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07-15-18, 09:46 AM
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Are they supposed to stop?

Are they supposed to stop?
02-23-18, 09:29 PM
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Mostly winter conditions. We had some unusually...

Mostly winter conditions. We had some unusually dramatic swings between cold and warm.
02-22-18, 09:48 AM
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Until today I had only ridden to work once so far...

Until today I had only ridden to work once so far in 2018, as there was a lot of snow and ice. After 2-3 days of rain, most of the ice is off the street, so I finally biked again this morning. Just...
02-07-18, 10:47 AM
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Gotta look after yourself too.

Gotta look after yourself too.
02-07-18, 06:39 AM
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Regular exercise can help you be more focussed...

Regular exercise can help you be more focussed and productive.
02-07-18, 06:38 AM
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Walked back from work to my hotel last night at...

Walked back from work to my hotel last night at -9C. About 2 km.
01-30-18, 09:09 AM
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Walking the dog, morning and night, all weather....

Walking the dog, morning and night, all weather. We're back to -10C and snow. But beautifully bright and sunny this morning.
01-26-18, 11:42 PM
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Whoohoo! Back on the commuter bike today - first...

Whoohoo! Back on the commuter bike today - first ride in 2018. Had to wait for the roads to be clear of ice.
01-21-18, 01:31 PM
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No dedicated parking spot? Is that common where...

No dedicated parking spot? Is that common where you live? Or did you opt out to save money? My daughter is doing that in her older apt. bldg.
01-21-18, 12:05 PM
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About how far does it end up being?

About how far does it end up being?
01-10-18, 06:09 AM
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Dog walks and bus stops. Our cold spell ended and...

Dog walks and bus stops. Our cold spell ended and the streets have been slushy and puddly.
01-05-18, 01:30 PM
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Funny, it seemed a lot colder last night at -15C...

Funny, it seemed a lot colder last night at -15C than this am at -21C.
01-04-18, 09:24 PM
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Just to and from public transit. Tomorrow down to...

Just to and from public transit. Tomorrow down to -20C again. Brrrr.
01-01-18, 12:29 PM
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-10C, but I've acclimated and it doesn't feel...

-10C, but I've acclimated and it doesn't feel cold. Took the dog for a walk but spent half the time picking burrs out of her face and paws. They must blow along the surface of the snow aggregating...
12-23-17, 09:50 AM
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Having what looks to be a very white Christmas,...

Having what looks to be a very white Christmas, so I might be on foot only, for the rest of this year.
12-18-17, 12:03 PM
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Off the bike last Friday and today thanks to ice...

Off the bike last Friday and today thanks to ice on the road, but I am walking the dog 2+ km every day about 1-2 km to and from public transit.
12-13-17, 08:42 AM
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Yesterday at the jobsite in Northern Ontario I...

Yesterday at the jobsite in Northern Ontario I walked from the hotel to work 1.7 km in -17C weather but it was brutal with a strong headwind, so I took a cab back in the evening. However I had the...
10-21-17, 11:53 AM
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I've been back to work the last couple of days...

I've been back to work the last couple of days and it is gloomy in the evening. I tend to work a bit late - to 600-630 pm, so it will be full-on dark soon, especially when the time changes. Actually,...
10-02-17, 01:40 PM
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I'd feel I accomplished a lot just doing 9.7...

I'd feel I accomplished a lot just doing 9.7 miles with the trailer, without the century warmup.
09-07-17, 04:46 PM
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Commuting on the Trek tour bike this week. The...

Commuting on the Trek tour bike this week. The old cantilever brakes aren't very efficient from on top of the hoods, so to try and optimize them I changed the angle of the transverse cable, and got...
09-03-17, 07:11 PM
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You got a cushion in there? I think I need...

You got a cushion in there? I think I need something for my dog trailer.
07-19-17, 01:37 PM
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Participated in student exams and other meetings...

Participated in student exams and other meetings all day till 3 pm. Too hot to bike back to my regular office with nothing specific booked, so I am in the library at our other site, pretending to...
02-24-17, 08:59 AM
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Back on the bus today due to rain, but I'll walk...

Back on the bus today due to rain, but I'll walk the dog tonight as always.
02-22-17, 03:41 PM
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First day back on the bike after a couple of...

First day back on the bike after a couple of months off due to winter conditions. After 2 or 3 falls over a few years I don't ride on any kind of ice or snow.
12-25-16, 09:13 AM
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No cyclng for a couple of weeks due to unusually...

No cyclng for a couple of weeks due to unusually persistent December snow, but I am walking the dog 1-2 km every day and was walking to and from the bus or subway to get to work up til Friday, adding...
11-30-16, 08:23 AM
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Took the dog out for a very short walk, then...

Took the dog out for a very short walk, then biked to work. Beautiful, partly sunny late fall day, and most of the dead leaves have been swept off the street - so we are in the final window of fair...
11-13-16, 07:39 PM
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New puppy, so we've doing variations of the walk...

New puppy, so we've doing variations of the walk around the neighbourhood a couple of times every day.
11-10-16, 07:48 AM
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Walked back to my hotel along the Sault Ste....

