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About Tim Mechanical Sympathy

Halliburton Highlands Birthday Holiday

A birthday long weekend riding holiday... based out of the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton (so easy access to the Haliburton Highlands Riding Roads). The Ride Out: http://ift.tt/2rwWG1D 356kms Haliburton Highlands Research: http://ift.tt/222AdG2 The Dynamite Loop: http://ift.tt/2rx8lxv Possible Sunday Loop: http://ift.tt/2rwWGPb 287kms The Ride Home: http://ift.tt/2rwXNyd 283kms with a stop at…

The Changing Face of Digital Fluency

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="377"] File types?  File management?  Yeah, the latest batch of digital natives don't do that any more.[/caption] Last week during a staff meeting one of our administrators said, 'the kids are so far ahead of us" (technically).  The subtext was because they are on their phones all…

This One’s On Me

Last year at this time I was stunned by our first Skills Ontario gold medal and suddenly found myself on Team Ontario going to Nationals.  We'd been battling in Ontario provincial competition for several years before that break through.  In the year since I'm surprised by how engaged I've been…

Todd Blubaugh’s Too Far Gone

It took me almost a month to slowly work my way through this complex piece of media.  I originally came across an excerpt from it in Bike Magazine and it was so moving that I immediately purchased it.  I'm generally not a fan of coffee table books.  I've always thought…

The Virtual Motorcycle

[caption id="attachment_3047" align="alignright" width="405"] The sedendary gamerz don’t do well in VR – it demands some athleticism. Our highest scorer on Space Pirate Trainer is a black belt.[/caption] I teach computer and software engineering when I'm not motorbiking.  This year I'm also doing a Ministry of Education grant on virtual…