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Old 10-25-06, 07:16 AM   #14826
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i've always thought that about most MEC stuff: it fits a bit like a hefty bag. i have one of their wool jersey/sweaters and the cut i really loose in the chest but skin tight in the arms? who do they cut their stuff for, humpty dumpty?
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One of my best "raw blinding pain" moments happened when a resident had to rearrange my intestines (from the outside) after a post-abdominal surgery mishap. Got an assload of demoral after that one though.
That sounds most unpleasant. How exactly does someone "rearrange" your intestines from the outside? I'm kind of scared to ask, because I think I know.


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The topper has to be the time a surgeon literally tore open a healing incision in my pelvis (about 5" deep) because it was closing up too quickly and they were worried about infection. Good times, good times.

I've never broken anything "doing stuff," but damned if I don't hate hospitals.
Ok, that is way beyond nasty. I hate hospitals-the whole set up is not really designed to allow you to recover. I spent 3 weeks in Sunnybrook after a nasty head hits pavement kind of event, and it was not an experience I'd care to repeat. The technical care (surgery etc) was excellent, but they need to think more about the psychological side of recovery.
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Old 10-25-06, 07:48 AM   #14829
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Speaking of which, I dropped by the new LA Carrera location yesterday after work. It's super nice. Albert was showing me how he's going to have a patio out back that anyone can just ride right up to, and there's a french door leading into the mechanic area. Very swank. I love the wrought iron work in the front window. Too bad I'm out of town Saturday/Sunday or I'd swing by the opening party.

ps. switching back to narrowish drops after riding my silly cruiser bars for a while feels really really awkward.
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Old 10-25-06, 07:49 AM   #14830
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Coming soon to Cabbage Town

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hehe, I think you mean Coming toon to the Annex. Cabbage town is quite a bit further east!


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Yeah, I've had 4 or 5 of those over the years. Really versatile. I wish they would make the cut a little more form fitting though, it catches too much wind for a cycling specific jacket.
The reason I didn't get the whoosh (apart from the high price and loud colours) was that it felt like I was wearing a sail on me. I could have fit 2 of my torsos inside that box. I may as well wear my ski jacket at that point.

The supermicroft is really the only one that came halfway close to fitting my tall skinny self. I even tried on all the women's models just in case the cut was better for me.
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i've always thought that about most MEC stuff: it fits a bit like a hefty bag. i have one of their wool jersey/sweaters and the cut i really loose in the chest but skin tight in the arms? who do they cut their stuff for, humpty dumpty?
That would be the semi-pear shaped computer office user they are selling to. If they cut for only fit people, they'd be out of business in a season I think. Gotta leave room for a gut....
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Old 10-25-06, 08:24 AM   #14832
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who do they cut their stuff for, humpty dumpty?
hahahahahahaha noice one!
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Old 10-25-06, 08:32 AM   #14833
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That would be the semi-pear shaped computer office user they are selling to. If they cut for only fit people, they'd be out of business in a season I think. Gotta leave room for a gut....
Exactly. If you want stuff more fitted, it's as simple as buying a different brand. That's the exact issue I have with one of my MEC cycling jackets actually. It's warm and functional, but it's definitely shaped for a gut. I get severe jacket *****/belly when I'm wearing it..

My goretex one fits great however, but that might explain why they don't make it anymore (if you use TJ's logic).

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Old 10-25-06, 08:49 AM   #14834
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I get severe jacket *****/belly when I'm wearing it.. .
whats a jacket *****/belly ??????
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Old 10-25-06, 09:00 AM   #14835
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you know the zipper ***** on the fly of your pants?

same as that but with the zipper on a jacket.
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Old 10-25-06, 09:07 AM   #14836
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The problem with other company's bike jackets is that they are too expensive, not heavy-duty enough or I can't try them on. And they are hideous...

At least MEC is somewhat focused on commuter functionality, and not just on racer types who want a glorified wind breaker, and total noobs who just want a a crappy ski jacket for on the bike.

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Old 10-25-06, 10:46 AM   #14837
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How is this in Cabbage town?
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Old 10-25-06, 10:51 AM   #14838
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He's not from round here, thats how.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:17 AM   #14839
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"You can't get there from here, neighbour."
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Old 10-25-06, 12:02 PM   #14840
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ROFL, where's that from?
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Coming soon to Cabbage Town

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Rofl uh, would've been useful a year ago.
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shapelike is eyefloater???? i learn something new everyday.
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Rofl uh, would've been useful a year ago.
? La Carrera just moved recently...
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? La Carrera just moved recently...
indeed.. and the partay is this Saturday, Oct 28. It's worth stopping by just to check out the space. Also, they've apparently ordered an espresso machine from Italy. I warned them that while they're happy I was there yesterday, they may be sick of seeing me once the espresso machine goes in.

Oh, and the Mercx in the display case is pretty fancy pants also.

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shapelike is eyefloater???? i learn something new everyday.
Am I the only person who saw the post where Mike announced his name change?
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who? Jokin'
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Screw you shiznaz!!11
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[QUOTE=Shiznaz]hehe, I think you mean Coming toon to the Annex. Cabbage town is quite a bit further east!




The reason I didn't get the whoosh (apart from the high price and loud colours) was that it felt like I was wearing a sail on me. I could have fit 2 of my torsos inside that box. I may as well wear my ski jacket at that point.

The supermicroft is really the only one that came halfway close to fitting my tall skinny self. I even tried on all the women's models just in case the cut was better for me.[/

i don't think that's the only reason you wear women's clothes...

despite the odd fit issues, i do appreciate that the microft jacket comes in tall sizes...
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another reason i dislike the suburbs: getting yelled at from a car in oakville. "get a car!" they said. what? it looked like they were driving mom's minivan...
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