Dah Wind, Boss! Dah Wind!

    On the ride today which was a little bit like being in a Fantasy Island Adventure, time pressure created an even more challenging ride. Sustained Chinook winds quickly develop stronger legs. At the end of the ride it sure felt like I'd pushed my...

Mountain Biking Techniques

Mountain Bike Master is a quick read. It is not a big cycling book but it does have a lot of mountain biking techniques, which, since I have a mountain bike, might be interesting to try out. Apparently, my problem with not being able to keep the front...

Cycling in -30C temperatures!

I was driving to work and about a block later decided to turn around and cycle to work instead. The cold -25C would definitely be a challenge when the wind chill from cycling is considered as this would make the ride feel even colder.   Thoughts...

Frigid Commute Anyone?

I'm probably as surprised as you are that I'm still cycling in -18C to -21C temperatures! If you don't try, you won't know if its possible. When my supervisor called me an alcoholic for cycling in such cold temperatures, I rightly argued that a...

Chain Cleaning Tool... Hideously Messy!

This is a photo of my chain cleaning tool. You pour de-greaser into the green plastic case, put the chain in the groove and put the lid on the chain cleaner. Then spin the pedals backwards.... What a mess not to mention how many times this causes the...

Disappointment

While picking up the wife's bike it was discovered that the fenders had not been installed. There had been some kind of a slip up and due to the late time of day the fenders will have to be installed later. For now, she will be able to climb any hill...

Birthday Present

Just dropped the wife's bike off at Ridley's to get the touring triple chainring set installed and those excellent Bontrager (wide) fenders for her birthday. After one short ride on my Trek Navigator 2.0 and the touring (22-32-42) chainring, she...