Ride for Heart 2014

With my low mileage this year, Ride for Heart (75km) was the longest ride so far with its once-a-year unique opportunity to ride on a highway.  The ride package included the typical bike plate ... and new this year ... a dorky helmet cover.  WHY???  Mandatory or not, it was not going on my head.... Continue Reading →

Ride for Heart 2013

This year's Ride for Heart (ROUTE MAP) had similar forecast as last year, showers.  The difference this year?  The rain actually came .... in a downpour.  Ride for Heart is an annual charity ride on the DVP and Gardiner Expressway, 2 major highways in Toronto.  This was my 3rd time and I still believe it... Continue Reading →

The Unexpected

2013 has only just begun but there are already unexpected changes & outlooks. CYCLING. 1) I won't be forming a Ride for Heart corporate team.  Unfortunately, it's not the best year for "company spirit". 2) I won't be riding the MS Tour .  It used to be 1 of my favourite tours.  Too bad a... Continue Reading →

2012 Ride for Heart Part 2: The Ride

Ride for Heart was a blast.  Everything worked out well - the weather, the route, the food, the Team (See PART 1 about forming my Corporate Team).  I ended up cycling 128km today - a new daily record! PRE-RIDE (31 km) 3am wake-up call.  Unlike last year, I had to cycle 31 km from home... Continue Reading →

Bike Hospital

A beautiful day to be outdoor!  And for a tune-up!  I arranged a meetup with the BIXI mechanic, Max, who's offering tune-up services to raise money for Ride for Heart.  Being part of Ride for Heart myself, I understand the challenges & importance of fundraising for such a great cause.  Plus, my bikes need help!... Continue Reading →

Ride for Heart 2011

I could NOT have asked for a better weekend!  Completely exhausted but I had such an awesome time.  After spending the day at Niagara Falls yesterday, I woke up brutally early this AM for the 2011 Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart.  It was such a treat to bike on the traffic-free Don Valley... Continue Reading →

Bike Prep

I dedicated today completely to my bikes.  With Bike to Work day tomorrow & Ride for Heart come Sunday, I need to gear up my bikes. Last Tuesday, my Sports Doc confirmed there were no fractures in my heel bones.  I am, in fact, suffering from a stubborn Insertional Achilles Tendonitis.  He said I can... Continue Reading →

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