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Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By arcticbiker

Seattle to Missoula Advice

My wife and I will be riding part of the Northern Tier route to Missoula. We were planning to divert down to Libby, Montana and wondered if Highway 2 down to Missoula is safe to ride.

Thanks!
03-02-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks for the help. I do have the latest...

Thanks for the help. I do have the latest firmware. I'll take you up on the TCX file test. I'll make a file public and PM you a link later today.
03-02-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By arcticbiker

Edge 1000 Upload Issue

I had my Edge 1000 replaced by Garmin with a refurbished unit :( The replacement unit does not accept routes from Ridewithgps using the typical method of placing the route file in the Newfiles...
Forum: Touring
05-27-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By arcticbiker

Lots of good info from others here. I finished a...

Lots of good info from others here. I finished a Southern Tier ride earlier this spring travelling from West to East. I'm sure weather patterns are variable as far as winds go. I encountered head...
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks for the replies. You are...

Thanks for the replies.



You are correct, we just won't know and I don't really want to be the guinea pig. The Dyno Hubs are more than I need right now, but the Velological generator looks...
Forum: Touring
02-22-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By arcticbiker

Charge Your Batteries While You Ride

Has anyone used one of these chargers for USB devices? It looks like a good idea but I can't seem to find any actual user reviews. It's a bit pricey and who knows what the quality or actual mounting...
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,638
Posted By arcticbiker

Cool plan. Maybe we will see you on the route....

Cool plan. Maybe we will see you on the route. After riding the Southern Tier this spring, my wife and I will be riding from Seattle to Whitehorse leaving first week of June. We'll be taking the...
Forum: Touring
02-13-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By arcticbiker

I've successfully taken all of your listed items...

I've successfully taken all of your listed items except fenders with no problem in my carry on. However, I've had TSA take my lube out of my checked bags. I've started packing it in my toiletry bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

I am the OP that requested some guidance...

I am the OP that requested some guidance regarding my UT crank issues. Even though the post quickly degraded into a free for all some 7 months after the original post, I learned about a few design...
Forum: Touring
02-05-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By arcticbiker

Yeah, I don't have a seat post rack yet, so I...

Yeah, I don't have a seat post rack yet, so I have some flexibility. The Kwikfix mount works really well so I think this rack may be just the ticket. Otherwise, you are correct about the different...
Forum: Touring
02-05-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By arcticbiker

Anyone Use Klickfix Freerack with Ortlieb

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/trunkbag_zpsc47e2408.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Arctic1/media/trunkbag_zpsc47e2408.jpg.html)
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
Posted By arcticbiker

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/bikes...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/bikes/DSCF4329_zps57e49219.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Arctic1/media/bikes/DSCF4329_zps57e49219.jpg.html)

Here's mine with winter studs. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By arcticbiker

I rode part of the Natchez Trace last spring. ...

I rode part of the Natchez Trace last spring. It's a beautiful ride with excellent scenery and decent shoulders. We arrived in the area during really bad weather with tornado watches ongoing....
Forum: Touring
12-21-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By arcticbiker

Cool! Sounds like a great trip. Maybe we'll see...

Cool! Sounds like a great trip. Maybe we'll see you on the road. My wife and I are riding from Seattle to Whitehorse via the Cassiar in June. We won't be going up North for this trip, but we...
12-21-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,199
Posted By arcticbiker

Wow, interesting topic. I found this site that...

Wow, interesting topic. I found this site that has a few examples: Homemade Bike Stands (http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Bike-Stands/)

I wish I had the welding capability to use scrap...
Forum: Touring
12-19-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,289
Posted By arcticbiker

My wife and I made a few tours this year, some...

My wife and I made a few tours this year, some short.

First, we rode the Denali Highway (gravel wilds ride) and continued on paved Highways back home for a week long trip self supported trip. ...
Forum: Touring
12-19-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By arcticbiker

Undiscovered Country Tours does a great job. ...

Undiscovered Country Tours does a great job. They have bikes to rent which they match up to your exacting specifications, or you can bring your own. We toured the Palm Springs, Borrego Springs, and...
12-19-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By arcticbiker

Funny, I received the same error message from my...

Funny, I received the same error message from my Iphone of being too hot! I started carrying mine in my vest pocket under my outer jacket layer. That solved the problem even after 3 hour rides. I...
12-18-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By arcticbiker

I run three different winter bikes with studs, a...

I run three different winter bikes with studs, a Salsa Chili cross with Nokia's, a Trek Fueler MTB with Nokia's, and a 907 with 45Nrth Dillingers. They each have their place for winter use. As you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By arcticbiker

Highs: 1. Toured from Alabama to Niagara...

Highs:
1. Toured from Alabama to Niagara Falls, Canada.
2. Wonderful Cycle Oregon trip this year, 450 miles with 34,000 feet of climbing.
3. First place with wife in age bracket for mixed 200...
Forum: Touring
12-07-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By arcticbiker

I have tried two different tail lights with my...

I have tried two different tail lights with my Tubus rack and have finally changed to the Serfas rechargeable. It can be mounted many different ways and is really bright. The charge lasts about 4...
12-07-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,794
Posted By arcticbiker

Changed to studs after last year's broken...

Changed to studs after last year's broken shoulder incident on my road bike. Studs are good but expensive. These bikes are really good for allowing year round riding.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By arcticbiker

Since it's winter here! A nice 2 hour ride...

