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Old 05-27-05, 08:30 AM   #376
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I will have to see how I feel tonight about the TBN ride...where is it tonight? I just finished midnights this week...so I may be a little sleepy by this evening...Hey isn't it Critical Mass tonight???
Tonight starts at the bridgepoint health center. It's at Broadview & Gerrard, just slightly north of gerrard on Broadview, west side by the drinking fountain. It's a little obscure, the TBN generally have pretty vague descriptions for start points. Planning to put in around 80-90k today, short tomorrow then hammerfest Sunday.

P.S Why on earth is it always rainy on Saturday grr!
PPS I like Shiznazs suggestion.
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The lead group is pretty aggressive, and the a$$hole-Lance-wannabe factor is high. I think if you stayed nearer to the back it would be fine. Plus, if there are a few of us together, there is strength in numbers I'll do it fixed-with some backup.
Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.
 
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Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.
that's it. i'm slapping some gears on and abstaining from bbq pork buns and donating my kim moon VIP card to cavern.
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Hey weasel/bikeophile/gokibiuri... donut ride Sunday and how about a the Friday night TBN ride tomorrow?
operator, sorry for the late reply.. been a bit busy at work. my weekends are taken up by the significant other and yeah, friday is critical mass right?? i'll see if i can make it to spadina/bloor by 7pm. if not, maybe i can catch up with them somewhere down the route.
let me see if i can scrounge up some bbq bun spoke cards..... rob, newmarket isn't that far by bike!!
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Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.

Yeah! Also no blacks and no ****!
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Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.
Awww....now ya done it. I'm going to bust out crying.
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Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.
Sounds like ewitz, HELLO MODS. Can we get a perm ban please?
CM at spadina Bloor at 7? Do people get arrested/ticketed for no reason? Because there's plenty of reason to ticket me. No reflectors, bells, lights etc.

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Sounds like ewitz, HELLO MODS. Can we get a perm ban please?
Personally, I like him, he's got spirit!

I don't mind riding fake bikes anyways.
"Hey! Nice bike!"
"Thanks! Its fake though, but you couldn't tell, could you?"

Plus who doesn't like playing with little boys? I mean lets not lie here
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Plus who doesn't like playing with little boys? I mean lets not lie here
Especially the ones in spandex....mmmmm
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what is the critical mass route now? has it changed?

haven't been in a very long time, but I work like 2 blocks away so why not, it's awsome outside still...
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Sounds like ewitz, HELLO MODS. Can we get a perm ban please?
CM at spadina Bloor at 7? Do people get arrested/ticketed for no reason? Because there's plenty of reason to ticket me. No reflectors, bells, lights etc.

sorry.. i haven't been on this forum long enough.. but who the hell is ewitz???
operator, i think they're meeting at 6pm at bloor/spadina. no idea what the route is. it must go down spadina but who knows where it turns.
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sorry.. i haven't been on this forum long enough.. but who the hell is ewitz???
The best comparison I can think of is any of the O'Doyles from Billy Madison, but on a bike.


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Better yet why don't you just stay home. Fixies are neither wanted nor safe on this ride. When you want to play with the big boys bring a real bike and leave your pork buns at home.
Hmmmmmm...thats odd...I KNOW of at least 3 guys who have and do the Donut on fixed gear bikes. I don't know who this clown is but he is definately representative of the "fast" people who do the ride. Don't worry about him. Stay off the back with like minded riders...read friendly/social...and you will be fine.
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Haha, banned. GG. Shiznaz did you get your wheels? Pics!
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I'm moving to Toronto in about two years. I'm up there about every other month, not aways with my bike though.
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no, I don't have the wheels yet, but last I heard Keith had them laced and just needed to do the tensioning and tieing/soldering. Hopefully they are in the mail, but keith would know better than I do!
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I'm moving to Toronto in about two years. I'm up there about every other month, not aways with my bike though.
Jen you should let us know when you're heading to town in the meantime, especially if you're going to have your bike with ya. There's always rides available this time of year and there's usually folks ready and willing for a nice ride!
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So we're heading to The Velodrome in London this morning! I am really excited. Hopefully we're able to do the Tracking Racing Clinic and get some laps on the track! Keith assures me that its not as intimidating as it looks once you're out there and taken some instruction....so we'll see! My wife is coming and bringing the camera, so I will posts some pics when we get back!

Seeya guys!
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I was thinking about coming up in august with my bike. Especially if I go to the michigan symposeum thing. My fiance lives in Toronto, but doesn't ride so when I have my bike with me and he's at work I'm always looking for things to do.
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So we're heading to The Velodrome in London this morning! I am really excited. Hopefully we're able to do the Tracking Racing Clinic and get some laps on the track! Keith assures me that its not as intimidating as it looks once you're out there and taken some instruction....so we'll see! My wife is coming and bringing the camera, so I will posts some pics when we get back!

Seeya guys!
Pics! Videos! Light show!
I looked at the drome pictures last time, that looked hella steep on the bankings.
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OUCH! That's what it feels like when you crash on those hella steep banked corners
Other than one little mishap it was a great day! Rob Good, the guy who runs the whole place put on a great "How to race clinic" and within about 15minutes we were racing on the track....

Its amazing how quick you can fly through those corners! Its a LOT of fun!! Heather took some pictures and I will post them once she lets me touch her camera
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Hey Operator, did you make it to the TBN ride on Sunday? I had to wimp out, I kind of tweaked my knee on the donut ride on saturday. Next weekend....
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Don't forget...Ride for Heart is Sunday! I may be a little groggy...some old friends are coming to town Saturday night and are taking me to the Erasure concert...so they will get to sleep in at my place while I drag my sorry but out the door at 630am!
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Don't forget...Ride for Heart is Sunday! I may be a little groggy...some old friends are coming to town Saturday night and are taking me to the Erasure concert...so they will get to sleep in at my place while I drag my sorry but out the door at 630am!
more importantly.. who's making it out to city hall for free pancakes??!! i like how it's "officially" bike-to-work-week.
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Oh by the way...Im not sure if you heard. But last Saturday when Keith and I were at the Velodrome, we bought some tickets for a draw they were having later that night.

The winning ticket would win a Custom Steel Track bike from Winterborne Cycles. Winterborne is a kick a$$ custom shop in Guelph. If you were at the Bike show you may have seen them. They had a little booth, and a black track frame on display.

Anyways...Keith won...He's been difficult to talk to since...Here's an example of a converstion, paraphrased of course.

Rob - "Hey Keith"
Keith - "Drool"
Rob -"Still thinking about your new bike?"
Keith - "Drool"
Rob - "So how are ya doing?"
Keith "I wonder what colour I should get?"
Rob - "Huh?"
Keith -"Drool"

Needless to say, he's excited...and rightfully so....This is gonna be one amazing bike!
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