goodbye 24St SW bridge

the pedestrian bridge over Bow Trail is being torn down in order to be replaced with a wider and longer one.

Jamis Beatnik For Sale

This is a nearly new Jamis Beatnik single-speed 46/16 commuter bike with flip-flop rear hub (i.e. it could be turned into a fixed-gear bike). Skinny tires, goes fast. Used less than half a dozen times: chain isn't even dirty yet!. $500 OBO, details to follow. Size somewhere around 56cm Contact Charlie Sark at 403 874-3363 or charlie 'at' sark.ca.


Photo of the day 100322 – Cyclists need cash

Well it's actually a scan, not a photo, but it's a valid point - we have all the studies we need.


Photo of the day 100321 – bike polo

Great weather for the first day of spring means it's a great day for bike polo at the W Hillhurst polo pitch.


The simplicity of winter cycling

I love the simplicity of year-round cycling. Oh sure, there are the complexities of what to wear, and how and where to ride. But the simplicity I'm talking about is this: I just ride. I don't hem and haw in the morning, trying to gauge if the temperature is warm enough to be pleasant, or if it will be too windy, or too snowy. I just ride.

This single-minded approach to winter cycling simplifies my life. I just do it. And when I get out on the road, or path, I discover what the day has to offer me. Sometimes it's a bitingly glacial wind. Sometimes it's a toe-numbing cold. Sometimes it's snow so deep I have to push my bike. And sometimes, like today, it's a warm chinook breeze anointing my body. Each day brings a new adventure. Not all of them are pleasant... and that's the point: to experience life with all its ups and downs.

I love this simplicity.