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Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Happy Feet

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid...

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid deployment when encountering Italian race teams on the road. Too slow and you could wind up being the one sitting on your duff in the weeds.
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By Indigo82

Nice to meet some more Pentaxians here :) I own...

Nice to meet some more Pentaxians here :) I own Pentax K-5 mark 2 and K-1. I use various lenses with them, most being manual focus lenses. But since most of my photos are landscapes and portraits, I...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting discussion re filters and post...

Interesting discussion re filters and post processing. I have a couple of photographer pals and they tell me about the different guidelines people operate under.
In UW photography a certain amount...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,395
Posted By Happy Feet

What someone personally thinks they are doing...

What someone personally thinks they are doing doesn't matter really but I think it matters a bit for discussion sake. In some ways I think we should try to speak a common language. That is all.
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By indyfabz

From 2018. I rented a restored 1917 caboose for...

From 2018. I rented a restored 1917 caboose for the night in Chester, MA. The bench cushion was surprisingly comfortable. No need for my mattress. The old station has been converted to a museum/event...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By fishboat

Coast to coast primarily gravel tour

Just read a book, "The Wonderful Ride". A ride journal by George Loher.

..a credit card Oakland to NYC tour(without the benefit of credit cards, or electricity for that matter), on a single speed...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By Happy Feet

Icefied Parkway, AB Canada Mt Kerkeslin ...

Icefied Parkway, AB Canada

Mt Kerkeslin

http://i.imgur.com/eSP3ZoNl.jpg (https://imgur.com/eSP3ZoN)

Athabasca Falls

http://i.imgur.com/mnA1ASMl.jpg (https://imgur.com/mnA1ASM)
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By indyfabz

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio...

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonight’s campground.

...
09-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,837
Posted By billridesbikes

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire...

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire has always been part of the West, that coupled with a megadrought cycle is what is causing fires. There were much bigger fires out west in the 19th...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By PedalingWalrus

2 night trip to the Allagash Wilderness

There are abandoned Locomotives in the middle of Allagash wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Apparently a missguided idea of transporting unassembled locomotives to the middle of frozen northern...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By staehpj1

First, I find I don't mind going a while between...

First, I find I don't mind going a while between showers or other washing up especially in cooler weather. Yeah it sucks in hot weather, but in cool weather it really isn't that bad. Second, I am...
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By balto charlie

wife and boat, need a bike to make a trifecta! ...

wife and boat, need a bike to make a trifecta!
Daks is the Adirondacks. Great remote wilderness paddling...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By str

SPAIN TOUR ...

SPAIN TOUR


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...
08-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't get the premise of the thread. You just...

I don't get the premise of the thread. You just make choices. That is all.
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By indyfabz

Last year I did the Route of the Hiawatha Trail...

Last year I did the Route of the Hiawatha Trail in ID & MT. There are more than a dozen tunnels. None are lit. Most are short, but the one crossing the state border is 1.66 miles long. There are also...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,405
Posted By staehpj1

I did the 300 mile round trip drive to pick up...

I did the 300 mile round trip drive to pick up the Wenonah Escapade yesterday and got out on the local lake this morning for a test paddle. It is a really sweet boat and in pretty much new condition...
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By Happy Feet

Mt Rundle. Banff, AB ...

Mt Rundle. Banff, AB

http://i.imgur.com/FU0s4Slh.jpg (https://imgur.com/FU0s4Sl)

Mt Rundle, Hoodoos and the Bow Valley. Banff, AB.

http://i.imgur.com/wmONysah.jpg (https://imgur.com/wmONysa)...
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By indyfabz

Took a day ride from camp that included a valley...

Took a day ride from camp that included a valley that is home to many Amish and Mennonite families. A woman pulling out of her driveway on a relatively new Cannondale wished me a hearty “tag.”

...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By djb

Recent little trip (figured out problem with...

Recent little trip
(figured out problem with attaching photo)

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Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By balto charlie

I did a 3 day bikepacking gravel trip to Canaan...

I did a 3 day bikepacking gravel trip to Canaan Valley Blackwater Falls, Shavers Fork and the Canaan loop rd. Weather was superb, 75F/24C. Lots of steep climbing along the Shavers fork while riding...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway....

Last week we biked the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway. This trail is 220 miles one way. We made it a loop for another 100 miles on the return trip. Bikeway was well signed along the way. Easy to follow...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By jmgardner

Not nearly as thrilling as some of the above, but...

Not nearly as thrilling as some of the above, but just getting started....
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1136x852/img_6002_8239fc0ddeb6a2cb5020ed602efa5d345dee02f5.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By Wiggle

Just completed a small 400km tour from Halifax,...

Just completed a small 400km tour from Halifax, NS out to the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia with my wife. It was a good trip :)
...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By Standalone

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/509x640/f98476d9_1fb9_4344_9e4d_371fa25b0621_1166d425cfbb0e15fba808e451bcab244c57373e.jpeg...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,456
Posted By Happy Feet

The big problem is that everyone in the US seems...

The big problem is that everyone in the US seems to think what they are doing isn't the problem. The guy on a bike tour, the girl going to the crowded beach, the people going to mass gatherings......
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By jamawani

Touring, Health Insurance, and Tough Questions

The possibility of illness or injury on a longer bike tour has been discussed often.
It is even more germane now with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When touring internationally, many...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,456
Posted By jamawani

But you live in a civilized country.

But you live in a civilized country.
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Musings from a bikepacking trip around Moosehead...

Musings from a bikepacking trip around Moosehead Lake:

1. Bears love to $hit on gravel roads

2. You can do 100 miles of gravel without padded shorts

3. Carried a whole smoked mackerel for...
06-12-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,277
Posted By Biker395

Nasty drivers come in all kinds of vehicles, but...

Nasty drivers come in all kinds of vehicles, but for my money, 20 something males driving full sized pickups are the worst. It's as if they are compensating for something else lacking. :rolleyes:
06-11-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By indyfabz

I got that beat. :)Seattle to Bar Harbor in 93...

I got that beat. :)Seattle to Bar Harbor in 93 days. Rode at least a bit every rest day. Then I rode home to Philly. Only one off day, during which I rode from my campground outside of Hyde Park, NY,...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By indyfabz

2011 on the Trans Am between Wisdom and Darby. ...

2011 on the Trans Am between Wisdom and Darby.

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Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By djb

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a...

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a large coin, the "Loonie", in 1987, all of my tire cut booting experiences work but I ride with a distinctive "clunk , clunk, clunk"
same in '98 when our...
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,892
Posted By Happy Feet

Spending time on a bicycle internet discussion...

Spending time on a bicycle internet discussion forum talking about wasting time seems strange.
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By Happy Feet

Rogers Pass https://i.imgur.com/oRCfPkqh.jpg

Rogers Pass

https://i.imgur.com/oRCfPkqh.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,519
Posted By djb

I have been amazed for years now how the...

I have been amazed for years now how the stitching software does such a good job, not to mention the quality of cell phone cameras for a number of years also.
I was working in photography for a good...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,305
Posted By Happy Feet

This is my basic cooking set if I want it to be...

This is my basic cooking set if I want it to be bomb proof and simple. Tonight it's Lemony Couscous and garlic and herb mashed potatoes.
...
Forum: Touring
02-27-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Happy Feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqWOe3eRuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqWOe3eRuM
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By Happy Feet

I guess you don't realize the people you're...

I guess you don't realize the people you're talking to don't think the way you imagine they do.

Anyone who's been around awhile would know I primarily tour one geographic region (Western Canada)...
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