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Old 06-13-05, 11:32 PM   #476
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I went down to ottawa and rode around on the rideau canal bike trail and some other nice areas in Ottawa and Hull, the weather down there was very nice and that city is so much clean compared to Toronto with it's smog. I had a tough time breathing last week in Toronto.


any nice bike fitters in toronto?
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oscar here is the webpage for the TNT overnighter.

http://www.tbn.ca/trips/wtsched.htm#2703

There is a form and a phone number to call.
nice, I'm really interested in going this I think.... gotta make sure I can get this weekend off
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nice, I'm really interested in going this I think.... gotta make sure I can get this weekend off
Cool. Should be fun. I'll bust it on my fixie if I have some company.
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Do you mean someone who will size you for a bike? La Bicycletta or Dukes both do fitting services. If you aren't buying a bike and just want the fitting, then there is obviously a fee. If you buy a bike the fitting is free.

I believe Dukes charges $40 or $50
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Cool. Should be fun. I'll bust it on my fixie if I have some company.
I'll know for sure thursday if I can make it (is there a pre registration? or just show up and pay?), friday will be the deciding factor to either go geared or fixed.....I thought it was further than 160km to Niagara from TO...
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I've done the ride on my fixie before with a 40lbs messenger bag on my shoulder...bad idea...it would have been perfectly fine without the stupid bag!

Yeah its surprising how "CLOSE" some places are...Toronto to Oakville is only 40km...
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yes,but from Oakville to Hamilton doing the long route would be 20 k correct me if I am wrong, then from Hamilton to Stoney Creek ???? from and if you take the Wine route from Stoney Creek that's another 70 K, I did that route and my Kilomter reading was at 210 K when I reach Niagara falls from Scarborough. I visirted the website of TBN and they say its only 168 K, I want to know which route is the shortest, I will call the TBN coordinator is there are cancellation, because if I mail my application it won't reach them on time. or I will show up on Saturday at there meeting place at High Park at Granadier Restaurant and see what happen.
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You guys have to come out for this weeks friday night ride.

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Afterwards, Dan and Evelyn are hosting a BBQ with fabulous burgers, veggie burgers & salad plus ice-cold beer! Meet at 6:30 in the park just north of Bridgepoint Health Center (west side of Broadview just north of Gerrard).
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I'll know for sure thursday if I can make it (is there a pre registration? or just show up and pay?), friday will be the deciding factor to either go geared or fixed.....I thought it was further than 160km to Niagara from TO...
There is some sort of application form you need to download from the TBN site. There is also a contact phone number, give the guy a call and see what he says.

http://tbn.ca/trips/
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wasted weasal, and those guys planing to take the Niagara ride, I was able to make a reservation at the motel were the TBN group are staying, just call me or PM'ed Iam sure we can arrange something, so definitely I will be doing the ride on Saturday, and if any of you are interested to join the ride, we will start at High Park Saturday June 18, and hit the road by about 8:00 a.m.see you at the takeoff point
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Don't forget to take some pictures guys. I don't think i'll be able to make it this weekend :/
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wasted weasal, and those guys planing to take the Niagara ride, I was able to make a reservation at the motel were the TBN group are staying, just call me or PM'ed Iam sure we can arrange something, so definitely I will be doing the ride on Saturday, and if any of you are interested to join the ride, we will start at High Park Saturday June 18, and hit the road by about 8:00 a.m.see you at the takeoff point
Sounds cool, where in high park do they meet? I tried calling the number on the website, but just got his answering machine. I already have the registration form so I was really just wondering where we meet and if we pay there at the start I assume.

(I'll probably do the ride on a geared bike, unless I can find better, more ergronomically comfortable bars for my fixed before saturday)
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Its at Granadier restaurant, inside high park, June 18, at 7:00 a.m. take off AT 8:00 A.M. from Granadier Restaurant...PM'ed me. we can hook up then,
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as for picture taking I don't think I will be able to do it, Ist of all I don't have digital Camera, second, this ride I was told will be a fast one, may be 5 to 6 hours.
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What's shakin guys!? How was your long road ride?
Anyone out on their fixies this weekend?

Hope to see you guys out on the road soon! Should be getting our frames from the paint shop tomorrow! As soon as I get them I will post some pics!
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no fixies (I wussed out too) don't think I'd be able to do it on mine anyways as everything on that bike is really loose and sloppy, not much of a concern to me on my easy 12km commute to work during the week... but exhausted in the middle of nowhere I'd rather be on my roadie.
Met Oscar at the start (the only other bike forums member there I guess), but we got separated about 30km into the ride and I didn't see him again until at the Falls. 7 hours almost exactly to get there, slight problems with a cranky hotel manager, ate dinner, then too tired to walk much after that. Asleep by 9:30pm, awoke at 6, ate again. Left with Oscar at 7:30am for return trip. I flatted in st. Catherine’s and shortly after Oscars knee started to bother him at about the 65km mark, so we exchanged cell phone numbers incase of an emergency and he took a detour back and arrived about an hour and a half earlier than I did, and I rode along the original route mostly solo until the last quarter when I caught up with a couple of other TBN people. Return trip was again almost exactly 7 hours as well. 350km total. And I need to find a more comfortable bike seat, the one I have is painful to the point of complete distraction from the ride itself. Other than my butt I feel fine, could do another 170km tomorrow if I had too I think.

