Category: Toronto

Mar 14 2012

From a Camper in NZ to My Camper in Canada

It’s technically not spring yet however the great weather we’re having and that has been forecast for the next week until spring does arrive prompted me to get Babe out of storage at Zef’s place today. She started up right away once the batteries were all reconnected and only wanted a little air in the …

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Dec 17 2011

Finished Touches

About a month ago I posted an entry with a shot of the first Bamboo Bike Studio Toronto Frame being built. Since then, the video I put together has gone live (link below) and three custom ‘boo frames were displayed and put up for sale today. All very exciting stuff. I’m very proud of Steff’s …

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Nov 17 2011

Finishing Touches

The first bamboo bike built in Toronto is almost finished… and the doc-vid is being worked on. Care to suggest the audio track to use? It’s a no budget video and so I haven’t heard back from Peter Gabriel on getting permission to use his wonderful music. I’m thinking Mr. Something Something would be a …

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Nov 02 2011

Up Next: 2011 National Cyclocross Championships

November… time for the CX scene to get serious and at the national level it doesn’t get more serious than contesting who will get the honour of wearing a red and white jersey for the next year. This Saturday will be that day and it will mark the second time Toronto has hosted this event …

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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 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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Aug 22 2011

Jack Layton – July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011

Canada has lost a great man today. My thoughts go out to his family. “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” Jack Layton, Aug 20, 2011 Illustration by Anthony Jenkins

Aug 21 2011

A Summer Storm

I went for a great ride today at Albion Hills with Andrea, Tanya and a handful of “pups” from the Lapdogs team… the trails were great after a little overnight rain and it felt really good to be out on the bike (and to have a weekend off!). As we got back to Toronto, the …

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Aug 02 2011

Toronto… a sneak preview of the Toronto Bamboo Bike Studio

Steff asked me to take a few photos of his soon to open studio… I’ll preempt finishing my tales of le Tour to post a photo I like from our shoot. It’s a teaser, a spoiler too I suppose, and it’s intended as a note of support and encouragement… I really liked the vibe I …

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Jun 02 2011

My Brike, and when it was called Bike to Work Week

June! I’m enjoying the weather and looking forward to enjoying the summer. I’ve always enjoyed the beginning of summer, cycling has always been a part of that. And Bike to Work Week (BTWW) is one thing that’s defined the beginning of summer for me for years. Toronto wasn’t the first to come up with the …

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