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Forum: Western Canada 05-07-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Norsman
There are two train companies that go from...

There are two train companies that go from Vancouver to Jasper. VIA Rail (VIA Rail Canada: Train travel in Canada (http://www.viarail.ca/en)) is a government owned rail company that does a...
Forum: Touring 02-15-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Norsman
The route is very doable. The toughest section...

The route is very doable. The toughest section is the first real elevation you face; from Hope through Allison Pass and Sunday Summit to Princeton. I did that as part of a cross Canada trip in 2012...
Forum: Touring 01-22-15, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Norsman
I rode across Canada in 2012 and certainly did...

I rode across Canada in 2012 and certainly did not average 20km/h. I think that happened fewer than 20 times in the 76 days of actual cycling. I think my average was nearer to 15 or 16km/h. I am...
Forum: Western Canada 10-14-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By Norsman
I wasn't able to find any shop in the Vancouver...

I wasn't able to find any shop in the Vancouver area that would do this. The closest bike shop I could find was Cycle Monkey in Albany, California. They claim to be the sole North American Service ...
Forum: Touring 08-13-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,448
Posted By Norsman
Refugio State Beach was my favorite stop on the...

Refugio State Beach was my favorite stop on the whole Pacific Coast. Beautiful site right on the beach. My least favorite was Manchester State Park. If I was going to do the trip again I would...
Forum: Touring 07-29-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Norsman
I have a more recent Trek 520, about 2005 I think...

I have a more recent Trek 520, about 2005 I think but I don't think the specs were different for tires. I have only toured with either 700 x 35 or 700 x 37. I would not try anything larger. Using ...
Forum: Western Canada 07-15-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By Norsman
Just had a chance to drive part of this route. I...

Just had a chance to drive part of this route. I was particularly interested in the end of the route near Langley. Specifically I wanted to check out the possibility of connecting to the Golden...
Forum: Western Canada 06-02-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By Norsman
How did you manage to get off the SFPR and onto...

How did you manage to get off the SFPR and onto 96th? I drove along the road on the weekend and could not see any cycling signs indicating how to get further east from where the highway begins to...
Forum: Western Canada 05-14-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By Norsman
South Fraser Perimeter Road

Has anyone used this new route to connect between the ferry terminal and the Golden Ears Bridge? If so how was it to ride? I have driven along it, and it appears to have a decent shoulder, and lots...
Forum: Western Canada 04-25-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Norsman
Hi Northwestrider, You have chosen to do what I...

Hi Northwestrider,
You have chosen to do what I would call a very difficult route in southern BC. The road on the west side of Lake Harrison is all dirt, quite rough and I would guess not...
Forum: Eastern Canada 03-30-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Norsman
Wasaga Beach to Waterfront Trail

What is the best bike route from Wasaga Beach to the Waterfront Trail east of Toronto?
Forum: Western Canada 01-28-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Norsman
Best Route across the Prairies

I have been asked for the best route across the prairies. Assuming the route through BC is Highway 3, what route would you choose? When I did my cross Canada ride in 2012 I went Hwy 3 through Alberta...
Forum: Western Canada 01-18-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Norsman
Approximately the first 13km are paved. So about...

Approximately the first 13km are paved. So about a quarter or the whole trail. I was on it last summer with a touring bike and I can't remember any section up to where I left it at Sooke that would...
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By Norsman
Thanks for all the info. I have looked at...

Thanks for all the info. I have looked at ridewithgps and it seems quite good. However it was not obvious to me how I would load the maps and elevation profiles onto my journal on the CGOAB site....
Forum: Touring 12-11-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By Norsman
Problems with BikeRouteToaster

I have used BikeRouteToaster to help plan all my recent tours but now can't get it to show any map. Any suggestions? I think it might be related to recently updating my Mac to OS 10.9. Of course it...
Forum: Touring 11-13-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By Norsman
1. The Lochside trail (here coupled with the...

1. The Lochside trail (here coupled with the Galloping Goose Trail) begins on the west side of the Johnson Street Bridge in downtown Victoria. Check out day one of my Cross Canada blog to see the...
Forum: Touring 11-12-13, 03:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By Norsman
I think your route through BC has some potential...

I think your route through BC has some potential problems. I have done a cross Canada ride and several rides throughout southern BC. I have also spent a great deal of time developing a route from...
Forum: Touring 09-20-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Norsman
I agree with RickL about the route from Kamloops...

I agree with RickL about the route from Kamloops to Hope. If you decide to take the "Coq" (not my first choice) this is the best approach.. I also agree with Big Lew that there is now much more...
Forum: Western Canada 09-19-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By Norsman
Rohloff hub on Trek 520

I want to put a Rohloff hub on my Trek 520. Does anyone know of a LBS in the greater Vancouver area that can do this work?
Forum: Touring 08-07-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Norsman
I bought my Trek 520 in 2005 and made some...

I bought my Trek 520 in 2005 and made some changes before it ever left the bike shop. First and most importantly I switched out the Trek standard crankset. I can't remember the exact set-up but it...
Forum: Touring 07-22-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By Norsman
When I rode the Parkway two years ago I arrived...

When I rode the Parkway two years ago I arrived at Lake Louise to find the campground full. I asked if I could check to see if anyone would share a site with me. They not only let me in but...
Forum: Touring 07-16-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Norsman
I forgot to mention there are decent routes...

I forgot to mention there are decent routes through Nanaimo on bike paths and/or quieter roads. Check the attached pdf http://www.biketowork.ca/files/Brochure_and_map2009_1.pdf

Personally, if I...
Forum: Touring 07-16-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Norsman
If your loop begins and ends in Vancouver I would...

If your loop begins and ends in Vancouver I would not include Seattle in your ride. Vancouver is an easier city to ride in. You could easily follow the ACA Pacific Coast route from Vancouver south....
Forum: Touring 07-16-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,659
Posted By Norsman
So, if you are cycling up the road, where do you...

So, if you are cycling up the road, where do you store your food if not in your panniers?
Forum: Touring 07-16-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Norsman
Doing this ride in two days is not leisurely. I...

Doing this ride in two days is not leisurely. I would take at least three and get off the main highway as much as possible. The ride up the Malahat is fairly busy and not easy but the view from the...
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