Sunday, December 4, 2011

Occupy Backwards - Kensington Market

Going Going Gone
photo taken by Chris Minos
This is a message from Occupy Holiday Seasons regarding the upcoming mic check at the Eaton Centre. We are meeting on Saturday, December 17th, at 1:30 at Yonge and Dundas square to get organized and we will go into Eaton Centre to mic check for 2:00. Its my understanding there is no action this Saturday, so hopefully we can get 100+ people out. 

Hope to see everyone out this Saturday!!

Greg

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Toronto Occupied - St. James Park

St. James Park 
Bike Spotting
Photo taken by Martin Reis

Wednesday November 23,  8:00 AM- Last night my laptop was charging in logistics while I slept, but when I awoke to go get my laptop it was gone and the place looked ram sacked. I have gathered my belonging and put them in one spot off the park property and onto private property. The people with gas vehicles came and started breaking down our make shift homes and began throwing our stuff in the garbage truck....to be continued. On November 25 I received good news about laptop #2, that it was found. When It was finally recovered it was without a battery and its charger. Now am sitting in a conference room with 7 other occupiers and the live stream close by. What are we here for only some of us found out that the room was given us by a union for us to continue our work some told me. Cool I though as I dropped my bags to the carpet floor and hung the jacket I was wearing over 2 more.

Monday      October    17, 9:30 PM , the rain began to fall and traffic just kept coming after me. At least that is what it felt like at times when I seem to focus. Finally am here St James Park to see a pitched tent area beside a gigantic church building next it. Scores of sign tell pieces of arguments that could on into the night

OCCUPY TORONTO
Re-Cycled Paper Arts - Sustainable Gallery
Part 12 / Backwards Riders (view schedule) Eco-Friendly Living Workshop

Occupy Vancouver  /  here now since January 10AM 7, 2012
Attended GA's
  Sat 2pm-4pm
Tues 7pm-8pm

Occupy Wall Street 
Occupy New Orleans 
Occupy Sacramento


Occupied T.O Meetings

           City Hall -                  24                                                                         7:00PM
                 USW - November 25th                   25 Cecil Street                            2:00PM
              U of  T -                                                 George St. South of Harboro, 5:00PM  Sid Smith Hall

Supreme Court - November 29th                 361  University Ave                     12:00PM

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tonite, Backwardsrider in Whitby

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward."

Departure: Downtown Toronto: 12:13AM
 - Adelaide and Portland -
To all the people that have supported the movement, enjoy updates by the hour. Live webcam and chat. For the first time in your area meet the Backwardsrider in person and enjoy the manuevures and performances on the road. PS. taking the GO train ride backwards...
Arrival: 1:30AM and Backwardsrider is in Whitby now where the air feels fresh and cool in the night.

- Garden and Dundas/ HWY 2/ -
Cheers to all avid eco-travellers who are here and those visiting Whitby. Open for photo session!!!!

The Trikke T78A, open a PayPal.com account using your email address, and make up and record your new password for that account. You can also order Polyvinyl Wheels from the company, which will save on flats and give an instant alternative should a flat tire occur. The Polys much more as it makes that vehicle so much lighter in the handling and lifting.  Send me a return email.
Backwardsrider!

BUY-SELL-TRADE
647 830-6575
1156 Dundas St. West Whitby, ON.
http://www.ticketcity.ca/
Concert, sport, Arts & Entertainment, Family fun and much more!

Whitby Public Library 1:00PM - Time to watch movies: Gunless



G R A I N   B A G S
therapeutic
Wonderful soothing relief for aches and pains, or for warming those cold feet.
Pop it into the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, then put on sore/ cold area and enjoy!.
To stop the swelling that starts following sprains, bumps & bruises, or knee & other injuries, use a bag as an ice pack. Put the grain bag in a plastic bag and keep it in the (freezer (or chill for 3 hours) - place it on the sore area for at least 15 minutes every hour - put it back in the freezer between uses.

Do not soak it in liquid

View Video
Customized Grain Bags - for soothing your physical ...needs
Backwards Rider will be back in, Toronto by Monday, September 26, noon just in time for the camel and the eye of the needle...

Track status of bicycle lanes in Toronto

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reverse - Kensington LINKS



Dandy Horse


The, Internet Movie Database


Comedy Bar


Cool places to eat
Dundas Street West & Bathurst (South/East)
Kensington Market
202 Augusta Ave. 416 901-7787
    86.5 Nassau St. 416 901-8666

Weekly Surf Status
Surf Sessions from 86.5 Nassau St.
Tuesday @ 6pm

FREE LESSONS

Wednesday @ 7pm
SIDE STREET SURFING
Thursday @ 8pmTRAFFIC SURFING

Friday @ 5
CHRISTIE PITTS SLIDE JAM 
Sunday @ 1pm
LADIES LONGBOARD


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Live Happenings

Be here with us now, dancers, performers, musicians, artists, orators, poets, buskers, painters and sculptures. Bring your cameras, recording devices . Backwardsrider presents live happenings at secret location in Toronto. If your interested respond within by email, video, voice and text messages. For everyone outside of Toronto organize your people and get your own location and set up with us online. Communal art now for everyone. Act local, think global...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Backwards Rider - Nova Scotia

backwardsrider
 GTA TOUR
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Mississauga
Aug 31-Sept 1
Stofel & Kelfield - Toronto Airport Hotel (30hrs)
Melissa Di Nardo/ Photojournalist, Kirk Warringion/ Master Busker

Barrie, Vaughan, Milton, Bolton, Brampton

Backwards Rider Live Bicycle Webcam Toronto
Nova Scotia Tour
No need to pack a big bag or walk with funds my sponsor said. Backwards Rider and company will be leaving Toronto for an adventure and you can come along via webcam. Tune in at backwardsrider.com and see the many picturesque view along the way. All I will have is my bicycle a laptop, camera, webcam and cell phone. Oh yeah and the keys to my room to get back in when am back in Town. This transport truck vehicle is a red and white twenty two foot wheeler, air to air ride ready of course to take me on the trip travelling backwards at a speed of 100 miles per/ hour. I will be in the back of the truck cab sitting backwards all the way. Every pit stop that we stop at I hope to get quick bicycle stretches along with the truck ride making it double the fun. Tune in and be a cool sponsor...

