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Old 07-31-06, 01:40 PM   #10776
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Now, I know I've been the first to trash talk the donut, but I've changed my mind a little recently. I ride it at least once a weekend, and I've found the following:

1) there are a small minority of overtly vocal a$$hats that are elitist, condescending, and generally unpleasant. They love to criticize the way everyone else rides and say things like "haven't you ever ridden in a pace line before???" as though they burst forth from their own mother's womb in a peloton, sporting full team kit.

2) Most of the rest of the group not all that bad, and are just out for a ride.

3) More than half the guys shave their legs...it gives me a semi.
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Old 07-31-06, 01:50 PM   #10777
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I used to shave when I spent hours a day on the road. It really does help ya heal faster when you use skin/road friction to stop.
I can't imagine a whole ride of asshats like that, it really does seem impossible. Oh but the arrogance of the site, it just oozes asshat, one that can't read or edit.

Dark .... you are so eloquent. Semi indeed.

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Old 07-31-06, 02:02 PM   #10778
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The donut ride would have crumbled in on itself years ago if that webpage represented the entire group of riders. That way I see it is that anyone who refers to themselves on the internet as being "elite" is an asshat, regardless of whether they're a 13 year-old script kiddie or a 53 year-old wannabe. I know some of the people who ride the donut regularly (hell, Jeremy is one for example) and they're not all like that. Even some of the rich weekend warriors are just bike geeks out having fun. It's a shame the website presents the ride in such a bad light.
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Old 07-31-06, 02:04 PM   #10779
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What a bunch of ******bags
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Old 07-31-06, 02:05 PM   #10780
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ya'll be careful crossing the streets up there.

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_2293.aspx
Doesn't help much when they careen across two lanes of traffic to get you.http://tinyurl.com/ftufk

Re: the donut page thing.

a: I can appreciate how having some clubfoot possibly crashing you is a pain in the ass.
b: A few foamy OCP's can spoil it for everyone.

I'm sure as per DM, the ride is 90% everyman, 1% people who shouldn't remove their training wheels and 9% people who use any excuse to make people's lives miserable to justify their bitter existences. Who else would write such a twisted diatribe. Methinks we could cross post this a bit to get some emails sent to our valiant spandex warrior...
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Old 07-31-06, 02:41 PM   #10781
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Sorry but that kind of really badly written attitude makes me want to have a full on mudder 4x4 at the turn around point when they all park to get snackies, then drive over all their bikes. COLOR]
So yer like the bad guy in that pinacle of cinema "Roadhouse" Say it ain't so!
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Old 07-31-06, 03:48 PM   #10782
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when you're in the tri-bars, you're in an unstable position and it is extremely dangerous for other riders to draft you.
Sorry I forgot my sarcasm tag. I know full well what they were trying to say. I'm not even going to bother ripping into that.

And uh darkmother, if you're definitley going to hit up the donut ride one day let me know because i'd like to come.

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Old 07-31-06, 04:48 PM   #10783
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keith, are you in the maclean's article? did they take any glamour shots??
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Old 07-31-06, 05:36 PM   #10784
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There was a cool trike on Daily Planet tonight, it's on again at 11.
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Old 08-01-06, 06:15 AM   #10785
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I offered to pose in my flesh coloured body suit but they didn't want me But yes...I am in the article. Another 2 minutes of fame perhaps?
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Old 08-01-06, 07:09 AM   #10786
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So yer like the bad guy in that pinacle of cinema "Roadhouse" Say it ain't so!
Only in this instance, that kind of condescending crap on that web page really makes my blood boil.
I hope the founders of the ride aren't aware of the page, or even the .com, if they are it makes them as culpable for promoting that attitude within their ranks, as the newer riders graduate to the front of the paceline. THEY SHOULD consider themselves lucky, we have our wonderfully even-keeled Jeremy subverting from within.

I wouldn't mind driving a 4x4 over a pile of bikes though, it would be a blast, but then again driving a 4x4 over anything is fun.
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Old 08-01-06, 08:19 AM   #10787
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And uh darkmother, if you're definitley going to hit up the donut ride one day let me know because i'd like to come.
Saturday.
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Old 08-01-06, 08:22 AM   #10788
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TBN S_U_C_K_S_ I have mett four nice people from TBN the rest are A_HOLES------------------- now on another note this is super nice weather, anyone up for a ride to Ajax on the water front trail????
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Old 08-01-06, 08:34 AM   #10789
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Ajax? Why Ajax?
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Old 08-01-06, 08:50 AM   #10790
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cuze the trail go's along the lake the whole way(after Kingston road) and youcan jump in the water to cool off plus it is a nice long ride
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Old 08-01-06, 08:52 AM   #10791
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TBN S_U_C_K_S_ I have mett four nice people from TBN the rest are A_HOLES------------------- now on another note this is super nice weather, anyone up for a ride to Ajax on the water front trail????
You call a humidex of 45 nice? Yer a sicko. Why the hate-on for TBN?
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Old 08-01-06, 09:04 AM   #10792
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TBN is so full of stuck ups they look down on other peoples bikes look down on what others wear that just plain sucks they think they have the right to tell peeps how to drive thier bikes they think they are the Ultimate bike rider group in Toronto which they are NOTother groups and our fixed/single group are soooo much better we treat every one the same ,sh*t look how they treated Operater. I would have droped that f*ck on his ass for picking on little guy,,,,, beside that how are ya Keith ? enjoying the heat wave?
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.....,,,,;;?!

My gift to you Steeker!
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TBN is so full of stuck ups they look down on other peoples bikes look down on what others wear that just plain sucks they think they have the right to tell peeps how to drive thier bikes they think they are the Ultimate bike rider group in Toronto which they are NOTother groups and our fixed/single group are soooo much better we treat every one the same ,sh*t look how they treated Operater. I would have droped that f*ck on his ass for picking on little guy,,,,, beside that how are ya Keith ? enjoying the heat wave?
yes....I enjoyed the heat in my new air-conditioned apartment last night. Thanks Cam!
Oh yeah....take a breath there steeker...yer gonna explode.
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naww I never lose my temper I just do a little vent .... I can barely tolerate AC in the work place, for some reason it makes me feel sick
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Bahstahd! On the south-west end I get sun and heat almost all day. I need to buy some black-out blinds or wrap some tinfoil on a few sheets of cardboard or something...

Steeker, I feel your pain. With freaks like this character around, it's enough to cause me to skateboard instead http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3...0/_MG_4875.jpg
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Steeker, I feel your pain. With freaks like this character around, it's enough to cause me to skateboard instead http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3...0/_MG_4875.jpg
gonna ride up beside ya and throw a pump in your spokes
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Don't be knockin skateboards, if it weren't for me rupturing my knee ligaments doing a big stupid assed ramp-to-ramp transfer I never would have picked up cycling as a method of physiotherapy, never become a bike messenger, yada yada.....

I ride now because of skating.
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