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Old 10-10-06, 04:47 PM   #14001
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yeah $5 buy in, just enough so people care without really caring. Its more of an excuse to get together drink, smoke, eat and talk bikes without feeling like bike nerds.
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Old 10-10-06, 05:37 PM   #14002
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I LOVE those home depot gloves!!!! There's a pair with serious grippies.
I'm not a huge card player but I might give it a try.
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Old 10-10-06, 05:53 PM   #14003
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If this guy is lving in a tiny studio completely buried in ridiculously expensive bike parts while he eats dog food, well, then he has problems.
Or someone whose mom is going to be really mad when she gets here Visa bill...
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Old 10-10-06, 06:01 PM   #14004
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So does anyone want to say what they went for new when they came out?
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Well then, why not check out the BIKE SHOW!!!!!!!!
As of 5:30 ish this evening Cavern Cycle will have up to 8 passes that can be given away at his discretion. Yes, the wiggly fingered secret BF handshake is in effect. That is all.
Keith- do you think you'll have anymore passes for the show tomorrow?

save one for me if you do please.
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Old 10-10-06, 06:13 PM   #14006
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I thought i had a bit of a e-bay problem, holy crap.
When i'm out bid i always like looking through what the person has been buying this guy takes the cake!
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Old 10-10-06, 06:41 PM   #14007
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Old 10-10-06, 06:45 PM   #14008
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Bomb has been planted!
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Old 10-10-06, 06:48 PM   #14009
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nice - i think you'll like the neighbourhood.
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Old 10-10-06, 07:24 PM   #14010
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nice - i think you'll like the neighbourhood.
Ya, I hope so. I'm looking forward to riding down Harbord every day. That seems like a nice street to commute on. Plus, I'll get to do one of my favourite little bits in the city: the downhill University Avenue time trial to Queen Street.
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Old 10-10-06, 07:33 PM   #14011
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Its 800 metres from your place to my place
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Old 10-10-06, 07:42 PM   #14012
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**** man, that'll cut our current "illicit rendezvous" commute time in half.
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Old 10-10-06, 08:16 PM   #14013
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**** man, that'll cut our current "illicit rendezvous" commute time in half.
I didn't need to hear that
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Old 10-11-06, 07:09 AM   #14014
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I LOVE those home depot gloves!!!! There's a pair with serious grippies.
I'm not a huge card player but I might give it a try.
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Sweet! Congrats! Harbord is a pretty good street to commute on, especially now that you have a bike lane basically right to your door (which was just finished last week). But, obviously the usual bike-lane issues apply (drivers ignoring them, and all the really bad cyclists in the city flock to it so there's lots of n00b dodging). Either way, welcome to the neighborhood. Now in the same little area we have myself, shiznaz, dom and you. If only Keith hadn't abandoned us.. :'(

ps. thank goodness for rain gear! What a fun ride in this morning.
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Old 10-11-06, 07:18 AM   #14015
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Sweet location Eyefloater!!!! Harbord to the city, can't ask for anything better in terms of riding into the city. Hardbord to Wellsley, into Cabbage Town down to Dundas to work....in a flash. Hydro incl.? Server/render farm at Mike's house!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-06, 07:32 AM   #14016
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Hahaha Oh man am I wet.

Rain gear is great and all, but when you ride through a puddle that goes up above your ankle, you're gettin' a soaker. Watch out for a lake forming on the west side of shaw at the intersection of dundas! I don't think any kind of booties would have kept my feet dry this time!

I had at least 8 people from work call me crazy so far, and one called me idiotic, but he's always kind of a jerk.

Still it was fun!

In other news: Keeping a fresh, clean, brand new pair of socks at work is a good idea. My feet are toasty!
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Old 10-11-06, 07:35 AM   #14017
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The only thing better than commuting in the rain in full rain gear (I'm totally dry except my hair) is mountain biking in a downpour (assuming you don't have peanut butter mud to contend with).
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Old 10-11-06, 07:35 AM   #14018
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I hear that Shizy, at one point I had visibility of about 6 feet near Jarvis when it opened up gor a couple minutes. I can't find my booties....so only my feet were wet, extra socks as well...baby. People are looking at my helmet and just shaking their heads as they head to their desks. Odd because they are all late, having driven, safe and dry from the rain. Hmmmm
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Old 10-11-06, 07:40 AM   #14019
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oh, also I have to put my love of cycling hats out there again. I was converted after wearing one the whole way to Montreal, and now I can't imagine riding in the rain without one. Without a helmet cover my head still gets soaked, but the brim keeps the rain out of my eyes nicely, especially in heavy rain like this morning.
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Old 10-11-06, 07:45 AM   #14020
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My eyes!!!!! The goggles, they do nothing!!!!
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Old 10-11-06, 07:48 AM   #14021
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I need to get mini-windscreen wipers for my shades. When I wipe the water off with my hands it just gets dirty and streaky.
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Old 10-11-06, 07:48 AM   #14022
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Booties rock my world in a big, bad, hairy-assed way. My socks are actually still dry, and I don't even have a front fender.
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Old 10-11-06, 07:50 AM   #14023
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The old Gore-Tex aint as waterproof as it once was but still kept my body reasonably dry on the ride in. feet I dont even worry about until the cold weather starts, then its flat pedals and Sorels ftw. On a sad note the assclown who hammered thru the massive puddle next to me, not only soaked me thoroughly, but killed the AC/DC cranking from the radio. I hope it dries out
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Do you have neoprene ones or pack cloth ones? I'm gonna pick up a pair REAL soon.
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Old 10-11-06, 07:51 AM   #14025
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I need to get mini-windscreen wipers for my shades. When I wipe the water off with my hands it just gets dirty and streaky.
You were shading in today? You're my hero. I've simply learned to stop wiping my glasses, nothing helps. Some of those moto style gloves have goggle squeegees on the thumbs. Killed your tunes?....of course you know...this means war. My booties were/are nylon and I love them, awesome in the winter as well. As long as my riding wasn't too too long I didn't need winter shoes/boots.

Has anyone tried these? I may just go back to MEC and get another set of what I had before but wouldn't mind something a bit warmer. I felt like I was going to lose little piggies at the Ice Races last winter. I don't think they are water proof, I'm wondering how the fabric might hold up to daily slushing/salting.

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