Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

So I finally started riding a bike to work this year at 51. The last time I rode a bike in Toronto was when I was 23 and at U of T for my Masters. We were living around Ossington and Bloor and super broke (as students tend to be) so my then husband suggested we start riding to school to save TTC money. I hated it. Don’t remember why exactly but I think it had to do with a mixture of the terror of being mutilated by a car (there were no bike lanes back then) and getting soaked in the rain and having my makeup run all over my face. Continue reading

Biking & Winter?

Are you and your bike fair-weather friends (literally)? For many people in our northern city, as the temperature drops, our bikes get forgotten. It doesn’t have to be this way, especially if you take winter cycling precautions.

image credit: wintercyclingblog.org who incidentally have the best tagline: "What's cold got to do with it?"

image credit: wintercyclingblog.org who incidentally have the best tagline: “What’s cold got to do with it?”

Winter Cycling Workshop (sorry, UHN staff only)

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Let the Games Begin!

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard the latest news:  Toronto will now accept a whole lot more plastic in the Blue Bin – yay!, Bruce Jenner is absolutely smashing as Caitlyn – also yay!, and the Pan Am games are going to jam Toronto’s already tangled traffic – yay to the games but boo to the traffic.

Image credit: Panam Games

Image credit: Panam Games

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