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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By ullearn

Will for sure be acclimating and layering up /...

Will for sure be acclimating and layering up / down; plus watching the weather and heading out early. I ended up weening out and slapped on the big gears last night just to be safe; since who knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By ullearn

Thanks superdex and everyone else for the rest of...

Thanks superdex and everyone else for the rest of the responses; I didn't realize Pikes Peak was packed in at the top until now. I saw Mt Evans after doing some reading and it's tempting; wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By ullearn

Colorado Cycling Vacation - What is the right tool? (bike/gearing)

Pretty sure I am the tool in this equation, but with that out of the way.... Going to be spending 10 days vacationing (first acclimating) then riding some of the high passes, roads, and whatever else...
Forum: Touring
12-13-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

And fixed the broken video: ...

And fixed the broken video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDjGvmJZsdA
Forum: Touring
04-02-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Thanks, I finally got around to fixing the...

Thanks, I finally got around to fixing the previous broken pictures.
Forum: Touring
03-30-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Hey DJB, I know it's years later, but I just went...

Hey DJB, I know it's years later, but I just went back to re-read this whole post (noticed a bunch of broken pics) and have to say Thanks Again!!!! You were really great about giving good advice and...
Forum: Touring
01-25-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By ullearn

To determine the size it depends what you want to...

To determine the size it depends what you want to carry in your handlebar bag. For my TransAm ride I started with a small Novara top bag and a front top bag on my surly nice rack, but later ditched...
Forum: Touring
01-25-12, 12:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Thanks for the compliments and also wanted to let...

Thanks for the compliments and also wanted to let those touring know that I decided to end up going with a Sugino XD 600 46-36-24t crank and it was perfect; rarely if never spun out of the top end...
Forum: Touring
08-16-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By ullearn

Thanks for the responses, unfortunately not to...

Thanks for the responses, unfortunately not to many titanium touring frames in ebay completed listings and I am planning on the route of parting it out and selling the frame only. Though if I can...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By ullearn

Nothing for the Sportive, but there is a Blue...

Nothing for the Sportive, but there is a Blue Ridge on ebay right now for almost $2k full bike though.
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By ullearn

Sorry I don't want to tick off the BF moderator...

Sorry I don't want to tick off the BF moderator by turning this into a classified posting, just trying to figure out how much it's worth used and there aren't any recent sells on ebay, craigslist, or...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By ullearn

Titanium Touring Frames

How much should I sell my used Litespeed Sportive touring frame for?

I assuming since BikeForums.net charges to post in the marketplace then it is :( upon to post a classified ad here?

Not sure...
Forum: Touring
08-07-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Just wanted to add to this thread that the bike...

Just wanted to add to this thread that the bike performed without failure or issue on my TransAmerica Cross-Country Adventure, more on the ride here - www.work2ride.com (http://www.work2ride.com)
Forum: Touring
08-01-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,915
Posted By ullearn

We averaged 65 miles a day (some 100+'s, some...

We averaged 65 miles a day (some 100+'s, some 35's)- http://work2ride.wordpress.com/route-map/ride_index/
Forum: Touring
07-23-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,104
Posted By ullearn

Go LX, it will work just fine and forget about...

Go LX, it will work just fine and forget about weight; we are not pro's.
Forum: Touring
07-23-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,564
Posted By ullearn

Just wanted to say no post-tour, finished the...

Just wanted to say no post-tour, finished the TransAm a couple weeks ago. That the frame flex wasn't an issue, I became very use to it so much so that when I dropped the gear off the bike and rode...
Forum: Touring
07-23-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,392
Posted By ullearn

Finished the TransAm tour, it was great! I did...

Finished the TransAm tour, it was great! I did end up keep the front fender and dropped the rear fender, mostly because the front derailleur I had interfered with it (needed those longer...
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,151
Posted By ullearn

To be fair to Best Buy as a big box company and...

To be fair to Best Buy as a big box company and those who handled your calls they don't know any better as they read from a script and didn't have the Best Buy business strategy in mind.

