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Old 10-11-06, 09:26 AM   #14051
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No no that was the gimmick to get the store off the ground , now it's profits.
Even with my pit zips mine gets kinda sweaty, I can't imagine wearing this unless it's chilly somewhat. Sweaty today.
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Old 10-11-06, 09:27 AM   #14052
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hmmm... The hydrocycle jacket was listed like 30 minutes ago but it isn't now! SOMETHING IS AFOOT!

Here is the URL (no longer linked on the website)

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1160576384682
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Old 10-11-06, 09:28 AM   #14053
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yeah, i think that's the one. for $100 it sounds like a steal.
Tempting. Last time I looked their cheapest goretex cycling jacket was double that.
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Old 10-11-06, 09:47 AM   #14054
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hmmm... The hydrocycle jacket was listed like 30 minutes ago but it isn't now! SOMETHING IS AFOOT!

Here is the URL (no longer linked on the website)

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the link still seems to be working. it's $115?
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Old 10-11-06, 09:51 AM   #14055
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Columbia jackets I get with my work discount I can't afford the fancy stuff but my Columbia does the job in the fall and winter
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ps. I just looked, and my jacket isn't the Whoosh. That (and the hydrocycle) are both Entrant coated, but my jacket is 3-ply goretex. They actually don't make mine anymore it seems. My pants are Entrant though and keep me quite dry.

It's nice because I don't think it necessarily looks like a cycling jacket, so it makes a good general-purpose wet/cold weather jacket. Plus I have the longest arms in the world, and as a cycling jacket it's cut long in the arms, which is nice.

Darkmother: these things still get a little swampy when you're riding hard, but it's still breathable. If I was going on a longer ride in the rain I'd probably go for something that would keep me WARM rather than DRY. Mine does have pit zips though, which I use pretty regularly.
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Old 10-11-06, 10:04 AM   #14057
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the link still seems to be working. it's $115?

The page still exists, but its not linked on any of the category pages, and it will only show up if you do a specific search query for it. I dunno if this means that they will be scrapping the line all together? I hope not, I was thinking of getting that jacket.
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Old 10-11-06, 11:34 AM   #14058
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The page still exists, but its not linked on any of the category pages, and it will only show up if you do a specific search query for it. I dunno if this means that they will be scrapping the line all together? I hope not, I was thinking of getting that jacket.
/me waves

I ended up getting their "whoosh" jacket, because I needed one right away. When I was last at MEC, I asked about the Hydrocycle. The dude looked it up on the computer, and told me that there were production problems with the item. Specifically, the reflective material they were using did not adhere properly to the DWR coating on the jacket. I was told that the item was on the site because they expected to be able to sell it by now, but they probably won't have it until the end of October at the soonest.

somnambulant, I think the jacket you've got is the "Zik" I wanted one like that, but I was spoiling for the safety yellow. Too bad they don't make it anymore, it looked like a good one.
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Old 10-11-06, 06:36 PM   #14059
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is it just me or does anyone else dislike the term "biker"? as in people at work call you "the biker"; i always thought a biker is a hell's angel. that is all.
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Old 10-11-06, 06:48 PM   #14060
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is it just me or does anyone else dislike the term "biker"? as in people at work call you "the biker"; i always thought a biker is a hell's angel. that is all.
Yup. My ears perk up when someone mentions the term biker, bikes etc. But it's invariably in reference to our bastardized^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H motorized cousins.
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Old 10-11-06, 08:24 PM   #14061
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is it just me or does anyone else dislike the term "biker"? as in people at work call you "the biker"; i always thought a biker is a hell's angel. that is all.
"The biker” yes dislike
Like darkmother said did you ride today? Did you get wet?
Boy you’re a crazy “biker”. Please, i no like.
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Old 10-11-06, 08:36 PM   #14062
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is it just me or does anyone else dislike the term "biker"? as in people at work call you "the biker"; i always thought a biker is a hell's angel. that is all.
ya I hate it too , down at work when I am out side the car/truck couriers yell out hey BIKER when they see me
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Old 10-11-06, 09:16 PM   #14063
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So I'm in Toronto 'til Sunday and I'm wondering where I can get a good banh mi. Can any of ya'll gimme a good recommendation of a banh mi place around Spadina and Dundas?

And to the cyclist I met today at the Beaches on the SS Brodie mtb, Nice bike dude!
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Old 10-11-06, 09:28 PM   #14064
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So I'm in Toronto 'til Sunday and I'm wondering where I can get a good banh mi. Can any of ya'll gimme a good recommendation of a banh mi place around Spadina and Dundas?

And to the cyclist I met today at the Beaches on the SS Brodie mtb, Nice bike dude!
it took me a second to realize what you were talking about; i guess i'm used to the anglosized term "vietnamese subs". it seems the regular posters here live on them (and chinese savory buns). i forget the name of the shops but there are two good ones on spadina, on the west side just north of dundas. they say "vietnamese sandwitch" on the sign somewhere. if you walk north and see a store called "tap phong" you've gone too far. i usually pay about $3 for 2 subs.
guys, help me out what are these places called?
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Old 10-11-06, 09:31 PM   #14065
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So I'm in Toronto 'til Sunday and I'm wondering where I can get a good banh mi. Can any of ya'll gimme a good recommendation of a banh mi place around Spadina and Dundas?

And to the cyclist I met today at the Beaches on the SS Brodie mtb, Nice bike dude!
Like J said, two places west on Spadina north of Dundas. One of them sells it in paper bag and other in plastic.

The paperbag one is better. Or so it seems.
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There's a few:
co yen (334 Spadina) --> try the honeyed chicken sub
banh mi (318 Spadina) --> I was here last week - not bad

These are probably the best in the area -- typically $1.50 per sub.
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Kewl. Does Co Yen sell the banh mi's in paper bags? I like the classic ones, but at $1.50, I'll give the honey chicken sandwich a shot. Thanks all!
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Old 10-12-06, 07:43 AM   #14068
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Wecome back jyossarian.... business trip? I wish I could fly above traffic, seriously.
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6 passes to the bike show available courtesy of T.J. Mitch has reserved 1...any other takers speak up for reservation.
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Thanks! Sort of a business trip, but it's my wife's business. I'm just along for the ride as slave labor and telecommuting to my regular job. I remember you saying you worked at the Star. Do you work at the Star building on the Harbourfront?
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^^^I do indeed, sweet to be able to come on the wife B-trip, that full on rocks^^^^

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Reserve one for me please!
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i humbly request one if you please (perhaps in exchange for an entree from my banquet class?).
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