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Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

. 👌 Great idea. four mattresses how could that...

. 👌 Great idea. four mattresses how could that fail. Better than my sleeping bag that did not. I might have to ride about 8 Km to my b and b from where the tram line ends. Most would take a taxi, I...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

Carless. We have similar goals in that my trip...

Carless. We have similar goals in that my trip to Adelaide will be almost entirely sans car. My goal will be to have my bike ready to go at the airport and pedal in part to my b and b if...
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

Tourist. In my case, a spoke wrench won't repair...

Tourist. In my case, a spoke wrench won't repair a set of spokes that have been smashed in like straws in a windstorm. Just one's bad luck with baggage handlers. Super, you had good luck. We say...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

Once I used a sleeping bag about my fork and...

Once I used a sleeping bag about my fork and wheels. That time the damage was manageable.
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

chrisx. A friend more mechanical than I said...

chrisx. A friend more mechanical than I said putting it together was a pain in the butt. But, You get used to it. Why I consider plasticized wrap, should it be adequate protection, I want to have the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyclezealot

Packing your bike for Air Travel

In part, I bought my new Lynskey Touring bike because it came with couplers making it possible to fold it up into a suitcase. This way potentially passing up unreasonable costs airlines often charge....
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By cyclezealot

You made the case

She can't go. A part of this tour is scuttling about San Francisco on Bart as we head to points south . Recumbent s are taboo, so too would be a trailer. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks ..still...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By cyclezealot

Non Sag bike tours : panniers vs a trailer

I am encouraging a friend to do a very special nonsupported special tour of the California coast. She is new to touring. She hasn't a touring bike with eyelets. Her only option is to use a friend's...
05-31-18, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By cyclezealot

If it's winter... I'll probably stay in...

If it's winter... I'll probably stay in Grafton. But I haven't eliminated Perth . Or one of its adjacent beach towns .But this windest city thing, I'll be keeping that in mind .
05-30-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By cyclezealot

Grafton

Thanks both . Thanks for the info. Why Grafton. I want quiet . . And a friendly pub..Bad roads isn't good news. Grafton has a cycling club( Roadies). Grafton is close enough to Queensland...
05-29-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By cyclezealot

Australian Winter at Grofton, NSW.

A dream getaway is to take my bike and do an around the world bike vacation. I will do my Austalia trip whenever my life permits. I've chosen various cities for whenever that happens.
My...
Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By cyclezealot

Once I was on BA flight to Nice. That was the...

Once I was on BA flight to Nice. That was the time my bike was beat upon by who knows who. A bunch of Italians noticed my beat upon bike. They asked did I fly in from Heathrow. ? I bought four...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By cyclezealot

Jef. I used to fly so often, my bags looked...

Jef. I used to fly so often, my bags looked pretty worn. As I did with my bike, I guess I needed to have invested in a hard shell suitcase. One time the TSA so damaged my bike box, I am amazed the...
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By cyclezealot

I am sensitive to how my stuff gets treated while...

I am sensitive to how my stuff gets treated while entering or exiting the holds of airplanes.
My issues with airlines have been. 1. The loss of a bike, breaking about every spoke on my front wheel,...
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By cyclezealot

Some decent Ideas there. Thanks. My Bike has...

Some decent Ideas there. Thanks. My Bike has couplings on the top tube and down tube; so that too will constitute a third piece of luggage. My tour will center around one central location and I'll...
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By cyclezealot

Pannier recommendations

I am planning on doing a fixed tour in South Australia. International flights allow for only two pieces of checked luggage and one carry on. My tour will last for one month.

My panniers will...
10-17-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 16,212
Posted By cyclezealot

od Cycleway in Hobart. It is about 13 km long and...

od Cycleway in Hobart. It is about 13 km long and well built

...
10-17-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 16,212
Posted By cyclezealot

Machka.I guess what I had in Mind covers a...

Machka.I guess what I had in Mind covers a variety of issues as scenic Terrain, Traffic, Bike Infrastructure, Cycling Popularity, climate, safety, meaning are cyclists disrespected by the locals....
10-16-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 16,212
Posted By cyclezealot

. I love this thread. C. Car culture has...

. I love this thread. C. Car culture has turned people into selfish monsters. I wAnt to cycle. Australia. How does rural Tasmania compare to the wine country about Adelaide. And are Tasmania...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,308
Posted By cyclezealot

Just by the headline, to absurd to even bother to...

Just by the headline, to absurd to even bother to open.Riduclous. Perhaps over a dozen is a bit much.?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,649,042
Posted By cyclezealot

went on a very hilly ride up in the mountains...

went on a very hilly ride up in the mountains yesterday..
It was in the high 80's. Very warm for a mid winter ride. Especially, when not quite yet accustomed to summer like heat.
Some of my...
Forum: Foo
10-06-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By cyclezealot

So will obsolescence. . Males. Soon we will...

So will obsolescence. .

Males. Soon we will be without purpose. Appreciate the time we have left.

Movie: Roger Dodger. Roger Dodger (2002) R Comedy, Drama
This is the opening scene to...
Forum: Foo
10-05-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By cyclezealot

You'll are a distraction. Thankx.

You'll are a distraction. Thankx.
Forum: Foo
10-04-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By cyclezealot

I only wish that was always true.

I only wish that was always true.
Forum: Foo
09-23-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By cyclezealot

Not that I really care. Whatever, it's OK with...

Not that I really care. Whatever, it's OK with me. But, how many threads from say- Bike advocacy - ends up in P and R. So many of us have a way of making everything political before Page 2.. I hope...
Forum: Foo
09-22-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By cyclezealot

Why I try to avoid Box Stores.

