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10-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Wait, I don’t get it. Are the bikes getting...

Wait, I don’t get it. Are the bikes getting married? Or are you each marrying your bike?
Either way, congratulations!
08-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with...

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with your son again. One of my sons lives overseas but we often ride when we can get together. It’s a great motivator.
2) Get a saddle that suits you. But...
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You’re a brave man! A subsequent owner of the...

You’re a brave man! A subsequent owner of the bike will curse you forever.....
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Mountain Mitch

So, was the bike ok? For most guys I know...

So, was the bike ok?

For most guys I know that ride bikes like that, their first thought if they fall is: “I hope the bike’s ok!”. So, no, you are just a normal cyclist.
08-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mountain Mitch

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem...

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem breaking them in, after which they run as smooth as butter.
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,363
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear...

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear what mods you do.
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will...

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will certainly take the seat and hide the bike well in the woods. But I’ll make sure I have it clearly marked on my treasure map or GPS as I do want to be able...
05-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never...

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never had a problem.
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,725
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !
05-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,725
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I...

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I have no doubt it can be fun - but so is riding a dirt bike! To me a motor is a motor is a motor.
05-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,725
Posted By Mountain Mitch

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to...

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to be FORMER) riding buddies are buying e-bikes!

I have nothing against e-bikes as commuters or for people with handicaps that would not permit them to...
05-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, they’ll get the name!

Well, they’ll get the name!
05-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,299
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy...

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy putting the hammer down - when I feel like it! I’m not slow - but I really don’t care. To me, it’s all about the experience and joy of being out in...
03-30-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,877
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95...

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95 masks for the professionals who need the maximum protection. https://apple.news/AD4MTqbuvTAeiWSccI0HjZg

Despite its population density, Japan’s rise in...
03-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Mountain Mitch

They should do what they do in the UAE: ...

They should do what they do in the UAE:

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Desert...
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,576
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on...

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on the speedy race type bike. But It seems you may be more into a versatile exercise oriented bike. Although it’s a bit unusual, I like this steel...
03-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but...

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but fat biking. And the fat bike trails are getting a bit questionable. We generally prefer to ski in these sun affected snow conditions:...
03-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the...

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the seatpost down by .2 mm as far as the minimum insertion range? I’d rather weaken the post than the bike!
01-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on...

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on here. There are some very dedicated and knowledgeable people on there who have vast supplies of unusual parts as well as being willing to offer advice...
12-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I thought this was going to be a thread about...

I thought this was going to be a thread about eating beans! :rolleyes:
12-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this...

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this board!

Around here we we have an extensive trail system used by skiers, snowshoers and fat bikers. There are warm up huts a few kilometres apart. Most...
12-01-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Anybody Fat Biking?

As in ‘using a fat bike’, not as in.... well, you get my drift! :foo:

So last year when the snow wasn’t prime for skiing I broke down and got a used Surly Moonlander. I took it out about 10 times,...
11-24-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the...

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the refusal to age. I agree with many of the above posters who suggest a spin day and/or a day off. Hydration is good! At any age muscles need time to recover...
11-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,687
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I am just a youngster of 65 on our trails. I’ve...

I am just a youngster of 65 on our trails. I’ve been mountain biking since about 1986. I still do technical trails (although I have decided my one and only ride down SMD (Super Mega Death) was my...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I gotta get a Union flag - seems to work on...

I gotta get a Union flag - seems to work on brigands and footpads like garlic on vampires!
10-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You don’t say where in Canada you are. Here in...

You don’t say where in Canada you are. Here in the Kootenays of BC most of us ride fatbikes in the winter and use studs if we are using the bike to commute or ride icy trails. And, yeah, they’re...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Once winter comes to this part of the world it...

Once winter comes to this part of the world it seldom lets go. Sure, it may warm a bit during daylight; may even melt exposed stretches, but the snow will likely remain in shaded and protected areas...
09-18-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,432
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Another ‘lesser known’ Italian brand that made...

Another ‘lesser known’ Italian brand that made some great bikes is Cramerotti.
...
07-27-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,513
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’d rather ride my bike. That said, I don’t...

I’d rather ride my bike.
That said, I don’t really watch any competitive sports. I’d rather participate in a sport. Watching is boring.
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Most predatory black bear attacks on humans are...

Most predatory black bear attacks on humans are carried out by bears under 200 lbs.. At that size they are young and haven’t learned the appropriate target species. It may be their first year on...
07-19-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Exciting Ride

We’ve had a very slow start to summer around here - temperatures in the single digits (C) at night, mid-teens during the days and almost daily showers, often with thunder and lightning. But it looked...
07-04-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,308
Posted By Mountain Mitch

While the OP has a good point which seems to make...

While the OP has a good point which seems to make sense, the problem is that if you only shave one leg that side goes a bit faster and you end up going in a circle! :roflmao:
06-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,980
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A local rider here turned 70 recently. To...

A local rider here turned 70 recently. To ‘celebrate’ on his birthday he rode back and forth to the next town (10 km each way) 7 times. Thing is, the next town is also 600 M (~2000 feet) lower than...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,370
Posted By Mountain Mitch

My son thought it might come in handy with some...

My son thought it might come in handy with some of the puddles he hits while riding in Japan :lol:!
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,743
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but...

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but they don’t seem aggressive at all. More the further north you go but they’re all around. Not a big concern.

Cougars (aka mountain lions) on the other...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ve had them wander into my campsite, check the...

I’ve had them wander into my campsite, check the grills, look around a bit for a nosh and wander off.

I’ve been charged by a Momma with a bunch of kits even though it was her who strolled into my...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Ha-ha-ha because, as the OP clearly knows, skunks...

Ha-ha-ha because, as the OP clearly knows, skunks never spray dogs! I think it would be better if you ran at the skunk barking! :roflmao:
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