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Forum: Touring 04-19-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Thisisit
Urbane on John St off of Queen West makes their...

Urbane on John St off of Queen West makes their own touring specific frame. I test rode one and enjoyed it but ended up going with a surly. A riding friend of mine uses the Urbanite Touring for...
Forum: Touring 03-26-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Thisisit
If you need any help with border crossing at...

If you need any help with border crossing at Buffalo/Niagara Falls send me a message. I'm located in St. Catharines, and have hosted quite a few cyclists the day of/day before they crossed the...
Forum: Touring 03-01-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Thisisit
I use road signs when available and then a map. I...

I use road signs when available and then a map. I found that when I had computers on my bikes it took away from the experience, "Oh no, my average is only 12km/h!" It got kind of depressing. After...
Forum: Touring 02-23-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Thisisit
Warmshowers is great! I've been lucky to host 4...

Warmshowers is great! I've been lucky to host 4 individuals over the past two summers, and was a guest while touring New Zealand.

I have declined 2 requests to stay with me because those...
Forum: Touring 02-14-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,533
Posted By Thisisit
I have 2 weekend tours planned, both are...

I have 2 weekend tours planned, both are relatively easy rides to a provincial park and a conservation area I have yet to camp at.

I also have 2 weekends that I am planning on driving to mountain...
Forum: Touring 02-10-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,055
Posted By Thisisit
How do you like the deuters so far? I saw some...

How do you like the deuters so far?
I saw some for sale when I was on tour in New Zealand and almost picked up a set for the front. They seem really nice quality, and I have used deuter backpacks...
Forum: Touring 02-03-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By Thisisit
It isn't. If your #2 is running into untreated...

It isn't. If your #2 is running into untreated water systems it causes issues. Just like when there are overpopulations of certain animals. A number of freshwater beaches here in Ontario are closed...
Forum: Touring 02-03-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By Thisisit
Digging a cat hole helps prevent feces from being...

Digging a cat hole helps prevent feces from being flushed into a water system and contaminating it with various pathogens. Depending on where you are it can be pretty important, that said it really...
Forum: Touring 01-31-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By Thisisit
Touring is about getting away from it all, for me...

Touring is about getting away from it all, for me at least. Laptops and ipods are all out of the questions. I had a cellphone on my last tour that I really only used as a flashlight. My life is very...
Forum: Touring 01-27-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Thisisit
Having taken quite a few tourism courses in...

Having taken quite a few tourism courses in university I would love to see more cycle-tourists out there. There are seemingly endless problems associated with mass-tourism, and cycle-tourism has been...
Forum: Touring 12-30-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By Thisisit
I was looking at the Denali's as well, they are...

I was looking at the Denali's as well, they are onsale at MEC for $110 right now, which is still out of my price range right now. Luckily we only have about 5cm of snow right now so there is still...
Forum: Touring 12-29-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By Thisisit
I ride my trainer for 45 minutes to an hour a...

I ride my trainer for 45 minutes to an hour a minimum of 3 times a week. I used to go to the gym but couldn't dedicate enough time to it so I cancelled my membership. Now I just do some core strength...
Forum: Touring 12-29-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,483
Posted By Thisisit
I have had a set of Mavic XC 717 Rims with 36...

I have had a set of Mavic XC 717 Rims with 36 spokes laced up to XT hubs on my LHT since I built it up in the summer of 08. When they were first built the valve hole was machined a little rough and I...
Forum: Touring 06-10-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Thisisit
The Toronto thread in the Fixed gear forum race...

The Toronto thread in the Fixed gear forum race section probably has the best local knowledge on the boards.
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Thisisit
1.5 Schwalbe Marathon Racers. Been on since it...

1.5 Schwalbe Marathon Racers. Been on since it was built up last august and 5,000km (3,000 on a recent New Zealand tour) and no flats to date. I really dig these tires, work great on any type of...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-20-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,664
Posted By Thisisit
I just got my first mountain bike, new to me 07...

I just got my first mountain bike, new to me 07 Specialized stumjumper comp with a pro xcr carbon fork. Having no idea what suspension feels like it has been a blast. I've had it for a week and been...
Forum: Touring 05-05-09, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Thisisit
Seconded! After that and my frame I would...

Seconded!

After that and my frame I would say my tent. MEC Hummingbird 2, technically a 2-person tent but I had some rainy days where the extra space really helped out, it's a breeze to set up and...
Forum: Touring 05-05-09, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,274
Posted By Thisisit
When I built up my LHT I put Cannondale Fire 44cm...

When I built up my LHT I put Cannondale Fire 44cm drops on which are aluminum. I liked the width since they provide a lot of flat space but over the course of my tour I found the drops don't curve...
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,715
Posted By Thisisit
Yeah I like the sheep one, I just meant the...

Yeah I like the sheep one, I just meant the larger ones. Looks good!
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,715
Posted By Thisisit
Looks great! I really like it withough the...

Looks great! I really like it withough the decals, so much silver!
Have fun and keep us posted on what you are up to, I look forward to hearing about your trip.

Goodluck!
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Thisisit
I'm currently studying in Dunedin, kind of the...

I'm currently studying in Dunedin, kind of the south-east corner of the south island. I really recommend the Otago area which is where I have been based. I have explored about 100km in every...
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Thisisit
I learned about world/geographical maps in...

I learned about world/geographical maps in school, but never navigation. I went to elementary school in Hong Kong and primary school in California so maybe I just missed out. All is well, cycling...
Forum: Touring 02-16-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,886
Posted By Thisisit
There's a definite learning curve when you first...

There's a definite learning curve when you first start using maps, but by no means should this hold you back. I still make mistakes readings maps but that is part of the fun, the trials of travels...
Forum: Touring 02-15-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By Thisisit
I'd also like to add then when I do have the...

I'd also like to add then when I do have the money I want to add a front rack and panniers.
I am planning a week-long tour around Lake Erie in August when I get home from New Zealand and hopefully...
Forum: Touring 02-14-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By Thisisit
Bike and year: Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2008 ...

Bike and year: Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2008
Primary nature of your bike: touring specific bike
Tires: 26" schwalbe marathon racers
Rack: old man mountain cold springs
Panniers: Ortlieb Rollers...
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