Damn you for having such wonderful adventures and posting great photos with lots of comments! argh. I already have waaay too many ways that I find to procrastinate and distract myself from getting school work done. sigh. But it is fun to see where you were riding :o)
By the way, you linked your bike photos off your home page to March 12 - but on your photo page it is March 11 - so the link doesn't work.
happy spring cycling
Yeah, it was good to see you at the Bike Show. Sorry I didn't recognize you...that was a bit embarrassing...I'm bad at that.
The pigeons were nested in a planter box that I picked up off the ground 20 stories down from here in December. Probably fell off of someone else's balcony. Still had soil in it. Not sure if there was anything toxic in there, but I was hoping to use it for planting some flowers in the spring. Today I threw it all out since it was full of crap, dead pigeons, etc.
As much as I liked having the pigeon chick, I don't really want them to nest on my balcony. They make a real vile mess. I spent alot of time out there last summer, and this year I'd like to try some more balcony gardening.
Pigeons are a hoot to watch...I love watching them swoop around in huge flocks between the buildings out here. Their mating dances are hilarious. Beautiful colours too.
I just don't them pooping all over my stuff. :-)
Oh yeah...next year...ice races...I hope I can make it there! I'd love to build an ice racer recumbent, and also try my hand at the rubber race.
P.S. Nice see'ing you at the bike show and you could put a skate blade on your recumbent and race it next year :D
Sorry you lost your little bird. The nest looks like it is in a
planter perhaps the chick ate something toxic from the box? . Next time put a clean box there with dried grass and stuff,
Yeah, I noticed that park when I was searching for places to stay. Unfortunately, they don't allow camping there. It's probably also much farther that I'd want to commute from (24km north of Brampton to Mississauga...).
I'll have to keep that place in mind as a stopping point for some other ride our tour. There's soooo much I want to explore this summer!
What about the Forks of the Credit Prov. Park??
I am not sure if that is convenient for you, but it came to mind as far as Parks within the Burbs.
Take a peek at the Ottawa cycling map. You can do a significant part of the ride on paved recreational paths, minor roads, and on-road cycling routes with bike lanes / paved shoulders. Pretty much 100% of the way.
Take those routes to Fisher, then straight south.
It would be a much nicer ride than my campute from Bronte Creek through Oakville and Mississauga.
The way I see it, camping rules and commuting sucks, so camputing is a way to get more camping and less commuting. This doesn't work if I'm all the way out in Kanata. The point is to be really close to work!
I guess if you're "bike touring" to work, that's no longer commuting. But in that case, it had better be an awfully nice ride, through the countryside or something. Again, Corkstown doesn't cut it.
I wonder what shopping malls they're talking about?
Ha! That's only 1.3km from work. You could even walk "home" for lunch!
You have to love a campsite that is "convenient to major shopping malls". :-)
You could also camp at the place on Corkstown, which would give you about a 20km bike ride to work. You could probably even find a nice scenic route to get there.
Yeah, I can make chive omlettes with ingredients exclusively grown on my balcony. :)
The eggs haven't hatched yet, but apparently it takes about 18 days. So I should be expecting to see some baby pigeons very soon.
Uhmmmm now you have fresh eggs when ever you want :)
Count me in. That would rock.
I was thinking of getting snow ride toghter out on the Spit when it is covered in snow maybe at night under a full moon cause that would be cool:)
Yeah, I always like going out there. But next time I might wait until the cold winds have died down. :) Or if I go in the winter again, I'd live to see it when it's totally covered in snow and frozen over.
The Leslie Street Spit is an awesome place to ride so many things to see and do out there , I Fly fish out there and some times do some Astronomy at night out on it.
Yeah, I only recently found out about the gmap-pedometer's elevation function, so this is the first bike ride I plotted. My commute also looks hillier online than it feels like when riding it.
Google rules. It's so neat that they opened up Google Maps for other people to hack other useful application with.
Cool I never realized the Gmap pedometer did elevations for non-US locations. I am now playing with looking at the elevation maps of every ride I have done that felt like I was travelling continually uphill :) I also wonder what they are building on the water.
Yeah, that front fender has been working pretty well so far. It's just coroplast, duct tape, and zip ties! I need to extend it up past the front forks though. I still get some spray kicked up in my face.
Hmmm...there may be quite a few sources of good, free coroplast all over the place after January 23rd!
That really sucks about the wrecked bikes :( But I LOVE the front fender on your winter bike ;)
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I'm up to workin and learning sideshow stuff and helping my g/f with her career, and drinking a lot of beer and being antisocial, pretty much. Still haven't replaced my stolen bike but really need to before summer. That 17" is killing me. I almost snagged a bargain off propertyroom.com at one point but was a little short on cash at the time.
Geeze...you old WWP'ers are coming from everywhere this week. Cool. What are you up to these days?
BTW...I'm pretty sure you can use this site without cookies. If you're worried that I'm tracking you, just turn 'em off. heh.
tch..never thought I'd see the day that I had to accept cookies to a Gedris run site.
BTW, you're being stalked.
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