Biking in Toronto
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Distance: 1,188.76 KM2nd most KMs cycled in the month of August (1226.37 KM in 2022)
Because I start all my rides in south Etobicoke, I don't get to Scarborough very often. It's nothing against Scarborough, it's just geography, man. A ride to Scarborough and back is a long one! Last year at this time, I took my first ride to the Scarborough Bluffs. The round
804.79 KM biked in March 2023, spread out over 53 rides. It's the fourth time I exceeded 800 KM during the month of March. My all-tome record for March is 907.27 KM cycled in March 2021.
Every KM I bike is outdoors on actual roads and trails. I like to get out there and explore the city, experience the elements, see what's shakin' in the T-Dot. I'll bike in freezing cold temps, snow storms, rain, wind and during heat waves. There is only one weather condition
Yesterday, I hit the Waterfront Trail for a bike ride. My destination was Ontario Place, and since I live in New Toronto, that meant riding over the Humber Bay Arch Bridge. On many a winter ride I've wondered to myself why the worst spots are the bridges. Quite simply, the
Plenty of snow fell today, and in the midst of it all I hopped on my old hybrid with the snow tires and went for a 15 km ride.
I've tracked every bike ride I've taken since 2012. In 2012 I got back on a bike for the first time in fifteen years. I only rode 212 KM that entire year, but I started building on that and by 2017 I had passed 10,000 KM in a calendar
For the first time in my almost five decades of life, I've biked over 11,000 KM in a single calendar year.
I've biked Toronto (and Mississauga!) streets quite a bit this past decade, but I had never biked more than 1000 KM a month for six months in a row until 2022. I hit five months in a row back in 2018, but never six. Until now! Through ten months I'm
The first of the three Cherry Street bridges is now in service, and I took my first ride on it today. Construction crews are revitalizing around 400 acres of land and creating 100 new acres of parks. Here's a shot of the other two bridges, which should be in place
50 years ago today, Foster Hewitt said the 5 biggest words in Canadian sports history. "Henderson has scored for Canada." Hearing that iconic call in my head this morning, I knew where I'd be biking this afternoon. I was to take a pilgrimage to the grave of Foster Hewitt. A
For years a favourite Toronto bike ride of mine was a ride along the waterfront trail to the Humber River Recreational Trail, then north to James Gardens, south to the St. Mark's Hill and then Annette Street to High Park and the park to the Martin Goodman Trail and back.
There's a cycling route I quite like where I take the Waterfront Trail east to the Humber Trail, the Humber Trail north to Eglinton, and Eglinton west to the trail alongside Etobicoke Creek. I love it. But just when you're enjoying the Etobicoke Creek Trail, it abruptly ends. You're spit
As a teenager, I biked everywhere. I biked to high school, I biked to work, I biked to university, it was my preferred mode of transportation. For seven months of the year, at least. By Halloween, I'd park the bike and switch to public transit until April or May. Then,
In the past decade alone, I've biked 80,198.95 KM, and the vast majority of those KMs are in Toronto. And before apps recording every ride, I must have biked 5,000. Despite all this Toronto cycling, until today, I had never seen the Scarborough Bluffs. Today, after a
I closed out April 2022 with a great 42 km ride up Royal York and across Eglinton to West Deane Park. Then, noodling the streets of Etobicoke before picking something up off Burnhamthorpe just west of the 427. The weather was perfect. That put me at 948.07 km for
I've lived by Lake Ontario for seven springs now, and two things I know to be true. Midges are plentiful and when you bike (or run or walk) you're going to consume one or two dozenIt's cooler by the lakeIt's not unusual for me to leave my home wearing pants,
Yesterday afternoon, I went for one final bike ride of 2021. It was a nice 31 KM ride to the blood clinic and back. That made it 852.62 KM for the month of December (the most I've ever biked in a December!) and 10,647.40 KM for the
Lately I've been taking pictures of my bicycle at various spots along my cycling route as I bike Toronto (and Mississauga!). Today, FOTM Michael Lange suggested I bike to the CNE Bandshell and take a shot there. Perfect! On my way to the CNE grounds, I decided to visit the
I've been meticulously tracking every kilometer I've biked since my soon-to-be-wife bought me a Giant hybrid at Gears for my birthday in June 2012. These are all kilometers biked outdoors on streets and trails, no stationary bike or trainer KMs! In warmer weather months, I target 1000 KM a month.
Designed in 1958 by architect Alan Crossley and consulting engineer Laurence Cazaly, The Oculus Pavilion is a fantastical space-age park shelter nestled in a meadow along the Humber River Recreational Trail in the City of Toronto’s South Humber Park. The view from beneathI've biked by the Oculus a thousand
I just completed my final bike ride of July 2021. My target every month is 1000 KM. That's 1000 KM cycled on streets and trails. I wouldn't record KMs cycled on a stationary bike or trainer. In July 2021, I hit my target by cycling 1,026.63 KM. Historically,
I wanted to check out the monolith by the lake in Mimico when a CTV Toronto news cameraman asked me for my 2021 New Year's resolution. My full answer included a funny bit about all the chocolate I'd consumed the past two weeks, but they left that gold on the