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A bike for Def! 8430

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2007, 05:50:29 PM »
I think I need to get me one of those!

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2007, 06:13:23 PM »
Start paddling boy ;) ;D
                    Hub or derailleur?  Looks like hills might be a tad tough to tackle ;D
hub of course, i don't want rusty cog's ;D

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2007, 06:14:15 PM »
I think I need to get me one of those!

Def
I bet there great fun in the wake of a big-ish ship :o

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2007, 08:23:25 PM »
If I can manage it in my kayak, that shouldn't be much problem!

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2007, 08:53:36 PM »
maybe def can add tires to his kayak?

that bike looks good, but doesn't those tires weight to much? i have an old khs bike with some mixture of shimano alivio and lx shifts, the frame is made of cromoli, it is very good had survived me for many years and i even bought it used

Esteban
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2007, 08:56:50 PM »
Funny you should say that- I am waiting for a set of wheels for my kayak now!

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2007, 10:13:30 PM »
maybe def can add tires to his kayak?

that bike looks good, but doesn't those tires weight to much? i have an old khs bike with some mixture of shimano alivio and lx shifts, the frame is made of cromoli, it is very good had survived me for many years and i even bought it used

Esteban
I demand pics ;D

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2007, 10:27:30 PM »
maybe def can add tires to his kayak?

that bike looks good, but doesn't those tires weight to much? i have an old khs bike with some mixture of shimano alivio and lx shifts, the frame is made of cromoli, it is very good had survived me for many years and i even bought it used

Esteban
I demand pics ;D
              KHS is a very good,underrated brand,not to mention realtively inexpensive,good value for the money

I
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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2007, 10:28:30 PM »
Funny you should say that- I am waiting for a set of wheels for my kayak now!

Def
          Hub or derailleur? :D

I
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2007, 11:07:57 PM »
Funny you should say that- I am waiting for a set of wheels for my kayak now!

Def
          Hub or derailleur? :D
i think we know what my answer will be ;)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2007, 11:57:20 PM »
Off road... :P



Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2007, 10:36:30 AM »
Off road... :P

(Image removed from quote.)

Def
Is this gona be your new must have kayak accessory? :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2007, 02:26:13 PM »
Heck yeah- you try carrying a 70 pound, 17 foot kayak on your shoulder!  And that's not including the gear you need- PFD, paddles, emergency kit, not to mention significantly more than that if I ever go out for more than an hour or two!  I'll be picking it up tomorrow most likely.  The little carriage folds up and fits in one of the storage compartments so if I ever have to portage (which I will, at least around the locks on the canal) I will have it with me, ready to go.

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2007, 02:47:25 PM »
Heck yeah- you try carrying a 70 pound, 17 foot kayak on your shoulder!  And that's not including the gear you need- PFD, paddles, emergency kit, not to mention significantly more than that if I ever go out for more than an hour or two!  I'll be picking it up tomorrow most likely.  The little carriage folds up and fits in one of the storage compartments so if I ever have to portage (which I will, at least around the locks on the canal) I will have it with me, ready to go.

Def
beats the hell out of knackering your knee,s and back!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2007, 02:57:45 PM »
One day after a particularly long paddle I swear my legs were going to give out under me as I tried to carry the darned thing home.  I'd honestly considered leaving the boat in someone's yard and coming back for it after a nap!

Folks don't realize that there's a lot of leg work in a kayak.  For most of the trip, your knees and feet are tensed against the sides and footrests, otherwise when you paddle you'd turn in the boat, then turn the boat.  It doesn't seem like much, but try pressing your legs against the arms of your chair for any length of time and you'll see what I mean!

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2007, 03:00:45 PM »
One day after a particularly long paddle I swear my legs were going to give out under me as I tried to carry the darned thing home.  I'd honestly considered leaving the boat in someone's yard and coming back for it after a nap!

Folks don't realize that there's a lot of leg work in a kayak.  For most of the trip, your knees and feet are tensed against the sides and footrests, otherwise when you paddle you'd turn in the boat, then turn the boat.  It doesn't seem like much, but try pressing your legs against the arms of your chair for any length of time and you'll see what I mean!

Def
I can well imagine!

I did do some canoeing in my teens, and yeah my legs were well and trully rubbery trying to climb the steep banks ;D
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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2007, 03:03:34 PM »
Being Canadian, I have spent many hours in a canoe, and let me tell you, the kayak is much worse!  Plus, with a canoe you usually have someone else to help you carry everything!

