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Forum: Africa
03-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,135
Posted By Canuk1w1

Anyone here from Capetown area?

Gday. Im planning a trip to RSA this June/July. Id like to ride up Table Mountain to catch a sunrise. Ive done some preliminary research and found some tours during the day.
Im wondering if...
11-18-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canuk1w1

First off, nice pull. I think what you felt is...

First off, nice pull. I think what you felt is normal. i've done a couple of these (metric centuries) in temps just above freezing. We'll stop for coffee and donuts at the midway so fuelling not a...
11-18-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canuk1w1

I was last out in weather about 10F warmer (it...

I was last out in weather about 10F warmer (it was hovering around 4C). I wore Louis Garneau merino socks with my MTB shoes (racing style, also Louis Garneau). For anything colder I would add my full...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Canuk1w1

Check the winter biking sub. We post our rides,...

Check the winter biking sub. We post our rides, temps, what we're wearing and comments on how it felt. Locations are usually posted too. I reckon 90% of your questions will be answered in there...
11-04-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,085
Posted By Canuk1w1

The concern about the grade of CF might be valid...

The concern about the grade of CF might be valid but my gut feel is no. While they aren't using aircraft grade CF in our bikes (saw a YouTube last year said aircraft grade CF is 20X more expensive) a...
11-04-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By Canuk1w1

FWIW, I'm in Toronto and I wore the Scudo on a...

FWIW, I'm in Toronto and I wore the Scudo on a ride today, temp was 6C, windy and partly sunny. My hands were cold, but guessing this is as cold as it gets down your neck of the woods. I was taking...
11-04-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canuk1w1

Location - Toronto, Canada Weather - ~6.1C,...

Location - Toronto, Canada
Weather - ~6.1C, windy, partly sunny
Ride - 30km, flat
What did you wear? Castelli Gabba2, Assos thermal knickers, icebreaker 200 base layer, Assos arm warmers, Louis...
11-04-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,159
Posted By Canuk1w1

I have 3 types of cold weather baser layers....

I have 3 types of cold weather baser layers. They're primarily for skiing but I've successfully repurposed them for cycling.

Icebreaker Long sleeve merino
I have 3 of these in 200 weight, one 260...
11-03-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,380
Posted By Canuk1w1

This. Riding (when I absolutely have to) in...

This. Riding (when I absolutely have to) in downtown Toronto I will sometimes go wrong way on a one way street but always yield to traffic/pedestrians in those circumstances. Struth, drivers have a...
11-03-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Canuk1w1

Brilliant - let's start an argument whether this...

Brilliant - let's start an argument whether this is a bodge or a hack? I say bodge - the grease from your nose will pfaff the sensor and screen.

OP, I've had a few gloves that allowed me to work...
11-03-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Canuk1w1

:cheers: First off say thanks to...

:cheers:



First off say thanks to everyone - OP for starting this thread and the rest for your replies. I'm looking at lights in the same range and plenty of Lezyne and L&M on sale now. But I...
11-02-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,538
Posted By Canuk1w1

10C - 15C: I'm still in my summer gloves. If it's...

10C - 15C: I'm still in my summer gloves. If it's windy, I'll use a pair of thin, Castelli full finger gloves. We often have a damp, chill wind being along Lake Ontario.
5C - 10C: The Castellis. I...
11-02-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canuk1w1

First off, glad you're back in business! SLICED...

First off, glad you're back in business! SLICED off? By paramedics? That sounds serious.

It was only my 2nd or 3rd ride in the Gabba but I'm very happy with that piece of kit. Once it gets close...
11-01-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canuk1w1

Tuesday, Oct. 30 ride report

Location - Toronto, Canada
Weather - ~8C, light wind, SUNNY!
Ride - 30km, flat
What did you wear? Castelli Gabba2, Assos thermal knickers, icebreaker 200 base layer (I ditched the arm warmers 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,335
Posted By Canuk1w1

Large Silca tool roll. I'm still faffing to get...

Large Silca tool roll. I'm still faffing to get it mounted on my (new) ISM saddle without tilting, so I carry it in my middle jersey pocket. Small would've sit better on the saddle but i want to...
09-19-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,515
Posted By Canuk1w1

Thank YOU for your posts. Looking forward to your...

