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2009 Urban Country Mash-up Video 4

2009 Urban Country Mash-up by James Schwartz on Vimeo.

A tradition that began in 2005 on The Urban Country is an annual mash-up of video clips that I took with my digital camera throughout the year. The central theme of the video is to promote living a healthy, active, lifestyle and to cherish the outdoors.

Cycling is a common theme in the videos over the years, and a substantial amount of the cycling footage this year was on the bike trails along the Welland Canal in May 2009. The Niagara region (Ontario, Canada) has some amazing cycling trails which I will profile in an upcoming article/video in the winter or spring.

Also featured in this video is footage from my Toronto to Montreal solo kayak adventure in July 2009, and cycling along the trails on Toronto’s Centre island. The Toronto Islands comprise the largest urban car-free community in North America – so it is no wonder the paths are a pedestrian and cycling Mecca.

Drop me a note in the comments to let me know if you enjoyed the video. Next year’s video will consist of better quality footage now that I have acquired a new camera capable of widescreen HD video recording.

James D. Schwartz is the editor of The Urban Country. You can view all of James’ articles here.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10529004554427280103 Mark

    that’s better :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04170152877824201743 boyan

    It’s been quite a year.

    P.S. Thanks for the cameos!

  • sis

    Much much better! Good job.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10532310427752019549 georgepechtol

    your videos always make me cry, buddy. happy new year! much love.
    - g