Dec 31, 2008

THE "ONE MILE SOLUTION"

i have never really been much of the new-years-resolution-type - but this one is worth considering.

here is my personal story relating to this idea...this past summer i installed an xtracycle freerad kit onto an older mtb i had hanging around with the aim of using it for some local shopping, farmers market trips and taking the boy to school. i wanted to try and do my part for the environment as well as live a little closer to my community and reduce my personal impact in my community. all of that happened, but what was surprising to me was how easy it was to do, how thouroughly enjoyable it was, and how often i left the van parked. throughout the summer and fall, my first choice was to hop on the "tankbike" whenever i could for the simple fact that i felt like i was sticking it to "the man" everytime i rode it!

for those of you out there that are wondering how you can make a contribution to your local community, or save money, or live simpler - this might be an easy first step.

check out walk score as well - a very cool tool for info on services close to where you live.

Dec 23, 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



happy holidays (or whatever you like to say at this time of year) to you and yours! i hope its as cold and snowy where you are as it is here - and i hope that santa finds peace in your actions over the last year and graces you with a gift or two (you know you dont deserve it!)

Dec 20, 2008

ONLINE KEIRIN RACING



with the frigid temperatures still hanging around - here is a good way to feel like you are being athletic - even while sitting on the couch. try not to sweat to much!

pulled from here...

Dec 18, 2008

...STILL SNOWING!

i am pretty sure that i have shovelled my walk more times in the last week than all of last year combined. sheesh! what happened to al gore and his promise of warmer weather?

Dec 13, 2008

BACK TO REALITY



god damn - its downright frigid - and only expected to get colder. not even 24hrs after returning from the east coast we get blasted by this yukka yukka weather. its too cold to do much of anything outside. i guess now would be a good time to do some needed bike maintenance to some of the fleet in preparation for the warmer weather that will eventualy come and melt all this off.

Dec 10, 2008

ANDREAS LEARNING ONE OF THE FINER POINTS OF HOTEL LIVING - Dartmouth, NS



on a separate note, while at the mall with the family today we decided to pick up some bevvies before my sis and i head out to see some live music in halifax - and to my surprise - what did the liquor store have? tall cans of vitamin p!

what a nice treat - and re-warmup - before our return to Pil Country tomorrow.

Dec 8, 2008

WINTER - LITTLE JUDIQUE STYLE!

we woke up this morning to a solid blast of winter. not just regular winter we all know - more like - the-blustery-bend-trees-sideways-cover-the-side-of-the-house version of winter! its too windy to go outside right now but we are crossing our fingers the wind will die down long enough to get outside later and hit the slopes - on toboggans.

Dec 4, 2008

CABOT TRAIL



all pics are here...

Dec 3, 2008

WE'RE HERE! WE'RE HERE!

After a long, but fairly easy journey from basically the west side of North America to the far east side of North America - I present to you a pic of our lovely accomadations.