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Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it...

I think the swap feature is nice. However, it doesn't "look" like the outer shell of the swap is very durable. Also, can the hub have a lower ratio than the Rohloff. I "think" the current gives it...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By TulsaJohn

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great...

That is so sad to hear. The shop was a great shop.
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By TulsaJohn

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for...

The Touring Store sells parts (USA based) for Ortlieb packs. My biggest issues is losing the upper hook inserts. I now super glue them to the hook and they stay a LOT longer before coming off. ...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think you are asking about what tire to use....

I think you are asking about what tire to use. When I do mixed touring (pavement & gravel/dirt forest service roads but not technical single track), I use something like a 38mm Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By TulsaJohn

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to...

When I road this a few years ago on a Spokane to Missoula to Lewiston to Spokane Loop Tour, we had to catch a required ride by I-DOT due to road constrruction between Exit 69 and Loopout Pass parking...
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think Dollar General is much more popular in...

I think Dollar General is much more popular in rural areas so perhaps that one also.
04-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both...

Thanks to all for answering. I seems I have both Art 7 & Art 74 shoes. Thanks again, John
04-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By TulsaJohn

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't...

This is just one of the few pairs. I didn't realize how big the photos would be. Sorry.
04-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By TulsaJohn

What model Detto Pietro shoes?

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Forum: Touring
04-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By TulsaJohn

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life...

You don't HAVE to train. Due to a hectic life schedule, I frequently go months without ANY riding then will "train" for 100-200 miles total before heading out on a month+ long tour. I do short days...
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By TulsaJohn

To Clean or Not to Clean, that is the question

Hi,

I have a box of old Campy parts from the 70s I have decided to sell. Most need a good cleaning as they were taken off a bike and then just stored for 30-40 years, road grime and all. The...
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By TulsaJohn

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+...

Arkansas has wild boar that get quite large (800+ pounds). In the wild they can get very aggressive. It is not recommended at all to try to think it would be smart to try to pet a wild hog. Wild...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By TulsaJohn

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare...

"I could do 3 80 miler days carrying the bare minimum and paying for lodging or 5 days and carrying camping gear. I'll not bring cooking gear and will pay for food along the trail. "

Friendly...
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks...

I have used both stock Ortlieb and Needleworks packs on a BG rack with no issues. Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions!...

Thanks to all for offering route suggestions! Tailwinds,John
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thanks. I was hoping for something a little more...

Thanks. I was hoping for something a little more bike friendly :) but understand. Best, John[/left]
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By TulsaJohn

Can you describe the route? Since Dallas is such...

Can you describe the route? Since Dallas is such a busy metro area, I would like to know as I tour in Texas occasionally. You can PM if you prefer. Thanks, John
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By TulsaJohn

I think the P-clamps will hold very securely...

I think the P-clamps will hold very securely assuming you use the right size and use a piece of old inner tube as a "washer" between the fork and the clamp. When touring I carry a spare P-clamp just...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have had multiple BG racks mounted to multiple...

I have had multiple BG racks mounted to multiple bikes. The front racks are a pain if the bikes is not a BG or Robert Beckman (his early career partner) as they made mainly for BG and Robert Beckman...
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By TulsaJohn

I have/had multiple units of Garmin. My very...

I have/had multiple units of Garmin. My very favorite is no longer made. It was the original Etrex 20 as was simple to use and the batteries (2 AA) lasted about 35-37 hours before dying. My next...
Forum: Touring
01-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By TulsaJohn

It will probably be tough to do with limiting...

It will probably be tough to do with limiting yourself to 50 miles. I think in certain areas, i.e. between New Roads and Natchez. You may need to camp and/or deviate significantly if you stick to...
Forum: Touring
01-04-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,679
Posted By TulsaJohn

Flexibility: 80% Research: 10% Planning: 5%...

Flexibility: 80%
Research: 10%
Planning: 5% (as result of Research)
Training: 5% (more is better but not necessary)

If you are not flexible, you are asking for a lot of aggravation. Sure, you...
Forum: Touring
11-25-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By TulsaJohn

My son rode it in 2014 (entered Mexico at...

My son rode it in 2014 (entered Mexico at Mexicali) and loved MEX-5 and the beaches and scenery. Very quiet. He had about 30 miles of sandy/dirt road but as you know they are/were paving it when he...
Forum: Touring
11-01-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By TulsaJohn

Bob, that does sound like a nice routing.

Bob, that does sound like a nice routing.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,553
Posted By TulsaJohn

To each their own.

To each their own.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,553
Posted By TulsaJohn

Yes, for touring

For touring, you really don't typically need a higher gear unless you are a really strong rider who uses really lightweight gear. Go back to Sheldon's calculator and see what speed you are doing...
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,936
Posted By TulsaJohn

Check with tracker company

If the "tracker" is a SPOT or InReach type device, I would think it would be pretty easy to check with the respective company and request the owner's info. The tracker should have a serial number so...
Forum: Touring
09-19-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By TulsaJohn

Don't prefer

Glad you like CB. However, I personally prefer CGOAB much more than CycleBlaze. To me, CB needs much better search functions, I hate the "Pinterest" look/feel and it is slow to me. While...
Forum: Touring
09-09-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,015
Posted By TulsaJohn

It is all about the range of gears you want. I...

