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Who needs a cargo bike?

By | April 13, 2010

Morning routine: wake up, feed kids, COFFEE, kijiji. Yesterday I found a sweet 3 speed vintage cruiser, which I will tell you all about tomorrow. Today I find this gem: I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share. Fits a two-four. Anyone?

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Best Bikelane: Royal York

By | April 13, 2010

Despite some drama, and the relatively long construction time – Royal York Road now has a fantastic bike lane. It connects multiple neighborhoods, has some great shopping destinations, and it’s a very enjoyable and scenic ride. Start: Lakeshore Boulevard End: North of Eglinton Ave. Length: ’round about 11km. Yup – that’s long. If you look […]

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Excerpt: Rage

By | April 6, 2010

I’m working on a couple of posts, but seeing as how I haven’t posted in days (DAYS!) I thought I would treat you to an excerpt from a book I’m reading right now. A little food for thought… From The Art of Cycling, Robert Hurst, (Falcon, 2004) pg 35 “We just might feel the harmful […]

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Sneak Peek

By | April 1, 2010

We’re starting again. Do-over. Long story short, I’ve given up on the pedal assist, and we’re starting fresh. More later.

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A regular grease monkey

By | March 26, 2010

The kids and I spent a couple of hours fixing up Daddy’s bike. Here’s Mr. T as I was showing him how we were going to clean the chain – he spins the pedals and I wipe. They are SO excited to get their own bikes to clean now. (Yeah, not ride, clean. Weird kids) […]

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Internet don’t fail me now!

By | March 12, 2010

My hitch issue has not been solved yet. Our brilliant solution had one little flaw – the hole on the hitch arm and the hole in the bracket don’t line up. The hitch arm has a giant spring, which causes the whole thing to rotate when not under tension. So if the quick fix isn’t […]

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Day One: 800m

By | March 6, 2010

Here it is. Not as cool as the joe, but entirely functional, and still kinda cool. So: what we have here is a Schwinn Premise electric bike (Canadian Tire) with a Bell trailer and rear-mounted seat. A bicycle built for four. The rear-mounted child seat presented a few problems – the main one being that […]

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Hello world!

By | March 3, 2010

Found it. After nearly a month of scouring the web for the perfect bike for us – I’ve found it. Except, I can’t have it. This beauty is made in Portland, which is just a little farther than the TTC will take me. Sigh. Why do I need such a contraption? Well, there’s me, and […]

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