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…

Epic Ride Weather App for iOS and Android

There’s nothing like making plans for a ride on the weekend, and watching the weather to see if that 40-60% chance of rain or high winds are going to throw a stick in your spokes. Despite the best laid plans using online weather site it can still be a hit and miss endeavor, but now…

Gluten Free Banana Oat Cookie Bites

I came across these easy to make cookie bites  from following Canadian pro cyclist Lex Albrecht from Team Bepink. Not being much of an expert when it comes to being in the kitchen they fit my rules of: require a minimum amount of time to put together and bake only needing a few ingredients, in…

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Oat Pancakes

I first came across this receipt for Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Oat Pancakes in the Aug/Sept 2016 edition of Canadian Cycling Magazine from women’s pro-cyclist  Leah Kirchmann from Team Giant Liv. All that’s need to make these healthy delicious pancakes Gluten Free is to use Gluten Free Oats along with a handful of other…

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…

Fall riding in the nations capital

If you live in Ottawa, then you know all about how wonderful fall can be  when you get one of those perfect days where the sun is shining, the temperature is warm but with that hint of a chill and the trees are turned into a kaleidoscope of colours . If you don’t live here…

Gluten Free Larabar Bites

Having been dealing with Celiac Disease for over 30 years now the pickings for decent and good tasting pre-made food and snacks was to say very limited. I discovered Larabar a few years back and used to be able to get a box of 12 bars from Costco at a decent price to serve as…

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-…

OC Transpo red light runner

I found this a bit hard to stomach. The driver of this OC Transpo route 101 bus was stopped behind the stop line on a green light. When the light changed to yellow rather than staying where it was (as is the law), the driver choose instead to advance into the intersection and then continue…

Protected intersections the missing link

In light of the usual stories of cyclists being hit by vehicles and dying in cities around the world, the usual answer and solution is to separate cyclists from vehicular traffic. Everything from a simple painted line to more advanced protected bike lanes where a physical barrier offer varying degrees of protection. However these solutions…

I am a driver, cyclist & pedestrian

A friend of mine wrote this a year ago and reposted on Facebook today in light of another cycling death here in Ottawa, the third cycling incident in as many days, and I feel it sums up my feelings. I am a driver. I am a cyclist. I am a pedestrian. I always wear my…