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  1. #31
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    ello again

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    Hey trek,

    Under your name, there's "bike against the odds.."...can you tell me more about it?

    c

  2. #32
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    Crazy,

    can you get to Oakland, CA on October 9th?

    It's a meteric century (with shorter ride options) that benefits the Breast Cancer Fund. There are at least 3 of us TE'ers doing the ride.

    JLD,

    Congrats on trying to organize your own ride, not easy to do I'm sure.
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  3. #33
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    Shrugging it off

    The woman I spoke to--from the Kanata club--as I had to explain--Why I can't ride at the speed of light--about the part that has been taken out of me--made a suggestion to contact another member--for Next season--who might have suggestions--for those of us who simply go slower. So--maybe next spring--I'll look them up again............What I lack in speed--I make up for in endurance. I really am out there--right up until the snow flies--and I am very comfortable at 15km/hr. I can of course go faster--depending on wind direction and cross winds and hill grades--sometimes very comfortably at 20km/hr. I am Very used to everyone passing me--but it would be Nice--to have some company for casual rides. I am as equally disappointed in not being able to raise lesbians to come out. Some of that-yes-lack of interest--some--really intimadated by the exertion-some-in other types of biking-like fast club rides and mountain terrain rides--and obviously--sexual politics.

  4. #34
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    wanders into Canada again...ooh, look, they have health care!

    JLD wrote "I had to explain--Why I can't ride at the speed of light"

    jeesh, I don't think you'd need to explain or justify, does not make you any less of a cyclist. What do they do if one of their members is injured? Tell them to go away till they can ride at ___km?

    Reminds me of the tales of Emily's club rideing with her while she recovered from her break, now THAT's a club, supportive. Jobob's club has an academy each year for new/returning riders. One of the things I like about my club, the Velogirls is the feeling that no rider is left behind.

    "What I lack in speed--I make up for in endurance." Don't need to explain that here, "ride your own ride" is the TE moto I think.

    "I am as equally disappointed in not being able to raise lesbians to come out."

    Yes, it's very hard to raise lesbians sucessfully but my family did a wonderful job with me. Sorry, could not resist the pun and play with idiom.

    Hat's off for trying to get your own ride going when the local club would not support it. Who knows, by next Spring our Canadian gals here may have your own version of what's becoming a regular Corvalis OR group and our Northern Calif. riders.
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  5. #35
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    Oh Good One!!!!!!!!



    ++++++++++++++"I am as equally disappointed in not being able to raise lesbians to come out."

    Yes, it's very hard to raise lesbians sucessfully but my family did a wonderful job with me. Sorry, could not resist the pun and play with idiom.

  6. #36
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    JLD reviews "Oh Good One!!!!!!!!"

    thanks, glad you like the pun, we're very pun-friendly bunch here.

    We also rate falls from clipless pedals on a 10 point scale like skateing with points given for style, creativity, costume and music, there's the short program, pairs falling (tandem)....
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  7. #37
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    Hello from another Canadian "girl".

    My home town is Red Deer, Alberta but I lived in Sarnia Ontario for 6 years and as of a year ago I make my home near Pittsburgh, PA. Went from gently rolling parkland (Red Deer) to completely flat terrain (and I mean FLAT) in southern Ontario. Since coming to Pittsburgh I have become a much better cyclist because it is HILLY here!

  8. #38
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    Yep-I'll bet it's a Huge difference between the different terrains! For me--since I am from Montreal-which is also partially buillt on a small mountain-I can appreciate the flatter areas here in Ottawa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLD
    Yep-I'll bet it's a Huge difference between the different terrains! For me--since I am from Montreal-which is also partially buillt on a small mountain-I can appreciate the flatter areas here in Ottawa!
    Having just moved from Montreal to Vancouver made me reconsider my definition of "flat"!

    I thought you had nice hills just outside of Ottawa, don't you?

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    Just asking if these are sure signs you may be a Canadian...

    you may be a Canadian...

    You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk"
    You understand, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine."
    You know what it means to be on 'pogey'.
    You know that "a mickey" and "2-4's" mean "Party at the cabin, eh!!"
    You don't hold your hand on your breast when you sing the national anthem.
    You can drink legally while still a 'teen'.
    You don't give a hoot about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap
    place to travel to and has good cigars.
    You're not sure if the leader of our nation has EVER had sex and don't want to know if he has!
    You get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.
    You know that Mounties "don't always look like that."
    You know that Canada is the only country to successfully invade the
    US and burn its capital to the ground.
    You dismiss all beers under 6% alcohol content as "for children and
    the elderly, and for export to the US".
    You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
    You believe "the Canadian Conspiracy" should have won an Oscar.
    You laugh afterward at some U.S. citizens' lack of knowledge of
    Canadian geography, but you are too polite to correct them.
    You design your Hallowe'en costume to fit over a snowsuit.
    You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
    You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
    At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
    You frequently clean grease off your barbeque so the bears won't prowl on your deck.
    The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.
    You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
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  11. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420
    You know that "a mickey" and "2-4's" mean "Party at the cabin, eh!!"
    I'll drink to that EH! Love the list...
    All limits are self imposed - Icarus

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    glad to keep you amused, hey, can you invade us again and burn our capital to the ground?

    It would be like an act of liberation, just picture it we would line the streets to welcome you, wave the Canadian flag, wearing those Roots beanie caps and toast your arrival with uhm who is it....Tim Horton donuts and coffee?
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  13. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420
    you may be a Canadian...

    You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
    yup, I am! I love the Simpsons for that! giggle

    Although I can't say I do a lot of the things on this list, I do actually know a lot of people who do.....so, Yeah I think it's quite accurate...

    Now, Trek, you know that many people up here would be happy to oblige your request if it wouldn't be considered an act of war upon the american people. We *like* the american people. We *hate* american policies and the current american government.

    Namaste,
    ~T~

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    LBTC "We *like* the american people. We *hate* american policies and the current american government."

    wait a mintute, wait wait, that makes you US We feel that way too.
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  15. #45
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    one more thing hey

    Is it sad when i wander on over to the cbc online shop and get excited about seeing a Hockey night in Canada shirt and the logo shirt? (the 1970's one)) I am gonna ask mr santa for one..pweeeeeeessee

    Also, i just get plain giddy when they mention Canada on tv here...which isn't very often...

    One more thing..when i went home in 03 and visited the CBC i had my pic taken at the mr Dressup tree...I was soooo excited..one highlight of the trip i say...

    Would anyone volunteer to send me some tim's coffee??? hahahaha

    c

 

 

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