- Best...
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,392
Posted By ullearn

The ride begins April 25th if anyone wants to...

The ride begins April 25th if anyone wants to join - www.work2ride.com

Sorry I haven't gotten really behind in responding and I am finding the bikeforums notification system isn't bullet proof. ...
Forum: Touring
02-25-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,564
Posted By ullearn

Thanks for the great response and reassurance, I...

Thanks for the great response and reassurance, I think I still had to much weight in the back and even when I moved it to the front it was too high; more testing coming soon. I agree on the Surly...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,564
Posted By ullearn

Frame Flex when loaded, what is normal?

A couple of weeks ago I took my bike on it's maiden loaded voyage, some 70 miles from Austin, TX to Palmetto State Park over concrete, asphalt, chipseal, and dirt road (more on my blog -...
Forum: Touring
02-11-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,392
Posted By ullearn

How much gear weight is too much for a XC tour?

Since planning for my TransAmerica tour I was hearing the average was about 40lbs and that became my goal. I planned my packing list but after putting it all together I came in at 48lbs.

Is...
Forum: Touring
02-11-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,185
Posted By ullearn

The reason I don't want to use the Heet container...

The reason I don't want to use the Heet container is because:

- I don't want to carry it in my panniers
- I want to carry multiple bottles worth
- I had planned to use my 3rd bottle cage on the...
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,185
Posted By ullearn

Water bottle to carry camp stove fuel?

Can you use a water bottle to carry camp stove fuel?

My camp stove uses alcohol fuel and the recommended type is the yellow Heet bottles (Methyl Alcohol) , which if you look at the bottom of...
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

I set out my gear -...

I set out my gear - http://work2ride.wordpress.com/about/my-gear/

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/5434742541_360dfb1db5_z.jpg

And loaded it up, but is it too heavy @ 48lbs? I may start a...
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,151
Posted By ullearn

Wow that is quiet a bit less weight for more...

Wow that is quiet a bit less weight for more space, I wonder if they are as cheap ($21) as Academy; appears to be $45 for the 35oz.

Update on the Best Buy stuff, I decide to buy the front now. ...
Forum: Touring
02-09-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,506
Posted By ullearn

I am using the Novara Bar Top Handlebar Bag -...

I am using the Novara Bar Top Handlebar Bag - http://www.rei.com/webservices/rei/DisplayStyle/799017?source=gpla&preferredSku=7990170016

There are lots out there, but if you want the map viewer...
Forum: Touring
02-09-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Updates to the bike since last post: - Seat...

Updates to the bike since last post:
- Seat raised, yes I do prefer the height it is at now more
- Put 80 miles on the new brooks and it's feeling better every time I ride it
- Put the plastic...
Forum: Touring
02-09-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,542
Posted By ullearn

I may of misunderstood your question, but you...

I may of misunderstood your question, but you just have to turn the dial to switch the shifters from index "click" shifting to friction shifting.
...
Forum: Touring
02-08-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,151
Posted By ullearn

Today I dropped back by Best Buy to see if they...

Today I dropped back by Best Buy to see if they still had the panniers available, they did and the price dropped to $49.99. (Price match 30 day guarantee)

I also noticed most their bike gear...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,151
Posted By ullearn

Similar topic I picked up a 30oz SeaLine Dry Bag...

Similar topic I picked up a 30oz SeaLine Dry Bag for $22, which holds my tent, sleeping bag, air mat, and pillow; I plan to use it for a rear top of the rack bag.
...
Forum: Touring
02-01-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By ullearn

Perhaps state by state there is hope for AAA in...

Perhaps state by state there is hope for AAA in the future - http://www.aaaorid.com/membership/bicycle.asp

Regardless I will take advantage of my friends membership for the maps.
Forum: Touring
02-01-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By ullearn

+1 I am planning to take my Nikon D40 and my...

