It was a fun interview, hosted by Hayley Zimak, and the four interviewees (me, Andrew Butters, Duncan Clemens and Tim Kenyon) had great conversations before, during and after the live show (@talklockwr).
I won’t be quitting my day job any time soon. Folks with Live TV potential don’t conclude their interviews with ‘oops I lost my train of thought’ :) It was fun to do something new, meet some interesting people, take a twitter conversation to live TV and most of all talk passionately about cycling.
The interesting thing was we all agreed (except for the coroner) that the best part of the report was the complete street recommendation; advocating connected cycling lanes, separated bike lanes, bike paths and designated community safety zones with reduced max speeds.
I haven’t seen the show yet, hoping my neighbours pvr worked :) If anyone did watch, what did you think? I’d love to get some feedback on what you liked, what you thought could be better and what you thought ‘never do that again’ :)
Trip Report (Uptown to Rogers TV in Kitchener – map):
I was surprised how direct the route was and most of it was either trail or calm residential streets. The section of the iron horse trail between Queen and Mill street has been repaved and it is a smooth black ribbon that’s about a foot wider. It’s fantastic!
I had a first, in that I rode over a ground hog that darted across the trail that runs along courtland near the golf course. I felt guilty for not stopping. I turned around and noticed it was dragging its rear leg as it scampered into brush along the road. Sorry little ground hog, but thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t lose control … and bump my head :)
On the trail between Manitou and Wabanaki there was a tree down and I ended up bending my chain gard following @dunkalunk through the brush (it bent back easily enough).