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Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By rousseau
That's a clever turn of phrase. Acknowledges the...

That's a clever turn of phrase. Acknowledges the poignant thrill of it. Absurdly alive. Someone else said coasting down a hill on a bike is like "cheating the gods." This whole cycling thing is like...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By rousseau
Three, but the doctor says they'll clear up in a...

Three, but the doctor says they'll clear up in a week if I apply the ointment regularly. And I gotta stay away from that part of town from now on. If you know what I mean.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By rousseau
Feeling like a kid again

I normally rail against the infantilization of Western society (to me "Pokemon" is what a Jamaican freshly out of jail tells his mates when they ask where's he's been recently), but even so, it's no...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15,804
Views: 2,519,319
Posted By rousseau
New Record chain and Miche 12-25 10-speed...

New Record chain and Miche 12-25 10-speed cassette. Chain installed with the pricey Park CT-4.3 chain tool that came in the same package from Ribble.
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Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,950
Posted By rousseau
He normally rides in the big ring on the front...

He normally rides in the big ring on the front and in the lower gears on the back, meaning the cogs closer to the start of the cassette, i.e. those closer to the middle of the wheel (the physically...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By rousseau
That Colnago (and a lot of Colnagos, actually) is...

That Colnago (and a lot of Colnagos, actually) is a hideous mess of hallucinatory day-glo colours with all of the aesthetic appeal of a toddler's colouring book. By contrast, the Bianchi is...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 196,184
Posted By rousseau
Gawd I hate cracked asphalt like that. I "take...

Gawd I hate cracked asphalt like that. I "take the lane" by riding to the left of it if the road isn't too busy, but I keep looking back to see if any cars are coming up behind me, necessitating a...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,322
Posted By rousseau
Ah, so not really an authentic facsimile of the...

Ah, so not really an authentic facsimile of the original. Therefore no innuendo intended by "going to Soho." Got it.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,322
Posted By rousseau
Pedant alert: it's spelled "Soho." It's the...

Pedant alert: it's spelled "Soho." It's the largest entertainment district in the world. I'm pretty sure most people would be thinking of the original when the name comes up.
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Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,322
Posted By rousseau
Call me slow, but where on earth did you get the...

Call me slow, but where on earth did you get the impression I was "taking a shot" at New York? If anything, you could interpret it as taking a shot at Soho, given that it's been the centre of the sex...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,322
Posted By rousseau
Um...what?

Um...what?
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,322
Posted By rousseau
There's a Soho in New York? Huh. Is it seedy and...

There's a Soho in New York? Huh. Is it seedy and sleazy too?
Forum: Foo 05-10-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,454
Posted By rousseau
Yank, not "Yankee." And to some of the...

Yank, not "Yankee." And to some of the English-speaking world, not "the rest of the world."
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By rousseau
It must have been a fine thing indeed to see XTC...

It must have been a fine thing indeed to see XTC live. I didn't really get into them until after Andy stopped touring, so that's a dream never to be realized. You are a lucky person.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-07-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By rousseau
Another aspect of knowing the local roads so well...

Another aspect of knowing the local roads so well is observing their gradual degradation over the years. I'm starting to see finger-width-sized honeycomb cracks along the edges of roads that for so...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By rousseau
This reads like a startling nugget of practical...

This reads like a startling nugget of practical wisdom in a sea of online forum detritus. I wonder if this might be something to try during recovery after a hill climb or any hard effort irrespective...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By rousseau
Or just download the HD version of the daily...

Or just download the HD version of the daily Eurosport coverage presented by Carlton Kirby and Sean Kelly at cyclingtorrents.nl so you can watch in the evening at your leisure. I've been doing this...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By rousseau
To be honest, the times we've taken Hwy 7 past...

To be honest, the times we've taken Hwy 7 past Hwy 4 to Wonderland and taken that all the way down into London we've always seen cyclists seemingly doing an out-and-back ride on Wonderland, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By rousseau
Whoa, didn't expect any XTC love on this board....

Whoa, didn't expect any XTC love on this board. Nice.

I'm in Stratford. I should probably change my location to Southwestern Ontario to be more accurate.

Edit: Cripes, Middlesex County is...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By rousseau
Forming an attachment to the roads

Not literally. But every spring I get back onto roads that I haven't been on for a couple months over winter, and it always feels like seeing old friends after a hiatus. The synapses of memory fire...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,014
Posted By rousseau
Actually, as a newly-minted mid-century guy who...

Actually, as a newly-minted mid-century guy who started getting prostate crap happening last year, I figure I might as well throw in my two cents vis-a-vis what I've learned by trial and error, which...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By rousseau
I used to have early 2000s Record with the...

I used to have early 2000s Record with the multiple up-shifting, and now I have Centaur 10-speed with single-cog up-shifting, and to be honest I don't miss the multiple up-shifting.

Partly for the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By rousseau
Maybe you should avoid that guy. Sounds like he...

Maybe you should avoid that guy. Sounds like he has it in for you.[/QUOTE]
Darn, that would have been a good riposte if the apostrophe had been on the other side of the "s."

Nice thinking,...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-16, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By rousseau
Not French. It's Canadian (made in Quebec).

Not French. It's Canadian (made in Quebec).
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By rousseau
Just as an aside, some of the footage of Quebec...

Just as an aside, some of the footage of Quebec in this film shows the legacy of the seigneurial system of long, narrow land lots in New France that were owned by a seigneur and rented to "habitants"...
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