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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Might be worth seeing a sports doctor. I went to one on Cavernmech's recommendation when I was having knee troubles and he diagnosed it immediately. Mind you I've been taking it pretty easy all Fall (just slower trainer rides to keep my legs happy) and also haven't been following his orders, so I haven't made any improvement nor had any problems (mmm.. laziness).

    But yeah, if it's swollen or warm to the touch, make sure you ice it really well. And by "really well" I mean to the point of numbness. Then let it come back up to normal temperature on it's own. Also, Advil is your friend. </lessons learned on my way to Montreal>

    ps. I'll have to check out that butcher. I don't eat a lot of meat, so when I do I like to buy quality stuff.. and preferably local/organic/free-range.
    The walk-in I went to (at First Canadian Place) was supposedly a sports clinic. The chiropractor I went to has treated many members of my family through various injuries and he's a big time jock. Can't hurt. Both doctors told me to basically keep excercising, but also take it easy and stop if it starts to hurt. Oh and to use lots of ice/Advil. Where was the sports doctor you went to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Is it knee pain from crankin' big gears, fatigue or a positional factor?
    Well it all started when I whacked my knee of a table the hall of my appartment. Turns out I slightly dislocated my knee cap, but I didn't realize. It hurt like HELL but I just figured it was bruised and I carried on to go to work that day and the next week or so. Then after a few days at work it got really really sore/stiff. That's when I went to the walk-in/Chiropractor. The doctor prescribed anti-inflammatories (which I didn't take, I stuck to Advil). The chiropractor gave my leg a couple of yanks to realign my knee cap. That helped right away, but he warned me that it would be sensitve for a while.

    I actually think I may have some positional issues on my road bike, which I had been riding for two weeks straight when this happened (so the injury is not related to riding fixed). That may have contributed. After a couple of days or recovery I did a bit of riding and noticed that my knee felt fine on my conversion, but started to get sore again on my road bike. I noticed the saddle was perhaps a touch high so I made a couple of adjustments but I have never really gotten comfortable with that bike (Urbanite lugged road frame). My Mielle and my Lejeune just both fit me really well from the beginning, I find them both really comfortable to ride. My Urbanite has just never felt totally right though. It's not a gearing issue, I always spin on my road bike and rarely get into the highest gears, and my Mielle conversion is geared at 46/17.

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    I fully dislocated the kneecap skateboarding. It sounds like you might have soft tissue swelling and it can take a while to calmdown if it's being abused..(yes messin is abusing , if injured. Try 15min off and on with ice, take the anti inflamitories. If it's what i think it is there won;t be any crankin anytime soon, and some easy spinnin' as just about any hard acceleration will put pressure rightbehind the kneecap, causin aggro. find good sports/knee doc to assess...

    think spring training roady type spinning

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    I fully dislocated the kneecap skateboarding.
    sk8boards + knees = disaster

    but its just so damn fun! I need a 6 million dollar man setup so i can sk8 forever!

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    what were we saying about revenge of the nerds? Double points if you can spot a certain person's BF avatar in there...

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    I pulled a freakin awesome emergency traffic maneuver on the way to work today. I was watching one of those timers count down from 7 and I was still a little ways from the intersection of Front and Lower Simcoe. I figured I could run the red a little because there is hardly ever traffic crossing that intersection because its a dead end going south; cars usually turn left or right. As I expected there was nobody doing this, but there was a car ehaded my direction that wanted to turn left. I was just about at the white line for the intersection when he started to turn left while honking. I dunno what he was thinking, but had I been a car it would have been quite a mess!

    Anyways, as soon as he blocks my path I pull a hard skidding emergency right to get parallel with him, but I'm going so fast I can't get quite in line with him and end up more in front of him. He's bearing down on me so I have to start skidding the other direction around the front of the car, but I can't turn hard enough, so I skip my rear wheel a few times and let the rear fishtail and put the bike almost sideways into the turn. At this point I still have quite a bit of speed and I'm heading straight into a pack of pedestrians at the corner, so I have to start skidding right again and throw my weight over the other side of the bike. At this point my right foot unclips while I'm skidding and I somehow don't go down and kill the pedestrians (who had all jumped back and taken cover at this point), and then remerge onto front.

    For some reason it was super fun, unlike my other traffic adventures. Maybe its because I was in the wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Well it all started when I whacked my knee of a table the hall of my appartment. Turns out I slightly dislocated my knee cap, but I didn't realize. It hurt like HELL but I just figured it was bruised and I carried on to go to work that day and the next week or so. Then after a few days at work it got really really sore/stiff. That's when I went to the walk-in/Chiropractor. The doctor prescribed anti-inflammatories (which I didn't take, I stuck to Advil). The chiropractor gave my leg a couple of yanks to realign my knee cap. That helped right away, but he warned me that it would be sensitve for a while.

