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Old 04-11-10, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Malistryx View Post
Wait, you mean that isn't how you're supposed to drive?

That's why I refuse to drive in Toronto though... People complain about Hamilton, but it's way better than Toronto!
In toronto, where there are no driving manners, you must always do the following:

1: never allow anyone to merge in front of you when they're coming off the accelerating lane.
2: always drive at 120km/h in the center lane of highways.
3: the left most lane and right most lanes are for 100km/h and 110km/h, respectively.
4: ignore 2 and 3 and weave through the lanes at 130km/h.
5: on a left turn, if you're the 2nd and 3rd car in cue to turn, even if you're behind the white line, then you will must always go after the lights turned red.
6: you must always speed up for yellows.
7: it doesn't count as running a red if you're in the intersection half a second after the lights turn red.
8: If you realize your car will block the intersection because traffic is backed up, you must always enter the intersection and block it.
9: If you see a cyclist on the road, it's your duty to drive as close as you can to them.
10: always drive 10km/h above the speed limit, over 20km/h preferable.
11: the bicycle lane is actually there so you can double park.

there's more, but I wasn't that peeved to begin with and I got bored.
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Old 04-11-10, 05:37 PM
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Old 04-11-10, 06:28 PM
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Stripping parts.

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Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
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Old 04-11-10, 06:31 PM
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carbon bonded aluminum?
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Old 04-11-10, 06:47 PM
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Stripping parts.

nice backyard. a paint ball player's dream.
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Old 04-11-10, 09:07 PM
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Hi Mal! *waves vigorously*
Hi gnome How's life treating you?

Just got in from kung fu, first time sparring with two hands since I broke a meta-carpal. So much fun
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carbon bonded aluminum?
Yep, circa 1993.

Easton carbon tubes, all bonded, even the aluminum to aluminum lugs. Soon to be in another BFer's graceful hands.
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nice backyard. a paint ball player's dream.
Thanks for reminding me...I have a Tippmann to sell.

BTW, that's a kitty litter bucket. I do have another bike wash bucket that once held paintballs though.
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Old 04-11-10, 10:19 PM
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Old 04-12-10, 02:21 AM
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Hi gnome How's life treating you?

Just got in from kung fu, first time sparring with two hands since I broke a meta-carpal. So much fun
Not bad. I've been having three day weekend for the last while. work is quiet and I have plenty of annual leave accrued.

Have been spending a lot of money on hiking gear recently though.
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Old 04-12-10, 04:33 AM
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Back to work today. The countdown starts now...10 weeks to summer vacation. Hoping the knee survives without too much pain.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
Back to work today. The countdown starts now...10 weeks to summer vacation. Hoping the knee survives without too much pain.
Me too. Hopefully, when you spout out some nonsense, the kid will realize that it's the painkillers taking and they shouldn't use those answers on the upcoming test.
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Old 04-12-10, 06:34 AM
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Not bad. I've been having three day weekend for the last while. work is quiet and I have plenty of annual leave accrued.

Have been spending a lot of money on hiking gear recently though.
These statements are highly compatible.

I think I may be able to get a weekend backpacking trip in this weekend. A canoe trip is scheduled, but they'll have to go without me, as my shoulder is still too stiff for that sort of activity.
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Old 04-12-10, 08:40 AM
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not too bad actually. The only things that might be an issue is that the maximum drilling is 28h and I'm not so sure of the seals for winter use. Other than those two issues, I think it's pretty good. light weight, smooth bearings, works with 3.2mm bladed spokes.

I can't really find any fault with them for now. Maybe time will tell, but for $30, they're better than 105/ultegra front hubs for lightness and number of holes in the hub. 105/ultegra are pretty much the same, but to get 20h, 24h and 28h drillings, you have to buy ultegra and that's about $65. That's pretty much why I bought them, because I don't want to waste money on ultegra front hubs, when these will do. For the rear, however, good old ultegra and XT hubs, because I'm weary of the novatech freehub mechanisms.


my only true complaint is that they don't come with QR skewers.
Now I have to go buy some shimano skewers from ebay or something.
Mine came with skewers and yes, the freehub is loud and to me, sounds a bit cheap when it 'clicks.' Maybe that's not a good way to judge them... time will tell. I feel like there's a bit more resistance to backpedaling (by hand, when lubing chain) but I dunno if that's relevant.
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Old 04-12-10, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Me too. Hopefully, when you spout out some nonsense, the kid will realize that it's the painkillers taking and they shouldn't use those answers on the upcoming test.
I hope your first day back goes well.

The kids have already had a taste of painkillers talking. Unfortunately, they aren't strong enough today.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
I hope your first day back goes well.

The kids have already had a taste of painkillers talking. Unfortunately, they aren't strong enough today.
Sorry, the "me too" was hoping your day would be relatively pain-free. I'm sorry it wasn't.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Sorry, the "me too" was hoping your day would be relatively pain-free. I'm sorry it wasn't.
There they go again...silly painkillers.
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Wondering if the toe I dropped the #%&@ board on Friday will feel well enough to get on the bike tonight.

// yes I'm still mad at myself for doing that.

53mins till the end of the work day...
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... also wondering when they'll fix the duplicate post bug. And wondering why the heck we have a duplicate post bug in the first place, but I've stopped wondering such things. I have better things to wonder about than someone else's code.
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Wondering if the toe I dropped the #%&@ board on Friday will feel well enough to get on the bike tonight.

// yes I'm still mad at myself for doing that.

53mins till the end of the work day...
shoes, they aren't just for breakfast anymore..................
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^ ^ I had shoes on. Just not steel tipped ones as would have been rather helpful at that exact moment. It was a weather treated 2x10x10'. No ideal on weight, but I'd guess upwards of 60-80lbs or so. Still not sure how I managed to smack my 2nd toe so hard and the other 4 are just fine. I'm not about to try to reproduce the accident to find out either.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
These statements are highly compatible.

I think I may be able to get a weekend backpacking trip in this weekend. A canoe trip is scheduled, but they'll have to go without me, as my shoulder is still too stiff for that sort of activity.
They are. although I've spent just north of $1,300 in the last month on gear. I'm still looking for a new pack, tent, thermarest etc. Good luck with your trip with your shoulder. Just use it as an excuse for others to carry extra gear for you.
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