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12-29-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By John Foster

Rugged Cell Phone

Does anyone have a Sonim or Cat phone? Do they live up to their billing? I want my phone for voice, text and the occasional photograph. I don't need it to surf the web, watch videos, play games etc....
Forum: Foo
12-14-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By John Foster

Strava Art on the Farm

Hello everyone


Here is your weird question of the day. I am a non Strava ( or any other GPS tracking ) cyclist. I also live in a small farming community and I am the president of the local Fair...
11-13-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,228
Posted By John Foster

Goody Two Shoes

There is no communication possible with private vehicles. If a truck honks at me and I can read and remember the business name, I phone the company and ask to speak to dispatch. I say where and when...
11-13-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By John Foster

When Do You Put on Your Studded Tires?

I bought my first set of studded tires about 3 weeks ago. The dealer told me not to put them on yet at that time. I live in Southern Ontario, and we expect to start into a cold spell after this...
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By John Foster

I am sorry for your and your family's loss

No, my experience has not been as harsh as yours and I would never attempt to preach to you. I wish you and your daughter all the best. My experiences have been limited to co-workers and those of...
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By John Foster

Why are Drug Users Inhuman?

I get so sad reading the letters to the editor in my local paper. The scorn and hatred thrown at drug users is so intense. Anytime the subject of safe consumption sites, supportive street patrols,...
10-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By John Foster

Tires Blew , One Tube is Good, Why?

I have searched for similar threads and not found quite the same situation. On Sunday I headed out on a 40km ride, only about 2 km from home I hit a nasty pothole (long, narrow, deep inline with...
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By John Foster

I am limited by my Wike cargo trailer.

I am limited by my Wike cargo trailer.
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By John Foster

Lowering My Food Standards

Just curious, has anyone else ever become aware of the fact that they are lowering their food standards? I have been living on quick sale bakery items and fruits and vegetables for years. Our local...
10-23-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,323
Posted By John Foster

No, But......

I have never been pulled over by a police officer. My wife and I were part of the resettlement team for a family of Syrian refugees. During a bike safety blitz, the oldest daughter got pulled over...
Forum: Foo
10-21-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By John Foster

Thanks for all the replies: Thanks especially...

Thanks for all the replies:
Thanks especially to Wilbur for the Ontario specific advice, I am going to talk to the J.H.S.C. guys today.
Thanks GrainBrain for the babysitting and scapegoat...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 31,267
Posted By John Foster

Bob Dylan Motorpsycho Nightmare

Also Dr Hook , At the Freaker's Ball
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By John Foster

How to Tell the Boss You Have Been Goofing Off

Serious question.

I have been at my current job for 19 years. In the last few years I have totally lost my motivation, I work unsupervised, and have gotten into a rut of extremely low...
09-25-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,840
Posted By John Foster

There is a bridge on my way home from work where...

There is a bridge on my way home from work where the bridge deck is stepped up a couple of inches from the road bed. It is also the first bump in the road for traffic leaving town from either of the...
09-21-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,268
Views: 323,966
Posted By John Foster

Helmet (Giro)100% of the time, Hi-viz reflective...

Helmet (Giro)100% of the time, Hi-viz reflective shirt or vest 99% of the time. Not only for my safety, but to set a good example. I am H&S coordinator at work, I can't afford to be seen arriving on...
09-16-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By John Foster

Police Auctions

Has anyone ever had any good finds at police auctions? I have only been to a couple, mostly mangled big box store bikes. I expect the good bikes get claimed by the owners who are more serious about...
09-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,844
Posted By John Foster

What do you pull the trailer with? We have a...

What do you pull the trailer with? We have a front receiver on our pickup truck, pleased with it.
09-08-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,058
Posted By John Foster

Almost Always, Drifting Off Topic

I live in a rural area, cyclists, walkers, runners etc usually acknowledge each other; could be verbal, a nod or just a few raised fingers. In busier areas, I try to make eye contact, this is both...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By John Foster

Proud of my son, he rode 197 km yesterday to...

Proud of my son, he rode 197 km yesterday to finish off a cycle challenge for charity, my wife, oldest daughter and myself rode with him for 27 km. I also did another random 16 km around my...
08-31-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By John Foster

Thank guys I will turn it over to the pros....

Thank guys

I will turn it over to the pros. I know all the shops are way behind on service this year, fortunately I kept my old reliable, will still be able to get to work.
08-31-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By John Foster

Di2 Confused Newbie

Hello all

I recently purchased a used Scott CR1 with retro fitted Ultegra RD-6870 shifting. Initially all was well with the bike. Then I decided to up my game on cleaning and servicing my bikes so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By John Foster

Hamilton to Brantford rail trail, in Ontario...

Hamilton to Brantford rail trail, in Ontario Canada, about 60km total, nice trail surface for any type of bike/tire. My wife and I took turns pulling the dog on the WIKE cart. I see people bike with...
08-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,060
Posted By John Foster

Not Crazy

Not crazy to buy as long as it works for you.

Years ago I was shopping for my first road bike, I could have afforded a new bike then, but I was clueless as to what I should look for. I found an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,742
Posted By John Foster

Also posing a question. Is pacing an issue...

Also posing a question.

Is pacing an issue in other group "travelling" activities such as running, canoeing, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing etc.? Is it human nature for the fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,742
Posted By John Foster

"Never Apologize or Make Excuses" is my motto, I...

"Never Apologize or Make Excuses" is my motto, I am an older rider who is not naturally athletic or competitive , with bad knees and ankles to boot. If someone rides with me that is great, if they...
08-07-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,042
Posted By John Foster

Rambling off topic here. Oh so complicated!...

Rambling off topic here.

Oh so complicated! In Canada, our Medical Association has just advised its members to start looking at and treating root causes of obesity rather than the old "eat less...
08-07-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By John Foster

And some of us are just lazy. The pedals on my...

And some of us are just lazy. The pedals on my "work" bike came out of the box very tight, since my ride to work is 5km/3m of low traffic country roads I have never had a problem. The pedals on my...
08-07-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By John Foster

Hi Borax Your Thule hanging rack sounds like...

Hi Borax

Your Thule hanging rack sounds like it is the same as mine, we have a two bike model, It is mounted about 50/50 on the front or back receiver on our Silverado. Always some combination of...
08-05-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,042
Posted By John Foster

There has been a lot of good advice posted...

There has been a lot of good advice posted already, and maybe what I am going to say has already been said. If so pardon me.
Develop a love for an activity and let it become a lifestyle. Don't pick...
07-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By John Foster

Don't Get Me Started

I am Canadian, but I too feel the loss of domestic manufacturing.

In the post that follows, please don't think that I am anti Chinese, I have nothing against the Chinese worker, I have a lot...
07-29-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,992
Posted By John Foster

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