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Pictures on the way to work

Posted by Cory Mogk, 14 July 2010 8:00 pm

In my Robot Meetings post, Kameleon made a comment about going green and reducing our carbon footprint. Other than really just loving to ride my bike (trivia fact: I rode my bike across Canada in 1993), Autodesk has a bike to work challenge going on where we're tracking the miles per person and per office in an informal and fun kind of competition. As well as tracking mileage, it tracks how we're reducing our carbon footprint by getting to work in greener ways.

My ride is 26km, about 16miles, from home to office so I have the longest ride that anyone is currently admitting to taking. My house and the Toronto office are both a few blocks from the lake so I have a very nice ride, often with cooler breezes. We have the Waterfront Trail in Ontario which goes for about 900km and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. It's also safer than being on some of the busy, rush-hour streets.

First is a picture of me on my bike - I've got my civilian shoes on here as I was just riding around the neighbourhood. 

First thing I want to share is the Humber River pedestrian bridge. I love the look of this bridge.

It's even cooler when you're on the bridge and look up, driving with no hands and feet off the pedals.

While talking about green things, here's a picture of our wind mill.

This one is not a leftover containment fence from the G20 summit, it's for the Toronto Indy, I hope.

And finally, a large Inukshuk.

 

9 Comments

mikejutan

Posted 15 July 2010 4:35 am

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Cory Mogk

Posted 15 July 2010 2:37 pm

what would be even more awesome would be if i could convert the handlebar into a bass guitar and play and steer at the same time

duttyfoot

Posted 15 July 2010 6:59 pm

cool pics

raitch

Posted 15 July 2010 10:09 pm

1. Did your brake falling into your spokes years ago cause you to get the lower to the ground seat?
2. You can connect your bass but not your labelmaker, deal?

Cory Mogk

Posted 16 July 2010 2:00 am

The labelmaker is what I took the pictures with - my rule is that the bike must not stop moving, and preferably not lose speed.

The breaking brake was an awesome wipe-out, one of my favourites! Sometime after that I started wearing a helmet. I often think about that wipe-out when I see the tourist cyclist; the ones who have their helmets dangling from their handlebars. I don't see how they have time to get them off the handlebars and strapped onto their heads while flying through the air...

JimBean

Posted 16 July 2010 6:17 pm


Why does you camera shut off... as soon as you get to work, batteries?

Sweet commute though, no doubt. Always great to hear about large corps encouraging these kinds of things... it's not like they have to or anything.

Sounds like your a shoe-in for the prize, here's hoping it's something nice.

Cory Mogk

Posted 16 July 2010 6:24 pm

do you want to see pictures from the office?

JimBean

Posted 16 July 2010 9:12 pm

Of course that's not what I really want... that's just all your offering to give me.

Have a great weekend Cory!

Cory Mogk

Posted 17 July 2010 10:39 pm

i'm not sure where you were going with things, Sir?

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