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04-19-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,615
Posted By 2ering

Tire change on the Veyron (soooo 2014!) are...

Tire change on the Veyron (soooo 2014!) are around $42,000 and while you do get 2500 miles out of them it's the reason I'm going to the Chiron...although the 27 hours for an oil change will likely...
04-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By 2ering

It's a tough act trying to balance Vitamin D/sun...

It's a tough act trying to balance Vitamin D/sun exposure while minimizing skin cancer concerns. I'm 71 and two weeks ago I had some blood tests which showed my Vit D level was less than half of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,191
Posted By 2ering

Just to add some fuel to the OP's paranoia, in...

Just to add some fuel to the OP's paranoia, in last year's TDF wasn't there someone, I want to say an Astana rider, who couldn't make a curve and ran up a driveway where his bike broke in two? Of...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By 2ering

Yeah, it is a lot of time. She literally is...

Yeah, it is a lot of time. She literally is reading a book/magazine during some of the time and she'll also listen to podcasts/audio books. She also takes a break to eat. We're old and both use...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By 2ering

My girlfriend bought a 2T in November 2020 and...

My girlfriend bought a 2T in November 2020 and uses it 3-4 hrs/day, 5-6 days/week and it has been trouble-free. Not particularly long term use and she isn't the least bit aggressive, but still it's...
02-20-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2ering

Ahh, Spring!

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Don't you just love when the first tender shoots of a handlebar and seat...
02-18-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By 2ering

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Lucy wondering why we've stopped on our trip following the shoreline of...
10-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,303
Posted By 2ering

Curious as to why you say this knowing that it...

Curious as to why you say this knowing that it can be spread to others even while being asymptomatic. Is the test painful or high cost or is it because you always wear a mask and stay distanced when...
10-05-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,640
Posted By 2ering

Just like in cars.

Just like in cars.
10-05-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,640
Posted By 2ering

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
09-01-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,184
Posted By 2ering

Okay, it sounds like what you really want is a...

Okay, it sounds like what you really want is a racing touring bike. No problem, you've come to the right place and already received a lot of good, if sometimes a bit conflicting, advice. If you...
07-31-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By 2ering

Does it feel like you're being swatted with a bat...

Does it feel like you're being swatted with a bat just below the sit bones with each step while walking? If so I've been fighting that for two years now. Funny but it doesn't bother me while riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,573
Posted By 2ering

Bibs when it's cool/cold otherwise it's shorts...

Bibs when it's cool/cold otherwise it's shorts for the less-of-a-hassle factor.
06-11-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,130
Posted By 2ering

From our tours around the midwest and general...

From our tours around the midwest and general riding in Chicago my girlfriend and I agree the most annoying are:
1. BMWs for the reasons given above
2. Ford Crown Victorias as they are generally...
08-29-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 41,041
Posted By 2ering

Great question, wish I had time to answer but I'm...

Great question, wish I had time to answer but I'm on a 2er
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By 2ering

Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I guess...

Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I guess I'll need to keep training so I can reach the 3728.5 watt output needed to meet the power requirement for bikes...only 3500 to go!
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By 2ering

Are Bikes allowed on Ohio SR269?

Hi All,

I am planning a tour around Lake Erie beginning in Fremont, Ohio and ending in Detroit, Mi. We would like to visit Catawba Island and then on to Vermillion. The most direct route would...
05-28-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,976
Posted By 2ering

Hey, He showed you his, shouldn't you return the...

Hey, He showed you his, shouldn't you return the favor?:)
04-10-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,426
Posted By 2ering

I incorporated bibs into my wardrobe when I began...

I incorporated bibs into my wardrobe when I began riding in cold temperatures and got tired of the base layer(s) pulling out of my shorts/tights. I don't find them more comfortable than shorts in...
09-24-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,314
Posted By 2ering

My latest reminder of time passing occurred just...

My latest reminder of time passing occurred just 4 days ago while on a short self-contained tour. Checking in at the campground, one of those RV cities complete with water slides and miniature golf...
08-13-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By 2ering

Try a tandem?

Try a tandem?
07-23-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,174
Posted By 2ering

I haven't been able to find any SwissStop...

I haven't been able to find any SwissStop sintered pads in Canada or any of those mythical EBC Gold. I finally found some Brake Authority sintered pads that would fit at mec.ca[/QUOTE]

FYI, TRP...
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By 2ering

Just returned from a tour of the Burren and...

Just returned from a tour of the Burren and Connemara area over on the west side run by VBT and absolutely loved it. As you warn the weather was inclement parts of every day and good rain gear a...
06-03-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,061
Posted By 2ering

Became intrigued by the Pinion transmission and...

Became intrigued by the Pinion transmission and am waiting for a Divide to be delivered to my lbs from Co-Motion. It will replace my 2007 Americano for touring. I am also contemplating replacing my...
Forum: Touring
04-30-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By 2ering

Hi, I've not ridden in Indiana but this map of...

Hi, I've not ridden in Indiana but this map of USBR #35 by the Indiana Trails Community may help: http://www.indianatrails.com/?q=content/usbr35--sorry, I can't figure out how to add it as a link.
Forum: Touring
11-28-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By 2ering

I'm a Chicagoan and I love bike touring in...

I'm a Chicagoan and I love bike touring in Michigan where I have family. The summer of 2015 we made a loop ride leaving from our Wicker Park home and riding north to Manitowoc, Wi., where we took...
Forum: Touring
10-17-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,676
Posted By 2ering

In no particular order I guess our 4 man...

In no particular order I guess our 4 man Hilleberg Keron GT tent, which is long enough to create echoes, qualifies, as does my fuji mirrorless DSLR with a clutch of fast prime lenses for my mediocre...
Forum: Touring
10-16-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,785
Posted By 2ering

I've heard that some dogs do safely run alongside...

