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Forum: Touring
01-13-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By MsMittens

I've done Toronto to Montreal numerous times. :)...

I've done Toronto to Montreal numerous times. :) I'm more interested in the NYC to Toronto part, specifically. :) So if you have any insights into that, that'd be helpful. :)
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By MsMittens

MB, one quick question I forgot to ask: how long...

MB, one quick question I forgot to ask: how long was your tour? How many days and how much mileage, roughly (in KM or Miles), per day did you do?
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By MsMittens

Thanks for all the info everyone. :) And MB,...

Thanks for all the info everyone. :) And MB, thanks for the insight. I'm looking forward to this when I do finally do it in August. :) Should make for an exciting tour. :)
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 03:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By MsMittens

NYC --> Toronto --> Montreal

Hey everyone,

It has been a while. I was curious if anyone has done a NYC to Toronto and then onto Montreal trip or at least a NYC--> Toronto or NYC --> Montreal. The Toronto to Montreal portion...
Forum: Touring
07-08-06, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By MsMittens

Well I did it. Well, most of it. I took the back...

Well I did it. Well, most of it. I took the back roads north of London towards Sonoma/Marine City, took the ferry across and then worked my way down into Detroit. The way back was harder since my...
Forum: Touring
04-20-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By MsMittens

Sorry for not being around. That's good info to...

Sorry for not being around. That's good info to know about Lake St. Clair and I'll have to get some good maps. Can anyone recommend a specific map or map book for Michigan/Detroit? Ontario I have...
Forum: Touring
02-22-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By MsMittens

Hrmm.. perhaps crossing at Port Huron might be...

Hrmm.. perhaps crossing at Port Huron might be better. I did see a Windsor bus go through the tunnel with a bike rack on the front. I'll have to investigate this more. And I'm gonna avoid the gun...
Forum: Foo
01-12-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By MsMittens

For my MsMittens "id" I got: google.com 1st, and...

For my MsMittens "id" I got: google.com 1st, and 2nd 5405 using the default settings.

If I check all the search engines I get:

engine ranking ego points
google.com 1st, and 2nd 6029...
Forum: Touring
01-06-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,053
Posted By MsMittens

If I may suggest, the Gunnar Rock Tour is a...

If I may suggest, the Gunnar Rock Tour is a pretty good bike. I got a custom one last year and rode it like mad for the 2nd half of the summer, including 2 decent sized tours on it. Fabulous bike,...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-06, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By MsMittens

Very kewl on those DryBike things. I'm ordering a...

Very kewl on those DryBike things. I'm ordering a pair since shipping is free for now. :D
Forum: Touring
01-06-06, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By MsMittens

Touring: Michigan (Detroit area) and Southwestern Ontario

Hey everyone,

Was curious if anyone has done tours near the Detroit/Windsor area? I've biked from Toronto to Niagara Falls so that's not difficult but was curious if anyone has gone down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By MsMittens

I've had a wireless version and while good for...

I've had a wireless version and while good for the most part, it was susceptible to interference on and off over time. I've always been partial to CatEye and have found their models good. The one I'd...
Forum: Foo
09-30-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 963
Posted By MsMittens

Nope.. I'm a figment of your imagination. I am...

Nope.. I'm a figment of your imagination. I am merely a series of 1s and 0s inhabiting the Internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 07:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,217
Posted By MsMittens

I've had a similar instance on some highways in...

I've had a similar instance on some highways in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Worst one was the semi that sped past me near a curve and I could see the rear wheels actually lift off the ground as he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By MsMittens

My Sunday ride this past weekend had me at a new...

My Sunday ride this past weekend had me at a new speed average -- 25.1KM/hr (not huge for some of you but for me, a new achievement). I usually do two longer rides on Sat and Sunday -- 100KM each --...
Forum: Touring
09-18-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,731
Posted By MsMittens

I got a Gunnar Rock Tour (Custom made but you can...

