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Forum: Touring
03-21-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By nm+

Exactly Righta fter graduatinbg from undergrad,...

Exactly
Righta fter graduatinbg from undergrad, i flew out to Seattle and started the Northern Tier.
I don't regret it at all. Things happen, some not so great at the time, yes, but lots of fun,...
Forum: Touring
03-21-07, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By nm+

You knwo, you can just bike out of Schiphol. I...

You knwo, you can just bike out of Schiphol. I did that many years ago at least.
Isn't methyl hydrate just methanol?
Look for art supply or auto parts shops.
Its used as a paint thiner or as a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By nm+

I road down the Mississippi from MSP to Madison...

I road down the Mississippi from MSP to Madison to Rockford, IL as part of my cross-country last summer.
The one of the best parts of the ride was from Winona, MN to Madison, WI via the rail trail...
Forum: Touring
10-24-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,234
Posted By nm+

Freestanding for 1 reason: Fairgrounds. Witha...

Freestanding for 1 reason: Fairgrounds.
Witha free standing tent, you can pitch under covered areas with concrete bases or even inside buildings (that aren't exactly clean enough to want to sleep in...
Forum: Touring
10-24-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By nm+

You might want to ask in the commuting forum. ...

You might want to ask in the commuting forum.
There are crazy people who do bike and survive everyday in LA.
Forum: Touring
10-24-06, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By nm+

Sf in the winter is better than SF in the summer ...

Sf in the winter is better than SF in the summer
That said. You need to keep and eye on the weather and expect HWY 1 to close. Expect to need to fine indoor accomidation. Expect the weather to be...
10-11-06, 11:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,395
Posted By nm+

Don't think he'd get any more for killing a...

Don't think he'd get any more for killing a driver or ped.
Without full details, i can't say if he deserves more or less.
Forum: Touring
10-11-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By nm+

Also, check the states you will be passing...

Also, check the states you will be passing through to see if they have traffic load/shoulder width bicycle maps. Not always perfect, but quite useful.
What everyone else said as well.
Forum: Touring
10-11-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By nm+

If you can deal with rain and don't mind stopping...

If you can deal with rain and don't mind stopping and finding hotel/B&B/hostel to ride out a storm, its fine, at least in CA.
Heck, in Sacramento we go to the coast to warm up.
10-09-06, 12:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By nm+

I'm gonna suggest heavy duty steel touring bikes....

I'm gonna suggest heavy duty steel touring bikes.
The trek 520s a good choice, though don't gain any more weight.
I cracked mine while touring (probably 325-350 total weight).
That or a good steel...
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By nm+

Started in my teens with a group called SHP. If...

Started in my teens with a group called SHP.
If you ahve kids, i recommend them
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By nm+

Lotta people out on teh n. Tier this sumemr with...

Lotta people out on teh n. Tier this sumemr with discs. mainly Surlies or one-off customs.
I'd rather have v's myself. Easier to have serviced anyhwere and more than enough power.
I love my...
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By nm+

Also, i did it solo. Its definitly harder to go...

Also, i did it solo. Its definitly harder to go solo, but it has its rewards. You really get to think about stuff and can really do what you want. its a very real option and if you can't findsoem...
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By nm+

I'll second the XT. Even better is a...

I'll second the XT.
Even better is a high-flange XT level shimano tandem hub with a shortened axle. I love mine
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By nm+

Looks liek a good way to die. that would hurt...

Looks liek a good way to die. that would hurt your center of gravety. Theres a reason all touring bikes put as mmuch weight as low as possible.
Get a BOB, sounds like the only safe way to do what...
Forum: Touring
10-09-06, 12:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By nm+

No I trashed my rim myself. needed a ride from...

No I trashed my rim myself. needed a ride from libby, MT to Whitefish cause thatw as teh closest bike shop. Amtrak one stop was $20, no cheaper or faster option.
Also I like the empire builder...
Forum: Touring
10-08-06, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By nm+

Did some of that route last year (I cut through...

Did some of that route last year (I cut through NY). Same reason to (grad college, the grad school)
If you need any advice or a place to stay in MSP, shoot me a PM.
Adventure cycling missed a few...
10-08-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,222
Posted By nm+

I'm both a car and a bike nut. Everyone hates...

