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Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 617,240
Posted By pitotshock
OK, I leave the board for 3 years and when I come...

OK, I leave the board for 3 years and when I come back, you guys have the Ottawa thread up to 572 pages!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,419
Posted By pitotshock
Here is the guys business website...

Here is the guys business website http://curlyscyclewerx.com/ if the kijiji link dies
Forum: Americas 03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By pitotshock
:lurk Looking at doing this ride a couple...

:lurk

Looking at doing this ride a couple of years down the road. Subscribed.
Forum: Canada 08-19-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By pitotshock
+1 for lavalmoto I have bought a bike and...

+1 for lavalmoto

I have bought a bike and a number of other things from these guys and they were really good to deal with
Forum: Canada 08-17-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By pitotshock
Did you make it on the boat? My experience...

Did you make it on the boat?

My experience from a last years trip throught there, was that they didn't turn away bikes when they showed up without a reservation. The guys just jam them in where...
Forum: Canada 08-17-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By pitotshock
Went through there in July (north to south) and...

Went through there in July (north to south) and there was only a few construction spots with gravel that all totalled up to about 40km of gravel if I remember correctly.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 718,627
Posted By pitotshock
Here is a link to my spare tire rack that I...

Here is a link to my spare tire rack that I posted a little while ago

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=484765

http://curbjumper.smugmug.com/photos/577274886_7qUYe-X2.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By pitotshock
+1 for the odometer fuel gauge. My '04 Wee...

+1 for the odometer fuel gauge.

My '04 Wee does the first bar missing right after a fill up and I can go about 100km on empty. The closest I have come to empty is 21.5 litres out of a 22 litre...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,214
Posted By pitotshock
Cool2 Took my degree in Aerospace engineering in...

Took my degree in Aerospace engineering in Ottawa, worked in Aerospace manufacturing for about 8 years, and now I sit in a comfy federal government office pushing paper around. Work on projects...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By pitotshock
The rack probably weighs in at around 5-10 lbs,...

The rack probably weighs in at around 5-10 lbs, although I did not weigh it. Most of the structure is 1" flat stock. On the far side is a 35L aluminum pannier with my tools, oil, etc. Balance seemed...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By pitotshock
Laugh Spare Tire Rack

For our last trip up to the Canadian Arctic, I built a rack for a spare set of tires to be mounted on the left hand side pannier rack. Just thought I would post a couple of pics for everyone here to...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By pitotshock
This is what we have always done on our extended...

This is what we have always done on our extended backcountry canoe adventures:

-Buy an extra old cheese (has lower humidity)
-take cheese cloth and wet it down with regular vinegar squeeze out...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By pitotshock
Thumb Hey thanks for the offer Woodapple, but I think...

Hey thanks for the offer Woodapple, but I think we're hooked up now.
Forum: Canada 06-17-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By pitotshock
Thanks rob1313, will do

Thanks rob1313, will do
Forum: Canada 06-16-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By pitotshock
Edmonton Laneway?

A couple of us are doing the Dempster up to Inuvik in a few weeks and are looking for a laneway to park a pick-up truck and trailer (and possibly a lawn to camp on and maybe a shower would be a good...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,611
Posted By pitotshock
I completely agree that your first bike should be...

I completely agree that your first bike should be a low horsepower bike. Can you learn on a bigger bike? Yes. Will you be successful? Probably. but if you get a smaller bike (one that fits your...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By pitotshock
Laugh Do: Talk to as many locals as you can -...

Do:

Talk to as many locals as you can - great people
try and take your time and see some stuff
Get Screeched
Don't

ride your bike at dusk or night = moose are everywhere on the rock
...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,038
Posted By pitotshock
:clap :rofl

:clap :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,419
Posted By pitotshock
Quick response back from Gnarly...

Quick response back from Gnarly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,419
Posted By pitotshock
Question I'm in the same boat, went to order them, but now...

I'm in the same boat, went to order them, but now are gone. Damn procrastination...

Sent Gnarly an email to see if they are still going to carry these
Forum: Canada 03-11-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By pitotshock
Last year, I went through in the first two weeks...

Last year, I went through in the first two weeks of July and the bugs were horrible and we only saw one small iceburg. So I think you would want to go earlier than that... We did have some cool...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,419
Posted By pitotshock
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Canada 03-06-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By pitotshock
We did the clockwise route of Quebec, Labrador,...

We did the clockwise route of Quebec, Labrador, NFLD, Nova Scotia last year and you will have a blast doing it.

If there is one thing I could add as advice, it would be: don't bother reserving...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,038
Posted By pitotshock
Absolutely the best workboot IMO. I have a pair...

Absolutely the best workboot IMO. I have a pair of Insulated Terralites that are many years old and still going strong. Very good fit for my shape of foot.

My wife and I make a point of buying as...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 617,240
Posted By pitotshock
Out in Renfrew here, usually get out to do some...

Out in Renfrew here, usually get out to do some good riding and know most of the roads around Renfrew, Eganville, Bancroft areas. I tend to avoid the usual bike roads (like Calbogie to Grifith)...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,895
Posted By pitotshock
Ordered my set yesterday... These things look...

Ordered my set yesterday... These things look like an awesome cheap upgrade.

Planning on repositioning the mount on the peg and tig welding up a set of folding shifter and brake levers too...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By pitotshock
I am planning on doing this route in '09 as well,...

I am planning on doing this route in '09 as well, can anyone compare the Dempster to the Trans Lab? In terms of construction, surface, remoteness etc.

I have done the Trans Lab and would like to...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By pitotshock
I am using Jevco on my strom right now(~$700) and...

I am using Jevco on my strom right now(~$700) and if you stay with them, they will drop the price significantly the 2nd year. :clap The only thing about them, at least with my broker, is the whole...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,001
Posted By pitotshock
:rofl :rofl :clap I even own a strom and I...

:rofl :rofl :clap

I even own a strom and I have to agree with this one...
Forum: Canada 10-31-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By pitotshock
We did just about the same tour last year and it...

We did just about the same tour last year and it was a blast. You will have a good time.

Answering your questions

Range of 150 miles (240 Km)? should be OK just stop at every gas stop when...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By pitotshock
Well you can't ride everywhere, but pretty close....

Well you can't ride everywhere, but pretty close. There are no roads that go into Nunavut that I know of (although I think they are doing a feasibility study on one). Some of the north is serviced...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 31,821
Posted By pitotshock
I haven't been to the Toronto show in about 8...

I haven't been to the Toronto show in about 8 years, but now I am definitely going :clap Glad to see the ADV thing making mainstream.



If you need to raise a few bucks for supplies and...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,679,845
Posted By pitotshock
Cool2 A couple of pics from our trip through Labrador...

A couple of pics from our trip through Labrador this past summer.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/pitotshock/Web/one.jpg


http://www3.sympatico.ca/pitotshock/Web/two.jpg

...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,782
Posted By pitotshock
I'm 6'2" 34" inseam and the top position on the...

I'm 6'2" 34" inseam and the top position on the windshield is enough to make me go insane. The lowest position however provides a nice steady stream of air hitting my helmet at about nose level that...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 746,941
Posted By pitotshock
Hey, Just thought I would sign in here. My name...

Hey, Just thought I would sign in here. My name is James, and I live near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Usually doing most of my riding in Renfrew County area, but would really like to get into some...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2006, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,679,845
Posted By pitotshock
Here's a few from Easter weekend, these are about...

Here's a few from Easter weekend, these are about 15 minutes from my house in the Ottawa Valley up here in Canada. As you can see, things haven't started to green-up here yet...
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