Author Archives: Andrew

Not a bad way to spend a lunch hour

Lunchtime Oak Ridges Corridor Trail loop.

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Elbow Beach, Bermuda

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Rocket fuel

My “performance enhancing drug” of choice.  This rig should do the trick.  Baratza Preciso grinder, Rocket Giotto Premium Plus espresso machine and fresh, locally(!) roasted People’s Daily Espresso beans from the Social Coffee & Tea Company.

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Wrapped, twined & shellacked

I used the Fizik microtex bar wrap.  I’m certainly no handlebar wrapping wiz, but I had a heckuva time getting this stuff on the bars.  I think the larger size of the brifters also gave me trouble. I’m used to … Continue reading

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It’s rolling!

Rawland rSogn first incarnation.  This is my initial build of the the frame. I still need to fine tune the saddle & cockpit, wrap the bars, get & install some fenders and figure out what to use for a handlebar … Continue reading

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Just about there

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Getting closer

VO Grand Cru touring hubs and 650B Diagonale rims, built by Hoopdriver in Toronto with an 11-32 SRAM cassette SRAM Rival drivetrain and shifting Paul Neo-retro stoppers Nitto Noodle handlebars King Iris cages Fizik micro-tex bar tape. Shimano M520 SPD … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts on Venezuela

I’m back from another work assignment in Venezuela.  Our work sites were situated such that we had much more road travel to do than the last trip. Some quick observations: Roads are generally in very bad shape, and drivers tend … Continue reading

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A Taste of Cycling Vancouver

I’m in Vancouver for work and staying with family for the weekend.  Yesterday I was treated to a tour of some of the bike paths in the city by my Brother-in-law.  Leaving from the Broadway and Main area, we used … Continue reading

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A New Chapter

For my entire career, I’ve lived and worked in York Region.  Sure, it’s not the easiest place to get around by bike or transit but I’ve made it work.  I’ve come to know several decent bicycle routes and have built … Continue reading

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