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Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,219
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

First BF C&O Tour

Joel, it is amazing how time has flown by, Remember this day :-) 60 miles of mud and smiles from Cumberland to Hancock, mostly mud though!
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08-13-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,534
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

So, ordered a Black Mountain Cycles MCD this...

So, ordered a Black Mountain Cycles MCD this spring when the new model was announced and it finally arrived on Friday. Got it set up Friday night and went for a 25 mile shakedown ride on Sat. Did...
Forum: Touring
06-20-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

A fan can't hurt, this one is just $8 and 4 oz....

A fan can't hurt, this one is just $8 and 4 oz. I have a battery brick anyway, so that would likely power it most of the night. Better then nothing
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Forum: Touring
06-01-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,664
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Hmmm, now what was the name of that road where I...

Hmmm, now what was the name of that road where I was suppose to turn :-)

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Forum: Touring
05-02-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

We were at Glacier 2 years ago (touring the NP's...

We were at Glacier 2 years ago (touring the NP's in the west by car), but I remember Glacier having large shuttle buses that we took from Apgar up to Lake McDonald parking area. I believe those...
Forum: Touring
03-05-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

The new Salsa Fargo's can be 27.5+/29er. The...

The new Salsa Fargo's can be 27.5+/29er. The 27.5+ allows for 3 in wide tires, yet the diameter is close to a 29er. Or run 29er rims with tires under 2.5.

Another bike I've been looking at is...
Forum: Touring
02-06-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,656
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I decided long ago that space is dangerous and it...

I decided long ago that space is dangerous and it results in carrying more stuff which equals more weight. But again, it's what makes you happy and helps you enjoy your trip. I go light now and...
Forum: Touring
12-04-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,544
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

We I were you, I get the 11-42 cassette, then get...

We I were you, I get the 11-42 cassette, then get a 49 cog from Wolftooth. The 49-32 setup will give you below a 20 inch combo. Lots of info on Wolftooth on how to do this

Drop-Stop Chainrings...
Forum: Touring
11-04-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Just strap the sleeping bag/compression bag to...

Just strap the sleeping bag/compression bag to the outside of the Sweetroll, and place other items/warmer clothes in the space that the sleeping bag would have used
Forum: Touring
10-25-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Not cycling specific, but easy to follow routes...

Not cycling specific, but easy to follow routes and a passport card to Vermont's micro breweries

Brewery Challenge & Beer Trails Vermont Brewers Association...
Forum: Touring
09-26-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,865
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

What we really dislike are flatlanders with no...

What we really dislike are flatlanders with no sense of humor!
Forum: Touring
09-19-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,865
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

The worse locals can be found in Vermont, a bunch...

The worse locals can be found in Vermont, a bunch of a-holes!! Stay far away from that place cause those Bernie-ites will give you the wrong directions just for fun, tell you you can't get there...
Forum: Touring
09-13-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,513
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Ya think! The bike has been on the market since...

Ya think! The bike has been on the market since at least 2008 ( I had a 2008) or 8+ years of selling the bike & lots of glowing reports as you say, though of course some folks don't like it. You...
Forum: Touring
08-26-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I just spent a week in both parks last week, not...

I just spent a week in both parks last week, not biking, just visiting & hiking. Other then the separate path in Teton, I would not ride on the roads. Folks are driving rented cars, RV's, and just...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Sounds like a great idea. I would caution on...

Sounds like a great idea. I would caution on the idea of "qualifying bikes" though. These are teenagers after all and can easily do 50 miles on the GAP on most anything, likely a skateboard if...
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,100
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Nice fix to the issue. Another option are the...

Nice fix to the issue. Another option are the Old Man Mountain racks that mount via the skewers. They have extended skwers and have mounting hardware that likely would have cleared the brakes.
Forum: Touring
07-01-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,621
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Best advise ever!

Best advise ever!
Forum: Touring
07-01-16, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

If you are lodging in Burlington before heading...

If you are lodging in Burlington before heading out, you could stop at Outdoor Gear Exchange for canisters or other gear

Clothing, Climbing, Skiing & Camping | Outdoor Gear Exchange...
Forum: Touring
05-31-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

warmshowers.org Yes

warmshowers.org

Yes
Forum: Touring
05-29-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Both good tires, can't go wrong with either. ...

Both good tires, can't go wrong with either. Likely little change in bike behavior/handling. Get whichever one you can get cheaper
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,079
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

In answer to your initial question: whether the...

In answer to your initial question: whether the Nemo bag can be used for bike touring, why yes of course it can. Any sleeping bag can be used for bike touring. Any tent can be used for bike...
Forum: Touring
05-23-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,146
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

These socks just never recovered from that C&O...

These socks just never recovered from that C&O Canal mud. But my feet were comfortable and maintained some warmth. With all the grit, I was glad to have the socks between my skin and the sandals....
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 05:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,627
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I've had a Sram DD on my Dahon Speed TR for 10...

I've had a Sram DD on my Dahon Speed TR for 10 years & have had no issues. I've done some light credit card touring with it utilizing Amtrak trains and taking it directly with me; as its a folder...
Forum: Touring
04-30-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Bike roll on service now on Amtrak Vermonter

Bicycles can now come on the Amtrak Vermonter unboxed, just roll on. There was a local news story showing the new roll on service on the Amtrak Vermonter, though only room for 4 bikes. The...
Forum: Touring
04-26-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I just looked at both the Ortlieb and Sea to...

I just looked at both the Ortlieb and Sea to Summits web sites and their spec/dimensions appear to supoort their claimed volumes. So is you STS bag 28-13-8 in size? I have some STS bags...
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,022
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

If you are changing things on a bike you just...

