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Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition, the Music Video

Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition - Apr. 22, 2012As I mentioned when I posted photos from the Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition on Sunday, I also took about 100 short videos during the ride, and have been editing them on my phone.

I’m finally done, and was able to take 11 minutes of video down to 3.5, as well as pairing it with a peppy pop song that has been in my head for a few months (thanks to CBC Radio 3). I give you the Sweet Ride paired with “Big Blue Wave” by Hey Ocean.

 

In addition to the photos I posted on Sunday, be sure and check out the photos Hyedie posted on her Cupcake Ride Blog.

The next Sweet Ride is on Saturday, June 23rd.  We haven’t picked a food theme yet, but will soon.   Stay tuned.

If you are female and can’t wait for June, Hyedie is planning the next Girls Cupcake Ride for Saturday, May 26.

If you want to keep up and informed about future rides, you can also follow BikingToronto and the Cupcake Ride on Facebook and Twitter:

BikingToronto: Facebook | Twitter

Cupcake Ride: Facebook | Twitter

 

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Video from the Toronto Bike Show’s BMX Jam

This video taken during the finals of the Toronto BMX Jam at the Bike Show on the weekend is INSANE. Insanely good, but insane. I’m kind of mad I missed it.

Insanity – Toronto bmx jam 2012 from Will Anderson on Vimeo.

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Video of the 2012 Ice Bike Races

Last night saw the 2012 edition of the Ice Bike Races (or Icycle Races) at Dufferin Grove Park.

I was able to freeze off my fingers and toes taking 70+ video clips with my phone and have edited them into one 4 minute video of a lot of the action.  I’ve coupled it with a rather unorthodox soundtrack too… “That’s What You Do Best” by Adaline – it’s an “electro-torch” song (of all things) that’s been in my head for a couple months and seemed to capture the alternating lulls and fun energy of the Ice Bike Races.

Not a bad little video considering it was shot and edited entirely on an iPhone.

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Video and Photos from the Toronto Tweed Ride

This past Saturday was Toronto’s first Tweed Ride.

It was immensely successful (we estimated about 200 people showed up) and this will be an annual event. We kept hearing again and again how much fun everyone had and how they can’t wait until next fall when we do it all again (and hopefully bigger and even better).

If you missed the event (or even if you were there, looking dashing and lovely in your tweedy best), you’re probably interested in seeing videos and photos from the event. This post is for you.

Let’s start with a great video put together by Xander of 416CycleStyle: Tweedride Toronto on Queen St.

The next video is also from Xander… of the massive tall bike (complete with propeller) on the ride. :) It has a funky soundtrack, that somehow mashes Tweed with the 1970s. haha.

After the ride, we all stopped at Dovercourt House (on Dovercourt, north of Bloor) and parked our bikes at the BikeValet provided by the Toronto Cyclists Union and Autoshare, and proceeded to have dinner and a swinging 2-floor party.

Here’s a video of Tweedsters and Swing Dancers cutting a rug to “Sly Blue”, a swing band from NYC.

Finally, there are hundreds and hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos out there of the absolutely astounding fashion on the ride. Here’s a few from our TweedRideTO Flickr Group:

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If you’re looking for more photos, you can find them just about everywhere:

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Video: 10 Minutes at Bay & College

I had such a good time filming everyone on the “Ride for Jarvis, Ride for Toronto” ride on Wednesday (and then speeding it up and putting it to music), I thought it would be interesting to do something similar to watch traffic patterns at an intersection.

I found a place I could see most of the Bay & College intersection on Friday morning and filmed it for 10 minutes (8:50 – 9:00 am) … I’ve since speeded it up 4x so the below video is only about 2.5 minutes long… then I watched it numerous times and counted the number of bikes and cars using the intersection. (These numbers follow the video below). The music in the video is “Rest” by Parts and Labor.

 

Vehicles using Bay & College intersection

Date & Time: Fri, July 22, 2011 from 8:50 – 9:00 am

College & Bay during the G20 in 2010

Bicycles:

Eastbound:    46
Westbound:    29
Northbound:    10
Southbound:    20

Total Bikes: 105

Cars:

Eastbound:    51
Westbound:    46
Northbound:    68
Southbound:    72

Total Cars: 237

Percentage of Vehicle Users on Bikes:

Eastbound:    47%    (46/97)
Westbound:    39%   (29/75)
Northbound:    13%    (10/78)
Southbound:    22%    (20/92)

Overall:  31%  (105/342)

Notes:

1) I have made a distinction between “regular cars” (ie. people driving to work, etc) and taxis, TTC vehicles, and business vehicles (ie. vans or pick-up trucks that are filled with goods, or have a logo or something on the side).  The purpose here is to see how many “regular people” (on bikes or in cars) are using the intersection.

2) It should be noted that this intersection is the eastern start of the westbound College St. bikelanes.  The Eastbound College St. bikelane actually ends one street east (at Elizabeth St.).  Bay St. does not have bikelanes, but the curblanes are supposed to be used by only bikes, taxis and buses.  It doesn’t work that way in practice…. and Bay is still pretty bike unfriendly.

2a) A delivery truck is parked in the College bikelane for a good portion of this video.

3) I have not endeavoured to count pedestrians in this video yet… but you can tell that they FAR outnumber every other mode of transport.

 

[College and Bay photo by ajcgn on Flickr]

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