When time takes us from jogging to the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Making the move from runner to cyclist

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Making the move from runner to cyclist

“I started about five years ago. In the summer months, I get out three to four times a month. Today is a 30 km ride to Ottawa and back. I used to do a lot of jogging, but it was too hard on my knees. So now I ride a bike.”

A family converted by the weekend


©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Family cycling in Ottawa

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Newbies to the cycling environment

“To be honest, we are new to cycling. We came from Sudbury to Ottawa and there is no infrastrucure like Ottawa’s. We never thought about moving to this area, but when we came out to see the house, the parkway was filled with cyclists and runners and inline skaters. We knew we wanted to be part of that. It was a big selling feature.” Continue reading

Small countries have small tours

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Touring cyclist in Belgium

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The world can be tackled one ride at a time

“I use the panniers when on holiday. In a few weeks, I leave for Costa Rica for a 1,500 km tour. A small tour. Costa Rica is a small country. When I was younger, I used to ride longer. I did tours of 7,000 kms in a month, riding 200 kms a day.”