When faced with something new, we tend to react in one of two ways: we can embrace the change in a curious manner and learn about it, or we can turn our back on it and rationalize our fear of something we don't understand. After the fantastic Steaming Nostril cycling event a couple of weeks … Continue reading It’s more than just sharing the road.
My previous blog post was about the 2017 Steaming Nostril/Runny Nose event a few of days ago. I don't do a lot of racing, so when I do, these events tend to stick in my mind for a few days (maybe because my body is still reminding me of the effort). I am not a racer … Continue reading More on the Steaming Nostril 2017
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
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
A few people have been asking me for more details about the 2017 Steaming Nostril course. My previous blog gave some teasers, but they wanted more details! I still can't reveal the course itself, but I can provide a few more hints. For 2017, the start/finish has moved to the Waterloo Rod & Gun Club … Continue reading 2017 Steaming Nostril – More Hints
In one month from today, the 5th annual Steaming Nostril gravel grinder cycling race will take place. Organized by my friends at Cycle Waterloo, this event has become one of Ontario's spring classics. In a previous blog post, I've written about some of the highlights of past Nostril events, so rather than re-hash here, I'm … Continue reading 2017 Steaming Nostril Teaser
The weather forecast called for temperatures as high as 7C so I planned my day around a ride in the afternoon. I was a little unsure if the gravel roads around here would be icy or muddy, but I decided to take my gravel grinder bike (my morphed hardtail mountain bike) out for a ride. … Continue reading The long road back – Solo gravel grinding
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
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?