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06-29-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By kevmcd

Got home on the train yesterday morning. 2 nights...

Got home on the train yesterday morning. 2 nights in Apgar campground and 1 night in Whitefish State Park and 1 night each way in my seat on the train. I decided to stay in Apgar vs Sprague because...
06-16-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By kevmcd

I have not bicycled that rode but I think I have...

I have not bicycled that rode but I think I have driven it at least 50 times.

I would expect that the shoulders should be pretty good the whole way since it is a heavily traveled hi-way and one of...
Forum: Touring
12-29-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By kevmcd

I plan to be in Florida in January as well. But...

I plan to be in Florida in January as well. But I am staying pretty close to Amtrak stations and just doing day rides.

Back to your question: I am surprised no one suggested the ferry from Ft...
10-09-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,122
Posted By kevmcd

Someone made the mold and fabricated AX hoods

But I can't figure out how to order them.
https://shimanoax.com/product/repro-600ax-dura-ace-ax-brake-lever-hoods-white/

He also started an AX Facebook group and I applied to join. I'll let you...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By kevmcd

204 is a cake walk with regards to great scenery....

204 is a cake walk with regards to great scenery. It would make a good overnight loop for you to "iron out" your gear (pun intended). You could return along the Umatilla river and maybe convince...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By kevmcd

I grew up in Pendleton and go back every year but...

I grew up in Pendleton and go back every year but I haven't done any bike touring there for almost 40 years. I just looked at the ride from Athena to Elgin on Google maps to refresh my memory on...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By kevmcd

Glad you like the shorts. I bought a second pair...

Glad you like the shorts. I bought a second pair with the intention of going on a long tour again (someday)


With regard to treating the chamois: I am not an expert on this topic. 2 weeks ago...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By kevmcd

I typed a long response in regards to your...

I typed a long response in regards to your "sizing" question but it doesn't seem to have made it onto the forum. Excuse me if this is a duplicate post.

I bought my XL size 2velo shorts 2+ years...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By kevmcd

I traded emails with 2velo last night to verify...

I traded emails with 2velo last night to verify that their chamois was indeed natural leather.

They said their chamois is cowhide. In my memory it seems that the best chamois's are sheepskin but...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,495
Posted By kevmcd

Amtrak from Portland or Seattle to Eugene is very easy

If flying into Eugene is expensive or inconvenient it is easy to take Amtrak to Eugene from Portland or Seattle. They have bike hooks on the train so it is not necessary to disassemble your bike in...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,937
Posted By kevmcd

Everything old is new again

I don't know much about newer platform pedals but when I look at them it seems like they are trying to recreate what Shimano achieved with their first generation Deore dyna-drive pedals - very thin...
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,841
Posted By kevmcd

Beautiful time to be on PCH

Last week I rode from Carmel to San Luis Obispo on the PCH. Plenty of ongoing construction but Rat Creek was complete. The construction made bicycling more pleasant. There wasn't much traffic to...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By kevmcd

all biker campsites between Carmel and San Luis Obispo appear to be open

I arrived in San Luis Obispo today. This Week I stayed at Pfeiffer Big Sur, Plaskett, and San Simeon and at each location I was the only biker
Kirk's is open and at lunch in Lucia a local told me...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By kevmcd

Pfeiffer Big Sur is open

I'm the only one in the hiker biker site tonight

PCH was beautiful Solid NW wind at my back. Lots of road construction so the cars were batched Flowers are everywhere
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By kevmcd

Thanks for the info I got through to San Simeon...

Thanks for the info
I got through to San Simeon State Park and their sites are open. They said they couldn't tell me about Pfeiffer because that is run out of a different office and the phone...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By kevmcd

I'm going to take my chances next week from...

I'm going to take my chances next week from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. I'll post what I find out when I get back.
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