Last Sunday I loaded up my bike and headed out to Richmond to meet my bookish-friend Abby for a cycle along the West Dyke Trail. In the summer I’d done the South Dyke Trail solo and Abby mentioned later that I should give a shout if I wanted company cycling. Well, it took us a while to end up working out a date/time, but we did it! And although I was under-dressed for the weather, it was a lot of fun. Reminder to self: long-sleeved shirt and fleece vest does not cut it in the winter.
A couple weeks ago, I picked up a bike rack for the trunk of my car and this week I had my handlebars raised on my bike. I also purchased a water bottle holder to attach to my bike and my dad fixed my kick stand. All of these tasks were in preparation for going on regular cycling trips. I will admit that I am out of shape. I have asthma, I am overweight for my height/age, and I really want to be stronger. I am going to try to go for bike rides on Fridays. With the use of Continue Reading »
After getting stuck in the June Critical Mass traffic coming back from Horseshoe Bay, I’ve started to learn more about the ‘movement’. Critical Mass Vancouver had approximately 3,000 people riding today. They start at the Art Gallery at 6:00pm and ride all around downtown. The Critical Mass mantra: “We’re not blocking traffic; we are traffic!” is meant to raise awareness about sharing the roads. Unfortunately opinions have changed considerably. For myself, if Critical Mass really was about being ‘part of traffic’, they would need to obey the street signs, including lights and other road traffic (pedestrians, cars, bicyclists, motorcyclists, scooters, Continue Reading »