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05-25-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By cyberpep

OK so in 2010 I rode or tried to ride the...

OK so in 2010 I rode or tried to ride the Cataraqui Trail from Strafcona to Smith Falls with my Cannondale touring bike loaded with my panniers. There was only one section where I was able to ride...
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,895
Posted By cyberpep

I have encountered many dogs while touring with a...

I have encountered many dogs while touring with a loaded bike. I have never been bit or had any other serious outcome from these encounters.
On the other hand I have had a few dog owners who think...
02-25-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By cyberpep

Why not save yourself the cost and just cycle the...

Why not save yourself the cost and just cycle the Waterfront Trail yourself. It stops near my home and seems well organized but I would rather spend the cost of the trip on other things. I have...
07-20-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By cyberpep

Hi Gordon, sorry I didn't take any photos along...

Hi Gordon, sorry I didn't take any photos along the trail. I was too busy watching the trail or swatting deer flies. I saw 2 ATV's and a car on the trail. I'm still not sure how the car got there as...
07-15-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By cyberpep

OK so I rode or tried to ride the Cataraqui Trail...

OK so I rode or tried to ride the Cataraqui Trail from Strafcona to Smith Falls with my Cannondale touring bike loaded with my panniers. There was only one section where I was able to ride without...
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By cyberpep

Somebody once told me that you can camp anywhere...

Somebody once told me that you can camp anywhere along the canal as it is state land.
I have camped along the canal many times with no problem.
What is the worse that can happen?
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By cyberpep

Hi mpm166, going around Lake Ontario is a great...

Hi mpm166, going around Lake Ontario is a great trip. I have gone both directions and there are no real advantages to going one direction or the other. You can't really get lost. If you have time...
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By cyberpep

Almost any bike in good shape will work for you...

Almost any bike in good shape will work for you at your weight. You are not in some remote country, help will always be close at hand. The one thing that will make your trip a failure are breakdowns,...
03-03-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By cyberpep

Hi Gordon, I never did get any feedback so I am...

Hi Gordon, I never did get any feedback so I am just planning on riding it some time this spring with my one of my bikes unloaded to check it out. I was trying to fit the trail into a longer loaded...
Forum: Touring
02-17-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By cyberpep

Last year I cycled from Buffalo to Albany to...

Last year I cycled from Buffalo to Albany to Montreal and didn't use any book at all. The routes are well marked and very easy to follow. I am just not a book kind of guy. I did use the New York...
Forum: Touring
02-17-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,618
Posted By cyberpep

9 speed 11-34 rear and 46-36-24 front. Tried a 22...

9 speed 11-34 rear and 46-36-24 front. Tried a 22 front but found it just as easy to get off and push.
I have no problem with pushing up very steep grades, after all I consider myself a cycling...
07-27-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By cyberpep

Cataraqui Trail Kingston

I was wondering if the Cataraqui Trail from Harrowsmith to Smith Falls is suitable to ride on a loaded touring bike. I use 700 x 35 tires and have no problem on crushed gravel but I would just as...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By cyberpep

Elevate Cycles, Clifton Park NY - 5 star LBS

If you live anywhere near Clifton Park NY you are so lucky to have a 5 star :thumb: LBS close to you, ELEVATE CYCLES .
The two guys at this shop were certainly better than the average bike shop...
07-23-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By cyberpep

I know you guys are talking bikes but I wish that...

I know you guys are talking bikes but I wish that there was a good Canadain online bicycle parts store. Trying to find a US store that ships to Canada and uses USPS can sometimes be tough. Sometimes...
07-07-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By cyberpep

Living close to Toronto I would suggest the...

Living close to Toronto I would suggest the Waterfront Trail east of Toronto, in particular Prince Edward County. More important than the route you ride you must be there when the leaves are at their...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By cyberpep

I am leaving home, east of Toronto on Friday June...

I am leaving home, east of Toronto on Friday June 12 and will be in Niagara Falls Ontario Saturday June 13. On Sunday I am crossing the border and picking up the Erie Canal at Lockport. I will be...
Forum: Touring
05-25-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By cyberpep

WOW, if I was lived that close I would go to the...

