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Forum: Touring
01-06-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Konasutra

Just heads up, carry a couple extra tubes when...

Just heads up, carry a couple extra tubes when crossing Iowa on HWY 2............lots of goathead thorns in the southern part of Iowa.
Forum: Touring
12-17-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,811
Posted By Konasutra

Just had a set of 36 hole Dyads laced up with 36...

Just had a set of 36 hole Dyads laced up with 36 hole XT disc hubs. Have not even mounted them with rubber yet. Have a new pair of Schwalbe Marathons for them.
12-01-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By Konasutra

Colorado Touring

For all the Colorado touring people I have started a page for sharing info at FB............... Touring Cyclists of Western Colorado & Eastern Utah. This is a open group.

Link to Group...........
Forum: Touring
11-28-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Konasutra

Here is the Iowa Bike Map. There are lots of...

Here is the Iowa Bike Map. There are lots of options to get to Dyersville to the Field of Dreams.

http://www.iowadot.gov/maps//msp/Bikemap/bikemap2012_front.pdf
10-11-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Konasutra

Installing Rotors on Velocity Dyad Wheels

Any thing I need to know about installing rotors on Velocity Dyad wheels, or is it just straight forward bolt them up? Will be installing 160mm rotors to match up with BB5's on my touring bike. Have...
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,841
Posted By Konasutra

Looking North towards Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach...

Looking North towards Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach , OR.
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/Midniteflyer/2013-06-09_12-56-08_54_zpsa26d7267.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,420
Posted By Konasutra

Marc, the zippers are very good on this Kelty,...

Marc,
the zippers are very good on this Kelty, I have a MSR Hubba Hubba too and they are also a good grade zipper.

Marc B
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,420
Posted By Konasutra

Kelty Gunnison 2........... by Glenwood Lake at...

Kelty Gunnison 2........... by Glenwood Lake at the start of Ragbrai a couple years ago.
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/Midniteflyer/Midniteflyer/2011-07-23_19-36-52_400.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-05-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Konasutra

Here is a pic from yesterday coming through the...

Here is a pic from yesterday coming through the San Juan's yesterday. The mountains got some good snow the last 2 nights. Traveling in late Oct. could be tuff this year. I would do the Southern Tier...
Forum: Touring
09-16-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Konasutra

Not going till June 2014. I am familiar with all...

Not going till June 2014. I am familiar with all the options of getting across Neb. just not ever heard of anyone riding the very south route across Neb. Living in Grand junction the easiest route...
Forum: Touring
09-15-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Konasutra

Thanks for the responses.. I will be riding from...

Thanks for the responses.. I will be riding from W. Colorado to 40 miles East of Omaha. The straightest route for me would be the exstream south route. I have been looking at going north from here to...
Forum: Touring
09-09-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Konasutra

Touring across S. Nebraska

Has anyone toured across southern Nebraska....... US 6/34 then across on Nebraska 136? Another route I am looking at is across on Hwy 2.
Forum: Foo
08-28-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By Konasutra

I have some Shimano reels...........Don't use the...

I have some Shimano reels...........Don't use the spinning gear much tho... diehard fly fisherman. I like my Popeal Pocket Fisherman when bike fishing. Vintage as it gets.............lol .
Forum: Touring
08-11-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,929
Posted By Konasutra

Some good info on the rolling differences...

Some good info on the rolling differences here............ http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/rolling_resistance I would love to have this bike for a touring bike ...............
Forum: Touring
07-12-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By Konasutra

Just finish a west coast tour........awesome...

Just finish a west coast tour........awesome ride! I saw people touring on every type bike. So IMO there is no bike that can't do the trip. Depending on how strong of rider you are depends on the...
Forum: Touring
07-12-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,024
Posted By Konasutra

I use either my Kelty Gunnison 2.1 or my MSR...

I use either my Kelty Gunnison 2.1 or my MSR Hubba Hubba. The MSR is a net body and I like it when I am camping in hotter weather for more air flow.
Forum: Touring
07-10-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Konasutra

Just got back from doing Portland to San Fran....

