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01-04-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,292
Posted By base2

I don't know that shame does anything for...

I don't know that shame does anything for anybody...except for the shame-er & their feeling of superiority.

Seriously? You want to drive someone away, make 'em dig in their heels, get a chip on...
12-18-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,664
Posted By Lazyass

Not a movie but a good documentary. I was in the...

Not a movie but a good documentary. I was in the infantry and wish we had a bicycle corps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnTSD219GA
12-17-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,664
Posted By jaxgtr

His dad was basically my Dad, and my mother was...

His dad was basically my Dad, and my mother was more of a free spirit. So that movie hits home with me. That was a lot of people's Dad from that age group, WWII or Korea vet's that were not like many...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Chandne

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid...

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid their demise. I had a set of their Am Classic Argent Disc Tubeless wheels that were fantastic. Smoother and those hubs just rolled forever...easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I have a years-old Victory30 wheelset that...

Yeah, I have a years-old Victory30 wheelset that has been perfect, too. I think AC published weight as 1547g the year I bought them, maybe back in ‘15, so I dunno that’d I’d say they’re lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By bblair

I have the American Classic Victory 30 set. If...

I have the American Classic Victory 30 set. If you can believe the published specs, they are lighter than most carbon wheels and moderately aero. In the five years that I have had them, I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By chaadster

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO,...

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO, however, these are not their top spec model. If the point is to get a better wheelset, you need to decide what that means and compare features, stuff like...
Forum: Touring
12-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47586206402_85...

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Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By RollingExist

6,000 miles and 6 months into a two year tour

Hi everybody,

My partner and I are currently about 6k miles and 6 months into a two year (or more?) tour. We rode a big loop of the PNW (PCH, Sierra Cascades Route) starting in May, then headed...
11-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,149
Posted By TiHabanero

This thread has started to open my eyes a bit to...

This thread has started to open my eyes a bit to the reality we live in. Never understood how teenagers kill themselves over being "bullied" on social media, but now I am beginning to see it.
The...
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada ...

Alberta, Canada
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51659689538_bbd8b01b15_c.jpg

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...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By Doug64

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada ...

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51653898862_e007607790_c.jpg

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Sunwapta Falls...
11-02-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,409
Posted By Maelochs

rydabent threw out some incorrect and biased crap...

rydabent threw out some incorrect and biased crap and we have been standing in crap flinging it around for six pages .......We all know all this stuff ... There is nothing to debate except how much...
10-29-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,993
Posted By indyfabz

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!" ...

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!"

I saw Chuck Jones (creator of the Roadrunner, Coyote and Pepe Le Pew, etc.) draw and speak back in '95. He told some great stories. The inspiration...
10-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,254
Posted By JBerto

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all...

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all the "surgery"... finally! :roflmao:
...
10-22-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,322
Posted By msu2001la

My favorite weekday AM ride is a 25 mile...

My favorite weekday AM ride is a 25 mile out-and-back along Lake Michigan. The turnaround point is a peninsula that juts out into the lake and has a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline. I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,979
Posted By Moisture

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before...

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before actually hitting it up with any bike. Helps you get a feel for things first, things can be fast paced while riding and difficult to get a feel for...
Forum: Touring
10-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By David.MPB

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell...

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell signal and was also running behind and was very concerned about PawPaw and..... needless to say I neglected to keep up with he the somewhat daily postings...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By Doug64

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at...

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at the weather forecast for the next week: heavy rain Sunday evening and Monday, with showers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Well, we shifted To "Plan...
09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By wgscott

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,718
Posted By Ironfish653

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's...

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's more pushing forward over the top of the stroke, and pulling back across the bottom. Pulling up with one leg while pushing down with the other is...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,520
Posted By M Rose

KC8QVO Started this thread to help answer a...

KC8QVO Started this thread to help answer a question I had after I started another thread. I want to do a trip that I know has a lot of elevation gain so I was wondering how to plan for the trip. I...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,520
Posted By KC8QVO

Trip planning and elevation analysis - example for newer bike tourists

Edit - there are too many pictures so I need to break this up in a couple posts.

All,

I have mapped out a trip I want to do some time before the snow flies and am looking over the route so...
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,853
Posted By cyccommute

I think your source is incorrect on both the east...

I think your source is incorrect on both the east and west side. According to Ride with GPS, the maximum grade I can find on the east side is 8.3%. The max on the west side is 13.3% with several...
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By cyccommute

You arenít headed east or west on Hoosier...

You arenít headed east or west on Hoosier PassÖjust sayiní.

That said, the Breckenridge side (north side, going south) approach is a bit tougher than the south side. The elevation gain from...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By cyccommute

Just finished 1200 miles in Wisconsin and...

Just finished 1200 miles in Wisconsin and Michigan.

At the USCGCC Mackinaw icebreaker museum in Mackinaw City. My color scheme is completely coincidental....
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,827
Posted By pdlamb

I'll drink tap water over bottled water almost...

