Leftover Perfection


Snow has started to fall again and though I never expect November snow to stick around, it seems as though it might. Before I regale you with pictures of winter and snow, because rest assured I can, I wanted to highlight something that has not been affected by the changing season.

Near my work there is a bike rental spot. I don’t remember them installing it.  One day it was just there.  In fact, I imagine that I an many other Torontonians walked right past it without seeing it for months, despite the scheme getting some decent press upon its debut.  I have never used the system and no nothing about it.  I have also never seen anyone using it, and I have never seen the bikes pass me on the street–and I am pretty sure I would have registered it.  I mean, I can spot a Pinarello Dogma from quite a distance.

I suppose like all things these days, it can be accessed from your phone using credit cards and paypal and a medium amount of suspicion fuelled trust. There might be forms to fill out or awkward questions to answer, but I don’t think you need to sign away a kidney or anything.

I pass by this spot every day on my way to and from work, but I don’t always notice it. However, because I love cycling and want to encourage more people to ride, I do try and pay attention from time to time.  I was surprised that the bikes were still available.  I would have guessed that they would safely neglected in some city government warehouse as opposed to casually neglected on the street.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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