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Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By john bono

You can run out of CO2. You'll never run out of...

You can run out of CO2. You'll never run out of pump.
Forum: Touring
11-23-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By john bono

Sorry, you fail. That's a red wall, not a white...

Sorry, you fail. That's a red wall, not a white garage door. Take the pic again and repost.:D
Forum: Touring
11-09-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,774
Posted By john bono

The only way practical way to do it is to buy...

The only way practical way to do it is to buy build a trailer that uses the same wheels as the bike. A guy touring the outback on a surly pugsly adapted an extrawheel trailer to use a pugsley wheel....
Forum: Touring
10-12-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,555
Posted By john bono

African or European Gecko?

African or European Gecko?
Forum: Touring
10-03-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,093
Posted By john bono

Finally they took some advice and gave it a...

Finally they took some advice and gave it a proper 36 spoke wheelset. That definitely cost them some sales.
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,984
Posted By john bono

I haven't tried the extrawheel, but it is...

I haven't tried the extrawheel, but it is probably the best single-wheel design out there. Unlike the BOB, the axle is completely unloaded. Carrying capacity is a little less than the BOB, but the...
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,871
Posted By john bono

Don't sweat it. I did my tour last month, and...

Don't sweat it. I did my tour last month, and was really out of shape(no rides over 20mi this summer, and damn few of those). My first day was rough, and I had a nasty cramp in my abductor muscle...
Forum: Touring
09-22-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,984
Posted By john bono

I'm 300lbs, and I felt the BOB push my rear wheel...

I'm 300lbs, and I felt the BOB push my rear wheel off center on a descent. It wanted to push the bike sideways. Because of my weight, that didn't happen. However, others haven't been so lucky...
Forum: Touring
09-22-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,027
Posted By john bono

I know a car salesman, who will be happy to let...

I know a car salesman, who will be happy to let you pay MSRP for your next car, so that you can assuage your guilt over paying $5 for a $10 hat. If you are still feeling guilty, I know of a couple...
Forum: Touring
09-21-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,984
Posted By john bono

I've done both(650 trailer miles and 500 pannier...

I've done both(650 trailer miles and 500 pannier miles), and if you think handling with a set of rear panniers is bad, multiply that pain X2 for high speed handling, and X5 for slow speed handling...
09-17-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,190
Posted By john bono

I don't get all the wailing and gnashing of teeth...

I don't get all the wailing and gnashing of teeth every time a gun thread comes up. Only two states ban carrying a gun outright. Eight are "may issue" states for a concealed weapon permit, and the...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By john bono

+1 on the NJ/LI route. Riding an inland route,...

+1 on the NJ/LI route. Riding an inland route, or the Adventure cycling route, will mean a whole lot of climbing for most of the way. If you ride through southern/central NJ, then Manhattan and LI,...
08-21-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,666
Posted By john bono

There are a lot of reasons, but the big elephant...

There are a lot of reasons, but the big elephant in the room is population density. Except for very urban areas, riding for practical reasons is just about impossible in over 90% of the US. In my...
Forum: Touring
08-10-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,590
Posted By john bono

That is complete BS. Everyone knows the drogue...

That is complete BS. Everyone knows the drogue parachutes on the LHT don't deploy until you break 11mph.
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By john bono

I take them off the instant I return from a tour,...

I take them off the instant I return from a tour, because having wet feet and a crudded up drivetrain is soooo much more fun riding around town than riding on tour. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By john bono

Congrats! Now, just a few hundred more miles,...

Congrats! Now, just a few hundred more miles, you'll get to experience toilets that spin backwards.:D
Forum: Commuting
06-23-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By john bono

If you are going to ride your bike in the rain,...

If you are going to ride your bike in the rain, put fenders on the thing. Road crud picked up by tires is no fun when it is slathered all over your crank, feet, drivetrain, and up your back.
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By john bono

Honestly, there aren't very many shops that deal...

Honestly, there aren't very many shops that deal with tourers that much. Lots of stuff for racerboy, hybrid/comfort bikes, and mtn bikes, but shops that stock touring bikes and touring gear are...
Forum: Touring
06-07-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,606
Posted By john bono

Only after the nipple of the bottle touched his...

Only after the nipple of the bottle touched his lips did monkd realize that the muddy patch he passed through wasn't actually mud.
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,469
Posted By john bono

I'm not feeling the love for this groupset. One...

I'm not feeling the love for this groupset. One of my beefs with my current touring setup with I think an 11- 32 rear is that there are a number of times I'd like to be in between two gears, which...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By john bono

Hurricanes in Canada? It shouldn't be that much...

Hurricanes in Canada? It shouldn't be that much of a worry. By the time hurricanes get that far north, the cold water sucks all the energy out of them. However, anything in the US from Cape Cod...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By john bono

Honestly, I think that buying a second set of...

Honestly, I think that buying a second set of wheels is a waste of money. I have a GT timberline, with 2.2" knobbies and 1.25" slicks. Changing the tires gives me a different bike. Before you buy...
Forum: Touring
05-20-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By john bono

Depends on the year of the sequoia. I have an...

Depends on the year of the sequoia. I have an '06. That bike has the threaded mounting point above the axel and above the rear brake that was mentioned above. It also has drilled eyelets for a...
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By john bono

I think they're lighter. I compared my touring...

I think they're lighter. I compared my touring honjos to a pair of raceblades, and the honjos were lighter.
02-10-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,057
Posted By john bono

The light at the end of the tunnel is usually an...

The light at the end of the tunnel is usually an oncoming train.
02-01-09, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By john bono

I read the thread. My guess is that initially,...

