Scarborough Southwest councillor and Cycling Committee chair Adrian Heaps is peddling the joy of seasonal community service, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be happy unwrapping some sweet bike accessories, too.
What's the best gift you've ever received?
A brand new pair of cycling pants (SUGOI Firewall 220 tights, $119, Duke's Cycle, 452 Richmond West, 416-504-6138). For years I'd been cycling in an old pair of pants with various rips and tears that allowed cold air in. I hate shopping at the best of times and was happy to receive this welcome gift.
Photo By David Hawe
What's the best gift you've ever given?
Last year I served Christmas dinners in my ward at Gordonridge and had a wonderful experience meeting with residents. The simple act of sharing oneself in an informal setting is the best gift of all.
What's on your list this year?
A new bike lamp with low and high beam settings (Blackburn micro-size rechargeable Li-Ion headlight, $30, Wheels of Bloor, 2007 Bloor West, 416-762-9119). Anyone who cycles around the city knows that a good light is key to seeing where you're going and being seen by others.