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Double Indian Summer - Wednesday, November 5th 2008 20:03
This week has turned out to be a amazingly gorgeous week. If climate change is to blame then this is one of the better effects it produces. Normally we have high temperatures of...
Hallowe'en Quadracycling: Pranks and Cranks - Friday, October 31st 2008 18:20
We thought that the weather would put an end to quadracycling this past week when we got 11 cm (4 1/3 inches) of snow. We even had some drifting snow as well! Yes this is pretty...
Indian Summer - Saturday, October 11th 2008 17:55
We have had our first frost and now the temperatures have returned from last week's chilly daytime highs to the 20 degree Celsius mark, which is the very definition of Indian...
The Last Day of Summer - Sunday, September 21st 2008 20:11
Today was a really gorgeous day, 14C and sunny with almost no wind, perfect for a quadracycle ride. So we went out mid-afternoon around the local area, logging 9.7 km on the...
On the Road With the New Derailleurs - Monday, September 8th 2008 14:32
After doing a short run last week to check out the new dérailleurs, we parked our quadracycle in the garage for the weekend. On Saturday it rained 17 mm, which is quite a lot....
Testing the Shimano Derailleurs - Thursday, September 4th 2008 13:24
After installing the two new rear Shimano dérailleurs this morning we went out for a ride to try them out and make sure that they were adjusted properly.We did a short trip of...
Cracked Derailleurs Fixed - Hopefully Permanently! - Thursday, September 4th 2008 9:47
I think we have this problem solved, hopefully on a permanent basis.I talked to both Beth Baker and David Rhoades at Rhoades Car yesterday. They were both, as always, very...
Cracked Derailleurs Again - Monday, September 1st 2008 13:38
We have been doing a fair amount of quadracycling recently, especially since the weather improved about two weeks ago and it has mostly stopped raining! We are now up to 424 km...
A Real Summer Day - Sunday, August 17th 2008 17:28
I love to listen to the hum of the tires of our Rhoades Car, as it runs down hills. We usually forgo pedalling and take a break on the down-slopes.The up-slopes sound different....
August Proves Slower Than Anticipated - Wednesday, August 13th 2008 13:13
Well we had hoped that August would be a drier month than the last four have been and that we could get some more quadracycling in. That hasn't been the case.After the rain...
A Beautiful Start to August - Monday, August 4th 2008 12:45
Yesterday was Sunday and we mulled over doing the Lucent-Alcatel Sunday Bike Day. Ruth was keen to do something different instead, so we took a bus to the north end of Blackburn...
The Summer of... - Wednesday, July 30th 2008 13:24
The summer of 1967 is still referred to as the "Summer of Love". It seems likely that 2008 will be known as the "Summer of Rain" at least here in Ottawa and eastern Ontario.A...
The Gift - Sunday, July 27th 2008 13:08
Today was a real gift. We woke up this morning and checked the weather - no rain in the forecast until this afternoon! That has been a rarity this summer so far.We mulled over...
A Break in the Rain - Friday, July 25th 2008 11:39
After a couple more days of pretty solid rain we managed to get out quadracycling again today.This summer is turning out to be as bizarre as the winter was and as bizarre as the...
At Last, A Day For a Quadracycle Ride - Monday, July 21st 2008 13:25
We freely admit that we haven't been getting out quadracycling as often as we hoped this summer. Today was our first ride in two weeks.There have been a number of reasons for...
Taking Advantage of Some Good Weather - Sunday, July 6th 2008 13:29
As I have mentioned earlier in this diary, the weather has been generally appalling in Eastern Ontario this spring and early summer. All through May and June it just didn't...
Errands and Such - Saturday, July 5th 2008 18:53
This morning we had a few errands to run, Ruth had to drop off a prescription at Loblaws pharmacy and then pick it up an hour or so later. The morning dawned clear and...
Independence! - Friday, July 4th 2008 14:00
Today is US Independence Day, not something that is commonly celebrated here in Canada, but it was actually not raining today so a quadracycle ride was definitely in order!We...
Sunday Ride - Sunday, June 29th 2008 12:02
We had another rainy Saturday yesterday. Man it has been raining a lot all through May and June. The city is really very green now, but we could use a break from the rain!Today...
Quadracycle Picnicking - Saturday, June 21st 2008 15:02
To celebrate getting our quadracycle back on the road and the end of the seemingly endless days of rain we decided to go on a picnic to Mooney's Bay, our local beach on the...
Servicable! - Friday, June 20th 2008 13:22
Well our package from Rhoades Car came in the mail yesterday, delivered to the door by our smiling Canada Post delivery person. She had to call at the house, because she needed...
The Great Quadracycle Camping Trip of 2008 - Thursday, June 19th 2008 7:50
In life some plans work out as originally envisioned, while others work out more like this camping trip.The original concept was to see if we could do a gasoline-free vacation,...
Out of Action III - Wednesday, June 11th 2008 10:54
Just a short update for today. Yesterday I got a confirmatory e-mail from Beth at Rhoades Car: the two new derailleurs are on their way to us via mail. This is probably the...
Out of Action II - Monday, June 9th 2008 16:52
Well it certainly didn't take long to get a positive response from Rhoades Car.At 1614 hrs I got an e-mail from Beth at Rhoades Car. She had shown the pictures that I had sent...
Out of Action - Monday, June 9th 2008 14:38
As mentioned yesterday, after our ride downtown on the Colonel By Drive, I was cleaning the quadracycle and noticed that the left-rear Sun Race derailleur had a crack in it.This...