Another obsession.

While at 60 I should be entering a more contemplative life, I recently made a purchase that has the potential to ruin that prospect. Cycling was one of my earliest passions, one that fell by the wayside for many years. It was resuscitated in 2019 with the purchase of a gravel bike, which helped bring... Continue Reading →

Why don’t Canadians cycle in winter?

Because it's bloody freezing cold, that's why... There are hardier folk than me who cycle all year round, but they are taking risks. While Edmonton has made some improvements over the years, there is still a lack of practical, continuous cycle paths that are maintained throughout the winter. Riding on our roads is hazardous even... Continue Reading →

First Cycle Trip of 2020

I left home and soon cycling up 82 St. with the wind behind me. It was great to get out on the bike again, to feel the pressure on the peddles, the stretch of neglected leg muscles, and the fresh wind in my face. The city had done a preliminary road sweep earlier, so there... Continue Reading →

Bicycling, a history.

The first non-tricycle that I remember was a banana-seated high-riser that I used in the late 1960s while living on a tree-farm outside of Mt. Brydges, Ontario. I was 8 years old then, and that "wheelie bike" served me well on gravel roads, the driveway and through the neighbour's tobacco fields. I collected my first... Continue Reading →

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