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Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By Rob_E

This thing is weird in that is has a really good,...

This thing is weird in that is has a really good, solid mechanism to clamp on to the handlebars (and I bet you could clamp it other places as well), but I find that upper, adjustable section to be...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Rob_E

Fatbikes excel at some specific types of riding....

Fatbikes excel at some specific types of riding. Riding on snow and sand are good candidates for a fat bike. Being 225 pounds is not a reason to get a fat bike. I spent years being heavier than that...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,563
Posted By Rob_E

In terms of the GAP & C&O canal trail, I don't...

In terms of the GAP & C&O canal trail, I don't think you'd ever need to stealth camp or push for longer days. The C&O has free, primitive camping all along it. The longest stretch without a campsite...
Forum: Touring
01-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,563
Posted By Rob_E

Definitely C&O/GAP fits their requirements. I did...

Definitely C&O/GAP fits their requirements. I did it in mid June and the weather was fine. I met a guy in the late summer on the Erie Canal trail who was riding west to Buffalo and then doing a long,...
01-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By Rob_E

I like my Lezyne light. I got one of the higher...

I like my Lezyne light. I got one of the higher numbered ones, and it's pretty good at lighting up a dark path away from the streetlights, but there is a whole range of lights, some of which might...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,993
Posted By Rob_E

I've been riding these for several months now....

I've been riding these for several months now. Smoothest-rolling, most comfortable tire I've ever ridden, and I feel like I ride faster then when I'm on my "plus" sized wheelset, but that may just be...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By Rob_E

Ohio needs train service. It wasn't until I moved...

Ohio needs train service. It wasn't until I moved to NC that I realized how useful that is for bike trip. Still lots of places I can't get to, but the train hits most of the major cities. In Ohio you...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Rob_E

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep...

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep the sealant fresh, and hopefully you won't need the tubes, but if you do need them, you have them, and you can convert to a tube set-up when necessary....
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,403
Posted By Rob_E

Right. You can achieve that speed with a motor....

Right. You can achieve that speed with a motor. You can achieve that speed with some really strong legs. You can achieve that speed with a nice, long, downhill. If that speed is too fast for the...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,787
Posted By Rob_E

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets...

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets to waterproof Ortliebs. It was all upsides from my perspective. I still have some non-waterproof storage on my bike, and the challenge is always to...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By Rob_E

I imagine it's been posted here before (because...

I imagine it's been posted here before (because it's likely that this is where I got the info to start with), but my Troll kickstand solution is the Specialized Two Bolt kickstand:...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Rob_E

Echoing what others have said, the longest, paved...

Echoing what others have said, the longest, paved trial(s) I can think of is the Ohio to Erie: https://www.ohiotoerietrail.org/
But it's not 100% paved, and it's not 100% trail. Biggest on-road gap...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,222
Posted By Rob_E

I'm not touring year round, but, if anything,...

I'm not touring year round, but, if anything, I've found that the shorter the trip, the more gear I'm willing to carry. I like to think that if I were to go on an extended tour, I could pare down the...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,273
Posted By Rob_E

I have a double-walled, insulated growler that I...

I have a double-walled, insulated growler that I use the same way. Fits perfectly in my Anything Cage and gives me a nice source of ice water on a long, hot ride. And if that long, hot ride is to the...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,273
Posted By Rob_E

Generally if it's hot outside, and you're riding...

Generally if it's hot outside, and you're riding all day, your water will get to air temperature fairly early on and stay that way. Maybe a darker color will absorb more light and get a little...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By Rob_E

I wear my Keen sandals on and off the bike....

I wear my Keen sandals on and off the bike. They're not perfect, but they're the best I've found. On the bike, off the bike, on a hike, walking in town, in the shower, in the river, in rain, in the...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Rob_E

Right on both counts, I expect. The crossing felt...

Right on both counts, I expect. The crossing felt plenty sturdy, but the person I talked to about about it expressed the same reservations about it's ability to stand up to more flooding. After all,...
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,249
Posted By Rob_E

Funny because I considered that a point for GAP....

Funny because I considered that a point for GAP. Got to pass right through some towns a couple of times a day, some of them with more than one open business! Whereas the Katy, most towns were tiny...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,578
Posted By Rob_E

Skunks just randomly spraying your gear sounds...

Skunks just randomly spraying your gear sounds like a non-issue. They have to feel threatened. I stayed at a state park last year that was pretty popular with skunks and raccoons. The raccoons were...
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