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General Discussion / Touring Alaska going south
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:52:20 pm »
  Has anyone out there successfully ridden a trike from Anchorage, AK. TO Vancouver, BC. I was wondering if that was possible or a totally insane idea. I have a trike and feel very comfortable with it with many miles under my belt.

Gear Talk / Re: Four chain ring set up
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:50:00 pm »
 I thought this idea would fly. I have every thing I need to build it up, thanks for the replies.

Gear Talk / Four chain ring set up
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:48:55 pm »
 I have a trike that I had thought about installing four chain rings for a wider range of gearing. The set up would be: 22-30-42-52, the spacing is right if the derailleur will shift that far. I also have spacer washer to go between the 22 and 30 chain rings.  Has anyone tried this set up and what was the out come ???

General Discussion / Re: Knee surgery
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:55:11 pm »
Thanks for the up lifting advice and encouragement. 

General Discussion / Knee surgery
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:04:29 pm »
  I am having full replacement knee surgery on my right knee. My question is, has anyone out there had full knee replacement and returned to riding their bike and able to tour again.

General Discussion / Touring TN.
« on: February 07, 2016, 11:40:30 pm »
 Has anyone tried riding across the state of TN. leaving Memphis and using hwy.64 to Chattanooga. The hwy. has wide shoulders and seems like a safe route. I am open to any pros or cons or advise.

Classifieds / TOUR EASY
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:57:33 pm »
 For sale 2007 Easy Racer Tour Easy, size of frame is ( small ) x-seam is 36 to 39. Bike comes with front and rear fenders, rear rack, kickstand, frame bag, speedometer and full zipper fairing. The Tour Easy is geared for touring. Front chain rings, 44-32-22 and rear cassette is 11-32. I am asking $1200.00, if interested I can be reached at this e mail  :

Gear Talk / Re: trikes
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:40:30 pm »
Words to ponder on, thank you for your advice.

Gear Talk / trikes
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:43:59 am »
  I have been looking at different trikes and found the Ice trike Adventure interesting. My question is, how safe are these trikes on the road and touring with them in traffic. I road one and my head was about even with the grill of a car. Is this a normal feeling?

General Discussion / Re: mountain bike
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:15:19 am »
  Jay, my main use for this bike is trail and single track and over night or multi night trips, (touring) like the Katy trail or C & O Canal. Like I replied to John, the bike fits me fine and I have ample gearing even when loaded. So I guess I have the best all around bike for me. Thanks for making the muddy water clear.

General Discussion / Re: mountain bike
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:02:51 am »
  John, my 4500 fits me just fine and I feel comfortable when riding the trails and have ample gearing. I guess I just answered my own question, thanks for the feed back.

General Discussion / mountain bike
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:41:17 pm »
I need information on mt. bikes. I Owen a trek 4500 mt. bike 24 sped, and the rear cassette is 11/30 and the chain rings 42/32/22  which is four years old. I  am pondering the thought of buying a Trek 4900 disc. The 4900 cassette is a 11/36 and the chain rings 42/32/24. Question, would it be wise to try and up date my old bike or go ahead and buy the new bike.

General Discussion / Re: Fall riding on the northern tier
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:23:32 pm »
  Thanks for the help and advise, Gerry

General Discussion / Fall riding on the northern tier
« on: June 30, 2013, 08:51:46 pm »
  I have a question about touring in the month of September from Shelby, MT. to Fargo, N.D..Is this something that can be done or better to wait till the next spring, Gerry

Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Portland,or to Seaside
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:17:50 pm »
Thanks for the information.I called Northwest Point and got all the details on getting to the coast,thanks for the help.

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