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Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

Trip is done and gone. The next time I gear up...

Trip is done and gone. The next time I gear up for a trip I can try to get some data, but not worth it going back on this one now. I have no reason to.
11-13-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By KC8QVO

For what it is worth, I got the update for 15.30...

For what it is worth, I got the update for 15.30 and finally loaded it. It ran without a problem. I plugged the Edge 1000 in to the computer and got a prompt for another map update just now as well....
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

Perhaps an example: Yup, that happened to...

Perhaps an example:


Yup, that happened to me. Luckily it was a test ride before starting the big trip.[/QUOTE]

That's not to make fun of the situations, but if a cross-threaded pedal was the...
11-12-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By KC8QVO

Another thought on the subject of cutting in to...

Another thought on the subject of cutting in to the soles and this forum section being to the tune of "winter cycling" - the sole is also a prime area for heat loss. Given the boots I am using are...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

Yes. Easy and quick if I had to deal with shorter...

Yes. Easy and quick if I had to deal with shorter rain showers as opposed to rigging up a tarp.


The pole is a mount for a ham radio antenna. I usually have a handheld radio with me and the pole...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,473
Posted By KC8QVO

Do explain. What is a "Ramen bomb"? Other than...

Do explain. What is a "Ramen bomb"? Other than just the ubiquitous Ramen noodles?
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,473
Posted By KC8QVO

When I saw the title of this thread I was...

When I saw the title of this thread I was thinking the exact same thing. Good to see another ground pounder over here too. I've done many meals this way as well. The key is the freezer grade bag -...
11-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By KC8QVO

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing...

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing apart shoes to do the conversion. My strap on adapters don't - they leave the boots entirely intact. For the time being, for me anyway, the adapters...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

Good point. I am trying to wrap my...

Good point.



I am trying to wrap my mind around this one. Are you saying the braze-ons were inside the stays - as in the rack bolts sandwiched the stay between the rack part and the braze-on...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

One more example to hit on - your spare rim. You...

One more example to hit on - your spare rim. You carry, or at least did on that trip, a spare rim??? Obviously that trip it probably paid off, but how do you justify that as part of your stuff you...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

I think the question now should be what my...

I think the question now should be what my definition of a "show stopper" is. To me, I was defining "field repairable" as not being a "show stopper" because, in my perspective, and in light of my...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

That is exactly why I started the thread. It is...

That is exactly why I started the thread. It is interesting to hear of other situations others have been through on a tour. It gives me some ideas on things to look for with my own gear, but also...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

Can you elaborate on your press idea? I assume...

Can you elaborate on your press idea? I assume you are referring to cartridge bearings? I can see pressing them in with a bolt and washer, but how do you do the reverse? For reference - I know about...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,528
Posted By KC8QVO

Mechanicals on tour

I added a second stem and dummy bar this season. The dummy bar is for a bar bag mount and additional accessory mounting on the outside. What I have come to find is the inside is a common place to...
11-10-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By KC8QVO

I've been backpacking for a lot of years (before...

I've been backpacking for a lot of years (before I got in to biking by quite a while) and started with a cheap A frame kids tent and tarp as an extra fly on top. For one person it worked, but was...
11-10-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By KC8QVO

Carbon rim = expensive taco.

Carbon rim = expensive taco.
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By KC8QVO

The panniers you see are the "fronts" of my set....

The panniers you see are the "fronts" of my set. I use them a lot as rear panniers on the folder and my touring bike when I don't need the space. Though, now that we have hit the cold weather I am...
11-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,066
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting thought. I agree lots of light isnt...

Interesting thought. I agree lots of light isnt necessary on a MUP/MUT. There are several I have rode a lot, combined -thousands of miles. Lots of them are no where near roads. Ive told other riders...
11-08-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By KC8QVO

I can't find the spec's on the balls, I suppose I...

I can't find the spec's on the balls, I suppose I can mic them. There are 9 of them each side, though. I checked the manuals I have found thus far online for the hub and can't seem to identify a spec...
11-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By KC8QVO

I got the hub taken apart today and mostly...

I got the hub taken apart today and mostly degreased. I will scrub the ball bearings and races again. So far no obvious damage. I don't see anything that looks like excessive wear. The bike has...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By KC8QVO

I was just catching up on the last couple posts...

I was just catching up on the last couple posts in this thread and happened to re-read this. Reading it after my last trip it had a whole other meaning having gone through high winds fully loaded...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,545
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting post and thanks for the thoughts. ...

Interesting post and thanks for the thoughts.

What you said hit home on a couple levels. A family member and I have done numerous backpacking trips over the years. He has been the one to get me in...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

On second glance - if you are going to tackle the...

On second glance - if you are going to tackle the route in May that seems pretty early in the riding season. I would hope you have a way to keep up your fitness in the off-season so you can ramp up...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

I was talking to some guys today and we were...

I was talking to some guys today and we were wondering how much of the run is actually trail, let alone paved. I am pretty certain the trail portion of the Ohio to Erie from the Cincy to Grove City...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

Aside from the last few miles in the hills and...

Aside from the last few miles in the hills and wind it was an awesome trip - and I've already been thinking about ways to do it again with some alternatives to the elevation gain. I am not sure that...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

Again, if it wasn't for the wind I would have...

