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09-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By skookum

Totally cool bike. Who cares how much it cost...

Totally cool bike.
Who cares how much it cost if you can afford it and you are having fun with it.?
What colour is yours?
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By skookum

I used a bike with tubeless tires on the last...

I used a bike with tubeless tires on the last third of the GDMBR, my buddy used regular tubes. He had half a dozen flats in that section, he eventually startted using slime tubes. I had no problems,...
09-06-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By skookum

I'm sceptical about the 300 km range, even with a...

I'm sceptical about the 300 km range, even with a 2000wh battery, which must weigh a tonne.
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By skookum

I actually have two, but I can't locate either...

I actually have two, but I can't locate either one. Years ago I did a 40 km back country ride on my Thorn and didnt have the wrench. One of the couplers started to loosen, and I had to stop every km...
09-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By skookum

There is a religious divide between hub and mid...

There is a religious divide between hub and mid drive advocates, but if you are thinking of a hub motor, I would check out ebikes.ca. They have many options and there is plenty of info on their site,...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By skookum

Now if only I could find the wrench for the S&S...

Now if only I could find the wrench for the S&S couplers...

My Prospector looks like a heavy cumbersome bike with racks , probably not the target of high end bike thieves, still they will take...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By skookum

I think we are on the same page. I was...

I think we are on the same page.

I was thinking I should get a titanium bottle cage for the bike then I would have steel, aluminum, carbon fibre and titanium all on the same bike.

I saw a video...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By skookum

I have a tumbleweed prospector that I built up a...

I have a tumbleweed prospector that I built up a couple of years ago. The whole project started when I picked up an almost new Rohloff speed hub on kijiji. I didn't realize that it was a 36 hole hub...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

I havent been there since the fire. What were...

I havent been there since the fire. What were your impressions?
At various times in the past it has been possible to get off the boat in the US and go for a walk.
I am pretty sure those days will...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

I have a buddy who was arrested once but never...

I have a buddy who was arrested once but never charged. He has had to explain that, at the border, a number of times but so far they have always let him in.
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Do you have a criminal record? That was my...

Do you have a criminal record?

That was my cousin's reason for never visiting the US.

I look forward to visiting our southern neighbours again some day, but at this point I have no idea when...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Somebody who lives in the vicinity needs to go...

Somebody who lives in the vicinity needs to go and check it out and see what it is like in this pseudo post covid world.
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By skookum

The Friday Harbour to Sidney ferry isn't...

The Friday Harbour to Sidney ferry isn't currently running according to wsdot.

This is likely due to the border only being open one way.
...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,004
Posted By skookum

I'm in the middle of a Rohloff oil change right...

I'm in the middle of a Rohloff oil change right now, bike is in the garage with the cleaning oil draining. I fill the hub with 15ml of oil, but I have never tried to use only 15ml of cleaning oil.
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Crossing the border has changed a lot in the last...

Crossing the border has changed a lot in the last 20 or so years. Used to be able to cross just by showing your drivers license, but the Canadian border agents were always suspicious that you had...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

I should have saved that article in the Whitefish...

I should have saved that article in the Whitefish paper. It was interesting but a bit crazy, they seemed to be implying that there were potential terrorists trying to infiltrate the US, but the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

According to the interwebz there are a couple of...

According to the interwebz there are a couple of ways to get permission to enter Canada with a DUI conviction but they look like they are long, cunbersome, bureaucratic and expensive.
...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,937
Posted By skookum

Yes have a fantastic trip, let us know how things...

Yes have a fantastic trip, let us know how things go.
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Where is that? The only place I've ever...

Where is that?

The only place I've ever crossed by bicycle was Roosville Montana/BC. It took about 10 minutes, border agent was a jerk.
But they let us through and we had a great trip. I would...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

The tourist industry will be welcoming because...

The tourist industry will be welcoming because they are desperate for your dollars. Still you might meet individuals that are not.
You guys still haven't opened up for us. Oh well maybe next year.
...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,446
Posted By skookum

Just an example of what can happen if we get too...

Just an example of what can happen if we get too complacent.
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,446
Posted By skookum

Walkerton e.coli outbreak...

Walkerton e.coli outbreak (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkerton_E._coli_outbreak)
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,446
Posted By skookum

Some of the tap water in smaller towns in the...

Some of the tap water in smaller towns in the Canadian prairies tastes pretty bad and I might buy bottled water there, although I hate buying bottled water.
One of the Canadian brands, I forget...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By skookum

Nice website, but.. I couldn't get it to work...

Nice website, but.. I couldn't get it to work properly.
So what is the solution to your problem? Can you transfer in the UK?
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Here is the link to the web page, which somehow...

Here is the link to the web page, which somehow didn't get posted. ( I must have been drunk or something)
...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

For some reason I couldn't add more stuff by edit...

