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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think it shows any problems. You choose...

I don't think it shows any problems. You choose the bike based on your needs. Not everyone needs a folder that packs down into a teeny tiny package or wants the compromise of small wheels that comes...
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 202,875
Posted By Happy Feet

This is an animal crossing bridge, one of several...

This is an animal crossing bridge, one of several along the Bow Valley Corridor. Banff, AB.
They have fencing along the hwy which has really reduced roadkill and these crossings every so often so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By Happy Feet

Montague Navigator 700c ...

Montague Navigator 700c

http://i.imgur.com/wQCTDQLl.jpg (https://imgur.com/wQCTDQL)

http://i.imgur.com/LfQn9fvl.jpg (https://imgur.com/LfQn9fv)

http://i.imgur.com/kjRLDcml.jpg...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks. It was one of my first attempts so I kept...

Thanks. It was one of my first attempts so I kept it for myself. I got better at refining fit and workmanship as I went along. I can't remember what the handle material is but I soaked it in boiled...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/Az2Grthl.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/Az2Grthl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Az2Grth)

http://i.imgur.com/1Hs1p7el.jpg (https://imgur.com/1Hs1p7e)
09-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

This is an awkward sentence ;)

This is an awkward sentence ;)
09-29-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 639,708
Posted By Happy Feet

Vedder Mountain mtb trails, near Chilliwack. ...

Vedder Mountain mtb trails, near Chilliwack.
The truck is down a single-track trail. Don't know if it was accidental or stolen and dumped. It is burned out.
The second shot is the same place on a...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

In case of can opener loss, a good but cheap...

In case of can opener loss, a good but cheap utility knife like this Mora can be used to cut open the top....
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 202,875
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice. What is the gearing? And, rear derailer? Is...

Nice. What is the gearing? And, rear derailer? Is there an extender like the wolftooth adaptor can it stock handle that range.
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 202,875
Posted By Happy Feet

This was part of a loop I did between Banff and...

This was part of a loop I did between Banff and Castle. The 1a Hwy was closed to cars and very quiet, bikes and hikers would likely do an out and back, but there were certain views/photo...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 202,875
Posted By Happy Feet

Trans Canada Hwy, between Banff and Castle...

Trans Canada Hwy, between Banff and Castle Junction.

http://i.imgur.com/Ljzpm2Ch.jpg (https://imgur.com/Ljzpm2C)

http://i.imgur.com/fxBjCLfh.jpg (https://imgur.com/fxBjCLf)
...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam -...

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam - purely for nostalgic reasons. I grew up eating it and for whatever reason (poor memory perhaps?) still think fondly of it.

Plus: who can resist the...
09-29-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

Exercise as a lifestyle rather than a schedule...

Exercise as a lifestyle rather than a schedule event specific activity.
09-28-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

You probably can't see this but awesome - solves...

You probably can't see this but awesome - solves the problem for me.
09-28-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

It's like you don't even realize the very words...

It's like you don't even realize the very words you've written.

Like I said, don't reference me directly or indirectly and I won't have to come back and (very easily by bolding your direct quotes)...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,825
Posted By Happy Feet

I've also gotten into the habit of making hard...

I've also gotten into the habit of making hard copy books of my favorite photos as an addendum to digital caches. You can build them online and they print and ship. Expensive, but cool to have a...
09-28-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

When I was in my teens I was very non athletic...

When I was in my teens I was very non athletic and unhealthy, but genetically stocky and strong from working as a furniture mover after school and weekends. Also smoked two packs a day. I think I...
09-28-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't recall anyone telling you you had to do...

I don't recall anyone telling you you had to do anything.

You take your personal hurts and bitterness and project them onto whatever other people are saying. You use terms like worthless and...
09-27-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 639,708
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

http://i.imgur.com/K1KLTxUl.jpg (https://imgur.com/K1KLTxU)
09-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 234
Views: 9,395
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 410
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 1,332
Views: 202,875
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: 410
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: 21
Views: 546
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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: 5,319
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...
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