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    Anything going on today??
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    maybe ride around Center Island and fish the channels
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    I went upto Shepard and Leslie and back, making a detour for sultan of Samosa... bout 40k.
    hit a 59.2kph on Eglinton going down towards Leslie. Some funky winds. At one point the leaves flew with me for about 50m was pretty cool.

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    mmmm... Sultan of Samosas.... Yes, very windy. I saw two shopping carts screaming across a grocery parking lot before crashing into a trailer. Missed the cars, although I was hoping for the Mercedes.
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    I just got back from going to hamilton and back, but my computer was set upside down so it thought the speed was cadence (it would have thought the cadence was speed as well, but I don't have the cadence sensor attached), so it said I was pedalling at around 180 rpm average, travelling at 0kph. As such I don't really know the distance. I thought I was going to die a few times going west on lakeshore with the headwind. When I crossed the humber bridge on the way over I was incredibly close to getting blown off my wheels into the railing! I got a few nasty leaves thrown in my face too which kind of hurt!

    I think I was pretty well dressed for the weather, but I was sweating quite a bit on my upper body wearing a sleeveless bike jersey and thin arm warmers, a long-sleeved bike jersey, and my MEC jacket. My legs were fine with my lined winter bike pants and knee warmers, but my feet were definitely freezing in summer socks and sidis... Next time I'll need to wear warmer socks or get some booties as my sidis are on the small side as it is. I got some numbness in my hands so I think I have to play with the saddle angle a bit. I noticed when riding my geared bike today that my legs would always get tired before I got the cardio going (in fact I was having trouble getting the heart rate up). Its funny because on my fixie its the opposite; my heart is racing and I'm panting like crazy when I get to work in the morning.

    Anyone have anything good to say about full on winter cycling tights?
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    Anyone have anything good to say about full on winter cycling tights?
    Yeah no propensity of leg warmers to fall down at the most inopportune times.

    P.S Look at this genius on CL http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/227400118.html
    Those could've been had for $20 shipped. NEW.
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    where can you get them for $20 new?

    I'd like to get some if they're that cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I just got back from going to hamilton and back, but my computer was set upside down so it thought the speed was cadence (it would have thought the cadence was speed as well, but I don't have the cadence sensor attached), so it said I was pedalling at around 180 rpm average, travelling at 0kph. As such I don't really know the distance. I thought I was going to die a few times going west on lakeshore with the headwind. When I crossed the humber bridge on the way over I was incredibly close to getting blown off my wheels into the railing! I got a few nasty leaves thrown in my face too which kind of hurt!

    I think I was pretty well dressed for the weather, but I was sweating quite a bit on my upper body wearing a sleeveless bike jersey and thin arm warmers, a long-sleeved bike jersey, and my MEC jacket. My legs were fine with my lined winter bike pants and knee warmers, but my feet were definitely freezing in summer socks and sidis... Next time I'll need to wear warmer socks or get some booties as my sidis are on the small side as it is. I got some numbness in my hands so I think I have to play with the saddle angle a bit. I noticed when riding my geared bike today that my legs would always get tired before I got the cardio going (in fact I was having trouble getting the heart rate up). Its funny because on my fixie its the opposite; my heart is racing and I'm panting like crazy when I get to work in the morning.

    Anyone have anything good to say about full on winter cycling tights?
    once again, i think MEC is the answer. i've got a pair of the "whirlwind" tights that are really warm (windproof front panel) and come in tall sizes. i wear them under my jeans and i find them almost too hot to wear indoors. i think they're good value but as with all tights very snug in the buttocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yeah no propensity of leg warmers to fall down at the most inopportune times.

    P.S Look at this genius on CL http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/227400118.html
    Those could've been had for $20 shipped. NEW.
    Hmm do tell. I just looked at chucks bikes nothing there. I swapped out my 400's for narrow bum bars (thanks for that reference jet) & would like to try the 800's or even better the nitto rb-021 (maybe)
    Cheers

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    That wind was something today EH FEC riding into was a workout but what a SWEET tail wind comming home ..... here is what the bike looks like with the half fenders http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeker/283069118/
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
    Hmm do tell. I just looked at chucks bikes nothing there. I swapped out my 400's for narrow bum bars (thanks for that reference jet) & would like to try the 800's or even better the nitto rb-021 (maybe)
    Cheers
    Sorry gone now, they were available from there for over a year. $12.50 + $6 USPS shipping. I already sold mine to lymbzero. They were ok bars but there wasn't really anything there to justify spending full retail on.

