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Old 04-04-07, 09:37 AM   #22726
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Jer is it possible to do that Jacksons point ride on fixed? or you have to have a geared bike for that?
You can do anything fixed.. just depends on your gear ratio, how fast you want to go and how much you want to mash up hills and/or spin back down.

You best bet is to do some medium-length rides fixed and see how you feel. The bike rally has rides every weekend starting on the 14th. The first rides are around 35km and build up to ~130km. Or obviously you can just do the rides solo as they post all the maps/cue-sheets (including Google Earth .kmz files: http://www.bikerally.org/maps.html).

There's some rolling hills North of the city that get tiring on my road bike, so it's nice to be able to coast down the other side (or gear down and crank it to get lots of momentum for the next ascent).
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Old 04-04-07, 09:42 AM   #22728
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Pssh, it just looks like my commute home, except with less tailwhips.

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My little guy grabbed a lawn weed remover & was playing with it, helping us in the yard (not) I hear a clank sound & i keep hearing it. He’s hitting the top tube of my MTB with it. It now has about 5 to 6 slight indentations on the top tube. You can see it if you look hard but you can feel it sliding your fingers over it. Thank crap it wasn’t to bad. No folding tube yet.

Take precautions when you have kids around your bike with garden tools.

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Old 04-04-07, 09:57 AM   #22731
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what's the name of the dumpling place you guys went to on monday night?
dumpling house is at 328 spadina, just north of dundas on the west side. keep walking past king's noodle and the fruit shops. it's nestled in the grove of vietnamese sandwich shops. that place really needs a liquor license (beer+pan fried dumpings=ftw).

also check out chinese traditional buns (better seating and much more on the menu). it's at 536 dundasW, west of spadina, north side..about a minute walk from the intersection. down a flight of steps. my favourite.

last, but not least is mother's dumplings at 79 huron, just north of dundas on the east side, also down a flight of steps. minimal seating and the place is a sauna. good takeout but their frozen selection is frequently sold-out.
best is to get together with a bunch of guys on a saturday night and make your own.
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Old 04-04-07, 10:19 AM   #22732
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yeah, I love Mother's Dumplings. We fed 7 people for $36 at lunch there.
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Old 04-04-07, 10:33 AM   #22733
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what's ftw stand for?
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whats good to order from mothers dumplings?
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The ftw apparently.
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Old 04-04-07, 11:07 AM   #22738
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Jer is it possible to do that Jacksons point ride on fixed? or you have to have a geared bike for that?
you can do any ride you like on a fixie, technically. practically, the two times that i rode it were on fixed gear. the first time was with other fixed gear riders and it was a lot of fun. the second time it was with guys on road bikes and they got away from me on the first long downhill so most of it i rode solo. there are a lot of rollers on jane st once you get north of king rd.
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Old 04-04-07, 11:13 AM   #22739
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you can do any ride you like on a fixie, technically. practically, the two times that i rode it were on fixed gear. the first time was with other fixed gear riders and it was a lot of fun. the second time it was with guys on road bikes and they got away from me on the first long downhill so most of it i rode solo. there are a lot of rollers on jane st once you get north of king rd.
im in for some long hauls on fixed...but thats my only ride so no geared biking for me...
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Old 04-04-07, 11:18 AM   #22740
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The ftw apparently.
mmmmmmmm deep fried "for the win"!
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whats good to order from mothers dumplings?
well, the dumplings of course! steamed, boiled or pan-fried. they also have several handmade noodle dishes. the bean-paste and the chilled korean-style ones are tasty:

http://www.mothersdumplings.com/menu.html

their "frozen" stuff is all pre-cooked so it's hard to mess up. they even retain their juiciness after thawing and pan-frying.
ihearld: ftw= for the win. it's rob/operator-speak.
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I emailed to ask about the size and was told it was sold
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yeah it was a good deal.
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Fight To Win
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For the record both these were around long before Teh Interwebs.

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i end up googlin most of rob's acronyms so what do i know.
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