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07-15-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Mountain Mitch

☝️ I agree! Every time you pedal a circle...

☝️ I agree!

Every time you pedal a circle you move the bike ‘X’ teeth. So with your new gearing you will move the bike fewer ‘teeth’ than with your former chain ring. Now, of course, that also...
07-13-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Numb hands are merely one of the delights of the...

Numb hands are merely one of the delights of the aging (rider) process. My significant other and I have tried all the adjustments and tricks with no significant success. It is really a shoulder...
07-13-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I got one (no suspension) for snow riding this...

I got one (no suspension) for snow riding this past winter. I have taken it out on a couple of mountain bike trails too. I find it is significantly slower on roads, especially flats. It is about the...
07-13-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,316
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I think I go down hill fast but then I ride with...

I think I go down hill fast but then I ride with my 30 something sons and realize - I don’t anymore! I still get down pretty quick on mountain bike trails, but roads, not so much.
07-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:roflmao: :recum: or very short riders!

:roflmao: :recum: or very short riders!
07-06-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I enjoyed riding this one on Rishiri just off the...

I enjoyed riding this one on Rishiri just off the northern tip of Hokkaido:...
07-04-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,122
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice try. The problem with this theory is that by...

Nice try. The problem with this theory is that by the time the bandages have to be removed the hair will have grown in....
PS. Its for the looks!
07-04-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,122
Posted By Mountain Mitch

While the OP has a good point which seems to make...

While the OP has a good point which seems to make sense, the problem is that if you only shave one leg that side goes a bit faster and you end up going in a circle! :roflmao:
06-27-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,682
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Mountain bike riding, at least around here, is a...

Mountain bike riding, at least around here, is a lot like doing wind sprints. Road biking is more like long distance running. It will help fitness for MTB but since you have sworn off, I’m not going...
06-27-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Main thing about bike riding is to get a bike and...

Main thing about bike riding is to get a bike and ride it like you stole it!

You’re dithering for no good reason. You say you want to buy a bike, you say this fits, it’s in your price range, it...
06-26-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Buy the Trance.

Buy the Trance.
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,502
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Besides whether you’re allergic to bees or wasps,...

Besides whether you’re allergic to bees or wasps, their stings can become infected. If it still isn’t healed after 2-3 weeks I’d get a Doc to look at it. May need an antibiotic.

I’ve been stung on...
06-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,813
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A local rider here turned 70 recently. To...

A local rider here turned 70 recently. To ‘celebrate’ on his birthday he rode back and forth to the next town (10 km each way) 7 times. Thing is, the next town is also 600 M (~2000 feet) lower than...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,928
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Youíve gotta try Japan. Theyíre mortified if the...

Youíve gotta try Japan. Theyíre mortified if the train in 2 minutes late and offer humble apologies! On the other hand, bike accommodation on the trains is very limited.
06-16-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Mountain Mitch

My kids have all flown the nest long ago. Still,...

My kids have all flown the nest long ago. Still, gives me great places to go riding - most recently the UAE! And it’s great to get the warm wishes from far away and remember the times that were and...
06-13-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You don’t mention trying a professional trainer....

You don’t mention trying a professional trainer. The best ones are great motivators. Seems like a lot of the problem is attitude/psychological issues. Good luck!
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Both the Miyatas seem to have very steep drops...

Both the Miyatas seem to have very steep drops due to their short stems. The Bianchi looks like it is slightly more upright. So if you found it difficult riding in the drops on the Bianchi after 30...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Spectacular! As you probably know, the carp...

Spectacular! As you probably know, the carp ‘flags’ represent children as May is the children’s month.
I see you rode around Kirishima to take the ferry over to Kagoshima. Until fairly recently...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,003
Posted By Mountain Mitch

My son thought it might come in handy with some...

My son thought it might come in handy with some of the puddles he hits while riding in Japan :lol:!
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I checked out some pictures. It’s described as a...

I checked out some pictures. It’s described as a six person tent. Looks like it probably well over 10 pounds -and bulky. More of a car camping tent IMHO. I sure wouldn’t want to haul that along on a...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,003
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I agree. My closest town is 10 km. downhill from...

I agree. My closest town is 10 km. downhill from my house. Even though I am a cyclist and support cycling rights, Iíd probably be shouting obscenities at a rider who Ďtook the full lane while...
05-15-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I ride for fun and fitness. Sometimes speed is...

I ride for fun and fitness. Sometimes speed is fun but it isnít a goal on its own for me. I often enjoy the long uphills (where Iím focussed mostly on fitness) more than the downhills where speed...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,055
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Time - retired Money - careful planning for...

Time - retired
Money - careful planning for said retirement
Partner - wise/lucky choice of wife plus an encouraging generous attitude towards her riding. Plus occasionally get lucky with children...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,968
Posted By Mountain Mitch

In the same general region you might want to...

