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Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By wrldtraveller

hmm all interesting comments. nevertheless, my...

hmm all interesting comments. nevertheless, my bike now has new tires and tubes. and the brake pads didn't need replacing as the mechanic said that there are still enough meat on it to keep using it...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By wrldtraveller

Cycco, why tuneup? well my rear tire is soon...

Cycco, why tuneup? well my rear tire is soon bald. I would assume its because the rubber used is soft as my bike is designed to be used on gravel, and has aggressive treads. my brake pads are nearly...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By wrldtraveller

well. What I did to get 35 days off, was to work...

well. What I did to get 35 days off, was to work for 3 years with no vacation. eventually I asked, and my boss said sure as I earned that (my boss allows vacation banking and each year is 2 weeks...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By wrldtraveller

Right now I am tempted to do a weekend trip, but...

Right now I am tempted to do a weekend trip, but my bike right now needs a tune up after that pacific coast trip, so its scheduled to get a new brakes, new tubes, a replacement tires.

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Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By wrldtraveller

Post tour

Hey folks,

I just completed my first bike tour, I used Trek Checkpoint ALR 5, outfitted with dual racks. I cycled with two friends starting at Vancouver, B.C. and ended my trip at San Francisco,...
07-02-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,357
Posted By wrldtraveller

This is related to what I had. I had a heated...

This is related to what I had. I had a heated one way discussion (she wouldn't listen to my reasoning) about why cyclist don't come to a complete stop at a stop sign, I explained that it takes a lot...
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By wrldtraveller

gerry, Thats what I was considering, a MEC...

gerry, Thats what I was considering, a MEC National. of course, it doesn't come fully outfitted, I have to pay for additional things such as racks, panniers, possibly aerobars, additional...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By wrldtraveller

Mstategfr, In MEC (for you us folks, MEC is...

Mstategfr, In MEC (for you us folks, MEC is Mountain Equipment Co-op, very similar to REI) They offer bicycles ranging from mountain bike with dual shocks all the way up to racing road bikes. They...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By wrldtraveller

DJB, Thanks. I was planning on doing that, taking...

DJB, Thanks. I was planning on doing that, taking up a short trip just to take a feel for it. It can be very daunting to suddenly take a leap and go for a month long trip, so I was considering a...
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By wrldtraveller

Types of touring bikes

Hey guys,

I have been considering buying a touring bike. but need your feedback, I have been leaning towards two types, MEC Touring bike, or Surly LHT. There is also an option of going through...
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By wrldtraveller

well here's an update, I have a friend who is...

well here's an update, I have a friend who is deaf and is currently on an atlantic coast bike tour, he started in florida at the southern most point of America, and is cycling with the objective of...
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By wrldtraveller

most of what you guys said are pretty much what I...

most of what you guys said are pretty much what I expected. as for hostels, well. I've noticed the further you are from the townsite of Banff or jasper, the easier it is to find a bunk there. almost...
Forum: Touring
04-03-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By wrldtraveller

thank you folks for the wonderful sources of...

thank you folks for the wonderful sources of information I can read up on. for Dave mayer, well may is too early for me as the weather is too unpredictable, can be either warm, or freezing snow. ...
Forum: Touring
04-03-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By wrldtraveller

Banff National parks

Hey folks,

I am curious and researching about this trip that I want to take, it starts in Jasper, possibly ending in Banff or Calgary. The route would be called the Columbian icefield parkway,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By wrldtraveller

skin disorder

I know this is not related to cycling, but it has been on my mind lately. I currently suffer hives called Chronic idiopathic urticaria and was curious about how this works with cycling. I have a...
10-02-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,204
Posted By wrldtraveller

R88, Thank you. an update, the trails that was...

R88, Thank you. an update, the trails that was damaged in the floods, are almost completely done. there are one or two sections that you have to detour around, but still very enjoyable to ride. I...
08-22-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,530
Posted By wrldtraveller

I rather enjoy pedaling hard downhill just for...

I rather enjoy pedaling hard downhill just for the fun of it. so one time after a hard bike off road in the hills, i went on the road, hogged the entire lane and pedaled hard (was at the same speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,843
Posted By wrldtraveller

I must wear gloves because I have experienced...

