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Forum: For Sale
01-16-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By LuckySailor

Got tandem pin? I think that the pins are a great...

Got tandem pin? I think that the pins are a great idea. I suggest making pins for known biking destinations. Suggestions just based on my adventures would be The Dempster Highway, Whitehorse, Inuvik,...
01-16-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By LuckySailor

What a great thread. a hem. When I was in my...

What a great thread. a hem. When I was in my teens, I always had several 10 speeds that I was working on. With one of the road readys as my steed, my buddy and I would ride many miles sometimes to...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,719
Posted By LuckySailor

Likely no where this year Wheels have been...

Likely no where this year Wheels have been flattened by wife since I was gone summer of 2015 on tour across Canada, 6 weeks in 2016 walk across Spain on the Camino, and 6 weeks in 2018 cycle tour up...
01-09-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 54,273
Posted By LuckySailor

Glad to see Rowan (and Machka) that you are out...

Glad to see Rowan (and Machka) that you are out on bikes! It took me over an hour to read all the pages that I have missed over the months. Rowan, I wish you continued success in getting your health...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,971
Posted By LuckySailor

The junior member OP, simply asked to use...

The junior member OP, simply asked to use clipless or not and why. Snide comments about imagining the miles of past trips doesn't meet the OP's needs, and therefore are necessary. However, you could...
Forum: Touring
01-07-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,971
Posted By LuckySailor

This past summer, I rode to the Arctic Ocean. I...

This past summer, I rode to the Arctic Ocean. I was warned by a friend not to ride clipped in on the Dempster Highway, as it is a gravel/dirt highway. So I brought platforms to change town...
Forum: Touring
12-18-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,067
Posted By LuckySailor

and by the way, I should add, I am running an...

and by the way, I should add, I am running an 11-36 XTR rear end, and 30-39-52 Ultegra crankset. Originally I built it with Dura Ace bar ends. I get all 30 gears, no grinding issues.
Forum: Touring
12-18-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,067
Posted By LuckySailor

if you're comfortable with brifters convert to...

if you're comfortable with brifters convert to them. I built my 520 with bar ends a few years ago, and my first major tour across Canada, I learned that I did not like them. Read too many horror...
09-26-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,408
Posted By LuckySailor

I wanted a touring bike for my tour across...

I wanted a touring bike for my tour across Canada, and I thought that a custom made bike would be too much. Richard Sachs doesn't make touring bikes, and I always wanted a bike made by him. The LHT I...
09-24-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,147
Posted By LuckySailor

i just think bad idea to put anything with weight...

i just think bad idea to put anything with weight on glass. I smacked a fly on the windshield (inside) a couple years ago and the windshield shattered while driving. Not nice.
On theatre hand, nice...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By LuckySailor

I would guess that at one point CGOAB only had...

I would guess that at one point CGOAB only had one journal to start with, and then 2 and so on. Point is, unless you are the first to do your "thing", every start up business has a starting point,...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,649
Posted By LuckySailor

I wouldn't tour with less than 3 pairs of shorts,...

I wouldn't tour with less than 3 pairs of shorts, use a laundromat when available, rinse well, and squeeze out water, never twist or wring out cycle wear, hang dry, and if its still wet/damp in the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By LuckySailor

When I toured across Canada in '15, one guy...

When I toured across Canada in '15, one guy bought an aluminum plate, had it drilled to bolt on 3 bottle cages, and then bolted that onto his rear rack. It was a pretty ingenuative design. Can you...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,358
Posted By LuckySailor

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Vancouver was the start of my tour to the Arctic Sea...
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By LuckySailor

Just got back off a 35 day tour to the Arctic...

Just got back off a 35 day tour to the Arctic Circle and beyond. We had one guy blow thru 10 Continental Gatorskins in the first 10 days! He switched over too Schwalbe Marathon and never had another...
Forum: For Sale
08-25-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By LuckySailor

Hi. Would this take a 10 speed cassette? Any...

Hi. Would this take a 10 speed cassette? Any ideas of what shipping would cost to 58271? thanks,

Lucky Sailor
08-24-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By LuckySailor

Hi. How old is your tent? When was the last time...

Hi. How old is your tent? When was the last time you used it? Does a groundsheet come with it? Would you send to Canada? Thank you.

