Naked Cyclists

Friday’s post:
Seems a lot of you
thought the loonie in Friday’s post came with the cereal! No folks, I added the
loonie myself to give you some sense of just how big that strawberry was ….
now, with that cleared up on to some sundry adventures from this past

Naked Cyclists
Saturday we headed down to Yonge/Bloor to buy tickets for the World Wide Short
Film Festival
, which starts tomorrow. Walking back to the car, we were shocked
(read: horrified) to see this sight:

Buck naked, old,
wrinkly cyclists at Yonge/Bloor?! Like, erm, what’s with that?! Well, actually, it was the World Naked Bike Ride. honestly, what next?! There were
about 10 cyclists being escorted by two Toronto cops on bikes (these guys were
in uniform). Gosh, what happens if you fall? Talk about road rash!

Vegetarian Fare
It was certainly
veggie weekend for us. On Friday night we ate at Happy Buddha (Yonge/Eglinton).
It was very good (the spicy eggplant, in particular). I think this place is new.
I don’t have any pics though …. I forgot the cam. They have a great meal deal:
for $20.00 two can dine on an appetizer (spring rolls); soup (hot and sour) and
two mains (we had mock shrimp fried rice and ‘buddha’s delight, which was
fantastic!). The pineapple shake I can also highly recommend.
The veggie fare
continued on Saturday night when we headed all the way out to Guelph to visit
Gracie. We ate at The Cornerstore (our usual haunt in Guelph). Excellent,
excellent meal in a totally funky vibe locale. Here’s some


1) oh-so-sweet
antijitos; 2) feta, sundried tomato and artichoke heart pizza

3) order off the
board inside; 4) Corner Store

While in Guelph we
stumbled upon “The Nutty Chococtalier” and found Mozartballs! Finally! Ever
since seeing the documentary “Mozartballs” at the Hot Docs Film Festival, we’ve been trying to hunt down these peculiar
little tasty treats in Toronto. Made in Austria, they are a mix of milk and dark
chocolate; marzipan, and nougat. Very yummy, though I couldn’t eat a pile of



On Sunday we headed
north to St. Jacob’s and toured this village full of mennonites. We shopped at
the market and toured the wee village looking at the crafty shops and
antiques. This was our first time to St. Jacobs and, frankly, I can’t see
myself visiting again. I think I was expecting more charm and quaintness ….
like Solvang or Main Str up in Unionville.


the beautiful flowers outside Gracie’s house in Guelph


Will and
Last night I met up
with xangster and singer-songwriter extraordinaire (shameless plug, I know, but
true nonetheless), willariah, and Billy to lend a hand on a funding
application. Will and I wrote and edited while Billy gave great encouragement
with lots of doggie kisses! Yay Billy!


World Cup
And finally …. GO ENGLAND GO!  World Cup is the talk of the town, city, globe (take your pick)

I’m fortunate to hold dual citizenship, having a British and Canadian passport. As Canada did not make the World Cup this year, I shall don the englishmen in me for the next wee bit and shout with proper english aplomb:
GO   E NG L A N D   GO!

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14 Responses to Naked Cyclists

  1. willariah says:

    ..and yes, i’ve located mozart balls at a polish/german deli at runnymede and bloor. i tried one. u’re right. not that splendid:(

  2. willariah says:

    aww:) thanks for the shameless plug. they’re always welcome!

  3. enRoute says:

    Hahaha…naked cyclists?!? Now that’s a first for me! =)

  4. Anonymous says:

    i mean what’s the point of naked bike riding??? I don’t get these poeple!!

  5. orchidgrass says:

    you’re an englishman?

  6. Len_Q says:

    There’s also a good vegetarian Buhdist place on Dunda and Denison. It’s pretty much a dive, but the food is good and cheap!

  7. Fatcat723 says:

    RYC: full of potentiality –I like that – may I borrow?

  8. Anonymous says:

    haha i just had one of those mozartballs last night. really good stuff! : ) ryc: panadol is our version of the pill you take for headaches, aches and general pain.

  9. …what happens if you have really saggy balls and it gets stuck in the wheel…or what if some hot guy passes by…looks at you riding nakey and then you get …excited? =]but i like that idea

  10. if you think naked cyclists are bad, you should go to SF and run the bay to breakers … naked joggers. hehe. cute dog btw

  11. kunhuo42 says:

    ooh, those mozartballs sound rather intriguing. 

  12. Fatcat723 says:

    Don’t think I could handle naked cyclists. Well, unless they were all buffed, maybe then. That looks like good veggie food.
    RYC: thanks for feeding the kitten!!!

  13. bennykan says:

    Naked Cyclist? I thought pride is coming a bit early? LOL The dog is just so cute! And yes. Go! England! Go!

  14. Anonymous says:

    ryc: It was training over the weekend, not a race. Apologies for the confusion. Next race is in mid July.I would have gone blind at the sight of the naked cyclist. I love sundried tomatoes. Adorable dog….and YES, GO ENGLAND GO!! Woo Hoo…

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