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Old 04-04-06, 09:32 PM   #3476
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$110 for passing a streetcar?!?! what?

I pass streetcars all the time... They're so slow.

does anybody else agree that streetcars are completely impractical and useless?
Naw street cars are fine , better than SUV's and the other poison makers on the road $110 for not having a bell on your bike too
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Naw street cars are fine , better than SUV's and the other poison makers on the road
Yea that's indeed true...

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And with that writing, how'd you get your job, Mister, uh, Richler? Oh.
Gold, Jerry! Gold!

I think it's hilarious that he also admits to paying $2000-3000 in tickets every year. WTF?!

"My regret is that the $2,000 or $3,000 I cough up each year to cover my parking fines before renewing my plates is just not enough. The city still needs more, but does not know where to get it. But I do."

It's like he thinks he's doing his civic duty by racking up all those fines. Man.. I nearly lost my mind when I got *one* $35 ticket last year. Of course, that was also because I had just parked accross from Suspect Video on Markham, ran in, pick up a video off the shelf and paid for it (no line). I was in there for about 3 minutes, tops.
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Somehow .... I hope and pray that Jacob Two Two is joking somewhat. I can understand about his frustration from the point of a cager BUT. As we've done this round and round, the bikers in any given city are a product of their environment and as such they adapt to their surroundings (we get our cues from the cars). Any crackdown should I think be a complete nazi crackdown on anything that touches the road. Ever follow a single car into downtown and for the fun of it count the number of bad lane changes, the yellow runs, rolling turns on reds, etc etc etc? I have and I was upto about 1500$ in fines and 10 demerits in a 6 km trip. Bikers are an indicator of how the cars rule the road. If the cagers are terrified and maddened by the fact we show zero regard for them, they only need to look at how they drive themselves and how they treat each other and us.....I wonder if Two Two has an email address.
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Somehow .... I hope and pray that Jacob Two Two is joking somewhat. I can understand about his frustration from the point of a cager BUT. As we've done this round and round, the bikers in any given city are a product of their environment and as such they adapt to their surroundings (we get our cues from the cars). Any crackdown should I think be a complete nazi crackdown on anything that touches the road. Ever follow a single car into downtown and for the fun of it count the number of bad lane changes, the yellow runs, rolling turns on reds, etc etc etc? I have and I was upto about 1500$ in fines and 10 demerits in a 6 km trip. Bikers are an indicator of how the cars rule the road. If the cagers are terrified and maddened by the fact we show zero regard for them, they only need to look at how they drive themselves and how they treat each other and us.....I wonder if Two Two has an email address.
Damn Son......send that into the letters at the Post. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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$110 for not having a bell on your bike too
Its called the "Nobel Prize" lol The nastier one is the "Door Prize"
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" only to risk blurting out in counter-testimony against the offending traffic cop, ''All I was doing was dropping my kids off at school so that when they grow up they can do something a little more interesting than you."

More interesting than being a cop? Hmmmm how about a raging journalist shooting in the dark to meet a deadline?

OR he COULD be yet another self-serving elitist *******, making a living off his fathers legacy, because Jacob unfortunately isn't THAT good a writer.

And we all know how expensive turn signals are in cars as so many people didn't get them.
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I hearby nominate Trafficjammer to replace said journalist at the Post. Don't forget all the little people when yer at the top. lol
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Its called the "Nobel Prize" lol The nastier one is the "Door Prize"
Well the closest he'l ever get to Nobel is if he has to knock because there is ...........

*clutches my chest* I'd like thank all the ...........
You are too kind I could send you my opinion piece I wrote for the editor of Wheels @ The Star, as to the state of street racing in Toronto. Never got published though, he said it glorified speed too much...imagine....liking speed.

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TRaffic Jammer you should seriously write a letter to the Post... your amazingly well written.
me not so much.

btw: here is said squid http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/c...obrichler.html

he's a crittic supposedly but I think that says enough .... "it stinks"
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"Jacob Richler has been the food writer and restaurant critic for the National Post for five years. He also writes about cars, arts, books and travel"

hmmm writing about all the REALLY important stuff the idle rich care about.
There's a waste of education, good thing Daddy paid for it.

