Tag Archives: cycling

Data Nerd: Transportation Expenses Updated

My 2012 post analyzing my transportation expenses is making the rounds on twitter again, so I thought I’d update the charts. Although the cost of driving in Canada has steadily risen, my transportation costs are flat. I spend $1200 a … Continue reading

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Living Car-Free Saves Me $7000 per Year

When I moved to Vancouver six years ago, I made two crucial decisions that have saved me thousands of dollars – I bought a bike and joined the car co-op. Being a data nerd, I’ve kept detailed records of all … Continue reading

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Backpacking Vietnam – Hoi An

Hoi An is a tourist paradise – a compact city centre with well-preserved historic buildings, great restaurants, twisting alleys, and no cars (a blissful change from Vietnam’s other cities). The only downside is its overrun with tourists. The lack of … Continue reading

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Voting advice from Dan Mangan

Here’s some video advice from Dan Mangan: I would urge you to look at the candidates and choose ones that have decided to not go with attack ads, to not go with the low road, to not go with lowest … Continue reading

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5 Bike T-Shirts For Bike to Work Week

Monday: Monkey See Monkey Do Better – Monkey 100 Tuesday: Take Life by the Handlebars – Momentum Magazine Wednesday: Bike Lanes Make Me Hornby – VACC Thursday: Bike Vancouver – City of Vancouver Friday: Bikefish – Autonomie Project

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Surprise Birthday Weekend to Harrison Hot Springs

Emily likes organizing surprise weekends. Last year for my birthday, we took our bikes on the train to Portland. This year I didn’t know where we were going except I needed a bathing suit and my bike. On Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Dunsmuir Bike Lane – By The Numbers

A few days ago the City of Vancouver posted the daily statistics for the Dunsmuir and Hornby separated bike lanes (available here). I am the self-appointed data nerd at work, and thought it would be fun to apply some of … Continue reading

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