How to handle fatigue

A few weeks ago, I decided to cycle along Stoney Trail to Chestermere and meet up with another group who was cycling there by a different route. The 80 km route was completed with an average of 27 kph on the Stoney Trail section. For two weeks after...

Beginner's Corner #2

What do you know about Cadence? You know, the speed at which you pedal? An interesting thing about Cadence is that it provides a way to find your most efficient speed to pedal on different grades. Low Cadence is typically used for climbing hills...

Beginner's Corner #1

  Beginner's Corner     The Beginner's Corner articles will provide up to three examples of techniques to help beginners gain fitness more quickly. Techniques can be thought of as ways to do the most with what you have to work with. These...

Coventry Loop

It was a great day to do another exploratory loop (through Coventry) to loosen up tight muscles. The ride started out ominously enough with a young negro teen who had few driving skills. The boy turned hard right into my path after passing. I could...

Springbank Sprint Comments

I received a comment to the effect that the Springbank Sprint Ride posting appeared to be laying blame for the fact I forgot to bring my helmet. So I shall put this one to rest. There was no attempt to blame anyone or even the club for not being...

Springbank Sprint

Having arrived at the EVCC ride without my helmet meant I couldn't do the EVCC ride (due to club insurance requirements). So I decided to strike out on my own and make my own route. Luckily, I had my iPhone to guide me but the imapmyride app let me...

Panorama Loop Photos

  On a short and challenging ride through Panorama, there was a Magpie sitting in the tree!     I found myself cycling down unknown pathways which lead to...     After a quick...