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Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By skookum

I dump mine in the bin in back of the nearest...

I dump mine in the bin in back of the nearest bike shop.
City of Calgary has no provision for recycling metal other than cans and alu pans and plates.
The dump will charge you a minimum fee. None...
Forum: Touring
03-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By skookum

I am in general agreement with jama et. al. to...

I am in general agreement with jama et. al. to change your route and ride Going to the Sun. It is one of my favourite rides and is much more rewarding than following the GDMBR on the west side of the...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By skookum

I have them on my Tumbleweed Prospector. I like...

I have them on my Tumbleweed Prospector. I like them. No issues. Rohloff shifter.
12-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,957
Posted By skookum

On some of the ebike forums there is some...

On some of the ebike forums there is some speculation that ebikes will replace cars for shorter distance errands and commuting. I think this is wrong for a number of reasons but one of the major ones...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,688
Posted By skookum

Derail here to talk about random camping in...

Derail here to talk about random camping in Canada.
There has been a lot of controversy the last couple of years about about random camping in the foothills of the Rockies, especially the Municipal...
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,688
Posted By skookum

Probably not a great idea to suggest illegal...

Probably not a great idea to suggest illegal activities to somebody who will be a guest in the country.

In my experience the Dutch are friendly and accommodating. Maybe just ask if you want to...
11-08-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By skookum

I read somewhere ( endless sphere?) that...

I read somewhere ( endless sphere?) that Tongsheng is about to introduce a new model. I don't know if that is something that will affect your decision.
10-14-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,950
Posted By skookum

I think that is a common tactic among electric...

I think that is a common tactic among electric car manufacturers. Over build the batteries in terms of capacity then charge only to 80% and make sure they can't discharge more than 30%. That greatly...
10-12-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By skookum

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an...

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an awesome bike, but I think in your situation I would look for a used hardtail and convert that.
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,040
Posted By skookum

Crossing into the US from Canada at Roosville by...

Crossing into the US from Canada at Roosville by bicycle, border guard asks how much US cash we are carrying. I have about $200, Chris has $20.

"That's all?"

" I have two credit cards and my...
09-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By skookum

There is a religious divide between hub and mid...

There is a religious divide between hub and mid drive advocates, but if you are thinking of a hub motor, I would check out ebikes.ca. They have many options and there is plenty of info on their site,...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By skookum

Went on a hike with some friends on Sunday to...

Went on a hike with some friends on Sunday to Commonwealth lake in Kananaskis country, Alberta
Changed our departure point from the road as we could see a large black bear browsing in the meadows....
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By skookum

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate...

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate here is grizzly country. I have seen them when cycling, hiking, backpacking, but most often from inside a car on the side of the road.
Always carry bear...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By skookum

I am going to be a pedantic Albertan and point...

I am going to be a pedantic Albertan and point out that Boulton Trading Post is in Alberta, not B.C.)
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,681
Posted By skookum

If you saw how slowly thiings like digital health...

If you saw how slowly thiings like digital health records have been adopted here, you would think 10 years is optimistic.
I did read something tonight about how the EU is likely to move fairly...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,362
Posted By skookum

Those things are getting harder to find as time...

Those things are getting harder to find as time goes by. I have an 83 original stumpjumper, first generation mountain bike, that was used on the trails in the Canadian Rockies. I put dropped bars on...
03-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By skookum

I usually get about 100km per charge, city...

I usually get about 100km per charge, city riding, some short hills, stop and go.
Cycle Analyst is telling me about 10Wh/km, which is a bit high for me, I have an 828 Wh battery, but I try to charge...
02-21-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By skookum

You've posted that before, I love that bike, its...

You've posted that before, I love that bike, its a classic.
I especially like the chainguard. What a cool bike!
If I see a classy old bike like that, I will buy it and do a conversion.
02-21-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By skookum

I converted an old 1983 Stumpjumper to an ebike....

I converted an old 1983 Stumpjumper to an ebike. I love it, but the massive battery pack gives away the game. Also all the wires everywhere.
02-21-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By skookum

Yeah it is a bit of a weird approach. I have a...

Yeah it is a bit of a weird approach.
I have a Jones Plus LWB and it is a great bike. An electric version would be fantastic.
I'm not going to rush out and order one, although I suspect it would be...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,978
Posted By skookum

I personally cannot stand having a vehicle right...

I personally cannot stand having a vehicle right behind me at riding speed all day. It drives me nuts. That is just me.
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,139
Posted By skookum

Last summer in the National Parks, some...

Last summer in the National Parks, some campgrounds were closed and others opened late and closed early, all because of covid. And there were more campers than usual, so you can imagine the...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,139
Posted By skookum

Wait until you get vaccinated. The risk from...

Wait until you get vaccinated. The risk from staying in hotels is low. Maybe stay away from trains if it bothers you.
01-01-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,487
Posted By skookum

Put him in solitary confinement and make him...

Put him in solitary confinement and make him listen to KISS piped in 24/7, and never allow him contact with other people.

