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Old 05-17-06, 09:45 PM   #6051
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Cause they're 30km away damnit and I can't check their stock online/crappy website and/or don't have what I want and/or ridiculous prices. I don't do ALL My shopping online though.
Riiight, I keep forgetting that the Rob I know from Kensington lunches lives way the hell up north from there. Noted.
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where the frig were you tonight operator you said you were gonna come, what a n00b lawel

It would've been nice if more people came out for the ride tonight, but the turn out wasn't bad on account of the rain.

Thanks again for the coke Steeker, it's always nice meeting new people.
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It was a good turnout considering the thunderstuff earlier. I was feeling a bit antisocial & sick in the belly, almost didn't show but it seemed like a bunch would stay home due to rain so I went anyway. It was close to home. Shin-yum ramen for lunch w/egg didn't like me as much as I liked it, damn cheap lunch can;t be trusted
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Slayer.....wow dragging their asses from the muck once again?
Stars, I kinda like a couple songs off the disk, same for Metric. Neither disk really really stands out for me.
The whole whoa is me rock thing is getting pretty tired. I guess that's what happens when one gets so ooooold. Broken Social Scene .... let me dl a few tracks.... suggestions?

I'm kinda hoping a good Canadian band with something to say comes. It's been a pretty bleak bunch of years for music when it's so hard to tell who's been percolating under the labels radar or who's the latest cookie cutter band. That is the disadvantage to being older is I'm not in the clubs anymore where one should see these bands when they are small time. Big shows bite. I saw Nirvana with 400 people in a club three months before Smells Like.... broke them out.. amaaaaaaazing show.
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Grab the first few tracks off of You Forgot it in People (2002):

01. Capture the Flag
02. KC Accidental
03. Stars and Sons

We should do a list of of top-ten albums each and go on a music exchange frenzy, or take over the "what are you listening to?" thread in the main forum. I actually enjoy getting peoples' opinions on new music (even though I'm just a tad belligerant sometimes).

Edit: maybe not top-ten albums, because that becomes too complicated ... just a list of some albums you've been listening to lately that are worth hearing.
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Old 05-18-06, 07:25 AM   #6059
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have you ever been to a concert by yourself? haha.
Many times!
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Slayer sounds like fun but I honestly don't think I'd have the will to survive the pit (unlike Tool or NIN where I would actively go out and kill people as should be done).
Dude.. it's a bunch of 30-somethings with beer bellies in tight black jeans. The pit is non-existant!
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Slayer.....wow dragging their asses from the muck once again?
With their original lineup! Also, if you're a metal fan, do yourself a favor and check out Mastodon's latest album. Totally amazing. And then come to the show and see both live!
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40-something ...
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i've done the Toronto Niagara Toronto "Hairshirt" ride for the last couple of years. i may have a route sheet somewhere, i'll try to dig it up. the route itself is pretty flat, especially if you take a route that follows the lake. the TNT route typically goes north past hamilton through to welland then on to niagara falls then through niagara on the lake, vineland, st catherines, port dalhousie and through stony creek into hamilton, cambridge and oakville on the way back to toronto. the routes that follow the lake are more direct, and often feature a breeze off the lake which is nice on a hot day, but generally have more traffic. routes through welland, etc are more rural, less traffic, but you don't get that nice view of the lake, wine country etc. and can get hot suring peak summer months. look at the TBN site for their write up on the TNT ride; they also do a niagara ride over two days that might have some information for you.
It took googling 'Hairshirt ride' to figure out that you meant Toronto Bicycle Network. Doh. Unfortunately they don't seem to have any maps available on their site (or maybe I'm just missing them). At any rate, this inland route sounds good, though I wonder about road conditions out in the boondocks. Okay for me, but the hubby is picky. Can't believe I've managed to convince him to consider the ride at all. ("What? a 6 hour ride without a support vehicle?!?")

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Do I see a hotel with a heart shaped bed in yer future Mags?
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Here's the route i took, BAH way to crash google maps API, you suck. Anyways it's basically like Jeremy said. Lakeshore rd all the way to Hamilton and a bit past it, then North service road all the way east until you hit St. Catharines. After that I have no idea as I stopped in teh hick town.

Road condition wise. Lakeshore is alright. North service road is also fine. Lakeshore gets narrow going from kipling to Hamilton, 2 lane road only so you may want to detour north or something, I wanted a direct route so no go with that.

Also the stretch of north service road can also be replaced by climbing the escarpment to the south and then doing some funky stuff with the roads in there - I didn't do that because I needed a direct route.

Also that 60km stretch to niagara falls once you turn east on south shore of Lake O. is the most boring piece of **** you'll ever see. Ride profile is that it's all flat, and you'll be eating wind either on the way to Hamilton or on the way to Niagara. Depending on which direction (T.O -> Hamilton = 90km, Hamilton -> Niagara = 50-70km), you'll suffer, or not.

North service road has a giant wall on the south edge but otherwise it's open, meaning wind in your facez0r.
Hmm, good info there...looks like that won't be the route we'll take. I'd rather have hilly and less windy than windy and less hilly.

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Then it's no pit at all, for fear of wrecking knees and backs and/or losing:
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Then it's no pit at all, for fear of wrecking knees and backs and/or losing:
glasses
cell phones
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blackberries
hahah.. totally.


ps. to all the trackies: I just emailed Eddy (the guy who runs the Saturday Track 1 sessions) about our group coming out on June 10. I asked him about whether it would be possible for us to use the track later in the day since there aren't any races scheduled. I'll keep y'alls posted.
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Unfortunately they don't seem to have any maps available on their site (or maybe I'm just missing them)
They don't give out ride maps like that. You have to be a member.

