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Forum: Touring
12-17-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By catfish

Hello

Ive not been to the forum in quite some time. I reveived a happy birthday message today from this site, and decided it was time to check in again. Im glad to see its still up and running and growing....
Forum: Touring
01-15-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By catfish

I taped several of each size to down tube didnít...

I taped several of each size to down tube didnít add much weight and out of the way thankfully I didnít break any spokes in 3 trips across the country
Forum: Touring
02-15-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By catfish

Hey no control, thanks for asking why touring are...

Hey no control, thanks for asking why touring are behind me. The answer is simple I got old🤓 And have copd issues.
Had 3 great long tours and wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Funny I...
Forum: Touring
02-12-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By catfish

been a while

Hey all its been a long time since I checked in here. Great to see things are still going on. My touring days are behind me now, so Ill follow along with you all.



Is Gus Riely still here?...
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By catfish

Hello

Hello all, it's been a long time since I've checked in to the site. Pleased to see it still up and running. Great to read about all your plans and trips.
Catfish cry
Forum: Touring
09-12-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By catfish

i believe my bag is rated to 30 degrees F most of...

i believe my bag is rated to 30 degrees F most of the summer I just slept on top of it then by the time I got to to higher elevations and i would need to get inside the bag some nights I wished It...
Forum: Touring
08-21-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By catfish

Yetis, you are south of me I am between la Crosse...

Yetis, you are south of me I am between la Crosse and Prairie Du Chine along the Mississippi river. Lots of good riding in the area also rails to trails can take you a long ways in Wi and many...
Forum: Touring
08-20-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By catfish

i did a similar tour a few years ago Started in...

i did a similar tour a few years ago Started in august. i took the train from Wisconsin to Portland then headed to the coast and took the T A route east; When i got to Montana my plan was to hit...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,843
Posted By catfish

Sorry to hear about your bout with a RV i have...

Sorry to hear about your bout with a RV i have had close calls with them. Quite a few (not all) people operating these don't realize how wide and long they are. With that said there are quite a few...
Forum: Touring
08-05-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By catfish

since you asked, Someone I know does tours guided...

since you asked, Someone I know does tours guided and self guided in Europe and also a special TDF trip check out the website. www.vivatravels.com

Catfish
Forum: Touring
08-05-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By catfish

Have a good ride post when you can about your...

Have a good ride post when you can about your adventure
catfish
Forum: Touring
08-02-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By catfish

First time out i figured in rest days. What...

First time out i figured in rest days. What happened is I ended up resting on a beautiful riding day and riding the next day in heat or rain. Then I figured out my body would tell me when it was...
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,537
Posted By catfish

Gus, Nice to hear you are still kicking. Looks...

Gus,
Nice to hear you are still kicking. Looks like this will be a hot ride all good wishes

Catfish
Forum: Touring
07-16-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By catfish

Thanks for sharing the video. Ive been through...

Thanks for sharing the video. Ive been through Baker City and rested there for 2-3 days each time. Enjoyed the place
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By catfish

i usually scream at the dogs and scare the heck...

i usually scream at the dogs and scare the heck out of them many times. Other times I pedal fast then I noticed they seemed to be hypnotized by the pedaling motion so I stopped pedaling for a few...
Forum: Touring
07-05-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,784
Posted By catfish

8-12 is where I am comfortable of course some...

8-12 is where I am comfortable of course some days in the wind i am lucky to make 5 mph :)
Forum: Touring
06-21-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By catfish

i would enjoy having a sag along on a tour now...

i would enjoy having a sag along on a tour now that age is taking its toll on me. i just never found anyone with as much time to be away as I can be away. The price of fuel is a concern for me...
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By catfish

i didnt camp in that area there was a nice bike...

i didnt camp in that area there was a nice bike friendly hostle in S L O reasonable priced I do not know if it is still open or not
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,475
Posted By catfish

Pulled into a camp ground in Oregon. the camp...

Pulled into a camp ground in Oregon. the camp host and I got into a conversation turned out we had the same birthday Dec 18 when I got into the biker site 2 others i had been camping with for the...
Forum: Touring
04-30-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By catfish

We did the same thing camped in the park it is...

We did the same thing camped in the park it is out in the open and no showers . Id been fighting a bad cold for about 4 days so the second day we rode over to KOA got permission to take a...
Forum: Touring
03-30-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,006
Posted By catfish

Like others i keep valuables in the handle bar...

Like others i keep valuables in the handle bar bag it goes with me I just lean the bike up against a wall when i go in a dinner. If the area does not look good i keep going or if you have met...
Forum: Touring
03-30-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,873
Posted By catfish

i got a 1999 model with lots of touring miles on...

i got a 1999 model with lots of touring miles on it i still ride it and like it. I find it is easy to work on and overhaul after each long tour. you got a good deal on a nice bike
Catfish
Forum: Touring
01-09-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By catfish

This is the first I hear of this ride Too bad it...

This is the first I hear of this ride Too bad it is int he middle of first cut hayinf season otherwise I might be interested. Are you riding?

Catfish
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,306
Posted By catfish

I hear what you are saying. I have the same...

I hear what you are saying. I have the same issue. Everyone I talked to about touring would love to go along. In most cases its not they dont want to its because they cant just pick up and go the...
Forum: Touring
12-22-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By catfish

Hey Gus How are you? I got old and my mind is...

Hey Gus How are you? I got old and my mind is going so I cant remember routes well, but One year I was headed west after getting off the great river trail I wandered around Mo and i some how...
Forum: Touring
06-13-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,855
Posted By catfish

I use the "camp soap" sold at REI and other...

