What About The Children?

Sustainability is the new black when it comes to catch-phrases. And rightly so. But, are we serious about paying more than lip-service to the concept? We’ll get a better idea of how much commitment local governments have to the idea in March, when transportation consultant Richard Gilbert’s guidelines for sustainable

Betty Got My Ballot

Threw away my vote today. If you think that voting on principle, rather than probability of victory, is wasting your ballot. It felt grand. Tossed it aside the same way a cigarette smoker casually grinds out their butt and walks away from that tiny tube of non-biodegradable whatever that cigarette

So Very Opted Out!

You may recall I mentioned ioptout.ca in my post about the do not call list last week. Today I received an email from the service outlining just which companies are now forbidden to call me. This is a level of service the gov’t list isn’t offering. Further, if I review the

(DO NOT) Call Me Anytime

My apologies to Debbie Harry, but some headlines write themselves! Canada’s National Do Not Call Registry went into effect September 30th. But registering only with the government’s registry doesn’t mean you can get through dinner without the annoyance of telemarketers calling just yet. Unfortunately, the legislation that made the registry

Riding In America

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly My Sony laptop died on the 20th, hence the long break between posts. One would think technology might last longer than three weeks (the time between purchase and watching the screen go black… never to work again). Yes, one would think that… and

Whittingham Sets New Record

Sam Whittingham, the Canadian cyclist and bike builder who has dominated the sport of HPV racing for nearly a decade, pedaled his Varna Diablo III recumbent bike to a new world record speed of 82.3 mph (132 kph) late Thursday, under conditions that veterans of the World Human Powered Speed

Fast Tuesday

Wednesday, Sept. 17/08 Battle Mountain NV Speeds continue to creep upwards at the Human Powered Speed Challenge, but so did the wind velocity during the Tuesday evening runs, wreaking havoc on expectations for the most speed-friendly weather of the week. Sam Whittingham and Fred Markham are still the two fastest

Day One Delivers!

Sept. 16, Battle Mountain NV Good conditions prevailed on Monday, during Day One of competition at the 2008 World Human Powered Speed Challenge, with riders posting very respectable times and looking forward to even higher speeds today. Once again the Varna machines have proven themselves – Georgi Georgiev designed bikes