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Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
  2. Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor
  3. BikingToronto Gift Guide
  4. Biking Toronto “Popular Today” Posts
  5. Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant
  6. Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death
  7. BikingToronto SiteWide Activity
  8. BikingToronto Blogs Directory
  9. Duncan’s City Ride
  10. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Heard about Don Cherry’s rant against Pinkos the other day? Want to see if in full pink0-suit colour? I’m wondering if he thinks that all Pinkos ride bicycles, or that anyone who rides a bicycle is a Pinko. Hmmm. Check out the shirts we made yesterday. They’re unisex, they’re v-neck, they’re made by American Apparel. […] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor The 2009 BikeSummit is Tomorrow
  • Seasons’ Greetings Everyone! Happy Rides in 2011! Steve
  • After Don Cherry’s mostly incoherent and offensive “speech” yesterday, many are asking… “What is a pinko?” According to Wikipedia: Pinko is a derogatory term for a person regarded as sympathetic to communism, though not necessarily a Communist Party member. The term has its origins in the notion that pink is a lighter shade of red, […]
  • I have retired the long john for the season. I really felt I had to after I saw the first salt truck on the road. This is the Raleigh I mentioned in an earlier post, the two dollar garage sale find. It’s in very good shape for its age – I didn’t need to put […]
  • UPDATE! We’ve added a Red Mens T-Shirt and Pink Womens T-Shirt to our products! You may have seen (or own) one of our t-shirts with the famous I Bike T.O. logo we designed, and we’ve just added 3 new Left-Wing Pinko shirts to the product line up. Maybe we should send one to Don Cherry? […] Related posts: Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant New Stuff In The BikingToronto Store Lots of I Bike T.O. Shirts!
  • Vancouver based Prohab Helmet Society is a non-profit incorporation that donates helmets to the Vancouver area community. In British Columbia, where helmet use is mandatory, the Prohab Helmet Society is working with partners to provide helmets to those without. To raise funds for their 2011 campaign the Society has crafted a calendar featuring cycling beauties […]
  • Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and […] Related posts: On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Rob Ford: Charity gives Toronto clogged arteries
  • This past year a new bicycle rack design began landing on Toronto streets. You’ll find these racks in the bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC subway stop and scattered around the Evergreen Brick Works awaiting permanent installation. Made by Peak Racks, a San Luis Obispo based company, I really like how these racks […]
  • The City of Toronto has posted a survey online to get your feedback about the Toronto Cycling Map: The City of Toronto is conducting this survey to learn about how people are using the Map, what works, and what could be improved. Every year the City publishes and distributes 150,000 Cycling Maps free of charge. […] Related posts: Metrolinx Wants Your Input to make the Toronto Area more Bike-Friendly Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan Toronto’s Bike Plan Switches Gears
  • [via BikeHugger] I personally don’t have an iPhone (am considering one, but am considering an Android based phone too…), but know a few people who would LOVE this handlebar addition. From BioLogic… who have lots of other cool products too! If you’re more of a Coffee addict than an Apple addict, check out this cool […]
  • via abey henry on flickr
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Dec. 7 Ward 30 SODA Bikes Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. E Wed, Dec. 8 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride BikeSauce Volunteer Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: May 10 – 16 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21
  • While we’ve really only experienced a few days of winter-ish temperatures here in Toronto we all know that snow and constant cold are right around the corner. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth winter on your bicycle this article from the Guardian offers up some excellent winter cycling tips that are applicable to […]
  • It’s a purely subjective thing, but it’s also counter intuitive – which seems to lend these observations some credence. A negative proof I know – but bear with me, it’s good news – which means I can spout unscientific feel-good drivel. Since the election of the more-room-for-cars Mayor, Rob Ford, I’ve noticed that drivers are […]
  • Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize
  • via Mr. Curiousity on Flickr
  • Oh, it’s unnatural how much I laughed at this:
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