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Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,920
Posted By pjsingh

Can't help you with the over heating issue, but...

Can't help you with the over heating issue, but as far as maps go you don't need a data connection, and the idea of using screenshots sound rather cumbersome. You can download maps of the whole USA,...
Forum: Touring
09-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By pjsingh

Thanks everyone for the suggestions/anecdotes. We...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions/anecdotes. We currently live in Toronto but are originally from Montreal. We ride year round and have been doing so for some years, like most people in these...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By pjsingh

We are expecting temperatures between 40+C to...

We are expecting temperatures between 40+C to -10C. The hot parts will be in Uzbekistan while the cold parts in Kyrgyzstan.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By pjsingh

Thanks for Lonely Planet reference. We have...

Thanks for Lonely Planet reference.

We have the same concerns with the local postal service, not to mention custom regulations and wait times.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By pjsingh

We expect the temperatures to range from 40+C to...

We expect the temperatures to range from 40+C to maybe -10C. Not crazy cold but cold enough to have to think about season specific clothing.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By pjsingh

Multi climate tours - logistics

Next year we are planning on a 3-4 month tour that will transition from very hot weather to coolish/cold weather. We figure the first 3 months or so will be hot to very hot while the last month will...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By pjsingh

How easy were the various boat crossings? Any...

How easy were the various boat crossings? Any issues for bicycles on the ferry? How did you carry all that water, and finally you may or may not know this, what's it like for women travellers?
Forum: Touring
05-03-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,648
Posted By pjsingh

I was in France last year. A friend bought a SIM...

I was in France last year. A friend bought a SIM card from Orange, only requirements where a passport and money.
As others have said you don't need data for your GPS to work.
Download all of...
Forum: Touring
10-29-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,825
Posted By pjsingh

I take pride in my accomplishments, not in stuff...

I take pride in my accomplishments, not in stuff I buy at a store. :)
So yeah I make my bikes ugly, I'd rather have an ugly bike that I can ride, than a pretty bike that was stolen and someone...
Forum: Touring
10-29-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,825
Posted By pjsingh

I'm firmly in the make it ugly camp. :) My...

I'm firmly in the make it ugly camp. :)

My bike isn't a "beater" and it isn't ruined, it probably works better now than the day I bought it. I mean really, no one has to know if your bike is...
Forum: Touring
10-23-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,825
Posted By pjsingh

I have small Abus u-lock, it's not that heavy and...

I have small Abus u-lock, it's not that heavy and so far so good. I also subscribe to the idea of making the bike ugly and removing/hiding silly loud logos, none of which effect the performance of...
Forum: Touring
09-30-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,520
Posted By pjsingh

To the OP. If you are indeed in Toronto Canada,...

To the OP. If you are indeed in Toronto Canada, your provincial health care insurance covers you for out of country medical expenses. However there are some things you should know.
You are covered...
Forum: Touring
08-24-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By pjsingh

Duct tape you say...what can't be fixed with duct...

Duct tape you say...what can't be fixed with duct tape. 😁
Forum: Touring
08-24-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By pjsingh

It's an old Brodie hybrid, I bought it used about...

It's an old Brodie hybrid, I bought it used about 15yrs ago i think the bike itself is from the early 90's. It has served me well all these years
Forum: Touring
08-24-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By pjsingh

I'm aware of omm racks. But cheap as I am, I'll...

I'm aware of omm racks. But cheap as I am, I'll probably be buying some more reasonably priced knock-offs.
Forum: Touring
08-24-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By pjsingh

I may try something like leather or cordura...

I may try something like leather or cordura reinforcements...however the more I think of it the more I'm coming to the conclusion that low riders may be just too dangerous. I think it may be time to...
Forum: Touring
08-23-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By pjsingh

Panniers taking a beating

Hi everyone. Long time lurker here.

Just returned from an off road trip through the wilds of northern Ontario. I've noticed that on one of my front pannier's the leading edge has been torn. The...
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