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01-22-08, 09:21 PM
Greetings from Ed, 46, from cold snowy Toronto, not that I need to perpetuate any more myths about Canada. Graduated from touring hybrid to road bike late last year and try to get in about 3500 km....oops, I mean about 2000 miles a year. The rural roads outside the city are ideal for long distance rides, and though there are some great recreational bike paths in Toronto, they tend to be over-crowded and narrow. Was down in the Tampa area this past December with my wife and was blown away by the great rail-trails and paved paths, so hope to find more of these in the Southern USA as I intend to visit once or twice every winter. Look forward to great feedback (and humour...I mean humor) from the forum. Now I have to go out and shovel the walk.
01-22-08, 09:25 PM
Hahahaha Ed, you don't need to perpetuate any sterotypes about Canada--that's what the Winter Cycling forum, and the Toronto Fixed threads are for :D .
Are you out there riding, or is shoveling the walk enough exercise?
Welcome to BF!
01-22-08, 09:46 PM
Back in the 70s I lived near Finch and Islington and my country ride was up Weston rd to Holland Marsh then West to Hwy 27 and back home. However I think half that ride would now be in the suburbs.
01-22-08, 10:32 PM
Yes, its now a suburban ride, but once you get to Major Mac - about 5-10 miles north, you are back in the country, so still great riding up there.....but for how much longer? I live in the city so I tend to either take the subway to Finch, or drive further out of the city for nice long rides.
Arab T.R. Wrist
01-28-08, 12:14 PM
Oh ha! I'm loving Toronto, I'm here right now for business and I live in Orlando. No lies about Tampa, it's great yeah mate. I hope all of this snow and cold isn't keeping you out of the saddle too much. I've been doing free maintenance for some of my mates just so I can borrow their whips. The hotel exercise bike is the closest thing I've had to a decent spin in the last three weeks.
Cheers! Pleasure to greet.
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