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Cycling in Lyon, France

March 26, 2020 Hansonthebike 2

New Hans blog: a trip to Lyon, France in spring was an eye opener for us. It is easy to spend an entire week exploring the city and the area around it.

Tiramisu ingredients

How to Make Real Tiramisu

March 18, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

Most tiramisu you buy is not made according to the original recipe. Here is a recipe that uses raw eggs. A great Italian dessert which is not as classic as you thought it is.

Using a bike during the #Transitchallenge2020

February 20, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

O what a gorgeous day it was on Wednesday. Clear skies and a temperature of only -5C. The windchill made it feel more like -15C according to Robyn Bresnahan though. Should I go downtown by bus? I had to do some errands downtown and I was heavily leaning towards public transit. Bus 88 to Hurdman and then backtrack to downtown [Read more…]

Brookfield pathway new important network connection

November 27, 2019 Hansonthebike 2

I wrote about plans for a MUP on Brookfield before and two weeks ago the asphalt was finally brought in. The path runs along a four lane road where cycling was doable but not great. The Brookfield MUP connects to the Sawmill Creek pathway and Mooney’s Bay LRT station on Heron at the eastend. At the west end it connects [Read more…]

wayfinding sign Ottawa

Cycling the Nepean Trail

November 5, 2019 Hansonthebike 4

New Hans post: it’s been a long time coming but finally the Nepean Trail in Ottawa is ready. Let’s have a look how it has been executed. With many photos.

Portage Bridge make over

October 23, 2019 Hansonthebike 2

Since late summer, The Portage bridge over the Ottawa river has a 3 ft barrier that protects cyclists better from on coming motor traffic. A great improvement over the old situation. Read more….(with constuction photos)