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Old 10-17-06, 02:18 PM   #14401
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on the whole bike thing... i'd definitely ride the crap out of it. to not would be doing it an injustice, moreso if you paid a lot for it. if you can afford a lambo, you'd better be driving it to work and pissing everyone off!! a bike can always be restored and why deprive yourself the pleasure of tearing down the street with it. LIVE FOR TODAY YEEEEEHAWWWWW.
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Yeah, shiznaz you put my feelings better than I did regarding the pretty bikes.

Also, I keep picturing Naomi Campbell's place in Jamaica from the footage I saw once on (*cough*) Cribs. Like little tiny cottagy type places right on this little lagoon with the foliage hanging down into the water. THAT is the type of vacation I'm looking for. Unfortunately the place I saw was likely on Ian Fleming's former estate (which makes it even more awesome), and the 1-bdrm goes for about $700usd/night.

So yeah, I'm not looking for adventure as much as sitting on my duff with a fruity tropical drink in my hand with lots of umbrellas in it, and floating around in the ocean. I'm certainly not against doing touristy things (zipline = awesome), but it's more a matter of being able to escape them whenever I want. Natural beauty, not the inside of an American-owned compound.
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ps. It's mine and the lady's 10 year anniversary in January, hence the trip plans.
btw, congrats on that. wow, ten years. it sounds like you guys are going to have a helluva good time where ever you go.
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I never said I'd commute on the San Rensho but I'd definately ride it to kensington and sip coffee as the hipsters slipped on their own drool. I'd never lock it or do anything to hurt it but I'd ride the **** out of it everywhere I felt safe and I'd start getting a whole lot less worried about losing my trek. Plus I'd have an excuse to buy every piece of NJS that is neccesary to start the Toronto Keirin team, is there such thing as yellow-face? <ducks and runs>
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Well lets put it this way. For every day use, I'd have to be ******** to take my fancy track bike over my khs. My cyclops just isn't practical, doesn't have racks or fenders, its pretty, and I can't throw it at angry motorists.

What if the dude with the dead sea scroll decided to ride the sh*t out of it. We'd never have found it! Same thing with the lost NJS bike. This is just personal opinion, but I'd rather that people left their incredibly fancy bikes in the closet so that when they die their kids will donate them museums or at least sell them on craigslist for 50 bucks. After all, its no skin off my back
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The dead sea scrolls? Are you high? I mean I could understand alluding to nice cars or art or even a great book's first edition but the dead seas scrolls? Man get me some of whatever Shiz had at 4:20
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Is THAT why I can buy a Lambo and a Ducatti, from the same dealer on Bathurst?
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more off-topic, but so good I had to post.. best. book-cover. evar.

http://www.erasing.org/2006/10/03/clockwork
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nice one
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It's a photo of a glass of milk. I'll have whatever somnambulant smoked at 4:41
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You simply don't know.
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more off-topic, but so good I had to post.. best. book-cover. evar.

http://www.erasing.org/2006/10/03/clockwork
Have to read that sometime.
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Old 10-17-06, 03:08 PM   #14413
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Is THAT why I can buy a Lambo and a Ducatti, from the same dealer on Bathurst?
Our HR girl's boyfriend is the mechanic at that place. He gave me a full tour. They have a lambo SUV that was apparently part of an order by the Kuwaiti army or something, but it fell through and now they are just collector's pieces. Its kinda scary looking.


Offhoff, why come up with accurate comparisons when inaccurate ones can still get across the point, while being more fun, and less disectable!


Onto A Clockwork Orange:
I think I prefer the original cover. That book came as close to the Zeigeist as any other book has really in my opinion.

Unrelated to that:
I finished reading another Murakami novel yesterday. Man I love that guy and the dudes who translate him. Literature so straight up and fresh, its still twitching.
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Old 10-17-06, 03:09 PM   #14414
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the Rambo Lambo there are only like 12 or somehting in the world.

