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    I am actually getting a car on the road tomorrow. I try to make myself feel better by thinking I'll now be able to take several people to the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    What time are you thinking?
    Would there be much objection to 10am? Is that too early? I like the idea of getting back not too late, leaving me time to get some things done in the afternoon. I'm going to go get something to eat. I"ll check back in later.

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    I have a question where the hell is somnambulant?

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    Hey guys I'm ready to go on a ride. First time I have been able to access the forum since last night. server was timing out.

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    Yeah same here. I'm an idiot. I need to tape my bars, haven't gotten around to it. On this ride I'll be glad of tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    I think Mike should volunteer his new place for this as he has a fireplace. Fireplace + single malt...
    I'm actually fairly down with that action. I've cleared it with the boss as well, so now that we have executive approval the plan can move forward. I was thinking I'll borrow a friend's PS2 + Downhill Domination, we can make a bit of food and do some chillaxing.

    Here's a weird/cool thing about the new place that I discovered. Outside on the covered deck is a t.v. on one of those wall mounted stands. It works, and picks up a few channels (CTV, CBC, Global, etc.) so in the summertime there could be some sweet warm weather movie watching out in the back yard.

    As for the fire place, I haven't had anyone in to inspect it yet but the plan is to make full use of it.

    Spiral fracture in the hand = not so much fun. Got a meeting w/ the plastics surgeon on Tuesday. Remember kids, save yourself the hassle - use the u-lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
    I have a question where the hell is somnambulant?
    He joined a fundamentalist Christian lobbyist group and is off at some training seminar learning how to more effectively hate the Jews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    I'm actually fairly down with that action. I've cleared it with the boss as well, so now that we have executive approval the plan can move forward. I was thinking I'll borrow a friend's PS2 + Downhill Domination, we can make a bit of food and do some chillaxing.

    Here's a weird/cool thing about the new place that I discovered. Outside on the covered deck is a t.v. on one of those wall mounted stands. It works, and picks up a few channels (CTV, CBC, Global, etc.) so in the summertime there could be some sweet warm weather movie watching out in the back yard.

    As for the fire place, I haven't had anyone in to inspect it yet but the plan is to make full use of it.

    Spiral fracture in the hand = not so much fun. Got a meeting w/ the plastics surgeon on Tuesday. Remember kids, save yourself the hassle - use the u-lock.
    Did you punch someones car so hard that you broke your hand?

    PS. Anyone who wants to go on a ride gimme a call. Heading out probably around noon (still need to eat some more), with my budy Ivo.
    Last edited by Shiznaz; 11-04-06 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Did you punch someones car so hard that you broke your hand?
    I had a moving van do the tunnel vision toward a parking spot routine. It veered across lanes along side me and started pulling over to park. I was boxed in ... actually, let's see if ascii can help w/ this:
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           /      /  | X
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    Okay, maybe not so helpful.

    So, ya - he cuts in front of me, starts to park and my last ditch effort before jumping off the bike and onto the side walk was to do some emergency stopping action and punch the truck to let him know I was there/didn't want to be run over at the moment. On the bright side though, I left a really nice fist-sized dent in the sheet metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    Code:
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    Okay, maybe not so helpful.
    hahahahaha pseudo code to the rescue!
    edit: or ride with a brass knuckles hope your aight
    Last edited by duppy.conqueror; 11-04-06 at 10:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    I paid $500 for my Campy Coppi track in 98' NOS from 1976. 98' also got me a Campy Gardin from the 70's also....$450. In 99' I paid $750 for my GT Pulse...complete Dura-Ace, CXP 30 tubies and CXP 30 clinchers. Those were only the ones that I bought for myself...many others were purchased and resold (usually with clincher rim updates) to friends. Those days are sadly gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    He joined a fundamentalist Christian lobbyist group and is off at some training seminar learning how to more effectively hate the Jews.
    I thought he was in Arizona doing the trail thing?
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    Er the truck was moving so fast it looked like it was strethced diagonally? Breaking your hand = worse than my week. I only had bruises on my right arm from someone changing lanes into me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Er the truck was moving so fast it looked like it was strethced diagonally? Breaking your hand = worse than my week. I only had bruises on my right arm from someone changing lanes into me.
    It was going so fast it warped spacetime.

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    I had a good ride out west with danhalen, about 85km all said and done. Once me and dan split up I almost got in a fist fight with some ****** in a prelude with body kit and black-tinted windows.

