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Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,928
Posted By carkmouch

I'm teaching English in Guangzhou, China this...

I'm teaching English in Guangzhou, China this year and took a 3 1/2 day tour with a friend during Spring Festival back in February. It's in the south near Hong Kong, and the weather was pleasant and...
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,221
Posted By carkmouch

Thanks for all the replies. I know I should have...

Thanks for all the replies. I know I should have asked around for a good place to camp beforehand, but I've camped a couple times in litte town parks like this with no problem, and I didn't think my...
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 12:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,221
Posted By carkmouch

My tent was stolen!!!

:mad:Ugh :notamused:

Last week my brother and I took a 6~ hour drive up to Madison, WI to drop me off for a bike tour back home to Missouri. The trip was going great until my third day riding...
05-02-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,102
Posted By carkmouch

I know how the OP feels. I recently borrowed...

I know how the OP feels.

I recently borrowed a friend's mid/high-end Novarra mtn bike to take out on a local single track trail at a state park nearby. I usually ride out to the same lake on my...
Forum: Touring
05-02-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,748
Posted By carkmouch

I've been more than pleased with using REI's T2...

I've been more than pleased with using REI's T2 Quarterdome tent. I used it last night in the rain and not a single drop entered the tent. It's lightweight and compact, and looks pretty cool too.
...
Forum: Touring
03-14-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By carkmouch

I applaud Google for making this effort. It's in...

I applaud Google for making this effort. It's in the first stages now and has some flaws, but I'm sure this will be improved before long. One problem I found was that it mapped 100+ route though...
Forum: Touring
02-28-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,444
Posted By carkmouch

http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/images/bell750.jpg...

http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/images/bell750.jpg

For a brief time I had a bell on my bike, and when dogs came to chase me I dinged the bell and they would usually stop.

Also, I've never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By carkmouch

Yeah, I think I will move the brake levers down...

Yeah, I think I will move the brake levers down soon. It needs new bar tape anyway so I can adjust it then tape it sometime soon.

As for upgrading to bar end shifters, that's exactly what I was...
Forum: Touring
02-26-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By carkmouch

28 will be fine on the trail, just watch out for...

28 will be fine on the trail, just watch out for loose gravel spots.

When are you planning on doing the trip? It'll be pretty soggy in the spring, so wait till May at least.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 01:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By carkmouch

So I got a free road bike...

A good friend of my parents was getting rid of stuff and decided to give me a road bike back around Christmas. It's a Schwinn 564 Aluminum frame, not sure of the year. I think the frame size is a...
Forum: Touring
02-19-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,939
Posted By carkmouch

I'm thinkin about driving down to OK City with my...

I'm thinkin about driving down to OK City with my brother to visit my sister's family this summer, then have him drop me off to bike the way back to NE Missouri. Think I will head NE for Clinton, MO...
Forum: Touring
02-16-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By carkmouch

Correct, that list is just stuff I will bring...

Correct, that list is just stuff I will bring with me from the states. I'll buy some extra tubes over there and carry them on the trip - I doubt I will need a spare tire if I will be riding on wide...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By carkmouch

How not to ride a recumbent

:p Here's a short video of one of my older brothers trying to ride my recumbent for the first time... unsuccessfully

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQg7IEdxuU
Forum: Touring
02-10-10, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By carkmouch

Thanks for the helpful posts. Like I said, I...

Thanks for the helpful posts. Like I said, I lived in a small, rural Chinese town for a few months so I am used to biking in crazy traffic and bad roads and dealing with all the little bits of...
Forum: Touring
02-09-10, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By carkmouch

I used pants like these touring last summer. ...

I used pants like these touring last summer. They are lightwieght and mostly waterproof/fast drying and they zip off into shorts for riding in good weather or for casual, off-the-bike wear.
...
Forum: Touring
02-08-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By carkmouch

So I want to do some touring in China...

