Beautiful day Sunday so it was time for a road trip. I and a friend drove all the way from downtown TO to Steeles! For someone who lives and breathes downtown that's a vacation trip.
Destination? Pacific Mall, home of electronics and DVDs. And good, inexpensive food. It's like stepping into another country, China to be exact. Or more like Hong Kong, since most speak Cantonese. It's one of my favourite destinations when I want to leave western culture behind.
Highlight of the day for a motorcyclist? Cupholders. The Accent has two sizeable cupholders in the console. So I had to use both. Two cafe mochas. One not so good, the other a Starbucks, which I used to wash away the distinctly powdery taste of the first one, which came from one of the bubble tea shops at Pacific Mall. Okay, one thing you should avoid at PM is chocolate coffee. Ugh.
It was also a hot day and the a/c was very cold and effective. Used to be -- in the '80s and early '90s -- that small cars could be equipped with a/c. But that activation button was more for looks than function. When it did work, it was a real drag on the engine. The air that came out of the vents could best be described as coolish. The Accent's a/c system proved very effective and had no discernible impact on performance.