Jul 30, 2009


just a little something to giggle at today. i think this might be fun to do during the "commuter olympics" that happens every morning along the pathways into downtown.

Jul 28, 2009


about 10 days ago, during a weekend evening, some folks walking down the alley behind my house felt brazen enough to waltz into my yard and steal 4 bikes from me - including my sons trail-a-bike.

thankfully, the trail-a-bike was found along with my dads bike and the brown bike but the fuzzy bike is gone. keep your eyes open for it - its kinda hard to miss and we really miss having its fuzzy-happy-vibe here.

so, after the bikes were stolen we decided it would be a good idea to move the rack to a more secure location down the side of my house. you cannot see the bikes from the alley now and we were feeling better about continuing to keep bikes in the rack and not worrying about bikes being ripped off.

well, that doesnt seem to matter as someone has again stolen bikes from me - this time it was one of my dyno cruisers and i am pissed! its obvious to me that whoever stole bikes that first time has come back and pinched another bike from me and i think that fact is what is bugging me the most.

i have been targeted by someone and they feel comfortable enough that they can trespass on my property and steal bikes from me at will. well, mr.bikethief, i have some news for you. if i find you riding my bikes you had better be feeling fit because i am going to chase you down, take back my bike(s) and offer some "hard education" on the results of thieving from this guy.

please keep your eyes open for me and if you think you have seen these bikes, let me know.

Jul 23, 2009


here is another, somewhat related satirical video


i dont know if you are a lego fan or not - but you have to admit that a lego bike shop is pretty cool.

the set has been added to lego's "city" range and includes a bike shop, pizzaria, transit bus and a bike mechanic. no indication yet whether the mechanic is certified to perform repairs on lego bikes, but i am looking into it.

Jul 21, 2009


ottawa hosted their NSPI a couple months ago and this cool video was born from that weekend. the video illustrates how tight the game can be, how rough it can be at times, and most importantly how discombobulated the action can be sometimes. with bikes going in all directions and mallets flailing about, its easy to see how intense the games can be and the mad bike riding skills required to play at the highest level.

on a separate note, calgarybikepolo will be hosting a series of new player nights, starting july 31st and running on successive thursdays until the end of the season. if you have been wanting to give the game a try but have been a little nervous or intimidated - NOWS YER CHANCE! come on out and play with us. you are guaranteed to have a good time!

Jul 20, 2009

Pops - Ramsay, Alberta

Some photos from the ice cream ride this weekend and a few hilites...
- watched a home burn down on memorial
- stops at amato gelato, northeast grocery, and pops in ramsay
- great to see a few new faces (mikie, leslie) and some familiars (dan, john, sherwood, stewart)
- 30+ temperatures made the frozen treats even more delicious
- nadia's awesome radio was tuned into baba's grooves for most of the ride

next up is the PathwayPedalPotluck august 15. details to come soon.

Jul 7, 2009


hey you!

ya, you!

ya, i am talking at you - mr. or ms. urban dweller. what are you doing this weekend? wanna watch some seriously awesome action - complete with crashes, bashes, bands and beers?

come on out on saturday and sunday this weekend for the second annual ramsay bowl hardcourt bikepolo tournament. teams are coming from as far away as ottawa, nyc, portland, and eastvan. there will be kegs to quench your thirst, beef-on-a-bun to soak up that hangover, and mad poloaction!

see you there?

Jul 2, 2009


photo 1 - on our way to enjoy canada day.

photo 2 - t-binx - look at this handsome devil ladies!

photo 3 - fellow bikecalgary.org director, stewart midwinter, enjoying lunch at the ship and anchor

photo 4 - FFWD readers voted the ship and anchor staff as the sexiest and surliest. geez, i wonder why?

photo 5 - fort calgary festivities

photo 6 - regional pathway along memorial drive

photo 7 - the hoards invade princes island

photo 8 - festive rafters at edworthy park