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07-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By northerntier

I often brake routes up into per-day routes, but...

I often brake routes up into per-day routes, but that is not always practical. W/ RideWithGPS, at least, if I'm on the route, it's happy to accept me however I got there. Not sure about your...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By northerntier

Touring in the US in the age of COVID-19

I'd love to know if anyone has plans. Where to? Are enough public restrooms open, and how to minimize infection risks at those restrooms?

I've toured every year since 2004 and find it hard to...
09-17-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,217
Posted By northerntier

Yes to all of this. Four or five hours just GPS...

Yes to all of this. Four or five hours just GPS tracking no issues w/o a battery. If I want to use the screen, I either use a small battery (a small, cheap 10000mah anker battery) or connect to my...
08-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By northerntier

Run rear blinkie from generator hub?

I have a couple of the Cygolite Hotshot's, love them, but I'd prefer to run them off my hub on the commuter bike.

Are there any wired blinkies available?

Or are there any writeups of folk that...
02-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By northerntier

Shimano M6000 brakes on Co-mo?

I have Co-motion Divide with TRP Spyres currently. I am really liking hydraulics, and was looking at the M6000's. Good I put those on the co-mo? Are these good breaks?

Thanks,
Pete
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By northerntier

Thanks, this is exactly what I was hoping to...

Thanks, this is exactly what I was hoping to hear. Also, will definitely check into Yaak.

pete
Forum: Touring
01-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By northerntier

When too early anacortes to Missoula on NT route?

Id like to start around mid June. Ice on the roads? Campgrounds open?

thanks,
pete
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,704
Posted By northerntier

Gap is much prettier and more varied. That said,...

Gap is much prettier and more varied. That said, I'll be doing the C&O for the third time in the spring. Montour is supposed to be nice but have not done it.
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By northerntier

Missoula to the ACA northern tier

The most direct way to join the NT heading west would be to leave Missoula and take 93, and then 200 until you hit Heron, MT. Two random samples on Streetview don't look too bad, though it might be...
10-13-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By northerntier

Missoula to the ACA northern tier

The most direct way to join the NT heading west would be to leave Missoula and take 93, and then 200 until you hit Heron, MT. Two random samples on Streetview don't look too bad, though it might be...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,812
Posted By northerntier

Anyone who's biked Trail Ridge Road gets a...

Anyone who's biked Trail Ridge Road gets a lifetime pass to go as low as he wants to go w/o comment from the peanut gallery :-)
Forum: Touring
02-18-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By northerntier

Fedex, UPS etc all wanted >$100 for shipping the...

Fedex, UPS etc all wanted >$100 for shipping the empty case, w/ or w/o a surrounding cardboard case.

BikeFlight will take it without a case, is using Fedex, but is only charging $37.
Forum: Touring
02-11-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By northerntier

Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By northerntier

BikeFlights won't work on a weekend, and yes,...

BikeFlights won't work on a weekend, and yes, como says to build a box to ship it in.
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By northerntier

It's http://kelehers.me/open/coMoCase.png.

It's http://kelehers.me/open/coMoCase.png.
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By northerntier

How to ship empty S&S coupler case?

This is a soft-sided 26x26x10 co-motion case. Can it be shipped without a containing cardboard box?

Any experience doing this?
Forum: Touring
10-22-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,931
Posted By northerntier

Nicely done! I've biked ~10,000 miles w/ my...

Nicely done! I've biked ~10,000 miles w/ my current ortliebs (on my tubes racks, love 'em), and the rattling is beginning to bother me. Might do something about it in another couple years.
10-06-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,678
Posted By northerntier

I feel your pain. I also just lost a quad red. It...

I feel your pain. I also just lost a quad red. It either popped off the mount on the way to the store, or I left it on when I went inside and the awesome flash proved irresistible to a passerby.
...
Forum: Touring
02-06-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,967
Posted By northerntier

I also rode Banff to Whitefish on a rigid 29er,...

I also rode Banff to Whitefish on a rigid 29er, 2.2" on the back and 2.4" on the front. It was fine, though some others had cushier rides (one guy was on a fatbike).
01-23-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

Well, me, for one. But more frequently I used...

Well, me, for one. But more frequently I used homegrown scripts, gpsbabel, or RideWithGPS.

In any case, I'm done feeding the troll. Good day to you, sir.
01-23-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

Simple XML hierarchies if you want to do it by...

Simple XML hierarchies if you want to do it by hand, or use gpsbabel (https://www.gpsbabel.org/index.html).

"No", I didn't establish this thread to convince you of anything, I am simply seeking...
01-23-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

I'm comfortable w/ a 10-minute threshold, I can...

I'm comfortable w/ a 10-minute threshold, I can combine tracks/trips on the few occasions this would matter.

And I teach computer science, and have a decent grasp of both theory and practice.
01-21-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

Obviously there would be thresholds, just like...

Obviously there would be thresholds, just like with auto-pause features. This is not rocket-science. I don't even need GPS. Here's one heuristic: after my sensors stop talking to the phone for 10...
01-21-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

Nonsense. If my bluetooth sensors are registering...

Nonsense. If my bluetooth sensors are registering movement over some small threshold of time, start recording. Stop after the sensors stop.

The only problem I see is that the iOS might not have a...
01-12-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

It depends. Bluetooth sensors are paired to...

It depends. Bluetooth sensors are paired to specific apps, like Cyclometer, so I'd expect iOS to have a way wake up the app associated with an active sensor, kind of like how unix deals with ports....
01-12-17, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By northerntier

instant-on iOS app?

