dsoneil - 1:31 am on Sep 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm located near Toronto, using Fused Networks (a higher end hosting company) who colocate their servers in Chicago. I also use CloudFront for my images / static files.
I'm wondering if dialup connections could account for some of these long loads. Also, it could be a hungup Adsense ad, as I've seen that occur using dynaTrace.
Actually, using PageSpeed, almost all of my pages are in the 90s, and Google applications account for the majority of flagged issues (Adsense, Analytics and PlusOne.