Last year I had the opportunity to live 3 1/2 months in a small Chinese town in Guangdong province (SE China). I had a heavy single speed cruiser I bought there to get me around town ($50 US brand...
Forum: Touring
02-05-10, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By carkmouch

Just use common sense, keep your bike locked...

Just use common sense, keep your bike locked anytime it's out of your sight for more than a moment. If you decide to stay in larger cities, you could just store your bike somewhere safe such as a...
Forum: Touring
12-02-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By carkmouch

Here's one from the Katy Trail train tunnel...

Here's one from the Katy Trail train tunnel during my tour of the Lewis and Clark from Pierre, SD to Missouri. 56cm LHT with lonepeaks

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/carkmouch/DSC03613.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-22-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By carkmouch

While stealth camping is fun and worthwhile, you...

While stealth camping is fun and worthwhile, you don't have to find a rough patch of woods in order to camp. On my tour this summer I always found small town parks and churches in the country as...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,460
Posted By carkmouch

One time I technically broke the rules by camping...

One time I technically broke the rules by camping in an official campground but didn't pay the fee. There was no one at the office, so I figured I wouldn't bother paying. I didn't use the showers...
Forum: Touring
07-16-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,758
Posted By carkmouch

You can't beat a good cheap Budweiser tallboy...

You can't beat a good cheap Budweiser tallboy from a small grocery store

My dinner one night
...
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,996
Posted By carkmouch

Well, last year on the Katy I remember riding...

Well, last year on the Katy I remember riding through a bunch of small frogs on the trail, so I'm sure I squished a few then.
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By carkmouch

I've been using my Lonepeaks for touring and...

I've been using my Lonepeaks for touring and grocery runs and they've been great, they're similar to Arkels I guess.
Forum: Touring
07-04-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,996
Posted By carkmouch

I just got back from touring part of the Lewis...

I just got back from touring part of the Lewis and Clark from Pierre, SD to Missouri, so I rode on the Steamboat Trace trail in Nebraska and on the Katy in Missouri

I like them for the most part,...
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By carkmouch

I always use the smaller panniers for up front...

I always use the smaller panniers for up front and the bigger ones in back, but that doesn't mean I can't still put more weight up front. I usually try to put more weight on the front as to balance...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By carkmouch

Anyone want to ride part of the L&C w/ me this month? (SD->MO)

This is kind of short notice, but bike touring should be about spontanaety right? I'm planning on driving to Pierre, SD and start riding the Lewis and Clark route back to St. Charles, Missouri,...
Forum: Touring
05-25-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,087
Posted By carkmouch

I toured last year with my hennessy hammock and...

I toured last year with my hennessy hammock and it was perfect for solo stealth camping. It was fairly comfortable and set up well nearly anywhere in the woods. However, I decided to order a...
Forum: Foo
05-24-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By carkmouch

iPod/iTunes question

Alright, so I'm wondering if I have some files on my iPod which are not currently in my iTunes library, will those files be deleted when I synch back up to my iTunes?

I am not talking about...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,276
Posted By carkmouch

I bought my LHT lightly used and I haven't...

I bought my LHT lightly used and I haven't swapped out the stock Conti Contact tires - they are doing fine and I've only gotten one flat from a shard of glass, and that's it. I'll keep em til they...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By carkmouch

I keep hearing from people on this forum that...

I keep hearing from people on this forum that recumbents will finally catch on and start to become popular when people can buy them for cheap at wally world.

Well now that day has come...
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,471
Posted By carkmouch

wow, this sounds amazing! I sent them an email...

wow, this sounds amazing! I sent them an email earlier today with several paragraphs explaining why I want to go. I hope I hear back from them soon - if I get accepted I will brit a shick.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,547
Posted By carkmouch

Cup your ear with your hand, shrug your...

Cup your ear with your hand, shrug your shoulders, and mimick something like "What? I cant hear you!"
Forum: Touring
05-03-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By carkmouch

I dream of doing a 1-3 month tour of Europe...

