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Forum: Touring
10-18-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,887
Posted By Lou Skannon

When I took a laptop on tour; I put it in a rear...

When I took a laptop on tour; I put it in a rear side pannier, flat against the inside [against the rack], and padded out the rest of the bag with soft stuff to protect it. No problems with this;...
Forum: Touring
10-18-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,194
Posted By Lou Skannon

483181 I did an off-road tour on 4 inch tyres...

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I did an off-road tour on 4 inch tyres this year. It did take more effort but I was much more relaxed on the rougher sections as I didn't have to worry about a buckled wheel. I saw some 2.5 x...
Forum: Touring
09-29-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Lou Skannon

479990 I toured with an Adamo on my fatbike...

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I toured with an Adamo on my fatbike this Summer. No problems with it at all. I've had it on the fatbike since I bought it. I thought it would let me get my feet down a fraction of a second...
Forum: Touring
09-13-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,504
Posted By Lou Skannon

476970476971 In he last two years I have...

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In he last two years I have toured with 700 x 30 tyres and 26 ins x 4 ins. On the road-tour with the 700 x 30. I did hit a large pot-hole and wrecked the back wheel but was otherwise...
Forum: Touring
09-09-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,955
Posted By Lou Skannon

Brooks saddles are vastly over-rated; almost any...

Brooks saddles are vastly over-rated; almost any gel-padded saddle is more comfortable. The more cycling you do on any one saddle will make it seem more comfortable as your bum gets used to it. It's...
09-03-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lou Skannon

475096 I was doing a fully-loaded tour of the...

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I was doing a fully-loaded tour of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail a couple of weeks ago on a fat-bike. The last leg was from Tulameen to Hope and it was getting late when I came to a washed out...
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Lou Skannon

474297 I've just finished a tour on the...

474297

I've just finished a tour on the fat-bike and am glad I took the big floor pump. I'm thinking of grinding-off one of the feet and most of the handle to make it lighter so I can take it on...
Forum: Touring
08-30-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,505
Posted By Lou Skannon

474264 Tour all done. Didn't handle too bad.

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Tour all done. Didn't handle too bad.
Forum: Touring
08-11-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,505
Posted By Lou Skannon

470641470642 Ready to go with this set-up.

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Ready to go with this set-up.
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Lou Skannon

465080Big Agnes Jack Rabbit

465080Big Agnes Jack Rabbit
Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lou Skannon

Tins of Tuna Salad. Small sturdy packaging and in...

Tins of Tuna Salad. Small sturdy packaging and in a variety of flavours. Found almost everywhere in France.
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By Lou Skannon

It may sound strange but the best way to live and...

It may sound strange but the best way to live and work in France is to cycle-tour in Spain. Lots of divorced, single and separated French women of all ages do the El Camino pilgrimage to Santiago....
Forum: Touring
04-19-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Lou Skannon

The Canal Du Midi towpath, Atlantic to the Med.

The Canal Du Midi towpath, Atlantic to the Med.
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,996
Posted By Lou Skannon

I've never met any one on the road who admits to...

I've never met any one on the road who admits to being a member of this forum and I deny any knowledge of it, when asked. Great.
04-12-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,120
Posted By Lou Skannon

64 km in 2 hrs 10 min. with a helpful tail wind....

64 km in 2 hrs 10 min. with a helpful tail wind. Part 1 on an overnighter tour. Part 2 and the wind had changed 180 degrees. Back home in 2.15. How often does it work out like that? Not enough.
Forum: Touring
04-09-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Lou Skannon

I tried to do that route last year but was told...

I tried to do that route last year but was told that all that area is out-of-bounds. Something to do with it being the drinking water catchment area for Victoria.
04-08-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,253
Posted By Lou Skannon

I have music playing in my head and sometimes...

I have music playing in my head and sometimes sing along. Most of my tours have a re-occurring theme-song.
South-west Ireland: Whiskey in the Jar. Vancouver Island: Blown Away. Etc.
03-31-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,661
Posted By Lou Skannon

I think a soft and over-used mattress caused all...

I think a soft and over-used mattress caused all my back problems. Cycle touring and sleeping on an inch-thick Therm-a-rest sleep pad sorted it out.
Forum: Touring
03-31-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,803
Posted By Lou Skannon

I take a full size Therm-a-rest which is heavy to...

I take a full size Therm-a-rest which is heavy to carry and bulky but does give a comfortable night's sleep. If I have a bad back, I sometimes use it on the bedroom floor because of its firmness. It...
Forum: Touring
03-26-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,668
Posted By Lou Skannon

Nobody ever regretted buying quality. But are...

Nobody ever regretted buying quality. But are titanium tools better quality than steel?
Forum: Touring
03-06-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,512
Posted By Lou Skannon

As any English boarding-school boy will tell you....

As any English boarding-school boy will tell you. You need three pairs of everything. One clean, one dirty and one to wear.
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Lou Skannon

I had a shoulder separation in October and am...

I had a shoulder separation in October and am still off work. There were 3 failed attempts at reduction before I was moved to a specialist hospital. After that I needed surgery which was on December...
02-22-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,949
Posted By Lou Skannon

It was Icebike 2015 in Winnipeg yesterday. Minus...

It was Icebike 2015 in Winnipeg yesterday. Minus 26; so no fear of riding on the Red River.
02-22-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,268
Posted By Lou Skannon

435554 Icebike 2015 at the Forks, Winnipeg.

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Icebike 2015 at the Forks, Winnipeg.
02-21-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Lou Skannon

435438435439

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02-21-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Lou Skannon

435435435436435437 A few more pics and a big...

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A few more pics and a big thank-you to all those that organised and volunteered for the event in the freezing cold
02-18-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,148
Posted By Lou Skannon

I had an industrial accident in October and...

