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!
It’s March. Spring should be in the air… and it WAS… in February. Winter is back. With a vengeance.
Avid cyclists (at least most of the cyclist I know) tend to be weather junkies. Rides are often planned around weather. Particularly in winter, when the wind can make it feel a lot colder when you ride into it.
There are some good options for fat biking in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. This winter is only the my second winter with a fat bike, so I’m only beginning to explore. Because my speed and distance are lower right now, my fat bike rides have been closer to home. This has given me the opportunity to check out local multi-use paths and trails. Continue reading
January 29, 2017 marked the 3rd Annual Sugar Shack Hustle Fat Bike race at Shady Grove Maple Farm. The event, run by King Street Cycles in Waterloo, was five loops of a 2.5 km course through a maple forest between Kitchener and Guelph.
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.
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.
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).
My interest in winter cycling started a number of years ago when I decided that indoor training was extremely boring for me. While I realize the benefits of this indoor activity, I realized that I needed another winter activity to keep me busy. Plus I felt that I wasn’t racing so I didn’t need any specific training; I just wanted to ride my bike(s). So…why not ride in winter?