Sunday, February 15, 2015

Miscellaneous Stuff 02-15-15

I've been pretty darn busy for a retired guy. I've been taking care of things that none of you would be interested in, so, I won't mention them. The Panasonic seatpost fiasco is still ongoing. I cut the top off of the post and was going to insert a hacksaw blade and just take my time sawing on it. I had forgotten how thick those stupid Laprade seatposts are-the saw blade wouldn't fit (see photo below). I turned the frame over to my brother-in-law who works at an industrial shop with all kinds of metal working equipment. He was going to sneak the frame in after hours and work on it. Well, he's developed a severe respiratory infection and has been forced to stay home.

I'm still spending alot of time thinking about a long distance bike tour. I don't know if I'll be able to do it this year but I'm enjoying the planning process. I loaned my Trek 930 to a friend a couple of months ago. He returned it to me the other day. I've decided to build up the 930 as my touring bike. The frame is just a little small for me but I'm very comfortable riding it.

I've been spending lots of time browsing the forum and journals at I was reading a question on the forum about carrying water while on tour. I don't remember the exact question but it had to do with increasing your carrying capacity, bottle cages etc. Somebody mentioned carrying 2 liter water bottles and suggested that you could adjust the positioning of your water bottle cages using an adapter from Mount Skidmore (a small Austrailian company). I'll be ordering two of these.

New to me blog discovery-Cycling Dutch Girl


  1. Another good touring cyclist I follow on occasion if you're not aware