Montreal has had the Bixi bike for a little over a year now, and as a member I find it a great way of getting around the city or even just for a joy ride. Today my one year membership comes to an end (until I renew it), and these are the stats that are in my online account. Although recently I have been angered by the availability of the bikes at night, I still love Bixi. Over this year, I have made 297 trips, totaling a cool 47 hours, and traveling 565 kilometers or 351 miles for you imperial folk. The mileage though is approximate, because it does not actually measure how much you bike, but the time spent biking at an average of 5 kilometers per hour, I figure that I bike faster than that though. Finally we have greenhouse emissions, I would have used 142 kilograms of carbon emissions if i was using a car, and 40 liters of gasoline. Overall I really like using the Bixi bikes, and love the online statistics and thought I should share!
Today I received a phone call from my friend Samer in Toronto. He asked me “Did you feel it?”. I had no clue what he was talking about and he quickly told me there was an earthquake. I was in the shower when it happened and did not feel anything. It’s funny though because a lot of my friends here in Montreal did feel it. The epicenter of the quake was near Ottawa, and reports have shown that it was also felt in Toronto, Montreal, and even Buffalo New York. At first some people thought it might be a terrorist act because the G20 summit that is scheduled to take place in Toronto on the 26th and 27th of June. The G20 summit will host the twenty most powerful leaders this weekend.
Yeah this post is a couple of weeks late, but better late than never. Here are some pictures I snapped while walking around downtown during the Grand Prix Weekend. I’m one of the people that was thrilled to have the Grand Prix return after such a long departure. Montreal really takes shape from this one event, it’s truly great we have it back. My pictures might not have been so great, but I really enjoyed the first picture. The car below is the Roadster Sport, It is manufactured by company called Tesla in California. You might think “So, what?”. The what about this car is that is fully electric and can run around for 244 miles (393 kilometers) on a single charge! They brought it so they can market it, (of course) but the interesting thing is, since we get cheap electricity in Quebec, it only costs about $1.80 to fully charge this car! Enjoy the pictures!
He was trying to interview the dog!
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I have not posted recently because my parents are in town, and I am busy spending time with them and being a tour guide. With that said I have had a lot of exciting video to capture and thought I would Share. If you like the videos and would like to know anything about them let me know.
1. Medieval Battle in Mount Royal (Happens every Sunday in the summer at Tam Tam Park)
2. A Band in the Old Port
3. A Painter in the Old Port
4. A Human Robot in the Old Port
5. A Bicycle stunt rider in the Old Port6. An Acrobatic Duo in The Just for Laughs Festival
1. Just for Laughs Stilts People
2. Just for Laughs Drummers
3. Just for Laughs small Parade
4. Just for Laughs Musical Van
5. Just for Laughs Pogo Guys (Double Backflip)
A crowd gathered around a performer singing a bunch of songs mashed up into each other. Reminds me of Playing for Change.
Stand by me, and In the Jungle, they actually sound good mashed up together!
Quick morning post before I run an errand for a friend and go for a run. I went to the jazz festival on the final day (July 12th, 2009) and I was lucky enough to have my camera with me. I caught this acrobat duo, and also the fireworks show. Enjoy!
Ps. Remember these videos are shot in HD, so click on the hd button if you have a fast internet connection, the quality will be much better than normal.
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