While cycling home from the Parkdale Market the other day I tried to avoid both West Wellington and Scott due to the construction. This took me through the centre of Hintonburg, past a fireplace store.
I came accross one guy on a bike, the other on roller blades. Cyclist had a pager.
Roller blader: puff puff, “He wasn’t there.”
Cyclist: “he must be, he just called five minutes ago” (holds up pager).
Roller blader: “want me to go back?”
Cyclist: “naw, gotta another call” (cites address).
Blader skates off madly down another street.
Cyclist: checks pager, heads west at a fast clip.
Now what these two gents were doing could be totally innocent. I am sure many 30-40year old scruffy males enjoy cycling and roller blading. Or maybe they were mixing “business” with exercise or economical transportation. Whatever, it was low carbon footprint and will positively reflect on Stats Can surveys about mode of transport to employment in inner city neighborhoods.