This morning I got up at 7:30am and met a good friend of mine at the St. Lawrence Market for breakfast. Market Street is closed to cars today so it’s pedestrian-only. It should be this way all the time. They had a pig roasting on… Read More
The Vanhawks Valour smartbike has been making the rounds on the internet over the past few weeks. They’re a Toronto based startup and they’ve just raised $820,000 on Kickstarter to build and sell the first connected smartbike. The bike will eventually retail for around $1,000. Here’s… Read More
This past Sunday night I was out for a bike ride with a few friends all around downtown Toronto. According to Strava, we did almost 22 km. Click here to see our route. During the ride, one of my friends said something to me that stood out.… Read More
I just stumbled upon an interesting piece in the Boston Globe (from last December) talking about how the bicycle is “emerging as a new conservative front in the culture wars.” It starts by talking about Toronto mayor Rob Ford and asks: Who elected this guy? Their… Read More
Almost 70% of commutes in New York City are done by walking, biking or taking transit. That’s the highest of any American city according to Atlantic Cities: Probably the biggest driver of this is urban density. That’s because walking, biking and taking transit becomes impractical… Read More
Biking in Toronto means dodging cabs that don’t signal and closely watching parked cars for doors that might be about to open and could catapult you up and into the air. We have little in the way of dedicated cycling infrastructure. In fact, our incompetent… Read More
In the market for a new bike. It’s unlikely it’ll be this one.