It's so boring i'm reading useless articles like this: http://news.com.com/Beware+of+broadb...tag=nefd.pulse Weather why hath you forsaken me?!??

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where the frig were you tonight operator you said you were gonna come, what a n00b lawel
Lawl, riding down 25ks of Yonge st. in rush hour traffic in thunderstorm = not good.

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Yeah I wanted to rip my eyes out, one big long stretch of road going off into infinity as far as you could see. Lamez0r. That and I was riding solo so it was even more boring :/

Jeremy if you're going to scan that map blast over a copy for me as well please. Or gmaps -> save route it.

My bar setup is going to look like this soon: except the bullhorns aren't wing (I need 4 bolt quill stem do they have those?) And those exact levers, w00t.

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H0tlink FTW.

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walkers and canes? wait a minute....I am almost 40. I can still hold my own in the pit. Nothing like experience i suppose.
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My bar setup is going to look like this soon: except the bullhorns aren't wing (I need 4 bolt quill stem do they have those?) And those exact levers, w00t.



H0tlink FTW.
If you don't mind an extra ounce or two consider going with a quill stem adapter, lets you use an ahead stem with threaded forks. Any quill stem with 4/2 bolt will likely be crappy quality.
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My work has no showers or changerooms. I have just been changing in the basement next to where you lock up the bikes. Boy am I glad I didn't bike home in my brand new Sean John blazer! I'm freaking soaked! Its gonna really suck if its storming on the way to work because when I get there I just put on pants and a shirt over my undies and t-shirt. Spending all day in an office with soggy drawers ain't fun.

edit: Wes, je réponds à votre invitiation pour m'occuper de la clinique de piste sur le dixième juin.\\

also, we will see at the last minute if I'm up for the ride of silence.
just get some baby-wipes from shoppers drug mart and keep them in your desk. it's a quick and dirty fix and has worked for me for five years. can you change in the bathroom?
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Oh man I am sooooo lucky to be where I am in terms of facilities. I even park in the pass accessed basement parking with the executives. My bike is nice and dry too. I think all companies should make some form of showering available to bike commuters. Either that of the building itself should include facilities and charge a slice of the rent to maintain them. As it is I pay 20 bucks a month, for the gym access (27-7), the change and showers.

Shiz...many other riders at the building? How long before you're caught with one foot in as it were?
Operator......avoid it as long as possible. Unless it's for spending money, for bikes, toys, or road trips.
nnnn nnn nnnn nnnn 19 (vague musical reference)
i think even if there was a shower here i probably wouldn't use it as it would just be a pain to bring toiletries to work. but then again, i'm smelling myself right now and i smell like a cab driver in a heat wave. i'm telling you, polyester jerseys stink! why didn't i wear my woolens?
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ipods... new gen. MD's are coming out though! yay.
that calls for a trip to hong kong.
i am so out of the loop. i'm hanging on to my film camera and CD walkman. what the h-e double hockey sticks is an MD?
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i think even if there was a shower here i probably wouldn't use it as it would just be a pain to bring toiletries to work. but then again, i'm smelling myself right now and i smell like a cab driver in a heat wave. i'm telling you, polyester jerseys stink! why didn't i wear my woolens?
I just take it easy on the way to work and try not to stank myself up. I always commute in my regular clothes. My goretex jacket tends to get stinky pretty easily though too.

Speaking of wool jerseys... who was it that mentioned a cheap place in Kensington? Does anyone have any more specific details about that? All those shops look the same to me.
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i am so out of the loop. i'm hanging on to my film camera and CD walkman. what the h-e double hockey sticks is an MD?
minidisc, I assume.
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i am so out of the loop. i'm hanging on to my film camera and CD walkman. what the h-e double hockey sticks is an MD?
Rofl. You know in matrix 1 where Neo is selling some "h4x0r s0ftware" to some guy for 2k bucks? When he goes to pick it up from this hollowed out book, they're on data mds (horriblely small data capacity nowadays) but it looked cool as heck back then.

Or maybe just a picture. That's like 1/3 diameter of a regular cd encased in plastic.



A has been format, was very popular in Japan never really made it in North America.
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We should do a list of of top-ten albums each and go on a music exchange frenzy, or take over the "what are you listening to?" thread in the main forum. I actually enjoy getting peoples' opinions on new music (even though I'm just a tad belligerant sometimes).

Edit: maybe not top-ten albums, because that becomes too complicated ... just a list of some albums you've been listening to lately that are worth hearing.
I will get the list started. In no particular order.
1. Supersuckers. ************* Be Tripping. Good Ole Rock and Roll.
2. Fu Manchu. Start the Machine. Solid Rock/Metal
3. Anything by Hayseed Dixie. Country versions of AC/DC covers. Awesome.
4. King Conqueror. Fist Magnet. Punk/Ska from Halifax. The singer rides a fixie.
5. Megadeth. Peace Sells But Who's Buying. Mustaine rocks.
6. Outkast. Speakerboxx/Love Below. Good hip-hop thats all over the board.
7. Rick James. Gold. disc 1 and 2. Cause he's Rick James *****!
8. Suicidal Tendencies. Join the Army. What happened to Cyco Mike anyway?
9. Zero 7. Simple Things. Great chillout record.
10. Dr Dre. The Chronic. Still my favorite hip-hop/rap artist.
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