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Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By djb

the insulated container idea is probably the most...

the insulated container idea is probably the most realistic option--but you would have to be extremely prudent and logical and do some tests with an actual setup, with actual pannier (darker coloured...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,114
Posted By djb

Naturally, that's because his sag wagon is a...

Naturally, that's because his sag wagon is a Tesla.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,114
Posted By djb

Titles, titles, titles..... And what did it get...

Titles, titles, titles.....
And what did it get her?
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By djb

Very nice selection, they give a very nice...

Very nice selection, they give a very nice overview of the whole trip and the range of landscapes you rode through.
Thanks
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,579
Posted By djb

I figure that mev is the person with the most...

I figure that mev is the person with the most experience here going back to the beginnings of it all, really fascinating how you did those early trip reports, even the old journalist thing of...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,579
Posted By djb

Rob and Machka What happened to her must have...

Rob and Machka
What happened to her must have been very upsetting, I know the bike meant (and means) a lot to her, not to mention the practical messiness of having a bike stolen.
We do know however...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,579
Posted By djb

in the end, you'll see that crap can accumulate,...

in the end, you'll see that crap can accumulate, aand weight, and it will shock you riding that bike first time with all your junk on it and how bloody slow it is to accelerate and hump up hills,...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,579
Posted By djb

this part intrigued me. 20 years later, are...

this part intrigued me. 20 years later, are online bike forums any different? Back then I was on a motorsport forum and we only had access from actual computers, with the dialup speed interwebness,...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 02:22 PM
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:32 PM
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By djb

I dont know how serious you are about this trip,...

I dont know how serious you are about this trip, but here is my take on it.
Discs are great for a long trip cuz you wont deal with rim wear in wet dirty sandy conditions. On a heavily loaded bike,...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By djb

I've done some trips in Latin America and highly...

I've done some trips in Latin America and highly recommend a good working solid mechanical system that uses cables.
I have avid bb7's and while an older design, they just plain work.

Keep it...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By djb

Thanks for explanation and photos, complicated.

Thanks for explanation and photos, complicated.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

I wanted to add that despite so many good...

I wanted to add that despite so many good anecdotes and hints etc, it's a shame the person never once popped back in.
I hope it worked out alright for her or him.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By djb

re box dimensions, cardboard boxes sourced at...

re box dimensions, cardboard boxes sourced at bike stores can vary in sizes depending on frame size bike they receive. One of my last ones I used was 148x19.5x82 and was a reasonably easy fit for the...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By djb

you are going to be in nw south america in a few...

you are going to be in nw south america in a few months also right? as you said the other day in the "high humidity" thread, so you will travelling a lot from Guatemala.

"Last month in Guatemala...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By djb

Ive generally found that trollies are available...

Ive generally found that trollies are available always at airports, and when there havent been, surprisingly enough, the floors in terminals are usually smooth enough that Ive been able to push the...
06-11-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By djb

well it won't be hard to pry it out, its a good...

well it won't be hard to pry it out, its a good lubricant!
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,750
Posted By djb

thanks for the heads up. I have only ever once...

thanks for the heads up. I have only ever once camped in that generally area once, on one of the Hero Islands, waaay back on my first ever bike trip in 89. Had to pay the same in my borrowed itsy...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By djb

very cute, ha. if it was this weekend past, it...

very cute, ha.
if it was this weekend past, it was pretty darn hot here in Montreal, 29-30c, so I imagine it was similar down there.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,750
Posted By djb

So obviously the little causeway shuttle ferry...

So obviously the little causeway shuttle ferry was doing it's thing over the part where the bridge is no longer there.

Haven't been on the causeway in years, will keep your loop and campgrounds in...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By djb

Well, to be positive in that sort of situation,...

Well, to be positive in that sort of situation, if you're going to forget some part of it, that certainly was the best half to forget!
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

Ive generally found about finding shelter in time...

Ive generally found about finding shelter in time that (touch wood of course) that over time, we get better at observing the wind picking up, wind direction and approaching dark stuff , so we can...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By djb

no floor or insert with meshing? Or is that an...

no floor or insert with meshing? Or is that an option when setting up?

saw your photo with the lake in background behind old house, lovely place to bike in Vermont isnt it?
Hope bugs were ok.
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By djb

given that the fellow was asking this 2 1/2 years...

given that the fellow was asking this 2 1/2 years ago, I would hope that he made up his mind by now.
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By djb

need to mention, I finally got the proper...

need to mention, I finally got the proper information about my friend.

She contracted something called the Chikungunya virus, mosquito borne, while visiting an island off the coast of Colombia...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

the ten speed 11-36 is actually a pretty nice...

the ten speed 11-36 is actually a pretty nice cassette in terms of jumps. my wifes bike has it and compared to my 9 speed 11-34, the jumps are just a bit closer in places, and you still have 36 over...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

you could be right on the 11-36, its hard to tell...

you could be right on the 11-36, its hard to tell eyeballing it.

but a quick count of teeth of the exposed half shows the chainring is either a 42 or 44, so fine for unloaded riding, but pretty...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

I agree on the wind chill protection part, and...

