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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Hope you all had a good long weekend. I was up in orangeville playing sports which was alot of fun. Then on the way to work this morning I took off a guy's sideview mirror before I ate the curb. Turned out he was an off duty cop. They were pretty nice about it but I was almost an hour late for work and my arm hurts. Gonna see if I can catch any tour in the boardroom right now.
    Damn, it's been a bad week for cyclists everywhere - Tdf, you, me, probably a bunch of others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisso416
    That sounds nice what is the address of the building - I want to hit it on Wednesday.
    You could, but there's no super on duty. I'll email the owner tonight to hook anyone up who's interested.

    Here's a run-down on the fixie garage for the couple of questions:

    Building address 1490 Dundas St East. One apartment is opening in this building and there's one "in back". Building is three stories with, I think, eight units each (I think, or ten). Back building is two stories with either four or six apartments. No out of suite storage <-- sucks hard. Hydro cost in the winter: hard to say as I just moved in in March. I think a two month bill was around $110 or so. Shrink wrapping the windows would likely help immensely though I didn't bother. Give me another week or so and my place will be suitable for informal inspections.

    PM me with anything else to keep the thread clean.

    Shiz, sorry to hear about your mishap. Hope you're okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    **** cars.
    I will not, not even with your digit.

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    Interlaced... ftw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    I will not, not even with your digit.
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    Operator? That a CM vid frame?

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    Yeah, uncompressed even.
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    Hi,

    I got some images from the CM too.
    http://closednode.net/bicycles/?album=CriticalMass

    If you're too lazy to click the link then....

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    I have a bleedy graze running down the side of my right forearm along the bone and a slightly sprained left wrist. The stem (threadless) got twisted around on my bike which I fixed while I was waiting for the police to show. It twisted in such a way that it loosened the spacers and top cap so I could just take them off with my fingers. I couldn't find any obvious damage to the bike except for some chewed bar tape where the bar took off the sideview mirror and where the bars hit the curb. Pretty much the exact same crash as when I hit the taxi and my fork got bent that last time. I'm going to swing by europe bound or urbane on the way back home so they can give it a quick look over in case I missed something. Thanks for the concern though, I'm still as pretty as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lymbzero
    Mini velodrome silliness.
    nice..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I have a bleedy graze running down the side of my right forearm along the bone and a slightly sprained left wrist. The stem (threadless) got twisted around on my bike which I fixed while I was waiting for the police to show. It twisted in such a way that it loosened the spacers and top cap so I could just take them off with my fingers. I couldn't find any obvious damage to the bike except for some chewed bar tape where the bar took off the sideview mirror and where the bars hit the curb. Pretty much the exact same crash as when I hit the taxi and my fork got bent that last time. I'm going to swing by europe bound or urbane on the way back home so they can give it a quick look over in case I missed something. Thanks for the concern though, I'm still as pretty as ever.
    Pull that fork and have a real good look at the steerer tube. What you are describing could be a bent or cracked steerer. Not likely but possible. Better safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I have a bleedy graze running down the side of my right forearm along the bone and a slightly sprained left wrist. The stem (threadless) got twisted around on my bike which I fixed while I was waiting for the police to show. It twisted in such a way that it loosened the spacers and top cap so I could just take them off with my fingers. I couldn't find any obvious damage to the bike except for some chewed bar tape where the bar took off the sideview mirror and where the bars hit the curb. Pretty much the exact same crash as when I hit the taxi and my fork got bent that last time. I'm going to swing by europe bound or urbane on the way back home so they can give it a quick look over in case I missed something. Thanks for the concern though, I'm still as pretty as ever.
    Jesus .... Thank GOD you're still pretty. I tell ya, that curb lane is the kiss of death. I like the yellow line and lane splitting for this reason exactly. I tried riding in nicely today and many times had to left side pass cars that had mashed themselves over to the curb making it impossible to move. Especially you fixie guys who can't stop on a dime, leave yourselves an escape vector. Glad you be ok Shiz. Purdy boy... the gf will be relieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    to keep the thread clean.
    I think to do that, we should stop talking about ****ing sheep. Shudder.

    edit: back in Toronto tonight at 2 AM! Gotta love Skyservice. At least they let my bike on for free.

    edit again: glad to hear you're alright, Charlie.
    Last edited by 32flavours; 07-04-06 at 01:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Jesus .... Thank GOD you're still pretty. I tell ya, that curb lane is the kiss of death. I like the yellow line and lane splitting for this reason exactly. I tried riding in nicely today and many times had to left side pass cars that had mashed themselves over to the curb making it impossible to move. Especially you fixie guys who can't stop on a dime, leave yourselves an escape vector. Glad you be ok Shiz. Purdy boy... the gf will be relieved.
    and don't forget the risk of striking a pedal on the curb.

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    see? I'm not a fixie guy so that didn't even slip in there...good point, evn more reason to stay away from the curb O death. Is brakeless illegal here? I can see the police and courts maybe having an issue with brakeless traffic riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    and don't forget the risk of striking a pedal on the curb.
    Well it goes to show you how effective the bus/taxi/bike lane is on bay st! The guy should not have even been in the lane to hit me as he was not turning right... I also appreciate how taxis use it lane as their parking lot and how buses are always swerving in and out of it with reckless abandon. Passing buses on the left is always dicey becuase they don't wait for you to get by, they lane change left while you're still there. I'm really suprised this has been the first collision I have been in on my commute though. How is traffic on front street from bathurst to bay during morning and afternoon rush hour? I think I need to change my route to avoid adelaide and bay. I also seem to remember front street between bathurst and bay having terrible condition roads but I'm more willing to deal with that than more cars...

    The two times I have had cops around after collisions they have looked at my bike and not mentioned that it has no brakes.... they probably just don't notice or care but there is a slim chance it could be a problem... Aren't the rules here just about being able to stop in a given distance?
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    Bay and Front street you'll see lot's of cops there giving out tickets to drivers whom are still in the yellow zone when the light changes to red but I have yet to see the cops give tickets to cabs and cars parking in the Bike/bus lane
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32flavours
    I think to do that, we should stop talking about ****ing sheep. Shudder.

    edit: back in Toronto tonight at 2 AM! Gotta love Skyservice. At least they let my bike on for free.

    edit again: glad to hear you're alright, Charlie.
    wanna do a Fixie ride to the airport to meet 32?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    wanna do a Fixie ride to the airport to meet 32?
    dude. lay off the smack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    The two times I have had cops around after collisions they have looked at my bike and not mentioned that it has no brakes.... they probably just don't notice or care but there is a slim chance it could be a problem... Aren't the rules here just about being able to stop in a given distance?
    I think the official rules state that you need to have a braking system strong enough to be able to lock up the rear wheel, or something else redonkulous like that. I think we're all more than capable of that... especially sr20det.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    dude. lay off the smack.
    I send the Flat fairy to visit Mr Somnambulant
    Last edited by STEEKER; 10-02-06 at 01:38 PM.
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    That boy, he shredders tyres, him hardcore.... lol.


    Despite how much 32flavours may love you all. Unpacking her ride and riding home at 2am after a flight?
    Ah.....no. I'd laugh at all of you as I got into my cab. Sweet idea though.

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    [QUOTE=32flavours]I think to do that, we should stop talking about ****ing sheep. Shudder.
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    I reserve my right to make inappropriate sheep jokes on cycling forums.

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    thanks for the reminder Trafficjammer I forgot we have alot of Cafe riders in here , anything North of Bloor or west of the X is Tabboo
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    Airport's not so far. Ziiiing!!!! from The Heat Steeker.

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