What I've been told about shipping update

Falken

Active Member
Well I don't know if its my place to post this...But I thought I would let people know that Benoit has replied to my email and has said the bikes are to arrive in Montreal on the 29th. Not sure of how long the turnaround will be at Teo's shop but I'm guessing we probably wont see them shipped until July. Maybe he will get them out the next day, that would be great! With Canada day being in the middle hopefully it wont delay much longer and we'll see our bikes by the 7th. Please post if you've heard differently. Thanks :)
 

Denis Shelston

Active Member
As far as I know the ship docks in Vancouver, coming from China. It was expected to dock on the 21st of June.

Trucking the container (s) to Montréal will take a week or so...

Fingers crossed. Can't wait.
 

Falken

Active Member
Hi @america94 ,

Yes climbing the walls is a bit of an understatement lol.... Regarding the bike arrival, I was told the bikes would arrive in Montreal the 29th, not the port in Vancouver.

Benoit sent me an email this morning saying that the ship has arrived and the bikes are on the train to Montreal now! This makes me feel better in two ways. The first is that the bikes are getting closer to being delivered, and secondly that Benoit is communicating updates to me. Might not matter to some people, but the latter makes me feel more confident about who I'm buying from. So now we just wait some more and hopefully the trips across the country go smoothly. I will continue to update when I hear more. Can't wait to get riding!!:)
 

Jazzcat

Member
This is great news! I'm glad that Benoit gave you an update. Would be even better if he posted as much info as he possible here on the website. We all feel better knowing what's going on and are grateful for the news, so let's hope regular updates become Teo company policy. Makes a great company even greater! Actually it's a lesson I have to put into practice in my life too.

I could end up with an extra delay :( as I have to go out of town for a week about the time my bike should arrive here, so I'm hoping it gets here in time for me to at least get a ride or two in before I leave. When I return I won't be driving a car unless I have to. I love biking and the electric will make it possible for me to do the rides I couldn't do normally due to health and age. Only 63, but out of shape. :( Well, actually, round is a shape! :)

Eagerly looking forward to more news! :)
 

Falken

Active Member
This is great news! I'm glad that Benoit gave you an update. Would be even better if he posted as much info as he possible here on the website. We all feel better knowing what's going on and are grateful for the news, so let's hope regular updates become Teo company policy. Makes a great company even greater! Actually it's a lesson I have to put into practice in my life too.

I could end up with an extra delay :( as I have to go out of town for a week about the time my bike should arrive here, so I'm hoping it gets here in time for me to at least get a ride or two in before I leave. When I return I won't be driving a car unless I have to. I love biking and the electric will make it possible for me to do the rides I couldn't do normally due to health and age. Only 63, but out of shape. :( Well, actually, round is a shape! :)

Eagerly looking forward to more news! :)
Agreed @Jazzcat . Not sure why Benoit isn't paying more attention to the forum and posting updates, but in the meantime if we all share what we have been told it should be enough to keep us all in the loop! Bummer on receiving your bike when you might be out of town :(. I feel your pain.... Soon enough we will all be riding. Can't wait! I'm on day 15 of quitting smoking cold turkey....Counting on that, and the fact of having power assist will make a big difference on having enjoyable rides again. Going for a ride on my regular mountain bike was quite exhausting, to the point of being no fun (smoker and out of shape as well). I plan on putting quite a few km's once the bikes arrive. Should help shed the 7 pounds of sunflower seeds I've gained since I quit as well! And maybe more!!!:D
 

Jazzcat

Member
As a recovering smoker myself, I'll give you some advice. You probably know this already, but, in case you don't... If you are tempted to take a drag, do whatever it takes to avoid that first drag off a cigarette. I was quit for a month once and thought I had it licked and decided one night over beers to see what a drag would taste like now that I was a "nonsmoker". Big mistake. Smoking is extremely addictive and one drag WILL lead you back to smoking.

I watched a friend go through this exact process. I tried to catch her early on when she had only had a couple drags, but the addiction was too powerful and she ended up smoking for another 2 years.

The key is to avoid that first drag for this minute, and then the next and the next, etc. Use the "I won't have a cigarette just for today." and stick to it each day. Smoking is one of the toughest things to kick and stay kicked.

I bought a new truck the year I quit smoking with the money I saved. :)
 

Falken

Active Member
As a recovering smoker myself, I'll give you some advice. You probably know this already, but, in case you don't... If you are tempted to take a drag, do whatever it takes to avoid that first drag off a cigarette. I was quit for a month once and thought I had it licked and decided one night over beers to see what a drag would taste like now that I was a "nonsmoker". Big mistake. Smoking is extremely addictive and one drag WILL lead you back to smoking.

I watched a friend go through this exact process. I tried to catch her early on when she had only had a couple drags, but the addiction was too powerful and she ended up smoking for another 2 years.

The key is to avoid that first drag for this minute, and then the next and the next, etc. Use the "I won't have a cigarette just for today." and stick to it each day. Smoking is one of the toughest things to kick and stay kicked.

I bought a new truck the year I quit smoking with the money I saved. :)
That's great advice!!! Yes I do know what you mean. I find if I drink a bottle of water when the craving comes it really helps me. My wife quit at the same time so the money we will save will pay for both bikes in 7 months. Thanks for the support @Jazzcat !!!!!
 

