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Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By Boondock

304147 A mouse chewed a hole in my tent, and I...

304147
A mouse chewed a hole in my tent, and I sewed it up
Forum: Touring
02-21-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Boondock

I did this... the red dotted line in 2011-2012...

I did this... the red dotted line in 2011-2012 and I'm riding the purple line this year, on a old lugged steel framed mountain bike.

300684
Forum: Touring
02-07-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By Boondock

Tumblr is becoming more popular to blog a tour. ...

Tumblr is becoming more popular to blog a tour. Most people just post pictures, but video and text is also available. Don't forget to tag your post with "bicycle touring"
...
Forum: Touring
02-06-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Boondock

GSI also makes a 2.7 liter (2lbs 12oz) pressure...

GSI also makes a 2.7 liter (2lbs 12oz) pressure cooker. Which is about perfect to make dinner for 2 people.

http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/halulite_2.7_l_pressure_cooker/camp_cookware
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By Boondock

wait till april and buy a Bob Trailer (at REI...

wait till april and buy a Bob Trailer (at REI during their 20% off spring sale) and don't worry about a rack. After that, all you need is camping gear. A 2 wheeled trailer is fine for pavement...
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Boondock

Many of the National Parks in the western US has...

Many of the National Parks in the western US has designated hiker/biker sites. Never experienced hiker/biker camps in the east, except C&O Canal Towpath
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,790
Posted By Boondock

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_ph...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_photos/Bike%20Trips/Shower.jpg

Is this the City Park in Cody Nebraska?
Forum: Touring
11-17-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,055
Posted By Boondock

I like your northern route. I would dip slightly...

I like your northern route. I would dip slightly south and take Highway 20 across Nebraska.

(good 10ft shoulder the whole way across, here's some video,...
Forum: Touring
10-22-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Boondock

Another very good resource for bike travel is ...

Another very good resource for bike travel is

http://wikitravel.org

with plenty of info about hotels, hostels, sightseeing, restaurants. They have the following to say about the climate in...
Forum: Touring
10-22-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Boondock

Lonely Planet has a bike travel forum and a...

Lonely Planet has a bike travel forum and a companion forum

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=32
Forum: Touring
10-19-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By Boondock

I did west to east, starting in Oct ending in...

I did west to east, starting in Oct ending in Dec. Coldest night was 17 degrees near Tallahassee. I endured 2 straight weeks of sub-freezing night temps. I sleep cold so I had appropriately...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Boondock

I documented my 14 month, perimeter tour of the...

I documented my 14 month, perimeter tour of the US. I shot 30-50 short clips with a small hand-held camera and edited them into single videos on my netbook and uploaded in realtime on the way. I...
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,411
Posted By Boondock

when I'm done with this tour, I'm going to have...

when I'm done with this tour, I'm going to have my bike, Bob trailer, water bottle cages, fenders (and stays) and a pair racks, all powdercoated the same color....matt brown...for stealthiness
Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Boondock

documenting a tour on video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV4jn0FcxCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J13FaSTgI24

I've been on tour for 1 year today! and now have 99 videos online, here are the latest 2. I spend alot of...
Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Boondock

I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive...

I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive on this tour. There are no flat areas. I stayed in Big Meadows campground, but I also stopped at the Ranger Station and applied for and received a...
Forum: Touring
07-27-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By Boondock

SONY ICF-S10MK2 is a great AM/FM radio with great...

SONY ICF-S10MK2 is a great AM/FM radio with great reviews and reception. I own one and they cost about $12
Forum: Touring
07-14-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,384
Posted By Boondock

go to google, scale the map to about 2 or 3 days...

go to google, scale the map to about 2 or 3 days travel, search for "campgrounds" and you'll get National Parks and Forests, BLM, State Parks, Country campgrounds, city and private RV parks and...
Forum: Touring
07-10-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Boondock

I've been on the road for over 11 months. I'm...

I've been on the road for over 11 months. I'm having a blast... except for this hot weather

I riding a 1989 Trek Mountain Bike pulling a Bob
Forum: Touring
07-10-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Boondock

check out this website, they are not all free,...

check out this website, they are not all free, but they are all less than $11.

http://freecampsites.net
Forum: Touring
06-29-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Boondock

here's a free map of the Oregon Coast Bicycle...

here's a free map of the Oregon Coast Bicycle Route from the Oregon DOT, complete with all the State Parks

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/oregon_coast_bike_route_map.pdf
Forum: Touring
06-26-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,427
Posted By Boondock

this thread is interesting to me because I am...

this thread is interesting to me because I am making money on a bike tour and I never intended to profit from this tour. (I recently retired from the military and taking 12-14 months off on a ride...
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Boondock

some of the bike shops on the trail offer shuttle...

some of the bike shops on the trail offer shuttle services. I know Trail Connection and C&O Bikes will pick you up and bring you to the trail. Trail Connection is in Cumberland. I toured the...
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,824
Posted By Boondock

milking goats at a warmshower's host farm in...

milking goats at a warmshower's host farm in Texas.
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Boondock

I just finished riding the GAP. I have a bunch...

I just finished riding the GAP. I have a bunch of videos on my youtube channel (in my sig). I had a great time, made a bunch of new friends and just marveled at the incredible scenery
Forum: Touring
06-01-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,839
Posted By Boondock

I went to the thread you posted in the General...

I went to the thread you posted in the General Cycling forum and saw the mod immediately closed the thread. Oh well... good luck on the contest
Forum: Touring
06-01-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By Boondock

I arrived at the C&O after 9 months on the road. ...

