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Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Take a look at my Trans-Lab trip report (in my...

Take a look at my Trans-Lab trip report (in my signature) for the details, but there's no way that I'd use 100% Deet on myself OR my gear.

But I'm a firm convert to using Sawyer's Permethrin. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,552
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Do you carry it on your motorcycle? Looks to me...

Do you carry it on your motorcycle? Looks to me that it would be fairly easy to do so, especially on top of soft luggage.

I've got really good road and mountain bikes, but this new Brompton...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mtl_Biker
As I said, I contacted Prolab via their web site...

As I said, I contacted Prolab via their web site and they told me who the nearest stocking dealer was. Only about 4 km from my office. You're in BC... just contact Prolab and I'm sure there would...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I had trouble finding it in Montreal also, and I...

I had trouble finding it in Montreal also, and I resorted to contacting Prolab through their website. They asked for my postal code and replied within a day with the nearest source for the F-10. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,552
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Here's my solution

I've got a new solution to carrying my bike on the motorcycle... Haven't tried it yet because I just got it a week ago and our season here in Montreal has come to an abrupt end, with the roads icy...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 31,014
Posted By Mtl_Biker
A bike trip AND a love story? Super! I'm in!

A bike trip AND a love story? Super!

I'm in!
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
No, no, no! When the bear comes in the front...

No, no, no! When the bear comes in the front door, I head out the back door WITH the BEER! :)

The red looks really good in photos.

Looking at the sizes of the Nammatj 3GT and the Staika, I'm...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
At least with my Anjan 2 GT, even with the...

At least with my Anjan 2 GT, even with the footprint attached, the tent compresses MUCH smaller/tighter than the space in the supplied bag. So I actually bought a smaller bag which I use. The only...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Metal biker? You talkin' to me? Mtl_Biker, as...

Metal biker? You talkin' to me? Mtl_Biker, as in MONTREAL Biker. :)

Glad to hear the corner seams on the Staika look good. I was really surprised to read several reports which said the corners...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Yeah, they really should. And the dimensions...

Yeah, they really should. And the dimensions should be real world dimensions!

I can tell you this, the size of the tent "bundle" you receive from them, can be packed/compressed MUCH SMALLER than...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Stoke, Would you please check out the inner...

Stoke,

Would you please check out the inner bottom corner seams on the Staika? I've read a few reviews which suggest they're not very well done and that you may need to tape the seams and seal...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Good for you, Stoke! Is the Kaitum 2 you're...

Good for you, Stoke!

Is the Kaitum 2 you're looking at the regular 2 or the GT? If it's the GT, the vestibule is pretty much like the one on my Anjan 2GT and I love it! But that does add to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
How do you like the Staika? Even though I really...

How do you like the Staika? Even though I really love my Anjan 2 GT, there are times I wish I had a free-standing tent. So I'm seriously thinking of adding the Black Label (my Anjan is Yellow...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Equivalent in what way? A free-standing dome...

Equivalent in what way? A free-standing dome tent simply cannot be compared with a tunnel tent, unless you're talking about interior space or quality of workmanship. A tunnel tent must be staked...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Besides the Staika, you might also look at the...

Besides the Staika, you might also look at the Allak. Seems to be very similar (with the same interior height according to the catalog) but slightly lighter and red label instead of black label (so...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I've never (yet!) pinched a tube, and have no...

I've never (yet!) pinched a tube, and have no problem mounting tires when I'm at home in my workshop. But doing this on the road, especially with a 21" front wheel is really really tough using the...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Stoke, the first three photos are simply (free)...

Stoke, the first three photos are simply (free) camping on the cliffs at Twillingate Newfoundland and the last one is the Meat Cove campground at the tip of Cape Breton Island (Cabot Trail). Both...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,920
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I love my Anjan2 GT... ...

I love my Anjan2 GT...

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kfr2wP9/0/O/i-Kfr2wP9.jpg

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbGZWBp/0/O/i-kbGZWBp.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I tried to order one from the inventor in...

I tried to order one from the inventor in Lithuania, but his shopping cart was dead and he didn't answer my email for 10 days (he's since answered, and it appears he's still in business). So,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,211
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Mine is the TG2, and I don't see enough...

