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Forum: Touring 01-19-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By DanBell
I met a Swiss guy in Baja with the most gear I've...

I met a Swiss guy in Baja with the most gear I've ever seen on a bike. Surly DT with the big Surly racks front and back. Had a set of back rollers on the front and the back, as well as the Ortlieb...
Forum: Touring 01-12-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By DanBell
I have a friend who used a Topeak rack and bag...

I have a friend who used a Topeak rack and bag combo for all of his touring for years without issue. Nothing too hard core, but we did probably two or three 400-1000km tours each year for three or...
Forum: Touring 01-12-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By DanBell
I'm not sure how you've done your math here but...

I'm not sure how you've done your math here but it doesn't seem right to me. I'm also 6'0" and rode the 56cm Disc Trucker for years. It was the perfect size for me and I can't imagine riding the 62...
Forum: Touring 01-08-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By DanBell
FWIW, I had a great time in Honduras, and that...

FWIW, I had a great time in Honduras, and that was mostly in Tegucigalpa. I might not be so keen to head to the capital right now with the unrest over the recent 'elections,' but I have friends I met...
Forum: Touring 12-31-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By DanBell
My understanding is that glueless patches were...

My understanding is that glueless patches were for temporary fixes. I didn't have any luck with them myself, but I met a guy touring in California who said he used them exclusively and left them on...
Forum: Touring 12-25-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By DanBell
This is my big issue with Amazon's product...

This is my big issue with Amazon's product ratings. Most people write them when they first receive the product, and I think people are less likely to go back and change their review after using the...
Forum: Touring 12-25-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By DanBell
I can second this. I've bought a few Merino...

I can second this. I've bought a few Merino things from Planet X and they've always been great value. Inexpensive and durable has been experience.
Forum: Touring 12-23-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By DanBell
Fair question that I don't know the answer to....

Fair question that I don't know the answer to. I've been really lucky with great weather for pretty much my entire trip.
Forum: Touring 12-21-17, 04:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By DanBell
Nice! Looking forward to reading about your trip...

Nice! Looking forward to reading about your trip and seeing the pictures. A good friend of mine grew up in Esperance, although his family lives in Holbrook now.
Forum: Touring 12-20-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By DanBell
None of my clothes ever go in the drier, wool or...

None of my clothes ever go in the drier, wool or otherwise. I'm currently on a long bike tour with several 100% Merino items and have not had any problem with finding a place to hang my stuff to dry...
Forum: Touring 12-11-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,451
Posted By DanBell
The SO just brought her bike from Tokyo to...

The SO just brought her bike from Tokyo to Cartagena, three flights and two different airlines (due to Delta cancellations). Came through fine, with just a little damage to the cardboard box.

One...
Forum: Touring 12-06-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By DanBell
I have four waterproof panniers on this current...

I have four waterproof panniers on this current trip. I know exactly where everything is in each bag. To each their own. You might prefer your current system or have had problems with organization in...
Forum: Touring 12-06-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By DanBell
That's not what he wants to do.

That's not what he wants to do.
Forum: Touring 12-06-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By DanBell
I was fine with the logging trucks when I rode...

I was fine with the logging trucks when I rode there. You hear them coming, so I just stopped and got out of the way, then gave them a friendly wave as they went by. Always got a friendly response.
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Forum: Touring 12-06-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By DanBell
There's good advice in here. Just want to add a...

There's good advice in here. Just want to add a quick note from my experience with waterproof panniers. If you go that route you might discover Vaude as well. They're basically the same product as...
Forum: Touring 12-05-17, 01:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By DanBell
If they have been a Surly dealer for more than...

If they have been a Surly dealer for more than five minutes they would know that there's no parts swap going on for QBP brand bikes. They're not going to call anyone and ask, because first of all,...
Forum: Touring 12-04-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By DanBell
That's a real bummer. You definitely had the...

That's a real bummer. You definitely had the worst possible experience. I have an Arkel Tailrider bag and it's great. Very high quality item. It sucks that you had such a bad experience with your...
Forum: Touring 12-04-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By DanBell
Of course you can also use a cardboard box,...

Of course you can also use a cardboard box, generally a bit cheaper than 3-400...
Forum: Touring 12-04-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By DanBell
This seems like a thing that did not happen.

This seems like a thing that did not happen.
Forum: Touring 11-28-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By DanBell
So jealous. That's the same time that...

So jealous.



That's the same time that I was there last year. I had zero rain but it was very hot and dusty on the logging roads.
Forum: Touring 11-27-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By DanBell
I did a fair few kms on the logging roads on...

I did a fair few kms on the logging roads on Vancouver Island last year. If you're planning on using logging roads, what kind of bike are you taking? I was on 50mm tires and wouldn't want to be on...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,079
Posted By DanBell
Oh, and if you're starting in San Josť, I highly...

Oh, and if you're starting in San Josť, I highly recommend the Frida Kahlo Restaurante. You can find it on Google maps. Great food, big portions, inexpensive, really friendly staff. It's the perfect...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,079
Posted By DanBell
Ugh, just realized I've been screwing up place...

Ugh, just realized I've been screwing up place names in all my responses. Too much distance, time, and similar place names intervening in my memory. I've gone back and fixed them so as not to confuse...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,079
Posted By DanBell
Yeah, that's the route I tried to take. If I...

Yeah, that's the route I tried to take. If I recall correctly I made the first 15km or so in normal time, then took more than an hour for the next 5-7km before giving up on it. If you were going to...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,079
Posted By DanBell
Actually, I'm taking out my backside. Just looked...

Actually, I'm taking out my backside. Just looked closer at the mapped route. I tried to take the coast road from San Jose del Cabo all the way along up to Cabo Pulmo. For some reason I had decided...
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