Author Archives: cFletch

About cFletch

I'm a stay-at-home mother of three, who has recently traded in the family car for a family bike.

Hauling: Errand Day

By | June 8, 2010

Part two of the LGRAB Summer Games has started! June 7-June 27: Learning Experiences Perform a maintenance task — big or small! Decorate your bike Read a book about cycling Carry a load on your bike — groceries, etc. Test ride a different type of bike than you normally ride So, since today I needed […]

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One Less Car

By | May 31, 2010

Just a quickie today. Got my membership package from the Toronto Cyclists Union a while ago – but just got around to putting on my bumper sticker this morning. Looks good eh? Went out for a ride this morning, and had to stop at a construction site for a few minutes. I must have been […]

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More Summer Games Fun

By | May 27, 2010

Wednesday was Mr T’s kindergarten open house – and a perfect opportunity for a family ride. First: a peek at the Galaxie. Rusted out parts removed, cleaned, polished and new tires! These tires bring a smile to my face every time I see them. I also painted out my basket to match – it used […]

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Summer Games – task 2

By | May 25, 2010

So I’ve knocked one of the events off the list: recruit a non-rider. Now I’m working on my second entry for the games: leave a friendly note for another cyclist. I gave this one a LOT of thought. I wanted to say “thanks for riding instead of driving” but not in a condescending way. Here’s […]

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One more bike commuter

By | May 20, 2010

Well, I did it. Or at least I’m going to try to take some credit: my dear husband has started cycling to work. (insert polite applause here) This is a big deal to me – my V8 pick-up driving, early rising construction worker hubby is riding his bike to work. In steel toed boots. I’m […]

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A sunny day ride

By | May 4, 2010

How I love spring. My sister came by and suggested a ride, so we loaded up the kids and set out. I thought it would be fair if she took at least one of the kids – so I hooked her up with the trailer, and Mr T and Miss K both jumped in. We […]

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Hills are my enemy.

By | April 30, 2010

I don’t live in a particularly hilly neighborhood. At least, I didn’t think so before I bought the long john. Now, all I see is hills. I could probably tell you to the nearest degree all the different slopes in a 3 km radius. My biggest problem with the hills (other than getting up them) […]

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The Galaxie

By | April 22, 2010

Last week, I finally found my bike. After scouring the classifieds for what seemed like an eternity, I found what I wanted, and only blew the budget by $25. I loaded up my backpack with snacks and we hopped on the TTC. It was very exciting for the kids – it’s not often we go […]

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Red Tail

By | April 21, 2010

Had to share – just lovely. Handcrafted wood fenders for your bike. How sweet is that. From his site: Red Tail bicycle fenders are handcrafted in Montreal from solid pieces of poplar and oak, steam bent to complement a variety of road bicycle wheel sizes (700cc, older 27″, etc). The fenders are primarily designed for […]

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Wobble, Wobble, Wobble, GO!

By | April 20, 2010

I sincerely hope I did not scare anyone out of cargo bike ownership with my previous post, and my comment on the wobbliness of start-ups. The fact is, it ain’t that bad. The wobble is entirely a function of how much weight you’re hauling, and no matter where we go, the four of us add […]

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