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Council’s focus is on the rear-view mirror

City Council’s decision to shelve the staff report on active transportation options…

  • Feb 24, 2021

 

In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location (as shown in these two photos). Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.

Tag, Vancouver Island cyclists, you’re it

International photo tagging game Bike Tag a hit with cyclists and expanding on Vancouver Island

 

In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location. Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.

Tag, Vancouver Island cyclists, you’re it!

International photo tagging game Bike Tag a hit with cyclists and expanding on Vancouver Island

 

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Sometimes I wish I had dumb kids

By James Durand When Rhyley turned three she asked for a dog.…

  • Jan 27, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Physically tough, but mentally relaxing

It’s winter. I am usually just returning from down south and having…

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

B.C. woman with 18 fractures has a warning for all drivers, cyclists

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since morning commute incident in Colwood

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

How do we stay self motivated

By James Durand So, it’s been a busy year for all bike…

  • Dec 16, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Let’s practice some self preservation

By James Durand In the cycling world I live in, there are…

  • Dec 9, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Bursting the bubble

By James Durand Lately, I’ve not been riding nearly as much as…

  • Dec 2, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

You can have excuses, or success, but not both

By James Durand When I raced moto-x I was taught this lesson…

  • Nov 25, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Sometimes the grass actually is greener. Much wetter, but greener

The weather on Monday last week was so horrible, that I hoped…

  • Nov 18, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Don’t take it for granted

By James Durand This year, more than any I can remember, we…

  • Nov 11, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)
Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

A morning dilemma

By James Durand Monday morning always seems to arrive earlier than most.…

  • Nov 4, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
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Pedal Your World says a huge ‘thank-you!’

As this extraordinary year approaches the end of the traditional bike season,…

  • Nov 4, 2020
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The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

I’ve never ridden so slow, and been so nervous

By James Durand I like all kinds of riding, and I truly…

  • Oct 19, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Just killin’ time

James Durand tackles construction projects with kids

  • Oct 7, 2020

Swicked: just flick the switch

James Durand explores letting stress go

  • Sep 16, 2020

The gravel bike – One bike to rule them all?

There’s a “principle” that some cyclists abide by. It’s known by the…

  • Sep 9, 2020

Learning from our mistakes

By James Durand I went to the new jump park in Willow…

  • Sep 3, 2020