Walked back to my hotel along the Sault Ste. Marie Hub Trail last evening. Unfortunately, the part I use is mostly just paved shoulder along a suburban road - not very scenic. No notable wildlife...
11-09-16, 01:51 PM
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Walking back to my hotel in Sault Ste Marie last...

Walking back to my hotel in Sault Ste Marie last night, pretty sure a coyote ran across my path. It was dark and I just caught a quick glimpse beyond some long grass, so I'm not 100% sure - maybe a...
11-07-16, 09:06 AM
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New puppy, so several short walks around the...

New puppy, so several short walks around the neighbourhood Saturday and Sunday. Today I am at an out of town gig and walked to work along the Sault Ste. Marie Hub Trail.
10-14-16, 11:39 PM
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On holidays today and decided to visit a new bank...

On holidays today and decided to visit a new bank branch. They closed an old branch where I had a fairly dormant account and a safety deposit box which I thought was empty, and merged it with another...
09-26-16, 02:00 PM
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To work and later (still to happen) home.

To work and later (still to happen) home.
09-22-16, 11:39 AM
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I got distracted from my quest to see the 50...

I got distracted from my quest to see the 50 secluded sites around Toronto, by a couple of recent and upcoming trips, so all I have done is bike to and from work most days. I've already seen the ones...
09-12-16, 04:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum - or should I say...

Welcome to the forum - or should I say willkommen? Try not to be put off by the endless arguments about the definition of car-free and car-light or the politics of car-free or car-light living (or...
09-05-16, 06:37 PM
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No pictures today. I biked a 62 km loop to see...

No pictures today. I biked a 62 km loop to see the farthest item on the list of 50 hidden gems around Toronto, and ironically I didn't see it, but I'm not that bummed as my true objective was to have...
09-01-16, 08:12 PM
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Okay, more boring stuff. I went a couple of miles...

Okay, more boring stuff. I went a couple of miles out of my way to see 3 more of the 50 gems. I know a 10 mile evening commute is pretty trivial to some of you centurions, but it was windy, a bit...
09-01-16, 09:53 AM
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I hope I'm not boring people but since this is a...

I hope I'm not boring people but since this is a Machka thread, I think posting a lot of pictures is appropriate :)

This is the Peter Pan statue from the list of 50 hidden gems in Toronto. Of...
08-31-16, 01:14 PM
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Today the cork house. It is on one of my usual...

Today the cork house. It is on one of my usual routes to work and I have biked to my current office for 3 years, so I estimate I have passed this house over 100 times without seeing that the owner...
08-30-16, 06:05 PM
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A few more of the city's hidden gems. ...

A few more of the city's hidden gems.

Alexander Muir Park honours a guy who wrote a patriotic Canadian song called The Maple Leaf Forever - it was a candidate to be the National Anthem but was too...
08-29-16, 08:32 AM
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Excellent post. It does illustrate that car-free...

Excellent post. It does illustrate that car-free or car-light living is more practical in areas that also have public transit; but it also illustrates how much you can accomplish simply by combining...
08-28-16, 04:49 PM
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Today I started a new quest - to bike (and walk)...

Today I started a new quest - to bike (and walk) around the city to see the 50 hidden gems (https://nowtoronto.com/news/Hidden-toronto-50-of-the-city-s-best-kept-secrets/) around Toronto identified...
08-26-16, 03:58 PM
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It's only been two weeks since he got his second...

It's only been two weeks since he got his second bike...:)
08-22-16, 10:42 PM
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Amazing - good job!

Amazing - good job!
07-15-16, 09:18 AM
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No riding to work this week - just walking to the...

No riding to work this week - just walking to the bus stop. I had an annoying series of flats Sunday and Monday AM and no backup bike - loaned one out and the other needs parts. So it's been the bus...
05-10-16, 09:48 AM
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And the next Sunday I walked the 3 km to the bike...

And the next Sunday I walked the 3 km to the bike store and rode the repaired bike home. Beautiful sunny day, a little cool.
05-01-16, 09:37 PM
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Saturday I arranged to meet my son and his best...

Saturday I arranged to meet my son and his best man downtown to pick out a wedding suit for him. It would be an elegant black suit that could be worn for interviews and office jobs as well. Since...
04-11-16, 09:57 PM
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Not getting much riding due to extended...

Not getting much riding due to extended winter/early spring bad weather, so I walked to the bank at lunch and later got off the bus early and walked a longer route home: all told about 3 km - not...
12-20-15, 10:51 PM
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Times sure change, eh?

Times sure change, eh?
12-20-15, 07:14 PM
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I took the bus to work the last few days due to a...

I took the bus to work the last few days due to a perverse laziness. We had some recent home renovations and the garage is full of leftover construction debris and my two commuter bikes had a flat...
10-19-15, 07:31 AM
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Not too much walking or biking lately except...

Not too much walking or biking lately except biking to work and even with that I missed a few days due to back pain. However this morning's commute was a good (albeit cold) ride.
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