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Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By mrveloman

Went to REI (Atlanta store) this week and bought...

Went to REI (Atlanta store) this week and bought a new box for an upcoming trip. Box is 65x34x11 and made of very thick corrugated cardboard. Cost was $20, last year it was $15. I am sure they...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By mrveloman

My bike was oversize and clearly was not free as...

My bike was oversize and clearly was not free as I paid the $75 fee for it. I did also bring a large duffel with all my gear and that was free. No idea if I could have checked another free bag or...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By mrveloman

BobG - thanks for clarifying that - something I...

BobG - thanks for clarifying that - something I did not know, always thought it was like the airlines.

Tourist in MSN - I flew with southwest last year and it was $75 for a boxed bike. Was not...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By mrveloman

A little off topic but I am confused. I thought...

A little off topic but I am confused. I thought the overall dimension was the sum of the length plus the height plus the width. So how does a box 52"x31"x8" equal 130"? I get 91". What am I...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By mrveloman

you could just buy a second mount......

you could just buy a second mount... https://ortliebusa.com/product/ultimate-6-handlebar-mounting-bracket-e185/
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By mrveloman

For some information on traveling with a dog,...

For some information on traveling with a dog, check out crazyguyonabike.com and search (upper right) for "touring with dog" there are several sources there including this one:...
04-29-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,405
Posted By mrveloman

Only had a chain break once in over 100,000...

Only had a chain break once in over 100,000 miles. On my tandem, going up a hill of course. One of the pins came out and my stoker found it. The one time I did not have a chain tool so I knocked...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By mrveloman

If there is no water at the campsite, there is...

If there is no water at the campsite, there is water at the Gordon House restroom
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By mrveloman

Yes, I camped there 2 years ago. It was not...

Yes, I camped there 2 years ago. It was not marked well. It is actually tucked behind a horse trailer parking lot. Easy to get to though. I think there might be water there but no restroom. ...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By mrveloman

If you're not sure you can use a Sawyer Select S3...

If you're not sure you can use a Sawyer Select S3 filter to remove metals. https://www.rei.com/product/123094/sawyer-select-s3-water-purifier-bottle-20-fl-oz

I did a Google search for the three...
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By mrveloman

Oops. My bad. Ortlieb is the bag on the main...

Oops. My bad. Ortlieb is the bag on the main person in the video not the red one at the end. Based on the leather straps and pockets it would appear to be a much older bag. You might want to check...
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By mrveloman

Ortlieb -...

Ortlieb - https://thetouringstore.com/thetouringstore/ortlieb/ortlieb-ultimate-6-waterproof-handlebar-bags-accessories/
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By mrveloman

I can't imagine this being very useful on a tour....

I can't imagine this being very useful on a tour. Just how long would you have to have it on a burner to charge your device? I only use my stove to boil water, so say 6 minutes, less for you Pocket...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By mrveloman

Just read a ride report on doing the whole trip....

Just read a ride report on doing the whole trip. It can be found here: https://thetrek.co/ohio-erie-trail-bikepacking-across-ohio/

Sounds like a nice ride.
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By mrveloman

I would think a trailer would be a good option....

I would think a trailer would be a good option. either a BOB trailer or an Extrawheel.
Forum: Touring
01-15-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrveloman

On my past several tours I successfully used an...

On my past several tours I successfully used an Anker 21 watt solar panel bungeed to my rear rack and panniers. I used it to charge a power bank during the day, then charged my phone at night. If...
Forum: Touring
07-12-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,347
Posted By mrveloman

I'm guessing OP is already in Canada and would...

I'm guessing OP is already in Canada and would like to have the bike shipped to him. As a result customs will want to collect a duty on it if he can't prove he bought it in Canada (not the same as a...
Forum: Touring
06-30-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By mrveloman

Hmmmm... somehow I missed that. Looking through...

Hmmmm... somehow I missed that. Looking through the photo gallery I see there is a rack on the front of the bus. Probably only holds 2 bikes though.
Forum: Touring
06-30-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By mrveloman

It appears bikes go underneath in the luggage...

It appears bikes go underneath in the luggage compartment instead of a rack in front.

