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Oct. 13: New in the BikingToronto Forum

How We Carry Stuff on Our Bicycles in Toronto

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 05:21 PM PDT

The first pic in that post is my favourite.. her shoes match the table base she’s wearing – how stylish. I have a milk crate sitting out in the balcony that I was going to use once I got a rack but di… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

My Ride is

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 04:54 PM PDT

You’re welcome. I used to ride the boy version of your bike :P … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Rites of Passage – Bicycling

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 02:21 PM PDT

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 11:42 AM PDT

Very cool. How did you guys score these bikes from Specialized Canada? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Rites of Passage – Bicycling

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 11:23 AM PDT

It may be cool to do up an “urban cycling” routes of passage for people (male and female) who bike to work, or do utilitarian (running errands, visiting friends) cycling. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How We Carry Stuff on Our Bicycles in Toronto

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 11:12 AM PDT

On Saturday I purchased a decent-sized basket for my rear rack from Kensington Market ($35) and a Bell collapsible trailer from Craigslist ($100). The only time I drive my car currently is to go to my… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 09:41 AM PDT

Here’s my Globe bike, like Duncan I get to trial one: I’m still need to get some bungy cords to make the front carrier functional, but I’m sure there’s lots of solutions. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 08:45 AM PDT

Bob Mionske weighs in on licensing cyclists at Bicycling Magazine: License to Ride By Bob Mionske The transition from summer to autumn has been a tough time for Toronto cyclists this year. On August 3… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

My Ride is

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 08:38 AM PDT

Nice bike! Thanks for sharing. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Rites of Passage – Bicycling

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 08:37 AM PDT

Joe, your addition is great. Even when I walk in dripping wet, helmet still on, I get asked, “Did you ride your bike all the way here?” A friend of mine read this list and wanted me to point out that … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How We Carry Stuff on Our Bicycles in Toronto

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 08:29 AM PDT

For just a few dollars I’ve been able to increase the cargo moving capacity of my loan bike from Globe. Bungee cords and a wooden crate are as close to a trunk as I’ll get on a bicycle: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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