Just got back from doing Portland to San Fran. Did the Veronia trail from Portland to Astoria then down the coast. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat. The scenery was awesome and the traffic...
Forum: Foo
07-08-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By Konasutra

Golden Gate at the end of my PCH tour. ...

Golden Gate at the end of my PCH tour.
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/Midniteflyer/PCHTour140_zps077b2c7c.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-01-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By Konasutra

Ijust returned from a tour from Portland/Astoria...

Ijust returned from a tour from Portland/Astoria to San Francisco. I used the ACA maps and also the Cycling Oregon map that the Oregon Dept. of transportain prints. For California google Krebs...
Forum: Touring
06-03-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Konasutra

Will be doing that Banks/Veronia route starting...

Will be doing that Banks/Veronia route starting this Friday afternoon. Looks like a great route both by the trail and then once you leave Veronia to Astoria. From looking at Google Earth the 202 has...
Forum: Touring
05-16-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Konasutra

I rode the last 5 years and the heat last year...

I rode the last 5 years and the heat last year was brutal as you said. I ride self-supported and rode 2 day to the start and both of those days were 110 heat index too. Only riding the first day this...
Forum: Touring
05-10-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By Konasutra

I will be touring the PCH starting in about 3...

I will be touring the PCH starting in about 3 weeks and I also bought the KREBS map of the Cali coast. I have the ACA maps and they look like they will be great. The KREB's map shows the lost coast...
Forum: Touring
05-10-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By Konasutra

I use 2 different tents. I have a MSR Hubba...

I use 2 different tents. I have a MSR Hubba Hubba, it is a nice tent with the tent body being all mess, very breathable. i als have a Kelty Gunnison 2, It has a little more floor space than the MSR....
Forum: Touring
04-25-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Konasutra

Trick to riding across Iowa is getting a IDOT...

Trick to riding across Iowa is getting a IDOT Bicycling map ( Free ) and using the county roads most are very nice riding. Few years ago i rode Ragbrai self - supported and the last day was Dyerville...
04-18-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By Konasutra

Pardon the pun but i am Jonesing for one of...

Pardon the pun but i am Jonesing for one of these. As a touring bike.
http://www.jonesbikes.com/?option=com_wordpress&lang=en&p=2692&Itemid=58
04-15-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Konasutra

Thanks for the info everyone. I got the maps...

Thanks for the info everyone. I got the maps printed out. We will be riding from Veronia to Astoria on a Sat. So think we will be good.
04-12-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Konasutra

Veronia,Or. to Astoria,Or.

Can anyone give me some input on the route. I am wanting to ride Rt.47 to Mist then Rt. 202 from there to Astoria. From what i have research Birkenfeld seems to be the last place to get any services,...
Forum: Touring
04-09-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,727
Posted By Konasutra

I have some Merrill Barefoots they are very light...

I have some Merrill Barefoots they are very light and like being barefoot as they are named.
Forum: Touring
04-09-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By Konasutra

Tent-MSR Hubba Hubba Sleep System- Big Agnes ...

Tent-MSR Hubba Hubba
Sleep System- Big Agnes
Stove- MSR Universal
04-09-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Konasutra

Rent a road bike and ride HWY 128 to Dewey Bridge...

Rent a road bike and ride HWY 128 to Dewey Bridge and back or Do the La Sal loop if the weather moves out and you can ride "The Big Nasty", if you don't like climbing............avoid the loop.
04-02-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,811
Posted By Konasutra

Think the IQ test was over rated. We took them as...

Think the IQ test was over rated. We took them as 5th graders never given the scores. No matter how you scored on a test if you can't apply what knowlege you have you will not succeed.

My...
Forum: Touring
03-29-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,252
Posted By Konasutra

I ride these pedals...............

I ride these pedals............ http://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/shimano-pd-a520-spd-pedals I ride in Keen sandles or a Mtn/Touring shoe.
Forum: Touring
03-28-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,817
Posted By Konasutra

Will be doing the PCH this June and have my list...

