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03-28-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By saddlesores

ride report 28 march decided to get a...

ride report 28 march

decided to get a slightly longer ride in today. headed north on the state highway about 25km, traffic seemed about normal for a saturday. roadside shops in the villages were...
03-22-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By saddlesores

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride...

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride in the countryside. fortunately have hundreds of miles of concrete/paved farm tracks nearby. returned through the center of town.

noticed...
03-18-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By saddlesores

it's gonna take some time to get through this. ...

it's gonna take some time to get through this. you're gonna see a yuuuge number of cases once your hospitals and clinics get testing kits. there will be person-person transmission until people...
03-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By saddlesores

update from the semi-epicenter: hainan is coming...

update from the semi-epicenter: hainan is coming up on 3 weeks with no new
cases. holding steady at 168, with only 2 remaining in hospital.

our small town (250k in city, 500k in admin district)...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By saddlesores

i would be concerned about the saddle. from the...

i would be concerned about the saddle. from the photo, it appears the nose is tilted up.
proper placement would be level or tilted slightly down at the front.

is that just an optical delusion?...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By saddlesores

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying...

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying on pavement. no fatties needed.

south asia is a relatively large area. could you be more specific?

you can get bikes and parts in thailand,...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By saddlesores

gears should be fine, but it has 32-spoke...

gears should be fine, but it has 32-spoke bontrager wheels.

maybe consider stowing your gear in a trailer.
you can pick up a chinese bob knock-off for not too much.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,860
Posted By saddlesores

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or...

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or salt lake.

oodles of quiet roads, and free camping on blm land, once you're out of the cities.

buy a set of gazetters showing public lands and...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By saddlesores

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap...

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap seatpost you can use for touring?
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By saddlesores

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search...

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search of a problem.

one of those useless, expensive things you buy from spencer's gifts for somebody
you heard rides a bike sometimes, and it's either...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,877
Posted By saddlesores

if you're changing spokes, you're gonna need a...

if you're changing spokes, you're gonna need a cassette tool and a 6" crescent with a wide enough mouth to grip the tool. spoke wrench of course, and a torx tool to remove the disc brake if you...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By saddlesores

dude! ya shoulda! (*) would have made an...

dude! ya shoulda! (*) would have made an awesome helmet cover!!

https://cn.bing.com/th?id=OIP.bbwblMelN3kSNNCiol4g0QHaHA&pid=Api&rs=1

(*) assuming it were a critter, and not that guy from...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By saddlesores

[QUOTE=FlippinFlags;21193161] Thoughts? ...

[QUOTE=FlippinFlags;21193161] Thoughts?

just wonderin'....is there a point to all the pointless questions about bikes (or bike-like things) you don't own, have never seen in person, and have no...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By saddlesores

well, there's always craigslist for the cheap...

well, there's always craigslist for the cheap charlies, or ebay for those willing to pay a few points. you could of course spend your own time and money developing your own site and sell to your...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By saddlesores

i am confused. why the need to crowdsource?...

i am confused.

why the need to crowdsource?

just do it.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By saddlesores

you could try something out of the box, like...

you could try something out of the box, like checking ebay! just enter "quill stem 31.8" and like magic all these 1" quill stems show up that take 31.8" bars. first try i got 55 hits.

maybe...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By saddlesores

touring in southern china, sometimes that "hot...

touring in southern china, sometimes that "hot dog" really is a hot dog!
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,599
Posted By saddlesores

sorry, soldier, you are a no-go at this station! ...

sorry, soldier, you are a no-go at this station!

the point of this useless thread is to mock all the other useless threads by being even uselessfuller.

you came upon a scary snake, and then...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,221
Posted By saddlesores

are you asking because you WANT to have more...

are you asking because you WANT to have more social interaction, or because many of the crazy guy writers do, and you think you need to change?

if you're happy doing what you're doing............
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By saddlesores

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By saddlesores

a competent frame builder should know what's...

a competent frame builder should know what's needed, but if you're concerned, safest and simplest thing would be to include the low-rider when you deliver the frame and fork.
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By saddlesores

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski...

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski weird....allegedly.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By saddlesores

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa...

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa but spend much of their time traveling, you can pick up a little house in a small town in southwest texas for under $25k.

a few...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,430
Posted By saddlesores

i understood it as unplugging the...

i understood it as unplugging the fridge......shopping daily for perishables, eating uncooked food, taking cold showers, sleeping without heat or ac.

come to think of it, the idea of spending your...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By saddlesores

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the...

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the procedure?
let's say you're on the road......hatch, new mexico.........and some of your gear goes missing.

i assume you need to file a police...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By saddlesores

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as...

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as here is your problem.
if you've spent years in preparation and still haven't gone out on an overnighter, well, there ya go.
not much more needs to...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By saddlesores

hi first trip! i see you're posting trailer...

hi first trip!
i see you're posting trailer questions to the trailer thread you started over a year ago.
what have you learned in the intervening 15 months?

have you had time to search the...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By saddlesores

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in...

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in thailand. minimal requirements, but not allowed to work. you'd need to have a source of income. digital nomading is possible if you keep a low...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By saddlesores

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? ...

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? might have some travel insurance coverage through the card, but you'd have to call the bank for details.
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,192
Posted By saddlesores

contender for 2019 darwin award? ...

contender for 2019 darwin award?


runner-up for 2019 darwin award?

https://www.livescience.com/32252-do-snakes-have-ears.html
...
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