    I was waiting to cross harbord going north on roxton and of course the guy comes up and honks. I look back and wave and don't budge. He then honks again and squeezes by me, stops, rolls down his window and uses some colourful phrases to tell me I should get out of his way. I tell him I'm a vehicle, but he doesn't buy it and uses some other colourful phrases that started to make my mouth water in projectile form onto his car. He jumps out, comes toe to toe with me trying to goad me into fighting with him. He asked me to clean the spit off his car but he wasn't very polite about it so I declined. So he tries to further goad me into a fight, calling me tough guy and big man and such. I suggested maybe he was projecting himself onto me, but again he didn't seem to buy it. So he comes up and spits at my face (I guess he took my projection comment very literally!), but it kind of vaporized and went all over my jacket, so I spat back at him and he stuck his hand up to block it and the spit went into his sleeve!

    At this time his girlfriend gets out of the car and tries to settle things down, but deciding she doesn't want her boyfriend mad at her, asks "WHAT DIRECTION ARE YOU TRYING TO GO? STRAIGHT? THEN GO STRAIGHT!" I thanked her for her sage advice and returned to the more pressing matter of the cro magnon trying his best to avoid getting an aggravated assault charge for fighting with me. I said that he could hit me if he wanted, but I had my buddy Ivo with me and several cyclists had stopped to watch the show, so I would call the police and he might get in trouble. He still seemed intent on fighting me, but this guy was damaging my inner harmony and when I noticed a gap in traffic I crossed harbord north and went home.

    Why can't people just wait behind me at intersections when they want to turn right? He wasted both our time trying to miseducate me on legal road use, and my black jacket has spittle marks on it. I guess its considered manly to want to fight someone straddling a bike in look cleats who has just biked 85km in the cold and is short on calories.
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    I know you could've decked him. Kudos for self restraint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Once me and dan split up I almost got in a fist fight with some ****** in a prelude with body kit and black-tinted windows.
    Wow, I guess my ride home after we split was pretty uneventful. Yeah good show of restraint fights suck. Yeah it was a great ride. Really nice weather and we rode on some really nice stretches of road. I'm going to sleep well tonight.

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    What's up w/ all the T.dot Fixed fisticuffs lately? We've seriously got to stop punching so much ****.

    Update: so my postings about the KHS/Pake frames came back with some interesting responses. One was a guy who has a "56" Surly Crosscheck (check the geometry for that one on the Surly site). That's too big for me, but maybe someone out there is interested in it and wants to trade something to me for it? Basically he'd get my Pake, you'd get his Crosscheck and I'd get? Anyway, lemmie know.

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    I totally didn't want to fight this guy, it was all him. Had he have spat on my bike immediately after he got out of the car I would have called it even and gone home, and I would probably have some respect for him. As it is now I'm all grumpy.

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    I usually sit to the left of the right turn lane, basically in the middle of the two lanes, between the cars, just so that people can get by but it sounds like this guy had a problem.

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    Sounds like a great way to be hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I totally didn't want to fight this guy, it was all him. Had he have spat on my bike immediately after he got out of the car I would have called it even and gone home, and I would probably have some respect for him. As it is now I'm all grumpy.
    Some people want nothing but confrontation, so have a beer or 10 relax. the guy should have enjoyed watching you track stand, right.

    Also like Jet i go to the left of the right turn lane right on the line to avoid this type of crap.
    When spiting comes out nothing good happens.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Sounds like a great way to be hit.
    Hasn't happened yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    I totally didn't want to fight this guy, it was all him. Had he have spat on my bike immediately after he got out of the car I would have called it even and gone home, and I would probably have some respect for him. As it is now I'm all grumpy.
    yo cheer up bredren...you did the right thing by staying calm...punks jump up to get beat down man...he'll get his...most of those idiot punks dont get how to drive with other cars on tha road let alone bikes theyre just dumb ignorant and looking for an excuse to show off...but still good thing you didnt take the bait...them dudes is always jail bait...once a bredda puts the beats on them they start talkin bout callin they boyz or the cops or some such *****...so best to avoid it all together...plus around here some a them boys pack heat so even more reason not to bother...glad nuttin aint really happen cept the spitting foolishness...

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    I got one of my mountain bikes converted at cycle solutions to singlespeed for the winter 42x16 but I might make it 42x18 cause it is one heavy tough b#tch and 42x18 would be better in the snow
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