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Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,248
Posted By skookum

Its part of a pilot study on ebikes, there is a...

Its part of a pilot study on ebikes, there is a survey you can fill out. I think BC is doing similar but I'm not what stage they are at.

From an article on BC ebike regs:



Some of these...
Forum: Touring
09-19-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,248
Posted By skookum

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sign at West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area. Hub of many multi user...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,248
Posted By skookum

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/ebike01_1b5cb2932520d9c7b1bcac99ce353d8d40fb8ab6.jpg
E bikes arent going anywhere, so this whole big mess is going to be around for a...
08-31-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By skookum

I figured it was something like that.

I figured it was something like that.
08-31-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By skookum

I would check with UPS as to their policy w.r.t....

I would check with UPS as to their policy w.r.t. customs brokerage - I expect it will be fairly pricey, for what basically amounts to filling out a few forms.
I believe the duty on bicycles is 11%....
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

I'd concur with HF's advice. Make sure you have...

I'd concur with HF's advice. Make sure you have adequate clothing.
Hope that the weather is good and that you have a great trip!
06-27-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,822
Posted By skookum

At first glance it makes more sense than some of...

At first glance it makes more sense than some of those chintzy cables we see.
Now I will wait for the video of how easy it is to defeat.
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

I think that is close to the truth. Speaking...

I think that is close to the truth.

Speaking of park rules, every little stop on highway 93 in Kootenay park has a sign telling you not to pick morels. After a couple years of wildfires close to...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

Last time I took my bike on the train, 3 years...

Last time I took my bike on the train, 3 years ago, I just rolled it on, panniers and all.

The train is a really relaxing way to travel especially if you are not in a hurry, but be aware the...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

Okay I found this: ...

Okay I found this:



https://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/parksb2c/FAQs
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

Yeah I looked today and couldn't find anything...

Yeah I looked today and couldn't find anything mentioning cyclists. Personally I wouldn't sweat it, but we did have to show a pass on that day.
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

I almost always have a pass being a pseudo-local,...

I almost always have a pass being a pseudo-local, although it is usually in my car. People ride in from Canmore to Banff on the legacy trail and nobody cares, and I agree it would be hazardous to...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By skookum

You do need to purchase a pass if you cycle into...

You do need to purchase a pass if you cycle into the park. You can sneak by if you coming from Canmore on the legacy trail, but we did have to show a pass entering Jasper from the west on highway 16...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
Posted By skookum

What 's hot? Bike packing, frame bags, 1X...

What 's hot?

Bike packing, frame bags, 1X drive systems, disc brakes, plus tires, tubeless.

What's not?

Racks and Panniers, rim brakes, skinny tires.

The old stuff worked, so does the new...
06-21-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,026
Posted By skookum

I had the pawls go in a Phil Wood hub, the grease...

I had the pawls go in a Phil Wood hub, the grease was gone/contaminated and the pawls were all warped.
It was a write off, and I ended up getting a complete new wheel.

Good luck with getting the...
06-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,047
Posted By skookum

I would look for an older steel framed mountain...

I would look for an older steel framed mountain bike with front suspension that fits.
A cruiser would be fine too, its just that there are lots of older mtn bikes for sale
Put a hub motor on it...
06-15-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,050
Posted By skookum

Thanks guys for researching this. It shows how...

Thanks guys for researching this. It shows how careful you have to be about information online.It appears that the info about simple green was based on an older formulation. Probably still a good...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,828
Posted By skookum

I have a gates belt drive on my Jones Plus...

I have a gates belt drive on my Jones Plus rohloff and I used it on the southern 1/3 of the Great Divide. It was fine, no problems.
I did carry a spare belt , because I'm paranoid about things like...
05-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,279
Posted By skookum

I've had the same internal dialogue. I have a...

I've had the same internal dialogue. I have a weekend place where there are lots of old logging roads, lots of hills and some long distances. Its fun on a regular bike but its just too much work and...
04-05-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,657
Posted By skookum

That was a couple of years ago and I think it was...

That was a couple of years ago and I think it was the first time I'd heard of freezing destroying the nutrients. Now I hear it all the time, but not from any credible source. Pies are good, freezing...
04-05-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By skookum

Somebody who was advocating keto or some such...

Somebody who was advocating keto or some such diet, was telling me that all the vegetarians are going to die early from cancer from pesticide residues.
04-05-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,657
Posted By skookum

It sounds like one of those ideas that circulate...

It sounds like one of those ideas that circulate on social media.

I offered a bunch of apples from my backyard tree to my neighbour who was into juicing.
She said there were too many to use...
04-04-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,185
Posted By skookum

Thanks Bob for clarifying that.

Thanks Bob for clarifying that.
04-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,185
Posted By skookum

It was actually a pretty cool place. Lots of...

It was actually a pretty cool place. Lots of vintage bikes that were the personal property of the owner, vintage components in glass cases. Very Portland. I do see your point, and I have no idea what...
04-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,185
Posted By skookum

I thought the 21st century LBS was going to be...

