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01-18-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jonc123

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: Touring
12-13-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,918
Posted By jonc123

Beer is good for lunch too! Do you have Bloody...

Beer is good for lunch too! Do you have Bloody Mary's in Italy? Nice way to start the day sometimes, good with brunch.
Forum: Touring
12-02-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,728
Posted By jonc123

MO state parks are run by the DNR which has...

MO state parks are run by the DNR which has different rules than MDC.
Forum: Touring
11-07-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,974
Posted By jonc123

We sure do. Come down to the Ozarks in Missouri...

We sure do. Come down to the Ozarks in Missouri or the various mountain ranges in Arkansas. Elevation has nothing to do with it. The grade of the road does. Mount magazine comes to mind in Arkansas.
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By jonc123

Continue to study and pass the exam. Good for you...

Continue to study and pass the exam. Good for you to purchase the rig. You have to PASS the test now, or else you just have an expensive paperweight. No, I do not take a radio on tour. I've had a...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By jonc123

Test is easy, especially since they provide the...

Test is easy, especially since they provide the questions on the test and the answers. I don't really endorse memorization of the Q & A. You should understand it and be able to wing the test on real...
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By jonc123

Good deal. I was a backpacker and later got into...

Good deal. I was a backpacker and later got into bicycles. It was an easy transition, just roll instead of step.

My only advice is to try your system out by doing some weekend trips just to make...
Forum: Touring
09-06-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By jonc123

Have you ever done any camping before in a tent,...

Have you ever done any camping before in a tent, etc.?
Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,424
Posted By jonc123

If you drink craft beer, I'll bet you'll pass a...

If you drink craft beer, I'll bet you'll pass a few great breweries...might map some out if it's your thing!
Forum: Touring
08-10-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By jonc123

Welcome to the forum. That sounds like a great...

Welcome to the forum. That sounds like a great idea. Think about the Paul Bunyan trail someday also! I rode the Willard Munger trail from Hinckley to Duluth last week. Also went riding around your...
Forum: Touring
08-06-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,898
Posted By jonc123

4 X Bags and 2 X Tubus Racks. Will miss him.

4 X Bags and 2 X Tubus Racks. Will miss him.
Forum: Touring
07-18-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By jonc123

That's 69 miles per day not including little side...

That's 69 miles per day not including little side trips to camping, food, etc. Seems high for a first tour but only you know if you can do it.
Forum: Touring
06-28-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,424
Posted By jonc123

You say to stay low and brush in, be vigilant and...

You say to stay low and brush in, be vigilant and secure. Kind of sounds like your doing something wrong rather than right. What a way to live, always looking over your shoulder.
06-21-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By jonc123

I've never taken my bicycles that far East (I am...

I've never taken my bicycles that far East (I am in MO). I have been to the area you are thinking about going to many times (over the last 30 years) on motorcycle and truck. Your trip sounds like...
Forum: Touring
06-19-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By jonc123

You'll be able to get a bike in most any car. Let...

You'll be able to get a bike in most any car. Let me tell ya, in any of them it's real easy to do some damage (scraaatttccchhh!!) doing so along with the Greeaaassy dirty chain. Carry a cheap a$$...
Forum: Touring
06-06-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By jonc123

Enjoy your ride, I took this picture 6/2/18 at...

Enjoy your ride, I took this picture 6/2/18 at the trailhead in Ankeny, IA. This was nearing the end of a 9 day trip around Des Moines.

It got up to around a hundred degrees Memorial Day weekend....
04-30-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By jonc123

I have the same problem with the max speed, but...

I have the same problem with the max speed, but all of the other data O.K. Something you have to live with.

I do have the newer model now that has the backlight. I mounted the computer on the...
Forum: Foo
04-24-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By jonc123

Your down in FL, looks like weatherdotcom has you...

Your down in FL, looks like weatherdotcom has you near 90*F + humidity everyday for the next week. Could have something to do with it? Vaulted Ceilings? Old Bldg.?

I have 2 bed, 2 bath APT, really...
Forum: Touring
04-13-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,097
Posted By jonc123

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/791/26566594767_4e14...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/791/26566594767_4e14ba332b_b.jpg
04-10-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,205
Posted By jonc123

+1 also. I used electrical tape around the top...

+1 also. I used electrical tape around the top tube, then installed the clamps, holding a King Cage hanging on the down side, holding a UE Boom 2 Speaker.
03-15-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By jonc123

https://youtu.be/DtJHGb5923Y

https://youtu.be/DtJHGb5923Y
Forum: Touring
03-02-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,959
Posted By jonc123

Just for fun, I looked at some of the reviews of...

Just for fun, I looked at some of the reviews of these motels on Google and Tripadvisor. Quite entertaining.
Forum: Touring
02-28-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,499
Posted By jonc123

I notice raywood is in Texas. I have traveled...

I notice raywood is in Texas. I have traveled through parts of Texas, not all of it. I would want to run some powerful day/night lighting on the Texas highways I traveled on. Most of the highways I...
Forum: Touring
02-25-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,959
Posted By jonc123

I think I would skip the schools. That may not be...

I think I would skip the schools. That may not be a good idea with the recent problems.
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,090
Posted By jonc123

Camp many miles away from campgrounds. Why...

Camp many miles away from campgrounds. Why earplugs?
02-16-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,550
Posted By jonc123

You lost my tourism dollars. I tour. I'll never...

