LHTs. One is 4'11 or 5' and rides the 42 cm, and the other is 5' 5" and rides the 50 cm frame. They have toured 1000s of miles on those bikes, and are very happy...
Forum: Touring
03-11-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I started in Lisbon and crossed into...

My wife and I started in Lisbon and crossed into Spain near Rosal de le Frontera. Our route through Spain took us to Seville, Cordoba, Valentia, Barcelona, and north to the French border. While our...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Doug64

A few years ago my wife and I rode from Fargo ND...

A few years ago my wife and I rode from Fargo ND to Detroit MI. It was a good ride. Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are all bike friendly. The ride varies from the edge of the plains in western...
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Doug64

Please take these thoughts as they are intended:...

Please take these thoughts as they are intended: well meaning comments and critique.

The music used was very good and fit the activity.

IMO a video should tell a story, and answer the " who,...
03-07-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands is a place for the type of...

The Netherlands is a place for the type of cycling that may fit your needs. Schiphol Airport is bike friendly. Check the Touring Forum; you will get some suggestions there.

Gouda...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,322
Posted By Doug64

We all like resting by creeks and lakes, but...

We all like resting by creeks and lakes, but sometime you do what you have to do. Like cooking in the vesibule of the campgound's bathroom in a vicious thunderstorm. I think you would be hard pressed...
02-29-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Doug64

Four touring bike on a Toyota Matrix with Yakima...

Four touring bike on a Toyota Matrix with Yakima bars and racks. The bars do not have to exend past the roofline. It sure affects the gas milage:)...
Forum: Touring
02-29-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

Wind River Canyon, Wyoming, 2007 ...

Wind River Canyon, Wyoming, 2007
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Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada, 2016-- Same rider, differrent hair style, different bike,...
02-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,038
Posted By Doug64

I think an "epic" ride is a relative perception...

I think an "epic" ride is a relative perception based on the experience of the individual, and the bar for what constitutes an epic ride gets higher as experience is gained. It looks like we have...
02-27-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 711
Posted By Doug64

Try wetting it down with some hydrogen peroxide. ...

Try wetting it down with some hydrogen peroxide. You can gargle with it so it shoiuld not affect your helmet.
02-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,038
Posted By Doug64

RE: Logan Pass Great B&W photos. What...

RE: Logan Pass


Great B&W photos. What time of year?

I beleive in a previous thread you said you came over from Waterton to Glacier. IMO the ride up Chief Mountain to the border was more...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Doug64

As part of a cross country trip, my wife and I...

As part of a cross country trip, my wife and I rode from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. We tried to keep our ride on U.S. 20 as much as possible. It is the longest contiguous highway from cost...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Doug64

I also use a Tubus Tara, and attach it the same...

I also use a Tubus Tara, and attach it the same way, even using grease on the threads.

I just looked at my LHT and the mid-fork mouning bolt holes go through to the inside of the fork blade. I use...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

That is not too surpising. Some guys are so good...

That is not too surpising. Some guys are so good at it, they can do it with their eyes closed:)

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Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,223
Posted By Doug64

Luckily, I'm a little smarter than I look:thumb:

Luckily, I'm a little smarter than I look:thumb:
02-23-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Doug64

I've ridden through Paris twice and have been to...

I've ridden through Paris twice and have been to Amsterdam twice. I left my bike at the hotel close to schiphol Airport and took the train into Amsterdam. Bike theft is prevelent in both cities....
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,336
Posted By Doug64

I did not think you were nitpicking; words are...

I did not think you were nitpicking; words are important.
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,336
Posted By Doug64

That was my mistake. You are correct; I should...

That was my mistake. You are correct; I should have used the word "common" not "universal".
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Doug64

I'm just the opposite of you. I am 6' and have a...

I'm just the opposite of you. I am 6' and have a 34" inseam. I ride a 58cm LHT, and had to use a shorter stem to adjust for reach. The top tube length, which affects reach, on LHTs are on the long...
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