I thought the 21st century LBS was going to be like Velo Cult in Portland. Craft beer, coffees, repairs and sales and a cool place to hang out. They appeared to have it figured out. They closed last...
04-02-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By skookum

This is good info. Thanks

This is good info. Thanks
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,981
Posted By skookum

He won't get in. Maybe he can convince...

He won't get in.

Maybe he can convince somebody to pay his way on the ferry, but its fairly pricey.



Agreed.

The guy has personal demons to overcome, I wish him well in doing so.
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,316
Posted By skookum

I like it and I am going to offer this version...

I like it and I am going to offer this version from the Stop Making Sense video.
:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM9SHDNAbPw
03-29-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By skookum

I have Spykes on my Jones Plus and I have to...

I have Spykes on my Jones Plus and I have to admit I haven't been that impressed by them. However. I've been watching videos and learning more about how to adjust them, differences between different...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,775
Posted By skookum

I use an etrex 30. I've used the etrex products...

I use an etrex 30. I've used the etrex products for years, so I am used to them and with a micro SD card you can store lots of maps and routes and tracks. I have a Garmin handlebar mount for cycling....
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By skookum

Velo Orange have Mojave cages made specifically...

Velo Orange have Mojave cages made specifically for Nalgenes. They are a bit pricey, I managed to pick up a few on sale a couple of years ago

Velo Orange...
03-20-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,424
Posted By skookum

They are saying it is something different than...

They are saying it is something different than koroyd, and of course they think it is better.

I have no idea if it is any better, indeed I'd never even heard of koroyd until I started reading...
03-20-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,424
Posted By skookum

Article in Popular Science ...

Article in Popular Science (https://www.popsci.com/trek-wavecel-bicycle-helmet-science#page-2)explaining wavecel technology and how it differs from other helmets.
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,263
Posted By skookum

Nope. But it is a cool image.

Nope. But it is a cool image.
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,263
Posted By skookum

Its not Mexican, its Egyptian. It's the Eye of...

Its not Mexican, its Egyptian. It's the Eye of Horus.

Wikipedia

(Google is your friend)
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,569
Posted By skookum

I will mail mine to you. Except its illegal.

I will mail mine to you. Except its illegal.
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,569
Posted By skookum

I have a few in my basement too. What to do with...

I have a few in my basement too. What to do with them? I think you are supposed to take them to a hazardous materials receiving site.
Forum: Touring
03-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,981
Posted By skookum

Iohan started on the Dempster highway from Inuvik...

Iohan started on the Dempster highway from Inuvik in the NWT, although he later did Alaska. He has done a lot of side trips so it doesn't fit neatly into a point to point journey. Although Iohan does...
Forum: Touring
03-12-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,981
Posted By skookum

You are very likely to be asked if you have any...

You are very likely to be asked if you have any money, credit cards, etc. Don't know how sticky they are about this, but it would be prudent to have a good answer before you are asked.
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By skookum

Beer posters, you say? ...

Beer posters, you say?


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1140x670/il_1140xn_1671725982_duos_9f6a8c3303958a81a0b0ebcf6eb3b894a9727d06.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,263
Posted By skookum

The animal that attacked Taylor Mitchell was a...

The animal that attacked Taylor Mitchell was a coyote not coyote/wolf hybrid. It does appear to have been pack behaviour.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Mitchell



This idea about...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,354
Posted By skookum

So....should we petition to have the name of this...

So....should we petition to have the name of this forum changed?
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,354
Posted By skookum

Thats what I've been telling you guys....

Thats what I've been telling you guys. Bikepacking is fashionable and trendy. Bicycle touring is old and stodgy.
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By skookum

Thats been my experience as well. I have ridden...

Thats been my experience as well. I have ridden the GDMBR with panniers. There is very little single track on it, so panniers were not a problem. I can see that panniers, especially front lowriders...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By skookum

Hmm. I hated the "comfort bars " on my Thorn and...

Hmm. I hated the "comfort bars " on my Thorn and tried Jones bars. I didn't like them and traded them for Crazy bars, which I like a lot better. As Blarney noted, switching to a Jones from a drop bar...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By skookum

If I remember correctly, air resistance is...

If I remember correctly, air resistance is proportional to the square of the velocity. 15 mph is about 24 km/h, I never go that fast when I am touring unless I am going downhill.
I am wondering...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By skookum

It is a start but I agree we need better data.

It is a start but I agree we need better data.
Forum: Touring
02-24-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,354
Posted By skookum

It's why we have the internet. So we can argue...

It's why we have the internet. So we can argue about inconsequential things.
Forum: Touring
02-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,354
Posted By skookum

Bike packing is for younger people, and is trendy...

Bike packing is for younger people, and is trendy right now.
Bike touring is for older, stodgier people and is kind of passe.
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By skookum

It's great to see such a huge variety of bicycles...

It's great to see such a huge variety of bicycles and touring styles available. The problem is that it makes decisons harder to make.
But for people that are not riding their bikes right now, it...
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