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Old 09-07-22, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rivers
Even with a 19 inch low gear, I definitely walked some of the hills in Exmoor.
lost my response to this the other day
went something like---and this is why on my heavier touring bike, I have a nice stupid low gear of 16.7
Used to think this was crazy, but having done trips in parts of the world , like in the UK, where they will sometimes throw out a 20, 25% grade at you, and the fact that Ive carried more crap than usual, I really like having this low gear.
Even if I don't use it that often, I'm sure as hell glad its there sometimes. If I dont need it, thats fine, I just dont shift into it, or shift up , no downside to having it really, not for touring anyway.
Mountain bike triple, 44/32/22 and 11-34. Not ideal for light touring or unloaded riding, but really, for most touring I do, it works quite well.
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Allegheny River seen from the Sandy Creek Trail bridge.

Stopped in Emlenton, PA, for lunch and saw this.
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Sheesh, talk about multi-tasking! Watch out for that rock! Bingo! 😁
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Taking a rest day a Bald Eagle State Park after a very rainy night in camp. Saw a ruffed grouse yesterday, which is Pennsylvaniaís state bird.


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Six days riding the railtrails in British Columbia this past week. Averaged 60klms a day. Ton of hard work for me and a ton of fun.








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Originally Posted by garryg
Six days riding the railtrails in British Columbia this past week. Averaged 60klms a day. Ton of hard work for me and a ton of fun.
Beautiful!

garyg , was this the Courtenay-Vancouver trail route?
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The Columbia and Western Railtrail and the Kettle Valley Railtrail run from Castlegar to Hope with some side lines. We travelled from Grand Forks to Osoyoos.
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Nittany Valley, PA.


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First foray into touring(bikepacking?).Retired and started riding this year. This was a one nighter 27 miles away last week. There will be more as weather permits. Baby steps.

Hollis Alaska

Klawock Lake

On the road.

Crossed the island.
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2 nights ago's sleep in Powell River
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The morning started out great, but after 7 miles I decided to raise my seat post and broke the bolt. 60 miles from the finish. Cavalry is on its way.



Foggy morning on the Delaware River.
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beautiful place. 6 days, did you bring the kitchen sink?
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Second bikepack trip this weekend. 25 hilly miles from home and back.The creeks stunk to high heaven from dead and dying spawned out salmon.




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I wish there were more places in the world like this one:

[QUOTE=garryg;22647700]Six days riding the railtrails in British Columbia this past week. Averaged 60klms a day. Ton of hard work for me and a ton of fun






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I've been missing some great pics here lately. 🙂

@Imaginos, I'm jealous, always wanted to see more of Alaska. 😉 I've been to Dutch Harbor & Unalaska, in the process of commercial fishing, but that's not nearly enough. 🤔

I met an Inuit lady in Seattle, who told me about her people picking blackberries right alongside the bears. 😲 At first, I thought she was pulling my leg, but as I got to know her, I really don't think so. Some people are just too honest, and don't have leg-pulling in them. 🙂
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Originally Posted by stardognine
I've been missing some great pics here lately. 🙂

@Imaginos, I'm jealous, always wanted to see more of Alaska. 😉 I've been to Dutch Harbor & Unalaska, in the process of commercial fishing, but that's not nearly enough. 🤔

I met an Inuit lady in Seattle, who told me about her people picking blackberries right alongside the bears. 😲 At first, I thought she was pulling my leg, but as I got to know her, I really don't think so. Some people are just too honest, and don't have leg-pulling in them. 🙂
Iíve lived in Alaska for over 50 years since I was 12. Iíve never taken it for granted and have never had the desire to live anywhere else. I went to HS in Anchorage and Kodiak,went to tech school in Seward,lived in Yakutat,Ketchikan,Kenai. Spent twelve years in logging camps on Afognak Island also. Had a 35 year career in logging including the last 18 years on Prince of Wales where I plan to spend the rest of my daysÖ..riding my bike.
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@garryg, mmm grapes. I ran out today, but got more right away. 😁 Those in your pic should be perfect in a couple more days. Definitely a nice bunch there. 👍
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Originally Posted by Imaginos
Iíve lived in Alaska for over 50 years since I was 12. Iíve never taken it for granted and have never had the desire to live anywhere else. I went to HS in Anchorage and Kodiak,went to tech school in Seward,lived in Yakutat,Ketchikan,Kenai. Spent twelve years in logging camps on Afognak Island also. Had a 35 year career in logging including the last 18 years on Prince of Wales where I plan to spend the rest of my daysÖ..riding my bike.
Want to adopt a 60 year old kid, for a riding partner? 😁😉 Just goofing, obviously, but I'd love to get back up there. 🙂

After this last summer in California, I'm pretty sure I'll be heading North again soon, but not sure how far North. 🤔

Enjoy your retirement, and post lots of pics here. 👍
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Old 09-22-22, 01:36 PM
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The road, U.S. Hwy 20 into the Cascade Mountains, was closed to through traffic for about 3 weeks. It was hard to resist the ride..

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Old 09-24-22, 08:28 PM
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I finally got out again after staying home fpr two or so years due to recent worldwide events. Just a short 4 1/2 day trip to an 85km cycle trail formed from old bush tram lines and roads. It's spring here right now, the place is slowly coming back to life...



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Holy HDR Batman, very purdy photos and landscapes.
Love Jones bars myself.
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Agree! That second photo is the best bike trip photo ever.
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Holy HDR Batman, very purdy photos and landscapes.
Love Jones bars myself.
Thanks! It's the first time I've been far with these handlebars. The way the bike is set up there's actually really only one hand position, but it's a very good position, so was never an issue...

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Agree! That second photo is the best bike trip photo ever.
Heh, does that include my finger being in the frame top right. You need to be careful with the ultra wide on a phone..

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Old 09-25-22, 02:30 AM
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Thanks! It's the first time I've been far with these handlebars. The way the bike is set up there's actually really only one hand position, but it's a very good position, so was never an issue....
I've yet to tour on them, but have had them set up on two bikes. On a fatbike in winter and some summer trail riding, fun but a lot of body position changing all the time, so a different experience. Had them on my commuter also for a summer, so more similar to touring and I found the multiple hand positions not bad, even for strong headwinds. Not the same as long multiple days, but for mixed surface touring, I'm fairly confident they'd work.
$till a drop at fan for most touring.

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tspoon I saw the finger. No matter: clone tool and gone.
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