Vancouver's commute went smoothly, according to TransLink. At around 7:30 AM, CBC Radio had a journalist at Broadway Station breathlessly reporting on the lineups, and another recommended going to the back of the SkyTrain, which is apparently less crowded. (Really?) CBC TV last night didn't make any mention of biking as an alternative to driving or transit. If the media won't pat me on the back for biking in the rain this morning to avoid the crush, then I will.
Inspired by "Why Chyrons Attack" at the Tea Makers blog. To test whether I can make a screencap of EyeTV in HD (yup) and to see if the CBC still did captions over chyrons (a word I only learned today: so that's what they're called!). And no, I don't normally watch How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?.tags: CBC, HD, chyron, elicia, eyetv, hdysaplm, screenshot
This morning CBC TV contacted me though my contact form and then by my work's phone # (that's what I get for not publishing my personal phone #) and asked me to be interviewed for CBC News. I should be on sometime after 6 PM on Vancouver's CBC's evening news, talking about the Vancity Bike Share program. I don't do media interviews often, so it will show, but I enjoyed riding around on Roland's bike—of all the days I decide not to bike into work, I choose this one—and talking to the CBC reporter. They'll stream the story on the CBC website for 24 hours, which should give an enterprising someone the chance to 'archive' it.
I have yet to write at more length about my new bike purchase of a couple weeks ago, which was directly as a result of participating in the bike share. So far so good: it's a one hour workout each way, 10.5 KM to work and 8.5 KM back (I take different routes. I'm already pretty serious about it, having bought rain pants, back and front lights, and even weather proofing for some of my existing clothing. Still, the true test is not a bright Summer evening but cold, wet, and dark rides both ways in the Fall.