WOW, if I was lived that close I would go to the Mount Washington/North Conway area. If you are really up to a challenge do the Kancamangus Highway from Lincoln to Conway.
The Berkshire Hills...
Forum: Touring
05-25-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By cyberpep

WOW, tents seem to be a very personal choice. For...

WOW, tents seem to be a very personal choice. For what it's worth I have owned a few tents in my life and even some mentioned so far, I currently use a MARMOT LIMELIGHT 2. All have worked well.
For...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By cyberpep

Thanks jcostanz, that is great information. ...

Thanks jcostanz, that is great information.
Although the Queenston-Lewiston bridge is right on my way and even after being to the falls many times I still want to get a nice picture of me and my...
Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By cyberpep

I have passed through Chaumont, NY while riding...

I have passed through Chaumont, NY while riding the Seaway Trail. The ride east to the bridges at Cornwall is a nice ride as is the Waterfront Trail on the Canadain side. You will have the wind at...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By cyberpep

Thanks for the info and the PM Ranger63. I...

Thanks for the info and the PM Ranger63.
I think that I will just pick up the canal trail at Lockport. I was hoping that there was a trail system on the US side of the river simular to the trail on...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By cyberpep

Erie Canal @ North Tonawanda question

In June I am planning a loaded tour of the Erie Canal / NY Bike Route 5 from Niagara Falls to Albany then north back to Ontario. I have rode the canal from Rochester to Lockport then took Bike Route...
05-14-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 765
Posted By cyberpep

NY Bike Route 9 to Waterfront Trail route near Montreal

In June I am going to do a loaded tour of the Erie Canal / NY Bike Route 5 from Niagara Falls to Albany NY then north to Lake Champlain using a combination of routes including NY Bike Route 9 to...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By cyberpep

Hi dmitrij, the whole handle bar seat setup is...

Hi dmitrij, the whole handle bar seat setup is not to my personal liking but if it works for you then that is the important thing. You will know fairly quickly if it does not suit you. I like the...
Forum: Touring
03-16-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,416
Posted By cyberpep

My LBS let me use an adjustable stem until I got...

My LBS let me use an adjustable stem until I got a handle bar set-up on my touring bike that suited me. I ended up putting on a 45 degree 140 mm stem from ZOOM. They also swapped it free of charge. I...
Forum: Touring
03-16-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,245
Posted By cyberpep

I can't beleive that you have worn out these...

I can't beleive that you have worn out these tires at 7500 miles. I have a set on my touring bike that have at least twice that distance of loaded touring on them and I'm not even thinking of...
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By cyberpep

I got a couple that size a few years ago at...

I got a couple that size a few years ago at Walmart. Cheap and they have worked well.
Happy touring!
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,140
Posted By cyberpep

Hi IvanK-, what wonderful thoughts I have of a...

Hi IvanK-, what wonderful thoughts I have of a nice trip around Lake Ontario. It is a wonderful tour as all you have to do is follow the Waterfront Trail in Ontario and the Seaway Trail in NY. You...
Forum: Touring
02-26-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By cyberpep

DISKS for sure! If I had the money I would...

DISKS for sure!
If I had the money I would change the front fork on my Cannondale T2000 and put on a fork that will handle disk brakes. I now have canti's and am tired of trying to get decent...
01-29-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By cyberpep

Hi Liz, You are probly talking about the Trans...

Hi Liz, You are probly talking about the Trans Canada Trail. It is a rail trail in that section. I have never heard of or have I paid any fee to use it. I do a lot of loaded touring and I would not...
12-19-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By cyberpep

Hi hsddist, I know that you folks in northern...

Hi hsddist, I know that you folks in northern Ontario are tough but wow -40F ( -40C for the metric amoung us ). I applaud your determination but I think that your wife is a smart lady. I think my...
12-19-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By cyberpep

A new baby to the 50+ forum!

I don't know if this a good thing or bad but I am now legally allowed to be in the 50+ forum.
After lurking for a long time I can now take my first steps into my 50's. I have always found this forum...
Forum: Introductions
12-19-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By cyberpep

Hi henwood29, welcome to the BF. I don,t know...

Hi henwood29, welcome to the BF. I don,t know where you are in Ontario today but in Grafton it is snowing very hard. I will have to get out the snow blower in the morning for sure. This snow will...
Forum: Introductions
10-09-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By cyberpep

Hello Chloe, Biking has also taken me to some...