I've heard that some dogs do safely run alongside the bike but ours isn't the smartest of breeds so we don't try. We take her for walks in the morning & after reaching camp as well as some shorter...
Forum: Touring
10-16-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,785
Posted By 2ering

We've done a couple of longish (4 and 5 week...

We've done a couple of longish (4 and 5 week duration) tours with our dog having nothing to do with security concerns. Though a small (13-14lbs) dog we figured after adding the weight of the...
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,748
Posted By 2ering

I had the same problem with the Tara when setting...

I had the same problem with the Tara when setting up my bike 7 or 8 yrs ago. I emailed Tubus about using the lower rear attachment tab versus the larger front and they advised to use the front as it...
Forum: Touring
09-11-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By 2ering

Hi. We really enjoy doing an organized tour in...

Hi. We really enjoy doing an organized tour in the spring as a way to aid in training, and get in some hill work, before taking a self-contained tour in the late summer/early fall. It's nice to let...
07-15-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,667
Posted By 2ering

"Will Tejay ever have it?" I think he's had...

"Will Tejay ever have it?" I think he's had it...you must have blinked and missed it.
Forum: Touring
03-22-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,055
Posted By 2ering

It is indeed a Keron 4GT and no, we leave the...

It is indeed a Keron 4GT and no, we leave the bikes outside. While they may technically fit, and it's kinda cool to think we have a mobile garage, we prefer to keep most of the space open and use...
Forum: Touring
03-22-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,055
Posted By 2ering

We make the butler stay in the porch.:)

We make the butler stay in the porch.:)
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 12:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,055
Posted By 2ering

Here's our svelte beauty: 510691 About...

Here's our svelte beauty:

510691
About 15.5 lbs...glad this was my last tour lugging it. Now my girlfriend gets to tote it while I pull a lighter dog.
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,838
Posted By 2ering

For the last two summer tours I've been toting...

For the last two summer tours I've been toting 105-110 pounds and with my girlfriend's gear we are pushing (or more precisely pulling) in excess of 175lbs. This is excluding bike, racks, full water...
Forum: Touring
03-10-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By 2ering

Here are two other sources for sun protection...

Here are two other sources for sun protection clothing: http://www.solartex.com and http://www.sunprecautions.com. Sorry I don't know how to make them actual links. Currently I use the Pearl Izumi...
Forum: Touring
02-03-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,250
Posted By 2ering

An organized trip (REI) from Vienna to Prague in...

An organized trip (REI) from Vienna to Prague in the Spring followed in late Summer with last year's planned but not completed self-contained camping, cooking trip around the coastline of lower...
Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,350
Posted By 2ering

This hay field near Whitewater, Wisconsin, has...

This hay field near Whitewater, Wisconsin, has always been a favorite:

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Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,196
Posted By 2ering

Hilleberg Keron 4 GT: Featherlite at a mere 13.5...

Hilleberg Keron 4 GT: Featherlite at a mere 13.5 lbs w/ footprint. Upon seeing for the first time my daughter asked if it came with a butler.

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Forum: Touring
08-12-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By 2ering

I had what sounds like the identical issue with...

I had what sounds like the identical issue with my then-new touring bike. I've always experienced some pain the following the first ride or two of the season, but with the new bike the pain never...
Forum: Touring
08-12-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By 2ering

I had what sounds like the identical issue with...

I had what sounds like the identical issue with my then-new touring bike. I've always experienced some pain the following the first ride or two of the season, but with the new bike the pain never...
Forum: Touring
06-24-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By 2ering

Hi Nick, Like many others I would caution you to...

Hi Nick, Like many others I would caution you to check with the mfc before attaching a trailer to a cf bike. We just returned from our first foray, a short hub & spoke tour, with our small King...
Forum: Touring
01-10-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By 2ering

Thanks recycle. Were you going north to south? ...

Thanks recycle. Were you going north to south? We're planning on going all the way up to Mackinaw City and then continue down along the Lake Huron coast to the tip of the Thumb area.
Forum: Touring
01-10-13, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By 2ering

Well your climb has me huffing and puffing just...

Well your climb has me huffing and puffing just looking at it, but it sure looks like a beautiful area. I hope you're right and based upon the response from recycler, it appears you are. Thanks...
Forum: Touring
01-09-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By 2ering

Hi fevans. I agree looking at the climb in...

Hi fevans. I agree looking at the climb in mapmyrun does make it look innocuous until you realize the climb (which google earth & ridewithgps pegs at a bit over 100 feet) seems to occur in less than...
Forum: Touring
01-07-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,281
Posted By 2ering

Self contained trip, including dog, from Michigan...

Self contained trip, including dog, from Michigan City, Indiana to Port Austin, Mich. following the Lake Michigan/Lake Huron shoreline beginning mid-May. Starting to research a trip from Prague to...
Forum: Touring
01-07-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By 2ering

Steep climb out of Mona Lake in Norton Shores, Michigan

Hi. Is anyone familiar with the climb on Lake Harbor Drive going north from Mona Lake? We're going to be riding north along the newly designated USBR #35 next May which takes us over what appears...
Forum: Touring
12-02-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2ering

Thanks to all for their responses. I've started...

Thanks to all for their responses. I've started playing around with RideWithGPS and Bikely and they look like they should do what I need. I also like the suggestion to incorporating my GoogleMaps...
Forum: Touring
12-01-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2ering

Computing Elevation Gain

Hi All. My girlfriend and I are planning a Spring 2013 trip around the perimeter of Michigan's lower peninsula utilizing USBR#35 up the Lake Michigan side. We do not travel light, e.g. our lodging...
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