And shiz seriously I just wanted to some of what you had, don't horde. share.
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The only mind altering substance I have at work is coffee.. and my americano from second cup today SUCKED! Its still sitting on my desk staring at me with its strange slightly soapy tasting eyes, laughing. I blame the barista!
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two movies for one price. Details at www.bloorcinema.com

The Toronto Public Space Committee Presents:
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BREAKING NEW YORK CITY GRIDLOCK
(Stefan Schaefer, Denmark/France/USA/UK, 2006) Exploring the rich diversity of New York City street life prior to the introduction of the automobile and, a century later, looking at how we can learn from London, Paris, and Copenhagen in reclaiming our streets as vibrant public spaces.Through extensive interviews with prominent public space activists, Schaefer makes a powerful argument that even in America's arguably most carchoked city, there is a burgeoning progressive movement that is coming together to reclaim the streets for pedestrians. The London segment focuses on how that city's mayor, "Red" Ken Livingstone, imposed car tolls in the city centre in a drastic (some would say draconian) bid to reduce pollution and congestion. The method may have been controversial but the results are incontrovertible. Paris, meanwhile, has taken the idea of car-free days and given them a unique Gallic twist with summer-long events like Paris Plage, where entire roadways are turned into pedestrian beaches. In Copenhagen, bicycles are the answer with dedicated bikeways and, perhaps more importantly, an ingrained bike-centric traffic culture. 56 min.

Screening with: CANADIAN PREMIERE
A CONVERSATION WITH ENRIQUE PENALOSA
(Clarence Eckerson Jr., USA, 2006) An interview with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, Colombia. Conducted by NYCSR's Mark Gorton, the interview reveals Sr Peñalosa's tireless dedication to introducing bicycles and bicycle culture to his city. An important sidebar to Stefan Schaefer's film, offering a distinctly South American big-city perspective to what is often thought of as North American big-city problem.FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE 12min $9 Oct. 26
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I'd love to see the first film.
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off-topic: anyone here ever been to Costa Rica?
I worked in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, for three summers, and those James Bond type beaches are hidden around there. Some locals took me, on bikes no less, to some of them. The whole palm tree jutting out over the shore of a secluded inlet can be found, and nothing else, no people, buildings, or trash. We stayed in a small hotel, no resorts for miles. It was a small seaside town with a number of bars and restaurants. Prices were fare. It was a good spot to be stationed. Cloud forest, volcano, diving, rafting, were all a short trip away. I can give you some addresses if your interested.

As for the trophy bike thing, I'm glad there are collectors, restorers, but I love the feeling of spotting a beautiful bike on the streets and doing the 180 head turn, that seems to stay with me for the rest of the day.
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I can appreciate a trophy bike vs. say a collectors' piece like those prototypes. There is a distinction.
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The only mind altering substance I have at work is coffee.. and my americano from second cup today SUCKED! Its still sitting on my desk staring at me with its strange slightly soapy tasting eyes, laughing. I blame the barista!
Mistake #1: ordering espresso at second cup.

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As for the trophy bike thing, I'm glad there are collectors, restorers, but I love the feeling of spotting a beautiful bike on the streets and doing the 180 head turn, that seems to stay with me for the rest of the day.
Extremely good point.

ps. Oh yeah, respond in the thread but ignore my PM.. I see how it is! :'(
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Old 10-17-06, 05:05 PM   #14421
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more off-topic, but so good I had to post.. best. book-cover. evar.

http://www.erasing.org/2006/10/03/clockwork

That's an amazing cover!
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Just witnessed the funniest ****:

Was gettin' a burger. On the way I pass 300C HEMI parked in the bike lane sth Queen's Quay, dude's on the phone. I'm waiting for my order and dude comes in. His car goes off. Runs out beep beep, comes back in. 30 sec later it goes off. he does this at least 4 times. On my way out I see the biker that has been looping the Weston hotel, kicking buddies' car everytime he passes, until the guy gets in his car an leaves. What a hoot.
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That made me laugh. Tennis balls work well for that too.
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Just witnessed the funniest ****:

Was gettin' a burger. On the way I pass 300C HEMI parked in the bike lane sth Queen's Quay, dude's on the phone. I'm waiting for my order and dude comes in. His car goes off. Runs out beep beep, comes back in. 30 sec later it goes off. he does this at least 4 times. On my way out I see the biker that has been looping the Weston hotel, kicking buddies' car everytime he passes, until the guy gets in his car an leaves. What a hoot.
That's the ****ing ****.

Travel time for operator when totally public transportation.
1.5hrs + 2hrs

Travel time with mixed mode (and the support for this on public transportation is nothing less then stellar).
1hrs + 1 hrs.

Gee.
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Just witnessed the funniest ****:

Was gettin' a burger. On the way I pass 300C HEMI parked in the bike lane sth Queen's Quay, dude's on the phone. I'm waiting for my order and dude comes in. His car goes off. Runs out beep beep, comes back in. 30 sec later it goes off. he does this at least 4 times. On my way out I see the biker that has been looping the Weston hotel, kicking buddies' car everytime he passes, until the guy gets in his car an leaves. What a hoot.

har har.. or PWNED as operator would say.
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