+1

I am planning to take my Nikon D40 and my 18-55 lens, but may also take my 55-200 lens though not sure I will use it; any tips like that would help if I need both?

I am also thinking of...
Forum: Touring
02-01-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,093
Posted By ullearn

For a cheaper option I am using the Trangia Mini...

For a cheaper option I am using the Trangia Mini Cooking Stove -

http://www.rei.com/skuimage/657906/220

Then at Academy added the $15 Magellan Cook set that it fits packed inside -
...
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By ullearn

I talked with my buddies and as of now it's a...

I talked with my buddies and as of now it's a open invite (they got the big campsite), so the more the merrier. Send me a private message with your email address and I will add you to our email...
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 02:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,526
Posted By ullearn

My self-built custom...

My self-built custom (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5340276427_8885a27da3_b.jpg) steel tour bike wo/ racks - 28lbs
Litespeed...
Forum: Touring
01-28-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By ullearn

Have you narrowed down your dates or route? ...

Have you narrowed down your dates or route?

I don't think I can get away for a whole week but maybe a couple days. Me and some friends are planning a S24O the weekend of 2/12-2/13 from Austin...
Forum: Touring
01-28-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,151
Posted By ullearn

Just wanted to give an update, I checked online...

Just wanted to give an update, I checked online and saw the price is back to full price and put in my zip to see if any of my local shops had them in stock (they didn't).

I went by my closest...
Forum: Touring
01-27-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,500
Posted By ullearn

Thanks Rich, this worked great! Only issue I ran...

Thanks Rich, this worked great! Only issue I ran into was while testing on airplane the "my maps" layer wouldn't show up, the cached maps still did though.
Forum: Touring
01-27-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,500
Posted By ullearn

Sorry to cross-post saw this thread after the...

Sorry to cross-post saw this thread after the other one, but I am also trying to find a Android based application that lets you load GPX files and view maps offline, know of one?

I tried...
Forum: Touring
01-27-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By ullearn

Any chance Delorme has a free software download...

Any chance Delorme has a free software download like the Garmin Basecamp?

The problem with Google Earth on the laptop is it still needs a network connection to get the details unless you have a...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By ullearn

I picked up a Trangia Mini Cooking Stove - ...

I picked up a Trangia Mini Cooking Stove -

http://www.rei.com/skuimage/657906/220

And just use Yellow Heet fuel -

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lprEFQUaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I...
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,779
Posted By ullearn

Do you have a picture of this setup?

Do you have a picture of this setup?
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By ullearn

For my upcoming TransAmerica ride,...

For my upcoming TransAmerica ride, www.work2ride.com, I just downloaded the ACA .gpx map files and loaded them into Google Earth and downloaded Garmin BaseCamp on my laptop. Then I also got the AAA...
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By ullearn

It sounds like other than the options I listed no...

It sounds like other than the options I listed no other options jump to mind. I am leaning towards flying southwest and just checking the bike so it's with me. Flying to Norfolk and if possible...
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By ullearn

Good post and liking the travel blog, do you have...

Good post and liking the travel blog, do you have a post or page on what camera and gear you took on the ride?
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By ullearn

Hertz has $44 a day one way rental to Hays & the...

Hertz has $44 a day one way rental to Hays & the Southwest flight is to Norfolk (virgina beach)
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By ullearn

Bicycle Shipping Options

I live in Austin, TX and riding the Transamerica route this year starting in Yorktown, VA and wanted to find out all the options I have to ship my bike to the starting line. I found several older...
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,260
Posted By ullearn

Here is the best touring bike hands down ...

Here is the best touring bike hands down

http://travellingtwo.com/gallery2/d/40135-2/119-Lee+on+the+road+for+14+years.jpg

From the ACA article...
Forum: Touring
01-19-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By ullearn

Thanks for the feedback so far and had to say I...

Thanks for the feedback so far and had to say I expected that. The only reason I have laid out the day to day is because my wife needs to plan ahead to book airlines, car rental, and hotel in...
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