Tag cycling

Paugan Road closing for good?

I admit it’s a bit of an acquired taste, but I like riding Paugan Road in Denholm Québec. The latest bout of severe rainfall and flooding has done away with more of it. The municipality is facing a $2.5 million…

Do wide tires make you faster – one rider’s experience

Bike with Compass tires

Now I’m just one numbers-obsessed rider. No expert. But I have been following with interest the whole inquiry into whether or not the road cycling religion of Skinny Tires and High Pressure Makes You Faster is actually true. And I…

Lap the Gats: an 80km hilly crit

Waiting for the start: Lap the Gats

Lap the Gats. Done. I did well, I think. I cut about 8 minutes off my last year’s time, scored my top three results on the Fortune Parkway climb segment, and generally managed to stick with the lead group from…

Half way, a week away

Me, climbing the Fortune Parkway

Today my buddy Joel and I rode out to Dunrobin Shore and back — all in about 117km. I hit the half-way point for my yearly kilometre goal and I’m about half way to my Lap the Gats fundraising goal.…

Much pavement in my near future

Double Yellow line

I’m having a relaxing evening trying to get a decent earworm into my head in preparation for riding 420km from Ottawa to Kingston and back in the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour this weekend. Wish me luck and please, if you…