Archive For The “2010” Category

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

By | December 20, 2010

As the holidays get closer my posting always ges less frequent so I’ve decided to sign off until the New Year. 2010 has been a memorable year for myself and this blog. Over the past year I’ve learned more about who is riding bicycles in the city, how and why they are riding and have [...]

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  1. Happy New Year 2010
  2. Happy Canada Day 2010
  3. The Tyee Looks at MakerCulture and BikeCamp

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Who’s the shark now?

By | December 13, 2010

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 [...]

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  1. Shark Bike!
  2. Toronto-made Seat Covers by The Gild
  3. Check Out the New Products in the BikingToronto Shop

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Toronto’s Curbside Cycle to Give Don Cherry a Custom Bicycle

By | December 10, 2010

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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  1. Curbside and Toronto Cyclists Union Event – Friday November 6, 2009 at AnnexLive
  2. Biomega Commercial By Cycle Chic’s Mikael Colville-Andersen
  3. 416cyclestyle Toronto Cycle Chic Search – Spring Moments

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The Bike Heist “You Can’t Fly”

By | December 9, 2010

The Bike Heist: Mike and Barry are lifelong friends and roommates who have drifted apart, collateral damage from Mike’s misguided pursuit of a corporate career. One summer morning, Mike, an avid cyclist, becomes the victim of bike crime when his “Bullet” is stolen. Barry convinces Mike to borrow the bicycle of their lovely lady neighbour [...]

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  1. Updating a Bike Theft Success Story in Toronto
  2. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes
  3. Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes

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Tap into a far more efficient energy source… man power

By | December 8, 2010

Related posts:Rad to the Power of Sick – Sell Your Bike with Creativity CBC Doc Zone: Pedal Power – Full Video Online

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  1. Rad to the Power of Sick – Sell Your Bike with Creativity
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What is a “pinko”?

By | December 8, 2010

After Don Cherry’s mostly incoherent and offensive “speech” yesterday, many are asking… “What is a pinko?” According to Wikipedia: Pinko is a derogatory term for a person regarded as sympathetic to communism, though not necessarily a Communist Party member. The term has its origins in the notion that pink is a lighter shade of red, [...]

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What is Prohab and Who Are These Ladies in Helmets?

By | December 8, 2010

Vancouver based Prohab Helmet Society is a non-profit incorporation that donates helmets to the Vancouver area community. In British Columbia, where helmet use is mandatory, the Prohab Helmet Society is working with partners to provide helmets to those without. To raise funds for their 2011 campaign the Society has crafted a calendar featuring cycling beauties [...]

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  1. What’s Your Excuse?
  2. NYC Commuter Helmet – Let’s see a YYZ version
  3. Toronto-made Seat Covers by The Gild

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Facts Behind the New Vertical Stagger Bike Racks

By | December 7, 2010

This past year a new bicycle rack design began landing on Toronto streets. You’ll find these racks in the bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC subway stop and scattered around the Evergreen Brick Works awaiting permanent installation. Made by Peak Racks, a San Luis Obispo based company, I really like how these racks [...]

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Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK

By | December 4, 2010

While we’ve really only experienced a few days of winter-ish temperatures here in Toronto we all know that snow and constant cold are right around the corner. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth winter on your bicycle this article from the Guardian offers up some excellent winter cycling tips that are applicable to [...]

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Mikael Colville-Andersen on Cycling at TEDx Copenhagen

By | December 4, 2010

Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize Related posts:Biomega Commercial By Cycle Chic’s Mikael Colville-Andersen Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Why I Signal Right Turns With My Left Arm

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Skis, Boards, Bikes and Dogs

By | November 29, 2010

Hell yeah! Bring it on, Winter!

Via Racer Diaries

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Covet: 2011 Via Line From Giant

By | November 27, 2010

After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the [...]

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Is There a Bike War in NYC?

By | November 27, 2010

While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and [...]

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Check Out the New Products in the BikingToronto Shop

By | November 25, 2010

The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies.
The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities.
Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop
Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charita…

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If Aggressive Drivers Only Knew Who They Were Messing With

By | November 25, 2010

Lady is the Boss – Bicycle Fight

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Care-free Winter Cycling

By | November 25, 2010

Video via Vélo d’hiver – Montreal – Bike Winter on Facebook.

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Bike Polo in Toronto

By | November 24, 2010

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Why You Should Know Who Janette Sadik-Khan Is

By | November 24, 2010

Photo via NY Mag by Randy Harris Since 2007, Janette Sadik-Khan has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and “is responsible for 6,000 miles of streets and highways, nearly 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 streetlights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest [...]

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Covet: YNOT Bags Made in Toronto

By | November 24, 2010

Here’s a fifth addition to the four cycling bags I recently “coveted.” Based in Toronto, YNOT Cycle, run by Tom Mosher, has recently expanded to a new location and continues cranking out custom bags for local riders. From the massive, carry-everything-you-own Cobra to the roll-top and room for plenty Gulper (pictured above) Tom and his [...]

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How to Use a Bike Box – City of Toronto PSA

By | November 23, 2010

Nice heels on the woman riding the white bike with the front rack! Certainly would be approved by my girlfriend. Via Cyclometer November Newsletter Related posts:City of Toronto Sharrows PSA City Wants You To Create Art We Can Lock Our Bikes To Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto

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How to Use a Bike Box – City of Toronto PSA

By | November 23, 2010

Nice heels on the woman riding the white bike with the front rack! Certainly would be approved by my girlfriend.
Via Cyclometer November Newsletter

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Cargo Hauler in NYC

By | November 22, 2010

Spotted on John Prolly’s Flickr photostream. According to Google, Coco-Mat is a mattress company whose products are now available in NYC.
Update: More googling has turned up these videos of the delivery bicycle in action:

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Arcade Fire’s Suburbs

By | November 19, 2010

All is not well in the suburbs.
Artist: Arcade Fire
Song: Suburbs
Director: Spike Jonze

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Covet: ku. Bicycle-themed Jewelry

By | November 18, 2010

Brooklyn-based artist Takahiro Kudo crafts this wonderful miniature bicycle parts as jewelry.

More designs at ku. jewelry

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Get Your Burrito Fix, By Bicycle!

By | November 17, 2010

West end resident (and burrito enthusiast) Sari Lightman will be launching her burrito by bicycle delivery service on Friday, November 19, 2010. The delivery area will be east of Roncesvalles, south of Bloor, north of King and west of Spadina on Fridays only between 6pm and 1am. Orders can be placed by phone 416-948-6676 or [...]

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