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My 1 year anniversary of bicycling to work

By Roland Tanglao on June 25, 2008 - 10:16am

Almost exactly one year ago, I started bicycling to work thanks to VanCity and its Bike Share program. Now I bicycle to work 3-5 times a week rain or shine and am a small 'e' bicycling enthusiast. Really if you are reasonably fit and live and work within in the city of Vancouver there's no reason NOT to cycle to work. More reflections later, but here's my bicycle route that I took today to go to the BEST Pancake Breakfast.
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Cycling East Van to Gastown - N95 Style

By Roland Tanglao on October 3, 2007 - 1:42pm

UPDATE: For those who can't play the Viddler flash version of the movie below, here's the original MPEG-4 movie

I have a brand new shiny Nokia N95-1 phone for a week and have been tasked with recording my commute.

So here's part of my East Van to Gastown commute from yesterday (I would have done the whole thing but I accidentally forgot to turn the recording on).

Cycling Tyee to Gastown

By Roland Tanglao on September 19, 2007 - 12:38pm

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Shaky video shot on my Nokia N93 live from my bicycle handheld as I ride from The Tyee school in East Van to Bryght in Gastown.

My Bike Commute is 10.8 KM One Way, 8.5 the Other Way

By Richard Eriksson on September 17, 2007 - 3:31pm

You know how people exaggerate the olden days by saying they had to walk to school uphill both ways? Well my biking commute is almost like that: on the way to work it's downhill most of the way save for an uphill climb at Lakewood Drive, where on the way back it's uphill approaching Commercial, then downhill after Renfrew and then back uphill, then, saving the worst for last, a steep uphill climb at Boundary and Union in Burnaby. Like Roland, I drew my bike route on Google Maps, but I drew both my to and from work routes. (To work is in red, from work is in blue.) According to Google Calculator, my commute to work is 10.8 KM, and 8.5 KM back home. (I typed in "6.71 miles in kilometers" and "5.31 miles in kilometers" and rounded off the answers.) Because there are more hills on the shorter route, both directions take about the same time, from 45 minutes to an hour each. Two Google maps after the break.

My bike commute is approximately 5km one way

By Roland Tanglao on September 17, 2007 - 12:46am

According to Google Maps, my commute via bike to/from work in Gastown to home at Woodlands and 15th i.e. Clark Park is approximately 5km.

Check out the map of my bicycling route below. What's your route? Leave a comment.

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