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04-05-15, 09:12 AM
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Posted By wapiti

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04-02-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By wapiti

The Wahoo TICKR straps broadcast on both ANT+ and...

The Wahoo TICKR straps broadcast on both ANT+ and Bluetooth. I also use the Wahoo speed and cadence sensors as they also do both ANT+ and Bluetooth.
03-29-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By wapiti

Been using one since they came out. Unlike the...

Been using one since they came out. Unlike the Garmin's I used to use, never an issue and never had to send back for repairs.

fully Ant+, the manual is solved by finding the English language...
12-14-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,559
Posted By wapiti

I typically can get as many hours on the bike as...

I typically can get as many hours on the bike as I want with my phone. Turn off wifi and shut off the screen. You will be good for probably more than 12 hours of battery life. I keep my phone in...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,464
Posted By wapiti

You certainly have to get fenders to keep it...

You certainly have to get fenders to keep it going. I left Vancouver 20 years ago but I commuted from my home in New Westminster (Massey Heights/Crest Shopping Centre area) to our office in either...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

There is something about the Gulf Islands in the...

There is something about the Gulf Islands in the dog days of summer. Enjoy it.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

After the weather yesterday, and hearing rain...

After the weather yesterday, and hearing rain falling this morning when I got up, I figured I would drive to work.

Good Lord. Is it like that every day? Insanity. That was a solid reminder of...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,079
Posted By wapiti

There is nothing you can do when it is hot.

There is nothing you can do when it is hot.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Boy, what a change a week or so makes. Last...

Boy, what a change a week or so makes.

Last week we had daytime temps of in or around 37*C in the shade. This meant it was mid to high 20's at 6:30 AM when I leave for work. It was very warm, A...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,767
Posted By wapiti

I wear a Timbuk2 Especial Tres backpack. It is...

I wear a Timbuk2 Especial Tres backpack. It is waterproof (WATERPROOF), has reflective bits built in, is big enough for what I want and is quite comfortable.

i actually prefer a messenger bag...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,830
Posted By wapiti

Yep, the Deuters are the gold standard for what...

Yep, the Deuters are the gold standard for what you are asking. Surprisingly, the Timbuk2 I have been using lately (Especial Tres) is also really good. It's bigger, therefore heavier, but does a...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Haven't left the house yet. House smells like...

Haven't left the house yet. House smells like smoke. There is a grey/yellow haze outside. It's already 23*. Going to be hot and unpleasant today.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

My wife and daughter phoned me yesterday...

My wife and daughter phoned me yesterday afternoon and told me they were coming to pick me up. Hadn't been outside so didn't realize that the heavy haze in the air that I thought was really odd was...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I had a SLOW ride in this morning. I rode...

I had a SLOW ride in this morning.

I rode the Axel Merckx Gran Fondo on the weekend, about 2/3 of the way around the course my Garmin was reading 44.5*C. It was hot messy day. Still feeling sort...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I was thinking on my in this morning that I could...

I was thinking on my in this morning that I could have worn a sweater. Temp was 13* when I left the house.

Forecast for this afternnon is 33*, and getting warmer all week. Forecast for the Axel...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I am in the process of gluing up a new set of...

I am in the process of gluing up a new set of Gatorskins for my commuter bike as well.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Took the long route again this morning. Some...

Took the long route again this morning. Some hills to climb to make the morning exciting.

woman in a GMC Tahoe takes a right hand corner right behind me, then proceeds to pull out over a double...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Beautiful morning, loaded up and took the long...

Beautiful morning, loaded up and took the long way in. Climbed some hills ( which isn't as much as it sounds with the commute get up), through the orchards and by the horse farms before I dropped...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Sure they weren't vultures??

Sure they weren't vultures??
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Haven't posted for a few days. Pretty normal...

Haven't posted for a few days. Pretty normal commutes for the most part, except for last Thursday and this morning.

Last Thursday I was on my down the hill I have to deal with every morning,...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Today, after a week and a half of weather,...

Today, after a week and a half of weather, illness and work reasons that have kept me in the car, I finally able to get back on my bike.

It was fabulous to see the sun coming up behind the...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Thanks guys. Most of the time when I come down...

Thanks guys. Most of the time when I come down now I stay at the RV park on Cariboo or the Best Western on North Road. Daughter up at SFU is the main focal point - the riding has got worse over the...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I'm curious, as I used to live in New West. ...

I'm curious, as I used to live in New West.

Can you send me a map or GPX of the track?

Would love to see where the routes are.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,241
Posted By wapiti

My youngest is at SFU. I have told her not to...

My youngest is at SFU. I have told her not to even think of living off campus if she wants to maintain her sanity.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,241
Posted By wapiti

When I first went to Vancouver I could drive from...

When I first went to Vancouver I could drive from UBC to the foot of Cypress in about 12 minutes.

Richmond to the North Shore was maybe 20 minutes if you hit some red lights.

It was heaven. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Back on the bike today after 2 days off. Cold or...

Back on the bike today after 2 days off. Cold or allergies or something.

