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Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 383,954
Posted By eaglegamma

Touring as a solo woman

In my years of touring experience I've met and sometimes traveled with numerous solo riders. Taking precautions as you would traveling by other modes, you can do so safely. Being in a bicycle does...
Forum: Touring
10-06-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Agree, and thank you! :)

Agree, and thank you! :)
Forum: Touring
10-06-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

This isn't a journal site. Instead it summarizes...

This isn't a journal site. Instead it summarizes info already available in journals, forums, websites, books, etc., so it's supposed to include stuff that's already available elsewhere. The key...
Forum: Touring
10-06-17, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

The easiest way I can think to do that would be...

The easiest way I can think to do that would be simply to include subsections where users can add reviews to e.g. a page on bike seats. This is already technically possible, and if there's interest...
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Here, I added a discussion of the different types...

Here, I added a discussion of the different types of touring (http://bike.eaglegamma.com/wiki/index.php?title=Touring).
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Thank you for the comments, I definitely...

Thank you for the comments, I definitely appreciate learning that. I feel the same way, that a lot of what I learned in the early days, that even made my touring possible, came from page 18 out of 76...
Forum: Touring
10-04-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

OK, but it's entirely possible to hybridize both...

OK, but it's entirely possible to hybridize both (like the bikes!). I've gone to diners and restaurants on the same trip, and traveled with people on very different bikes, budgets, and mindsets. I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-04-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

While I agree that there's a big difference...

While I agree that there's a big difference between the two, I don't think it's hard and fast. It's quite possible to combine the two.
Forum: Touring
10-04-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

If I understand you correctly, that's just one...

If I understand you correctly, that's just one way that info can get added. For now since it's my initiative I'm adding my own thoughts plus other people's thoughts from elsewhere. However if you or...
Forum: Touring
10-04-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Good question. I asked myself that before...

Good question. I asked myself that before starting, and my answer is that it condenses that type of info all into a far more useful form. CrazyGuy is great for diving into the details of many...
Forum: Touring
10-03-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Regarding the parts database, I feel like a lot...

Regarding the parts database, I feel like a lot of the underlying data already exist in vendor databases (e.g. Amazon), and what tourers would benefit from is simple comparisons and explanations...
Forum: Touring
10-03-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

It's not all my opinions, although since I'm the...

It's not all my opinions, although since I'm the one providing the initial input it of course leans heavily towards my opinions. Or did you expect me to use someone else's opinions? :)
Forum: Touring
10-02-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Yes, I do value your personal opinion. I agree...

Yes, I do value your personal opinion. I agree that self-supported touring is a whole different ball game, in terms of riding. However, wouldn't someone on a credit card tour still have much the same...
Forum: Touring
10-02-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Thank you! :) Why would you want that...

Thank you! :)

Why would you want that division? While some of the info will of course only be relevant to one or the other group, I believe that most bike touring info is relevant to both. In...
Forum: Touring
10-02-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

Agree that getting it to be a known source poses...

Agree that getting it to be a known source poses a challenge. Any tips?

If you're interested in pursuing that saddle database idea (and I consider the seat to be the most important part of a...
09-29-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By eaglegamma

I got this running, at least minimally, by mixing...

I got this running, at least minimally, by mixing and matching parts from the different kits.
09-29-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 984,503
Posted By eaglegamma

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BpCUicGswxxTwP_T...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BpCUicGswxxTwP_TPyTjxRUSo9RCESNGs8CX7TkBJuuGYKVq-FGJczGUTH2oyX78EyCbpxMXdzfi1YAihxXGE8NmnUws1Cnlc_tww3p5J0Iar175rYi3ZNriagwnA3CpZLPSojf8dQA=w937-h527-noI finally...
09-29-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,745
Posted By eaglegamma

Sounds like a cool project although as others...

Sounds like a cool project although as others have said possibly unsafe. I'd be curious how you wind up going about things.

Do you have any kind of source on that 25 mph limit to bike's...
09-29-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By eaglegamma

Sounds like a great idea, I hope you keep us...

Sounds like a great idea, I hope you keep us posted! :)
Forum: Touring
09-29-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,305
Posted By eaglegamma

I've never even heard of that. I met a touring...

I've never even heard of that. I met a touring who went tubeless, who was the first to describe the tech to me, and I don't recall anything about that. It doesn't seem like a prevalent concern from...
Forum: Touring
09-29-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,660
Posted By eaglegamma

New bike touring community wiki!

A few of us were discussing bike touring community, and I started a wiki (http://bike.eaglegamma.com/wiki/)! :)
Please check it out, whether you are a seasoned vet, an occasional tourer, or just...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 383,954
Posted By eaglegamma

I've met a number of female touring cyclists,...

I've met a number of female touring cyclists, some solo and some not. Overall it comes across as a positive experience. You are indeed more vulnerable traveling by bicycle, however people are aware...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By eaglegamma

Oh I see on your blog that you completed your...

Oh I see on your blog that you completed your trip. Well I hope this helps someone else! :)
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By eaglegamma

It's a beautiful area! You may already have...

It's a beautiful area!
You may already have left by now, but anyways here are some thoughts:
If you haven't gone to Lexington KY yet I'd recommend it, really sweet place!
The Daniel Boone forest...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By eaglegamma

Seems like you've already gotten some pretty good...

Seems like you've already gotten some pretty good answers on your initial questions. For getting into shape, in my experience women who don't ride a lot do struggle especially with the uphills, even...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,202
Posted By eaglegamma

Probably better to have extra positions available...

Probably better to have extra positions available to you, and greater comfort. Agree that you should go with what works for you.
Forum: Touring
09-26-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,423
Posted By eaglegamma

I think it's a wonderful idea. However since it...

I think it's a wonderful idea. However since it would be so expensive to build, maybe a viable alternative would be for us to document existing offroad trails in a way to make them into a ridable...
Forum: Touring
09-25-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By eaglegamma

I had a wonderful experience with WarmShowers...

I had a wonderful experience with WarmShowers hosts in St. Louis! :)
Forum: Touring
09-25-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,305
Posted By eaglegamma

I way preferred tubeless until that bike got...

I way preferred tubeless until that bike got stolen, and I plan to go tubeless again with my current bike. So much stress relief from not dealing with flats! :)
09-25-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By eaglegamma

Wilderness Energy Bike Electrified kit stopped working

Hi,
After recently buying a used Wilderness Energy Bike Electrified kit, I set it up and got it working briefly, but now it's not working. I'm using new batteries (36V, 9AH, SLA). I've tested them...
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