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06-15-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,106
Posted By Happy Feet

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around...

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around the world visiting the shops of Brooks, Campy, Chris King etc... building his grail bike. If you added up the travel costs, easily 10k.
...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more...

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more active than most guys half my age. My main problem in life is scheduling all the stuff I want to do.
...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,283
Posted By Happy Feet

A couple of weeks ago on a ride in Manning ...

A couple of weeks ago on a ride in Manning

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47990349238_0078d58f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g7K5Ss)


I tour in bear country all the time and we have bears...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Happy Feet

New off road rig and consolidation ideas

Some ideas about flexible systems:

Over the last while I've been thinking of down sizing my fleet because I want to move and build a smaller house so I've been looking at my touring/riding needs...
06-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,015
Posted By Happy Feet

It sometimes helps to flip the script to see...

It sometimes helps to flip the script to see another perspective.

If a wife who was done raising kids wanted to take up a hobby that had the side benefit of being healthy for her, but required a...
06-08-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,015
Posted By Happy Feet

As some have said, I think people need to be...

As some have said, I think people need to be honest with themselves as to what they have as intrinsic life goals and work to explain those to their spouses. Hopefully before marriage but also...
06-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 487,679
Posted By Happy Feet

Youzah! that's a cassette :)

Youzah! that's a cassette :)
06-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Happy Feet

After a couple of hours up it was time for some...

After a couple of hours up it was time for some fun down the switchbacks. My arms are a little red from burning on reentry. Somewhere, a guy in a pickup is wondering what blew by him.

Stopping to...
06-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Happy Feet

Ride report with Pics - Manning Park

In the quest for suffering I went further afield today to find a hill worth climbing and set my sights on the Sub Alpine trailhead at Manning Park. Manning is about 200Km's from Vancouver BC on the...
05-31-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,743
Posted By Happy Feet

Man you guys are fast! I allocate a full 10...

Man you guys are fast!

I allocate a full 10 minutes just for the initial cursing, not including actual cursing while working.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Happy Feet

I have experimented with several saddles until...

I have experimented with several saddles until finding two that work for me, a B67 for upright type riding and a B17 style called the M3 touring saddle by Velo Orange (they don't make it anymore)....
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,178
Posted By Happy Feet

I can agree with all that :) I see clipless...

I can agree with all that :)

I see clipless and platforms as tools for different jobs with pros and cons to each.
05-26-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,435
Posted By Happy Feet

I vote we keep the account active... Mind.....

I vote we keep the account active...

Mind.. blown!
05-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,232
Posted By Happy Feet

Took this last Thursday at the base of the local...

Took this last Thursday at the base of the local downhill mtb area near my house. The trails are to the left.
For exercise I trail run or bike up an down the tracks. I'm not a technical DH rider so...
05-24-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,579
Posted By Happy Feet

But when one bursts they sure want it removed in...

But when one bursts they sure want it removed in a hurry.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,099
Posted By Happy Feet

Hah hah. That's some good stuff there!

Hah hah. That's some good stuff there!
05-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,579
Posted By Happy Feet

I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the...

I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the mechanics sub forum.
The error was in thinking he is human. Bob's actually an AI program that parses data together to try and create human like...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,554
Posted By Happy Feet

Welcome to Bike Forums BikinHowd. I will chalk...

Welcome to Bike Forums BikinHowd. I will chalk most of your observations to being young and uneducated. I've been riding steady for 50 years so I've seen a bit of history unfold.

It is indeed a...
05-21-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,097
Posted By Happy Feet

There is no room for reasonableness in these...

There is no room for reasonableness in these types of discussions. Pick a side and defend it to the death!

... or until a chain lube thread comes along.
05-21-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,097
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh... we usually refer to those as the village...

Uh... we usually refer to those as the village "smitty" in steel frame welding discussions here.
05-21-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,097
Posted By Happy Feet

Bamboo - the material for you: ...

Bamboo - the material for you:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32784608417_1f32568ef5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RX4FTg)
05-21-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,232
Posted By Happy Feet

I missed that before. Cool video :) We have...

I missed that before. Cool video :)
We have something similar a couple of blocks from our house, but it's a mtb area and all on the side of a mountain - no flats :(
05-20-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,885
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm so rich I hired a salmon to ride my fixie -...

