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Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By fantom1

I have an older version similar to these:...

I have an older version similar to these: https://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=25044&p_id=2301216&gen_cd=1

They make freezing mornings around camp much more enjoyable. They pack down...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,519
Posted By fantom1

I use clipless mtb style because I feel way safer...

I use clipless mtb style because I feel way safer and more comfortable with them. Bumps, wet weather, etc. make it too easy to come off and lose the whole rig, especially when you're tired.

That's...
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,271
Posted By fantom1

This. Get a few tours in-country under your belt...

This. Get a few tours in-country under your belt first.

Second, disregard the advice of "avole". This person clearly has no idea about anything and is a troll who unfortunately found themselves...
Forum: Touring
11-14-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,313
Posted By fantom1

Like so many things in life, heat is not just...

Like so many things in life, heat is not just heat. Death Valley is a special kind of heat, beyond the 115-degree mark many consecutive days in June-Sept, but also combined with the high pressure,...
Forum: Touring
10-27-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By fantom1

While I don't disagree with the previous posts,...

While I don't disagree with the previous posts, the point of a road bike is to go fast. The point of the touring bike is to go long and carry a load.

If you want the road bike its purpose is to go...
Forum: Touring
07-26-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By fantom1

HAHAHAHA. Best phrase I've heard in a while.

HAHAHAHA. Best phrase I've heard in a while.
Forum: Southwest
07-23-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By fantom1

Any recomended gravel trails or super low traffic...

Any recomended gravel trails or super low traffic routes near Vegas? I'm not at all familiar with the area.
Forum: Touring
07-19-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By fantom1

Wives schmives. J/K, this is one of the only...

Wives schmives.

J/K, this is one of the only valid excuses for anything...hell hath no fury hahaha.
Forum: Touring
07-18-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By fantom1

Lucky you guys just had mosquitos. I remember...

Lucky you guys just had mosquitos. I remember huge clouds of some sort of small cattle fly.

Why'd you drive up to Crater Lake? I've ridden that with full gear and its an awesome ride! Plus the...
Forum: Touring
07-17-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,326
Posted By fantom1

I don't understand the basic premise. OP, you...

I don't understand the basic premise. OP, you seem to have misled everyone into thinking that you would be making some sort of lifestyle change (ie, dropping out of the ho-hum 9-5, house, consumer...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,013
Posted By fantom1

This.

This.
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,023
Posted By fantom1

Unfortunately I never made it to Portugal, but...

Unfortunately I never made it to Portugal, but I've heard its very much like Spain, only more inexpensive and with even less people.

As for Spain, pretty much everywhere is amazing, although...
Forum: Touring
07-10-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,023
Posted By fantom1

Eastern Oregon is amazing. Very low traffic until...

Eastern Oregon is amazing. Very low traffic until you go over the mountains going back out towards the coast. Same with Washington, though its a little more mountainous and rainy in general.

A fat...
Forum: Touring
07-09-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By fantom1

This. Super long battery life, SSD, very thin....

This. Super long battery life, SSD, very thin. IMO the perfect laptop if you had to bring one.
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By fantom1

For 2 and 3, I specifically said they WERE NOT...

For 2 and 3, I specifically said they WERE NOT related to your post. Sorry, just saving space. Hmm, maybe I am wrong about at altitude? I have always heard the lack of O2 cut down the efficiency even...
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By fantom1

Not sure why you are telling me this/quoting me...

Not sure why you are telling me this/quoting me as if to correct my wrongs? I assume you read my post(s), and if so, I don't get it? Re-read. Cheers.
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,077
Posted By fantom1

Lol, agreed that's what I was expressing. Sorry...

Lol, agreed that's what I was expressing. Sorry to hear about your hipster mustache though. :)
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,077
Posted By fantom1

Plus you need to grow a hipster mustache and wear...

Plus you need to grow a hipster mustache and wear denim to use one.
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,077
Posted By fantom1

How serious are you about quality shots vs just...

How serious are you about quality shots vs just remembering things?

If quality doesn't matter much (like you seem to be implying) then just get a handlebar mount and place whatever camera or...
Forum: Touring
07-06-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By fantom1

Looks cool, but seems like it would be about the...

Looks cool, but seems like it would be about the same weight as a camp gas stove, but much less effecient. Do you know the weight of that?

Not related to your post, but I remember there was a...
Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By fantom1

I have a multi-fuel stove (I think its a Primus,...

I have a multi-fuel stove (I think its a Primus, but I've had it for so long I actually don't remember). It works well with any fuel I've tried, but some are far dirtier than others, so be prepared...
07-03-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By fantom1

Zap my brain and make me feel jittery and awful....

Zap my brain and make me feel jittery and awful. Avoid like the plague for me. Don't know of any research though.
Forum: Touring
07-03-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By fantom1

Ride a lot before embarking on any tours. "Ride...

Ride a lot before embarking on any tours. "Ride into shape," only works for people with a long history of riding. Many beginning tourers find themselves stranded after an over-use injury develops in...
Forum: Touring
07-03-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,348
Posted By fantom1

Too many cars for Pacific Coast to rank highly...

Too many cars for Pacific Coast to rank highly for me. I'd say Lewis and Clark or Great Divide, though I've only ridden sections of each.
Forum: Touring
07-03-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By fantom1

No substitute for R value. Do you have anywhere...

No substitute for R value. Do you have anywhere you could ship to halfway and then ship the insulated pad back?
Forum: Touring
06-14-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,418
Posted By fantom1

Hasn't this been discussed before about 5,000...

Hasn't this been discussed before about 5,000 times?

