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12-29-20, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Batstar

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Thought that I should celebrate winter in the appropriate...
12-28-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,414
Posted By Batstar

I don’t know what the current conditions are in...

I don’t know what the current conditions are in Oakville but I assume there is snow on the ground. As long as it’s not too deep you should be able to get by with conventional MTB tires. Icy...
12-27-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,414
Posted By Batstar

The trail is within our city limits but isn’t...

The trail is within our city limits but isn’t included in the municipality’s trail maintenance program so the ground conditions are a virtual coin toss on any given day. It’s actually part of a...
12-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,414
Posted By Batstar

Thanks. Credit for the video quality goes to the...

Thanks. Credit for the video quality goes to the camera’s stabilization and horizontal leveling features. I think that riding on this particular day would have been doable without studded tires but I...
12-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,414
Posted By Batstar

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Another resounding vote for the Gravdals. I run them up...
12-26-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

December Video Footage

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I managed to shoot some footage from...
11-30-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Winter came a bit early this year but as long as...

Winter came a bit early this year but as long as the sun is shining life is good! Had a bit of fun putting this video to music last week during one of my rides along the river.
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11-25-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Mid November Ride

I hit the local trails a couple of days ago and managed to get a video of part of my ride. This was the first time for me using an action camera as well as video editing and the final product turned...
11-19-20, 09:35 PM
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Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

We woke up to 4" of fresh snow and we're still a...

We woke up to 4" of fresh snow and we're still a month away from what would officially be the first day of winter. :eek:

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11-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Batstar

Another vote for the Spurcycle. With that said, I...

Another vote for the Spurcycle. With that said, I once rung mine several times while following behind an elderly jogger and he instinctively reached behind and pulled out his phone thinking that...
11-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Batstar

You could always order directly through their US...

You could always order directly through their US site. Just be aware that shipping is additional and delays due to COVID are in effect.

https://garneau.com/us_en/
11-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Winter scenery on our local trails. ...

Winter scenery on our local trails.

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11-15-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Batstar

Put mine on over two weeks ago. Winter came early...

Put mine on over two weeks ago. Winter came early this year.

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11-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

26 km today. -14C windchill this morning but...

26 km today. -14C windchill this morning but condtions were ideal for studs. Also came across other outdoor enthusiasts along the trails.
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11-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,414
Posted By Batstar

Today's Ride

Cold has never really stopped me from riding. Snow, on the other hand, can be a bit challenging if it's too deep.
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11-07-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25,704
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Posted By Batstar

These were images of my ride yesterday. It was a...

These were images of my ride yesterday. It was a chilly 0 C outside and managed 32km on the local trails....
11-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

58km on Sunday, 25km yesterday, and 57km today....

58km on Sunday, 25km yesterday, and 57km today. Temp was 17C today and winds were calm. Won't be long now before the cold and snow are upon us. This pic was taken on the 1st at around 4pm MST. With...
11-03-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By Batstar

Effective shadowing of the stickman. Couldn’t...

Effective shadowing of the stickman. Couldn’t have done it better myself! :thumb:

Here’s a closer shot of the area where the stand is hidden behind the frame/crank.
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11-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By Batstar

I use a Click Stand. If the shot is taken at the...

I use a Click Stand. If the shot is taken at the right angle and the stand is placed in the appropriate position, it appears that the bike is standing on its own....
11-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By Batstar

I acquired a second-hand pair of Ragnorok...

I acquired a second-hand pair of Ragnorok transition shoes from my brother-in-law and look forward to wearing them next week as it appears that snow and cold are on the way. I'm only counting on them...
10-31-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Took a spin around the city this morning and...

Took a spin around the city this morning and stopped by a few local attractions including this Tromp L'oeil mural on the side of our local museum. I bundled up a bit as the mercury dipped to -3C.

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10-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,258
Posted By Batstar

Thanks guys. We had a significant amount of...

Thanks guys. We had a significant amount of snowfall last week and I thought it would be prudent to get the bike prepped for an early winter season. All that snow has melted now and the forecast...
10-27-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Rode one of my usual routes from home to the...

Rode one of my usual routes from home to the Township of Lacombe. 56km return. It was relatively nice out today (10C) compared to the unseasonably snowy cold snap that was thrown our way a week ago....
10-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By Batstar

I installed these yesterday along with a set of...

I installed these yesterday along with a set of new winter shoes.

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10-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,258
Posted By Batstar

Updated my classic 970 with new winter shoes,...

Updated my classic 970 with new winter shoes, chain, CF bar/GP2 grips, saddle, and full coverage fenders.
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10-16-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

A bit of snow today to start off a new riding...

A bit of snow today to start off a new riding season.

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10-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,780
Posted By Batstar

Thanks for the tips. The camera will serve dual...

