Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Martin de la Rue: Facteur Rural PTT

The Quick Climb

Ride Brad Annis.


`Sustainable' parking:
A 21st-century oxymoron?
July 30, 2007
(Christopher Hume, The Star)

In another first for our great neighbours to the south, America's first "sustainable solar-powered parking structure" opened recently in Santa Monica.
The $29 million (U.S.) building, which stands six storeys tall, is as unlikely a piece of construction as you're ever going to see in that country or this. As the delightfully acerbic critic and author James Howard Kunstler points out on his website, where the garage is featured as July's Eyesore of the Month, it is "a contradiction in terms."
As he also points out, "Apparently, nobody informed these idiots that happy motoring is not a sustainable activity."
He's right, of course. Not to say that a sustainable parking garage isn't good. Obviously, it is. But there's a larger issue here, namely whether the advent of the solar-panelled structure doesn't miss the point.
Perhaps it's a case of wanting to have our cars and drive them, too. Despite the indisputable truth of global warming, we are reluctant to alter our lifestyle. That means we still love large houses in sprawled-out suburbs and two or three cars in every garage. (Read on in the comments)

Monday, July 30, 2007

CM Toronto July 2007

This is actually a short version of the video I shot of CM, the full version is 45 minutes long and is available here.

The full version includes more exclusive interviews and some minor nudity.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

O.U.R.S. paints up Queen Street West

North and south side between Bathurst to Trinity Bellwoods Park more or less.
More fine work by the Official Urban Repair Squad.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rasmussen gone!

Yellow jersey Rasmussen is gone from the Tour de France in connection with another doping scandal. One half of our prediction a few days earlier came through, Leipheimer is on his way to glory if the rest holds through.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bike Train - Easy as 1-2-3!

Highly recommended! It's a great time.
Use it or lose it.

The Biketrain rocks!

Friday, July 20, 2007

TdF 2007 prediction.

American Levi Lepheimer takes it. Rasmussen goes down to defeat under the pressure of yet another doping scandal.
Tino be very mad.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tour Online Game 2007

Those crazy Danes strike again. Not sure how to play except you gotta click 'Spil' a few times. Love the giant EPO needle!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I'll be on my bike riding somewhere ... See ya later in July.
Have a great summer!



Lower Don Trail to re-open late summer

"The closure is as a result of the section which passes under the railway tracks. This stretch was built as a pedestrian bridge which hooked like a U over the Don, under the railway tracks.

The path is being straightened out, and a proper tunnel is being dug underground, away from the banks of the Don. As for the amount of time it is taking for this project to be completed, there is some kind of rationalization that the earth has to settle etc., for the tunneling process. Anyways, the word is that it'll be reopened 'at the end of the summer'."

Bayview Cyclist Fatal Accident Witnesses Sought!

Anyone with info re. fatal cycling accident
Friday June 8, 8:15AM
Please leave a comment if you know anything. Thank You.

Photo of the ARC Memorial by Vic Gedris. More Photos.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July 26 - Speak your mind!

More info

I just have one question: Why bother? It's not like it's a priority.
Besides we're doing our job every day. We ride.
Anyways, I am just jaded.

Meanwhile, the city truck driver who ran over the cyclist on Bayview seems to be off the hook. No charges are expected.

Good News from the edge of the City

Cyclometer July 2007
7. New Scarborough Rouge River Area Bike Lanes
Bike lanes are now in place east and west of Port Union Road on Kingston
Road for a short distance, as part of the intersection improvements. Work
is under way further east along with the Rouge River bridge work, and bike
lanes will be added, at least as far as the Glen Rouge campground which is
a gateway to Rouge Park.

Missed oppotunities

Martin Koob has an excellent article on how the city is missing the boat again this year.

Monday, July 09, 2007

the Collection

Photo submitted by Kwota Location and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

EPO - Te Quiero

In Spanish & French. Well, you get the idea. The Tour starts this weekend.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Forward photo by http://vic.gedris.org/

Toronto CM June 2007

Benny Zenga - CM June 2007,
Over 300 riders. Rock on! Benny Zenga, the Winking Circle & the Tall Bike Stole the show.

37 More Photos here!

Need more photos try Vic's excellent pics from the same CM.