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10-12-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Yes sir! -Spare tube -Lezyne mini floor-style...

Yes sir!
-Spare tube
-Lezyne mini floor-style pump with pen-gauge
-3 tire levers
- patches
- spoke wrench
- allen wrenches, basically every size I could ever need
-mini philips/flathead...
10-12-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 49,197
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I'll one-up (or down) you at 20 years of age!

I'll one-up (or down) you at 20 years of age!
10-12-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 49,197
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

What a fantastic ride. I seriously regret not...

What a fantastic ride. I seriously regret not getting out more this autumn, and I'm but 2 1/2 weeks away from parting with my bike till Lord knows when. Thankfully the weather's staying pleasant and...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,126
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I get quite the kick out of people making a big...

I get quite the kick out of people making a big deal of my totally flat, 6km roundtrip commute. My co-workers in my age bracket (18-25 group) are stupified by my first 350km bike tour this summer,...
09-11-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,814
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Yes, as long as you're exorbitantly friendly,...

Yes, as long as you're exorbitantly friendly, worship the almighty Tim Horton, wear your touque, and eat your poutine, you'll do just fine riding here. :lol:
09-09-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,343
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I went over that handlebars of mine 3 days after...

I went over that handlebars of mine 3 days after buying it, reaching too far for a water bottle. I was more worried about the bike than me, which only suffered a couple of superficial scratches to...
09-09-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

And evokes jeaously out of me! Sounds fantastic,...

And evokes jeaously out of me! Sounds fantastic, hope all goes well. :)
09-09-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,814
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Here in Alberta you'll find decent to good...

Here in Alberta you'll find decent to good cycling infrastructure in the downtown cores of Edmonton and Calgary. The major issue is that both cities were very much designed around motorized...
09-09-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

What's a hybrid? And what's a Trek?

What's a hybrid? And what's a Trek?
09-09-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Nice trip! I certainly wish we had castles in...

Nice trip! I certainly wish we had castles in Canada.

The Valencia handles touring like a champ that's for sure.
This is mine on a 350km trip from Edmonton to Hinton, Alberta....
09-09-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,343
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I'm 6"1, and chose the 20" frame due to my 32-33"...

I'm 6"1, and chose the 20" frame due to my 32-33" inseam. I've got 5 or 6 inches of seatpost showing and it suits me just fine. You may enjoy the 20" a little more as it gives your "area" more room...
08-25-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,942
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

There was a guy on a folder who finished the...

There was a guy on a folder who finished the 185km route of the Tour de Alberta in about 5.5-6 hours. He wizzed right past me about 20km into the ride.
08-24-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,942
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Absoultely love it. I've tacked on 2300km since...

Absoultely love it. I've tacked on 2300km since buying it in May, and took it for a week long self-supported camping tour. I'm a big fan of the internal cable routing, and the overall,...
08-24-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

+1 I didn't really hit my stride till the...

+1
I didn't really hit my stride till the 1000km mark.
08-24-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Aha I knew what you were getting at. :p

Aha I knew what you were getting at. :p
08-24-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,459
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I enjoy the front derauiller cable just hangin'...

I enjoy the front derauiller cable just hangin' on for dear life there. Nice new bike!
08-24-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Sounds like a plan!

Sounds like a plan!
08-24-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,233
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

A good bike shop or experienced cyclist should be...

A good bike shop or experienced cyclist should be able to help you fit a bike to your body. I'm 6'1 and like you am blessed with shorter legs and a long torso. My inseam is about 29-32 inches...
08-24-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,397
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I have very little to no loss in traction riding...

I have very little to no loss in traction riding unpaved trails on my Valencia with 700x32 slick tires. The paths have the occaisonal tree root or gravel bit and the bike does fine. Hybrids are...
08-24-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I have tomorrow off and after looking at the...

I have tomorrow off and after looking at the weather forecast could not be more excited about taking a ride into Edmonton tomorrow. Sunny, and 25 with a feel-like temp of 31. I'll have to go...
Forum: Touring
08-24-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,813
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I believe you are the winner. :)

I believe you are the winner. :)
08-24-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

What kind of grease do you use for things like...

What kind of grease do you use for things like this? I'm looking for a general purpose one I can use on pedals, seat post, bolts, etc.
08-24-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

We'll let you slide... :p

We'll let you slide...
:p
08-23-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I agree with you there. Being on the ferries is a...

I agree with you there. Being on the ferries is a good time on it's own. The two occasions I've been to the ocean in 2003 & 2004 were fantastic indeed. I've been up the east coast of the Island to...
08-23-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I actually changed the spoke that I broke myself....

I actually changed the spoke that I broke myself. Shimano was smart and made the lockring for both the casette and disc rotor the same, so for the same price I would have paid the LBS to replace it (...
08-23-10, 03:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,713
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I live in a condo complex, and it comes with...

I live in a condo complex, and it comes with interesting rules as well. My bike belongs in my living room, and if someone was visiting/staying by bicycle their steed is more than welcome to do the...
08-23-10, 01:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Not the whole tour, but being broke the first...

