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12-06-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By OldRailfan

As many layers as required.

As many layers as required.
11-29-21, 10:54 AM
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Views: 48,168
Posted By OldRailfan

Our 14.5 year old Seppala Husky in her younger...

Our 14.5 year old Seppala Husky in her younger days


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11-26-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By OldRailfan

Congrats!! :thumb: :thumb: I never got that...

Congrats!! :thumb: :thumb:

I never got that high and I never will, but that's OK.
11-20-21, 08:49 AM
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By OldRailfan

As Woody Guthrie phrased it 'Any fool can make...

As Woody Guthrie phrased it 'Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.'

Reminder to myself Have to listen to his records more often.

Of course the other one...
11-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,683
Posted By OldRailfan

Same here, it's the hills that make one tough....

Same here, it's the hills that make one tough. Cycling, XC skiing or running. One day on a climb when I passed a group of ladies skating uphill and me on my classic skis.
The comment I heard: "Hey,...
11-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,683
Posted By OldRailfan

For me it's the perfect way to keep fit for half...

For me it's the perfect way to keep fit for half the year when there is no snow and for the other half I XC ski. and XC ski some more. This Winter my bike computer will be doing double duty and...
11-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

Well ..... my equal half used to live in...

Well ..... my equal half used to live in Vancouver BC and tried to tempt me to move there. Told her I couldn't possibly cope with all that rain. So the North Okanagan is/has the excellent compromise...
11-13-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By OldRailfan

Probably not as good as XC skiing. :lol: The...

Probably not as good as XC skiing. :lol: The uphill sections will be super interesting with snow on the ground. :50:
11-12-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

Certainly, I've been wearing the XC gloves...

Certainly,
I've been wearing the XC gloves while cycling the past few rides. It was getting really nippy, especially on the fast downhills in the shade.
11-12-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

Opening day at our XC skiing venue. We're off...

Opening day at our XC skiing venue.
We're off to a roaring start, haven't found out how many teams showed up, but at least 6 from BC and one from Oregon that I could make out.
The snow? Barely...
11-10-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,008
Posted By OldRailfan

Naturally while growing up in Switzerland,;) born...

Naturally while growing up in Switzerland,;) born 1945 emigrated to Canada in 1969. Mind you my Swiss relatives now tease me about my Canadian accent when speaking Züritdütsch, but that's OK. It...
11-09-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,008
Posted By OldRailfan

It isn't and neither is a power meter on my bike....

It isn't and neither is a power meter on my bike. The wind load trainer dates back to 1984.
11-09-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,008
Posted By OldRailfan

Rächt herzlichä Dank!

Rächt herzlichä Dank!
11-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,008
Posted By OldRailfan

I got one of those, too. What is the bare...

I got one of those, too.
What is the bare minimum of hardware required? I have a speed sensor, cadence sensor and HR sensor on the indoor set-up; is that enough for TrainerRoad?
11-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,008
Posted By OldRailfan

I don't envy you! :twitchy: Between the...

I don't envy you! :twitchy:
Between the fluctuating temperature, the slush/ice/snow on the road etc. you've got your work cut out just keeping the bike clean.
11-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By OldRailfan

There probably are some that do, but on our lower...

There probably are some that do, but on our lower end models there's no mention of it in any of the three manuals.
Haven't come across it in the other manuals I read prior to buying, either.

PS ...
11-08-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,042
Posted By OldRailfan

I take it she doesn't follow this thread. ;)...

I take it she doesn't follow this thread. ;) :lol:
11-05-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,259
Posted By OldRailfan

I'll second that!

I'll second that!
11-03-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,411
Posted By OldRailfan

People are not prevented from acting crazy even...

People are not prevented from acting crazy even if there are restrictions. OTOH it seems common sense is in very short supply!
11-02-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,862
Posted By OldRailfan

Holy whatever, :twitchy: ...

Holy whatever, :twitchy:

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1:22.5 scale trains in the garden (RhB...
11-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

Penultimate ride for the season; 44.5 km. First...

Penultimate ride for the season; 44.5 km. First time my feet felt a bit cold at the end of the ride. Booties? Nah, time to get into the XC skiing mindset. :twitchy:
10-30-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

That's why they say "life's a b..ch or "Murphy at...

That's why they say "life's a b..ch or "Murphy at work" etc. etc. :(
10-30-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

Hilly 48.7 k Brrrr it was pretty crisp this...

Hilly 48.7 k
Brrrr it was pretty crisp this morning. All of 2º C when I got going and it rose just an extra 2 degrees, despite brilliant sunshine.
Inauguration day for my new winter cycling...
10-30-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,454
Posted By OldRailfan

Back in the sixties I used to play in a few...

Back in the sixties I used to play in a few different bands; very interesting times to say the least. Started out with instrumental stuff, like Shadows, Spotnicks, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Then on...
10-29-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By OldRailfan

OTOH there are a number of winter sports which...

OTOH there are a number of winter sports which complement cycling quite nicely, probably the best of them is XC skiing. Wiping out is easier on the body, too.

Speaking of skiing .... the white...
10-28-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,715
Views: 370,663
Posted By OldRailfan

52+ K yesterday, the wind was remarkable ..... up...

