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Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,576
Posted By robow

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,102
Posted By robow

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your...

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your pannier and you're all set. (Look it up kids)
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,242
Posted By robow

And me as well, couldn't agree more.

And me as well, couldn't agree more.
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By robow

Bob probably means replace your present crankset...

Bob probably means replace your present crankset with a 46 - 30. They're not cheap but it would work. You also might be able to increase your cassette size just a touch without replacing your rear...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,046
Posted By robow

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still...

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still continues to offer the original non-disc bike and frame at a greatly reduced cost.
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,046
Posted By robow

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck,...

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,996
Posted By robow

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless...

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless threads on such a popular route. (a mere 23,000 + mentions)

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/search/?query=C+%26+O&main_type=all
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By robow

Excellent ! The Rock's a nice little trail,...

Excellent ! The Rock's a nice little trail, often thought of using that to initiate a longer ride.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,879
Posted By robow

My advise is "start slow". If she's not yet into...

My advise is "start slow". If she's not yet into riding a lot, start with short scenic rural distances away from traffic. If she's like my wife of 35 years, her idea of camping was a Motel 6 and so...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By robow

Almost never a problem, chain rings don't know...

Almost never a problem, chain rings don't know what "speed" they are (within limitations of course). For what little it's worth, my own personal touring bike is set up with a 10 speed chain indexed...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,701
Posted By robow

One thing for certain as time goes by, we go from...

One thing for certain as time goes by, we go from greater standardization and compatibility to less. Entropy at play.
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,701
Posted By robow

In the bike industry, of which bicycle touring is...

In the bike industry, of which bicycle touring is an extremely small subset (though we wish it wasn't so), occasionally you do get an innovation that truly makes our lives better. But unfortunately...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By robow

What Doug said, but if the Tiagra won't work for...

What Doug said, but if the Tiagra won't work for you, I have found this IRD Alpina front derailler to work for my smaller chain ring triples and STI, available for braze on or buy the available clamp...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By robow

Very wise choice in my opinion. Also, lesser...

Very wise choice in my opinion. Also, lesser experienced touring cyclists tend to carry more "stuff" in my experience and/or tend to carry items that are less expensive but heavier. Either way,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,608
Posted By robow

A fellow I toured with years ago often had...

A fellow I toured with years ago often had difficulty finding a wall or a fence long enough where he could lean the length of his bike and the length of the trailer safely, without putting too much...
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,608
Posted By robow

Seriously, something like that should come as...

Seriously, something like that should come as standard equipment on a Bob. I'm thinking aftermarket here, your ingenuity and my marketing, I'm smelling big dollars here, what do you say ? Ha
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,101
Posted By robow

May I make a few comments in regards to several...

May I make a few comments in regards to several of the above posts. But before I do that, again, I don't think Brooks saddles are for everyone ! but if you can't find a saddle that you really like,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By robow

The first two 7 day long tours of this season had...

The first two 7 day long tours of this season had to be nixed and the third in May is now looking questionable. Meanwhile with a banged up knee, crummy weather, and me putting on weight, I may need...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By robow

I see about 6000 feet of climbing over a 6 day...

I see about 6000 feet of climbing over a 6 day ride for us. That ain't nuttin' : )
I do hope we're back to near normal by the end of May so we can make that ride.
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By robow

Are you asking for tent recommendations that come...

Are you asking for tent recommendations that come with a bathtub styled floor ? If so, most any higher quality tent comes with that feature anymore. But then maybe you're seeking something else ?
Forum: Touring
02-06-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,049
Posted By robow

We had a younger individual show up to ride with...

We had a younger individual show up to ride with us last year, a friend of a friend, and that individual had the latest greatest bike packing set up so as to be quite the minimalist. I got a giggle...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,597
Posted By robow

Starting early June through mid July, I would...

Starting early June through mid July, I would definitely look at the most northern 1/3 of the US. What Alan spoke about, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or maybe the Northeast as in Maine and...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By robow

Maybe I'm wrong and being naive here, but I...

Maybe I'm wrong and being naive here, but I always thought of that recommended weight distribution as considering just the weight of the panniers and the stuff you carried, not the weight of the bike...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,431
Posted By robow

Give that man a prize ! Yea, I and a few friends...

Give that man a prize ! Yea, I and a few friends traveled the GAP/C&O from Pittsburgh to DC a few months ago. After spending a few days riding around DC and seeing the sights, we headed down and did...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,944
Posted By robow

These forums are so divvied up as is, I...

These forums are so divvied up as is, I personally don't see it drawing enough interest to merit a stand alone forum. Also, not to mention that there can be quite a bit of crossover between bike...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,910
Posted By robow

I have not looked at the cameras mentioned above...

I have not looked at the cameras mentioned above but which ever camera you select, I would highly recommend a waterproof camera. It removes a lot of worry and or care needed since it will see such...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By robow

A solution in search of a problem, and that's all...

A solution in search of a problem, and that's all I'm gonna say about that.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,223
Posted By robow

agree, I don't get concerned that I've selected...

agree, I don't get concerned that I've selected too large a frame unless I have to go less than 90mm. Interestingly, that is a longer than normal effective top tube length for that frame...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,130
Posted By robow

I'm no expert on Marathon Plus, I tried them...

I'm no expert on Marathon Plus, I tried them years ago and hated them, but as I stated above, I did just put a pair of them in 35 mm width on my wife's bike and they actually measure a more narrow 32...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,733
Posted By robow

By that time I will have already spent a couple...

By that time I will have already spent a couple weeks or more touring in Arkansas/mid south but I think you are correct in that being in at least decent condition allows for a more enjoyable...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,733
Posted By robow

Thanks for the write up and photos.Well done ! ...

Thanks for the write up and photos.Well done ! I and some friends will be riding the 350 mile trail from Cincy to Cleveland next May. If there are those that have ridden the entire trail and...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,433
Posted By robow

Very much so, don't be concerned what works for...

Very much so, don't be concerned what works for others, be only concerned what is ideal for you. In general, touring bikes are designed to be slightly more upright so your head is up such that you...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By robow

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,249
Posted By robow

Spin, I thought the same thing. Add the Mickelson...

Spin, I thought the same thing. Add the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota as well. I checked that one off last September and it was excellent ! So many trails, so little time.
Forum: Touring
01-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 189,689
Posted By robow

An action photo to balance off all the beautiful...

An action photo to balance off all the beautiful scenic shots. Four of my boys as we're rolling south last season. (I really need to get back to an SLR)
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