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From Have Vaccine, Will Travel -- The Pre-Recovery by Steve Ruelle

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Jacquie Gaudet replied to a comment by Steve Ruelle on Was the Vaccine Worth it?

There's not a lot Canada can do when the supplier says, "sorry, nothing for you this week." And the other supplier says the same.

The distribution plans seem reasonable, with those most at risk (seniors in care homes, older residents of remote communities) being first, then the general population (including us) in the third phase and broken down by age.

There have been a few cases of queue jumpers, though, including these entitled people from Vancouver: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-couple-vaccination-1.5889269

1 month ago
Steve Ruelle commented on Was the Vaccine Worth it?

I get that there are logistical issues with the vaccine orders, but that isn't an excuse for inaction, the governments need to work harder and smarter to find supply chains

1 month ago
Steve Ruelle replied to a comment by Jacquie Gaudet on Was the Vaccine Worth it?

That's frustrating news about the slow pace of the vaccine rollout? What is Canada or BC doing about it to try and secure more doses? Sounds like the governments there would rather focus their efforts on restrictions and lockdowns instead of working overtime to find ways to get more doses

1 month ago
Jacquie Gaudet commented on Was the Vaccine Worth it?

I'm stuck here in BC where the public health advisories ask you not to travel outside your region. Meanwhile the news in Canada is mostly about how the promised vaccine deliveries aren't happening. Canadian orders are getting shorted or postponed every week. So sad that there's no vaccine manufacturing facility in this country (any more).

I'm getting geared up for some BC bikepacking this summer since anything easily accessible will be busy busy busy. Indoor activities are very limited (no group fitness classes for sure; prebook your hour at a gym to work out by yourself with a limited number of others in the room, from whom you must maintain 2 m distance) and everybody in Greater Vancouver, it seems, is trying to get outside.

I am so looking forward to the end of this pandemic and the return of normal life.

1 month ago
Bruce Lellman commented on Shakedown in Shekou

Well done, Steve. Sometimes you just have to try to outwit these guys at their own game. Such a controlling government!

1 month ago
Scott Anderson commented on Shakedown in Shekou

Wonderful story. Rachael has been chortling for about five minutes.

1 month ago
Rachael Anderson commented on Shakedown in Shekou

You are so devious!

1 month ago
Marian Rosenberg commented on A Few Screws Loose

I realize that you've got language issues that I don't, but my general experience is that the worst places for NFA are the big towns and that the countryside mountain places want your money enough that they figure it out.

Even traveling this past fall, the only place that really freaked out about me was a town that's part of a 4A Tourism Site.

1 month ago
Marian Rosenberg commented on Breakdown in the Mountains

The current advice on NFAs (No Foreigners Allowed) is to always book on Trip (which I see you did) and then, when the hotel says they can't take you, to make it Trip's problem. No, you won't be accepting a free cancellation, you will only be accepting for TRIP to find you an equal or better room within **km of your current location which you will not be paying any extra for.

Quite a number of people have ended up in 5* hotels at no additional charge after their cheap place rejected them.

1 month ago
Marian Rosenberg commented on Restoring the Montague

You have a watermark on your photos from your phone's camera...

1 month ago
Rachael Anderson commented on Made It!

Congratulations! You made it.

1 month ago
Jonathan Hecht commented on A Few Screws Loose

Hi there...Jonathan from Portland here. Have been enjoying your journals and have a comment or two on your wheel/tire/tube issue.

The valve looks like a standard presta valve which may not be so standard in China. Back here we have a small (very small, very light) converter device with a schrader top and a bottom that screws on to the presta valve. Of course, that may not be standard, or even available, in China. (I’ve attached a link below to a picture of such a device.) Hopefully by putting in better tubes you won’t have any more problems.

By the way, if the valve hole in the rim is for the small presta valve, you probably should not try to bore it out to put a schrader valve tube on the bike. From the picture you posted, your rim looks pretty thin so you might create a structural problem with the rim if you try to enlarge the hole.

Just my 2¢. Enjoy your trip and stay safe.

Jonathan

https://static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/33M190_AS01?hei=1072&wid=1072

1 month ago
Rachael Anderson commented on A Few Screws Loose

Amazing story! Glad it ended well.

1 month ago
Scott Anderson commented on Breakdown in the Mountains

Good luck! Here’s hoping your bike is still there when you return. How about a photo of that non-standard valve? It must be something other than presto or Schrader?

1 month ago
Rachael Anderson commented on Breakdown in the Mountains

What bad luck! Glad to see you made it to McDonald’s and a place to stay. I can’t wait to hear more!

1 month ago