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Mont Morissette: riding up the local col

The Ottawa Valley is very flat. Across the river the Eardley Escarpment, the Gatineau Valley and the Lièvre River Valley provide a modicum of elevation and some cute hills. But yeah this is flatland. And the hills we have are…

Road cycling in Cuba: my first time

I recently spent a week with my family in Cuba during the March Break. And since I don’t beach, my dearest partner let me piss off and ride a bike — my unusual hobby as my daughter calls it —…

They closed the Commanda bridge for the winter

The Commanda Bridge: closed for winter. Surprise!

Sometimes I feel like I live in a city designed and built by people who drive everywhere. Even when they do build something for those people (eyeroll) who actually move themselves places, they do their level best to keep it…

Flannery to Roundabout

Pushing the pedals. But not so hard as to make taking a picture impossible

The leadup is easy. It’s a gentle descent —barely noticeable, just enough to make turning the cranks seem effortless. Speed has become some form of free thing floating in the air that you pick up just by moving through it.…

In-saddle picnics: fuelling for long rides

Chris Lawson at Hurtin in Haliburton 2023

I am one of these riders that forgets to eat and drink. Sometimes when I am riding with others a fellow rider will say how amazed they are at how little I eat or drink. But I suspect what they’re…