I roll out of the garage w/ my planetbike computer and it records mileage w/o me ever touching it.

Any iPhone app do this, maybe by noticing data from Wahoo bluetooth sensors?
Forum: Touring
12-20-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By northerntier

Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Touring
12-20-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By northerntier

OP here. Thanks for all the reassurance....

OP here.

Thanks for all the reassurance. This will actually be my fifth bike trip in Canada (Jasper to Missoula on-road last year, Banff to White fish via the Great Divide this year). We always...
Forum: Touring
12-16-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By northerntier

Because 12-13 people are very loud and bears...

Because 12-13 people are very loud and bears would give a wide berth. Four might surprise a bear and run into problems like the park ranger outside Glacier last year.
Forum: Touring
12-15-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By northerntier

Raccoon? In answer to the above person, no,...

Raccoon?

In answer to the above person, no, 4-8 people is fewer than ACA, which makes me worry a bit. On the other hand, I snore so loudly there's no way bears could possibly stumble over the...
Forum: Touring
12-15-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,718
Posted By northerntier

Speaking of the divide, I ran a 2.1 in the back...

Speaking of the divide, I ran a 2.1 in the back and 2.3 in the front, both knobbies, w/o fenders this summer. The only "problem" I had was the three times I started having mysterious rhythmic...
Forum: Touring
12-15-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By northerntier

safety for Wild camping in the Yukon

A few friends and I are planning to follow ACA's Alaskan Golden Circle...
Forum: Touring
10-11-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,275
Posted By northerntier

You can easily spend 8K or so on a co-motion.

You can easily spend 8K or so on a co-motion.
Forum: Touring
10-09-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,824
Posted By northerntier

I like the MSR mini-groundhogs. Easy to get into...

I like the MSR mini-groundhogs. Easy to get into the ground, and maybe even more indestructible.



These might be tarptents. The can be configured so that you don't need a trekking pole.
Forum: Touring
10-09-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,824
Posted By northerntier

I bought the copper spur UL3 so that the wife and...

I bought the copper spur UL3 so that the wife and I would be comfortable, and then took it on my last tour. What the hell, it's only 4 lbs and so incredibly spacious.....
10-09-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,996
Posted By northerntier

I had it for a week or so. In the end it was just...

I had it for a week or so. In the end it was just too clunky, hard to read, and hard to get tracks up to ridewithgps (basically, take it off the bike and plug it into a computer).

I keep going...
10-04-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By northerntier

AI generally refers to specific technologies,...

AI generally refers to specific technologies, such as neural nets, deep learning, etc. It's not just a marketing term you can plaster on anything you think is clever.
Forum: Touring
08-26-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,696
Posted By northerntier

The "aero bar" style.... I'm not doing that...

The "aero bar" style....

I'm not doing that because a) some of my devices should be in the middle (my phone, for one), and b) aero bars always make me nervous, not enough leverage.
Forum: Touring
08-25-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,696
Posted By northerntier

I'm putting a jones bar on my co-motion divide as...

I'm putting a jones bar on my co-motion divide as we speak, much better off-road and more positions. Despite the "more positions" mantra, most folk seem to do as this picture shows: leave the entire...
07-25-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By northerntier

OP here. I planned Lopez/San Juan/Orcas, but had...

OP here. I planned Lopez/San Juan/Orcas, but had to head out a bit earlier than I thought, so I never made it to orcas.

Lopez was nice, but mainly bucolic. The shared hiker/biker at Odlin is one...
07-22-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By northerntier

Up to 14% or 15%? That doesn't sound like fun.

Up to 14% or 15%? That doesn't sound like fun.
07-21-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By northerntier

Looking for Durango relatively easy mountain-biking.

I will be there in a week and would like a ride or two. Note that my only off-road biking is a just-completed week on the Great Divide (Banff to Whitefish) on a RIGID 29'er w/ 2.35" front and 2.1"...
07-21-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By northerntier

Durango relatively easy mountain-biking.

I will be there in a week and would like a ride or two. Note that my only off-road biking is a just-completed week on the Great Divide (Banff to Whitefish) on a RIGID 29'er w/ 2.35" front and 2.1"...
07-21-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By northerntier

I did just get an official on the phone and she...

I did just get an official on the phone and she said they try very hard to never turn away a single touring cyclist.
07-21-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By northerntier

Any place to camp in San Juan Islands?

Online, everything looks booked.

Do San Juan County San Juan Island | San Juan County, WA (http://www.sanjuanco.com/921/San-Juan-Island) turn away cyclists?

Thanks,
pete
07-08-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By northerntier

I would have posted there, but others' posts...

I would have posted there, but others' posts seemed to go unanswered.

Thanks!
07-04-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By northerntier

Place to park in Anacortes, WA?

For a three-day tour of the islands. Definitely doing Orcas and San Juan, might make it over to Victoria.
06-28-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By northerntier

Wow, lots of info. OP has presumably already...

Wow, lots of info.

OP has presumably already ridden. However, I'll have a three days or so in mid July in the area. Any suggestions?

1) which islands to see
2) campground policies?...
Forum: Touring
06-20-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By northerntier

Or you can acknowledge the time and effort that...

Or you can acknowledge the time and effort that went into creating the maps and support ACA by buying them direct.
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,177
Posted By northerntier

I tour and commute almost all year in shimano...

I tour and commute almost all year in shimano sandals (put boots on when it really gets cold). When it's warm, no socks. When not, wool socks. And like Salamandrine, I note that wet wool socks are...
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