Since it's winter here! A nice 2 hour ride through the neighborhood trail system.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/FullSizeRender7_zpsbb210073.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,038
Posted By arcticbiker

Way to go!!!!!!!!

Way to go!!!!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By arcticbiker

Lot's of cycling opportunities in both locations....

Lot's of cycling opportunities in both locations. If you are interested, check out the new Velodrome in Boulder valley under construction. It should be fully operational next spring.
...
10-23-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 490,598
Posted By arcticbiker

Lots of nice rides here! Here's mine. I use it...

Lots of nice rides here! Here's mine. I use it for all seasons. Salsa Chili con Crosso, Campy 10 speed with TRP cantis.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,786
Posted By arcticbiker

Some really nice pics, thanks for posting. I...

Some really nice pics, thanks for posting. I just returned from a week of riding in Colorado. Fall colors were abundant in some areas while not in others. Here are a few phone pics.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By arcticbiker

We had frost a few mornings last week on Cycle...

We had frost a few mornings last week on Cycle Oregon. Day time temps soared up into the 90's some days. Good thing CO had gear drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,897
Posted By arcticbiker

Amazon.com : Serfas Thunderbolt USB Taillight :...

Amazon.com : Serfas Thunderbolt USB Taillight : Bike Taillights : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By arcticbiker

Fires abound but not too near the ride.

Fires abound but not too near the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By arcticbiker

Another outstanding Cycle Oregon with over 400...

Another outstanding Cycle Oregon with over 400 miles and 35K elevation gain.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/photo1_zpsb13c6996.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-31-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks for the offer! My better half is a...

Thanks for the offer! My better half is a photoshop whiz but we have been so busy riding there isn't time for much editing. Some day we will get to work on the images.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,039
Posted By arcticbiker

I suffered a crash resulting in a broken shoulder...

I suffered a crash resulting in a broken shoulder with 4 months of rehab after surgery. Nothing near as traumatic as your crash but enough to focus on safety a bit more. My first reaction after the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By arcticbiker

Campy UT Crank noise finally resolved

I have been struggling for months now with a bothersome noise from my UT crank. I posted my methodology to correct the problem previously in detail so I won't rehash it again. I did want to thank...
Forum: Touring
08-27-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,043
Posted By arcticbiker

You have received a lot of good information here....

You have received a lot of good information here. My wife and I just completed a 150 mile plus ride on very rough surfaces without losing our Ortliebs even once. I have them set up with the bottom...
Forum: Touring
08-26-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By arcticbiker

Alaska Denali Highway Trip

My wife and I just finished a trip across the Denali Highway (unpaved) then along the Parks Highway and back down to Anchorage. All told, 365mi, 6 days, fully loaded with our trusty CoMotions,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,756
Posted By arcticbiker

Great riding conditions out there. My wife and I...

Great riding conditions out there. My wife and I just finished a ride on the Denali Highway. This should probably go on the touring forum, but the area is a wonderful riding area with spectacular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,590
Posted By arcticbiker

Neither does his lipstick.

Neither does his lipstick.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,590
Posted By arcticbiker

Maybe not the weirdest but check this guy's...

Maybe not the weirdest but check this guy's shoes, etc.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/Arctic1/Transam/commuter_zpse6c9b1d0.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By arcticbiker

Absolutely on my touring bike. I've ridden...

Absolutely on my touring bike. I've ridden across the US east to west, then south to north with Keen sandals and spd's. Never on my road bikes, MTB or Fat Tire. Max comfort on the bike and off. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,918
Posted By arcticbiker

I gave my 72 custom Don Farrell away to a...

I gave my 72 custom Don Farrell away to a colleague that was interested in starting to cycle. I purchased the bike new in London while traveling throughout Europe. Although the bike was old...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,321
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks for the post. I have the same rack for use...

Thanks for the post. I have the same rack for use in the Seattle area for my touring bikes. Since I have to rotate the rear bike rack to accommodate the 1UP swing arm, I'm wondering if loosening the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

I did as you suggested using only grease and no...

I did as you suggested using only grease and no loctite. The first two times I re-assembled the crank, the noise abated for about 30-35 miles then rumble started up again. The first time I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks for the reply. I sent you a PM before I...

Thanks for the reply. I sent you a PM before I saw this.

I installed as you describe above, greased and re torqued the chainrings, cleaned and greased the hirth joint. We'll see how it goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

I've got a PT crank waiting for me to install it...

I've got a PT crank waiting for me to install it on another bike. We'll see how it goes. And yes, I greased and retightened the chainring bolts to no avail.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,760
Posted By arcticbiker

Campy Nightmare

I've been riding Campy since 1963 and have continued to do so until now! I own and ride Shimano and SRAM but prefer Campy.

My problem is a typical complaint regarding the UT crank making clicking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,090
Posted By arcticbiker

I broke my acromium bone in my shoulder last Oct....

I broke my acromium bone in my shoulder last Oct. resulting in surgery involving removal and and reattachment of my right deltoid muscle. After 4 months of PT and lots of stretching, I'm pretty much...
Forum: Touring
06-04-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,118
Posted By arcticbiker

Great post! I just finished riding from Mobile,...

Great post! I just finished riding from Mobile, Al to Niagara Falls. The weather chased us all the way with flooding, lightening, and even a couple of tornado warnings. Stay safe.
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