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Forum: Touring
04-18-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By jhawk

Cheers for the recommendation, Doug! Always time...

Cheers for the recommendation, Doug! Always time for a pint! ;)
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By jhawk

Maybe 30K is too low of a guesstimation, I guess...

Maybe 30K is too low of a guesstimation, I guess I will find out when I get to go out on a few test rides.
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By jhawk

I definitely do not ride as fast as you, Sir!...

I definitely do not ride as fast as you, Sir! Commendable speed, that. I'm starting out with thirty, then building up. Besides, thirty will allow me to stop and see places and experience places, and...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By jhawk

Thoughts on Cross-Canada Route?

Hi all,

Hi all,

Preparing for my cross-Canada ride this year, wondering how on earth I'm going to traverse this vast expanse!

Here's a prospective route that I've laid out via Google Maps,...
Forum: Touring
02-06-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By jhawk

Hi AK08820, This bag that I'll be getting...

Hi AK08820,

This bag that I'll be getting will be given to me by the company, as a thank you for reviewing their panniers, and for me to review on my website as I cross Canada this year. I hope...
Forum: Touring
02-05-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By jhawk

M-Wave Handlebar Bag + Modolo Yuma Trekking Bars - attachment help?

Hi all,

I'm due to receive an M-Wave handlebar bag soon, from Messingschlager of Germany. I have a set of Modolo YUMA trekking bars, and will need to come up with a way to attach the bag to the...
Forum: Triathlon
10-29-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By jhawk

Don't worry, I found it rather humourous!...

Don't worry, I found it rather humourous! Unfortunately (and it pains me to say this), but I can't be of help in either department! :(
Forum: Triathlon
10-29-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By jhawk

For a second there I thought you were asking for...

For a second there I thought you were asking for Dating advice in the Triathlon section... :cry:
Forum: Touring
10-24-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By jhawk

Well, I would call my touring bike an awesome...

Well, I would call my touring bike an awesome find!

The story goes something like this: I met an Englishman named Paul Newman at a local campground as I was out riding my old, crappy do-everything...
Forum: Introductions
10-18-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By jhawk

Hi there! Name's Jack, and I'm cycling...

Hi there!

Name's Jack, and I'm cycling across the country next year. I'll be in Vancouver, hopefully, by August/September of next year! Maybe you can show me around, I've heard Vancouver's a great...
Forum: Touring
10-15-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By jhawk

Interviewing a very inspirational young woman!

Hi all, below is an article from my website, which details an interview that I conducted with round-the-world cyclist, Shirine Taylor (of A Wandering Nomad (http://awanderingphoto.wordpress.com))....
Forum: Touring
10-05-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,284
Posted By jhawk

Oreo cookies. Or ice cream. Or perhaps a local...

Oreo cookies. Or ice cream. Or perhaps a local delicacy.
Forum: Touring
10-04-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,517
Posted By jhawk

This is my buddy, Iohan's documentary, of his...

This is my buddy, Iohan's documentary, of his current tour - from the Arctic Circle, to South America. It's called, "I Want To See The World", and this part is called, "The North."
...
Forum: Touring
10-04-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By jhawk

What a summer I've had!

Hi all,

It has been ages since I last posted on these forums. So I thought I'd give you a quick update on what's going on in my touring world, my plans for next year, and since my summer is now...
Forum: Touring
07-18-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jhawk

I guess I was in a bit of a rush and forgot to...

I guess I was in a bit of a rush and forgot to fill up my hydration pack. :( Lesson learned, definitely. Unfortunately, I also learned the hard way.
Forum: Touring
07-17-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jhawk

Retrospectively, I should have taken both the...

Retrospectively, I should have taken both the Camelbak and three water bottles, yes. Just something I forgot to put on the bike - schoolboy error, and I learned from it. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-17-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jhawk

+2. Since I am neither giant, nor Canadian -...

+2.

Since I am neither giant, nor Canadian - I suspect I will!
Forum: Touring
07-14-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By jhawk

Hi Greg, There is a way to makeshift the...