    I actually think I may have some positional issues on my road bike, which I had been riding for two weeks straight when this happened (so the injury is not related to riding fixed). That may have contributed. After a couple of days or recovery I did a bit of riding and noticed that my knee felt fine on my conversion, but started to get sore again on my road bike. I noticed the saddle was perhaps a touch high so I made a couple of adjustments but I have never really gotten comfortable with that bike (Urbanite lugged road frame). My Mielle and my Lejeune just both fit me really well from the beginning, I find them both really comfortable to ride. My Urbanite has just never felt totally right though. It's not a gearing issue, I always spin on my road bike and rarely get into the highest gears, and my Mielle conversion is geared at 46/17.
    totally unrelated, but were you in sweet pete's on sunday? i was talking to a guy who is a messenger that said he rides a FG; he was giving me opinions on some shoes i bought. wondering if it was you is all. take care of that knee. i hurt mine a few years ago and i know it's a huge nuissnance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    But I'd rather have a pistol-grip Winchester defender 20 guage for home defence if I ever get that paranoid. It won't go through a wall and kill a sleeping tyke and is a hell of lot more intimidating than a handgun.
    If someone is pointing a gun at me...any gun....I am intimidated.

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    http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/248773810.html

    Somebody should get these. Good deal. Good for winter and rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Where was the sports doctor you went to?
    Probably the same place: http://www.athletescare.com/. I saw Dr. Woollam, as did Cavernmech and Joebent. Seemed like a nice/knowledgeable guy, plus when I made the appointment he was on vacation doing bicycle touring in Italy, so as a cyclist he's probably a good person to see.
    -Milpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    If someone is pointing a gun at me...any gun....I am intimidated.
    if someone points their finger at me i'm intimidated.

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    Shooting is great fun, fun as it is it wouldn't bother me if the rest of the shooting I ever do is video game related.

    Actually, at a range is one of the few situations I've had a weapon pointed at me, was scary too. The guy was very experienced off-duty or ex lawman ex military or something I wasn't in any danger unless I was stupid, which thank god I wasn't that day. Me and my bestest bud were there target shooting with his 9mm, a .45 & the most fun an uzi pistol converted to .45

    So we're shooting & the bell rings w/the PA announcing weapons down, that's after an initial bell so you know it's almost time. Anyway my buddy heard the announcement & ceased fire, but forgot protocol. He tried to make the gun safe, took a few steps to the table in our booth & went to clear the chamber & remove the clip. But guns down means guns down, before he could get the clip out & set it down the range guy had had time to yell at him once, then take a step forward, draw & take aim. demanding compliance of both of us (I had put mine down on time, but since he felt the need to draw on my friend he wanted me to know he knew he was drawing on my friend!) My buddy complied too of course! It all worked out & we bought more ammo & stayed awhile

    Totally our gaff, & we understood why the guy behaved as he did in gun nut texas, we were only 16ish & dressed like 1980s 16 year old clubbers that sold drugs, the next booth over was a group of vietnamese about our age having just a hoot of a time teaching their girlfriends to fire the tiny pocket .32s & slim 9mm they seemd to favour, down from them on the short range was a group of western dressed latin american gentlemen testing out a few sawed off double barrels with brand new pistol grips installed & a couple of corn fed white dudes on the longer range working out with a 30.06 next to the tiawanese fella teaching his kid to handle the ar-15. It was busy like that everytime we went. On Fridays they had special times to fire your fully automatic weapons. Crazy

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    and yeah no matter how familiar they scare the crap out of me, or knowing what they are and not knowwing what it is holding them scares the crap out of me

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    not scared of guns...just the peeps that carry them that knows not what to do with it.
    Sounds like you won't be needing anymore coffee this morning Shizy...glad you made it ok.

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    to get away from all this gun talk, i'll throw some bike talk out there: what are the widest tires you have run on your fixie? i'm putting a winter bike together and i've got 700x35 on there now. would like wider but can't fit fenders otherwise!

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    is that a cross tyre?

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    shotguns are sweet but I love a long bow... nothing scarier than someone shooting arrows at ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    is that a cross tyre?
    not as such. it's a michelin "city" tire, inverted tread design. i was thinking about getting some cross tires for snow though...

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    AWESOME day for a bike ride ! ,, I get to go ride around and enjoy before work,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    to get away from all this gun talk, i'll throw some bike talk out there: what are the widest tires you have run on your fixie? i'm putting a winter bike together and i've got 700x35 on there now. would like wider but can't fit fenders otherwise!
    23c
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    AWESOME day for a bike ride ! ,, I get to go ride around and enjoy before work,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    nice and sunny this morning. clouding over a bit now but i'm still going to enjoy riding to school. last exam today, thank jebus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    23c
    ha. ha. ha. nice one fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    23c
    Whats that cool saying all the kids use?...23c FTW? I gave up on knobby tires for snow about 10 years ago. That is unless there is dirt under the snow. I still enjoy a good jaunt on the mountain bike in the fresh snow tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    Whats that cool saying all the kids use?...23c FTW? I gave up on knobby tires for snow about 10 years ago. That is unless there is dirt under the snow. I still enjoy a good jaunt on the mountain bike in the fresh snow tho.
    thought i'd ask. i'm going to try the wider tires as an experiment.

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