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Forum: Touring
04-25-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks for all the ideas, you have given me lots...

Thanks for all the ideas, you have given me lots to think about.

Paul
Forum: Touring
04-22-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Front light with front bag

Hi I mostly lurk here but now have a question. I am going on a tour soon, and I have an Ortleib handel bar bag.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a light that would fit around the headtube as...
01-13-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I started using my fitness pal in September, so...

I started using my fitness pal in September, so far I have lost 28Ibs. I find it easy to use, and tracking what you eat is interesting. A side note a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey has only 34...
06-10-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I don't normally get up that early but a group of...

I don't normally get up that early but a group of birds dediced to take up choir practise outside my window, so as I couldn't sleep I decided to do something productive. Just after this picture was...
06-09-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By pontiac_paulie

8 celcius around 48 farenheit, I saw 5 vehicles,...

8 celcius around 48 farenheit, I saw 5 vehicles, 2 passed me and 3 were going the opposite way in a ride that lasted 48 minutes.
06-09-12, 07:08 PM
05-23-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Nice bike, new bikes are such fun.

Nice bike, new bikes are such fun.
05-23-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By pontiac_paulie

So the new bike is fantastic, carbon is alot more...

So the new bike is fantastic, carbon is alot more comfortable than aluminum but still nice and stiff for handling.
No pictures yet as I just had time for a quick ride before work. Still smiling 6...
05-22-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By pontiac_paulie

New Bike tomorrow (so I can't sleep tonight)

I used to participate in this forum but last year I suffered 2 detatched Retina's so my cycling and seeing were cut down. Now I can see again and have resumed riding. As it is spring I decided to get...
06-30-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I had bladder cancer about 3 years ago, seems to...

I had bladder cancer about 3 years ago, seems to be okay keeping going back for the checkups. 20 April this year had a torn and detatched retina. Just got the okay to ride again last week, told to...
08-31-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
08-30-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Whoops after looking again at the address it's...

Whoops after looking again at the address it's Matraville.

Paul K
08-30-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Matrabille is supposed to be near Botany Bay. In...

Matrabille is supposed to be near Botany Bay. In Canada we drive on the right, so I will have to get used to the other side.
08-30-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Any Australians out there?

I will be visiting my brother in law for a month in October, and I was thinking of bringing my bike with me. I will be in Matrabille, and was wondering what the roads are like. Mainly is there lots...
09-15-09, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By pontiac_paulie

As I mark 1 year cancer free (bladder), I...

As I mark 1 year cancer free (bladder), I congratulate everyone here with a courageous story to tell.
Also as a side remark, everytime I see my doctor I get a digital exam, I almost forget what my...
09-10-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,563
Posted By pontiac_paulie

It's funny I went the other way, after 20 years...

It's funny I went the other way, after 20 years of mountain biking on Vancouver Island where the riding is great, I now road bike almost exclusively.
I just don't heal quick enough.

Paul
09-08-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Damn I was busted, I just wimped out of the ride....

Damn I was busted, I just wimped out of the ride. Today I will dig out my rain gear to prepare myself for the rest of the year.
I actually like riding in the rain, just not when it is coupled with...
09-08-09, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Today was pretty good, no riding but I did have...

Today was pretty good, no riding but I did have fun with the family, (wife and 17 yr old daughter), it was raining and I wimped out of a ride. So I stayed home, read (about a retired couple riding...
Forum: Touring
08-29-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I have ridden this route a few times, I live in...

I have ridden this route a few times, I live in Royston, just before Courtenay. The route is relatively flat as you follow the coast.
There is a more direct route if you stay on Highway 19, which is...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I have...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
I have done alot of backpacking, and of course backpacks aren't waterproof and my pack had 3 compartments for organizing things.
I think I am leaning towards...
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Waterproof or Non Waterproof panniers

Hello I am new to touring, and just about to buy some panniers and a rack for my cyclocross bike. I intend to do some short touring but will be camping. I live on Vancouver Island, where in the...
08-13-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Good to see that you will be okay, did I read...

Good to see that you will be okay, did I read correctly that you were awake for the angioplasty surgery. That is amazing.

Paul.
08-12-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By pontiac_paulie

But this way it hides the bags under my eyes : )

But this way it hides the bags under my eyes : )
08-12-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks, that makes you one of my favourite forum...