Oh wait,...isn't that somebody we know..?
12-23-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,287
Posted By skookum

Scary. Wouldn't want Putin (or anyone else) to...

Scary. Wouldn't want Putin (or anyone else) to know you are at a KISS concert.
12-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,758
Posted By skookum

Which is worse for your health, contracting covid...

Which is worse for your health, contracting covid or listening to Poison or Kiss?


Getting the virus at a concert is double jeopardy.

Stay home, stay safe.
12-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
Posted By skookum

Two things strike me when I read this article. ...

Two things strike me when I read this article.

1) It is about droplet dispersal patterns and is about the physics, it says nothing about infectious dose - it leaves that to the imagination.

2)...
12-13-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,227
Posted By skookum

That quotation sums up the covid crisis quite...

That quotation sums up the covid crisis quite well.

I amgetting the feeling that we still dont understand how this virus spreads, that maybe there is another factor that we are missing. But, hey...
12-13-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,287
Posted By skookum

Even if 99.7% recover, there are a large number...

Even if 99.7% recover, there are a large number that have significant long term problems. It is much worse than something like flu in that instance.
If it spreads so fast that hospitals are...
12-11-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,694
Posted By skookum

I've been a Stampeders fan since I was 10 years...

I've been a Stampeders fan since I was 10 years old. But I dont know if the CFL is going to survive the pandemic. They cancelled their season this year, which looks smart in retrospect.

Hockey is...
12-10-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

FDA advisory panel recommends Emergency Use...

FDA advisory panel recommends Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer vax.

Stat news...
12-10-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,287
Posted By skookum

Evidence?

Evidence?
12-10-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,287
Posted By skookum

You can find all this information online if you...

You can find all this information online if you so desire.




To know what?

Most adverse effects show up in the first weeks after vaccination. All of these trials had to wait at least two...
12-02-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

Hey, its your life. Just don't endanger anybody...

Hey, its your life. Just don't endanger anybody else
12-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

You're risking your health just listening to...

You're risking your health just listening to those bands.
11-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

More comment on the AstraZeneca vax: Stat...

More comment on the AstraZeneca vax:

Stat news (https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/23/astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-is-70-effective-on-average-early-data-show/)
11-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

This one is interesting in that they had two...

This one is interesting in that they had two dosing regimes and the lower dose regime had greater efficacy.



62% would have seemed good two weeks ago, but now we are expecting 90% efficacy.
...
11-21-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,269
Posted By skookum

As others have pointed out, its a well produced...

As others have pointed out, its a well produced video. He probably could have cut the time in half and made the same points.
He is over thinking the situation. We do tend to pigeon hole people,...
11-18-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

An interesting article on the bigger picture of...

An interesting article on the bigger picture of vaccine and other drug development and incentives for Big Pharma. Well worth reading.It had this to say about the SARS vaccine:

Unherd...
11-17-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

Here is an article on a potential common cold...

Here is an article on a potential common cold vaccine, from 2017.
https://www.sciencealert.com/a-scientist-just-registered-a-patent-for-a-common-cold-vaccine
...
11-11-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

Why do people keep saying there has never been a...

Why do people keep saying there has never been a vaccine against a coronavirus? There are vaccines against animal coronaviruses. A vaccine was developed against SARS, but the disease was suppressed...
11-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,327
Posted By skookum

Nice looking bike. Any details?

Nice looking bike. Any details?
11-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,865
Posted By skookum

Pfizer announces that their vaccine has an...

Pfizer announces that their vaccine has an efficacy of >90%.

Very preliminary data and many cautions apply. I would be cautiously optimistic, but this is definitely good news

.Covid-19 vaccine...
11-05-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,588
Posted By skookum

The number by itself is fairly useless, but as a...

The number by itself is fairly useless, but as a standard to compare bicycle gearing and wheel diameter combos between different set ups, it is useful.
If you can get everyone to agree on, and start...
10-26-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By skookum

The OP is trolling, just look at all the other...

The OP is trolling, just look at all the other stupid threads he started.

I agree adding a dynohub to an ebike is redundant, but there is a how-to video from Shutter Precision that shows exactly...
10-26-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By skookum

If you have an ebike you might have enough extra...

If you have an ebike you might have enough extra juice to heat your gloves.

Tons of discussion of the dynamo/battery topic in the touring forum.
10-22-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,296
Posted By skookum

There are a number of effective vaccines for...

There are a number of effective vaccines for animal coronaviruses.
10-21-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

Speculative nonsense is still nonsense. There is...

Speculative nonsense is still nonsense. There is enough scary, depressing stuff about this pandemic without making stuff up.
10-19-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,865
Posted By skookum

Yes. Maybe that is the upside of an authoritarian...

Yes. Maybe that is the upside of an authoritarian police state.
10-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,048
Posted By skookum

That is nonsense. The virus can remain detectable...

That is nonsense. The virus can remain detectable for a considerable time in laboratory conditions. There is no evidence that infectious doses can be transmitted long distances by air like dust from...
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