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

Road Rage Rant!

I won’t often use this forum to rant about rude drivers, but today is an exception! I was riding along Lancaster Street, on my way to work yesterday morning. I was just past Union Street and going south. There is a single lane going in each direction. A bus had pulled over to pick up some passengers. Before I pulled out to go around him, I checked my mirror. The closest vehicle was over 100 metres back. When I was abut halfway passed the bus, a driver in a beat-up muscle car roared passed me, driving south in the north-bound … Continue reading Road Rage Rant!

Stacey Danckert and her bicycle – Green Party of Ontario – Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Stacey Danckert our riding’s Green Party of Ontario candidate was the first to respond to our questions. Stacey, thank you for such a thoughtful response! Refer to the other candidate responses: Eric Davis Catherine Fife Tracey Weiler ****************************************************************************** I want to thank Peter Stirling for inviting me to respond to these questions as I think this is an issue that can easily get lost in the fray of an election. My responses are below and I should also say, I’m more than happy to talk directly to anyone interested in this issue via facebook. ● How often do you ride … Continue reading Stacey Danckert and her bicycle – Green Party of Ontario – Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Any park and ride suggestions?

Reader submitted question: Hello, I have a question about cycling in Waterloo.  I just finished posing this question to both cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. I’d love to use my bike to commute to where I work in the north-end of Waterloo – but, I live out of the city so riding the whole way from home wouldn’t really be possible. Are there any places (similar to a carpool lot) where I could leave my car and bike the remainder of the way? My workplace has free parking so it’d be harder to swallow if I had to pay a … Continue reading Any park and ride suggestions?

Kitchener Waterloo’s Byelection and Bicycling

Ever since Dalton McGuinty called the September 6th By Election in Waterloo I’m eager to hear if bicycling will enter the conversation. Especially since a cyclist’s death in our riding was one of the catalysts of the recent coroner’s report on cycling deaths in Ontario. Based on your feedback here’s what I’m asking the  leading candidates: How often  do you ride your bicycle? If you do, why do you ride? What are the top improvements needed in this riding to make bicycling better? Which of the recommendations in the coroners report caught your attention and why? How will you advocate on behalf of this riding’s cyclists at Queen’s Park? … Continue reading Kitchener Waterloo’s Byelection and Bicycling