About In Wheel Life
This blog is about cycling as a means of transportation. Mostly in cities.
The old adage, “It’s the journey, not the destination” is the spirit behind this blog. An environmentally-friendly, self-propelled and efficient means of transportation will be celebrated.
Through this blog I hope to raise the profile of cycling as a safe and viable means of transportation. I will share my knowledge and experiences and hope to learn more about cycling through this endeavour.
I want to share stories so that we understand and respect other road users. In essence, I want to turn down the volume on the “Us vs. Them” story that reigns in Toronto and quite probably, in other metropolitan areas. To this end, I will be comparing cycling in different cities through my own travels and research.
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I am an avid cyclist who lives in Toronto, Canada. I first stared cycling as a commuting device (rather than just for sport or recreation) in 2003 when I was living in Germany. Most of my classmates and I bought “beater bikes” at local flea markets and rode these last-leg gems to class, to parties, to the lake … wherever we needed to go.
I loved the feeling of the wind in my hair and how more potent the “to” in “From A to B” became when a bike was the means. I got a better sense of distance and of my own power.
This is my first blog – and I’m just getting started. Hop on for the ride!