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Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 100,250
Posted By Happy Feet

Where is this pic?

Where is this pic?
07-15-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

Adding the DK part clears it up - like water from...

Adding the DK part clears it up - like water from a hose :)
07-15-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

I gotta ask... What?

I gotta ask... What?
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By Happy Feet

Gearing is fine as long as you are not seriously...

Gearing is fine as long as you are not seriously weighted down, which it sounds like you're not. FWIW, my touring bike is 50/34 11-32.

Tires are also ok. There are some sections of the parkway in...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, I have no love for cruisers as a serious...

Well, I have no love for cruisers as a serious form of transportation. They are more like art pieces/conversation starters used to ride a couple of blocks on.
The geometry is all wrong for...
07-14-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,544
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286267017_d0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286267017_d03cdd1c98_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJV8)
Forum: Fatbikes
07-14-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,523
Posted By Happy Feet

I know no words but ask to be excused for a few...

I know no words but ask to be excused for a few or it doesn't make sense.

Pitt Addington marsh. A 17km route along dike trails and gravel roads, some seldom used. Like a safari by fat bike in the...
07-14-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

Careful.. don't go to that site. It's addictive. ...

Careful.. don't go to that site. It's addictive.

Even new bikes come with zip ties these days and can be finished nicely. Of course, you could look at these ;)...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Happy Feet

Trailer for my Kayak ...

Trailer for my Kayak

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48117213881_bd21034411_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giXiiT)

Made of parts from this old kid carrier. Rebuilt the hubs and added new rubber....
07-13-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

Saving cable weight on a LHT? Another work...

Saving cable weight on a LHT?

Another work around, if you like the bar ends, is to use full housings and bypass the cable bosses if they interfere with the HB bag. Then you can route/zip tie them...
07-13-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Happy Feet

Totally unscientific but last year I dipped my...

Totally unscientific but last year I dipped my toe into the flared drop world by adding these to my endurance bike. https://www.mec.ca/en/product/6003-991/Non-Series-Adventure-Handlebar

Not a huge...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By Happy Feet

One more thing. Bring a small padlock for the...

One more thing. Bring a small padlock for the hostel and a cable lock for the bike. The chain hostels are cool but Banff, L Louise and Jasper will either make you park bikes outside or in a common...
07-12-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

I can't even get though a single ride without...

I can't even get though a single ride without soiling them.



...soft slow pitch, right over the plate.
07-12-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,756
Posted By Happy Feet

Not that it matters to the point in question but...

Not that it matters to the point in question but I find I trail run much faster than road running. However, I do run further on roads than trails.

To the topic:

I just try to have a forgiving...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By Happy Feet

My response in bold. have fun :)

My response in bold. have fun :)
07-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't buy the teaching ones body to burn fat...

I don't buy the teaching ones body to burn fat theory.

In practical terms, going forward it would only apply if on a regular basis you did not provide the body with carbs/sugars. As soon as you...
07-11-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

I also enjoy a conversation that involves more...

I also enjoy a conversation that involves more than how to be a better consumer for bicycle related products but if you ask other people what they do you have to be prepared for "I" statements. I can...
07-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, one aspect is not being a neat freak in...

For me, one aspect is not being a neat freak in general so I don't have an insane level of cleanliness to maintain to feel comfortable. Sounds argumentitive but I mean it sincerely. My mini van is my...
07-10-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,898
Posted By Happy Feet

The question being: "does weight really matter on...

The question being: "does weight really matter on flat roads?" one would assume all components of movement ie. starting, stopping and maintaining momentum.

As it is, I engage in what would...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Happy Feet

Maybe? I don't find frame bags and...

Maybe?

I don't find frame bags and racks/panniers to be mutually exclusive.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48206035911_e86a6a38c6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grNx1c)
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Happy Feet

Great video! Were you following a specific...

Great video!
Were you following a specific route or making your own way?
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Happy Feet

Curious if this is a typo or not. Do you mean...

Curious if this is a typo or not. Do you mean tosay a frame bag will limit load carrying capacity? Because I find quite the opposite is so.

Weird how this quote is displayed? I don't really know...
07-08-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Happy Feet

Riding gravel roads is now a relatively new...

Riding gravel roads is now a relatively new sport...

Great. long live the gentrification along with a sudden need for expensive niche products and white collar competitiveness.
07-08-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

You're funny

You're funny
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,729
Posted By Happy Feet

I even have tattoo's and a sweet sweet beard ;) ...

I even have tattoo's and a sweet sweet beard ;)

The bike is definitely fun but takes some getting used to in terms of speed - it's slow and the gearing/geometry is sort of like chopping wood...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,729
Posted By Happy Feet

The newest addition finally out on the road ...