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2007, 03:06:48 PM »
Being Canadian, I have spent many hours in a canoe, and let me tell you, the kayak is much worse!  Plus, with a canoe you usually have someone else to help you carry everything!

Def
People were always reluctante to help me on account of all the splash and capsizing I did to other canoeists ::)

But i had fun :D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2007, 04:19:59 PM »
My rules are, if you don't want to get bit, don't play with dogs, and if you don't want to get wet, don't go near the water!   :twak:

If you are in any of those situations, then you accept the consequences.  And if you don't, well then you will learn quickly!  Seems pretty simple to me, but some folks need a few lessons before figuring it out!

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2007, 05:07:30 PM »
 After reading all that,I think I'll stick with white water rafting.The outfitter does all the grunt work,all I have to do is paddle and hang on for dear life.

I
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2007, 05:58:34 PM »
I love white water rafting... you don't worry so much when you hit a rock because the front end of your boat doesn't shatter and splinter then start taking on water!

Plus you have six other people to blame when something goes wrong!

Def

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No Life Club Posts: 3,592 Supreme Planetary Overlord trainee
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2007, 07:07:07 PM »
Def,you need to come down to my corner of the world. I'm only a couple hours from world class rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers. Rafting on the New,has the added benefit of going through the New River Gorge.

I
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2007, 07:17:07 PM »
I'm on my way!

My wife wanted to go tidal bore rafting until she saw it done...

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2007, 08:30:53 PM »
I'm on my way!

My wife wanted to go tidal bore rafting until she saw it done...

Def
Sorry for being dence but whats tidal bore rafting ???

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2007, 01:02:29 AM »
It's like whitewater rafting, but instead of a river, you go out into inlets where the tides cause nasty swells and whitecaps.  It is apparently mostly a Nova Scotia thing- I didn't realize that.

http://www.lulu.tv/?p=4537

I knew we had some of the highest tides in the world, but I didn't realize we were the only ones in the world with a sport dedicated to them!

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2007, 02:52:41 PM »
It's like whitewater rafting, but instead of a river, you go out into inlets where the tides cause nasty swells and whitecaps.  It is apparently mostly a Nova Scotia thing- I didn't realize that.

http://www.lulu.tv/?p=4537

I knew we had some of the highest tides in the world, but I didn't realize we were the only ones in the world with a sport dedicated to them!

Def
Nut jobs the lot of em!

where do i sign up ;D

Seriously though it looks like your body takes a serious pounding in those waves :o

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2007, 02:59:55 PM »
Yeah... and the water is DIRTY!

Some of the tides in this area are phenomenal.  Places where you walked an hour before can be under 6 feet of water within an hour, creating those violent waves which rip the sand and small rocks from the bottom.

http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/english/fundytides.htm

Those giant rocks become tiny islands in just a few short hours.

Def

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Yeah... and the water is DIRTY!

Some of the tides in this area are phenomenal.  Places where you walked an hour before can be under 6 feet of water within an hour, creating those violent waves which rip the sand and small rocks from the bottom.

http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/english/fundytides.htm

Those giant rocks become tiny islands in just a few short hours.

Def
there's a tidal power station thats the biggest and best of it's kind somewhere in canada, but I can't remember what it's called ::)

Just watching the difference of high and low tide is just amazing (i think it was almost 20ft!) and how the equipment stands up to the battering of the sea is just increadable!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2007, 03:29:34 PM »
Without getting into a hippie tree hugging, anti nuclear discussion, it's amazing that we are still burning fossil fuels for energy when there is so much of it around.  One of the reasons I want to move out of the city and onto a few acres of land (still quite affordable in my area) is so that I can set up a decent sized solar field, a windmill and maybe even a small waterwheel.  Free energy is everywhere, and some days I find it hard to believe that we are still dependent on petroleum.  Even if we left petroleum for cars and trucks (because lets face it, a real, viable alternative for that hasn't been found) I'd bet that tidal, wind, hydro electrical and solar could power most other things, especially if folks had the decency to leave their incandescent lightbulbs behind and switch to LED or fluorescent.

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2007, 03:59:00 PM »
There's a good amount of untapped hydro power in Appalachia,but big coal has it's hooks in pretty deep.Tidal bore rafting...that's like the Maritimes equvalent of surfing!

I

 

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