Again, if it wasn't for the wind I would have made the whole run door-to-door, just slower than I set out to do.

As for gear - lots of layers/clothes for riding and some for while I was there in...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,545
Posted By KC8QVO

It was a combination of factors - timing and...

It was a combination of factors - timing and weather were the primary ones. Had the forecast held I would have worked out tackling the return trek, but I also wore myself pretty good on the trip out....
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,545
Posted By KC8QVO

My reference to "touring" in the thread is...

My reference to "touring" in the thread is multi-day extended tours. To that point - I have not done any so there is no answer to your question. That is where my questions come in from others. All of...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

One last picture (limit is 10 per post...

One last picture (limit is 10 per post apparently):

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This is the point...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By KC8QVO

2 day bike trip down the Ohio to Erie Trail in Ohio

Here are a few pictures from my trip down the Ohio to Erie Trail in Ohio. The trip was to see some family in another part of the state down closer to Cincinnati. Mileage on day 1 was 71.0 and day 2...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,545
Posted By KC8QVO

Those that don't train for touring and just "go"...

How do you build up on the go?
Do you have a mileage range that you try to maintain?
How do you plan stops and what contingency plans might you have in mind if you cant make your stops?
Do you...
11-06-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the info. It sounds like it will...

Thanks for the info.

It sounds like it will be wise to tear apart, clean, and check for damage then reassemble with new bearing balls and grease.

I am set on the grease. I replaced my bottom...
11-06-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By KC8QVO

Loose rear hub

I had to take my bike apart to get it in a car after a 2 day trip. When I was putting it together again today I noticed the rear wheel was very wobbly. After inspecting it the axle was moving...
11-05-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By KC8QVO

Some of us can be rather eccentric. As to being...

Some of us can be rather eccentric. As to being crazy? I can see where some may think that. At the same time - I'd say the vast majority of civilized people would consider loading a bike and riding...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought...

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought about a dynamo system. However, I am using a 12v battery to power my electronics so since I already have that power available making use of it for...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By KC8QVO

I think a lot of it depends on what kind of...

I think a lot of it depends on what kind of "touring" you are doing.

I run an app on my tablet called GaiaGPS that has all the averages on the bottom of the map so I put my speed and cadence on...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By KC8QVO

The forecast looks like it isn't going to be...

The forecast looks like it isn't going to be conducive to riding as it turns out so chances are I'll get a couple rides in vehicles - from each direction and meet in the middle somewhere. I'll give...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By KC8QVO

On a day tour this spring near Everett, PA I ran...

On a day tour this spring near Everett, PA I ran in to an impassable road - after having climbed a couple hundred feet in to the PA hill country. It was a road closure due to a family feud over land...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the info and the details. I use...

Thanks for the info and the details.

I use an app called GaiaGPS. I started using it backpacking for recording hiking trips and trail navigation (it actually does a decent job with trails in a few...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By KC8QVO

I've run a semi over-the-road before and one...

I've run a semi over-the-road before and one thing that is, in my opinion, critical is to have as up-to-date of an atlas as possible. On the trucking side of the fence - it is beyond the map accuracy...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By KC8QVO

As it turned out I went ahead and rode. Lets just...

As it turned out I went ahead and rode. Lets just say I got my ass kicked.

I was running on short sleep for the 2 previous days before I left. Then I didn't get the gear for the trip ready until...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input. I did get some cream. I...

Thanks for the input. I did get some cream. I haven't used it yet on any of my rides. One of my riding buddies swears by it also.

The last ride I did I felt a bit of saddle soreness. That isn't...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting assessment. Maybe I don't ride as...

Interesting assessment. Maybe I don't ride as "hard" as you do, but I have never sensed flexing in the "mast", as you call it. I am not putting much force on the bars in my pedaling strokes - and...
11-01-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

In carrying with the theme of information and...

In carrying with the theme of information and learning here - I would be curious as to how the following is explained.

The track illustrated on the Edge 1000 to follow was exported from RWGPS....
11-01-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

Fair points. With all due respect, though -...

Fair points.

With all due respect, though - what I experienced with lack of TBT and segmented tracks doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense to me is the google file, converting it to GPX,...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for all the input thus far. General...

Thanks for all the input thus far.

General location is central and west/southwest Ohio. The route isn't "hilly" - 75% of it is on the major rail trail between Columbus and Cincinatti, so there is...
10-31-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

I downloaded iQ. All that does is give me a "high...

I downloaded iQ. All that does is give me a "high tech/user friendly/non-engineering/non-programmer" method for "transferring" a track/route file.

If the file itself doesn't have TBT and is...
10-31-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

Well I got this mess licked. How I was able...

Well I got this mess licked.

How I was able to do it was convert google maps directions to gpx. Apparently the Edge 1000 will take a .GPX file along with a .FIT file. Or it somehow just converts...
10-31-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

Update to my last post - I found Komoot. It...

Update to my last post -

I found Komoot. It lets me upload a file. There is an option in there to use the existing file as-is, or to edit the file so the track meets the existing roads/trails. I...
10-31-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the info and detail. I tried it and...

Thanks for the info and detail. I tried it and was able to create a route, .fit file, and import it in to the Edge 1000 - no problems.

However, the turn-by-turn nav is not available unless you pay...
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