John
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,851
Posted By LuckySailor

Tour Arctic is now in the books! 35 days from...

Tour Arctic is now in the books! 35 days from Vancouver to Tuktoyuktuk. The Dempster Highway and the ITH (Inuvik Tuk Highway) is a beast to ride when it's raining, and can be a beast when it's dry...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By LuckySailor

I bought a first aid bag from MEC. It contains...

I bought a first aid bag from MEC. It contains bandaids, gauze and other stuff. I also carry Clorohexidine sponges, and have had the opportunities to use them-not on me but on other riders. I am also...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By LuckySailor

I have an Ortlieb for 4 years now. The large one....

I have an Ortlieb for 4 years now. The large one. I carry a Nikon 5000 which weighs 2 pounds itself, as well as snacks and what ever else I want in the bag. Easy on and off. Has never leaked, and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,673
Posted By LuckySailor

We had a guy tour across Canada on Ti. He loved...

We had a guy tour across Canada on Ti. He loved it and I was jealous. Stupid light and I was on a 520. No comparison. If I could start all over, I'd buy his bike!
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,903
Posted By LuckySailor

I ended up with the 520. The Trucker was a great...

I ended up with the 520. The Trucker was a great bike indeed, but I felt like I was driving a semi truck, or since I have experience, and own a large a large Class A, BIG motorhome. For my purposes,...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By LuckySailor

Hello. Perhaps I am late to get in on this...

Hello. Perhaps I am late to get in on this conversation , but...... I had a Wahoo RFLCT, and then upgraded to the +. The first computer crapped out after about a year. They gave me a bit of a deal to...
05-07-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 54,273
Posted By LuckySailor

Machka, so beautiful to hear if Rowan’s progress....

Machka, so beautiful to hear if Rowan’s progress. Teary eyes for me reading the updates. I’ll say More prayers, and you keep working on that elephant!
05-07-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,274
Posted By LuckySailor

sounds like your wife is ready to retire, you...

sounds like your wife is ready to retire, you should embrace that idea.
Out at the cottage last year, a buddy pulled out his tape measure and explained “this is our life in years. My dad died here...
05-02-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,274
Posted By LuckySailor

About time! What took you so long?...

About time! What took you so long? Congratulations on your retirement! Get ready to really enjoy life now. I will be 53 later this year, and have been retired for 3 years. I find that I am just as...
Forum: Touring
05-02-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By LuckySailor

Thanks for all of your input! Yes "supported"...

Thanks for all of your input! Yes "supported" means that someone is carrying my gear from a to b every day, so I just ride, and take what I need for the day. We all seem to be creatures of habit-one...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By LuckySailor

MRE's or other food sources

Hello fellow travellers. This summer, several of us are riding from Vancouver to the Arctic Sea (Beaufort Sea). While this is a "supported " tour for breakfast and dinners, lunches will be ours to...
04-30-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,805
Posted By LuckySailor

craving beer

When I was 18-19 years old, all I drank was beer. Hard stuff very rarely. When I was 24, I changed from beer always, to beer just about never, rum being my choice of poison. In 2015, to celebrate my...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,671
Posted By LuckySailor

dynamo

I have for the last 4 years a Schmidt Dynamo Hub, from Peter White actually. And a Toplink Brake pro plus. You won't feel any drag. Do they keep electrical items charged easily-depends on where...
04-09-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 54,273
Posted By LuckySailor

Machka, sorry to hear of Rowans fall and injury....

Machka, sorry to hear of Rowans fall and injury. Both of you are in my prayers.
04-03-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By LuckySailor

I have done that long ago, and I have checked the...

I have done that long ago, and I have checked the local dive shops. I was looking for the, "you can't miss.....or best diving ever.....kinda stuff.
La Paz seems to be the go to place, it's 2 hours...
03-23-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By LuckySailor

Scuba Diving

Yep, I know this is the wrong forum. It doesn't make any sense to put this in the anything goes file. Being over 50, I believe that we have experienced a whole lot more world than some of the other...
Forum: Touring
03-22-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,160
Posted By LuckySailor

Travel health insurance is cheap for a youngster...

