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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Not to nitpick (at least not too much!)... What...

Not to nitpick (at least not too much!)... What you were seeing there was the "Saint Lawrence River". The "Saint Lawrence Seaway" is the system of man-made locks from Montreal going west to the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Good idea. That's what I'll end up doing as...

Good idea. That's what I'll end up doing as well. I also have no idea where and how often I'll have a WiFi connection. Plus with my camera(s) I shoot RAW, and there's a lot more processing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm really enjoying your report and photos. ...

I'm really enjoying your report and photos. Terrific!

Just curious though... are you writing all this AFTER your trip, or are you still on the trip and writing it every night? I first thought...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Gee, you're going two weeks earlier than I am. ...

Gee, you're going two weeks earlier than I am. I'm leaving Montreal on the 1st, for a counter-clockwise toure around the TLH. I too hope to find that gift shop.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You've got friends in Montreal? :) Maybe I...

You've got friends in Montreal? :)

Maybe I wasn't clear... My Anakee 3's have about 1,000 miles on them. The TKC80's are brand new... just mounted them on my second set of wheels.

Do you have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Welcome! Great photos! Looks like a...

Welcome!

Great photos! Looks like a wonderful place to ride and explore. That muddy road looks awful slippery though.

Thank you for posting!
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
What's the "3/5" in your list? Ratings? Or...

What's the "3/5" in your list? Ratings? Or something else?

Also, based on your experience, which would you choose to ride on: Brand new TKC80's or Anakee 3's (that have about 1,000 miles on...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm taking my one and only bike, a 2013 F800GS. ...

I'm taking my one and only bike, a 2013 F800GS. Extra gas and a DeLorme inReach SE satellite gadget.

And I'm doing this, whether someone rides along or not. So I don't require anything of any...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Norwis, on the "really bad" (your words) selfie...

Norwis, on the "really bad" (your words) selfie you took, it looks like there's a shock cord around your neck. Is that what's holding your camera? Can you please describe a little about how the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Geez, I'm worried enough about the vicious...

Geez, I'm worried enough about the vicious blackflies as it is. Now I'm TERRIFIED!!!

Did you use any kind of bug spray or repellent? I'm looking at one of those portable ThermaCell gadgets which...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Gee, you seem to have made really fast progress. ...

Gee, you seem to have made really fast progress. Blackflies so bad that you couldn't stop to take many photos?

Where (what towns and/or motels) did you end up staying at? Any problem getting...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Mtl_Biker
May be old news, but I didn't know about it. ...

May be old news, but I didn't know about it.

I just called Nova Star to find out how much it would cost for ONE person with one motorcycle and with a place to sleep for the trip... it's a whopping...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Blackflies LOVE me, but I HATE them! That's...

Blackflies LOVE me, but I HATE them! That's something that strikes terror in my heart!

So you hadn't planned on any camping at all? Or have you got camping gear with you just in case? Are you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Sounds like you're having a great trip so far! ...

Sounds like you're having a great trip so far! Good for you! And it's probably something Dylan is going to remember for the rest of his life. Wonderful!

Please give lots of detail about the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's not quite correct. On the iphone,...

That's not quite correct.

On the iphone, open Google Maps and scroll to the area you are interested in. Then use the search to search for "okmaps". That caches the current map onto the iPhone. ...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's $79 per motorcycle in the off-season......

That's $79 per motorcycle in the off-season... goes up to $119 now through September.

Do you know if that price includes the rider? Or is that JUST for the bike? I couldn't see that explained on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
35.6 degrees Farenheit??? In the beginning of...

35.6 degrees Farenheit??? In the beginning of July? Gee...

Are you going to be doing any camping? Or mostly camping? How was the ferry crossing from Riviere du Loup?

And did you REALLY make...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,167
Posted By Mtl_Biker
#2 on the Handpresso!!!!!! I don't go anywhere...

#2 on the Handpresso!!!!!! I don't go anywhere without it. I have two actually, the Hybrid (which I use most often, but just with ESE pods so didn't really need the Hybrid) and the 12-volt car...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm in! Great to find this thread, as I've...

I'm in!

Great to find this thread, as I've just decided to try to do the Trans-Lab myself from the 1st to 14th of August. I'm planning on doing it counter-clockwise though. Is there a reason...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Trans-Lab Trail - Aug 1-14??