Elder Abuse is rude. . Shopper rage does not have to happen just during the Noel shopping season. Don't they know, Nutella is bad for your health. Too much Palm Oil.


Man, 78, Punched in the...
Forum: Foo
09-01-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By cyclezealot

Pump. Pump Harry for what. He's already quite the...

Pump. Pump Harry for what. He's already quite the philanderer. No.? Can you imagine the throne intrigue should he follow the pathway of Delivery Man's David Wozniak. Be very afraid.
Delivery Man
...
Forum: Foo
09-01-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By cyclezealot

Call in the Irish and Scots to help out in the...

Call in the Irish and Scots to help out in the crisis. All the world knows the Irish are fertile.
Forum: Touring
06-23-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By cyclezealot

touring when it is hotter than Hot

How did you do. I once got Heat Exhaustion at about 90... Long term forecast for the Pacific Northwest Interior is nearly 100 for days. What was your experience like with prolonged exposure to 95...
06-07-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,390
Posted By cyclezealot

I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are...

I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are Scott's at full price cheap. ?I've paid as high as $140. Over a year's time, You walk on your road shoes quite a bit. I've gone through Bike shoes...
06-06-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,390
Posted By cyclezealot

Are Sidi Bike shoes really worth it.?

Going on a long bike tour.
. Most of their shoes run 2 to 3 times more expensive than Scott's, Pearl Izumi , or Shimano's . Are they really that much more comfortable. ? Or is a shoe a shoe,...
Forum: Touring
05-05-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

I agree. I might be going solo for a four day...

I agree. I might be going solo for a four day credit card tour. My distances during those four days won't be that great. I might take along a foldable lightweight backpack just in case.
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day...

I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day credit card tour. That and a small backpack should do the trick.
. Light . It should hold at least 3 days worth of one's basic needs. It holds 28...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

I am always one to take more stuff than I need....

I am always one to take more stuff than I need. I'll probably stay one night in Bellingham. One night in BC. Another night in Bellingham before I hit the train back.. A day and a half on the train....
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere...

Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere near Haloween.
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question....

Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question. I'll have no sag wagon. . . Guess, my time there will mostly be spent on the bike. Very little social stuff going on.. Mostly riding about Vancouver...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders...

Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders didn't change his shorts for days .By the smell of him, maybe even the better part of a week. He got a bad case of crotch rot. It was not pretty....
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

That's a good plan. There would be no questions...

That's a good plan. There would be no questions if it was simply the 14 days with sag and I was coming straight backwith no off days in Portland. . Guess, I could take just one pair of black...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

I think my plan is mail my tent and camping...

I think my plan is mail my tent and camping supplies to my hotel in Portland. Then ship them back from Bellingham. In Portland, I'll be doing some local touring about Portland, Bellingham, and B.C....
Forum: Touring
05-03-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyclezealot

Taking enough stuff for a Long Distance Tour.

I'll be doing a 14-day tour in the Pacific Northwest during June and July. ( Washington State and Oregon. mostly east of the Cascades. )
The 14 days will be sag supported. We are allowed two bags...
04-20-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,401
Posted By cyclezealot

In the US most insurance companies have such high...

In the US most insurance companies have such high deductibles , as to render them useless when it comes to bikes.
04-20-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,401
Posted By cyclezealot

So nothing exists that is light and strong . ?

So nothing exists that is light and strong . ?
04-19-15, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,401
Posted By cyclezealot

Your favorite , lightest weight, least bulky, bike Lock

Any recommendations. ? Two friends have had their bikes stolen of late. One a Six thousand dollar carbon bike, the other a 1500 dollar commuter. All they had been using were thin cable locks.
Do...
Forum: Foo
03-25-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,527
Posted By cyclezealot

Well deserved too, for a classy guy. Somewhere,...

Well deserved too, for a classy guy. Somewhere, we should maintain a Bicycle Forum Wall of Fame for the likes of Tom.
Forum: Foo
03-25-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,527
Posted By cyclezealot

Tom, a great humanitarian , sage , and cycling...

Tom, a great humanitarian , sage , and cycling champion.. Our site is not the same without Tom.. If only back when Tom was healthier , more of us could have ridden on his beautiful , epic journeys...
01-07-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By cyclezealot

Some very helpful Ideas here.. We live in an area...

Some very helpful Ideas here.. We live in an area where we have year round cycling.. Having nearly 300 members we have a variety of interests and kinds of cyclists..
Our meetings are beneficial...
01-06-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By cyclezealot

Any Suggestions: The job of a bike club's Program Chair..

My bike club drafted me to be its Program chair. Some say the most thankless and difficult job.. You get feed back such as, that program stinks.. Should a program fall apart at the last minute...
Forum: Foo
12-01-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,504
Posted By cyclezealot

My condolences too.. Do come back.. My wife...

My condolences too..
Do come back.. My wife died of a sudden , massive heart attack on Aug 28... It will take years to get over such a loss. Such a loss will devastate a person for years...
That...
Forum: Touring
11-07-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By cyclezealot

It appears the Dude rode through the "Stan's " in...

It appears the Dude rode through the "Stan's " in Asia. I am impressed..
Forum: Touring
11-07-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By cyclezealot

Steve Fabes' website. Cycling six continents .

My kind of site. Pretty cool.. Known as Cycling the Six.. Who wants to join in..?




About Cycling The 6
Like most decisions of great consequence my plan to cycle the length of six of the...
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