Travel health insurance is cheap for a youngster your age with no health conditions. Might cost you a hundred or $150 for a year! Does not make sense to go with out it. (Off topic sorta, but...) Same...
Forum: Touring
03-21-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By LuckySailor

Thank you for your service! I didn't stay in long...

Thank you for your service! I didn't stay in long enough. Lived in Oceanside while serving Navy-(Devil Doc) Enjoy your ride. California really is beautiful. My cycling trip this year is from...
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,654
Posted By LuckySailor

I think the bike shop owner is a prude. One could...

I think the bike shop owner is a prude. One could ride a single speed across the country if they wanted to. I'm not advocating that, but what you have will get you across the country. I'd seek out...
03-19-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,550
Posted By LuckySailor

I converted from cotton and only use Merino wool...

I converted from cotton and only use Merino wool for undies and socks. 100 degree heat in the desert for 6-7 hours daily, is no match for them. Cool comfortable in the summer and warm comfortable in...
03-19-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,589
Posted By LuckySailor

Today it was 24 degrees out, still lots of snow,...

Today it was 24 degrees out, still lots of snow, and I rode 18.5 miles in 90 minutes. kinda slow, but I was on a mountain bike for some silly reason.
03-12-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,921
Posted By LuckySailor

Too hot?

In 2015, I was part of a group of 13 that rode across Canada. Early in the tour in BC, we were riding up the Coquihalla Highway and it was 104. My bike computer registered 130. I drank 14 quarts of...
03-04-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,079
Posted By LuckySailor

[QUOTE=canklecat;20198963]Looking forward to...

[QUOTE=canklecat;20198963]Looking forward to watching Icarus. But it won't change my opinion. Doping should be legalized. There are several valid reasons why anti-doping is not only doomed to fail,...
Forum: Touring
03-03-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By LuckySailor

In July when I am up there, the weather is...

In July when I am up there, the weather is generally pretty temperate, I expect during the day 50-mid 60. At night it will dip down to 30-35. I generate tons of heat and perspiration while riding, so...
Forum: Touring
02-28-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By LuckySailor

Better to call Customs to find out. I'd say most...

Better to call Customs to find out. I'd say most likely you'll be paying customs to import that bike. There may also be brokerage fees attached. I call it a load of crap, but that's the reality I...
Forum: Touring
02-28-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By LuckySailor

The poncho idea is an interesting one. I have a...

The poncho idea is an interesting one. I have a Packa, which was custom make for me for hiking. It's made with eVent material, and performed admirably while hiking the Camino last year-but it was...
Forum: Touring
02-28-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By LuckySailor

You'll have to cut the frame to get the belt in...

You'll have to cut the frame to get the belt in place. Not a big deal if that's the way you want to go about it. Better to just purchase a bike with it already.

delete, mis-spoke
Forum: Touring
02-27-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,713
Posted By LuckySailor

No, I don't agree with being annoying with a...

No, I don't agree with being annoying with a blinkie. Drivers see the steady red light just fine. My understanding is that in Germany blinkies are not allowed. I can agree with that idea. Vehicle...
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,851
Posted By LuckySailor

Vancouver, sailing to Nanimo, riding up to Port...

Vancouver, sailing to Nanimo, riding up to Port Hardy on 19, ferry to Prince Rupert, follow 16 to 37.
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By LuckySailor

Waterproof Breathable Jacket/Pants

I am posting this in touring for a reason. What I have found on my past tours is that I'm getting soaked when I'm in rain for more than a couple hours. My most recent purchase was from J and G...
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,713
Posted By LuckySailor

I have had several drivers tell me that they...

I have had several drivers tell me that they prefer solid red lights rather than those annoying blinking red lights. I can believe that- just being behind a cyclist with a friggin blinky drives me...
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,603
Posted By LuckySailor

Pletchser double kickstand AA+. I had a Greenfeld...

Pletchser double kickstand AA+. I had a Greenfeld on my Trek 520, and took it off, The bike was just not stable with the kickstand at the back. On the other hand, there is some weight to the...
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,851
Posted By LuckySailor

In July/August, riding from Vancouver to...

In July/August, riding from Vancouver to Tuktoyuktuk, slightly north of the Arctic Circle and on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. The Dempster Highway was recently finished and it's a gravel ride the...
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