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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Hey does Ambrosio still make good rims? Just found their site and I like a couple wheel s they got there. Does anyone sell them here to your collective knowledge?
    Ambrosio does indeed make some nice rims. Pretty much any shop *cough mine cough* can get em for you. The Excellence/Excellight are both sweet box section with eyelets. The Focus is a really nice aero style model.

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    Boo for my job's connection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    Ambrosio does indeed make some nice rims. Pretty much any shop *cough mine cough* can get em for you. The Excellence/Excellight are both sweet box section with eyelets. The Focus is a really nice aero style model.
    That would be the FCS28? (Focus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    That would be the FCS28? (Focus)

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    We've a few fiber optic channels. mmmm fiber
    I think we are our own ISP as well.

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    /me wants to ride and have some beerz but is unfortunately @ work!

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    /me wants to ride faster faster faster....beers would b nice too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    /me wants to ride faster faster faster....beers would b nice too
    I was goin down university pretty fast until a cab decided to almost kill me doin 3 lane change... I kicked his cab nice tho'!!! I thought I was gonna be eating a lincoln for a minute!

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    Never been much of a kicker, I like knocking on the body panels when they get too close. Killer cabs may receive the mirror treatment.

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    holey moley.. not sure what kind of juice you guys are on...


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    you traveled 6100 miles compared to our 450

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    As part of my morning commute I ride down Markham st. between harbord and college warming my legs up no handed until I get the blood flowing and the joints stretched. Today, about a minute after I left my house some guy started to come up behind me about 20-30 meters before we get to college. I assume he will slow down and wait until I get to the intersection but instead he keeps coming and starting honking his horn like crazy. In response I grab my handlebars, and go into the absolute centre of the road, but he is still coming at me and passes me with a few inches to spare between myself and the parked cars. Of course as soon as he has passed me he slows right down because we are at the intersection and I go right by him across the street. Some people need to chill, Winston!

    I've been known to slap a window or hood in my time though, but its always because a car has been merging into my space without looking. I can't do the kick because taking my feet out of my pedals means that I can't stop.

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    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I assume he will slow down and wait until I get to the intersection but instead he keeps coming and starting honking his horn like crazy. In response I grab my handlebars, and go into the absolute centre of the road, but he is still coming at me and passes me with a few inches to spare between myself and the parked cars.
    Weird. I've had 3 people lose it on me for no reason in the last 2 days. Before that, everyone has been relatively calm for a couple of months. What gives?

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    I had a couple come over from the centre lane to the curb lane with me in the middle of the lane this morning. I tapped the back door with my knuckles when they are halfway over the lane line, they braked, as I slid past them he guns the engine. I stopped dead in front of him, took a photo of his plate and went to the window. The wife starts yellin at me what am I doing in front of the car etc etc.. "Why the aggressive driving dude, wait a sec and I'm not there", referring to the lane change. We're in front of you when we turn, she's yellin at me. If you were in front of me then how did I knock on the back door of your car? Silence. The gunning of engine really threw me though, because when i stopped, I could see they knew they effed it. Is it lunar?

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    im a big fan of the door punch and hood slap.

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    The hood slap as you carve around the front bumper with inches to spare.

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    Many moons ago, I gave a guy the finger on Bloor (he cut me off) and he followed me from Yonge to St. George, honking, yelling obscenities, and slicing his car into my line, trying to knock me off my bike. It was in the afternoon during the week so there wasn't much traffic to lose him in and this was before cell-phones, or I would have stopped and called the police, this guy was coming waaaay too close and it was pretty scary. He kept saying "I know how to play your game! You want to play?" and then I lost him in the bottleneck at Spadina when the lanes go down from two to one.

    Heheh, funny when I think about it now but the guy was basically trying to kill me with his car so yeah, I don't really give people the finger anymore or slap their hoods or whatever. I just brush it off and think to myself that things could be worse, I could be an assshole driver who loses their cool over small things and isn't in great shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz

    Boo for my job's connection!
    Haha my residential connection:



    Way to go upload! Guess your coworkers are really hammering those pr0n sites. And who the hell measures stuff in kilobits anyways.
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    As I was grabbing my lunch at the bottom of Yonge Street I was looking at the brass lettering in the sidewalk as to how far it is up Yonge to certain locations that Yonge passes through. 88k to Barrie. That would fun..... Tour of Yonge. Then I found this:

    Supposedly, Yonge Street is recognized as the longest street in the world, with a length of 1900km. Let's take a drive along Yonge Street to check out that claim.

