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white le circuit 10 speed

1970’s white 10 speed le circuit stolen from annex area july 14th in the afternoon. where can i look for it. help. i loved that machine … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto

Interesting chat! I thought I’d throw a few points into the mix – Re: the licensing issue: Cyclists are already held to a certain standard on the road. We can get tickets for improper left turns, not… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Perceptions of Bike-Friendliness

Perception is interesting. I am in Vancouver right now, and yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Burrard Bridge bike lanes. Everytime I come out here, I see that Vancouver is a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star: Field guide to Toronto cyclists

I’d say I fit in to the Average Joe profile as well though for whatever reason I can’t seem to keep the grease off my pants even if I bind them so khakis are out. Jeans that don’t show grease are more… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

I’m with you, Joe, but I’d also wager that their impression is that big spenders are coming by car because not everyone can get six bags worth of groceries home without a car. My feeling about this, t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Links

I haven’t gone on any of their rides, but the Devil Strip Rollers were mentioned in the last Dandyhorse. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Perceptions of Bike-Friendliness

Bringing my bike with me on business trips has been an education in what it means for a place to be bike-friendly. Yes, infrastructure plays a huge part, and to a lesser extent (see: Seattle and San F… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Hit at Front & Spadina

Article in the Star: Cyclist hit by car near Rogers Centre A cyclist suffered multiple injuries after colliding with a car near the Rogers Centre Monday evening. The female, 34, was heading north on… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Hit at Front & Spadina

A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a car downtown, Monday. The victim was riding her bike at Front St. and Spadina Ave. when she was struck just after… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

West Toronto Railpath

It goes from Caribou (off Osler, north of Dupont) in the north to Dundas in the south. I entered at the south end and rode north. There are entry points under construction (it’s not *officially* open … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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OH YEAH! Sexy people stopping at a red light

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