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Forum: Touring
08-20-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,057
Posted By StephD99

Hi, Thanks to those who gave some good...

Hi,

Thanks to those who gave some good examples of their experience. It was very helpful and gave me some options to think about. End result: After 1 week of trying with customer service via...
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,057
Posted By StephD99

you misunderstand... I purchased the tickets in...

you misunderstand...
I purchased the tickets in June. Those are bought and paid for. It's the baggage policy that changed post-ticket purchase.

And ya... when a price goes from $65 to $150 USD,...
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,057
Posted By StephD99

Advice or Tips! AeroMexico screwing me big time

Hi,

Here's the situation. I'm leaving August 22nd from Montreal --> Managua (Nicaragua).

I booked the tickets in early June. I checked, printed and screen shot, the baggage policy. It was $65...
Forum: Touring
06-15-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,533
Posted By StephD99

Just don't keep all your cash in one place, and...

Just don't keep all your cash in one place, and if the unlikely happens, and you get robbed, so be it. Let them have your stuff. Nothing in a bike or bike pannier worth fighting over.
Forum: Touring
06-12-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By StephD99

Thanks! DJB.. I'll send you a PM now :) thanks!

Thanks!
DJB.. I'll send you a PM now :) thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,000
Posted By StephD99

Once in Ontario we came up to a campsite on...

Once in Ontario we came up to a campsite on Labour day, and they were closed for the season. They felt bad for us, and said we can camp for free, but be discreet. So we did. Then we walked to town...
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By StephD99

AeroMexico and Baggage Handling

HI,

End of August we're flying with our bikes for the first time. Aeromexico is the airline, we're going to pack the bike up in a bike box from our bike shop.

I keep reading stories about how...
Forum: Touring
03-27-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By StephD99

Thanks for the tips/feedback everyone. I don't...

Thanks for the tips/feedback everyone. I don't think this where we will do our next tour after all, it just doesn't seem to line up with what we look for in a tour.

We've decided to look more...
Forum: Touring
03-24-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By StephD99

Hi, I did the trip last year over 2 days...

Hi,

I did the trip last year over 2 days with my girlfriend, it's a nice ride, and over 5 days, you will be more then comfortable. Most families we say were doing it over 4 days, i.e. 50km a day,...
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By StephD99

I will S.C.U.B.A. for sure! I have my Advanced...

I will S.C.U.B.A. for sure! I have my Advanced Open Water, but I'd likely only do one dive, maybe two. My partner is not a diver and has no desire to be one. Im also a sailor, and she isn't.. but we...
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By StephD99

ughhhhhh feeling discouraged that this isn't a...

ughhhhhh feeling discouraged that this isn't a bike touring kind of trip!
We try and do a 2-3 week tour every year around September and having trouble finding a destination (I know, what a problem...
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By StephD99

Thanks. Canadian female, with another female....

Thanks.
Canadian female, with another female. We are also a same-sex couple, so super conscious that we cannot be out in the Caribbean.

Im reading Guadaloupe roads arean exception in the area...
Forum: Touring
03-21-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By StephD99

Bike Touring in Caribbean?

Hi,

Anyone here ever tour in the Caribbean?

For work reasons, a trip to Marie Galante and Guadeloupe is in the near future come next September/October, and if we can turn that into a bike trip...
Forum: Touring
12-14-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,299
Posted By StephD99

I for one wouldn't even want to do a tour if I...

I for one wouldn't even want to do a tour if I could only afford $7 - $10 a day! I'd wait to save up to try and push it to at least $20 so I could enjoy a few of life's pleasures along the way... a...
Forum: Touring
10-05-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,494
Posted By StephD99

beer, wine or whiskey...and a deck of cards.

beer, wine or whiskey...and a deck of cards.
Forum: Touring
09-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By StephD99

Lol! Maybe he just had a fight with his wife and...

Lol! Maybe he just had a fight with his wife and your timing was off.

My gf and I were in the middle of Ontario on a bike trail, it was a tough biking day, and I got super mad because of...
Forum: Touring
09-19-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By StephD99

South Africa

My gf and I are starting to look at our next bike touring destination for next year.

We always try and combine wine and biking (not drinking and biking! just being in wine regions with our bikes),...
Forum: Touring
08-24-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,780
Posted By StephD99

I love my Five Ten FreeRider shoes. They are...

I love my Five Ten FreeRider shoes. They are solid, look good, and super comfortable.

