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Finally Some Nice Weather - Sunday, June 8th 2008 15:43
As recently mentioned, the weather through most of May 2008 was pretty poor, with high winds, rain and cool temperatures. That all changed this weekend when the summer heat and...
Rain, Rain Go Away - Thursday, June 5th 2008 12:57
It has been quite surprising how little quadracycling we have done this year so far. Actually we haven't done much in the way of cycling, gardening or any other activities in...
Solutions to some pressing problems - Sunday, May 25th 2008 14:02
One Rhoades Car owner has found some interesting solutions to some problems.Holly from Virginia wanted to take her 4W1P single seater along with her motorhome. She found a...
Back on the Colonel By Drive for 2008 - Sunday, May 18th 2008 14:41
Ruth and I have been looking forward to today for a while. Victoria Day is a special day in most parts of Canada, not just because it is Queen Victoria's birthday, but because...
Quadracycle Wedding - Thursday, May 15th 2008 9:13
If you love quadracycling as much as we do, perhaps you would want to take one on your honeymoon? That is just what one couple did. After getting married this month Drew and...
Flat Effects - Monday, May 12th 2008 13:43
Last Friday May 9th we went for a local ride on our Rhoades Car. It was finally a nice day and not too windy. This has been a problem lately as the weather has been quite, cool,...
Tires - The Complete Primer - Monday, May 5th 2008 7:12
Our Lethbridge correspondent, Gordon Koppang, has been thinking about tires for your Rhoades Car again. Back in February Gordon wrote an article containing all the wisdom that...
A Beautiful Afternoon Ride - Friday, April 25th 2008 15:36
Today was such a nice day, with temperatures of 20C, that we couldn't resist going out for a local quadracycle ride, just for fun.Next week the weather is forecast to...
Night Quadracycling - Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 10:01
Yesterday evening we tried something new, quadracycling at night.This was something we never attempted last year, even though we have a set of lights for the vehicle. It wasn't...
Quadracycle Gardening - Sunday, April 20th 2008 12:39
Today was a real test of how well we can survive car-free in Ottawa.The winter has finally abated and the snow is at last gone from our front and back gardens. This was quite an...
Quadracycles at Burning Man and the Local Ottawa Shopping Mall - Friday, April 18th 2008 17:49
Gordon Koppang sent along a link to a website that is worth checking out. The author built a custom quadracycle inspired by the Rhoades Car design and then took to Burning Man....
How to Buy a Rhoades Car - Thursday, April 17th 2008 9:16
Our regular contributor, Gordon Koppang, has written up his Rhoades Car experiences in a new document called Gordon’s Rhoades Car Buying Tips. In it he collects together...
A New Article and Practical Trips - Wednesday, April 16th 2008 19:32
I just received an interesting practical article on Rhoades Car steering from Gordon Koppang, our intrepid correspondent in Alberta. It seems that Gordon has had some problems...
First real ride of 2008 - Monday, April 14th 2008 15:32
Today was the first time we got out on the road together in 2008. The day was a cool one, at 9C. There was also a good wind blowing of 18 gusting to 28 km/h. We started off...
First "big" ride of 2008 - and first portage of the 4W1P - Tuesday, April 8th 2008 18:29
By Gordon KoppangMy friend Scott and I took our first “official” ride of the new season today! I know you’re suffering under too much snow and probably too much...
It was the housefly that did it! - Saturday, April 5th 2008 17:00
by RuthComing off what has become the second snowiest winter in Ottawa in the past thirty years, the day's soft skies and fabulously warm breezes fuelled my desire to hit the...
Quadracycle Gets Pulled Over by Police In Toronto - Friday, April 4th 2008 12:45
Here is a great news story, with a happy ending. A Toronto artist built his own quadracycle, powered by four riders. First time out on the street it got pulled over by the...
Toyota Prius - Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 14:42
We had an out-of-town guest come and stay with us for a few days. He rented a Toyota Prius hybrid car while he was here because he wanted to evaluate it, so we got a close look...
One Week Car Free - Friday, March 21st 2008 11:56
We sold our 17 year old Chevy Tracker 4X4 a week ago on March 14th, 2008 and so have now been car-free for a week. As described earlier in this diary, this is something we have...
More on Tires - Friday, March 14th 2008 13:33
As can be seen from the entries on this blog, the debate rages on the best tires to use on your Rhoades Car.I decided that the factory might just have some information on this...
Gas Prices Continue To Rise - Sunday, March 9th 2008 14:35
This is the one issue that we are all going to hear a lot more about in 2008 and well beyond. It is not going to go away. The whining is going to get very loud this year.CBC...
Replacement Tires for the Rhoades Car - Tuesday, February 26th 2008 20:04
By Gordon Koppang Chances are your Rhoades Car arrived fitted with Cheng Shin 20 x 2.125 diamond tread white walls. Personally, I like the whitewalls. They add a little a...
Gas Prices? - Sunday, February 24th 2008 19:00
CBC recently carried an article on nationally soaring fuel prices, as the price of gas in Montreal hit $1.20, which certainly got media attention. The article stated that...
Desert Quadracycling - Sunday, February 17th 2008 18:43
This blog has been a bit neglected over the winter. This was not intentional, there just isn't much quadracycling to write about at this time of year. You can't fill a whole...
A New "Quadracycling in Ottawa" Video - Thursday, January 24th 2008 14:04
We have a few bits of video footage that we shot last winter and that Ruth's daughter, Rachael, shot last summer. We finally found an application to edit, compose and post...