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Forum: Northeast
01-26-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pratt

As soon as I heard of the second trail, I started...

As soon as I heard of the second trail, I started wondering if one could make a loop out of them.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Pratt

I have Beckman panniers on my Bruce Gordon, and...

I have Beckman panniers on my Bruce Gordon, and they are everything John said.
On the negative side, they are about 3-4 decades old and if made today would weigh probably half what they do. That...
01-22-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pratt

It sounds like the word you are searching for is...

It sounds like the word you are searching for is "illegal."
Becoming a pedestrian for a little bit and using the cross walk and light is simple, legal and safe.
01-21-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By Pratt

Seems like someone would make an anti-corrosion...

Seems like someone would make an anti-corrosion chamois lube.
Forum: Northeast
01-20-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pratt

The western end of the XNHAT is in Woodsville,...

The western end of the XNHAT is in Woodsville, NH, which is right across the Connecticut River from Wells River, VT which is the Eastern terminus of the Cross Vermont Trail. The practically meet...
01-18-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By Pratt

Just found something called Chafe Safe at the...

Just found something called Chafe Safe at the drugstore. It is made by KTTape.
Seems to be a stick like deodorant. If I don't lose it first, I'll try it this summer.
01-18-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By Pratt

Prefer not to know how one knows his balls are...

Prefer not to know how one knows his balls are minty.
01-18-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By Pratt

Stays grippy when sweaty.

Stays grippy when sweaty.
Forum: Touring
01-17-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Pratt

Maybe get one that is fat enough, but too long...

Maybe get one that is fat enough, but too long and cut it down?
01-16-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,135
Posted By Pratt

But, remember, the manufacturer has huge...

But, remember, the manufacturer has huge advertising and public relations costs so that those not on the $14,000.00 bike can recognize it when you ride up on it.
Forum: Touring
01-10-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Posted By Pratt

My "heavier battery bank" weight 7.2 oz. Can't...

My "heavier battery bank" weight 7.2 oz.
Can't argue with it being another gadget, but the weight is a non issue for me.
Forum: Touring
01-08-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Pratt

Good idea. When I did the GAP/C&O I shipped the...

Good idea.
When I did the GAP/C&O I shipped the bike back from DC and took the train to NYC. I took toiletries, rain jacket, etc. in a little Sea to Summit pack the stuffs into its own stuff sack...
Forum: Touring
01-06-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By Pratt

At a hiker/biker campsite on the C&O, the site...

At a hiker/biker campsite on the C&O, the site was 20'+ above the Potomac, but there was driftwood in the brush.
01-06-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,094
Posted By Pratt

Salt can be a problem here, in Vermont!

Salt can be a problem here, in Vermont!
Forum: Touring
01-02-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Pratt

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

On the news today, it is finally completed. Does anyone know anything about camping along it? I'll try to download the Vtrans maps, but I thought someone here might have some experience.
TIA.
12-28-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,863
Posted By Pratt

The Red Rocket and the Green Flash. I do...

The Red Rocket and the Green Flash.
I do anthropomrophize objects. As we go through experiences, tours, the bikes reveal their characters and become companions as much as tools.
Forum: Touring
12-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By Pratt

Fat tires, ~50mm, which I tour on, are pretty...

Fat tires, ~50mm, which I tour on, are pretty forgiving over a wide range of inflation. Since my arthritis, too, has made the pinch test less reliable, I just put the bike on a nice, smooth, level...
12-21-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By Pratt

There, wherever there is.

There, wherever there is.
12-21-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,258
Posted By Pratt

Since the OP is a physician, he has probably...

Since the OP is a physician, he has probably already exhausted PubMed. If there were a cure/treatment/preventative for cramps, we would all know it.
I'll get cramps in both flexors and extensors...
Forum: Touring
12-20-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Pratt

Another thing that I always put in the negative...

Another thing that I always put in the negative column about winter riding is the disappearance of the shoulders under snow and ice. Not just to ride on, but to bail out onto in case a car gets just...
12-16-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Pratt

Thanks all. It makes a lot more sense now. My...

Thanks all. It makes a lot more sense now. My sense is that the recipient in question (#1 son) will be using it to loosen frozen bolts, etc. on abused construction equipment he is tasked with...
12-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By Pratt

When adding, won't he then have to check...

When adding, won't he then have to check little-little?
12-15-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Pratt

Induction Heater

Knowing little about these, indeed, only learning a few days ago that they existed at all, I come asking the wrenchers; Is one of the plug into the wall types of them a nice thing to get a bike, and...
12-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By Pratt

Muscles would be nice, maybe quads.

Muscles would be nice, maybe quads.
12-13-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By Pratt

A great deal on a great bike. I have a 1992...

