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Old 04-02-07, 09:36 AM   #22501
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Between March and May I find you are best off to prepare for three seasons worth of weather on ANY given ride. All that needs to happen is to have the wind change direction and the temp can plunge 15 degrees in a matter of a half hour. Who broke ICE??

Keith...is the full bounce loaner on the table for Friday? How frozen a day are we looking at?
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DanHalen, sonnambulant and shapelike: nice matching your names to faces last night. Not sure how long the beer lasted for, but I checked out around 11:30 and it was still flowing. A couple of those cups was enough for me, though.

DanHalen, hopefully your deadlegs are coming to by now
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every year there's a snowfall in april and every year people freak out like it's a big surprise. it never much and it never lasts more than a day or so!
I grew up with snowstorms into May, so I'm anything but freaking out. A few flurries in April are totally fine.

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noice. tell Bradyn as well, obviously. I wouldn't mind checking out the trails in Taylor Creek Park and/or Sunnybrook (if they're worth checking out).
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DanHalen, sonnambulant and shapelike: nice matching your names to faces last night. Not sure how long the beer lasted for, but I checked out around 11:30 and it was still flowing. A couple of those cups was enough for me, though.
Good to meet you too. Hopefully I'll see you out on a ride within the next few weeks.

Dan/Colin: I bailed around 11:00 or so. You guys were near the back and I didn't feel like squeezing my way back there just to say bye.
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Also.. I'm playing a show with The Other Band this coming Sunday evening at Sneaky Dee's at around 11:00pm. It's a co-presentation between Wavelength and the Images Festival.

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yes, to a good home it went. i must say that riding a bike with a bike on my bike was a unique experience. i even went for a slice with it slung over my shoulder.
coming back from the one-of-a-kind show on saturday, i saw someone riding with a bike on their rear bike rack heading west on king. oh snap, maybe it was sunday afternoon.. probably not you.. both bikes were geared. good way to keep those cages clear away from you.

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I grew up with snowstorms into May, so I'm anything but freaking out. A few flurries in April are totally fine.



noice. tell Bradyn as well, obviously. I wouldn't mind checking out the trails in Taylor Creek Park and/or Sunnybrook (if they're worth checking out).
Sounds good. I am gonna ask my buddy Sid if he wants to come along. We call him "The Ranger" and he knows the whole T.O. parks system like the back of his hand.
T.J. I will get the Fisher tuned and ready to ride. Maybe swing by on thurs to test ride it and get it set-up for you.
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I've got "The Impossible Hour", about Ole Ritter's attmept in '68 to break Merckx's hour record.
Is that one good?
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Old 04-02-07, 10:23 AM   #22509
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T.J. I will get the Fisher tuned and ready to ride. Maybe swing by on thurs to test ride it and get it set-up for you.
Just wondering if I'll be freezing my footies off.
How long out for generally?
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Is that one good?
Meh, it's OK. It comes on the same disc as "The Eddy Merckx Story", which is way too long, but has some very cool footage and does a good job of explaining just how hardcore and godlike he was on the bike.
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inaugural tricks and drinks night tonight? it's probably gonna be the warmest night of the week. i'm thinking somewhere wide open and photogenic. nathan phillips square maybe? that square in front of the opera house was super smooth and has the slight incline but it's kinda small in my opinion. yes? no? maybe? huh? stiegl?
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Old 04-02-07, 10:56 AM   #22512
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how hardcore and godlike he was on the bike.
Like the season he won almost every race he entered .... like 50+?
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Like the season he won almost every race he entered .... like 50+?
My Dad did that once. He's WAY better than Eddy, or your Dad.
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inaugural tricks and drinks night tonight? it's probably gonna be the warmest night of the week. i'm thinking somewhere wide open and photogenic. nathan phillips square maybe? that square in front of the opera house was super smooth and has the slight incline but it's kinda small in my opinion. yes? no? maybe? huh? stiegl?
Pint drinkin' at Nathan Phillips sounds like a sure fire public consumption ticket.
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good point. i'm open to suggestions
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Pint drinkin' at Nathan Phillips sounds like a sure fire public consumption ticket.
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My Dad did that once. He's WAY better than Eddy, or your Dad.
My Dad...hells yes your Dad is better.... and I've never even met him.....
Now your Mom on the other hand ....jk'n
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roundhouse park (steamwhistle brewery), in and around the harbourfront center, exhibition grounds could be some options
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Base of CN Tower...you can trick for the tourists.
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good point. i'm open to suggestions
If you want to keep it downtown maybe the Metro Hall parkette?...it is a bit more concealed there. South side of the Dome...Bremner...near the Steamwhistle....bunch of open space there. How much space? You talkin' skids type room?
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north side of bremner blvd. at rees st. it is then. bring bikes, pints, cameras and inconspicuous ways.
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there's an open courtyard behind the TD towers. the security guards are amused by trackstands.
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there's an open courtyard behind the TD towers. the security guards are amused by trackstands.
i had to deal with enough td security guards as a teenager skateboarding. no thanks. would be a good spot though.
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speaking of which.. I just suddenly got a clue and realized there's a parking garage underneath my office building. I went for thai food, grab a custard tart and an espresso, then hit the garage. Stupid backwards circles. Sloppy one-footed skids though. Yay for concrete floors. I needs me some flat pedals for this stuff.

2wheelsgood: what time?
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inaugural tricks and drinks night tonight? it's probably gonna be the warmest night of the week. i'm thinking somewhere wide open and photogenic. nathan phillips square maybe? that square in front of the opera house was super smooth and has the slight incline but it's kinda small in my opinion. yes? no? maybe? huh? stiegl?
I'm up for it. my bag-o-tricks may be small but nothing beats a slow sync flash and moving objects I may even be able to peer pressure Dr.Benway into coming out too. I have a few hours bug him before home time.
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Like the season he won almost every race he entered .... like 50+?
my favourite merckx stat: he won ~500 races out of the ~1500 he started. That's a 30% winning percentage. Unreal.
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