Monthly Archives: September 2014

A triumphant collection of bicycling short stories


Metal Cowboy contains an outstanding collection of short stories written by author and bicycle tourist Joe Kurmaskie. Some are witty and humorous. Some are poignant and thought-provoking. All of the stories in this delightful collection are captivating. I strongly recommend … Continue reading

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Riding the Galloping Goose on a two-wheeled steed


Among the terrific non-motorized trails we bicycled and/or hiked in Canada was the awesome Galloping Goose Trail in Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The 60 kilometer long Galloping Goose Trail extends north and west from the heart of Victoria into the … Continue reading

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Art and architecture along The Peg’s riverfront trail


While on a three-hour layover in The Peg (Winnipeg, Manitoba) during our trans-continental train trip across Canada, Kathy and I decided to take in some of the sights of this dynamic city on the prairie. One of our favorite activities was walking the North … Continue reading

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Triple digit bicycle commutes in 2014, oh yeah!


I am very pleased to report that in my tenth year of serious bicycling commuting, a new milestone was reached today – 100 roundtrip bike commutes in a single calendar year. The previous record was 87 roundtrip commutes in 2012. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Bicycling Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall Trail


Just one word, “magnificent,” summarizes this nearly nine kilometer ride around the coastal periphery of lovely Stanley Park. You pass Coal Harbour, Brockton Point, Burrard Inlet, First Narrows (Lions Gate), English Bay, Lost Lagoon, and several beaches during this remarkable … Continue reading

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Bicycling across Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge


What an awesome experience! With protected bike/pedestrian lanes in both directions, the 5,980 foot long Lions Gate Bridge over Burrard Inlet is a bicycle ride to behold. What a dream commute it would be to pedal regularly over the bridge and … Continue reading

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