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  1. RandallS

    Vancouver BC hotel/riding info request

    Do not forget about storage of the bikes while you are there. Not all hotels have good facilities for secure storage and also be aware that there may be some "very strong" reticence in you charging batteries in your rooms. I am speaking from experience (my wife's wheelchair has Li-Ion batteries...
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Autumn has always been my favorite season, and my local park is resplendent with appropriate colours. Not been riding as much as my left knee has finally said that it's had enough, so when my spot comes up for a new one I will take the spot this time. I've been on and off the waiting list...
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    This E-Bike With Built-In ChatGPT Is the Epitome of Overblown AI Hype

    A little more in line about how I feel about ChatGPT, although my french is a little rusty :cool:
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    I am of the opinion that it's time for 100% "bike dashcam" when riding, and sending in licence plates each and every time. It's nice to dream...
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    New E-biker from the prairies of Canada

    Welcome to the forums from another prairie person (although perhaps more a foothills person). A BionX e-bike kitted Townie was my first foray into e-bikes and it was a revelation. Great bikes for tootling about. Now, two more e-bikes later, both MTB, I love them more than ever.
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Was just out at Bragg Creek golfing on Thursday at Wintergreen. Just another round of golf where your bag contains clubs, balls, water and bear spray... Nice ride!
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Looks great! My rub is very similar, but I add Cayenne and 5 Spice (and perhaps a bit more salt). Nice on Pork tenderloin too.
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Regarding parking at Moraine and Lake Louise, when I go there, I am with my wife and therefore with handicap parking. Never had a problem finding a space.
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Thanks for sharing that, I haven't been to Moraine Lake in a few years and it's just as beautiful as I remember. Watching your video, I was thinking for the first 3 minutes, "I could ride that". Then the side slopes began and any thoughts of that disappeared. Looking forward to the return!
  10. RandallS

    eMTB Options For 2024

    Different pricing where @Prairie Dog and I live. Where you get may get sales and discounts (on assembled bikes), we get regular prices and often limited supply (yes - I know those have some pretty solid correlation). $50 USD is $67 CDN and you don't get higher end tires for that here either...
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    eMTB Options For 2024

    I've used Chain Reaction before, and I had a look as they normally have some impressive pricing. On a few spot checks, I think they are cheaper than the store you suggested. At Chain Reaction, prices are similar to what I can get locally ($CDN), maybe 10-12% savings, but limited or no stock at...
  12. RandallS

    eMTB Options For 2024

    Thanks for the feedback - what I have seems to work for me and pricing is actually cheaper then the others here. I just decided to go with what I know works - perhaps next time I'll dig deeper.
  13. RandallS

    eMTB Options For 2024

    Not an upgrade thing, but while cleaning up the bike after some trail riding today, I noticed the tires are starting to show quite a bit of wear. The tires have 1900 Kms on them - not surprised. So I had a look at my LBS online, the place I bought the bike, and low and behold the tires I have...
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Did you notice how much faster the camera moved when there wasn't that blue shirted slow-poke leading the way! 😂
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    To be honest, not from a ride today, but I do ride by here and always intended to take a picture. I was next door at the breakfast place having brunch.
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    Lovely looking ride @RabH . I was on most of those roads in 2015 when we stayed near Aberfoyle on Loch Ard (McDonald Forest Hills and Spa) and I can't say that many of the roads were very wide. Especially driving on the other side of the road in an unfamiliar car. We'd been at a couple of...
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    2023 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    The morning was clear here today. So I got out for the first time in a few weeks. You can see the smoke starting to roll in from the NW. Calgary downtown of to the south. It actually stayed reasonable today. We've had AQHI at 10+ most of the week. When I started my ride we were at 3, and...
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Topping up on @Prairie Dog and his pics of the smoke, I was golfing east of Calgary yesterday and it was as if we were extras on a new Blade Runner movie. Definitely not riding conditions and I wonder about golfing too. I saw this one and had a laugh. Export A is (was?) an iconic Canadian...
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    eMTB Options For 2024

    Dave, A dropper is such an important upgrade. I cannot imagine riding without one. I think by including the dropper I got from Stefan on my Fathom, really sealed the deal for the purchaser. On his test ride with the suspension seatpost (Suntour) he was smiling. When I swapped in the PNW...
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    eMTB Options For 2024

    No e-bike options on the Canadian site. Not actually shopping, but would be nice to have another vendor. Just sold my Fathom Pro, and N+1 thoughts start creeping in from time to time, but they will likely be usurped by new golf clubs...
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