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Rattlecan last won the day on December 27 2015

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About Rattlecan

  • Birthday 11/11/1953

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    Oakville Ontario

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  • Bike(s)
    Peugeot Paris, Nishiki Rally, Sekai, Scwinn Twinn, Quetzal, Surly Big Dummy, No name frame with S3X 3 speed fixie, no name frame with SA 2 speed kickback, others I can't remember right now.

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  1. Rattlecan

    If you were born between 1925 and 1955

    Yup. I'm in that demographic by a couple of years. Many of those things applied, except my mom never smoked or drank in her life, but the rest of it, pretty much.
  2. Rattlecan

    Even if you could go down...

    Was it evolution that made us all too fat?
  3. Rattlecan

    Surprise parties

    Just walked in the house after returning from one. Our son in law turns 60 tomorrow (Sunday) and we sprang a surprise party on him this evening.
  4. Rattlecan

    It was bound to happen.

    Ow, that sucks. Hope they give you good meds and you heal quick.
  5. Rattlecan

    I'm honored yet sad. An N+2 story

    That would be a nice touch, but 10 km on a bike in a monkey suit in below freezing temperatures means, no, ain't doing it.
  6. Rattlecan

    I'm honored yet sad. An N+2 story

    I just received a call from my friend's SO telling me that he passed away a short time ago. He had been seriously declining the last while, and was bed ridden in hospital for the last several weeks. I last visited him last Friday, and he was struggling to get two words out between breaths. RIP my friend. I will ride the heck out of these bikes that you so generously gave to me in your memory.
  7. Rattlecan

    Public transit

    My 86 year old mother lives out in the boonies, (in the house I grew up in near Elmira), where there is no regular scheduled public transit. What they do have is a service provided by the Kiwanis Club that is available to senior citizens. With 48 hours notice, she can get a ride anywhere within the region for a grand total of $2.00. She makes use of that service regularly.
  8. Rattlecan

    Now in other news.

    Have they moved the capital when we weren't looking?
  9. Rattlecan

    Public transit

    Why does everything have to be high tech? Mirrors on the shoes always worked for previous generations.
  10. Rattlecan

    Public transit

    That's more like it. Maximum utilization.
  11. Rattlecan

    Public transit

    There was nobody riding on the roof, so it still wasn't at capacity.
  12. Rattlecan

    Rode the tank today

    Luxury. At least you 'ad a frame. Why, when I was a lad, we just put springs on our seat posts and got around by bouncing on them like a seated pogo stick.
  13. Rattlecan

    So maybe will die in best way

    The owner of a bicycle shop near Guelph (I know you know where that is having lived in KW) had a heart attack and died while out riding his bike a few years ago. As his son says, he would have chosen that as his exit plan given the choice. Side note, if one day you read that I went in the same way, don't be sad for me.
  14. Rattlecan

    Dash cams

    I have one. Started out using a GoPro as a dash cam in the truck. Took good quality video, but had to rig it to run on vehicle power rather than the battery. Also had to clear the card every day because it doesn't loop. Got a cheap one off ebay that worked for a while, but the video quality sucked, and it finally gave up the ghost. My current one is a Garmin, and it works great. It time stamps the video, as well as showing the current speed and grid co-ordinates. All from satellite data, When people ask me why I use it, I say, eye witnesses lie, the camera don't. I recorded every km we traveled on our vacation in Portugal in September. This is a sample. The time is set to GMT -5 so the local time was about 08.40
  15. Rattlecan

    So Cal was the problem

    When it turns brown, you can roll it up and smoke it.