I got a Gunnar Rock Tour (Custom made but you can buy frame or frame with tour setup through QBP -- your LBS will help with this). I'd actually suggest against a road bike and gear towards a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By MsMittens

Anytime you feel the urge.. :D Personally I...

Anytime you feel the urge.. :D

Personally I prefer earlier in the morning since there are fewer cars to deal with and the weather can be nice (particularly on hotter days).
09-15-05, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,825
Posted By MsMittens

Just out of curiosity, does the bike lane...

Just out of curiosity, does the bike lane indicate that it's only one way? (that is, is there a bike lane on the other side of the street). I know some cities have dual-direction bike lanes (bad idea...
09-15-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,525
Posted By MsMittens

I have a pair of the Lake Winter shoes and...

I have a pair of the Lake Winter shoes and haven't gotten wet feet yet with them. Sometimes, as an extra precaution, I put a pair of neoprene booties on top.
09-15-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By MsMittens

Odd. When I started cycling I was losing between...

Odd. When I started cycling I was losing between 1.5-2 lbs a week. Still continue that today (only another 25lbs to go at this point). Speed isn't the issue, IMO, when it comes to losing weight....
Forum: Foo
09-15-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,588
Posted By MsMittens

Until you try to get a pair of jeans or work...

Until you try to get a pair of jeans or work pants. Fit everywhere but the damn thighs. (based on my recent experience) :D
09-15-05, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By MsMittens

Uh.. why not? I've done that... works well....

Uh.. why not? I've done that... works well. Running can be hard on the knees for those overweight. That said, there are bikes designed for heavier people (Kona; look for bikes designed for "Athenas"...
09-15-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By MsMittens

Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they...

Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they have on the UTW website. Might be interesting to get a pair along with a bag... :)
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By MsMittens

Naw... khaki's and golf shirt. I try to avoid...

Naw... khaki's and golf shirt. I try to avoid offices that require monkey suits.
Forum: Foo
09-15-05, 07:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,588
Posted By MsMittens

Interesting views. Might want to check out...

Interesting views. Might want to check out Addition Elle's (http://www.addition-elle.com/en/main.cfm) ad campaign. Their ads are not gimmicks per say since their target audience is for a more...
09-14-05, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By MsMittens

What about Push The Envelope...

What about Push The Envelope (http://www.pushtheenvelope.com/) bags? Local, home-made (can be custom). They should be at the Oct Bike show..
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,718
Posted By MsMittens

An hour and 15 by transit (I don't drive) ...

An hour and 15 by transit (I don't drive)

Anywhere from 45-55min by bike.

Happy factor is 100% by bike and 50% by transit. Happy factor rules regardless of time on the road IMO.
09-08-05, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By MsMittens

How long ago was that? Recent reports suggest...

How long ago was that? Recent reports suggest that students are putting on weight rather than losing it because they are taking cars to classes and eating fast food.
09-06-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By MsMittens

I expect that we'll see more bicycle and scooter...

I expect that we'll see more bicycle and scooter usage as gas prices and insurance rates continue to climb (in Toronto/Ontario, insurance is obscene in its pricing). Add to that the fact that...
Forum: Touring
08-25-05, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By MsMittens

Might also want to look into the Gunnar Rock Tour...

Might also want to look into the Gunnar Rock Tour (http://gunnarbikes.com/rocktour.php). I got this bike (custom build and custom paint job sans most of the labels) specifically for rougher touring....
08-21-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MsMittens

Hrmm.. I'm beginning to wonder if it also...

Hrmm.. I'm beginning to wonder if it also contradicts the laws of physics. What's that rule? An object in motion will always stay in motion. When you think of the weight of a vehicle and the weight...
08-20-05, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MsMittens

Much like you're description of your incident, I...

Much like you're description of your incident, I was rather shaken by it. In all the time I've been cycling, it's a first for me.