"Can I bring luggage on Bustang?Up to two small, personal items may be brought on the bus and stored in...
Forum: Touring
06-28-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By mrveloman

I too use a solar panel (21w Anker) with to...

I too use a solar panel (21w Anker) with to charge a battery. Works well for me. However if you are going to have frequent access to 110v power then you might be better off with two batteries...
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By mrveloman

Scott - since you haven't clarified your trip...

Scott - since you haven't clarified your trip details, we'll assume you plan on camping. Using a mylar blanket for warmth won't be nearly as good as a sleeping bag. Mylar blankets are meant to keep...
Forum: Touring
02-23-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By mrveloman

If it were me I would get a Schmidt hub from...

If it were me I would get a Schmidt hub from Peter White Cycles for not only the hub/wheel but also any lights or accessories.

Peter White Cycles Home Page (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/)
Forum: Touring
02-21-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,761
Posted By mrveloman

On my Pacific Coast tour last fall we heard the...

On my Pacific Coast tour last fall we heard the Manchester State Park Campground was closed so we rode past. Afterwards we heard the KOA next door had hiker/biker sites for $10. Maybe that was the...
Forum: Touring
02-18-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By mrveloman

You might want to check out some of Wayne Estes...

You might want to check out some of Wayne Estes tours over on Crazyguyonabike.com or just post your question there. He has apparently tour extensively around Oregon. I know Wayne has made some...
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,646
Posted By mrveloman

While not exactly a pannier, Salsa makes the 4.5...

While not exactly a pannier, Salsa makes the 4.5 liter Anything bag which attaches to your fork with the Anything Cage HD. About 1.5 lbs for a pair which is 1/2 the weight of my rack ad front...
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,323
Posted By mrveloman

Sounds like you're enjoying your trip. Don't...

Sounds like you're enjoying your trip. Don't know your plans but Mardi Gras in New Orleans (and Mobile) is February 13th. Celebrations already underway so you might want to consider a side trip to...
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,976
Posted By mrveloman

I've been reading about Aegismax bags (from...

I've been reading about Aegismax bags (from China) on WhiteBlaze.net which is an AT forum. Inexpensive, light and compact. If I had not just bought a new bag I'd give these some thought.
...
Forum: Touring
12-28-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,889
Posted By mrveloman

that sure seems like it would be a good idea. So...

that sure seems like it would be a good idea. So I rigged up an adapter from my Topeak Morph pump to my REI flash sleeping pad. The pump did inflate my pad but it took a lot longer, and was more...
Forum: Touring
12-25-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,442
Posted By mrveloman

I am sure you'll get lots of different responses....

I am sure you'll get lots of different responses. I tour on a 1999 Cannondale T500 which I have changed to a 11-34 rear and a 50-39-24 front. What you need will depend on your own physical...
Forum: Touring
11-24-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By mrveloman

I did this same research for my recent...

I did this same research for my recent Portland-SFO trip. I think September is a great time to ride it. I am sure others with more experience than me will chime in as well.

I flew into Portland...
Forum: Touring
11-14-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,022
Posted By mrveloman

If you mean TSA security, there should be no...

If you mean TSA security, there should be no problem as long as it is less than 100 watt hour capacity. Watt hour capacity should be printed on the battery. My 26,000 mah battery is rated at 97.5...
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,022
Posted By mrveloman

I've found this article on Crazyguyonabike.com...

I've found this article on Crazyguyonabike.com about solar power to be useful:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=9258&v=xw

I agree charging a battery to charge another battery...
Forum: Touring
11-02-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,022
Posted By mrveloman

I suppose it depends on what you call a lot of...

I suppose it depends on what you call a lot of money. I purchased an Anker 21 watt panel ($60) and and an EasyAcc 26000mah battery ($47) for my recent Pacific coast trip. The battery is big enough...
Forum: Touring
10-15-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,326
Posted By mrveloman

Clicked on OP's Roswheel link and current price...

Clicked on OP's Roswheel link and current price is $25.99 for next 3 days if anyone is interested
Forum: Touring
10-09-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By mrveloman

Can’t comment on the weather but I just finished...

