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Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,995
Posted By Erick L

I used toe-clips and they hurt my toes. Then I...

I used toe-clips and they hurt my toes. Then I used clipless and prefer them for riding but the shoes didn't cut it for hiking. Now I use MKS touring pedals and Powergrips. If I didn't do so much...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Erick L

I cook in the tent vestibule, but you shouldn't....

I cook in the tent vestibule, but you shouldn't. Do as I say, not as I do.

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Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,527
Posted By Erick L

I use a Mountain Myrricle mounted on a light...

I use a Mountain Myrricle mounted on a light clamp under the brake hood and it works very well. The clamp should go under the tape.
...
Forum: Touring
02-06-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,582
Posted By Erick L

Westerly winds are more important the further...

Westerly winds are more important the further north you are in the USA. The northern tier or crossing Canada is better west to east, for example. If you need an excuse to go eastbound, you could...
Forum: Touring
01-02-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Erick L

I once saw a Z-Rest pad in some space movie.

I once saw a Z-Rest pad in some space movie.
Forum: Touring
12-11-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Erick L

Quebec has a few trails, the most famous being...

Quebec has a few trails, the most famous being the 200km Le P'tit Train du Nord (https://www.laurentides.com/en/linear-park/cycling). You could make 400-500mile tour with very little road riding,...
Forum: Touring
12-09-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By Erick L

I use Google Maps to plan at home on a PC and use...

I use Google Maps to plan at home on a PC and use it on the road with my phone along with paper maps.
Forum: Touring
12-07-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,560
Posted By Erick L

A Carradice Super C is 23L for 900g. no rack...

A Carradice Super C is 23L for 900g. no rack needed and you can strap extra stuff to it. The bag isn't light but you could probably drag it on asphalt for miles and sell it again "like new". I've put...
Forum: Touring
11-24-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,484
Posted By Erick L

I didn't tour but logged off many times. Hiking...

I didn't tour but logged off many times. Hiking and backpacking has taken most all of my touring time in the last 2-3 years. I mostly bike to connect trailheads. I still come here out of habit and...
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By Erick L

It's actually waterproof to 49 feet without a...

It's actually waterproof to 49 feet without a housing. The Nikon 1 mount is dead though.

The only advantage of cheap compacts over a phone is the optical zoom. Any of the 1" sensor compact (Sony...
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,914
Posted By Erick L

Pad - Neoair Xtherm long/wide and Exped pump bag...

Pad - Neoair Xtherm long/wide and Exped pump bag with the valve modified to fit the Neoair. It also serves as waterproof liner. I'd still buy the same today, or maybe a XLite
Pillow - Trekology....
Forum: Touring
08-02-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By Erick L

Toronto to Mont-Joli is all downhill: QC:...

Toronto to Mont-Joli is all downhill: QC: https://goo.gl/maps/Hcvz7QS1oA62
Tailwind, well developed cycling routes, history, a different culture, Canada's largest cities followed by small towns and...
07-21-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

Firefox on laptop and desktop, both with Windows...

Firefox on laptop and desktop, both with Windows 7.
07-19-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

Clearing cache did nothing. When I paste an URL,...

Clearing cache did nothing. When I paste an URL, it shows for a fraction of a second and disappear. It did work on another site and it's still too complicated than it should. Three icons do the same...
Forum: Touring
07-17-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,689
Posted By Erick L

I heard a large animal taking off in the woods...

I heard a large animal taking off in the woods this week while on a hike. It was just 30 feet from me. I thought it was a moose at first but the panting sounded more like a bear. Then I saw a tiny...
07-17-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

It's the same you showed except when I wrote my...

It's the same you showed except when I wrote my post, only the URL field was showing and the rest was blank. I still can't paste anything in the URL field. It just won't stick for some reason. I've...
Forum: Touring
07-03-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Erick L

No. Get a pad with an R rating of ~3 or more. ...

No. Get a pad with an R rating of ~3 or more.

Check these out:
SynMat HL MW | Exped USA (http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/synmat-hl-mw) They also have a long/wide...
05-22-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

It's not in an album, it's in my attachment list...

It's not in an album, it's in my attachment list in control panel, so I have to get there, copy the URL and come back to my post and write the BB code instead of clicking "manage attachments" and...
05-22-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

I wanted to post a picture I've posted before....

I wanted to post a picture I've posted before. It's already on BF in my attachment list. We used to be able to choose from that list. Pasting the URL doesn't work for some reason.
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By Erick L

I use a Mountain Mirrycle mounted on a light...

I use a Mountain Mirrycle mounted on a light clamp under the brake hood. Works very well. Put it under the bar tape though, unlike this photo:
...
05-21-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

So we had a nice button to post images, now it's...

So we had a nice button to post images, now it's back to writing codes? BTW, the "paste URL" in the uploader won't let me paste anything. I thought it was adblock, but no.
05-21-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,146
Posted By Erick L

How do i post a picture that is already in my...

How do i post a picture that is already in my attachment list? Thanks.
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,545
Posted By Erick L

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Bas-St-Laurent-Cô...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Bas-St-Laurent-Côte-Nord/i-7wC8w5B/0/5ce577de/M/P5240883-1-M.jpg

All roads go east:...
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,545
Posted By Erick L

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Montreal/i-MdGMgpp...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Montreal/i-MdGMgpp/1/33ca94c3/L/DSC_4247a-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Basses-Terres-du-St-Laurent/i-8WWptBd/0/88fd6109/M/p6172350-1-M.jpg

On a 20%...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,577
Posted By Erick L

Toaks pots are lighter, cheaper and better...