Hi Greg,

There is a way to makeshift the Hennessy Hammock as a Tent. It's detailed here: Used as a Tent: Hennessy Hammock (http://hennessyhammock.com/articles/hh_as_a_tent/)
Forum: Touring
07-14-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By jhawk

Hi Machka, Brilliant, brilliant, and...

Hi Machka,

Brilliant, brilliant, and brilliant!

Love the idea of the OP shop purchases of t-shirts... Something I hadn't even considered! Also, what you're saying with the clothing makes so...
Forum: Touring
07-13-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jhawk

Agreed on the numbers! Definitely need a...

Agreed on the numbers! Definitely need a dedicated cycling computer. :(

I took my Camelbak hydration system and NO water bottles - why? Because, I'm an idiot! :( I got heatstroke.

Thanks for...
Forum: Touring
07-13-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By jhawk

Hi MM, thanks for your response - and all...

Hi MM, thanks for your response - and all responses thus far. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

1. The carabiners are for my Hennessy Hammock set up, using those and...
Forum: Touring
07-13-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jhawk

My first fully loaded ride! And the lessons I learned...

Hi guys,

I recently did a fully loaded (all bar a few things and the fourth "food" pannier) ride on my touring bike. It's been a while since I posted any pictures of it, so here it is. I've...
Forum: Touring
07-13-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By jhawk

My Packing List for my 2015 Cross-Canada tour! What are your thoughts?

Hi All,

I thought I'd get a bit of input from the community here on my packing list for my cross-country trip in 2015. (Across Canada - and probably beyond. Definitely want to see the world!) In...
Forum: Touring
04-02-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By jhawk

Hi Lucky, PM Sent. Derek's doing well by all...

Hi Lucky,

PM Sent. Derek's doing well by all accounts! Thanks for the interest!
Forum: Touring
03-29-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By jhawk

Derek Boocock on Talk Vietnam.

Evening folks.

I thought I'd share this with you all. My last post with regards to Derek and his journey doesn't appear to have garnered the attention that I believe it warrants.

So, I thought...
Forum: Touring
03-24-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,939
Posted By jhawk

Ooooooooh! Loving the aerobars addition! I...

Ooooooooh! Loving the aerobars addition!

I want to try them on my trekking bars. What do you make of them so far?
Forum: Touring
03-19-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By jhawk

What an interesting discussion. I have my...

What an interesting discussion.

I have my trekking bars set up so that the brakes are situated under the bottom grips at an angle.

While this position is fine, I almost never (and perhaps I...
Forum: Touring
03-19-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By jhawk

Hi Lucky, I'm thinking early/mid March in...

Hi Lucky,

I'm thinking early/mid March in terms of departure - it will all depend on what the weather is like here.

In terms of travel time to go straight across... Looking broadsword, I have...
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By jhawk

Excellent response. Thank you, Sparky! I'll...

Excellent response. Thank you, Sparky!

I'll be sure to send you a PM when I'm in AB, perhaps we can have a beer!
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,217
Posted By jhawk

I used to listen to music as I was trundling...

I used to listen to music as I was trundling around town on the old MTB. Now, I don't really listen to it - I would, but I can't seem to find the right 'type' of music to listen to as I pedal along....
Forum: Touring
03-13-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By jhawk

Volun-touring - Volunteering and Touring, Canada 2015.

Hi all,

Next year, I will be cycling across the country and volunteering along the way, using various volunteering organisations along the way, such as WWOOF and HelpX.

I'm wondering whether...
Forum: Touring
03-11-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jhawk

One day, I hope in the very near future. In all...

One day, I hope in the very near future. In all honesty, I am both excited and anxious to interview Derek.
Forum: Touring
03-09-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By jhawk

Sure thing: http://jackonabike.ca/ Enjoy...

Sure thing: http://jackonabike.ca/

Enjoy your trip!
Forum: Touring
03-08-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By jhawk

I too am conducting my first bicycle tour this...

I too am conducting my first bicycle tour this Summer, around the Canadian Province of New Brunswick.