YYZ2017

Member
Sorry to go off topic here, but yeah I just quit smoking as well (last time I bought cigarettes were nov 2016).
I had one last month, and no, it did not drag me back I hated the lingering smell even after I put it out I could smell it for the next few hours.
I am using Vape as replacement and so far has been really good (vaping 3mg off the shelf stuff as well as making my own 0~3mg juices)
I don't think I can ever be attached to this stinky habit again.
(I must admit though If I didn't use vaping as replacement I would save a lot more money.)

Good luck to all quitters :)
 

Falken

Active Member
Congrats on quitting @YYZ2017 .:) I do get cravings still of course, but the smell of smokes now already is not pleasant, so I think I know what you mean. Never thought I would ever say that....
Anyways, feels good not putting that crap in the lungs and also saving money at the same time;)
 

Falken

Active Member
Thanks @america94 ! I will pass that along to my wife:). I never would have thought you were a smoker....Good on you to cut back! I thought about trying vaping, but honestly it kinda scared me a bit. Silly I know....I smoke right? What could be more harmful than that! Probably not the easiest way to stop smoking going cold turkey. Surprisingly it is going well! Sorry for starting the off topic conversation of quitting smoking, but I do want you all to know the positive comments have been inspirational! Thanks guys! :D:D:D
 

Jazzcat

Member
Warning: Long post about quitting smoking.

I know we are now way off topic, but smoking or preferably not smoking is of vital importance to us all as bicycle riders, so I will add to the off topicness. :)

WHAT WORKED FOR ME
I smoked 2 1/2 packs a day for 20 years, and tried quitting 4 times. The last time was 24 years ago and so far is successful. What I used was simple, but not so easy. You have to REALLY want to quit and mean it.

1. Carry a notepad and pencil around with you and take a note of every time you have a cigarette and what time of day it is. You will soon have a chart of what your smoking is like.

2. After a few days of analysis, you will notice that you have a few cigarettes close together in the morning. This is to get your nicotine level up to what your body considers normal after nicotine fasting for 8 hours while you slept. You will also notice that your cigarettes later in the day are more consistently evenly spaced, perhaps 20 minutes apart or a half hour, whatever it is, take note of that number. (note: this is a good time to not drink alcohol. When people are drinking, they tend to chain smoke.)

3. What we want to do is even out the times when you smoke so that the nicotine level doesn't get up to "normal" as quickly in the morning and also try to adjust your body to a lower level of "normal" nicotine gradually over time.
To do that, we now increase the time between those morning cigarettes while keeping our later in the day cigarettes at their normal frequency.

4. After about a week of this, we gradually increase the time between all cigarettes. From 20 minutes apart, you may go to 25 or 30 minutes apart. The goal for this section is to get in the habit of saying "not right now" to cigarettes and getting used to fighting the cravings. You must remember that if you just put the cigarette craving out of your mind for 1 or 2 minutes, you will be thinking of something else which distracts you from the cravings. The craving won't be back for a few minutes while you are distracted. It's a good time to do something creative with your hands, such as clean up, or working on a project.

5. Keep logging your cigarettes and times while going through this process. Every week, increase the time between smokes and improving your ability to say no to cigarettes. You will now be smoking less cigarettes in a day. If you slip and get off the program, don't beat yourself up. Realise it's a process and get back on the program. You are not a failure as long as you are still trying.

6. Keep increasing the time between cigarettes each week for as long as you need to until you are down as low as you can go. For me this meant that I went from about 50 cigarettes a day down to 11 cigarettes a day. I remained at that level for about 2 weeks. I could not go any lower. I was now very good at saying no to cigarettes and my nicotine levels were the lowest they had been in years. I decided that, because I couldn't go any lower and it was just as difficult to quit as it was to stay at that low level of addiction, it was time to quit.

7. I kept a record at first of how many hours since my last cigarette and marked each smoke-free day on the calendar. The first 3 days were the hardest, but I was good at saying no and doing something else. After 7 days, not smoking was beginning to feel normal. I still thought of smoking a lot, but, "just for today I will avoid that first puff" saved my ass.

It seemed like it got easier in stages, 3 days, 7 days, 2 weeks, a month, 2 months, 4 months 6 months, a year etc. After each milestone where I felt the addiction slipping away and becoming easier I thought about smoking less and craved it less. I still had to watch it because that first puff/cigarette is just an arms length away.

THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN THINK AS A SMOKER IN RECOVERY IS: "Wow, I'm a non-smoker. I wonder what one would taste like now?" If you think that thought or even want a PUFF..... RUN! You are in extreme danger of all your quitting work going literally up in flames. As a smoker in recovery, you are ONE PUFF away from being a smoker again in spite of all the effort you put into quitting. TOBACCO IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE! Some say it is more addictive than HEROIN! Beware!

It's been 24 years for me now, one day at a time. In the early years, I would sometimes have dreams I had a cigarette and wake up relieved that I hadn't. That rarely happens now. My health is good for my age, except for a few non cigarette related issues. I breath clean healthy air with lungs that are unobstructed. I am glad I don't smoke today.

Good luck to all quitters. If this helps anyone, then it's worth the share.
 

Falken

Active Member
You are absolutely correct on that last statement. Thank you very much for sharing. Not sure what day I'm at now. 19 or 20 and still going very well.
 
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Dan Edwards

Member
Just wanted to post up I am waiting as well. Guess when ya'll get your bikes mine will still be in a truck heading to Virginia.