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A Weekend of Quadracycling - Sunday, April 1st 2007 17:05
Adam writes: It has been a good weekend for quadracycling! I had to work most of yesterday doing a trade show, but when I was done late in the afternoon the weather was warm...
Further Still - Tuesday, March 27th 2007 10:43
Ruth writes: Today saw heavy, foggy skies but no sign of precipitation. This is good as we could use a dry day or two. I left this morning around 9:45 and was gone for 54...
Farther Afield - Monday, March 26th 2007 10:42
Ruth writes: Even though the snow is only just gone, although a few chunks of filthy crusty ice remain on certain curbs, I could no longer wait to take the quadracycle out on...
On the Roads of the Suburbs - Sunday, March 25th 2007 18:27
Today was our first real try-out of our quadracycle. Ruth was very keen to get the vehicle out on the road this weekend and was quite disappointed when it snowed on Saturday....
Waiting for the Snow to Melt - Sunday, March 11th 2007 15:12
Yesterday we officially hit the “in-between” part of the year. We had about five hours of freezing rain and then temperatures rose with the passage of the warm front to...
Messing Around - Saturday, March 3rd 2007 11:06
Winter continues on, although now that March has started things are definitely warming up. I went XC skiing in the city this morning and even with 8 cm of new snow overnight the...
First Time on the Road - Saturday, February 24th 2007 15:13
Cargo Deck On Friday the touch-up paint arrived from Rhoades Car – a little bottle with a built in brush, similar to nail polish. It smelled like nail polish, too. So today I...
Tools - Monday, February 19th 2007 6:56
This weekend was devoted mostly to XC skiing, as it is definitely still winter here for now!! It is -24C (-10F) this morning here in Ottawa!  I did want to make sure I had...
Lights & Cargo Rack Complete - Monday, February 12th 2007 19:27
The Cargo Rack I finished putting three coats of polyurethane on the plywood - it really looks nice. Hopefully it will be moisture-proof, at least. I installed some strips of...
Some Small Tasks - Saturday, February 10th 2007 14:27
Today is Saturday and it is still February and still pretty cold outside. Ruth is down with the flu and so while I am taking care of her and letting her rest I decided to do a...
It is Here! - Thursday, February 8th 2007 21:30
Today was the day and our quadracycle is now safely inside the garage! Actually everything went pretty smoothly. The weather was cold and windy today. I took the afternoon off...
Date and Time Are Set - Wednesday, February 7th 2007 20:15
We have a date and time for delivery! Mary at TST confirmed this afternoon that the quadracycle will leave the Ottawa terminal just after noon tomorrow (Thursday) for...
Not Today - Wednesday, February 7th 2007 8:10
Early this morning I talked to Mary at TST Overland. The quadracycle is now back at their warehouse from the bond warehouse - all cleared through Customs. Even the "who pays the...
Found - One Quadracycle - Tuesday, February 6th 2007 22:13
The weekend went quietly as Canada Customs don’t work then. Monday morning I called the bond warehouse to see if the quadracycle had appeared there. It hadn’t, although...
Climate Change for Canadians? - A Soapbox Editorial - Sunday, February 4th 2007 18:31
Quadracycling and climate change are interesting subjects. Just this week, on February 2nd, 2007, the UN released a report that indicated that the current warming...
Things Get a Bit Complex - Friday, February 2nd 2007 18:49
Today we made some progress in getting our quadracycle here, although it isn't here yet. The best guess is that it may be here on Tuesday now. Of course there is no rush, as it...
Well, We Know Where It Is - Thursday, February 1st 2007 18:26
The quadracycle is in a customs warehouse in Mississauga. It was delivered there by TST Overland Express, who are the Canadian partners to Estes Express Lines. Their website...
Out of Indianapolis - Thursday, February 1st 2007 5:50
The news this morning from Estes Express Lines is that our quadracycle is now "En route to MISSISSAUGA" and they are still estimating a delivery date of tomorrow, Friday 02 Feb...
We are making progress! - Wednesday, January 31st 2007 6:14
Well, our quadracycle is on the way here. According to the freight carrier it is in INDIANAPOLIS, IN this morning! That is moving in the right direction. Their estimated arrival...
Our Quadracycle Is On The Way - Tuesday, January 30th 2007 18:54
I just got an e-mail from Beth at Rhoades Car this afternoon and the news is that our quadracycle is on the way via Estes Express Lines. We have a tracking number for the order...
Today Was Not The Day - Monday, January 29th 2007 18:59
Well it turns out that there was a slight delay today at the factory. The carrier's truck came to pick up our unit and start it on its way, but they ran out of space on the...
Today is The Day - Monday, January 29th 2007 6:20
Yes indeed, our quadracycle is supposed to ship from the factory today. The next thing we hear should be the shipping information from Beth at Rhoades Car, including the...
Time Is Growing Short Now - Saturday, January 20th 2007 19:01
Well we are only nine days until the shipment date on our quadracycle now. There is a feeling of excitement to it, somewhat tempered by the fact that it will arrive in the...
Planning Odds & Ends - Saturday, December 16th 2006 12:59
Yesterday I checked with Rhoades Car to see if they had received my application to become a Rhoades Car Agent. They had received my paperwork, but said that the form I sent was...
Our New Green Car is Blue - Tuesday, December 5th 2006 7:11
We have been looking at transportation alternatives for the last while. The first factor: Ruth has often said that she wishes that she could go and get heavier grocery items...