Whoa! What is up with this cold? It’s February here in Ottawa and after day in, day out -20° weather Mr. One Wheel Drive said ¡ENOUGH!
Because of everything that went on in my near dooring, I now had a better appreciation of the dangers of biking in Wellington West. I was so shaken by the incident that I decided to get a video camera for my bike, something like a GoPro, but being the frugal guy that I am, I […]
Mr. One Wheel Drive is a stranger to danger. I’ve biked around Ottawa for years, going about my business without doing anything special, just getting from A to B as simply as I could. Everything went just fine, I never got honked at, took the lane when I needed to, stayed predictable and visible, and […]
After the first season my home-made bike trailer has been kicking ass in a big way. I’ve hauled some seriously heavy loads and used it lots of times that I would have previously used my car. Costco runs are a breezy bike ride through fields of freshly mown grass instead of stuck at red lights. […]
Mr. One Wheel Drive doesn’t live a life of solitude. I love my family and friends and sometimes, naturally, we want to ride together somewhere, especially when I’m out with my daughter doing errands.
An unfortunate consequence of riding a bike is that it exposes you to the miseries of the elements: rain, snow, cold, heat. You don’t have a protective steel cage enclosing you in a crash. But a steel cage works both ways.
What’s the best way make a shopping mall better? Get rid of the best stores, of course! You know, the ones that the customers are going to! After all, they draw the sales away from the rest of the stores.
We have a natural gas dryer, and I was wondering if it was worth it to hang up my clothes, thinking about the time that it takes to hang them as opposed to the money that I saved in gas. For some reason, I imagined that I only had a litre of gas left, and wondered […]
What do you think when you read the following? Cars are great, but I don’t think the city is a safe place to drive them. Cars don’t belong on the street. If you want to go for a drive, use the freeway — it was built specifically for cars. Cyclists found not guilty of causing […]
It’s easy to go do errands on your bike if you have a good cargo rack and a set of panniers, but sometimes (like when toilet paper goes on sale) you need more space. After all, toilet paper doesn’t go bad, right? You have to stock up!