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Rites of Passage – Bicycling

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:47 PM PDT

From Duncan’s City Ride: I can still remember the day I rode a bicycle without training wheels. My family lived in Saskatchewan, in a town with more cows than people. I’d been hounding my mother to ta… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

queen and peter red light ticket trap!

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:13 PM PDT

I guess I’m lucky that there are only about a half dozen cyclists on my commute. I have had a few people push from behind to run a red light on their bike, and just can’t bring myself to yell, “Hey, w… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

queen and peter red light ticket trap!

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

I stop at red lights to enforce my habit and because pedestrians are unpredictable. Not a big deal, it gives me a break and I grab a drink. I also feel like a sucker when I’m stopped at a red light an… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

queen and peter red light ticket trap!

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

failure to stop, but i had stopped, even put my foot down, and when the pedestrians had crossed I continued even though the light was still red but as I was crossing the top of a “T” I didn’t see the … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Oh, I totally agree, but I figure we should start talking about it now to help people get prepared. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 08:09 AM PDT

Yah, and they’ll sell them to you cheap! Because by the next day they will already be mass producing them under a different trade name and shipping them off to other markets on the other side of the w… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike stolen out of my locked vehicle

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 07:54 AM PDT

My road bike was stolen out of a locked SUV Oct 8, 2009 – also screwed up the passenger door lock in the process. Leader 780R Frame – dark blue frame Easton EA50 handlebars Thomson 4 bolt aluminum ste… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicyclists on the road treated no better than deer

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 07:09 AM PDT

In Ontario the rules of the road simply state that a safe passing distance be observed by motorists. Here’s one very good reason why a specific distance needs to be established and enforced everywhere… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 07:03 AM PDT

Great advice, although I’m hoping I won’t need any of it for at least a few more months! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 07:00 AM PDT

lOCk, that was probably one of the most informative posts I’ve read in ages. Thanks! I used to work in the inline skate industry. Some of the smaller companies couldn’t afford to create a whole new sk… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 06:40 AM PDT

HAHA! I know all about these… They are “30-day Wonders”… It’s wonderful if something doesn’t break before the 30 day warranty is up. These scoots are assembled in the city of Yongkang in Zhejiang … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 06:33 AM PDT

Winter cycling may sound hard and/or crazy… but here in Toronto it’s surprisingly easy and enjoyable… helped by the fact that we have milder winters than most of Canada. Here are some tips to get … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Do You Ride?

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 05:51 AM PDT

Speaking of scooters… here’s one on King West with a little seat apparently Google Street View Scooter on King West … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

“Scramble” Pedestrian Crossing at Yonge & Bloor this Friday!

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:16 AM PDT

More articles about the new Scramble Crossing going in tomorrow at Yonge & Bloor: Post: Yonge-Bloor enters age of diagonal Star: Scramble eases pedestrian pressure Globe: Walkers get more green, d… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

queen and peter red light ticket trap!

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 12:50 AM PDT

What was the ticket for? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

queen and peter red light ticket trap!

Posted: 07 Oct 2009 11:44 PM PDT

i was traveling west along the unbroken sidewalk and not very fast either, i had stopped to let the pedestrians cross. bikes need secondary signage in these silly situations where what makes sense for… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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