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05-28-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crashtest

Yes, I've been trying that, but don't see any...

Yes, I've been trying that, but don't see any difference yet. Maybe it just takes as while.
05-28-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crashtest

I'm not a full time commuter, but I do commute 2...

I'm not a full time commuter, but I do commute 2 or 3 times per week. I just love to ride, and I don't want to stop but I guess there is no choice at this point. When I'm on the bike the knee feels...
05-28-05, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crashtest

Yep - you're right. That's what I'm going to do...

Yep - you're right. That's what I'm going to do if it doesn't get better. In the meanwhile I'll stay off the bike for a couple of days. Damn! Now what am I going to do all weekend? :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,734
Posted By Crashtest

Have you ever heard of the Longest Day Ride? If...

Have you ever heard of the Longest Day Ride? If not, this may blow your mind a little - it sure did for me. The idea is to start a ride at the foot of Yonge street at sunrise on the longest day of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-05, 10:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,734
Posted By Crashtest

The Humber river trail is nice, in particular the...

The Humber river trail is nice, in particular the section north of the 401. The north section seems to have nice smooth pavement, and not as many people.
05-27-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Crashtest

Knee pain - ride or don't ride

I have been having a lot of pain on the inside (medial) of my left knee. The funny thing is, it feels OK when I ride, but afterwards it hurts to stand up, walk, or straighten the leg. Since I feel...
05-11-05, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Crashtest

Yes, the pollen count is high now, but I'm...

Yes, the pollen count is high now, but I'm talking SMOG. Like you can't see buildings on the horizon that are nomally crystal clear. It feels like I'm trying to breathe sandpaper. Better today...
05-10-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Crashtest

Toronto smog is killing me!

What the heck is going on? The air quality has been so bad the past few days. Yesterday I had to cut a ride short because I was having trouble breathing. The Brampton area where I live has "high...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By Crashtest

Veloce is just a little tiny bit better than Dura...

Veloce is just a little tiny bit better than Dura Ace. :D

(Ok, I'm just kidding, bit i DO love my Veloce 10 speed!)
Forum: Touring
05-03-05, 04:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,005
Posted By Crashtest

Rub a fairly thick coat of proofide on the...

Rub a fairly thick coat of proofide on the underside of the saddle and just leave it there - no need to rub it off. Treat the top of the saddle with proofide and let it sit overnight, then rub off...
05-02-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By Crashtest

I've seen a few of them, but don't own one. I...

I've seen a few of them, but don't own one. I understand they're high quality bikes. My Marinoni was ordered through Bicycle Specialties, and Mike did a nice professional fitting for me. Better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,469
Posted By Crashtest

Not even close. Trenton Ontario is a nice...

Not even close. Trenton Ontario is a nice tourist area. Very pleasant. Think boating, fishing, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,469
Posted By Crashtest

Others have mentioned Marinoni, and I'll put my...

Others have mentioned Marinoni, and I'll put my vote in for that one as well since I own one.

As for riding in the Toronto/Burlington area, I'm a big fan of the Waterfront Trail, also known as...
05-01-05, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By Crashtest

Well I'm actually pro cop, and I like to see...

Well I'm actually pro cop, and I like to see these guys around on bikes. I just thought it was a little strange that the few times I've seen them, they were doing something that wasn't quite legal...
04-30-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,215
Posted By Crashtest

Nice going Mike. About the bike adjustments: ...

Nice going Mike. About the bike adjustments: it's important to get the saddle height, forward/backward position, and the handlebar position set correctly. When everthing is set up right, your...
Forum: Touring
04-30-05, 10:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,005
Posted By Crashtest

I've had a Team Professional, B17 Champion, and...

I've had a Team Professional, B17 Champion, and B17 standard. The standard had thinner leather which meant the break in period was very short.
04-29-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By Crashtest

Last week I saw a group of about 20 bike Cops...

Last week I saw a group of about 20 bike Cops getting some instruction, I believe, in safety, proper cycling technique, riding in traffic and so on.

Today, I saw 2 bike cops riding on the...
Forum: Touring
04-29-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,005
Posted By Crashtest

You can have MY brooks when you pry it from my...

You can have MY brooks when you pry it from my cold, dead, err... butt?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Crashtest

I'm a BIG fan of the Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed. ...

I'm a BIG fan of the Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed. I'm sure the 105's are fine, but I love the way the Campy stuff works.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By Crashtest

I think the X2's have even more float. No...

I think the X2's have even more float. No Speedplay pedal is hard on the knees however.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,986
Posted By Crashtest

I agree with you about the "on your left" thing. ...

I agree with you about the "on your left" thing. I find that runners or walkers typically have NO IDEA what that means, and there is a 50-50 chance that they will MOVE left directly into your path....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Crashtest

Got hit by a car during my second ride with a new...

Got hit by a car during my second ride with a new bike. Totally my fault.
I was riding along a Mixed Use Path, and there is one section where the path comes up out of a ravine, joins the sidewalk...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Crashtest

35 miles round trip. I know there are lots of...

35 miles round trip. I know there are lots of people who can top that.
04-27-05, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,988
Posted By Crashtest

It's starting to become clear to me that I'm the...

It's starting to become clear to me that I'm the only guy paying full retail for all these bikes. Everyone else seems to build and rebuild them - I gotta learn that.