I use the "camp soap" sold at REI and other sporting goods even wall mart has it/ I use it for dishes and washing bike cloths works for me
Forum: Touring
06-06-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By catfish

go for it

I like what you are doing! all good wishes to you
Catfish
Forum: Touring
06-06-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By catfish

oops double post sorry

oops double post sorry
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By catfish

spray

Ive ridden the northern tier 4 times never carried spray. Like everyone has already said keeping a clean camp is a must. I only kept food and tooth paste soap etc in one pannier never brought...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By catfish

Your touring day I've been reading a lot here...

Your touring day
I've been reading a lot here lately, and you guys have some great advice!
We've done some touring, but not a lot of camping, so any insight would be great.

I'd like to know how...
Forum: Touring
02-06-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,362
Posted By catfish

I will sometimes find old time gas stations the...

I will sometimes find old time gas stations the ones that still work on cars I usually can get permission to clean my chain in the parts cleaner tank then rinse and oil good to go.. I at other...
Forum: Touring
03-14-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By catfish

I know a number of people like to "dip" the...

I know a number of people like to "dip" the tires . My first trip,after so many miles and so many esperiances and adventure I just stared at the ocean a while and reflected a bit then went on to...
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By catfish

I Pretty much what the others have said. I...

I

Pretty much what the others have said. I had Adventure cycling maps they came in handy I picked up a state map when I crossed into each state. Some times, I would trade maps with another...
Forum: Touring
08-22-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By catfish

Lake Itaska (sp?)

Got all the hay in the barn and the corn and soy beans arnt ready yet. SOOOOO A friend and I are thinking of riding up the mississippi to the head waters and hang out at Lake Itaska (sp?) for a few...
Forum: Touring
09-03-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By catfish

Oh yes the nighttime hustle when the sprinkles...

Oh yes the nighttime hustle when the sprinkles kick in. One night some place in Montana I was camping in a city park along with a young couple. Arrounf 2 am I thought it was begining to rain but...
09-03-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,940
Posted By catfish

another tour in the works?

Just reread this log. I cant believe its been since 2004 but time goes on. After rereading the log I got the bug to get back on the road again
catfish
Forum: Touring
08-02-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By catfish

bottle

I have a pocket in the back of the rear panniers that is the perfect size for my fuel bottle. Been carrying it there with no problems since I started touring. I had Never thought about putting it in...
Forum: Touring
07-22-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By catfish

Visit

I do just like the others I go with a gut feeling If it doesn't look safe I pass by. I avoid large cities. At times I have to ride through and just keep going. At dinners and libraries I prop the...
Forum: Touring
06-27-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,619
Posted By catfish

Maybe I have been lucky, I have just a thin...

Maybe I have been lucky, I have just a thin cable and a combination locl so i dont loose a key. I rarley lock the bike out on a tour I mostly go with gut feeling if it feels unsafe it most...
Forum: Touring
04-02-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By catfish

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Hey Silver,
If yo get to Prairie Du Chine ride 30 miles farther north along the Mississippi (nice paved shoulders) stop by I live near De Soto
Catfish
Forum: Touring
02-12-06, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By catfish

I take some coffie bags along. i buy them in a...

I take some coffie bags along. i buy them in a pack of 24 it makes ok coffie for in the morning then once ont he road I stop and get a real coffie. i also like the flavor creams but while touring i...
Forum: Touring
01-29-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By catfish

Yes La Crosse can be busy unless you know your...

Yes La Crosse can be busy unless you know your way arround actually it isnt bad at all unless you get into traffic. That construction on 35 south of La Crosse is finished and along with it is...
Forum: Touring
01-26-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By catfish

I am from Western Wisconsin If you make your way...

I am from Western Wisconsin If you make your way over here there is some great riding along the Mississippi and some nice hills through and over the river valleys
catfish
Forum: Touring
11-02-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By catfish

yes Ive seen the arrows. I use Conti's allthe...

yes Ive seen the arrows. I use Conti's allthe time on the touring rig and I like the ride and they seem to last a good many miles you are right the arrows go in two directions for frount and rear I...
Forum: Touring
09-29-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By catfish

Hey Gus, I remember now I left Clinton on hy...

Hey Gus,
I remember now I left Clinton on hy 13 but the shoulder was so bad i had to ride in traffic. and ther was a lot of traffic. I got off on Hy 52 I believe then caught another road that...
Forum: Touring
09-28-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By catfish

Hey Gus, Nice to see you out there.... Last...

Hey Gus,
Nice to see you out there.... Last year I rode through Messouri and rode most of the Katy trail and I remember staying in Clinton overnight to clean up the bikes drive train. i started out...
Forum: Touring
08-25-05, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By catfish

just like some of you and many miles on all sorts...

just like some of you and many miles on all sorts of saddles i got me a Brooks B17 mounted it and proof hide applied and ready to get the first miles on this weekend. i expect it to be uncomfortable...
Forum: Touring
07-23-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By catfish

Yes I rode that route one day and understand why...

Yes I rode that route one day and understand why it is called hip breaker! on this catfish 50 ride i got in on there was a hill on Trout run road that must have been almost 2 miles long and parts...
Forum: Touring
07-23-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By catfish

wow YOu must have been at the Bright Spot the...

wow YOu must have been at the Bright Spot the local eating place. The wind sometimes blows north and some times south
catfish
Forum: Touring
07-08-05, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By catfish

Geeze you rode right through my town then i...

Geeze you rode right through my town then i livejust out side of De Soto half way between La Crosse and Prairie Du Chien.. If anyone else is headed that way look me up
catfish
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