Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Wheelz

"I got a brand new pair of roller skates, and you've got a brand new key..."

Hey, wait a second. I think I just got that?

No matter. I didn't get a new pair of roller skates. I'm not really a roller boogie kind of guy. But I did get a new bike – well, a used bike, but new to me. Only problem is, this bike is built for speed and my body isn't quite up to that yet. I'm working on it though. It's funny but I've noticed a cavalcade of cyclists in the city, and not your courier-road warrior or activist vegan type of cyclist. Just people on bikes. A recent movie we just rented, Monkey Warfare, really captures the kind of cyclist that you often see in T.O. I could go on to describe a lanky guy in a Western style shirt, riding a cruiser, unshaven, looking for a pot score or you could just watch the movie. It's not the best film you'll see this year, but it's one of the only films I can think of that shows Toronto as it really is, and actually makes it look good. I'm not sure how they did it, but you get the feeling that it's a nice place to ride a bike (bikes play an important role in the plot). Oh, and it was apparently all filmed minutes from our house (Queen and Roncy, Wabash Park, Parkdale etc.)

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