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.

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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 of this blog, I thought I’d share some gift ideas for the cyclist on your list.

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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 slow fat bike ride in the snow around K-W.

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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 riding on streets with traffic in the absence of bike lanes (as long as it’s not during rush hour). However, this barrier will prevent other people from riding bikes. People need to feel safe at all times during their ride, whether it’s a commute during rush hour or a Sunday afternoon ride. Continue reading

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).
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Ride 40 – Solo Ride on New Fatbike and More on Bike Lanes

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve added to my quest for “50 memorable rides in my 50th year”.  With my crash and recovery from a concussion, I’ve decided to extend my 50-in-50 into 2017, but I was able to have memorable ride #40 this past weekend.  It was memorable for the sole reason that it was my first ride on a NEW BIKE!  And I used the opportunity to ride urban paths and trails and scout out a couple of the Highway 85 crossings that I blogged about previously. Continue reading

Finding Inspiration to Ride

I watched the movie “Inspired to Ride” this week.  It documents the 2014 edition of the Trans Am Bike Race, which starts in Oregon, covers 10 states and 4300 miles and finishes in Virginia.  The race is self supported, so cyclists must carry their own clothing, tools, sleeping bag, food, drink (although they can stop at shops to buy things).

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