Thanks, that makes you one of my favourite forum members.
08-12-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Hi from the Island again

I am trying to post a picture of myself in my new 50+ jersey, oh I think it worked.
Anyways had a brilliant ride today and as threatened before I posted a picture.
I have had lots of positive...
08-05-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,536
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I had the cataract surgery about 2 years ago, the...

I had the cataract surgery about 2 years ago, the end result was brilliant. I had been wearing glasses since I was 13, and now do not need glasses for normal stuff just those "cheater" glasses for...
08-02-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I live in Royston which is near Courtenay. About...

I live in Royston which is near Courtenay. About an hour north of Nanaimo.
08-02-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks for the welcomes, had a birthday party...

Thanks for the welcomes, had a birthday party last night, stayed up way late so now am going for a "recovery" ride.
08-01-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Hello from Vancouver Island

Hello all, Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 50. One of the better things about that was I could finally wear my new 50+ jersey.
So today I rode my age in miles I think, I rode 87km, which I...
07-13-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,041
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Many thanks Curtis, my jersey arrived today : ) ...

Many thanks Curtis, my jersey arrived today : )
It looks great but my wife won't let me wear it until I turn 50 which is at the end of this month.
Again, thanks

Paul
07-10-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,041
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Have any Canadians received their jerseys yet?

Have any Canadians received their jerseys yet?
05-05-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,041
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks, my order is in

Thanks, my order is in
04-01-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Remember the date of the Article. Paul.

Remember the date of the Article.

Paul.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks for your help, and I will ask about routes...

Thanks for your help, and I will ask about routes before I come there. : )
I am looking forward to the trip, my daughter doesn't ride and has plans for me but I want to go for a ride at least once...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Hamilton Ontario Riders

Hi, I will be in Hamilton for a week in June as my daughter is graduating from McMaster. I live on Vancouver Island in BC, and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good bike shop that I might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By pontiac_paulie

They found bladder cancer last October, I have...

They found bladder cancer last October, I have had surgery looks good, I go back for a check up next week.
My mother-in-law, father, cousin and grandfather died from cancer.

Paul.
09-27-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I live near Courtenay, about 1 hour north of...

I live near Courtenay, about 1 hour north of Nanaimo.

Paul
09-26-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By pontiac_paulie

New Bike

Well after reading this forum I am now in trouble.
I completed my first century a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoyed it, as well as the training that went into it.
So as I live on Vancouver...
09-20-08, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Good luck with that, I went through a few...

Good luck with that, I went through a few saddles, the original was okay for an hour, I then bought a gel anatomical saddle but found that I squished the padding and ended up sitting on the plastic...
09-17-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I ate a total of 5 power bars, 1 Subway club sub...

I ate a total of 5 power bars, 1 Subway club sub 6", and 6 bottles of sports drink.
I went to sleep at 8:30 that night, woke up at 11 and was really hungry, had a bowl of cereal and a large glass of...
09-17-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By pontiac_paulie

First century

Hello all,
A couple of weeks ago I completed my first century.
First a little history, I just turned 49, I weigh 207 and am 5'10.My doctor said I needed more exercise and to lose weight...
07-31-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks Ray for the definition. I rode another...

Thanks Ray for the definition.
I rode another 20km this morning, it was 12 so I wore tights and a jacket. Felt pretty good afterwards especially after a hot shower. : )

Paul.
07-30-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Thanks Tom for your help, the article had good...

Thanks Tom for your help, the article had good advice.
just one more question what is "SAG"?

Paul
07-30-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By pontiac_paulie

In a fit of madness

I commited to a charity ride of 100miles on Sept 07. So as I am rather new at this I am soliciting advice.
Today I rode 50km, (30 miles), in just under 2 hours. I am feeling pretty good, I am still...
07-12-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By pontiac_paulie

I am a "newbie" as well, and I was interested to...

I am a "newbie" as well, and I was interested to read your thread. Your reason for exercising so you could play with your son is brilliant in my opinion.
I used to be in great shape and then I hit...
07-09-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By pontiac_paulie

Another newbie

Hello,
My name is Paul and I have been reading this forum for about a month now.
After my annual physical in January (my first in four years), my doctor wants me to exercise more. I gave up...
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