I arrived at the C&O after 9 months on the road. It was the rainiest period of this tour, and I still love the C&O. I intend to ride it again in a couple years
Forum: Touring
05-31-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,839
Posted By Boondock

wow your only 50 votes from 1st place... maybe...

wow your only 50 votes from 1st place... maybe post on this forum to a wider audience? Not just the touring forum?
Forum: Touring
05-30-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,839
Posted By Boondock

done

done
Forum: Touring
05-23-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,009
Posted By Boondock

What's up charly17201? this is Dave, I'm in...

What's up charly17201? this is Dave, I'm in Boston on the GAP. How far north are ya?
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,939
Posted By Boondock

On my current tour (around the perimeter) I've...

On my current tour (around the perimeter) I've used 12 cans of pepper spray so far. I just bought 2 fresh cans. On the Southern Tier in Mississippi, I was attacked by 10 dogs a day. I ran out of...
Forum: Touring
05-07-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,917
Posted By Boondock

Having spent 12 years in Western Washington, I...

Having spent 12 years in Western Washington, I got used to carrying a 8X10 ripstop nylon tarp, and yes I carry it on this trip (an extra 1.5 pounds) I pitch the tarp over the tent. My tent stays...
Forum: Touring
05-07-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By Boondock

on this tour, I installed a set of Schwalbe...

on this tour, I installed a set of Schwalbe Marathon Plus's on the sidewalk in front of Gila Hike and Bike in Silver City NM. Yesterday, outside of Cumberland Maryland I got my first flat. ...
Forum: Touring
05-06-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,917
Posted By Boondock

9 straight months of living in a Eureka...

9 straight months of living in a Eureka Backcountry Solo. I have another 4 months to look forward to. No complaints.
Forum: Touring
05-03-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Boondock

I cycled the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive...

I cycled the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive recently. I applied for and received a "back-country permit" to basically camp anywhere in the parks as long as I was 1/4 mile off the road. They...
Forum: Touring
04-29-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Boondock

BWF, I stayed at that (Manchester) State Park...

BWF, I stayed at that (Manchester) State Park too, and then learned about the nice KOA (which is about a mile away) while chatting with some other tourers at the next Park down the road. They...
Forum: Touring
04-29-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Boondock

I know that there are threads with titled "how...

I know that there are threads with titled "how much to tour cross-country" every couple of months. Before I left, I was sure I was going to keep the cost to below $800 a month, but I'm surprised...
Forum: Touring
04-29-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Boondock

Theory- "The least expensive/most efficient way to bike tour, is in groups of 3"

So during this tour, I've had alot of time to think. And one of the things I've concluded is that the cheapest way to tour, is to ride in groups of 3 (or multiples of 3). The 2 most expensive...
Forum: Touring
04-28-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,298
Posted By Boondock

my 22 year old, Trek 950 (I'm the original owner)...

my 22 year old, Trek 950 (I'm the original owner) has done very well on the long tour I am currently riding. I have upgraded pretty much every component on the bike since I bought it in 1989. So...
Forum: Touring
04-28-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

wow.. the thunderstorms last night (yikes) but...

wow.. the thunderstorms last night (yikes) but looks like good weather for the next 5 days. I holding the miles back to be able to pick up a general delivery package in Hancock MD (with my new...
Forum: Touring
04-26-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

you guys are awesome... thanks so much for the...

you guys are awesome... thanks so much for the recon of whats coming up for me. And thanks briwasson for the pics on the CGOAB journal. I will probably stay in those shelters in the next week or...
Forum: Touring
04-26-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,546
Posted By Boondock

hello i wish... I tend to agree with the "bike...

hello i wish... I tend to agree with the "bike fit" idea. Saddle too low and/or a "fore and aft" adjustment will most likely cure your knee problem. I'm almost 9 months into a perimeter tour...
Forum: Touring
04-25-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

I thank all of you for sharing your knowledge...

I thank all of you for sharing your knowledge about the C&O and the GAP. I've learned alot. I'm currently in Williamsport MD uploading videos (about the C&O). This will not be my last time...
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

wow spinnaker, thanks alot. I am particularly...

wow spinnaker, thanks alot. I am particularly interested in the routes you mention. I am planning to spend a couple hours at the public library in Williamsport MD to upload videos. I'm going to...
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,938
Posted By Boondock

I'm 8 months into a perimeter tour. In camp I...

I'm 8 months into a perimeter tour. In camp I read... I'm on my 31st book of this trip. On the bike, I listen to music.
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

DropBarFan, I did ride from Homestead/Florida...

DropBarFan, I did ride from Homestead/Florida City... I took Card Sound Road. They are repaving HWY1 and including some wide shoulders so I would bet that the ACA route may change when that section...
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

I am going to ride the GAP (the Great Allegheny...

I am going to ride the GAP (the Great Allegheny Passage is a trail that connects to the C&O) but I started at the south. I have meet 4 or 5 other bike tourists... (and a couple of homeless people...
Forum: Touring
04-23-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

There was a thread posted 4 days ago about the...

There was a thread posted 4 days ago about the C&O being flooded. That was the day I started on the trail, and I guess most of the water has receded. There was one hiker/biker campsite that was...
Forum: Touring
04-23-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boondock

C&O Canal

I'm 8 months into a tour. I started in Seattle... rode down the coast... then east of the Southern Tier... down to Key West... then up the east coast (taking the Blue Ridge and Sky Line Drive) ...
Forum: Touring
04-02-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By Boondock

MKS Touring pedals and Power Grips

MKS Touring pedals and Power Grips
Forum: Touring
03-29-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By Boondock

speaking of stealth... I use a Eureka Backcountry...

speaking of stealth... I use a Eureka Backcountry Solo which is an excellent tent. I made a camouflage cover for mine but today I found a review of a addition for this tent. A camo fly made, with...
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