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Weekly Wrap-Up: Pinkos, Winter Biking and Gift Guides

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
  2. Editorial Cartoonists Embrace Don Cherry and Pinko Cyclists
  3. Photo: Don Cherry’s Pink Pashley Bike from Curbside
  4. Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike
  5. Winter Biking Photo Inspiration
  6. Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt available in More Colours
  7. Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists
  8. Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant
  9. Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor
  10. BikingToronto Gift Guide

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

On May 25 2009 Rob Ford made a speech about Bike Lanes. The spectacle media and knee jerk liberals reacted to the use of the word “ass” and laughed at the idea of widening sidewalks and separating Bikes from the highway like arterial roads in the “519″, wards in the City of Toronto – the […]
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  • Winter is here, but that’s no reason to stay inside (although hot chocolate and roaring fires are definitely a good time). Whether you’re thinking about biking to work this winter, or considering some fun recreational rides to feel like a “True Canadian“, battling the elements, we’ve put together some Winter Biking photos from the past […] Related posts: Mar. 3: Photos of the Week Video: Extreme Winter Biking Slush Puppies: How to Enjoy Biking in the Winter
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  • The I Bike T.O. product line has recently become very popular with the recent addition of the Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. shirts… and we thought we should highlight some other new products we’ve recently added to the product line-up: We give 100% of the profits to bike-related charities in Toronto. (more info about […] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt available in More Colours New Organic Cotton Shirts and Bags, with Free Shipping!
  • The I Bike T.O. product line has recently become very popular with the recent addition of the Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. shirts… and we thought we should highlight some other new products we’ve recently added to the product line-up: We give 100% of the profits to bike-related charities in Toronto. (more info about […]
  • This map has a companion article over at the blog, that expands on the terms “Enabled” & “Alternative” bike route; routes in the old city, on the “graph paper grid”, that avoid dangerous intersections and corridors – like this one that avoids the intersection of Coxwell Ave. and Lower Gerrard Street – and the super […]
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  • Older areas of the cities road grid are laid out like graph paper – as such it is easy to find alternative, convenient, efficient and safe routes for commute Bikeways. If these routes are “enabled” for bikes, and to deter car traffic, they will become the cyclists preferred route – in my humble opinion. Tonight […]
  • A quick DIY on turning a milk crate into an affordable pannier for groceries or beer
  • Remember when Rob Ford said that incredibly stupid thing about bike lanes and blamed cyclists for their own deaths? Yeah, most people won’t forget that one… In a strange twist comes this t-shirt from Dark Cycle Clothing out of Tampa, Florida. The Shark on a Bike shirt. This shirt along with a whole slew of […]
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Dec. 14 Ward 17 Bike Advocacy Meeting Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Community and Health Centre Wed, Dec. 15 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Luncheon Green Drinks Toronto Time: 6-9pm Location: Grace […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Aug 16 – 22 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 1 – 7 Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10
  • Sales of the Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirts are going extremely well! We’ll be updating this blog about the sales numbers soon. Just a reminder that not only do we now have mens and womens t-shirts with the Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. design (in addition to the original v-neck), but you can customize […] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists
  • The snow you see on the ground this morning is the remnants of a monster storm that cycloned over Minneapolis – St Paul over the weekend. A strong southerly flow up the Appalachian Mountains and a weak system over Hudson Bay whisked the storm away before it could drop much snow here in Toronto. Images […]
  • After Don Cherry’s weird and ranty “Pinko” comments at City Hall last week, Curbside Cycle decided to give him a pretty pink bike. We’ve found a photo for you: [Photo from West Annex News] Also, Curbside wants to custom paint the fenders for Don, and wants you to help pick the design: Help us choose […] Related posts: Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Photo of the Day: Pink Bike Postcard
  • Over at Cat B’s VeloT.O. Blog, Cat put up an interesting article, Nice jacket Mr. Cherry about the ranting Mayor and a Hockey coach. ‘Nodders’ posted on this idea just after the October 25th 2010 election, 3,000 kms and Positioning the Toronto Cycling Community in a Non-Bike Friendly Environment. The cycle community needs to project […]
  • There’s a lot of great stuff coming out of this whole Don Cherry / Rob Ford / Pinko thing. The shirts we made (which are proving *very* popular!), the buttons Spacing is producing are seemingly just the beginning. Curbside Cycle is giving Don Cherry the opportunity to *literally* back-pedal by giving him him a custom […] Related posts: Photo: Don Cherry’s Pink Pashley Bike from Curbside Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle Inspires “Cashmere Commuting”…
  • A few ideas on how to keep riding if you don’t want to ride outside in the winter
  • Found a couple amusing editorial cartoons about Don Cherry and his Pinko rant: [The Globe and Mail] [Toronto Star] Related posts:Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike Related posts: Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike
  • This guy is great. He produced his own video from footage he shot while working as a bike courier with a helmet-cam. At the bottom of one of the videos is a WARNING LABEL: “Please don’t try this at home, I have years of experience which keeps me safe.” In the early 2000′s I had […]
  • Notes from Toronto City Council Meeting – December 8th 2010 Posted Friday, December 9, 2010 I watched the entire 5 hour City Council meeting for December 8th (RogersTV posts video of all City Council meetings) . Here are some notes I took relating to the level of democracy with in the new (2006) “Strong Mayor” […]
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  • Via Curbside Cycle blog: Dear Don Cherry, We at Curbside Cycle are hoping you will lend an ear, an eye and an open mind. Long ago American diplomats to China used to judge the prosperity of that country by the amount of cars on the road. Today, any city driver knows that the original ideals […]
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