Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall rides

Went for a nice fall ride on Saturday morning... the weather has been great recently, unlike this past summer!

The last few days of riding into work have been largely uneventful.

Friday, March 12, 2010

City cycling review

I recently wrote to several aldermen and my MLA about the links between obesity, health spendind and transportation infastructure vis a vis walking and cycling as a good way to spend public dollars. This is an investment in recreation health and transportation.

Today's op - ed in the herald is not too bad either..


Alderman Brian PINCOTT took the time to write me back :

Thanks ******* !
Good points and good information…
I am really looking forward to putting together a plan that will address this and make cycling a viable option in our city..
And yes, obesity is linked to urban sprawl.. the studies are clear on that.. and the main factor is that it is completely car dependent!
So, thanks for your comments and thoughts, I will definitely keep them on hand as we move forward on this.





Monday, February 15, 2010

cool winter riding and a broken frame

So here are some wither riding pics from about 10 days ago - the setting is the Edgemont ravine pathway. The bike pics are from last Friday's commute. I only had to walk about 30 minutes or so and the frame snapped on an uphill section...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wow an actual human reply - from the city

Tom from pathways called me to hear what my concerns were and indicated his hands were tied at the moment but the north end east-west connection will be a discussion topic for their next meetings. He seemed friendly and pleasant to deal with. I got the sense they must be short staffed over there...
I did take the advice from Ritchie Rich and modified that route a bit to minimize the gong show down to 200 metres or so. Oh and I hate brown snow.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

play list for indoor riding

Bored on the trainer... here's a playlist...


Saturday, December 12, 2009

wow slow auto reply

Days to get an auto reply..

City of Calgary - 3-1-1 Operations Centre
Automated Response E-mail Notification - DO NOT REPLY

Thank you for reporting your City of Calgary services needs. Your service request has been added to our service request tracking system and assigned the unique service request number, 09-00502790.

This reference number can be used to obtain the latest available status of your request.

To check the status of your service request 09-00502790 you can call 3-1-1 and reference this number.

Thank you from The City of Calgary.

Thursday, December 10, 2009



Since my original request was via telephoe I seleceted the "follow-up on request" option from the general 311 complaint. I guess my frustration is that part of the network is seemily kept in tip top condition and I just want a route that is at least rideable hard pack. I would be happy with either option being done within a few days of a major snow fall and not too woried if it's minor.