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Another Ride, a New Route

After last week’s ride I couldn’t believe how sore I was. Don’t tell me. I know. I’m getting old 😉 The worst part of course is getting the tush used to the bike seat. I bought a new saddle last year that’s supposed to be more ergonomic....

First Ride of 2020

Gotta say, this Covid-19 situation sucks. Logically, I know I’m lucky. I don’t have it. My immediate family doesn’t have it. I work from home. Andrea’s in healthcare so is still working. Unfortunately, emotion has a way of screwing over logic...
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...
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...