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Forum: Touring
04-09-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,270
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Most sensible answer offered.

Most sensible answer offered.
04-03-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I was recently struck from behind by a guy in a...

I was recently struck from behind by a guy in a pickup truck, no major damage to me but there'll be an eight hundred dollar repair bill. It's a major PIA when people just flat out don't watch where...
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By Louis Le Tour

That's why Almightee Gawd gave us pepper spray.

That's why Almightee Gawd gave us pepper spray.
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By Louis Le Tour

BINGO! When I said the same thing in this forum a...

BINGO! When I said the same thing in this forum a few months back I was raked over the coals and accused of being "paranoid". Good luck!
03-30-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,378
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm a dead ringer for Cary Grant but I won't post...

I'm a dead ringer for Cary Grant but I won't post a photo. The insane jealousy I already have to live with is just about overwhelming!
Forum: Touring
03-22-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,442
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Travel on Interstate 80 from Utah to Cheyenne, WY

If anybody has any information about this route please respond. I'd rather not have to ride through the Rocky Mountains any more than necessary.

I found this and it appears that one can ride on...
Forum: Touring
03-21-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Ya got me there, however, I'm not planning any...

Ya got me there, however, I'm not planning any overseas bicycling tours.
Forum: Touring
03-17-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Louis Le Tour

That looks like a really sensible first aid pack....

That looks like a really sensible first aid pack. I'll copy it if you don't mind!
Forum: Touring
03-17-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm pretty good at reading road signs, the gps...

I'm pretty good at reading road signs, the gps stays home.
03-17-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,114
Posted By Louis Le Tour

My guess is that you've developed the optimum...

My guess is that you've developed the optimum screening technique!
03-17-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,704
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm not sure but as time goes along I'm think'n...

I'm not sure but as time goes along I'm think'n it must've been "Howdy Stranger"! That beats the snot out of "I Pulled Into the Fill'n Station of Love and Ended Up At the Self Serve Pump"!
03-17-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Louis Le Tour

SPOT ON!! As a matter of fact, if nobody who...

SPOT ON!! As a matter of fact, if nobody who KNOWS YOU didn't see it then it didn't happen!
03-06-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Louis Le Tour

My mind goes to the pepper spray and 45 ACP I...

My mind goes to the pepper spray and 45 ACP I carry whenever I ride.
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Louis Le Tour

This can happen anytime and anywhere. There's...

This can happen anytime and anywhere. There's risk in bicycle touring. We either have to be willing to take the risk or give it up.
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,972
Posted By Louis Le Tour

The figures I'm reading here are amazing to me. ...

The figures I'm reading here are amazing to me. I'm hope'n to average 35 mpd and even that's not look'n real solid. Maybe after I've been on the road a couple of weeks things will start to pick up,...
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,330
Posted By Louis Le Tour

When I strike out next May there'll be a big can...

When I strike out next May there'll be a big can of "OFF" in my handle bar pack. People have come down with Lyme disease here in California's central valley. It's rare but it happens.
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,330
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I can't imagine pulling a half eaten sandwich out...

I can't imagine pulling a half eaten sandwich out of a trash can, not knowing if the guy who ate the first half has/has not washed his hands after using the restroom anytime within the last thirty...
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,330
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Yep, they know where the food is!

Yep, they know where the food is!
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm think'n that with $3200/mo. retirement income...

I'm think'n that with $3200/mo. retirement income I shouldn't have to worry about getting into my savings as long as I stay on the road. Does that sound reasonable?
01-29-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,899
Posted By Louis Le Tour

When I took my Surly LHTD out for the first time...

When I took my Surly LHTD out for the first time I rode five miles and when I got home my legs were shaking so badly I could hardly stand up. That was last February. Today I ride FIFTY miles and...
01-28-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Point well made. I'm wearing padded riding...

Point well made. I'm wearing padded riding shorts and perhaps some expirimenting in that regard is called for.
01-28-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Sent it back.

Sent it back.
Forum: Touring
01-27-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,666
Posted By Louis Le Tour

OMG!! I'm defeated!!

OMG!! I'm defeated!!
Forum: Touring
01-27-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By Louis Le Tour

ww.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/maratho...

ww.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_mondial I'll have probably 3K miles on my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires by the time I launch cross country in May so it'll be time to "retire". ...
01-27-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

UPDATE: So, after my second trip on the Kontac...

UPDATE: So, after my second trip on the Kontac my arse was SO SORE I decided that saddle had to go back and I ordered a Selle Anatomica. HOWEVER, I'd already put the B67 back on my bike and so...
01-27-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Louis Le Tour

That's a LOT more miles than I can ride in one...