I must wear gloves because I have experienced emergency stopping and having myself go over my handlebars, skinned my palms (that time without gloves) then i decided to get a pair of gloves. Then a...
Forum: Touring
07-24-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By wrldtraveller

That is really cool, blarney. I know that in...

That is really cool, blarney. I know that in California, they have several bike clubs that are founded by deaf people. some of them are racing clubs, some of them are mountain bike clubs. but So far...
Forum: Southeast
07-24-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By wrldtraveller

10 mph, well thats a bit better than whats posted...

10 mph, well thats a bit better than whats posted in my city's MUP. however this section makes sense as it is extremely crowded on a beautiful day. The speed limit is 6 mph. Pretty much walking...
Forum: Touring
07-24-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By wrldtraveller

I am absolutely gobsmacked by the number of...

I am absolutely gobsmacked by the number of responses to this thread. Thanks everyone.
In response to one of the post saying that are deaf allowed to drive? Yes. There are a few countries int he...
07-19-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,230
Posted By wrldtraveller

even with mirrors, trucks have blind spots, that...

even with mirrors, trucks have blind spots, that truck is huge, and a cyclist is tiny, if the cyclist was, as one post indicated, under the mirror, then the mirror will not show the cyclist. I...
07-18-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,230
Posted By wrldtraveller

I used to work as a commercial driver driving a...

I used to work as a commercial driver driving a large box vehicle delivering packages. I also am passionate about cycling. My comments about this is its an sad tragedy that happened. All I can say...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By wrldtraveller

Deaf Cyclist

After reading so many stories and watching so many videos about long distance touring by cyclists, both in North America, and in Europe. Even I have read a book by a cyclist who actually toured the...
07-15-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,160
Posted By wrldtraveller

hmm. It has been raining a lot lately here. so I...

hmm. It has been raining a lot lately here. so I did not have opportunity to go out for a bike ride. But what I've seen on facebook and yahoo news. it worries me as a cyclist. Will drivers pay...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,210
Posted By wrldtraveller

One time I was riding my mountian bike down some...

One time I was riding my mountian bike down some dirt single track and it was early in the season. still some snow in areas. I was about to cross a tiny bridge that spanned a tiny creek. and I...
07-15-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By wrldtraveller

Oh that sounds fun to ride. Canada has a...

Oh that sounds fun to ride.

Canada has a Trans canada trail in the works right now, but come on, in some areas they are dragging their feet.

Stats for that trail: Once completed, the trail will...
07-15-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,617
Posted By wrldtraveller

I admit I don't have either headlamps or tail...

I admit I don't have either headlamps or tail lamps for my bicycle. i did buy one (tail lamp) but did not install it. I always ride during day light times so found it un necessary to use lights. But...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By wrldtraveller

Well, at current time, open fire (all forms of...

Well, at current time, open fire (all forms of campfire/bbq pit fire) are banned here in Alberta due to a out of control wild fire. The only implement they allow for cooking is gas bbq or natural...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,820
Posted By wrldtraveller

Its been a while since I last posted. My bike is...

Its been a while since I last posted. My bike is all repaired and good to go. I've noticed in most youtube posts, that cyclists who do cross country trip, usually do it one way and fly home?
and...
05-10-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,120
Posted By wrldtraveller

well. all post are awesome on this thread. I had...

well. all post are awesome on this thread. I had a japanese friend visit me one summer. He was surprised to see so few people riding their bikes or walking around. I was perplexed and asked him for...
05-03-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By wrldtraveller

replacement for this battery?

I posted in another thread, and was suggested to post it here. I have a battery similar to this one, but it died. so i am asking if it is possible to have a plastic adapter that I can use in order...
05-01-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,823
Posted By wrldtraveller

I don't subscribe to any bicycling magazines...

I don't subscribe to any bicycling magazines because they tend to be too focused on racing (road or mtb) or offering which brand is better for purchase.

