Saturday, May 03, 2008

A new home

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Toronto to Brampton

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One of my goals when I started road cycling in April was to be able to ride up to my parents house in north Brampton. I accomplished that goal this weekend. It was a round about sort of route as I hadn't mapped out a route in advance but it was an interesting ride nonetheless. Highlights includ jets taking off from Pearson for the Air Show, a funeral procession, telling off a few drivers and the obligatory final stop at Starbucks for a latte and Double Espresso Brownie.

I'm close to my ultimate goal for the season of completing a metric century (100km/62 mile).

Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 7:11:19 4:36 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 4:53:54 3:08 pace
Distance (km) 93.56
Moving Speed (kph) 19.1 avg. 46.3 max.
Elevation Gain (m) +789 / -690

Avg. Heart Rate 124 bpm Zone 2.7

Temperature (°C) 20.3°C avg. 21°C high
Wind Speed ( kph) SE 13.0 avg. SE 14.8 max.

GPS Signal Quality Fair GPS+Barometric Altimeter

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Drinking Time!

Dear God! This is my dream event!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A little Sunday ride

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This is a map of my ride today using the GPS data from my Garmin Edge 305.

It was a casual ride from Toronto to Mississauga and back. Here's the data uploaded from the garmin and imported to

Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 6:00:34 5:08 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 3:20:04 2:51 pace
Distance (km) 70.12
Moving Speed (kph) 21.0 avg. 44.5 max.
Elevation Gain (m) +583 / -579

Avg. Heart Rate 129 bpm Zone 3.0

Temperature (°C) 21°C avg. 21°C high
Wind Speed ( kph) SSW 10.8 avg. SSW 14.8 max.

GPS Signal Quality Excellent

Friday, August 17, 2007

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Friday, February 02, 2007

As Seen in NOW Magazine...

Store of the Week


UKULA, 492 College, 416-619-9282,

The five-month-old Ukula shop is a bricks-and-mortar version of the indie culture-clash quarterly and wears just as many hats. The lofty College and Palmerston space is a clothing shop (focusing on Scandinavian streetwear labels like Junk de Luxe and Cheap Monday jeans), coffee bar (only iDeal beans will do), bookstore (author Steven Hall launched The Raw Shark Texts here) and CD boutique (local acts like the Jewish Legend and the Coast have premiered their discs in the store). A light box message board behind the café counter/cash desk keeps visitors in the Ukula happenings loop.

Publishers and owners Graeme Maclean and Kevin Renton compile each issue of their mag in the basement, assembling work by writers, editors and photographers from around the globe. Upstairs, store manager Kylee Maki is developing an eye for local labels, and lines like Kity and Biko jewellery are already on Ukula's wire-suspended racks. Ukula picks: Nudie Jeans ' Thin Finn style in a dry black wash is popular with stovepipe denim lovers, $185; scalloped white stripes accent Zeha Berlin sneaks, available in green, brown and white, $170-$190; newbies and seasoned music lovers can sample locally recorded tunes in the inviting listening station.

Look for: A winter sale featuring discounts of up to 50 per cent and a backyard patio space sprouting in time for spring.

Hours: Monday to Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.

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