i was walking up to kensington for a haircut during my lunch and noticed that strange mist at the base of spadina as well. it was lit up by the sun and looked pretty ethereal. the fog was obscuring most of the upper parts of the skyscrapers this morning but most of it had burned off by noon. just that strange patch by the lake.....Originally Posted by zippered
in other news: lebron james has purchased a minority stake in cannondale.
I remember seeing that at the bike show, but I had forgotten. I'll be there.Originally Posted by somnambulant
I think they get picked up pretty quickly so it is a matter of good luck and timing. I have seen a few used bikes at Value Villages but they are kinda pricey, about 50$ or so for old Sporteks. I did have a friend who got a nice old granny bike at VV last summer for 25$, so there are good deals to be had.Originally Posted by iherald
Like zippered said, garage and yard sales are coming up and there is also a big City of Toronto Auction down at the CNE sometime soon, I haven't heard any information regarding it yet though. When I hear about it, I will post in this thread.
touche'Originally Posted by somnambulant
ah ha! so i wasn't the only one!Originally Posted by gokiburi
"Never do anything that you wouldn't want to have to explain to the paramedics."
"His first words were 'did you bike today?' I hesitated before admitting that I had, thinking I was going to get a lecture on how bad the roads were and how I shouldn't try to bike home. Instead he said 'man, you're lucky! I've been sitting in traffic for over 1/2 hr, and I've only gone about 2 miles. Some guy on a bike passed me about 20 minutes ago and I'm sure he's home by now'."
So its been finalized. I am doing my self-supported-across-north-america ride Han Solo. The more I think about it though, the more I think that doing it solo is the best idea. no compromises, and all I have to worry about is is I am having fun or not, getting food in my belly, and having a nice dry place to sleep. My route is also completely free. Hell I might do vancouver to cancun. That would be sweet!
Same here operator.Originally Posted by operator
As an aside, my little slice of happiness for the day - I decided to go home early and took my new Tourmalet (which has been sitting on the trainer through the slush/wet since Robin hooked me up in the winter) out for its first spin. Did hill intervals in the beaches until my lungs almost exploded. What a ridiculously beautiful day.. life is good.
Thats it I'm going home. Screw all this BSOriginally Posted by LordFoo
ps: whos tall?
Last edited by Shiznaz; 03-27-07 at 05:51 PM.
Provided that you don't get lonely easily, it's really the best way to go. When I toured through Eastern Europe on <$20/day, I often met up with other riders (mostly German, curiously) and while I enjoyed the company, I found riding with them fairly frustrating. Most went very slowly and only wanted to cover 40km MAX per day, and usually weren't very adventurous about staying in cheaper places off the beaten path. They also weren't very spontaneous, as I liked to simply get into a town and find a hostel on the internet that looked fun, while they'd usually want to stay in the city center. Many also liked getting smashed each night (beer was often like $.50/half liter), which makes the next day a waste. More than anything, I found I blew my budget hanging out with other people, and was very bad with my time. If you want to do it your way, the only way to go is to do it yourself.Originally Posted by Shiznaz
Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!
Ha HaOriginally Posted by somnambulant
Holy slow down, you’ll be living in a van down by the river before you know it!!I'm pining for a new fixie. Hurry up Tony!
Hell yes! My first ride is going to make me wonder where last year's 6500+ km's went. Cheers to feeling like I have asthma every spring!Originally Posted by LordFoo
I guess not? We need our own board!Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
We pwn this server.Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
*celebrates 12k post*
Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.
The Innis Cafe (NW side of St. George and Sussex) has an awesome juice machine and does all sorts of excellent combos for a very reasonable amount of money. When I was studying there, I always stopped by for some juice. If you're talking about buying >1L, try organic places, but it won't be cheap.Originally Posted by operator
The Somethingawful.com forums are run on vBulletin and they had crashing problems with megathreads, so much so that up until recently, the threads had to be halted at 1000 posts and restarted. They are a much busier forum so they had thousands of these megathreads whereas there are only a few here at Bikeforums.net so I guess we are okay. The guys at Somethingawful hacked together something of their own to fix the problem.Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
I've Seen threads on other forums get well over 50k posts. I think it pretty much comes down to the servers.Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
I just passed 1000 for the year as of today's ride. Haven't got the road bike out yet this year (unless you count the fact that road biking season last year technically went in to January) but I think I might just do that soon.Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
12k? Grundy has over 4 billion!Originally Posted by operator
TRaffic Jammer coming in next, who would have guessed.Originally Posted by operator
He haxOriginally Posted by iherald
Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.
Explains why I can't find it. Thanks for letting me know.Originally Posted by cavernmech
Watched Supersize me today. 3 times. Ugh. Think I'll skip McD's for the next 3-4 decades now. Funny as hell, and nasty too.
And the amount of sugar in the Big gulp from 7/11 is unreal. No wonder kids have ADD drinking those things, 48 tsps of sugar in them.
When sadness fills my days
It's time to turn away
And then tomorrow's dreams
Become reality to me
I feel bad that I haven't been on my road bike yet this year. In my own defense, I'm waiting on tires brakes and bar tape, so it isn't exactly ridable yet!Originally Posted by I_bRAD
Fixie is getting some use, I'm happy to say.
My favourite part was watching the reaction of his MD. At the start the guy was staring off into space and by the end he was staring at him, eyes-a-poppin' "You have to stop this, you HAVE to stop". Sad that people eat so much of that frack.Originally Posted by pyze-guy
Originally Posted by operator