If they offered adventure touring magazine,...
05-01-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By wrldtraveller

yeah, I wish I bought that adapter years ago. I...

yeah, I wish I bought that adapter years ago. I didn't think of it at that time. now I have to order online. I prefer to buy local than ordering from USA or England. More cheaper to buy local than...
05-01-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By wrldtraveller

its not only the brightness of LED. Im a deaf...

its not only the brightness of LED. Im a deaf guy who depend heavily on their eyes for everything. so its nice to have something soft to shine in your eyes whenever someone talk with me, rather than...
05-01-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By wrldtraveller

Bill, I have no idea. As of right now, I am...

Bill, I have no idea. As of right now, I am still using the same old battery I bought 20 years ago. Its now effectively dead and starting to corrode.

And yes, clem, I know at your lowest...
05-01-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By wrldtraveller

my lamp being obsolete? this coming from people...

my lamp being obsolete? this coming from people who still keep their 30 year old bicycle, some even older? how is a bicycle different than a headlamp. I hate LED lights, they are painful to look...
05-01-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By wrldtraveller

headlamp help.

I know this is off topic but I have an old headlamp that I still use. My motto in life is "if its not broken, why replace it." It helps me save money because its still working well. The problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,617
Posted By wrldtraveller

hmm interesting. hey Op. ignore them folks. Its...

hmm interesting. hey Op. ignore them folks. Its cool to try and beat your record the day before. I did that. Just enjoy your ride. set the max record, then try and beat that. do that daily,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,270
Posted By wrldtraveller

true. diet is responsible for losing weight. but...

true. diet is responsible for losing weight. but I just learned doing some research on caloric intake and caloric burn while exercising. While cycling, (fast/racing) you will burn 650 calories per...
Forum: Touring
03-19-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By wrldtraveller

Cool pictures and videos. This brings back...

Cool pictures and videos. This brings back memories as I did spend two summers in Minnesota, and during one summer, I went on a group bikepacking trip for 3 days in northern Minnesota. beautiful...
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By wrldtraveller

Thank you all for your responses. I am not...

Thank you all for your responses. I am not afraid of biking, in fact it is my passion that have not diminished. I was doing some research about bike touring, and to be honest, I prefer to ride on...
Forum: Touring
03-13-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By wrldtraveller

statistics

Hey folks,

I was looking through this forums, and noticed several posts about cyclist being killed while on tour for charity or for other reasons. It made me wonder, how many cyclists have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,397
Posted By wrldtraveller

hmm. while I was working, I usually eat up to...

hmm. while I was working, I usually eat up to 3000 cal a day, working strenuously, plus cycling, plus the occasional alternate exercise such as swimming or climbing or hiking.
Now Im in College,...
03-06-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,706
Posted By wrldtraveller

Bring the driverless cars on, some time in the...

Bring the driverless cars on, some time in the future, society will become like WALL-E movie, where we cannot be bothered to lift an arm to pick up a cup of coffee, so we just say the word,"coffee"...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,091
Posted By wrldtraveller

In my experience both as a cyclist, and as a...

In my experience both as a cyclist, and as a courier driver being trained in road safety. While being a courier driver, i was constantly reminded daily in the spring all the way until winter time,...
02-18-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,021
Posted By wrldtraveller

Interesting, but one abbreviation seems to elude...

Interesting, but one abbreviation seems to elude my comprehension. CF? what is that?

thanks.
In my experience, All my bikes are steel and I've never had any problem with frame breaking, or...
02-18-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,019
Posted By wrldtraveller

Like I mentioned above, i like to ride alone...

Like I mentioned above, i like to ride alone because I typically ride fast. Once I rode with a friend, and I got into the zone and just enjoyed riding for the sake of riding feeling the wind, seeing...
02-17-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,019
Posted By wrldtraveller

I typically ride alone because it is difficult to...

I typically ride alone because it is difficult to find people who totally understand the reason why I ride alone. on rare occasions, I ride with a buddy because I know him and he understand totally...
02-17-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,147
Posted By wrldtraveller

I've enjoyed reading this thread. brings back...

I've enjoyed reading this thread. brings back some awesome memories. When I was younger, I would pedal to the maximum I can go, approx 29 mph, on flat road, then do the same thing the next day...
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