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11-03-09, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Spirald_out

fixing the chain whip was so strenuous that you...

fixing the chain whip was so strenuous that you had to remove your shirt?
10-29-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Spirald_out

Don't wear a backpack while touring. Get a...

Don't wear a backpack while touring.

Get a rack and panniers.

Are you going somewhere else or just all around germany? 45 days is quite a bit of time to do the 600ish miles to the middle of...
10-11-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Spirald_out

This.

This.
07-27-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 66,133
Posted By Spirald_out

it's alu, yeah

it's alu, yeah
07-27-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 66,133
Posted By Spirald_out

jamie roy, I think

jamie roy, I think
05-31-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,865
Posted By Spirald_out

I'd say ditch the heavy U-Lock and cable. ...

I'd say ditch the heavy U-Lock and cable.

But I guess it depends where you'll be touring and what makes you comfortable.

I rarely locked up on my tour. When I did I just used a small light...
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Spirald_out

I put on a MTB rear derailleur too, plus a longer...

I put on a MTB rear derailleur too, plus a longer chain. This also reversed the shifter, which took a few big hills and shifting into a higher gear to finally get into my head!!

It seemed to give...
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Spirald_out

I just finished a southern tier solo tour a month...

I just finished a southern tier solo tour a month ago on my crosscheck.

I put a MTB cassette on the back with some big cogs, but I left the front chainrings as they were.

I didn't have a granny...
05-30-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Spirald_out

My crosscheck has a Jandd front rack mounted on...

My crosscheck has a Jandd front rack mounted on it. It has eyelits near the hub and the rack came with p-lamps for the fork.

It survived a cross country tour with about 15lbs on it the whole...
05-26-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,865
Posted By Spirald_out

I even had problems riding with my 3L camelbak...

I even had problems riding with my 3L camelbak after a few days on my recent tour. I ended up strapping it to my tent which was on top of my rear rack.

I'd say if you're going to ride any...
05-25-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,865
Posted By Spirald_out

It really depends where you'll be touring and how...

It really depends where you'll be touring and how far you want to go a day.

I just finished a solo tour of the southern tier. There is no way I'd have managed to do some parts of that route...
Forum: Touring
04-08-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,900
Posted By Spirald_out

i'm 23 and currently solo touring the southern...

i'm 23 and currently solo touring the southern tier.

before this it was only short tours, I only wish I stepped up and did a longer one earlier. it's been a blast so far!
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Spirald_out

resorrides@gmail.com, I meant! Seriously,...

resorrides@gmail.com, I meant!

Seriously, drop me a line with some details and a phone number and I'll get back to ya.

Any other thoughts in Vegas to LA, anyone?
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Spirald_out

I'm leaving from St. Augustine on Thursday. ...

I'm leaving from St. Augustine on Thursday.

So, I don't know, central texas in the early side of mid april?

Shoot me an email at resorrides.com if ya want

and yeah, a companion would be cool
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Spirald_out

Thoughts on Vegas to LA? It seems like a pretty...

Thoughts on Vegas to LA? It seems like a pretty rough ride, I'm not sure what I'd like to do there.

Perhaps follow I-15 (I read that people ride it) and hop off next to it whenever possible?
...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Spirald_out

Thanks for lookin out. I'll do some research on...

Thanks for lookin out. I'll do some research on that area and ask around when I eventually roll into Phoenix. Perhaps this looks better?
...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Spirald_out

My tour plans

I'm about to leave next week to start the Southern Tier. (Florida to CA)

I've got quite a bit of backpacking/camping experience and have been training for a few months for this ride.
...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Spirald_out

Thanks guys. I was leaning to the side of 'it's...

Thanks guys.
I was leaning to the side of 'it's just getting broken in' too.

We'll see how it wears for another month or two. Like I said (or I meant to say!) I'm happy with it! It's...
Forum: Touring
03-12-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Spirald_out

Brooks question

I'm about a month into this brooks, my first. Anyway, I proofide it. I don't ride it when it's wet. It hasn't gotten wet yet.

Is this wear normal? The smooth finish is coming off in the back...
Forum: Touring
03-04-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Spirald_out

Thanks for the answers guys. As for the...

Thanks for the answers guys.

As for the lock, I was wondering because I understand my touring rig will be to bulky and heavy for someone to just throw in the back of their van while it's parked...
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Spirald_out

That might be helpful information eh? I'll...

That might be helpful information eh?

I'll do some inspecting tomorrow morning and get some more solid information. 32 splokies, though, iirc.

Quick googling gives me Alex AL-DV15 32 spoke...
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Spirald_out

Quick Q's for my Tour

Hey Touring Forum! I've read through most of the threads here and all of the stickies.

I am going to be leaving on my southern tier tour in a few weeks and feel like I have about 90% of things...
01-13-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,344
Posted By Spirald_out

6'4" 62cm Jamie Roy 60cm cx bike

6'4"

62cm Jamie Roy
60cm cx bike
01-11-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By Spirald_out

That is a price in AUS$$, a bit cheaper than a...

That is a price in AUS$$, a bit cheaper than a Fuji Track I think.
07-27-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Spirald_out

The number of union members varies greatly from...

The number of union members varies greatly from school to school with Berlitz. Since I am working at a school with a low union population, I don't really feel affected either way from the strikes...
07-26-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Spirald_out

I'm teaching in Tokyo at the moment, so shoot me...

I'm teaching in Tokyo at the moment, so shoot me a PM about it if you have questions. I work for Berlitz.

You'll end up working 8-5 or similar with JET, but I'm only in the classroom for 30ish...
07-10-08, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 345,160
Posted By Spirald_out

I'd be down for a sunday ride as well, just not...

I'd be down for a sunday ride as well, just not this sunday. My uncle and cousin will be in town for a medical conference and we're doing the 'climb fuji' thing.
05-25-08, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 345,160
Posted By Spirald_out

So I went back into Y's Road today to order a...

So I went back into Y's Road today to order a Fuji track in my size. Apparently Fuji doesn't make bikes 58cm or 61cm for the Japanese market and can't be ordered. They are going to check on...
05-23-08, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 345,160
Posted By Spirald_out

Thanks for your help guys. I spent quite a bit...

Thanks for your help guys. I spent quite a bit of time at Y Road today and I think I may have them order a Fuji, pista, or a similarly priced complete. I really don't want to be rolling around and...
05-19-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 345,160
Posted By Spirald_out

Thanks man! I'll check out some of the shops...

Thanks man!

I'll check out some of the shops in Shinjuku and Shibuya when I get a day off, maybe Ill come home with a bike..

As for cheap, I'm just not really looking to spend over 100k yen for...
05-19-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 345,160
Posted By Spirald_out

First post, long time lurker and I've been riding...

First post, long time lurker and I've been riding for over a year since living getting involved with bikes again when I was working in Chicago.

I moved to Tokyo about two months ago and I've been...
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