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They closed the Commanda bridge for the winter

The Commanda Bridge: closed for winter. Surprise!

Sometimes I feel like I live in a city designed and built by people who drive everywhere. Even when they do build something for those people (eyeroll) who actually move themselves places, they do their level best to keep it…

Flannery to Roundabout

Pushing the pedals. But not so hard as to make taking a picture impossible

The leadup is easy. It’s a gentle descent —barely noticeable, just enough to make turning the cranks seem effortless. Speed has become some form of free thing floating in the air that you pick up just by moving through it.…

In-saddle picnics: fuelling for long rides

Chris Lawson at Hurtin in Haliburton 2023

I am one of these riders that forgets to eat and drink. Sometimes when I am riding with others a fellow rider will say how amazed they are at how little I eat or drink. But I suspect what they’re…

A study in heat stroke maybe

Baked rider up close and personal

Yesterday was hot. As in Environment Canada heat warning hot. Maybe it was stupid of me but I went for a long ride anyway. It seems like there’s some form of weather warning every week now. For thunderstorms, tornados, heat,…