Cycling tragedies

In the past couple of weeks, I've become aware of two cycling tragedies that have been in the news.  One involved Ellen Watters, a 28-year-old professional cyclist from New Brunswick, who was struck by a vehicle on a training ride two days before Christmas.  Ellen died several days later from her injuries.  The second tragedy involved … Continue reading Cycling tragedies


RideCycleSpin – New Logo

I've had the pleasure of working with a local K-W graphic designer who designed this logo for me.  Brian at Deuce Design in Waterloo has been doing design work for two decades and more recently, he designed the logo that we're using for The Hydrocut. I love this design because it embodies my passion for both on-road … Continue reading RideCycleSpin – New Logo

Gift ideas for cyclists?

If you're like me, the last place you want to be is in a mall at this time of year. Parking lots are jam packed. Lines ups are huge. It's not worth my time. Still, we need to buy gifts, even for those who say they don't need or want anything. Since cycling is the theme … Continue reading Gift ideas for cyclists?


Ride 41 – Fat bikes in the snow

Slowly I'm adding to my "50 in 50" rides for my 50th year.  I've accepted that I won't get to 50 by the end of 2016, but today, I had a fantastic ride that will count as ride #41.  With the snow that's been falling in the past few days, I thought I'd organize a … Continue reading Ride 41 – Fat bikes in the snow


More on bike lanes and how to get more people on bikes

I've recently blogged about the lack of safe ways to cross the Conestoga Parkway by bicycle. This topic has got me thinking about how to get more people on bicycles. I'm ai fairly experience and confident cyclist and I'm going to ride my bike across the city regardless of bike lanes. I'm not afraid of … Continue reading More on bike lanes and how to get more people on bikes


Reflecting on 2016

There are still a few days left in 2016, but it's the time of year when I reflect on the past 12 months (and I've had a lot of time to reflect, given my slow recovery from a concussion). When 2016 began, my goal was to celebrate the year I turned 50 with 50 "memorable" rides. I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2016