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Old 08-02-07, 07:06 AM
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Good Luck Dan!!!! Go get 'em!!!! Isn't it the time of year for those little bugs?
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Old 08-02-07, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Danhalen View Post
Do any of you guys want me to bring some Rapha stuff back?

I'm going to stay in the town of Bourg d'Oisan which is pretty much at the base of Alpe d'Huez. Apparently there is a huge roadie culture there and also the main language is Dutch! Should be good.
Dude.. sounds like you're having an awesome time! I hope you brought a camera with you! I'd love to see some photos. Maybe a Danhalen Family Vacation style slideshow? I've always wanted to do that after a vacation. Like Patty and Selma on The Simpsons. hehehe.

Also, La Bicicletta is carrying Rapha for "good" prices (https://www.labicicletta.com/edatcat/...category=Rapha).. eg. bib shorts direct from rapha website in ukp = 120 = $256 cdn. From La Bicicletta? $228. So, probably doesn't make sense to buy stuff there and send it back. Although they also have $195usd listed on the website, which is only $205cdn. I'm confused! In fact, $205 doesn't seem totally outrageous for high-end bibs. Pearl-Izumi Aerosensor Bibs are listed on the P-I website for $180usd.

edit: also, here's one of the Rapha-Condor track bikes:

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Old 08-02-07, 08:17 AM
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where was that climb?
Along the waterfront trail near Newcastle. Coming out of the Wilmot creek valley (just east of the "private" retirement community)

That section of the trail is why we missed seeing most of the friends for life rally actually as we were heading back west on that section while everyone on the ride was heading East, to the north of us on hwy #2
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Old 08-02-07, 08:24 AM
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Right on.. I'm gonna do a section of the Waterfront Trail this weekend. I'm going to a friend's cottage in Wellington (near Trenton/Picton). I remember that section, along the Loyalist Hwy, to be a pretty nice ride. Plus there's a nice steep climb coming out of Picton and then a nice long descent going towards the ferry (and then the other way around coming back, one would assume ).
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Old 08-02-07, 08:30 AM
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wait.. those are flies? i thought it was pollen. (gags)

also: dan, knock em dead.
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Old 08-02-07, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant View Post
Right on.. I'm gonna do a section of the Waterfront Trail this weekend. I'm going to a friend's cottage in Wellington (near Trenton/Picton). I remember that section, along the Loyalist Hwy, to be a pretty nice ride. Plus there's a nice steep climb coming out of Picton and then a nice long descent going towards the ferry (and then the other way around coming back, one would assume ).
Awesome, sounds cool! Farthest East I've been to date is presquille/Brighton. There's a good downhill/climb going through port hope, and if you head north from presquille there's a huge climb with a rewarding view (and the roads at the top of the ridge that run east/west are really cool rollers, light traffic too )
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Old 08-02-07, 08:47 AM
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wait.. those are flies? i thought it was pollen. (gags)

also: dan, knock em dead.
Riding home along the paved Don trail Tuesday night was brutal. I was all schweaty from my mtb ride and it was just around sunset, when the flies are at their worst. I swear I gained about 3lbs in bug corpses. I'm also pretty sure they all committed suicide once they splorked onto me and stuck there due to said schweatiness... hehehe. Had to ride with my mouth closed and still sucked a few into my nostrils and had some go into my ears.

Wasn't so bad last night on my way outta there since I rode earlier. They seem to be FAR worse when the sun isn't out full force. I guess that's fly siesta time.

Also: Ran into Darkmother last night in Queen's Park.
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Old 08-02-07, 10:11 AM
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what the eff:
https://pullyourpantsup.blogspot.com/

** warning: first photo contains National Geographic style boobies **
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Old 08-02-07, 10:18 AM
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Oh no he's getting even weirder.
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Its not the purple tights that do it for me...altho that helps...it is the "Kim Mitchell" hairdo and the pooing fingers that I like.
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Old 08-02-07, 11:17 AM
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"pooing fingers".. gold.

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Old 08-02-07, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by canice View Post
wait.. those are flies? i thought it was pollen. (gags)

also: dan, knock em dead.
They are aphids from the soy fields west and north of Toronto. I guess the humidity makes them swarm or something, it is gnarly.
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"pooing fingers".. gold.



Sorry, I shouldn't have posted a picture of you without asking permission first. My bad.
Not OP .... his Dad maybe.
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Old 08-02-07, 11:34 AM
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Bikerfox has such a love affair with his ass, it's not even funny....
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Bikerfox has such a love affair with his ass, it's not even funny....
man that is some scary *****.
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man that is some scary *****.
If you think that's scary, go look at his video take on Sir Mixalot's "Baby got back" on his site. Good taste prevents me from providing a direct link.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
They are aphids from the soy fields west and north of Toronto. I guess the humidity makes them swarm or something, it is gnarly.
The ones I encountered appeared to just be blackflies.. tiny little black things. I always thought aphids were green (and apparently I was correct), but oddly enough when I searched on wikipedia one of their aliases is "blackfly". I don't get it. When I say "blackfly" I mean gnats.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simuliidae.
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either way, you got bugs in the face...
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To further complicate things, looking under gnats suggests it's a colloquial term for order Diptera, not Hemiptera to which aphids belong. Having tree planted, I have no such difficulty in telling black flys from aphids. Aphids suck plants, black flys suck (blood).

And you still get bugs in your face. But it's better than canker worms any day, as anyone who's lived in Winnipeg or Saskatoon can tell you.
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are those the worms that totally took over Winnipeg a few years ago? I bow down to our new wormy overlords!

edit: when my old band was on tour in 2000 we stopped for an all-ages show in lovely (*cough*) Thunder Bay. They had this crazy moth thing going on. It was the creepiest thing. Once it got dark out it was something straight out of a movie about the apocalypse. I remember we drove past a car dealership with the big "stadium lights"... not only was there a huge swarming cloud of moths around every light, but all the cars were absolutely crawling with moths. Our drummer got a really bad case of the heebie jeebies. So, of course when one flies in the window and hits him (no air-conditioning + July = windows down) he FREAKS OUT. We pull over and he jumps out and obviously we take off and drive around the block. He was nearly in tears when we got back to him.
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Bugs and worms, sounds like a street food in Thailand. Making me hungry for crickets again.

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