New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Early Saturday morning, I stepped out of my house and began my run starting with a 5 minute warm up walk. We made it down Queen street, crossed the street, and was surprised to be greeted by this new fixture! I thought back to Thursday morning and was pretty sure we would have seen this up as we did push ups and step ups on the bench right beside it (and trust me, I don’t think we could have missed this vibrant green thing had we tried!) Here are all the tools available, all tied up so hopefully no one … Continue reading New Fixit Bike Stand at Queen and Iron Horse Trail

Special Constable ________, I Shake My Head at Your Ignorance

(Not All My Posts Will Be about the Police) This past Saturday I was involved in a charity ride called Ride for Refuge.  Ride for Refuge raises money for the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.  There were 864 people doing the ride in Waterloo. Catherine Fife was one of them.  Route distances varied from 10 km to 100 km.  There were a few different routes, so the riders were spread out over north Waterloo and Wilmot Township. I rode the 100 km route with 3 friends. As we were riding east along Hessen Strasse and approaching Moser Young Road, a middle-aged … Continue reading Special Constable ________, I Shake My Head at Your Ignorance

My New Sekine!

This is my new commuting bike. It is a Canadian made Sekine from the mid to late 1970s. I have been looking for a vintage road bike to use as a commuter. I thought I had one back in the spring. I found a great Peugeot at Recycle Cycle in June. I rushed home and talked my wife into getting it for me, for Father’s Day. Unfortunately, when she got down to Recycle Cycle, it had been sold. I kept checking Recycle Cycle and Kijiji over the summer, but didn’t find anything that interested me. I have many reasons for … Continue reading My New Sekine!

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

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 <dan.powers@ontariopc.net> 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

Catherine Fife NDP Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Catherine Fife our ridings New Democratic Party of Ontario candidate provided a brief response to our to questions. We would love a more detailed response. Refer to the other candidate responses: Stacey Danckert Eric Davis Tracey Weiler ***************************************************************************** Graham Roe @roezone 23 Aug 12 @CFifeKW We have a few questions about your plans to support cycling at Queens Park wp.me/p17aR5-Dq #KitWat #onpoli #waterloobikes Catherine Fife @CFifeKW @roezone MPP @jonahschien has called for release of province wide cycling strategy. It is needed to improve cyclist safety #waterloobikes Continue reading Catherine Fife NDP Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection