Wonderful video from Planet Bike:
Bixi Toronto launched last week. I bike to work, so I don’t really need it… BUT when I heard that Dairy Queen was making the worlds largest ice cream cake at Dundas Square, it was a perfect opportunity to get a 24 hour pass ($5) and cruise down to not only see a giant cake, but check out Bixi.
The thing I like about Bixi is the chain and gears are all covered, so I could wear my dress pants and dress shoes and not worry about getting grease all over them.
A co-worker took some photos of me with the bike.
I liked them so much that I decided that they would be the only thing I’d eat. THE ONLY THING. They would be the ONLY food I’d eat to give me energy to get around and power me through my day.
Things have been good. Bananas still give me energy (although the resultant pollution is sometimes not so good… it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make) and they’ve been pretty affordable. Sometimes the price goes up, and sometimes it goes down, but I’ve been able to keep eating bananas.
This is a good thing, as my body has become so used to bananas that I can’t really eat anything else. Alternative food fuel sources such as apples? oranges? meat? veggies? Nope – can’t have them. My body runs on bananas – and it can’t change. I’ve tried to change – but I’m used to bananas, and comfortable with bananas, and most people I know eat only bananas. Only hippies and treehuggers eat things like apples or carrots.
BUT! THINGS ARE NOT GOOD!
Banana Prices are going up! Way UP! Apparently all the banana fields are running out of bananas, and they can’t make more, because … um… something about “Peak Banana” … I don’t understand it… but there’s a graph that looks like a hill that swoops up and then swoops down.
Anyway, yeah – Banana prices are going up… and I’m spending more and more of my budget on Bananas because my body runs on bananas only… and I have no choice.
I’m spending less on everything else (which can’t be good for the economy) and more on bananas (which I bet the stupid greedy banana companies love) and my family budget is in shambles because somehow, for some reason – everyone else started eating only bananas, and now they TOO have to buy the same overpriced bananas.
Banana prices are SO high… and everyone is eating them and they can’t make more, and that means banana prices are going to go up further because of some economics thing I once kind of skimmed about supplies and demandings.
What are we going to do when banana supplies get so low and prices are up so high because everyone eats them and doesn’t want to eat anything else?
This will kill the economy. I should go buy stocks in banana companies.
Why did I EVER decide to only eat bananas? It was convenient, and cheap, and easy… and now it’s coming back to bite me in the ass.
Convenient, cheap and easy. Too good to be true.
Saw over 100 other cyclists on my way to work today.
I love crowds of cyclists!
The mornings are getting warmer, and the number of cyclists out there on the roads with me is going up.
Was on my way to pick up some healthy eats for lunch in the MaRS building (came away with Dragon Roll Sushi and a Booster Juice smoothie) and spotted the College bikelane between University and Elizabeth being used as parking. Again. Sigh.
There are two cars (taxis, of course) parked in the distance, and the one closest had moved a bit while I pulled out my phone to take this photo, but he was just sort of sitting here trying to will someone into his cab.
It’s hard to tell from the small cellphone photo, but there are at least 8 cyclists in front of me.
That guy directly in front of me had some sweet bags… the courier one was a stylish Star Wars one with an icon of Darth Vader and the words “The Power of the Dark Side”.
My photo today is of St. Nicholas St., a little alley of a street that runs west of Yonge from Wellesley up to almost Bloor.
It’s what I sometimes take to get up to Bloor to start going east to the Danforth. Other days I take Church or Jarvis.
It’s a really interesting street as it reminds one of the old narrow streets that used to be more prominent in downtown Toronto (and yeah, it has brick paving for large sections) yet it’s also surrounded by condos, townhomes, office buildings and the backs of Yonge St. stores.