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Old 12-25-06, 11:15 PM   #17401
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31kms on Christmas day? Impressive. What do you ride anyways?
a pretty standard urbanite.



i wanted to head all the way up to aurora but we had to make christmas dinner at 5.
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Old 12-25-06, 11:21 PM   #17402
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a pretty standard urbanite.



i wanted to head all the way up to aurora but we had to make christmas dinner at 5.
pretty standard except for that chainring! welcome to the urbanite club...
looking at that route sheet, it looks like you live in operator's hood.
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Old 12-25-06, 11:38 PM   #17403
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i'd like it better if it wasn't 110 bcd. goes well with the oddball headset spacers too.

and yes, i do. i shared many a high school art class with operator.
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Old 12-26-06, 11:48 AM   #17404
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I got a wicked cool zipup polyshirt...it's Coca Cola branded and Coke has always been an addiction. As it's from a promo company it might be a sample that never may have been produced. As well a nice cozy Slim Shadyesque hoodie with all the tough removed by the application of hand painted bike wheels and 'daddy-o' across the chest. I love it. A NEW PAN, thick bottomed, heavy, with that cooking spot thingy, good walls for flicking the food around. mmmmm a new pan. Loads of food, too much drink and all the lovin' one person can handle. The look on my bouncin' daughter's face when she got exactly what she wanted from Santa was indeed worth the price of admission. Candice and operator went to school together? The world keeps getting smaller .....still wouldn't wanna paint it though.

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Old 12-26-06, 12:01 PM   #17405
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Whee. Enjoyed Munich so much I missed my connection to Dubai. Had to stay in a hotel in Munich, catch a flight to Quatar in the morning, and then catch another flight from Doha to Dubai. They upgraded me to business from Doha to Dubai which was nice, and I got to my parents place a half hour before christmas day. It was about 48 hours door to door. I honestly thought I was going to have christmas at a german airport hotel!

Dubai is ridiculous. Totally insane. Its one giant construction site and 15% of the world's cranes are in this city alone. It grows exponentially, and has no planning whatsoever. They are building the biggest of everything in the world, and nothing takes longer than 2 years. Everyone loves the benevloent dictators and their pictures are everywhere. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister (you have to write that every time you mention him) is an awesome looking dude, and they seem like pretty darn good rulers actually. They plan to build a comprehensive subway system, and the deadline is 2 years from now. And it WILL be completed in time.

This city is car crazy. The road is streaming with trucks full of construciton materials and people drive like maniacs. The shoulder on Sheikh Zayed road is nicknamed 'the fast lane to Abu Dabi' because cars drive along it at 200km/h (I've seen this a few times already!). Cars are king, and if you joked around on a bike you'd last less than a minute before becoming hamburger. We went and saw where they load the Katyusha rockets into wooden barges to ship to Somalia. They leave all the cargo out and theres no gates. The barges look ready to sink. Somehow it all works.

My parents live in a crazy gated community. Its called 'The Green Community' not because it uses green building principles, but because they dump so much water on it that its a veritable paradise. There are 100 gardeners in the compound, my parents have a live in maid and her husband, plus a gardener to look after the house, and my dad drives a jag, and my mum drives a big mistubish suv. Its so not 'them' its crazy!

This place is simply out of hand. I can't even explain it. Its ******** crazy.

Pics pending my return!

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Old 12-26-06, 12:20 PM   #17406
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Back from costa rica, y'alls. No cycling gifts for me except for a copy of "The Long Distance Cyclists' Handbook". Lots of other fun stuff though (and a great vacation). I wish the site hadn't been down all morning since I was hoping to go for a little ride and some coffee. D'oh! I did however bring back a couple bags of coffee from CR... just had my first cup. Tasty!

See y'alls soon!
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Old 12-26-06, 12:23 PM   #17407
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Back from costa rica, y'alls. No cycling gifts for me except for a copy of "The Long Distance Cyclists' Handbook". Lots of other fun stuff though (and a great vacation). I wish the site hadn't been down all morning since I was hoping to go for a little ride and some coffee. D'oh! I did however bring back a couple bags of coffee from CR... just had my first cup. Tasty!

See y'alls soon!
hmmm sounds like super coffee , so is it a coffee tasting event at your place today?
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Old 12-26-06, 12:26 PM   #17408
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Oh yeah, it seems that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister chooses what I can and cannot view on the internet:
http://proxy.emirates.net.ae
Weeeeeak!
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Old 12-26-06, 01:39 PM   #17409
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haw haw.. no suicidegirls for shiznaz.
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Old 12-26-06, 05:52 PM   #17410
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Back from costa rica, y'alls. No cycling gifts for me except for a copy of "The Long Distance Cyclists' Handbook". Lots of other fun stuff though (and a great vacation). I wish the site hadn't been down all morning since I was hoping to go for a little ride and some coffee. D'oh! I did however bring back a couple bags of coffee from CR... just had my first cup. Tasty!

See y'alls soon!
if you feel like going tomorrow morning, let me know. welcome back.
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Old 12-26-06, 06:54 PM   #17411
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if you feel like going tomorrow morning, let me know. welcome back.
most likely.. what time?
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Old 12-26-06, 07:22 PM   #17412
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most likely.. what time?
any time in the morning. i think I Deal opens around 10.
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Old 12-26-06, 09:18 PM   #17413
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I deal scares me
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Old 12-26-06, 11:13 PM   #17414
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Do any of you guys wear stuff like this for winter riding? I am thinking of getting something from MEC but the prices at ProBikeKit are pretty good too.

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=c9539
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Old 12-26-06, 11:50 PM   #17415
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Too many logos for me - and you'll probably get slapped with customs for clothing.
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Old 12-27-06, 12:04 AM   #17416
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any time in the morning. i think I Deal opens around 10.
Man you must drink alot of coffee if you need to go back for more already.
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Old 12-27-06, 12:33 AM   #17417
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those kind of winter cycling jerseys are quite good. just make sure you get one that fits snug- it's got to be flush against your body/layers underneath. If you were to wear one of those thin little Defeat undergarment sweat layer things (sold at MEC), with two normal skin-fitting short sleeve jerseys, and then this CSC thing, you'll be warm until it gets a couple degrees below zero. Be forewarned that if you stop mid-ride for a coffee, strip off your layers ASAP.

But that's just what works for me. Every body reacts differently when playing in the cold.
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Old 12-27-06, 12:35 AM   #17418
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It is unfortunate that although CSC is my favourite pro team (well, maybe Quickstep), their jerseys are hideous.
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Old 12-27-06, 03:21 AM   #17419
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Old 12-27-06, 07:24 AM   #17421
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i'm going to ride down to I Deal in the morning to restock my dwindling coffee supplies, please join me if you would like; in the morning sometime, to be back by noon.

EDIT: nice build ronin.
I moved all the components from the DeBernardi to the Makino. Rides super smoooth...

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Old 12-27-06, 07:43 AM   #17422
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any time in the morning. i think I Deal opens around 10.
10:30..? Gonna go for a little ride first I think.
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Old 12-27-06, 08:01 AM   #17423
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eeeeeeek just read this...that would kinna suck if that happened to you while riding :O
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Old 12-27-06, 08:05 AM   #17424
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Man you must drink alot of coffee if you need to go back for more already.
it's not so much the need, it's the excuse for going on a ride. I'm going to try MEC again while i'm out.

EDIT: how was bass pro? pick up any camouflage (sp?).

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10:30..? Gonna go for a little ride first I think.
where to? i may take the long way there myself.

EDIT: see you there at 10:30 then.

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