Deluge

Toronto is sinking man and I don't want to swim.  While the GTA slowly sank into Lake Ontario under record breaking rains, I was discovering the visceral thrill of storm surfing on two wheels... Riding home tonight into a wall of black. Yesterday I dodged the storms, today I'm not…

Fear and Arrogance

The other day I did a ride that isn't typical of my time on two wheels - I aimed for the middle of a city, during rush hour.  The siren call for this insanity was strong.  The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival was having a best-of showing at the beautifully restored…

what’s in your digital toolbox?

Originally published on Dusty World, March, 2014.     This week we're off to the On The Rise elearning Ontario conference in Mississauga. I'm presenting Tuesday on how to avoid the pitfalls of a single online learning environment by building a diverse online digital learning ecosystem.     I'm aiming…

Simple Magic

We recently spent a day in Stratford and one of the more surprising and engaging events was a Q&A talk with two of the Festival's experienced actors.  Maev Beatty and Ben Carlson are both starring in The Front Page.  We hadn't seen the play and I was a bit worried that…

Hybridized Education

The Toyota Prius hybrid car is a series of expensive compromises.  Born at a time when we are transitioning from fossil fuels to electrical power, the Prius is a car that combines gas tanks, gas powered drive trains and engines with batteries, and electrical motors that do the same jobs more…

Seven for Seven

Last week was a perfect 5 commutes on the bike.  This week I'm up to two already, though I got a bit wet on the way home. If the weather holds I'm aiming for three weeks with the car parked! from Blogger http://ift.tt/2jK81w3 via IFTTT

Retro Moto Wish-List

Some retro-moto bits that I've come across that sparked the I want urge... Austin Vince Custom Vintage Overalls! Custom made by the man himself!  Vintage overalls in the colours of your choice.  I'm thinking blue with red and white stripes... www.austinvince.com ~$400Cdn Bell Bullitt Retro-modern Helmet If you've seen Rush…

Pennsylvanian Autumn Colours

I've been thinking about an Appalachian ride, but didn't get around to it this year.  So here is a nice travel idea for an end of year ride before the snows fall... Saturday, October 20:  Ride from Elora to Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport, Pennsylvania (~350kms) Sunday, October 21:  Cross Fork/Snow…
1 2 3 5