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Old 03-09-07, 11:12 PM   #20926
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Long time lurker (to the Toronto fixed thread), first time poster - unfortunately, it's a bit off (fixed) topic.
Ha LordFoo. LeMond representing!

If your Sea to Sky trip doesn't pan out, check out the "Ice Fields Parkway" from Lake Louise to Jasper. Effing wonderful. Here's a sample!







Notice the big smile, and the king of the mountains cap!
I've been thinking about lame it's going to be to NOT ride this again in the summer. *Sigh*

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Old 03-10-07, 01:21 AM   #20927
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Smile is wider than the atlantic ocean. Almost looks like the khumbu ice fall in the background there.

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Old 03-10-07, 07:51 AM   #20928
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I was looking into doing a cycling trip from Vancouver->Whistler so I tried to find info on the "Sea to Sky Highway".. they've been doing improvements for the last little while in preparation for the Olympics. On their FAQ, I found the following info
Yeah, I definitely would not ride it before that construction is done unless you enjoy getting buzzed by trucks while huffing your way up a hill on a twisty narrow highway with little to no shoulder, and a rock wall on one side with a drop-off on the other.

ps. Robin: I'm sure I've stood in the exact spot that the first picture was taken, is that on the way to the Columbia Ice Fields when the road starts climbing like crazy? I was there when I was 9 years old, so my vivid memory of it says a lot about that view. I wonder if my Dad has any pictures around similar to the bottom one. We could compare how much the glacier has shrunk.
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Old 03-10-07, 09:25 AM   #20929
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I think someone should call up our friend and the members of the media and suggesting everyone go for a little bike ride, and I'll drive the car that t-bones him. "oh, you're right, it's not safe..."
Oh I can make the media bit happen if everyone's down for the rest

The thing that burns me the most about this is that it's now just basically given license to all of those a$$hats that have cyclists in their sites to continue and step it up. After all, a city representative just said they're right! What a dangerous example to set. And what with the worlds coming next year, I think it's time to step up the pressure. The timing's perfect. Can you imagine if we could by next summer organize a "million bike roll" through the streets of Toronto. That oughtta send a message. And I think making this turning point a positive thing by using overwhelming presence and civil disobedience is the way to go rather than have to watch another cyclist be killed to affect change.

Of course we'll need to stretch first, and I do propose we work out the kinks on a ride to Wingporium.

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As an aside, MEC has rain gear on sale (check they're site). I'm also debating a new pair of shoes, Dominators or Genius'. Apart from the weight, is there that much difference for stiffness. I do some long distance stuff, but mtb shoes seem more practical in general.
After my failed attempts to get shoes at the show last weekend I went by MEC and picked up the Dominators. It may be that may old shoes had more or less disintegrated, but I'm crazy stoked about these shoes. So comfortable, great fit, my connection to the bike now is almost symbiotic and I've been able to just throw on an extra pair of socks in sub-zero temps as long as the wind isn't too crazy.

Oh and just as I was leaving my friend who works there called me over and gave an uber sweet discount
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Old 03-10-07, 10:36 AM   #20931
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Geeeeeeez, best deal I've seen on CL in ages and my size too, I have far too many bikes though.

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/291615338.html
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Old 03-10-07, 10:47 AM   #20932
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Ha LordFoo. LeMond representing!

If your Sea to Sky trip doesn't pan out, check out the "Ice Fields Parkway" from Lake Louise to Jasper. Effing wonderful. Here's a sample!




Notice the big smile, and the king of the mountains cap!
I've been thinking about lame it's going to be to NOT ride this again in the summer. *Sigh*
Those pictures bring back some nice memories (and make my legs feel the pain!) of my ride through the mountains last summer. Definitely something I'd recommend to everyone.
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Geeeeeeez, best deal I've seen on CL in ages and my size too, I have far too many bikes though.

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/291615338.html
Damn you for showing me that! Great deal!!
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Here's a question for those who work at bike stores. My roommate has a Trek Fuel 90 with the Hayes Hydrolic disc brakes. He wants to get a new set of wheels that he wants to run 'road' tires on. Obviously this won't be 700c tires, but something as thin as possible.

