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12-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,417
Posted By Batstar

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Another resounding vote for the Gravdals. I run them up...
12-26-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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: 560,501
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: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
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: 619
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...
11-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
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: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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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11-07-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
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....
10-27-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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
Views: 3,514
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: 288,386
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: 560,501
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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10-05-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
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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10-01-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Batstar

Scenes from the Town of Jasper, AB

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09-23-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,489
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...
09-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,515
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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09-11-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
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...
09-07-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,066
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: 560,501
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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08-29-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,123
Posted By Batstar

This bike represents a significant upgrade for me...

This bike represents a significant upgrade for me since I parted ways with my Trek 1500. For now, I've been splitting time in the saddle between a Scott Metrix hybrid and my trusty lugged Trek 970...
08-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 440,453
Posted By Batstar

I have a couple of these and they work great for...

I have a couple of these and they work great for carbon bikes. They can be custom fit for your ride and side mount brackets are also available if you don't wish to carry the stand in your jersey...
08-22-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
Posted By Batstar

Went on a brisk 20k ride with a friend on the...

Went on a brisk 20k ride with a friend on the local trails. Nice evening to be on the bike or on the water.
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08-09-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
Posted By Batstar

70k outing with a group of friends and a photo op...

70k outing with a group of friends and a photo op at the site one of the Town of Lacombe's visitor attractions. The world's largest fishing lure and home to Thompson Pallister Bait Co.
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08-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

Its more of an oval cylinder although the shape...

Its more of an oval cylinder although the shape does taper down slightly towards the roll top when it's cinched closed. I attached my Kool Stop bead jack on the other side of the bag. I wasn’t sure...
08-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,818
Posted By Batstar

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails...

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails using a mount that I purchased on Amazon. A Dakine Hot Laps Gripper bag accommodates a spare tube, multi-tool, levers, patches, and quick link.

On...
08-05-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

Arkel Randonneur Rack

I finally got around to fitting an Arkel Randonneur seat post rack on to my Scott Metrix. With its solid, sturdy saddle rail mount and soft seat post clamp, I can attest that this rack is quite...
07-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
Posted By Batstar

Banff Legacy Trail My wife and I spent a...

Banff Legacy Trail

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Banff, Alberta and cycled the Legacy Trail starting from the visitor's information center in Canmore to the Banff townsite and back.Total...
07-15-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 541,627
Posted By Batstar

Rode 55km today and over 1000' in elevation....

Rode 55km today and over 1000' in elevation. Stopped by one of the many canola fields that dot the rural landscape. It's the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ...
06-24-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Batstar

The Ultimate Commute

I watched this fellow on the local news tonight and thought to myself, 'What a swell way to turn that dull commute to work into something to look forward to getting up in the morning'.
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06-24-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Batstar

These images are non-bike related but...

These images are non-bike related but nevertheless it still was a nice day to be outdoors. My better half and I took a day trip out to Clear Water County in West Central Alberta, specifically to...
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06-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,002
Posted By Batstar

The latest update has been posted. Bikes up to...

The latest update has been posted. Bikes up to 460 have experienced a slight delay in delivery due to a parts issue. New delivery dates for backer and pre-ordered bikes have been revised.
Those...
06-11-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,496
Posted By Batstar

Coal rollers. I live in the heart of oil country...

Coal rollers. I live in the heart of oil country where many households own trucks. Most drivers here are decent and typically share the road with cyclists but breathing in the black, noxious fumes of...
06-11-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as...

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as well as an add-on light/camera adapter to the stem of my Metrix. Both items were purchased together on clearance and I suspect that they might have been...
06-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,712
Posted By Batstar

Kool Stop tire bead jack works like a charm for...

Kool Stop tire bead jack works like a charm for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Tire-Bead-Jack/dp/B089B5718Q
05-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,638
Views: 2,453,474
Posted By Batstar

Trek FX S5 WSD

Picked this up curbside yesterday at a bike shop in Calgary as a belated B-Day gift for my wife. Most shops are either quickly selling off or have depleted their existing stock of bikes and so I was...
05-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,884
Posted By Batstar

Wow, talk about quick turnaround time. The...

Wow, talk about quick turnaround time. The replacement light was just delivered. Must have been dispatched from the fulfillment center located about an hour or so from my hometown. I'll reserve...
05-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,707
Views: 2,589,642
Posted By Batstar

Rode 70K along the Trans Canada Trail yesterday...

Rode 70K along the Trans Canada Trail yesterday in superb conditions.

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05-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

More carbon goodness. Used my Dremel with a thin...

More carbon goodness. Used my Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to shorten the bar to the appropriate length. My LBS kindly gave me just enough carbon assembly paste to complete the job.
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05-25-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 156,062
Posted By Batstar

Rode an uneventful 50 k from my home toward the...

Rode an uneventful 50 k from my home toward the town of Innisfail, AB and back along the old C & E Trail (Calgary > Edmonton). It's a rural road with far less traffic than the main highway. Overcast...
05-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 156,062
Posted By Batstar

Today was a good day for a ride along the Trans...

Today was a good day for a ride along the Trans Canada Trail. Cycled 60k from my hometown to Lacombe, AB and back on a newly acquired Fulcum Carbon wheelset and Conti Grand Prix 4 season tires....
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

The flat bars are stock Syncros with lock on...

The flat bars are stock Syncros with lock on grips.
https://www.scott-sports.com/ca/en/product/syncros-comfort-ergo-lock-on-grips?article=2702270001222
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05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around...

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around $800 US at the time when I placed the order with the UK bike retailer. With all that was going on in the global market they ended up taking a month to...
05-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,386
Posted By Batstar

Gave the Metrix some carbon luv. Thoughts anyone...

Gave the Metrix some carbon luv. Thoughts anyone on leaving or altogether removing the Fulcrum decals from the rims?

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05-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By Batstar

I have these pedals installed on my Scott Metrix...

I have these pedals installed on my Scott Metrix and like them for their versatility. Have been riding SPD since converting over years ago so I wasn’t sure about the dual platform setup. However, I...
04-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16,777
Views: 1,782,155
Posted By Batstar

Yep. A snow storm blew through the day prior to...

Yep. A snow storm blew through the day prior to us driving through Roslyn which only added to the authentic feel of the town as portrayed in the TV series....
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