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Forum: Touring
06-27-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Smrachek

Might need to change plan and shorten tour to...

Might need to change plan and shorten tour to around 30 days, would still like to start in Denver but now need to end in Denver..
definitely want to hit Yellowstone and grand Teton, Maybe try to...
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the reply. Looks like Denver to San...

Thanks for the reply. Looks like Denver to San Fran. It will be my 1st tour in 8 years and only my second tour, first was 14 days around the mountains of Colorado
Forum: Touring
05-24-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Smrachek

Western tour

I am planning a self supported ride from Denver to San Francisco or reverse starting in middle of August. If starting in Denver, will hop on Transamerica trail and head west to Florence OR, then...
Forum: Touring
01-19-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Smrachek

bike store in Portland OR

I have a friend who is attempting is first tour (unsupported) from Portland to San Francisco in May. He would like to ship his bike out to a bike shop in Portland,( preferably one that has some...
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the replys, doing the Sunday ride,

Thanks for the replys, doing the Sunday ride,
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks, I will probably rent a bike out there,...

Thanks, I will probably rent a bike out there, checked a few shops and they all said that the rental bikes have doubles, 50/34 with 11-28, and assured me that should be OK, the last time I was in...
Forum: Touring
01-09-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Smrachek

triple bipass

I know this is the touring forum but was wondering if anyone here has done the Triple Bipass ride in Colorado. I'm planning on doing it with future son-in-law and was wondering about gearing. My road...
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,193
Posted By Smrachek

Just got done with first tour, 650 miles, 12 days...

Just got done with first tour, 650 miles, 12 days in the mountains of Colorado, 41,000 ft of climbing. Rode it on Windsor Tourist I bought for $599. Just changed front ring, 30, to 26. Rear came...
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Smrachek

12 days, 11 nights, 6 campsites, 1 hostel, 4...

12 days, 11 nights, 6 campsites, 1 hostel, 4 hotels. Much more challenging then I had thought. I'm from flattttt South Florida. Got used to going up the Passes at 4-5 mph with 75 lb bike. What I...
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Smrachek

first tour

Just finished my first tour, (12 days, 650 miles, 8 mountain passes) through the mountains of Colorado. Just want to thank everyone on this forum who provided a wealth of knowledge to a rookie. ...
Forum: Touring
07-18-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,749
Posted By Smrachek

bicycle pump adapter for air mattress

Has anyone heard of a "adapter" to use with bicycle pump to blow up air mattress, ie. Big Agnes ??
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,744
Posted By Smrachek

What about mountain bike shorts?? pockets with...

What about mountain bike shorts?? pockets with minimal padding
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for all the info, seeing as I will be...

Thanks for all the info, seeing as I will be solo, I need things to past the time by so why not blow up a sleeping pad, ordered the BA
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for all the suggestions, I wasn't so...

Thanks for all the suggestions, I wasn't so concerned with length but didn't know whether I should go with the wider pad. Also in ref: to the BA, I saw that you mentioned 10 minutes to inflate it,...
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks, Is yours the NeoAir "Trekker" and I'm...

Thanks, Is yours the NeoAir "Trekker" and I'm 6'2" do you think regular size would be OK
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By Smrachek

sleeping pads

Next month I'm attempting my first tour, 12 days thru the Colorado Mts. I'm slowly getting prepared but just realized that the sleeping pad I already own is 29" x 78" and makes the bike look like an...
Forum: Touring
06-15-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the advice. There might be a chance...

Thanks for the advice. There might be a chance because of time restraints that I might have to cut this tour down to 10 days. If so I would appreciate any advice on new route, remember I will be...
Forum: Touring
06-13-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Smrachek

1st tour

Below is the route I'm planning ion first tour. Someone was kind enough to suggest it. I would appreciate any thought on anything about the route. "Must see's" and "Don't Bother with"s also nice...
Forum: Touring
06-08-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the info, what do you think max for...

Thanks for the info, what do you think max for weight in rear panniers?
Forum: Touring
06-08-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Smrachek

Thank you so much. I realize it will be difficult...

Thank you so much. I realize it will be difficult but welcome the challenge and the great scenery.
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the reply, I'm leaning towards the...

Thanks for the reply, I'm leaning towards the shorter 631 miles. How long do you think I should allocate?
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Smrachek

Thanks for the reply; I'm kind of leaning towards...

Thanks for the reply; I'm kind of leaning towards staying in CO, so if anything major goes wrong (like falling off a cliff) I'm not far from a ride back to Denver. Someone was nice enough to suggest...
Forum: Introductions
06-07-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Smrachek

new to bike forum

I'm new to Bike Forums, found it when researching bike touring, I am planning first solo, unsupported bike tour out of Denver at end of August. My daughter lives in Denver, I live in south Florida,...
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Smrachek

just starting

I will be doing first trip/tour at end of this summer and am completely new to bike touring (avid road cyclist). Am in the process of getting bike, probably Windsor Tourist and would like to take...
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