Along the text, video or email us and check out what is going on as we go to parks, forests, events, visit groups, companies, landmarks, special buildings, art, music, and interesting people


Almuawak Services



Friday, August 5, 2011

Moving Needs, 1-2 Man on Job


Last minute call waiting to move, we will be happy to assist. Let us know your from and to: address, name and contact and we will be there when you need it the most. Backwards Ryder is on the move to bring your item (s) or off load the truck, car, van and or load for you! Do send us a message and let us know if you are interested in a fun and exciting re-location (GTA).

                                                                  backwards ryder
647 708-0669
                                                                  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Backwards Rider Private Charity

A council man said to me if you want something good to say this and he said it better than most people that I have heard comment on Ford, Mayor of Toronto. He said and I quote. 

"Fordwards is backwards and Backwards is forward"



"Hey, hey" shouts two police officers hanging out behind St. Michaels Hospital as I begun my ride today to find a place to eat breakfast. With hardly any strength in me and with and exhaust pipes at ground level, I never even bothered to look then answer to "hey, hey".  Like am going to start my day being entangle with a bunch of  "Bull S" meanwhile auto polluters casually zip by . By 3pm a young kid comes close to me while I spoke with a man that commented as we travelled in the same direction. The kid said that he read a post someone  graigslist "looking for backwardsrider" am not sure what that is about but the post as the kid started a search for the post again to show me he said it was removed by author. 


 "hey, hey"

As 4:30 pm came a brother again I met around Alexandria Pool on Spadina south of College St.. He was happy to see me and I was too. A Haitian who knows how to ride his bicycle backwards. We are now friends and were happy to be in one anothers company.

                                             Aug 10
"Hey" said a female officer as they held a driver for a stop. Then the male officer went on like he wanted to come after me to harras me.. One officer when he turn to the other officer charge him and when what appeared to transpire as I road  my bicycle by was a no. But when the same officer seem to hear what she said he said your not going to give him a ticket he backed off try to leave the scene he was already dealing with to come after me as I make my way back to the art space I find myself working out of to finish more pieces..

Coming Soon!
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   Coming to an arena near you
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sponsorship

What you are going to make a donation towards?
A green social network. Private Charitable Organization

How will the funds get to the project ?
Pay per view Via Paypal/ Direct Deposit 

When will you be able to sponsor ?
As the backwards rider gets on his bicycle something like sensory devices makes the button online flash. You will be able to see live through the backwards ryder webcam and even interact with people in his environment and as he cycles cross the land. Or the rider may start a chat from the streets. How exciting!

Why will backwards rider need a sponsor ?
Every ride done should be covered before by the potential interest of viewers a brief description on what the next trip may entail, possibly route, distance, weather and what the title(cause) of the run is. For example last year we made a pladge and never met our goal. Preparedness by being equiped with correct sponsorship is one of what we seek for support the most. "SICKKIDS FOUNDATION" etc.

Mike the Bike
                                                http://www.yelp.ca/biz/uncle-jacob-toronto


Monday, July 18, 2011

Backwards View Magazine


Watch live video from backwardsrider on Justin.tv

Basic requirements for 3-4 dimension, would mean a change neurophysically, upon which the passengers seated backwards in the aircraft at those velocity at length vs time, mass therapy is possible through the backwards rider fitness training power program (invitation towards full planetary consciousness). Preferences to max. potential, is a series of deep breathing and stretching diet



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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fraternity

backwardsrider.com

www.backwardsrider.com/Cached

5 days ago – Reviewing is like a medical health screening, personal financial statements need to be examined to diagnose the state of financial health.


A researcher for a show called Infoman, on CBC's French-language television network, based in Montreal,
is coming to Toronto next Tuesday.
A friend of hers told her about backwardsrider and have watch me cycle backwards and talk about my philosophy.
Theyr'e a kind of Rick Mercer Report in French. A lot of politics, and also present features on offbeat topics.



A researcher for a show called Infoman, on CBC's French-language television network, based in Montreal,
is coming to Toronto next Tuesday. A friend of hers told her about backwardsrider and have watch me cycle backwards and talk about my philosophy. Theyr'e a kind of Rick Mercer Report in French. A lot of politics, and also present features on offbeat topics.



Videographers


the League

Backwards bicycle riding to backwards ryder is a sport, exercise, skill, and or special olympics...this may be percieved as fitness training . We personally would like to congradulate, wish the best now backwards bicycle riders and welcome you to the backwards rider fraternity. Join us for a moment, on ride your bicycle backwards day








Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bike Festival

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bicycle Film Festival

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                                                                                   Canada 2010 | HD 8 min.
                                                                                        Dir. Ben Lenzner
    “Riding is a freedom. It’s like tapping into a world that has never been tapped into, “ states Leslie Slowely. Known throughout the Queen West neighborhood of Toronto as The Backwards Rider, this film explores his life and riding style.


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