Ride 44 – 2017 Steaming Nostril/Running Nose 

I've been blogging a lot lately about this Ontario Spring Classic. The 2017 version didn't disappoint as over 300 riders entered the fifth edition of this event.  In past years, there has been a wide variety of challenges in the Steaming Nostril and the shorter Runny Nose: slow, slushy trails, minus 20C wintery conditions, epic … Continue reading Ride 44 – 2017 Steaming Nostril/Running Nose 

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One Week until Steaming Nostril 2017

As I write this blog entry, It's now 7 days, 4 hours and 21 minutes until Steaming Nostril 2017 (you can check the online countdown at cyclewaterloo.com ).  If you haven't heard about Steaming Nostril, it's an Ontario spring classic gravel cycling race, now in it's 5th year. Yesterday, I rode much of the shorter course (termed the … Continue reading One Week until Steaming Nostril 2017

Steaming Nostril 2017 – Early Bird Deadline

2017 marks the 5th annual Steaming Nostril race in Waterloo Region. This event, organized by Cycle Waterloo, has become a Spring Classic in Ontario. Each of the previous four years has brought a different challenge. In the first year, 2013, the Kissing Bridge rail trail was soft and slushy. The course included a portion of … Continue reading Steaming Nostril 2017 – Early Bird Deadline

2016 Ride Summary

In the final days of 2016, I've pulled together a summary of my year in cycling.  There are countless resources available online, particularly for those of us who use Strava for our ride summaries. I subscribe to veloviewer.com, which provides a nice summary graphic of year shown below.  I rode over 3700 km (less than … Continue reading 2016 Ride Summary