Composing in my head....

I'll never forget all the little people I stepped on to get to the top...... you're blood stains my carpet.
Kidding, I'm gonna have a little people party, as we are all little people.

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Old 04-05-06, 07:53 AM   #3488
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Oh sweet, are we rioting today then?
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I looked at the list of columnists @ the Post. Is it me or are they all white? Seems an odd cross section of our population. Just sayin'.
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"It's tempting, I know, but one should not hate them just because they are the righteous vegans of the road, freeloaders who use roads built on the hard-working backs of motorists, and who get around without contributing gas taxes, or helping the local automotive industry or anything useful at all. It's tempting to hate them, but we shouldn't. Instead, we should tax them."

I love it when guys like this get going. So now cyclists are stealing roads from the poor, overworked motorists? That's rich. Gas tax alone does not pay for the massive infrastructure that cars require. Not even close. Anyone who pays tax, period, is paying for this huge, and IMO wasteful road network.
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Old 04-05-06, 08:17 AM   #3491
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Gold, Jerry! Gold!

I think it's hilarious that he also admits to paying $2000-3000 in tickets every year. WTF?!

"My regret is that the $2,000 or $3,000 I cough up each year to cover my parking fines before renewing my plates is just not enough. The city still needs more, but does not know where to get it. But I do."

