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Gear Talk / Fixing panniers
« on: August 17, 2016, 01:49:50 pm »
I have 4 Madden Panniers that I bought about 15-20 yrs. ago. In Montana one year, my rear rack broke & by the time I
got my bike stop I had burned a hole in one of my panniers. To fix it, would a iron-on patch work or is
there something else that will work better? The hole is about as big as a penny. Thanks for any

Routes / Adirondack Park Loop
« on: August 11, 2016, 12:40:28 pm »
My buds & I are planning a week long trip along the Adirondack Loop. Leaving mid Sept. We like to keep our route between 45 & 50 miles/day. The Adventure Cycling map  has limited space to show all campgrounds; are there more campgrounds along the route that are not shown on AC map? Private, R.V. parks, e.t.c.
Thanks for any help

Routes / Adirondack Loop
« on: January 05, 2016, 11:14:25 am »
Planning a 10 day bike trip in 2016. Looking at the Adirondack Loop. Any thoughts on which way to go?(clock/counter clock wise)  We would like to ride 40-55 miles/day. Are there campgrounds each day that fit into this mileage range? Any other helpful info. would be greats

Routes / Missoula, Mt. to Bear Tooth Hwy.
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:44:46 pm »
I am trying to come up with a Plan B since the fires in Glacier are happening. We are thinking to start in Missoula & go to Red Lodge & climb Beartooth Hwy. into Yellowstone. Anybody know a route that will keep me off the Interstate?
Thanks for any help.

Gear Talk / Gearing for Touring Bike
« on: June 18, 2015, 01:59:50 pm »
Looking for some insight from the experts. i have a 32 tooth rear cassette on the back of my touring bike. i am not that strong of a climber. I used this gearing in Canada on the Iceberg Parkway & had a hard time. The climbs with the elevation got me. Is it worth the expense to move up to a different cassette, if so to what, or do i need to just suck it up? This year i will be looping around Montana so there will me plenty of hills.
Any help will be great.

Routes / Hwy. 49 from St. Mary, Mt.
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:59:52 pm »
We are planning to do 2 loops throughout Montana. Loop 1 is from Whitefish to Going
to the Sun Rd. to St. Mary. From St. Mary to East Glacier. Is there anybody out there
that can give me some insight on Hwy 49 to East Glacier. It would be much appreciated.

Routes / Missoula to Ovando, G-town Lake, Wisdom
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:21:18 am »
This is probably one of the few places that I haven't ridden in Montana. Starting in Missoula to
Ovando, to Georgetown Lake, Anconda, Wisdom.  I have the route we would
like to take.  We would like to keep our mileage to 50-60'day. Can anybody help me with services such
 as grocery, campgrounds, road surface,  etc.?
Thanks for any help.

Routes / frontage road from billings to livingston
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:25:26 am »
I've been planning multiple trips for 2014. Can anybody help getting from Billings to Livingston, Mt. without getting on I-90. How's the scenery? will be coming from Red Lodge, Mt.
Thanks for any help.

Routes / Reno to Yosemite
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:48:21 pm »
Looking for some help finding my way from Reno, Nv. airport to Yosemite N.P.
Can anybody help. Thinking about leaving Sept. 2014.

Routes / Info. on Reno to Yosemite N.P.
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:05:23 am »
I am also looking at flying into Reno, provided the airlines doesn't lose my bike, & hooking up with the Sierra Bike Route to Yosemite. Anybody have any info. on this?

General Discussion / Yellowstone North Entrance Info.
« on: November 02, 2012, 12:05:12 pm »
on a mapping program i am using, as you leave yellowstone via north entrance, hi-way 89 there's another road that runs parrell called old yellowstone trails. does anybody know anything about that road? not sure if that's the correct name.any help would be much appreicated.


Routes / jasper to kalispell
« on: October 19, 2010, 04:06:54 pm »
i am planning on riding from jasper to kalispell. i will be flying into edmonton. is there somewhere else closer to jasper that i can fly into?

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