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Threatening swerving by driver - should I report it? (Canada)

I also live in Ottawa so I can provide some pertinent viewpoints. Yes, you should report it, and yes, it will probably be an exercise in frustration. Don't expect the police to do anything about it. ...
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What should I do with stop lights which don't detect my bike? [Ontario]

These situations are frustrating. This site (Ontario bike laws) explicitly states the "Idaho stop" (Cyclists must stop on a red light, but can then proceed yielding to all traffic) is ...
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What should I do with stop lights which don't detect my bike? [Ontario]

Please consider contacting the municipality and asking them to tune the specific loop so that bikes can activate it. You may find your muni receptive to such requests; where I live in Vancouver area I ...
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What should I do with stop lights which don't detect my bike? [Ontario]

The first thing to do, is to look for the wires in the road. Frequently you'll see a loop of tar snakes where the first car in the queue is expected to stop. Make sure that you are bang in the middle ...
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Crank-based Power Meter for Shimano Sora

With the left (non-drive side) powermeters you do not have to have the left crank arm from the same groupset. It just needs to use a compatible interface and have the same length as the arm. For ...
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

I think your question is "can I go as fast as the speed limit of the road if I'm not using the electric motor?" The answer, in Ontario (thank you Google) appears to be yes. The "...
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E Bike speeding (>32km/hr) Penalty?

The law says Q3: Can I modify my e-bike so it can go faster than 32 km/h? No. Modifying your e-bike to increase its speed beyond 32 km/h will no longer qualify it as an e-bike. Which means that ...
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Crank-based Power Meter for Shimano Sora

The pedals seems to be the best option to me (Wahoo makes some, they also sell a pair of pedals with the sensor fitted only on one pedal, which is less expensive), even if I understand your concern ...
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Threatening swerving by driver - should I report it? (Canada)

Yes, report it. Then if at some later point (heaven forbid) he decides to hit you, or tries to scare you again and misjudges things and hits you, the police will have a prior report establishing a ...
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Where I live, winter weather can reach -50 °C (-60 °F), with gale-force winds. How can I bike in these conditions?

You can't. The other answers focus exclusively on the cold. I have very little experience of being in temperatures below about -10°C so I can't comment on that. However, you also say that there ...
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

The ebike speed limits are about the velocity where the motor has to stop assisting you. You're welcome to ride at any speed over that motor limit but it has to be under your own power, or that of ...
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Crank-based Power Meter for Shimano Sora

Wiggle lists the 4iii cranks as being Hollowtech II compatible, which fits with everything else I have read on these. If your bike has Hollowtech II BB, then they will likely fit (I won't say ...
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What should I do with stop lights which don't detect my bike? [Ontario]

By far the best you can do in various cities and towns in Ontario is to push the button. I cannot prove it, but I have extensive empirical evidence that the algorithms used give far higher priority ...
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What should I do with stop lights which don't detect my bike? [Ontario]

I can only answer with regard to what a rider can practically do, not the law (shouldn't law.stackexchange.com be more useful for that?). Traffic lights typically detect vehicles through inductive ...
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Is it legal for cyclists to use amber bike flashers for visibility (in BC, Canada)?

BC Canada https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/__shared/assets/Bike_Sense-Nov0552189.pdf says After dark, all cyclists are required by law to have a front white headlight visible for a minimum of 150 ...
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Where to sleep while touring southern Ontario?

There's an app called Wiki camps which is great for finding campgrounds and works offline. For free places to camp Community fields can be good. I met a couple guys yesterday who said they have had ...
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