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Brandt-Sorenson upcycled jersey

Up-cycled jersey from Brandt-Sorenson

Back in February I sent the Los Angeles-based boutique cycling gear company an old event jersey and $250 and asked them to upcycle it into something that I would actually wear. I got it in the mail the other day.

Punjabi Poutine — Jagmeet Singh thank you for changing my world

Punjabi Poutine
In October 2019, in a master stroke of campaigning genius the federal NDP let Jagmeet Singh out of the cloister of earnest policy pronouncements and righteous indignation with Punjabi Poutine. A short video about how to make a brilliant fusion of South Asian and Québecois cuisine. It's been a staple at my house ever since.

What to do with the event jerseys

Brandt-Sorenson dismantled jersey

Do you have a drawer full of cycling event jerseys that you never wear? I do. You know the type. Cheap and cheerful, festooned with logos, ill-fitting and suffocating. Can’t give them away.

Road biking in Umbria

Looking up toward Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

A world full of beautiful back roads wending their way through valleys, fields, medieval hilltop towns, up mountains. Umbria is a great place to ride.

Palaces for the people

Glebe Collegiate institute

We need to stop obsessing with ‘cheap’ if we’re going to get anything done. Ottawa’s LRT is a screaming example.