Man's Greatest Invention

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth West

Purpose and Mission

To share our experience and to encourage and inspire others to use a bicycle as a form of year round recreation and transportation. To be an example of living car-free and to help others to make the transition to having a car-light or car-free life style.

Our bodies is the engine that moves us.

Monday, February 15, 2010

GREENDAY aka Family Day

I've changed the name of today's provincial holiday to 'GREENDAY' in my household.  What could be greener than using pedal power to haul recycling to the recycling drop off depot? 

When we moved to Calgary from Vancouver in 1999, we were quite shocked to learn that there was no blue box program here.  Even apartment dwellers had access to blue boxes within their building in Vancouver.  It is my understanding that it will be another 10 years before Calgary has the system in place for apartment and condo residents.  This seems totally backwards to me.  The downtown core has the highest density of population.  Would it not make sense to service the most people in the smallest amount of space?  People that live in the suburbs most likely own a vehicle which makes it easier to haul their recycling to the depot when they do other tasks like grocery shopping, for instance.  Many people that live in the core do not own a vehicle, so hauling recycling can be quite a chore. 


I get another chance to go for a bike ride.

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