In the same general region you might want to consider the Selkirk Loop biking - International Selkirk Loop (http://selkirkloop.org/member-category/activities/biking/). Various options if you want to...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks for the pictures and the trip report. Nice...

Thanks for the pictures and the trip report. Nice to see someone touring the BC interior, and actually using the train! Too bad the weather wasn’t slightly more cooperative- but then you’d get more...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Touring means different things to different...

Touring means different things to different people. If you are essentially going on a series of rides, carrying only water and a few essentials I have no doubt your present bike will do fine. In any...
05-03-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,733
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Much as I like dogs I am not a fan of dogs on the...

Much as I like dogs I am not a fan of dogs on the trails. I train dogs and I hunt with them but I donít like them chasing the wildlife nor do I like the strain on the dogs. I admit that Iím in the...
05-02-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Hey, congratulations on the new bike. Giant gives...

Hey, congratulations on the new bike. Giant gives you a lot for your money! I think the message you are getting here is correct. Get a helmet and get out there and use it. Try for easier trails and...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,059
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’m far from a hard-core tourer. Most of my...

I’m far from a hard-core tourer. Most of my touring has been ‘credit card touring’ with pretty light loads. But I have ridden with my Devinci loaded a few times. It feels remarkably stable, slower to...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but...

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but they don’t seem aggressive at all. More the further north you go but they’re all around. Not a big concern.

Cougars (aka mountain lions) on the other...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’d like to try this route one day. I’ll be...

I’d like to try this route one day. I’ll be looking for your report.
04-27-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I live where cold is the way of life and Iíve...

I live where cold is the way of life and Iíve adapted....
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,673
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Beware the dreaded Puss Caterpillar!...

Beware the dreaded Puss Caterpillar! https://m.ranker.com/list/caterpillars-that-can-kill-you/eric-vega?page=2

If you have rattlesnakes in camp you can either kill them or move on. I’m a great...
04-26-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Kwityer*****in, get a fat bike to ride in the...

Kwityer*****in, get a fat bike to ride in the snow!
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ve had them wander into my campsite, check the...

I’ve had them wander into my campsite, check the grills, look around a bit for a nosh and wander off.

I’ve been charged by a Momma with a bunch of kits even though it was her who strolled into my...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Ha-ha-ha because, as the OP clearly knows, skunks...

Ha-ha-ha because, as the OP clearly knows, skunks never spray dogs! I think it would be better if you ran at the skunk barking! :roflmao:
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,525
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I used one of these on my last trip to Japan. Of...

I used one of these on my last trip to Japan. Of course there it was mounted on the right. I found it gave me a satisfactory rear view. I could never get used to the helmet/glasses mirrors. It always...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You may have already looked at this but, just in...

You may have already looked at this but, just in case you missed it: https://www.welcomekyushu.jp/cycle-in-kyushu/en/courses/search
04-19-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 104,085
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Mid 80s Cramerotti. ...

Mid 80s Cramerotti.
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Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Your tour of the Kunisaki Peninsula will lead you...

Your tour of the Kunisaki Peninsula will lead you to Beppu. It is a university town with some very strange attractions. The first thing you need to understand about Beppu is that is is directly...
04-15-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Mountain Mitch

It’s purty!! But I don’t get it. To me a mountain...

It’s purty!! But I don’t get it. To me a mountain bike is something to work hard and carry the scars of its many battles with roots and rocks. I don’t mind them beat up a bit. I wouldn’t know what to...
03-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,362
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice looking bike. Now either sell it or get out...

Nice looking bike. Now either sell it or get out there and ride it like you stole it! :giver:
03-02-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Maybe thatís why the Swiss generally sit out...

Maybe thatís why the Swiss generally sit out wars....
12-25-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,654
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I guess you’re right. Because I don’t care that...

I guess you’re right. Because I don’t care that you don’t care. But then you don’t care....
so why did you post in the first place?
11-14-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mountain Mitch

No, and I find that to be a PITA too! It takes me...

No, and I find that to be a PITA too! It takes me days to adjust when I fly to Europe or Japan. It shortens the holiday.
11-12-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Daylight Saving Time is great! Standard Time -...

Daylight Saving Time is great! Standard Time - not so much. And the changeover is a PITA!
11-01-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’d grab that 520 if it was 56 or 58 but my...

I’d grab that 520 if it was 56 or 58 but my calculator say 25 inches is about a 63. Let me know if I’m wrong.
10-16-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ll PM you on #2...

I’ll PM you on #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) 8 spd 13/28.
10-13-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Want black? I’ve got a Salsa.

Want black? I’ve got a Salsa.
Forum: Introductions
10-04-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Mountain Mitch

There’s even a few of us BC left coasters on...

There’s even a few of us BC left coasters on here. Have to try out the mountain bike in the west sometime.
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