That's a LOT more miles than I can ride in one day!
Forum: Touring
01-26-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,345
Posted By Louis Le Tour

BWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Any thought of crossing...

BWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Any thought of crossing the US without funds is a form of insanity.
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I've driven from Grants Pass down 199 to the...

I've driven from Grants Pass down 199 to the coast and decided I'd NEVER try it on a bike, that's just my very cautious take.
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By Louis Le Tour

That's my take on it as well.

That's my take on it as well.
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Uhhhhhhhhhhh..........................maybe I'll...

Uhhhhhhhhhhh..........................maybe I'll have to consider a route change!
01-18-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

HOWEVER, I rode it fifty miles today and it was a...

HOWEVER, I rode it fifty miles today and it was a real pain in the gluteus maximus! It's going back.
Forum: Touring
01-17-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Almost all of Highway 49 I've been on has NO...

Almost all of Highway 49 I've been on has NO shoulder and has a lot of curves.
Forum: Touring
01-17-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm planning to take off next May with my...

I'm planning to take off next May with my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires with extra thick tubes and puncture resistant bands inside the tires to stave off punctures.
Forum: Touring
01-16-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,598
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'll be leaving Xcountry next May and one of the...

I'll be leaving Xcountry next May and one of the things I plan to eat a lot of is good old fashioned SPAM! My preference is for a high fat diet SPAM certainly fills the bill! Also I plan to take...
01-16-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Lots of good responses here guys, thanks for the...

Lots of good responses here guys, thanks for the input.
01-16-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Thank you, I was not aware of that. The Kontac...

Thank you, I was not aware of that. The Kontac should fit the bill then.
01-16-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'll keep it for awhile just in case the new...

I'll keep it for awhile just in case the new saddle does not work out. After that........................make an offer!
Forum: Touring
01-05-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,776
Posted By Louis Le Tour

If you're the moderator here I'll accept that, if...

If you're the moderator here I'll accept that, if not please don't try to tell me what to discuss.
01-05-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Louis Le Tour

My New Year's Day ride ended about a mile from...

My New Year's Day ride ended about a mile from home when it dawned on me that it was in fact freeze'n cold and the wind was blowing at a nasty clip. I said to myself, "You're crazy but you ain't...
01-05-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,085
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Just over 1900 miles from last February and I'm...

Just over 1900 miles from last February and I'm hope'n to do that much between now and the end of April when I start my Xcountry ride.
01-05-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Saddle switch.

After almost 2,000 miles on my Brooks 67 I finally became convince it just was never going to be comfortable for me. I purchased a Kontact and rode it 50 miles, it looks promising.
01-05-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,532
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Yesterday I rode my first fifty miler from...

Yesterday I rode my first fifty miler from Oakdale, CA to Lathrop and back. It took me five hours and eighteen minutes but it really felt good when I got home knowing the average 71 year old...
Forum: Touring
01-02-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Mev, thank you for that information, I'm sure...

Mev, thank you for that information, I'm sure it'll prove valuable.
Forum: Touring
01-02-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,776
Posted By Louis Le Tour

It's not about politics, it's about one's ability...

It's not about politics, it's about one's ability to survive an animal attack.
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Still look'n for the best route from Seattle to Logan, UT.

My biggest dilemma right now is that I've heard there are sections of I-84 that're off limits to bikes. If anybody has any solid information about that I'd appreciate a heads up.;)
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Good'nuff.

Good'nuff.
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm always amazed at how easy it is for some...

I'm always amazed at how easy it is for some people to impugn the integrity of others.
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,776
Posted By Louis Le Tour

Yes, it would be quite a feat indeed. That's...

Yes, it would be quite a feat indeed. That's especially true in light of the fact that you cannot take a firearm through Canada to protect yourself from predators of any ilk. A big can of bear...
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,776
Posted By Louis Le Tour

I'm planning a Xcountry tour starting in Seattle...

I'm planning a Xcountry tour starting in Seattle and ending in Miami. Right now I'm trying to find out what part of I-state 84 are bicycle friendly. If anybody knows please post it here.
12-29-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,964
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Views: 391,382
Posted By Louis Le Tour

HO-CHEE-MAMA! Rich, you are a STUD of a guy! ...

HO-CHEE-MAMA! Rich, you are a STUD of a guy! I'm 71 and hope'n to make a 50 mile ride soon. You're riding almost a hundred miles/week. Well, I guess if I had the time I could do that. Feb. 27th...
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