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$29 happiness 1

Working in Calgary has been a huge shift in my lifestyle. I’m only here every other week, but when I’m here I am leaving behind everything that enables me to stay healthy (aside from my running shoes): The 16-foot sea kayak I bought a few weeks ago has been hanging in my living room since ...

Give it up for a week 1

I drove to Hamilton a couple times this weekend for a hockey tournament with my old Hamilton buddy Paul. During my visit in Hamilton I reflected on how much I’ve changed in the 5 years since I moved away from that city. Like many people I grew up with, we were raised as “car people”. ...

Cycle streaking 3

The other week I was sitting on a bus in Chinatown preparing to depart to Niagara Falls for the day. Out of nowhere, a group of 50 or so completely nude cyclists rode right past us, while being escorted by uniformed Toronto Police Service cyclists. It was a sight to see; people of all shapes ...

I made it! 7

Last night I successfully completed my 260K for Kids ride. I have to admit that I underestimated the difficulty of the feat, and I don’t plan on doing anything like this again for a while. The first 2.5 hours of the ride were amazing; the wind was on my back, and I was maintaining a ...

Raising the bar

So today was a pretty horrible day. I didn’t get home from Michigan until 3:30AM this morning and I wasn’t in bed until 4:30AM. I rode my bicycle to work this morning for the first time because I was running a little late. After work I walked outside and found that my bike was gone. ...

260K for Kids 30

On the weekend of August 26th and 27th I’ll be doing a fundraiser where I’ll be riding my bicycle 260 kilometers in two days from Toronto to Welland and back. I’ve set a lofty goal to raise $1000 for my Aunt who runs a foster home in the Philippines for kids without parents. She has ...

Anti-Cyclist Road Rage 2

This goes out to all of the drivers out there who by default have Road Rage toward all cyclists on the road. I trekked 50 kilometers today around the city running errands and I encountered many of these anti-cyclist drivers. Let it be known that WE cyclists are doing YOU a favour. There are more ...

Cycling home from work

My bicycle was locked up outside of my work for a week or so, so I decided to ride it home today since I was running late for hockey tonight. (It’s faster to get home on my bicycle than taking a streetcar or driving). It was an interesting ride home. The first incident was with ...

How to effectively make a cyclist soil his shorts

1. Firstly, park your car in the right lane on Queen Street West2. Peer through the driver’s side mirror3. Wait until subject is within 10 meters of the automobile4. Take your left hand and begin pulling the door handle to open your door5. Take your right hand and secure a firm grip on the door6. ...

Cycling in the TDot

I had originally thought that the great city of Toronto was mainly commercial, city sights and sounds, public transportation, pollution, etc. Coming from a smaller town, being used to the quiet outdoors, and the vast selection of bicycle trails, I failed to realize that Toronto has a hidden gem in its existence. Unbeknownst to me, ...