Current email exchange w/ebiker in the USA:
PJ>What are you up to these days? Any brainstorms recently?
I am Well, thank you. (Still only half-dead, apparently, according to right side of my body.)
Up to/brainstorms these daze? Well, last year, that uphill race thingee. Hopefully to repeat this summer coming (12 noon race start). As of this date I see ten intrepid ebikers have announced they are to race this Saturday July 12. So already about equal in number to those racing last year.).
Up to yesterday, my focus was on cleaning up the property (including access driveway, shared behind 4-5 properties just 3-4km west of Brimley Road South, where we raced up last year - and oddly enough, none riding a traditional Victorian-era pedal-only bike/trike, doing their traditional (?) uphill trudge/huff and puff, lugging their vehicle beside them.)
Last year I hadn't thought about an after-race thingee, hence my thought to have a back yard lawn party this year. (Try Giggling (sp?) the WWW for the phrase "2014 Toronto Uphill Bicycle Race" - yah, more advanced promo for the EVent this year too.)
While promo'ing the race this year, in mentioning the after-race party, my thought to discourage... some from coming:
1) In any messages/mention of the after-race goings on, casually note it is a COSTUME dress "get together" (style of clothing optional).
2) Casually note as well that I have invited police Ladies from two nearby Toronto Police Divisions (Guys can come also.)
Might fence off the property such that admittance is limited to a max number of persons at one time. (Access/egress only at one point.)
Day before yesterday, a crew showed up to clean up back yard garbage on vacant property next door, after receiving a letter from our City (that I may or may not have had something to do with having prompted - cough cough).
Problem? I am told by absentee landlord that our City folks also sent a letter TO THIS address, with similar comment about litter on the property needing cleaning up. I have already removed many bags of weeds and other garbage (property in a MESS). And was continuing to empty out the run down detached wooden garage full of moldy "garbage" (that the Landlady had already told me I was welcome to do for her).
So then the Land Lady (plus her husband) show up (re City letter) and he proceeds to throw garbage BACK into the garage, replace the board baring the door, and asked me to stop with the cleanup and to not enter the garage again.
... and told me I am to receive an eviction notice to move elsewhere.
Seemed a shame to clean up the property and not put it to better use?
So my thought, to have a weekend "campout" for kids next August. I have already spoken with the Mum next door, and she indicated very positive interest in the idea (she had one youngun grrrl w/two older brothers).
Anyway... Nutshell? The landlord has... messed up not only an after-race lawn party, and the cleaning up of their own property, but also a childrens "campout" one weekend in August. And I now have to write area politicians, police, etc, etc, that I have already invited via emails, to amend the location for the after-race get together.
One day has past where my Landlords told me they would deliver me two things:
1)cc of the full letter from the City.
2)Eviction order pour moi.
(Other stuff re my current living arrangements, but thought this sorta ebike-related. Somehow.)