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Holiday Morning Ride - Monday, August 6th 2007 21:53
Today is a holiday Monday here in Ottawa. Last night it rained most of the night, but by dawn the rain had passed and the streets had started to dry off. By mid morning the...
Simple Pleasures - Thursday, August 2nd 2007 11:05
I have written quite a bit about our longer trips, the 30 km plus jaunts into town or into the rural areas exploring the countryside. Those are easy to write about. We usually...
Response To Lightfoot Cycle - Wednesday, August 1st 2007 10:46
Anyone who has done some serious internet research on buying a quadracycle will have come across the Lightfoot Cycles article “Comparing the Lightfoot to other four-wheel...
Another Beautiful Morning On the Colonel By Drive - Sunday, July 29th 2007 17:40
Today was Sunday and the sun was shining. That meant that not only was it an Alcatel-Lucent Biking Sunday but that there were lots of people out on the closed-to-cars road....
Gear Shifter Modifications - Friday, July 27th 2007 14:06
As mentioned in our 23 July 2007 diary entry, we have decided to carry out a modification to our Rhoades Car 4W2PCP quadracycle. We don't take modifications lightly. Mostly we...
A Trip to Pine Grove and other News - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 20:12
We decided to make a trip to one of our winter cross-country skiing haunts. The cycle to Pine Grove only took us 25 minutes and was really pleasant. The morning was crisp and...
Transportation Woes - Thursday, July 19th 2007 11:22
Our quadracycle has proved really invaluable over the last ten days. Our truck broke down when we were heading out to do some camping on July the 9th. We had it towed, packed...
A Real Alcatel-Lucent Biking Sunday! - Sunday, July 15th 2007 20:24
Yes, we got out on the Colonel By Drive today for a real Alcatel-Lucent Biking Sunday and cycled 30.0 km. This time it didn't rain (unlike last weekend) and the route was open...
Riverwood Park, Mooney's Bay & Hog's Back Falls - Thursday, July 12th 2007 19:03
Today we decided to just do a local trip, but we still covered 21.2 km along the way. When you travel side-by-side with someone that you like it is easy to cover lots of ground...
Finding the Limits - Tuesday, July 10th 2007 12:10
Slowly we have been pushing back the “quadracycle boundaries” to find out just what the combination of the Rhoades Car 4W2PCP with us pedalling, is capable...
Looking Back at the Options - Monday, July 2nd 2007 16:55
We have now had our Rhoades Car 4W2PCP since February 8th, 2007 which is five months. In that time we have put a lot of miles on our cycle. I figure that this is long enough to...
Canada Day Surprise - Sunday, July 1st 2007 1:02
Today is Canada Day – the country’s 140th birthday. So, being a Sunday, we thought we would take the Rhoades Car out and cycle the Colonel By Drive. We figured that there...
The Places That You Can’t Get To - Friday, June 29th 2007 18:57
Today we decided to head out and get some exercise while exploring an interesting roadway. On our Riverside South trip we had passed what our map showed as “High Road”,...
If they Build it...we will drop by and check it out! - Monday, June 18th 2007 9:55
By Ruth Merkis-Hunt   Ottawa is a growing city with new subdivisions popping up here and there. The city itself is girdled with a large greenbelt and so that means that...
On the Colonel By Drive - Sunday, June 10th 2007 20:28
Today was an amazing day! The weather has been perfect this weekend – clear and sunny. Ruth and I decided to head out and bike into town on the Colonel By Drive, which is...
The Slow-Moving Vehicle Sign - Sunday, May 27th 2007 14:35
Since the CBC documentary in which the Ottawa Police received some advice from MTO that quadracycles are allowed on the roads in Ontario, but have to have a “Slow-Moving...
CBC for Yourself - Monday, May 21st 2007 9:08
For anyone who didn't see the CBC clip that was aired on the CBC Ottawa evening news on May 2nd 2007 CBC have been gracious enough to post the item on their website.You can...
The First Alcatel Bike Sunday of 2007 - Sunday, May 20th 2007 16:18
Today was the first day of the Alcatel Bike Sundays this year. So we had to go and quadracycle the Colonel By Drive. We got going pretty early, around 0830 hrs...
Coast to Coast? - Saturday, May 12th 2007 16:29
Steve Fischer, the CBC reporter who came out to do the shoot with us and our Rhoades Car, sent us a note a couple of days ago saying that after the three minute clip was on the...
Bank Street...easier than it looks! - Thursday, May 10th 2007 12:50
Ruth writes: It’s pretty warm these days so going out on our quadracycle is even easier; no need to wear jackets or gloves. In fact, it was pretty darn hot yesterday (May...
Practical Uses - Sunday, May 6th 2007 20:28
This past Saturday we decided to go for a quadracycle ride. We were going to head further a field and explore some new housing areas south of the city, but the north wind was up...
Nice Weather Day - Friday, May 4th 2007 14:47
Ruth writes: When the weather is nice, I head out and go for a quick jaunt around the neighbourhood. When the weather is great, I head out for a longer jaunt around the...
On the CBC News? - Saturday, April 28th 2007 21:33
Well this has been an odd week for quadracycling in Ottawa. We did a bunch of cycling on Tuesday afternoon and may even end up on the CBC Ottawa Evening News on Monday or...
A Really Beautiful Weekend - Sunday, April 22nd 2007 18:49
This weekend was amazing weather. Normally the highs on this date are 11C, making it “jacket weather” and both days we hit 23C. It was sunny and warm! Of course we decided...
No Cycling on the Easter Weekend! - Sunday, April 8th 2007 15:23
After a pretty good quadracycling excursion last weekend we were really looking forward to the four-day Easter weekend for a chance to get out again and get cycling. Instead we...