The View from the Skywalk

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I was out at the Skydome (I still find it hard to call it the Rogers Centre)  to watch the Toronto Blue Jays pound on the Seattle Mariners.  Why walking to the stadium through the skywalk–a convoluted path that is convenient but poorly marked-I had a chance to snap some pictures.  I hope you enjoy.

 

Coming Across the Subway Tracks

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Today, on my way back from the bicycle store (because I love to look at bikes and bike stuff on my break and because I am getting ready pho my cycling trip–see my other blog) I came across a subway overpass that I didn’t know existed.  While subway trains aren’t exactly trains, they are cool in their own right and I decided to share them with you.

 

Converging Train Lines

While in Toronto to watch a baseball game–Go Jays!! I came across a Via Train and the UPX….or is that UP express.

I suppose it is supposed to stand for Union to Pearson express:  Union obviously being a train station and Pearson being the name of the International Airport in Toronto.

 

Either way, based on the reaction in previous posts, I thought you might like these pictures.  I am sorry I didn`t shoot any video.

At the Bike Show

 
There is something about going to a bicycle show that really gets my heart pumping.  I go to walk through row up on row of bikes and stuff.  There were mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes and cross bikes.  There were tools, tires, clothes and helmets.  The best way to describe it would be to call it a toy store for adults.
The only thing that bothered me was the entry price.  I find it rather unfair that one has to pay to go shopping.  It is like having a daily admission price to Costco.  The price was 15 dollars, and I would rather have spent that money on something else.  However, I know there are a lot of costs in putting a show like that on (security, rentals etc) but they could have at least given us a break on the food.
I would have to say that cycling is rather popular.  There were so many people who were interested in cycling.  And most of them were also very friendly.
I didn’t go to the show to shop, but rather to find out about cycling vacations.  I am really interested in going on a cycling trip somewhere.  I collected quite a few route maps and found quite a few cycling destinations.  Now I just have to get in shape because some of the routes seem rather ambitious.
As for swag–I was hoping for more.  I came home with lots of trail and route maps, some back issues of magazines and even a tool catalogue.  However, I was expecting more.  I hoped for some socks, or a t-shirt, maybe a free water bottle… something.   I guess it isn’t a car show.