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  1. Thread: Motivation.

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    +1 on this and +1 on dengidog's "people"...

    +1 on this and +1 on dengidog's "people" response. No two days are ever the same irrespective of the scenery. Heck if you ride a bicycle it's because you don't want to shed the scenery of one area...
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    I love the list and have no quibbles with it. I...

    I love the list and have no quibbles with it. I might add that many town picnic pavilions are great places to take a break, munch on a snack and look for an electric outlet to charge a phone, etc.
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    The truckers themselves pay the price at times. I...

    The truckers themselves pay the price at times. I passed one spot where the westbound lane was shut down and that lane and the shoulder were strewn with the cargo of a very mangled semi. Not sure...
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    The news item was sparse regarding details. I can...

    The news item was sparse regarding details. I can relate to the situation however from my experience last summer between the Soo and Massey on ON-17. There were times when I felt like I just missed...
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    Sad news. Cross-country cyclist killed

    Cyclist killed in semi-truck collision en route from B.C. to Que. | CTV News
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    Original list price $99.00 marked down to $6.34....

    Original list price $99.00 marked down to $6.34. Quite a bargain;)
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    On the flip side I too travel in the boreal...

    On the flip side I too travel in the boreal forest and have never been unable to improvise chopsticks in that situation either.:thumb:
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    Hey, I like that idea. I travel with chopsticks...

    Hey, I like that idea. I travel with chopsticks and can see how they would work fine with this.
  9. I have no data*. It is more of a cultural...

    I have no data*. It is more of a cultural attitude and signs are, at best, a tiny step toward building that perhaps. I do agree with Erik L. paved shoulders would make the biggest difference but...
  10. Writing the Ontario Ministry of Transportation re: ON-17

    I swore I would do something about it. Last summer's ride from Sault Ste. Marie to Massey (where I gratefully escaped ON-17 to follow the Lee Valley Rd. to Espanola and from there down to Manitoulin...
  11. :) I've also found another good ap called...

    :)

    I've also found another good ap called "asking directions" for those occasions when you know you are off-route.

    I've used Google map directions for my last four summers' 1000 mile tours and...
  12. Well done. I am envious. Keep us posted on your...

    Well done. I am envious. Keep us posted on your experiences with it.
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    I agree. There are features that are just not as...

    I agree. There are features that are just not as useful for route planning as had been the case. The opacity of the route line is the biggest problem for me with their new map. I sent them a comment...
  14. Mavic XM 317 26" . This was the repair I made....

    Mavic XM 317 26" . This was the repair I made. Trued up the wheel as best I could and continued on. 447902
  15. One reason I asked was because this summer I lost...

    One reason I asked was because this summer I lost a drive-side spoke when a small section of the rim detached which was holding the ferrule for that spoke. No ferrule = no seat for the spoke nipple =...
  16. How far would you/ did you travel with a broken spoke?

    A search of this topic turned up nothing specific. Here is the question: have you ever broken a spoke on tour, not had a replacement and had to ride any distance before you either found one, reached...
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    I've been using Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard...

    I've been using Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard most recently) for the last four years on summer tours averaging 1000 miles per summer. Before that I had Ritchey Inverts, both similar in size at 26 x...
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    The nice thing is the socks look like aero shoe...

    The nice thing is the socks look like aero shoe covers. Duct tape might be as good but this looks better.
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    Find the largest pair of stretchy black orlon or...

    Find the largest pair of stretchy black orlon or similar socks you can find (Walmart or the like is a good place to look). Get a pair of bread bags or plastic shopping bags. Put the bread bags over...
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    +1 on Manitoulin +1 (and then some) on ON 17...

    +1 on Manitoulin
    +1 (and then some) on ON 17 being a terrible ride.

    I rode from Duluth, MN to Kingston, ON this past summer. I went through Ontario from Sault Ste. Marie to Kingston. I too rode...
  21. I even got a T-shirt made when I reached...

    I even got a T-shirt made when I reached Collingwood.

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    Turn around. It then becomes a tailwind. Who...

    Turn around. It then becomes a tailwind. Who doesn't like those?;)
  23. And the bonus is the bicycles are the first...

    And the bonus is the bicycles are the first things they let off the Chi-Cheemaun (Tobermory ferry). I was on it last Sept. 7. 443574
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    You might want to critique my position. This was...

    You might want to critique my position. This was taken on the paved portion of Quebec 389 about 4 years ago. http://youtu.be/hVyflq1FX_I
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    +1 on the "allows the hands to rest." I also may...

    +1 on the "allows the hands to rest." I also may look silly but don't think I'm "kidding myself" on getting some advantage riding into a headwind. I have flat bars, not drops, and with my hands out...
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