Hello Chloe,
Biking has also taken me to some nice places such as New Hampshire. While my wife toured the outlet shops at North Conway I got to tour the roads in the area. I had some very enjoyable...
Forum: Touring
10-03-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,511
Posted By cyberpep

I have ridden my T2000 thousands of km's loaded...

I have ridden my T2000 thousands of km's loaded and not loaded. You will never have a frame problem. This is one of the most solid touring bikes you will ride. My 2006 was ready to tour on right out...
09-29-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,699
Posted By cyberpep

Park is not the only maker of bike tools, but...

Park is not the only maker of bike tools, but they are for sure the most expensive.
Forum: Introductions
09-29-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By cyberpep

Hi John, welcome to the BF. Always glad to see...

Hi John, welcome to the BF. Always glad to see other people from Ontario sign on. Where abouts are you and what kind of cycling do you plan to do? I am mostly into loaded touring, riding to work and...
Forum: Touring
09-22-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By cyberpep

+1 for ErickL's comments Tim Hortons would be...

+1 for ErickL's comments
Tim Hortons would be close to Canada's #1 roadside garbage supplier plus you never see a bike rack at any of their stores.
Forum: Touring
09-22-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By cyberpep

I think that front disc's are a great idea. The...

I think that front disc's are a great idea. The front Canti's on my Cannondale T2000 suck most of the time. Even with salmon Kool-Stop pads they will not stop me when it is wet plus I have constant...
Forum: Introductions
09-19-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By cyberpep

Hi memorex88, figured someone should welcome you...

Hi memorex88, figured someone should welcome you to BF. Welcome to a fellow Canadian and I am envious of your method of getting a new bike. I have heard some pretty bizzare ways to get a new bike but...
Forum: Touring
09-05-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By cyberpep

Hi BikinCanada, there was just a thread a while...

Hi BikinCanada, there was just a thread a while back about the Windsor.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=460999
I am sure that if you do a search you will find lots of info, good and bad,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By cyberpep

Hi and welcome djnzlab1, no need to be sorry...

Hi and welcome djnzlab1, no need to be sorry about asking a question about any bike on this forum. I am sure that you have not irritated anyone.
You will find that people on the touring forum...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By cyberpep

Hi ava, nice to have another Canadian aboard. You...

Hi ava, nice to have another Canadian aboard. You do realize that this is a bicycling forum.
My advice would be to forget the moped or scooter and get yourself a bicycle. Maybe a electric bike will...
09-02-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By cyberpep

Hi John 1992, I assume you are from Toronto,...

Hi John 1992, I assume you are from Toronto, never heard of Totonto.
I am currently using mountain biking shoe's with the recessed cleats and a set Shimano PD-M324 pedals with a regular platform on...
Forum: Touring
09-02-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyberpep

Personally I like wearing gloves but you need...

Personally I like wearing gloves but you need them to provide padding where you require it. Start with a pair of cheap gloves and see where they become worn. Everyone will have a slighty different...
08-29-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By cyberpep

Hi kache 98, +1 with evblazer If the chain...

Hi kache 98, +1 with evblazer

If the chain was just skipping on a worn cassette it would not likely jump 2-3 gears left, it would likely stay on the same gear.
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By cyberpep

Hi tcrook, this photo is not my bike, I have a...

Hi tcrook, this photo is not my bike, I have a Cannondale T2000. The photo is from a touring forum thread " POLL: What should I name my Randonee?" by "neilfien"....
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By cyberpep

Hi tcrook, if your Randonee setup looks simular...

Hi tcrook, if your Randonee setup looks simular to this you will have no problem with the Arkel T-42's.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2504362902_194732f5bc.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By cyberpep

+1 I forgot about ice cream. I think that ice...

+1 I forgot about ice cream. I think that ice cream is essential for a successfull bike tour.
I'm not sure about the + 40km, seems a little much for that route but many times good flat quiet roads...
Forum: Touring
08-28-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By cyberpep

Hi chris aug18, too bad your not going around the...

Hi chris aug18, too bad your not going around the lake, as much as I hate to admit it I find the USA side a much more enjoyable ride with bike lanes most of the way . I have added a link to a website...
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