Will be doing the PCH this June and have my list together and have decreased my load from the pic in my ID. Left rear pannier - Tent/Fly, Right Rear - Sleeping bag/Mat/ Pillow, Right front pannier -...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,671
Posted By Konasutra

Fly to Portland, Ride PDX to Hillsboro then North...

Fly to Portland, Ride PDX to Hillsboro then North to Veronia Via the Banks/Veronia trail,you can ride the MAx from airport to Hillsboro to shorten the day, 32 miles from Hillsboro to Veronia. then...
03-15-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,020
Posted By Konasutra

My tickets for the plane and Amtrak tickets to...

My tickets for the plane and Amtrak tickets to and from the west coast for my tour down the PCH.
Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By Konasutra

Any Issues with varmits when riding the PCH? Just...

Any Issues with varmits when riding the PCH? Just curious as how much concealment is needed for any food or such.
03-11-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 843
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 119,777
Posted By Konasutra

7 pages to the Pub 51 and not 1 pic of the naked...

7 pages to the Pub 51 and not 1 pic of the naked dancing girls............... What are Pub's coming to these days? Must be all the coffee and coke........lol.
03-11-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,008
Posted By Konasutra

Seeing a bridge theme here..............High...

Seeing a bridge theme here..............High Trestle Trail.........Madrid,Iowa to Woodward,Iowa
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/Midniteflyer/th_HTT003.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-23-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By Konasutra

What are you running for wheelsets?

I am thinking of buying a new set of wheels for the touring bike.What is everyone running on their touring bikes for medium to heavy touring? I am looking at these.......
Forum: Touring
01-26-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,333
Posted By Konasutra

I like my Kona Sutra............. All you need to...

I like my Kona Sutra............. All you need to do is add Panniers. http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=sutra
Forum: Touring
01-22-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,973
Posted By Konasutra

Close to $650 for the ground transportation....

Close to $650 for the ground transportation. Would be $225 cheaper but i got a sleeper car on the train.

So looking forward to this ride!
Forum: Touring
01-21-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,973
Posted By Konasutra

One thing that has not been addressed is how much...

One thing that has not been addressed is how much you would spend for a vacation other than a bike tour. Think what it would cost you to spend 30 days at a resort or the lake. I will be going on a...
Forum: Touring
01-08-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,901
Posted By Konasutra

PCH on June 8th............Anyone else headed...

PCH on June 8th............Anyone else headed there in june? Leaving from Seattle due to time restraint and ending in San Fran on june 29.
Forum: Touring
01-04-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Konasutra

Thanks for the info from all above posters. Plan...

Thanks for the info from all above posters. Plan at this time is to start June 15 due to work schedule. Any LBS that anyone can recommend in Seattle that will accept a bike shipped in and assembled...
Forum: Touring
01-02-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Konasutra

PCH - June 1 ??

What kind of temps and how much rain can i expect on the PCH Route starting June 1 in Seattle to San Fran? From the looks of the mileage 21 days should be plenty of time to do this route. Give me you...
Forum: Touring
12-04-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Konasutra

Anyone Toured in Hawaii

Has anyone done any touring in Hawaii? If so where did you tour and for how many days? i was looking at maybe trying to do a tour in Maui and was thinking 2 weeks would be plenty of time to see the...
11-21-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 11,522
Posted By Konasutra

When not cycling i spend my time working on my...

When not cycling i spend my time working on my Model Trains. used to spend all my time Fly-Fishing and Tying flies. Only get out and do that a few times a year now. Here is a video of my N Scale...
Forum: Touring
08-25-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,176
Posted By Konasutra

There ae some cool sites on some Rails to Trails...

There ae some cool sites on some Rails to Trails .......... High Trestle Trail Ankeny,Ia. to Woodward,Ia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-iNftIuWg&feature=BFa&list=ULUIum8a9WSsU
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,634
Posted By Konasutra

Add panniers and ride!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

Add panniers and ride!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=sutra
Forum: Touring
06-03-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,629
Posted By Konasutra

Mix of organized ride and...

Mix of organized ride and touring...........Riding 2 days to the start of RAGBRAI then doing 6 days of Ragbrai then north to a friends for a visit, then back across Iowa to my sisters house. Going to...
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