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  1. ragin-sagin

    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    Calgon take me away...to Montreal! Moving up there in about 6 weeks for a 2 years assignment. Any of you monkeys local up there? How do you rate it?

    All the usual stuff online sounds promising...particularly the proximity to good biking and boarding.

    More importantly: can good mexican food be found?

    This single shortcoming has driven me from NZ...
     

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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    They speak French there......you do the math.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Montreal is about as multicultural as it gets, Bubba. You can get amazing chinese (in chinatown), greek, italian, cuban, hatian, thai, lebanese, vietnamese etc. The mexican's must have hated the winter.
     
  5. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Sounds Canadian...
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I have yet to have good mexican food here....

    Where will you be living?
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Haha!

    Montreal is full of french people.

    At least you'll be able to get poutine on a regular basis...
    It's awesome with bacon mixed in.
     
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    I prefer poutine fois gras.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Be prepared...the crippling heat/humidity in the summer makes up for the crippling cold in the winter...
     
  10. ragin-sagin

    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    mmmm....poutine...what a tri-fecta!
    Not sure on whereabouts...probably downtown-ish. I would like to be close to our office.
    How are the bike parks?
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    What does it make up to 80F ?
     
  12. ragin-sagin

    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    where abouts are you Splat? I have been eyeing your photo's of east coast gnar-core for several years now...

    I plan on trading in my pine-needley trails for leaf strewn rocks pretty quick smart.
     
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    You can buy Cubans and quarts of liquor at the store
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Do you DH?
     
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    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    Does a duck with a hard on drag weeds?
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    that's why we drink it here
    Bromont isn't far away. Whiteface is probably manageable too.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Is this NZ for golden banana?
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Bromont is 45 mins form downtown Montreal in decent traffic. Mont Blanc is 45 the other way. Whiteface is 2 hours.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Taken Aug 6 last summer - thermometer in the car
     
  20. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    You baby. It's not so bad.

    If your office is downtown, you should live in St-Henri. Best bang for the buck if you want to avoid the need for a car. And if you do have a car, you can park it.

    The riding is good in the Monch. It's no Vancouver of course...
     
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    I spent 2 months there, the weather was horrible. July and August, temps about 90f, humidity about 98% in Old Port where I was staying. Just swampy type weather.

    I didn't find any good Mexican places, but if ya want a good bar, look for Foufounes Eletrique, I think thats how ya spell it, just ask for the Foof. Sounds fruity as can be, but it's a good fuggin time.
     
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    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    I may do a lot things in Montreal...but going to an unknow French bar and requesting a Foof is not one of them.
    102? Jeebus! Wikipedia tells me that does not happen very often...

    The Monch? The Vank? I feel so out of touch all the way down in the...the...the Zeal?
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Wikipedia lies.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    It saves me a lot of time in my day...
     
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    Folks to talk to for local info would be dave and Isa on AllezY net
    they are both really cool, I hosted them for a lil bit when they came to NZ on a mountain bike trip.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Oh...I while you're here, don't say "MAWN-treal"....for whatever reason, we say "Muntreal"......
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    say mawnt-real and speak like a 'merican. then proceed to insult the frenchies, it will be a good time.
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    and that is so bad why ?

    this was During the 24 Hr race At dalton that about 20 of us Monkies participated in.

     
  29. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Good times, good times. I'd still take that over freezing my nuts off between night laps at Ashford.

    115 is better than 40.
     
  30. HypNoTic

    HypNoTic Man Whore

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    Actually, Deyv and Isa just moved to Sherbrooke 2 weeks ago but they're still a few monkey left in Montreal.

    The trail guide for the whole area is available on www.AllezY.net/rep_sentiers if you're looking for places to ride.

    We only have pretty average mexi food, but we have a bunch of awesome micro brew in town.

    You have 2 options left for park riding in Montreal area: either the South Park (Brossard, 10 min south of downtown Mtl) or Ugly Ass Bike (in Verdun area, 10 min west downtown). Different styles but both are interesting in their own way.

    They're currently no official mtb trails on the Montreal island but I'm working on it. After 2 years of advocacy/lobbying, we've found a spot where we would be welcome. Expect at least some trails in town within a year. Until then, you can enjoy the illegal trails on Mount Royal... but I didn't told you that!

    -Jerome
     
  31. ragin-sagin

    ragin-sagin Monkey

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    I have been working on it: mown-reyal?
    good link...but dude; where's my english button? No speaky frenchy.

    With a couple of bike parks within driving distance, its going to be hard not to have a good time.

    Good micro brew is a worthy alternative to fresh-mex.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    NO! NO! NO!

    In english you pronounce the T!!

    Mun - tree- all

    Look if you're not even going to try, then we don't want you here.

    Tah tay tee toe tue.....
     
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    Canada is so screwed...
     
  34. Da Peach

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    Chester chooses chestnuts....
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Oh yeah. Pretty good brews around. I gotta say though, Mtl is sorely lacking in the IPA department...