For some reason I couldn't add more stuff by edit in the previous post so..[h2]
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

You could try looking it up...[/h3][h2] I have...

You could try looking it up...[/h3][h2]
I have no idea where you would get a test. Depends where you are.
...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

What does fully vaccinated mean anyway? I think...

What does fully vaccinated mean anyway?
I think we've hit the wall on first doses, give a few weeks to get second doses done and then? A third of the country un vaccinated and don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

So, I just went to the ArriveCAN web page and of...

So, I just went to the ArriveCAN web page and of course they haven't updated it, despite the official announcement, it still says a US citizen travelling for optional reasons would not be allowed.
I...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

Went on a hike with some friends on Sunday to...

Went on a hike with some friends on Sunday to Commonwealth lake in Kananaskis country, Alberta
Changed our departure point from the road as we could see a large black bear browsing in the meadows....
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

Hot off the presses! So there it is. US...

Hot off the presses!

So there it is. US citizens will need proof of vaccination and have to submit by the ArriveCAN app. No idea how that is supposed to work. You will also need a negative test...
Forum: Touring
07-16-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By skookum

It is totally politics. Now everybody is...

It is totally politics.
Now everybody is nervous about the Delta driven wave, which is gathering momentum in the US, but hasn't really hit here yet.
Save your plans for 2022.
(on the good side, I...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate...

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate here is grizzly country. I have seen them when cycling, hiking, backpacking, but most often from inside a car on the side of the road.
Always carry bear...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

My mistake. I should have said any kind of...

My mistake. I should have said any kind of noisemaker except bells.

The main point being not to surprise them.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

Black or grizzly, you don't want to surprise...

Black or grizzly, you don't want to surprise them. Any kind of noisemaker will do.
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

Good points. I have some property in B.C. and the...

Good points. I have some property in B.C. and the bears are pretty shy. The neighbours will shoot them given half a chance.
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

I am going to be a pedantic Albertan and point...

I am going to be a pedantic Albertan and point out that Boulton Trading Post is in Alberta, not B.C.)
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By skookum

Passed through Ovando on the GDMBR, we camped...

Passed through Ovando on the GDMBR, we camped somewhere out of town, not in any campground. Only saw one bear on the trip, a grizzly in Wyoming.
Everybody here carries pepper spray, hiking and...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By skookum

You are braver than I am. My plan is to be off my...

You are braver than I am. My plan is to be off my bike by 10 AM.

Yes, they won't turn away a cyclist, but sometimes there is nobody there to tell you where to camp when everything is full, and you...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By skookum

Yikes, you picked a hot week for it! I was...

Yikes, you picked a hot week for it!

I was in the Columbia Valley on the weekend, but drove back before the heat wave as it would be way too hot in my yurt.

Last summer it was hard to work out...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By skookum

Are the US national parks back to pre-covid...

Are the US national parks back to pre-covid openings and regulations yet?

Not that it matters to me, as it is extremely unlikely that the border will re open in time to do Going to the Sun.

I...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,975
Posted By skookum

I needed lower gears so I went with a smaller...

I needed lower gears so I went with a smaller front belt wheel so a different sized belt. Setting it up I had to get the tension right. I guessed and it worked out okay, but its nice to have the...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,975
Posted By skookum

I had to change the gearing on my belt drive, it...

I had to change the gearing on my belt drive, it cost a fortune. The belt wheels are expensive and you need a new belt as you cannot change the belt length. And I carried a spare belt so I need...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,975
Posted By skookum

I have three Rohloff bikes.(So I must like them) ...

I have three Rohloff bikes.(So I must like them)

What MSN and Rick said, I don't have a problem with Rohloff shifting, but you have to be aware of how it works.

One has a belt drive, which...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By skookum

Going to the Sun is one of my all time favourite...

Going to the Sun is one of my all time favourite rides, I've probably done it about half a dozen times, but not for at least 20 years.

Looks like the border might open to fully vaccinated...
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,004
Posted By skookum

That is a good tip, thanks.

That is a good tip, thanks.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By skookum

I think Legacy was built around 2010. Bike...

I think Legacy was built around 2010.

Bike trail along the icefields parkway? I last rode it in 2019, don't remember any sign of it, but it wouldn't be the first time I missed something obvious....
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By skookum

The link I posted above has a bunch of elevation...

The link I posted above has a bunch of elevation profiles for various routes and gives gradient too. I doubt anybody looked at it.
I've done kicking horse from the west several times as part of the...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By skookum

This page has elevation profiles and gradients. ...

This page has elevation profiles and gradients.

https://www.flattestroute.com/Vancouver-to-Calgary-Canada-via-Jasper-Canada
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By skookum

I hate headwinds and don't mind climbing so I...

I hate headwinds and don't mind climbing so I would go Vancouver to Calgary. I have done it once, via Highway 3, Highway 5, Highway 93 and Highway 1. Why not include the icefields parkway in there if...
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