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Old 01-17-07, 01:43 PM   #18326
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is it a giant piece of Tupperware?
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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.
A rudimentary google search turned up United Way fraud cases in D.C., Michigan, Iowa and Utah. That behemoth of a charity has had its share of problems. Its not all bad but its certainly not all good either.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:48 PM   #18328
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is it a giant piece of Tupperware?
Hehhe, it looks like one, kinda.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:49 PM   #18329
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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.
but when are they gonna fix those messed up ring locks they got!! they should have fixed that already! bastids!
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Old 01-17-07, 01:55 PM   #18330
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http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/locker.htm#locations

^^^ second picture down, for SS/FG content.
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Locker's may not be pretty but if gets more people on the road, I say yay to that. Is that guy with the fixie wearing a suit?!!!

And re: the United Way, keep in mind that the fraud issues are for US based UW's. Not that there isn't an abuse potential in Canada, but none on record yet that I'm aware of.
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Old 01-17-07, 03:12 PM   #18332
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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.

Try climbing this. during the pilgram season. Ugh. Over 4800 steps. Been there and don't have to do it again.
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Ibn Batutta in da house!


He has a mall named after him in Dubai themed after all the places he explored.
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Old 01-17-07, 03:31 PM   #18334
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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!
agreed. all those folks bedecked in runners gear are probably in fact runners doing it to see how fast they could go. kind of like the fast group you see at the ride for heart; it attracts all kinds.

as for the diffuculty, i think i made it up in something like 14mins (wearing cycling shoes) and i was fatigued at the end soaked in sweat. it took probably 4 times as long to get down once you wait for the elevator.

can't comment on the legitimacy of the United way as a charity; i did it for the novelty and didn't raise any money.
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i don't know if i love or hate those bike lockers yet.
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Okay.. which one of your tall mofo's wanted the bottecchia again?

It's a 60cm frame.

I want to make this thing fair... so skill testing question comes to mind.

What theading does an Italian BB use?.
What is the width of an Italian BB?
What's your favorite Italian dish?

First one to come up with the correct/most amusing answers can have the frame.

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Old 01-17-07, 04:02 PM   #18337
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Okay.. which one of your tall mofo's wanted the bottecchia again?

It's a 60cm frame.

I want to make this thing fair... so skill testing question comes to mind.

What theading does an Italian BB use?.
What is the width of an Italian BB?
What's your favorite Italian dish?

First one to come up with the correct/most amusing answers can have the frame.

A) The threading that matches the bottom bracket shell on an Italian frame
B) The same width as the BB shell
C) Your Mom



Just kidding. I'm nowhere near that tall (plus after that comment I'm probably already out of the running for the frame!)
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Old 01-17-07, 04:02 PM   #18338
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mama mia!
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Old 01-17-07, 04:22 PM   #18339
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holy shiznit.. these guys are going slightly faster than we were on the track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOoflyZnLQ

the guy near the start in the pink (?) is absolutely FLYING around the track!
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Old 01-17-07, 04:27 PM   #18340
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the guy near the start in the pink (?) is absolutely FLYING around the track!
We weren't even allowed to go that fast!
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Old 01-17-07, 04:30 PM   #18341
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We weren't even allowed to go that fast!
Well, in Track 3 we could go pretty well as fast as we could... But there's no way I could keep my line going that fast into the turns. Going as fast as I wanted to I was still getting thrown upwards about 3' when I would first enter the turn. You really have to throw your weight into the turns I found. Although instead I just sprinted out of the turns and down the straight and just let up and speed checked going into them..
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We would have ended up as part of the guy's collection of cautionary anecdotes. Track parables if you will. Boy did he have a ton of those!
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Old 01-17-07, 04:47 PM   #18343
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Okay.. which one of your tall mofo's wanted the bottecchia again?

It's a 60cm frame.

I want to make this thing fair... so skill testing question comes to mind.

What theading does an Italian BB use?.
What is the width of an Italian BB?
What's your favorite Italian dish?

First one to come up with the correct/most amusing answers can have the frame.
If this is open to those who have yet to do one of the fixed rides I keep hearing about (and assuming that it's not already taken)

1) right hand thread on both sides, which always screws me up. I barely remember the 'normal' way, and now they mess me up.

2) 7cm (just to mess with people's minds!)

3) I don't know if this is Italian, but I have Italian roommates and I have grown to love Rapini. But, it has to be done right. A little garlic..hmmm. I could make a joke about this girl I dated from Woodbridge, but she was half German...so it doesn't really count.
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Old 01-17-07, 04:50 PM   #18344
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holy shiznit.. these guys are going slightly faster than we were on the track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOoflyZnLQ

the guy near the start in the pink (?) is absolutely FLYING around the track!
I'm scared!
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Okay.. which one of your tall mofo's wanted the bottecchia again?

It's a 60cm frame.

I want to make this thing fair... so skill testing question comes to mind.

What theading does an Italian BB use?.
What is the width of an Italian BB?
What's your favorite Italian dish?

First one to come up with the correct/most amusing answers can have the frame.

A) 36x24 tpi
B) 70mm
C) espresso and canolis
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Old 01-17-07, 05:08 PM   #18346
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i don't know if i love or hate those bike lockers yet.
too new and too few to judge. i have no use for them at the moment, but i appreciate the idea.

yeah, howsabout the retro-fitting for those rings eh?
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too new and too few to judge. i have no use for them at the moment, but i appreciate the idea.
Apparently I'm #5 on the list for the City Hall lockers. It would be useful, even if I don't use it that often. For $10 it would be a nice place to park a bike.
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If I was homeless I would probably pay 10 dollars to live in one of these. Place to leave your stuff, secure at night, probably easy to heat.

I wonder when the first person will get locked in one?

PS. they are a bit of an eyesore. They could be been more creative with the design and clad them in fine anthracite marble.
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I was thinking the same thing- 10 bucks, waterproof (?) and right at the subway for easy transportation/panhandling turf.

They've had them in Detroit for some time... wonder how they're working out there?
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I was wondering the same thing Lymb, I'll pass on the Bottechia. I should probably do something with the four or so frames I have before acquiring more...

And watching that video, I'd definitely be an anecdote. I way too unco-ordinated to ride at speed on a track with other people
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