Not the whole tour, but being broke the first couple days till the good ol payroll came in I was eating pasta three meals a day. Never again, lesson learned! The last three days I enjoyed a good deal...
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 01:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,813
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

"I've hit 100km today, who cares if there's still...

"I've hit 100km today, who cares if there's still 8 hours of sunlight left and I feel could ride another fifty? I've gotta find a good campsite!"

"There'll be water between this town and that...
08-23-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 550,238
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Mine took me on an 85km bout from my town of...

Mine took me on an 85km bout from my town of Morinville into Edmonton and back on THrusday. Planned to ride thorugh my favorite River Valley route, but central Alberta has been plagued with forest...
08-23-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

That place just brings back memories of very long...

That place just brings back memories of very long ferry line ups. :p
08-23-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,410
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

The Tourney is a great derauiller, my mom's...

The Tourney is a great derauiller, my mom's Electra Townie came with one and it's been problem free and without need of adjustment so far. Most of my bad experiences with big box bikes haven't been...
08-22-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,649
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Must be because they just reintroduced discs to...

Must be because they just reintroduced discs to the FX line. I have a 2010 Valencia, which they've dropped for 2011, which is what I'm guessing was the cause to bring back the disc option for the...
08-22-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,942
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

192km (119mi.) on a Trek Valencia for the Tour de...

192km (119mi.) on a Trek Valencia for the Tour de l'Alberta ride.
08-22-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

It's had a minor effect on me. I had planned an...

It's had a minor effect on me. I had planned an 80km ride on wednesday and put it off till thursday when the smoke was at it's worst. I still did the ride, my breathing was fine but it sure dried my...
08-22-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,410
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Sometimes you do get the jewel out of a bigbox...

Sometimes you do get the jewel out of a bigbox store, but you would almost certainly need to get it tuned up (you or the LBS) if you wanted a hope in it riding well. Coming from stores like that...
08-20-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I like all the custom components SreaM. Not to...

I like all the custom components SreaM. Not to mention I'm also a fan of the PCS-9 stand, probably the best investment I made after the bike.
08-20-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Doesn't mean it isn't possible, just might have...

Doesn't mean it isn't possible, just might have to manage your time really well. Not to mention you'd never need to do and cardio at the gym!
08-19-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

That's a decent amount of riding. I would...

That's a decent amount of riding. I would estimate that to be 3 or 4 hours a day in the saddle at a moderate pace. It take me 3 to 4 hours to ride 80km/50miles.
08-19-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I would love to try that again someday in a...

I would love to try that again someday in a quicker time. I just got done my first tour from Edmonton to Hinton (supposed to get to Jasper) a couple weeks ago. Now that I know how to replace a broken...
08-18-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Before going clipless I used some great, very...

Before going clipless I used some great, very light, studded mountain biking pedals that I got for free from a friend. I have size 13 feet and they served me well; They were actually lighter in...
08-18-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Haha, here to Calgary is more like 350km. If I...

Haha, here to Calgary is more like 350km. If I could do 500km in 15-18 hours I'd have to rethink my career choice, that's for sure!
One of these days I'd love to try a long-distance grind kind of a...
08-18-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

What a challenge that would be! My dad happens to...

What a challenge that would be! My dad happens to live in Calgary and I 25-30kms north of Edmonton. Maybe I'll leave really early one morning and try and get there before nightfall! I'm thinking...
08-18-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 49,197
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Just a little! The hair was fun for a few years...

Just a little! The hair was fun for a few years but I enjoy it short now. I was also sporting 6 earrings on top of the hair.
08-18-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Indeed there are four! The seatpost-mount cage...

Indeed there are four! The seatpost-mount cage was something I saw in the roadie section of the LBS and had to have. My bike's frame shape doesn't cater to larger bottles well (a pain to get in and...
08-17-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,115
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I couldn't be happier with mine! In case you ever...

I couldn't be happier with mine! In case you ever wondered, the Valencia makes for a totally capable tourer in addition to a hybrid. :)
...
08-17-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Were you the one who uploaded the pic of the Kona...

Were you the one who uploaded the pic of the Kona on the TdeA Facebook group? Did your insurance (or the driver at fault's insurance) cover the damage?
08-17-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,410
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I would personally avoid the Diamondback. Like...

I would personally avoid the Diamondback. Like other big-box sports stores that don't do anything with bikes but sell them, you're not likely to get great service (in comparison to a quality bike...
08-17-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,053
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

If you're enjoying them on that pressure keep 'em...

If you're enjoying them on that pressure keep 'em there! You can always experiment too. I keep my 700x32's at 110psi on my Trek Valencia, no exceptions, due to my weight of 245pounds, and also...
08-17-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

Totally agree about the tent, twas a little on...

Totally agree about the tent, twas a little on the bulky side, however, for the price (Free!) I couldn't ask for much better,
08-13-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By AaronJohnTurner

I was thinking the exact same thing reading this....

I was thinking the exact same thing reading this. I had a chance to look at a couple of SixtyFiver's Arvon frames and they're a thing of beauty, I especially like one that had spacing to accomodate a...
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