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Old 04-20-07, 07:41 AM   #23626
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Slate has a pretty neat collection of bike photos today.
This one is so peaceful:

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Old 04-20-07, 07:58 AM   #23627
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Agreed. Its like an old buddy of mine who used to ride a Ritchey P-22....he would joke (well most of the time anyway) about how he will throw himself under the bike for protection. Honestly if you are not racing and competitive what does the extra 1 lb difference really make? Half the guys who buy bikes like that could lose the extra 1lb by laying off the Big Macs.
Well at least when it breaks it's not too much work to carry it out!
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Old 04-20-07, 08:00 AM   #23628
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nice pic, reminds me of this one:
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Old 04-20-07, 08:01 AM   #23629
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I think all MacBook Pros do.
What are these "macbooks" you speak of
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Old 04-20-07, 08:01 AM   #23630
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you DO realize it's 4/20, right?
I didnt until you just mentioned it. International day of ?...safety?
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Old 04-20-07, 08:03 AM   #23631
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Speedo's appropriate?
Banana Hammocks FTW!!
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Old 04-20-07, 08:08 AM   #23632
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What are these "macbooks" you speak of
A day late and a dollar short my geeky friend... .you've been holding up the wrong platform.

I am unaware of the significance of 4/20....if it does involve either speedos or banana hammocks, then I for one shall pass.
No safety for me this evening, but FLAME ON for the BBQ!!!!! see ya tomorrow.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:13 AM   #23633
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22%??? That's mental.

I wish I knew what some of the Toronto hills are, grade wise.
Very easy to do with Google Earth actually. The elevation change from downtown campus to my house is 233m-101m. With the distance to campus that works out to about .04% average gradient uphill from downtown.

The Yonge st./York Mills section is about 3.6% @ 800m. I remember there was another "hill" just pass the bridge north of Rosedale at Yonge but I can't specifically remember. Of course I have no idea what the resolution of the data google is using but it is fairly accurate.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:15 AM   #23634
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Speaking of bad grammar: Here is a note from a bank robber.

“Do as this note tells you to do. Don’t make me hurt no one. Cause if you do you will be this frist one I hurt. Just give me the money. Don’t give me no dye pack in it or any tracer in the money. Don’t be a fool and start any probelms. Don’t pull no alarms till I am out of here. Thank you have a nice day Merry Xmas 100's, 50s, 20s, 10s & 5's only. No 1s or change. Hurry up don’t be stalling me. I am not dumb. It only takes seconds.”
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Old 04-20-07, 08:16 AM   #23635
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Very easy to do with Google Earth actually. The elevation change from downtown campus to my house is 233m-101m. With the distance to campus that works out to about .04% average gradient uphill from downtown.

The Yonge st./York Mills section is about 3.6% @ 800m. I remember there was another "hill" just pass the bridge north of Rosedale at Yonge but I can't specifically remember. Of course I have no idea what the resolution of the data google is using but it is fairly accurate.
How do you figure out elevation on Google Earth?
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Old 04-20-07, 08:25 AM   #23636
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Speaking of bad grammar: Here is a note from a bank robber.

ďDo as this note tells you to do. Donít make me hurt no one. Cause if you do you will be this frist one I hurt. Just give me the money. Donít give me no dye pack in it or any tracer in the money. Donít be a fool and start any probelms. Donít pull no alarms till I am out of here. Thank you have a nice day Merry Xmas 100's, 50s, 20s, 10s & 5's only. No 1s or change. Hurry up donít be stalling me. I am not dumb. It only takes seconds.Ē
I am guessing he didnt major in English in college....if he did he wouldnt be robbing banks.
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How do you figure out elevation on Google Earth?
The bottom bar on the screen shows you the elevation and geographic coordinates. If it's not visible do a view-> show status bar.

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Old 04-20-07, 09:39 AM   #23638
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OP... a la Mac os-x? SWeeet! bbq'n tomorrow?
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Old 04-20-07, 09:56 AM   #23639
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Slate has a pretty neat collection of bike photos today.
I've always loved this photo: http://todayspictures.slate.com/20070420/2.html
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Old 04-20-07, 10:03 AM   #23640
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You are new here or you would know that Shiz was the captain of his prep school debating team. Many better than you have fallen to his superior orating skill. SHIZY! SHIZY! SHIZY!
Ooops! Had I known, I would never have ventured there. I'm scared. Mommy!!!!! *runs away*
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Old 04-20-07, 10:09 AM   #23641
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Anyone know an approximate cost of replacement heel pads for Sidi shoes? Also, are they all the same, or do I need specific ones for specific shoes?
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Old 04-20-07, 11:00 AM   #23642
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Heels are $6 from MEC for the road shoe version
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Old 04-20-07, 11:12 AM   #23643
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Thanks!! I was going to get them from probikekit.com for $9, but this is cheaper and easier!
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Old 04-20-07, 11:20 AM   #23644
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So I had to take the dog to the vet yesterday at Queen West Animal Hospital and guess who had re-opened and was attempting to not only to sell "his" merchanise but also every bike locked up anywhere close to Trinity Bell Woods...

I thought our old friend had finally closed up shop but I guess I was wrong...
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There goes the neighborhood. Again.
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mmm.. beer and bbq for lunch on a sunny "patio" (ie. garage door stylez) in the market. Good. F'ing. Times.
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Screw you and your BBQs!!
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So I had to take the dog to the vet yesterday at Queen West Animal Hospital and guess who had re-opened and was attempting to not only to sell "his" merchanise but also every bike locked up anywhere close to Trinity Bell Woods...

I thought our old friend had finally closed up shop but I guess I was wrong...
Sounds like a verdict of not guilty....
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Sounds like a verdict of not guilty....
Yep he was out there in full force. There was one guy looking at buying a bike and then he peered into the shop and you could see the look of fear on his face... It's so damn scary in there.
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Old 04-20-07, 12:10 PM   #23650
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Someone needs to spray paint "stolen bikes" across the front of that place.
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