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09-27-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Happy Feet

Hum... someone seems to have made a wrong turn. ...

Hum... someone seems to have made a wrong turn.

http://i.imgur.com/8nP8q37l.jpg (https://imgur.com/8nP8q37)


Hashtag: SS/MTB

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09-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure. That's how most intelligent people make...

Sure. That's how most intelligent people make decisions. Listen to other peoples experiences, sift through what does or does not apply, and move forward readjusting as issues arise.

One might note...
09-27-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Similar experience. I have an interest in food...

Similar experience. I have an interest in food from an endurance/exploration perspective. When I became a vegetarian 20 years ago I had to become more educated so as to make good food choices that...
09-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

No as you've already said, the problem is you...

No as you've already said, the problem is you think other peoples opinions are worthless. When you start from that POV its pretty hard to find value.

You also read a lot into what people say that...
09-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Ha ha! What an excellent philosophy for life. ...

Ha ha! What an excellent philosophy for life. :lol:

How that jibes with honest participation in a discussion forum is a curiosity though

FWIW, no one here is trying to talk anyone out of doing...
09-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

I think one thing that happens is that we become...

I think one thing that happens is that we become better adapted to particular forms of exercise the more we do them and burn less calories as our performance becomes more efficient. It's one...
09-27-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

We have to discern between single incidence...

We have to discern between single incidence occurrences and habitual trends. A single piece of cake or one pound of bacon will not unduly effect anyone, except perhaps brittle diabetics. Another...
09-27-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Thats true. Sugars, starches and refined...

Thats true. Sugars, starches and refined carbohydrates break down very easily and require little energy to do so. Proteins and fats require some of the calories consumed in the metabolic process....
09-27-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

We generally have see how opinions are skewed...

We generally have see how opinions are skewed through the lens of perspective. Sure, on an organized tour of some stages of the TdF, one will see all sorts of body types. During the running of the...
09-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes. The problem is not with the basic principles...

Yes. The problem is not with the basic principles of weight loss. Once we adjust for physiological differences, it's that people have varying degrees of psychological attachments to food - beyond its...
09-26-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

What you say makes no sense in relation to what I...

What you say makes no sense in relation to what I wrote. No one is turning anything into a morality play.

Those simple principles work if they are worked because they are somewhat universal - it...
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail....

Looking east towards Canmore on the Legacy Trail. BNP, Alberta.
http://i.imgur.com/IoppJKWh.jpg (https://imgur.com/IoppJKW)

Sunrise in the Kootenays. KNP, British Columbia....
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks Charlie. FWIW, I use either a better...

Thanks Charlie.

FWIW, I use either a better quality point and shoot (Olympus TG-4) or my Samsung Galaxy 10 phone. One day I want to get a full format camera but until then I just work on my...
09-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

People don't struggle with weight loss because...

People don't struggle with weight loss because basic dietary and exercise principles are not well understood, it's but because they choose other priorities and want simple solutions that circumvent...
09-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

Perfect storm scenario for weight gain. ...

Perfect storm scenario for weight gain.

Young man from a familial line of big stocky men takes up football in high school.
Gains muscle mass and strength easily and excels, becomes very athletic....
09-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,283
Posted By Happy Feet

You seem to be confused by some pretty basic...

You seem to be confused by some pretty basic concepts.

Calories in vs calories out does apply. You simply can't take in more calories than you expend long term without expecting to store some as...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

Hwy 1a. Banff, AB. The road between Banff and...

Hwy 1a. Banff, AB.
The road between Banff and Castle Junction was closed this year to vehicle traffic, allowing cyclists and hikers carefree access to the hwy.

http://i.imgur.com/jp6CqhMh.jpg...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

And how many shots had the obligatory "finger in...

And how many shots had the obligatory "finger in front of the lens" shot.
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for the re link. Weird? I like your...

Thanks for the re link. Weird?

I like your cheese jar idea about painting the inside :)
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

Haha.. had my pocket instamatic that day I see....

Haha.. had my pocket instamatic that day I see. 110 cartridge film iirc
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,173
Posted By Happy Feet

Icefied Parkway, AB Canada Mt Kerkeslin ...

Icefied Parkway, AB Canada

Mt Kerkeslin

http://i.imgur.com/eSP3ZoNl.jpg (https://imgur.com/eSP3ZoN)

Athabasca Falls

http://i.imgur.com/mnA1ASMl.jpg (https://imgur.com/mnA1ASM)
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Happy Feet

These days, becuase I swap my toolkit between...

These days, becuase I swap my toolkit between multiple bikes, I use a water bottle keg instead of a seatbag: KEG - Specialized Water Bottles (http://www.specializedwaterbottles.com/water-bottles/keg)...
09-23-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Happy Feet

Companies like Carradice in England make cycling ...

