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  1. Late to the party here but I have the same issue...

    Late to the party here but I have the same issue with butt rash. It has been quite hot these last few days and I've been putting in some extra distance to train for a 900km/7 day charity ride in...
  2. My biggest issue with this bike is that,...

    My biggest issue with this bike is that, currently, it isn't available in Canada. It would be a great replacement for my 2012 KHS Tempe, which is still in great shape but I may be losing it to my...
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    Nevermind, it wasn't as difficult to find as I...

    Nevermind, it wasn't as difficult to find as I thought it would be. Many different companies offer suspension-compatible racks in with or without the shelf.
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    Front racks for front shocks

    In the space of a weekend, my 2016 tour has become my 2015 tour. So, therefore, this year's tour will be done on my KHS Tempe 29er hardtail. Rear racks aren't a problem, I've had them on this bike...
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    Stockholm to Oslo routes

    The Stockholm-Oslo route is to follow a Copenhagen to Stockholm path which is generally central Sweden and then swings to the east to Stockholm.

    Two prospective routes to take to Oslo are a...
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    The Masi CX, CX Comp and CXGR all have rack and...

    The Masi CX, CX Comp and CXGR all have rack and fender mounts: Masi Bikes.
  7. For the sake of commuting, back and forth on the...

    For the sake of commuting, back and forth on the same route(s), I map them out on MapMyRide and just log each ride, no need for electronics. For touring, I will want a cyclocomputer but for regular...
  8. I use ScribeFire, an addon for Firefox (and...

    I use ScribeFire, an addon for Firefox (and Chrome as well) as an offline blogging tool. It will tie in to WordPress, Blogger and other platforms. You can do simple image inclusion into posts, it...
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    I can see mounting a solar panel above a Bob...

    I can see mounting a solar panel above a Bob trailer might provide some decent wattage (see last photo: Cycle touring with an electric bike and solar panel | The Spoke & Words).
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    My touring plans for the next few years would not...

    My touring plans for the next few years would not be very extensive so I could carry a bit more electronics on these shorter trips (a week or less during summer months). I regularly write in a...
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    You forgot camera and computer. Many digital...

    You forgot camera and computer. Many digital cameras run on AA batteries so purchasing replacements should be relatively easy to do. Computers, like most smartphones, don't run on AA or AAA batteries...
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    MEC has been carrying that brand for a couple of...

    MEC has been carrying that brand for a couple of years.
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    A bit of winter fun

    Le Roi de Glace (King of the Ice) video: Le Roi de Glace (Film Fest Version) on Vimeo
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    It sounds like a nice trip but I'm curious as to...

    It sounds like a nice trip but I'm curious as to why "experienced long distance self sufficient riders". (I'm a newbie to touring so that may explain my question.)
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    OK, I stand/sit corrected. I guess what I was...

    OK, I stand/sit corrected. I guess what I was thinking of were the Castelli and such products.
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    It would help to know either where you're from or...

    It would help to know either where you're from or a description of the temperatures you ride at. Today, it was -26C/-15F with the windchill, only thick mitts work for me at these temperatures (last...
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    No, can't be that, it's always time to move to a...

    No, can't be that, it's always time to move to a warmer climate, it's got to be something new.
  18. Will you be my mom? No, really, will you??? :lol:...

    Will you be my mom? No, really, will you??? :lol:

    I'm jealous of your kids. Yes, there may be some components of formal education that may be lacking (lab components of chemistry) but these things...
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    I checked out your article, it's good, I like the...

    I checked out your article, it's good, I like the idea of keeping the pulse points warm, didn't know that. I'll try that to keep my thumbs warm (in mitts, my fingers stay warm but my thumb gets...
  20. iPad + Kindle? Can't you get an app for reading...

    iPad + Kindle? Can't you get an app for reading Kindle-format ebooks?

    If you need the Bob trailer, you may also have to consider spokes for it too.
  21. Yeah, S.L.U.T.s will get you every time, avoid...

    Yeah, S.L.U.T.s will get you every time, avoid them at all possible.
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    LOL, wow, two towns with virtually identical...

    LOL, wow, two towns with virtually identical names so close to each other.
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    Don't apologize for the photos, I liked them....

    Don't apologize for the photos, I liked them. BTW, I think you meant Oswego.
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    You are unique and as much as you may learn from...

    You are unique and as much as you may learn from reading and talking to others, including the knowledgeable, only you can make the final say. You can narrow down your selection based on what you read...
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    I'm Canadian so we don't really celebrate Black...

    I'm Canadian so we don't really celebrate Black Friday (except for those who take the day off to do some cross-border shopping) but sometimes, we, as I did, find a deal on something we want/need. Our...
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