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Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By a1rabbit

I like this...

I like this (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/Pumps/PRD~5016-153/filzer-mini-zee-pump-wpressure-gauge.jsp) pump, nice and small, has a flip out foot pedal so you can put some weight into it....
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By a1rabbit

I've been using this one...

I've been using this one (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442623581&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693749&bmUID=1276222712636). It's has a hose so I am less...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By a1rabbit

I use these...

I use these (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442626847&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302692435&bmUID=1276222194949), I've not used them on any super long rides...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,443
Posted By a1rabbit

A trip will almost always help with stress. :D ...

A trip will almost always help with stress. :D

Whats important is that you had fun and want to do it again.
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,443
Posted By a1rabbit

I do the same thing usually, over-saturate just a...

I do the same thing usually, over-saturate just a little bit and turns what some people may consider an otherwise "dull" photo into something that really pops. Then again, sometimes a desat is great...
Forum: Touring
06-06-10, 12:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,548
Posted By a1rabbit

Who cares if what he did was dumb, he did not...

Who cares if what he did was dumb, he did not deserve to have his tent stolen to finish icing the cake.

Sucks man, I hope you get it back.
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,258
Posted By a1rabbit

Timothy was doing things that I don't think...

Timothy was doing things that I don't think anyone in their right mind would even consider, seriously... The guy would stand right next to the Grizzlies and thought they were his friends. He got...
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,258
Posted By a1rabbit

Yeah, when I was a kid myself and two friends...

Yeah, when I was a kid myself and two friends were stalked by a cat, not sure what kind. We just kept heading down the road till we got back to the first cabin. The Cat followed us the entire way....
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By a1rabbit

Since you're in Canada check out MEC...

Since you're in Canada check out MEC (http://www.mec.ca/), they are typically very fairly priced for a good product. I've never used their racks or panniers but that's where I'll be getting them when...
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,258
Posted By a1rabbit

I honestly think a big reason for bears not...

I honestly think a big reason for bears not attaching us when they see us is simply that they are smarter than that. You might read this and think this is a crazy statement to make but it's something...
Forum: Touring
06-04-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By a1rabbit

Very true, same can be said for pretty much...

Very true, same can be said for pretty much anything though. Statically, almost everything we encounter on a daily basis has a larger of a chance to hurt us than a bear we encounter in the wild. Cars...
Forum: Touring
06-04-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By a1rabbit

This is an interesting thread to me because the...

This is an interesting thread to me because the other day (week?) we had a thread about bear spray in which I know TrekFix replied because I remember her bear encounter stories.

I replied to the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By a1rabbit

lol, I knew someone would bring that up. I've...

lol, I knew someone would bring that up. I've considered it all and I'm still not sure what I want anymore. For some cyclocross bikes the change to some lower rings means a derailleur change too....
Forum: Touring
05-31-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By a1rabbit

Only thing that's made me shy away from...

Only thing that's made me shy away from cyclocross bikes are the gear ratios, they tend not have the lower gearing that a mountain bike or touring bike has. If that's not an issue for you it might be...
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By a1rabbit

Good luck, hope everything goes smoothly! Enjoy...

Good luck, hope everything goes smoothly! Enjoy taking lots of photos!
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

There is a huge difference between pitching a...

There is a huge difference between pitching a tent for the night without a fire, far away from any houses in the middle of the woods and being gone as soon as when the sun rises... than setting up a...
05-24-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By a1rabbit

Do you think a Cyclocross is for me?

Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, especially the Cyclocross area of it.

I'll try to keep this short (Yeah right) while allowing you to get an image of what I need.

My story is that I'm 31...
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By a1rabbit

It's nice to see a thread where not everyone is...

It's nice to see a thread where not everyone is pushing touring specific bikes as the only true and sane option, even for a short trip.

When I was a kid I did weekend tours on a mountain bike with...
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By a1rabbit

That's something I want to do, you're going to...

That's something I want to do, you're going to enjoy it. Just yesterday I took my son (Five) to look at some canoes and kayaks. Maybe in a couple years when he's older I'll get us both started with...
Forum: Touring
05-23-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By a1rabbit

I'm thinking about this now too, I have the money...

I'm thinking about this now too, I have the money to buy the bike I've been wanting, the LHT. Well, I did have it until I loaned it to family. (it's okay, family is more important.)

But here's...
Forum: Touring
05-23-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By a1rabbit

Would be better to lock his zippers shut with a...

Would be better to lock his zippers shut with a zip-strap and then collapse the tent on him. Not that I'd do that...

Better be fast at getting away.
05-22-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By a1rabbit

I'll go check that out now. Right,...

I'll go check that out now.



Right, what I'm looking for though is more of a route I can take that's close to home for when I just want to go out for a short ride. I'm going to check out fort...
05-22-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By a1rabbit

Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll ride out...

Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll ride out there someday, but for a simple ride close to home that one is a bit out of the way.
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By a1rabbit

Don't want to derail the thread but there is...

Don't want to derail the thread but there is something I've always wondered and it's on the same topic, bears. I know all about bear safety, etc. Not to sleep in your cooking clothes, how far away to...
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By a1rabbit

I think they were wrong to just come up and...

