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Old 09-07-01, 05:24 PM   #1
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Geometric growth rate...

This site is growing in leaps and bounds!

My name is Chris and I am a full-time student (Mech Eng. too BTW D*Alex) who uses bikes for commuting, for occasional hauling and for recreation/fun!

I ride mostly on-road but have been known to hit the local trails occasionally.

After lurking for a few weeks, I decided to join this unique community. I couldn't help but notice that the majority of the people here seem to be intelligent and constructive.

Now let's see my intro get lost in the flood!!
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I couldn't help but notice that the majority of the people here seem to be intelligent and constructive
Are you sure you were lurking here? ;-)

Soo... UofT or York?
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Soo... UofT or York?
Actually, neither (the other one - Ryerson). I don't think York
has an engineering program BTW.

And your post notwithstanding, I was talking about this site

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Hmmmm....wondering if I am among the "intelligent majority"......

Doesn't make any difference...I bike, therefore, I am!
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Hmmmm....wondering if I am among the "intelligent majority"......
Of course I didn't mean to imply that some people were idiots (though that may be true) I just make it a rule to never, ever use absolutes!
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Chris, welcome to the forums, im the owner / janitor of the site, if you need help, let me know
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Actually, neither (the other one - Ryerson). I don't think York
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To tell the truth, I didn't know that Ryerson had an engineering program, either. On reflection, though, that seems to fit into the "polytechnical institute" thing...

I've never cycled in T-O. I've visited the city many times but, to be honest, cycling there would require more nerve than I have. Do you ride downtown?
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To tell the truth, I didn't know that Ryerson had an engineering program, either. On reflection, though, that seems to fit into the "polytechnical institute" thing...
Well, Ryerson is has been an Accredited University for about 8 years. It does not seem to be at all "watered down" from what I can conclude

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I've never cycled in T-O. I've visited the city many times but, to be honest, cycling there would require more nerve than I have. Do you ride downtown?
Heck, I live downtown! (well, pretty close).
Seriously though, I was a bike courier for about a year and riding downtown is not too bad. Drivers are more used to bicycles in the core and of course traffic flow is fairly slow (read: gridlock)

Riding on streets with 60 km/h or above speed limits can be dicey, however.

Whereabouts do you hail from velocipedio ??


PS Thanks Joe for the friendly reception (and for taking the time to run the site also ) Great board, BTW.

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Ah, beautiful Toronto! (BTW, the name comes from an Iroquois word, meaning "stick in the mud".)
There are some nice usable paths down near the CN grounds, along the lake shore. Downtown traffic, however, is chaotic, and there are those damn streetcar tracks to watch out for, too.
One of these days, I'm going to do a circle of lake Ontario. I dread the part from about Oakville, all the way to Ajax, though.
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Ah, beautiful Toronto! (BTW, the name comes from an Iroquois word, meaning "stick in the mud".)
I prefer the translation "stick in the a$$", which describes the attitude of most Torontonians!

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There are some nice usable paths down near the CN grounds, along the lake shore. Downtown traffic, however, is chaotic, and there are those damn streetcar tracks to watch out for, too.
They are deathtraps when it rains and in the Winter especially. When there is a covering of snow, the trick is to look out for an overhead wire (which supplies the electrical power for the streetcar) to determine whether you are riding across/along tracks. They get me at least once a year though!

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One of these days, I'm going to do a circle of lake Ontario. I dread the part from about Oakville, all the way to Ajax, though.
Don't you mean from Hamilton to Oshawa?
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