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03-01-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By MadCat

Upgrading my old 01 Trek 7600FX

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1718/24787750453_ee43d6cff0_c.jpg
I pulled her down from the rafters of my workshop today. It's been years since I've taken her for a ride. I always wanted to fix her...
02-06-08, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,296
Posted By MadCat

Many thanks for the help Sheldon

Many thanks for the help Sheldon
09-21-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By MadCat

The vehicle suspected to be involved in the hit...

The vehicle suspected to be involved in the hit and run at Stony and Anthony Henday is on the back of one of a deck truck. They found in about 30 minutes west of the city. I have no idea how the...
02-23-07, 02:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,139
Posted By MadCat

There's this one memorial on a steel girder...

There's this one memorial on a steel girder bridge where a cyclist clipped one of the girders and was killed. I'd done the very same thing a year earlier on the same bridge but it didn't kill me....
Forum: Commuting
02-22-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 49,394
Posted By MadCat

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/326559208_4471d...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/326559208_4471d213cc.jpg
I get asked this one a fair amount. I hang it in a metal bottle holder that's deep enough that it won't fall out but easy to grab. The...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-07, 01:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,576
Posted By MadCat

I like my backpack. It keeps me warm and balanced...

I like my backpack. It keeps me warm and balanced as long as it's on tight.
I bought a messenger bag from MEC for my laptop but I found it threw me balance around. I still love throwing the...
02-22-07, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By MadCat

That was fantastic! It reminded of a old...

That was fantastic!
It reminded of a old cemetery on a remote island where I encountered a bicycle as part of someone's tomb stone.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By MadCat

It takes a month or so for me to figure out my...

It takes a month or so for me to figure out my ideal route to work after moving. I do a lot of climbing now too. Just last week I found yet another even quicker route to work after a year and a half...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,161
Posted By MadCat

Thanks for the warning on the light. It hasn't...

Thanks for the warning on the light. It hasn't rained here since September.
My only problem with the light is the switch is tricky with winter gloves on. I also mount the light on my backpack so...
02-03-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By MadCat

Anywhere with that few potholes is perfect road...

Anywhere with that few potholes is perfect road cycling terrain to me.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By MadCat

Every time I drive to work, I'm reminded why I...

Every time I drive to work, I'm reminded why I bike to work.
I don't need any bikes or components though, thanks anyway.
02-03-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By MadCat

Great list! I've written my own set of rules...

Great list!
I've written my own set of rules (http://www.madcatx.com/bicycle/rules.php) too by the same means. I just started writing. It's mostly for my own piece of mind than anyone else's.
02-03-07, 06:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,876
Posted By MadCat

Yes, Edmonton. I like to ride long distances...

Yes, Edmonton.

I like to ride long distances but the monotony of the prairies is a little hard on the psyche. I'm planning a solo trip to Vancouver in the summer of '08 though.
12-28-06, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 3,944,236
Posted By MadCat

Watching Blade Runner remastered so Vangelis...

Watching Blade Runner remastered so Vangelis would be the music
12-28-06, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By MadCat

Rootbeer Slurpee: A mixture of sand and snow....

Rootbeer Slurpee: A mixture of sand and snow. It's thick and brown and a nightmare to ride in but it makes me want a rootbeer slurpee. The city gets covered in this stuff when the sanding trucks take...
Forum: Foo
12-28-06, 02:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,349
Posted By MadCat

I haven't had a good sleep since before...

I haven't had a good sleep since before Christmas. I even had to park the bike and drive to work. I think I need some daylight.
03-18-05, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,285
Posted By MadCat

I've thought about signal lights for awhile now...

I've thought about signal lights for awhile now but I ride mostly at night where I think it'd be more effective if the lights were positioned far enough apart, the blink was slower than the standard...
Forum: Foo
02-14-04, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By MadCat

Life in Hell is published in the Georgia Straight...

Life in Hell is published in the Georgia Straight in Vancouver last i checked. FFwd in Calgary too. Sadly, it isn't published online anywhere.

This came up the other day when I was scolded for...
02-14-04, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By MadCat

That's the best part of winter cycling. ...

That's the best part of winter cycling.

Every snow bank is a bicycle rack.
02-14-04, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By MadCat

I had a $25 cateye computer but it fell off one...

I had a $25 cateye computer but it fell off one extremely cold morning, never to be seen again. Those plastic clips that hold computers on suck in the cold. The same goes for anything plastic that...
01-14-04, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By MadCat

Slurpee - the different grades of wet slush....

Slurpee - the different grades of wet slush. "It's all slurpee out there"

I like brown-sugar and car-turds. You just know right away what they are when talking about winter.
Forum: Foo
12-14-03, 11:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,282
Posted By MadCat

CBC: "U.S. officials said they confiscated...

CBC: "U.S. officials said they confiscated $750,000 US in $100 bills, two AK-47 guns and a pistol." <--- WTF?
Hasn't Saddam ever seen Scarface?
"SAY HELLO TO MY LIL FRIEND!"
Forum: Commuting
12-09-03, 01:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By MadCat

Face mask. I like the eco-terrorist look. It...

Face mask.
I like the eco-terrorist look. It scares the mototists.
11-26-03, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By MadCat

Agreed. I was late for work tonight because of...

Agreed. I was late for work tonight because of that awful stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-03, 03:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By MadCat

I used to buy and sell.

I used to buy and sell.
Forum: Foo
11-21-03, 03:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,831
Posted By MadCat

Thanks Giving has come and gone but the best food...