I got cursed out by a young woman who accelerated to try and get to a point where she could right hook me and had to jam...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,241
Posted By wapiti

I know Vancouver is not as bad as some cities but...

I know Vancouver is not as bad as some cities but honestly, every time I go there now, I just cringe. I left Vancouver 18 years ago and I thought the traffic was horrendous then, it was part of what...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Weather was great today, both on the way in, and...

Weather was great today, both on the way in, and the way home I scoped out different routes for getting around the construction on my usual route.

On my way home tonight, about half way home, my...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Had to make the phone call home this afternoon. ...

Had to make the phone call home this afternoon. Made it halfway home, then ducked into a pub and called.

winds were gusting to 80kmh and I was getting blown sideways by 3 or 4 feet at every gust.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By wapiti

I keep my suits at work and just walk them over...

I keep my suits at work and just walk them over to the dry cleaner when they need cleaning.

What I carry daily is shirt, undies, socks, belt, etc and i use the folder.

Shirt stays wrinkle free...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By wapiti

I use an Eagle Creek packing folder. Dress...

I use an Eagle Creek packing folder.

Dress shirt, tie, socks, belt, etc. All fit in the folder. Just slip the folder into my bag and good to go.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Back on the bike this morning. Huge storm blew...

Back on the bike this morning. Huge storm blew through last night but this morning was clear and bright. Lots of debris on the roads to get around.

A little chilly, but sunny.

Had to find a new...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I couldn't do it today. Got up. Couldn't get...

I couldn't do it today. Got up. Couldn't get going. Fell asleep in a chair downstairs. Ended up driving in, just couldn't do the ride today.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

I have to find a new route to work in the...

I have to find a new route to work in the mornings. Work has started on a Transit exchange upgrade along my normal route and the contractor decided that the best way to inform traffic of the work...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By wapiti

I was curious yesterday when I saw the name so I...

I was curious yesterday when I saw the name so I looked up the website. I was actually thinking they must be joking when I saw the map location compared to the main runway ......
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By wapiti

Harbour Landing? where the hell is there a...

Harbour Landing?

where the hell is there a Harbour in Regina??
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,292
Posted By wapiti

I, sadly, am forced to use a blackberry at work...

I, sadly, am forced to use a blackberry at work and Endomondo is one of the few products that work on that device. So work days I run Endomondo.

last year it seem that the Challenge was much...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By wapiti

I have been known to go on an afternoon group...

I have been known to go on an afternoon group ride with a backpack on.

Lights too.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Actually a nice ride this morning. Pouring rain,...

Actually a nice ride this morning. Pouring rain, I stopped at the Bike to Work Week "Celebration Station" that was sort of on the way. Not many people there. They had a hot coffee for me, some...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By wapiti

Day in and day out the only part of my daily...

Day in and day out the only part of my daily route that gets me is the right turns, not the full stop and then turn right but the " the road is going over there and that means a right here" sort of...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Wheel building is pretty easy, just take your...

Wheel building is pretty easy, just take your time. I do it when a hockey game is on.

no riding for me today, fighting a horrid cold and my wife wouldn't let me ride this morning. Went to the...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Cariboo is a beast. Used to live right by...

Cariboo is a beast. Used to live right by Cariboo Park and I found all sorts of ways to not have to ride up Cariboo.

in Kelowna now, my morning commute is about 30 m of climbing. My afternoon...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Used to live in New West, I am curious what the...

Used to live in New West, I am curious what the new route was??
Forum: Commuting
05-21-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

Funny enough I do the same with the right hand...

Funny enough I do the same with the right hand turn signal, it's a habit I developed from having too many look at me like I'm nuts when I actually signal a turn. If I combine it with pointing in the...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,144
Posted By wapiti

On the way home last night I got thinking, what...

On the way home last night I got thinking, what the hell chance do we, as cyclists, have when no one seems to be able to understand what hand signals mean.


One turn I make, a right hand turn. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,350
Posted By wapiti

The flatlands of Florida and a compact double...

The flatlands of Florida and a compact double with a 12-28 cassette?

you should change the cassette to a 12-25 or 11-23 depending on your fitness level. The range will be much tighter.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,211
Posted By wapiti

I don't think this right. At least not unless...

I don't think this right. At least not unless you can go into one of their "custom" locations.

The Metropolis ( the largest MBag ) is sold as a "right-handed" bag which of course means it carries...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,211
Posted By wapiti

I carry a fair bit in my bag but very rarely...

I carry a fair bit in my bag but very rarely carry a laptop anymore. I sometimes carry my iPad, but don't even have to carry that most of the time.

i make extensive use of a software product...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,398
Posted By wapiti

Nagasawa, Kvale, Kalavinka, anything by Naked or...

Nagasawa, Kvale, Kalavinka, anything by Naked or Carl Strong.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,211
Posted By wapiti

I use both a backpack and a messenger bag, the...

I use both a backpack and a messenger bag, the backpack more often to be honest.

i cannot get a messenger bag as large as I want - to carry my work clothes, my gym kit, running shoes for the gym...
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