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    I have discovered a collection of high res aerial...

    I have discovered a collection of high res aerial images that might prove useful, I'll check them out tonight.

    I will be using my 29er hardtail so I'll have a bike suitable for rougher riding and...
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    Most of the snowmobile trail that I am thinking...

    Most of the snowmobile trail that I am thinking about traveling (if I can find it) is through a provincial park, not private land. However, I am now inquiring with the management of the provincial...
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    Bikepacking on ATV trails and no trails

    I'm thinking of doing a bit of a bikepacking trip this summer and I'd like some advice.

    Essentially, the trip is taking the long way to the camp (a local term for cottage), the short way is about...
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    Sticky: I agree regarding Maps.me and I too have had...

    I agree regarding Maps.me and I too have had little use of it. However, I have downloaded the provincial map so it is easy to see where I am without needing cell data (especially if I'm out of cell...
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    This should be a sticky
  6. Because of limited vacation days allotted to me...

    Because of limited vacation days allotted to me and plans to use many of them on a family trip at the end of August/beginning of September, my bike touring plans are limited this year. I'll be able...
  7. The ShaneCycles guy and Cycling Dutch Girl are...

    The ShaneCycles guy and Cycling Dutch Girl are pretty extreme, I've also seen a video on YT of a fellow (with a eastern European accent, although he's from Toronto) cycling through Alaska and the...
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    It seems to me that they are moderately common in...

    It seems to me that they are moderately common in bike packing setups and furthermore, I've seen some setups that use 2 of them (see image). Sometimes, if you have a long enough seat tube, you can...
  9. Poll: We are now down to 1 car (our son took the other...

    We are now down to 1 car (our son took the other away with him). My wife and I live relatively close to our workplaces (her, 2km, me 4km) and hers is on the way to mine so, for the purposes of...
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    :thumb:

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  11. Agreed but I also find that they are not too good...

    Agreed but I also find that they are not too good on wet roads, the hard rubber tends to be more prone to skidding/wheel-lockup than my Conti Touring Plus (nice range of sizes from 28-47). I've had...
  12. You're welcome danmyersmn!

    You're welcome danmyersmn!
  13. Interesting DIY technique. I made my own...

    Interesting DIY technique.

    I made my own studded tires but used 1/4" metal screws, screwed from the inside out and then also an old tube between the inside screw heads and the inflated tube.
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    Adventure Cycling Organization has a bunch of...

    Adventure Cycling Organization has a bunch of routes with maps:

    https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/
  15. Mesmerizing, I could watch it for hours!!! ...

    Mesmerizing, I could watch it for hours!!!

    What???!!!?? Is that the time??? Hooly carp, where has the time gone?
  16. For some of us, commuting is actually loaded...

    For some of us, commuting is actually loaded commuting and for that reason, a touring bike is a good choice for both types of activities. The decision then becomes whether you want a more upright...
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    I'd love to ride these routes mentioned above but...

    I'd love to ride these routes mentioned above but I'm not a racer so it would be more of a "tour" or recreational ride.
  18. You can still be the fittest person in your...

    You can still be the fittest person in your office and it might take much less effort, LOL.

    I'm like a bunch of you in that without the ride to work, I might not ride during the week. However, I'm...
  19. I'm one of those who generally don't like cycling...

    I'm one of those who generally don't like cycling with backpacks although a small hydration pack (enough for up to 3L water plus a seat pack worth of extra stuff) is sometimes acceptable. However,...
  20. Thread: Hot or Not

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    Or about $2 in 2016 USD. :lol:

    Or about $2 in 2016 USD. :lol:
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    I question the temperature ratings. For example,...

    I question the temperature ratings. For example, the full boot (but lightest insulated) Japanther is rated down to -3C, I wore my summer cycling shoes with long wool socks inside down to -5C or so...
  22. Maybe it is somewhere else that requires the 2...

    Maybe it is somewhere else that requires the 2 minute wait at lights (maybe it is my own province, LOL)
  23. What does the Idaho law state (yes, neither of us...

    What does the Idaho law state (yes, neither of us are in Idaho but I use it as guidance of reasonable behavior). I think it says that if the light isn't triggered by your presence within 2 minutes,...
  24. Apparently, in Montreal, you do it just once. If...

    Apparently, in Montreal, you do it just once. If you gridlock an intersection in Montreal and the light turns green in the other direction, cars will pull up right beside yours and the drivers will...
  25. I started with one bike, a MTB, that I used for...

    I started with one bike, a MTB, that I used for (dirt road) cottage riding and then commuting. I then decided that it wasn't working for me so I bought a 29er that I more miles on commuting than...
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