If I was king everyone who thought "military grade" was a positive they would have to serve a 6 month tour, that would teach 'em. Lowest bidder...
Forum: Touring
06-11-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,767
Posted By fantom1

Slapshot ref: "Too much. Too soon."

Slapshot ref: "Too much. Too soon."
Forum: Touring
06-11-18, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By fantom1

1) Spelling. Dear lord, work on your spelling. I...

1) Spelling. Dear lord, work on your spelling. I before E, except after C.

2) If mosquitos buzzing outside your tent keep you awake at night, maybe a different hobby other than camping outdoors...
Forum: Touring
05-24-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By fantom1

I understand the far outside bars might be...

I understand the far outside bars might be useful, but how are those front bars any different than riding on the hoods? (I've never ridden those, so I am genuinely curious).

Seems like a worse and...
Forum: Touring
05-22-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By fantom1

Right, but the question pertained to extra...

Right, but the question pertained to extra changes, so I was responding to that poster, I just don't really see any way to work that into a layering scheme.
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By fantom1

How did you make a career out of long distance...

How did you make a career out of long distance hiking?

The layering advice is good for backpacking, but not so practical when talking about extra cycling shorts and jerseys unless I am missing...
Forum: Touring
05-20-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By fantom1

Three sets of shorts, two wool jerseys. Wash...

Three sets of shorts, two wool jerseys. Wash alternate sets by hand. If you have access to water, you have what you need to wash clothes. I wash jerseys as dictated by my nose, and chamois' after...
Forum: Touring
05-16-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By fantom1

I have had the achilles thing. About two weeks...

I have had the achilles thing. About two weeks into a trip both achiles started hurting really bad after about 10 mins of riding. No rhyme or reason, I had ridden thousands of miles and was in good...
Forum: Touring
05-16-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,076
Posted By fantom1

Definitely, agreed. Most of those places...

Definitely, agreed.

Most of those places rain a lot too, so I'd still chose a tent.
Forum: Touring
05-15-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,076
Posted By fantom1

1) Lightweight 2) Functional/quality 3) Price...

1) Lightweight
2) Functional/quality
3) Price

Choose two.

Also, keep in mind that once you have all the required stuff for a hammock they come out around the same weight as a tent. For the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By fantom1

Word.

Word.
Forum: Touring
05-08-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By fantom1

That's easy. $ + Power. Same as it ever...

That's easy.

$ + Power.

Same as it ever was.
Forum: Touring
05-07-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By fantom1

Y tu, que sabes del pais? :) Spanish or not,...

Y tu, que sabes del pais? :)

Spanish or not, the situation in many areas is not safe. Its a logical fallacy to assume just because nothing happened to you, there is no danger. I grew up going to...
Forum: Touring
05-07-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By fantom1

I understand your point, but my view is just that...

I understand your point, but my view is just that its not worth the risk; there really isn't anything to reflect or not reflect, its an opinion of possibilities.

If the risk out of all the other...
Forum: Touring
05-07-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By fantom1

Ok, I speak Spanish and read that Facebook post....

Ok, I speak Spanish and read that Facebook post. Literally one of the worst constructed things ever. So difficult to read in any language, so sorry if I missed something. Paragraphs are not their...
Forum: Touring
05-04-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By fantom1

Huh, good to know. Like Jefnvk, Spain was super...

Huh, good to know. Like Jefnvk, Spain was super easy. Maybe stick with the big guys like Orange, Vodafone, etc.?
05-03-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,495
Posted By fantom1

1) Oooh no! You won't respond! Good riddance,...

1) Oooh no! You won't respond! Good riddance, your opinion is worthless. In fact, don't worry, I'll just ignore you. For someone who is completely wrong and bases their opinion off complete nonsense...
05-02-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,495
Posted By fantom1

Then your "experience" of life has been lived in...

Then your "experience" of life has been lived in some sort of pyschotic state, far removed from most other people's reality.

This is literally one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this...
Forum: Touring
05-02-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By fantom1

Well, at least you live up to your name; you...

Well, at least you live up to your name; you sound like an authentic trash pile. Not showering, stealing, using homeless shelters made for those who actually NEED them. Seriously, what a dirtbag, I...
Forum: Touring
05-01-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By fantom1

If you have the time, I would skip the train. ...

If you have the time, I would skip the train.

I'm with Alan S, I'd ride the other way, but I guess you probably don't want to buy a plane ticket.

If you haven't toured before, don't...
Forum: Touring
05-01-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By fantom1

MREs are generally heavy and gross. I'm sure...

MREs are generally heavy and gross. I'm sure things have changed since I had to eat them, but go with another option.

The Mountain House and Good to Go stuff actually tastes pretty good and is...
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By fantom1

Tried and true for factory wheels is one way. IE,...

Tried and true for factory wheels is one way. IE, do a lot of people ride them without issues?

The opinion of a good wheel builder is another.

Those are the only two ways I feel comfortable...
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By fantom1

IMO, if you aren't familiar with the religion and...

IMO, if you aren't familiar with the religion and it's taboos and practices, better off not risking pissing people off by trying to sleep/eat/poop there. I doubt you will speak the local languages,...
04-24-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,711
Posted By fantom1

Quoted for cruel hard truth.

Quoted for cruel hard truth.
Forum: Touring
04-23-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,019
Posted By fantom1

I think we have the "Ironic Statement of the...

I think we have the "Ironic Statement of the Year," winner for 2018.

I also don't agree with it.

Planning online for rural places is a very, very bad idea in my experience. The GPS can be...
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