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    Hi from Canada

    Just thought I'd check out this forum. There may be a few of you who know me from the Bicycling Forum.

    Who am I?

    I'm a Randonneur (long distance cyclist) from Canada training for the Paris-Brest-Paris this summer . . . and always looking for tips from other long distance cyclists.

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    Welcome to the Forums, good luck in P-B-P!

    What part of Canada are you from?
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Hi Machka,
    I'm Waxbytes from the bicycling forums, I just joined up here a few days ago. It's a nice place

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I too would like to know where you are from. Aerobat is from Winnipeg and I am from Montreal.
    http://www.cyclistsroadmap.com/eng/ - Cyclists' road map. Checkout which roads are good for cycling and rate roads in your area.

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    I'm from Winnipeg too.

    aerobat - what sort of riding do you do?

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    Hi Machka. Ron, from Minnesota, here, aka Triker

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    Machka - when these folks get to know you, they'll be in awe.

    You go Big Dog!

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    Hi Machka. Welcome. Antonius from Vancouver. I've read many of your posts on the other Bicycling forum. Great to see you here. I've found this forum a much nicer and mature place to be.

    Still riding to and from work this month? How is the snow and cold or is Winnipeg having balmy temps like us in the west?


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    Hi Triker! Glad to see you over here. I hope things are going well for you. Have you any plans to cycle northward this coming summer?

    Hi amerpie! Are you planning to do your first century this coming weekend? If so . . . all the best! Let me know how it goes.

    Hi antonius! It's very cold here in Winnipeg - there's some sort of cold air mass that has stalled over Winnipeg bringing temps down into the -20Cs and windchill factors into the -30Cs. I haven't ridden to and from work this week, but I did last week (when it was a touch warmer). I'm seriously considering riding tomorrow. If the windchill is above -30C, I think I will.

    I'm thinking about doing something "different" this weekend. I'd like to cycle out to a park about 15 kms away to do some snow biking . . . and maybe even take my new snowshoes with me, and do some of that out there too. Sort of a winter duathalon! If I decide to do that, I'll have to figure out the easiest way to carry the snowshoes.

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    Welcome, glad to see you over here. Bicycling.com gets a little out of control tryinh to navigate through the garbage.

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    Hello,

    I'm the token Edmonton guy among the Canadians in the forum. I don't think anyone else is from Edmonton here.

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    Welcome aboard Machka, from another 'Pegger.

    Let us know when you get your Marinoni.

    Mike

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    Hi again Machka, took me a while to catch up again. I'm mostly into road, recreational (MS Ride etc.) riding with some commuting thrown in. I'm going to try and do more commuting this year (40k one way).
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Holy smokes all all these peggers ..

    Welcome to the forums, I am from Whistler BC...formally from onterrible

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    All these people from "Up der", man! I'm from Florida, and it's a balmy 69 degrees today (no kiddin eh!).

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    mikey and aerobat --

    -- ever done, or considered doing, any long distance rides?

    -- and have either of you raced (road)? I'm just wondering if we might have met somewhere along the way.

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    No racing for me, and the longest I've ridden recently is the MS 150 ride to Gimli, with some recreational rides in the local area of 80-100 km.
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Originally posted by aerobat
    No racing for me, and the longest I've ridden recently is the MS 150 ride to Gimli, with some recreational rides in the local area of 80-100 km.
    Have you ever thought about doing a Randonneuring brevet? The first one is 200 km which really isn't that bad. The brevets are non-competitive and the riders are quite supportive.

    The schedule in on this site:

    http://www.cycling.mb.ca/manitoba_events.htm

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    Machka,

    No racing for me either, though I am a fan of long rides. 200 km would certainly be the longest for me. My best in 2002 was 173 km. Thanks for the info, I'll bear it mind.

    Mike

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    I too am a Canuck. I'm from the big TO.

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    Hi Matchka, looks interesting, I'll keep it in mind.
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Hi macha,

    I'm doing 40k every 2nd day,and want to keep adding the miles or kilometers as we say. What do you suggest to do so I can trvel longer distances? I stretch alot as I ride and when I get back home....Love biking,actually think I'm addicted.........jag

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey
    Welcome aboard Machka, from another 'Pegger.

    Let us know when you get your Marinoni.

    Mike
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