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Forum: Touring
05-17-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,475
Posted By mooncricket

In some other dog threads, I used write about how...

In some other dog threads, I used write about how much I hate dogs chasing me. Now it's one of the highlights of my rides, including such things as rain, storm fronts, and steep climbs. It's all...
Forum: Touring
05-14-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,475
Posted By mooncricket

Bummer! Sorry to hear that. Yep, I've met his...

Bummer! Sorry to hear that.
Yep, I've met his cousin as well. Nearly got me.

I used to hate dogs, but the routes I take now have so many dogs. It's unusual these days for me to get a long ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,864
Posted By mooncricket

I eat because food tastes so much better during...

I eat because food tastes so much better during long rides :)

Fresh coconuts are my favorite, followed by bananas and mangoes. Oh, definitely ice cream when I can get it--bars and cookies sandwich...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By mooncricket

OP, I've got the same problem with Bontrager and...

OP, I've got the same problem with Bontrager and Specialized tubes as well--not one tube, but several tubes from each brand. The pinholes always appear (if you look carefully) right at the weld line....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By mooncricket

+1 on Sidi I have 4E feet too. It's not a...

+1 on Sidi

I have 4E feet too. It's not a perfect fit though. The outer part of the feet feels a bit unsupported, but it's the best fit I've found so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By mooncricket

I like the Gatorskins. My problem is with...

I like the Gatorskins.

My problem is with the tubes. Got several batches of bad ones. I run 110psi road 700x23. Pinholes develop at the weld seams (not punctures). Very little success patching...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,805
Posted By mooncricket

How common is skin cancer on the shin (leg)? ...

How common is skin cancer on the shin (leg)?

My friend had a cancerous spot on his shin, the most bony part of the leg. It turned into a huge issue because of it's proximity to the bone (just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mooncricket

Wow, that's excellent marketing. They'll never...

Wow, that's excellent marketing. They'll never have to pony up for that one :)

Is that something akin to "We will pay for all your speeding tickets" warranty on a stationary fitness bike?

That...
07-22-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,488
Posted By mooncricket

Most Excellent! I'm very interested in your...

Most Excellent!

I'm very interested in your efforts. Would love to keep hearing more about this.

As for me, I have a keen interest in a faired E-recumbent bike/trike with similar specs. I'm not...
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,906
Posted By mooncricket

Since your needs are pretty specific, I would...

Since your needs are pretty specific, I would look into having someone stitch you up a few pairs. According to my sewing friend, it's easy and shouldn't cost you much.

I like regular road shorts....
Forum: Touring
03-08-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By mooncricket

Lately, I've becoming very fond of ultralight...

Lately, I've becoming very fond of ultralight touring, using my best (and only) road bike. For years, I've done the full 5 bags touring, and then later, 2 bags touring. Now, I'm getting older and...
Forum: Touring
08-14-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,962
Posted By mooncricket

Got the idea from a bicycle travelogue. ...

Got the idea from a bicycle travelogue.

This is a strategy for those darn coin-operated hot shower at the state/private campgrounds where you might run out of coins before you finish washing....
Forum: Touring
08-02-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By mooncricket

It sure was for me at several site along the...

It sure was for me at several site along the Pacific Coast. But usually I just opt to sneak off and camp somewhere else out of sight. Can't stand a noisy campground with tents within a few yards of...
Forum: Touring
08-02-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By mooncricket

I too did not appreciate a "compromised" notice 4...

I too did not appreciate a "compromised" notice 4 months after the event. I was traveling abroad and it cost me a huge amount of headaches. I've been a Nashbar customer for many years, but this one...
Forum: Touring
07-30-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By mooncricket

BBToe's suggestion +1 I always have to...

BBToe's suggestion +1

I always have to re-tension(loosen) the velcroes after 3+hrs.

A bit of vaseline/lotion on the little toe could help too.
Forum: Touring
07-30-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,322
Posted By mooncricket

Yes, sell the bus. Sell it on SF craigslist....

Yes, sell the bus. Sell it on SF craigslist. Deliver it to SF, and there you go.

Do it now!