If you are changing things on a bike you just purchased, then the bike wasn't right for you in the first place or is flawed & not worth purchasing. An example, if I were to purchase a Trek 920,...
Forum: Touring
04-12-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Another possibility is to combine NY and Vt into...

Another possibility is to combine NY and Vt into a ride around Lake Champlain. The riding around the lake is flatter (note I didn't say flat) then riding thru the mtns of the Adks or Greens. Nice...
Forum: Touring
04-12-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I have the GM Loop map set and have ridden many...

I have the GM Loop map set and have ridden many of the roads. The route chosen is nice and there are many services along the way. You could easily modify the route to make it shorter or longer...
Forum: Touring
04-08-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

"Grizzly Bear Committee test and was placed on...

"Grizzly Bear Committee test and was placed on its bear-resistant products list on July 31, 2014. That list is the one relied on by many, but not all, wilderness agencies, and restrictions may...
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Mtn bikes comes in 3 general groups, no...

Mtn bikes comes in 3 general groups, no suspension, only front suspension (hardtail), and both front & rear suspension (full sus)

Your choice for bags can of course vary wildly depending on you...
Forum: Touring
03-29-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

An option - check Craigslist for a 5 -10 YO mtn...

An option - check Craigslist for a 5 -10 YO mtn bike with a 27 speed triple and 26 in wheels. Likely can pick one up for around $200. Transfer parts over to the LHT. done. Lots of money...
Forum: Touring
03-25-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,005
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I switched out the drop bar on my Salsa Fargo for...

I switched out the drop bar on my Salsa Fargo for a Jones Loop bar a couple of years ago and have found it to be very comfortable. I like it far more than the trekking bar I had on a LHT. I like...
Forum: Touring
03-23-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,164
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

That's your opinion, and of course you are...

That's your opinion, and of course you are entitled to it. However, there are far, far more people that love the LHT and are very happy with it. I found it to be a very good bike, handled...
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Nice choice! Best of luck and many happy miles...

Nice choice! Best of luck and many happy miles with your trike
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I have the Crank Brother pedals with the platform...

I have the Crank Brother pedals with the platform (Candy), and the clipless mechanism extends above the platform. So I would not want to ride on those with regular shoes, other than a quick ride.
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,314
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I had a Catrike Road at one point, very nice...

I had a Catrike Road at one point, very nice trike. Check out Bentrideronline's classified area for trikes, you may find one there:

Trikes For Sale - BentRider Online Forums...
Forum: Touring
03-16-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I had a Catrike Road trike for a few years, ...

I had a Catrike Road trike for a few years, also had a 2-wheel Rans Vrex. Did some tours with the trike using a 2 wheeled trailer. I liked/disliked the trike overall for several reasons:
...
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,606
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Yes, flat across, No dips or high points. I...

Yes, flat across, No dips or high points. I can take a pix with a straightedge across it, but looks flat. If the axle is raised, its by 1/16 of an inch. So I call it flat. Rode with Keen...
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,606
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I have VP Components Vice pedals on my two...

I have VP Components Vice pedals on my two mountain bikes and switch them to my road bikes to tour. Nice big surface area and lots of cross structure to support your foot and the pins grip the sole...
Forum: Touring
03-10-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

No passport required, but 2 forms of ID (regular...

No passport required, but 2 forms of ID (regular drivers license & birth certificate) or an enhanced drivers license. Getting into Canada is not the difficult part, returning can be :-)
...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Did you buy the guide book from the NY State...

Did you buy the guide book from the NY State Parks Dept? That just about covers it. There are Trail sides along roads when the towpath isn't availble for riding. I've done the western half,...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Platform Pedals

First the disclaimer: I ride Crankbrother Candy's on my road/gravel bikes, but do use platforms pedals & 5-10's sticky sole shoes for mountain biking,

There is a review of 8 platform pedals...
Forum: Touring
02-29-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Lael won the Divide race, womens division, last...

Lael won the Divide race, womens division, last year and set a record. She didn't win the Arizon race.
Forum: Touring
02-27-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Part of QBP, like Surly, Salsa, Heller. So big...

Part of QBP, like Surly, Salsa, Heller. So big company backing. Some interesting bikes, like the cross bike built with 851 steel, but not in my budget range. Space Horse is interesting, the lbs...
Forum: Touring
02-26-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,798
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Since you're trying to fit this all in a shipping...

Since you're trying to fit this all in a shipping bag, why not go with soft luggage/bikepacking gear. A handlebar bag/roll, framebag, and seatbag/ They are all soft and "moldable" into your...
Forum: Touring
02-25-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Oh, I think forum members know WHO is really...

Oh, I think forum members know WHO is really poisoning the quality of the forums, and it ain't Squeeze
Forum: Touring
02-25-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

It has been discussed many, many times, but so...

It has been discussed many, many times, but so have most topics, so let the fun begin :thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-24-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Well, since you are in the "trying this" stage, ...

Well, since you are in the "trying this" stage, just get a generic rack for the bike. Then if you have a stuff sack or small backpack or some other small bag, just strap it to the rack. You...
Forum: Touring
02-20-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

Not sure you are aware of the mtbr.com forums,...

Not sure you are aware of the mtbr.com forums, there is a section for bikepacking, and this sub-forum on making gear. I've purchased a Revelate frame bag and the Bedrock bar bag, just wished my...
Forum: Touring
02-19-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,225
Posted By VT_Speed_TR

I'd just send them an email. Its a 2 person shop...

I'd just send them an email. Its a 2 person shop and they responded quickly when I had questions about their bar bag.
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