The newest addition finally out on the road

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48206035836_0603c2df8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grNwYU)
...
07-05-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,956
Posted By Happy Feet

So why hasn't Mr.Potato head won the TdF then? ...

So why hasn't Mr.Potato head won the TdF then?

(soon to re renamed Tour de French Fry)
Forum: Fatbikes
07-05-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Happy Feet

I haven't got an answer but am following along as...

I haven't got an answer but am following along as I have a fatboy.

I know when I swapped out a suspension fork on my rigid mtb it messed the geometry a bit (more likely to lift the wheel going...
07-03-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,163
Posted By Happy Feet

Priorities! I choose the one that holds my bike...

Priorities! I choose the one that holds my bike up the best.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189075341_c794e764f3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gqiBdz)
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By Happy Feet

:) Next up - incontinence products on tour! ...

:) Next up - incontinence products on tour!

At least this sub forum gets into the experienrial side of its topics more than some others so it isn't just a consumer review site. If I see one more...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Happy Feet

Trip Report: Calgary to A b b o t sford 1991

For some strange reason the censor will not allow me to write ****tsford?

Here's a little blast from the past as I re discovered one of my old journals the other day. My first bike trip when I was...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By Happy Feet

I get that it's not for everyone and hence the...

I get that it's not for everyone and hence the note that I wasn't speaking directly about 3speed.

I can also see two reasons that someone might not find value in recording stuff. One good, one not...
07-02-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,545
Posted By Happy Feet

I would think Sun Tzu would be required reading...

I would think Sun Tzu would be required reading for BF debates.
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By Happy Feet

Not picking on you but the subject is of interest...

Not picking on you but the subject is of interest to me.

I work in an extended care facility and talk to many older people on the edge of death. They are often bored and one thing I ask them is:...
07-02-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,544
Posted By Happy Feet

I know, right? Not only rim brakes either,...

I know, right?

Not only rim brakes either, cantis on the back and V's on the front... and they worked too!

It's not trendy in this sub forum atm but it's worth remembering that not all gravel...
07-01-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,544
Posted By Happy Feet

A little gravel riding today. Tried to go up to...

A little gravel riding today.
Tried to go up to the Cheam trail head to hike to the summit on the Chipmunk FSR, the usual domain of dirt bikes and 4x4's.
Super steep sustained terrain that called...
07-01-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,545
Posted By Happy Feet

You must be awesome.

You must be awesome.
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By Happy Feet

oh.. I dunno. I've been keeping journals off and...

oh.. I dunno. I've been keeping journals off and on most of my adult life and recently rediscovered a stash of them including my first bike tour in 91, several climbs I did and the summer I lived in...
07-01-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,545
Posted By Happy Feet

When they can do what I do, they can criticize my...

When they can do what I do, they can criticize my clothes...
06-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

I know. right! The fat bike looks hard to...

I know. right!


The fat bike looks hard to pedal because of tire size but usually that is paired with a lower geared drivetrain so the effort isn't really that great. What one loses is top end...
06-30-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

How fast would you have done it on a road bike?

How fast would you have done it on a road bike?
06-30-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

Not everyone's talking about you ;) Could be...

Not everyone's talking about you ;)

Could be in reference to the "I don't see why people ride those things" comments.
06-30-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

Since when do recreational bikes need to make...

Since when do recreational bikes need to make sense? Some of you guys would be a hoot at a unicycle convention.

Just go have fun and stop hate'n on stuff you don't have experience with.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-29-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By Happy Feet

Hey, if the Swiss can do it!

Hey, if the Swiss can do it!
06-28-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By Happy Feet

I recently bought one and really enjoy it but if...

I recently bought one and really enjoy it but if you are only doing paved roads it would be a waste. You lose out to low gearing, rolling resistance and pointless wear on tires. However, my...
06-27-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,731
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh I get it - hyperbole.

Oh I get it - hyperbole.
06-27-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Happy Feet

I was cranking up a hill and looked back at my...

I was cranking up a hill and looked back at my rear brake as it seemed to be dragging... and ran right into a parked car. Over the bars face plant and nearly self administered a roadside vasectomy...
06-27-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,332
Posted By Happy Feet

This was my route yesterday on my FG. So flat...

This was my route yesterday on my FG. So flat Google maps doesn't even show elevation.
It's my favorite place to ride on a Sunday because you can choose to go flat flat or throw in great hill climbs...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,315
Posted By Happy Feet

You and your wife are awesome! Here's my...

You and your wife are awesome!

Here's my Integral Designs bivy sac from the early 90's. A first or second generation unit that cost a lot back then (I worked at a climbing store and got a big...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By Happy Feet

Upon review it seems I have done the Vancouver -...

Upon review it seems I have done the Vancouver - Jasper run three times, plus the southern route Bob described before it was privatized as the Rocky Mountaineer.

I actually board in Mission, an...
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