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To bell or not to bell

A multi-use path: bell if necessary but only if necessary

I was biking through the arboretum the other day on my way back from a jaunt through Gatineau Park, enjoying relatively warm weather and a leisurely pace as befits a multi-user pathway typically chock full of pedestrians, dog walkers and…

My personal blog renaissance

emergency exit signage

Since Elon Musk has bought Twitter, I have decided (probably like a lot of other people) to reinvigorate my blog. It’s amazing to think that it’s been almost 20 years since I’ve been publishing my blog. Though of late (oh……

December 6th: it’s been two generations

December 6th memorial

I confess to being at loss for words this year as I commemorate the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montréal. So much stuff — so many incidents of male violence against women — have been layered over it since…

How to steal rides from winter part 1: hands

45Nrth Draugenclaw Pogies
I like to keep riding outside as long as I can. Road salt, snow and ice-covered roads are hard limits for me. But temperature is a moveable one. It's quite easy to keep your core warm. And whoever heard of cold thighs. So shorts under tights and enough base layers to make you feel like a merino onion. But what to do about hands and feet?