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Quadracycle Picnic - Sunday, May 13th 2012 19:23
Finally the weather warmed up again and the rain has stopped!Ruth's daughter, Rachael, is in Ottawa visiting us, so we all decided to take advantage of the nice day and packed...
The 2012 Season Starts - Saturday, May 5th 2012 18:27
Already this has been an odd year for weather. In mid-March we had hot summer weather, with temperatures close to 30C, but it only lasted a few days. Since then it has been cool...
End of the Quadracycling Season? - Tuesday, November 15th 2011 17:41
This fall has been incredibly warm and mostly fairly dry. For instance yesterday, 14 November 2011, hit +18C, which is almost "summer-like". While the weather is certainly...
Milk Run Quadracycling - Monday, July 11th 2011 17:05
Today we got the quadracycle out of the back of the garage where it has been sitting since I replaced the driver's side rear chain...
Importing Quadracycles - Saturday, May 21st 2011 17:38
We recently heard from Aaron Rosenzweig, who lives with his family in Maryland, USA. Aaron noticed a problem, that some of the very best quadracycle designs are made in places...
First Very Short Trip of the Season - Sunday, May 8th 2011 17:36
The month of April this year was very wet and very cool as well. Even here in early May the weather has not warmed up yet. Today we made it to just 15C. Ruth has a plan to build...
Quadracycling in 2011 - Tuesday, March 8th 2011 11:30
We normally don't do much writing about quadracycling in March. More usually at this time of year we are out skiing! Last year we didn't use our Rhoades Car very often,...
Video Time! - Saturday, July 10th 2010 16:29
I have been working on some old video clips recently to create some new movies out of them and we now have some better Rhoades Car videos as a result. This is probably good as...
On The Colonel By Drive - Sunday, July 4th 2010 16:15
Today was our first time out on the Colonel by Drive this year on our Rhoades Car. Over the past three summers since we got our quadracycle we usually made it out on the opening...
More Gardening - Friday, May 7th 2010 19:06
It seems that this year we are using our Rhoades Car more as a utility vehicle and less for recreation than we have in past years. The reason is pretty clear for this change,...
First Delivery of The Year - Tuesday, March 16th 2010 22:17
The weather has been exceptionally warm for this time of year - warmer than we would normally expect form a month from now. Today was +15C and as you might guess from that what...
The Animas Quadracycle - Thursday, February 11th 2010 10:28
Here we are in the depths of the Canadian winter, but at least someone is thinking about cycles and cycling. I just received a note from our Lethbridge correspondent, Gordon...
Really Done for 2009 - Thursday, December 10th 2009 11:06
Salt or not, yesterday definitely put an end to the cycling season here in Ottawa, as we received an official measure of 22 cm of snow. There was probably even more at our...
The Salt Season Begins - Tuesday, December 8th 2009 12:14
Yesterday brought the first significant snowfall to Ottawa. Well when I say "significant" I mean that when we got up in the morning there was a light dusting of snow, amounting...
Still Quadracycling in December - Friday, December 4th 2009 17:27
Last year the quadracycling season was done by 25 November, as the snow came and stayed, but this year, while it has been rainy, the weather has been mostly free of snow so far....
Why We Are No Longer Rhoades Car Agents - Thursday, December 3rd 2009 16:28
Effective today we are no longer Rhoades Car agents. Back in early 2007, when our Rhoades Car 4W2PCP was delivered, we signed up as factory agents. They offered a simple plan:...
Still Some Nice Days - Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 15:21
Even here in the "in-between season" we get some nice days and this was one of them. This afternoon the sun was shining and the temperature exceeded the forecast of 6C, hitting...
The In-Between Season - Tuesday, December 1st 2009 11:19
Ontario always has an in-between season in the fall. Usually the summers are warm and dry, although with climate change now, they tend to be cooler and wetter in recent years,...
After a Summer on Schwalbe Big Apples - Wednesday, November 25th 2009 14:34
We installed a set of four Schwalbe Big Apple 20" X 2.35" tires tires on our Rhoades Car back on 16 April 2009 and with winter nearly here, we have now just about completed a...
Late Season - Monday, November 16th 2009 15:57
Here it is, the third week in November and we are still out quadracycling, which is pretty good! We went out for a run after lunch today, when the day has warmed up to its...
How Many Wheels? - Saturday, September 19th 2009 20:56
We have both had a busy week and a half, doing lots of cycling recently. The continuing great weather has been wonderful for all outdoor activities - no rain and fairly warm,...
Continuing Amazing Weather - Sunday, September 13th 2009 19:11
Climate change is weird - you certainly never know what you will get for weather from one year to the next.This year we had the wettest month ever recorded in Ottawa and that...
The Last Colonel By Drive Run for 2009 - Sunday, September 6th 2009 13:50
One of the sure signs that fall is almost here is the end of the Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays on the city's NCC parkways. This occurs every year on the Labour Day weekend, but...
A Tale of Two Trips - Tuesday, August 25th 2009 19:21
Ruth has been doing pretty well with her balance for much of the summer of 2009 and so we have been doing some more trips on our mountain bikes. We have also been doing some...
The Leitra Velomobile - Tuesday, August 18th 2009 10:31
We recently made contact with Jamil Shariff who found us on though our website! Jamil is an Ottawa-based writer and consultant who works on green projects for The Boxfish Group....