It's like he thinks he's doing his civic duty by racking up all those fines. Man.. I nearly lost my mind when I got *one* $35 ticket last year. Of course, that was also because I had just parked accross from Suspect Video on Markham, ran in, pick up a video off the shelf and paid for it (no line). I was in there for about 3 minutes, tops.
my suggestion would be to stop getting tickets. people, all he was doing was dropping his kids off at school, for the love of god someone think of the children! the children! my wife works as a teacher and tells me that traffic caused from parents dropping their kids off is a huge problem that causes major delays. how far does richler live from his kids' school i wonder. i know some of the richlers live in cabbagetown (long story) to unless the kids are being sent to UCC or something, here's an idea: walk your kids to school, genius!
i hate parking tickets too and i actually feel that the city it overly harsh on street parking but $3000? that guy must have money to flush down the toilet...
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Its supply and demand... there is very little on-street parking left in toronto, so they can charge alot, and then also fine alot to keep the turnover quick. Its way way worse in Paris, where there are twice as many cars in half as many spaces; and you're paying in euros too. Its just another luxury tax on automobiles and is one of the few alternative ways cities have to raise money short of begging the provinces, setting up toll highways (not a bad idea but political suicide) or totally rearranging the property tax system. Cars are damaging to the enivironment, people and the physical fabric of the city and should be rightly gouged for it if they don't park where they are told.
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Here are two picture links for my new Conti GP3000 tires on my Pinarello, I still need to get a few things done on it#1 I have to redish the wheel and # 2 make it fixed ,Vetern-youth is going to show me how to do that, right now it is 42x18 and I find it really easy and the big ring is 53 so maybe I could use the 53 ring and change up the rear cog ,any idea's on what size of the rear cog I should use ?.... http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7...1/1600/a33.jpg http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7...1/1600/a11.jpg
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Its supply and demand... there is very little on-street parking left in toronto, so they can charge alot, and then also fine alot to keep the turnover quick. Its way way worse in Paris, where there are twice as many cars in half as many spaces; and you're paying in euros too. Its just another luxury tax on automobiles and is one of the few alternative ways cities have to raise money short of begging the provinces, setting up toll highways (not a bad idea but political suicide) or totally rearranging the property tax system. Cars are damaging to the enivironment, people and the physical fabric of the city and should be rightly gouged for it if they don't park where they are told.
i would agree that in a city that is more crowded that toronto and one that has a user-friendly mass transit system cars should be taxed/ticketed more frequently. i wish the TTC were a more usable system but obvioulsy more people wish to drive because of it. my problem is with the parking cops who seem overly strict, who seem to ticket cars even when parked legally (i have recieved several tickets this way), simply to make money. it's very inconsistent. perhaps the city should impose a yearly driving tax instead of hitting some folkd with tickets when they feel like it.
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cool, your making it fixed already!
hmm.. with a 53 chainring, try a 20 or 21 cog. EAI makes up to 22.
and I'm guessing you'd need your cog in 3/32 to match your road chainring... unless you have a track ring.
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Its supply and demand... there is very little on-street parking left in toronto, so they can charge alot, and then also fine alot to keep the turnover quick. Its way way worse in Paris, where there are twice as many cars in half as many spaces; and you're paying in euros too. Its just another luxury tax on automobiles and is one of the few alternative ways cities have to raise money short of begging the provinces, setting up toll highways (not a bad idea but political suicide) or totally rearranging the property tax system. Cars are damaging to the enivironment, people and the physical fabric of the city and should be rightly gouged for it if they don't park where they are told.
i would agree that in a city that is more crowded that toronto and one that has a user-friendly mass transit system cars should be taxed/ticketed more frequently. i wish the TTC were a more usable system but obvioulsy more people wish to drive because of it. my problem is with the parking cops who seem overly strict, who seem to ticket cars even when parked legally (i have recieved several tickets this way), simply to make money. it's very inconsistent. perhaps the city should impose a yearly driving tax instead of hitting some folkd with tickets when they feel like it.
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Its supply and demand... there is very little on-street parking left in toronto, so they can charge alot, and then also fine alot to keep the turnover quick. Its way way worse in Paris, where there are twice as many cars in half as many spaces; and you're paying in euros too. Its just another luxury tax on automobiles and is one of the few alternative ways cities have to raise money short of begging the provinces, setting up toll highways (not a bad idea but political suicide) or totally rearranging the property tax system. Cars are damaging to the enivironment, people and the physical fabric of the city and should be rightly gouged for it if they don't park where they are told.
i would agree that in a city that is more crowded that toronto and one that has a user-friendly mass transit system cars should be taxed/ticketed more frequently. i wish the TTC were a more usable system but obvioulsy more people wish to drive because of it. my problem is with the parking cops who seem overly strict, who seem to ticket cars even when parked legally (i have recieved several tickets this way), simply to make money. it's very inconsistent. perhaps the city should impose a yearly driving tax instead of hitting some folkd with tickets when they feel like it.
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i would agree that in a city that is more crowded that toronto and one that has a user-friendly mass transit system cars should be taxed/ticketed more frequently. i wish the TTC were a more usable system but obvioulsy more people wish to drive because of it. my problem is with the parking cops who seem overly strict, who seem to ticket cars even when parked legally (i have recieved several tickets this way), simply to make money. it's very inconsistent. perhaps the city should impose a yearly driving tax instead of hitting some folkd with tickets when they feel like it.
As an everday user of the YRT/TTC, their problem is the operation is too efficient. There's no money left for anything. Service improvements <- laugh. Not to mention the majority of ticket collectors are jerks, especially on the TTC.
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Its supply and demand... there is very little on-street parking left in toronto, so they can charge alot, and then also fine alot to keep the turnover quick. Its way way worse in Paris, where there are twice as many cars in half as many spaces; and you're paying in euros too. Its just another luxury tax on automobiles and is one of the few alternative ways cities have to raise money short of begging the provinces, setting up toll highways (not a bad idea but political suicide) or totally rearranging the property tax system. Cars are damaging to the enivironment, people and the physical fabric of the city and should be rightly gouged for it if they don't park where they are told.
i would agree that in a city that is more crowded that toronto and one that has a user-friendly mass transit system cars should be taxed/ticketed more frequently. i wish the TTC were a more usable system but obvioulsy more people wish to drive because of it. my problem is with the parking cops who seem overly strict, who seem to ticket cars even when parked legally (i have recieved several tickets this way), simply to make money. it's very inconsistent. perhaps the city should impose a yearly driving tax instead of hitting some folkd with tickets when they feel like it.
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