Pretty much last minute for me, but I'd like to do the Trans-Labrador Trail early in August. I'd leave Montreal on Friday the 1st, and MUST be back in my office by the afternoon of the 14th. And...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's what I'm going to do. I'll attach the...

That's what I'm going to do. I'll attach the camera to my tank bag or something else on the bike, and I'll experiment with both a simple lanyard and a piece of elastic shock cord.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
So, you don't have any lanyard or something...

So, you don't have any lanyard or something attached just in case you drop the camera (or suddenly need both hands)?

My fear is that something would happen and because I'm holding a camera that...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
My camera too (the one I want to use for this)...

My camera too (the one I want to use for this) has flush buttons. I've tried using it upside down and while wearing my riding gloves and it works. Just need to practice though. I'll find somewhere...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks FargAT. I'm going to give that a try. ...

Thanks FargAT. I'm going to give that a try. I'll just tie a cord to the existing wrist strap and make it just long enough so I can bring the camera up to head level.

You sound like Quick Draw...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Nice one, Crazyman! You don't find the camera...

Nice one, Crazyman! You don't find the camera bothersome (hanging around your neck) at highway speeds?
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Great Mark! Thank you. But I think you really...

Great Mark! Thank you. But I think you really should have the camera attached to something somehow.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks Kelsow! That's the info I was looking...

Thanks Kelsow! That's the info I was looking for. Good photo, too.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
A long stretchy lanyard sounds like what I need. ...

A long stretchy lanyard sounds like what I need. But I really hadn't wanted to ride with the camera around my neck. And my camera only has one strap attachment point (for a wrist strap).
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I've done that with my GoPro camera... set to...

I've done that with my GoPro camera... set to take still photos every 10 seconds. But what I was asking about was how people do this with a regular camera, one which obviously isn't mounted in a...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Photos while riding?

So many of you post amazing photos that you've taken WHILE riding. And even though I'm a rather serious photographer, it's not something I've dared to try.

Please help me (and possibly others) by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Remember, beer is a... LUBRICANT!!!!! And...

Remember, beer is a... LUBRICANT!!!!!

And most necessary for a good job.
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm not trying to be picky about your choice of...

I'm not trying to be picky about your choice of wording, but I'm trying to understand what you said. You pay a premium for HIGHER priced good, not for lower price goods. Did you mean to say "The...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,818
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I don't think it's quite fair to compare the VIRB...

I don't think it's quite fair to compare the VIRB Elite with the Hero2... the Hero3 (especially Black) improved the quality by leaps and bounds and it's outstanding. My only real beef with the...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 538,312
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I've switched from Scala Rider G4 on one helmet...

I've switched from Scala Rider G4 on one helmet and the Schuberth SRC-S system in my C3 helmet to Sena. The FM reception on the G4/SRC-S was dismal at best and when my SRC-S finally died and I...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 125,279
Posted By Mtl_Biker
The correction is built into the camera? Or...

The correction is built into the camera? Or supplied as some kind of software you run to correct the image?

I must say the result looks really good.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 125,279
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Wow, that's quite a lot of curvature. I hope the...

Wow, that's quite a lot of curvature. I hope the camera becomes popular enough that some of the lens correction software makers (such as DxO) will develop corrective software for it.

Does the...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,818
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Not really worried about that, as the camera is...

Not really worried about that, as the camera is waterproof down to 49 feet, so whatever is in the front must be some kind of strong plastic filter. With the kind of riding I generally do, there's...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,818
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Just broke down and placed a pre-order for the...

Just broke down and placed a pre-order for the ION Air Pro 3. They expect to start shipping by mid-November.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,818
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Since losing my Hero3 Black on my trip around the...

Since losing my Hero3 Black on my trip around the Great Lakes a month ago, I've been seriously thinking of the new Virb, and I'm anxiously awaiting your report, Emmbeedee.

But I see there's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,024
Posted By Mtl_Biker
The best I've EVER gotten on my 2013 F800GS (with...

The best I've EVER gotten on my 2013 F800GS (with large Touratech panniers and usually lots of stuff strapped on top) is 4.33 litres per 100 km (54.3 miles per US gallon). Most of my riding involves...
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