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09-22-21, 02:13 PM
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Posted By tmac100

Why whine? I am 73 and just recovering from...

Why whine? I am 73 and just recovering from "breaking my back" - actually my T-12 vertebrae. Some muscle and osteoporosis issues too. No matter as I am looking forward to another self-supported...
09-20-21, 01:21 PM
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Posted By tmac100

I am 73 and have my custom built touring bike...

I am 73 and have my custom built touring bike that was built in 2005-6. I have done a lot of self-supported touring with it. Steel frame with 26" wheels and 48-hole PW hubs make the bike very strong...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 04:16 PM
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Posted By tmac100

I LOVE Brooks B17s

Heard about them in the late 1990s. Finally (after a bit of an inheritance) I had a custom built steel expedition bike frame built (with 48 spoke 26" wheels). What saddle?? Found a used B17 on...
04-12-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 100,779
Posted By tmac100

I have been away from this forum for some time as...

I have been away from this forum for some time as I have finally retired (at the age of 72) and now live in Portugal. Learning Portuguese is tougher than anything I have ever done - including the...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,833
Posted By tmac100

They are! 73 VE4ZD - but now temporarily in...

They are!
73
VE4ZD - but now temporarily in Doha, Qatar
03-27-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By tmac100

Not everything I do in my life is based on money....

Not everything I do in my life is based on money. For example, as a father of two 30+ year old sons, it could have been less expensive to send money to a 3rd world country and help 2 orphans get...
01-25-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By tmac100

A zero-sum game (like being strongest) is for...

A zero-sum game (like being strongest) is for youngsters who need their egos stroked. It is much better to get out and ride, ride, ride - after all we only have so much time/will power left.
Great...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By tmac100

Agree with this. Did a week long self-directed...

Agree with this. Did a week long self-directed tour in early August from Orleans to Tours. Blois and Amboise were places we stopped at. Lots to see... plus, lots of excellent bicycle paths. Enjoy :)
07-18-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,884
Posted By tmac100

State of the art stuff was little tablets...

State of the art stuff was little tablets (Clini-tabs I think) you placed in a test tube AFTER adding 10 drops of water to 5 drops of urine. The color told you qualitatively if you were spilling...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,998
Posted By tmac100

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in...

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in Australia (Savannah Way and Perth to Sydney via the Nullabore and Broken Hill). This August I take a 7 day self-guided tour in France of the Loire...
11-18-09, 12:12 PM
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Views: 20,465
Posted By tmac100

You simply do not understand that MANY...

You simply do not understand that MANY maintenance operations involve a rivet gun, an Allen wrench, or a screw driver. Not every operation requires the use of a torque wrench. This comment applies to...
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