Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cyclist pleads guilty to 27 murders.

The Toronto Star is reporting that a cyclist who worked as a hit man plead guilty to 27 murders in court today. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Left us wondering at BLD why he did not simply run his targets down with a car. At most he would have had to pay a $2970. fine or $110 for each life he took.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

CM March photos

Was not as warm as I had hoped for but nonetheless it was a very smooth CM.

See photos here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bring on the warmth for Friday

I think it is high time we had a warm March CM. They have never really been all that warm. This pic from March 2000.

Johnny learns to drive

Dad: Danforth is a good street for you to learn how to drive son.
Johnny: Yes, Pa.
D: Ya, when I was a teen we always drove done to the Danforth to show off our... Whoa!... you see that son. That cyclist passed you on the right. He barely had room to pass you. Where is a cop when you need one?
J: Yes, Pa.
D: You are never safe out here from cyclists. They never obey the law.
J: Yes, Pa.
D: Johnny why are you slowing down. I have told you to keep your speed up, I want to get home in time for the curling game on TV.
J: Pa, there is a cyclist ahead of us.
D: So pass him!
J: But Pa, there is not enough room.
D: Pass him!
J: Pa, I am waiting until the lane beside us is clear so I can...
D: Johnny, pass him! Do not worry if you hit him, he cannot hurt you.
J: Pa, you said it was illegal to pass so closely...
D: Johnny, I am GOING TO BEAT your god damned smart ass when we get home. I have driven for over 20 years, I know what I am saying! Now pass him! The law does not apply to cyclists!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toronto puts an end to GM OnStar's service.

BLD News - General Motors trial to increase its customer base by providing its OnStar service to cyclists has been brought to abrupt halt. The service providing live voice directions via a console mounted inside cars and in this trial, bicycle handlebars, to help customers find their destinations was plagued with problems.

During the first few weeks of the trial many cyclists living in hilly cities complained of being hung up on. While GM would not comment, an unnamed source reports that many OnStar agents confused cyclists huffing and puffing up hills as being involved in self gratification. This resulted in the agents promptly disconnecting the cyclists in accordance with company policy.

Though apparently Toronto proved to be the last straw for GM. Its agents were spending an inordinate amount of time trying to come up with cycling friendly routes. They had to issue at least 5 times as many instructions, compared to those issued to drivers on with the same destinations, during each call to relay information from Toronto's bike way network map. A GM executive was overheard saying, "...if drivers had to follow these routes they would never get anywhere. Let's bail now!"