A funny-great thing happened on my bike ride this morning. I was…
flagged down from the path as I bombed through UW campus…
by these nice people, and offered free coffee just because I biked to campus. Awesome!
Speaking of nice people, here’s Jordan Bonneville, one part of the dynamic duo sibling team driving…
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…
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.
McPhail’s was hooking up the faithful with free taillights this morn. Free front light from the Share The Road folks. Nice.
Also witnessed some on-the-spot tune-ups happening.
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.
Every other day, yo!
Hey, I know who did that Kitchener bike map!
Coffee and bikes? Like ice cream and the cone.
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.
Get on your bikes and ride!