Anyone have an approximate price for: Two new wheels, the brake discs and a new cassette? He doesn't need amazing wheels, since he'll be doing city riding with these and mountain biking with the others.
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Old 03-10-07, 11:13 AM   #20935
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Oh I can make the media bit happen if everyone's down for the rest

The thing that burns me the most about this is that it's now just basically given license to all of those a$$hats that have cyclists in their sites to continue and step it up. After all, a city representative just said they're right! What a dangerous example to set. [/URL]
what did you have in mind? do you think it would be realistic to have a convergence set to start, say 4:00pm this monday? not tonnes of time to spread the word, but the more immediate the response, the better...

ps. lakeshore blvd at 1:30am when there's almost no traffic = fun times! and the moon looked especially haunting; all orange and hazy-like.
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Old 03-10-07, 11:35 AM   #20936
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Well shoot me an email with a few hours notice at least and I'll come along & bring what crew I can
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Old 03-10-07, 11:36 AM   #20937
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Cloudywetgroundness should be illegal on saturday.
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Old 03-10-07, 11:42 AM   #20938
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speaking of city politicians, does anyone here remember offhand just which councilor it was that suggested licensing of ALL bicycles in Toronto (2006)? I can't seem to dig it up, slow brain saturday for the lose
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Old 03-10-07, 11:44 AM   #20939
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what did you have in mind? do you think it would be realistic to have a convergence set to start, say 4:00pm this monday? not tonnes of time to spread the word, but the more immediate the response, the better...
anti-tank mines?
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Old 03-10-07, 11:48 AM   #20940
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Geeeeeeez, best deal I've seen on CL in ages and my size too, I have far too many bikes though.

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/291615338.html
The posting is gone... guess someone grabbed it. What was it?

There's a nice Bianchi on there with no price listed other than "best offer". I emailed the guy hoping he just thought it was junk from his garage but apparently he's not quite so naive.
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WHOAH HOLY CRAP MY ROOMMATE JUST GOT SO PISSED OFF AT XBOX BASKETBALL HE THREW THE CONTROLLER AT A WINDOW AND BROKE IT( the window)! HE HAS BEEN UP SMOKING POT AND PLAYING VIDEOGAMES AND MAKING PISSED OFF NOISES FOR 4 HOURS NOW. crazy!

I need to get this boy into some counselling stat.
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Old 03-10-07, 11:57 AM   #20942
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Cloudywetgroundness should be illegal on saturday.
+1 tomorrow's supposed to be beautiful though! wanna ride? oh wait i have to work. frig!


last night a beer blew up in my bag, now my chrome bag smells like dirty old empties and i have a 7.1 megapixel paperweight. i lost a glove and my hat too. what a wicked night. again, frig.
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WHOAH HOLY CRAP MY ROOMMATE JUST GOT SO PISSED OFF AT XBOX BASKETBALL HE THREW THE CONTROLLER AT A WINDOW AND BROKE IT( the window)! HE HAS BEEN UP SMOKING POT AND PLAYING VIDEOGAMES AND MAKING PISSED OFF NOISES FOR 4 HOURS NOW. crazy!

I need to get this boy into some counselling stat.
lifes hard when u get high and play vids for 4 hours damn! its a hardknock life!
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I ****ing bet 50 bucks I'm gonna be the one that has to fix the window in the end. its a hardknock life for ME!

edit: He's playing and whining at the TV again with the broken window! Unbelievable! "ghfhfhfs.... ****ING CHRIST!"

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I ****ing bet 50 bucks I'm gonna be the one that has to fix the window in the end. its a hardknock life for ME!

edit: He's playing and whining at the TV again with the broken window! Unbelievable! "ghfhfhfs.... ****ING CHRIST!"
This is why I'm happy I don't have roommates, far more hassle then their worth.
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I ****ing bet 50 bucks I'm gonna be the one that has to fix the window in the end. its a hardknock life for ME!

edit: He's playing and whining at the TV again with the broken window! Unbelievable! "ghfhfhfs.... ****ING CHRIST!"
oh hells no...if i gotta fix the window im a break one more throwin that xbox out of it!
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Oh and if anyone has a line on a good 1" threaded headset I would love to talk to you about it...
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speaking of city politicians, does anyone here remember offhand just which councilor it was that suggested licensing of ALL bicycles in Toronto (2006)? I can't seem to dig it up, slow brain saturday for the lose
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I ****ing bet 50 bucks I'm gonna be the one that has to fix the window in the end. its a hardknock life for ME!

edit: He's playing and whining at the TV again with the broken window! Unbelievable! "ghfhfhfs.... ****ING CHRIST!"
Sneak the t.v. remote off the table......the next time he is "driving to the hoop" hit the power button on the remote.
And busting windows? Who does he think he is? Ron Artest?
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he needs the b!tchslap!!
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