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Forum: Touring 08-15-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By monkey_boy
WWOOFing and Bicycle Touring

On my last solo tour, I found it difficult to be alone for long periods of time. At times, I was so lonely that I would strike up conversations with people and probably extend the conversations way...
Forum: Touring 06-06-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By monkey_boy
Excellent advice! I was born in Cape Breton, so...

Excellent advice! I was born in Cape Breton, so one of my goals was to do the Cabot trail. The Madeleine Islands look fantastic! I can't wait to visit the sandy beaches on my bicycle!
Forum: Touring 06-06-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By monkey_boy
Its go time! Tour of the Maritimes.

I've managed to get myself a month off of work to travel from Halifax to Ottawa on my month old LHT. I will be meandering my way around the Maritimes then hit Le Route Vert in Quebec and head home. I...
Forum: Touring 02-12-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By monkey_boy
Touring and Theatering... Sustainably

I just found this website. An extremely interesting project which seems to mirror many of the values often presented on theses forums.

http://www.otesha.ca/the+project/index.en.html

Are there...
Forum: Touring 02-12-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By monkey_boy
While on tour, I get insane cravings for fresh...

While on tour, I get insane cravings for fresh fruit. Apples, oranges, bananas, plums, peaches... everything.
And bread is also good, preferably dense bread like bagels as it packs more calories......
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-04-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 47,845
Posted By monkey_boy
I think you mean 100-200 Watts... not watt/hour.

I think you mean 100-200 Watts... not watt/hour.
Forum: Touring 02-01-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By monkey_boy
Also, if the train is traveling across the...

Also, if the train is traveling across the border... then you cannot bring your bike on the train.
Amtrak explained to me that they didn't allow it because Customs officials would have to check the...
Forum: Touring 01-30-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By monkey_boy
Sturmey-Archer X-FDD Hub Dynamo

Have not been able to find any documentation on this particular dynamo. I am especially interested in the drag when both on and off. but any experience with this dynamo would be useful information.
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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-30-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By monkey_boy
Sturmey-Archer X-FDD Hub Dynamo

Have not been able to find any documentation on this particular dynamo. I am especially interested in the drag when both on and off. but any experience with this dynamo would be useful information.
...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-30-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By monkey_boy
Sturmey-Archer X-FDD Hub Dynamo

I am selecting components for my new LHT build and was offered a Sturmey-Archer X-FDD Hub Dynamo for 40$CND extra. Just curious if anyone has any experience with this specific dynamo. What is the...
Forum: Touring 12-13-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By monkey_boy
I did a tour from Ottawa to NYC last summer. We...

I did a tour from Ottawa to NYC last summer. We crossed at Kingston and made our way to the Erie Canal and then the Hudson River. The roads are fantastic in New York State and the people were...
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