A great deal on a great bike.
I have a 1992 Rock and Road Tour. It rides and handles nicely unloaded with 30mm road tires, or carrying 40 lb. on 50mm tires on, pavement or dirt trails. No shimmies...
12-13-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,910
Posted By Pratt

A well beaten dead horse (appropriate for...

A well beaten dead horse (appropriate for saddles).
Now, what about recumbents?
12-12-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Pratt

Yeah,it was the Bronx River. It was probably...

Yeah,it was the Bronx River. It was probably very pretty, and a pleasant drive, at 35 mph, in light traffic, on a Sunday, when it was built.
12-12-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Pratt

FB- Isn't that the one where a retired cop went...

FB-
Isn't that the one where a retired cop went off the road in his car and wasn't found for days?
I used to live in Westchester.
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Pratt

I would say the exact opposite, for the same...

I would say the exact opposite, for the same reason. Experiment a lot, with a safety net! until you know you are competent to pull it off. The short days, slower travel, heavier load, and more...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,609
Posted By Pratt

Current idea, "plan" is a little grand and...

Current idea, "plan" is a little grand and premature at this point, is to ride Burlington to Montreal, take the train to Moncton, ride/shuttle to Charlottetown and head east. I am thinking about...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Pratt

Sounds nice, what does the bike weigh? BTW 22...

Sounds nice, what does the bike weigh? BTW 22 liters of water is more like 48 lb.
12-04-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,311
Posted By Pratt

125 mm sit bones? See if the shop can cold set...

125 mm sit bones? See if the shop can cold set them to 135mm.
Forum: Touring
12-02-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Pratt

On a tour, my load is about 30llb. so the weight...

On a tour, my load is about 30llb. so the weight saving of tools in the tubes is negligible. In fact, my touring repair kit, including chain lube, wouldn't fit in the frame tubes.
Forum: Touring
11-30-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Pratt

Great idea! I'd love to help, but I'm on the...

Great idea! I'd love to help, but I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic for you all, and the wrong side of 70 yo, my children are 30-40s, lots of fun though.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By Pratt

NEMO Hornet, two person tent. My tours are in...

NEMO Hornet, two person tent.
My tours are in the Northeast and rain is likely at least one day a week. Even in dry weather, the insects want to eat campers.
The above posts pretty much cover my...
11-29-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,464
Posted By Pratt

Does the bike scare me? No, not if you are...

Does the bike scare me?
No, not if you are riding it.
This question has come up before (more than once) and my answer is "If you have to ask..."
11-29-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,500
Posted By Pratt

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and...

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and following Masi61's advice to make your intentions clear.
11-28-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,203
Posted By Pratt

This event is mentioned in a front page story in...

This event is mentioned in a front page story in the NYT today, on the increase on US traffic deaths.
11-27-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By Pratt

I'm with Barry on the group ride. Failing that,...

I'm with Barry on the group ride.
Failing that, I might consider getting 20 of the front fork quick release brackets you see in the back of pick ups and screwing them to the floor of a rented truck....
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Pratt

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when...

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when I had the rain covers for my non-waterproof Beckman panniers copied, I saved about half a pound. Based on that, if I were in your situation, and did...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,943
Posted By Pratt

Bonjour Denis, bienvenu Bike Forum. I know...

Bonjour Denis, bienvenu Bike Forum.
I know nothing about Mexican roads, but here, in Vermont, large trucks will get stuck by following their GPS into "roads" that are entirely unsuitable.
The...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,609
Posted By Pratt

Spoke to a nice gentleman at ViaRail today and he...

Spoke to a nice gentleman at ViaRail today and he said that it is possible to take my bike on a train between Montreal and Moncton. Moncton is almost at the causeway, or ferry to PEI, so that could...
11-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By Pratt

A couple of years ago, touring along Lake Erie, I...

A couple of years ago, touring along Lake Erie, I found myself wondering why so many vehicle had compression brakes. Then I realized, they didn't, they were moving over for me and their left side...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pratt

Many of the "campers" were in RVs that had long...

Many of the "campers" were in RVs that had long since lost the V part of their designation. They were semipermanent, often with landscaping on the site.
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Pratt

TY veganbikes

TY veganbikes
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pratt

Clyde- Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48...

Clyde-
Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Montreal.
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Pratt

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how...

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how basic are you starting? Frame, tubes, cloth and resin, iron ore?
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pratt

Last summer I stayed at a campground in Quebec. ...

Last summer I stayed at a campground in Quebec. I forget what the fee was, but the showers were coin operated and you had to pay if you wanted WiFi at your site.
11-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,496
Posted By Pratt

Fear not! Help is on the way. The current issue...

Fear not! Help is on the way. The current issue of the Adventure Cycling magazine has a review of a Titanium Moots bike for $13,000.00+ so you have plenty of headspace.
11-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Pratt

Often hear their hoof beats as they take off.

Often hear their hoof beats as they take off.
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