    Our drive begins at the Toronto harbor. One Yonge Street is the Toronto Star building. Going north, we go past the Eaton Center, and through the Yonge Street strip. Then north of Bloor, we drive past Rosedale and Mount Pleasant Cemetary. Still in the city, we reach Hogg's Hollow and Mel Lastman square in the former city of North York. After 18km, we leave the city of Toronto.

    Yonge Street now goes through communities of the Regional Municipality of York. First, Richmond Hill, then past Bond Lake and through Oak Ridges and Aurora. Through Newmarket, we pass house numbers in the 17000's and 18000's.

    Past Newmarket, after 50km, the road bears to the left and descends into the Holland Marsh and we find houses numbered in the 20000's. Crossing a bridge into Bradford, we find house numbers in the 200's and descending.

    Huh?!? We've only travelled 56km, and now we're no longer on Yonge Street! We're on Bridge Street instead. A little further, and we're on Holland Street, and there's no more sign of Yonge Street.

    Let's look at our map book again. North of Newmarket, rather than following the main road, turn right on Holland Landing Road, then immediately right again onto an unmarked dirt road. Although one store in Holland Landing calls it "Old Yonge Street", the street signs call it just "Yonge Street". After a short jog to the left at Queensville Sideroad, Yonge Street proceeds north again, but then ends at a dead end a couple of kilometers later. House numbers here are in the 21000 range. Again, we're still no further than 56km from 1 Yonge Street.


    End of the road.

    Clearly, this is no 1900km long street. At 56km, it is certainly a long street, but is that length deserving of a world record? Surely, there must be some other street longer than 56km.

    So where did this fiction come from? At one time, Yonge Street was also Ontario provincial Highway 11, which did indeed stretch for 1900km all the way from Lake Ontario in Toronto north past North Bay to Cochrane, west through Kapuskasing and Thunder Bay, and ending at Rainy River on the border with Minnesota.

    But, in the late 1990's, the provincial government downloaded responsibility for many provincial highways to the local municipalities in an effort to reduce the size of the provincial budget. Today, Highway 11 starts north of Barrie, 44km north of where Yonge Street ends.

    The street that was 1900km long was Highway 11, not Yonge Street. And so even before provincial downloading, the claim was questionable. Strangely enough, even though the claim is so easily tested, many today still enjoy spreading the lie.

    To which I say: BOGUS!!!! Bring back Yonge Street/Highway 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmother
    Weird. I've had 3 people lose it on me for no reason in the last 2 days. Before that, everyone has been relatively calm for a couple of months. What gives?
    Randomness clusters. Things go to hell all at once.

    Edit: hahahahahh! I just checked google maps and Yonge st. doesn't stop at Holland Marsh. That article is just a platform to take potshots at government.
    Last edited by operator; 08-18-06 at 12:08 PM.
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    InIn that situation I would have pulled over to the busiest nearby curb, got off my bike, and invited the guy to 'come play' on my terms. Hell, even on his terms he's an idiot. What is he going to do, force you to crash into him? just make sure you take out as many windows and body sections as possible when you hit the car. Sometimes the police have to do a sting to put criminals behind bars. You're not going to stop the bad drivers unless they are drawn out. Imagine how sweet being an under-cover bike cop would be. Full impunity to traffic rules and if anyone drives around you dangerously you sprint after them, slap your badge on their window and throw the book at them. Consider it the same as prostitution stings but with bikes and bad drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Imagine how sweet being an under-cover bike cop would be. Full impunity to traffic rules and if anyone drives around you dangerously you sprint after them, slap your badge on their window and throw the book at them. Consider it the same as prostitution stings but with bikes and bad drivers.
    I think if Toronto was even half as serious about promoting cycling as they pretend to be, they would have undercover bike cops policing the roads-at least downtown. It makes sense, and I bet it would make a noticable difference for the better. I would gladly pay the occasional ticket for my on-bike indescressions if the system at least worked for me in some capacity. As it is now, it's a free for all on cycists. We are the dog that gets kicked at the end of many drivers hard day at the office.

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    I usually ride with the no confrontations attitude (although I didn't use to in the past), you never know man someone might be serious. Me skinny 119lb guy does no good for fights.

    Such as this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...88&q=bmw+chase

    ^ I think that's safe for work
    Note: Some say this vid is fake, those roads sure look like something in Ontario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    hahahahahh! I just checked google maps and Yonge st. doesn't stop at Holland Marsh. That article is just a platform to take potshots at government.
    My Hero.... the Tour duh Yonge lives!!!!!

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