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  • #812895

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    I don’t have a pack with me, so I’m going to have to wear something with pockets tonight. Yeah… that’s what I’m going with……

    #812887

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    My bike is on the car. I hope I don’t slow you guys down tonight. It’s been a while.

    #810436

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    I’m heading down on the train right now. May be a few minutes late to loblaws.

    #809685

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    …. I know some of you guys have a route from the Don out to Pickering area, not sure how to get from there up to Durham on dirt, but from Durham you can take TransCanada Trail either into Uxbridge to connect to rail trail to Lindsay then on to Bobcaygeon and into the 5pts trail system where there is copious amounts of trail to get deep into the highlands, with camp sites available to boot. or the TransCanada our of Durham leads east mostly on gravel townlines (a good chunk unmaintained) east to the Ganny and I assume further. Lots of potential for an epic and I know a couple of guys who have most of the potential routes mapped out.

    A route can be put together using some trail, some paved, but mostly dirt roads up to Durham Forest.

    I’ve been thinking about getting dropped off in Belleville with a few people and take a couple days to ride back into the city on the rail trails via Peterborough, Lindsay, Uxbridge.

    I like it Marc!

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    #809181

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    Besides the Phillips and the JIS there’s also PoziDriv. It’s a Phillips without the taper that cams out the Phillips. I got one years ago from Snap-On when I ended up with about $30 of credit.

    I’ve not used a JIS so cannot compare to one, but it’s a huge step up on the Phillips when working on Japanese things and Ikea furniture.

    #809148

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    In some cases I can see this being a big help. One example is someone who doesn’t have a bike shop nearby that stocks Giant but wants one. They’d only have to make one trip to get the bike instead of two.

    A few years back I wanted a specific frame, but the closest dealer to me was at Yonge and Eglinton. PITA for me to get over there, and I had to drive twice. Would have been nice to just order it and pick it up.

    Re: CC and Wiggle: I’ve ordered from Wiggle once, MAYBE twice when they actually had what I wanted. Their prices were usually a little better than CRC for identical items, but they rarely had CRCs selection.

    #808091

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    Where are you finding thoses nice manicured rocks & wood? I leave the don so little..

    I think I see some Durham Forest and Dagmar in those shots.

    That’s a good bit of riding Marc. Jealous. Hasn’t been a good season for me.

    #807633

    Nick Boers
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    What time is racing expected to start? I’m trying to sort out my weekend schedule, and it’s going to be hard!

    #807237

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    I’m going to try and make it.

    #806706

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    We did some of the East, some of the West, and then some of us went down to Ontario Place to watch the Air Show and take a ride on a boat.

    60km day for me.

    Thanks for hosting us on your boat Andrew!

    #806621

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    That was quite the cast you bought to that ride last year. Have fun!

    There was not enough interest to run my long ride, but will try again Thanksgiving weekend.

    It looks like I’ll be joining some form of BDDR now.

    #806452

    Nick Boers
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    Where have the spokes been failing? Have they been breaking at the J bend, or at the nipples?

    If not well stress relieved, spokes can start failing after 1-2000km due to fatigue. If the wheels have been fine for two years and are suddenly popping spokes frequently without any obvious cause, it’s possibly fatigue failures from a lack of proper stress release during the build.

    Rebuild with some DB14s or DT comps and brass nipples, Tension and stress relieve well and they should be fine for a long time.

    #806418

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    We could try to combine the two…..

    What did you have in mind @ghettocruiser ?

    Ride to Kelso, Hardwood, Albion, or Durham forest, ride around, ride back?

    If we do a SBDDR, I’m planning to ride to, and home from the ride. Should put it over 200km.

    #806400

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    Looking at the radar it seems pretty safe now.

    #806279

    Nick Boers
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    Too bad I didn’t see this in March.

    I got a pair of prescription Wiley-X Romer-II from optics planet say… 8 or 9 years ago for safety glass use. Fit well, good coverage, the prescription was just as it should be, and they looked good. A few years later I got Lasik, and $20 put a pair of non prescription shade lenses in them.

    For anyone else who might find it useful since you already bought them, If you need to choose ONE shade of lens for all around use, an orangeish tint would be my suggestion. I have an interchangeable set of glasses, and while clear is best at night and gray tint in sunlight, the orange ones work well enough in everything.

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