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General Discussion / Re: Pannier Discussion
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:45:49 am »
Thank You for comment Russ. Have had good Coast Mtn Pannier before. However the plastic shattered inside (maybe I had a bad batch of panniers). Needed to replace pannier. My preference is aluminum.

General Discussion / Pannier Discussion
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:08:12 pm »
I am looking for a strong pannier. front/rear. With aluminum inside pannier for strength instead of plastic. I have found plastic breaks over time. aluminium's stronger and light, lasts forever. I might have to make my own.
Thank You
PB43 :o :o

General Discussion / Re: Aggressive Drivers During Transamerica?
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:01:24 pm »
Yes they are everywhere. That is why I shoot first, and ask questions later.  :) :)

I think you just have to take each day as it comes. You could encounter an aggressive driver anywhere, anytime. Worrying about it only generates self-defeating paranoia.
Chances are you won't encounter any.

Good idea regarding the mirror. I will give it a go. My wife also refuses to ride. Oh well!! I still love her. We both just like different things. She likes gardening, cats, and drinking coffee. I like cycling, hunting, fishing and of course gardening. Need some common interests.  ;D ;D

Thanks all.  Have splashed out on a 'findmespot' device.  When I told my wife about it, she offered to pay for it.  Yes she is a city girl.  I had an accident back in 2009 when a car pulled out in front of me, I went over the hood.  I think that makes her more nervous, but it has actually made me a safer rider.  I am very selective where I ride, and I do use a mirror.  No accidents since 2009, although I did fall over a couple of times when I couldn't get my foot out of the pedals fast enough!  I do like the idea of getting her to drive.  If nothing else, it will convince her that I'm doing what I want to, and she won't worry quite so much.  Not getting any younger, got to do some good tours before my knees or hips give out!

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General Discussion / Re: Getting the bike to Banff for the GDR?
« on: June 13, 2016, 09:51:09 pm »
Take them with you. Never know where they will end up. Get to Calgary airport. Set up and go. Avoid highway #1 with bikes (busy). My take on riding in Canada. Is that traffic is not respectful of cyclists. Many driving while texting, drinking, etc. Not concentrating on road.Take alternatives.  :o

General Discussion / Re: Hello All, Happy to be cycling again
« on: May 18, 2016, 11:14:44 am »
Thank You Walter.
No I did not check out Rohloff forum. I will!
Last Trip was 29 years ago. We had Mtn bikes. Toured Southern Europe and NE Africa. Bike was slow and heavy. I met bicycle tourists riding 12 speed road bikes, that were making more mileage than us. I am  looking for STRONG FAST BIKE with fail free componentry.  :) :)
Thank You


General Discussion / Re: Hello All, Happy to be cycling again
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:54:50 pm »
Thank You Walter for the reply. I am inquiring regarding the Rolloff hub. Durability seems a non issue. Smoothness in shifting, and lower gears for climbing. Does the Rolloff hub have a good low touring gear for long steep inclines? likely ave 60-100km/day (40-65miles/day). I have read some people have 100,000 km on there hubs. WOW! Lifetime X3, cycling.
Thank You

General Discussion / Re: Newbie ISO perfect touring bike
« on: May 11, 2016, 03:14:20 pm »
Advice? 1) Avoid Hills.  8)

Canada / Re: Canada EH??
« on: May 11, 2016, 03:12:30 pm »
Darren you are welcome to join us in August?? Have not set a date yet. Still building km/day.By august we will be able to do 100km/day. Barring no Fires.

Canada / Re: Trans-Canada Trail Bike Route
« on: May 10, 2016, 05:28:41 pm »
How was your trip Reneekalya? Not sure about travelling the Trans Canada #1 highway. Busy road in the summer. I know of two cyclists that have lost there lives biking, Near portage La Prairie in Manitoba. Also met a Himalayan Monk that walked across Canada one summer.  :o

Canada / Re: Canada EH??
« on: May 10, 2016, 05:21:22 pm »
Darren would like to try Canmore area. This year my buddy and I plan to Visit some of the Ukrainian communities in Alberta this summer. East of Edmonton by Elk Island park, Mundare (Kolbassa), and Vegreville to see the Pynsanka. Eat a pile of Perogies and head back to Edmonton. About 200km ride over a weekend. Next year do the Jasper-Banff run.

General Discussion / Hello All, Happy to be cycling again
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:54:29 pm »
Hello, all New to this forum. Canadian reborn cyclist. Just happy to be riding again. Been off for a few decades. Last long tour 87 Europe/ North Africa. Enjoyed riding bike around Europe, but disliked long uphills. However the hills build character. Buddy I ride are back to cycling again in Edmonton, Alberta. Feels good to rack up 50 miles a day. We plan on a 100 miler this summer. One thing I am looking at is the purchase of a new touring bike for wife/myself. I am looking for a fast Chro/Mo bike, not Mtn bike too slow. Also anyone have experience with Rohloff hubs?
Thank You
PB43 8)

Canada / Canada EH??
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:43:45 pm »
Where are all the Canadian Cyclists?? My buddy and I are cycling Edmonton trail systems. They are great along the river? Cycled Fort Saskatchewan. Good lite ride.
Anyone?? 8)

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