Five Ten | Freerider Mountain Bike Shoe | Black (http://www.fiveten.com/us/freerider-black-khaki)

I love...
Forum: Touring
08-03-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,415
Posted By StephD99

I use Ortliebs, and love how waterproof they are....

I use Ortliebs, and love how waterproof they are. I found that if I am on my bike and the skies open up for a downpour, I am not the type to stop and put on waterproof covers or even my rain jacket...
Forum: Touring
08-02-16, 12:17 PM
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By StephD99

Thanks everyone. Helpful to know what others do....

Thanks everyone. Helpful to know what others do. I like the 2 pairs idea, and wash one every night. We are camping, but if we can wash dishes, we can wash a pair of shorts.

As for distance riding,...
Forum: Touring
07-26-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By StephD99

Cycling Shorts.. ladies?

This past weekend my girlfriend and I did our first long distance ride. 200km over two days, camping.

All went well.. except.. well.. our bums are SOOOOOOO SORE. That last 50km yesterday was...
Forum: Touring
07-19-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,646
Posted By StephD99

I love reading your blog updates! Thanks for...

I love reading your blog updates! Thanks for writing it!
Forum: Touring
06-16-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,980
Posted By StephD99

I just got the Planet Bike Protege 9.0...

I just got the Planet Bike Protege 9.0 (https://www.amazon.ca/Planet-Bike-9-Function-Computer-Temperature/dp/B000AO9R8C) (non-wireless) off Amazon a few weeks ago and love it. If you don't need GPS...
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By StephD99

No photo of a bike with this set-up. Their whole...

No photo of a bike with this set-up. Their whole concept is "vintage" they actually do a lot more fixed gear or single speeds builds then anything else, and their other frames are styled like classic...
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By StephD99

Re: climbing... ya, a bit? Our big upcoming trip...

Re: climbing... ya, a bit? Our big upcoming trip is fairly flat, but day long trips out of the city (to the Laurentians) and 2 day trips up to Quebec city have big climbs. I don't know if it's insane...
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By StephD99

Custom Build: Thoughts and suggestions

Hi,

I had posted previously that I was looking for a touring bike around $1,000 (canadian dollars), and after many unsuccessful looks at 2nd hand bikes I eventually found a bike shop in Montreal...
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

Yes! A great shop in Montreal called C&L cycle....

Yes! A great shop in Montreal called C&L cycle. They make their own frames, and have one called "The Montreal" made of alloy steel.
I am new to touring, so not sure if it's the best of the best,...
Forum: Touring
04-04-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

Quick update, and thanks for everyone's input. ...

Quick update, and thanks for everyone's input.

Saw the Kona Sutra...horrible condition, and no, parts were not changed in 11 years. The guy had zero interest in negotiating, he was firm on his...
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

I would buy new and customize is I had a ton of...

I would buy new and customize is I had a ton of cash, so ya, ideally spend $1,000 on the bike and if need be a few hundred on upgrades and repairs and I'll hopefully still be ahead.

Called a shop...
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

$1,000 is just for bike. The trip is in late...

$1,000 is just for bike. The trip is in late summer, but I'd like the bike now so I can ride it and also, it's getting dangerous to commute to work with my 2.5 year old son in a front bike seat (!!),...
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

Good point for clarification... it's $1,000 CDN...

Good point for clarification... it's $1,000 CDN which is, right now, sadly, about $770 USD. I called around to local shops, and the 2016 Surly LHT is going for $1,800 CDN, and they don't have any my...
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By StephD99

Help with 1st Touring Bike Purchase

Hi,

I have a trip to Montreal --> Prince Edward County planned for the summer and am looking at purchasing a proper touring bike. Right now I only have a fixed gear bike and that isn't what I want...
Forum: Touring
08-10-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By StephD99

Wow awesome. Nice to see your itinerary, will...

Wow awesome. Nice to see your itinerary, will help me plan where to sleep etc...
Forum: Touring
08-01-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By StephD99

Good tips! Thanks for responding. I think I...

Good tips! Thanks for responding.

I think I am going to lean more towards train-ing it back, and that way we can take a nice long trip and make fun stops along the way.
Forum: Touring
07-31-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By StephD99

Montreal to Prince Edward County

Hi,

New to this form, new to touring, but not new to biking.

Girlfriend and I want to bike from Montreal to Prince Edward County to do the vineyards etc.. I have a billion questions about gear,...
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