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Old 01-17-07, 09:38 AM   #18301
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bahahah.. that's awesome. I need to get myself a Mapei skinsuit now.
nothing says sexy like colourful geometric shapes and flesh hugging spandex.
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mike certainly fits the "angry man" part... keith's just a crusty bastard.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVgSaP85hck ?
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CBN interview on CBC right now! "how to dress for cycling in the winter"
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Keith...do you have any more of those pocket laminates?
If I wanted to laminate something of a slightly funky size, who would do 'em in the core?
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Old 01-17-07, 12:25 PM   #18306
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Keith...do you have any more of those pocket laminates?
If I wanted to laminate something of a slightly funky size, who would do 'em in the core?
I used all the pockets i had...i still have the laminater at my place tho. its max 14 inches wide.
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Keith...do you have any more of those pocket laminates?
If I wanted to laminate something of a slightly funky size, who would do 'em in the core?
I used to just pop around the corner to the PrintThree in my hood and get them to do it. *shrug*
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Speaking of angry out of place bike people: When I was doing the United Way CN Tower climb in the fall we were all lined up for like 2 hours in the skywalk thingy. While we were waiting I noticed an angry looking guy waiting there on his own. By his expensive haircut, glasses and manicure you could tell he was a dyed in the wool suit. But he was standing around in full skin tight mapei team kit with some Asics runners on his feet. Everyone was standing around for 2 hours so we all had plenty of time to admire this guy's colourful physique and attitude.
I showed up in jeans and a T-shirt and got a lot of funny looks. There were people in front of me decked out in all their gear and they were jogging on the spot to warm up and a few of them had heart monitors on as well. I am not the fittest guy but I know that the climb is not that hard. It was very surreal.
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Old 01-17-07, 12:40 PM   #18309
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it's freakin' dizzying, man! especially if you do the whole thing two steps at a time. how many flights was it? like 400 or something? sheesh.
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I showed up in jeans and a T-shirt and got a lot of funny looks. There were people in front of me decked out in all their gear and they were jogging on the spot to warm up and a few of them had heart monitors on as well. I am not the fittest guy but I know that the climb is not that hard. It was very surreal.
I'm not sure if it's the same event, but I've seen shots of Toronto fire dept. doing it in full battle gear!
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I'm not sure if it's the same event, but I've seen shots of Toronto fire dept. doing it in full battle gear!
That is a pretty cool idea and I suppose it would bring a lot of attention to the climb, increasing the flow of money to the United Way. I think that most people who do the climb are weekend warrior types and maybe they over-estimated how difficult it would be. Still, it isn't much of a workout at all, I don't understand why you would need a heart monitor....maybe they were dressed to impress?
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what about riding down? Congrats to the climbers, I'd never be able to survive that.....
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I used all the pockets i had...i still have the laminater at my place tho. its max 14 inches wide.
where'd you get your pockets baby?
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That is a pretty cool idea and I suppose it would bring a lot of attention to the climb, increasing the flow of money to the United Way. I think that most people who do the climb are weekend warrior types and maybe they over-estimated how difficult it would be. Still, it isn't much of a workout at all, I don't understand why you would need a heart monitor....maybe they were dressed to impress?
The united way is as close to being a scam as a "charitable" organization can get.
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Old 01-17-07, 12:58 PM   #18316
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Still, it isn't much of a workout at all
I've never tried it, but it's all relative! Not much of a workout for someone who rides their bike everyday is quite different than the same workout for someone who's only regular workout involves climbing into their truck!
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Old 01-17-07, 12:59 PM   #18317
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what about riding down? Congrats to the climbers, I'd never be able to survive that.....
I don't think I could survive the wait for the elevator to get back down! I'm not so good with lineups!
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I've never tried it, but it's all relative! Not much of a workout for someone who rides their bike everyday is quite different than the same workout for someone who's only regular workout involves climbing into their truck!
Good point but we breathe in lots of smog, that should count for something! Has anyone else noticed that it is easier to breathe with this cold weather? I guess the pollution doesn't hang in the air or something, but I find the commute a lot nicer with the colder air.
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The united way is as close to being a scam as a "charitable" organization can get.
Care to back that up at all?

In regards to the actual climb, its as hard as you want to make it, assuming you can squeeze by the slow people. I did it in 15 mins 26 seconds and I was definitely ready to collapse jelly legs lungs afire at the top. Walking would be easy, but its about how much you put in. and yeah you get dizzy and lightheaded. I don't think theres enough O2 in that shaft for all the climbers!
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So sad but true.

I remember when this all hit, I was volunteering for Goodwill at the time and the scandal really affected them; donations dropped by a ton.
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I don't think I could survive the wait for the elevator to get back down! I'm not so good with lineups!
I meant elevator up and ride the stairs down. wooohoooo I meant my knees would never allow for climbing those stairs.
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That is a pretty cool idea and I suppose it would bring a lot of attention to the climb, increasing the flow of money to the United Way. I think that most people who do the climb are weekend warrior types and maybe they over-estimated how difficult it would be. Still, it isn't much of a workout at all, I don't understand why you would need a heart monitor....maybe they were dressed to impress?

A lot of the participants are probablly part of the tri-athelete sex scene.
I guess they want to look good for each other.
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So sad but true.

I remember when this all hit, I was volunteering for Goodwill at the time and the scandal really affected them; donations dropped by a ton.
Ah thats unfortunate. But it was a crime perpetrated by a few people, from a local united way chapter. It makes the UW look bad, but doesn't mean it IS bad.
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I'm not sure if this has been posted here before, but I just got this information a few days ago and thought it might be useful to some:

The city of Toronto has a new program where you can rent a bike locker from them. It's $10 a month (!) and it's big enough to put your entire bike in, and shoes etc.

Check out the information:

http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/locker.htm

If there is enough interest, I'm sure they will put more, so if you're interested get in touch with them.
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Whoops, I linked the wrong Washington Post article. This is the one. The way in which they accrue and account for donations is apparently borderline fraudulent. The person who had been put in charge of making it change quit last year because nobody in the United Way wants things to change.

Back to bicycle: has anyone used one of those storage lockers yet? They don't seem so great to me, but I want to hear from someone who has used one.
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