I read the thread. My guess is that initially, the dog didn't even see your stepson as a person, just a fast moving thing that would be fun to chase and take down. The willingness to hold on for...
01-31-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By john bono

That's not true, not by a long shot. A barking...

That's not true, not by a long shot. A barking dog could be dominant and aggressive, fear-aggressive, and just playful. Unless you see the body language that accompanies the bark, I wouldn't make...
01-31-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By john bono

Chances are, they might not even be a pit. A lot...

Chances are, they might not even be a pit. A lot of pits in the news are actually other breeds of bulldog, or mixes, or mastiff type dogs that the media like to label a pit bull. The death cult...
Forum: Touring
01-28-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,635
Posted By john bono

+1 on the honjos. Another benefit to honjos is...

+1 on the honjos. Another benefit to honjos is that they are lighter than the chloroplast stuff
Forum: Touring
01-27-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By john bono

I was going to say go for it, but now, I'm not so...

I was going to say go for it, but now, I'm not so sure. You're in the middle of nowhere, and your dork disk fails. What are you going to do then? Do you realize how many tours have been cut short...
Forum: Touring
01-24-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,024
Posted By john bono

I have one way to answer this question: When was...

I have one way to answer this question: When was the last time you heard anyone on this forum complain that a brand X touring bike was a lousy investment, because it had too many spokes?
Forum: Touring
01-22-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By john bono

Ok, we get it. A lot of us don't buy into his...

Ok, we get it. A lot of us don't buy into his politics, and think the guy is a leech, and spent a good portion of his "ride" riding in the back of a pickup. Now please stop turning the touring...
Forum: Touring
01-19-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By john bono

I have this tent...

I have this tent (http://www.eurekatent.com/p-44-backcountry-1.aspx) by Eureka. It is pretty roomy for a one man tent, with enough space to store panniers either at your feet or at your head. Also,...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By john bono

That's the problem. For a touring bike the...

That's the problem. For a touring bike the wheels are not usable. If they had dumped the pump and fenders and put the money into a proper wheelset, they'd have a great touring bike. They didn't...
Forum: Touring
01-15-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By john bono

I'm not Historian, but I play one on tv.... ...

I'm not Historian, but I play one on tv....

I've done three tours on a Bob, a 50 mile overnighter, 250 mile Long Island vineyard tour, and about 400 miles of the Washington Parks AC route, and I...
Forum: Touring
01-15-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By john bono

If you are going to use your bike for grocery...

If you are going to use your bike for grocery getting in addition to the tour, get a BOB. It will give you the most usable space for cargo of the three. If you want the option that will keep the...
Forum: Touring
01-15-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By john bono

Well the temperature is going to be brutally...

Well the temperature is going to be brutally cold, but the distance won't be too bad, so long as you have a warm bed to sleep in every night. My big concern would be gloves and footwear. You will...
Forum: Touring
01-15-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By john bono

It is agonizingly close to a really good touring...

It is agonizingly close to a really good touring bike, but the sojourn (http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/sojourn/) has a couple of negatives that kill it. For the positives, it comes with...
Forum: Touring
01-14-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By john bono

Just the opposite. Even though the tour bike is...

Just the opposite. Even though the tour bike is heavier than my roadie by about 10 lbs or so, it has a much wider gear range and much lower gearing than the roadie, so it climbs hills like a billy...
Forum: Touring
01-13-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,926
Posted By john bono

Yes, Ryan is viral, kind of like this kid...

Yes, Ryan is viral, kind of like this kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU).
Forum: Touring
01-12-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By john bono

This whole thing is bogus. If this guy was...

This whole thing is bogus. If this guy was really doing a transcontinental trip, he'd set up a web site, a personality cult, and hit up total strangers for a $4K camera. :innocent:
Forum: Touring
01-04-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 34,388
Posted By john bono

Also, Ryan and crew do enough self-deification...

Also, Ryan and crew do enough self-deification that it makes up for any lack in deification that the rest of us might make.
Forum: Touring
01-04-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 34,388
Posted By john bono

He rode it all, except of course for when he...

He rode it all, except of course for when he didn't.
Replies: 63
Views: 3,110
Posted By john bono

Noone here has mentioned some of the excellent...

Noone here has mentioned some of the excellent LED flashlights that are out now. A pair of Fenix flashlights, with a pair of AAs each would have roughly the same light output as a single dinotte...
Forum: Touring
12-23-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,926
Posted By john bono

Well, that's also because also involved him...

Well, that's also because also involved him hopping a ride (http://www.bikingforobama.com/2008/12/08/days-6-7-decision-making-in-the-desert/).

Oh, and he's got another 3100 miles to go. In less...
11-13-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By john bono

I doubt it will do much to make anyone safer. ...

I doubt it will do much to make anyone safer. Cars have far stronger brakes than bikes, and the closing rate of a car on a bike from behind is such that it really makes little difference if the bike...
Forum: Touring
11-12-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By john bono

Being wet is bad, but cold and wet is utterly...

Being wet is bad, but cold and wet is utterly miserable. On both of my first two tours, I wound up getting stuck in the coldest and rainiest summer days that I had to deal with in a long time. Both...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,728
Posted By john bono

"On your left" I'm convinced doesn't work well...

"On your left" I'm convinced doesn't work well with people who don't understand what it means. Better to have a bell, or simply shout, "Howdy."
11-11-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By john bono

There, fixed it for you.

There, fixed it for you.
10-24-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By john bono

Number one on my list is a dynamo driven...

Number one on my list is a dynamo driven usb/automotive charging point. I have that, I can charge my ipod, cellphone, gps, headlight, nimh batteries etc. 3 - 4 watts of sustained power via a dynamo...
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