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Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,207
Posted By Happy Feet

It sounds like you have a good plan and well...

It sounds like you have a good plan and well thought out infrastructure. That's awesome.

I agree with and also feel the not knowing which is better sentiment.

In the end we make our decisions...
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Happy Feet

I have ridden from Winnipeg to Vancouver and...

I have ridden from Winnipeg to Vancouver and Calagry/Jasper to Van many times and find the roads to be ok more or less. They have repaved a large portion of Winnipeg west since 2016 which helps.
I...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Happy Feet

Have you considered the poor mans Rohloff.. the...

Have you considered the poor mans Rohloff.. the Shimano Alfine 8 or a Sturmey Archer?

They say it's equal in range to an 11 -34 cassette and more reliable than an Alfine 11. I've been thinking...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,207
Posted By Happy Feet

Before I was married I traveled all over the...

Before I was married I traveled all over the place. My home address was always my parents place. Mail, income tax, elections... In the grand scheme of constant movement that was pretty truthful.
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,207
Posted By Happy Feet

Good gravy. Wanna know how to maintain a...

Good gravy.

Wanna know how to maintain a drivers license or residency while absent without lying? Email the DMV or electoral officials for your state college and ask. Live or don't live by their...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By Happy Feet

Do you have a daughter? Or is this more...

Do you have a daughter? Or is this more hypothetical musing?
08-23-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,027
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh yes it will. Maybe Some of my bikes...

Oh yes it will.

Maybe

Some of my bikes can handle cross chaining because the overall range isn't that great but my 42/32/22 11-40 mtb will lock up the chain and derailer if I try big big.
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 2,041,440
Posted By Happy Feet

Great write up! I have some cordura and may...

Great write up!
I have some cordura and may have to give this a whirl :)
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 2,041,440
Posted By Happy Feet

Very nice. What material did you use for the...

Very nice. What material did you use for the front bags?
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By Happy Feet

:) Before I had kids I had all sorts of...

:)
Before I had kids I had all sorts of opinions as to how my kids would behave, how they would talk to me and what they would and wouldn't do.

As the saying goes: no plan survives contact with...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep.The difference is that bear spray is made to...

Yep.The difference is that bear spray is made to be used against bears and mace type products are made to be used as weapons against humans so the law sees it in two different ways ie. intent. The...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh... tell me you don't have kids. Please.

Uh... tell me you don't have kids. Please.
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Happy Feet

While a little more expensive for grips I am...

While a little more expensive for grips I am quite pleased with my Specialized ergo grips: https://www.evanscycles.com/specialized-bg-contour-lock-grip-00120046

Next for my fat bike I want to try...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. Some of the expensive upgrades I did to my...

Yep. Some of the expensive upgrades I did to my old mtb carried over to my next builds (rack, bags, saddle) and others just progressively made my bike easier to climb steep gravel (which was an...
08-20-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

In terms of tailored made nutrition: one of the...

In terms of tailored made nutrition: one of the article linked was about polar explorer O'Brady and a company Standard Process that looked at his digestive reactions to certain food types and then...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Happy Feet

A poncho is now my default rain gear (along with...

A poncho is now my default rain gear (along with booties). Like the OP, I wrap the ends around the bars and it keeps my lower half dry as well as venting humidity. Unfortunately I rarely take...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Happy Feet

Similar to my 92 Marin before I pulled the plug...

Similar to my 92 Marin before I pulled the plug on it for off road touring in favor of my fat bike.
But, it's all about the fit. With that there are a great many work arounds.
...
08-19-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

:) Yep. I doubt one study will provide all...

:)

Yep. I doubt one study will provide all the answers or even that this number is "the" number but it's good to see people researching for facts to back up supposition.

There is second part to...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Happy Feet

You are thinking logically which is good - too...

You are thinking logically which is good - too many rush out and buy new without understanding what they need and want long term. Experiment cheaply for a bit and learn what appeals before investing....
08-19-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

I would wonder if it's less the simple process of...

I would wonder if it's less the simple process of absorption and more the process of absorption, integration and elimination ie. the complete cycle.
And, it has to do with extended multi day...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Happy Feet

First of all, welcome to the board! I like...

First of all, welcome to the board!

I like working on old bikes of this era and find them to be pretty good templates but you have identified some issues.

Fit is most important for long hours...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been bicycling for 50 years and touring...

I've been bicycling for 50 years and touring since 1989 and the Carradice's mentioned above are the first "new" panniers I've ever purchased.
I don't know what that means but you don't need new or...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Happy Feet

Somewhat off the common path but I bought a pair...

Somewhat off the common path but I bought a pair of Carradice bags I am pretty happy with. Here is a thread I posted about them a while ago. Carradice is an English company that is well known for its...
08-18-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,659
Posted By Happy Feet

A relaxing 3 hour Sunday ride along one of my...

A relaxing 3 hour Sunday ride along one of my favorite local mixed surface routes. Farmland, historic wagon roads, gravel dikes and trails. I can either add 3 hill climbs for a workout or keep it...
08-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Happy Feet

meh. That's a semamtic argument at best. I'm sure...

meh. That's a semamtic argument at best. I'm sure no one was confused by the term.

