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The Cheerful Bicyclist

The cheerful cyclist veers for dogs and their owners. Says hello to the few steadfast walkers in the ice packed snow or those exercising patience for buses. But no stopping on the way to work. That would turn sweat to … Continue reading

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Why Cyclists ride up to the intersection, cars or no

I was baited into an argument at work today about this habit of bicyclists. I am offended every time it comes up and, not being a very good debater, was very frustrated by the end of it. So I thought … Continue reading

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Cycle Touring on a Budget

I’ve already provided an exhaustive (-ing?) set of posts about my bike trip to Montreal a month ago. But there are aspects of my trip that I left out. Why did I bike? And how could I afford it? This … Continue reading

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Cycling from Oshawa to Montreal – Day 4

You can find Day 3 here. August 4 – Montréal: Almost there. The Quebec bike trails are excellent and the Montérégie and Montréal sections of the La Route Verte were not exceptions. I started on Route 338 at about 6:50 … Continue reading

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Cycling from Oshawa to Montreal – Day 3

Yes there was a Day 2 before this, find it here! August 3rd: My second night in my toy pup tent was better than the first. Though I still had leg cramps, it was reduced and the train hooting was … Continue reading

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Cycling from Oshawa to Montreal – Day 2

This is continued from Cycling from Oshawa to Montreal – Day 1. Second day of trip: August 2nd. I had a very uncomfortable night with very little sleep. The tent I purchased for $14.99 from Canadian Tire (regular $29.99) was … Continue reading

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Cycling from Oshawa to Montreal – Day 1

I mentioned my idea about biking to Montreal in my posting about Worldcon 2009. I’ve finally returned home and can report that I made it but not without sore parts. Although I did not have months to prepare for this … Continue reading

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