I'm both a car and a bike nut.
Everyone hates me. But i love everyone. Except the jerks, who seem to occur in equal amount on all types of vehicles. I'll blash my air zounds at the jerk who...
10-07-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By nm+

Yup, there's reason why we exist if you live...

Yup, there's reason why we exist
if you live in NorCal or maybe somewhere else, i might be able to get some recommendations for you.
/Also know as post location
10-07-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By nm+

I'll be nice and play 2 1: Severity: 5 ...

I'll be nice and play
2

1:
Severity: 5
Type of collision (right hook, left hook, overtaking, etc. see bicyclesafe.com): Suburban going wrong way on a one way street with a blind corner...
Forum: Touring
10-07-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By nm+

Whatever the one tht follows the northern tier...

Whatever the one tht follows the northern tier would be nice as longa s you note where baggage service is
I had to take it from Libby, MT to Whitefish, MT when I cracked my rim (a whopping 1 stop). ...
Forum: Touring
10-05-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,738
Posted By nm+

I dunno where you cross, but at least this year...

I dunno where you cross, but at least this year crossing around buffalo was, uhm interesting.
Both the peace bridge and Lewiston-Queensboro bridges are under construction and the ability for bikes...
Forum: Touring
09-17-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By nm+

My bombproof rear-wheel. Bontrager Clyde, 48...

My bombproof rear-wheel.
Bontrager Clyde, 48 Wheelsmith spokes, high-flange XT level tandem hub with a short axle.
Made it from Pelican rapids, MN to Palmyra, NY, where I Cracked my frame. Before...
09-17-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 9,701
Posted By nm+

Yup, definitly take the shoulder. When i was on...

Yup, definitly take the shoulder.
When i was on tour this summer a road like that meant the day was going be a good one.
09-16-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By nm+

If you're gonna go to Davis, you might as well go...

If you're gonna go to Davis, you might as well go to Sacramento or even the bay.
City Bicycle Work's been know to have tourers and the bay will have it. Note that you want to buy it in stock,...
09-16-06, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By nm+

Not to be a bike snob, but "real" road bikes are...

Not to be a bike snob, but "real" road bikes are expensive.
The problem is that shimano puts no thought in lower end groups. If the bike works, ist because someone assebling the bike (that used to...
09-16-06, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By nm+

yeah, my generic spokes held up. It was a rim...

yeah, my generic spokes held up. It was a rim failure. And Mavs (which is the "touring" rim) are known on shops along the n. tier as big on failing. Most tourers are well under 200, so with the...
09-16-06, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By nm+

Yeah, note that most clydes have oodles of torque...

Yeah, note that most clydes have oodles of torque (also a big factor is why we break stuff for reason other than weight). Use that to your advantage. In a short-medium hill, just power the hell up....
09-16-06, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,708
Posted By nm+

Actually, i just bought some 2x North face...

Actually, i just bought some 2x North face wicking things at REI.
They don't have the flap, but i don't have plumbers crack problems (get good fitting shorts).
Allows a much looser fit than any...
09-16-06, 02:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,373
Posted By nm+

Gave them away in Pelican Rapids, MN. My...

Gave them away in Pelican Rapids, MN.
My touring wheels (700c):
36 Hole Bontrager Mavrick up front/lX hub (came with the bike)
48 hole Bontrager Clyde (best name, ever) with high flange XT tandem...
09-16-06, 02:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,382
Posted By nm+

I crossed the country (mostly) starting at 280...

I crossed the country (mostly) starting at 280 (now 250ish) on my brooks. I ahve absolute faith in it. Yes, it may not last 30 years like for lighter riders, but hell, 5 is more that I'd need....
09-16-06, 02:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 966
Posted By nm+

This is dumb. Either ban them or don't. This...

This is dumb. Either ban them or don't.
This half -assed measure takes heat off teh cellphone companies without cutting into thier profits.
The distraction is not the phone itself. One is quite...
Forum: Touring
09-16-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By nm+

Frontier is pretty bike friendly. However, yu...