Mine is the TG2, and I don't see enough difference to warrant an upgrade to the TG3, but if I was buying today that's probably what I'd get. Takes some practice though to use the camera with only...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,211
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. The bike did...

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

The bike did real well. I totally used up the rear tire though (TKC80 that was brand new at the start) and my chain already had had over 25,000 km on it before I...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I picked up a couple of cans of the Prolab F-10...

I picked up a couple of cans of the Prolab F-10 spray on Saturday and on Sunday I sprayed my Rukka pants and jacket as well as my Gerbing heated leather gloves.

As far as I can tell, the surface...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 500,966
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Twillingate, Newfoundland ...

Twillingate, Newfoundland
http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kfr2wP9/0/O/i-Kfr2wP9.jpg

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbGZWBp/0/O/i-kbGZWBp.jpg

Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 224,989
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks for checking in!

Hey Reaver,

We were starting to worry about you... almost two days since last hearing from you. Glad to see you're doing so well!

Ride Safe!
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mtl_Biker
The product a friend of mine told me about (and...

The product a friend of mine told me about (and he swears by it) is the Prolab F-10. Seems it is a one-step process (unlike the NeverWet) and it does NOT leave a white residue or change the texture....
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hydrophobic Waterproofing Sprays?

Anyone here have experience with some of the newer technology waterproofing sprays on the market? They're supposedly hydrophobic coatings and there are three different ones I've come across. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Are you talking about getting JUST a rear wheel,...

Are you talking about getting JUST a rear wheel, or both front and rear? If only the rear, what kind of tire are you planning to run on the front? Will you be changing the front tire as you swap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I think you're really overdoing it there if you...

I think you're really overdoing it there if you install all those lights.

Keep in mind that the alternator only produces 400w on that bike (as on my F800GS) unlike the 580w the 1200GS produces.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,026
Posted By Mtl_Biker
After much back and forth with the techs at Sena,...

After much back and forth with the techs at Sena, they finally decided that my new 20S was defective (the audio quality for the phone connection was so bad that calls couldn't be made) and they...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 89,642
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hardwaregrrl... I'm LATE to the party and...

Hardwaregrrl...

I'm LATE to the party and just found your thread because someone must have posted something to move it back to the top. I've only read the first bit of text in your first message...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,504
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in...

I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in my signature) but the bottom line is that even though I was WAY out of warranty on the unit, they said it shouldn't have leaked and they were going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 314,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Our Fearless BikerAl

... who's enriched a great many of us with her wit, charm, compassion and heart.


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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 224,989
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure...

Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure it'll only get better!

Congratulations to you both for taking the opportunity to do something so spectacular.

Ride safe!!
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Like you, I've been a Canon fan for years and...

Like you, I've been a Canon fan for years and years. I still own (and use regularly) TWO 5DMII's and TWO 5DMIII's and a ton of "L" glass.

I too have and like the Sony RX100M3, but there are a few...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I generally use more serious equipment for...

I generally use more serious equipment for photography, particularly cameras that shoot in RAW instead of JPG, but for taking photos WHILE RIDING, I'm really happy with my Olympus Tough TG-2. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hey JF!!! Thanks for the compliment! ...

Hey JF!!!

Thanks for the compliment!

Those night shots are 5 image HDR exposures, blended together. Camera on tripod (of course). And they were taken with a pocket camera!

Be glad to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hi Hickery, I'm a member of Horizons...

Hi Hickery,

I'm a member of Horizons Unlimited, but must admit that after joining I've never even visited their web site. I really should, as I've heard only good things about the organization.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Both spring and fall should be good. Mid-summer...

Both spring and fall should be good. Mid-summer it gets VERY full in both Quebec City and the Gaspé. But of course in spring and summer you have more chances of encountering wet and/or cold...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,504
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hi Lori, I haven't found anything that...

Hi Lori,

I haven't found anything that survives torrential downpour rain for hour after hour. Unfortunately. But my BMW rain gear (think it was called RainLock) is quite good. I also use...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mtl_Biker
"Malbaei"??? Oh, duh, I guess you mean "La...

"Malbaei"??? Oh, duh, I guess you mean "La Malbaie".

But the ferry to Rivière-du-Loup (which I guess you mean by RDL) goes from Saint-Siméon. I would suggest that instead of that, you continue...
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