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Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:49 PM
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Posted By lightspree

You're dreaming and trolling again.

You're dreaming and trolling again.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

I never said no bike.

I never said no bike.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

There are so many ways of doing it.

There are so many ways of doing it.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Very insightful. In your inaccurate little mind.

Very insightful. In your inaccurate little mind.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By lightspree

Bearded Philosopher-Poet, King of Stoke

Spent the morning in a natural hot spring watching some wild ravens playing in the wind and escorting a golden eagle out of their territory. And reading some Kings of high stoke. What incredible...
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

That - among other things - is why "getting a...

That - among other things - is why "getting a job" is less appealing (in some cases) than earning money in other ways.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Quite true.

Quite true.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Can you count? And yet you seem so focused on...

Can you count? And yet you seem so focused on mental illness....
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Or just hang out in the mountains with the ravens...

Or just hang out in the mountains with the ravens playing in the wind. They do it all the time.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Maybe so, I'll check.

Maybe so, I'll check.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Right. Very insightful.

Right.

Very insightful.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Could be, but on the other hand you just don't...

Could be, but on the other hand you just don't know a real thing about it.
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

And what do you really know about my experience?

And what do you really know about my experience?
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

What do you really know about my intentions? ...

What do you really know about my intentions?

If you would rather read about a week-long supported tour on a cheap bike, then why not do it? To me they're quite boring, much like your little...
Forum: Touring
11-22-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thanks, Siu.

Thanks, Siu.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 09:15 PM
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Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

(not tandempower, though have toured on a tandem)

(not tandempower, though have toured on a tandem)
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Alexander Supertramp knew how to challenge...

Alexander Supertramp knew how to challenge himself with adventures, until he made a blunder at the end. Up to that point, he had some wonderful adventures.

Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer, and .any others...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Some are...why not? Some are probably more so....

Some are...why not? Some are probably more so. Surely you don't see that as the only way?
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thanks for this perspective as well. It would be...

Thanks for this perspective as well. It would be true in some cases. In others, not so much.

I've lived on very little at times. It wasn't expensive to do so, and wasn't particularly bad. I've...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thanks for sharing that perspective with us. ...

Thanks for sharing that perspective with us.

There are additional perspectives as well.

(And I don't mean that in a sarcastic way.)
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

C I hadn't seen that one before -- thanks,...

C

I hadn't seen that one before -- thanks, I'll check it out.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thanks so much for that. It was quite needed.

Thanks so much for that. It was quite needed.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Or maybe you just can't. You certainly haven't...

Or maybe you just can't. You certainly haven't shown anything so far, other than this kind of inaccuracy, sourness and hostility.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thoreau wasn't much of a traveler-adventurer....

Thoreau wasn't much of a traveler-adventurer. Whitman had more of that taking-to-the-open-road spirit. And Kerouac. And Snyder.

Into the Wild was a miscarriage, ending in death by starvation.
...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

You can come up with better stuff than this.

You can come up with better stuff than this.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By lightspree

I found this sort of flex disconcerting at first,...

I found this sort of flex disconcerting at first, then adapted. No big deal unless it's severe or causing problems.

Could be the rack or frame or both.

I noticed a major difference when I got a...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

You can do better, my good man. I know you can.

You can do better, my good man. I know you can.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Too easy to solve....

Too easy to solve....
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Here is one course I would consider: after the...

Here is one course I would consider: after the clothing basics, I would head for a friendly, medium-sized town. I know of some good prospects, from past tours and travels.

I would choose one with...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

How come Whitman and Kerouac and Gary Snyder and...

How come Whitman and Kerouac and Gary Snyder and others could do these things with a great sense of freedom and adventure?

Is this all you guys have got?
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Thanks. I'll check it out. I've actually...

Thanks. I'll check it out.

I've actually done something similar. First clothing was some humble torn rags that had snagged on some trees during a flood. Worked. Looked a bit like Tarzan for a few...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Yeah, if I walked out the door like that, I'd do...

Yeah, if I walked out the door like that, I'd do it very early in the morning and my first step would be to find something that would serve at least temporarily as clothing.

Not that hard to do.
...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

And one's conduct on the open road.

And one's conduct on the open road.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 09:21 AM
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Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only....

Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

And Vincent died ignominiously in the bathroom...

And Vincent died ignominiously in the bathroom because he did not take the turn that Jules chose to take.

It's just fiction, and Tarantino is just who he is, but maybe there is a kernel of truth...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

I've met people who would take that approach....

I've met people who would take that approach. Part of the challenge is coming up with a better solution.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Good one. The goal of the challenge is to be...

Good one.

The goal of the challenge is to be out on an open-ended tour.

The challenge is getting to that point.

And perhaps also doing it honorably (/in a good way).
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Jules lived because he had faith in life and...

Jules lived because he had faith in life and goodness.

Jules aligned himself with good.

"You, Jules, are free to go touring."

Vincent did not.

"And you, Vincent, will not be free to...
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

That's why the one rule is not being a parasite...

That's why the one rule is not being a parasite on others.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

I see. "The goal is to be touring" meant...

I see.

"The goal is to be touring" meant with a bike. So part of the challenge is to come up with a touring setup....
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

It's a similar thing -- pedalling the earth.

It's a similar thing -- pedalling the earth.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Interesting. Remember how Vincent ended up....

Interesting.

Remember how Vincent ended up. In the bathtub? That picture?

Wasn't Jules free to go forth and walk the earth?
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, ...

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,


Healthy, free, the world before me,


The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Forum: Touring
11-21-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,427
Posted By lightspree

Go Forth with Nothing Challenge

You tie up all the loose ends of your life and depart on a wide-open, open-ended tour. The challenge is to start from scratch -- no bike, no tent, no money, just walking out the door one morning with...
11-21-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By lightspree

You can use a Dremel tool to extend the life of...

You can use a Dremel tool to extend the life of the worn cogs, if you prefer that over replacing the cassette.
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By lightspree

I had some halvah that was damned good. I was...

I had some halvah that was damned good. I was pretty hungry though.
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,505
Posted By lightspree

Too many divergent points of view to respond to...

Too many divergent points of view to respond to right now. I see many of these points very differently.

What's more important than bikes (and which aspects of bikes)? I'll just leave that...
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,505
Posted By lightspree

Some people set out to do something in life, do...

Some people set out to do something in life, do it and move on.

Others get side-tracked. Some get very side-tracked. They start out wanting to tour, and end up getting deep into mechanics, or they...
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,505
Posted By lightspree

+1 That is a nice lookin herd. Building up...

+1 That is a nice lookin herd. Building up beautiful, functional touring bikes and touring systems is an unrecognized art form.
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By lightspree

Favourite Foods and Snacks While on Tour

Especially during those times when you're good and hungry?
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