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Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By Doug64

It looks like the issue you have is the front...

It looks like the issue you have is the front rack. Looking at Surly's tech sheet for the rack, it looks like you could use a 5-7 mm spacer on the fork blade and on the dropout mounting points and...
01-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 247
Posted By Doug64

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01-13-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,705
Posted By Doug64

Eleven seconds is not that fast for the 100 yard...

Eleven seconds is not that fast for the 100 yard dash. That was not a flat 11 seconds; it was somewhere between 11 and 12 seconds. I think high school kids are doing the 100 meters quicker than that...
01-12-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,705
Posted By Doug64

Well, just to give tou a goal, I ran the 100 yd...

Well, just to give tou a goal, I ran the 100 yd dash right at 11 sec when I was kid, and I was a distance runner:)
01-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 966
Posted By Doug64

I've broken 3 front spokes, all in a month-long...

I've broken 3 front spokes, all in a month-long period while on a tour. I was riding a Bianchi Volpe with 32-spoke wheels. I had front panniers, but they did not have much weight. It was the same...
Forum: Touring
01-10-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

Vancouver ,BC, 2008 ...

Vancouver ,BC, 2008
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Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

I'm not sure of the story behind this. The...

I'm not sure of the story behind this. The nearest water is on the right-center of the picture. There may be a channel that can not be seen from the road I am standing on. No, there is no lake beyond...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

tcs, your picture reminderd me of a similar one I...

tcs, your picture reminderd me of a similar one I took in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Doug64

I got a Brooks B17 Imperial a couple of years...

I got a Brooks B17 Imperial a couple of years ago, and followed djb's advice about breaking it in. I have been very happy with the results,:thumb:
01-04-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Doug64

The Peak Sports Bike Shop in Corvallis, Oregon is...

The Peak Sports Bike Shop in Corvallis, Oregon is an excellent shop staffed by a great group of folks. I really appreciate them!

Russ, the Service Manager, at Peak Sports Bike Shop in Corvallis...
Forum: Touring
01-03-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Doug64

A leather saddle does not have to look like a...

A leather saddle does not have to look like a hammock to be comfortable. This is a Brooks Pro that I used for 30 years. It has some very shallow indentations, but it does not look like some leather...
Forum: Touring
01-03-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug64

Compact "log truck" ...

Compact "log truck"
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Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Doug64

Use your Brooks on the trainer, that is how I...

Use your Brooks on the trainer, that is how I started breaking in my Imperial, and it fits well. I rotate the saddle between 3 bikes, and it does not affect my position on the saddle. I may have to...
Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,851
Posted By Doug64

Field of Dreams, Dyersville, IA ...

Field of Dreams, Dyersville, IA
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Sac City, IA-- How did you miss this?...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,417
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
12-29-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By Doug64

Thanks for not giving me a hard time about my...

Thanks for not giving me a hard time about my "Angle of the Road" cards. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
12-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By Doug64

There are situations where a cue sheet may be the...

There are situations where a cue sheet may be the best tool; like your Japan experience, riding between the airport and the train station. Using a cue sheet is not an either or decision. Use one when...
Forum: Touring
12-26-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By Doug64

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us...

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us did a lot of touring before GPS, cell phones, and the internet. I don't remember getting lost all that often; and the times I did get lost, it was...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I do not avoid large cities while...

My wife and I do not avoid large cities while touring. We often purposely ride through big cities, just to get a feel for the state, province or country we are riding through.

Riding through...
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

I've had the same good experiences as phughes and...

I've had the same good experiences as phughes and djb with my Ortlieb bar bag, which has been solid on various bikes for several years. I carry my camera, wallet , cell phone, passport, Swiss Army...
12-22-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,642
Posted By Doug64

A little off topic but. . . . Some of us...

A little off topic but. . . .
Some of us actually winter camp and ski tour for fun, and you don't have to worry about mosquitoes. :)

Skiing around Crater Lake (Crater Lake National Park) just for...
12-20-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,642
Posted By Doug64

Yah, winter sucks. ...

Yah, winter sucks.

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Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,886
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada, Bow Valley Parkway ...

Alberta, Canada, Bow Valley Parkway
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Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

Good points! It is getting difficult to find 9...

Good points! It is getting difficult to find 9 speed parts even before the pandemic. Setting up a 9 speed setup is a little tricky, but the complexity increases going to 10 or 11 speed setups.
...
Forum: Touring
12-17-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

I set up all my families' touring bikes (6) with...

I set up all my families' touring bikes (6) with mountain bike gearing. We all run triples, 44/32/22 cranks, 11-34 cassette, mtn. rear derailleur, and road front derailleur, which will still works...
12-16-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Doug64

All of the above, and check the inside of your...

