Sugar Crash

Awesome, amazing long weekend.  I couldn't have asked for anything else.  Another successful ride (ROUTE MAP) with awesome company & gorgeous sights to see.  As promised from my last ride, I swallowed (with water) another 15 tabs of ENERGYbits before the ride for "Experiment#2" (Still refusing to take 30 tabs - my belly would be... Continue Reading →

ENERGYbits on a ride

The folks at ENERGYbits recently sent me a sample to review.  Drum roll for my 1st product review!  ENERGYbits are made from 100% organic spirulina algae with only 1 calorie per tab.  It is high in protein (64%), increasing energy & endurance while curbing hunger.  Although they appear to be pills, they are actually "bits of... Continue Reading →

Bike to Work Day 2012

I returned to the Mississauga crowd for the 6th annual Bike to Work Day.  This event is held at various locations in the GTA & Hamilton Area to kick off the cycling season & promote cycling as a smart way to commute.  I attended the Toronto Event last year but it just didn't feel right... Continue Reading →

LarabaLLs

Being an energy bar junkie has flattened my wallet over the past year.  When selecting bars, I'm not concerned about whether they are organic; however, they do need to be natural (as much as possible).  Natural products are conveniently pricier than those overdosed with glucose-fructose.  I rely on them primarily for cardio activities (biking &... Continue Reading →

The Shed Finale

I hit up The Shed in Belfountain, ON (Route map) today for the 4th & probably last time this year.  No particular reason except for the love of coffee & cycling.  I didn't wear my attires properly today & suffered horrible saddle pain.  I was stopping every ~5km to alleviate the pain.  It was a... Continue Reading →

Shout-out to Taste of Nature

This is a quick shout-out to one of my favourite granola bars of all times, Taste of Nature.  These bars are 100% organic without any preservatives or artificial flavours. The gang at Taste of Nature was generous enough to send me a free box of Brazilian Nut Fiesta after posting a picture of their booth... Continue Reading →

Cambridge Tour de Grand 2011

Garneau is at it again for another bike tour!!  This time, it's the 14th Annual Cambridge Tour de Grand!  This tour is designed for EVERYONE - it offers 10km, 15km, 25km, 50km, 60km, 72km, 100km, & 160km.  That's right, 160km .....classic century ride!!  I hope I can do that one day - probably way in... Continue Reading →

Niagara Falls

My mom's friend's daughter, Alice, came all the way from Hong Kong to North America for a vacation.  Her 1st stop was Toronto.  I haven't seen her since I came to Canada, which was a LONG time!!  We decided to take her to Niagara Falls & surrounding areas.....very obvious destination. The weather didn't cooperate with... Continue Reading →

Refreshing Salad

Oh boy, I'm so full from tonight's BBQ.  As promised, I want to share the salad I made. A bed of spinach with cucumbers, drizzle with balsamic vinegar Strawberries, pineapple Sprinkle of chopped walnuts Optional: drizzle of salad dressing (I used  Sun-dried Tomato & Oregano dressing) It's quite refreshing!  I have so much leftover spinach. ... Continue Reading →

Food and Foot

Happy long weekend! 😀 My family is having our 1st BBQ for 2011 tonight - it's such a sunny gorgeous day.  I'm in charge of making a salad.  Stay tune....I'll post a picture later tonight. Laser was hanging out with me this AM. I've been going to physio for over 6 wks since my foot... Continue Reading →

Green Monster

I joined the Green Monster Movement.  Why?  Simple - green is my favourite colour & it's a great excuse to use bananas.  😀 I made my 1st Green Monster last night: 2 C spinach 1 banana 2 tsp whole chia seeds 1 C skim milk Directions: Throw everything in blender; blend until smooth; pour into an awesome tumbler & refrigerate.... Continue Reading →

Oats again

My mom survived her 1st hot yoga session at Moksha!  The 90min of sweaty goodness just flew by.  I wanted to go to Zoe's Bakery Cafe for lunch afterward but my mom had to hurry home for an appointment.  😦 Oh well, this calls for oatmeal!  I wanted to mash a banana in it, but... Continue Reading →

BIXI, the better taxi

BIXI is a public bike system, now servicing at its newest location since May 3, 2011, Toronto!  With 1000 bikes, 80 BIXI stations, & 1500 docking points within Toronto's downtown core, say goodbye to finding bike lock posts & crazy taxi drivers!  What a beautiful site...... I've never driven in Toronto due to the amt of pedestrians & traffic congestion.  I either bike, walk,... Continue Reading →

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