Thanks Giving has come and gone but the best food is pumpkin pie. Even if it's just the cheap stuff from the store. And this year I lucked out because I had 9 people over and nobody else would touch...
11-19-03, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By MadCat

I have the exact same problem. The best I could...

I have the exact same problem. The best I could think off was those offroad/downhill lids with the face guard. They look like motorcycle helmets but lighter.

(I get tempted to steal one from one...
Forum: Foo
11-19-03, 02:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By MadCat

What really happened? "The nature of the...

What really happened?
"The nature of the investigation -- or what they were searching for -- was not disclosed."

I swear, people live off this kind of drama with such a bloodlust just to fill...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-03, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By MadCat

I have a bit of a cornering phobia every spring...

I have a bit of a cornering phobia every spring when the snow melts. There's no such thing as leaning into a turn during winter riding for obvious reasons. It's just hard to convince myself that the...
Forum: Foo
11-16-03, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By MadCat

The Friendly Giant was a one man mercenary. You...

The Friendly Giant was a one man mercenary. You see that big boot; don't look up, just run for your life.
Forum: Foo
11-15-03, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By MadCat

Zombo feels so good on my tired little mind. ...

Zombo feels so good on my tired little mind.
It's clear to me now that Zombo is the messiah.
Forum: Foo
11-15-03, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By MadCat

I was raised on tv (and IRC). I don't read posts...

I was raised on tv (and IRC). I don't read posts that are longer than a sentence or two. Proving a point to me means a link to a well designed page with lots of pictures.:)

I have however read...
Forum: Foo
11-15-03, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By MadCat

I love urban legends. He's an account of what's...

I love urban legends. He's an account of what's apparantly the actual truth. (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-marvin-keeshan.htm) Of course Mr Rogers in Nam would be a better movie.
11-15-03, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By MadCat

No need to post the same thing over and over. ...

No need to post the same thing over and over.

I've always wanted a helmet that has little snaps on the side to tac a face mask or air filter onto so it'll just hang there when i'm not using it.
...
11-09-03, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By MadCat

I still have to finish my winter beater bicycle....

I still have to finish my winter beater bicycle. I've been putting it off for months. I think I'm just in denial of summer's end.
11-09-03, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By MadCat

In a word, I'd describe the story as poetic.

In a word, I'd describe the story as poetic.
Forum: Foo
11-08-03, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By MadCat

I'd imagine there must be a huge target market in...

I'd imagine there must be a huge target market in the elderly. I don't mean to generalize but I know that the elderly are often preyed upon through mail fraud. They must be prone to buying in to...
11-08-03, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By MadCat

hit_da_ramps: You had me on a bit of edge there...

hit_da_ramps: You had me on a bit of edge there for a minute. I was waiting for you to say that you went back and spotted some human remains under the wreckage. Regretably, the loss of good bicycles...
Forum: Foo
11-07-03, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By MadCat

A few minutes of reading about how to set up a...

A few minutes of reading about how to set up a good spam filter is worth more than a spam list. I worry about the fact that you have to give the list to the spammers and make sure they don't spam...
11-07-03, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By MadCat

I didn't really dig through much but the font on...

I didn't really dig through much but the font on the header is a little pixely.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-03, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MadCat

I've seen those in stores here too but they look...

I've seen those in stores here too but they look a little pricey. Good too see people taking things into their own hands.

GJ gonesh9
Forum: Foo
11-07-03, 06:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,150
Posted By MadCat

Good to know the moderators are still doing the...

Good to know the moderators are still doing the deletion and not gov't agency doing it for us, I hope.

Speaking of cycling, a little hoot is great when there's a big dratsab of a hill ahead. It's...
Forum: Foo
11-06-03, 03:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,115
Posted By MadCat

"I'm leaving the bicycle forums..as I do not...

"I'm leaving the bicycle forums..as I do
not think they are good for me.."

He probably got the same headache I get every couple days from staring at this damn screen. I just can't let go.

Good...
Forum: Foo
11-06-03, 03:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,150
Posted By MadCat

Weird, I'm certain I'm discussed that particular...

Weird, I'm certain I'm discussed that particular topic in this forum before. It's entirely up to the forum host, I suppose. Don't feel gagged though, just take your voice elsewhere.

I still think...
Forum: Foo
11-02-03, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By MadCat

Oh sweet, I was searching google news for this...

Oh sweet, I was searching google news for this story to no avail. Thx.
Judging by the neighborhood, my guess is the cyclist was a drug courier. I don't see the incident having any effect on the...
Forum: Foo
11-02-03, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,955
Posted By MadCat

24 hour time is great for people like me who work...

24 hour time is great for people like me who work at night all the time. In winter here, it's dark at 6am and at 6pm. Things can get really weird at times.
10-16-03, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By MadCat

A short cartoon

Here (http://www.wired.com/animation/collection/diego_maclean/bike/)
I thought it was cute.
Requires flash, unfortunately.
Forum: Introductions
09-26-03, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By MadCat

I don't mean to hijack the thread but do those...

I don't mean to hijack the thread but do those foot warmer pads last for more than one ride?

They'd be nice for a ride but they cost exactly the same as bus fare so they're economically self...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-03, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By MadCat

I use the comps that came with my bike but my...

I use the comps that came with my bike but my buddy bought the pros that he bought in a pretty sweet deal last year.

Both are awesome wheels in the city. The rim on the pro has a nice little...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-03, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,620
Posted By MadCat

Bananas and slurpees. A slurpee/slush isn't...

Bananas and slurpees. A slurpee/slush isn't exactly food but waving a 1l slurpee in your left hand while signalling will catch most motorists attention. I realized this when someone asked, jokingly,...
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