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Forum: Winter Cycling 02-15-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
How many sizes up did you go??? I just tried the...

How many sizes up did you go??? I just tried the Bontrager OMW yesterday (was pretty cold but not unusual / -20C or 0F) in a size 41 (I usually wear size 40), and found that they were okay but a tad...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-12-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Pic to follow (I still have to take it!), but...

Pic to follow (I still have to take it!), but yeah, did it again today (usually on days I am not x-c skiing with the club): - 26C/-15F this morning, light wind, a bit of fresh snow onto my favorite...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-11-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,689
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
I do also love my Atom LT, but it is a "warm"...

I do also love my Atom LT, but it is a "warm" jacket: my commute is usually around 5-6 km on snowmobile trails, so not always rolling well and I get sweaty with the Atom LT. But I don't need to fuss...
Forum: Touring 02-02-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Well, right now I'm not "too" far from Sudbury,...

Well, right now I'm not "too" far from Sudbury, as I am in Val-d'Or (Abitibi, Quebec) ;)

I know Cuba will be hilly, and hot, so we have adjusted our itinerary with feasible distances, enough lazy...
Forum: Touring 02-02-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
What 26" tire to tour (semi-loaded) Cuba for three weeks?

Hello folks!

The more I read about the different tire offers, the more I am confused. I know that Schwalbe Marathon (Suprêmes-Plus-Mondial-Who know what) usually have the favour around here, and I...
Forum: Touring 02-20-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,247
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
April used to be a very crappy/silly weathered...

April used to be a very crappy/silly weathered month to ride into, but then I am in Quebec City, a few degrees up north more than Montreal. It still is but it gets better as spring turn on more and...
Forum: Touring 02-12-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Not going across Canada, but I'm planning...

Not going across Canada, but I'm planning something like a St-Lawrence Gulf tour, with a ride on the Nordik Express boat in the lower North Coast (Basse-Côte-Nord) cities, and lots of ferries...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-19-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,509
Views: 983,572
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Thanks, Tuck'! Yep, I'm very glad about it, but...

Thanks, Tuck'! Yep, I'm very glad about it, but it won't finish its life already as the city-winter-bike (maybe a winter-trail bike though)

Right, then, 1991 it is! I thought 1990 from the serial...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-13-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,509
Views: 983,572
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Well I forgot to say that the FD acted a little...

Well I forgot to say that the FD acted a little stubborn and I couldn't pass the chain on the 28T at first. But then, at the end of the commute back from practice, there is ONE short but brutal hill...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-13-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5,509
Views: 983,572
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
New addition to my stable: Rocky Mountain Fusion 1990

Hey guys!

I was searching the classified ads for some spare parts to upgrade my old not-so-beater, a 1997 Rocky Mountain Whistler which has seen great use in the last decade as my...
Forum: Touring 04-30-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Hello Sachelis, I would say as Erick L.: I...

Hello Sachelis,

I would say as Erick L.: I wouldn't ride the higway 155 all the way. It's a beautiful road, but north of La Tuque - La Bostonnais it gets narrower (no shoulder) and there is lots...
Forum: Touring 04-30-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Hello airelise! I have cycled around the...

Hello airelise!

I have cycled around the Abitibi region quite often; I have lived there last summer, hanging out with a bunch of friends who are also the regional bikeheads/road race...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-22-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,542
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
I'm about to graduate in Forest Engineering. It...

I'm about to graduate in Forest Engineering. It has been a long process for me (started 10 years ago, then stopped a year and a half, got back for 2 years, stopped again and tried to come back to...
Forum: Commuting 04-04-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Thanks everyone for some nice answers and...

Thanks everyone for some nice answers and personal experiences. I already had the idea of mixing it up, as gerv said drive with the bike, leave the car at work, then ride home and invert it next day....
Forum: Commuting 04-03-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Half and half commuting (half car/half bike)

Hi folks!

I am about to get transferred (hope so, at least!) for work, closer to my home, but in fact work will be further away. Lemme explain: in summertime, I work as a wildland firefighter. I...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-26-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,519
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Indeed, a 4 km (close to 2.5 mi) is a nice...

Indeed, a 4 km (close to 2.5 mi) is a nice running commute: you don't get too exhausted, you can simply wipe out and change when you come to work, your running clothes are not totally wet (so you are...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-25-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,519
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
2.5 to 3 km also for me is the tipping point;...

2.5 to 3 km also for me is the tipping point; being able to juste walk home from work, if it' under 30min is so much less fuzz. If you ever have to be in trouble with your bike, whatever that will...
Forum: Commuting 03-21-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,093
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Yeah, I'll agree with most here: if I go to...

Yeah, I'll agree with most here: if I go to school or I plan of having a long day at one (or maybe two) place, then I'll choose a backpack. I don't have a locker so fiddling around with panniers is...
Forum: Triathlon 03-07-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Spud, what you are describing might be that you...

Spud, what you are describing might be that you lack the habit of pedalling at a high cadence. I started taking care of my pedalling strokes at spinning classes a few years ago, and it really helped...
Forum: Triathlon 03-07-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,500
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Same for me here. I have semi-minimalist shoes...

Same for me here. I have semi-minimalist shoes for road (Saucony Kinvaras, might switch to Inov-8 Road X-Lite 155) and off-road ( Inov-8 X-Talon 212). I do add some pure barefoot training in summer...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 161,325
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
-I spend half of the year working in logging...

-I spend half of the year working in logging camps and forest management, complaining and whining that I don't have time to ride and it sucks not to be able to ride a 50km after work ('cause you are...
Forum: Commuting 05-04-11, 06:35 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 11,245
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
Getting around 1,39CAN$/litre around Quebec City...

Getting around 1,39CAN$/litre around Quebec City right now. I usually do all my errands by foot or bike (except for the weekly canoe moving), but next week I have a 850km drive to get to my new...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-15-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 2,245,925
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
^ That is a gorgeous Yeti! I love this bike so...

^ That is a gorgeous Yeti! I love this bike so much! :thumb:
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-14-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
... You pray for not having any mechanical...

... You pray for not having any mechanical problems that'll make you stop and get eaten alive :D

Honestly, the last year we have been blessed with a dry summer (in Lake St-Jean region), so there...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-14-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Freakin'Chickin
+ 1 on that one, if the trails are still wet and...

+ 1 on that one, if the trails are still wet and muddy, better refrain and take the opportunity to ride some gravelroads and fireroads, or hills. Aroud Qc city, we have our little sweetspots of...
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