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Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 698
Posted By boomhauer

which begs the question.....why have a spare tire...

which begs the question.....why have a spare tire when God has given us Gorilla tape?
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By boomhauer

This has happened to me a few times on a hot...

This has happened to me a few times on a hot summer day. I listen to internet music many hours per day while touring . I keep my phone in a small nylon bag sitting loose in my handlebar cargo...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By boomhauer

You might consider Herman, MO. ...

You might consider Herman, MO.
https://visithermann.com/
It's in the middle section of the Katy Trail (no hills).
Herman is probably the most scenic areas of the Katy Trail with large bluffs on...
07-22-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By boomhauer

I use Bose quiet comfort in-ear buds noise...

I use Bose quiet comfort in-ear buds noise canceling head phones ( and a good rear view mirror).
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By boomhauer

If you make less than $51,000 per year health...

If you make less than $51,000 per year health insurance is $300 per month in the U.S., with a $1000 deductible. If you make much, much less Obama care is very inexpensive.

This has nothing to do...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,463
Posted By boomhauer

If you are asking about the side-to-side movement...

If you are asking about the side-to-side movement and power generated by your upper body imparted onto the bars ....I would say yes, you will lose some power when standing on the pedals. The grip on...
06-13-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By boomhauer

Weather proof/Corrosion proof connectors

I have a dynamo hub that lights up my bike and powers my phone. Every couple years now i have to fiddle with the wire connectors that junction to my lights and phone. It seems to be corrosion...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By boomhauer

This has been my experience in the high dessert,...

This has been my experience in the high dessert, also. I've learned since to allow my tent to have an eastern exposure so in the morning it warms up quick. The coldest part of the day is just...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By boomhauer

This is a touring forum. I hardly see how not...

This is a touring forum.
I hardly see how not yelling "hello" in advance of the one in one hundredth chance you actually pass someone would not suffice into alerting them in advance.
A bell? ...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By boomhauer

One of these raised my handlebars to rectify the...

One of these raised my handlebars to rectify the low bar situation....
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to...

I've got a Jones Bar on a Surly Troll. I need to sit upright, also.
They are a good compromise for the times you want to sit completely vertical but still need those times when you have to stand on...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,366
Posted By boomhauer

All's I know is that women appreciate running...

All's I know is that women appreciate running water at the end of a long day touring.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By boomhauer

I know the bike. It sounds great! True the...

I know the bike. It sounds great!
True the wheels after a couple hundred miles . You'll be fine.
However, I've got no knowledge if it's a " good deal" but it's a pretty good touring bike, IMO.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,753
Posted By boomhauer

Mounting just the forearm pads and resting my...

Mounting just the forearm pads and resting my hands on the handlebar bag has worked well for me on at least 4 tours. I've got very sensitive hands (from nerve damage and now arthritis) and ride in...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,678
Posted By boomhauer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2772_a7f225a560da7bc3f7c3c1839d7aaaa7708fb1c6.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,701
Posted By boomhauer

If you can get the range you want out of a 1x12 I...

If you can get the range you want out of a 1x12 I don't think it is marketing hype at all. Life without a front derailleur is an improvement.
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By boomhauer

can you read a license plate number with your...

can you read a license plate number with your set-up?
seems like inexpensive way to do it.
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By boomhauer

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By boomhauer

Oh, thanks. I guess I've should have stuck with...

Oh, thanks. I guess I've should have stuck with my drop bars that I had in 1987. I switched to upright bars in 2000. What was I thinking? I've been doing this touring stuff all wrong for the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,949
Posted By boomhauer

What you need is a "set-back" seat post to...

What you need is a "set-back" seat post to compensate for the short rails of the B17.
I bought a 31mm set-back post and it moved the entire seat backwards. Solved my problem with the same...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By boomhauer

Hwy 36 is an excellent choice if you won't be...

Hwy 36 is an excellent choice if you won't be camping. It also has wide shoulders. The high speed traffic will get annoying in eastern Kansas. So will the hills on a single speed bicycle but if...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By boomhauer

You are able to do this....no problem, but your...

You are able to do this....no problem, but your thinking is a little off.
Only the western half of Kansas is flat. In reality, it's more like the western third.
If you have a single speed...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,703
Posted By boomhauer

+1 I tried the Sella and had the same result. I...

+1
I tried the Sella and had the same result. I rode it around town for a couple months. It sagged and was generally uncomfortable for me. I can't imagine touring on a Sella.
I went back to the...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By boomhauer

Big city riding and site seeing are fine. Most...

Big city riding and site seeing are fine. Most have some bike lanes or paths.
It is the 30 miles of getting into and out of the city that sucks.
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,101
Posted By boomhauer

I'm a lightweight and Brooks flyer was fine right...

I'm a lightweight and Brooks flyer was fine right out of the box. However, I've just purchased my third one in 8 years. They seemed to only last about 4 years for me before a ridge would form down...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,801
Posted By boomhauer

I probably owe my life to my dynamo hub. I ride...

I probably owe my life to my dynamo hub.
I ride at night probably 4 nights a week to drink beer or go find live music. It only took two or three times of riding home with dead batteries to...
03-31-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By boomhauer

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400....

yep....I bought one new in 2000 for exactly $400. I still have it. It's been a wonderful bike but the only original part on it is the adjustable quill stem.
(I rode it from El Paso, TX to...
03-20-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By boomhauer

You just changed my mind. I guess I'm staying...