Wait a few months, another year, who knows, you might fall down a flight of stairs, splash hot oil in...
07-29-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,739
Posted By mooncricket

Well, if I were Contador, I wouldn't bother...

Well, if I were Contador, I wouldn't bother talking about any of this. There is no need. He is the Champion. Why not just talk about how he's so magnificent and how LA is way over the hill. Why bring...
07-28-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,851
Posted By mooncricket

Why Hasn't Armstrong won all the Big Threes?

In other sports, it's a huge honor to win all the major crowns. Few athletes would be considered all time greats unless they did just that. Look at Roger Federrer for example.

Would winning 8 TDFs...
07-24-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,429
Posted By mooncricket

OK, all you race wizards: What's the largest time...

OK, all you race wizards: What's the largest time margin win on the Ventoux, in the modern era?
Forum: Touring
07-22-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By mooncricket

Well, I only shave in the rain during fast,...

Well, I only shave in the rain during fast, twisty descents so a straight razor is a no-no for me :)
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,783
Posted By mooncricket

And note that she's not Malaysian..... She's...

And note that she's not Malaysian..... She's Singaporean.
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,783
Posted By mooncricket

A little off topic, but do beware local...

A little off topic, but do beware local customs/religions while drinking in other countries...

Kuala Lumpur 21/07/2009: – A religious court in Malaysia has sentenced a tearful Singaporean Muslim...
Forum: Touring
07-16-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,783
Posted By mooncricket

Always, everyday. Everything in moderation,...

Always, everyday. Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Nothing like three or four nice cold ones after a long ride. Or a fine big meal with an excellent bottle of wine. Yep, life's too...
Forum: Touring
07-16-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By mooncricket

Thanks, Neil! I left the tent upcountry....

Thanks, Neil!

I left the tent upcountry. Will see it next week. Sounds simple. I'll try to jury rig something from local supplies. Didn't know the ends screw off :P

Cheers
Forum: Touring
07-15-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By mooncricket

Thanks, jmichael and prathmann both. Good...

Thanks, jmichael and prathmann both.

Good to know that REI do stand behind their products. I'll report back on whether they repaired it and for how much :)

That repair kit looks pretty handy...
Forum: Touring
07-15-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By mooncricket

Seal the already cold meat/cheese in a plastic...

Seal the already cold meat/cheese in a plastic bag. Wrap a sweater/fleece around the bag. Then put the whole package into a larger plastic bag and tie it up. Should be good for at least a day even if...
Forum: Touring
07-15-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By mooncricket

Seal the already cold meat/cheese in a plastic...

Seal the already cold meat/cheese in a plastic bag. Wrap a sweater/fleece around the bag. Then put the whole package into a larger plastic bag and tie it up. Should be good for at least a day even if...
Forum: Touring
07-15-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By mooncricket

Replacing the bungee in folding tent pole

Hi All,

I remember bookmarking a page about replacing the bungees in the folding tent poles, but for the life of me I can't find it. And I can't find in on the forum search function either.

So,...
Forum: Touring
07-15-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By mooncricket

It's a nice ride along the Mekong. Did it a few...

It's a nice ride along the Mekong. Did it a few times. Last time, about 15months ago. Good luck.

Not sure if OP is making an announcement or asking for suggestions/advice?

I found the roads...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By mooncricket

Easy: Get a tandem with Independent Coasting...

Easy:

Get a tandem with Independent Coasting System, so she can just sit and look at the scenery, peel an orange, chat on the cellphone, whatever.

You can push as hard and fast as you want....
Forum: Touring
03-06-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By mooncricket

Bangkok has a number of good bike shops....

Bangkok has a number of good bike shops. WorldBike has a mountain tandem made by Tank, but it only comes in 1 size (medium) for around $1700.

Sounds like you have a great trip planned. If you...
02-18-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By mooncricket

After a month touring on the tandem, I thought my...

After a month touring on the tandem, I thought my single road bike had something amiss as well and stopped several times to check :)

I wonder if it's much harder to guess/gauge the stoker's output...
02-18-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By mooncricket

Have You (pilot) Ridden the Tandem Solo?

