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  1. Maybe, but I hear us Canadians are the source of...

    Maybe, but I hear us Canadians are the source of all evil.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA
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    I can't decide which one of these is my favourite...

    I can't decide which one of these is my favourite


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYSpIz2FjU

    or


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc2iCjnTnN4
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    Ok, I feel like a bit of an idiot now

    Four times this winter, I had to replace a tube in the back tire of my mountain bike. Each time, the hole was so large that I didn't even try to patch it. So there I was, cursing my luck, wondering...
  4. Thread: Did you see it?

    by El Cid
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    Someone did a variation on this experiment, and...

    Someone did a variation on this experiment, and even professional radiologists missed the gorilla. When Experts Go Blind ? Phenomena
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    Someone else on this forum mentipned using a slow...

    Someone else on this forum mentipned using a slow moving vehicle sign. That struck me as a good idea; in darkness, someone might think you're a tractor or a horse carriage and give a really wide...
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    Having almost no time on a mountain bike, I can't...

    Having almost no time on a mountain bike, I can't give you an answer based on any firsthand experience. But I've found endless discussions on tires with varying levels of traction and rolling...
  7. Thread: Did you see it?

    by El Cid
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    Did you see it?

    For those of you who haven't seen this video, it may cause you to look at distracted driving a bit differently. While the prevalence of cell phones has added a few more distracted drivers to the...
  8. This article definitely adds some new perspective...

    This article definitely adds some new perspective to road safety. Not to excuse distracted, drunk, or tired driving, but there is always more to it.
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    I learned that regular cleaning/oiling is really...

    I learned that regular cleaning/oiling is really important, or the daily exposure to road salt will disintegrate the bottom of your bike. I also learned that my bike had a lower limit of about...
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    I've never, ever used any kind of pannier,...

    I've never, ever used any kind of pannier, saddlebag, or any other bike-mounted container. But since I'm happy with my backpack, I probably won't bother trying anything else out.

    What I can say...
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    Sticky: This thread is definitely worth reading, and...

    This thread is definitely worth reading, and re-reading, but I do have one question. Do you like to keep your saddle high enough for a full leg extension?
  12. Thread: Mud

    by El Cid
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    I tip my hat to you, sir. Anybody who can double...

    I tip my hat to you, sir. Anybody who can double their body weight in mud is A-OK.
  13. Thread: Mud

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    Are you kidding? Riding in mud is awesome! ...

    Are you kidding? Riding in mud is awesome! After my first time out, you couldn't even tell what colour my bike used to be. :)
  14. Thread: Mud

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    Crap, I never even thought about that. Maybe...

    Crap, I never even thought about that. Maybe I'll just lay off until the trail system doesn't look like a swamp down there.
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    It was two weeks ago that i decided I wanted to...

    It was two weeks ago that i decided I wanted to do a long tour, and I've put countless hours into planning how much time, money, and gear I'll need. Not to mention mapping a route, reading about...
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    Sticky: 374343 Stock Surly Krampus, 2013

    374343

    Stock Surly Krampus, 2013
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    Actually, this is the perfect time of year. ...

    Actually, this is the perfect time of year. During spring and summer, you may find good deals on stuff that didn't sell over the last season. I'm pretty happy with this jacket and pants. These...
  18. Thread: Mud

    by El Cid
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    Mud

    For the last fifteen years my only bike has been a road bike, and I love that thing. But just this last November I bought a Surly Krampus, which I used for commuting all winter. Now the local bike...
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    Actually, money will be the least of my concerns...

    Actually, money will be the least of my concerns if I get sick or hurt. As long as I pay for my plane ticket with my Mastercard, I get health insurance while out of Canada. I think $25000 is the...
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    This topic hits home for me right now, since I'm...

    This topic hits home for me right now, since I'm saving for a tour of Arizona in July. Rationally I know that the state of Arizona is probably just as nice a place as Ontario (and a whole friggin'...
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    Well the advice came fast and furious, just in a...

    Well the advice came fast and furious, just in a couple days. The good news is that I have about three months till I plan on leaving, giving me plenty of time to learn the basics of maintenance,...
  22. As far as I'm concerned, no degree of water...

    As far as I'm concerned, no degree of water resistance is worth anything -- my outerwear is either waterproof or not waterproof. That said, I have a gore-tex windbreaker jacket and pants (made by...
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    Actually, my bike isn't a touring bike at all,...

    Actually, my bike isn't a touring bike at all, but a stock Surly Krampus I got last November. I've mapped out my route, and I plan on hitting a town every other day, assuming I cover 60 miles a day....
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    In general I agree that we need tougher driving...

    In general I agree that we need tougher driving laws, but let's not just assume that this guy was careless. Based on the article, we don't know much of anything related to the incident.

    Edit: I...
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    Any city with a college or university probably...

    Any city with a college or university probably has a used bike shop or non-profit co-operative that turns around old bikes. I have enough faith in humanity to say that someone nearby will help you,...
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