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The New Most Addicting Game Ever

I’ve been staying at a resort for the last few days and there is a lawn game that has been here that seems to draw a lot of attention. It is called “Ladder Golf”. It consists of two “ladders” and two sets of “bolos”

Ladders

Bolo

The way the game works is that you place the ladders a decent distance apart and then throw the bolos and try to get the bolo to land on one of the bars of the ladder. Each bar of the ladder has a different point value.

So far, after hanging around a bit, it seems like everyone is more interested in this game then every other game that is here.

To find out how to buy one or make your own just search “Ladder golf” on google. (or click the link)

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Bixi Bikes Hit Toronto

I love biking and as such I love the idea of Bixi bikes. For those of you who don’t know what Bixi bikes are, they are a way to rent bikes without having to go to a store. Similar to Zipcar but with bikes instead of cars. All you have to do is walk up and insert your membership card grab a bike and you’re set. Just return it to the nearest Bixi bike rack when you’re done.

Sounds great right? Well just like everything else it has its flaws. The new Toronto Bixi “network” is limited to the extreme downtown core (spadina to jarvis, south of bloor) and there is a time limit of 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you will have to pay a late fee. Oh, did I mention it costs $95 for a full year. Well it says a full year. You can’t really ride a bike all year can you (I know some of you are saying “I can try”). You might as well buy a cheap bike and lock (and helmet) for slightly more and you can ride whenever you want for however long you want.

I’m hoping Bixi Bikes will expand to the rest of Toronto and then, with some luck, get cheaper. We can dream can’t we.

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