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    Quote Originally Posted by moeuf
    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?!?")



    lmao. I'm almost cheesy enough to consider it, but not on my salary. Plus we've been married too long for that crap.



    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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    if you want a copy of the route, email Owen Rogers at the TBN. He is the organiser of the hairshirt and he usually has paper copies available. as for road conditions, i can't remember them being anything out of the ordinary. you get the odd beat-up country road out in the sticks but for the most part its smooth going. you can't have fresh pavement the whole way no matter where you go. as for your comment about lack of support, i wouldn't worry too much as there are facilities just about everywhere along the route for food/water/washrooms. there are some stretches of 20km or where there is nothing (on the way to welland port and from welland to niagara falls) but you're never too far from what you need.

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    if you want a copy of the route, email Owen Rogers at the TBN
    AKA Admin. Who's doing the Toronto Niagara Toronto this year (hair**** n00bified)?

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    Op - Salsa makes a quill stem with a removable face plate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    AKA Admin. Who's doing the Toronto Niagara Toronto this year (hair**** n00bified)?
    well i want to but i'm not in any kind of shape; i usually have a century or two and a 200km brevet under my belt by this time. i haven't done any kind of long distance riding this year. i suppose if a group was interested in doing it i'd go and just try to ride tempo and survive.

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    Oh. 200km brevet? Nuts! I was riding back last year and these guys were just flying, 40kph. They motioned for me to jump on the back and I did. Asked them a bit later what was happening and they said they were just finishing up a double metric.

    o_0

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Oh. 200km brevet? Nuts! I was riding back last year and these guys were just flying, 40kph. They motioned for me to jump on the back and I did. Asked them a bit later what was happening and they said they were just finishing up a double metric.

    o_0
    i guess they were randonneurs? there's some fast guys in that club, 200s in under 8 hours. i usually finish in about 10.

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    alright, i haven't bought an album in a while but some favs are:

    1. yo la tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside out
    2. belle and sebastian - boy with the arab strap
    3. godspeed you black emporer - lift your skinny fists like antentae to heaven
    4. tom waits - mule variations
    5. tom waits - nighthawks at the diner
    6. jimmy smith - the sermon
    7. the hidden cameras - (can't remember the name of the album)
    8. modest mouse - the lonesome crowded west
    9. k-os - exit
    10. anything with miles davis, especially when he was in his drug-induced experimental phase.

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    Any comments on this



    58/60cm. AL red/blue.
    40USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
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    58/60cm. AL red/blue.
    40USD.
    looks like a 7005 taiwanese aluminum job. but geez for $40US? does it come with the fork? depending on shipping costs, it could be a deal. i'm tempted to pick one up for that price.

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    is this top 10 albums of all time? or just top 10 recently? because those could be fairly different lists.

    cavernmech: you going to Gigantour this summer to see Megadeth? I went last year on my bday. I don't think they've announced the lineup for this year yet. awesome list, btw.

    jeremey: dah.. why the heck won't godspeed tour again?! I saw them a few years ago and I've been desperate to see them again ever since.
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    No, fork is like $30 extra. Here's the page, they have lots of goodies. I emailed them about how much/and what shipper they use to Canada but they haven't responded yet (site says they're closed till the 29th).

    www.chucksbikes.com

    They're supposedly reputable from other bf'ers posts.

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    Here are some recent fav's, in no particular order:

    1) Isis - can't get enough of their entire discography right now
    2) Propaghandi - I'd Rather Be Flag Burning
    3) Fugazi - The Argument
    4) Mogwai - Mogwai EP
    5) Buck 65 - Talkin ***** Blues
    6) Death By Stereo - Death For Life
    7) Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
    8) Killing The Dream - In Place Apart
    9) Converge - Jane Doe
    10) Autechre - Amber

    This is a good guage of my music as well, although it often doesn't update my ipod listening habits properly (it keeps missing things.. I *know* I've listened to Isis a lot more than it's reporting): http://www.last.fm/user/somnambulant/
    -Milpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    jeremey: dah.. why the heck won't godspeed tour again?! I saw them a few years ago and I've been desperate to see them again ever since.
    My list was sort of an all time favourites but really an inventory of CD on my desk at work.

    yeah, i saw GSYBE a few years ago at the opera house (2001 i think). such a quiet show but really different from the norm; that's why i like them.

