Monday, March 29, 2010

A Weekend in Vancouver

Got back late last night from a whirlwind of a weekend in Vancouver with the better half—just the two of us. The weather was good despite the weekend-long forecast for cloud and rain. To take advantage of the day-and-a-half of sun, we rented some bikes which not only let us Deb get to some of Vancouver's best shopping, but enjoy popular spots like Granville Island, Stanley Park, and the adjoining beaches/sea wall.

It's no secret Vancouver has some great cycling infrastructure, but what was really puzzling was the general absence of cyclists out on the streets. I've been to Toronto many times and always marvel at how many people rely on their bikes as part of their lifestyle. Honestly, I think we have more people circumnavigating potholes and beligerant drivers on Winnipeg streets than those enjoying Vancouver's bike lanes based on what I saw (didn't see) this past weekend (and it was sunny). Even Deb noticed and commented. Too bad...some people don't know how good they go it.

The only thing better than cherry blossoms in Stanley Park is a Japadog! Mmmmm...Japadog.

Ice Cube is one thing, but hey—if they're good enough for Steven Seagal, I'd be Above The Law, Under Siege, and Marked For Death to think I could find better street food in YVR.

Hey, I think I have a new idea for FGBC's next 24-hour bike race...


  1. A Seagal film festival.

    Oops. I threw up in my mouth a little bit after typing that.