You just changed my mind. I guess I'm staying put.
03-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,316
Posted By boomhauer

I'm seriously considering a tour at this time....

I'm seriously considering a tour at this time. What's the difference if I go to a grocery store for food in my home town or on the road? As long as I stay out of restaurants. If i can deal with the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By boomhauer

If you fly into Chicago you could make a big loop...

If you fly into Chicago you could make a big loop around Wisconsin. There are lots of bike paths/ snow mobile paths. I went there last summer without expecting much but was pleasantly...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,813
Posted By boomhauer

I thought I was being smart. The rain was...

I thought I was being smart. The rain was definitely coming later that night so I found a bridge under a Kansas state highway to stay dry. Unfortunately, there was some sort of tunnel effect...
Forum: Touring
02-14-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By boomhauer

I can see that. They are not exactly bike shoes....

I can see that. They are not exactly bike shoes. But......I rode them on a 5 week tour last year and two, 1 week tours, the year before. I guess I'm not very powerful and weigh about 160 lbs. Touring...
Forum: Touring
02-13-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By boomhauer

I've been wearing these mesh type shoe. If...

I've been wearing these mesh type shoe.
If it rains then I take my socks off and just let the water run through.
Works good for swimming in rivers, also.
They work well in hot weather (with...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,976
Posted By boomhauer

I've got hydraulic brakes and think about this...

I've got hydraulic brakes and think about this when I tour.
My city riding is 2500 miles a year.
My touring is 400-1500 miles per year for the last 4 years with hydraulic brakes.
I don't think my...
02-11-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,279
Posted By boomhauer

Jim, I feel your pain. I had to adapt to my...

Jim,
I feel your pain.
I had to adapt to my environment with 2" tires.
Bail to the sidewalk often....
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,684
Posted By boomhauer

Noise canceling headphones. All day, everyday. ...

Noise canceling headphones.
All day, everyday.
(and a rear view mirror)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghM7gAQY-So&list=PL55643C0732BC2AE1&index=23&t=0s
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,473
Posted By boomhauer

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less). ...

Whatever gets you to 18 gear-inches ( or less).
If you ever had to ride up a mountainside or a steep river bluff with your stuff you will know real fast.
I'm like you....not the strongest person in...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,046
Posted By boomhauer

I went from a $400 off the shelf bike (that is...

I went from a $400 off the shelf bike (that is now 20 years old) to a $3000 self- build.
The $400 bike was really like a $900 bike after all the components were replaced over its life.
This was a...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,452
Posted By boomhauer

I ran across a tour group in Montana. We...

I ran across a tour group in Montana. We couldn't help but talk to each other for a couple days.
I immediately sensed the animosity toward the two guys that were in great shape.
They complained...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By boomhauer

In my opinion, nothing can come close to Google...

In my opinion, nothing can come close to Google Maps for bicycle touring.
Does Garmin or others offer satellite view? Where you can actually find a place to stealth camp before you get there? (this...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,944
Posted By boomhauer

If touring was just about the equipment...

If touring was just about the equipment discussion, then fine.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By boomhauer

On a recent 5 week tour I spent about $1000 just...

On a recent 5 week tour I spent about $1000 just on food. I donít cook and eat whatever I want. No special diet. Iím hungry all the time.

i donít train but ride a leisurely 50 miles per week....
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,331
Posted By boomhauer

My touring bike is also my everyday city bike. ...

My touring bike is also my everyday city bike. 36 spokes and 26Ē wheels for me. I go over a lot of curbs. No spoke problems ever in 3 years. I donít weight much so that helps.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,476
Posted By boomhauer

Coming down Highway 50 into Carson City, Nevada...

Coming down Highway 50 into Carson City, Nevada was the first and last time I'll ever approach 40 mph. My tires were hot by the time I got to the bottom. I realized then that my attempt to cross...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,551
Posted By boomhauer

Iíve always enjoyed pain and suffering. Bike...

Iíve always enjoyed pain and suffering. Bike touring was a way to have a vacation while enjoying pain and suffering.
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,848
Posted By boomhauer

I found it impossible to move the axle all the...

I found it impossible to move the axle all the way to the front unless the number of chain links are just right. I did have to by a special disc brake adapter (not from Surly) to mount my Shimano...
09-30-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By boomhauer

As I got older I appreciated the fact I could...

As I got older I appreciated the fact I could spread my fingers out instead of grabbing the bar. I'm a a believer...
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,610
Posted By boomhauer

Do they have Casseys General Store's where you're...

Do they have Casseys General Store's where you're located?

Their pizza is excellent. It's my new bike touring staple food.
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,628
Posted By boomhauer

You must not drink? Or drink enough? kidding...

You must not drink? Or drink enough?
kidding aside .... I must be a magnet for the local outcast. Every town seems to have one or two.
I always get approached by them. One thing leads to another...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By boomhauer

I find the Google Maps Bicycle function more...

I find the Google Maps Bicycle function more amazing every year I've used it.
Now you can pick a route and put your phone in Airplane mode and it still works.
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