Indoor Cycling Interval/Speed Workout #1

The new year always is the start of getting back on the bike, so to speak, for me. Time to say goodbye to the indulgence of the Christmas treats of the past year, hello to a few extra pounds carried over into the new year, and now to get back on track and ready for…

Thank your local bike shop

Another week closer to the holidays, and maybe if you are like me cycling season has come to an end with the arrival of temps now below 0C and the snow is starting to accumulate and the bikes that used to fill the local bike shop storefront have now been replaced by skis. So at…

Moving for cyclist is a must

If you are like me and work inside a cubicle for most of the day, getting out on the bike for a ride is like breaking out of a cage and running away. Of course the other thing you most likely will find yourself dealing with are some tight muscles from all of that sitting…

No lights equals no brains

An interesting article in the Globe & Mail about the dangers of cycling without lights, reflective gear and be seen clothing, had me thinking that actually it should have also been addressed to anyone who cycles, runs or walks either early in the mornings before the sun rise or in after the sunsets. As someone…

My Cycling calendar for 2016 (updated)

So as November now looms on the horizon, and the weather has turned decidedly winder, wetter and colder I thought I would take a look back on an earlier post of the organized rides I was either registered for or planning to do.  May 1st:  CN Cycle for CHEO: Help Kids with Cancer 70km Status-…

My Cycling calendar for 2016

So besides riding to and from work 45km – 60km a day 4-5 days a week I’ve lined up several local cycling events for 2016. May 1st:  CN Cycle for CHEO: Help Kids with Cancer 70km The 70km route is the longest available but there are shorter and family friendly distances and besides raising money…

These are a few of my favorite shirts

As large as my collection of cycling kits has become (14 and counting, yes an intervention may be in order), my love of cycling is now spreading into my after work wear. Now those who don’t see me in my cycling gear know of my love of the sport with my collection of causal cycling…

PowerPod In-Depth Review | DC Rainmaker

As a somewhat data junkie, I’ve drawn the line at using power meters just based on their exceptionally high cost, and at a point I feel with my current Garmin Edge 1000 using Heart Rate gives me more that enough data. That said I have to admit I’ve always been intrigued about seeing what my…

Spring is here

Did the rounds of my favorite LBS (local bike shop) and several of the outdoor retailers and the signs of spring were there. Seems everyone and their dog were all clamoring for bikes, bike repairs, tires, tubes and kit. I did note that disc brakes were in strong appearance on a lot of the new…