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First tour of the year...

Posted by trikebum on March 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Mar 2/13

Left P'boro 7:15 a.m. Temps -10 with 17 km winds from the NNW.  Overcast skies...

The paved roads are bare and dry. I feel my biggest challenge will be when I hit Boundary Rd. A dirt road that runs along the N sde of the Ganaraska forest. Unpredictable at ths time of year...

After leaving I find my rear left brake cable is frozen. I stop on Cty Rd 21 and try to free cable but to no avail. I have a steep downhill into Millbrook coming up... with a stop sign at t...

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A winter walk

Posted by trikebum on February 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 Went for a 10 km hike up to Jackson Pk and then downtown to pick up some real peanut butter from The Main Ingredient and a 6 pak at LCBO on Sherbrooke St and back home.

Why bike lanes are a bad idea

Posted by trikebum on January 10, 2011 at 7:59 PM Comments comments (0)

This needs to be read by every cyclist:


-A bike lane is a lane reserved for cyclists, and it's usually on the rightedge of the roadway. Bike lanes are separated from the rest of traffic by a solid or striped line.

If you ride regularly, you probably have somebody in your life who's just itching to tell you that the city ought to put a bike lane on every major street. "It will be safer," these folk proclaim. Are they right?

No. Bike lanes only do two things: they...

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Mayor of TO walls-out cyclists

Posted by trikebum on January 10, 2011 at 4:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Rob Ford cuts $60 vehicle tax for motorists and makes up for it by taxing transit riders $60.

 

Finding money left over (as there are more transit riders) he uses the excess to pay for concrete to wall-out cyclists from the roads.

 

This is Rob Ford math. Does it work for you? BTW most transit riders are low income. They pay for the tax cuts.

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A bang or a whimper?

Posted by trikebum on January 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems like the old year has gone out with a whimper for me. Too much good food and drink,and too little exercise. I know....join the club.

The Illusion of Safety

Posted by trikebum on June 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM Comments comments (0)

The Illusion of Safety

Critics argue that the safety claims made for bicycle lanes are unfounded. “There’s no scientificevidence that’s ever been found anywhere that bike lanes make cycling safe,” says John Forester, a cycling transportation engineer from LemonGrove, California. “It doesn’t do anything for the turning and crossing movements, which all have to continue.”

Forester and his followers—they call themselves“Foresteri...

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Where's it from?

Posted by trikebum on May 11, 2009 at 7:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Boycot Cheap Chinese Crap

Posted by trikebum on April 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (0)
 There are many reasons not to buy cheap crap from China:
the environment, human rights, Tibet, melamine in pet food and baby formula, bottom trawling, not honouring fishing moratoriums.
The reason big business and governments want to do business with China is pure greed. The only reason consumers buy from China is pure greed. Meanwhile our local economies go in the toilet for want of jobs. Our neighbours are out of work and we still buy from China.
I find it...
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trikebum takes toronto

Posted by trikebum on March 15, 2009 at 6:02 PM Comments comments (0)

So I'm going down Danforth Ave............this is like 2 lanes going one way with cars parked in the curb lane, leaving a good 1/2 a lane to ride in w/o worrying about the dor zone.( I'll post a pic later)

So I'm sitting in that 1/2 lane waiting for the light to change and just as it turns green, a cyclist brushes by me on my right yelling "are you nuts?" He then proceeds to ride in the door zone and weave in and out among the parked cars hugging th curb. THen he gets up on the s/w for ...

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Water is a Canadian right.....dammit!

Posted by trikebum on March 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)
As I travel across this blessed province by tricycle....water is my biggest concern. People who walk or cycle for long distances need potable water just to survive...and can not always afford to pay for it.

No matter how poor a Canadian is.....where they live...... or how they choose to travel ..they should have a right to drinking water without charge. This should be enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms!.

I've had occasion to be out of water on a hot day in th...
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