Toaks pots are lighter, cheaper and better designed than SnowPeak. The 650ml will fit a small 110g canister and BRS3000 stove. The 700ml fits a 220g canister but not the stove. I carry the canister...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By Erick L

I do carry two freaking pairs. I wash one in the...

I do carry two freaking pairs. I wash one in the evening and put it back on in the morning. If I use the second pair, I inevitably end up with two wet pairs of shorts.



No, but it takes less...
Forum: Touring
03-30-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By Erick L

I put the wet pair on and forget about it in 30...

I put the wet pair on and forget about it in 30 seconds.
Forum: Touring
03-17-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By Erick L

Definitely Montreal > Gasp. The wind follows the...

Definitely Montreal > Gasp. The wind follows the St-Lawrence 80% of the time and can be quite strong. Trees are bent towards the east. Finishing in Gasp is much nicer than fighting urban traffic as...
Forum: Touring
03-03-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,333
Posted By Erick L

The quality of a campsite is inversely...

The quality of a campsite is inversely proportional to its cost.

Camping in our parks (called Spaq) were coming close to 40$ with the park entrance fee. I left comments in person and online every...
Forum: Touring
02-10-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Erick L

You have until tomorrow to ride to the Quebec...

You have until tomorrow to ride to the Quebec City Carnival.
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,837
Posted By Erick L

I have an Aegismax quilt and it's pretty good....

I have an Aegismax quilt and it's pretty good. This would do the trick:...
Forum: Touring
01-08-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Erick L

Motels will cost at least 80$. 100$+ is more...

Motels will cost at least 80$. 100$+ is more likely. It's a nice ride but not exactly wild country. I rode from Windsor to Montreal and did Cobourg or Belleville-Montreal several times. The only part...
Forum: Touring
01-01-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Erick L

I've done this route several times, though always...

I've done this route several times, though always in early spring and usually camped in closed campgrounds. I found most private sites to be from ordinary to really bad. Check out...
Forum: Touring
12-29-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By Erick L

I use a Logo and the low rails make it easier to...

I use a Logo and the low rails make it easier to use the platform with panniers.
Forum: Touring
12-21-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,141
Posted By Erick L

Real cyclists don't take ferries: ...

Real cyclists don't take ferries:

https://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/water-bicycle.jpeg

Actually, I love taking ferries. You can just roll on most of them and they offer a different...
Forum: Touring
12-20-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Erick L

No problem. I used to hang out with Steve's...

No problem. I used to hang out with Steve's brother in high school, long before I toured anywhere. I already had some interest from seeing cycle tourists during family travel. I probably told my...
Forum: Touring
12-19-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Erick L

http://nomadesxnomades.com/2-nomades ...

http://nomadesxnomades.com/2-nomades

https://fr-ca.facebook.com/janicklemieuxetpierrebouchard/
Forum: Touring
12-19-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,721
Posted By Erick L

I never understood this. People put disposable...

I never understood this. People put disposable canisters as a con but fuel containers are discarded just the same.

The risk of not finding canister is why I also carry or learned to make an...
Forum: Touring
12-18-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,721
Posted By Erick L

I had been using naphta (coleman fuel) stoves...

I had been using naphta (coleman fuel) stoves since childhood until a second Dragonfly pump failed. I had forgotten an alcohol stove in my pannier and used it for the rest if the trip. I haven't used...
Forum: Touring
12-09-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By Erick L

Use your mummy bag as a blanket.

Use your mummy bag as a blanket.
Forum: Touring
11-23-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,791
Posted By Erick L

You also have less adherence at cold temperatures.

You also have less adherence at cold temperatures.
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Erick L

I use Presta tubes in Schrader rims without any...

I use Presta tubes in Schrader rims without any grommet. I carry the Schrader-Presta infllating adpater in my tool kit.
Forum: Touring
11-12-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,935
Posted By Erick L

I had a few perfect days in a row when even...

I had a few perfect days in a row when even troubles were resolved smoothly.

This was on a tour around the gulf of St-Lawrence. I was at the beginning of the famous Cabot Trail stretch...
Forum: Touring
10-12-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,629
Posted By Erick L

I use a Mountain Myrricle mounted on a light...

I use a Mountain Myrricle mounted on a light clamp under the brake hood. I can see behind from any riding position. This is an old pic, before I put it under the bar tape.
...
Forum: Touring
09-18-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,694
Posted By Erick L

I use a Xtherm and had a few nights at much lower...

I use a Xtherm and had a few nights at much lower temp than my sleeping bag's rating (like -10C in a -3C bag). I woke up a few times when my down jacket slipped off my bag but it was surprisingly...
Forum: Touring
09-15-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,511
Posted By Erick L

We have a pretty extensive network here although...

We have a pretty extensive network here although not all is on path. It costs money but it also brings tourism when you make magazines like Nat Geo as one of the best places to bike on Earth. People...
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Erick L

Standard sign on Quebec's Route Verte. ...

Standard sign on Quebec's Route Verte.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Velo/Bas-St-Laurent-Côte-Nord/i-WZm9fXD/1/625e400b/M/DSC_4626-M.jpg

Water, air and mechanic north of Quebec City:
...
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,093
Posted By Erick L

I listen to music on busy roads to drown out the...

I listen to music on busy roads to drown out the traffic noise.
Forum: Touring
08-03-17, 12:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,064
Posted By Erick L

The LHT got its fame when it was sold as an...

The LHT got its fame when it was sold as an inexpensive frame. Steel, long chain stays, takes wide tires, adequate gearing on the built version. It ticks all the boxes.
Forum: Touring
07-08-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By Erick L

This is the best training I know for touring:...

This is the best training I know for touring: http://biketouringnews.com/crossroads/a-beginners-guide-to-bike-touring/
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