Blog-o! Notes from

Thu, 31 Jul 2008
5000 kilometers.

Today, I finally reached 5000km of biking. I forgot the camera, so I don’t have a picture of the odometer at exactly 5000.0, but I took this one when I got home, and it’s close enough. I guess that’s all, but I wanted to throw up a picture, as proof. So here you go:

[Posted at 21:23 by Blake Winton] link
Sun, 20 Jul 2008

I posted pictures! Hopefully a picture really is worth a thousand words because I'm not getting many words up here lately.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2008
More pictures.

This afternoon, Cordelia wanted to “paint on your computer”! so after I finished my game, I fired up Sketches, and this is what she ended up painting. It’s nothing in particular, but kind of pretty nonetheless.

[Posted at 18:41 by Blake Winton] link
Thu, 17 Jul 2008
A small detour…

A few days ago, the city closed the pedestrian bridge at Summerhill (and MacLennan) in order to tear it down and replace it. Since then I’ve been trying to find a way across the railroad tracks that doesn’t involve taking a major road. And I’ve totally failed. So from now until September 28th, I’ll be biking down Bayview and turning right on Nesbitt before dispy-doodling my way over to Glen Road. It’s not my favourite route, since the traffic on the Bayview Extension is going a fair bit faster than I’ld like to, and the lane isn’t wide enough to share at those speeds (and the right-hand side of the lane is brutally cracked and very difficult to ride on, particularly at 50 km/h), but I still think it’s better than Mt. Pleasant.

Looking closer at the map, there might be another route, if I can get into the path leading South from David A. Balfour park… Yeah, that might be a route to try on my way home tonight. I’ll reply with a comment, letting both of the people who read this know how it was. ;)

[Posted at 11:22 by Blake Winton] link