Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31 2011

Getting more from each experience

I’ve never re-blogged anyone else’s material so this is a first. Kevin’s entry gave me pause for thought; it struck me as worthwhile, insightful and deeply personal so I thought I’d share it here. Thanks Kevin. The Pancreatic Times: Last Time…: This is a positive thought. I am not the first and I will not …

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Oct 27 2011

Tagging, Legitimately

Breakout Studio There are a few places in Toronto that have had custom and expressive artwork done by graffiti artists. A few have even been done with permission. One of the most significant bits of news about this artform recently was when the city removed a piece it had commissioned (it will be replaced, at …

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Oct 24 2011

Biketoberfest 2011

The Lapdogs cycling club has been holding a social event for the past three Octobers in the Centennial Park trails. There is a weekly series held on these King trails and they’re a blast to ride, fun for all levels. You can find out a little more at the King Weekly Series site. The weather …

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Oct 17 2011

Bikes and Bread

This past weekend was the Toronto Cross cyclo-cross race, a two-day event that’s had some big names race it in the past. While as of this year it’s no longer an International event it was still held on both Saturday and Sunday. A major change in the format saw the saturday Citizen race become the …

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Oct 14 2011

I finally gave in and upgraded

I’ve been struggling with my old iPhone for some time now and I’ve resisted going to a “4” for the better part of a year as it was clear a new model was coming. It’s not a “5” since Apple went the same route as they did with the 3G (adding an “S” edition) but …

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Oct 14 2011

An October Weekend in Vermont

With the Canadian Thanksgiving making it a long weekend, only one local cyclocross race on, a weather forecast that was exceptional, Andrea and I took the weekend off. We had talked about doing a trip to Vermont when we were at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago and the sun, moon and stars all lined …

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Oct 13 2011

The Tale of The Escutcheon

A while ago there was a discussion of the handle on the big slider doors in one of the lists I subscribe to and the piece that fits around the handle and into the door opening. A member (Alistair) had made some for himself and so I thought I’d ask if he had made any …

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Oct 11 2011

Older than…

I had a private celebration yesterday (October 10th); it’s the “anniversary” of the day my father died. I have now outlived him, as has my older brother Rolf. Still miss you dad…

Oct 03 2011

Beautiful Bon Echo (plus Buses and Bikes)

This past weekend was Buses at Bon Echo which is an event I haven’t been at before. Having just come back from Watkins Glen I wasn’t sure if I was up to back-to-back bus events. Plus I was signed up to cover the Hillybilly Hustle cyclocross race for on Sunday. Andrea had some things …

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