Can’t comment on the weather but I just finished riding from Portland to SF the first two weeks of September. My average mileage was 53 miles per day. I rode a total of 636 miles. There was a fire...
Forum: Touring
06-24-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,344
Posted By mrveloman

There's absolutely no reason not to do it. In...

There's absolutely no reason not to do it. In fact I'm headed to Portland in September to ride to San Francisco and will be doing exactly that. I'll have my tent and sleeping bag but no cooking...
Forum: Touring
06-15-17, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By mrveloman

Correct, bicycles are not permitted in the long...

Correct, bicycles are not permitted in the long tunnel. I've read of many touring cyclists hitching a ride through the tunnel. Also the park road, a dead end road up the Virgin River valley in the...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,373
Posted By mrveloman

Yep, I had an old tent pole that I converted to...

Yep, I had an old tent pole that I converted to one. Only has two pieces so is long. Just did it to see if I could. Much better to order one if you can. Hardest part is making the end to hold the...
Forum: Touring
05-04-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,735
Posted By mrveloman

While riding PAC Tour in 1991, one of the riders'...

While riding PAC Tour in 1991, one of the riders' aluminum frame broke (I think it was a Raleigh Technium) in Arizona or New Mexico. The organizers took it to a muffler shop and had it welded. The...
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By mrveloman

If your problem is just the front wheel turning,...

If your problem is just the front wheel turning, why not get some two sided velcro (called OneWrap) and wrap it around the wheel and the down tube immobilizing the wheel.

mike
Forum: Touring
03-18-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,423
Posted By mrveloman

On my touring bike I use a length of double sided...

On my touring bike I use a length of double sided velcro (called One-Wrap) and wrap it around my wheel and down tube. Holds the front wheel in position and can be easily installed and removed. I...
Forum: Touring
03-15-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By mrveloman

I've used sandals in the past and just got wet...

I've used sandals in the past and just got wet but then I usually ride in warm weather. I've been seriously thinking of buying these to try out for my next tour:...
Forum: Touring
02-04-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By mrveloman

You might want to look at this journal on...

You might want to look at this journal on Crazyguyonabike which goes from Athens to Savannah then into Florida: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=6113&v=IC
Forum: Touring
12-20-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,693
Posted By mrveloman

I carry a mini multi tool in all my seat bags. My...

I carry a mini multi tool in all my seat bags. My favorite is the SOG Crossgrip (2.0 oz/57g) which is no longer available. I also have a Gerber Clutch (2.6oz73g). Both are much lighter than a full...
Forum: Touring
08-06-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,651
Posted By mrveloman

As several have asked, knowing exactly what tour...

As several have asked, knowing exactly what tour would be helpful in giving you suitable responses. I completed the Bicycle Tour of Colorado (BTC) this past June. You ride your road bike and the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By mrveloman

I wasn't going to say anything but then I came...

I wasn't going to say anything but then I came across this "news" video tonight:

Watch a Huge Ostrich Chase a Cyclist Riding Over 30 Mph...
Forum: Touring
02-24-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By mrveloman

When I fly with my S&S equipped bike, I always...

When I fly with my S&S equipped bike, I always remove my Shimano Octalink crank since it fits in the box easier. It is easy to remove/replace with a large 8mm allen wrench and I don't foresee any...
Forum: Touring
02-08-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,083
Posted By mrveloman

Thanks for the informative review with a lot of...

Thanks for the informative review with a lot of good information from someone who actually uses these two pumps. One thing thing you did not mention was relative effort to pump a tire with each...
Forum: Touring
01-29-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By mrveloman

pdlamb and seeker33 - I believe your info is out...

pdlamb and seeker33 - I believe your info is out of date. My understanding is the Ladiga Trail in Alabama is paved all the way from the Georgia state line to Anniston and no longer uses public...
Forum: Touring
12-06-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By mrveloman

You might try emailing Jasmine Wilbarry who has a...

You might try emailing Jasmine Wilbarry who has a recent journal on Crazyguyonabike.com - https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=15735&v=Mw

Though she is currently in Baltimore you...
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