And the bike is fine. Did 86KM today. :D The bruising is coming...
08-20-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MsMittens

Actually, in Toronto it's an offense for...

Actually, in Toronto it's an offense for pedestrians to "fail to yield to traffic" under the Ontario Traffic Act, Section 144(8) (as per this article...
08-20-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MsMittens

Bring back Elmer the Safety Elephant!

I swear. They need to bring back this guy who always reminded kids and adults that you should "Look both ways before crossing the street". I experienced my first road rash last night.

*sigh*

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By MsMittens

I've done a century on a hybrid/MTB. It's doable....

I've done a century on a hybrid/MTB. It's doable. Bit slower but otherwise fine. :D
Forum: Touring
08-18-05, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By MsMittens

Oh kewl! I went near there on my Lake Simcoe tour...

Oh kewl! I went near there on my Lake Simcoe tour (it's on my blog if yer interested).
Forum: Touring
08-18-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By MsMittens

Hey Paul, where are ya going?

Hey Paul, where are ya going?
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,173
Posted By MsMittens

So you've run into suicidal squirrels as well,...

So you've run into suicidal squirrels as well, eh? Worst one animal one I've done was riding into Montreal and this rabbit ran under my crank then turned around and ran in front of me. I don't know...
08-18-05, 06:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,269
Posted By MsMittens

Kewl! Free food! :D Ya know, I've never had...

Kewl! Free food! :D

Ya know, I've never had anything thrown at me while riding. And I can't imagine how scary it is to have something -- especially as dangerous as a glass bottle -- thrown at me.
Forum: Touring
08-18-05, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By MsMittens

I usually try to bring either a big fat book...

I usually try to bring either a big fat book (Harry Potter will probably come along on my TOM/TOT tour in a couple of weeks) or cheap mystery novels that I can trade/get credit for at used book...
08-17-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,596
Posted By MsMittens

The world, I just discovered, is a really small...

The world, I just discovered, is a really small place. As it turns out, the officer was a long time member of AntiOnline (http://www.antionline.com) (where I'm a moderator). I suspect many of the...
08-13-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By MsMittens

The wheels of justice move, albeit a bit slowly..

The wheels of justice move, albeit a bit slowly..
Forum: Foo
08-12-05, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By MsMittens

Might want to look into demo versions of laptops...

Might want to look into demo versions of laptops besides the refurb versions. I got a Panasonic Toughbook CF-48 in 2001 for $1,500 (normally priced at about $3,500CDN) and it was only about 9 months...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,421
Posted By MsMittens

Losing a parent is a hard thing. When my mom was...

Losing a parent is a hard thing. When my mom was murdered in 1992 by her partner I swore that I wouldn't let the same thing happen to me and I would do the thing that she never did: see all of...
Forum: Touring
08-10-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By MsMittens

FYI:...

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=128918
08-09-05, 04:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,361
Posted By MsMittens

At my campus, York University in Toronto, they...

At my campus, York University in Toronto, they have bike cages. These are in the parking area and behind the main security desk. I'm one of 3 cyclists that use them (places for about 50 bikes...
08-09-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By MsMittens

Black stripe? Perhaps it's the heart monitor...

Black stripe? Perhaps it's the heart monitor strap you're seeing?
Forum: Commuting
08-09-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By MsMittens

A brush/comb?! :D I have a short haircut so I...

A brush/comb?! :D I have a short haircut so I don't worry about this as much. Perhaps someone else has a suggestion.




Company restrictions on perfumes/body sprays? I'd imagine a deoderant/AP...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By MsMittens

Wet wipes, after letting yourself cool down, take...

Wet wipes, after letting yourself cool down, take about 10-15 minutes. Many of the Wet Wipes are anti-bacterial so they are really effective, IMO, at giving a near complete "shower" clean. In fact,...
08-09-05, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By MsMittens

Disabled cyclist's bike, cash stolen

This is so wrong in so many ways.. :(
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