I think they were wrong to just come up and decide they could share. You guys probably had the nicest spot and they wanted in on it too, which makes sense. I'd probably have been to docile to speak...
05-21-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By a1rabbit

Anyone have some good road bike routes in Surrey BC?

I've just started riding again and I find Surrey is an extremely boring place to ride so far. I typically get around 13km and get sick of the surroundings. I don't really find traffic a problem,...
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By a1rabbit

What did you learn from your ride today?

I figure most people here ride fairly often, that said, what did you learn from your ride today?

I'll start it off.

Today I learned to ride with my water-bottle valve open to make spraying...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 10:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

In Canada we have a TON of crown land, as an...

In Canada we have a TON of crown land, as an example I live in BC, 94% of BC is crown land and any Canadian can camp on crown land for up to 21 days, if they move 100 meters after that they can stay...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

I swear electrik, it's a Canadian thing. We just...

I swear electrik, it's a Canadian thing. We just seem more laid back about it.

At the very least it seems to be an American thing, it seems to me people in the US are way more concerned about...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

cyccommute; I'm fairly sure we're on the...

cyccommute;

I'm fairly sure we're on the same page as far as this topic goes. I'd not hop a fence, or camp on land I know for sure is owned by someone else.

You did not include the entire...
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

Not trying to drag you into anything. Sorry if I...

Not trying to drag you into anything. Sorry if I stated that I respect you even if I disagree with you at times.

I don't see why short-term or long-term membership has any relevance.
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

I'd like to point out that I'm not mad, reading...

I'd like to point out that I'm not mad, reading this will probably sound like I am but if was a real conversation I'd come off as very relaxed. This is basically a friendly debate to me.




Way...
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

It sounds pathetic that I'd consider being...

It sounds pathetic that I'd consider being stealthy as a means of being safe rather than a means of breaking the law?

What is with people on this forum giving replies like this just for having an...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

Honestly? I guess I've never thought of it...

Honestly?

I guess I've never thought of it that way, I assumed everyone just figured the word stealth was in place not because it implied they are hiding because they think they're breaking the...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,472
Posted By a1rabbit

How do you like the horn? I'm looking at getting...

How do you like the horn? I'm looking at getting the same one, or similar....
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,748
Posted By a1rabbit

Got one.

Based on replies to the thread I picked up a "Take-a-Look" mirror and after one eight mile ride, I love it. Took a little while to get adjusted, nothing major. Just have to adjust it, ride a bit so...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,472
Posted By a1rabbit

Heh, whats a macro lens and a mini tripod when...

Heh, whats a macro lens and a mini tripod when you already have all that other stuff! I'll go against the grain and just say take em! haha.

Why three batteries though? Do the Cannons eat through a...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,472
Posted By a1rabbit

How many extra items are you taking for the...

How many extra items are you taking for the camera gear to be 7lbs? Lenses, etc.

I'll probably take my older Nikon D80 on some trips but I'll limit it to one lens and a mini tripod. I'd love to...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

Stranger, Danger.

When I said "Just looking for a place is typically called "Stealth Camping"." I used the word "typically" simply because it's how it's come to be known through forums and websites, for the most part....
Forum: Touring
05-16-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,535
Posted By a1rabbit

Just looking for a place is typically called...

Just looking for a place is typically called "Stealth Camping". I see no problem with it, but some people on this forum are very against it and basically think it's stealing because someone owns the...
Forum: Touring
05-16-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,688
Posted By a1rabbit

Wow, lucky guy! My advice is pretty lame but...

Wow, lucky guy!

My advice is pretty lame but here it goes.

I'm learning bikes are a very personal item. Besides, I tend to do things on a budget so I don't really know much about bikes over...
Forum: Touring
05-13-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,904
Posted By a1rabbit

Yeah, lol.

Yeah, lol.
Forum: Touring
05-13-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,904
Posted By a1rabbit

Do you ever let them?

Do you ever let them?
Forum: Touring
05-11-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By a1rabbit

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
05-09-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By a1rabbit

No, I meant defiantly. I was trying to be...

No, I meant defiantly. I was trying to be humorous. :p

Unless you were agreeing about something else. Hard to know for sure.
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By a1rabbit

I had to look up what a "Randonnees" was...

I had to look up what a "Randonnees" was (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randonneuring)!




I'm not trying to be elite by any stretch of the imagination. I guess I just assumed touring was an...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By a1rabbit

Thanks for the links, I'll defiantly read them....

Thanks for the links, I'll defiantly read them. (typo was on purpose, was trying to be humorous.)

You've actually been one of the people who's comments I've paid a lot of attention too for many...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By a1rabbit

What do you consider a tour?

Maybe this is a silly question but I don't think I've seen any mention of it.

So what do you consider to be a tour?

Do you have to cover a certain distance?

Do you have to be away from home...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By a1rabbit

I've still not done a first tour yet, at least...

I've still not done a first tour yet, at least not since I was a teenager. I can't say how far you could go in a given amount of months as that is something you'll just have to work on. To train...
Forum: Touring
05-04-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By a1rabbit

I think you can have them shipped to the USA, but...

I think you can have them shipped to the USA, but you'll have to buy a membership for five bucks. Sort of like REI.
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