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Maroon Louis Garneau Rhone (Downtown at Spadina and Front)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 02:42 PM PDT

Stolen from outside City Place condos with no seat on September 8th, 2009 or morning of September 9th. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What We Wear When Cycling in Toronto

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 11:18 AM PDT

Duncan’s City Ride What We Wear When Cycling in Toronto Sitting in a car, no one can see what you’ve got on. For better or for worse, on a bicycle you’ve got nowhere to hide. Here’s how we dress when… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:31 AM PDT

Interesting that unicycles are specifically mentioned. I wonder what brought that about (aside from the fact that front/back are less useful terms. I’m very fond of being visible at night. I keep mean… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Re. Bicycle Licensing in Ontario & Michael Walker

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:22 AM PDT

I don’t think “this” is a bad idea at all. We spend Trillions on car only highways; critical mass or the “Hundredth Monkey Effect” is not too distant in our future I believe. Everyone get on your bik… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:15 AM PDT

And, consulting the Highway Traffic Act you get this: Lights and reflectors on bicycles, etc. (17) When on a highway at any time from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise and at … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:11 AM PDT

It’s not very clear on what all you need to have on your bike. Last year I remember hearing that you had to have reflective strips running down your front forks and along the seat stays… but there’s… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Should you bike if you’ve been drinking?

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:05 AM PDT

Joe Admin, said, “If I know I’m going to be drinking more, I take the TTC to and from wherever I’m going.” AND, if you can carry the thing at that point, you can take your bike on TTC anytime except b… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Jim Kenzie Wants You Dead

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 10:02 AM PDT

Here’s a relevant “stunt racing” article from CTV.ca Judge rules Ont. stunt driving law unconstitutional Updated: Wed Sep. 09 2009 1:38:30 PM ctvtoronto.ca The Ontario Provincial Police will continue… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Jim Kenzie Wants You Dead

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 09:48 AM PDT

I’m no fan of Bryant or Fantino politically, but I stopped reading when he called the street racing law “ridiculous.” I wonder if he’s driving one of those sportscars you see screaming along the 401, … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 09:33 AM PDT

Does the law say cyclists must have lights, or must have lights *on* when cars are required to? IIRC, HTA requires lights on cars when visibility is less than 150m (including darkness, weather, etc), … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Learning to Travel Like a Cyclist in Toronto

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 08:52 AM PDT

Here’s an interesting article on determining the “quality” of your commute: Traveling At Good Speed Transportation policy shouldn’t be reduced to average commuting times. By Alex Marshall | August 20… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cycling in Canadian cities: a study in contrasts – CTV.ca

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 08:44 AM PDT

Here’s a brief introduction to cycling conditions in cities across Canada. Well, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver at least… Cycling in Canadian cities: a study in contrasts Updated Sun. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 08:22 AM PDT

I was at a friends house the other day, had access to a fast computer and so, watched the surveillance cam shot of Bryant running over Sheppard’s bike and landing the man on the hood of the car. I’ve … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Peter Mulvey starts “Long Haul” bike tour today

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 07:28 AM PDT

Lots of seriousness out and about in the cycling community these days. Fortunately there’s some positive and pretty fun/cool stuff happening as well: Peter Mulvey is a singer/songwriter from Milwauke… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 04:47 AM PDT

Dave Meslin wrote what I think is an excellent article on this subject today. Still digesting but wanted to pass it on in the meantime. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 04:23 AM PDT

[Rosks304 – we appreciate your opinions about Michael Bryant, but this isn’t the place to make statements about him being a murderer (feel free if he is convicted as such) or about him torturing or ki… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Darcy Allan Sheppard Memorial Fundraiser – Sat, Sept. 26

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 04:15 AM PDT

Thanks for updating us, TOBMA. I’ve updated your original post, and have added this event to the Events Calendar. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 04:08 AM PDT

I believe you’re only supposed to have lights from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise. I generally keep mine on all the time (they too come off easily if need be), in case of rain or… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Igor Kenk’s story to become graphic novel and documentary

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 04:03 AM PDT

This part of the Globe article sounds like he is self-aware about it: And when he sat down like Tony Soprano with a female therapist last fall, Mr. Kenk was almost apologetic, in his profanely articul… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 09 Sep 2009 01:08 AM PDT

Many of these posts are conjecture,the bottom line one cannot use your automobile as a weapon and kill people, most civilised countries have laws against murder,and Bryant is murderer so the full exte… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 08 Sep 2009 09:58 PM PDT

steyrshek it is not about a one-sided story,more about the the fact that Bryant who appears to be as guilty. Bryant will probably get a $5 fine for driving on the pavement. It is also noticeable that… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 08 Sep 2009 09:40 PM PDT

One has to realize Michael Bryant believes he is above the law,just as the cops have found about 10 witnesses that saw this man killing this poor cyclist, right now there are cops out there looking fo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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