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    ok so in no particular order

    1. bad brains / bad brains ..best album in the known universe
    2. hum / you'd prefer an astronaut
    3. the cure / mixed up ..damn, it's grade 7 again.
    4. tool / 10000 days
    5. anything from studio one / 100%-400% dynamite ..all reggae and ska
    6. epmd / business never personal ..keep it old school boyeeee
    7. run dmc / raising hell
    8. minor threat / minor threat
    9. pixies / bossanova or doolittle ..flip a coin
    10. brahman / a forlorn hope ..japanese punk

    got soaked riding in this morning.. should've brought a change of clothes.. or at least another pair of socks. clean, dry socks make all the difference in the world. i think we've got 4 decades representin' in this thread. amazing.

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    hmmm

    Bad Brains - Attitude - The ROIR sessions
    Midnight Oil... 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    The Clash - London Calling
    Madness - One Step Beyond (name of album?)
    The Undertones- The Undertones
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    Thelonius Monk
    J. Cash. American IV - the last studio album before he died.
    Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg

    I can't just do ten...OMG tooooo much music and I haven't even gotten to classical composers, rap or my island mus-ic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    hmmm

    Bad Brains - Attitude - The ROIR sessions
    Midnight Oil... 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    The Clash - London Calling
    Madness - One Step Beyond (name of album?)
    The Undertones- The Undertones
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    Thelonius Monk
    J. Cash. American IV - the last studio album before he died.
    Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg

    I can't just do ten...OMG tooooo much music and I haven't even gotten to classical composers, rap or my island mus-ic.
    Yeah...that Johnny Cash record is fantastic. You can kind if feel in his singing he was going to pass away shortly there after. His version of "Hurt" is particularly good.

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    Yea you totally knew he was passing the torch as it were, you can feel it in his voice. One of the most powerful albums I've ever listened to ever. Even to the track listing. It is his swan song but it's like he literally died on the recording, he put everything into it as he KNEW it was his last. RIP

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    Cascada - Everytime we touch
    4 Strings - Believe
    Angel City - Love me right
    Evanescence - The Fallen
    Radiohead - Ok Computer
    Linkin Park - The Theory

    FLAC ftw.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    www.chucksbikes.com

    They're supposedly reputable from other bf'ers posts.
    I've ordered from them a few times. Good prices. I had them ship USPS and the cost was always reasonable (a frame may be worse though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    No, fork is like $30 extra. Here's the page, they have lots of goodies. I emailed them about how much/and what shipper they use to Canada but they haven't responded yet (site says they're closed till the 29th).

    www.chucksbikes.com

    They're supposedly reputable from other bf'ers posts.
    hey op, about ordering online. even if shipping is cheap, you should figure in any possible duties/taxes and tack that on. also weigh that against going to a local shop and getting it right away so you can ride right away. i mean, you can't really put a dollar value on being able to slap it on and ride! i understand your point about being far from stores and being able to check out stuff online though.. BUT, you're downtown quite a lot, so why not pick up stuff when it's convenient?

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    In random order.Not all time just what i'm listening to now
    1.le tigre - this island
    2.the gossip - standing in the way
    3.the von bodies - pawn shop heart
    4.the lawrence arms oh calcutta
    5.alkaline trio - all
    6.dwarves - dwarves must die
    7.les georges leningrad -sur les traces
    8.the suicide machines - war profiteering
    9.screeching weasel - all
    10.felix the housecat - devin dazzle & the

    a short list
    Cheers

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    Yeah, I don't really have any interest in building up that specific frame above, just purely a get it because it's cheap type thing You know in case I break my frame mid ride and need to swap it out.

    The big problem i've found mainly is that none of the shops really carry exactly what I want (read: obscure) and when they do it's a special order (might as well order it myself) and not necessarily cheaper than I can order it even after tax/handling/duty (if any).

    I hate calling around every shop and asking if they carry this that blah blah and 90% of the time they come back and go sorry don't have.

    For example no one has these: http://www.profile-design.com/2006_p.../quickstop.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    have you tried racer sportif or silent sports. both those shops carry tri stuf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    have you tried racer sportif or silent sports. both those shops carry tri stuf...
    Or Endurosport.....they are even in yer neck o the woods I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
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    58/60cm. AL red/blue.
    40USD.
    For real ? $40 for a frame how Hot are they?
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