Next weekend the TBN does this same ride again (toronto-to-niagara-to-toronto)....only they do it in one day (double century). If anyone is interested. I'm going to be busy though....

that's about it, everyone else bailed I guess? or slept in?
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Wasn't darkmother going to go? I don't think i'm good enough for the 320k hairshirt yet. I did the 130k TBN ride today and I feel a little fatigued.

How was the route to niagara falls? I heard that there were like 70 people at the start? 7 hours bike time or including rest stops? How was the hotel? Did you share a room? How was the support?

Oh yeah get this BS, I got hit by a car on Sat. hit and run. Now I might need to get a new fork again.
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ah geez! Im assuming that you're ok? PM me about the fork.
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yes,that trip was fun, I was abble to find an alternate route to Niagara, easy rolling hills avoiding the dreaded Niagara's Escarpement after St Catherines, its just gradual uphill climb all the way to Niagara along Niagara on the Lake
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Oh yeah get this BS, I got hit by a car on Sat. hit and run. Now I might need to get a new fork again.

****ty man. I hope you are OK. Any help from the police? They dropped the ball when that happened to me, even though I had the guy's license. I still have a fork somewhere if you need it-but the chrome one I told you about was actually bent-I noticed it when I put a wheel in, and it was off center. No idea how it got that way, so I threw it out to be safe. I have a lugged columbus SL fork, it's big though, and green. Not sure if you can thread it down that far, have to see if the steer tube is butted or not.
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Sounds like you guys have had some crazy cycling adventures recently... I was just in the Basque region of south-west France/north-east spain doing a little touring while my friend Diva surfed. Its all hills, pretty much, and I was on my track bike with single fixed 49/17, so my legs are done for for a little while. Still it wasa absolutely incredible, probably one of the best places to cycle in the world. Next time I'll need something with gears though. All the french and spanish were cheering me on and saying how ****ing crazy I was to ride a pignon-fixe through the region (all the other bikers were on really hot road rigs with a billion gears and club spandex). I got given lots of free wine water cheese and bread but I didn't really end up taking may pictures (hard to use an old school SLR on the move). Anyways, we're going to Holland in a couple of days but I won't have my bike with me because there won't really be much time to do any riding. On Canada day I'm heading to Grenoble to study for a month and I'm really looking forward to doing some touring through the Alps (may have to borrow a geared bike off someone), and to ride at their indoor velodrome. Hope all is well with you folks!
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How was the route to niagara falls? I heard that there were like 70 people at the start? 7 hours bike time or including rest stops? How was the hotel? Did you share a room? How was the support?
the route was cool (scenic and no traffic), way up north out of missasauga around brampton then back down into stoney creek and up the escarpment, through all the vinyards and through Welland. It was slightly different coming back but not by much.
I wouldn't call it support, a guy with a truck took our overnight gear down there and everyone had a copy of his cell phone number if they ran into trouble. But it's not like there were vehicles following us all the way down. Everyone was pretty self sufficient, which is great I love that kind of stuff. If someone strips a crank (which did happen) they should be able to temporarily fix it or find another solution on they're own (or the help of other riders).
It was hard to tell how many riders there were, when I showed up at the start some had already left, others were still arriving. I'd say by the registration list there were around 50 that left from High Park and another 20 or so the left from Stoney creek probably. But on the road I only ever saw maybe 4 other people the whole time.
I'm surprised I didn't see you there, ****ty news about the fork...

I'm inspired by the guys who plan to do this weekends 320km ride in one day. By the end of the summer I'd like to be able to ride to my parents place (an hour north of Peterborough; 500km round trip from Toronto) in one weekend.
I'm trying to put in the miles now.
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Hey Dudes!
We are Getting our frames tonight from the powder coater! All 56cm Frames and I will post pics when we get them. We decided that we want to do another run of frames as soon as possible, so we are going to use these frames as a vehicle to get the word out on our frames. We're going to sell them at cost.

So anyways...If you guys know anyone who is looking...PM me, or head over to Cavern...We won't be "giving" these away for long though...The next run will cost significantly more...but we have 6 frames now that you really can't beat for the $
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Hey Shiznaz, where'd you get that Deda bartape? I can't find it anywhere.

Bikeophile I got to take a look at your new frames, they look great.
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ok i'm a horrible photographer, but here is a glimpse of the frames
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those are hot!! good work.
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