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The Meaning of Insanity….

It might be the 8th safest place to live in the world, but there are times when I do wonder about Canada. Well, BC mainly…..

Police campaign targets careless cyclists in Vancouver
(I like the careless bit. It’s careless to stand up to pedal…..)
http://tinyurl.com/ncljub

Vancouver cyclists face ticketing blitz
http://tinyurl.com/nhqzdj

At a time when we are told we need to stop using our cars so much, the RCMP are out and about issuing tickets.

So, this is the province/country where you can be fined $109 for not sitting on your bike, but standing as you pedal.

This is the country where you be fined for using your cellphone, again, $109, whilst riding your bike, but do so, either making calls, or more dangerously, texting, in your car and you are breaking no law.

This is the country where you can be fined $109 for not having a bell on your bike, but nothing for driving a car/truck with your pet dog sitting on your lap…..

Insane, not to mention frustrating. I’m afraid, at times, I just don’t get this place.

Although, I suppose the 2010 Olympics funding shortfall needs to be found from somewhere….

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Mission Creek Regional Park….

One of our friends has given us a bike rack for the Jeep, so we finally got round to using it last weekend, when we took them over to Mission Creek Regional Park, in Kelowna….

Mission Creek (1)....

Mission Creek (2)....

The ride is about 6km each way, as you cycle along the creek heading down to the lake. Bears had been sighted but not by us, of course…. all we saw was a couple of cranes, herons and ravens, along with the first few kokanee salmon heading upstream for the spawning season. The missus saw an osprey soaring past with a salmon still wriggling in it’s mouth, but that was it. Boring, eh!….

Mission Creek (3)....

With the kids back to school and the temperature cooling off, we’re going to try to do a bit more of this before the snow appears in a month or so….

On Yer Bikes (1)....On Yer Bikes (2)....

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