And then, I'll be cycling across Canada in 2015!

These trips are my coming-of-age trips,...
Forum: Foo
03-07-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,104
Posted By jhawk

In addition to my cycling, I'm also a fiction...

In addition to my cycling, I'm also a fiction writer. And am currently working on two military thrillers.

And, a poet. I've published my poetry here: http://hellopoetry.com/j-hawkins/

I enjoy...
Forum: Touring
03-07-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By jhawk

You're right there, Fietsbob. I realised my...

You're right there, Fietsbob. I realised my mistake, but when I tried to edit the post, I couldn't see the text in the Editor. I only saw a blank white screen, and the "Reason for Editing" box.
Forum: Touring
03-07-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By jhawk

YUMA Modolo Trekking Bars... Some questions about setup.

Hi all,

I've had my touring bike since mid-August of last year, and this Summer I will be putting some major miles on it. I have a set of YUMA Modolo trekking bars, and they work great, I love...
Forum: Touring
03-05-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By jhawk

Ah, the dream! I too am on the same road as...

Ah, the dream!

I too am on the same road as you, Max. As a freelance writer, and I too hope to one day cycle around the World, and work for a living while travelling from the seat of my bicycle....
Forum: Touring
03-03-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By jhawk

Bloody sprinklers! I had one go off on me as...

Bloody sprinklers!

I had one go off on me as I was riding past... Luckily, the only thing that got wet were my panniers!

Poor Dave! :(
Forum: Touring
03-02-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jhawk

I'm looking forward to meeting the man! Such...

I'm looking forward to meeting the man! Such character, to continue to do what he wants to do, despite all of the hurdles.
Forum: Touring
03-02-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jhawk

Correction: You can read about his journey here:...

Correction: You can read about his journey here: http://dereksbiketrip.com/
Forum: Touring
02-26-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jhawk

British man cycling around the World... With a message.

Hi all,

Yesterday morning, I was contacted by a man named Derek Boocock.

He's a British man whose cycling around the world and asked whether I could publicise his trip.

Now, cycling around...
Forum: Introductions
02-14-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By jhawk

Welcome from Canada - Previously an Englisher...

Welcome from Canada - Previously an Englisher much like ye'self! ;)
02-13-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 28,837
Posted By jhawk

Hi, CW. Thanks for your reply. I've...

Hi, CW.

Thanks for your reply.

I've decided to put off my Cross-Canada tour till 2015. And plans may change about coming home - I may decide to head off from Vancouver and go South to either...
Forum: Touring
02-12-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jhawk

Hi Pokey, That's awesome! I'll send you a PM...

Hi Pokey,

That's awesome! I'll send you a PM with my e-mail and we can converse that way, or if you'd rather, we can just converse via BF.

Thanks for the interest. :)

Jack.
02-11-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By jhawk

Big Wheels... Big Fun!

Hi all,

A few days ago, I published an article on Fatbiking. You can view it in the link below, it featured a local fatbike race which, although I was unfortunately unable to attend, looked like a...
Forum: Touring
02-10-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jhawk

That's completely fine, the interview itself may...

That's completely fine, the interview itself may take - judging by my previous one with a cyclist who cycled across Canada in the winter! :eek: - about twenty minutes, maybe half an hour.

If you'd...
Forum: Touring
02-10-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jhawk

Terrific idea, Lucky! Hadn't even thought of...

Terrific idea, Lucky! Hadn't even thought of that, thank you! :D
Forum: Touring
02-09-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jhawk

Ah, good to hear! Unfortunately, I'm currently...

Ah, good to hear! Unfortunately, I'm currently located near Moncton (which is on the other side of the province - a journey of 436KM!)

Would you consent to an interview, if I were crazy enough to...
Forum: Touring
02-09-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By jhawk

I agree with that statement, PolarBear007. ...

I agree with that statement, PolarBear007.

An intriguing story, the way she wrote it added an excellent sense of energy and excitement. Something which I think probably speaks to her character.
...
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