I agree on the wind chill protection part, and while I think you are hardier than I am re cold and wet, certainly even with good rain gear we tend to get wet to a certain extent, but at least the...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

What is interesting is the reduced angle...

What is interesting is the reduced angle compared to Jones, 34 vs 45 or whatever it is, and especially the slight angle of the "tops", and also that slight inward angle of the forward facing...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

Re shelter and open areas, so far in my riding...

Re shelter and open areas, so far in my riding experience on trips I've never been in that situation, but can see how that would be scary.

Re rain gear, I'm completely in the corner that believes...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

vegan, those denham look interesting. thanks...

vegan, those denham look interesting.
thanks for the reference to them
I will keep those in mind, after hopefully one day using the jones bars that I have but unmounted.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By djb

I recall now that we have a bike that had some...

I recall now that we have a bike that had some other twist grip shifter unit on it, and it broke after not that many years, and I replaced with triggers. So in that case, they were not reliable...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,750
Posted By djb

thats a neat place Doug. I didnt recognize the...

thats a neat place Doug. I didnt recognize the name and wondered if I had ridden past it on my trip so long ago--but checked and it was just past where I stopped and was picked up by car from a...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By djb

whether you like using them or not is going to be...

whether you like using them or not is going to be personal preference, but I can say that in our family, there was a hybrid with earlyish sram twist shifters that worked for decades with no issues,...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

As spin said, taking finding shelter in a real...

As spin said, taking finding shelter in a real thunderstorm is always the wisest thing to do. With experience and simple observation, you get good at judging time left before out hits and spotting...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By djb

I feel for you, that sucks that the weather is...

I feel for you, that sucks that the weather is like this. Ive generally been pretty lucky, well, no, not lucky, as Ive toured in months that are statiscally drier, ie summer months and or the dry...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

on the site I cant seem to find any of the specs,...

on the site I cant seem to find any of the specs, no specifics of rd, cassette etc.

off the cuff, you've got the limitations of a one-by, which I guess for most riding is fine, but those low spoke...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

pake, have you ridden on these types of bars...

pake, have you ridden on these types of bars ever?
I have only ridden a small amount, would like to set up a bike with them at one point, but there are still a bit of an unknown.

the steering...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

yes, that is a bike named after a horrible...

yes, that is a bike named after a horrible chemical weapon used to deforest the routes used by the VC and caused untold birth defects amongst Vietnamese folks.

Classy name eh?
May start a trend,...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By djb

surely easier than trying to re-pin and true a...

surely easier than trying to re-pin and true a monster-sized wheel in an airport baggage claim without a truing stand.[/QUOTE]

indeed, my thoughts also.

Uni, Ive flown with my bike in standard...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By djb

I have to admit, you've lost me with talking...

I have to admit, you've lost me with talking about sawing a wheel up!
If I can put a touring bike in an empty cardboard bike box I get from a bike store that they receive new bikes in and are...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,131
Posted By djb

I love those overmitts, have had them forever....

I love those overmitts, have had them forever. They are simply a goretex thin overmitt, used to use them for tobogganing etc in deep snow cuz the high cuffs and tightening cord around ends means no...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By djb

very good first paragraph advice. Breaking it...

very good first paragraph advice. Breaking it into chunks that you know you can do comfortably.

and the underlined parts really touch on the key issue here--but its so tricky for us non unicycle...
06-07-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By djb

old rag, put some elbow grease into the wiping....

old rag, put some elbow grease into the wiping. relube as said, and repeat until rust goes away, even if it never sleeps.

like horses, dont put chains away wet and unlubed.

before anyone asks,...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By djb

the main thing is just to get your arse out there...

the main thing is just to get your arse out there and ride regularly, not necessarily super long rides, but regularly, so you deal with and adjust stuff if necessary for the uni specific fit and...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By djb

Just so it's clear, the zika virus and dengue...

Just so it's clear, the zika virus and dengue fever are real dangers, and zika unfortunately has encroached in these areas where mev is going.
Bad luck can be a real factor and I have a niece who...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,131
Posted By djb

I've never gotten studded, but enjoy the...

I've never gotten studded, but enjoy the challenge with my mtb tires at low pressures, and unless the snow is particularly deep or greasy ish, it works ok (rarely fall) touch wood touch wood!!!
And...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By djb

good questions, but honestly, only you can know...

good questions, but honestly, only you can know the answer.
On top of it, who among us has unicycle experience, let alone riding one all bloody day, and then each day for a week?

and I still come...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By djb

re jerseys. I now always bring two diff jerseys,...

re jerseys. I now always bring two diff jerseys, one that is warmer, and one that is much better for really hot.
There is a real diff between thickness and weave for how air flows through them, and...
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