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05-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,992
Posted By OldRailfan

Sounds good, but ....to find a (the right!) ...

Sounds good, but ....to find a (the right!) frame bag to carry that extra battery is a bit of a challenge.
12-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By OldRailfan

As many layers as required.

As many layers as required.
12-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,513
Posted By OldRailfan

Certainly worth mentioning, but if this comes in...

Certainly worth mentioning, but if this comes in capsules why would one taste it??
11-29-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,312
Posted By OldRailfan

The names of those doggie trails are, Montezuma,...

The names of those doggie trails are, Montezuma, Montezuma's Revenge and White Elephant. :) :lol:
11-29-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,312
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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11-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By OldRailfan

I got back into cycling in a more serious manner...

I got back into cycling in a more serious manner when the virus hit last year, our cross country skiing venue shut down and it was time to keep going.......by cycling.
But I also decided that...
11-26-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
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: 3,243
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...
11-18-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,479
Posted By OldRailfan

Yeah there is a nice selection of those, but...

Yeah there is a nice selection of those, but ..... the "old guys rule" sounds more generally applicable.
11-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,479
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: 6,479
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...
11-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,903
Posted By OldRailfan

Probably waiting to hit "the right age".;) ...

Probably waiting to hit "the right age".;) :)
11-15-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
Posted By OldRailfan

Fully agree! That's where our's is up at 1600+ m ...

Fully agree! That's where our's is up at 1600+ m a.s.l and very little down here in the valley. Suits me perfectly!
11-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By OldRailfan

Using PA is probably more logical/battery frugal...

Using PA is probably more logical/battery frugal (but it depends on the set-up) than just using the throttle. My e-MTB doesn't have a throttle, but my equal-half's e-bike does. I get more kilometres...
11-14-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,505
Posted By OldRailfan

More or less my approach for Spring and Fall...

More or less my approach for Spring and Fall cycling (aka "the snow is meh" season) with this outfit that has one additional pocket to the three on the back (standard jersey style).
...
11-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
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: 707
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:
Forum: Introductions
11-13-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By OldRailfan

Good source to start ...

Good source to start

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com
11-12-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
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: 3,385
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: 3,952
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,516
Posted By OldRailfan

No problem, as long as they then pass at a...

No problem, as long as they then pass at a respectful distance.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,516
Posted By OldRailfan

Depending on the direction of the wind I start...

Depending on the direction of the wind I start running my "e-gizmo" at a considerable distance and keep on "the button" until there is some reaction. Any MUP should require all users to pay...
11-09-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,952
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: 3,952
Posted By OldRailfan

Rächt herzlichä Dank!

Rächt herzlichä Dank!
11-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,952
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: 3,952
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: 4,903
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 ...
11-09-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,903
Posted By OldRailfan

Two months since the first ride on the e-MTB. The...

Two months since the first ride on the e-MTB. The Odometer reads 1060km and the season total is 3333 km. Not bad for an Old Fart who has a few other Summer hobbies.
XC skiing starts on Friday (?) a...
11-08-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 965
Posted By OldRailfan

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

I take it she doesn't follow this thread. ;) :lol:
11-08-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
Posted By OldRailfan

Start of the XC skiing season delayed by a week....

Start of the XC skiing season delayed by a week. It's that hot air coming from the South that did it.
Today it's looking up....
11-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,122
Posted By OldRailfan

Perhaps it's more a case of not putting the...

Perhaps it's more a case of not putting the emphasis on the riding part. OTOH can you image how careful one needs to be to ride a very expensive bike? Crashing one would be a real drag. :50:
11-08-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By OldRailfan

I find one starts to think about "those details"...

I find one starts to think about "those details" when one has little else to think about, hasn't happened to me in quite a while. :D
11-07-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By OldRailfan

Speed limits only work if there's proper...

Speed limits only work if there's proper enforcement with "juicy" fines.
11-07-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26,398
Views: 2,850,277
Posted By OldRailfan

Just far enough to make it to 3333.3 km for the...

Just far enough to make it to 3333.3 km for the 2021 outdoors season.
Correct, it's a very odd number in more ways than one, but very easy to remember. :50:
11-07-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By OldRailfan

And then there are these ...

And then there are these

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbBtdw-_SCqGDs6-_awaDg


I really like all that Euro stuff without suffering the jet lag and the expense. There are even some that I...
11-07-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By OldRailfan

In retrospect (20-20); an action cam would have...

In retrospect (20-20); an action cam would have been very handy to record all those rides, or at least a few of the epic ones. Depending on location and weather you could still do that. :50:
11-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,711
Posted By OldRailfan

Never been to one, but I heard that they're...

Never been to one, but I heard that they're smelly. :foo: ;)
11-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By OldRailfan

BTW there's nothing that a pair of half toe clips...

BTW there's nothing that a pair of half toe clips won't fix on flat pedals....
11-06-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By OldRailfan

Luckily I don't come across groups like that on...

Luckily I don't come across groups like that on my rides in the North Okanagan.
Generally speaking it's the old "There's a big difference between talking a good job and doing a good job".

PS, the...
11-05-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By OldRailfan

I'll second that!

I'll second that!
11-03-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By OldRailfan

Thanks for the link! Saved in the e-bike folder.

Thanks for the link! Saved in the e-bike folder.
11-03-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,655
Posted By OldRailfan

After getting a taste while setting up and...

After getting a taste while setting up and testing my equal half's e-bike I started looking and decided for the RBSM "Mud Adder" (https://www.rbsmsports.com/product/rbsm-mud-adder-e-bike/). Perfect...
11-03-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By OldRailfan

Same size of hazard that we have now with...

Same size of hazard that we have now with inexperienced and fast people on conventional bikes. If they tangle with the rest of street traffic they come out second best. :( :(
BTW on my "Mud Adder" I...
11-03-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
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!
11-03-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,592
Posted By OldRailfan

Following the thread and looking at a few of the...

Following the thread and looking at a few of the definitions one can find, I would say the term is a lot of "gobbledegook" to sell the gullible yet one more bike.
I really don't give a hoot what...
11-02-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,695
Posted By OldRailfan

Holy whatever, :twitchy: ...

Holy whatever, :twitchy:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x667/612grkomboplus03fb_0bbc76154565352cef3c2c7d46bafa8f073f749e.jpg

1:22.5 scale trains in the garden (RhB...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,516
Posted By OldRailfan

LOL Yeah right! :roflmao: Too many...

LOL

Yeah right! :roflmao:

Too many people don't know what is left or right. I just play my e-horn until they either move right or look back to see where I am.
Shouting "passing on your left" I...
11-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26,398
Views: 2,850,277
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:
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