Bowcycle Report on the Dahon Curve D3

I went for another 18 minute ride around the neighbourhood before taking the bike down to Bowcycle. I was now proficiently shifting the Curve, pausing the pedaling for a split second after twisting the shifter grip. Click... shifts just fine... nope...

Dahon Curve D3 1st Spring Ride

The weather finally cooperated so I went for a short  half  hour ride on the Dahon D3 and will probably do another one before the day is done. Steering is very light and this concerned me at first. By the end of the ride I was very comfortable with...

Gear Inches on Dahon Curve D3

I decided to check the gearing on the Curve D3 since I still haven't had good weather to get out of the roads. Then I noticed that the rims were not perfectly round and had flat spots (diameter wise) near the welds. The weld joints on the rims where...

Initial Impressione of the Dahon Curve D3

I just bought a Dahon Curve D3… its a very stylish bicycle! The Curve D3 is the smallest folding bicycle Dahon currently sells. One bonus of owning a folding bike is that it can be made to fit kids and adults alike. Having owned a Speed Pro V, I...

Why do I cycle?

An incident that happened this morning and it will not let me sleep until I write it down. My thoughts will keep churning until the moment that I lay them to sleep on paper or in a word processor. Sometimes, that silent voice inside us must speak...

My 1st Spring Ride of 2011

It was 9.9C yesterday and judging by the numbers of cyclists and dog walkers at the Beddington Pathways, plenty warm enough to put in some miles. Having some time constraints myself, I decided to go for a few hill climbs on a 5 km route as a way to...

Two hour endurance workout is killing me!

How do you know when your base building sessions have worked and it is time to move into a building phase? One technique is to monitor cardiac drift which occurs more when there is a lack of fitness. If the heart rate rises more than 5% at a constant...

Preparing For Your Best Post Ride Recovery

Understanding that it takes about a week and a half to three weeks of reduced training (known as tapering) to reach your full potential for a ride makes a big difference in how you exercise. Some people say that if you just ride, ride, ride, that you...

Indoor Cycling Session Motivator

The worst thing about indoor cycling exercises is that they can quickly lead to complete boredom unless you are very creative. Most of us like the change of scenery when cycling outdoors but this isn't available indoors. The best thing about indoor...