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How Cycling Will Save Your Wallet and the Economy

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Theres is a fantastic article in Grist right now by Elly Blue (the managing editor of the excellent BikePortland.org website) that explains how embracing cycling can be an economic boom to an individual, an urban center, and a society: In the many North American cities where two-wheeled transportation is taking off, a new bicycle economy […]

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Photos of the Morning Commute

Being BikeFriday, I thought I’d take a circuitous route to work today and stop at a couple popular points for cyclists to take their photos as they commuted to work on two wheels. Here’s some of them. First from Broadview and Danforth … this was around 8 AM… it was just starting to get busy […]

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My First Waterfront Ride of 2008

A big reason winter wears a lot of us down is we don’t have a chance to get outside a lot – this past winter I restricted my cycling to getting to work and back, but now that the sun and warmth is with us more, I’m starting up my recreational rides again. I like […]

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An Early Spring Ride on the Danforth

I don’t write a lot of personal posts here anymore, but am looking to change that – so here’s a short photo-filled one about me biking around the Danforth on Saturday, taking advantage of the nicer weather. I tried out the new (since the fall) Greenwood Bikelanes I noticed bikes on the Danforth Cyclepath Store […]

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Photos from the Ride for Heart

Last year, Tracy and I missed the Ride for Heart, as we had gotten married the day before, and were leaving for our honeymoon the day after. I guess we could have fit in in somewhere, but we had family stuff to do that day too. Luckily, this year we were free on the first […]

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Riding the Waterfront

Although Saturday was somewhat wet and rainy, I still needed to get out there for a long ride after a long winter. I decided to see if I could get to the Etobicoke/Mississauga border via the waterfront Martin-Goodman trail from the Coxwell/Lakeshore area. I’ve embedded a slideshow below… I took photos every 10 minutes to […]

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Taking A Lane With Two Bikes (Or A Sidecar)

Yesterday was quite fun – I picked up my bike and my wife’s bike from the bikeshop yesterday after getting them both tuned up, mine cleaned (I had forgotten what it looked like clean, under all the dirt and salt from winter riding) and Tracy’s with new hybrid tires. I decided that since I had […]

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Commuting with Psychopaths

It seems as though drivers (not) sharing Gerrard Street with me this morning have taken Rob Ford’s hate speech seriously. I lost count of the number of cars who sped by me with a couple inches to spare, scaring the hell out of me and resolving me to work even harder on the “mission statement” […]

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A Beautiful Thursday, and my Giant Melon Head.

After a bunch of winter riding last week on snowy and salty roads, my gears and chain were all gunked up with dirt and salt. I finally got around to cleaning them last night so that I could bike to work today without worrying too much about damaging them. I also bought a new bike […]

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5 Bike-Related Things You May Not Know About Me

Here’s a play on the “5 Things You May Not Know About Me” thing that you may have seen on some blogs. Essentially the concept is that someone lists the 5 things, and then “tags” 5 other people to do the same thing. I’ve kept my list to bike-related stuff. I’ll tag people at the […]

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BikingToronto’s First Birthday

Today marks the first anniversary of the first post I made on BikingToronto: Welcome to Biking Toronto. This is the first post. That is all. It wasn’t a very exciting start, but In the past year, I’ve made 458 posts and just over 24,000 unique visitors (based on a 6-hour cookie – if someone visits […]

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Goodbye 2006, Welcome 2007!

Hi everyone, Tracy and I will be out of town from tomorrow right until late on New Years Day. We’ll be pretty internet-free the whole time, so the rest of your 2006 will have less than your normal amount of fresh BikingToronto posts. We wish you a great holiday season and many happy times over […]

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All I Need Now Is A Chainsaw…

Yeah, this is what I wore in to work, minus the toque but with a bike helmet. I got perplexed stares from drivers and pedestrians but my fellow cyclists loved it. A few asked me wear my chainsaw was, and I visibly freaked one out when I did a shoulder check while she was following […]

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A "Short" Spell of Warmer Weather

Maybe it’s just me, but is anyone else very excited that right now it’s 12 degrees Celcius in Toronto? Or that tomorrow morning will be 11 degrees Celcius? Or that the high tomorrow will be 13? I packed some shorts for the bike commute home – my legs are fine in shorts as long as […]

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Riding in the Rain: 22 Degrees in October

Who else rode in the wonderful refreshing rain this morning? When Tracy and I got out of bed around 6:45-ish, it was rainly lightly with thunderstorms threatening – and Tracy made me promise to not ride to work in the thunder and lightning. I had to keep my promise… and yet… the weather forecasters were […]

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