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Sept. 30: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Cycling’s Enemy

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 06:04 PM PDT

One of the more recent Bike Snob NYC entries was good on its own merit (and if you haven’t already discovered him, you might want to check him out. Quite funny in a bit of a snarky way, IMO.) That sai… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How to Be Prepared for a Flat Tire

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:11 PM PDT

I’m terribly unprepared, really. But sometimes I remember the small pump (that is still packed somewhere – just a Cdn Tire special – works great, though). The folding bike makes *sure* I have a pump a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How to Be Prepared for a Flat Tire

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 12:32 PM PDT

Usually, when I’m posting in the “How-To” section it is with some advice. Today though, I’m looking for advice. For the second time in as many weeks I’ve been caught unprepared for a flat. The first t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike stolen at Ossington and Dupont – Gary Fisher Cruiser

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 12:15 PM PDT

Eek! That’s my area! Was your bike stolen from in front of your house? We’ve had a couple of waves of people smashing windshields in the past (a few years ago), if there’s going to be a wave of bike t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike stolen at Ossington and Dupont – Gary Fisher Cruiser

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 10:34 AM PDT

The one thing closer to my heart other than my cat is my bike. It was stolen from me on September 28 at Ossington and Dupont. it is a chocolate brown Gary Fisher cruiser with a brown basket and brown … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 08:47 AM PDT

Jim Bradley, Ontario’s Transportation Minister agrees with us… education, not legislation is the way to make things safer: Cyclists and motorists must learn to share the road: transportation minist… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Request City Services by dialing “311” in Toronto

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 08:29 AM PDT

I asked them (via twitter) to confirm about requesting post-and-rings as well as getting bikelanes snowplowed… and it’s a yes to both! Yes! Call 311 for both (post-and-rings & getting bikelanes … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Request City Services by dialing “311” in Toronto

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 07:51 AM PDT

Awesome new service by the City of Toronto (well, let’s hope it turns out to be awesome…) to make it easier for residents to find out and request non-emergency services, just by dialing “311”: 311 … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 05:27 AM PDT

Speaking of a big casual ride, this past Sunday (Sept. 27) I joined a couple hundred cyclists for the Tour de Greenbelt ride in Ajax. The mayor of Ajax is a “lycra lizard” and gave a fairly motivation… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 05:19 AM PDT

I’ve found the best breakfast for my mornings has been some hemp granola from Noah’s (I forget the brand) and yogurt. Then, when I get in to the office I’ll have a banana and some raw almonds. And, yo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Beating the Biking to Work Blues

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 05:15 AM PDT

I keep meaning to try my mp3 player on my route. I don’t have noise-canceling headphones, and I have cycled long distances with people who still carry on a conversation while their music is on. So, as… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Beating the Biking to Work Blues

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 04:15 AM PDT

Yeah, I don’t agree with the mp3/podcast thing either. But, I don’t know what the writer’s commute is like. It may be down country lanes or separated bikelanes… BUT he does mention getting lost in t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 04:10 AM PDT

Haha. Don’t admire me too much… I sleep as long as I can in the mornings and then ride in… so I won’t be late… but I start pretty early (sometimes 8 am, sometimes 7:30), so my hunger instincts d… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:59 AM PDT

Oh, and I might also add that I find that though I’m very fond of it, coffee is one of the worst things I can have before riding. Not only does it knock my blood sugar down fairly soon after I drink i… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Beating the Biking to Work Blues

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:57 AM PDT

I like and use them all except for the mp3 player thing. That is really stupid, IMO. Might be fun to have a stereo on a trailer like I often see at Critical Mass but not worth that effort. I actually … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:54 AM PDT

Other great sources of quick protein is yogurt or a handful of almonds. Most mornings I’m usually on my bike to work soon after I wake up, so I usually don’t have breakfast until I’m downtown and at w… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Beating the Biking to Work Blues

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:51 AM PDT

Just as the “what to eat before leaving for work” topic came up, this one wound up in my feed: I did the maths. Approximately 252 working days a year (minus holidays), multiplied by 14 miles each day,… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:47 AM PDT

Yeah… but we don’t even have to do the one-way street thing… just make left turns illegal on streetcar lines. It’s not to big of an inconvenience to loop around a block, and it would speed up stre… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:35 AM PDT

I agree with crazycga – eggs are good (though I can’t abide by hard boiled). My usual for its speed was a bagel (high on carbs) and peanut butter (high on protein) and then possibly a piece of fruit. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 03:32 AM PDT

Ah yes, but really, it was only a matter of time. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 07:53 PM PDT

I personally find that two hard boiled eggs are good. Protein = good thing. And you can make them the night before. Which reminds me, I forgot to make mine! >:( … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

what to eat before a morning ride?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 06:35 PM PDT

I’m trying to figure out what are good things to eat in the morning when your time between waking and biking is limited. I figure some protein is good but the key is carbs? Some peanut butter and toas… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 06:30 PM PDT

Thanks Todd! You realize we’ve now revealed ourselves as complete nerds? :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Love the idea, sandlynx. I’m not really a very fast rider so the donut ride’s out for me but a few hours on a weekend morning would be nice on occasion at a more leisurely pace. I swear that’s half th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 12:48 PM PDT

I had great ride on Sunday. I’m starting a local bicycle club for casual cyclists, those who are not interested in being ‘lycra lizards’, but just want to ride in a group around town. They get left ou… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 11:46 AM PDT

Why not? Make left turns illegal but have alternating one-way streets so that every other block or so you could make a right 3 times to get to where you’re going. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Yonge St. Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting – Tues, Sept 29th @ 11:30am

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 11:04 AM PDT

Thanks to the Bike Union for the heads-up! Date: Tuesday, September 29 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Northwest corner of Yonge Street and Harbour Street Who: All welcome Media are invited to join Counci… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:04 AM PDT

Not sure… have been trying to figure that out myself. A way to get stuff italicized is to hit the “i” button, and then the “li” and “ul” buttons to get stuff in a box, like when we quote newspaper a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Life looks at Bicycle Style

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:02 AM PDT

Pretty nice little feature on Toronto Life: With a new DIY attitude came one crucial summer accessory: the bicycle. Cheaper than driving and more individual than a new pair of jeans, it seemed like e… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 09:57 AM PDT

Why doesn’t the “quote” code ever work for me???? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 09:57 AM PDT

but it may depend on the family Good point. I took my kids to see The Frantics a few years ago when they played at The Bad Dog (they test out material there before going on tour – great way to see the… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 09:44 AM PDT

I think left turns should be illegal anywhere on streetcar lines already. I’m constantly flabbergasted that this wasn’t done, oh, decades ago! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 09:29 AM PDT

We could have it on most arterial roads that don’t have streetcars if we eliminated all left turns by cars. That’s something streetcars could use as well to eliminate delays. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 08:57 AM PDT

Um… no. Not family friendly, but it may depend on the family… haha. just kidding. There were a lot of f-bombs from one cast member, but the other cast members called her on it as part of the show…. Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 08:49 AM PDT

Thanks, Joe – works for me! Richmond and Adelaide also come to mind. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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