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Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,482
Posted By irwin7638

The book might be helpful, but the trip is...

The book might be helpful, but the trip is simpler than you think. Google Maps will lead you to bike trails and routes from the Loop to Indiana Dunes. It's a nice ride, I have done it a couple of...
03-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By irwin7638

+1 I went 650B on my Soma Buena Vista just fit...

+1
I went 650B on my Soma Buena Vista just fit 38mm tires for city riding. There's no problem with bb clearance....
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 80,479
Posted By irwin7638

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Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,482
Posted By irwin7638

Best Wishes, Marc. :beer:[/color] Thanks...

Best Wishes, Marc. :beer:[/color]

Thanks Jim. Hopefully we can get together again.

Marc
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,482
Posted By irwin7638

I'm in west Michigan and the coastline is...

I'm in west Michigan and the coastline is probably the best place to start. I've toured from Union Station in Chicago and all along the western shore to Petosky. It depends upon how long you want...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,505
Posted By irwin7638

I've been using them for years for every type of...

I've been using them for years for every type of riding. All my saddles have been soaking wet at one time or another and have survived just fine. I use KIWI Mink Oil Paste on them once or twice a...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,791
Posted By irwin7638

Ok, thanks. What's the prize? Do I just have to...

Ok, thanks. What's the prize? Do I just have to live with eternal envy and adulation?

Marc
Forum: Commuting
01-22-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,791
Posted By irwin7638

Schwalbe Big Ben 50-622. They are the same tire...

Schwalbe Big Ben 50-622. They are the same tire as the Big Apple but with more tread.

Marc
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,791
Posted By irwin7638

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Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By irwin7638

My trip was the first of April, as you will see,...

My trip was the first of April, as you will see, the snow was just melting off the highlands and the CO trail was swampy.

Marc
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By irwin7638

I rode the GAP/CO from Pittsburgh to DC in 2015 ...

I rode the GAP/CO from Pittsburgh to DC in 2015 Here are a couple links to the blog posts:
Simply Cycle: Early Spring on the GAP/CO trails: Part 1 The GAP...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,373
Posted By irwin7638

The two I use are the ones I own with dyno...

The two I use are the ones I own with dyno lighting.
A SOMA Buena Vista mixte with Nuvinci rear hub...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By irwin7638

Here's my experience with a Shimano Nexus hub. ...

Here's my experience with a Shimano Nexus hub. Long Story short: a 75 cent spring broke inside, Shimano quit making the part and recommended I buy a new hub. I did, a NuVinci CWP and have been...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By irwin7638

I know that. That's how I returned to Pittsburgh...

I know that. That's how I returned to Pittsburgh from Washington. The post is about the ride from the train station to the McKeesport trail head where I left my car.

Marc
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,029
Posted By irwin7638

Here's a link to a couple of blogposts about the...

Here's a link to a couple of blogposts about the gear I have learned to carry over the past 40 years. It's what I carry for a week end or week long trip.
Simply Cycle: Bike packing 101...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By irwin7638

Here is an account of the trip I took back to my...

Here is an account of the trip I took back to my car at one of the trail heads outside of town. The trail begins downtown, but I settled on parking in McKeesport since the lot is shared by the local...
09-03-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,078
Posted By irwin7638

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Marc
09-01-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By irwin7638

This thread motivated me to paint my garage...

This thread motivated me to paint my garage floor. I'd been thinking of it to make it easier to clean and find little parts I drop while wrenching on my bikes. I went to Lowe's, bought white...
Forum: Touring
08-26-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By irwin7638

I use regular athletic shorts (I'm too young for...

I use regular athletic shorts (I'm too young for diapers) boxer briefs, a golf shirt and woolen socks. I carry three changes of clothing and have lunch near a laundromat when I run out of clothes. ...
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By irwin7638

I use a Coleman Houligan 2 tent which I chose...

I use a Coleman Houligan 2 tent which I chose because it's 4' tall, tall enough that I can just walk right into it and sit down. I have a Thermarest x large mattress and pillow. Typically I use a...
08-20-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,316
Posted By irwin7638

If you like your Bridgestone, you might want to...

If you like your Bridgestone, you might want to upgrade to a Rivendell Sam Hillborne (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/framesets/products/sam-hillborne-cantilever) it's designed by the same guy. ...
Forum: Touring
08-19-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,682
Posted By irwin7638

I've been doing it for over 40 years on different...

I've been doing it for over 40 years on different trips. It's not something you plan to do, but happens. Water is something you always have to worry about and even at rustic campgrounds you have to...
Forum: Touring
08-07-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By irwin7638

You overlooked it, I was only riding 30-40 miles...

You overlooked it, I was only riding 30-40 miles a day, point to point. Maybe 50 total. Those sandy backroads are tough to manage.

Marc
Forum: Touring
08-07-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By irwin7638

A roll through the woods

Nothing monumental here, but just a way to take a few days off.
https://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-roll-through-woods.html

Marc
07-12-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By irwin7638

Unfortunately i won't make it this year Ken. I've...

Unfortunately i won't make it this year Ken. I've got some business which must be addressed this weekend. Have a good time!

Marc
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