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Busted Rim

Busted Rim

It could have been worse 🙂 Today was my first ride with the Niagara Freewheelers Bicycle Touring Club in years. Perhaps over a decade. There were six of us, including me, and we set off on a 60 km route that took us through all sorts of fun places. I knew my rear rim...

Ice Cream and My Boy

Can’t tell you how much fun it was to go cycling with Paul. Especially because he initiated it. We went to the Avondale Dairy Bar up the Canal Parkway, meeting Andrea and Emily there. Then we cycled home. Not the fastest ride, but nice. Dist: 26.76 km | Avg:...

Chippawa and Hay Bales

As I work up to a 100 km ride, I’ve been having to go further afield on my trips. On Friday the 12th there was a networking event in Chippawa that I was going to ride to. That didn’t work out, but the route I created to get there and back was what I rode...
How Much Rice Was That Again?

How Much Rice Was That Again?

You’ve perhaps heard the story of the winner of a game of chess who when asked by the king what he wanted as a reward, said that he would like 1 grain of rice on the first square, 2 grains of rice on the second, 4 grains of rice on the third, and double the...
The Evolution of Chamois Tech

The Evolution of Chamois Tech

Along with the new seat, I bought some new cycling shorts. I figured bike short technology has evolved along with bike seat technology, so a new pair would be in order. I was right. Chamois technology has evolved. The pattern of padding was definitely different from...

Headwinds and Haist

You know the “rule” about heading out into a headwind so you’ll have a tailwind on your return? Yeah – broke that today. Headed south towards Welland down Merritville with the wind at my back. Geez, I should have known better, but I pushed it a...
Riding a Classic

Riding a Classic

After thinking about my last ride, I thought a new seat might be in order. I stopped in to see Kurt at Liberty Bicycles in St. Catharines. Awesome guy. Been around since as long as I can remember, with a great passion for cycling and boosting cycling in Niagara. Kurt...

Death by Decew

I have a Canada Day weekend tradition: go for a bike ride that is significantly longer than what I’ve done in the current season. Usually that means I’m not in appropriate shape for the ride. This year was no exception. All in all, it was a good ride. The...

What? Two this Week?

Well, much to my surprise, the weather and schedule cooperated and I was able to get out for another ride. This time, I decided to ride the “mean streets” of St. Catharines to see what it’s like to ride in rush hour traffic. Aside from not being able...