Also, when I've sold bikes I...
04-27-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

Wow! Well said.

Wow! Well said.
04-27-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,988
Posted By Crashtest

Dude, can you take a picture of them all in one...

Dude, can you take a picture of them all in one frame? Or individually? That's awesome!
04-27-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,988
Posted By Crashtest

Right, but if it's research, WHERE'S MY...

Right, but if it's research, WHERE'S MY GOVERNMENT GRANT??? Can I at least get a tax break for doing R&D? Guess not.. :o
04-27-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,001
Posted By Crashtest

Yes, they're GAY! Oh wait... I mean Yes, you're...

Yes, they're GAY! Oh wait... I mean Yes, you're GAY... Oh wait... I can't say that either... I know: wear whatever you like.
04-27-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,988
Posted By Crashtest

How many bikes have you owned? How many were "mistakes"?

I was complaining to a friend about all the money I've spent on bikes over the years, and about how many of the purchases were mistakes. "You haven't wasted money" he said "You've been doing...
04-27-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By Crashtest

The links don't work for me.

The links don't work for me.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Crashtest

You got a real varied selection of bikes there. ...

You got a real varied selection of bikes there. If it was me today, and I wanted to buy just one bike to cover all of my needs, I'd probably buy a cyclocross bike. Road bike with knobby tires. ...
04-27-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By Crashtest

I don't think that's how it's done. I think what...

I don't think that's how it's done. I think what he does is follow the cyclist with the camera as he goes by, which makes the background blur from the movement while the cyclist stays in focus. ...
04-26-05, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

1. I think I was easy to see: bright yellow...

1. I think I was easy to see: bright yellow jacket, flashing red tail light, broad daylight.

2. I guess technically there was enough room for both of us, because I'm still here! Sure was...
04-26-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

Does everybody seem to understand how this is...

Does everybody seem to understand how this is supposed to work? I can think of at least a couple of sections of bike lane in Toronto that work like this. It seems to me that the point where the car...
04-26-05, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

I wonder if anyone from Ottawa is following this...

I wonder if anyone from Ottawa is following this thread? I was there a couple of years ago and the number of bikes on the road was very high. I saw a lot of bike lanes, and some of them were very...
04-26-05, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

Basically I think he was trying to bully me or...

Basically I think he was trying to bully me or scare me - just throw his weight around a little. I'm sure he would rather just keep on going in the lane he was already in than try to merge left to...
04-26-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

OK, I'm interested in checking it out, but that...

OK, I'm interested in checking it out, but that link didn't work. Can you check it again? Thanks.

EDIT: Got it now. Thanks.
04-26-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

So then I really don't know what to do except...

So then I really don't know what to do except avoid certain roads I guess. The other day I was riding in the right hand lane of a 4 lane road. There was no shoulder - just a curb, and the speed...
04-26-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 54,432
Posted By Crashtest

Helmet Head, it's clear that you feel strongly...

Helmet Head, it's clear that you feel strongly about this, and have put a lot of thought into it. I wish I had the guts to ride this way. I think if I do like that guy in the picture, taking the...
04-26-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Crashtest

I'd get her out on the bike for a couple of short...

I'd get her out on the bike for a couple of short rides around the neighborhood before heading off to that first group ride. Let her be the judge of distance - turn back when she starts to feel...
04-26-05, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Crashtest

Regina has less than 200,000 people, right? I...

Regina has less than 200,000 people, right? I think there are that many within a couple miles of my house. What are the roads like? Are they fairly wide?

Not trying to be a smart a$$ - I'd LOVE...
04-26-05, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,328
Posted By Crashtest

I tend to spin at more or less the same RPM all...

I tend to spin at more or less the same RPM all the time. My speed and effort expended are both controlled by the gear I'm riding in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,207
Posted By Crashtest

I think I paid $900 (Canadian, so that's maybe...

I think I paid $900 (Canadian, so that's maybe $700 US?) for a Giant Kronos with RSX components several years ago. I'd WAY rather have the Bianchi. I think you did ok, don't worry about it. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By Crashtest

HEY HEY HEY! Let's not be too hard on the young...

HEY HEY HEY! Let's not be too hard on the young lady. I'm sure she must have been on a very important call. Probably talking to the Ambassador about how to solve that whole Middle East thing... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By Crashtest

It means if you step in a pile of mud, the pedals...

It means if you step in a pile of mud, the pedals will still work and will actually clean or remove the stuff while you ride. Frogs were designed to be moutain bike pedals, so this feature kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,657
Posted By Crashtest

Yes, and FASTER too... :D

Yes, and FASTER too... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By Crashtest

Second that. Get the Frogs if you want something...

Second that. Get the Frogs if you want something easy to walk in. Or get one of the X series road pedals for the larger contact area, and assuming that you don't plan on walking a lot.

By the...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Crashtest

These pedal-powered Quadricycles give GREAT...

These pedal-powered Quadricycles give GREAT mileage!

(Sorry, couldn't resist... :D)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By Crashtest

Very nice report - please keep them coming. I'd...

Very nice report - please keep them coming. I'd like to get into randonneuring but I don't know if I've got the stamina. My longest rides ever have been century rides on three occasions, and I...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By Crashtest

Sounds like a pretty big deal to me! Nice going.

Sounds like a pretty big deal to me! Nice going.
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