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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    I try to stay away from that area, the only problem is that all the roads south of St. Clair all have long hills, they are all scary and there is no way around them. My commute used to be on Bayview north of Sunnybrooke, that was a terrifing ride. The cars regularly hit 80km and the bike lane is horrible. Cutting across 3 lanes to turn into the Granite Club was a little hairy. My commute now involves dodging cows, ox drawn, hundreds of dogs, roads with no apparent rules other than might is right, no street lights and the majority of vehicles don't use their lights. Never thought I would miss T.O. drivers.

    Anyone know of a place to buy cheap fixed hubs? I am going to fix my Atlas Nucleus and don't want to spend alot on a year of riding a crap bike. And I won't coast either.
    Nashbar has some reasonably cheep hubs, also I found these guys NYC Bikes (who also sell a lot of stuff on ebay.) If the Fixed thing works out, I'll probobly get one of their hubs and build me up a rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    And, where exactly is this ginormous mount pleasant road/hill you all speak of? We should ride this weekend if the weather cooperates...!
    It's not so much that it's ginormous, but rather that the road down it sort of sweeps left then right. Traffic is really fast and tends to drift right because of the road orientation. At least that's why I don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    My commute now involves dodging cows, ox drawn, hundreds of dogs, roads with no apparent rules other than might is right, no street lights and the majority of vehicles don't use their lights. Never thought I would miss T.O. drivers.
    watch out for the cow patties... it must be kind of surreal to conjure thoughts of north toronto while sitting in bangalore... hmm.. "might is right... majority of vehicles don't use their lights.." that's not too far removed from toronto traffic.

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    so who's interested in doing evening rides? Like after work... it's balmy outside and the days are getting longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasted weasel
    so who's interested in doing evening rides? Like after work... it's balmy outside and the days are getting longer
    I'm in. Now that it's warming up a little I'm getting the itch to do some riding.

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    I'm in. I'm done school on Friday and then I can finally sleep! and ride
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    This Saturday/Sunday? I'm good for Friday too..! Shiznaz you going to ride your bmx hax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    This Saturday/Sunday? I'm good for Friday too..! Shiznaz you going to ride your bmx hax?
    how about down mount pleasant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    how about down mount pleasant?
    Heh, no fair, haven't gotten a chance to check it out yet Like we always said back in grade 2... you go first!

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    If I'm gonna be barreling down mt. pleasant brakeless on my bmx hack I'm gonna need a some sort of a devo costume, or at least a cape.
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    Hey what do you guys think is the steepest hill in TO? I vote for Pottery Road. Yeah it's short, but man it's steep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntour_rider
    Hey what do you guys think is the steepest hill in TO? I vote for Pottery Road. Yeah it's short, but man it's steep!
    try Lee street starting at queen east (just past woodbine) running up to kingston road (beaches area), when your walking up it you have to lean into the hill and your achillies start to hurt after a block because your toes are almost pointing up at your face. It's just one of those streets you have to stand at the base of and look up it to believe it....

    and yeah I'm down for riding friday and or the weekend.... anyone have any ideas of where to go? or meet up?

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    Try coming out of the Bluffer's Park marina sometime. That hill and I don't get along...
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    i remember family drives to edward gardens (don't you love those) back in the day.. there were a couple of roads off the major streets (post road?) that are pretty steep. a section of markham road (hwy 48) just before it hits hwy 7 is a pretty fast stretch of 2-lane highway that dips like crazy. i've walked it.. no way would i bike it.

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    I vote for meet at St. George subway station.

    Not sure where the rest of you guys are located, if it would be inconvenient or what not. Saturday forecast is warmer than friday. Both sunny so no problems there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntour_rider
    Hey what do you guys think is the steepest hill in TO? I vote for Pottery Road. Yeah it's short, but man it's steep!

    York mills heading west just before yonge is pretty steep. Haven't tried it on my Fixie yet. North of the beaches too-have to try some of this stuff out!

    If you guys want to meet up for a quick ride or whatever, this weekend, I'd be game. Maybe just suggest a time and meeting place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmother
    York mills heading west just before yonge is pretty steep. Haven't tried it on my Fixie yet. North of the beaches too-have to try some of this stuff out!

    If you guys want to meet up for a quick ride or whatever, this weekend, I'd be game. Maybe just suggest a time and meeting place?
    Friday at noon at St George station or Sat at 1:30 same place guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Friday at noon at St George station or Sat at 1:30 same place guys?
    cool, I can't do anything on week days unless it's after 5pm or 6pm cause of work. Saturday I'm fine with

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    i'm a working stiff so it'll have to be just a lunch ride for me. any other blue-collar types thinking about a quickie?

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    Saturday is cool for me. Or at night on weekdays.

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    Hmmm, I vote Fallingbrook Drive, not to be confused with Fallingbrook Woods, Fallingbrook Creek or Fallingbrook Road which all intersect with Drive. Very annoying delivery location! It's fairly steep headed back west on the north patch to Fallingbrook Road. It may have been me though, I presume I made my dispatcher mad that day or half the guys called in sick cause I saw Lawrence a few times before he sent me out to the eastern boonies. I just remember rounding the corner after dropping off, and I expected to go uphill, I had gone down after all, a steep curvy fun bit. But I round the corner and thanked god I was going home while cursing that incline.

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    About the steepest hill round that I know of is Donwoods, into Hoggs Hollow off of Yonge, just south of Old Yonge. Short but sweet, and a muther to climb with two kids in a bike trailer!!

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    Hey guys,

    Another fixie freak in Toronto here
    I work downtown, but for the last 5 years I had worked up an DonMills/Eglinton area and commuted on my 52/16 from the bottom of Yonge Street. Not a bad ride....I don't get out as much now because I work so close to home...I try to get a good half hour to an hour per day still...but its much easier when you have a longer commute!

    As for the steepest Hill...For me there are a couple that are brutal.

    1. Pottery Road
    2. There is a hill off of ThornCliffe road (just off Overlea) that goes down into the Don Trails.. I have to zig zag down it otherwise my legs do a "fred flintsone"

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    [QUOTE=Bikeophile] and commuted on my 52/16 from the bottom of Yonge Street. QUOTE]


    That is a serious gear! I like it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby Snax
    About the steepest hill round that I know of is Donwoods, into Hoggs Hollow off of Yonge, just south of Old Yonge. Short but sweet, and a muther to climb with two kids in a bike trailer!!

    I haven't been down there in years. That *IS* steep....and covered with gravel IIRC.

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