I'll drink tap water over bottled water almost everywhere I've been.

If you're staying in small mom 'n' pop places that don't get a lot of business, you can let the water run a few minutes to...
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,624
Posted By nun

I like bike boxes too, but I'm always scared that...

I like bike boxes too, but I'm always scared that I won't be able to get one at the airport and getting one to the airport is a pain. I like using them on Amtrak and call ahead to make sure they have...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By cyccommute

Most everyone seems to be assuming that you are...

Most everyone seems to be assuming that you are following the Cimmaron branch of the Santa Fe Trail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Trail). I’d agree that is the much less populated and far...
Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We...

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We are nearing the start of our tour, can't wait! Iowa>Minnesota>Wisconsin>UP>Michigan
05-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,854
Posted By nlel

This is how my calorie controlled diet is coming...

This is how my calorie controlled diet is coming along, started taking measurements on the 24th April...

https://i.imgur.com/vb2ICi0.png

This is me today...

https://i.imgur.com/VpaQj8v.png
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By fishboat

A rather brief google.."which states have no turn...

A rather brief google.."which states have no turn away for bikers and hikers"
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/no-turn-away-bike-camping-policies/
05-12-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sometimes when I just go for an exercise ride, I...

Sometimes when I just go for an exercise ride, I leave the GPS at home. The wired computer on my rando bike is from a company that went out of business about a decade ago, but I like it. I bought a...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,302
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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two of our touring buddies joined us...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,716
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll "see" your Nebraska and raise you a...

I'll "see" your Nebraska and raise you a Saskatchewan :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47839893582_b19f0c8586_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fTrXDq)
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By cyccommute

Probably me. It’s an old trick around here. ...

Probably me. It’s an old trick around here.

I will say that while I’m not a fan of sealants, I have used them on some of my excursions to southeastern Colorado. After getting over 65 punctures...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,952
Posted By mev

How frequently do the trains go from Chicago to...

How frequently do the trains go from Chicago to Milwaukee? If multiple per day, I'd just take what they give you and if something is late, then you'll bump to the next train anyways.

Last time I...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,840
Posted By jamawani

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums. I've done...

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums.
I've done routing for many years and can share some general ideas on routes.

ACA routes - especially the well-established ones like the Trans Am and Northern...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Company policy, the ferry staff loads the bikes...

Company policy, the ferry staff loads the bikes onto the ferry and they wanted everything removed from the bikes. They allowed me to keep the water bottle and my coffee thermos on the bike. But, I...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My information is pre-Irma, so I have no clue how...

My information is pre-Irma, so I have no clue how things may have changed since 2017.

Traffic in the Keys is heavy because the Keys are like a giant city that is one dimensional, not two...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,363
Posted By adamrice

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on...

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on endurance exercise, and he argues that there are three factors that affect performance: threshold power, VO2 Max, and economy, economy being the number of...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,363
Posted By Happy Feet

Some good general ideas coming out here about...

Some good general ideas coming out here about working within groups. I really liked the part about discussing realistic expectations. The disconnect can otherwise build resentment as the days pass....
Forum: Touring
12-10-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By veganbikes

I use Nuun and Camelbak Elixir tablets (and in...

I use Nuun and Camelbak Elixir tablets (and in the past used CocoHydro) because they are quite important but I don't use like protein powders or anything like that.

Water is only part of the...
12-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,029
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I would absolutely love a penny farthing lol. I...

I would absolutely love a penny farthing lol. I would ride it every day.





So to conclude this story, I figured out from the bridgestone guys I spoke to that the Anchor/bridgestone branded...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,765
Posted By andrewclaus

This is my best tip. I never enjoyed camp...

This is my best tip. I never enjoyed camp cooking, hate cleaning up, and don't drink coffee. It took an embarrassingly long time to figure out that leaving the cook kit at home greatly improved my...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,648
Posted By Cyclist0100

6,000 Miles... and the Aravis is Still the Comfort King!

Quick Update: Since putting the Gilles Berthoud Aravis on my Surly Ogre it has stayed put and now has 6,000 miles on it. Yesterday I did my first double century and the Aravis was comfortable for the...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,146
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I concur with those that suggest 36 spoke count....

I concur with those that suggest 36 spoke count. I do not know how much stronger a 36 is compared to a 32, but the rear wheel takes a lot of weight and there is no excuse to use less than 36.

I...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,146
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the stock gearing now is pretty good. A...

I think the stock gearing now is pretty good. A decade or decade and a half ago the cranksets on new touring bikes often were road triples, they lacked the low gearing you need. But the manufacturers...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,146
Posted By djb

I can understand that especially as a roadie,...

I can understand that especially as a roadie, "Sora" certainly has a chintzy memory and feel to us who have ever felt the older sora stuff. The 8 speed Sora sti shifters with the Campyesque thump...
11-12-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By rsbob

This thread is all about suffering.

This thread is all about suffering.
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