Who cares about puncture protection at all if they never lead to flats. It's synonymous to flat protection.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,109
Posted By Happy Feet

You said you were done here, which is fine, but a...

You said you were done here, which is fine, but a thread is like a topic that is opened to the public for discussion. Even if you are done with the conversation there may be others who want to...
08-16-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes. Or in this case: If you should drink one...

Yes. Or in this case: If you should drink one glass/ hour is there an upper limit of how many glasses total you can absorb each day (thus limiting activity). The answer for food, according to the...
08-16-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

You have quoted the most generic material from a...

You have quoted the most generic material from a source not even involved in the study and ignore the actual findings being discussed.
Yes, how much you burn per hour has been known, yes hourly...
08-16-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

Did you even read the article.

Did you even read the article.
08-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

Would be curious what those professionals who...

Would be curious what those professionals who work for the TdF teams think about such research into nutrition. Waste of time? Know it all already? Can't teach me anything new?
Somehow I doubt it.
...
08-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure.. you are probably limited in long effort by...

Sure.. you are probably limited in long effort by your fuel supply. That's a no brainer. What that limit is in terms of defined calories in and out is the data that actually helps.
08-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Happy Feet

You guys who are pretending to have already known...

You guys who are pretending to have already known this.. didn't - because studies like this are quite new. People may have "guessed" at what the upper limits were but this is actually putting data...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,164
Posted By Happy Feet

I use my sprung Brooks as a gear indicator. If...

I use my sprung Brooks as a gear indicator. If it's hard to peddle I gear down, if I bounce in my seat - gear up.

Funny about the stem shifters. It all depends on whether one uses the drops a lot....
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 107,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Great pixs str. That second one with the bike on...

Great pixs str. That second one with the bike on the horse is superb. Good composition and it tells the story of what's happening.
08-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,593
Posted By Happy Feet

Doh! I had to reread the OP as I thought she...

Doh!

I had to reread the OP as I thought she was operating a "baby delivery" service and putting them in the basket. Explains the belly bump now.
08-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,425
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry man.. I'm out. Just visualize what you...

Sorry man.. I'm out. Just visualize what you would look like riding that thing. All you need to complete the mental image is a pair of rubber boots.

A lot of sheep farmers are going to get...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By Happy Feet

The KVR is in my neck of the woods. I did the...

The KVR is in my neck of the woods. I did the more famous trestle sections last year and hoped to do it all this year but things didn't play out. Next year I guess as I now have a fat bike to do it...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,109
Posted By Happy Feet

Although the OP isn't following now it's good to...

Although the OP isn't following now it's good to note that once the original question has been answered (which he said it had) it is pretty common for the conversation to wander. It's part of the...
08-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,742
Posted By Happy Feet

Your views on adults and short pants? :)

Your views on adults and short pants? :)
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,109
Posted By Happy Feet

The difference between Mr. Alf and others is the...

The difference between Mr. Alf and others is the attitude, as you've been told... and they have actually toured.

Question? If you have it all figured out, have studied this for years and are...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,378
Posted By Happy Feet

No matter how much we hope a change will cure the...

No matter how much we hope a change will cure the ugliness of our current situation - if that ugliness exists in our own minds we will take it into any new endeavour we seek.

Staehpj, sorry you...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Happy Feet

Tongue in cheek - has anyone ever told you you...

Tongue in cheek - has anyone ever told you you look like Art Vandelay?
08-11-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,979
Posted By Happy Feet

Danger Will Robinson...

Danger Will Robinson...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,378
Posted By Happy Feet

I think I have about 10 years to go but hope to...

I think I have about 10 years to go but hope to reduce my workload to 4 days a week before then. As you say we are grinding slowly but now that the kids are all finished high school I am working on a...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,139
Posted By Happy Feet

It happened to me in Calgary occasionally running...

It happened to me in Calgary occasionally running long distance in the summers. Cotton and sweat (the salt stings) did a number one day so bad I had blood stains showing through my white Tee - not a...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,378
Posted By Happy Feet

I really like that sentiment. Of course I would...

I really like that sentiment. Of course I would cry a little (and swear a lot) if my bike got stolen but ultimately it would be the loss of tour and inconvenience more than just the money. I am sure...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-11-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Happy Feet

There is also the pad for the bottom that hides...

There is also the pad for the bottom that hides the bolt holes.

As an aside. The mesh pouch on top works very well for holding a canister of bear spray.
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,378
Posted By Happy Feet

I agree with that a lot and find the balance...

I agree with that a lot and find the balance between wanting nice stuff and the reality of traveling on the road alone to be interetsing.

People tend to make too much out of having the "perfect"...
08-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,946
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't mind the linking as long as there isn't...

I don't mind the linking as long as there isn't an ulterior motive.

One problem with posting directly is the nature of forums (and FB) where content tends to disappear down the feed over time....
Forum: Fatbikes
08-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Happy Feet

I took all the loose padding out of my Blackburn...

I took all the loose padding out of my Blackburn bag to create more space.
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