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Foggy morning ride to work

Foggy ride to work

This morning’s ride was a chilly one and the fog down in the river valley was really dense. There was no wind (for a change) so the fog just hung over the trees waiting for the cyclists to whoosh down into it, sending clouds of white swirling off the pathways.

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Hacking the Kona to be a better commuter

When I bought a Kona Dew Plus late last year as a cheapy backup commuting bike, I didn’t plan on making any changes to it. Then, something strange happened – the Kona started to become my daily ride. The cheapest, ugliest bike I’ve ever bought became my (almost) favourite bike. It’s the perfect commuter bike […]

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Build bikes for Africa by eating candy

Cadbury is running an ad campaign that’s got an interesting cycling theme to it. www.thebicyclefactory.ca will see Cadbury build and deliver up to 5,000 bikes to Africa based on UPC entries being entered by consumers. According to the contest rules, eligible products include “Canadian labeled Dentyne*, Stride*, Cadbury*, Maynards*, Trident*, Bubblicious*, Certs* Chiclets*, Clorets*, Jersey […]

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Danny and the Demoncycle

Teaching kids how to ride a bike is easy, but how many parents teach their kids how to ride safely? There are plenty of websites that provide good safety information for parents to pass along, but none of them are as creepy as the one produced by the Highway Safety Division of Virginia in 1972. […]

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Do-it-yourself bike knickers

I’ve been looking around for a while for a good pair of cycling knickers (quit laughing…) but the ones I’ve found are either: Not something I would ever wear without also wearing a mask… Really expensive Just not what I’m looking for (not enough pockets, etc.) However, I came across a great post on easily […]

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Winter biking wonderland

We were hit with a surprise dump of snow several days ago, which made for some interesting and challenging cycling. When I woke up at 5:30, it had just started to snow. The weather forecast had called for up to 2 cm (about 1″) of snow – no big deal. However, when I left the […]

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Winter biking wonderland

We were hit with a surprise dump of snow on Thursday, which made for some interesting and challenging cycling. When I woke up at 5:30, it had just started to snow.  The weather forecast had called for up to 2 cm (about 1″) of snow – no big deal. However, when I left the house […]

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Invisible Riders

From Bicycling Magazine, some cyclists don’t ride for fun, fitness or camaraderie. They ride to stay alive, earn money, and support their families. Read the story.

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Alderman improves cycling infrastructure in Calgary

One of Calgary’s newly elected aldermen has already made significant improvements to the city’s support for cycling commuters. Brian Pincott, alderman for ward 11, also a year-round bicycle commuter, recently introduced a motion at a city council meeting to raise the priority level for snow removal from bike lanes. The motion was passed unanimously. To […]

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