I dream of doing a 1-3 month tour of Europe someday, do a general lap around the continent for awhile - it'd be awesome. Have a blast!

And go with some panniers and don't use a backpack.
05-02-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,831
Posted By carkmouch

A couple years ago I had a Next 7 speed...

A couple years ago I had a Next 7 speed hybrid/comfort bike with front suspension. It was only 100 dollars and was a decent bike. It got stolen and I bought a fixed gear to replace it, and since...
05-02-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By carkmouch

get a brake nice bike

get a brake

nice bike
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By carkmouch

Other than my lht touring machine, I'd say my...

Other than my lht touring machine, I'd say my favorite gear would be my lonepeak pannier set. I originally planned to tour using a trailer, so I bought a cheap, heavy toddler trailer off craigslist...
05-01-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,674
Posted By carkmouch

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KQlh6G_ERA8/SWryZKOzO2I/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KQlh6G_ERA8/SWryZKOzO2I/AAAAAAAABvw/sJI3Q1593xs/s400/penny.farthing1.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-30-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,223
Posted By carkmouch

Yeah, people barely notice cyclists when they are...

Yeah, people barely notice cyclists when they are on the road, let alone hidden in the woods.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,449
Posted By carkmouch

It's a dumb rule, but it mostly for liability...

It's a dumb rule, but it mostly for liability purposes since they're worried that if some mom talking on her cell phone in her SUV doesn't see you and rear-ends you in the drive-thru you won't sue...
04-29-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By carkmouch

Signed up for a Mtn Biking class

So it's my last semester at my university and I decided I'd like to try out the Mountain Biking course they offer for the hell of it. I didn't plan on signing up for it but only just remembered it...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By carkmouch

Go for out-n-back overnight tours if you have the...

Go for out-n-back overnight tours if you have the time on weekends. This will not only give you training for riding long distances fully loaded, but will also get you prepared for camping, knowing...
04-28-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By carkmouch

Sheldon Brown is the #1 reason I decided to buy a...

Sheldon Brown is the #1 reason I decided to buy a used fixed gear off craigslist. I had recently had my cheap wal-mart hybrid stolen and was looking for a replacement, so I went with the fixed. I...
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,459
Posted By carkmouch

Here's alot of ACA maps on google maps, check it...

Here's alot of ACA maps on google maps, check it out

http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By carkmouch

:eek::love: Just needs some silver fenders...

:eek::love:

Just needs some silver fenders and it'd be puurfect. Nice nice nice!
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By carkmouch

Not specifically backpacking, but a great...

Not specifically backpacking, but a great traveling forum

http://boards.bootsnall.com/
04-27-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,848
Posted By carkmouch

I have an Motobecane Nomade fixed gear...

I have an Motobecane Nomade fixed gear conversion, and I also have a Long Haul Trucker for road rides and touring and my most recent bike is a Vision R40 recumbent.

I want to get a 'go fast' road...
Forum: Touring
04-26-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,527
Posted By carkmouch

I'm a big fan of the DIY tour conversions, looks...

I'm a big fan of the DIY tour conversions, looks like a decent touring rig. I'd probably go for slick tires instead of those quasi-knobbies, or at least put the small, slicker tire on the rear and...
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By carkmouch

+1 I learned this fact the hard way :bike2:

+1

I learned this fact the hard way :bike2:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,792
Posted By carkmouch

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9oDqG2zBGE/SLitQ7Mgz_I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9oDqG2zBGE/SLitQ7Mgz_I/AAAAAAAABnQ/LgqI3Nj6WFI/s400/i%27d+hit+it.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By carkmouch

Probably not the best choice for fully loaded...

Probably not the best choice for fully loaded touring. Reasons?

-the back wheel only has 28 spokes. You'll want something with 36 or at least 32 spokes.
-it has a carbon fork, not the most...
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