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Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By phughes

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the...

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the cover from Brooks, but use it mainly when transporting the bike long distance on the bike rack. For day to day use, and on tour, the shower cap works...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,258
Posted By pdlamb

Those of us who have had run-ins with the...

Those of us who have had run-ins with the proprietor of crazyguy are likely to recommend some other site. I moved my account to wordpress; cycleblaze or blogspot would work as well.

Two...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A front fork without a wheel might puncture a...

A front fork without a wheel might puncture a tarp. When a bike is shipped from a manufacturer to a bike shop in a box, the front fork has a sacrificial plastic piece to prevent that. You might want...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By staehpj1

The Transit one from them has worked well for me....

The Transit one from them has worked well for me. I have used it to fly to a number of tours checking it as a checked bag. I managed to get all my UL gear in with the bike and still stay within the...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pick up a cheap plastic tarp to wrap it. ...

Pick up a cheap plastic tarp to wrap it.

Rinko bike bags (google it) usually involve fork removal which I suspect you do not want to do.

Or get a cheap bike bag from Nashbar or Performance.
Forum: Touring
12-26-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,787
Posted By Doug64

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us...

I agree that GPS is a useful tool, but some of us did a lot of touring before GPS, cell phones, and the internet. I don't remember getting lost all that often; and the times I did get lost, it was...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,787
Posted By mev

For what it is worth, unless you circumnavigate...

For what it is worth, unless you circumnavigate with a large arc - you could end up worse off than just going through the city.

To use Chicago as an illustration, there is a riverfront trail and...
12-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,701
Posted By merziac

The QR levers pointing rearward parallel to the...

The QR levers pointing rearward parallel to the ground is technical, safety, common sense, they are far less likely to be opened by debris, vegetation and errant contact.

Having them both on the...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,808
Posted By axolotl

You've made 577 posts, of which a whopping 346...

You've made 577 posts, of which a whopping 346 were new threads you've started. You usually never reply to questions or posts in your threads. You start new discussions about the same things,...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By Pratt

What I have done for route planning is to pick...

What I have done for route planning is to pick the towns names along the way and then Google them with queries about camping, motels, B&Bs, etc.
Also search the archives here and at CGOAB for others...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,888
Posted By Oakman

A Debit card sounds good. ​​​​

A Debit card sounds good.

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Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By jamawani

Massachusetts Out-of-State Camping Fees

Just ran across this beauty today -
Nickerson State Park on southern Cape Cod



Well, that tells me - a Wyoming resident - "Get lost!"
Which is probably the same attitude I will have towards...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

You want to piece together a trip across the US. ...

You want to piece together a trip across the US. I understand

but

consider taking Amtrak to Minot, ND, heading south to Washburn, ND and picking up Adventure Cycling's Lewis&Clark Trail back...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have...

Sounds like a terrible idea to me. You will have a constant stream of angry drivers going past and an incredibly bored support driver when they aren't dealing with angry drivers. Most of the time...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,818
Posted By pdlamb

I can see my next bike will have to come with...

I can see my next bike will have to come with Evel Knievel Electric Assist. :D
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By dwmckee

Yes, this is a better bet. If you buy Ortleibs,...

Yes, this is a better bet. If you buy Ortleibs, keep in mind you can use them a year or two and sell them for a pretty good price too. Used generic panniers are basically unsellable; used Ortleibs...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By AeroGut

Also keep an eye out for used Ortlieb ones. Some...

Also keep an eye out for used Ortlieb ones. Some people get them and go on one trip and never use them again so they end up on Craigslist or FB marketplace etc. in essentially new condition for...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 339,895
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/29381ee4_9dd8_4d18_9575_e8159f531460_8a8a616f97a856f0c0610730ae7ac393c64bf0f9.jpeg
Saturday’s sunrise at Belleplain State Forest in NJ.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By jamawani

Nearly all state departments of transportation...

Nearly all state departments of transportation have traffic volume information online.
It is usually referred to as AADT - average annual daily traffic.
Some states now have interactive map apps.
...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By staehpj1

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using...

Yes I too have donated regularly when I was using the site more. I have not donated in a number of years, but have given a few hundred dollars over the years and would donate again if I were to...
Forum: Touring
06-15-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,975
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like my Rohloff bike for some things,...

I like my Rohloff bike for some things, derailleur bikes for other things. I like to have both kinds of gearing, that gives me a choice of which bike to use.

First photo, my Rohloff bike (Thorn...
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