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Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 2,010
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 49
Views: 3,667
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: 2,010
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: 2,010
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: 2,010
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: 2,010
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: 2,010
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: 2,010
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: 1,083
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: 1,083
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: 1,083
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: 3,429
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: 3,429
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: 3,429
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: 773
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: 69
Views: 12,530
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: 1,162
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: 1,413
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: 1,413
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: 1,413
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...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By skookum

Bike store staff are notorious for that. There...

Bike store staff are notorious for that. There was a high end bike store in Calgary which was the only place you could get Brooks saddles. Usually they had to order them. If you happened to talk to...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By skookum

In my experience staff has always been hit and...

In my experience staff has always been hit and miss at MEC.There was a period in the late eighties in Calgary where they thought they were their own little cool kids club and had no interest in...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By skookum

They would always have clearances of leftover...

They would always have clearances of leftover items at the end of the season, but it was pretty hit and miss.
They had a discount of 25% -I think- for ACMG and members of other guiding and...
Forum: Touring
05-08-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By skookum

Its just a store, I don't get the emotional...

Its just a store, I don't get the emotional attachment to it. It sells stuff that you can get easily in other places, but especially online.
Its original mission was to sell out door equipment...
Forum: Touring
05-01-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By skookum

Highwood Pass opens to vehicular traffic June 15...

Highwood Pass opens to vehicular traffic June 15 8AM. They do plow it to get it open by that date.
Before that date it is a very popular bike ride between the gates as there is no car traffic at...
Forum: Touring
05-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By skookum

1A to Cochrane and then south to #1 is a big...

1A to Cochrane and then south to #1 is a big detour. If you take Springbank Road or Old Banff Coach road, up on the hill behind COP and then reconnect to #1 west of the construction is quite a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By skookum

Well, as a Calgarian, I have to weigh in. #1...

Well, as a Calgarian, I have to weigh in.
#1 west from Calgary, the Trans Canada, is a big mess right now, due to construction, for about 5 km as you exit the city. Avoid if possible. There are a...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,219
Posted By skookum

Good video of the reconstruction here.

Good video of the reconstruction here.
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By skookum

My advice is watch where you step. Or where you...

My advice is watch where you step. Or where you pitch your tent.
In the fall I rode from Hinton to the IA along the Forestry Trunk Road. Lots of great camp spots, both random and official....
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

Today, March 23, I am thinking we are a long way...

Today, March 23, I am thinking we are a long way from seeing the border open, maybe September if we are lucky. Starting to see a third wave spread by variants and the vaccination program is still...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

If you saw how slowly thiings like digital health...

If you saw how slowly thiings like digital health records have been adopted here, you would think 10 years is optimistic.
I did read something tonight about how the EU is likely to move fairly...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

Thanks for posting that article. I got my...

Thanks for posting that article.

I got my first shot last week and and I don't have any proof except for the form that tells you to drink lots of water and phone 911 in case of emergency.
As far...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,030
Posted By skookum

Those things are getting harder to find as time...

Those things are getting harder to find as time goes by. I have an 83 original stumpjumper, first generation mountain bike, that was used on the trails in the Canadian Rockies. I put dropped bars on...
03-11-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By skookum

Succinct and to the point. Is it true?

Succinct and to the point.

Is it true?
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

That was a thing and apparently the price of...

That was a thing and apparently the price of getting your RV across the border increased dramatically during that time period.
Coming back they will (in theory) have to quarantine, whether they...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

Right now (March 11 2021) you can cross the...

Right now (March 11 2021) you can cross the Canada/US border more easily by air than on the ground. At least going from Canada to US by air. Going the other way is a different matter, non-essential...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,901
Posted By skookum

Much of northern Canada is like Siberia, so I can...

Much of northern Canada is like Siberia, so I can imagine what it was like. When I worked in the bush, we had one guy who used to take a can of Off and spray his neither regions before he did his...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,901
Posted By skookum

I spent a couple of summers working in the bush,...

I spent a couple of summers working in the bush, in Northern Saskatchewan on the Canadian Shield, where there are more bugs per square mile than people on the earth.
The answer is DEET, DEET, DEET,...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

Hmmm. I am a bit skeptical of this guy's take,...

Hmmm. I am a bit skeptical of this guy's take, but still interesting.

I don't want to get into politics, just wanted to point out one of the reasons for Canada's slow vaccine roll out, which will...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

The problem in Canada is vaccine supply. All have...

The problem in Canada is vaccine supply. All have to be imported from Europe or India. Most of the vaccine suppliers have had production problems, limiting deliveries. The US has put export controls...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By skookum

Yup. I too, would like to see the border open,...

Yup. I too, would like to see the border open, but only if its considered safe.
If and when it does open, I would not be surprised to see internal travel restrictions ,ie. the Atlantic bubble,...
03-04-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By skookum

If I was going to buy an off the shelf ebike, I'd...

If I was going to buy an off the shelf ebike, I'd buy one from a bicycle manufacturer not an auto company.
Maybe they are thinking of some kind of combined deal, buy our electric car and we'll throw...
03-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,418
Posted By skookum

Whose rules? I am not questioining the...

Whose rules?
I am not questioining the statement, I am just interested, as it seems like an important point.
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