Thank YOU for your posts. Looking forward to your next update.
03-19-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,515
Posted By Canuk1w1

Thank you Master! For the benefit of other...

Thank you Master!

For the benefit of other struggling padawan, right-clinking on the image and using the location inserts a ".png" (or whatever file type it is). Seems like that is the key.
03-19-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,515
Posted By Canuk1w1

Can you share before/after for posts 32 and 33...

Can you share before/after for posts 32 and 33 please? I'm trying to figure out how to post pics.
I'd like to see what you did different with the IMG tag to get the pic to show.
Thanks.
03-19-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,515
Posted By Canuk1w1

Update: I'm rolling craps every time. I'm using...

Update: I'm rolling craps every time. I'm using the following:

"[ IMG]https://imgur.com/vz4NvGQ[ /IMG]"

Can anyone spot an issue with my code? I remove the space after the "[" of course. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 480,187
Posted By Canuk1w1

My SuperSix Evo in century trim

I was only able to do 3 centuries last summer - crashed in May, cleared to ride again in July... Worth it for stops like this!

https://i.imgur.com/QP4ESUE.jpg?3
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By Canuk1w1

I use Assos bib knickers - I have both thermal...

I use Assos bib knickers - I have both thermal and unlined. Really like 'em and I use the unlined knickers on cooler summer rides.
Forum: Introductions
02-26-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Canuk1w1

Kako si brate!

Kako si brate!
11-22-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,124
Posted By Canuk1w1

Both spot on. So they (NTSB) also need to review...

Both spot on. So they (NTSB) also need to review the source code. The best would be to mandate a standard format for all manufacturers else they can pull the same trick VW tried with emissions...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By Canuk1w1

I hope, since you're concerned about your shoe,...

I hope, since you're concerned about your shoe, that you didn't get too badly banged up. Get well soon!
11-14-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By Canuk1w1

Thanks for the feedback folks. This is helpful to...

Thanks for the feedback folks. This is helpful to know in advance:



Sounds like they've sorted the issues with the light turning off on its own (lots of talk on weightweenies about that) but...
11-08-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By Canuk1w1

Does anyone have first hand experience with the Garmin UT800 headlight?

I'm thinking of getting the Garmin UT800 headlight. Anyone tried it yet? I'd like to get some real world feedback before I bite the bullet. I know I can get some very good lights at similar to higher...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,877
Posted By Canuk1w1

Not at all mate! Nowt to be sorry about. I may...

Not at all mate! Nowt to be sorry about. I may just strap a set of Crud busters on for good measure next season and off I go, earning my card for PBP :-)
No need for us to hijack the thread to argue...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Canuk1w1

This. For century rides (Toronto to Niagara...

This. For century rides (Toronto to Niagara Falls) we recommend folks bring along 2 tubes but always bring a spare with you along with wrenches and some type of inflator (CO2 or pump). Never know...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,877
Posted By Canuk1w1

Agreed - though the majority of us aren't too...

Agreed - though the majority of us aren't too concerned with stereotypes. Which leads me to...



Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately you are taking away my justification for a Ti framed bike!...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,877
Posted By Canuk1w1

I've spoken with some randonneurs and they said...

I've spoken with some randonneurs and they said it's bad form to ride without full fenders. Anyone riding behind you gets sprayed on wet pavement - I can see the point. I don't think the seat post...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,877
Posted By Canuk1w1

Check out EO Gear bags. They mount on the seat...

Check out EO Gear bags. They mount on the seat post and are sized from 2.3L (classic Ford, 4 cylinder engine block size! oops, wrong forum...) to almost 10 with a 7L in there as well.
Otherwise if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Canuk1w1

A decent read but I reckon he's into promoting...

A decent read but I reckon he's into promoting bespoke/boutique manufacturers rather than boosting performance. The majority of us can get away with off the rack kit, tweaked for our physiques. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,075
Posted By Canuk1w1

I test rode both last November over a 10k road...

