Spitting Rain

My morning commute consisted of blowing wind and light rain. Actually, the rain was so light that rain gear wasn't needed for my short ride but I brought along the rain gear any who. Its too bad that cycling clothing is so expensive because more...

Weather Forecasts Wrong Again

Here I sit, broken hearted... Went for a ride but no one started Today was supposed to be my first 120 km attempt. The weather in Calgary was forecast to be 20-30 mm of rain. All week I've been saying to myself... yeah, right! We live in a...

A week off.

I'm taking a week of of cycling which is good every now and then. Sometimes I am asked why and the usual answer is because cycling is hard work and in order to become a stronger cyclist it pays to taper off or take a break from cycling. The...

Photos of Ride to 22X

View of New Science Center Bow Tower from New Science Center Self Portrait Picnic Area Near Bow River Fisherman Looking north from picnic area Overlooking Deerfoot and Anderson on Pathway ...

North East to 22X

    My ride today is going to be a long one in order to get into shape for my Century Ride which I hope to complete this year sometime.     I had stopped at Deerfoot Meadows Starbucks and started to enter a blog but my computer suddenly crashed...

My laptop was nuked at Starbucks

Was just about to blog about my long ride today when someone nuked my computer. Not to worry. I have a restore stick to fix the problem. I'm at Deerfoot Meadows Starbucks and will head south along the Bow River Pathway. Already saw 3 cyclists out for...

Tonight's Commute

Although very tired from work, the commute home was one of those experiences that helps me gauge my fitness. Normally I hit the hills at 23-25 kph on a good day. Tonight I actually made it up the hills in top gear at around 27-30 kph with a slight...

High Cadence Saves Your Legs!

The last long ride certainly proved one thing to me, that high cadence is a good way to put in miles without the after ride pain. Even at the end of the ride, my legs felt like they could continue climbing more hills. Its amazing what good techniques...

A Miracle of Miles

Sometimes all a miracle takes is believing in yourself, and in your abilities. It has been said that perhaps the most normal thing there is in life, is pushing our limits and doing more than we've ever been able to do before. Perhaps that is why...

Are Calgary Drivers Uneducated?

Apparently it is not illegal in Alberta to post photos of license plates so here's another one for your collection. A pruning crew was working in Harvest Hills today and parked on the pathway. Are they uneducated about the law regarding parking on...

Help them. Or get out of their way!

Today's ride was the Mountain Bike Touring Lunch on Nose Hill. The plan was to practice some basic mountain bike riding techniques. After packing my WWII camp stove, water, hot chocolate, tools and extra clothing to deal with the wind, I figured...

Beddington Golf Park to Deerfoot Meadows

Today's ride was supposed to be just over 30 kms but turned out to be 70 kms from Beddington Golf Park to Deerfoot Meadows and through North West Calgary back to our starting point. Leaving the parking lot, we headed down Nose Creek Pathways and...