Ghost Bikes

IMG_8718Hello All!

I wanted to write a poem about the ghost bike which was placed at the intersection of 96th. Street and Norwood Blvd. in Edmonton last November. It stands as a stark reminder of the death of a city cyclist, killed in an early morning hit and run, and is the work of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.

If you want to find out more, you can go to the EBC site or, to see what is happening with ghost bikes around the world.  

Ghost Bikes

You rode into death on your bicycle.

Different, I wonder?

From getting old, everything slowing down

Breath, pulse, being

You rode into death on rubber tires.

A sudden slam ending

Like birth-entering with an explosion of light and noise and new dimension-

The wheels going round and round, then slowing down and stopping.

A determined hand, frozen,fallen,broken, brake.

Riding a white chariot to the stars.







Hello! Once again we are meeting another dog from Alberta Avenue.

His name is Ace and he is a well-known character on the Ave.

He and his owner, Mitch can often be seen riding on their bicycle.


Ace is a bit of a style guru

Well, everyone, thanks for joining me on this ride.

See you soon!

Lashes, Forrest and Betty

Hello from Alberta Avenue, where I am finding more amazing dogs!

First up is another dog that I met at Kaleido.

Her name is Lashes and she is a sweetie.


Lashes- what a sweetie!

At the Eastwood off leash park I met Brendan, Forrest and Betty

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Brendan, Forrest and Betty


Beautiful Forrest


Betty is a bit of a scamp!

Forrest High Five

Brendan and Forrest give a high Five. Talk about talent!

Thanks for joining me in enjoying more dogs from Alberta Avenue

See you soon!





Romeo, Trouble and Nikka

Hello from Alberta Avenue, where we continue going to the dogs!

All three of these dogs are little tornados of energy and fun.

Two of today’s furry friends are called Romeo and Trouble.


Romeo(left) and Trouble (right)

These two adorable balls of fur would simply not stop moving!

Next we have Nikka.

Nikka 2

Excitable Nikka

Thanks for tuning in. Catch ya’ later!