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Old 05-27-07, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
trailhead at pottery rd & bayview at 9:00am. That's the plan so far. If anything changes I'll post here in the morning. If anyone needs my mobile number, PM me.

edit: ps. this is very much weather permitting. The Don is not much fun when it's really wet. As I said, I'll update in the morning if the plan has changed.
I think I'm gonna pass this time around... lookin' pretty wet in my neck of the woods. Hopefully it'll clear a bit for kensington this aft!
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Old 05-27-07, 05:27 AM
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Ya, if my deck is still wet than the Don's no better.
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Old 05-27-07, 05:40 AM
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Dunno, they also teach you to watch out for bicyclists, avoid dooring bicyclists, don't go faster than the speed limit, shoulder check all lane changes and drive with both hands on the steering wheel in "driving sch00l".
In Austria opening your door with your lefthand and/or not doing a complete shoulder check when opening the door = automatic test failure.
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Old 05-27-07, 05:47 AM
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I think I'm still gonna head over there for a looksee, if anyone cares to join. I'm up and itching for a ride anyway, so I figure I might as well. Enviro Canada says we only had a light rain shower around 2:00/3:00.
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Old 05-27-07, 05:52 AM
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ps. what's the name of the bakery next to Cheese Magic in Kensington?
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Old 05-27-07, 06:32 AM
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Bakery Magic?

Light rain you can still ride the upper Don, slippery hills and wet logs, that almost sounds fun.
However the single track just gets wet like a sandy beach, almost impossible ride through.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:10 AM
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neEEed cofFee...wiLL riDe
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Old 05-27-07, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
trailhead at pottery rd & bayview at 9:00am. That's the plan so far. If anything changes I'll post here in the morning. If anyone needs my mobile number, PM me.

edit: ps. this is very much weather permitting. The Don is not much fun when it's really wet. As I said, I'll update in the morning if the plan has changed.
Seeing as the weather's a write off this weekend, anyone up to planning a bit of a group ride at Albion or Kelso next weekend? Long range forecast is looking good and I'd be happy to throw another bike and rider in my car if we head up.
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Old 05-27-07, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
I think I'm still gonna head over there for a looksee, if anyone cares to join. I'm up and itching for a ride anyway, so I figure I might as well. Enviro Canada says we only had a light rain shower around 2:00/3:00.
So... how was it?
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Old 05-27-07, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by I_bRAD
So... how was it?
What? Damnit.
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Old 05-27-07, 09:23 AM
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The don today! Wes was gonna check it out anyhow.

Anyone got a 26mm clamp quill stem? Preferably in parkdale and right now or soonish I am willing to travel too!

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Old 05-27-07, 09:39 AM
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Don was fun..a little greasy but no nasty mishaps to speak of. A better wet tire on the rear would have been nice but steering traction was o.k. Good times! No car doors to speak of either There were a few other riders but for the most part we didn't really run into anyone on the trail.
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Old 05-27-07, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by I_bRAD
The don today! Wes was gonna check it out anyhow.

Anyone got a 26mm clamp quill stem? Preferably in parkdale and right now or soonish I am willing to travel too!
What length do you need Brad? I am gonna be here till 1 or so.
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Originally Posted by cavernmech
Don was fun..a little greasy but no nasty mishaps to speak of. A better wet tire on the rear would have been nice but steering traction was o.k. Good times! No car doors to speak of either There were a few other riders but for the most part we didn't really run into anyone on the trail.
D'oh! Should have gone!
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Old 05-27-07, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cavernmech
What length do you need Brad? I am gonna be here till 1 or so.
100mm or so... I'm just gonna pop over. See you in a few!
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Old 05-27-07, 10:27 AM
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Coffee in the market or something anyone?
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Originally Posted by Fuzzz
Seeing as the weather's a write off this weekend, anyone up to planning a bit of a group ride at Albion or Kelso next weekend? Long range forecast is looking good and I'd be happy to throw another bike and rider in my car if we head up.
I might be up for that, but something tells me I already have plans. Ask again mid-week.

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Don was fun..a little greasy but no nasty mishaps to speak of. A better wet tire on the rear would have been nice but steering traction was o.k. Good times! No car doors to speak of either There were a few other riders but for the most part we didn't really run into anyone on the trail.
What he said.. mostly. My front wheel washed out after that last little downhill (with the berm-turn) before the big climb up to the place where there was construction under the bridge. Just a scraped knee and a bruised hip. No biggie. It was slick though.. pretty similar to that first time the two of us went in.
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Old 05-27-07, 10:41 AM
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Coffee in the market or something anyone?
I'm cleaning out the bike shed today. Maybe later though.
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will be heading to the market once i get my act together...
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What length do you need Brad? I am gonna be here till 1 or so.
Thanks again Keith! It's perfect, and it looks purdy on my bike too
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Thanks to Fuzzz for the downtube shifters. Further to the discussion Pyze and Mike and I had about cycling caps, there's some other pics here and if you go into the directory "cycle" there's a pattern with some instructions in pdf. https://james.architectureburger.com/cycle/cap.html

blickblocks has a thread going on it too: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=292333
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I saw a Cannondale track frame on the Canadian Cyclist classifieds section. It is a 56cm frame and it is 350$CDN for the frame, fork and headset; maybe someone here can use the info.

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Damn tall people why can't I find a local c-dale track (the blue alu kinds from the mid 90s) in my size ever.
Atleast this one isn't the right model. Saves me some frustration.
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Damn tall people....
Us real tall people usually look at these ads and say "damn short people..."
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