If yes, how much faster/slower were you compare to when you rode with your stoker (on your usual route)?

PMK's how fast thread got me wondering... :)

When we ride, my stoker always claims that...
Forum: Touring
02-18-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,219
Posted By mooncricket

That's one beautiful bike, jbpence! Congrats...

That's one beautiful bike, jbpence!

Congrats on the build and all the hard work.

In fact, I think it's too beautiful for a tour of Yunan. It would be a crime to take such a beautiful thing...
Forum: Touring
02-16-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By mooncricket

I have to agree with most of what you guys are...

I have to agree with most of what you guys are saying.

In the early 90s, I experimented with ultra-packing. I just found the lightest pack and the lightest equipment possible that would allow me...
Forum: Touring
02-10-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mooncricket

Hey, sounds like a great trip you have planned. ...

Hey, sounds like a great trip you have planned.

Like the other poster said, you'll be staying in guesthouses. Basically SE Asia is densely populated, you won't find much quality open space for...
Forum: Touring
01-23-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By mooncricket

Check out some of the earlier threads about...

Check out some of the earlier threads about ultralight bike touring, lots of options.

Actually, I think 15lbs is still rather heavy. I'd cut it down to 10lbs max. If you can get down to this, you...
09-16-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,175
Posted By mooncricket

I agree wit Hezz. Armstrong has milked his...

I agree wit Hezz.

Armstrong has milked his 7xTDF as much as he could already. Just imagine what he could do with only an attempt for an 8th. The mere thought of it puts him on the front page of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,441
Posted By mooncricket

You probably saw me if you were Hawaii :) I...

You probably saw me if you were Hawaii :)

I got a cheap pairs on an old mtb that I used to do street laps around my folks' place when I come and visit them.

I work out in the gym for some 20+...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By mooncricket

Uh, you forgot one option: Yell: "King of...

Uh, you forgot one option:

Yell: "King of the Mountain! King of the Mountain!"

That followed by Option 1.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,103
Posted By mooncricket

Well, I saw a big guy riding a mountain bike on...

Well, I saw a big guy riding a mountain bike on the sidewalk, an old man walking, and a girl walking her dog on a leash. They all met at a corner. It was very ugly, especially for the old man.
...
Forum: Touring
05-12-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By mooncricket

Aw, Nancy, you don't know what you're missing. ...

Aw, Nancy, you don't know what you're missing.

How can you know the full sweetness of spring water if you've never been thristy? :)
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By mooncricket

Hahahahaha! PhattTyre. Been there, but...

Hahahahaha! PhattTyre.

Been there, but haven't quite done that one. I need at least hot water.

I did put hot water with grounds into my nice insulated water bottle and chewed on the grounds as...
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By mooncricket

Thanks ONF. I never did get a chance to shop for...

Thanks ONF. I never did get a chance to shop for bicycle stuff in Singapore. Just just wondering. Thanks for your advice.

Good post on the Udon Thani-Vientiane ride. I'll have to do more tours in...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By mooncricket

Terrific! Thanks, Vik!

Terrific! Thanks, Vik!
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By mooncricket

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, everyone....

Fantastic!

Thanks for sharing, everyone. There are few ideas here that I'll certainly try :)

BTW, my favorite French press is the vacuum sealed Nissan stainless steel press. I think it's the...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By mooncricket

Coffee! What's your favorite setup?

Coffee is my single biggest concern on tour.

If I don't get a decent cup of coffee in the morning, the whole day somehow never seems to go right. I often get fuzzy-headed and can't seem to take in...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By mooncricket

Great write up ONf! Nice pics too. Thanks! I...

Great write up ONf! Nice pics too. Thanks!

I read some of your other trips too and love some of those foldies. Do you have any favorites? And, if you don't mind my asking, how much are they in...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By mooncricket

Coppertone Sport. But, God forbid if you...

Coppertone Sport.

But, God forbid if you ever get that into your eyes. Almost as painful as chili peppers.
Forum: Foo
04-17-08, 07:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,751
Posted By mooncricket

+1. And you could also try to pantomime your...

+1. And you could also try to pantomime your suggestion.
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