Companies like Carradice in England make cycling specific capes but I found a light nylon one (poncho) at Ikea that works really well. I wrap the leading edge under my hands on the bars and put the...
09-22-20, 06:14 PM
09-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure.. he had to spell out that a member of the...

Sure.. he had to spell out that a member of the RCAF in a nazi pow camp was a prisoner, not a guard. Sure... because your reading comprehension is that good.

I'm laughing, but in a schadenfreude...
09-22-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

For those with less than excellent reading...

For those with less than excellent reading comprehension:

As already pointed out, RCAF is short for Royal Canadian Air Force. As a POW in a NAZI WWII camp, asking if he was a prisoner or a guard...
09-22-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

You should write a book about it.

You should write a book about it.
09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had...

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had never heard of four days ago.
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price...

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price day at the hyperbole store.
09-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some...

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some people can generate towards others who really have no impact upon their lives. And such a well formed negative opinion for someone who admittedly, had...
09-22-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

An interesting video by Alistair that touches...

An interesting video by Alistair that touches indirectly on some of these ideas. Like, how hard it is to have a little adventure (that part starts around 6:00).
...
09-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

In regards to s24o's. It is not objectively...

In regards to s24o's.

It is not objectively correct to say "the big issue with sub 24 riding is.." It would be more correct to say "In my case the big problem is...". That assertion is subject to...
09-22-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

I think one thing that would help is if people...

I think one thing that would help is if people would not respond to what someone said about what someone else said as if it's what someone else actually said. People are free to agree or disagree...
09-21-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Look closely at the rear rack... ...

Look closely at the rear rack...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49664848096_a464eff5e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iEHk3q)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4890/45692738122_d9310b0d7c_b.jpg...
09-21-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. I have read some since I've been...

Well.. I have read some since I've been participating in the thread since post 3. Did you read nothing in this thread before posting? See how that works.

It's not alien but more unbelievable...
09-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Grant is American, Jordan is Canadian so I would...

Grant is American, Jordan is Canadian so I would say no. Guilt by erroneous association doesn't apply.

Curious how, if you had never heard of him before this thread, you know Grant says things...
09-21-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

This is true.. and yet technolgy and the products...

This is true.. and yet technolgy and the products that are most beneficial for racing are constantly pushed by the industry. Some people succumb to upgradeitis and buy into that paradigm while others...
09-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow. It's like someone asked for the definition...

Wow. It's like someone asked for the definition of an ironic statement.
09-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Don't hurt your hand patting your back. Did...

Don't hurt your hand patting your back.

Did you have anything meaningful to say in this thread or is your contribution only going to be limited to proofreading other peoples ideas?

I like to...
09-21-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

In the context of this discussion a reasonable...

In the context of this discussion a reasonable person would know what I meant. It did not help that you then mistakenly asked if I meant a "15 liv bicycle". Why won't you tell us what a liv is? Pot...
09-21-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll make sure next time, if I ever direct my...

I'll make sure next time, if I ever direct my conversation towards you, to have the proofreaders and lawyers look over the final drafts as you cannot be expected to exhibit even a moderate capacity...
09-21-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

sigh.. you win the obtuse sarcastic slacker...

sigh.. you win the obtuse sarcastic slacker award.
Congrats. My mistake to think you were being intellectually honest in the discussion.
09-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

No, I meant sub 15lb frames. lb being an abrv for...

No, I meant sub 15lb frames. lb being an abrv for pound. I have no idea what sub 15lib means.

As to what what the industry is pushing; walk into a modern Trek store and tell me what you think.
...
09-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,551
Posted By Happy Feet

Whosawhatsit? ...

Whosawhatsit?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772607133_95e853e1b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSmTx)
09-20-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry for the non multi quote but just caught...

Sorry for the non multi quote but just caught this. I very much agree. While he does talk about making cycling more simple his business boutiques the experience. Even still I'm glad he's there to...
09-20-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Quite true about the hybrid. It certainly was an...

Quite true about the hybrid. It certainly was an in - between category that caught fire for a while. But, if you look at modern bicycle "buzz" they are mainly disparaged, even though the exact same...
09-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that...

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that regard. Some advances really do create a better interface for most people. Indexed shifting eliminated a lot of guess work when trying to find the...
09-19-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Not at all. Of course there are many types of...

Not at all. Of course there are many types of bicycles. I just mentioned a couple of the more dominant trends. Plus I mentioned three (you forgot mtb).

I don't want to argue but your attempt to...
09-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Happy Feet

Happily, I don't think this thread is going the...

Happily, I don't think this thread is going the way the OP anticipated...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Happy Feet

Hi Machka, say hi to Rowan for us :)

Hi Machka, say hi to Rowan for us :)
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