I test rode both last November over a 10k road loop along with 2 Giants, a Roubaix a GT Grade and maybe one other.
I went with the Evo. The CAAD12 was great and it was hard to tell the difference...
09-28-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By Canuk1w1

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/9b/9b4c5146e6cd2feeaa2...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/9b/9b4c5146e6cd2feeaa2067cb08cd0987076663267b84f939f51e29e2b966bdd4.jpg

But seriously - good post. I want a new headlight and am considering a Varia.
Forum: Introductions
09-21-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Canuk1w1

Bienvenue!

Bienvenue!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,861
Posted By Canuk1w1

Have a look at Cannondale's Supersix Evo and...

Have a look at Cannondale's Supersix Evo and CAAD.
I tried TCR, Defy, Evolution, CAAD12 and Roubaix last November. Each over the same 10k loop. I liked the TCR almost as much as the Evo and CAAD12....
Replies: 2
Views: 1,731
Posted By Canuk1w1

I work with a former wrencher (he's one of our...

I work with a former wrencher (he's one of our top analysts) and he recommends them highly. In his opinion while they are on the heavier side (so not the best for racing), their hubs are excellent...
09-07-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,990
Posted By Canuk1w1

Go with the 56cm - unless you have a compelling...

Go with the 56cm - unless you have a compelling reason to size up. I'm an inch taller, inseam 2" longer than you. My LBS put me on a 56cm Roubaix to test and i eventually went with a 56cm Cannondale....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Canuk1w1

Kein mehrheit fr die mitleid. Rule #5!!! ;)

Kein mehrheit fr die mitleid.
Rule #5!!! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,916
Posted By Canuk1w1

A 2016 Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra :):):) ...

A 2016 Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra :):):)
And a POC Octal to replace my old Laser helmet - did its job that Lazer, saved me from certain brain damage in a crash I had back in May.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By Canuk1w1

I have an Apple watch and a Garmin Edge 820. I...

I have an Apple watch and a Garmin Edge 820. I was considering a Garmin cycling/tri watch but decided the computer was better )for me) as I wouldn't need to move my hands.
Of course, in situations...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,555
Posted By Canuk1w1

Some Oakley lenses are polarized, some aren't....

Some Oakley lenses are polarized, some aren't. You can get most of their frames with polarized lenses.

The most compelling argument i've read against polarized lenses for cycling is that they...
08-11-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,941
Posted By Canuk1w1

Eczema? Your docs probably would've diagnosed it...

Eczema? Your docs probably would've diagnosed it (it ain't that rare) but worth asking I reckon.
08-11-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,740
Posted By Canuk1w1

I felt the same. For local rides where i wouldn't...

I felt the same. For local rides where i wouldn't be crossing a major street and could stick to side streets I'd sometimes leave the helmet. Notice I said "felt".
May 17th I crashed on some bad...
04-24-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By Canuk1w1

There are a couple of decent climbs in the city...

There are a couple of decent climbs in the city itself:

1. High Park area - just west of High Park is Ellis Avenue and South Kingsway. The southern entrance to High Park is Colborne Lodge Dr,...
04-16-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Canuk1w1

I've done some research on this and am planning...

I've done some research on this and am planning on a Son 28 hub with B&M lighting. The Son 28 hub would/will be my choice based on personal recommends from some wrenchers and public reviews. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By Canuk1w1

Try to be mindful of pressing into your heels...

Try to be mindful of pressing into your heels rather than toes - this is a cue we use in Pilates. It'll recruit your glutes more rather than your quads. Pressing into the front part of the foot will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,916
Posted By Canuk1w1

Well... Let's agree a definition of "best" first....

Well... Let's agree a definition of "best" first. For the record, I agree with you. I don't think there's any metric that could authoritatively determine the best cyclist.
I'd lean to Sagan 55/45....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Canuk1w1

Garmin Edge 820 should be able to do it. Native...

Garmin Edge 820 should be able to do it. Native support for BT.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Canuk1w1

Check out Toronto Bike Meetup: ...

Check out Toronto Bike Meetup:

https://www.meetup.com/TorontoBikeMeetup/

There's a few of us that prefer the longer rides at your pace. We'll usually start out at Humber Bridge and head west....
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