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General Discussion / Re: Recumbents
« on: May 11, 2009, 08:08:59 am »
I absolutely agree that recumbents aren't for everybody...but what bikes are?...I just think it'd be nice if bents got the visibility they deserve within an organization devoted to touring.


General Discussion / Re: Furthest Distance
« on: May 11, 2009, 08:03:58 am »
I'm wondering what the furthest distance each of you has traveled at one time on your bike?

For me on one day just riding is 100 miles. One day fully loaded: about 50 miles. Total tour time would be 250 miles.

Gear Talk / Touring shoe recommendations
« on: March 12, 2005, 03:42:17 am »
Well I finally found some shoes. I found some Sidi shoes that actually
did not make my feet cramp. After one ride, they still need breaking in.
But the shoes, believe it or not, had more allowable movement in the
toe box than the Shimano sneaker type shoes for me.

Gear Talk / Touring shoe recommendations
« on: March 10, 2005, 03:39:43 am »

I've been really happy with lower-end Shimano shoes, the kind that
look more like sneakers than specialized bicycling shoes.

Yeah, I am interested in these. I am currently using the more
specialized looking Shimano riding shoes. But I think the sneaker like
ones would be good.

Do those fit under booties okay?

Gear Talk / Touring shoe recommendations
« on: March 09, 2005, 07:43:11 pm »
I have tried Sidi shoes. Typically they cause my toes to cramp.

Gear Talk / Touring shoe recommendations
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:27:22 pm »
Does anyone have a good recommendation for touring shoes that
accept clipless pedals and are walkable?

This message was edited by burleyrider on 3-9-05 @ 11:37 PM

Gear Talk / Softride touring bike?
« on: March 12, 2005, 03:46:05 am »
Would a custom touring bike with a softride beam make sense?
My theory is that the ride would be smooth, but would the rider's
upper body have to work harder to balance the load since the rider's
body mass isn't firmly attached to the frame?

I assume you would use a trailer and not panniers (back, anyway). I
noticed all of their bikes on their website seem to be performance
based. On a mere design side, it doesn't seem that feasible.

Gear Talk / Which panniers to buy???
« on: March 10, 2005, 03:43:53 am »
The best panniers are Arkel.

Here's the web address:

Gear Talk / Good Rainjacket?
« on: March 10, 2005, 03:42:02 am »
Any advice/experience on what is a good jacket/clothing  for
getting caught in the rain while Touring? (recumbent)
Sure, Gore-Tex or similar sounds good but what style/design?
Some have something called "no Shell" backs?
Some have fleece lining? good/bad?


I ride a recumbent too. I have found that the Marmot Precip jacket and
pants are wonderful. They breathe like nothing else. They are also
100% waterproof/windproof.

Gear Talk / Rain jacket
« on: November 18, 2004, 01:18:55 pm »
Is there a good all around rain jacket that is waterproof and breathable for $50 or under?

I found one at Campmor for $49: Red Ledge Thunderlight jacket

Gear Talk / Tires...
« on: October 18, 2004, 06:04:59 pm »
I use WTB tires exclusively on my bikes, and would strongly suggest the WTB Allterrainasaurus. I use them on my ranger patrol bike, which I also use when helping out as an EMS bike medic in an urban setting.

Those WTB tires look nice. (Incidentally so does that Trail Patrol Website - - very interesting!). But I have another obstacle and that is tire size.

I ride a recumbent. WTB do not make them in 20" tires. What I did today was order some Continental SportContact tires. They looking good for sport touring. Of course, I am not into any touring except for 2-3 days trips.

Derek :)

Gear Talk / Tires...
« on: October 14, 2004, 06:32:55 pm »

One other tire that I use on my back wheel is an awesome one as well: The Avocet Cross II. It has an inverted tread for low rolling resistance. Yet, the tread does a phenominal job on gravel. I highly recommend these. They have kevlar belted versions too. Those versions weigh a lot less than competitor's kevlar belted tires too.

Here's a link: Avocet Cross II Tires

And a pic:

Derek    :p

Gear Talk / Tires...
« on: October 13, 2004, 06:19:34 pm »
I love the Schwalbe Marathons. They are good for road riding and the occasional road less traveled.

- Derek

Gear Talk / Sleeping bags
« on: September 20, 2004, 04:19:03 pm »

I brought an EMS Solstice bag, a semi-rectangular model with top and bottom of different fill weights.

Hey thanks! Those sleeping bags look really nice. I think I found my sleeping bag.


Gear Talk / Sleeping bags
« on: September 09, 2004, 04:17:47 pm »
Those are deifinitely nice. But it is the mummy box that bothers me. I
have a really nice Slumberjack bag that I use. But feeling like my feet
are "bound" bothers me.


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