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10-17-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By Doug64

Showing off for my wife when I was teaching her...

Showing off for my wife when I was teaching her to telemark ski. I was using Fischer 210 cm E99s with lightweight 3-pin boots. I think those picture were taken when I actually had some hair, about 40...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Doug64

Stuart, I used the seatpost clamp in a way that...

Stuart, I used the seatpost clamp in a way that it was not intended on purpose. The seatpost clamp was not compatible with her bike. I can't remember if it was the seatpost or the diameter of the top...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Doug64

I believe this is a Problem Solver seatpost clamp...

I believe this is a Problem Solver seatpost clamp on my wife's road bike. The frame is a 50 cm which cuased some challenges. If you are using pannieers, heal strike might be a problem with the short...
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Amsterdam ...

Amsterdam

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10-12-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 600
Posted By Doug64

Use a sewing needle and a piece of strong thread...

Use a sewing needle and a piece of strong thread to put a stitch through all 4 pieces of strap. Nylon thread works good. Tie a couple of good knots, and melt the ends with a lighter. We used this...
10-10-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Doug64

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10-09-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Doug64

Minnesota ...

Minnesota
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10-09-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Doug64

Oregon--two weeks ago ...

Oregon--two weeks ago
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10-08-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Doug64

Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin
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10-08-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Doug64

Oregon's Willamette Valley ...

Oregon's Willamette Valley
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10-04-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Doug64

This how I have a B17 set up on my touring bike....

This how I have a B17 set up on my touring bike. I have between 6,000 to 8,000 miles of touring on it. It is a comfortable saddle, but is a little fussy to set up. There is not much adjustment room...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at...

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at the weather forecast for the next week: heavy rain Sunday evening and Monday, with showers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Well, we shifted To "Plan...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Oregon's Willamette Valley ...

Oregon's Willamette Valley
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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Oregon ...

Oregon
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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Oregon ...

Oregon
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Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Doug64

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about...

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about 10 minutes ago. We will be leaving on a 2-week tour in Oregon in about 2 hours. I've been using Ortlieb bags for about 15 years, and they are...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the...

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the drops and go for it.
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The leaves are starting to change color already. Short...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,646
Posted By Doug64

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone...

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone on Highway 20. We were using 28 mm tires then;while not optimal, they were what we had....
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,646
Posted By Doug64

A 30/30 will give about 26 gear inches. IMO...

A 30/30 will give about 26 gear inches. IMO something in the low 20s or high teens is better for touring.

I'm just curious. What gear ratios did the folks who said that the son's bike's gears are...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By Doug64

I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and...

I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and our 2-person tent. If I am carrying an insulated jacket, I also put it into a compression sack.
The tent is in the blue compression sack, and my...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Doug64

It looks like you had a good ride. The photos are...

It looks like you had a good ride. The photos are very good, and really adds in telling the story. :thumb:
08-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Doug64

I'm in the process of coming up with something...

I'm in the process of coming up with something similar to this for installing lights on my hitch rack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7vk-cCoVsY
08-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,345
Posted By Doug64

We have six touting bikes in our family that are...

We have six touting bikes in our family that are set up with mountain bike gearing and use Tiagra 4503 9 spd road shifters.

Four of the bikes are set up the same and two bikes are set up the same...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Doug64

Ammended: ​​​​​​My wife and I have done...

Ammended:

​​​​​​My wife and I have done similar routes several times.

Possible route:

Anacortes> Friday Harbor> Lopez Island> Friday Harbor > Sidney, Vacouver Island> Swartz Bay, Vacouver...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Doug64

My wife just put her head down and rode. Chief...

My wife just put her head down and rode. Chief mountain was probably the toughest hill of our tour- Vancouver, BC to Whitefish, MT.
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Forum: Touring
08-06-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By Doug64

The ride from CDG Airport into Paris is exciting....

The ride from CDG Airport into Paris is exciting. I think I still have a copy of the route we took if you need it.

Not a very good picture, but it shows our crew unpacking 4 bikes and getting them...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes you can get as close to the Lakes as...

Sometimes you can get as close to the Lakes as you want:)

Sarnia, Lake Huron
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P.S. Sorry folks, I got the Great Lakes Seaway...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

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Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,392
Posted By Doug64

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station...

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station is pretty easy. We have done that ride at least 5 times. We just assemble our bikes at the airport and ride to the station. We had to ship our youngest...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,112
Posted By Doug64

Sierra Trading Post...

Sierra Trading Post (https://www.sierra.com/mountainsmith-celestial-tent-2-person-3-season~p~597pt/?filterString=s~tents-3-person%2F#specsSection)
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,641
Posted By Doug64

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is...

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is the most important measurement. The saddle should not be used to adjust reach, so fitting the correct stem is the only option. The saddle fore and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Idaho ...

Idaho

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Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without...

My wife and I have used our tent a lot without the rainfly. If it was crowded, we just did our changing in the bathroom. It was not a problem.

Portugal, and it was hot! This our older tent, and...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,145
Posted By Doug64

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing...

I don't use the crimp on caps when finishing brake a derailleur cables. I use a small piece of 3/32" shrink-on electrical insulation. I us a lighter to shrink the cable. This gives me some chance to...
07-03-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Doug64

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap...

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap head bolt? It takes about 30 Seconds to screw in or to remove it. My local hardware store has them.
07-02-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By Doug64

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike...

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike tires.
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When I was commuting on 23 mm tires, I literally nailed the tire to the rim...
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

France ...

France
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06-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,474
Posted By Doug64

These were taken while riding next to my wife...

These were taken while riding next to my wife with my Sony a6000.
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06-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,474
Posted By Doug64

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50'...

I dropped my dad's Rolleiflex 2.8 from a 50' radio tower in 1963:) I also burned a hole in his Leica lllf's cloth focalplane shutter by leaving the front of the lens exposed to the sun a few years...
06-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,474
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last...

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last year. We have switched almost entirely over to Sony a6000 series cameras. Since we started using the Sony cameras I have taken 60,000 pictures and my...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,706
Posted By Doug64

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the...

The Oregon Coast and northern California are the best part of the entire Coast Route, but I'm biased .

Have fun on your ride. You can't go wrong. We might see you on the road. My wife and I are...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Last week began with my wife and I checking the...

Last week began with my wife and I checking the gear we were planning to take on a tour next month. We had a few hours of panic when we could not find our tent. It was not in its usual spot, which...
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Denmark ...

Denmark
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The red areas along the road's edges are not bike...
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Doug64

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we...

I'm not familiar with M52, but the "M" roads we have ridden have been pretty good. We use 32 mm tires which handle the crushed stone on most of the trails. The trails are not usually dirt; they use...
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to...

My wife and I rode a loop from Grosse Ile to Mackinaw City, and then south roughly following Lake Michigan to South Haven before turning east back to the start. We used a combination of roads and...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Doug64

Welcome to the Forum! The San Juan Islands...

Welcome to the Forum!

The San Juan Islands are a great place to bike. The Ferries between Islands are free,and easily accessible.

It looks like the Amtrak Cascade is running a bus from Mt...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Indyfabz, Your picture and posts about wind...

Indyfabz, Your picture and posts about wind reminded me of a similar one.

I always though "din" meant a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise (on-line dictionary). I wonder how they measured that,...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

I always appreciate local knowledge. ...

I always appreciate local knowledge.

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Forum: Touring
04-25-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By Doug64

OP, With over 2,800 miles of multi-use...

OP,

With over 2,800 miles of multi-use trails in Michigan, you should be able to put a mostly traffic free route together in about 30 minutes.
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