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Old 04-07-05, 03:57 PM   #76
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I acutally buit up a LEVEL / Open Pro Wheelset which I am riding now with 52/17 which is much nicer on the knees than my 52/16...Its a little tougher on the downhills, but more comfy on the flats and uphills.
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Whatever, i'll be at St. George subway station Sat. 1:30 pm (St George/Bloor). Bring some $ if you want to go over to Toronto island (ferry operating yet?).
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Whatever, i'll be at St. George subway station Sat. 1:30 pm (St George/Bloor). Bring some $ if you want to go over to Toronto island (ferry operating yet?).
I'll be around too, same time (ugly green/black fixie wearing a black dirt jump lid)
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ferry runs all year. There is a residential community there after all.
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I'll cruise by too. Like to check out some of your rides, and take advantage of stupid toronto drivers, bike gang style.
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I'd love to come along...I don't really know anyone who enjoys road cycling. dunno about the ferry - no cash till money goes in my bank

.........just to be sure - we're takling about april 9th right?? I'll be at the St.George entrance on a black cdale. (not fixed) *ducks*

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I'd love to come along...I don't really know anyone who enjoys road cycling. dunno about the ferry - no cash till money goes in my bank

.........just to be sure - we're takling about april 9th right?? I'll be at the St.George entrance on a black cdale. (not fixed) *ducks*

Cool. I'll tell you what, if you show up, I'll pay for your ferry ticket. You just have to name your first born after me.
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Cool. I'll tell you what, if you show up, I'll pay for your ferry ticket. You just have to name your first born after me.
cheers, very kind of you! I'll see if I can get my income tax back early - in which case i will also bring some drinks. any idea what the weather is going to be like?
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Weather is going to be F'n excellent. High of 13, sunny.
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in case someone checks this site more than say, a news site... the ttc will strike on monday.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...l=968793972154

probably more bikes on the street monday.. which is a good thing.
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I gotta get my hands on some sort of helmet camera before monday so I can record my commute to work when there are 2 million more cars to deal with than a regular morning.....

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in case someone checks this site more than say, a news site... the ttc will strike on monday.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...l=968793972154

probably more bikes on the street monday.. which is a good thing.
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I gotta get my hands on some sort of helmet camera before monday so I can record my commute to work when there are 2 million more cars to deal with than a regular morning.....
that would be awesome. I want to try that sometime. The video of the NYC race was inspiring.
I'd be worried about biking during the strike, at least during rush hour. Just that many more rubber necks
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Sweet....TTC strike. It is going to be chaos! I love it when this happens. Just slows the cars down so you can pull even more audacious moves. I hope they walk out....
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I just got clipless pedals today. They are great, I can get so much more power now. However, they take some getting used to and I have a scraped and slightly swollen elbow to show for it. If I'm lucky I'll get another hour or so practice before I meet up with you guys!

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Sweet....TTC strike. It is going to be chaos! I love it when this happens. Just slows the cars down so you can pull even more audacious moves. I hope they walk out....
Sure, then you get three times the vehicles, 2/3 of which are whiteknuckled freaks who don't drive and aren't used to bicycles on the road. If TTC goes out, watch your back...
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Ah that was awesome, I wussed out and took the transit the entire way back. 115km total. Fun riding with you guys, we should do it again sometime!
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So what route did you guys ride???
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So what route did you guys ride???
well..........we went all over the place. first to center island by ferry, drank beer went around (???) then took the ferry to lakeshore.....biked to a park. smoked a fatty - then went east on the harbour front......what can i say? IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FUN

definately want to do it again sometime - email me at mattgale@gmail.com if you want to organize another ride
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Yeah, that was cool. Good meeting you all. I was out riding all day Sunday as well, my legs are smoked.
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ditto, yesterday I was out from 10 till 4 as well, totally wiped out and sunburned....

I saw on the news yesterday morning that dukes cycle was completely sold out of all bike locks by mid afternoon on saturday because of the transit strike.... a profitable time to be a bike shop owner I guess...
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ditto, yesterday I was out from 10 till 4 as well, totally wiped out and sunburned....

I saw on the news yesterday morning that dukes cycle was completely sold out of all bike locks by mid afternoon on saturday because of the transit strike.... a profitable time to be a bike shop owner I guess...
no ****! I assume a profitable time for bike thieves too...

I want to take out my bike so f'n back right now but i have an assignment for wednesday i haven't started and two exams coming up ! i guess I'll have to make up for it by commuting to school as fast as i can
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ditto, yesterday I was out from 10 till 4 as well, totally wiped out and sunburned....

I saw on the news yesterday morning that dukes cycle was completely sold out of all bike locks by mid afternoon on saturday because of the transit strike.... a profitable time to be a bike shop owner I guess...
Funny. Reminds me of that Y2K B.S. Everyone bought all kinds of bottled water and camping stoves-what a joke.
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ditto, yesterday I was out from 10 till 4 as well, totally wiped out and sunburned....

I saw on the news yesterday morning that dukes cycle was completely sold out of all bike locks by mid afternoon on saturday because of the transit strike.... a profitable time to be a bike shop owner I guess...
damn.. that sounded like a good ride. i was busy on the weekend and had to work sunday but still got some biking done. could it have been any more gorgeous on sunday?????!!!!!!!

kinda off-topic but.......... what are people's experiences with duke's? any problems? it seems like they're always getting some kinda publicity or other. now magazine award for best bike store, eye award for best bike store.. blah blah blah... is it all deserved? their prices are ok on components, and i've experience the full spectrum of customer service there...
on another note, strike averted at last second. wow, big surprise. they like to keeps us in suspense though.
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[QUOTE=what are people's experiences with duke's? any problems? it seems like they're always getting some kinda publicity or other. now magazine award for best bike store, eye award for best bike store.. blah blah blah... .[/QUOTE]


I'm not a huge fan of Dukes. There are worse stores, to be sure, but I generally have to go in there and stand around for half an hour waiting for the resident crack head to help me. I prefer Urbane Cycles, it's in the same 'hood. Much better service, and more knoledgable staff.
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way more track stuff at urbane too
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