Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Winter Ride

TINO9980, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2012: Year of the 'Hit And Run'

The Hit And Run, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays From Purolator

Dec. 19, 2012 1:10pm Collge & Spadina

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Cyclist Beaten Up for Slowing Traffic in Montreal

by John Symon (Pedalmag excerpt)
December 18, 2012 (Montreal, QC) – Florent Daudens, a Montreal resident, was cycling December 14 on Saint-Hubert Street near downtown Montreal when he was physically attacked reports Alain Gravel of Radio Canada on his blog (in French – link below). The incident occurred where the street narrowed and Daudens was forced to ride into the street, forcing motorists to slow down for perhaps 15 seconds. An agitated passenger in a car began calling insults to the cyclist along the lines of, “Hey, jerk, stop slowing down the traffic. Move aside! Streets are made for cars, not bikes, especially in winter!” read on here:
Podcast about this nastiness

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bike Skewer Sand Piper

Bike Skewer Sand Piper, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Art by Alberto de Ciccio

The Yellow Bike - Toronto (2004)

Yellow Bike - Toronto (2004), originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bicycle Christmas Trees

Cycling in Toronto

Cycling in Toronto, originally uploaded by Martinho.

The Strachan Avenue Headscratcher

TINO9761, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day Ghost With Bicycles

TINO9727, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bloor East From Bathurst December 2012

A 2013 Challenge

324km and hilly. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

"I was the first to own a bicycle, then Liela and lastly, John. We did a lot of cycling, mainly in and around the Woolton and Allerton area. We would cycle to the Abbey Cinema and the Gaumont and up 
as far as Speke Airport. But we were never allowed to venture on our bikes into Liverpool city proper."

"We loved our cycles."

Quote by Stan Parks,
Elder cousin of John Lennon.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

'Life and Death'

'Life and Death', originally uploaded by Martinho.
Tom Samson Memorial Ghost Bike. November 30, 2012. Toronto.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Provincial Cycling Draft Policy Released

Here is info about the Ontario Draft Cycling Policy:

Not feeling the bike love at all here. But hey would you expect? Complete streets, lower speed limits, legal protection for cyclists, etc,...?? Sadly, many more ghost bike will be needed before cycling is as safe as possible in Ontario. Meanwhile, we will install one for Tom Samson tonite.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Memorial Ride Tom Samson Friday

Memorial ride for Tom Samson, father, cyclist and beloved teacher on Friday November. 30. Bloor/Spadina 6:30pm. 

Bring candles, flowers and love.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'Glitter' - Street Art On Roncesvalles

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cyclist Struck Davenport & Lansdowne

Photos: Martin Reis

Police report:
On Friday, November 23, 2012, at 6:43 a.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at Davenport Road and Lansdowne Avenue.
It is reported that:
- a 35-year-old man with a bicycle was attempting to cross Davenport Road on the east side of Lansdowne Avenue from the south side to the north side
- a red or burgundy Chrysler minivan westbound on Davenport Road struck the man
- a 63-year-old man driving a 2006 GMC van eastbound on Davenport Road also struck the man 
- the driver of the Chrysler fled the scene in his or her vehicle
The 35-year-old man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are seeking the public's assistances locating a vehicle of interest. It is described as a 1996-2000 Chrysler minivan, red or burgundy. The vehicle will have front-end damage in the area of the left front bumper, fender, hood and headlight areas.

The intersection where Tom Samson was struck.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Night Rider

New Parking On Jarvis

New Parking On Jarvis, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Adding insult to injury. Erased bike lane now used for parking.

Morning Ride Along The Railpath

Morning ride along the railpath, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Winking Circle Video Zine (2004)

A film by Benny Zenga.

Harbourfront Bicycle Sculpture 2006

Bicycle Sculpture 2006, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cyclists from TXUP! Help Out In NYC

No Respect For Cyclists On Jarvis

Nov. 15 | by AVS on Twitter:

"Biking on Jarvis today where no bike lane exists and was honked at only to hear yell. 

'Get on Sherbourne!'
Why does this happen?!?"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Milton Velodrome

The Jarvis Bike Lane - November 15, 2012

Above 9am. Below 1pm. Same day.

Nov. 15: 8:40AM Rush Hour On Jarvis

P1080889, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Montreal - Vancouver - Toronto

Memorial for Mike Rankin

P1080860, originally uploaded by Martinho.

A minute of silence.