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  1. Looking great Fre$co!

    Paul - simply stunning! Looks like a fantastic trip!

    Nowhere near as exciting as Spain - I'm in catch-up mode - first chance I've had to edit thru some recent stuff.

    We went with friends to visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, a massive tract where life in Canada's pioneering days is re-created in painstaking detail. The "town" has all of the typical businesses that would have existed then, including tinsmiths, milliners, shoe/bootmakers, leather smiths, etc. We literally couldn't visit them all in one afternoon, but I'm sure we'll be back to catch the rest!

    All of the folks who work there are in period-correct clothing, which is manufactured on the premises.

    The ever popular wagon ride - the horse is a Clydesdale.

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    Pics from the tinsmith's, where you can try your own hand at making things

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    The mill, where the flour is milled for the bread that can be purchased at the bakery.

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    That afternoon, they had a dance - timing was good, because the skies suddenly got dark, and we had a massive thunderstorm - good thing that we were in a covered area!

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  2. ^^^ Nice to see Iron Heart UK is doing well ;)

    ^ Totally agree with Pomata!

    Usual suspects looking good! Nice saddles Robbie!

    riff- good looking White's! What leather is that? It looks darker than my roughouts, really a nice color.

    Thanks bro - it's "distressed roughout" - the colour is a bit deeper/richer than the brown RO.


  3. Post rain goodness:

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    After all that excitement, we decided that a relaxing day at the beach was in order! Jeans were left in the car, and we headed for the water

    Beachy scenes

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    Pups had a blast…

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    And made new friends!

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    Just for you Ordo!

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    And that's… The End!

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  4. Entertainment - great stuff! That house is amazing! Next time, remember your passports - Montreal is a blast!

    Almostnice - can't wait to see you back!

    Well, here's my weekly round-up…. In smaller photos - just for you, Roy6!

    We're back to hosting visiting family & friends, after a week "off" the previous week. Lot's of BBQ's!

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    My sister goofing off, wearing a necklace made by the kids!

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    Summertime means major construction everywhere, and for months now, our neighbourhood - like many others - has been ripped up, with workers laying pipes, cable & whatnot.

    One afternoon, we get home and see this:

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    My first reaction was - better check the phone lines. Sure enough, no dial-tone. I called our service provider right away… It took them 3 days to get it fixed. I also called the construction company and gave them shit for not even bothering to let us know that they had cut the cable.

    After I got off the phone, I told my wife that it could have been worse, at least they didn't hit a gas line….

    The next morning, our doorbell rings at 7 in the morning - I'm glad I was home & not out on a training ride. It was one of the workers. They had - you guessed it - hit a gas line, and were telling all the nearby residents to evacuate.

    I pulled on my Roys, grabbed the family, the pups and my camera bag and we vacated the place. We were lucky that they allowed us to start the car. We dropped our daughter off at camp, then circled back to keep an eye on things.

    By this point, the street had been closed off, the police & firemen were there, and somewhat stunned residents were standing around at a safe distance.

    It starts to pour - of course. So we took the pups for a brief walk, then came back & I continued to snap photos.

    The cop was really something… He bullied a couple of neighbours and demanded that they not take cell phone pics. He spent a good deal of time glaring at me (I had my Canon "cannon" pointed right at him) but was too intimidated to pick on me :P

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    The fire crew was great - hoses and canisters were out, in case of an explosion or fire, and everyone was awaiting the arrival of the gas crew to cap the leak.

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    They finally arrived - an hour later - and got to work. Fortunately, it wasn't one of the main lines that had been ruptured, but the smell was everywhere. It only took them about 5 minutes to cap it.

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    Once all that was over, one of the guys came in to the house with us to check for any remnants of gas. We got a clean bill of health. So we got our sopping wet selves dried off. By then the rain had stopped, so we took the pups for a longer walk.


  5. Post rain goodness:

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    After all that excitement, we decided that a relaxing day at the beach was in order! Jeans were left in the car, and we headed for the water

    Beachy scenes

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    Pups had a blast…

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    And made new friends!

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    Just for you Ordo!

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    And that's… The End!

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  6. Snippets of my week….

    We're back to hosting visiting family & friends, after a week "off" the previous week. Lot's of BBQ's!

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    My sister goofing off, wearing a necklace made by the kids!

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    Summertime means major construction everywhere, and for months now, our neighbourhood - like many others - has been ripped up, with workers laying pipes, cable & whatnot.

    One afternoon, we get home and see this:

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    My first reaction was - better check the phone lines. Sure enough, no dial-tone. I called our service provider right away… It took them 3 days to get it fixed. I also called the construction company and gave them shit for not even bothering to let us know that they had cut the cable.

    After I got off the phone, I told my wife that it could have been worse, at least they didn't hit a gas line…. :rolleyes:

    The next morning, our doorbell rings at 7 in the morning - I'm glad I was home & not out on a training ride. It was one of the workers. They had - you guessed it - hit a gas line, and were telling all the nearby residents to evacuate.

    I pulled on my Roys, grabbed the family, guests, the pups and my camera bag and we vacated the place. We were lucky that they allowed us to start the car. We dropped our daughter off at camp, then circled back to keep an eye on things.

    By this point, the street had been closed off, the police & firemen were there, and somewhat stunned residents were standing around at a safe distance.

    It starts to pour - of course. So we took the pups for a brief walk, then came back & I continued to snap photos.

    The cop was really something… He bullied a couple of neighbours and demanded that they not take cell phone pics. He spent a good deal of time glaring at me (I had my Canon "cannon" pointed right at him) but was too intimidated to pick on me :P

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    The fire crew was great - hoses and canisters were out, in case of an explosion or fire, and everyone was awaiting the arrival of the gas crew to cap the leak.

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    They finally arrived - an hour later - and got to work. Fortunately, it wasn't one of the main lines that had been ruptured, but the smell was everywhere. It only took them about 5 minutes to cap it.

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    Once all that was over, one of the gas co guys came in to the house with us to check for any remnants of gas. We got a clean bill of health. So we got our sopping wet selves dried off. By then the rain had stopped, so we took the pups for a longer walk.


  7. Catch - those shorts are amazing

    @Riff - i think your jeans should be baggier in that last fit you posted. my opinion, of course

    I agree with my fellow Torontonian above.....last few fits have been money

    Yes. I am still in denial over the fact that my 5-year old APC's don't fit me the way they used to :P

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  8. ^^ swell shoes there Riff...!!
    nice shoes Riff!!

    Thanks guys! I posted the detail shots about a month ago here.

    and cool apc jeans.... that is how i like em'

    Thanks man - going on 5 years now :)

    Starting to suspect that Riff is actually Anderson Cooper under that pixelization:

    Damn. How did you find out????? Don't tell my wife :D

    Doing a story on the west coast - nice place you have here Roy6 ;)

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