Thanks for the tips. The camera will serve dual roles on the deck of a seakayak as well as on my bike. I doubt that it will ever see any days where the mercury takes a steep dive but more in the...
10-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,780
Posted By Batstar

Can anyone recommend a camera that will fair well...

Can anyone recommend a camera that will fair well in colder climates? Not thinking about riding with it in -20C conditions but the forecast today looks to be a bearable 5C. I’ve heard lower temps...
10-10-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,349
Posted By Batstar

Visual acuity and fit is vital to me when...

Visual acuity and fit is vital to me when cycling. I wear a pair of Rudy Project RX Rydons that have a docking system with an interchangeable lens design. Both the temple tips and nose piece are also...
10-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Sublime.

Sublime.
10-05-20, 09:11 PM
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Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Images of fall along the David Thompson Hwy...

Images of fall along the David Thompson Hwy (Clear Water Country, AB)

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10-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,258
Posted By Batstar

I inspected my own frame and can't say that I...

I inspected my own frame and can't say that I noticed any flaking to speak of. That being said, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for any anomalies that might show up over the course of the year....
10-05-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,258
Posted By Batstar

Wow, what a striking color. I'm digging the...

Wow, what a striking color. I'm digging the subtle matte finish in that blue tone. You could always do away with the yellow decals. I assume that there was valid reasoning behind the frame...
10-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,202
Posted By Batstar

When I read the OP's reference to the Elliptigo...

When I read the OP's reference to the Elliptigo the first thought that came to mind was Tony Little in that National Car commercial.
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10-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Batstar

Welcome craabit. Glad to see another fellow...

Welcome craabit. Glad to see another fellow Canuck on board!
10-01-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Jasper National Park

70k return from the town of Jasper, AB to Athabasca Falls via Hwy 93A. Elevation gain 739 meters.
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10-01-20, 10:18 PM
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Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Scenes from the Town of Jasper, AB

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09-23-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,487
Posted By Batstar

My wife and I have ridden our Creo SLs going on a...

My wife and I have ridden our Creo SLs going on a month now and have to confess that these lightweight bikes are a gamechanger. The '21 MY Creos apparently come equipped with TCU remotes. Will be...
09-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,413
Posted By Batstar

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Hah, we have the same cabinets! I don't have spiffy floors though. Nice....
09-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,511
Posted By Batstar

Wagons rule. I'm partial to Volvos having owned...

Wagons rule. I'm partial to Volvos having owned three of them over the years. The V60 CC is a nice ride and would make a great bike hauler.
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09-18-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Rode a 70k loop along rural roads from my home...

Rode a 70k loop along rural roads from my home out towards the towns of Joffre and Blackfalds, AB. Lots of crop harvesting going on as we close in on the fall season. A slight haze of smoke blown in...
09-18-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By Batstar

+1 :thumb: I use both Gladiator and Proslat...

+1 :thumb:

I use both Gladiator and Proslat in our garage. The bikes occupy a small 5' wide corner of space and heights are staggered to accommodate other items. Nice thing about Gladiator panels...
09-14-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Classic red-coated Shibas are so identifiable...

Classic red-coated Shibas are so identifiable especially with their curly tails. Here is an older image of my in-law's Shiba aptly named 'Fuji'. One quirky thing about him was that he hated getting...
09-14-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,916
Posted By Batstar

Depending on the type/configuration of the...

Depending on the type/configuration of the vehicle, you could always mock up your own in-car rack. This is the system that I've been using to transport carbon bikes and it works great for our...
09-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

I love this pic. Shiba Inu has to be one of the...

I love this pic. Shiba Inu has to be one of the most often seen canine breeds in Japan. Fiercely territorial but very loyal. This one is especially charming.
09-11-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Rode 60k along Hwy 1A from the Townsite of Banff,...

Rode 60k along Hwy 1A from the Townsite of Banff, AB to Lake Louise Village. A section of this old highway was closed giving cyclists carte blanche without having to fret over vehicular...
09-09-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Yikes! I have a friend who lives in Saratoga and...

Yikes! I have a friend who lives in Saratoga and I'm unsure of what the conditions are in his area. Hopefully it's no where near as bad as what you are experiencing.

On the other end of the...
09-08-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Batstar

Quote of the Day

I came upon this during my ride today.

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09-07-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,061
Posted By Batstar

Besides cycling…… Kayaking, hiking, playing...

Besides cycling……

Kayaking, hiking, playing the piano, nature and photography in general, plus the odd wooden boat build.

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09-04-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Batstar

Wanted to bring the bikes along with the boats...

Wanted to bring the bikes along with the boats but the trails were all closed due to bear activity. Had a great day otherwise paddling the Upper Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
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