    I switched to these at any rate:
    http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/br007.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Sorry gone now, they were available from there for over a year. $12.50 + $6 USPS shipping. I already sold mine to lymbzero. They were ok bars but there wasn't really anything there to justify spending full retail on.

    I switched to these at any rate:
    http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/br007.htm
    Yep i remember you had the 400's as well as I. The 800's have big time drop think i'll waste more time on evil bay?
    Cheers
    Your new bars do look slick/nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
    Yep i remember you had the 400's as well as I. The 800's have big time drop think i'll waste more time on evil bay?
    Cheers
    Your new bars do look slick/nice.
    sweep the mail order guy! lack of fixed-friendly bike shops in kingston getting to you?

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    Did anyone present go to Nadirs La Carrera Party?
    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    sweep the mail order guy! lack of fixed-friendly bike shops in kingston getting to you?
    Yeah, how are the bike shops like in that area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRACKMAN
    Did anyone present go to Nadirs La Carrera Party?
    wish i could have; i was stuck at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    wish i could have; i was stuck at work.
    Bummer.

    I had a ride as far as Virginia, but no farther:
    Was hoping to see many peoples I have come
    to miss over the years since the last HPR & CMWC.
    Formerly from Kensington myself, now in North Carolina.
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    I would've gone had I known about it anytime more than 5 hours before it was supposed to happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    sweep the mail order guy! lack of fixed-friendly bike shops in kingston getting to you?
    Hey arenít we all mail order *****? So far no one fixed or shop but iím sure they could order it! About 7 shops here & I like two of them.
    Cheers
    Good Monday morning all

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRACKMAN
    now in North Carolina.
    home of one of the best hiphop crews....Little Brother!!

    edit: Good Monday morning back at you sweep! ughhhhhhhhhh hope its a good monday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    What kinda gear you lookin' for?
    I am not looking for any specific gear, I just want to check out some LBS to get a feel for what is happening, it seems as though the scene is vibrant. Cavern Cycles, La Carrera is what I have found so far ...

    Also, where should I stay while I am in Toronto? any specific area?

    I want to be able to walk to many places and be out and about, I was looking at Queen's Park or Old Toronto? I am not sure, as this is from a Fodor's guide.

    If you suggest any hotels please let me know, many Thanks ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire
    I am not looking for any specific gear, I just want to check out some LBS to get a feel for what is happening, it seems as though the scene is vibrant. Cavern Cycles, La Carrera is what I have found so far ...

    Also, where should I stay while I am in Toronto? any specific area?

    I want to be able to walk to many places and be out and about, I was looking at Queen's Park or Old Toronto? I am not sure, as this is from a Fodor's guide.

    If you suggest any hotels please let me know, many Thanks ...
    you know about cavern..
    how about the urbane cyclist on john just north of queen. www.ucycle.com
    cycle therapy too: http://www.cycletherapy.ca/

    if you don't mind hostels, global village at king/spadia is good: http://www.toronto.com/hotels/listing/000-142-242
    hostelling international has a location downtown: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostel011006.en.htm
    right in kensington market: http://www.hostels.com/en/availabili...telNumber.1834

    a buddy of mine has stayed in HI and said it was good. i work near global village and i'm in kensington weekly.. all these places are pretty busy and provide good hubs for checking out toronto. good to meet fellow travellers too. good luck!

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    ATTENTION TORONTO

    got any pictures from your halloween CM on friday? in dc we do cm on the first friday of the month, but we have a halloween alleycat.

    (i really want to see shiznaz's dinosaur/iguana/whatever)
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    I dunno if anyone took a pic of me in the full costume... Our HR lady at work took a picture of me in it, but I'm wearing a golf shirt and slacks so the effect is somewhat lessened. Maybe I can convince one of my housemates to take a pic of me in it while I'm busting a mad skid in the church parking lot tonight.

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    Its going to be a nice night tonight, skidding and beers anyone?

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