I like to bike… especially on Bike Day

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A funny-great thing happened on my bike ride this morning. I was…

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flagged down from the path as I bombed through UW campus…

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by these nice people, and offered free coffee just because I biked to campus. Awesome!

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Speaking of nice people, here’s Jordan Bonneville, one part of the dynamic duo sibling team driving…

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the family business, McPhail’s Cycle. I’ve been buying bikes from McPhail’s for years for the kids, and just this June I finally bought myself…

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this sweet ride there, updating my 25-year old mountain bike. McPhail’s loaned us bikes last year at the Night\Shift for our show-yer-bikeface station. Jordan assures me there is still duct tape on some of those bikes from where we mounted LED lights.

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McPhail’s was hooking up the faithful with free taillights this morn. Free front light from the Share The Road folks. Nice.

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Also witnessed some on-the-spot tune-ups happening.

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Share The Road rep Jamie Stuckless came all the way from Ottawa to help promote biking here. Pretty cool to hear about STR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of cyclists. Near-brushes with cars and impatient drivers are making me a big fan of the leave-1-metre-of-space guidance. Drivers walk away from a bike collision; I have to learn to feed myself and walk again.

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Every other day, yo!

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Hey, I know who did that Kitchener bike map!

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Coffee and bikes? Like ice cream and the cone.

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Darien Merrick, representin’ locally for Share The Road, and if I overheard correctly, she’s leading an evening bike tour tonight at 8pm around Uptown Waterloo (details here). Sort of corroborates my theory from BikeFest earlier this year that biking is a great tool for building community.

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Get on your bikes and ride!


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