I'm so rich I hired a salmon to ride my fixie - fish gotta eat too

https://live.staticflickr.com/4824/45851792481_431c5d9244_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cRLqse)
05-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,232
Posted By Happy Feet

Taking my dog Molly for a run. This was some...

Taking my dog Molly for a run. This was some serious uphill work.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40929001433_dd5ceb074c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25mKQbv)
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,099
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm vegetarian, not vegan, and find touring in...

I'm vegetarian, not vegan, and find touring in Canada ok for food.

Stores are stores of course and I would assume a vegan knows what to look for there, and most cafes or diners do a grilled cheese...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,640
Posted By Happy Feet

Not for me. I find the rare close pass is done by...

Not for me. I find the rare close pass is done by a holes who could care less and would probably see the noodle as a target to try and tag. When I looked at the pic it was the first thought that...
05-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Happy Feet

After about 10km of pavement up to the Ford...

After about 10km of pavement up to the Ford Mountain turnoff we crossed the river and started back down the valley on more gravel FSR's

A panorama of the Chilliwack river near Chipmunk Creek....
05-19-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Happy Feet

Ride Report with pics Chilliwack River Valley

Went on a fun and epic (can we still use that word?) ride yesterday with my friend Max.

Without knowing it, we both had been thinking of doing this same valley but from different angles. My...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,447
Posted By Happy Feet

This has turned out to be a pretty good...

This has turned out to be a pretty good philosophical thread in a way; detailing the various entry points and modes of touring.

My first real official tour was in 1989 when I recieved $2000 after...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,447
Posted By Happy Feet

Married, mortgage, three kids and 18 days holiday...

Married, mortgage, three kids and 18 days holiday a year. On the plus side I don't drink, smoke or buy expensive clothes/cars/gadgets. Like some said, I take time around stat days to extend time off...
05-13-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Aeros make a great mount for cell phones so you...

Aeros make a great mount for cell phones so you can text while riding.
05-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Happy Feet

Just to tie the thread into a nice bow, a couple...

Just to tie the thread into a nice bow, a couple of pics of the bike in the wild.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32845187147_9e26222528_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S3qaQ8)
...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks all :) I have always loved the...

Thanks all :)



I have always loved the Whiskey Jacks from my early days hiking and climbing on the coast. We also have Blue Jays (Stellars?) which can come close but not in the same way. As I...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Happy Feet

Day 1 continued... The weather was clear but...

Day 1 continued...

The weather was clear but cool and it was about 60kms to Logan Lake. Along the way I saw this amazing open Potash mine on a dried out lake bed.
...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Happy Feet

Trip Report: Ashcroft to Hope BC (Pic heavy)

Finished a year long project at work recently and decided to take a week off to reset. With a potential weather window opening, I headed out for a 3 1/2 day jaunt
around the interior of BC.
...
04-28-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Happy Feet

Round two: Began reassembling the bike and...

Round two:

Began reassembling the bike and ran into an issue around the headset so I had to chisel a bit of epoxy away before it would fit. I plan to touch up this area with a bit more epoxy...
04-27-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,140
Posted By Happy Feet

I believe the best thing to happen to cycling...

I believe the best thing to happen to cycling would be for every LBS to disapear for about 20 years. This would eliminate all the modern technology that people can not maintain themselves and return...
04-26-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Happy Feet

Gas pipe SS chop shop bamboo build

Part way done a ghetto bamboo bike conversion and thought hey! why not post some pics.

The bike started out in life as a delightful late 70's Gas pipe Vulcan 10 speed that found it's way into a...
04-23-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By Happy Feet

I would also say that at 70 one should be looking...

I would also say that at 70 one should be looking at keeping bike rides enjoyable rather than viewing them as detailed workout routines. Talk about ruining a pastime! Aim to just get out and ride...
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Happy Feet

On strobe mode just point it down a bit, that way...

On strobe mode just point it down a bit, that way it's visible but not directly blinding.
02-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,293
Posted By Happy Feet

Great story. A good dog can be a wonderful...

Great story.

A good dog can be a wonderful friend and I am on my third outdoor companion dog now with Molly, a Labradoodle (plus a string of small rat shaped dog objects like Chihuahuas, Yorkies...
Forum: Touring
09-14-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,830
Posted By Happy Feet

Keep em coming :) Pictures made to look like...

Keep em coming :)

Pictures made to look like postcards

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1889/43771032645_eb98774ff8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29FTZ3D)

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