09 August 2020
Canada treats beer and wine as destructive acids to be taxed to death — unless they were made nearby National Post
WE Charity: la firme National aurait géré le programme de bourses au Québec La Presse
^ So WE was the only organization with the capacity across the country to deliver this poorly thought out program except also they couldn’t deliver it in French so had to sub that out. Having to sub out part of the work isn’t the issue, it is the crumbling idea that WE were best placed everywhere. I suspect they didn’t have the network to deliver in the territories either, but those areas are outside the thin band where the majority live so…??
Why are our leaders so stupid? The Line
07 August 2020
Quick errand ride to pick up some things for dinner (bread and Lufa Farms order). Busy bike paths at 5:30 pm.
Total trip distance: 6.62 km
Moving time: 0h 26m
Trying out a new zoomed in image to make it easier to see where I have covered new ground.
06 August 2020
A bit of work riding up to Parc La Fontaine to meet up with some officemates for park beers. It was a lovely evening and then I enjoyed the easy ride home. Downhill most of the way.
Total trip distance: 13.85 km
Moving time: 0h 58m
31 July 2020
edit: oops this one is ride 21. I forgot to put up my ride from Tuesday
Afternoon ride after a tense morning where my company was letting go of a lot of staff but luckily I was not one of them. I went for a ride west from my place and ended up in Verdun when my back wheel decided the nut holding it in place was not tight enough and it should move thereby putting the tire right against the frame. It wouldn’t turn anymore. I had to walk it to the nearest bike show where they do not do repairs without an appointment (not useful and really fits the snooty bike shop persona).
Again lucky for me there were bike repair tools in the park across the street. I loosened my wheel and realigned it just before the bike fell off the stand taking a bunch of my index finger skin with it. I finished the repair, washed my bloody finger down with my water bottle and continued on my ride. I stopped at the hardware store for screws to fix my dishwasher and the beer shop to pick up an order.
Overall, I felt like it was a good ride despite the bike repair and the finger damage.
Total trip distance: 17.11 km
Moving time: 1h 12m
28 July 2020
Just an after work ride along the Lachine canal and back. Out on the south side and back on the north.
Total trip distance: 8.83 km
Moving time: 0h 28m