Sunday, August 26, 2012

Two Memorial Rides On Monday (Aug. 27)

Monday 7:30am 
Aug. 27 meet @ Bike Pirates
Ghost Bike For Mississauga
Bloor and Islington 8am

Monday 6:30pm
August 27 Meet Bloor & Spadina
Ghost Bike For Scarborough
7:15pm Warden Station
John, age 74. Mississauga Burnamthorpe and Tomken Road (above)

18 year-old cyclist. Killed at Kingston Road and Lawrence.
Name is not known.

More photos here:

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Other Side of Grace (e-book)

My new e-book The Other Side of Grace (fiction) is now available as a free download in .pdf and .epub format. Hope you like it.

A recent article about the book can be found on the Dandyhorse Magazine Blog

The official book launch for the print version will be announced here soon. (Hopefully September)

See you in the bike lane.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

GTA records four cycling-related deaths in four weeks

Lawrence and Kingston Road, Struck July 28th, Died August 3rd

Joe Mavec (August 7, 2012)

Burnamthorpe Road Mississauga (August 20, 2012)

Alliance and Rockcliffe (August 23, 2012)
A cyclist died after he was struck by a car in the city’s west-end Thursday afternoon.
The collision happened at Rockcliffe Blvd. and Alliance Ave. near Jane St. Woolner Ave.
Emergency Medical Service officials said the man, described as approximately 40-years-old, was taken on an emergency run to a Toronto trauma centre just after 4:30 p.m. with life-threatening injuries.
He succumbed to his injuries minutes later.
The two occupants of the car were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The intersection was closed for an investigation by Traffic Services.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ride Like Hell - Alley Cat

Ride Like Hell - Alley Cat, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bad Design Wins

Parked on Roncesvalles Avenue on the bike ramp at the TTC Stop. Photo by Dieter Janssen.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Memorial for fallen cyclist on Wychwood

Wychwood and St. Clair, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Details: Memorial Ride will depart at 8AM Spadina and Bloor. 

ARC Memorial 8:30AM on site. (Wychwood & St. Clair West)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Toronto Cyclist 1885

Vintage Toronto (Frederick M Bell Smith)

City Councillor Blames Victim After Cyclists Dies

"Mr. Minnan-Wong said any decision regarding road work must be made while considering the city’s backlog of road repairs, which he says will hit $750-million by 2020.

“We don’t need to add to that list,” he said.

“That accident may not have occurred if that person had been wearing a helmet,” Mr. Minnan-Wong said about the Aug. 6 tragedy. “I think there’s a level of personal responsibility that cyclists have to take.”

Mr. Minnan-Wong could not say how he would vote on the request (to fix idle street car tracks), but said he welcomes a chance to gather more data.

“The more information you have in front of you, the more data you have in front of you, the more expertise that you can bring, the better decision you’ll make.” (Globe)

Photo by Hamish Wilson

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The Other Side of Grace - Cover (Release Date August 28, 2012)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

30 Years of Advocacy

CCM Eaton's Road King

P1080772, originally uploaded by Martinho.