I had an industrial accident in October and surgery to put things right in December. After two months on the couch, I was overweight and weak. So, for the first time ever, I joined a gym. Fitness is...
Forum: Touring
02-16-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By Lou Skannon

I did most of this route last year. Swartz Bay to...

I did most of this route last year. Swartz Bay to Victoria was the Lochside Rail Trail. Victoria to Sooke was the Galloping Goose Rail Trail. Cowichen Lake to Duncan was also a rail trail and they...
Forum: Touring
02-12-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Lou Skannon

I rode the tow-path of the Canal du Midi which...

I rode the tow-path of the Canal du Midi which links the Atlantic to the Med. A great off-road route and popular cycle path.
I also did the Chemin de Stephenson; or tried to. A lot of it was...
02-11-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lou Skannon

Bar-ends helped me with this problem. They give...

Bar-ends helped me with this problem. They give me a different ride height and change grip angle by 90 degrees.
02-10-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,391
Posted By Lou Skannon

I have an ICEPEAK jacket which I find is...

I have an ICEPEAK jacket which I find is light-weight, warm and has the all-important pit-zips. Pit-zips are the only thing that gives any worth-while ventilation in my opinion.
02-10-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,120
Posted By Lou Skannon

Only minus 5c today so warm enough for snow. I...

Only minus 5c today so warm enough for snow. I did 7km into the wind and into the coffee shop. The 7km back was as quick as I've done all Winter. Got dusted by a couple of pick-ups but other wise it...
Forum: Touring
02-09-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,673
Posted By Lou Skannon

I was at a campsite and needed to do some laundry...

I was at a campsite and needed to do some laundry but had no washing powder. I thought shower-gel would do just as well if I put plenty in the washer. I went off somewhere for a few minutes and when...
02-08-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 61,646
Posted By Lou Skannon

433103Out and about in the snow.

433103Out and about in the snow.
02-06-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By Lou Skannon

It probably gives your lungs a good work-out if...

It probably gives your lungs a good work-out if you are breathing thro' a facemask. You will suck in some of the same air twice; cutting down your oxygen intake. This will make you breath deeper...
Forum: Foo
02-06-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 1,510,254
Posted By Lou Skannon

4327702002 Thunderbird. Pretty good chick magnet.

4327702002 Thunderbird. Pretty good chick magnet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19,897
Views: 4,311,771
Posted By Lou Skannon

432653 Ninja style balaclava; at least the...

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Ninja style balaclava; at least the helmet fits over it and I'm not cold. From Marks Workwear.
02-04-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,162
Posted By Lou Skannon

I take a day off before riding with others. A...

I take a day off before riding with others. A little bit of recuperation helps me keep up.
I was going to ride today but woke up with a stiff neck. A visit to sports physio put it right with...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,729
Posted By Lou Skannon

Shower compatible and SPD equipped but at the...

Shower compatible and SPD equipped but at the price of 25 pairs of flip-flops you could try these from Keen.432241432242
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,729
Posted By Lou Skannon

My mother will be turning in her grave; worried...

My mother will be turning in her grave; worried sick about you!
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Lou Skannon

Three words: Local Bike Shop. Internet might be...

Three words: Local Bike Shop. Internet might be great on price but you buy unseen then have hassles if things aren't right. Find a local bike shop with a big stock of bikes, sit on a few, tell them...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,729
Posted By Lou Skannon

As my old Mum used to say, "Always line the...

As my old Mum used to say, "Always line the toilet seat and always wear your flip-flops in the shower."
But for me; having something between my toes is a big No-No. I find the sandals with the broad...
01-31-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,268
Posted By Lou Skannon

431716

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01-29-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,434
Posted By Lou Skannon

Icebike 2015: Feb 21st: Winnipeg, Manitoba....

Icebike 2015: Feb 21st: Winnipeg, Manitoba. Riding around on the Red River. My first Winter event; I'm still trying to decide on what to wear and if the fatbike will need studded tires.
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01-25-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,373
Posted By Lou Skannon

Another day above ground, another bike to play...

Another day above ground, another bike to play with. Norco Bigfoot.
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Forum: Touring
01-25-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,870
Posted By Lou Skannon

Fat bikes are slow and hard work if you ride with...

Fat bikes are slow and hard work if you ride with soft tires; which you need to if it is icy. I ride a Norco Bigfoot which is very comfortable and sure footed but I wouldn't want to do a cross...
01-24-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 376,537
Posted By Lou Skannon

430313 Folding-fixie.

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Folding-fixie.
Forum: Touring
01-23-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Lou Skannon

Santiago de Compostella is a good destination....

Santiago de Compostella is a good destination. "El Camino" starts in many places but the last bit across Northern Spain is very special. Mostly off-road on good cycle tracks with lots of reasonable...
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,121
Posted By Lou Skannon

I need something that I have confidence in; other...

I need something that I have confidence in; other wise I am just looking where the front tire is about to roll. Schwalbe Marathon Plus give me piece of mind and I have been using them for so long...
Forum: Touring
01-15-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,656
Posted By Lou Skannon

Kettle Valley Rail Trail with a round trip by way...

Kettle Valley Rail Trail with a round trip by way of the Kootenay Pass. Looking forward to doing it in July.
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