The DAY! – Sorry the picture is a non sequitur

Non-sequitur: is a conversational and literary device, often used for comedic purposes.  It is a comment that, because of its apparent lack of meaning relative to what it follows, seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.  Pineapple.

Today was the day.  I don’t know why it was but it just became the day.  It began without the intention of being The Day.  THE Day.  The DAY.  It was one of those days that you don’t know it is The Day, until the very end.  Where it’s not longer The Day, but rather it just was The Day.

This is from the White House's Flickr

I biked all the way to Toronto, and then some today.  That’s what made it The Day, rather than any other day.  Today, a Wednesday, I did the only thing I truly said I would do this summer.  It was cloudy when I left, all assumed that it was probably going to rain.  I was unperturbed, I was going.  Mostly because I haven’t been on a bike ride in days and it’s become an act of meditation for me.  It’s taken more and more to reach the same level of calmness though, I need to bike to somewhere new each time and I am quickly exhausting everywhere in a ten kilometer radius.

The day was spent on the verge of rain.  The farther I biked the clouds remained at my heels.

I’m getting a new bike, hopefully, it’s a gift, and I’m really excited about it.  This was a good time to ride my bike to Toronto because it could be the last time I ride it.

The ride is not that difficult there’s an area in Mississauga, before Port Credit, that is really daunting.  It’s all uphill and downhill, and before that is the industrial area, and there’s no sidewalks and the street doesn’t feel so safe.  But once you get through there, you are in the clear. It’s all clearly laid out for the rest of the way.

Toronto is a great trip, very scenic and well worth the time and effort.  It took me about 3 hours to meander down there.  About 4ok at a slow pace over 3 hours.  Treated myself to really good pizza at this place off King St. near George Brown called Pizzaiolo, and then to a Nutella and coconut crepe at the crepe place across from MuchMusic.  These are things one must indulge in.

I am hoping to make the trip one more time but armed with my new bike and my camera so I can give you a better portrait of what it’s like to bike to Toronto.  And up top is a funny Obama picture, just because I like you.


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