It is all about the range of gears you want. I started touring 40 years ago with a double, moved to a triple, and now use a Rohloff (1x14). The Rohloff has a ultra low of about 16 inches and a high...
Forum: Touring
09-08-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,594
Posted By TulsaJohn

Depending on how remote I go, I may carry my...

Depending on how remote I go, I may carry my InReach (Garmin's version of SPOT but much better coverage) in case I need emergency help for some reason. My version can custom text people to let know...
Forum: Touring
08-14-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By TulsaJohn

More info

To get a better answer, you really need to provide more info such as departure & destination, time limits (do you need the bike until the day before), are you a high level frequent flyer, etc. Other...
Forum: Touring
07-23-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By TulsaJohn

South from Tecate or Mexicali

I will give you a couple of perspectives. A few years ago, my son rode from Calgary to Cabo San Lucas. He entered Mexico at Mexicali and took the "gulf route". Mexicali has a little hectic getting...
Forum: Touring
07-12-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,393
Posted By TulsaJohn

Lots and lots of people have and are doing...

Lots and lots of people have and are doing multiple year touring. Getting by on $27 a day is quite feasible outside 1st world countries but you must cook your own food. Look over on CrazyGuyonaBike...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By TulsaJohn

Almost all lower (not even low) traffic roads use...

Almost all lower (not even low) traffic roads use chipseal in Texas so it is unlikely you will find a route without lots of chipseal.. Chipseal is just a part of life in Texas. The lower the traffic...
Forum: Touring
07-10-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By TulsaJohn

In all my border crossings in either direction...

In all my border crossings in either direction (while riding my bike) I have never been asked to prove the bike purchase location. I am a US citizen but have not been asked by either side during my...
Forum: Touring
06-26-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By TulsaJohn

Try a WarmShowers Host

I would suggest you see if one of the local WarmShowers hosts can hold the bike. It "seems" you are bringing an un-boxed bike (in by train) to CDG so space will not be as large. Do you have to...
Forum: Touring
06-04-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By TulsaJohn

Actually having ridden this section, I agree...

Actually having ridden this section, I agree there is a lot of nothing for much of the approximately 175 mile route but there are services in Kit Carson, Hugo, Limon, etc. Surpirisingly though,...
Forum: Touring
06-03-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By TulsaJohn

I definitely would not go north from Pueblo. The...

I definitely would not go north from Pueblo. The area has been greatly built up over the last few years. I would break off at Eads, go north to Kit Carson (CG, GS, HM) then NW to Limon. From there...
Forum: Touring
04-21-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By TulsaJohn

Krane, Out of curiosity where did the bikes get...

Krane, Out of curiosity where did the bikes get stolen? City/state, circumstance??
Forum: Touring
04-21-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By TulsaJohn

I worry only about opportunistic thieves, i.e....

I worry only about opportunistic thieves, i.e. someone who happened by, saw the bike, and wanted to steel it/something. I just use a long (about 15') thin plastic coated stainless steel cable that I...
Forum: Touring
04-18-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By TulsaJohn

It does NOT work with the new E-bags, the one...

It does NOT work with the new E-bags, the one where you can charge electronics and the wiring goes through the mount. The mount has built in charging contacts. It does work with all the rest IFAIK....
Forum: Touring
04-14-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By TulsaJohn

Had the similar issue in that I lost the key but...

Had the similar issue in that I lost the key but it was unlocked so I can still use the mount. Each key has a code stamped on it. With the key code, you can order another key. Otherwise, you have...
Forum: Touring
04-08-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By TulsaJohn

After many trips, I have only had a headset cap...

After many trips, I have only had a headset cap smooshed. Really can't figure out how that happened. I pad my bike with HVAC pipe insulation (inexpensive) and zip tie so nothing moves around and/or...
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By TulsaJohn

CrazyGuy is one of my first Go-To sites. Only...

CrazyGuy is one of my first Go-To sites. Only one mention of it and that was from a person like me who was considering it but did not do it.
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By TulsaJohn

Plane, I definitely do that when all else...

Plane,

I definitely do that when all else fails. However,I prefer to use fellow cyclists for into as, as you may know, the locals sometimes have absolutely NO clue as what is around them. I am...
Forum: Touring
04-04-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By TulsaJohn

Thank you for your concern. We (family and I)...

Thank you for your concern. We (family and I) have been to Mexico (and central America) probably 3 dozen times over the years and have never had an issue. We have been to Mexico City down to...
Forum: Touring
04-04-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By TulsaJohn

Mexico Touring: Boquillas to Muzquiz

I am doing some initial research for a possible fall tour (late Oct. to early Nov.) from El Paso, TX, to Brownsville, TX, via Big Bend and Mexico and am wondering if anyone can shed some light.
...
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By TulsaJohn

That is good to know. Should I use it in the...

That is good to know. Should I use it in the future, I will probably wrap or "box" the seat, handlebars, and front rack (main points of contact when on the side) and use the straps, if they allow me...
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By TulsaJohn

Indyfabz, Yes, Coast Starlight does but he...

Indyfabz,

Yes, Coast Starlight does but he is specifically mentioning the Thru Bus and I have not seen any mention as to what happens on a Thur Bus. That is why I asked, not for the unrelated...
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By TulsaJohn

BikeRez, was the biked boxed or unboxed?

BikeRez, was the biked boxed or unboxed?
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