Frontier is pretty bike friendly. However, yu ahve to fly through denver, which doesn't make it convenent if you leave from east of there.
Oh and if you fly a lot, get a trico iron case. My case...
09-14-06, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,382
Posted By nm+

I don't see clyde as something that impacts...

I don't see clyde as something that impacts saddle much. its all about sit-bones, which don't vary based on weight.
And as a tourer, i must suggest a brooks. I love my b-17. You might need...
09-14-06, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,723
Posted By nm+

Steel and rigid from a well know brand. Older...

Steel and rigid from a well know brand.
Older trek steel
Add beefy rims (48-hole rims)
09-14-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,625
Posted By nm+

I have a cracked Trek 520 (tourer) and two MTBs. ...

I have a cracked Trek 520 (tourer) and two MTBs.
If anyone's in the market for a clyde MTB, I highly recommend the titus racer-x.
Its light and fast yet insanely strong. 5 years of abuse.
I don't...
09-14-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By nm+

Yeah, thats BS. My 36-hole mavriks died after 2...

Yeah, thats BS. My 36-hole mavriks died after 2 weeks of touring (over 300lbs total but less than 350).
48-hole clydes however.
That said, any well built 36-hole rim with DT?wheelsmith spokes...
Forum: Touring
09-13-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By nm+

WA and ID are weird See Newport, WA and...

WA and ID are weird
See Newport, WA and Oldtown, ID
Forum: Touring
09-09-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By nm+

Amtrak has bus service from lewiston, ID (I'm...

Amtrak has bus service from lewiston, ID (I'm assuming you're talking about Lewiston, ID)
Bus goes to Spokane, where it meets the train to Portland. Dunno about bike shipping.
Lewiston also has an...
Forum: Touring
09-09-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,721
Posted By nm+

Also, you can buy another airline's bike boxes. ...

Also, you can buy another airline's bike boxes.
I've never been in an airport in NA or Europe where United did not have bike boxes if it served that airport. Granted, thier boxes are not cheap....
09-03-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By nm+

I think its cause people are no longer allowed to...

I think its cause people are no longer allowed to beat thier children ;)
Seriously though, road rage scares the shiat out of me. One it gets beyond yelling in your car on on your bike (which no one...
09-03-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By nm+

Hey, my point is that its dumb to ban them if you...

Hey, my point is that its dumb to ban them if you don't go all the way. Honestly, I also think banning them is dumb, thats sort of my point.
09-03-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 6,886
Posted By nm+

speed traps are illegal in CA

speed traps are illegal in CA
09-03-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By nm+

Hand-free makes no one safer. If one hand on teh...

Hand-free makes no one safer. If one hand on teh wheel was that dangerious, we'd ban stick-shifts. The issue is that phone conversatins take more attention than a regular one, because the person we...
09-03-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By nm+

I-76 in Colorado alows bikes on some strtches. ...

I-76 in Colorado alows bikes on some strtches. Not that i saw anyone doing it.
Seemed pretty safe, except a few narrow bridges and they seemed to refuse to get ride of wide rumble strips.
Still, I...
09-03-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By nm+

You're kidding right? Higher gas prices will...

You're kidding right? Higher gas prices will cause more people to resent us, not less.
Forum: Touring
08-31-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By nm+

Jan 4? With a bivvy tent? I really hope you...

Jan 4?
With a bivvy tent?
I really hope you ahve one hell of sleeping bag.
And very warm cycling cloths. Lotta windchill out there, you will have negative degree days, esp if you account for the...
08-29-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By nm+

Was there a few weeks ago. Its trashed. All...

Was there a few weeks ago. Its trashed. All sand. Soem jerks run races on it but can't be bothered to fix it.
Try the ridge trail out by auburn.
China Camp probably would be good on weekday,...
Forum: Touring
08-29-06, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By nm+

Did neraly the same route. Wonder if I ran into...

Did neraly the same route. Wonder if I ran into you.
08-29-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,490
Posted By nm+

Didn't notice that. Should stop the ride. ...

Didn't notice that.
Should stop the ride. Friggin juvinile anyhow.
And they should try to apply any street racing alws to it they ahve. Strict punishments in teh US often inculde arrest and...
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