The “Stella” by Light & Motion – Gear Review

I got this light at the Adventure Guide members’ sale last week. It was regularly priced at $150 and marked down by 40%. I checked the price on MEC’s website. It was also listed at $150. The 40% discount means I paid about $89 for it. However, I had a gift card that my son gave me for Christmas and also had some Adventure Guide bucks saved up. The out of pocket cost to me was about $25. I’m not a fan of spending a lot of money on gear! The light straps to the handlebars and the battery easily … Continue reading The “Stella” by Light & Motion – Gear Review

Building with Bikes in Mind

We all get very excited when our city or region builds something with bikes in mind.  It might be something as elaborate as the “complete street” Waterloo turned Davenport Road into, or it might be something simple like Kitchener painting bike lanes on Margaret Avenue.  Heck, some days, I even get excited if I can find a nice place to lock my bike! What about us, though?  Have you ever done any building with bikes in mind?  A few years ago, my wife and I built a sizeable addition on our house.  Outside of the foundation and the gas work, … Continue reading Building with Bikes in Mind

I Punched Graham This Morning!

I punched him because he’s so impatient and couldn’t wait for me to write this post about biking to go cross country skiing.  He was in such a rush, he even made a spelling mistake! Over the last three years, I have become pretty focused on using my bike as my primarily means of getting around Kitchener-Waterloo.  My wife and I have three teenage sons, and until recently, two vehicles.  I have been advocating getting rid of the car and just having one vehicle, for a couple of years now.  My wife takes the mini-van to work, and my oldest … Continue reading I Punched Graham This Morning!

Tracey Weiler CPO Candidate – Waterloo Kitchener Byelection

Tracey Weiler our riding’s Conservative Party of Ontario candidate provided a response to our to questions. Thank you Dan for forwarding the response. Refer to the other candidate responses: Stacey Danckert Eric Davis Catherine Fife ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Dan Powers <> Date: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM Subject: RE: Your Questions for the Tracey Weiler Campaign To: Hi Graham, Thank you very much for your questions. Tracey has been knocking on hundreds of doors and meeting thousands of Kitchener-Waterloo residents over the course of this campaign. Because of her busy schedule, I’m afraid we will be unable to photograph Tracey with her … Continue reading Tracey Weiler CPO Candidate – Waterloo Kitchener Byelection

Cyclists at fault in about 66% of collisions – Your reaction?

Terry Pender, the urban affairs reporter from The Record, is looking for a reaction from our region’s cycling community regarding the following: It appears cyclists are at fault in about 60 to 66 percent of the cases (>200 cyclist/vehicle collisions in Waterloo Region). Riding off the sidewalk and into an intersection appears to be one of the most common causes of cyclist-vehicle collisions. This is the complete reversal of the stats for vehicle pedestrian collisions where drivers are at fault in two thirds of the accidents. Terry is looking for some reaction and observations from the cycling community. Do we … Continue reading Cyclists at fault in about 66% of collisions – Your reaction?

WaterlooBikes discusses Winter Cycling with 570’s Jeff Allan

The interview with 570’s Jeff Allan went well and was largely a non-controversial yawner.  But that’s what we think of winter cycling, just get out there and enjoy the fresh air! Hear what WaterlooBikes had to say and in addition hear a few local winter cyclists who called in to confirm our opinion. Then there’s the usual, expected response from a few muggle drivers. Click to listen on 570’s website (skip ahead to the 18 minute mark). What do you think? Is winter cycling dangerous? Should winter cycling be illegal? Do you need to be an elite athlete? Continue reading WaterlooBikes discusses Winter Cycling with 570’s Jeff Allan