After we bought the house, we were going to remove the outdated Jacuzzi. 17 years later we finally came into action. The scrapwood was used for a modest garden bench. Now that’s upcycling.
New Blog post: First impressions of the Flora Footbridge in Ottawa, a new ped and bike bridge over the Rideau Canal, including a clip of the entire ride over the bridge.
We stopped in Peterborough for a visit to its bike paths. Having cobbled together a 45 km tour we were pleased with the outcome.
As May approaches I am sharing two upcoming dates for cycling presentations: one for Jane’s Walk and one for the Ottawa Public Library. Hope to see you there.
After the renovations a few years ago, the Emerald Plaza library on Merivale Rd has become a really nice place to be where retirees, students, and parents with toddlers all hang out during the long winters. When our home internet was down for a few days, I would just go there and work from the library. The only thing missing [Read more…]
Some impressions from the Toronto international bike show last month, the “world’s largest consumer bicycle show”. Lots of road bikes, but also some other interesting nuggets. #ottbike
Last summer, at a friend’s cottage north of Kingston, my eye caught an interesting sounding book: “Vanished Kingdoms – the history of half-forgotten Europe” by Norman Davies. The writer describes a number of European kingdoms and countries that came and went. Europe’s past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the [Read more…]
Reporting potholes is now a breeze with the new Neappoli app. Send location and photos right from the location with your cell phone.
For the first time in my life, I visited a bike show. Here is an impression of the Montreal Bicycle show with a 90 second clip at the end of the blog
This week we are visiting Kathleen Street in Sudbury, go for a skate on Ramsey Lake and a ski at Bioski and Kivi Park. #ottski #ottwalk #ottbike