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Ricoh Theta m15 hands on review

May 12, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Ricoh’s email to announce the new Theta m15 sounded interesting, so I asked if they would send me a review unit for a few weeks.

The overall experience was a pleasant one, and family and friends really enjoyed the … Read More

Cycling the Danube

March 5, 2015 | | 2 Comments

There are many kinds of cycling trips. You may wish to follow in the spandex clad trails of the Tour de France, or opt for a fully catered five-star guided tour. That is not how my partner Kim and I … Read More

Panasonic LX 100 comprehensive hands on review

January 27, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I first saw the LX100 at a Panasonic media briefing, and wasn’t really impressed – but that was before I got my hands on it. This camera is so packed with useful functions that this video got out of hand. … Read More

Ek Balam Cycling Trip

May 2, 2014 | | One Comment

While vacationing in Playa Mujeres (just north of Cancun) during March Break, we took the opportunity for another trip organized by Elite Cyclery.


It was a scenic but long three-hour drive to Ek Balam from Playa Mujeres, just … Read More

Bike racks for a Prius

September 20, 2013 |

I recently upgraded the bike rack on our Prius. Here’s my video review, and some more details after the video.

Ken Shaw Toyota installed a 1.25 hitch when I purchased the Prius and sold me the Tow Ready rack for … Read More

Six Essential Cycling Accessories

September 18, 2013 |

Here’s a short, humourous video list (vlisteo?) about cycling accessories.

This is a great time to join Cycle Toronto.

Thanks to Sweet Pete and his friendly, helpful staff.

The intro piano theme and the closing theme is by Calla. The … Read More

Lynn Valley Trail

September 17, 2013 | | 2 Comments

This is a short but pleasant ride from Simcoe to Port Dover. We wanted to go to Burning Kiln Winery and looked for a trail in the area, but note that it connects up to Delhi for a longer ride. … Read More

Map My Ride

September 16, 2013 |

Map My Ride is one of many iOS apps available to track your rides. I’ve been using it since early in 2012. 

I had an inexpensive bike computer and one day it fell off, so I’ve been using Map … Read More

Cambridge Paris Rail Tral

September 13, 2013 |

This delightful trail along the Grand River was one of our first rail trail discoveries, and remains one of our favourites.

There are now connecting trails in both directions, so longer rides are possible, both north from Cambridge and … Read More

Spongy Wonder Bike Seat

September 12, 2013 |

Until I found the spongy wonder bicycle seat, I often came home from rides both sore and numb.

The video says it all. I love this seat, I wouldn’t be riding today if I didn’t own one.

This video was … Read More