All of the above, and check the inside of your rim for rough spots. Also check your rim tape for protruding spokes.

Did I read your post correctly, you had a flat on the trainer? If that is the...
12-15-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By Doug64

I'm not sure how a person could bend the top tube...

I'm not sure how a person could bend the top tube by pushing the securing bar down by hand. I have a Thule rack, Double Track 990XT, and have hauled aluminum bikes on it without any damage. If a...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

Is there a reason you are not considering your...

Is there a reason you are not considering your Surly?
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

My daughter is 4' 11", and rides a 42 cm Surly...

My daughter is 4' 11", and rides a 42 cm Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is almost on the short side for her. If you go to new bike, the LHT would be another option. She toured thousands of mile on her's...
Forum: Touring
12-14-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,144
Posted By Doug64

I was going through some old photos, and found...

I was going through some old photos, and found this one. It was toward the start of our ride across the U.S. We were on our third day riding from the Pacific Coast and were traveling pretty light....
12-13-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,496
Posted By Doug64

The last time I did a "do your age" thing was...

The last time I did a "do your age" thing was when I was 50, and I ran it:) I Planned on reducing the distance by 1 mile every year after my 50th, but I was severely injured in a climbing accident,...
12-09-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Doug64

I can empathize with you. I have had both...

I can empathize with you. I have had both shoulders repaired due to bike and skiing crashes. My left shoulder was operated on a year ago. I am now just getting most of the range and strength back.
...
Forum: Touring
12-07-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Doug64

I was talking to my wife about the Cacades this...

I was talking to my wife about the Cacades this morning, and the conclusion we came up with is that the baggage car is on the north end of the train regardless of the direction it is heading. It is...
Forum: Touring
12-07-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Doug64

I should have said the "Cascades last summer"....

I should have said the "Cascades last summer". Yes, they do use hooks, but I have not watched them unhook them. It might be better if I don't watch.

At the Albany station when we were still boxing...
Forum: Touring
12-07-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Doug64

We just used it in September, and it was bike...

We just used it in September, and it was bike check-in at the baggage car.
Forum: Touring
12-06-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Doug64

My daughter loading her bike on the Amtrak...

My daughter loading her bike on the Amtrak Cascade in Portland heading toward Albany. My wife and I have used the Cascade numerous times to get home from a connecting train (Empire Builder) or The...
12-06-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,084
Posted By Doug64

Sorry guts. I actually read the thread over a...

Sorry guts. I actually read the thread over a couple of days, but somehow I missed opening the OP's video.:rolleyes:
12-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,084
Posted By Doug64

This is a good video that show that we do counter...

This is a good video that show that we do counter steer to initiate a turn (from the Cycle Oregon Newsletter):
Most People Don't Know How Bikes Work
12-05-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,385
Posted By Doug64

I purchased my rack from etrailer, and am more...

I purchased my rack from etrailer, and am more than satisfied with their service and prices. Up to a point, It seems like you get what you pay for when buying a bike rack.

I bought a Thule Double...
Forum: Touring
12-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,886
Posted By Doug64

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12-03-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,084
Posted By Doug64

I am involved with bike safety training in our...

I am involved with bike safety training in our school district, usually 5th graders. One of the techniques we teach is an emergency turn using counter steering to initiate the turn. Right hooks, a...
12-01-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By Doug64

Folks might want to investigate the effectiveness...

Folks might want to investigate the effectiveness of HMB. There are about as many "studies" that say it is effectivess as there are that say it is not.
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Doug64

It was a 46/36/26 stock chainring. It was coupled...

It was a 46/36/26 stock chainring. It was coupled with an 11-34 cassette. I changed it to a 44/32/22 when we came home. I also changed my wife's Cannondale crankset. The 26 tooth granny worked OK...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 307,886
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada ...

Alberta, Canada
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Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,660
Posted By Doug64

There are also sheep pastures on the dikes, good...

There are also sheep pastures on the dikes, good utilization. I also suspect that it reduces the amount of mowing. I think the Netherlands is high on the list of high population density countries in...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Doug64

David, I finally put Supremes on our bike this...

David,
I finally put Supremes on our bike this fall. I had been looking for a couple of pairs for about 8 months, and finally found some 32 mms in the UK. I had them on for almost 2 weeks when I ran...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Doug64

I did a quick review of the Fulcrum Racing 5...

I did a quick review of the Fulcrum Racing 5 wheel set, and IMO they would not make a good wheel set for any kind of touring. Again, IMO these are the reasons why: I8 spoke radial laced and 20 spoke...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Doug64

I think for 35-75 mile days your Volpes are ...

I think for 35-75 mile days your Volpes are capable bikes. My wife and I rode across the U.S. averaging over 50 miles a day for 76 consecutive days fully loaded. Depending on what tire you are using...
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