52+ K yesterday, the wind was remarkable ..... up to 40 km/h .

Today it's raining buckets at the valley bottom and snowing big time up at the XC skiing venue.
Saw a big group of our junior...
10-28-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,916
Posted By OldRailfan

Good point. :) Perhaps I would have looked...

Good point. :)

Perhaps I would have looked at my purchases from a similar angle with so many years of riding ahead of me.
The reason I went for a considerably lower price point ..... how many...
10-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,916
Posted By OldRailfan

Keep that economy going, if it makes you feel...

Keep that economy going, if it makes you feel better.

:)

I bought a less expensive Devinci Stellar (Made in Canada) last year and a RBSM e-MTB this year Those should keep me 'til the end of my...
10-25-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

Yesterday's ride was a shorty 21 k with wind...

Yesterday's ride was a shorty 21 k with wind gusts of up to 40 km/h.
But I'm past last season's total distance despite the two lost weeks because of the wildfires.
The forecast for this week...
10-22-21, 04:45 PM
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Posted By OldRailfan

Yeah that could be a real problem. :roflmao:

Yeah that could be a real problem. :roflmao:
10-21-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

42.2K (Marathon distance):innocent:; 11º C, a bit...

42.2K (Marathon distance):innocent:; 11º C, a bit breezy on the descents.
New route combo with a different profile.
...
10-18-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

Another hilly 51.9 km which had me pass the 3000...

Another hilly 51.9 km which had me pass the 3000 km mark for this season.

BTW getting back into an exercise routine or starting a new one is never easy. I just checked my "journal" from last year....
10-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

New skis and boots? Now there's a story. My...

New skis and boots? Now there's a story.
My first pair of no-waxers was the Salomon Elite-9 Grip, however a few years on it took just one pair of demo skin skis to relegate them to "rock skis";
for...
10-17-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By OldRailfan

Yep, just like the globe keeps on turning. :D :D

Yep, just like the globe keeps on turning. :D :D
10-11-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

Oh well, looks like a "normal" Thanksgiving...

Oh well, looks like a "normal" Thanksgiving Monday.

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Good for a ride if and...
10-10-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,414
Posted By OldRailfan

Let it snow.....

It's almost time to change back to "Normal" and our XC skiing venue is planning to open on Nov 5th. :lol: :lol: .
Snow is in the forecast for this weekend — up to 6" — and this morning I checked the...
10-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,909
Posted By OldRailfan

I find that very odd! :lol: Do all the climbing...

I find that very odd! :lol: Do all the climbing and not enjoy the downhill? :roflmao:
How much vertical? good question but I don't really keep track of that. I just know when it's time for a ride...
10-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,599
Posted By OldRailfan

I didn't care long before I turned 50+. All...

I didn't care long before I turned 50+.
All that fashion stuff reminds me of good old Switzerland in the 60s, didn't matter how good a cyclist, skier, skater etc. if you didn't have the right gear...
09-30-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,599
Posted By OldRailfan

Sorry, perhaps I'm confused (yes, it happens);...

Sorry, perhaps I'm confused (yes, it happens); the visor helmet I bought looks like this.

...
09-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By OldRailfan

You will, just need to keep it up. BTW we all...

You will, just need to keep it up.
BTW we all die one day, the one advantage active people have ...... dying in almost perfect condition. :50:
09-30-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,599
Posted By OldRailfan

I have two with visors and one without. Since I...

I have two with visors and one without.
Since I would have to wear BIG sunglasses over my prescription glasses I really like the visors on sunny days.
If the light gets too dim I can always turn...
09-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By OldRailfan

Most important for me: bike horn to catch the...

Most important for me: bike horn to catch the attention of those who don't pay attention.
Bike computer, mine is a iGS50E from IGPSPORT, together with a cadence sensor from the same mfg.
Head and...
09-23-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,138
Posted By OldRailfan

Did I? Yep the hilly 63.3 km (39.3 miles) with...

Did I?
Yep the hilly 63.3 km (39.3 miles) with 638 m (2093 ft) of ascent.
...
09-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By OldRailfan

Mine is this 52 K "Big Lasso" most of it gravel...

Mine is this 52 K "Big Lasso" most of it gravel and at the bottom section 8 K of pavement to "let her rip". Almost as flat as a pancake.

...
09-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By OldRailfan

As it gets colder add layers. My outer layer for...

As it gets colder add layers. My outer layer for wind, rain and around 10º C is this shell from LG. Underneath long sleeve shirt and a cycling vest. And when that is no longer enough there will be...
09-19-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By OldRailfan

Much too late to worry about that. :cheers:

Much too late to worry about that. :cheers:
09-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By OldRailfan

What make of battery is that? Thanks!

What make of battery is that? Thanks!
09-13-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By OldRailfan

And today my e-bike gets introduced to gravel —...

And today my e-bike gets introduced to gravel — half of 38 K will be pavement with plenty of hills, the rest is either single track or Rail Trail and then more pavement for the last 4 K with more...
09-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,805
Posted By OldRailfan

Few of us are in the group in which a...

Few of us are in the group in which a better/expensive bike will make a difference on how much we ride or how fast we ride. It's the person on that seat that determines it.

PS it's very similar to...
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