Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Icycle 2008



The always enjoyable icycle studded tire race is on again this year. Location is Dufferin Grove Park on February 16th @ 6pm. Studded racing and the always hilarious rubber match. Thrills, spills and hopefully chills. For more information call 416-532-6392. This event brought to you by The Bike Joint.

Meanwhile

As promised, I wanna keep people up to date on what I have been up to since deciding to do less work on Bike Lane Diary. If you like, you can always catch up with me on tino.ca

Curated by R.J.G. Nelson, I will be showing several new colour photographs as part of a group show about the History of Modern Art as re-interpreted by visual artists.

"Wow! Has it been 100 years already? Boy, time flies when you’re not paying attention. So, what the hell happened? Well, we’ll try to connect the dots,
and don’t worry we’ll make it brief."
-R.J.G. Nelson-

VMAC Gallery - 401 Richmond St. W. #440, Toronto. February 2- 29, 2008
A Brief History of Modern Art
Opening: Saturday, February 2nd / Time: 13:00 - 16:00

A heartfelt thank you to all my friends who have kept BLD going ...
Ride on,
Martino

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Name Toronto's New Bike Magazine

Help participate in the naming of Toronto's cycling magazine.

The magazine will be about cycling in Toronto and a official newsletter from the un and coming Toronto Cyclist Union

http://www.spacing.ca/wire/?p=2698

Friday, January 25, 2008

Benny & Christian Zenga tour Africa


Via this site

These two Zengas are touring Africa as part of the Tour d'Afrique. And filming it along the way.
11,900 km from Cairo to Capetown.

Awesome.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow cycling in Kashmir



January 2008 Snowcycling event at Gulmarg Srinagar Kashmir India
Special thanks to Riyaz Wani for the submission.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Size does matter!


An accessory that is all the rage now in the USA. Truck Nuts.

Of course they are already working on putting you jail for it.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008 Predictions

Last year I scored 35% for my predictions.

Here are my predictions for 2008. Feel free to add yours to the comments.

1. There will be less than 15kms of bike lanes installed.
2. The Mayor will praise cycling during "Bike Month" but will ignore it for the rest of the year.
3. There will be an aberration in the average of number cyclists killed in Toronto. The crystal ball is not clear but let us hope that it means zero.
4. The new Bicycle Union will have a rough start but an event/incident will thrust it into the forefront sometime before the end of September. At which time it will prove it is a force to be reckoned with.
5. David Miller will cease being Mayor of Toronto.
6. Toronto, along with several other North American cities, will face a transportation crisis. There will not be enough mass transit available in face of a gas shortage.
7. An American will win the Tour de France. No one will really care much for the winner or the Tour.
8. A significant increase in the number of cyclists will be seen on Toronto roads. It will be hard to measure this one but a good indicator will be cyclists complaining about traffic jams. Not of cars but cyclists.
9. Toronto will face some of its worst ever smog days although the total number of smog days will be fewer.
10. The crystal ball still sees the demise of the Gardiner, especially the elevated section. The view is much clearer than last year.