Chrissie Bowker

Throttle Therapy hits the road

Given that this is Britt Santowski's last Throttle Therapy for Black Press, she thought she’d leave you with her top 10 list for riders.

  • Aug 20, 2014
On June 22

UK cyclist plans to travel Vancouver Island to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation

UK cyclist Ollie Blackmore will cycle around Vancouver Island starting on June 22, and passing through Sooke on his final leg.

  • May 7, 2014
On June 22

Editorial: Culture of Entitlement has to stop

Entitlement seems to be the norm among many politicians

  • Apr 2, 2014
Allan Kobayashi at a Tough Mudder run.

Wounded Warrier Run to raise awareness of PTSD

A relay team of five endurance runners will cover the entire length of Vancouver Island, starting from Port Hardy on February 16.

  • Feb 5, 2014
Allan Kobayashi at a Tough Mudder run.
This is a recovery scene from a non-fatal accident that occured on Sunday

Column: The ache of motorcycle fatalities

This week's Throttle Therapy column parks the didactic view and looks through a lens of compassion.

This is a recovery scene from a non-fatal accident that occured on Sunday
Throttle therapy specialist

Motorcycling: 12 tips for cold weather riding on the West Coast

Britt Santowski gives riders some helpful information for year-round riding, as summer creeps to an end and Canadians highways stay tasty.

Throttle therapy specialist
Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.

“I like my face as it is,” says bike rider wearing full-faced helmet

Throttle Therapy examines end-of-life issues as it relates to the sanity of wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.

Doing the group thing

Throttle Therapy: There’s magic in motorcycling when riding in groups

Debra Roberts with her grandson Darren

Throttle Therapy: Motorcycling, a family affair

Should young children ride as passengers on motorcycles? Our columnist ponders the question.

Debra Roberts with her grandson Darren
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

Throttle Therapy looks at roundabouts: It’s enough to make you dizzy.

Navigating roundabouts sounds easy in theory but get more complicated in practice. Throttle therapy takes a spin from a biker's perspective.

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

ATGATT and other cool motorcycling acronyms

Motorcycling columnist from Sooke News Mirror shares her knowledge of motorcycle "lingo."

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25