You lost my tourism dollars. I tour. I'll never do this trail, looks like it sucks. Big time.

Not trying to offend anyone, I'm an old guy with money to spend. I enjoy trails through populated...
Forum: Touring
02-11-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By jonc123

Great suggestion; I use them to hold his...

Great suggestion; I use them to hold his stainless bottle cage with a UE Boom in it (portable speaker).
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,391
Posted By jonc123

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.ca...

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/rack/NanoPanniers
Forum: Touring
01-09-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By jonc123

Clickstand...you can lean the bike left or right...

Clickstand...you can lean the bike left or right as far from the wall as you like.
Forum: Touring
01-02-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By jonc123

"It would also be possible to purchase bottled...

"It would also be possible to purchase bottled water and save something like 60$ on bladders that will rarely be used afterwards."

I think you answered your own question. Don't go and buy some...
Forum: Touring
12-19-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By jonc123

I've never done this before and don't plan to do...

I've never done this before and don't plan to do it. Can you use a razor blade or box knife?
Forum: Touring
12-16-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By jonc123

Many of the brakes have a set screw that won't...

Many of the brakes have a set screw that won't allow you to slide the "triangle". In fact, the Tektro brakes that came on my LHT had 2 set screws, why I have no idea, it seems that they could have...
12-14-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,129
Posted By jonc123

I take the sidewalk, I take the lane, I take the...

I take the sidewalk, I take the lane, I take the MUP, I take the parking lot. I do what I do to stay alive. I love sidewalks. I dream about them at night.
12-14-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,129
Posted By jonc123

They might be: A. Lighting a crack pipe B....

They might be:

A. Lighting a crack pipe
B. Opening a beer
C. Rolling a joint
E. Using Cell Phone
F. Windshield fogged over
G. Ice on windshield
H. Foggy/Rainy conditions
I. Driving into the...
Forum: Foo
12-11-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By jonc123

Excuse me if this has already been posted, I know...

Excuse me if this has already been posted, I know it's an old thread but great musicians never die...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UDTiJ5z3MY
Forum: Touring
12-09-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,088
Posted By jonc123

France: 643,801 km2 Texas: 696,200 km2 ...

France: 643,801 km2

Texas: 696,200 km2

Texas much bigger than France.
Forum: Touring
12-01-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,828
Posted By jonc123

They grow corn that tall where you hang? Anyway,...

They grow corn that tall where you hang? Anyway, 2 X 26":

Note: Well, OK...they are not disc, done had a couple beers (Friday)!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4527/38743537002_d4efcbf059_b.jpg
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Forum: Touring
11-28-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

This guy is good! At least he wears a shirt and...

This guy is good! At least he wears a shirt and is not on a bridge!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLT-BSEHPB4
Forum: Touring
11-28-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

I don't think SB would appreciate you posting...

I don't think SB would appreciate you posting pictures of him on the internet. After I have a beer and a good laugh I will file a report.:lol:
Forum: Touring
11-28-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

Well, you know the movie Deliverance and the kid...

Well, you know the movie Deliverance and the kid with the banjo. Let me tell you, the next time I go for a ride and I see someone with a squeezebox above me on a bridge, I'm turning around. The...
Forum: Touring
11-27-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

That's the way to find a woman, a stinky biker...

That's the way to find a woman, a stinky biker trying to pick one up.

It could work. I met my wife hiking on a trail. I was probably stinky too.

Our first trip many years ago, I had met her...
Forum: Touring
11-26-17, 01:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

Reading your first post again, why Missouri?

Reading your first post again, why Missouri?
Forum: Touring
11-24-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

You'll find narrow twisty roads that are paved...

You'll find narrow twisty roads that are paved well.
Forum: Touring
11-24-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

Because it's 100*F and the humidity so high you...

Because it's 100*F and the humidity so high you can swim through the air? Can't answer the part about driving halfway across the country.
Forum: Touring
11-23-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jonc123

If you want to ride the trail at night, ride. If...

If you want to ride the trail at night, ride. If you get caught, play dumb. Tell them you didn't want to break the rule of camping on the trail and wanted to get to the next proper campground. I live...
Forum: Touring
11-23-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By jonc123

Looks good. Looks like you have tape on that rack...

Looks good. Looks like you have tape on that rack (Tubus Duo?). My Ortlieb bags rattle without the tape. Pretty good fit with two layers of electrical tape.
11-15-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,188
Posted By jonc123

Roll the bike into Office Max like she owns the...

Roll the bike into Office Max like she owns the place. No one has ever said one word to me ever as I entered numerous places. If they did, I would roll the bike right back out.
Forum: Touring
10-27-17, 01:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,453
Posted By jonc123

I have crossed the river on the ferry many times...

I have crossed the river on the ferry many times as a child. I'm almost 50, but you could do the math, too young to remember. In my youth I spent summers at Cottonwood Point with my Grandparents.
...
Forum: Foo
10-26-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By jonc123

I haven't had the problem the last few days, I...

I haven't had the problem the last few days, I did all of the above cures suggested including cookie deletion. I thought I had too much to drink at one point but I don't think so. I run W10, Chrome,...
Forum: Foo
10-26-17, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By jonc123

Yes, I haven't quite figured it out yet. Has...

Yes, I haven't quite figured it out yet. Has happened a few times, not all the time. Just in the past few days.
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